SOLD: 35 Carnahan Terrace, Toronto Lovely modern and almost new Upper Beach Estates multiple storey brick townhome available. On a quiet street close to the Victoria Park and Main Street TTC Subway Stations, the Gerrard Streetcar and the GO Train. Open concept living room with large windows, 3 bedrooms upstairs with soaring ceilings in the master with its own… Read More

SOLD: 40 Enroutes Street, Toronto

Modern Comfortably Sized Family Home In Upper Beach Estates. Open Concept Main Floor Living, Dining & Kitchen Areas Combined To Match Today’s Active Lifestyle. Sliding Glass Door Leading To Large Private Fenced Backyard. 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, Top Floor Master Has Ensuite & Walkout To Terrace, Oversized Family Room On 2nd Level With Soaring 2… Read More

SOLD: 261 Cedarvale Avenue, Upper Beaches / Danforth, Toronto

httpvh:// Affordable detached 2+1 bedroom home in the Upper Beaches / Danforth area of Toronto. Many recent upgrades include kitchen and gorgeous bath on main level. Basement potentially could be used as an in-law suite with private entrance, and it has its own kitchen and a full four piece bath. Exterior Features Solid brick home… Read More

Why do we do floor plans?

Episode 387 of the Toronto Real Estate Musing video blog. At O’Neill Real Estate, for every property we sell or lease, regardless of its price point, we prepare floorplans. Do they cost us time and money to prepare? Absolutely. So why do we do them? Short answer: Client service. We feel they help prospective buyers… More

Location, location, location – what home can you buy for $600,000?

To answer this question, The Globe and Mail ran an unscientific search for homes on They found that in Vancouver City Centre, six hundred big ones will score you a one bedroom loft. However, in the small town of Hants Border, Nova Scotia, the same amount would fetch you a 2,800 square foot home… Read More

Introducing Doug Devitre at REALTOR Quest 2011

Episode 384 of the Toronto Real Estate Musing video blog. httpvh:// George O’Neill chatted with Doug Devitre, a real estate consultant that travels the world giving real estate professionals advice in marketing and client service. Doug was at REALTOR® Quest, the premier event for real estate agents in Toronto at the Toronto Congress Centre on… More

April 2011 – Sales booming, prices steady in The Beach

In April, homes sold fast and in large quantities in east Toronto, although prices remained fairly stable. Bidding wars were commonplace as demand exceeded housing supply in The Beach, Upper Beach, Riverdale and East York. TREB district E02, the area defining The Beach and Upper Beach, posted a whopping 116% sales to active listing ratio,… Read More

Should discount brokerages be allowed to operate all across Canada?

There’s a new fight over flat fee MLS listings. Several flat-fee real estate listing companies have appealed to the Competition Bureau, accusing the provincial real estate boards of preventing them from operating across Canada. After the Competition Bureau and the Canadian Real Estate Association brokered a deal to allow agents to charge only a nominal… Read More

Companies now looking for more than cheap office space

The criteria for choosing commercial real estate has become more holistic and office real estate agents are increasingly adopting residential marketing methods in response, says Vancouver marketing firm Braun/Allison Inc. With initiatives such as employee retention and corporate social responsibility coming to the forefront, companies are just as interested in a building’s amenities as they… Read More

Houses today “questionable investment value”: Carrick

Columnist Rob Carrick cautioned homebuyers looking to get rich quick through their house in an editorial in The Globe and Mail today. While the housing market has been booming in the past decade, most analysts believe housing prices in Canada will only modestly increase (or decrease) in the near future due to various economic factors…. Read More