The Julie Kinnear Team of Toronto Real Estate Agents https://juliekinnear.com Toronto real estate with personality. Wed, 27 Oct 2021 13:06:16 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.18 Holiday Card Art Contest 2021 https://juliekinnear.com/blogs/holiday-card-contest-2021 https://juliekinnear.com/blogs/holiday-card-contest-2021#respond Fri, 22 Oct 2021 15:19:49 +0000 https://juliekinnear.com/?p=43989 Attention budding artists of all ages!

The JKT is looking for some artwork to grace the cover of our custom printed Holiday card! We would love it to come from our peeps!

Please submit your own rendition of an Inukshuk (with or without a holiday theme). We will draw for up to 4 that we will use. Have fun!

Email a photo of it to by November 2nd.

 
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Silent Sands – JKT’s Favourite Things Friday https://juliekinnear.com/blogs/silent-sands-fav https://juliekinnear.com/blogs/silent-sands-fav#respond Fri, 22 Oct 2021 14:50:51 +0000 https://juliekinnear.com/?p=43986 Who doesn't love a good book?

Jen: "My friend has written a mystery novel – Silent Sands. It’s a great novel!! Downloads on Amazon right now are only $0.99. If you don’t have a Kindle, you can download the free app. It’s nice to support local!!"

Find it on Amazon now!

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Pumpkin Fest at Dixie Orchards 2021 https://juliekinnear.com/blogs/pumpkin-dixie-orchards-2021 https://juliekinnear.com/blogs/pumpkin-dixie-orchards-2021#respond Wed, 20 Oct 2021 17:37:40 +0000 https://juliekinnear.com/?p=43918

The sky opened up into beautiful blue after rain earlier before we arrived and forecast was threatening to be a horrible day (so a bunch of confirmed parties cancelled). It was a magical day and way more fun that we anticipated. People took home pumpkins and made home made pie, the candy apples were a fave, picking own pumpkin and the corn maze and wagon ride were highlights.

Thank you to everyone who joined as at Dixie Orchards for our Client Appreciation Event!

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Bear Claw – JKT’s Favourite Things Friday https://juliekinnear.com/blogs/bear-claw-favourite https://juliekinnear.com/blogs/bear-claw-favourite#respond Fri, 15 Oct 2021 12:52:18 +0000 https://juliekinnear.com/?p=43848 The most useful thing of the week is...

Julie: "The Bear Claw! Who knew that there was the perfect back scratcher, I used to literally pick up a stick and use it. For some reason I get an itchy back when cycling... thanks to my friend Sarah Macrae-Blakeley, there is an easy answer... AND it is telescopic, so fits in a bedside table, or anywhere!!"

The Bear Claw in action!!

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September 2021 Toronto Market Report https://juliekinnear.com/blogs/september-2021-to-report https://juliekinnear.com/blogs/september-2021-to-report#respond Mon, 11 Oct 2021 13:52:42 +0000 https://juliekinnear.com/?p=43840

September marked the transition from the slower summer market to the busier fall market in the Greater Toronto Area.

Every year, we generally see an uptick in sales, average selling price and listings after Labour Day, and September 2021 was no different. Sales increased relative to August and were also at the third-highest mark on record for the month of September. The average selling price was up both month-over-month and year-over-year.

Home Sales & Listings

GTA REALTORS® reported 9,046 sales through TRREB’s MLS® System in September 2021 – up in line with the regular seasonal trend from August. Compared to last year, market conditions tightened noticeably, with sales representing a substantially higher share of listings, and a significantly lower number of new listings across the board. Resurgence in the condo market was a factor in the higher share of listings sold. The total number of sales was down 18 per cent from 2020’s record September result, in large part due to the lower number of new listings, which were down 34 per cent from the same time last year.

Kevin Crigger, TRREB president, said:

“Demand has remained incredibly robust throughout September with many qualified buyers who would buy a home tomorrow provided they could find a suitable property. With new listings in September down by one third compared to last year, purchasing a home for many is easier said than done. The lack of housing supply and choice has reached a critical juncture. Bandaid policies to artificially suppress demand have not been effective. This is not an issue that can be solved by one level of government alone. There needs to be collaboration federally, provincially, and locally on a solution.”

Home Price

The MLS® Home Price Index Composite Benchmark was up by 19.1 per cent year-over-year in September 2021. The average selling price for all home types combined was up by 18.3 per cent year-over-year to $1,136,280.

Jason Mercer, TRREB Chief Market Analyst commented:

“Price growth in September continued to be driven by the low-rise market segments, including detached and semidetached houses and townhouses. However, competition between buyers for condo apartments has picked up markedly over the past year, which has led to an acceleration in price growth over the past few months as first-time buyers reentered the ownership market. Look for this trend to continue.”

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Cedar Waxwing – JKT’s Favourite Things Friday https://juliekinnear.com/blogs/cedar-waxwing-fav https://juliekinnear.com/blogs/cedar-waxwing-fav#respond Fri, 08 Oct 2021 10:47:49 +0000 https://juliekinnear.com/?p=43836 Are you familiar with a bird called Cedar Waxwing?

Holly: "I discovered what they were earlier this summer when I helped a little one out. They are a very beautiful and sociable bird with a wonderful characteristic of sharing with each other. They pass berries to one another and sometimes get drunk from the fermented ones."

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October Krazy Kontest https://juliekinnear.com/blogs/2021-october-krazy-kontest https://juliekinnear.com/blogs/2021-october-krazy-kontest#respond Fri, 01 Oct 2021 13:38:34 +0000 https://juliekinnear.com/blogs/2021-october-krazy-kontest Win a $75 Gift Certificate to the restaurant of your choice! Just answer the following skill-testing question for your chance to win! One correct answer to the question will be drawn:

Just answer the following skill testing question for your chance to win!

One correct answer to the following skill-testing question will be drawn:

Name of the Olympian who auctioned off her Tokyo 2020 Silver medal for $125,000. to pay for a toddler's heart operation?

Mirabai Chanu - India
Joshua Kiprui Cheptegei - Uganda
Tamara Salazar - Ecuador
Azizulhasni Awang - Malaysia
Maria Andrejczyk - Poland


This contest has closed!

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Janice Lindsay: PINK Colour + Design – JKT’s Favourite Things Friday https://juliekinnear.com/blogs/janice%e2%80%93lindsay-jkt-fav https://juliekinnear.com/blogs/janice%e2%80%93lindsay-jkt-fav#respond Fri, 01 Oct 2021 12:30:30 +0000 https://juliekinnear.com/?p=43812 Another one of Holly's favourite things from her house renovation!

Holly: "For most of the summer, I had painters at my house painting the exterior and some of the interior. Janice Lindsay from "PINK Colour and Design" is a colour expert like no other and was referred by our good client Jackie Garrow a long time ago. She made everything so easy and I didn't have to gather up paint chips and be paralyzed by indecision. Janice suggested colours I never would have chosen, but are pretty amazing."

Visit Janice's website https://www.janicelindsay.com/and find out more about PINK Colour + Design services. The team is actually a mother-daughter duo. How fun!

Colour influences our emotions every single day. Palette combinations should go beyond good taste to good feel. PINK Colour & Design will create combinations tailored to your psychological needs as well as your furnishings. Whether you need drama or calm, spaciousness or cozy closeness, find out how amazing the right colours will feel every single day!

- PINK Colour + Design

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CUTEK – JKT’s Favourite Things Friday https://juliekinnear.com/blogs/cutek-fav https://juliekinnear.com/blogs/cutek-fav#respond Fri, 24 Sep 2021 15:00:42 +0000 https://juliekinnear.com/?p=43805 Have you heard about Cutek? It's Holly's favourite thing of the week!

Holly: "One of my favourite things is to finally get some work done on my house. So happy about refreshing the old but still useable deck. It looks new! It was power washed and had a couple of applications of CUTEK which is an oil product and one you can clean up with soap and water. I'd say CUTEK is one of my favourite things!"

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Aerogarden Seed Kit – JKT’s Favourite Things Friday https://juliekinnear.com/blogs/aerogarden-jkt-favourite https://juliekinnear.com/blogs/aerogarden-jkt-favourite#respond Fri, 17 Sep 2021 08:36:33 +0000 https://juliekinnear.com/?p=43788 Julie's favourite thing of the week is not only helpful, but smells pretty good, too.

"One of my new fave things is our Aerogarden Seed Kit. We now have an all year round herb garden growing fresh basil and all kinds of others - smells so good, and very easy to maintain :)"

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