Just Listed 27 West Borough – Kirby Chan Official Listing

Gorgeous home in Thornhill!

http://www.searchallproperties.com/listings/2324147/27-West-Borough-St.-Markham-Ontario%5C

$888,888 | 4 BEDROOMS | 4 (2 full, 2 half ) BATHROOMS

Beautiful modern semi-detached home in highly sought after Aileen Willowbrook neighbourhood! Brick exterior. Modern open concept eat-in area , granite counter top. Ensuite master bedroom finished basement give lots of space for kids or home office. Excellent location, close to hwy 407, shopping and parks. High ranking schools; Thornlea Secondary School, Willowbrook Public School. Don’t miss this one! Open House this Sat & Sun 2-4Pm

S/S Fridge, S/S Gas Stove, S/S Range Hood With Microwave, S/S Dishwasher, Washer/Dryer, Basement stove and range hood, garage opener & remote(S), A/C, all electronic light fixtures, all window coverings.

 

 

4th Annual Thornhill Spring Yard Sale 2017

De-clutter your home and cash in!

Kirby Chan & Co. are once again giving back to the community!   We will be hosting our 4th Annual Thornhill Community Yard Sale on the weekend of May 6-7, 2017 from 8 am to noon (rain date will be the following weekend).

Participation is free and is a great way to declutter your home in time for spring.  We take care of all the advertising, promoting and setting up of the street signs.  This saves participants time, money and helps bring buyers to your yard sale.

If you are someone who loves to shop at yard sales; send us an email and we will send you a list of participating locations.

To find out how to have a successful yard sale, and what the hottest items are to sell, check out our article at KirbyChan.com.

Email:  clientcare@KirbyChan.com
Phone:  416-305-8008
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Price & Sales Increase Over 10% In March

Toronto Real Estate Board reported 8,940 sales in March 2015. This result represented an 11% increase compared to March 2014.

“Home sales increased compared to last year as the cost of home ownership remained affordable, with lower interest rates going a long way to mitigate the effect of rising home prices. However, a substantial amount of pent-up demand remains in place, especially as it relates to low-rise market segments. This suggests that strong competition between buyers, which has fuelled strong price growth so far this year, will continue to be experienced throughout the spring,” said  Toronto Real Estate Board President Paul Etherington.

In March, the average selling price for all reported transactions was $613,933 – up 10% year-over-year. Average price growth was strongest for detached homes in the City of Toronto, at 15.9%.

“It is clear that seller’s market conditions in many parts of the GTA are driving price growth. However, looking at the detached market segment in the City of Toronto in particular, growth in the average selling price outstripped growth in the MLS® HPI. This points to the fact that the mix of detached homes sold this year compared to last has shifted towards more expensive properties,” said Jason Mercer, TREB’s Director of Market Analysis.

 

 

The Kirby Report – Toronto Real Estate Market 2013 Review

Today on The Kirby Report, I discuss how the Greater Toronto Real Estate performed in 2013.

Thank-you for watching this episode of “The Kirby Report”.

Here’s a summary of the numbers.

2013 December Sales were up 14% compared to 2012 December Sales.

2013 Sales were up 2% compared to 2012.

2013 December Average Sale Price is $520,000 and that is up 8.9%.

2013 Average Sale Price is $523,000 and that is up 5.2% compared to 2012.

Kirby Chan

 

 

Five Things That Can Sabotage Your Home Sale

Real estate is a world where every detail counts. You never know what a potential buyer may be looking for when they view your home and for that reason, you must ensure a flawless presentation each and every time you show your home. Follow these tips to ensure you are showing your home at its full potential.

Unwelcoming curb appeal

First impressions are critical. When a potential buyer arrives at your home, not only do you need to get them out of the car, you need to wow them into coming in. Messy yards, chipped exterior paint and unpolished landscaping will send buyers in the other direction. Poorly maintained yards generally indicate poorly maintained properties.

Un-finished touches

Never show a home that is not ready to be seen. Gutters must be free of debris, walls should be freshly painted and all repairs completed.  Homes should be exceptionally clean and free of dust and clutter. Take pride in your home. Show it at its absolute best so you can sell it for its full potential.

Smell

Unpleasant odours are one of the biggest turn-offs in home sales and can be responsible for either subconsciously or blatantly deterring potential buyers. Tobacco smoke, pet dander and food rank as the most offensive odours and cannot be masked with candles or spray perfumes. Odour trouble often calls for replacing carpeting, repainting walls, or hiring a professional.

Excessive personality

The saying is true. A little goes a long way. Potential buyers need to envision their families living in the home so you want to ensure your style does not prevent this. When staging your home, opt for neutral colours and remove personal items.

Know the market

Be realistic about your selling price to maximize your number of potential buyers. Home prices are dictated by the season, neighbourhood and market demand.

See what’s for sale in your neighbourhood – Do a quick search

Do a Quick Home Market Evaluation and see how much your home is worth.

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Serving On A Condo Board Takes Time And Commitment

In the same way it takes a village to raise a child, it takes a group of conscientious condo owners to keep the building and property in good working order and the ensure rules are followed and enforced, for the benefit of all of the residents.

A condo board must have at least three elected members to serve as directors for up to three years. Any condo owner in the building can stand for election, as long as they are at least 18 years of age and not in a state of bankruptcy.

The board is primarily tasked with taking care of immediate and future repairs, ensuring there are enough funds to cover those costs now and into the future.
The condo’s board of directors also must:

Appoint an auditor who makes sure the finances are soundly managed.
Organize an annual meeting of the condominium unit owners to present the work overseen by the board over the past year, showing how their fees have been spent, saved, and managed. They must also present the plans for the year(s) ahead, as well as any other issues the condo owners bring to the table.
Conduct condo owner meetings throughout the year as needed to address complaints, concerns and suggestions.
Approve bylaws dealing with the responsibilities and powers of the board, and abide by the Condominium Act.
Approve rules to promote the safety, security and welfare of the owners.

The directors of the board may vote to hire a property manager (or a property management business) to oversee the day-to-day operations such as:

Responding to owner complaints
Maintaining common elements
Hiring and monitoring service companies.
Keep operating records

Becoming a condo board director is a big responsibility and a huge commitment, so be sure you have the time and expertise to serve your fellow condo neighbours.

Ask your Kirby Chan to help you understand your condo bylaws and to help you decide if joining the board is right for you.

See what’s for sale in your neighbourhood – Do a quick search

Do a Quick Home Market Evaluation and see how much your home is worth.

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