Sunday, September 21, 2014

■Goodbye Summer

Goodbye summer and pool……what a busy summer that was. I probably spent more time in my Prius than in backyard.

Our hydrangeas have just bloomed! They usually come out in spring, so I was missing them. Good to see them finally!

Saturday, September 20, 2014

■The Jennie Garth Project

Starting Tomorrow Night (Sunday) at 10p.m. on HGTV 

The Jennie Garth Project follows the single mom and actress Jennie Garth, star of Beverly Hills, 90210, as she renovates a dated Hollywood Hills, Calif. house for herself and her three kids. Throughout the series Jennie and her contractor transform an entire home while managing the budget-conscious mom's renovation expenses. To save money, Jennie plans to refinish the old kitchen and bathroom cabinets and cranks up a chainsaw to clear the brush and small trees from her property. The series features a whole-home renovation, including the kids' bedrooms, master bedroom and the living room.


Friday, September 19, 2014

■Offer Just Got Accepted

Queen Street West

It was such a beautiful sunny day to spend my Friday afternoon in Queen Street West. Around noon Jessica called me and told me she wanted to view a unit in Chocolate Company Lofts which just came to the market. We had ups and downs a couple of times, so I really wanted to secure this unit for her if she decides to submit an offer.

I jumped in my Prius and headed to Queen Street West. Toronto’s Queen Street West
“has been declared as one of the world’s coolest neighbourhoods by Vogue Magazine. In the magazine’s September 2014 issue, Queen Street West has been ranked second in a list of 15 neighbourhoods from across the world.” Vogue’s Nick Remsen writes Queen Street West is a “verifiable artery of indie patisseries, homegrown labels, and hidden-from-view galleries – hallmarks of hipness, if ever they existed.”

Jessica loved the view, high ceilings, bedroom with big windows, kitchen backsplash and more! She goes “Nat, let’s do it! I am ready for signing an offer”. After we left the building, I had to rush to KW office in King West to submit an offer to avoid a potential bidding war. A couple hours later the seller accepted our offer thanks to the listing agent! Yay!! With approvals from both her lawyer and mortgage broker she will be a resident in the Chocolate Company Lofts right before Halloween. Jessica said “I am quite excited and grateful to Nat for reorganizing her afternoon to make it happen.”

Chocolate Company Lofts

Address: 955 Queen St W, Toronto
Developer: Plazacorp
Year Completed: 2005
Building Type: Hard and Soft Lofts
Number of Units: 144
Storeys: 6

About Developer
Plazacorp Urban Residential Communities is one of Toronto's most experienced residential condominium construction and development organizations. Over 5,000 condominiums in Toronto, either already completed or currently under development or construction, bear the Plazacorp name, in downtown Toronto’s most desirable neighbourhoods, including Yorkville, North Toronto, King West, Queen West, Lawrence Park, Liberty Village, The St. Lawrence Neighbourhood, Harbourfront, Mt. Pleasant Village, and others. Plazacorp Urban Residential Communities: the quality is built in from the start. (

辞書で “loft”を検索すると「物を収納する屋根裏」という訳がでてきますが、トロントには元チョコレート会社やシアーズの倉庫、教会、羽根工場やおもちゃ工場を改装したコンドミニアムがロフトとして分類されています。特徴は、天井が通常のコンドより高いこと(約9フィート以上)やレンガやコンクリートのむき出しの壁。希少価値があるためか個性派ヤングプロフェッショナルの間で大人気。


Monday, September 15, 2014

■ Toronto Premium Outlets

Joint Venture Company
Toronto Premium Outlets is a 50/50 joint venture company between Simon Property Group, Inc. and Calloway.

Simon is a global leader in retail real estate ownership, management and development and a S&P100 company (Simon Property Group, NYSE:SPG).  Our industry-leading retail properties and investments across North America, Europe and Asia provide shopping experiences for millions of consumers every day and generate billions in annual retail sales. (

Calloway is one of Canada's largest real estate investment trusts with an enterprise value of approximately $6 billion. It owns and manages approximately 26 million square feet in 128 value-oriented retail centres having the strongest national and regional retailers, as well as strong neighbourhood merchants. Calloway's vision is to provide a value-oriented shopping experience to Canadian consumers. (

From TorontoHwy 401 west to exit 328 / Trafalgar Road

■Investment Opportunity


-Only 15% Down; 
-42% Projected Annual ROI (Return on Investment);
-2 YR Rental Guarantees!

A mix of key ingredients that lead to real estate success: a prime location, award winning architecture and design, a special blend of suite, the opportunity to make a great investment.


VIP Pricing & High ROI
With a price tag from $208,900 per suite and presenting great opportunities such as increasing ROI, two suit types are already sold out over 1 year before the building is even finished! And now we dare you to question why we call it a very important investment opportunity!

ICON 145 Premium Location
Just a few steps from where the ICON 145 building resides, you can find the University of Waterloo and in close proximity Wilfrid Laurier University. This means that both students and young professionals will be interested to rent the ICON condo you will buy. 

Place of Wealth & Luxury
First class amenities, a state of the art fitness facility and yoga studio, study lounges and rooftop patio with stone fire pit – need we say more? Living at ICON residences will be an experience you will not forget, all by a leading Toronto developer “Rise Real Estate”.

You must be excited to know more about how to successfully build wealth in real estate. Contact me to attend next available Investment Seminar today!


86 Burlington Street (Royal York And Lakeshore)

List: $599,900

Welcome to 86 Burlington Street. Large, 3 bedroom+ 3 washroom detached home in Mimico. Main floor boasts 9' 4" ceilings, open concept with living, kitchen, prep area, dining room and full bath. Backyard has a large deck for BBQ, eating and enjoying the outdoors. Upstairs has 3 bedrooms and large bathroom. Basement has Laundry, storage and half bath. Walk to lake, TTC stop and shops. Close to Downtown and QEW.

Call me to book a private viewing today!

Nat Smilis

Monday, September 8, 2014

■Market Watch-September, 2014

Annual Growth in Home Sales Continued in August

September 4, 2014
 -- Toronto Real Estate Board President Paul Etherington reported 7,600 sales through the TorontoMLS system in August 2014. This result was up by 2.8 per cent compared to 7,391 transactions reported in August 2013. Year-to-date sales through the end of August amounted to 65,454, which represented an increase of 6.5 per cent compared to the same period in 2013.

“The last full month of summer ended on a high note. As we look toward the fall market, I expect that demand for ownership housing will remain strong. Home buyers will continue to benefit from a diversity of affordable home ownership opportunities throughout the GTA. The fact that sales were up for all major home types in August suggests that first-time buyers and existing home owners remain very active in today’s marketplace,” said Mr. Etherington.

The average selling price in August 2014 was $546,303 – up 8.9 per cent in comparison to the average of $501,677 reported in August 2013. The year-to-date average price through August was $562,504, which represented an increase of 8.5 per cent in comparison to the same period in 2013.

“The number of listings in August was down in comparison to last year, while the number of sales increased. This means that sellers’ market conditions remained in place with a lot of competition between buyers. This is why we continued to see strong price growth last month. Looking forward, if sales growth continues to outstrip listings growth, the average selling price should continue to increase on a year-over-year basis,” said Jason Mercer, TREB’s Director of Market Analysis.

7,600件 (前年同期に比べ約2.8%増加)
546,303ドル (前年同期に比べ約8.9%増加)



Monday, September 1, 2014

■Million Dollar Listing New York (Season 4)

Starting Tonight at 9p.m. on slice

After scoring its 
first-ever Primetime Emmy Nomination in the Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program category, MDLNY will return with all three real estate agents, Fredrik Eklund, Luis D. Ortiz, and Ryan Serhant. This time around, they'll continue to compete for their share of the market and battle to be top broker, selling the most desired and expensive real estate in the city