1299 Glennanna Pickering - New Price

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Sales Representative For Rob Mills Real Estate Since 2007

March 2018 - Toronto Real Estate Market Stats

The latest market Stats from the Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) have just been released.  Here is your snapshot to see how the market looks.

There are a few things to note as they need some interpreting.

1. They are stacked against the best month for prices and sales in Toronto history.  Compared to past years they look great, compared to a record-breaking year they are low.

2.  Sales in the higher/luxury end ($2m price range market) of detached homes were much lower, this impacted overall sale prices.

3.  Condo sales remain very strong and are the only sector up year on year.

4.  Inventory remains low in the GTA Real Estate, only 2.3 months in Mar.  Which means as demand grows when we hit the Spring market, supply will constrict and prices and sales volume will likely increase.  We are expecting a strong Spring market as markets normalize and the impact of mortgage rule changes decreases.

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Rob is a GTA Realtor offering something a little "different", ask him about his money saving programs for buyers and sellers.

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Sales Representative with The Red Pin Brokerage And Part Of The METeam

Coming Soon! 9th & Main Condos + Towns, Stouffville

 9th and Main Condos + Towns, Stouffville

9th and Main Condos + Towns, Stouffville

9th & Main Condos + Towns is a New Condo by Pemberton Group located at Main St & Highway 69, Whitchurch-Stouffville.

Pemberton Group’s boutique project, 9th & Main Condos + Towns will come to life at Main St & Highway 69 in the Whitchurch-Stouffville area, just 50 minutes north-east of Toronto. Consisting of condos, townhomes and 2-storey penthouses, this project will attract those who crave a luxurious lifestyle with views of a spectacular conservation. You can have it all at 9th & Main Condos+ Towns.


1. Living at 9th & Main Condos + Towns means living close to all you need
Most errands can be accomplished by foot as this development will go up in a very walkable area. 

Some great nearby amenities include:
TD Canada Trust
BMO Bank of Montreal
Shoppers Drug Mart
Stouffville Post Office
Tim Hortons
No Frills
M&M Food Market
Bulk Barn

2.Transit Options
The Main St. & York Regional Rd. area offers great transit options for travelling within the city and the GTA. Within 14 minutes, residents can walk to the Stouffville GO Station. For motorists, Highway 404 and 48 are both easily accessible from 9th & Main Condos + Towns.

3.Luxury Amenities
Residents can enjoy modern suite layouts, beautifully landscaped terraces with barbeques, and a spacious Party Room with catering kitchen and bar. 

4. Nearby Green Space and Recreation
Recent community growth has increased the demand for leisure activities in the area, and the city of Stouffville has taken heed by proposing to expand the WS Leisure Centre and Library as well as including a new gym, a new fitness centre, and a new pool viewing area. Construction is currently underway.
Explore the vast conservation areas, community recreation centre, and sprawling golf courses sprinkled throughout the Whitchurch-Stouffville area.

5. Built by Pemberton Group
Pemberton Group has more than 50 years of experience creating successful residential and commercial developments and has built a solid reputation for excellence. Residents enjoy design creativity and superb craftsmanship and are surrounded by quality features and outstanding amenities.

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Ontario’s top 10 cities for real estate investment

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Ontario’s top 10 cities for real estate investment

The latest report released by the Real Estate Investment Network (REIN) looked at 36 economic and market factors. The report identifies Ontario markets that are poised to outperform over the rest of the province. The detailed report provides additional analysis that concludes where each market is in the real estate cycle, and what to expect as the cycle continues. There may be an opportunity for savvy investors to capitalize on these markets through buy and hold, rent to own or fix and flip strategies.

Ranked in order of potential for housing market strength over the coming five-year period:

  • Ottawa
  • Kitchener -Waterloo-Cambridge
  • Hamilton
  • Barrie
  • Brampton
  • Durham Region
  • Toronto
  • Kingston
  • Orillia
  • Grimsby and St. Catharines

Receiving honourable mentions, in no particular order, are:

  • Milton
  • Niagara Region
  • London
  • Thunder Bay
  • Vaughan
  • Chatham

Download the full report here

Benefits of Mortgage Pre-Approval


As we head into the Spring market in the GTA home buyers need to be prepared.  Those who are planning to enter the real estate market can benefit from having their financing arranged ahead of time. What does that mean exactly, and why is it so important in the current real estate market? Here's what you need to know. 

Many real estate markets across the country are highly competitive right now due to a lack of supply. There are plenty of people in the market looking to buy a home, but there's not enough inventory to go around. This supply and demand imbalance puts upward pressure on home prices and makes things more competitive for buyers.

Mike Fratantoni, chief economist for the Mortgage Bankers Association, recently cited this as one of the primary factors influencing the market right now. "The major constraint in the market right now is the lack of supply," Fratantoni told CNBC. "The absolute number of units on the market is near an all-time record low."

Competing in a Tight Real Estate Market

In a competitive real estate market, home buyers want to have every possible advantage going for them. Among other things, home buyers can benefit from having their financing lined up ahead of time before they even start looking at houses.

This might mean one of two things, depending on your money situation:

  • If you're planning to pay cash for a house, the seller will probably want to see bank statements proving that you have the funds in the bank.
  • If you're like most home buyers, and you will be using a mortgage loan to help finance your purchase, the seller will probably want to see that you've been pre-approved by a mortgage lender already. 

Benefits of Mortgage Pre-Approval

Mortgage pre-approval is basically a kind of financial pre-screening process. This is where a bank or mortgage company reviews your current financial situation to determine (A) if you're a good candidate for a home loan, and (B) how much you can borrow. This helps you, the buyer, in two ways:

  • Getting pre-approved for a mortgage can help you narrow down your housing search to the kinds of properties you can actually afford, based on your financing. This will make your house-hunting process more efficient.
  • Mortgage pre-approval could also make sellers more inclined to take your offer seriously since you've been working with a mortgage lender already.

Both of these things could give you a much-needed advantage in the marketplace. This is especially important in an active real estate market where homes are selling quickly, and where multiple offers are a common occurrence.

The current inventory situation across the country also underscores the importance of having professional help from an experienced real estate agent. An agent can help you find a property that meets your needs, evaluate the seller's asking price, and make a strong offer in a timely fashion. This is the key to success in a competitive real estate market.

Rob is a GTA Realtor offering something a little "different", ask him about his money saving programs for buyers and sellers.

Contact him today for more details.

Sales Representative with The Red Pin Brokerage And Part Of The METeam

The Different Types of Home Inspections Explained

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The Different Types of Home Inspections Explained

Home inspections are a common source of confusion for first-time home buyers because there are several different types of inspections that can take place. Here is an overview of the most common types of inspections you could encounter during the buying process. 

Primary Home Inspection

When you hear people talk about a "home inspection," they are generally referring to the primary inspection that is conducted by a licensed home inspector. It's always a good idea to have a property professionally inspected before buying it. 

The inspector will examine the home's foundation, roof, electrical system, installed appliances, heating and cooling systems, and overall condition. When he's finished, he will give you a detailed inspection report that explains his findings.

Keep in mind that when you buy a house, you are generally buying it in "as-is" condition (unless specific provisions are added to the contract saying otherwise). For this reason, you want to make sure you know what is, and is not, working in the home. You'll also want to know what repairs might be needed, and how much they might cost. For all of these reasons, the primary home inspection is essential.

Termite Inspections

Home inspectors typically don't look for termites or other wood-destroying insects. So this is usually a separate inspection. This inspection is done on behalf of the buyer and the mortgage company. You might even have to provide a copy of the inspection for your mortgage lender. This is especially true if you live in an area where termites are common. You might be able to skip this process if termites are not commonly found in your area. Termite damage can be extensive and expensive. So these inspections are usually worth the cost.

Well Water Inspections

Depending on where the home is located, you may also need a well water test to make sure the water is potable (safe to drink). 

Home Appraisal / Appraiser's Inspection

If you are using a mortgage loan to buy a house, your bank or lender will send a licensed home appraiser out to evaluate the property. The appraiser is primarily concerned with the market value of the home. He will also examine the overall condition of the property, as it relates to the value. 

Final Walk-Through Inspection

Home buyers typically perform one last inspection near the end of the real estate transaction, just to make sure the house is in the same condition it was in when they agreed to buy it. During this final "walk-through," as it is known, you'll want to ensure that everything is in working order, and that the house has not been damaged in any way since you first signed the contract.

As each inspection takes place, keep in mind that no home is perfect. You'll need to weigh the pros and cons of every house in order to make the right purchasing decision. 

You can expect a number of inspections to take place during your home buying process. Most of these inspections are for your benefit, as the home buyer, so you need to take each inspection seriously and consider the outcome carefully.

Rob is a GTA Realtor offering something a little "different", ask him about his money saving programs for buyers and sellers.

Contact him today for more details.

Sales Representative with The Red Pin Brokerage And Part Of The METeam

February Market Stats - Feb 2018

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Here are the market stats for Feb 2018 from the Toronto Real Estate Board.

Although they make slightly grim reading they have to be taken in context.  These are stacked up against this hottest market in GTA history and actually compare very well with 2016, another record year.

Sales in the important first time home buyers segment were very strong, with sales in the $300-$400k range making up 32% of the market.  With demand returning to this segment we will soon see sales in the higher price ranges picking up soon.

I expect a very strong Spring market, with solid price gains and a return to more "normal" trading rather than the turbulent last few years.

Rob is a GTA Realtor offering something a little "different", ask him about his money saving programs for buyers and sellers.

Contact him today for more details.

Sales Representative with The Red Pin Brokerage And Part Of The METeam