Friday, October 31, 2014

What is it about you that is different?

We need a truly open and transparent system that has the consumer's confidence. that is now
Not harboring secrets - which is really just a simpler, easier-to-execute conception of “transparency” - can be really powerful.  We have all heard the phrase The truth will set you free.

I am a Realtor with RE/MAX Realty Specialists. Inc.  here in Toronto
I have been practicing real estate sales for over 25 years now.
I love what I do 
I enjoy providing real estate services to my clients because I feel that I provide them with much more than just buying and selling advice or real estate opinion.
I go well beyond that....
Being able to provide them with a common sense approach...
Its really important for me to maintain long term relationships with my clients.
We find that within our Accredited Senior Agent group we can draw on the skills and resources of many different people, expertise in Appraisal, Taxation, Donations of goods,  to much needed Financial and Retirement Pension Income Planning.
This works very well for our Mature Clients.
I'm always looking for ways to improving what I do and offering that added service to my clients.
I feel the need to get the information to Home Owners and especially Boomers. There are so many issues with aging and clients not having the proper information.
The way I do this is through Social Media. So whether it is Video, through my website, through blogs, or thru Facebook and Twitter, 
I make sure, almost on a daily basis, I'm communicating with my audience.
Etobicoke Real Estate; Is really about dealing with people and their needs.

How can I help you?    Call me!  @ 647 218 2414 

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Kipling and Dundas at Six Points update

You saw it was boarded up. In that empty plaza that has been fenced?  Yeah! The Canadian Tire Store along the Dundas and Six Points Plaza; Just within sight of Apache burgers and the Tridel complex of 5 buildings; the Essex and Nuvo's

The newest cousin will be called the The Kip District, a master-planned community that will include 1,500 homes in five buildings, along with shops and eateries, green spaces and a public central square.
Fabulous addition to Homes in West Toronto 

More details here;
The result is The Kip District, a master-planned community that will include 1,500 homes in five buildings, along with shops and eateries, green spaces and a public central square.
Gray notes the previous plan for redeveloping the site called for short, slab-style buildings, with big footprints covering up to 10,000 square feet. The Kip District’s five towers will be considerably slimmer — with 7,000-square-foot floor plates — and taller, ranging from 20 to 36 storeys, all on four-storey podiums. “It’s a much better plan,” he says.
The city agrees. Its Design Review Panel last January called Concert’s proposal “a positive change from earlier plans.”
The first phase of The Kip District — the community could take up to a decade to complete — will be a 28-storey tower with 283 suites. Designed by Page & Steele/IBI Group Architects, the condo will be built to achieve Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification and reach Tier 2 Toronto Green Standards.
The second phase of The Kip District will see the addition of retail space at the base of condo buildings along Dundas St. W., and the creation of a central public square, which the five buildings will surround. “Public space is the focal point here,” says Gray.
Suites at The Kip District range from 500 to 900 square feet. All will have balconies or patios. Prices start in the low $200,000s.

Superb addition of affordable housing into the west condo market in Toronto.  This utilizes the existing transit hubs at Kipling for downtown employees or commuting opportunities into the 905 just over the border of Highway 427.   This complex will be the third major development [Michael Power by Pemberton and Tridels on the Dundas and Kipling.]  

Hopefully the Court House proposal [made for the Westwood Theater Site] and interchange redevelopment can be revived.

What do you think?  Good or Bad?