Welcome to my August email newsletter!

For the second month in a row, The Toronto Real Estate Board had positive things to say about the market - sales in Toronto were up by 19%!

Scroll down for the full market news as well as a fun piece from Toronto Life about 12 things to eat and drink before summer is over. As well, you know summer is about to be over when the CNE begins; the big opening happens on the 16th. These days, what the CNE features is pretty tame except for the over-the-top food options. Below, there's an article on the sort of acts that used to be featured along with a couple other choice pieces including a bit on one of Cher's homes being offered for sale!

I also have a new listing, in Liberty Village: Liberty Towers coming soon to MLS... See below!

Check out www.be-at-home.com for exciting real estate opportunities!

Brian Elder
Sales Representative,
Royal LePage Real Estate Services Ltd. 
416 921 1112
12 Amazing Things to Eat and Drink This Summer
The season is precious and fleeting: don’t squander it complaining about the heat. Get out there and live a little!
The 35 Most Stunning Buildings in Toronto
Buildings in Toronto must be divided into two groups: those which came before the construction of New City Hall in 1965 and those which came after. Everything changed when Viljo Revell's spaceship-like civic hub put Toronto on the global architecture map, and since then we've continued to add bold and beautiful structures to the urban fabric.
Freak Shows and Other Long-Gone Acts From the CNE
It's that time of year once again. The CNE will be thrilling, terrifying, wowing, and amazing thousands of guests this month with rides, performances, a lantern festival, an Asian night market and, of course, deep fried everything.

Over its many decades, the flavour of The Ex has slowly changed as successive organizers each strive to produce a cleaner, more modern event.
Mamma Mia! Cher Lists Beverly Hills Home
Here we go again! Another celebrity has put one of their homes on the market and this time, it is the iconic Cher. The superstar singer/actress recently was promoting her role in the new film, Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again, but in classic Cher fashion, she's been busy multitasking. She is now selling her Beverly Hills compound for a cool $2.499 million.
Coming Soon!
59 East Liberty Street: Liberty Towers
Super-sized south east facing 2 bedroom plus den suite with soaring views of Toronto island, CNE grounds and lake. Almost 1200 sf interior space plus 115 sf of south east facing balcony. Sleek contemporary living w/ oversized bedrooms & den, open concept living/dining/kitchen, family-sized breakfast bar. Convenience is key in Liberty Village being only steps to Metro, Goodlife, LCBO, restaurants and shops.
Home Sales and Prices Rise in Toronto Region for a Second Straight Month
In a sign that the Toronto area real estate market is in recovery mode, year-over-year resale home prices and sales rose for a second consecutive month in July.
Toronto Real Estate Board Market News
TORONTO, August 3, 2018 -- Residential sales reported through TREB's MLS® System for July 2018 amounted to 6,961 – up 18.6 per cent compared to July 2017. Over the same period, the average selling price was up by 4.8 per cent to $782,129, including a moderate increase for detached home types. New listings in July 2018 were down by 1.8 per cent year-over-year.
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