Thursday, December 15, 2016

FREE 2017 Toronto Wall Calendars!

Come to our office anytime during regular office hours
to pick up your free calendar!

Wishing you a very happy holiday season,
from Bonnie Byford Real Estate Ltd., Brokerage!


*while supplies last

Friday, December 2, 2016

Tight Market Conditions in November

December 2, 2016 -- Toronto Real Estate Board President Larry Cerqua announced that Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 8,547 home sales through TREB's MLS® System in November 2016. This result represented a 16.5 per cent increase compared to November 2015.

For the TREB market area as a whole, sales were up on a year-over-year basis for all major home types. The strongest annual rates of sales growth were experienced for the townhouse and condominium apartment segments.

"Home buying activity remained strong across all market segments in November. However, many would-be home buyers continued to be frustrated by the lack of listings, as annual sales growth once again outstripped growth in new listings. Seller's market conditions translated into robust rates of price growth," said Mr. Cerqua.

The MLS® Home Price Index (HPI) Composite Benchmark was up by 20.3 per cent compared to November 2015. The average selling price at $776,684 was up by 22.7 per cent on a year-over-year basis.

"Recent policy initiatives seeking to address strong home price growth have focused on demand. Going forward, more emphasis needs to be placed on solutions to alleviate the lack of inventory for all home types, especially in the low-rise market segments," said Jason Mercer, TREB's Director of Market Analysis.

To read the full report, please visit: http://www.bonniebyford.com/mw1611.pdf

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

NEW LISTING! Davisville Village bungalow!

Attention renovators & builders! Detached bungalow on 25 x 125 foot lot in Davisville Village! Legal front pad parking! Beautiful manicured garden! Steps to Maurice Cody School! Stroll to Bayview's fantastic shops and restaurants! 

Visit our Properties Page for more info!

SOLD! Fantastic opportunity in South Leaside!

Attention renovators and builders! Detached home on 30’ x 120’ lot! (28’2” at rear.) Quiet block with many newer homes, just a 3 minute walk to the St. Clair bus; short walk to great shopping at Leaside Village, Bayview’s wonderful shops & restaurants, tennis club, skating rink, curling club and swimming pool! 

Visit our Properties Page for more info!

Thursday, November 3, 2016

October Home Sales Up Year-Over-Year

TORONTO, November 3, 2016 -- Toronto Real Estate Board President Larry Cerqua announced that Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported a record 9,768 sales through TREB's MLS® System in October 2016 – up by 11.5 per cent compared to October 2015. For the TREB market area as a whole, the largest annual rate of sales growth was in the condominium apartment market segment. Detached home sales were up by 10 per cent year-over-year, driven predominantly by transactions in the regions surrounding Toronto.

"The record pace of GTA home sales continued in October, with strong growth observed throughout the month. As we move through November and December, we will be watching the sales and listings trends closely, in light of the recent policy changes announced by the Federal Minister of Finance. TREB will once again be conducting consumer survey work, in order to report on home buying intentions for 2017," said Mr. Cerqua.

The MLS® Home Price Index Composite Benchmark was up by 19.7 per cent on a yearover- yeaThe MLS® Home Price Index Composite Benchmark was up by 19.7 per cent on a yearover- year basis in October 2016. Similarly, the average selling price for all home types combined was $762,975 – up 21.1 per cent over the same time period. Double-digit increases were experienced for all major home types for the TREB Market Area as a whole.

"New listings were up slightly in October compared to last year, but not nearly enough to offset the strong sales growth. This meant that seller's market conditions continued to prevail as buyers of all home types experienced intense competition in the marketplace. Until we experience sustained relief in the supply of listings, the potential for strong annual rates of price growth will persist, especially in the low-rise market segments," said Jason Mercer, TREB's Director of Market Analysis.

To read the full report, please visit: http://www.bonniebyford.com/mw1610.pdf

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Designing the perfect Halloween Jack-o'-lantern

Looking for design ideas for that perfect pumpkin?

Have a look at our Facebook Album of Pumpkin Stencils.  Download your favourite & have fun!

Happy Halloween!!

CLICK HERE

Monday, October 24, 2016

It's Time For Our Annual Halloween Glowstick GIVE-AWAY!

BE SAFE, BE SEEN, this Halloween!

Kids, come to our office during regular business hours,
between now & October 31st to pick up your

FREE Halloween Glowstick!

Quantities are limited, get yours before they run out!

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Leaside United's Fall AWESOME SALE -- THIS WEEKEND!

The Fall Awesome Sale is quickly approaching.

Friday, October 14th, 2015 from 3 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Saturday, October 15th, 2015 from 10 a.m. - noon

1000s OF PRE-SORTED, QUALITY ITEMS
13 DEPARTMENTS INCLUDING:
TREASURES AND TRINKETS, BOOKS, CLOTHING, LINENS, TOYS, FURNITURE, SMALL APPLIANCES, HOUSEWARES, JEWELLERY and OTHERS…
Baking & Snack Bar too!

 
Drop in and browse for Bargains !!!
 PROCEEDS TO FUND BOTH CHURCH AND OUTREACH PROGRAMS!!!

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

TREB Housing Market Charts - September 2016


Sales Growth Continues in September

TORONTO, October 5, 2016 -- Toronto Real Estate Board President Larry Cerqua announced that Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 9,902 sales through TREB's MLS® System in September 2016. This result was up by 21.5 per cent compared to September 2015.

For the region as a whole, strong annual rates of sales growth were experienced for all major home types. The pace of detached sales growth was slower in the City of Toronto and the number of semi-detached sales was down compared to last year. In both cases, the year-overyear dip in new listings was likely the issue.

"We continued to see strong demand for ownership housing up against a short supply of listings in the Greater Toronto Area in September. The sustained lack of inventory in many neighbourhoods across the GTA continued to underpin high rates of price growth for all home types," said Mr. Cerqua.

Both the MLS® Home Price Index (HPI) Composite Benchmark and the average selling price for all home types combined were up strongly on a year-over-year basis in September. The MLS® HPI Composite Benchmark grew by 18 per cent compared to September 2015. The average selling price was up by 20.4 per cent to $755,755. It is important to remember that the MLS® HPI provides a price growth measure for a benchmark home, thereby allowing for an apples-toapples comparison from one year to the next. The average selling price can be influenced by changes in both market conditions and the mix of homes sold.

"The Toronto Real Estate Board will be closely monitoring how the recent changes to Federal mortgage lending guidelines and capital gains tax exemption rules impact the housing market in the Greater Toronto Area. While these changes are pointed at the demand for ownership housing, it is important to note that much of the upward pressure on home prices in the GTA has been based on the declining inventory of homes available for sale," said Jason Mercer, TREB's Director of Market Analysis.

To read the full report, please visit: http://www.bonniebyford.com/mw1608.pdf

Friday, September 23, 2016

OPEN HOUSE! This weekend in South Leaside!

737 Millwood Road, Toronto

Saturday, September 24th, 2016
and Sunday, September 25th, 2016

2:30 - 4:30 pm
See you there!

Leaside Blood Donor Clinic - Wednesday, October 12, 2016

“It’s in you to give.”
Be part of Northlea Community's Blood Donor Clinic! 

Your help is needed!

Where: Northlea School, 305 Rumsey Road
When:  Wednesday, October 12, 2016 from 2:00-7:00 p.m. 

R.S.V.P. by calling the Canadian Blood Services appointment number at 1-888-2-DONATE (1-888-236-6283) NOW! Criteria for donating, as well as online booking can be found at http://www.blood.ca  Refreshments are available.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

NEW LISTING! Detached 3 bedroom in South Leaside!

(Available for sale) Fabulous South Leaside detached, unique side-centre-hall plan, charming original gumwood details combined with spacious family room with soaring cathedral ceiling! Walk-out to south-facing sundeck overlooking inground pool! Heated floor and modern clawfoot tub in family bathroom! Finished basement adds a bedroom, office, bathroom and rec. room with walk-out to patio and pool! Legal front pad parking + mutual driveway. In-law suite potential! A wonderful family home! Steps to Bayview's eclectic stores & restaurants and TTC to Davisville Subway!

Visit our Properties Page for more info!

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Leaside United's Awesome *FURNITURE ONLY* Sale!


The Awesome Sale is holding
a special "Furniture Only" edition!
Saturday, September 24th, 2016
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Our inventory of items for sale includes: sofas, love seats, chairs - LR, DR, K, tables: dining room, kitchen, coffee, end, etc; dressers, desks, bookcases, bed frames, mirrors, and more! Great prices provide wonderful value on our quality used goods!


Leaside United Church
822 Millwood Road,
Toronto, ON M4G 1M6
Web: www.leasideunited.org
Email: webmaster@leasideunited.org
Ph: (416) 399-2386


Drop in and browse for Bargains !!!

 PROCEEDS TO FUND BOTH CHURCH AND OUTREACH PROGRAMS!!!

Remember that our LUC Fall Awesome Sale with its 13 departments (including furniture) takes place on Fri. Oct. 13th from 3 to 7p.m. and Sat. Oct. 14th from 10 a.m. to noon!  Hope to see you at both of these Awesome Sales!!

Strong Sales & Price Growth in August

September 7, 2016 -- Toronto Real Estate Board President Larry Cerqua announced that Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported a record 9,813 sales through TREB's MLS® System in August 2016.

While this sales result was 23.5 per cent above the number of transactions reported for August 2015, it is important to note that the majority of sales are reported on working days and there were two additional working days in August 2016 compared to 2015. When the year-over-year discrepancy in working days is accounted for, the annual percentage change in sales is closer to 13 per cent.

"The conditions underlying strong demand for ownership housing remained in place, including a relatively strong regional economy, growth in average earnings and low borrowing costs. Unfortunately, we did not see any relief on the listings front, with the number of new listings down compared to last year. This situation continued to underpin very strong home price growth, irrespective of home type or area," said Mr. Cerqua.

The MLS® Home Price Index (HPI) Composite Benchmark for August 2016 was up by 17.2 per cent on a year-over-year basis. Similarly, the average selling price for all home types combined was up by 17.7 per cent on an annual basis to $710,410. Both the MLS® HPI benchmarks and average prices for low-rise home types were up by double digits percentage-wise.

"Population in the GTA continues to grow. The resulting growth in households coupled with favourable economic conditions and low borrowing costs means that we remain on track for another record year for home sales. Against this backdrop, TREB will also be releasing new third-party research, and consumer and REALTOR® survey results throughout the fall and winter, with discussions focusing on foreign buying activity and issues affecting the supply of ownership housing," said Jason Mercer, TREB's Director of Market Analysis.

To read the full report, please visit: http://www.bonniebyford.com/mw1608.pdf

Monday, August 15, 2016

NEW LISTING! North Leaside deatched, 3 bedroom!

(Available for lease) Pristine North Leaside 3 bdrm detached with private drive & attached garage! Immaculately maintained with modern kitchen and bathrooms and modern hardwood flooring in the principal rooms!  Handily located near Northlea P.S School, Leaside H.S. and excellent TTC access along Eglinton Ave.  No smokers and no pets -- owner will be returning to live in the home.

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

Friday, July 22, 2016

NEW LISTING! South Leaside Charmer!

(Available for lease) Heart of Leaside! Unique Cape Cod style centre hall plan! 2 bedrooms plus main floor den! Pretty, well maintained garden, private parking off the lane. Steps to TTC, shopping, pubs, library and tennis! Minimum one year lease (longer term preferred). No smokers, no pets please.

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

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Spring Market Capped Off with Strong June

July 6, 2016, TORONTO -- Toronto Real Estate Board President Larry Cerqua announced that Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 12,794 residential transactions through TREB's MLS® System in June 2016. This result was 7.5 per cent higher than the 11,905 sales reported in June 2015. In line with the prevailing trend so far this year, the number of new listings was down by 3.8 per cent.

"As I start my term as TREB President, we are certainly in an interesting environment for ownership housing. There is no doubt that demand is at a record level, but would-be home buyers continue to face an uphill battle against a constrained supply of listings, which has perpetuated strong price growth. Buyers and sellers alike continue to benefit from the value a REALTOR® brings to a transaction," said Mr. Cerqua.

"As the federal, provincial and local levels of government discuss housing policy in the coming months, issues affecting the lack of supply in the GTA should be of paramount importance. TREB will be undertaking, and making public, results of additional research in the second half of 2016, with the goal of proactively adding to the housing policy discussion," added Mr. Cerqua.

The MLS® Home Price Index Composite Benchmark was up by 16 per cent on a year- overyear basis. The average selling price for all home types combined was up by a slightly higher annual rate of 16.8 per cent to $746,546. The single-detached, semi- detached and townhouse market segments led the way in terms of price growth.

"When TREB surveyed consumer intentions for 2016, we found that the majority of GTA households who were likely to purchase a home continued to be pointed towards some form of ground oriented housing. This is why we continue to see strong competition between buyers in many neighbourhoods where supply remains constrained," said Jason Mercer, TREB's Director of Market Analysis.

To read the full report, please visit: http://www.bonniebyford.com/mw1606.pdf

Friday, June 24, 2016

NEW LISTING! Modern, detached 3 bedroom in South Leaside!

(Available for sale) South Leaside detached, artistically designed 3 bedroom home! Open concept main floor with sweeping grand staircase! Modern kitchen with granite counters and stainless appliances! Walk-out to west facing party size deck! Exceptional master with 5 piece ensuite and walk-in closet! Sun shines through many skylights on 2nd floor! Totally finished lower level with wood burning fireplace and extra bathroom! Beautifully manicured 35’ x 130’ lot! One block, one way street! Just moments from TTC, Leaside Village shopping, and Leaside Gardens arena for skating curling and swimming!

Visit www.bonniebyford.com/properties.html for more info!

Friday, June 17, 2016

Garage Sale in Davisville Village - THIS SATURDAY!

GARAGE/CONTENTS SALE!
423 Belsize Drive
Saturday, June 18th, 2016
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
View Map
Lots of antique china, Pyrex, Canadian Pottery, Pots & Pans, Silverware, Lamps, Old Tools, Vintage/Antique Furniture, Couches & much more!

Garage Sale in East York - THIS SATURDAY

GARAGE SALE!

1078 Greenwood Avenue
Saturday, June 18th, 2016
9:00 am - noon
View Map

Annual Leacrest Road Garage Sale THIS SATURDAY! (South Leaside)

DATE:  Saturday, June 18th, 2016
TIME:  9am to 2pm
PLACE:  Leacrest Road, under the trees near the corner of Mallory Crescent (View Map)



Wednesday, June 15, 2016

NEW LISTING! 3 bedroom, detached on beautiful Bessborough Drive!

South Leaside, 3 bedroom, detached! Enjoy the beautiful, wide boulevards of Bessborough Drive! Classic red brick home with rich hardwood floors and oak trim highlights! Steps to Bessborough Public School & St. Anselm's Catholic School! A short walk to tennis club, library and Bayview's wonderful shops & restaurants!

Visit www.bonniebyford.com/properties.html for more info!

Monday, June 6, 2016

Strong Sales Growth Continues in May

TORONTO, June 3, 2016 -- Toronto Real Estate Board President Mark McLean announced that there were 12,870 home sales reported through TREB's MLS® System in May 2016. This result represented a new record for the month of May and a 10.6 per cent increase over the same period last year. In contrast, the number of new listings was down over the same time frame by 6.4 per cent. The decline in listings was experienced in both the low-rise and condominium apartment market segments.

"Whether we're talking about existing homeowners or people looking to purchase for the first time, there is no shortage of buyers in the marketplace today. So, while the record number of home sales through the first five months of 2016 is not necessarily surprising, it does sometimes mask the larger story in the GTA: the shortage of listings, which has resulted in strong upward pressure on home prices," said Mr. McLean.

The MLS® Home Price Index Composite Benchmark was up by 15 per cent year-overyear in May 2016. Similarly, the average selling price for all home types combined was up by 15.7 per cent over the same period. Low-rise home types, which remained in short supply in many GTA neighbourhoods, experienced the strongest price growth.

"Widespread competition between buyers of singles, semis and townhouses across the GTA has underpinned the robust annual rates of price growth experienced so far this year. With this said, however, it is also important to understand that tighter market conditions for condominium apartments have resulted in price growth well above the rate of inflation in this market segment as well," said Jason Mercer, TREB's Director of Market Analysis.

To read the full report, please visit: http://www.bonniebyford.com/mw1605.pdf

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Friday, May 27, 2016

NEW LISTING! North Leaside, 3 bedroom semi!

(Available for sale) Beautifully maintained and updated semi with main floor family room! Updated open plan kitchen with breakfast bar and upgraded bathroom! Heated floors in bathroom, kitchen and family room! Walk-out from family room to 2-tiered deck overlooking sundrenched south garden! 5 minute walk to beautiful Serena Gundy Park, Northlea P.S. (English & French Immersion) and Eglinton TTC (future LRT)!

Visit www.bonniebyford.com/properties.html for more info!

Friday, May 13, 2016

OPEN HOUSE - this weekend! South Leaside!

167 Hanna Road, Toronto

Saturday, May 14th, 2016
and Sunday, May 15th, 2016

2:30 - 4:30 pm
See you there!

NEW LISTING! South Leaside, detached, 3 bedroom

(Available for sale) Beautifully maintained and appointed, detached 3 bedroom with creative addition/renovation featuring modern master ensuite and walk-thru closet; second floor office; main floor family room with breakfast area overlooking large deck and manicured garden! Private drive! Steps to Leaside High School, Bessborough Public School, Eglinton TTC (future LRT) and walk to Bayview’s wonderful shopping and restaurants!

Visit www.bonniebyford.com/properties.html for more info!

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Record Home Sales in April

May 4, 2016, TORONTO -- Toronto Real Estate Board President Mark McLean announced that there were 12,085 sales reported through TREB's MLS® System in April 2016. This result, which represented a record for the month of April, was up by 7.4 per cent in comparison to April 2015.

For the TREB market area as a whole, annual sales growth was experienced for all major home types except semi-detached houses. In the City of Toronto, sales were down for detached and semi-detached houses as well as townhouses on a year-over-year basis. This dip in sales in the '416' area code was due to a lack of low-rise listings. Many would-be buyers were not able to find a home that met their needs.

"While April's sales result represented a new record for sales, that number could have been even higher if we had benefitted from more supply. In the City of Toronto in particular, some households have chosen not to list their home for sale because of the second substantial Land Transfer Tax and associated administration fee. The lack of available inventory, coupled with record sales, continued to translate into robust annual rates of price growth," said Mr. McLean.

Home selling prices continued to trend upward in April. The MLS® Home Price Index Composite Benchmark was up by 12.6 per cent year-over-year. The average selling price was up by 16.2 per cent. The higher growth rate reported for the average home price, as compared to the MLS® HPI, points to a greater share of high-end home sales this year compared to last.

"As we move into the busiest time of the year, in terms of sales volume, strong competition between buyers will continue to push home prices higher. A greater supply of listings would certainly be welcome, but we would need to see a number of consecutive months in which listings growth outpaced sales growth before market conditions become more balanced," said Jason Mercer, TREB's Director of Market Analysis.

To read the full report, please visit: http://www.bonniebyford.com/mw1604.pdf

Thursday, April 14, 2016

(NEW LISTING!) 3 Bedroom Condo Townhouse in "The Vineways"

(Available for sale) Smart 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom condo townhouse with finished basement!  Many recent upgrades including bathrooms, kitchen, doors, appliances and more!  A stone's throw from Leslie & Finch, it's just 5 minutes to GO and Sheppard subway line, neighbourhood shops, Fairview Mall and North York General Hospital!

Visit www.bonniebyford.com/properties.html for more info!

Monday, April 11, 2016

Garage sale in North Leaside - THIS SATURDAY!

NORTH LEASIDE GARAGE SALE!

180 Donlea Drive
Saturday, April 16th, 2016
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
View Map

The Awesome Sale is coming! Mark your calendars!

sale-sign
The Spring Awesome Sale is quickly approaching.

Friday May 13th, 2016 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Saturday, May 14th, 2016 from 9 a.m. to noon.


1000s OF PRE-SORTED, QUALITY ITEMS
15 DEPARTMENTS INCLUDING:
TREASURES AND TRINKETS, BOOKS, CLOTHING, LINENS, TOYS, FURNITURE, SMALL APPLIANCES, HOUSEWARES, JEWELLERY and OTHERS…
Snack Bar
 Re-cycled  Bargains !!!
 PROCEEDS TO FUND BOTH CHURCH AND OUTREACH PROGRAMS!!!

(NOTE: Leaside United Church is accepting donations at the church for any of the departments listed above from now up until the week before the sale.)
 
rummage_sale

Friday, April 8, 2016

TREB Housing Market Charts - March 2016


Strong Growth in Home Sales in March/Q1

April 5, 2016, TORONTO -- Toronto Real Estate Board President Mark McLean announced record TREB MLS® home sales for the first quarter of 2016 following a strong result for March transactions. There were 10,326 sales in March and 22,575 sales in the first quarter. The year-over-year growth rate for sales was 15.8 per cent for Q1 2016 and 16.2 per cent for March 2016. For the TREB market area as a whole, double-digit year-over-year rates of sales growth were experienced for all major home types during the first quarter.

The positive annual growth in sales was not mirrored on the listings front. The number of new listings entered into TREB's MLS® System during March and the first quarter were down compared to the same periods in 2015.

"At the beginning of 2016, TREB's outlook for the year pointed to a strong possibility of a second consecutive record year for home sales. This outlook was based, in part, on upbeat consumer survey results pointing to robust home buying intentions. It is clear that these upbeat intentions have translated into record first quarter results," said Mr. McLean.

The MLS® Home Price Index Composite Benchmark for March 2016 was up by 11.6 per cent compared to March 2015. The average selling price for all home types combined was up 12.1 per cent year-over-year in March and 13.6 per cent in the first quarter.

"Demand was clearly not an issue in the first three months of 2016, regardless of the housing market segment being considered. The supply of listings, however, continued to aggravate many would-be home buyers. We could have experienced even stronger sales growth were it not for the constrained supply of listings, especially in the low-rise market segments. The resulting strong competition between buyers has underpinned the double-digit rates of price growth experienced so far this year," said Jason Mercer, TREB's Director of Market Analysis.

To read the full report, please visit: http://www.bonniebyford.com/mw1603.pdf

NEW LISTING! South Leaside Bungalow!

Unique 2 bedroom bungalow in the heart of South Leaside! Owned by same family for over 55 years! Private drive! Ideal for renovators and builders! Steps to Bessborough Public School and St. Anselm's Catholic School -- a short walk to Bayview's wonderful shopping, restaurants, & TTC! Walk Score® of 94, a "Walker's Paradise"!

Visit www.bonniebyford.com/properties.html for more info!

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

NEW LISTING! 4 bedroom, detached in South Leaside!

Beautifully bright and airy! Open concept main floor! Walk-out from kitchen to covered deck and garden! Main floor powder room! Renovation and addition completed in 1997! Short walk to Eglinton TTC (& future LRT), shopping, banks, restaurants and services along Laird Drive. Bessborough P.S. & Leaside High School Districts!

Visit www.bonniebyford.com/properties.html for more info!

Friday, April 1, 2016

Leaside United's Awesome *FURNITURE ONLY* Sale!

sale-sign
The Awesome Sale is holding
a special "Furniture Only" edition!

Saturday, April 9th, 2016
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Over 100 items
Great values on sofas, chairs, tables, hutches, dressers, book cases, lamps, etc
 

 
Drop in and browse for Bargains !!!
 PROCEEDS TO FUND BOTH CHURCH AND OUTREACH PROGRAMS!!!

Friday, March 18, 2016

FREE Easter Colouring Books for the kids!

Come into our office
any time
during regular business hours
& pick up your 
FREE
Easter Colouring Book!
(while supplies last)

Have a safe & happy
Easter Holiday
from
Bonnie Byford Real Estate Ltd.
Brokerage


1536 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, M4G 3B6

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Northlea's Spring Leaside Community blood donor clinic - Tuesday, April 12.

“It’s in you to give.”
Be part of Northlea Community's Blood Donor Clinic! 

Your help is needed!

Where: Northlea School, 305 Rumsey Road
When: Tuesday, April 12th, 2016 from 2:00-7:00 p.m. 

R.S.V.P. by calling the Canadian Blood Services appointment number at 1-888-2-DONATE (1-888-236-6283) NOW! Criteria for donating, as well as online booking can be found at http://www.bloodservices.ca/  Refreshments are available.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

NEW LISTING! 3 Bdrm For Lease in Davisville Village!

Renovated 3 bedroom detached with finished basement, modern kitchen with stainless steel appliances, updated bathrooms and hardwood floors throughout! Walk-out from kitchen to expansive deck! No smokers & prefer no pets please. Minimum 1 year lease.

Visit www.bonniebyford.com/properties.html for more info!

Friday, March 4, 2016

NEW LISTING! Immaculate North Leaside semi!

2 bedroom, 2 storey home with main floor family room! Beautiful modern kitchen! Heated floor in renovated bathroom! Finished basement with recreation room, office and three piece bathroom! 5 minutes to Northlea Public School (English/French Immersion), Eglinton TTC and beautiful Serena Gundy Park!

Visit www.bonniebyford.com/properties.html for more info!

OPEN HOUSE - this weekend!

122 Glenvale Boulevard, Toronto

Saturday, March 5th, 2016
and Sunday, March 6th, 2016

2:30 - 4:30 pm

See you there!

Thursday, March 3, 2016

TREB Housing Market Charts - February 2016


Record February Sales

March 3, 2016 -- Toronto Real Estate Board President Mark McLean announced Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported a record number of home sales through TREB's MLS® System in February 2016. There were 7,621 transactions reported this past February – up 21.1 per cent compared to February 2015.

The number of new listings entered into TREB's MLS® System was also up on a year-over-year basis, but by a lesser 8.2 per cent. The fact that the annual rate of sales growth outstripped the annual rate of new listings growth shows a tightening of market conditions compared to last year.

"Even after accounting for the leap year day, sales were above the previous record for February set back in 2010. Sales were up strongly from the 15th day of the month onward as well, despite the new federal mortgage lending guidelines coming into effect that require at least a 10 per cent down payment on the portion of purchase prices between $500,000 and $1,000,000," said Mr. McLean.

Seller's market conditions continued throughout the GTA in February. Strong competition between buyers resulted in a healthy growth in selling prices. The MLS® Home Price Index (HPI) Composite Benchmark was up by 11.3 per cent year-overyear. The average selling price was up by 14.9 per cent annually to $685,278.

"Recent polling conducted for TREB by Ipsos suggested that GTA households will remain upbeat about purchasing a home in 2016. Early sales results for January and February certainly support this view. With strong sales up against a constrained supply of listings, home prices continued to trend strongly upward," said Jason Mercer, TREB's Director of Market Analysis.

To read the full report, please visit: http://www.bonniebyford.com/mw1602.pdf

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

NEW LISTING! Detached home in heart of South Leaside!

Two storey, two bedroom with main floor family room overlooking manicured garden! Rare deep lot, 30’ x 175’ (154’ on east side)! Idyllic one block street! Third bedroom was converted into spa-like bathroom! Gumwood trim! This unique home has been loved by the same family since 1971!

Visit www.bonniebyford.com/properties.html for more info!

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Strong Start to 2016

TORONTO, February 3, 2016 -- Toronto Real Estate Board President Mark McLean announced Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 4,672 residential transactions through TREB's MLS® System in January 2016. This result represented an 8.2 per cent increase compared to January 2015.

"It is clear that the handoff from 2015 to 2016 was a strong one. This is not surprising given that recent polling conducted for TREB by Ipsos suggested 12 per cent of GTA households were seriously considering the purchase of a home in 2016. Buying intentions are strong for this year as households continue to see home ownership as an affordable long-term investment," said McLean. The MLS® Home Price Index Composite Benchmark Price for January 2015 was up by 11.2 per cent on a year-over-year basis. The average selling price over the same period was up by 14.1 per cent.

The difference in the annual growth rates for the MLS® HPI and average price was largely due to a greater share of high-end detached homes sold in the regions surrounding the City of Toronto this year compared to last. The MLS® HPI removes the impact of shifts in the share of different property types sold from one year to the next.

"Market conditions in January were tighter compared to a year earlier, with an annual increase in sales up against a decline in listings. This is why growth in the MLS® HPI benchmarks continued to be strong, especially for singles, semis and townhouses, where there has been a persistent lack of inventory," said Jason Mercer, TREB's Director of Market Analysis.

To read the full report, please visit: http://www.bonniebyford.com/mw1601.pdf