Wednesday, April 23, 2014

■Just Sold

101 Wells Hill Avenue Toronto (Casa Loma Area)

Sold: $1,899,000
DOM (Days on Market): 5 days

List: $1,899,900

Stately & Spacious Century Home! Gorgeous Architectural Details Inside & Out. Features 5 Beds, 5 Baths & 5 Wood Fireplaces! Renovated With Character Intact. Great Layout W/Large Principal Rooms. Master Has Large Walk-In Closet & Beautiful 5-Pc Ensuite W/Limestone Flooring, Clawfoot Tub & Separate Shower. 2nd Flr Laundry. 4400 Sq Feet + 1300 Sq' Basement Suite, Currently Used As A Home Gym But Makes A Great Nanny Suite W/2nd Kitchen, 4-Pc Bath & Wine Cellar!

Please contact Nat Smilis ( for more details!

Saturday, April 19, 2014

■The Financial District

One King West

If I were an expatriate in Toronto and worked in The Financial District, I would definitely consider staying at “the prestigious address of One King West”.

This address was “first home to the original Michie & Co. Grocers & Wine Merchants in the mid-1800s. In 1879 the much sought-after Yonge and King location changed owners to become home to the head office of The Dominion Bank, a residency that would last an impressive 126 years.”

Highlights include:
-“Prime downtown location”
-“Direct access to PATH and King Subway station”
-“Daily, weekly or monthly housekeeping service”

Sound perfect for a successful and busy professional! I can definitely “enjoy the convenience and lifestyle of urban living.

Are you also interested in this building? Currently we have nine listings for lease and the rent starts from $1,625 per month for a minimum of one year. Most of them are furnished suites.

To book a showing appointment please contact me today!




Michie & Co.」という食料雑貨店。バレンシアオレンジや、イチジク、香辛料や輸入物のコニャックなどをトロントにアンに人気だったとか。その後、1,879年から126年間当時のドミニオン銀行の本社が所在していた。



Monday, April 7, 2014

■Yonge and Bloor

My Old Hood

Yonge and Bloor is one of my favourite areas in Toronto and is my old hood before I moved to east end one year ago. Last weekend before heading to an Italian Restaurant in Yorkville, a couple of my friends and I passed by One Bloor East construction site. 

“Crews were hastily working on the lower floors that made up part of the 75-storey building's podium.” We saw “the massive, curvy podium increased in height by a few storeys." The first developer purchased the site which used to be called Hayden Square. After they demolished two-storey buildings in December 2008, I remember the site remained vacant for a couple of years. It has been more than five years!

Sooner or later low-rise commercial buildings on the south-west corner of Yonge and Bloor would be demolished for a new development. It is exciting, but Tenants in the buildings must have been going through lots of headaches as I can imagine being asked for higher rents by Landlord.

If you are interested in moving to Yonge and Bloor/Yorkville areas and would like to know details on condos, please contact me!

Nat Smilis





スミリス 夏子

Thursday, April 3, 2014

■Market Watch-April, 2014

Sales and Average Price Up in March

TORONTO, April 3, 2014 - Toronto Real Estate Board President Dianne Usher announced that Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported strong year-over-year increases in TorontoMLS home sales and the average selling price in March 2014. Home ownership affordability, backstopped by low borrowing costs, continued to be a key factor underlying this growth.

A total of 8,081 sales were reported in March 2014 – up by 7.2 per cent in comparison to March 2013. Sales growth was much stronger in March compared to the first two months of the first quarter. Sales for Q1 as a whole were up by three per cent compared to the first three months of 2013.

“Sales activity in the GTA accelerated last month. Compared to last year, a greater number of buyers found affordable home ownership options, as evidenced by sales growth for all major home types. Against this backdrop, however, overall inventory at the end of March remained lower than last year. This means competition between buyers increased, which is why the average selling price continued to climb,” said Ms. Usher.

The average selling price for March 2014 sales was $557,684 – an increase of almost eight per cent compared to the average reported for March 2013. The average price for the first quarter of 2014 was up by 8.5 per cent year-over-year.

“With borrowing costs remaining low, and in fact declining, strong home ownership demand will continue to butt up against a constrained supply of listings. Strong price growth will be the result for the remainder of 2014. If the pace of price growth experienced in the first quarter is sustained, TREB may revise its outlook for the average selling price,” said Jason Mercer, TREB’s Senior Manager of Market Analysis.


   Ms. Usher

8,081件 (前年同期に比べ7.2%増加)
557,684ドル (前年同期に比べ約8%増加)