Happy October! It seems that more people than ever are getting into the Halloween spirit and there are events happening all month, including some immersive events north of the city. Check out the link below for October events to watch out for.

I hate to repeat myself, but when it comes to the city's real estate market, we are seeing more of the same: fewer listings (which naturally results in fewer sales) and higher prices. Condos are again leading the pack with sales up 16% over September 2020. Keep in mind that September of last year was a bit slower due to the pandemic. The number of listings were high and suites weren't selling as quickly as sellers had hoped. So, saying sales are up 16% year over year just means things have normalized a bit.

Currently, I have SIX active listings to show you this month, four of which have come to market over the past few days. Scroll down to view them all! Included is an authentic loft at the Candy Factory, a two-level townhome on Manning Ave, a well-priced one bedroom plus den at DNA2, a super-spacious corner suite in Liberty Village, a gorgeous one bedroom plus den at Earl Lofts and a bright one bedroom right at Yonge and Wellesley!

As always, I thank you for your past and future business...and any referrals of friends or family you may have are greatly appreciated!

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
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Signature Loft Conversion
103-993 Queen St W: $1,299,000
The Candy Factory! The ultimate in authentic Toronto loft conversions, exposed brick, post and beam construction, original Douglas Fir structural elements. Super-spacious 2 bedroom layout with sunny, south exposure. Upgraded throughout, modern kitchen with party-sized centre island, sunken living with soaring ceiling height. Located in the epicentre of Queen West within steps to Trinity Bellwoods Park, restaurants and shops.
Nero Condos Lofthouse
102-205 Manning Ave: $899,000
Unique, modern loft-style townhome, sun-soaked, 1 bedroom plus separate den/office (large enough to be 2nd bedroom), 2-level suite, extra high ceilings, large west-facing terrace in quiet neighbourly complex and conveniently located smack dab in between super desirable Trinity Bellwoods and Little Italy. Shops and restaurants only steps away, easy access to parks and transit with schools close by.
DNA-2 Condos
220-1005 King St W: $599,000
Super-stylish, King West, one bedroom plus den suite with balcony, well maintained with newly renovated bathroom and a ton of storage, parking and locker included. Huge primary bedroom with double closet and laundry combined, wood floors throughout, large den/office also used as separate dining room. Pet friendly and steps to parks, Trinity Bellwoods, Ossington, the lake, trails, financial core and more with transit at your door.
Liberty Place!
3013-150 East Liberty St: $1,199,000
Soaring, southwest views of the lake from this double corner, 2 bedroom plus 2 office/den suite with locker on same floor and deeded parking space. Offering almost 1,300 square feet of open concept living space with chef's kitchen combined with dining room, superior finishes, a spacious primary bedroom with 5 piece ensuite, ample closet and north facing office. With Liberty Village shops, restaurants, lake and parks at your doorstep.
Earl Lofts
101-21 Earl St: $759,000
Don't miss this hidden gem of an opportunity. An updated and modern urban gated community tucked into the downtown core. Steps to shopping, Yonge and Bloor, the Village, transit and more. A spacious 1 bedroom suite plus separate den (easily used as a bedroom), approximately 859 square feet, with parking and locker. Stellar north-facing terrace with electric awning and views of a private newly landscaped courtyard. This is the rarest of finds!
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215-555 Yonge St: $589,000
Super-spacious one bedroom suite in a quiet and intimate building with 24-hr concierge in the heart of the city. 9-ft ceilings and multiple upgrades including high-grade laminate flooring throughout and new stainless steel appliances. Large chef's kitchen with breakfast bar and a ton of counter space to impress friends with your culinary skillz. Steps to transit, Yonge/Bloor/Bay shopping, restaurants, Eaton Centre, financial core and more.
Toronto Real Estate Board Market News
September marked the transition from the slower summer market to the busier fall market in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). Every year, we generally see an uptick in sales, average selling price and listings after Labour Day, and September 2021 was no different. Sales increased relative to August and were also at the third-highest mark on record for the month of September. The average selling price was up both month-over-month and year-over-year.
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