Submitted by Jasmina on Sat, 2009-11-21 17:49.

Walking distance to Michäelle Jean French Immersion School in Richmond Hill!

Home for Sale #025Absolutely exceptional 4-bedroom home on huge pie-shaped lot, located in one of the most desirable areas of Richmond Hill. Pampered with perfection, this elegant 7 year old home has all the warmth and comfort you would expect from Aspen Ridge builder. It is loaded with many upgrades and extras you won’t find available in other homes on the market. Close proximity to Richmond Green Sports Centre & Parks.

Features

  • 9ft ceiling & crown molding on the main floor
  • Smartly designed kitchen has abundance of kitchen cabinets, granite countertop & stainless steel appliances
  • 3 full bathrooms on the second floor
  • Pot-lights in kitchen & family room
  • Pot-lights on front of the home & porch
  • Extra insulation in attic & garage
  • Beautiful main floor laundry room
  • Professionally manicured landscaping
  • Stunning interlocking stone patio.

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Submitted by Jasmina on Wed, 2009-09-23 01:30.

Beautiful bungalow near Richmond Hill GO Train Station

Home for Sale #024 Secluded & quiet, but close to all amenities including famous Bayview High School (IB Program). Big living room with huge windows & enough space for grand piano makes perfect spot for entertaining. Bright eat-in kitchen with walk-out to patio overlooking fully fenced backyard.

Features

  • Professionally finished basement
  • Hardwood under carpet in living room
  • Very functional floor plan

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Submitted by Jasmina on Tue, 2009-09-15 17:42.

Royal LePage welcomes you to The Hemispheres 2 condominium building at 131 Torresdale Avenue

Home for Sale #023Enjoy Condo convenience in this delightful North York home featuring almost 1500 square feet, 2+1 bedroom and 2 bathroom. City skyline will add drama to your evenings while wide & airy living room makes perfect spot for entertaining. Fans of the great outdoors will appreciate the proximity to the amazing G Ross Lord Park which offers 338 acres of public parkland.

Maintenance fee includes ALL utilities & cable. Close to TTC and all other amenities.

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Submitted by Jasmina on Sat, 2009-08-08 21:13.

Toronto Real Estate Facts

Spring home buying frenzy continued in June. Buyers and sellers reached deals on 10,955 properties, which is 27% more compared to the same period last year. The average price for MLS sales was $403,972, up by two per cent compared to last year.

It is very unusual what is happening on the market and even the oldest agents in my office haven’t seen anything like this. All of the sudden we are seeing multiple offers, but it is hard to believe recession is coming to an end. I think that sellers were afraid to list so we have a shortage of supply. If that’s the case market will soon become balanced.

If you are a home buyer who missed Toronto Real Estate market bottom while waiting for recession to push home prices further down, then you should check out my article Where to get good deals now?

Submitted by Jasmina on Fri, 2009-07-10 13:03.

To establish your property’s assessed value, Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) analyzes property sales in your community and applies the Current Value Assessment (CVA) method, which is used by most assessment jurisdictions in Canada and throughout the world.

In addition to sales, MPAC looks at the key features of every property and may consider up to 200 factors when assessing the value of a residential property. Five major factors that account for 85% of the value are:

Submitted by Jasmina on Thu, 2009-07-02 21:48.

Where is my money? It was only a matter of time before Canada Mortgage Rates, which have plunged by almost 50% in the last year, turned higher. The days of ridiculously cheap mortgage rates appear to be over. Now they're just cheap. Here's the latest media roundup:

How high will mortgage rates go?

Recent increases in mortgage rates and bond yields have many home owners wondering how high rates will go, how soon, and what they should do to save the most money. They ask: Should I stick with a low variable interest rate? Or switch to a fixed rate?

Have you missed the great Canadian mortgage sale?

With interest rates hovering near dramatic lows, many Canadian home owners have been taking advantage of rock-bottom mortgage rates to break their existing contracts and refinance at a lower rate. But mortgage rates rose quickly and dramatically last week, leading some to wonder if they have missed the sweetest mortgage recession sale in recent history.

Submitted by Jasmina on Sun, 2009-06-28 17:20.

Royal LePage Your Community Realty & Jasmina Zivkovic welcome you to 10 Post Oak Drive

Home for Sale #022 Beautiful 3 bedroom Townhouse located in a very desirable Richmond Hill neighbourhood, steps away from Yonge Street and Viva transit:

  • Large windows provide much sunlight and great view of Toronto skyline.
  • Built by Sierra, featuring
    1. Gleaming Hardwood floors
    2. 9 foot ceilings on the main floor
    3. Marble fireplace
    4. Family size breakfast area with Walk-out to balcony
    5. Direct access garage.
  • Low Maintenance Fee of only $168.58 per month!

For a full list of amenities check out my other listing "Quality Home in Superb Richmond Hill School District" in the same condo complex.

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Submitted by Jasmina on Wed, 2009-06-24 08:17.

If you are one of the buyers who was waiting for home prices to come down more, than you have missed the housing market bottom in the GTA. But don't worry, you can still find great deals in the areas & home types that depreciated more during this downturn.

Toronto neighbourhoods to look at

Submitted by Jasmina on Sat, 2009-04-04 19:42.

Ladybugs come to my garden.A beautiful, well-maintained yard is a source of pleasure and relaxation for everyone. A little planning can help reduce carbon dioxide levels, promote environmental sustainability and can even save you a little money. Here are a few Eco-smart gardening tips to transform your garden and yard into an environment that is both beautiful and eco-friendly:

De-fuel

According to Statistics Canada, using a standard gas mower for one hour causes the same amount of pollution as driving a new car 550 km. For a greener alternative, try using push reel or electric mowers and cordless trimmers. These non-gasoline powered solutions help eliminate harmful emissions, are quieter, and can save you anywhere between $55-550 in annual fuel costs. This analysis is based on data from Environment Canada.


Submitted by Jasmina on Tue, 2009-03-31 00:41.

Federal Budget 2009 NewsThe Federal Budget 2009 recognizes economic importance of housing to stimulate the economy introduces several incentives to get Canadians spending by buying a first time home, or renovating the one they are already in. New Canada's Economic Action Plan includes:

  1. Home Buyers’ Plan Withdrawal Limit Increase
  2. First-Time Home Buyers’ Tax Credit
  3. ecoENERGY Retrofit Homes Grant
  4. The Home Renovation Tax Credit

Submitted by Jasmina on Thu, 2009-03-19 21:19.

Beautiful 3 bedroom, 3 bath family home on a quiet crescent backing onto Leno Park

Home for Sale #019 The lovely floor plan flows from the moment you enter, from great room with white brick fireplace to formal dining room and sunny eat-in kitchen. The second floor has very large bedrooms with walk-in closet in the master bedroom, plus access to full bathroom. Many recent renovations include:

  • Hardwood and ceramic floors on the main floor
  • High efficiency furnace
  • Windows on the second floor
  • Roof
  • Driveway.

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Submitted by Jasmina on Tue, 2009-03-03 02:37.

Large and Bright 2 Storey Condominium TownhouseHome for Sale #018

Big families will love the comfort of this traditional charmer just steps away from TTC & great schools. With over 1,400 sq. ft. you'll never feel cramped. 3 baths make mornings easy & after school there's a swimming pool and a huge yard with playground.

Features

  • Separate den with walkout to balcony can be used as 4th bedroom.
  • Lots of storage space.
  • Indoor Swimming Pool, Sauna, Rec Room, Exercise Room & excellent recreation programs.
  • Recent renovations include all new windows, laminate flooring throughout main floor and new carpet upstairs.
  • Central Air Conditioning system.

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Submitted by Jasmina on Fri, 2009-02-20 22:23.

Value Packed 2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom City CondominiumHome for Sale #020

Why not start in style with this Exquisite Townhouse Condo in demanded North York area? Extra quality improvements have been made by the current owner, including brand new kitchen and new bathrooms. Huge Living/Dining Room is ideal for entertaining guests and has walk-out to a patio where you can enjoy a BBQ or just relax. A well managed condo building with great recreational facilities, close to excellent schools, shopping mall, 404, 407, TTC. Make your first home one you want to keep!

Seniors Will Get A Chair Lift To Independent Living

This home is suitable for Accessible Independent Living. It has an Electric Stair Chair Lift which is of high utility value for physically disabled people. If not needed, the stair lift will be removed by seller.

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Submitted by Jasmina on Thu, 2009-01-15 13:43.

The commonly used Toronto Real Estate Board forms available for download below (in PDF format) offer clause-by-clause plain language explanations of the legal terminology used throughout them. Understanding what you are signing is essential to having a successful realestate transaction. Here are the links to our brand new 2009 TREB forms:

If you need FREE expert advice, to ensure a complete and accurate understanding of these Real Estate Forms, or you require any additional information regarding home buying & home selling in Toronto, York Region and surrounding areas do not hesitate to contact Jasmina, Royal LePage Real Estate Professional.


Submitted by Jasmina on Thu, 2009-01-08 00:17.

Home for Rent #021 Brand new, never lived in family home with 3 large bedrooms plus loft, second floor laundry and the kitchen that will bring a smile to your face. From the stainless steel appliances to the beautiful breakfast bar, it's a room where your family will love to gather. Many upgrades!

Next to 50-acre Lebovic Community Campus in Vaughan

Located above Hwy’s 7 and 407, between Yonge Street and Hwy 400, a short drive from Vaughan Mills Shopping Centre and Canada’s Wonderland to the west, and Richmond Hill’s Hillcrest Mall, shopping centres and box stores to the east. This Thornhill community has an ideal combination of fresh air and amenities, boasting big city convenience and wide open spaces.