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Welcome to our June 2011 e-Newsletter!     


June is always a big month for Toronto. Not only is it chock full of fun things to do but it also is the month in which we officially welcome summer (yah!) and we also give gratitude to our Dads... for some great Father's Day gift ideas for all kinds of different Dads, click here.


Now if you're a dog, a dog owner or just a lover of dogs, this weekend you can enjoy North America's biggest festival for our canine brothers and sisters. Woofstock, in and around St. Lawrence Market is definitely the place to be. Also, starting this weekend another great Toronto event is Luminato... you'll find more details below.


In real estate news, renovations continue to be a big business for condo and house owners - you'll find an article below that will help you define what you're looking for and how you may want to proceed with your upgrades. Also, if you're on the hunt for an affordable cottage, check out the submission below, "8 Places to look for a cottage in Ontario" ... it might help!


As always, I thank you for your past and future business and any referrals you may have are greatly appreciated. Please forward this to any friend who may be considering buying or selling this year! 


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8 Places to look for a cottage in Ontario



Looking for a cottage but can't afford Muskoka prices? Here are eight alternatives!

Bruce Peninsula: With 500 miles of shoreline, the area offers the majestic hikes of the Bruce Trail. Prices for waterfront land-access properties range from $250,000 to $450,000.

Haliburton Highlands: Just northeast of Toronto via a two-and-a-half hour drive, the area is known for pristine forests. There are adventure activities suitable for everyone, including the famous Algonquin Provincial Park. Average prices range from $150,000 to $350,000.

Kingston/Gananoque: Known for the Thousand Islands, and including the UNESCO designated Rideau Canal. Area has seen a five to 10 per cent increase in lower-end properties this year. Waterfront properties are $180,000 to $300,000.

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Luminato Festival: June 10-19 



Toronto's pre-eminent Arts festival returns for a week and a half, featuring both free and ticketed events ranging from kd lang to magic shows.
The National Ballet of Canada is performing the ambitious Alice in Wonderland. There are also a number of free events, including photography displays, screenings, performance art and concerts, including kd lang!
Click here for a full list of events
Baeumler: Balance wants and needs in home reno decisions


Life is full of decisions. When it comes to our homes, those decisions are often expensive - so you want to make sure you make the right choice for you.

Should you renovate the kitchen or bathroom? Perhaps the basement panelling should finally go. Do you update the insulation, plumbing or electrical? Should you build a man (or woman) cave, or perhaps head outside and add a deck? New siding or shingles? Maybe your house is too small for a growing family and you're considering moving, adding an addition, or even tearing down your home and building a new one. And that's only the beginning - once you've decided exactly what it is you're going to do, there are a thousand more decisions on the plan, design and materials you'll be using. Then there's furniture, art, accessories . . . you get the picture.


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Market News


June 3, 2011 -- Greater Toronto REALTORS® reported 10,046 sales in May 2011 - up six per cent compared to May 2010. This result was the second best on record for May under the current Toronto Real Estate Board service area. The number of new listings in May, at 16,076, was down 15 per cent compared to last year.

"Positive economic news and low borrowing costs led to strong sales through the first five months of the year, including the increase in May," said Toronto Real Estate Board President Bill Johnston. "At the same time, the market has become much tighter compared to last year, due to a substantial dip in new listings." 

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Two level, three bedroom townhome on Cole 


Totally Fabulous Huge One Bedroom With East Sun-Soaked Views, Wood Flooring Throughout, Renovated Kitchen With Under Counter Lighting, Fresh Bath With New Vanity & Slate Tile Floor, Upgraded Sliding Patio Door Leads To A Summer Lovers Extra Large Balcony. This One Is Definitely Move-In Ready!


Two levels, one bedroom plus den at the Earl Lofts! 



Earl Lofts! Oversized, 2 Lvl, 1 Bdrm+Separate Den, Corner Suite(Approx 900Sf) W/Gas Fireplace, Pkng & Lkr In Community Minded Complex W/Shared Landscaped Courtyard, Intimate Downtown Oasis W/Bright N.E. Treed Views, 17' Ceilings, Huge Windows, Juliette Balc, Main Flr Powder Rm, Master Suite W/ Huge Ensuite, Recent Upgrades Inc. New Tile Backsplash, Granite Counters, Front Load Washer/Dryer, Steps To Shopping, Yonge/Bloor, Ttc, Village Vibe & City Delights


Spacious and fully renovated unit on the Esplanade



Super Spacious & Fully Renovated One Bdrm Plus Solarium(Could Be Used As 2nd Bdrm) W/ 270 Degree Panoramic Views Of The Lake And City, Fresh & Crisp Eat-In Kitchen W/Granite And Ensuite Storage Rm, Gleaming Engineered Hardwd Thru-Out, A Lux Master Bath W/Separate Shower And Jacuzzi Tub, Steps To St. Lawrence Market, Financial Core, Theatres, Union Station, Distillery & More.


Harbour View Estates: One Bedroom Plus Den



Harbour View Estates At Cityplace, Bright And Spacious One Bedroom Plus Den With Parking And Locker, Sun-Soaked West Facing Suite With Sunset Views, Granite Counters, Good Closet Space, Minutes To Highways, Lakes And Parks, Steps To Financial Core And More!


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