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Archive for August, 2010

True Davidson SOLD 16 Days, List $1,849,900

Gorgeous Executive Home SOLD … 4100 sq. ft.; 5 Bedrooms, 5 Washrooms, Stunning Finishes, Fantastic Back Yard with Stone Hot Tub, and Huge Family Room … My colleague Linda Reynolds is one of the best REALTORS® in Toronto. This Governor’s Bridge neighbourhood while sometimes wrongly overlooked has some fabulous homes. When you select Royal LePage RES Ltd, JOHNSTON & DANIEL Div. Brokerage as your REALTOR® you get the best possible resources and sales experience in the business.
Call 416-931-4161 for your Home Market Value Assesment & Opinion of Value.

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St. Lawrence Market … Farm Fresh for 200 Years

Walk Ride or Run … If you love to eat and enjoy people watching you must come down to the St. Lawrence Market Saturday mornings … the earlier the better. The South Market is a stand by open every day but Sunday. The North Market is a treat hosted by farmers Saturday only. Farm Fresh for over 200 years. You will see from the following pics that I have my favourite vendors. Produce … The Golden Orchard a must, Wings only from Browns (they’re the largest in the city), Cheese from Alex Farm, almost anything from the North Farmers Market for game, fruit or flowers … and for the Best Portuguese Grilled Chicken in the city see my friend near the SW front door of the South market. “Churrasco of St. Lawrence”

Eat and Let Eat;


St. Lawrence Market

St. Lawrence Market


St. Lawrence Farmers Market Flowers
St Lawrence Farmers Market FRESH

St Lawrence Farmers Market FRESH

St Lawrence Market 200 Years
St Lawrence Mkt "Murray at Golden Orchard #1 Produce"

St Lawrence Mkt "Murray at Golden Orchard #1 Produce"

St Lawrence Mkt Portuguese Chicken Fabulous!

St Lawrence Mkt Portuguese Chicken Fabulous!

St Lawrence Mkt Ribs to Corn

St Lawrence Mkt Ribs to Corn

St Lawrence Mkt / Flat Iron View West
St Lawrence Mkt / Flat Iron View West

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Toronto Real Estate Board Market Watch Trends – July, 2010

Market Watch statistics and reports are provided by the Toronto Real Estate Board. Each neighbourhood district in Toronto is broken down showing sales,  listings activity & ratios … all subdivided by Freehold and Condominiums.

We follow these market statistics closely in order to be as current as possible while preparing Comparative Market Analysis and Opinions of Value. The market is of course driven by what buyers are willing to pay for any given home compared to what other properties are offered for. It’s is all about supply and demand and finding the best possible value from all the buyer has to choose from.

Buyers simply don’t pay tens of thousands more if they don’t have to. I recommend to all sellers that they acknowledge the market trends but even more importantly they see first hand at least 6 properties that compare to their own. Only by seeing what other buyers see can they truely understand the market value that their home may command. 

Good Realtors spend a great deal of time staying ahead of their competion  by knowing how to read the market. Coming up with a recommended Opinion of Value is more than filling a sellers head with great promise. Our job is not to tell you what you want to hear but on many occasion to tell you what you need to hear. Accepting reality will sell one’s home much faster, with fewer conditions and for the best possible price.

JAMES R. METCALFE    REALTOR® BROKER  //  Character + Competence = Trust

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Pearls of Wisdom … Priceless Quotes

Live to Laugh

Live to Laugh

“My luck is so bad that if I bought a cemetery, people would stop dying” ~ Ed Furgol

“Youth would be an ideal state if it came a little later in life” ~ Herbert Henry Asquith

“Diplomacy is the art of letting someone have your way” ~ Daniele Vare

“If you can’t be a good example, then you’ll just have to be a horrible warning” ~ Catherine Aird

“Blessed is the man who, having nothing to say, abstains from giving us worthy evidence of the fact” ~ George Eliot

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Market Trends / July / Toronto Real Estate Board

The charts are in … Year to date home sales in numbers and dollars in Toronto are up. Yes July was down some 35% over last July but when compared to July 2008 (a more relevant comparison) all is even. Our Toronto Real Estate market is somewhat insulated from other Canadian and World markets. Demand is still very strong for land, homes and condos in OurHomeToronto. We are in a balanced market with both buyers and sellers / supply and demand even. Pundits are forecasting an active Fall with more listings coming to market.  Mortgage brokers and financial institutions indicate  that Fall interest rates will remain very attractive and may even go down slightly.
Buying or Selling this Fall is a good time to come to market.

These statistics come directly from the Toronto Real Estate Board every month for your convenience.

Thank you for subscribing … Jim

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SOLD Hoggs Hollow Executive Home, List $2,345,000

EXQUISITE FORMAL HOME; Three levels of 4150 square feet. 4+1 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, 3 Fireplaces, 2 Car built in garage (with heated drive), Large Family Room with walk-out to large deck and landscaped back yard, spacious Downsview Kitchen with Granite counters and bright western exposure Breakfast Area, Oak paneled Library, Huge Master Bedroom, En suite & Closet, Billiard and TV Room, Nanny Suite … 

Call my direct # … 416-931-4161 … for your Home Comparative Market Anaylisis & Opinion of Value … visit OurHomeHoggsHollow.com for many more fabulous homes for sale!













  • Prestigious Hoggs Hollow
  • 4+1 Bedrooms
  • 5 Washrooms
  • Large Master Bedroom, Ensuite & Closet
  • Downsview Kitchen with Granite Counters
  • Formal Living and Dining Rooms with Pantry
  • Inlaid Hardwood Floors & High Ceilings
  • Large Family Room with Wood Burning Fireplace
  • Oak Paneled Library
  • Billiard Room
  • Nanny Suite
  • Landscaped Gardens with Sprinkler System
  • 2 Car Built in Garage
  • Heated Driveway
  • Cedar Shake Roof
  • 2 High Efficiency Furnaces
  • 2 Water Heaters
  • Security System
  • Hoggs Hollow … Feel like you’re are in the country while  15 minutes from everything city. This community is cherrished by it residents and thus has a village aura about it.

    I love this business … Jim

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