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Tridel Argento Condo at Yorkmills

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

CHANGING THE FACE OF DON MILLS & YORK MILLS Home is the ultimate luxury in life. It’s where you can leave the world behind, be yourself and just “be”. Nestled within the tranquil Don Ravine system and overlooking the lush green views of the Donalda Golf and Country Club are sleek and modern condominium homes featuring all of life’s greatest luxuries – for a precious and treasured lifestyle.
Source: Argento Condo by Tridel

Top 100 Individuals – Canada – Year-End standing for 2010

Friday, March 11th, 2011

Year-end standings for 2010, based on residential commissions paid. Rankings are compiled from figures submitted by regional offices.

1. Sam Corea, RE/MAX House of Real Estate, Calgary, AB
2. Barry Cohen, RE/MAX Realtron Realty Inc., Toronto, ON
3. Victor Kwan, RE/MAX Select Properties, Vancouver, BC
4. Vesna Kolenc, RE/MAX Premier Inc., Woodbridge, ON
5. Peter WK Kwan, RE/MAX Realtron Realty Inc., Markham, ON
6. Peter Hogeterp, RE/MAX Del Mar Realty Inc., Stoney Creek, ON
7. Frank Leo, RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Toronto, ON
8. Zia Abbas, RE/MAX Vision Realty Inc., Toronto, ON
9. David Batori, RE/MAX Realtron Realty Inc., Toronto, ON
10. Sam McCall, RE/MAX Masters Realty, West Vancouver, BC
11. Sharon H. Soltanian, RE/MAX Realtron Realty Inc., Toronto, ON
12. Lorraine Demers, RE/MAX Fortin Delage Inc., Ste-Foy, QC
13. Austin Kay, RE/MAX Westcoast, Richmond, BC
14. Helene Mathieu, RE/MAX Actif Inc., St-Bruno, QC
15. Audrey Azad, RE/MAX Hallmark Realty Ltd., Toronto, ON
16. Kevin Moist, RE/MAX Performance Realty, Winnipeg, MB
17. Marc-Andre Bourdon, RE/MAX Signature Inc., Boucherville, QC
18. Jimmy Arseneault, RE/MAX Vision Inc., Gatineau, QC
19. Martine Deschesnes, RE/MAX Signature Inc., Boucherville, QC
20. Bill Thom, RE/MAX Realtron Realty Inc., Toronto, ON
21. Faisal Susiwala, RE/MAX Twin City Realty Inc., Cambridge, ON
22. Glen J Sytnyk, RE/MAX Performance Realty, Winnipeg, MB
23. Joy Verde, RE/MAX Hallmark Realty Ltd., Toronto, ON
24. Chris P. Richie, RE/MAX In The Hills Inc., Caledon East, ON
25. Joanne Gebauer, RE/MAX Executives Realty, Winnipeg, MB
26. Reinhold W. Schickedanz, RE/MAX All-Stars Realty Inc., Ballantrae, ON
27. Jerry Hammond, RE/MAX Ultimate Realty Inc., Toronto, ON
28. Angie Cormpilas, RE/MAX Real Estate Centre Inc., Georgetown, ON
29. Greg Walsh, RE/MAX Fort Mcmurray Realty, Fort McMurray, AB
30. Gary Betts, RE/MAX Realty Specialists Inc., Mississauga, ON
31. Troy D. Gibson, RE/MAX of Nanaimo, Nanaimo, BC
32. Albert Brandt, RE/MAX D’Abord Inc., Magog, QC
33. Jessica H. Chan, RE/MAX Real Estate (Mountain View), Calgary, AB
34. Zello Jovanovic, RE/MAX Professionals Inc., Toronto, ON
35. Sandy Kennedy, RE/MAX Realty Services Inc., Brampton, ON
36. Timothy John Dillon, RE/MAX Sarnia Realty Inc., Sarnia, ON
37. Simon D. Hunt, RE/MAX House of Real Estate, Calgary, AB
38. Stephane Girard, RE/MAX Des Mille-Iles Inc., Mascouche, QC
39. Eric Desjean, RE/MAX Actif Inc., St-Bruno, QC
40. Anita M. Chan, RE/MAX Westcoast, Richmond, BC
41. Dawna Borg, RE/MAX Premier Inc., Vaughan, ON
42. Christina Hagerty, RE/MAX Realty Professionals, Calgary, AB
43. David G. Richardson, RE/MAX Select Properties, Vancouver, BC
44. Rob Sanderson, RE/MAX Advantage Realty Ltd., London, ON
45. Patti Martin, RE/MAX Westcoast, Richmond, BC
46. Lance E. Bussieres, RE/MAX Fort Mcmurray Realty, Fort McMurray, AB
47. Trevor S. Bolin, RE/MAX Action Realty, Fort St John, BC
48. Alan H. Gee, RE/MAX Real Estate Centre, Edmonton, AB
49. Nathalie Marechal, RE/MAX 2001 Inc., Fabreville Laval, QC
50. Shirley M. McDowell, RE/MAX Eastern Realty Inc., Peterborough, ON
51. Monique Gagnon, RE/MAX Royal (Jordan) Inc., Vaudreuil, QC
52. Darlene Strang, RE/MAX Real Estate (Edmonton), Edmonton, AB
53. Hossein Mostafavi, RE/MAX Realtron Realty Inc., Toronto, ON
54. Lorraine Blain, RE/MAX Signature Inc., Ste-Julie, QC
55. Helen Ralph, RE/MAX Real Estate (Kamloops), Kamloops, BC
56. Joe Saraceni, RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Toronto, ON
57. Lynda De Montigny, RE/MAX Royal (Jordan) Inc., Ile Perrot, QC
58. Robert F. McLeod, RE/MAX Real Estate (Edmonton), Edmonton, AB
59. Louise Baker, RE/MAX 1Er Choix, Sainte-Foy, QC
60. Kash Aujla, RE/MAX Champions Realty Inc., Brampton, ON
61. Marie-Therese Lemay, RE/MAX 1Er Choix, Sainte-Foy, QC
62. Kim Johannsen, RE/MAX of Duncan, Duncan, BC
63. Ambrose Moran, RE/MAX Country Classics Ltd., Apsley, ON
64. Brian Dutch, RE/MAX Westmount Inc., Westmount, QC
65. Suzanne E. Anderson, RE/MAX Fort Mcmurray Realty, Fort McMurray, AB
66. Teresa Tsui, RE/MAX Goldenway Realty Inc., Toronto, ON
67. Maurice M. De Laere, RE/MAX Tri-County Realty Inc., Tillsonburg, ON
68. Pam DeCourcey, RE/MAX Professionals Saint John Inc., Saint John, NB
69. Andree Narbonne, RE/MAX Extra Inc., Beloeil, QC
70. Stuart Bonner, RE/MAX Crest Realty (Westside), Vancouver, BC
71. Scott D. Moe, RE/MAX Treeland Realty, Langley, BC
72. Peter T. Lam, RE/MAX Westcoast, Richmond, BC
73. Neil C. Rouse, RE/MAX Real Estate, St-Albert, AB
74. Andrew Williams, RE/MAX Realty Services Inc., Brampton, ON
75. Raynald Rodrigue, RE/MAX Capitale, Quebec, QC
76. Francine Brouillet, RE/MAX 3000, Montreal, QC

77. Omid Valinasab, RE/MAX Crossroads Realty Inc., Toronto, ON

78. Jason Bamlett, RE/MAX R E (Mountain View), Calgary, AB
79. Cam E. Bird, RE/MAX Saskatoon North, Saskatoon, SK
80. Colleen J. Pickett, RE/MAX Aboutowne Realty Corp, Oakville, ON
81. Jadene Spitzer, RE/MAX Fort Mcmurray Realty, Fort McMurray, AB
82. Brigid T. Chan, RE/MAX Performance Realty Inc., Mississauga, ON
83. Wayne Kahn, RE/MAX Realtron Realty Inc., Toronto, ON
84. Peter D. Schalin, RE/MAX Real Estate (Edmonton), Edmonton, AB
85. Anne C. Shaddock, RE/MAX First Realty Ltd., Whitby (Brooklin), ON
86. Paul J. McDonald, RE/MAX York Group Realty Inc., Aurora, ON
87. Dean Bauman, RE/MAX Colonial Pacific Realty, White Rock, BC
88. Lynda L. Terborg, RE/MAX Westcoast, Richmond, BC
89. Anthony J. Menchella, RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Toronto, ON
90. Craig Butcher, RE/MAX Chay Realty Inc., Tottenham, ON
91. Marie Claude Sirard, RE/MAX Du Cartier Inc., Montreal, QC
92. Michael Hope, RE/MAX Realty Specialists Inc., Mississauga, ON
93. Gabriel Bandel, RE/MAX Select Properties, Vancouver, BC
94. Gabriela Fiumara, RE/MAX Condos Plus Corporation, Toronto, ON
95. Ian F. Morrison, RE/MAX All-Stars Realty Inc., Stouffville, ON
96. Nader Akhbari, RE/MAX Realtron Realty Inc., Toronto, ON
97. Francine Larin, RE/MAX Des Mille Iles Inc., Terrebonne, QC
98. Tanya Rickert, RE/MAX Des Mille Iles Inc., Terrebonne, QC
99. Marion Carcone, RE/MAX York Group Realty Inc., Aurora, ON
100. Rosalee A. Jackson, RE/MAX Hallmark Realty Ltd., Toronto, ON

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The Harper Government Takes Prudent Action to Support the Long-Term Stability of Canada’s Housing Market

Monday, January 17th, 2011

The Honourable Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance, and the Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of Natural Resources, today announced prudent adjustments to the rules for government-backed insured mortgages to support the long-term stability of Canada’s housing market and support hard-working Canadian families saving through home ownership.

“Canada’s well-regulated housing sector has been an important strength that allowed us to avoid the mistakes of other countries and helped protect us from the worst of the recent global recession,” said Minister Flaherty. “The prudent measures announced today build on that advantage by encouraging hard-working Canadian families to save by investing in their homes and future.”

“The economy continues to be our Government’s top priority,” continued Minister Paradis. “Our Government will continue to take the necessary actions to ensure stability and economic certainty in Canada’s housing market.”

The new measures:

  • Reduce the maximum amortization period to 30 years from 35 years for new government-backed insured mortgages with loan-to-value ratios of more than 80 per cent. This will significantly reduce the total interest payments Canadian families make on their mortgages, allow Canadian families to build up equity in their homes more quickly, and help Canadians pay off their mortgages before they retire.
  • Lower the maximum amount Canadians can borrow in refinancing their mortgages to 85 per cent from 90 per cent of the value of their homes. This will promote saving through home ownership and limit the repackaging of consumer debt into mortgages guaranteed by taxpayers.
  • Withdraw government insurance backing on lines of credit secured by homes, such as home equity lines of credit, or HELOCs. This will ensure that risks associated with consumer debt products used to borrow funds unrelated to house purchases are managed by the financial institutions and not borne by taxpayers.

Our Government’s ongoing monitoring and sound underlying supervisory regime, along with the traditionally cautious approach taken by Canadian financial institutions to mortgage lending, have allowed Canada to maintain strong and secure housing and mortgage markets.

The adjustments to the mortgage insurance guarantee framework will come into force on March 18, 2011. The withdrawal of government insurance backing on lines of credit secured by homes will come into force on April 18, 2011.

 Tridel Aristo Condo

RE/MAX Canadian Outlook: A ‘Static’ 2011

Thursday, December 16th, 2010

Residential real estate sales in Canada won’t change much in most major cities, according to the RE/MAX Housing Market Outlook 2011.

The report, which examines trends and developments in 26 major centres across the country, found that home-buying activity in 2010 fell short of 2009 levels. Housing values, however, continued to climb, with virtually all areas reporting an upswing in average price, ranging from just under one per cent to 15 percent this year.

“Low interest rates and improving consumer confidence levels should stimulate home-buying activity at all price points next year,” says Sylvain Dansereau, Executive Vice President, RE/MAX Quebec. “Overall gains will be more muted – a welcome reprieve for purchasers. 2011 will be a year that will see more widespread recovery across a broader array of economic sectors, setting the stage for a better 2012.”

Elton Ash, Executive Regional Vice President of RE/MAX of Western Canada, discusses the report’s findings in an overview video; Michael Polzler, Executive Vice President of RE/MAX Ontario-Atlantic Canada, also examines the numbers in a regional video.

Canadian Associates can use the report to their advantage and add it to personal websites, newsletters, blogs, email or social media sites like Facebook and Twitter.

More than 200 Canadian news outlets featured the report. Here are some links:

The Globe and Mail – Housing marketing to see ‘greater stability’

CBC News – 2011 housing sales to be flat: RE/MAX

Winnipeg Free Press – Resale home market to level off in Winnipeg: RE/MAX – RE/MAX forecasts gains in housing prices across country

The Province – Vancouver house prices keep rising

The Calgary Sun – Calgary real estate market to remain flat next year

Victoria Times-Colonist – 2011 market about ‘stability’

© 2010 RE/MAX, LLC. RE/MAX Affiliates may share this article, provided they do not charge for it and this notice is included. All other rights reserved.

ARISTO At Avonshire – Condos by Tridel at Yonge & 401 – Toronto

Monday, December 6th, 2010

A visionary new Tridel condominium community located at Yonge Street between Highway 401 and Sheppard Avenue that will make a signature statement on the North York skyline. Come home to a Tower Suite, Garden Villa, Penthouse or Grand Penthouse in a Tridel Built Green, Built for Life® community.

A grand condominium community that reflects a real sense of place and a sophistication arising from every thoughtful detail of its design. With an easy walk or shuttle bus ride to the Yonge & Sheppard Subway lines, a centralized eco-friendly park and Avonshire Club, a grand sense of place is waiting for you in Tridel’s new vibrant community.

Avonshire is an energy efficient and environmentally friendly Tridel condominium. A LEED® candidate**, registered with the Canada Green Building Council to pursue certification by the LEED® Green Building Rating System, the most recognized certification system for high performance “green” buildings in North America. Tridel Built Green. Built For Life.®

Source: Aristo Condo

Majority of Ontarians believe HST applies to Resale Homes!

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

The introduction of the Harmonized Sales Tax in both Ontario and British Columbia on July 1st, 2010 has been widely cited by real estate professionals and analysts as one of the major factors affecting a slowdown on housing sales. This theory seems to be supported by a recent survey commissioned by the Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA) and conducted by Ipsos Reid, which shows that 56% of the people in Ontario believe the new HST applies to the cost of resale homes. It only applies to New Home sales and related expenses to the purchase of a resale. Where is the media when you need them? An average home purchased in midtown Toronto for $700,000 would of course be harder to sell if confused or uninformed buyers thought they would have to pay another $91,000. on closing! Couple this with the already now increased two land transfer taxes of another approx. $20,000. and these prospective purchasers certainly would come down with a case of “Buyers’ Remorse” very quickly. Guess it’s up to us to educated them.

One Old Mill – Bloor West Village By TRIDEL

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

A Modern Classic

Welcome To The Beauty of Bloor West

Old Mill is one of Toronto’s last real villages, a quiet and refined neighbourhood steeped in old-world charm with its quaint Tudor homes, centuries-old trees and picturesque proximity to the lush Humber Valley. Yet Tridel’s One Old Mill is set within many of Toronto’s new world luxuries, just steps from the subway and conveniently connected with the fashionable boutique shops, cafés and open markets of the Kingsway and Bloor West Village. Discover this intimate and elegant hideaway, right here, in the heart of Old Mill.

Old Mill Collection suites 1-bedroom to 2-bedroom plus den from 600 sq. ft. to 1,200 sq. ft. Signature & Penthouse Collection suites from 1,600 sq. ft. to over 2,300 sq. ft.

Source: One Old Mill –

Omid became #1 Agent for Tridel (2010)

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

September 23rd, 2010, Toronto, Westin Hotel, after being number one in 2008, 2009, for the third year, Omid won the #1 agent reward as the best tridel agent, number of sales and customer service.
After wining the award, Jim Ritchie told Omid that Tridel is very happy to work with him and it’s not just because of his sales volume>
He has been told all the Tridel sales staff are very comfortable with Omid and since 8 years ago, there has never been a complaint from purchasers that means a lot to Tridel.
This year Tridel introduces “Chairman Club” as a new honery club for their sales agents, and Omid as their number one is part of this club now.

CIBC: Slowdown may be healthy

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

The Canadian housing market is poised to strengthen after a brief slowdown, according to CIBC chief executive officer Gerry McCaughey.

In a television interview with Business News Network McCaughey said the slowdown in the Canadian housing market is healthy as it allows the industry to “catch a breath.”

“The indications are Canada is doing reasonably well, the recovery in the U.S. and probably in Canada seems to be slowing somewhat, but I believe this is probably a pause,” McCaughey said. “I think all recoveries from recessions have a lot of doubt and hesitation around them, and I think the main thing is for us to keep our eye on the ball for the future.”

CIBC reported its Q3 earnings last Wednesday posting net profits that grew to $640 million.

May Sales Remain High

Friday, June 11th, 2010

June 3, 2010 — Greater Toronto REALTORS® reported 9,470 sales through the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in May, representing a one per cent dip from May 2009. In comparison to previous years, this was the third highest May sales result on record.

“The pace of transactions slowed in May following record-setting sales in February, March and April,” said Toronto Real Estate Board President Tom Lebour. “Buyers who otherwise would have been purchasing a home in May moved more quickly this year, likely to get ahead of mortgage rate hikes.”

New listings were up 38 per cent annually to 18,940. The average price for May transactions was $446,593 – up 13 per cent compared to the average of $395,609 recorded in May 2009.

“The gap between listings and sales has widened, which means there is more choice for buyers,” said Jason Mercer, TREB’s Senior Manager of Market Analysis. “The annual rate of price growth will slow in the second half of 2010, from the current double digit pace into the single digits.”

Median Price
In May, the median price was $376,750, from the $337,000 recorded during May of 2009.