It can be a difficult experience, but educating yourself can save you money and bring its own rewards, so don't be afraid to go for it!
"We were so nervous going into a buying our first house and came out as a dream."
The recent changes in the sales and price trends have masked the fact that housing supply remains an issue in the GTA.
Longing for some more privacy and a part of land to call your own? Think about moving to a family house!
We at The Julie Kinnear Team understand that selling your home can be a sensitive time for you. So we are really attuned to your needs, in terms of process, but also emotionally.
Happy Client Kunal knew exactly what he wanted and that’s why he chose The Julie Kinnear Team!
What are the pros and cons of demolishing the existing house on the property in order to build new from scratch? Should you renovate instead?
Adam and Erin found the perfect house for running a home-based day care. They enjoyed working with The Julie Kinnear Team and trusted them.
Many households are interested in purchasing a home, but these would-be buyers are waiting to see the impact of the Ontario Fair Housing Plan.
The process was pretty much a non-stressful event because we felt that Holly and The Julie Kinnear Team really knew what we were looking for.
Holly from The Julie Kinnear Team was the first person that actually went to every single viewing we went to!
Celebrate the multiple layers of identities, which make Toronto extraordinary and strong, with the entire LGBTQ community.
Happy Clients Matt & Ali are looking forward to their lives in the Junction
Tenant comes first, so finding responsible tenants, collecting rent and property upkeep is an important part of being a landlord in Toronto.
There were other multiple-unit houses in the neighbourhood, but they were more residential. This was slightly different because the zoning was different,
Experienced seller and buyer Kathryn was pleased with The Julie Kinnear Team's approach
Sarah Nixon, a garden sharing professional, has some tips on how to build a sense of community in Toronto’s urban areas.
The effect of the Ontario Fair Housing Plan remains to be seen while Toronto home buyers benefitted from a better supplied situation in May 2017.
Julie is a major go-getter & she gave us all the support we needed and did an awesome job with marketing our place.
Supporting ecological food growing and production methods, market emphasizes working with farmers from Ontario to keep it as local as possible!
I remember seeing signs in the neighbourhood, that had this wonderful native Canadian image, an Inukshuk. And that spoke to me.
Whether they have clothes that don’t fit, old furniture or organic waste, citizens of Toronto are lucky to have many options for safe recycling.
We love the fact that Julie Kinnear and her whole team still stay in touch and are involved with our family and other families around.
"From the beginning, we were pretty much the first vintage store to have a kind of really clean aesthetic and keep everything very organized"
Happy clients Jennifer & Kevin bought their first house with The Julie Kinnear Team in Bloor West Village
It was so great to catch up with friends and clients at our night with the Blue Jays!
Purchasing a rental property can be a difficult experience, but educating yourself can save you money and heartache further down the road.
Sakura trees reach peak bloom in spring - in this time, Toronto’s High Park attracts thousands of people to admire their beauty.
The Julie Kinnear Team helped us when it came down to the offer stage, we weren’t sure if we should take the offer or wait for another one.
Toronto buyers benefitted from considerably more choice in the marketplace.
Christina is expecting, so we decided we need a little more space so we found a house we're really happy with - here on Davisville.
It is a big honour and we just want to thank all of our clients and friends who support us every day. Thank you for letting us guide you home!
Stunning, 2 storey detached, 5 bedroom home in prime Parkdale/Roncy location! Exceptional floor plan you just have to see!
Looking for family fun or just want to restock your pantry? This guide should help you decide which farmers’ market in Toronto to visit next!
Our Happy Clients Amy and Sandra asked Julie to make their dream come true!
Stunning & Spacious 2 Storey Suite ~ Feels More Like A House! Over 1600 sf with 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 2 underground parking spots + locker, 2 breathtaking terraces on both the main & second floor with tranquil ravine and […]
Detached 2 storey home with adorable coach house in superb location of Dovercourt Park.
Reuse, Recycle and Safely Dispose - Bring yours used or unwanted household items to the Community Environment Day event!
Renovated bungalow on a premium pie-shaped lot, tucked away at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac. This 3+1 bedroom boasts a 1 bdrm rental/in-law suite with separate entrance. Incredible outdoor space includes a wrap around cedar deck which is over […]
We picked Julie because her approach was very similar to ours: emailing, keeping long lists and constantly being in communication.
We are very happy that we hired Julie to help us sell our house, because we have two young children and wanted to have a painless experience, and we did!
We have an incredible 3 storey, Freehold TownHome coming out in sought after Clarkson Village in Mississauga. Stay tuned coming soon!
Easter is just around the corner and that means it's time to go "Easter Kolouring Krazy!"
As the older generation ages, the children will often find themselves negotiating the sometimes tricky, complex issues around an estate sale.
Annual rates of price growth continued to accelerate in March as growth in sales outstripped growth in listings.
My house went on sale on a Tuesday and it sold within four days, so I was really impressed with the professionalism of the Julie Kinnear's Team.
This month's lucky winner will receive a $25.00 gift card to Laura Secord so you can treat yourself to some yummy Easter chocolate goodies!
Updated detached 2 storey home in a prime location just steps from St. Clair! Stay tuned just a sleep away coming out this Monday!
The people who live here are like soul brothers and sisters - it's already painted orange, there's a sunroom and a garden and a fairy circle!
Becoming a landlord is a good way to help pay down your mortgage, generate extra income, or even create your own business. But what does it take?
We have an amazing semi-detached coming out next Tuesday on a prime street of Roncesvalles. Stay tuned.
Congrats Robert, you won a $500 gift certificate to Yorkshire Pudding catering!
The Julie Kinnear Team is really good at finding the spirit of a home to match their clients.
It was absolutely awesome! We are first time home buyers, we’ve lived in the city for a long, long time, but have always owned a condo so we’re ready to take that step up to an actual house.
Super Sexy Newly Renovated Custom Home! A unique urban home located on a quiet historic tree lined street! Centered around the best neighbourhoods the City has to offer - Little Italy, Kensington Market, the Annex, U Of T and Downtown core. […]
We have a special property coming out next week! An incredible investment opportunity in a prime location of Dufferin Grove. 3 well maintained, spacious apartments with good income. This property boasts several options for today's savvy buyer looking to get […]
Happy Clients Ellen and Leslie have been selling and buying condos with the JKT since 2006. Fill in our Buyer Profile Form and you can too find a house made just for you!
Until we see a marked increase in the number of homes available for sale, expect very strong annual rates of price growth to continue.
Try Toronto organic produce and have a tour through Etobicoke history - visit Winter Market at Montgomery’s Inn!
It's a house you can grow in. You know, we're expecting a little baby - our first! - to fill one of the five rooms, which is pretty awesome.
Julie is the best real estate agent that I have ever dealt with!
Read JKT's predictions for Oscars winners, pick your favourites and win a special prize!
We called the agency and got in contact with Holly and for one year we went around looking at open houses because we were not sure, back and forth, and finally, we decided to buy a house!
Finding and purchasing your first home can be a lot of fun, and quite rewarding with the right know-how and attitude.
Grand 2 bed, 2 bath apartment in swanky Rosedale location! 1440 square feet plus large balcony! Stay tuned coming out on Valentines Day.
We met with Holly and she was great, especially for the first time home buyers.
As we move through 2017, we expect the demand for ownership housing to remain strong, including demand from first-time buyers.
Julie demonstrated that she's an honest person and follows honest business practices
Glenn McQueenie talks with Julie Kinnear about success, her dream team, referral client base and hustling her way up the real estate ladder
Superb opportunity in picturesque Bloordale Gardens neighbourhood. Spacious, detached bungalow with 3+1 bedrooms, finished lower level and an attached 1 car garage and private drive parking for 3 additional cars. Stay tuned coming soon!
Everything that Julie Kinnear and her team said that they would do they did. And it was the smoothest transition we've ever made and I would highly recommend them at any time.
Hold on to your hats, this is the one you have been waiting for in popular Bloor West Village! Superb school district! A beautifully updated 3 bedroom semi (feels more like a detached) with 2nd floor laundry, finished lower level, […]
It took us a few months before we found the perfect house, but with Tyler's patience, and energy we finally landed on it.
Our happy client Megan is starting a new life chapter in her townhouse outside of Toronto.
What we really need is more policy focus on issues impacting the lack of homes available for sale.
Khushbu and Karna bought a fixer-upper property in Roncesvalles with the JKT last year, and after renovating it, they decided to sell, once again choosing the JKT as their representatives
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.
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
Home buying activity remained strong in November 2016, but Toronto Real Estate Board President talks about the ongoing tight market conditions
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.
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.
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 […]
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.
Stunning brand new 3 storey town home currently under construction!
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.
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 […]
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 […]
Stunning, Century old Edwardian Mansion!
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."
Penny and Phillip sold their downtown condo and bought a great detached home near Danforth and Woodbine. An easy, seamless process!
The Toronto real estate market has behaved as expected in July, but the rapid growth we were experiencing last years might start slowing down.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Alison and Joe found the perfect house in the Kingsway neighbourhood while working with Holly Chandler and The Julie Kinnear Team.
Meet Jessica & Alex who combined forces with her parents to invest and build a custom dream home in downtown Toronto (Roncesvalles).
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!
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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
The Green Light District that now sits at 365 Roncesvalles Avenue is the second iteration of the Peets' furniture and accessory shop.
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 […]
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!
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.
Let’s take a look at some of the most significant changes to Toronto real estate over the last decade.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Theresa recently purchased a loft in Roncy with the help of Jenn and she's happy to share the experience with her and with the rest of the JKT.
Last week, we realized that we have couple of really nice photo essays that are covered in virtual dust. So, why not look at some of them again?
Ryan and Natalie bought their first house in Mimico with Tyler's help and would like to share their excitement.
We did some winter cleaning on our website and found this beautiful picture of ducks swimming in the pond in Cedarvale Park.
I can endorse Julie in terms of being professional. Her and her team are unbelievable when it comes to be incredibly client focused and really helping clients.
It happened again - the number of sales in November was highest on the record for this month. Read more in the November Market Report.
Katherine and Kevin talk about selling their house in Bloor West Village after their daughter was born and moving west to be closer to family.
Julie helped this family to sell their house and Holly helped them to buy a new one! Check out our newest happy client video testimonial.
Along the north side of Sorauren Park, Sorauren Lofts has roughly half a dozen loft ownership opportunities annually.
Megan talks about buying her first house a few years ago with the Julie Kinnear Team. Now she's in the midst of selling her second home with us!
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.
Janet talks about joining families together with her husband Tom and buying a new house with the Julie Kinnear Team.
Stunning, 1 bedroom + large den with the most amazing unobstructed views the city has to offer! Stay tuned coming Tuesday.
The number of home sales in October has blown through the roof once again in another record breaking month in 2015.
Dan talks about the tough decision of selling his family house and about how Julie helped him and his family to get through the transition.
Mystery Listing Coming Soon! Gorgeous 3 bedroom semi just minutes to the beach and the Danforth!
This year's Pumpkin Patch has been amazing, all the people who came by to donate or just say hello were great! Here are some of the photos.
Mystery Listing Coming Soon! Beautifully renovated 3 bedroom semi-detached home in Swansea. Stay tuned coming Wednesday.
Julie started at College Pro in her second year of university. Her only prior work experience was as a camp counselor, so she was interested in a more lucrative position, in addition to one where she could interact with adults for a change.
Unfortunately for new homebuyers, school districts in Toronto are not carved in stone. There are a plethora of reasons a boundary can change.
Mystery Listing Coming Soon! Story Book Setting! Often admired home just a short walk to the best of the Junction and Bloor West Village. Coming Wednesday call Holly Chandler for details.
September is behind us, and the fall is here. As for the real estate market in Toronto, everything goes as predicted in the previous months.
When opening day did arrive there were about 40 showings and three pre-emptive offers.
Mystery Listing Coming Soon! Gorgeous, 3 storey executive freehold townhome filled with luxurious finishes!
Upscale Living at Yonge & Bloor! Fabulous 1 bedroom condo located in “Tiffany Terrace”, a quiet boutique building in Bloor-Yorkville!
Renovated and spacious 2 storey detached home in North Toronto set on an extra deep 150 foot lot is a rare find in the area.
Spacious over a 1000 square foot 2 bedroom, 2 bath in a quiet downtown boutique building.
Trendy, updated and spacious semi conveniently located across the street from DA Morrison Middle School and playground in East York!
August was a good month for sellers, since the real estate market was moving in the predicted direction of higher sales and lowering stock.
Premium suite in spectacular new building in Bloor West! Brand new, never lived in spacious south-west facing corner suite with terrace!
Buyers hoping to live in Roncesvalles closely watch for available properties, such ast this updated, 2-storey row house.
Over a century old Edwardian style, sprawling 3 storey semi boasting approximately 3000 square feet of superb living space.
Rich talks about helping his daughter buy her first condo in Roncesvalles, Toronto with the JKT
More movies, more celebrities! This festival just gets more exciting every year!
Home staging is like a cosmetic makeover where eye catching and aesthetically pleasing designs replace unwanted furniture or colour.
Just like the outside temperatures were high last month, so was the Toronto real estate market.
Whether you're a first time homebuyer or an established property owner looking Toronto real estate remains one of the best investment opportunities.
Before you buy a property you may wish to ensure that any existing front yard parking facility is properly licensed. Note that the license does not follow the property, but that a new property owner will need to apply to have the license agreement transferred.
Looks like the real estate market continues to rise to heights never seen before! The new record for June in the number of overall sales was set!
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.
In April, the real estate scene in Davisville Village was quite varied with some sellers accepting bully offers and others waiting for any bids at all.
The continuing trend of increasing prices will probably last for the whole year and 2015 could be really breaking the records.
On Sunday, June 14, we want to thank you personally by offering a free ride on UP Express from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at both the Bloor and Weston GO/UP stations.
If you're on the look out for sound professional advice regarding the sale of your investment rental property, be sure to connect the Julie Kinnear Team.
If you're one of the many thousands of commuters currently trudging from destinations outside the city of Toronto to a place of work downtown, then this article's for you.
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.
For a small business, surviving in the Roncesvalles neighbourhood is hard, but A Good Read and She Said Boom are two notable exceptions.
Live-work spaces, one of the hottest new housing trends in Toronto these days, might just also be one of the oldest.
There was hardly time for showings of this semi-detached house and an even shorter period for those visitors to make offers to match or outdo one buyer’s bully offer.
The overall sales in GTA real estate market in April 2015 were highest on the record so far! High demand has also pushed up the average price.
Forget Starbucks and Tim Hortons. These are the unique, quirky neighbourhood spots that sprout out of the Roncesvalles area like mushrooms on a log. Cheerful, caffeinated mushrooms.
It was a hell of a project, planning it all, working through the budget, timing and I can't thank Julie and her team enough for all the work that they did.
While kids were having fun during the March break, both average prices and overall sales in Toronto's real estate market were rising.
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.
Julie's team was really fantastic. I would recommend them in a heartbeat. They were true professionals, they were attentive to us, really friendly, great resources - just a fantastic team overall. We had a super experience!
Roncesvalles is a popular community where many new homeowners paid large premiums in intense bidding wars last year, including the new owners of this two-storey residence at the end of a trio of brick homes.
A house in Toronto at this price is a rare find. The property is on the small side, meaning some buyers may view it as a condo alternative.
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."
"First Name Mista, Middle Name 'Period', Last Name "T". And I pity the foo who don't buy or sell with the JKT!"
We'll work with you and your budget and help you plan for life in your Forever Home.
We know we did the right thing going with Julie and her team.
I was really pleased with the work with the team approach and I think that was a great idea.
In pretty much a week, they (The JKT) found exactly what I wanted. So it's been fabulous and I'm so excited to move in.
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!
Last month we had some serious winter apocalypse weather here in Toronto. However, the overall number of sales and average price has increased.
The Millionaire Real Estate Agent not only helps you plot out your course to your first million, but what to do once that goal is achieved.
The new year is off with a bang – the real estate market has taken off quickly, similar to last 2014.
Buying a home is a big decision, no matter what stage of life you're in. But for families with children, there are many more things to consider.
Retire in Chatham-Kent and don't break the bank. - Great article from the Globe & Mail series on where to retire after living in big city Toronto
According to the TorontoMLS System, number of sales in December 2014 has increased by 2.0% to 6,519 in comparison with 6,391 units sold in December 2013.
Gary Keller's book describes what's the market shift, how you should react and 12 tactics you can use to negotiate your way through the turmoil.
With a high number of buyers circling available homes in East York last fall, about 30 potential buyers gravitated toward this more than century-old residence.
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 trend of year-over-year sales growth continued, but there was a significant lack of inventory, with active listings down in comparison to last year.
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 real estate market has been active this Fall once again, despite the cool and wet weather. Lots of action in all price ranges.
This semi-detached house was such a popular spot in Parkdale that it drew several offers, including one $142,100 over the list price.
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.
The 6th Annual JKT Pumpkin Patch: Saturday from 11:00-1:00 in George Chater Park and then off to Leaside to Trace Manes Park from 2:00-4:00.
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.
Sales were up for all major home types, showing that both the buyers and sellers remain active.
GTA's best garden maintenance companies chosen based on their social media popularity and customer reviews.
July 2014 was the second best July in terms of number of sales ever.
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.
Many people are choosing to stay in the city and putting value on less commute which perpetually has driven the market up.
Everything is important when preparing a garage/yard sale. Pricing, merchandise and amount of time and creativity you put into it.
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.
To make your search through the Toronto's vintage & second-hand furniture stores a bit easier, we created a guide consisting our most favourites!
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!"
As well as the annual FanExpo event that occurs at the end of the summer, Hobby Star Marketing offered a smaller event called Toronto ComiCon.
Public transit in downtown Toronto is fantastically convenient. The most pedestrian-friendly city in Canada, Toronto encourages people to stay active.
There's a serious shortage of houses, which are 12.2 % down compared to a year ago, and people are desperate to buy before homes become expensive.
Our clients Richard & Miwa are settled in and loving their new west end home and wanted to share their happy experience with our team.
Lead in old paint, VOC, a mould infestation, or asbestos in the insulation - these all are potential health risks lying behind the walls.
The lesson to take from American Beauty is that you should stand up for yourself a little more so you get what you deserve in all aspects of life.
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.
Winter in Toronto
The Toronto housing market shows signs of cooling as it enters 2014 with the lowest sales number since January 2009.
Girl Rising is a global action campaign for girls' education. See what you can do to help.
Keller Williams Realty, the largest real estate franchise in N. America has been named the No. 2 training organization across by Training Magazine.
2014 Oscar Countdown is on! The nominees were announced January 16, 2014 and they weren't a big surprise. Ellen DeGeneres will host the 86th ceremony, which is scheduled for March 2nd, 2014.
Shipping containers started to travel around the globe in the 1960s, and cargo companies haven’t been able to replace them since then.
The fact that homes in Canada are becoming less affordable seems to have little impact on homebuyers, as their activity in the resale market is increasing.
Shoppers who viewed video were 174% more likely to purchase than viewers who did not.
The year of 2013 finished strongly in Toronto. You'd never guess that the slowly starting 2013 would be caught in a mania situation by its end.
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.
Toronto Photo of the Week: Ball at the Mall.
After 21 happy successful years at Royal LePage and careful consideration, The Julie Kinnear Team is about to embark on a new adventure.
This article will show you that recycled things can be as reliable as brand-new products and sometimes the extra character is a big bonus.
The number of new properties for sale in Toronto was down 4.4 % in November, year over year, and month-end active listings fell down 12.1 %, according to TREB.
Check out some of the names that we chose and let us know about your ideas. Here’s the list of the top Canadian comic book creators by Julie Kinnear.
Happy Homes & Holidays! Reflecting on the end of 2013, and the incredible relationships we have been so blessed with.
December in Toronto might be freezing, but life in the city doesn’t slow down at all!
When you buy a home in Toronto, City Hall's Land transfer tax forces you to pay thousands up front, every time you move!
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!
In October 2013, condo sales in Toronto rose nearly 25 per cent year-over-year.
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.
The JKT's Pumpkin Patch Photo Contest
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.
3 Wishes Come True! We have the best clients and a great story to share with you!
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.
This summer has been Canada's hottest and priciest for a long time. Sales shot up by an incredible 21.1 per cent in August compared to results from a year ago.
This year marks the 25th anniversary of what has become the goriest and most horrifying event in TIFF history: Midnight Madness.
The largest meatless food festival in the world is heading down to the Harbourfront Centre for its 29th season. Annual Vegetarian Food Fest in Toronto.
The TIFF, Vegetarian Food Festival, JFL, a unique David Bowie exhibition, and much more will keep you busy this September!
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.
Ghost Towns around Ontario. Greater Sadbury region and Sable Falls.
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.
What do houses of the Cullen family, Don Vito Corleone, Sam Baldwin, Tony Montana, Rachel Marron, Miss Daisy and the Thompson Family have in common?
Clients Helping Clients! Holly's clients are over the moon happy after buying their beautiful new home in the east end!
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 young couples were fixated on acquiring larger units in the King Town community, where only a couple of units become available each month.
Summer in Toronto is full of street festivals. However, even the best program can be ruined by the unexpected weather such as this year's floods.
Many people believe condo fees are an unnecessary burden and prefer condos with the lowest maintenance fees. Find out why they are wrong.
Toronto Real Estate July 2013 Newsletter announcement post.
Most people are aware that they need a permit for major house renovations, but some forget that this permit is needed for some small renovations as well.
The sale prices of homes in Toronto continued to rise in June, but mortgage rates and a big condo supply can be a problem for the TO real estate market.
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.
Solar energy is becoming more accessible, and solar panels are being integrated into much more sophisticated gadgets than calculators.
In the Annex dotted with frozen yogurt chains like Menchies and YoYos, Greg’s Ice Cream stands its ground with its 30-year history.
Just recently we sold our beautiful state of the art modern style listing with a great deal of help from Julie’s detailed YouTube video walk through!
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.
In the heart of Roncesvalles Village, this century-old, brick townhouse was the object of the affections of more than a dozen house hunters.
The store sells not only furniture, but jewellery too, all on consignment from people who don't want to sell the stuff themselves.
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!
Check out the latest Sales Stats for Moore Park!
From mostly private and artist-run establishments, I’ll walk you through a couple of my favourite public galleries in Toronto.
Health professionals widely recognize how housing affects our health, and with very good reason. Bad housing conditions lead to health problems.
A wonderful private luxury property or an excellent investment opportunity as a B&B or for hosting events.
This article aims to present a fascinating gardening idea: the ever-trendy forest gardening.
Despite serious obstacles in Canadian housing market, the sales in April 2013 were better than expected.
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!
Street Photography is a genre of photography trying to capture candid situations happening in public places such as streets, parks and beaches.
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.
In the Carrington on the Park residence, which is one of three buildings built on the former Inn on the Park site
The New City Hall, located at Nathan Phillips Square and built in 1965, is Toronto's famous landmark attracting thousands of visitors each year.
As a single-family dwelling, there are five bedrooms on the upper levels, a main floor living room and a formal dining area
April in Toronto is beautiful — and full of events! So much is happening over this month, so check out our list of ideas.
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!
It’s time to free your artistic inner-self, and I can assure you that Toronto’s finest artisans will help you achieve your creative dreams.
February has been another rough month for the Toronto real estate market.
Kids always have lots of energy during holidays — so it’s the best time for exciting adventures.
Friends of High Park Z00 need more volunteers to help with Community Events and Fund Raising in High Park.
Very Cool Spacious Loft! Art deco style “Electra Lofts” building in desirable King West Village! The current seller just loves the #2! Why?
Family 5 bedroom renovated home for sale in trendy Roncesvalles Village in Toronto retains charm. Steps to High Park for kids & dog walks.
Check out what houses are selling for in Riverdale. Read about the school sin the area as well as restaurants and shopping!
LinkedIn let us know that we have one of the top 10% most viewed LinkedIn profiles for 2012!
Living off the grid is becoming more and more popular, especially here in Ontario.
Toronto parks are not losing their charm under the thick cover of snow. Inviting people for a nice walk, snowball fights or building snowmen.
The new year started with a 1.3 per cent decline in sales compared to January 2012.
Let’s take a look at some of the most interesting events scheduled this year that are yet to come in February.
Detached, brick house with family room addition and a walkout to a deck, flagstone patio and gated garden increased interior living space to 2,130 square feet.
Where are they?
Furnishly is a marketplace that brings physical store inventory online, all in one place, in a well arranged and practical manner.
Julia & Marty found their dream home with Tyler in the west end it was time to call Julie to sell their downtown condo quickly.
A HUGE congrats to all the 2012 National Chairmans Club winners as featured in the Globe & Mail on Jan 25. What great company to keep!
Travel back in time and look at some of beautiful historic photographs documenting important events, daily life, and the changing of Toronto.
Of Things Past is a unique furniture store that carries used furniture as well as new items that other shops consign with them.