Wednesday, August 29, 2012

NEW LISTING! "Highgate" Condominium in Don Mills!

(Available for sale) Incredible panoramic views from the 18th floor! Over 2,000 s.f. 2 bedroom plus den corner suite with balcony! Murphy bed in den! 3 bathrooms! Exclusive use parking & locker! Gatehouse security with “country club” style facilities that include indoor pool, hot tub, billiards room, putting green & tennis courts! TTC at door! Handy to Shops at Don Mills & Superstore just moments away! Excellent opportunity to experience luxury condo living!

Visit our Properties Page for more info!
http://www.bonniebyford.com/properties.html

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

2012 Community Environment Days!

Reuse, Recycle and Safely Dispose

Do your part in creating a cleaner, greener and more liveable Toronto. Bring us your unused and unwanted household items and you will help to:

  • Extend the life of a product by offering it to someone for reuse.
  • Reduce the amount of waste going to landfill and ensure that it is properly recycled.
  • Ensure that hazardous waste materials are disposed of safely.

Thursday, May 3
Hosted by Councillor Robinson
Toronto Parking Authority Lot, Jolly Miller
3885 Yonge St. (south of York Mills Rd.)

Thursday, September 6
Hosted by Councillors Stintz & Matlow
North Toronto Memorial Arena
174 Orchard View Blvd. (off Yonge St., north of Eglinton Ave. W.)

Saturday, September 15
Hosted by Councillor Parker
East York Town Centre, East Parking Lot
45 Overlea Blvd. (at Thorncliffe Park Dr.)

All Saturday and Sunday events are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
All Thursday events are 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.


Full Schedule: http://www.toronto.ca/environment_days/schedule.htm

*UPDATE*
Residential cooking oil now accepted at Drop-off Depots and Community Environment Days

Cooking oil - from residential homes, apartments and condos - is now accepted as household hazardous waste at Drop-off Depots and Community Environment Days. (Please note the drop-off hours for household hazardous waste are different from the general operating hours.)  Cooking oil should delivered in a sealed container labelled "Used cooking oil."

Cooking oil should never be poured down the sink, drain or toilet because it can negatively impact sewer pipes systems in your home and neighbourhood, causing sewer backups. Small amounts can go in the Green Bin if soaked up with a paper towel or frozen/hardened.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

NEW LISTING! South Leaside detached 3 bedroom!

(Short term lease)  South Leaside detached 3 bedroom! Sunfilled living & dining room; large deck overlooks deep west facing garden! Short walk to St. Clair bus or Eglinton bus, steps to Leaside Library & Tennis Courts; convenient to Bayview's great shopping & restaurants! Bessborough School! Please note: This is strictly a short term lease; Landlord will be returning to live in the home on Feb. 1, 2013. No smokers, no pets.

Visit our Properties Page for more info!
http://www.bonniebyford.com/properties.html

Friday, August 3, 2012

GTA Home Prices Up in July

TORONTO, August 3, 2012 -- Greater Toronto REALTORS® reported 7,570 sales in July 2012, representing a decline of 1.5 per cent compared to 7,683 sales reported in July 2011. The decline was most pronounced in the condominium apartment segment in the City of Toronto. Total sales in the rest of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) were up compared to the same period last year.

"Very strong annual sales growth in the first half of 2012 and an earlier peak in sales this spring compared to 2011 help explain more moderate sales this summer. New mortgage lending guidelines and the additional upfront cost of the City of Toronto land transfer tax also prompted some households to put their buying decision on hold," said Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) President Ann Hannah.

The average selling price in July 2012 was $476,947 - up by four per cent compared to July 2011. The MLS® Home Price Index (MLS® HPI)* composite index, which allows for an apples-to-apples comparison of benchmark home prices from one year to the next, was up by 7.1 per cent year-over-year.

"The GTA housing market became better-supplied in recent months. Buyers benefitted from more choice in the market place, resulting in less upward pressure on the average home price in July," said Jason Mercer, TREB's Senior Manager of Market Analysis.

"The mix of homes sold in July 2012 versus July 2011 also appears to have changed, further influencing the average selling price. This is evidenced by the different annual rates of growth between the overall average price and the MLS HPI®," continued Mercer.

To read the full report, please visit: http://www.bonniebyford.com/mw1207.pdf