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November newsletter ryan roberts real estate broker

  1. 1. BOSLEY REAL ESTATE LTD., BROKERAGE • 290 MERTON STREET, TORONTO M4S 1A9 BUS: 416-519-4040 • FAX: 416-322-8800 email: • • Printed on 100% post-consumer recycled paper B r o k e r RyanRoberts ca W o r k i n g B y R e f e r r a l October 2010 Toronto Housing Sales and Stats This certainly confirms what I felt in the month of October. There was a pick up in activity for both my listings and buyers. Septemberprovedtobequieterduetoalateholidaystartandgreatweather.Buttherenumbersrolledintoimproveoverlast October!IhopethatNovemberbringsmorelistingsastherehasbeenverylittle,qualityhomesandcondosforsaleofrecent. TORONTO,November3,2010--GreaterTorontoREALTORS®reported6,681sales through the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in October 2010. This represented a 21 per cent decrease compared to the 8,476salesrecordedinOctober2009.Throughthefirsttenmonthsoftheyear,salesamountedto75,582–uponepercent comparedtotheJanuarythroughOctoberperiodin2009. “TheannualchangeinsalesandaveragesellingpriceshasbeenquiteuniformacrosstheGTAandbypropertytypeasthe markethasbalancedoutfromrecordlevelsofsalesinthesecondhalfof2009andfirstfewmonthsof2010,”saidToronto RealEstateBoard(TREB)PresidentBillJohnston. “ThecompositionofGTAhomesalesdoesdifferdependingonlocation.Condominium apartmentsaccountedfor42percentoftotalsalesintheCityofTorontoandalmost60percentofsalesinTREB’scentral districts,”Johnstoncontinued.“InregionssurroundingtheCityofToronto,incontrast,lowrisehometypesaccountedfor almost90percentoftransactions.” TheaveragepriceforOctobertransactionswas$443,729–upfivepercentcomparedtotheaverageof$423,559reported inOctober2009.Theaveragesellingpricethroughthefirstninemonthsoftheyearwas$430,802. “The average selling price in the GTA has continued to grow relative to 2009 because home ownership has remained af- fordable,” said Jason Mercer, the Toronto Real Estate Board’s Senior Manager of Market Analysis. “A household earning theaverageincomeintheGTAcancomfortablyaffordthemortgagepaymentsassociatedwiththepurchaseofanaverage pricedhome.” “Theoutlookformortgageratesandincomegrowthoverthenextyearisfavorable.Theaveragehomesellingpricecould increasemoderatelynextyearandremainaffordablefortheaverageGTAhousehold,”continuedMercer. BOOKOFTHEMONTH: ‘OPEN’ -ByAndreAgassi.Anincrediblebookaboutaguywhodoesn’tliketennis...really.
  2. 2. BOSLEY REAL ESTATE LTD., BROKERAGE • 290 MERTON STREET, TORONTO M4S 1A9 BUS: 416-519-4040 • FAX: 416-322-8800 email: • • Printed on 100% post-consumer recycled paper B r o k e r RyanRoberts ca W o r k i n g B y R e f e r r a l Basic Home Maintenance for Winter 1. Roof: Check roof and around vents, skylights and chimney for leaks. Repair as necessary. 2. Attic: If there is no ridge vent, keep gable vents open year-round to ensure proper ventilation. 3. Gutters: Clean gutters and drain pipes. 4. Drain outside faucets. 5. Get your chimney inspected. Check chimney for loose or missing mortar. Have chimney professionally cleaned. Make sure damper closes tightly. 6. Ensure that all smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors and fire extinguishers are in good working order. 7. Remove window air-conditioners, or put weatherproof covers on them. Cover outdoor air conditioner unit. 8. Seal drafty doors and windows. 9. Take down screens (if removable type) and replace with storm windows. 10. Look for cracks and holes in house siding or paint. Replace caulk if necessary. 11. Clean dehumidifier regularly, if you have one. 12. Have heating system serviced and change furnace filters. 13. Switch over from air conditioning to heating. 14. Adjust the setting on the thermostat. 15. Get the water blown out of pipes that won’t be used during the winter. Wrap and insulate waterlines and sprinkler system to prevent them from freezing. 16. Rake the leaves. 17. Trim tree limbs that grew over the summer. 18. Test your emergency generator. 19. Store lawn equipment for winter. Here’s a simple bi-annual “top-to-bottom” check list to keep your home in shape year-round: