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Lots to share! Hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving, and are enjoying the colours as they change in the neighbourhood, parks and Don Valley! Loving all those houses being decorated for Halloween!
Can’t believe we’re into the home stretch of the end of summer! Here at the JKT we are counting our blessings that our weather has been relatively moderate compared to so many places in Canada and around the world suffering with extreme weather, wildfires and emergencies etc.
Hope you’re enjoying the heat wave here in Toronto! Fortunately we’re getting some rain at night as the gardens are so dried out! So many people are doing so much good and it's just a small token of our appreciation to spend some time helping out those in need. My Ride to Conquer Cancer team and Proud Marie's group that I've been captain for 15 years is incredibly rewarding and exciting. Our team this year raised a whopping $169,794!
March Newsletter ~March Break~Lack of Inventory - Bidding Wars~ Double Platinum Award for 2022
Hope you had a Happy Valentine’s Day! A great chance to spread some love and gratitude out in the world and to those closest to you! All is well with the JKT, each of us is working and doing some travelling. Our buyers and sellers and lease clients are prepping homes for the spring market, and buyers are eagerly anticipating the new listings that come available. We are also dealing with plenty of multiple offer situations!
January Newsletter ~Happy New Year~Vacant Home Tax~ Changes in rates
Happy December! Hope you’re enjoying the relatively mild weather and excitement leading up to the Holidays. The JKT is doing well - we are thrilled about volunteering for the first time in person since 2019 at Daily Bread Food Bank. We had lots of excited compliments on the Movie Matinee client event - one of our few in person events since Covid - watching flicks on the big screen is still such a thrill.
"Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things." Robert Brault How great is this weather?! It’s making the end of Fall and even the fall real estate market stick around. There’s some good energy out there.
Greetings! Hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving! What a magical time of year. The leaves are just gorgeous changing in the city and certainly anywhere north. I am currently looking forward to Halloween as well, as my brother Alec and his partner Lucia are arriving from Kittsee, Austria in time for trick or treating. It has been a long time since Brenda & I last visited in Nov 2019, and the youngest Aurelién was not even born yet.
Happy 2022 (guess it’s a little too late for Happy New Year!)! All of us at the JKT wish you a healthy and inspired year ahead.
October Newsletter ~ Friends of High Park Zoo Activities ~ Big news for Jen Palacios ~ Holiday Greeting Card… we need your help!
Getting back to "normal" ~ Being a Tourist in my City ~ Ride to Conquer Cancer
Getting vaccinated ~ More Records for Real Estate ~ Support Your Neighbours
Spring is Here ~ Vaccines ~ Bidding Wars ~ Real Estate Market on Fire
Happy New Year ~ Strong Real Estate Market ~ New Family Member
Condo Market Still Moving! ~ Shop Local ~ Swimming Pools In Demand
What a year we are all having. We are sending out our good wishes and virtual hugs to all who are facing another challenging year. Can’t be easy.
Sending big virtual hugs and hope you and your family are well and safe.
How are you doing? We hope you and your extended friends and families are healthy and safe.
Stay safe and healthy! Real estate working full speed online, extra special cute section #NationalPuppyDay. And let's not forget Earth hour
Thank you for your love, your trust and your continued enthusiasm and support of our JKTeam - we look forward to a fantastic year ahead with you!
Hope you are already prepared with your snow tires, and have turned off the hoses outside! Wow this year the cold weather came early!
Our team enjoyed many pursuits this summer, the outdoors, family vacations, decluttering and fixing up our own spaces, and rejuvenating!
Happy Summer! Who knew it would be so sunny and warm (and of course humid) after that ridiculously cold and wet spring? So far SOOOO good!
Happy Freezing Cold May 2019! At least the cherry blossoms are out in High Park, the trees are flowering and we get the odd day of sun :)
Happy March Break - Mary and I recently returned from a fabulous trip to Argentina & Chile (and a few days in Uruguay)!
Happy New Year! How wonderful it is to wipe the slate clean, feel refreshed and ready to tackle all of our own exciting plans and goals.
Hope you had a fantastic Halloween! It's always a highlight in our home, grooving on the front porch to the Michael Jackson's Thriller as we give out candy!
Happy End of Summer! Fall is about to officially come to fruition, but this new heat wave is a lovely reminder of what our awesome summer was all about in 2018!
Hope you have a wonderful summer, whether it be camp, staycations, cottage time, or a European adventure!
Happy Mother's Day to all you special Mom's out there. Hope you were spoiled and felt the deep love and appreciation that you deserve!
Happy March Break! And of course Happy St. Patrick’s Day too to all who love to celebrate one of the more fun excuses to drink beer all year!
Happy New Year from all of us at the JKT! Hope you had a peaceful, restful, joyous holiday season.
November has reputation of being cold and dark - but it also includes Remembrance Day, the Royal Winter Fair, the One of a Kind Show, and my Birthday :)
Well as I write this we are in a beautiful late summer heat wave in September.
Happy Summer! Not exactly that consistent heat wave June/July that we are all used to… but hey, the gardens and grass are certainly lush and full!
Howdy & Happy May 2-4 Weekend! I hope everyone had a lovely Mother’s Day celebration last weekend.
City of Toronto is definitely setting new records… AGAIN. It sounds a bit like a broken record saying that though. People have been wondering if it will continue for YEARS now.
Happy New Year! 2017 Here we come! Hope you had a wonderful holiday season and some downtime to rest and rejuvenate.
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. With the sky high rents, there are good options to be had for buying homes/condos with part or all as rental suites.
Happy September! Back to School - End of Summer! Hope you had a great summer and enjoyed the record warmth and sunny days!
It continues to be a sellers market with the lack of inventory although there have been more sales so that means there are even more buyers.
Happy May 2-4 everyone! Enjoy the long weekend!
It's time for March break, which in the real estate business in Toronto usually means the calm before the storm and the surge of the busy spring market!
Happy New Year! What a magical time of year, to relax, regroup, refocus, and take some time to reflect on our past year, and look forward to the next.
The Fall market as you can read in the TREB Market Watch section report of this newsletter has been strong and hit another peak in sale prices and number of transactions.
The Fall market is the 2nd big wave of the year and it has come on with a bang!
Try and be present. Try and put the phone / text / email / social media down temporarily and take it all in.
Our team has been loving helping our clients during this very faced paced Spring market.
I have to say the time change really makes the evenings and days seem longer, and the break in the weather has brought a welcome spring feeling!
The new year is off with a bang – the real estate market has taken off quickly, similar to last year, with the exception of much less snow on the ground!
November in our real estate biz started out with a bang! One of the listings Holly was spearheading received a whopping 19 closed bids on it!
No doubt you heard about the unpredictable real estate market here in Toronto. We feel very blessed that so many clients trusted us with their largest asset when buying and selling.
The hot topic these days I think is the dramatic bidding wars that are happening in the city. It is true some homes have gone 10-25% over asking.
Are you the type of person who books their vacation time first, at the beginning of the year? It really does make a difference to getting through the dark days of winters, and stresses of every day life.
Happy New Year! Hope you had a wonderful holiday season, and are raring to go for 2014! Here's what JKT was up to in December 2013.
Toronto Real Estate November 2013 Newsletter
The interest rates are creeping up slowly. Still very affordable though and one of the key drivers of the strong market.
The summer real estate market in Toronto started off with a lots of sales into July. There are so many conflicting reports on the market conditions.
The real estate market in TO is really unpredictable today. It's price sensitive as buyers are particular, yet some sell for way more we'd expect.
Jambo! (Hello in Swahili!) Happy March Break! Enjoy Easter with your loved ones,
Happy New Year! This time of year offers such a great time to reflect on our blessings and press the restart button on some of our aspirations
Happy Remembrance Day! As I write this it is a warm sunny spring like day compared to this quite cool, wet and grey Fall.
Great pumpkin giveaway, decluttering with Susan Wood, Dr. Trimble, Luke Dijkstra. More price growth in homes with detached homes rising 15%.
Heat wave after heat wave! Wow! Thank goodness we're not under a water alert yet, so we can continue to water our gardens a little!
Hope everyone had a Happy Mother's Day – be it a Mom of children, grown kids or furbabies!
Happy March break! Funny how the world seems to revolve around traditional school even if you don't have kids or they're not in school anymore!
Happy New Year! Life is good with The Julie Kinnear Team. We had a terrific experience working together on a Habitat For Humanity project
Thanksgiving, leaves changing, Hallowe'en, all those amazing decorations in the neighbourhood houses seems to becoming bigger every year!
You'll note from the Market Watch, it was in fact a very successful summer real estate market wise, despite the gloomy stock market roller coaster.
Summers here! Enjoy every single moment!
The spring seems to be flying by! As you've probably seen we have had a great year so far and have been happily selling a number of listings at record prices.
March is a busy month with the spring market heating up and it's the 18th anniversary of my real estate licence. I'm blessed to have such a rewarding career.
Happy new year! All of us here at the JKT are feeling blessed as well reflect on last year, and quite excited about the year ahead.
The real estate market is funny these days. Some properties are still getting multiple offers, and some are staying on the market longer than anyone expected.
I have to say I was a little sad to see the back end of Labour Day, since it was such a great summer with record temperature highs.
If you own your own home, you get to reap the benefit over the years of the value increasing. And guess what? You are not taxed on it!
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As the new year unfolded, we have been pleasantly and a little surprised that the market in January and February got off to such a healthy start.
Our team received the wonderful announcement that we had once again landed successfully near the top of the Chairman's Club.
So far, we have continued to have the shortage of listings and buyers have had to compete for many properties. It's more fun for sellers right now!
As you likely already know, the real estate market has taken quite an odd turn this year, as the summer market replaced the traditional booming spring market.
Buyers are feeling the most frustrated again, as the market has shifted back to a seller's market with a lack of inventory.
The market has completely changed and improved in the past month. The low prime rate went even lower to 2.25% and buyers are taking advantage.
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The whole team is starting to get ready and fit for the Ride To Conquer Cancer with our strategies on the fundraising plan and the training schedule.
Despite the tough market and news headlines we continue to work hard everyday, with very satisfied clients, buying and selling homes.
The Toronto real estate market feels strong and steady with a lot of activity so far this Fall.
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Remember, our focus remains on you and guiding you safely & comfortably through this changing market with wisdom, understanding and exceptional service.
We work in quality neighbourhoods of Toronto and the real estate market is going strong with many offers on well priced properties despite some concerns.
For the third time in a row, we were selected for the National Chairman's Club award, (the top 1% of Royal LePage realtors).
Chit Chat Column, Greater Toronto Market Watch. Kinnear's Komments - Not your regular real estate newsletter!
Kinnear's Komments - Not your regular real estate newsletter!
This summer has been unusual as the real estate market has barely slowed down and we are all working towards helping our clients achieve their real estate goals.
Spring has sprung…Grass has risen…the market is hot…just not the Toronto Maple Leafs!
Happy New Year! We are all back, refreshed and renewed, after a great holiday season and looking forward to an exciting 2007.
Volumes of houses sold is down mainly due to a lack of houses being put up for sale.
WOW time flies!! It seems like ages ago though, but this summer I was fortunate to be able to travel for 5 weeks around Europe.
Realtor to cross Canada to fight spinal cord injuries: John Ryan Regeneration Tour.
Success is not measured by the position one has reached in life, rather by the obstacles overcome while trying to succeed.
In late September Julie was given the good news by her oncologist at PMH that she was in remission.
Despite all my distractions, my mother and I have been very busy with our business during this active Spring market.
As the stock market went on its roller coaster ride it became clear that people were choosing to invest in their own homes.
Despite me being ill for 2000, you were all so loyal and trusting, that I was awarded the President's Gold Award, for the 4th time!
Brenda has been my inspiration & mentor throughout my life, but especially for my career in real estate.
uffice to say that there have been more multiple offers than ever before, and some pretty wild sale prices. If you bought a year ago, you invested wisely.
October & March are traditionally the busiest 2 months of the real estate year, and I can feel the energy.
It has been a great year for the property market, and no doubt it has been a sellers market.
We had a nice bounce-back from the holiday season; sales were up 23% from December's figure.
Things are quite busy in the real estate market.The April sales were down from last year, but last year's figures were the third-highest in Toronto history.
Toronto Real Estate Board reported that sales were up year over year an incredible 41% in July, and 21% in August.
With November continuing a record breaking streak for a sixth consecutive month, 2003 will be the best year ever for the Toronto real estate market.
The busy pace of the housing market has not slowed down at all and reflects among my own clients as there is a bumper crop of closings this month.
I am happy to report that things are incredibly busy around here the market is crazy! This is always a hot time in real estate and this year is no different.
Prices declined marginally in July, falling one per cent to $312,418 from the $316,510 recorded in June, according to TREB President Ron Abraham.
With 2,976 home sales through the Toronto Real Estate Board's Multiple Listing Service in the first half of November, the market is showing signs of seasonal moderation.
With 2,976 home sales through the Toronto Real Estate Board in the first half of November, the market is showing signs of seasonal moderation.
They say Toronto has just two seasons: winter and construction.
Ontario Realtors made a significant contribution in support of victims of Hurricane Katrina with a donation to provide housing aid to those who need it most.
If you are seeking the best return for your renovation dollar, your top three renovation choices are: kitchen and bathroom renovations and interior painting.
The resale housing market in the Toronto Area performed solidly in the first half of September, Toronto Real Estate Board President announced.
2005 marked an extra special professional achievement for our Team. We were selected for the National Chairman's Club award, the top 1% of Royal LePage realtors.
TREB Members reported 8,707 sales of existing homes in March, a 10 per cent increase over the 2005 total of 7,904, Toronto Real Estate Board announced.