Newsletter March 1999

Kinnear's Komments

Volume 7 Issue 1
By Referral Only™
March 1999

Personal Update

Sharing with you some personal history, must include an introduction to my little (read big) cats! Being true blue pet lovers, we adopted Betty and Barney from the Humane Society 5 years ago. Cute eh?

As you will note from the reverse, many clients and friends are busy making babies! Such a blessing! You will catch me these days driving around in my new Honda CRV. Our Christmas toy arrived just in time for the snow storm!

Computer updates and technical toys are my favourite, and yes, I am a Palm Pilot Fan. Last Oktober many of you who have bought or sold with me, celebrated the 2nd annual Client Appreciation party at my home with a funny and tasty Oktoberfest theme! Other significant events include: Receiving the President's Gold Award for the 3rd year in a row. March 12th marks the end of my 6th year in Real Estate (and they told me that it wouldn't last)! Last November 23rd, marked my 30th birthday - feeling a little wiser, but not much older.

January was spent working hard on the Camp Oochigeas & Camp Kirk Annual Ski Day fundraiser. Thanks for all of your support! We sent lots of kids to camp. It is my most sincere wish that you and your family & friends enjoy a happy and prosperous year ahead. Thank you once again, for your support and referrals! Julie Kinnear 416 762 5949.

Current Market Trends

Mortgage rates as of March 4, 1999 by CIBC

6 Month Conv. - 6.900 %
1 year closed - 6.600 %
2 year closed - 6.900 %
3 year closed - 7.000 %
4 year closed - 7.100 %
5 year closed - 7.150 %

Demand For Housing Keeps Inventory Tight

Volumes of houses sold is down mainly due to a lack of houses being put up for sale. During the January "snowstorm of the century", the city came to a stand still, as did the real estate market. Throughout February, the renovated homes and condos in good locations were selling within days, many with multiple offers! Unrenovated homes still have to be priced competitively to sell. There are a large number of buyers out wanting to take advantage of the low mortgage rates, or move up.

Your Horoscope

Aries (March 21-April 19) You live your life as an exclamation, not an explanation!

Taurus (April 20-May 20) You make peace with imperfection.

Gemini (May 21-June 20) Indulge in yourself. Go shopping!

Cancer (June 21-July 22) You measure people by the size of their hearts, not their bank accounts.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) This is your month to buy a house from Julie!!

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Resist the urge to criticize. Be enthusiastic about the success of others.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) Remember your character is what you really are, your reputation is merely what others think you are.

Scorpio (Oct 23-Nov 21) Ask yourself - Will this matter a year from now? Think of what you have, instead of what you want.

Sagittarius (Nov22-Dec 21) You are the most positive and enthusiastic person.

Capricorn (Dec 22-Jan 19) Turn your melodrama into a mellow drama.

Aquarius (Jan 20-Feb 18) Be flexible about changes in your plans. Lighten up!

Pisces (Feb. 19-Mar. 20) You leave everything a little better than you found it.

Chit Chat Column


Her 1st Marathon! Kate Jamieson Qualifies for the Boston Marathon! I watched as Kate crossed the finish line at Queen's Park after the Toronto Marathon in October. She finished in 3 hrs and 37 minutes! Wow! Kate is an advocate for my business.

New Babies to Welcome

Devon Joseph Valle Born Oct/98 - Congrats to Mary Mclorn Valle & Tony Valle, & big sister Isabella.

Malcolm Patrick Dionne Born Oct/98 - Congrats to 1st time parents Sue O'Connor and Mario Dionne.

Noah Abdul Addison Toor Born Nov/98 - Congrats to Suzie Addison Toor & Irfan Toor & big sister Sophie.

Brianna Kylie Uchimaru Born Nov/98 - Congrats to Nancy Mulroney & Doug Uchimaru & big brother Aiden.

Nicholas Logan Grisar Born Jan/99 - Congrats to Janet & Michel Grisar, & big brother Charlie in Belgium.

Beau Jamie Binnie Just days old, a second boy for Jen Legge & Troy Binnie, and a younger brother for Mitchell!

You become what you think about.

To the world, you may just be somebody... But to somebody, you may be the world.

Hanging Up On Telephone Tag!

One of my goals is to ensure that your calls are returned in a timely manner, and that we don't end up playing "telephone tag"! Much of my time is spent on the road at different appointments, so I have developed a schedule that works well with most people.

Daily I will return your calls from 11am-12pm & 4pm-5pm.

Please leave me your preferred return call time. Of course, we can make special arrangements.

Average Toronto House Prices - single family homes

89 $273,698
90 $255,020
91 $234 313
92 $214,971
93 $206,490
94 $208,921
95 $203,028
96 $198,150
97 $211,307
98 $216,815

Real Life Stories from Julie's clients

Julie showed greater enthusiasm than other agents contacted. As newcomers to Toronto, it was enjoyable to have Julie's background knowledge and experience of Toronto. - Judy Taylor.

Referral Network

As most of you know, I work By Referral Only™. I appreciate the confidence that you show in my services. I would like to return the favour, and refer business to my clients and friends.

Wine Women & Song!

Jill Diane Filion

Phantom of The Opera, & Ragtime alumni, professional singer, dancer & teacher. Jill has taken her considerable talent (I've heard her myself!) and has teamed up with Rebecca Hass to perform for your company or personal parties & functions.

Reach Jill at 416.604.1445.

She and partner Ron bought a beautiful Victorian in Parkdale with me.

Thought for the Day:

Never go grocery shopping when you are hungry. You will buy too much!

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