The Julie Kinnear Team of Toronto Real Estate Agents https://juliekinnear.com Toronto real estate with personality. Fri, 22 Jan 2021 16:05:16 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.16 Reid’s Distillery – JKT’s Favourite Things Friday https://juliekinnear.com/blogs/reids-distillery-jkt-favourites https://juliekinnear.com/blogs/reids-distillery-jkt-favourites#respond Fri, 22 Jan 2021 14:31:33 +0000 https://juliekinnear.com/?p=42731 Mysterious delivery contained a wonderful surprise. Watch Julie's favourite local thing of this Friday.

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Reid's Distillery is Toronto's gin distillery, located in Leslieville.
Distilled by Family, Inspired by Adventure.

Order cocktails to be delivered right to your door or explore more of their gin on the website https://reidsdistillery.com/

and don't forget to shop local, support local!

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January 2021 Krazy Kontest Winner https://juliekinnear.com/blogs/january-2021-krazy-kontest-winner https://juliekinnear.com/blogs/january-2021-krazy-kontest-winner#respond Mon, 18 Jan 2021 12:42:01 +0000 https://juliekinnear.com/?p=42662 Congratulations to the winner of our January 2021 Krazy Kontest!

The correct answer to our question "In 1983, Oprah moved to Chicago and took over a local talk show that was soon to become "The Oprah Winfrey Show". What was the name of this talk show??" is AM Chicago.

And who won a $50 gift certificate to Alimentari - Italian Grocery? Watch Jay's video to find out.

So delicious! Alimentari is located on Roncesvalles in West Toronto, they have been serving the local neighbourhood since 2017. Alimentari now offers their grocery and house-made products delivered to doors throughout the GTA! Visit their website https://alimentarito.com/ and find out more.

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The People’s Pint Brewery – JKT’s Favourite Things Friday https://juliekinnear.com/blogs/people%e2%80%99s-%e2%80%93-jkt%e2%80%99s https://juliekinnear.com/blogs/people%e2%80%99s-%e2%80%93-jkt%e2%80%99s#respond Fri, 15 Jan 2021 14:03:29 +0000 https://juliekinnear.com/?p=42656 Have you tried The People’s Pint Brewery on Cawthra Avenue in the Junction Triangle yet? It's Jay's favourite thing for this Friday.

They offer many different tastes of fine brews. Jay's personal favourite is Timelord IPA – it is a taste redolent of the fine IPA’s he enjoyed on the West Coast of BC. They had outside social-distancing seating on the weekends during the fall, that he enjoyed very much.

Right now they offer FREE LOCAL DELIVERY ON ORDERS OVER $40, valid for postal codes M2 to M9, $15 FLAT RATE SHIPPING AVAILABLE TO ALL OF ONTARIO or SATURDAY DELIVERY FOR M6 ON ORDERS OVER $18 and contactless pickup at the brewery. It's definitely worth it!

Visit their website https://peoplespint.com/ or Facebook People's Pint Brewing Company for more info.

...and don't forget to shop local & support local!

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Mabel’s – JKT’s Favourite Things Friday https://juliekinnear.com/blogs/mabels-jkt-favourite https://juliekinnear.com/blogs/mabels-jkt-favourite#respond Fri, 08 Jan 2021 13:21:11 +0000 https://juliekinnear.com/?p=42644 JKT's Favourite Things Friday presents Brenda's favourite bakery on Roncy - Mabel’s where celebrating birthdays with their fabulous Carrot Cake, cannot get any better.

Always home made and fresh! Traditional baking, take home meals, artisan breads & cheeses. Made with premium organic and local ingredients no preservatives and all natural flavours.

Visit their website to find out more!

Shop local, support local!

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December 2020 Toronto Market Report https://juliekinnear.com/blogs/december-toronto-market-report https://juliekinnear.com/blogs/december-toronto-market-report#respond Thu, 07 Jan 2021 10:23:36 +0000 https://juliekinnear.com/?p=42634 Alex Shutin / unsplash

Despite everything COVID-19 brought, including necessary public health restrictions and uncertainty surrounding the economy, Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported over 95,000 home sales in 2020 – the third-best result on record. The average selling price reached a new record of almost $930,000.

Lisa Patel, Toronto Regional Real Estate Board (TRREB) President, said: “The Greater Toronto Area housing market followed an unfamiliar path in 2020. Following the steep COVID-induced drop-off in demand during the spring, home sales roared back to record levels throughout the summer and fall. A strong economic rebound in many sectors of the economy, ultra-low borrowing costs and the enhanced use of technology for virtual open houses and showings fuelled and sustained the housing market recovery.”

2020 Highlights

  • 95,151 sales were reported through TRREB’s MLS® System – up by 8.4 per cent compared to 2019. This included a record result for the month of December, with 7,180 sales – a year-over-year increase of 64.5 per cent.
  • Year-over-year sales growth was strongest in the GTA regions surrounding Toronto, particularly for single-family home types.
  • The average selling price reached a new record of $929,699 – up by 13.5 per cent compared to 2019. This included an average price of $932,222 in December – a year-over-year increase of 11.2 per cent. The strongest average price growth was experienced for single-family home types in the suburban regions of the GTA.
  • After a pronounced dip in market activity between mid-March and the end of May, market conditions improved dramatically in the second half of the year, with multiple consecutive months of record sales and average selling prices.

Home Prices

Jason Mercer, TRREB Chief Market Analyst, said: “While the housing market as a whole recovered strongly in 2020, there was a dichotomy between the single-family market segments and the condominium apartment segment. The supply of single-family homes remained constrained resulting in strong competition between buyers and double-digit price increases. In contrast, growth in condo listings far-outstripped growth in sales. Increased choice for condo buyers ultimately led to more bargaining power and a year-over-year dip in average condo selling prices during the last few months of the year."

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January Krazy Kontest https://juliekinnear.com/blogs/2020-january-krazy-kontest-2 https://juliekinnear.com/blogs/2020-january-krazy-kontest-2#respond Fri, 01 Jan 2021 05:00:50 +0000 https://juliekinnear.com/blogs/2020-january-krazy-kontest-2 Happy New Year! In thinking up a fun Kontest question to start off 2021, we were thinking about things we were grateful for during the very rocky 2020. One thing that kept Julie’s spirits uplifted was Oprah Winfrey, in so many ways - particularly her amazing SuperSoul Conversations podcasts, as well as the meditation series’ Oprah released with Deepak Chopra. So this Kontest is a tribute to an inspiring woman! By answering the trivia question of this month, you can win a $50 gift certificate to Alimentari - Italian Grocery. So delicious! Located on Roncesvalles in West Toronto, they have been serving the local neighbourhood since 2017. Alimentari now offers their grocery and house-made products delivered to doors throughout the GTA! Visit their website https://alimentarito.com/ and find out more.

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

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

In 1983, Oprah moved to Chicago and took over a local talk show that was soon to become "The Oprah Winfrey Show". What was the name of this talk show?

Good Morning Chicago
ABC7 Chicago
AM Chicago
Windy City Live


This contest has closed!

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Suetables – JKT’s Favourite Things Friday https://juliekinnear.com/blogs/suetables-favourite-things https://juliekinnear.com/blogs/suetables-favourite-things#respond Fri, 18 Dec 2020 09:01:56 +0000 https://juliekinnear.com/?p=42599 JKT's Favourite Things Friday is here with one message - Shop local!

Julie: Recently my favourite thing has been a wonderful Canadian jewellery store - Suetables (you can find stores on Yonge St & Roncesvalles Ave. in T-dot.) Just recently received a beautiful bracelet gift from there and love it!

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December 2020 Krazy Kontest Winner https://juliekinnear.com/blogs/december-2020-krazy-kontest-winner https://juliekinnear.com/blogs/december-2020-krazy-kontest-winner#respond Thu, 17 Dec 2020 10:31:30 +0000 https://juliekinnear.com/?p=42596 Congratulations to the winner of our December 2020 Krazy Kontest!

The correct answer to our question "A Christmas baby (December 25th) would have which astrological sign?" is Capricorn.

And who won a $50 gift certificate to Cookery? Watch Jay's video to find out.

Cookery is a fabulous locally owned kitchen store with shops in Roncesvalles, Bloor West Village, Yonge/Eglinton, Montreal and also ONLINE!

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Introducing JKT’s Favourite Things Friday https://juliekinnear.com/blogs/introducing-favourite-things https://juliekinnear.com/blogs/introducing-favourite-things#respond Fri, 11 Dec 2020 14:16:58 +0000 https://juliekinnear.com/?p=42590 Get to know us better through JKT's Favourite Things Friday!

Every Friday we'll show you something we are currently loving and enjoying, follow us on social media or check out the website every Friday for new favourite things.

Jay's favourite thing:

One of my favourite things is going to the International Cheese Company in Toronto’s Stockyards District and buying their fresh, warm ricotta cheese.

It is one of my favourites for breakfast or a late afternoon snack. I usually put in on toasted sourdough bread with a dash of cinnamon and enjoy! Pure bliss!

Find out more on their website or in BlogTO's article.

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Shop Local At Holly’s Favourite Spots https://juliekinnear.com/blogs/local-hollys-favourite https://juliekinnear.com/blogs/local-hollys-favourite#respond Fri, 04 Dec 2020 22:58:40 +0000 https://juliekinnear.com/?p=42586 Shop local this holiday season! In this week's video Holly shows you her favourite places, to inspire you in supporting your local stores.

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