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I have listed a new property at 45 Central Park BLVD in Oshawa.
Calling All Investors, Contractors, And Renovators. Great Opportunity To Own This 2 Bedroom 1 Bathroom All Brick Bungalow On Mature Lot In A Prime Location Of Oshawa. Features Large Detached Double Car Garage With Newer Door. Separate Entrance To Basement. Close To All Amenities(10 Min Walk To Costco Plaza), Transit,401, And More. Let Your Imagination Run Wild, With Lots Of Potential.
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I have listed a new property at 45 CENTRAL PARK BLVD N in Oshawa.
Coming soon to TRREB MLS! Opportunity knocks to purchase a 2 bed 1 bath all brick bungalow with detached double garage in a Great Location in Oshawa! Call or Text Jim @ 905-409-9967 or Ben @ 905-995-3372 for more information Today!
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I have listed a new property at 57 Cranborne CRES in Whitby.
Beautiful 3 Bedroom Home Located In Whitby's Sought-After Brooklin Neighbourhood! Sits On A Huge Pie-Shaped Lot. Features An Inviting Front Porch, Large Entry W Ceramic Floor, Gorgeous Hardwood Flooring Throughout With Open Concept Design, Updated Eat-In Kitchen W/O To Backyard Patio, The Primary Bedroom Boasts A W/I Closet And 4 Piece Ensuite. Close To Schools, Parks, Walking Trails Easy Access To The 407 / 412 Call or Text for more information! 905-995-3372 or Book a showing! This Is A Must See Home!
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I have listed a new property at 951 Simcoe ST N in Oshawa.
Opportunity Knocks! Why Pay Rent When You Can Own This Professional Office Building! This Property Is Move-In Ready, With 810 Sq Ft On The Main Flr / 2 Separate Offices / 1 Partitioned Office Space And Reception Space W/ Coffered Ceiling. There Is The Finished Area In The Lower Level W/ 2 Pc W/R - Conference Room And 3 Work Stations. Parking For 7 Vehicles In The Parking Lot - 1 Designated Handicap Parking /Ramp At The Front Of The Property
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I have listed a new property at 7 Mcdonald RD in Cramahe.
Ontario's Hidden Gem, Little Lake Within 1Hr 15Mins From The Eastern Border Of The Gta. Great For Boating, Fishing, Swimming, Paddling, And Skating In Winter. This Well Built 4 Bedrooms,1 Bathroom Bungalow Home Features A Large Eat-In Kitchen With W/O To Wrap Around Deck And Spectacular Lake Views. Main Floor Laundry, Mudroom, Workshop, Oversized Double Car Garage With Direct Access. Finished W/O Basement With Plenty Of Storage.
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I have listed a new property at 923 Cresthill CRT in Oshawa.
** Court Location ** Greenbelt ** Premium Pie Lot ** Must See Fabulous 3+1 Bed 5 Level Side Split With Open Concept Great Room Kitchen With Gorgeous Maple Kitchen Cabinets With Many Upgrades, Island/Quartz Counters / Nice Backsplash, California Shutters, Walk-Out To Large Deck All Overlooking Main Floor Family Room Area And Greenbelt Behind. 3 Bedrooms On The Upper-Level W/4Pc Main Bath & 3Pc Ensuite. Large Bright Rec. Rm. And 4th Bedroom With A/Grade Windows 2 Pc Wr Main Flr Laundry Access To Garage Hi-Eff Gas Furnace A/C (2010) Separate Storage Rm. Windows Updated (2010) Roof (2015) All This And Much More!
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I have listed a new property at 923 Cresthill CRT in Oshawa.
Must see fabulous 5 level side split with open concept great room / kitchen with gorgeous Maple Kitchen cabinets with many upgrades, Island / quartz counters / nice backsplash, California Shutters, walk-out to large deck all overlooking main floor family room area and greenbelt behind. All this and Much More! Hi-Eff Gas Furnace With A/C (2010) & Separate Storage Rm. Most Windows Updated (2010) Roof (2015) Call Jim today for more info. 905-409-9967
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I have listed a new property at Little Lake, Cramahe.
This is your opportunity to own a lakefront home within a short drive east of Toronto! Just off the 401 near the Big Apple in Colborne. This well built (2x6 construction) bungalow has 2 bedrooms on the main floor and a finished walk out basement with an additional 2 bedrooms. It features an eat in kitchen with double patio doors to wrap around deck that overlooks the lake. An oversized garage/ workshop with its own 200 amp service. Close proximity to the public beach and boat launch. Little Lake is great for swimming, fishing, boating, paddling and skating in the Winter. Call today for more information - 905-995-3372 Instagram and facebook @sellwithstanton
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I have listed a new property at 31 Gabrielle CRES in Whitby.
Welcome to this fully detached 4 bedrooms, 3 bathroom home built in 2004! Located on a quiet crescent in a highly sought-after Rolling-acres neighbourhood. The perfect location to raise a family. Features: Spacious main floor layout / Family Room With A Cozy Gas Fireplace and a view of your 14 x 27 ft saltwater pool / Eat-in Kitchen with patio door overlooking stamped concrete a patio main floor laundry w/direct access to 2 car garage and much more!. Within walking distance to schools, parks, shopping, less than 10 minutes from both HWY 401 and 407. Updates: roof 2019, newer stove, dishwasher 2020. Note Saltwater pool has been opened and closed by a professional pool company since it was installed in 2012. Go to the Documents and Links area in this listing for more information. Property survey - Property Features - Feature Sheet.
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I have listed a new property at 31 Gabrielle CRES in Whitby.
Coming Soon to TRREB! Hot new listing in north Whitby's Rolling Acres on quiet crescent.-2,260 sq. ft Above Grade - 4 bedrooms and 3 Bathrooms - In-ground Salt Water Pool (14 x 27) Call Jim today at 905-409-9967 for a preview of this home. To preview this home view the Video.
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 January 2021 home sales amounted to 6,928 – up by more than 50 percent compared to January 2020. This strong start to 2021 included sales growth across all major segments including condominium apartments, both in the City of Toronto and surrounding GTA regions.

• New listings were also up on a year-over-year basis in January, but not by the same annual rate as sales. This means market conditions tightened compared to January 2020, resulting in the continuation of double-digit growth in the MLS® Home Price Index and the average selling price.

• The average selling price for January 2021 was up by 15.5 percent to $967,885 year-over-year. The MLS® HPI Composite Benchmark was up by 11.9 percent over the same period.

• Price growth was driven by the low-rise market segments, while the average condo apartment price was down in Toronto. However, if we continue to see condo sales growth outstrip condo listings growth, we could start to see renewed growth in condo prices later this year.

Find out the Value of Your Home in Todays Market 

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I have listed a new property at 511 360 Watson ST W in Whitby.
Welcome To This Rarely Offered Immaculate Mistral Model In The High Demand Sail-Winds Condo Bldg. Offers 1,102 Sq Ft Of Spacious Living And 2 U/G Parking Spots. The Spacious Master Bedroom Has A Walk-In Closet, Full Ensuite With A Separate Shower And Jacuzzi Tub. 2nd 3 Pc Bath, Large Living And Dining Area, Ensuite Laundry And Good Sized Balcony, To View Spectacular Sunsets. Fees Include Building Insurance, Hydro, Heat, Cable And Internet.
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Looking back on 2020, it is definitely one for the record books. It was a tough year and some days were harder than others that’s for sure, but there was a silver lining in 2020.  Communities seemed to come together and we got to know our neighbours a little better. We all owe a debt of gratitude to the front line workers, health care providers, sanitation crews, grocery store clerks, delivery drivers and everyone who served the community throughout the year.  We must also continue to support all the local businesses as they make it through these tough times. 

If we think back to March of last year most people were not predicting the real estate market to do this well and many predicted the complete opposite. I guess hindsights 2020. We now know that while the pandemic has wreaked economic havoc on some, for others it has had the opposite effect. This opportunity for some to save, the extremely low cost of borrowing and the emerging trend of working remotely has fuelled the market. Couple this with the low inventory of homes and boom prices go up.  There doesn’t seem to be any major changes coming, so I anticipate the upward trajectory to continue, at least through the first half of 2021.  If we can vaccinate enough of the population where we start seeing service, entertainment, tourism and immigration returning, then look for the condo segment to start bouncing back as people move back into the cities core, which may help to balance the market later in the year.  

Highlights from 2020 reported by TRREB.

  • After a noticeable dip in activity between March and April market conditions improved dramatically and the second half of the year saw consecutive months of record sales and average selling prices.
  • 95,151 sales were reported through TRREB’s MLS® System – an increase of 8.4 per cent compared to 2019. 
  • Sales growth was strongest year over year in the regions surrounding Toronto, particularly for single-family home types.

We have been working on some exciting things for 2021 and are looking forward to helping our clients acheive all of their real estate goals this year. Stay safe and please feel free to reach out if you have questions or are looking at making a move this year.

Best regards,

The JSA team

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The Greater Toronto Area housing market followed an unfamiliar path in 2020. Following the steep COVID-induced drop-off in demand during the spring, home sales roared back to record levels throughout the summer and fall. A strong economic rebound in many sectors of the economy, ultra-low borrowing costs and the enhanced use of technology for virtual open houses and showings fuelled and sustained the housing market recovery.

–Lisa Patel, TREB President

While the housing market as a whole recovered strongly in 2020, there was a dichotomy between the single-family market segments and the condominium apartment segment. The supply of single-family homes remained constrained resulting in strong competition between buyers and double-digit price increases. In contrast, growth in condo listings far-outstripped growth in sales. Increased choice for condo buyers ultimately led to more bargaining power and a year-over-year dip in average condo selling prices during the last few months of the year.

– Jason Mercer, Director, Market Analysis, TREB

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We have experienced remarkable real estate market results in November 2020 in Durham Region with double-digit home value increases. This has been driven by historic low-interest rates and in part the effect of the COVID - 19 pandemic and tightening markets in land-based detached, semi-detached and townhome homes. For more information about the current market conditions in the Durham Region and how they will affect the value of your home please give us a call at 905-434-2022 or text 905-409-9967, we are here to answer all your questions.  

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