buyer information: Greater Toronto Real Estate shows the best June Results ever! - 07/08/09 01:00 PM
The real estate market in the Greater Toronto Area continued to show great strength in the month of June by posting a record for sales.  In total 10,955 sales took place in June 2009 compared to the same period in 2008.  That represented a whopping 27% increase over the same period in 2008.  Prices were up a modest 2% over last year, as well.  Over-all, it appears that the Canadian real estate market is showing strength, compared to what we saw in the October 2008-February 2009 timeframe.
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buyer information: It's always a good time to buy! - 06/17/09 01:08 PM
Now is a good time to jump into the market.  The real estate market in Toronto, Mississauga and the GTA has come back to life.  It's always a Buyer's Market, no matter what the statistics say!  Remember, even during slow times, thousands of people in Toronto & the GTA buy and sell homes.  Properties are selling quicker and, at times, in multiple offer situations.  Things like this may be occurring,  but you can still take a more liesurely approach to your home search;  it wasn't such a fun experience during the boom days, when you could spend more time choosing your next pair of new shoes … (0 comments)

buyer information: 401-800 Spadina Road in Toronto has Sold! - 06/10/09 11:57 AM
401-800 Spadina Rd. in Forest Hill is Sold!

Forest Hill, Toronto  -  The condominium at 401-800 Spadina Rd. has been sold.  Click on the Property Infomation Link below to view the listing on my website www.gtamoves.com.  The market in Toronto has gained momentum.  The offer on this property came in less than 2 weeks after it was listed for sale, which was a record short listing for the particular building.  The final condition was waived yesterday!  If you have a similar property to sell please contact me.
Property information
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buyer information: Remember "Rumour has it 22 offers?" - 06/03/09 12:25 PM

Well, the property finally sold.  When it was first put on the market, it was listed for $299,000.00.  It had been taken back to the rafters, studs and floor boards.  Then they received 22 offers.  The property was conditionally sold, but that fell through.  The property was then relisted at 329,000.00.  I don't know how many offers were received at that pricepoint, but there was obviously more than one as the property sold for well over the list price.  The property is located at 832 Escobar Cres. in Mississauga, and the MLS number was W1588447.
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buyer information: What Toronto & GTA resale properties sold for in April 2009 - 06/03/09 12:07 PM
The percentages of homes selling in specific price ranges in the Toronto real estate market.  For the most current statistics, visit my website www.gtamoves.com or www.vitopirri.com

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buyer information: Good news for the Toronto & GTA Real Estate Market in May. - 06/02/09 02:54 PM
The Toronto/GTA Real Estate Market posted it's first year over year gain since 2007 as May 2009 put in a strong performance.  Prices are down, but only very very slightly.
Actually, the market started to show signs of life in February and has been gaining momentum since.  The summer should carry it's usual slow down, July and August are normally very slow.  However, if the market continues its momentum in the Fall, then I think we have a real recovery on our hands.
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buyer information: New Report: Gen "X'ers" have new found purchasing power when it comes to Recreation Property - 06/02/09 11:50 AM
Here is quite an interesting report from Remax detailing how "Generation X" purchasers are ready to jump up and replace the "Baby Boomer" as the major purchasing force when it comes to buying recreation properties. 
It's a good read!
Click the following link or copy and past to your browser address line: 
http://www.remax-oa.com/MediaNewsroom/Pages/ReadMore.aspx?ItemID=48
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buyer information: Open house. Saturday May 23, 2009. 800 Spadina Road, Toronto. 2 bedroom. CAD275,000.00 - 05/22/09 09:45 AM
Forest Hill.  Spadina/Eglinton, Toronto - You are invited to visit my open house at 401-800 Spadina Rd in Toronto Saturday May 23, 2009, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

CLICK HERE FOR PROPERTY INFORMATION
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buyer information: Month-end April resale stats for Toronto & the GTA - 05/21/09 01:34 PM

Here are the end of April resale stats for Toronto & the GTA.  The May mid-month stats are posted on my website, www.gtamoves.com or www.vitopirri.com .
Greater Toronto REALTORS® report 8,107 Resales in April.
Toronto, May 6, 2009 -  In April 2009, Greater Toronto REALTORS® reported 8,107 sales - down seven percent from April 2008.  Wile April sales remained lower than last year, the resale housing market gained momentum on a month-over-month basis.  The seasonally adjusted annual rate of sales in April, at 80,900, was up 26 per cent from March and up two-thirds compared to January's ten-year low.
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buyer information: What Toronto & GTA resale properties sold for in April 2009 - 05/13/09 01:50 PM
 

Here's the percentage of what resale homes in Toronto and the GTA sold for in the month of April.  There are more stats on my website, www.gtamoves.com or www.vitopirri.com .
 
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buyer information: Something postitive for a change. - 05/08/09 01:15 PM
The TSX is up 33% from its low the last 5-6 weeks alone, oil is at $57 from its low of $33, the real estate market in Toronto is very very healthy, the swine flu is nowhere near a pandemic, what ever happened to that computer virus that was supposed to destroy the world April 1st? Remember Y2K? Enjoy the beautiful weather!!!
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buyer information: This is genius! - 05/06/09 02:23 PM
I just received an email with a marketing promotion.  Buy two homes, one in Schomberg, Ontario and the other in Wildwood, Florida.  How much will this cost you ask?  Buy two homes priced from the low 300's (total for both).  Now that is genius.  Whoever thought this up should get a promotion or (dare I say) a great big bonus, if it works.
Here's the link:  http://www.triumphliving.ca
You know, if I could, I'd jump right on this.  This approach is definately thinking outside the box.
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buyer information: April 2009 Resale statistics up 26% over March 2009 in the Greater Toronto Area - 05/06/09 11:47 AM
As promised yesterday, here are the April 2009 Sales Statistic for resale transactions in the Greater Toronto Area.  You can always visit my website, www.gtamoves.com or www.vitopirri.com for all your real estate needs.
Greater Toronto REALTORS® report 8,107 Resales in April.
Toronto, May 6, 2009 -  In April 2009, Greater Toronto REALTORS® reported 8,107 sales - down seven percent from April 2008.  Wile April sales remained lower than last year, the resale housing market gained momentum on a month-over-month basis.  The seasonally adjusted annual rate of sales in April, at 80,900, was up 26 per cent from March and up two-thirds … (0 comments)

buyer information: Greater Toronto Real Estate Market Trends for the first half of April, 2009 - 05/06/09 11:05 AM
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buyer information: Weekly Sales Stats in Toronto & the GTA ending April 30 - 05/05/09 08:29 PM
TREB has finally updated the weekly sales (about 2 weeks late!).  The last post was April 16.  Results continue to show that the Real Estate Market in Toronto and the GTA seems to be stabilizing.  Here's how things stacked up, courtesy of TREB:

The monthly sales statistic should be out in a day or two.  I will post it here when it's published.  I'm anticipating good news!
You can always visit my website, www.gtamoves.com or www.vitopirri.com .
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buyer information: First time buyers, I want you! - 05/01/09 04:44 PM
Free list of First Time Buyer Condos in Toronto, Mississauga & the GTA. Be the first to get new listings. The first time buyer market is officially hot!! Click on the following link, or cut and paste to your browser: http://www.gtamoves.com/First_time_buyers_I_want_you/page_2225262.html This is not intended to solicit those already under buyer or seller contracts
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buyer information: It's a Buyers Market!! - 05/01/09 04:38 PM
Free real listings with photos in Toronto, Mississauga & the GTA. Thousands of properties available at great prices. Move up for less when the market is down! Click on the following link, or cut and paste to your browser: http://www.gtamoves.com/Its_a_Buyers_Market/page_2224942.html This is not intended to solicit those currently under buyer or seller agreement with a brokerage. 
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buyer information: Update to a previous post "What the Provincial Government is doing that is going to cost you more money" - 04/29/09 09:24 AM
Earlier in this Blog, I posted "What the Provincial Governement is doing that is going to cost you more money".  In that post, one of the subjects discussed was the Provinicial Government's intention to legislate mandatory energy audits by all homeowners who wish to sell their property.
After efforts from the Toronto Real Estate Board and their members, the Provincial Government has now indicated a significant change to the legislation which will be amended to allow the buyers to opt out of the energy audit.  This is a significant change to the bill (Bill 150), which has NOT yet passed.
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buyer information: Toronto Real Estate price map - 04/28/09 12:45 PM
The GLOBE AND MAIL had a great piece in this past Saturday's newspaper.  I have to thank my friend Michael, for forwarding it to me.  It is an interactive map of areas of Toronto showing comparisons to selling prices of houses so far in 2008 & 2009.  It would have been even better if the entire GTA was included, but I'm sure that will happen sometime down the road.  What the map shows is that some parts of the real estate market in the city are doing even better right now, while some are still down quite a bit from last … (0 comments)

buyer information: Upcoming Condo Listing - 04/28/09 12:08 PM
I will be getting a listing in early to mid may for a two bedroom condo in a boutique building in the Forest Hill neighbourhood of Toronto.  It is in the Eglinton and Spadina area and features two bedrooms and one bathroom.  There is also a parking spot and a locker.  The price has not been set, however.  This is a great first time buyer property.  When listed, all the details will be posted here.
If you or someone you know are looking to purchase a condo, feel free to contact me. You can reach me through my website, www.gtamoves.com or … (0 comments)

 
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