Welcome to the December issue of my eNewsletter!

The holiday season is here, with the parties and gatherings, tree lightings, markets and of course, holiday movies. Whether you're a fan of chestnuts such as White Christmas or something newer like Love, Actually, you'll find it at the Hot Docs theatre this month, and all screenings are free! In the holiday spirit, the first night of Hanukkah falls on December 24th this year and Houzz has posted 8 DIYs - one for each night!
 
You'll also find a link to Toronto's best diners and an article about how first time buyers are stressed out by the new mortgage regulations. (I can't ignore the market! I have three featured listings and last month's market news - the average price has gone up by 23% as compared to November 2015).
 
Whatever you are celebrating, I hope you have a wonderful holiday season and a happy, healthy new year! 

Shawn Venasse
Sales Representative*  Royal LePage Real Estate Services Ltd. Brokerage  
416 921-1112 office
shawn@ellidavis.com  
*Associate to: ELLI DAVIS (Sales Representative, Royal LePage) - Celebrating 33 years in Real Estate!   
www.ellidavis.com 
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The Best Diners In Toronto

The best diners in Toronto all share a sense of nostalgia, comfort, and a knack for serving simple food well. These places tirelessly serve breakfast, lunch and dinner to hungry folks from morning til night, some for twenty-four hours a day. Slide into a booth, order a milkshake or a beer, and settle in for a relaxing and heartwarming meal at these trustworthy Toronto eateries.

Click here for the list
Holiday Movie Screenings In Toronto This Year

Holiday movie screenings in Toronto fall into theatres in early December. Many of these screenings are completely free or help raise money and gather toys for local charities. Best of all, these classics will have you feeling cozy and warm inside.

Click here  for this years round-up
A DIY For Each Day Of Hanukkah

Celebrate Hanukkah, which begins Dec. 24 this year, with handmade decor and gifts. Here are eight DIY projects to use for your holiday parties and family gatherings. Grab your supplies - and some friends - and start planning your own creations.
 
Click here  for the fun projects
Mortgage Rates from Michelle Brienza

If you're looking to pre-qualify for a mortgage or are looking to renegotiate, I recommend Michelle Brienza.

With her knowledge and experience, she simplifies the mortgage process and will find you the best deal.

Click here for her current rates.  C
lick here for Michelle's website.

Michelle can be reached at 416 272 1173 or by email.

First-Time Buyers Stressed By The New Mortgage 'Stress Test'

When Sarah Webb and her boyfriend, Jon Evans, began the hunt for their first house in their native Saskatoon this year, they saw some places they liked and many others they didn't. Both aged 23 and unsure of exactly what they wanted in a new home, they figured they weren't in any rush and decided to stop looking for a while.

Click here for the full story

Market News
TORONTO, December 2, 2016 -- Toronto Real Estate Board President Larry Cerqua announced that Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 8,547 home sales through TREB's MLS® System in November 2016. This result represented a 16.5 per cent increase compared to November 2015.

Click here for the full report
Market Stats from Royal LePage

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