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Welcome to our December 2013 e-Newsletter!      

Between the Cavalcade of Lights at City Hall and the Christmas music in every store, everyone seems to be getting into the holiday spirit and we're no exception! In this issue we're featuring the Nutcracker, which is back for its 18th year, plus an article from the Star with some easy ways to maximize your decorations if you're short on time.

Scroll down and you'll also find FOUR great listings for anyone who is house hunting this month, as well as a list of Toronto's best chicken wings.   

As always, I thank you for your past and future business and any referrals you may have are greatly appreciated.

Happy holidays and a peaceful and prosperous new year!

 
Brian

in this issue
:: The Nutcracker
:: Toronto's Best Chicken Wings
:: Renovation vocabulary
:: Minimal decorating fuss for maximum effect
:: St. Lawrence 2 Bedroom
:: Annex Condo Conversion
:: 1 bed + den on Wellington
:: Market News

The Nutcracker: December 14th to January 4th 

   

The National Ballet's sumptuous, comical, touching and spellbinding version of E.T.A. Hoffmann's Christmas tale was created in 1995 and has been enthralling audiences - especially children - ever since.

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Flavour of the Month: seven of Toronto's best chicken wings 

   

Bar snacks are big right now, which means the finger-licking chicken wing is, too. Here, seven of the best chicken wings in Toronto

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 Mike Holmes: If it's all Greek to you, listen up

   

If you're going through a renovation or planning one, it helps to know the terms and lingo that contractors and trades professionals use - things like 16 off centre, LVLs, HVAC and rough-in. Contractors have an entire language of their own.

I still get blank stares from homeowners - usually when I'm explaining exactly how I'm going to frame out their basement, carry structure after knocking down a wall or pitch their roof.

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Minimal decorating fuss for maximum effect

   

Trying to dress the house from top to tail for the holidays can exhaust your reserves of both money and good cheer.

Why not take a less is more approach and focus on one or two high-traffic areas?

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St Lawrence Market 2 bdrm plus large office!

135 George St S #903

$589,000      


Spacious And Well Maintained, South Facing & Sun-Soaked, 2 Bedroom Plus Office, Approximately 1586 Square Feet, Huge Living/Dining, Separate Eat-In Kitchen, Lux Master With Ensuite, Parking And In Suite Storage, Live In The Heart Of St. Lawrence Market, Steps To Shopping, Restaurants, Theatres, Harbour Front And More.

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A Rare Annex Find

118 Bedford Rd #2

Reduced to $749,000


A Rare Find! Intimate Suite In Unique Annex Home Condo Conversion, Main Floor Living W/Private Oversized Garden/Terrace, 2 Bedrooms Each W/Ensuite Baths, 10.5 Ft Ceilings, Spacious Kitchen W/Superior Finishes, Granite, Marble, Inlaid Hardwood Flrs, Solid Wood Doors, Etched Glass, Gas Fireplace, Parking, One Locker, Steps To Yorkville Restos, Shops, Ttc And More.

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Downtown one bdrm + den  

263 Wellington St W  #806

Reduced to $314,900  

 

Location Is Key! One Bedroom Plus Large Separate Den (Space Easily Used As 2nd Bedroom), Quiet South Facing With Balcony. Engineered Wood Floors, Spacious Living/Dining, Separate Kitchen, Ample Closet Space, Steps To Financial Core, Entertainment District, Restros And Bars, Rogers Centre, Theatres And All Downtown Has To Offer.

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Lakeside 2 Bedroom

1 Palace Pier Crt #502

Reduced to $499,000      

Immaculate 2 Bedroom + Solarium/Office With Jaw Dropping Views Of The City Skyline And Waterfront, Cook's Kitchen W/Some Updates Appliances, King Size Master W/5-Piece Ensuite And Closets Galore, Newer Flooring Thru'out, Approx 1204Sf, A Classic Condo Experience Only Steps To The Beach, Trails And Lake Ontario.

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Market News

 

December 4, 2013 -- Greater Toronto Area REALTORS´┐Ż reported 6,391 residential sales through the Toronto MLS system in November, representing a 13.9 per cent increase over the sales result for November 2012.  Over the same period, new listings on Toronto MLS were down by 4.4 per cent and month-end active listings were down by 12.1 per cent.

 

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