Monday, November 10, 2014

Lucky trolls cheering on the Jays!

If you remember some of our past window displays featuring lucky trolls enjoying an array of summer activities at the beach, and then attending the "Lucky Troll Montessori" -- you'll be happy to see that the trolls have returned!  Now they're dressed in their winter gear armed with marshmallows that they're roasting over the campfire!  S'mores anyone?  If you're on Bayview, be sure to check them out!

And don't forget, we're also available to talk real estate, anytime. ;-) Come on in! 1536 Bayview Ave.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

October 2014 Sales & Average Price Up Year-Over-Year

TORONTO, November 5, 2014 -- Toronto Real Estate Board President Paul Etherington announced that Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 8,552 sales through the TorontoMLS system in October 2014. This result represented an increase of 7.7 per cent compared to October 2013. New listings were also up on a year-over-year basis, but by a lesser 3.4 per cent.

“Strong growth in sales was evident across all major home types during the first full month of fall. This suggests that there are a lot of households across the Greater Toronto Area who remain upbeat about the benefits of home ownership over the long term, whether we’re talking about first-time buyers or existing home owners looking to change their housing situation,” said Mr. Etherington.

The average selling price for October 2014 transactions was $587,505 – up 8.9 per cent compared to the average of $539,286 reported for October 2013. The MLS® HPI composite benchmark price was up by 8.3 per cent over the same period. Low-rise home types, including singles, semis and town houses, continued to be the driver of year-over-year growth in the average price and the MLS® HPI composite benchmark.

“While sales growth has tracked strongly so far this fall, many would-be home buyers have continued to have difficulties finding a home due to the constrained supply of listings in some parts of the Greater Toronto Area, particularly where low-rise home types are concerned. The resulting sellers’ market conditions are forecast to drive strong price growth through the remainder of 2014 and indeed into 2015 as well,” said Jason Mercer, TREB’s Director of Market Analysis.

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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

St. Cuthbert's Fabulous Christmas Fair!

St. Cuthbert's Fabulous Christmas Fair!

Saturday, November 8, 2014
11am - 2pm

Great shopping with treasures, jewellery, baking, toys etc. and a yummy lunch!

The Silent Auction with contributions from local merchants is a big draw.

St. Cuthbert's Anglican Church
1399 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, M4G 3A6

[Look for Bonnie Byford Real Estate's donation of a 
"Large Sands Alive! Kit" in the Silent Auction!]