Property Voyeur: Deepwater’s Royal Roots A Russian Grand Duchess spent time at this Lake of Bays Gem
Rarely, if ever, has there been a cottage on the market in Ontario’s cottage country, with a history that can boast a guest list quite like Deepwater can. This grand, yet unpretentious, home regularly welcomed a member of the Russian Imperial family to its hearth and provided a haven for other distinguished guests, including William Lyon McKenzie King, who were looking to unwind and reconnect with nature.
Property shopping?! Here’s a quick list of the open houses we have on the go this weekend and throughout next week.
Market data for March has the Toronto residential resale market poised for a record shattering year. In March 8,940 resale properties were reported sold, 11 percent higher than the 8,052 properties reported sold in 2014. On a year to date basis 19,595 properties have been reported sold in the greater Toronto area. Last year at this time there were 17,851 reported sales, an increase of approximately 10 percent. At this pace more than 100,000 resale properties will be reported sold by year end, shattering the previous record of 93,193 reported sales in 2007. The Toronto resale market, particularly at some price points and for various housing types, has been unstoppable.
TREB Directors Karen Gerrard and John Lusink were on hand to celebrate the completion of the most recent Habitat for Humanity Greater Toronto Area Title Home Sponsorship Build. The dedication ceremony, which is the final stage of a Habitat Home Build, took place April 1st on Metro Road in the lakeside community of Jackson’s Point, Georgina, and marks the first TREB sponsored home build in the York Region.
Despite winter’s reluctance to definitively leave town, Prince Edward County (“the County”) is slowly showing signs of waking up to spring with the crocuses and snowdrops finally forcing their way above ground, and the last of the snow banks gradually melting away. Having said that, the weather in March wasn’t exactly conducive to shaking people out of their winter routines and slumber, and prompting thoughts of warm weekends or relaxing holidays in the County.
Splendid European luxury in the 12,00 square foot French Chateau on a 75 x 250 lot in a very special cul-de-sac at Yonge & York Mills. All the bells and whistles including: a three car garage, elevator, home theatre, gym, steam room, wine cellar with luxurious finishings throughout. A palatial statement in classic, timeless elegance.
For the third consecutive month the real estate statistics as reported by the Southern Georgian Bay Association of REALTORS® (SGBAR) are positive and getting stronger month over month as we move further into the 2015 calendar year.