Lake Simcoe Waterfront Report | 2021 1st Quarter Review

The first quarter of 2021 revealed an enthusiastic start to the year for waterfront sales. There was a total of 55 sales, which is an increase of 96% compared to the first quarter of 2020 in the markets we have been reporting on for the past 15 years: Georgina Innisfil Oro-Medonte Orillia Ramara Beaverton Lakefront sales…
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Lake Simcoe Waterfront Report | 2020 Annual Review

In 2020, the waterfront market was not excluded from the bounty of residential sales activity across Ontario, particularly in southern Ontario.  There was a total of 228 sales in 2020, an increase of 82% over 2019.  These sales occurred in the predominant market areas we have been monitoring and reporting on for the past 15 years, which include: Georgina Innisfil Oro-Medonte Orillia Ramara Beaverton According to the sales reported by the The Toronto Real Estate Board (TTREB), the average price of waterfront properties on…
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May 2020 | Toronto Real Estate Market Report

Presented by Chestnut Park Real Estate, Limited. The residential resale market recovered dramatically from the lows experienced in April. In April only 2,975 properties were reported sold for the entire greater Toronto area. A typical April market would produce 9,000 plus sales. April’s decline compared to April 2019 was a shocking 67 percent. In May the…
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Which Side of Lake Simcoe is Best?

For years there’s been a friendly rivalry going on amongst Lake Simcoe dwellers. It passionately engages homeowners from the north, south, east and west sides of the lake in a tempting challenge for which side of the lake out-shines the others. Here Are The Arguments: On the north side residents and cottagers get full day…
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January 2020 | Toronto Real Estate Market Report

Presented by Chestnut Park Real Estate, Limited. A new decade, but little change in Toronto’s residential resale market. As anticipated in my December Market Report, January came in strong with 4,581 sales in the greater Toronto area. This was a stunning 15.4 percent increase compared to the 3,968 sales reported for January last year. Enthusiasm…
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2019 Luxury Market Review | Kitchener-Waterloo

The following information pertains exclusively to the luxury market (sales over $1,000,000). All statistics were obtained from the Kitchener-Waterloo Real Estate Board. City Overview: As we look back on 2019, we see that the Kitchener-Waterloo luxury market (over $1,000,000) continued to outperform other key markets located in southwestern Ontario and across the GTA.  The total…
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Vintage Tin Ceilings

Tin ceilings were introduced to North Americans in the mid-nineteenth century as an affordable alternative to the exquisite plasterwork used in many European homes. This is when mass produced sheets of thinly rolled tinplate became available and by the 1890s it was a design trend that everyone had to have. Now, vintage tin ceilings can offer…
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Top Private Schools in Kitchener-Waterloo-Guelph

Majority of data provided by Our Kids™. “Every family has a different reason for considering a private school education, but nearly all agree that private schools provide their children with: Smaller classes More structure Preparation for post-secondary studies Enriched and focused academic setting More emphasis on specialties like art, music and athletics Extracurricular activities Many…
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September 2019 | Toronto Real Estate Market Report

Presented by Chestnut Park Real Estate, Limited. Toronto and area’s residential resale market, which I have been describing as beautifully boring over the last few months, got a lot less boring in September. Compared to last September, reported sales were up by 22 percent, but more concerning is the fact that average sale prices jumped…
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August 2019 | Toronto Real Estate Market Report

Presented by Chestnut Park Real Estate, Limited. Happily, the Toronto and area residential resale market place delivered August results as anticipated and in a way that ensures that the resale market will remain stable, sustainable and accessible. The only concern is inventory, particularly in the City of Toronto. Sales volumes were up by over 13…
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