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Welcome to 21 Glen Dhu Drive , Whitby


As a Fallingbrook Resident and Local Realtor
I understand the value of calling Fallingbrook Home!
Call me today @ 905-409-9967 to find our more about the
#MyFallingbrook Neighbourhood ! 


Must See Immaculate 4 +1 Bdrm. Home Situated In Sought After Fallingbrook! Features Include;  Newly developed basement Rec Room, Bar, Bedroom & 3 Pc Bath / 2013 Designer Kichen W/ Granite Counters/ Pantry; New Flooring Throughout; 2013 New Modern Fireplace Mantle & Surround; 2013 New Main Bathroom And Powder Room Reno / 2013 Updated Reno / Master Ensuite: 2013 New Windows, Roof , Hi Eff Gas Furnace; A/C And Much More!


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TO LIST or BUY? Call or Text JIM STANTON AND ASSOCIATES 905-409-9967 - Office 905-434-2022 or email: jimstantonrealtor@gmail.com

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I have listed a new property at 30 Parula LANE in North Kawartha.
Opportunity Knocks To Own A Piece Of Paradise On The Sought After Chandos Lake! This 3 Bedroom 3 Season Cottage Is Situated On West Bay With A Frontage Of 230 Ft. And Level Lot With A Natural Boat Launch / Beach Area / Lots Of Privacy / Bunkie That Sleeps 3 / Dry Boat House And Dug Well. The Lake Has Crystal Clear Water Plenty Of Great Fishing With Large And Small Mouth Bass / Northern Pike And Lake Trout! Great Opportunity To Build New As Well!
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I have listed a new property at 397 St. Lawrence ST in Oshawa.
Amazing Renovated Legal 2 Unit Home W/All Permits Reno'd From Studs To Finished Home! - New Electrical And Services W/2 Meters - Upgraded Plumbing - Insulation - Foam Insulation In Vaulted Ceilings - Drywall - Oak Staircases - Vinyl Plank Flooring - 2 Kitchens W Quartz Counter- Stainless Appliances - 3 New Bathrooms - Upgraded Trim - Hi Eff Furnace Cac - 2 Sets Of Clothes Washer / Dryer - New Roof -Retaining Wall - Double Drive For Each Unit
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Thinking of Selling Your Home?
 
4 Reasons why the Fall is the perfect time
to Sell and Maximize your profits!


More Serious Buyers
During the summer months people tend to be more focused on relaxing and enjoying the nice weather. We take on a more serious tone after the Labour day weekend at work and with our plans. Fall buyers often want to move quickly to get their deal closed before the snow flies and Holidays are upon us. 
 
Fall Curb Appeal
There is something about the look and feel of a home in the Fall months. Everything seems more cozy and vibrant with people starting to put on their comfy clothes and with the leaves changing colour. Fall colours and home décor can really add to this affect, making potential buyers feel at home even before they’ve submitted their offer.
 
Less Competition
Many people think the spring is the best time to sell. When there are a lot of similar homes listed for sale, buyers have more choice and this can impact the price you receive for your home. With a smaller inventory of homes listed and a strong pool of buyers this fall, you have the best chance of receiving a premium for your home.
 
Low Rates
With low interest rates and speculation that they may be reduced in October, buyers will have more buying power and the ability to go the extra mile to purchase the home they want. If you are thinking of selling your home in the coming months, give us a call and we will give you the information and tools you need to get the highest sale price possible and in the shortest period of time.
 

For a Free no obligation consultation to maximize your profit
Please call Jim & Ben 905-434-2022
Home improvement, Staging Consultation, Marketing plan, Sales Strategy
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I have listed a new property at Unit B 208 Byron ST S in Whitby.
Rare Opportunity To Lease. Ground Floor Office Space Which Has Been Totally Renovated With Parking For 4 At An Amazing Location In The Heart Of Olde Whitby At The Corner Of Byron And Dunlop! Handicap Access /Divisible Space Available For Lease. Totally Renovated New Forced Air Gas Furnace And A/C / Gleaming Hardwood Floors / Separate Entrance For Unit B With A Small Office And Large Office Space With Electric Fire Place/Washroom.
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TORONTO, SEPTEMBER 5, 2019 – Toronto Real Estate Board President Michael Collins announced that Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 7,711 residential sales through TREB’s MLS® System in August 2019. This result represented a 13.4 per cent increase compared to 6,797 sales reported in August 2018. On a monthover-month basis, after preliminary seasonal adjustment, sales were up by 0.8 per cent.


GTA-wide sales were up on a year-over-year basis for all major market segments, with annual rates of sales growth strongest for low-rise home types including detached houses. This reflects the fact that demand for more expensive home types was very low in 2018 and has rebounded to a certain degree in 2019, albeit not back to the record levels experienced in 2016 and the first quarter of 2017.


Market conditions also became tighter in August 2019 compared to a year ago because, while sales were up year-over-year, new listings were down by three per cent over the same time period to 11,789. Year-to-date, growth in sales has well outstripped growth in new listings. This is why overall active listings counted at the end of August were down by more than 11 per cent compared to August 2018.


The MLS® Home Price Index Composite Benchmark for August 2019 was up by 4.9 per cent on a year-over-year basis. The average selling price, at $792,611 in August 2019, was up by 3.6 per cent year-over-year. Both the MLS® HPI benchmark prices and average selling prices were up on an annual basis for major market segments. The condominium apartment segment continued to lead the way in terms of price growth, followed by higher density low-rise home types and finally detached houses


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information from BOC media release Sept 4 2019 


The Bank of Canada today maintained its target for the overnight rate at 1 ¾ percent. The Bank Rate is correspondingly 2 percent and the deposit rate is 1 ½ percent.

As the US-China trade conflict has escalated, world trade has contracted and business investment has weakened. This is weighing more heavily on global economic momentum than the Bank had projected in its July Monetary Policy Report (MPR). Meanwhile, growth in the United States has moderated but remains solid, supported by consumer and government spending. Commodity prices have drifted down as concerns about global growth prospects have increased. These concerns, combined with policy responses by some central banks, have pushed bond yields to historic lows and inverted yield curves in a number of economies, including Canada.

In Canada, growth in the second quarter was strong and exceeded the Bank’s July expectation, although some of this strength is expected to be temporary. The rebound was driven by stronger energy production and robust export growth, both recovering from very weak performance in the first quarter. Housing activity has regained strength more quickly than expected as resales and housing starts catch up to underlying demand, supported by lower mortgage rates. This could add to already-high household debt levels, although mortgage underwriting rules should help to contain the buildup of vulnerabilities. Wages have picked up further, boosting labour income, yet consumption spending was unexpectedly soft in the quarter.  Business investment contracted sharply after a strong first quarter, amid heightened trade uncertainty. Given this composition of growth, the Bank expects economic activity to slow in the second half of the year.

Inflation is at the 2 percent target. CPI inflation in July was stronger than expected, largely because of temporary factors. These include higher prices for air travel, mobile phones, and some food items, which are offsetting the effects of lower gasoline prices. Measures of core inflation all remain around 2 percent.

In sum, Canada’s economy is operating close to potential and inflation is on target. However, escalating trade conflicts and related uncertainty are taking a toll on the global and Canadian economies. In this context, the current degree of monetary policy stimulus remains appropriate. As the Bank works to update its projection in light of incoming data, Governing Council will pay particular attention to global developments and their impact on the outlook for Canadian growth and inflation.

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 by Canada Post in smartmoves

Celebrate your summer! Whether you’re throwing a raging party or a small gathering, you want your guests to have a good time. Try out these festive ideas to ring in Labour Day weekend, from party ideas to décor, entertainment and food!

Different ways to celebrate together

Labour Day is all about getting together to celebrate the end of summer with family and friends. You can hold a traditional barbecue or pool party, or put a new spin on it. Try a barbecue and outdoor movie party, a group hike and picnic, or celebrate at your local community outdoor pool.

Easy themes for the end of summer bring a little sparkle to your party. Why not decorate for a Mexican fiesta, a summer beach party, or even an all-white summer tea? Better yet, hold a pot luck block party for everyone to enjoy together and meet the neighbors.

Décor and lighting for your bash

A big favorite for summer parties are tiki torches, patio lights, and lots of citronella candles to keep away the bugs. It’s almost fall, so don’t be shy of warm colours for your table cloth, napkins, and flowers.

Keep your table festive – store your drinks in a big plant pot filled with ice and fresh flowers. For a mess-free centerpiece, use filled frozen water balloons in a glass bowl to keep drinks cool. Keeping it easy? Grab some empty pop bottles and fill them with flowers, or have bowls of fresh fruit and vegetables on display.

Make your guests comfortable!

The best parties are set up to feel comfortable while socializing. Keep comfortable chairs around your fire pit and set-up in small groups on your lawn around small tables. This provides plenty of places to set down food and drink while eating. Don’t forget the pillows and blankets for a chilly evening.

Keep your guests laughing and playing

Who doesn’t love some entertainment? Get everyone moving and socializing together. Set up any of these for some fun:

  • bocce game
  • horseshoes
  • croquet
  • badminton
  • potato sack races
  • water balloons and squirt guns
  • hoola hoops, soccer balls, jump rope, and frisbees

Most importantly – the party food!

If you’re hosting a barbecue, grill-friendly food is where it’s at. Think beyond hotdogs and hamburgers, and get out some lobster, steak, or ribs. Dress up regular burger patties and stuff them with cheese or guacamole. Corn, fresh vegetables, and even peaches and pineapples are great for grilling.

Cut down on mess and put together veggie and meat kebabs for an all-in-one meal. Don’t forget the classic sides like hummus, guacamole, vegetable salads and pasta salads.

Dessert is also half the fun in summer! Put together a do-it-yourself sundae station or make the most of seasonal fruit with pies or cobblers.

Party safety

Providing a safe party is the responsibility of the host. You have the right to tell your guests the acceptable standard of behavior. And you can decide to refuse entry to your party, or ask people to leave if things are getting out of hand. Stay safe, and make some great summertime memories!

How do you like to celebrate Labour Day? Share your party ideas in the comments below:

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I have sold a property at 11 Penetang CRES in Toronto.
Opportunity Knocks! A Perfect Place to Call Home! Well Cared For Bungalow Situated On A Quiet Crescent In A Sought After Bendale Location! Features Of This Home Include Newer Hi-Eff Gas Furnace And Central Ac/ Beautiful Hdwd Flrs / Crown In Living Rm / Eat In Kit./ Sep. Ent. To Basement Which Includes / Rec Rm / Bdrm / 3 Pc Bath ; Get Creative And Develop Large Unspoiled Portion Of Bsmnt. Beautiful Lot With Perennial Gardens! Close To Thompson Park, Schools , Shopping And Transit.
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Please visit our Open House at 11 Penetang CRES in Toronto.
Open House on Sunday, July 21, 2019 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Opportunity Knocks! A Perfect Place to Call Home! Well Cared For Bungalow Situated On A Quiet Crescent In A Sought After Bendale Location! Features Of This Home Include Newer Hi-Eff Gas Furnace And Central Ac/ Beautiful Hdwd Flrs / Crown In Living Rm / Eat In Kit./ Sep. Ent. To Basement Which Includes / Rec Rm / Bdrm / 3 Pc Bath ; Get Creative And Develop Large Unspoiled Portion Of Bsmnt. Beautiful Lot With Perennial Gardens! Close To Thompson Park, Schools , Shopping And Transit.
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I have listed a new property at 11 Penetang CRES in Toronto.
Opportunity Knocks! A Perfect Place to Call Home! Well Cared For Bungalow Situated On A Quiet Crescent In A Sought After Bendale Location! Features Of This Home Include Newer Hi-Eff Gas Furnace And Central Ac/ Beautiful Hdwd Flrs / Crown In Living Rm / Eat In Kit./ Sep. Ent. To Basement Which Includes / Rec Rm / Bdrm / 3 Pc Bath ; Get Creative And Develop Large Unspoiled Portion Of Bsmnt. Beautiful Lot With Perennial Gardens! Close To Thompson Park, Schools , Shopping And Transit.
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I have sold a property at 30 Withay DR in Ajax.
This Beautiful 2678 Sq Ft. Home Is Situated In A Sought After Location Close To Schools , Parks And Shopping. Features Of This Home Include A Unique Main Floor Design With A Full 3 Piece Bathroom And Dining Room That Can Be Converted Into A Main Floor 5th Bedroom. There Is A Gorgeous Oak Staircase Off The Spacious At Entry, Large Living Room With Gorgeous Hardwood Floor / Main Floor Family Room With Fp And Hardwood Flooring. Huge Master W/ Reno'd Ensuite
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I have listed a new property at Unit B 208 Byron ST S in Whitby.
Rare Opportunity To Lease. Ground Floor Office Space Which Has Been Totally Renovated With Parking For 4 At An Amazing Location In The Heart Of Olde Whitby At The Corner Of Byron And Dunlop! Handicap Access /Divisible Space Available For Lease. Totally Renovated New Forced Air Gas Furnace And A/C / Gleaming Hardwood Floors / Separate Entrance For Unit B With A Small Office And Large Office Space With Electric Fire Place/Washroom.
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I have listed a new property at 30 Withay DR in Ajax.
This Beautiful 2678 Sq Ft. Home Is Situated In A Sought After Location Close To Schools , Parks And Shopping. Features Of This Home Include A Unique Main Floor Design With A Full 3 Piece Bathroom And Dining Room That Can Be Converted Into A Main Floor 5th Bedroom. There Is A Gorgeous Oak Staircase Off The Spacious At Entry, Large Living Room With Gorgeous Hardwood Floor / Main Floor Family Room With Fp And Hardwood Flooring. Huge Master W/ Reno'd Ensuite
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