Congrats Robert, you won a $500 gift certificate to Yorkshire Pudding catering!
Our happy client Megan is starting a new life chapter in her townhouse outside of Toronto.
In a region like the GTA, where the average commute is 65.5 minutes, it’s no wonder that more people are looking at working from home alternative
In a bid to cool what some worried was an overheated market the Canadian Liberal government recently announced changes to mortgage rules.
The books on this list are focused on helping you improve your business strategy and build great relationships with both your colleagues and your clients. So put the kettle on and start reading!
We’ve taken the liberty of making your life a bit easier by finding the best and cheapest places to park in Downtown Toronto.
The JKT had a fun team day this week! We went on a bike wine tour in Niagara on the Lake. Here are some pics from the tour!
It was colourful, it was cheerful, it was happy and it was proud. But most importantly, there was love all around. See for yourself!
The appetite for Roncesvalles Village residences is high, especially for original Victorians, so nearly 100 buyers booked private showings or attended the open house for this 2-1/2-storey house near Sorauren Park.
Though there is no winning formula to determine a potential tenant's goodness, there are certain steps a landlord can take to prevent conflicts and unrest and avoid being stuck with an unruly or disruptive tenant.
Forget spending hours in walk-in vintage stores trying to find that special piece. John Baltazar from What The Vintage wants you to buy your next great furniture item online.
"Go with your best bid in the first round. Don't hold back. Stretch. And think of it as ten year commitment."
A few years ago, a particularly fussy puppy inspired Cooper to try his hand at canine cuisine, and the end result is All Good Dog Food.
Stress should be on responsible pet ownership rather than having no pet policy.
The Green Light District that now sits at 365 Roncesvalles Avenue is the second iteration of the Peets' furniture and accessory shop.
In 2012, St. Lawrence Market was chosen as the best food market by National Geographic. Well deserved, we must say. And others agree as well.
Here is a great summary of the recent changes to rules about getting a mortgage in Canada. The changes came into effect February 15th, 2015.
Let’s take a look at some of the most significant changes to Toronto real estate over the last decade.
Check the gallery below and see for yourself what the Toronto Botanical Garden Farmers’ Market looks like!
Toronto is a pet lover's city. Whether you're looking for raw pet food or want to pamper your pooch like royalty, here are two pet shops you need to visit!
Buying a home for the first time has gotten more difficult in Canada. We spoke with Carrie Davidson, AMP, Dominion Lending Centres about what’s changed.
Between all the idiosyncratic meat smoking, Thai, greasy spoon, Polish, and veggie restos in Roncesvalles, you can get yourself some pretty good pizza as well!
Volunteering at the Daily Bread Foodbank!
Whether you're a first time homebuyer or an established property owner looking Toronto real estate remains one of the best investment opportunities.
Buying a home can offer a sense of stability for a child who is leaving the nest for the first time and help avoid the stresses that comes with trying to rent a new apartment each school year.
The Roncesvalles community is known for its high spirits that is visible in the number of pubs, which of late are attracting tourists and Torontonians alike. All are here for a good time, and the neighbourhood bars make it happen.
Sometimes, however, the question is whether to buy first, or sell first? That's where the Julie Kinnear Team can help you make those crucial strategic decisions.
Live-work spaces, one of the hottest new housing trends in Toronto these days, might just also be one of the oldest.
Linda shares her story as she moved from a big old home in Toronto's Parkdale neighbourhood, and found the perfect property to save for retirement in The Junction Triangle with The JKT.
Ethel, a vintage furniture and home décor boutique, is a far cry from spare and minimal design that is de rigeur for serious home decor: as its owner Shauntelle LeBlanc says "life is too short for beige."
It's that time of year, we lose an hour of sleep but gain sunshine at the end of the day which makes us very happy!
Happy New Year from the Julie Kinnear Team. May you have a blessed, successful and happy 2015!
Making important financial decisions while grieving the loss of loved ones can be emotionally and physically exhausting.
The JKT was invited to the Luxe Appliance Studio for a lunch (located at 334 King St. E). It was freaking awesome!!
The newly opened Vintage Home Boutique in Hillcrest is the new go-to place for furniture shopping sprees. If you love vintage pieces, you must see this.
Owning a home is a dream of the majority of Canadians, and single parents are no exception.
The Julie Kinnear Team with Keller Williams gives pumpkins away to their clients and also accepts donations to the Daily Bread Food Bank.
We get an extra hour of sleep this weekend so remember to turn your clocks back 1 hour on Saturday Nov.2 at 2:00 a.m.
In our third installment of haunted places in Toronto, we delve into the more public buildings in the city that have stood tall and proud despite having some very gruesome roots.
Bidding wars are not a thing of the past, it is just a little bit calmer, and not as crazy, with prices going slightly over, not massively. Which is great news for buyers!
Time for wood-burning fireplaces, warm cups of cocoa, and a good ghost story or two!
This book takes a look at dozens of locations around Toronto that have been used in specific films in the form of mini essays.
GTA's best garden maintenance companies chosen based on their social media popularity and customer reviews.
Here are five palate-pleasing restaurants in Roncesvalles Village.
Back to basics, that's the name of the game – and what will inevitably aid the sagging movie industry if it's followed through on.
Our choice of the top 3 swimming pool builder companies in Toronto: Solda Pools, Gib-San Pools and Betz Pools.
The Distillery District represents the largest and best preserved collection of Victorian Industrial Architecture in North America.
Curtis Evoy, who runs the conservatory at Allan Gardens, helped shed some light on the plants best suited to Toronto.
Prices in Toronto keep growing. The average selling price in May 2014 was $585,204, an 8.3 % increase compared to the average price in May 2013.
It's true what they say: a single Habitat home touches the lives of thousands.
Over the last few years, Toronto's tea drinkers have been lucky enough to find some great spots to enjoy their favourite brews.
For 30 years, the Daily Bread Food Bank (DBFB) has committed itself to fighting hunger and raising awareness.
There is no such thing as a slam-dunk house sale, even in downtown Toronto. This means that there are opportunities to be had.
Dated pieces of furniture were made with good craftsmanship, using quality materials, and it'd be a shame to toss them away. Here's how to use them.
We would love you to volunteer on May 8 from 12:00-4:00 helping clean up the community from Quebec Ave. to Indian Road Cres.
Teresa Wiwchar's establishment is small and white, stuffed with little things that sparkle and larger stuff that's, well, white.
Here are the Easter Artists of 2014! Thank you to all the kiddies that sent in a kolouring kontest.
While the return on investment from renting a property in nowadays market can be negative, investing into your main property has an added value.
The condo market is bouncing back, which is really in the first-time buyer low-end range.
Residents who have on-street parking permits are being asked to delay moving their vehicles to the other side of the street for parking until Tuesday, April 15.
Our Fabulous listing at 55 Stewart #501 was featured as the Globe and Mail's - "House of the Week!"
Public transit in downtown Toronto is fantastically convenient. The most pedestrian-friendly city in Canada, Toronto encourages people to stay active.
TIFF’s Next Wave Film Festival is back in February and will once again bring some of the best films of the year aimed at teen audiences.
The Toronto housing market shows signs of cooling as it enters 2014 with the lowest sales number since January 2009.
Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival was established in 2001 by the artistic directors of the TIFF to celebrate excellence in the field of Canadian cinema.
Humber Bay Park consists of over 300 acres of human-made peninsulas, ponds, and islands along the mouth of Etobicoke’s Mimico Creek.
The Julie Kinnear Team has drawn and the winner of the JKT Pumpkin contest this year is...... Tracey Sloga!!! Thank you to everyone that entered!
This weekend, November 2 at 2:00 a.m. turn your clocks back one hour and check your smoke alarms!
Wondering what to do in Toronto during the upcoming month? November will be packed with great events you shouldn’t miss.
The story of Cobain’s home in Seattle, Johnny Cash's lake house, Pink Floyd members’ London home, Bruce Springsteen's cottage and Elvis Presley’s Graceland.
A total of 7,411 homes sold through the Toronto MLS system in September — a 30 per cent increase from last year, when tighter mortgage rules were introduced.
The summer sun might be history, the leaves are already changing their colour and it's getting colder, but there's still a lot of action in Toronto in October!
Placed precariously on the very edge of the Scarborough Bluffs, the Rosetta McClain garden is fairly small by Toronto garden park standards, with only 23 acres.
FanExpo Canada is an annual four-day convention dedicated to fans that takes place in Toronto at the end of August. It's been running since 1994.
The most famous movie stars, producers, directors plus a wide base of fans are heading to Toronto to celebrate the power of film. TIFF 2013.
RC Harris Water Treatment Plant purifies about 30 per cent of Toronto's tap water and produces up to 950 million litres of water per day.
The Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) announced that last month was the third highest July on record for house prices in Toronto.
Thai Basil is a trendy and authentic restaurant with locations in Downtown Toronto and a second in Richmond Hill.
You won’t be disappointed by the choice of August events in Toronto. Our city offers something for everyone, from music fans through tennis lovers to foodies.
A Toronto park that has the distinction of being mostly paved. It also has a roof. With cars on it. Toronto's Underpass park.
Many people believe condo fees are an unnecessary burden and prefer condos with the lowest maintenance fees. Find out why they are wrong.
If you look up you will see that The Junction is hi-lited in red. Click on that and check out the latest sales stats for this happening neighbourhood.
Looking for something to do this July in Toronto? Search no more, and check out our list of the top ten events in the city for a bit of inspiration!
Woofstock has become the largest outdoor festival for dogs and their owners. Over the weekend of June 8 & 9, Woofstock celebrated its 10th season.
Even though May 2013 may not be viewed as very positive, the 3.4% drop in sales and the 5.4% rise in the average price are relatively favourable results.
Check out some of the top June events that will brighten Toronto. We only picked the cherries on top, there’s plenty more going on!
From mostly private and artist-run establishments, I’ll walk you through a couple of my favourite public galleries in Toronto.
Park-and-ride schemes are a great way to solve the alarming traffic problems in big cities like Toronto.
Do-it-yourselfers, rejoice! May is upon us, which means that it’s the best time to perform home inspection.
John Jakeman started GUFF (short for Good Used Furniture Finds) after spending years sourcing and selling antiques to dealers.
Running for its 20th year, North America’s largest documentary festival is screening over 180 films that deal with a myriad of topics.
De-Clutter for a Cause! You will be helping women and children in our community escape violence!
The dog-friendly factor has taken the first place on the list of priorities when looking for a new home in Toronto.
GTA house prices continued to rise in March 2013, and the real estate market in Toronto is as hot as ever — especially for first-time buyers.
Kitchen is the central area of the house and it would be a pity not to use its full potential. Learn how to redesign your kitchen!
Friends of High Park Z00 need more volunteers to help with Community Events and Fund Raising in High Park.
Toronto parks are not losing their charm under the thick cover of snow. Inviting people for a nice walk, snowball fights or building snowmen.
Check out the latest stats of what houses have been selling for in the High Park area.
Beach, Beaches, Julie Kinnear, Neighbourhood of the Month, monthly statistics, kew gardens, the boardwalk
Check out The Julie Kinnear Team of Toronto realtors dressed up as The Wizard of Oz - giving away lots of pumpkins & raising $$ for Daily Bread Food Bank -
We are highlighting Leaside for the month of August. Check out latest house prices and statistics!
Roncesvalles is a hot new neighbourhood that is growing in leaps and bounds
The Bruce is an 80-kilometre limestone protrusion of scenic shorelines and green wetlands that separates Georgian Bay from Lake Huron.
Canada’s high-flying housing market continues to stabilize but Toronto and Vancouver lag behind the rest with their most risky property markets.
Last month, the CBC fell victim to a publicized funding cut from the federal government - $115 million will be cut over the next three years.
SAVE THE HIGH PARK ZOO - VOLUNTEER THIS WEEKEND!!!
Spring Forward this weekend!
One of our wonderful clients, Mary McLorn Valle will be at THE ARTIST PROJECT along with over 200 more artists ranging in 14 different styles of art!
Help Save the High Park Zoo! Council is voting on Monday on the Zoo, we need to do some lobbying!
Memorial Ride for Jenna Morrison wil be on Nov. 14. The ride will begin at Dundas and Sterling at 8 am.
Our friend and client Martin Hering's home is up for an Urban Design Award. His home is Hambly House.
Annette Street strikes me as the overlooked middle child of Toronto's list of hip and happening areas.
Toronto's residential side-streets are about to become the city's new Green P lots. Drivers can now purchase 24- and-48-hour temporary on-street parking permits in residential neighbourhoods online for the first time
Mo needed more room for her small business, and to accommodate the group activities that she has once a month at her home.
We want to wish you and your families a fun and safe Canada Day!
The Julie Kinnear Team can't be everywhere! However, Julie has made a lot of connections and knows some of the best Realtors all over Canada.
You’re likely doing everything you can at home to reduce, recycle and reuse, but what about at work?
Kinnear's Komments March 2010 - awesome client stories, Easter kolouring kontest for kids, and photos from Julie's time at the Olympics too!
Michelle was referred to us by her friend and our client Scott Carscadden. Jen presented her successful offer and helped her buy it.
Annabel was referred to us and is a recent graduate with a great job. The buying process was very new to her, and she wasn’t sure where to start.
To keep your heating system working safely and efficiently, have it serviced regularly by a licensed gas technician or heating contractor.
If you're thinking of buying or selling in 2009 you'll want to attend one of these 3 seminars.
Our friend, client and raving fan Dr. Chris Denny has been named one of the 16 finalists for the 2 astronaut positions with the Canadian Space Agency.
The City of Toronto has made info regarding properties currently licensed for boulevard parking available on its website.
Have you ever thought that Toronto is too hectic, and wished you could get away to a more peaceful town? Find out what our clients Jay & Jen did...
As we primarily work with clients in older homes, this is more important than ever to RRR. In this case reduce your eco-energy expenses.
Bullfrog Power is getting more popular in Toronto for green hydro option!
'Tankless' or 'on demand' hot water systems have been used in Europe & Asia since WW2, but are only now coming into common use in North America.
Rustin & Christine were living in Grand Cayman and as they had a baby son, it was important to live close to daycares, great schools and parks.
Looking for insider help and opinion in this turbulent time? Check out Kinnear's Komments in our newsletter.
The answer to rising interest rates if you're renewing a mortgage or buying a home is to fight back using every trick in the book.
The Globe and Mail ran a large artcile on gay neighbourhoods in Toronto and property values today, featuring your realtor Julie Kinnear.