Luxury and glamour don’t have to come with a high price tag. We can show you some tricks which are downright budget, while delivering big impact.
Slowing down and enjoying Christmas time watching movies with our friends and family - here are some of our favourite holiday movies!
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
The December Krazy Kontest Winner is Heather McCourt! Congrats!!!
Julie and her team were amazing, quite professional, I didn't have a lot to do - thank you Julie.
Home buying activity remained strong in November 2016, but Toronto Real Estate Board President talks about the ongoing tight market conditions
Whilst Toronto is often called the city of neighbourhoods, this is especially true in the former East York borough where south of river too there are many neighbourhoods.
This month's winner will receive a $25.00 gift card to Dollarama so you can buy your gift wrap & stocking stuffers!
At the north end of the Annex, near the Tarragon Theatre, one of the only properties summer shoppers could tour was this detached residence across from Cawthra Playground.
Mrs. Huzienga is a wonderful local shop in Toronto. The staff is knowledgeable, courteous, and you're almost guaranteed to find something you adore.
It has been a busy Fall market - with many of our clients finding their dream home, moving up or downsizing and continuing with the buying/selling of investment properties.
In a bid to cool what some worried was an overheated market the Canadian Liberal government recently announced changes to mortgage rules.
Congrats Louise Glackmeyer!
It was really well priced because it’s on a busier street, but comparable houses were not detached – usually they were semi-detached – and not as renovated.
Fantastic opportunity in the Junction! Live/work space with 2 separate suites - 2 furnaces/hot water tanks/gas and hydro meters. Hold on to your hats this is amazing listing will be on the market next Wednesday.
Just like parents interviewing daycares and potential babysitters, finding the right fit for pet care that will suit your family needs can be exhausting and overwhelming.
They took some great photos at the George Chater Park. To see the photos go to the Snapd website.
This month's Krazy Kontest winner will receive a $25.00 gift card to The Emerson restaurant at 1279 Bloor Street West.
We have a buyer looking to downsize into a 2 bedroom condo over 1,000 sq.ft. Ideally in the Merton or Leaside area. If your place matches this criteria and you are ready to sell please contact Jen Palacios on our […]
Thanks Steph, Tommy & Hannah for sending us your carved pumpkin from our JKT event. Awesome job
Trinity Bellwoods Farmer Market’s mandate is to educate the local community about the food they eat.
Thank you to everyone that came to donate to the Daily Bread Food Bank, get a great pumpkin and hang out with us!
There are already so many decisions to be made when buying a condo. One under-discussed decision is about whether to include a parking spot or storage locker in the sale.
When opening day arrived, there were about 40 showings and three pre-emptive offers.
It was my family home, it was tough to let go of that house. Julie, she understood, she was very helpful and patient.
Beautifully renovated bungalow in a prime west end neighbourhood in the Norseman School district.
Congrats Lauren Harvey, you are this month's winner:)
Stunning brand new 3 storey town home currently under construction!
Wouldn’t it be fun to pick this years team costume for our annual JKT Pumpkin Patch? Help us choose by voting!
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!
Just as you might have expected, September was a busy month for Toronto real estate agents. The demand for affordable housing remains strong, but the problem with the lack of listings remains a big issue.
Hi Internet, my name is Theresa Scandiffio and I’ve recently purchased a loft thanks to Jen from the Julie Kinnear Team, so I wanted just take time to give a shoutout.
Happy October everyone. This month's winner will get a $25.00 Amazon gift card. Good luck. Just answer the following skill testing question for your chance to win!
I purchased my first place with the Julie Kinnear Team. And I am extremely happy! I was buying on my own, which was a daunting experience, but I was very happy to have the guidance of the team and of the agent that I was working with.
Renovated Row House! This modern, freehold town is located in the incredibly vibrant & sought after Junction neighbourhood. Bright, open-concept main floor plan with a renovated kitchen, 2 large bedrooms plus a den, 2 full luxurious updated baths & a finished lower level […]
First open in 2006, East York Farmers' Market is the perfect place to get fresh groceries in Toronto's East End.
Fergus had been looking for a home with rental income for a long time before hiring the Julie Kinnear Team to help him with his search. Shortly thereafter, he purchased his first house in the East End!
Charming & Spacious Semi in Superb Location! Inviting 2 storey Edwardian family home located on a premium street in one of Toronto’s most established neighbourhoods. Bright, open-concept main floor plan boasts a family room off the back with a 2 piece powder […]
Congrats Anna Dycio you are this months winner:)
Stunning, Century old Edwardian Mansion!
This month's Krazy Kontest winner will receive a $25.00 gift card to Staples to help with your kids school supplies.
Strong sales and low supply was the mark of yet another month this year. Read more about it in the August Market Report!
Spacious Detached on Pretty Lot! Beautiful, 2.5 storey upgraded home in hip Junction Triangle! Flooded with natural light this spacious over 2000 square foot home (including the full and finished lower level) offers spectacular indoor & outdoor living space. 4 bedrooms includes […]
Home prices in Toronto were up another seventeen percent in July. The market continues to boom, and that has many younger buyers worried. Can I afford to finance a purchase of a home at these prices? Yes, you can.
"The whole JKT team is being really supportive and helpful and makes the whole experience a lot less stressful."
Loved neighbourhood spot to catch up on your shopping and spend summer afternoons in good company, surrounded by great music and delicious food.
Here are the photo from our first and definitely not the last JKT Inukshuk Club Picnic! We met on August 18th in High Park and we had a blast!! See for yourself!
Penny and Phillip sold their downtown condo and bought a great detached home near Danforth and Woodbine. An easy, seamless process!
August Krazy Kontest is over and here is the name of the winner! Congratulations!
The Toronto real estate market has behaved as expected in July, but the rapid growth we were experiencing last years might start slowing down.
August Krazy Kontest winner will get a $25.00 gift card to Shoppers Drug Mart. Just answer the skill-testing question for your chance to win!
Summer heatwaves scream for ice cream. While Toronto already had a fair selection of variations on the theme of frozen dairy dessert, that hasn't stopped three more from showing up this year: Arctic Bites, Fugo & La Diperie.
Mid-April, a house hunter attempted to buy this semi-detached, three-storey Victorian before the open house, but their pre-emptive offer was quickly challenged and defeated by several other bidders.
In Canada, we drink almost 10 billion cups of tea per year, and that figure is expected to rise 40% by 2020.
Nancy Machel bought and sold with the Julie Kinnear Team and is really happy about it!
John & Sheila moved to Toronto from the States, looking to settle into an urban village type neighbourhood and loved the advice from the JKT.
We’ve taken the liberty of making your life a bit easier by finding the best and cheapest places to park in Downtown Toronto.
July's Krazy Kontest is over and here is the name of the winner! Congratulations!
Beautifully renovated, detached home located in a quiet upper Annex pocket proudly known as the vibrant 'Tarragon Village'! Gourmet kitchen, 3 large bedrooms, 2nd floor laundry, 4 baths, finished lower level with separate entrance and private parking. Stay tuned coming soon!
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!
Liz and Kelvin bought in North Leaside, and sold their townhouse on the other side of Bayview less then 5 minutes away.
The continuing increase of sales of all housing types across the GTA is pushing the number of available listings to unprecedented lows.
It was colourful, it was cheerful, it was happy and it was proud. But most importantly, there was love all around. See for yourself!
This month's Krazy Kontest winner will receive a $25.00 gift card to Dairy Queen. Just answer the following question for your chance to win!
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.
Jodi & Ben tell their story of moving to High Park in Toronto from Europe with lots of help from The Julie Kinnear Team.
It all started as a collaboration between three local organic farmers, community members, and City of Toronto staff in the Dufferin Grove Park.
Alison and Joe found the perfect house in the Kingsway neighbourhood while working with Holly Chandler and The Julie Kinnear Team.
June's Krazy Kontest is over and here is the name of the winner! Kongrats!
Meet Jessica & Alex who combined forces with her parents to invest and build a custom dream home in downtown Toronto (Roncesvalles).
A buyer who is going to be using financing for the purchase might have a mortgage provider send out an appraiser before the offer date.
Amazing opportunity in Mimico. This beautiful detached 2 storey home sits on a picturesque large lot just minutes to the Lake. Main floor family room, enclosed front facing sun room, 3 bedrooms plus a fully finished lower level and private […]
The real estate market in Toronto in May has again a record-breaking number of sales, increasing average prices and shortage of supply.
Colleen was going to sell her house, but had a small problem with long grass in the front lawn. Luckily, there was Julie with clippers!
Huge, detached 2.5 storey home in sought after Baby Point. 5 bedrooms + main floor office, 3 baths, finished lower level, private drive and detached garage. The list goes on... Stay tuned coming Monday!
This month's winner will receive a $25.00 gift card to SportChek so you can get a jump on your summer wear. Just answer the question and win!
By taking some of the steps mentioned in this article and saving as much as you can, that first home may be closer than you think.
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.
With Julie's help, Trevor and Bree moved to High Park ten years ago and raised their family there, loving the neighbourhood ever since.
Spacious 2 bedroom with parking in an amazing location, steps to Liberty Village, Queen West and King West shops and restaurants.
Rod & Ann have grown-up children and found themselves with "too much house" to live in. They decided to sell with Julie and got fabulous results!
A terrace and view like no other in the building! Custom layout and luxuriously upgraded, spacious 2+1 bedroom suite with a huge terrace!
This Superb Roncy Home Offers Many Options! Much larger then it appears ~ A charming 3 bedroom end of row (like a semi) on sought after street in a priceless Roncesvalles location. Over 1800 square feet including the finished lower level with […]
It was so nice to see our friends and catch up! The JKT has the best clients!
Maren & Terry were moving out of Canada with their two young sons and had to sell their beloved house in the Roncesvalles Village area.
Hot Opportunity in Hip West Location! Charming, century Victorian end of row town home located in trendy south Parkdale location with friendly neighbours, steps to transit, schools, parks, fabulous shops, cafes, restaurants & markets. An excellent layout with over 2200 […]
May's Krazy Kontest is over and here is the name of the winner! Kongrats!
One of our favourite loft buildings in Roncy and considered by many to be one of the top 10 authentic loft buildings in Toronto. This highly sought after building and loft comes with 2 bedrooms, a HUGE covered patio, owned […]
Julia and Marty share their story about selling their condo and buying their new home with The Julie Kinnear Team.
"Go with your best bid in the first round. Don't hold back. Stretch. And think of it as ten year commitment."
The April numbers on the Toronto real estate market have met the expectations and the sales figures could have been even higher.
This two-bedroom-plus-den suite was largely courted by buyers downsizing from homes in Rosedale, Summerhill and the Annex.
With home prices verging on the unaffordable for many young couples, should boomers ante up and help their kids buy a new property in the city?
After seeing a few properties they were interested in, Josh and Jenna found their first home with the help of the Julie Kinnear Team.
Grand High Park family home sings to perfection! Detached 3 storey massive 5 bdrm home has all the bells and whistles! Amazing 3rd floor master suite, 4 baths and finished lower level. Amazing location.
Nice weather is on the horizon so this month's Krazy Kontest winner will get a $25.00 gift card to Starbuck's to enjoy their new spring drinks.
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.
Large Family Home in John Ross Robertson Catchment! This spacious, detached 4 bedroom home is set on a wide 40 foot lot in this exclusive North Toronto neighbourhood! Elegant centre hall plan and generously sized principal rooms including a superb main floor […]
Think you can't afford to buy a large detached home in a great neighbourhood in today's market? Well think again! This hot property is coming to the market on Monday, here are a few details. Detached, 2 storey in the […]
When a “Coming Soon” sign popped up on the lawn of this renovated three-storey house, house hunters moved fast. One of the first ten visitors through the door made a $302,000-over-asking bid to secure the property.
Linda shares her story as she moved from a big old home and found the perfect property to save for retirement.
The Globe and Mail published an interesting article about bidding wars and gives some general advice on how to survive them. Worth reading.
Louise moved to Toronto over 9 years ago and now she decided to move back to BC and knew she had to call the Julie Kinnear team.
April's Krazy Kontest knows it's winner and Julie had to say kongrats!
If you were wondering about the current status of the Eglinton Crosstown transportation project, you can check the map with the ongoing works.
Stress should be on responsible pet ownership rather than having no pet policy.
High Park Opportunity on Big Lot! Lots of potential to make this a forever home in this detached 4 bedroom century house that has been lovingly cared for by the same family for the past 60 years. Ideally set on a south […]
Impressive 3 Storey Victorian! Beautifully renovated, 3 bedroom semi-detached home with classic elegance and charm abound! 3300 square feet of grand living space on all 4 levels with an abundance of storage space in the lower level! Stay tuned coming […]
"Rentals properties with basement suites are very, very popular. So having two apartments on the main and second floor – [which] were well laid out – would be super easy to rent out."
The first quarter is behind us and the real estate market has been following the anticipated path upwards. Find out more in March Market Report!
John and Tammy worked with Jen from the Julie Kinnear Team on buying their first home and they're pretty excited about it.
We were thrilled to hear how happy Sean & Katherine were when the Julie Kinnear Team helped them buy and sell their home here in Toronto.
This month's Krazy Kontest winner will get a $25.00 Visa gift card so you can buy some pretty flowers to brighten your home :) Good luck!
A big move up in homes can take a long time to find. Heather & Bryan found out themselves, that it can be much more exciting than stressful when done right.
Gorgeous, updated detached home in a prime location of Mimico. Stunning open concept main floor with sunken living room, soaring ceilings, renovated kitchen and 2 piece powder room. 3 bedrooms, finished lower level and tons of parking. Stay tuned coming […]
It's Easter and that means our Kolouring Kontest is on!
The Green Light District that now sits at 365 Roncesvalles Avenue is the second iteration of the Peets' furniture and accessory shop.
Another happy couple who worked with us. Andrew & Sabine loved and bought the first house they saw, and sold their condo in just two days!
Contemporary Custom Renovation in Bedford Park! Light, bright and stylish, 3 storey end unit row house includes almost 2500 square feet of great family living space on all 4 levels! • Elegant open concept principal rooms with designer decor • Modern […]
Check out the name of the winner of March Krazy Kontest!
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.
Daniela and Mike were at first nervous about selling their condo, but after being guided by the JKT, they were better prepared for the move.
This semi-detached house drew two competing bids by the end of its first day on the market.
Second month and already the first record number of sales! The 21.1 per cent difference between this year and 2015 is quite striking!
This months Krazy Kontest winner will get a $500.00 Cadillac Fairview gift card. Just answer the following question for your chance to win!
Adam and Erin enjoyed working with Holly, trusted her opinion and found the perfect house for running a home based day care.
Amazing Opportunity in Roncy! Cherished, one family owned home for over 53 years! This gorgeous south facing 2.5 storey boasts 5 bedrooms and almost 3000 square feet of spectacular living space including the lower level. Bonus of 3 parking spots off […]
A Hidden Retreat! MUST SEE! Much larger than it appears with 3000 square feet of incredible living/entertaining space! Detached bungalow set back from the street on a large pie shaped, 170 foot deep lot. Amazing flow and well-laid out main floor […]
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.
A single guy buying 10 years ago with Julie Kinnear and then falling in love and buying and selling with the JKT again!
Let’s take a look at some of the most significant changes to Toronto real estate over the last decade.
The winners of the February Krazy Kontest are Tom Arndt & Janet Logan! Congrats to your night out at Cineplex Odeon!
Excellent Investment Opportunity! Complete with 3 separate apartments each with their own entrance. An excellent layout with over 2300 square feet (including the lower level)! Well proportioned principle rooms, 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, large workshop/storage shed in the backyard and […]
The awesome & cinema-loving members of the JKT have put together their predictions of who's going to grasp the faceless golden swordsman.
Toronto has a number of skating rinks, but we've chosen three best ones anyone wanting to experience the true Toronto winter should visit.
First month of 2016 has kick-started the year with it’s 8.2 per cent increase of sales compared to January 2015.
"Inside of the house there is a lot of cool stuff and the house is kind of curved on the floor! It's near all my friends!" - says Aiden.
The Bentley condominiums total 84 units, but just one was on the market this fall, this one-bedroom-plus-den suite. Only nine visitors completed tours before the sellers were presented with two competing offers.
This months Krazy Kontest winner will get a night out for 2 to Cineplex Odeon which includes 2 admissions, 2 soft drinks and 1 popcorn.
Check the gallery below and see for yourself what the Toronto Botanical Garden Farmers’ Market looks like!
Detached, 2 storey home on the best street in Leaside! Stay tuned coming soon.
Our loyal client Adam was so pleased with his experience working with Holly that he has referred many of his friends and family.
And here we have our winner of the January Krazy Kontest! Congrats to Christina Murray!
The New York Times has published the annual list of the 52 places to go in the upcoming year and Toronto is in the top ten!
Mystery Listing Coming Soon! Elegant and spacious 2 + 1 bedroom suite in a boutique Rosedale building. Stay tuned, coming soon!
December 2015 has been following the trend of increasing number of sales with the 2nd best sales result ever recorded.
Happy New Year! The January Krazy Kontest winner will get a $25.00 gift card to Starbucks to help keep you toasty and warm. Good luck!