Looking at the latest statistics on average home prices, while the average price of a home in the metro area has dropped, there are some positive factors coming from the numbers.
Between December 2006 and December 2007, the average home price for Real Estate dropped 3% from $312k to $303k. The first 11 months of 2008 is showing compared to the same period last year, Denver Real Estate has dropped and additional 13% down to $269k.
Looking at the chart you can see alot of variations from city to city, as we still have a few areas and cities that the average home price has increased. Now looking at the metro area as a whole and having areas still gaining in value is a positive thing in my book.
Having your house broken into and robbed can be one of the most unpleasant and traumatizing experiences you and your family can go through. Much more significant than the loss of valuable property is emotional violation on a deeper level–losing your feelings of safety, well-being, and security in your own home can be a very painful adjustment. As a homeowner, you owe it to yourself to take the initiative to protect not just your security, but you and your family’s peace of mind.
While it’s always possible that thieves will target your house regardless of the security measures you have in place, there are several things you can do to drastically reduce the likelihood of your home being targeted. The most essential and effective deterrent is also the most obvious–that is, you’ll want to invest in a good alarm system. When shopping, be sure to go with a reputable company. You get what you pay for. The worse the manufacturing, the more likely a thief will be able to disarm it.
Second, be conspicuous, especially when you’re going to be away from your home for extended periods of time. Common sense dictates–and convicted robbers themselves have confirmed this–that your house is less likely to be a target if you have a few good alarm and beware of dog signs posted. You don’t have to turn your home into a fortress, you just want to let robbers know that your house carries a higher risk of being caught.
Third, be sure to lock up. A startling number of robberies occur because people forget common practices such as locking garage doors, patio doors, and windows. Try to have secure latches on your windows, and have a “lock-up checklist” visually posted on the back of or close to your house’s exit. Thieves are far less likely to be master cat burglars than thugs who are just trying their luck on neighborhood back doors.
If you follow these steps and take the extra precaution of double-checking, you can greatly strengthen your home, valuables, and secure well-being against intruders.
HARBOUR PLAZA RESIDENCES is a new condo project by Menkes Developments Ltd currently in pre-construction at 90 Harbour Street in Toronto.
35-storey office tower and 62 and 66-storey residential condominium towers at 1 York and 90 Harbour Street respectively.
Direct connection to underground PATH.
Expected occupancy for Harbour Plaza is slated for Summer 2016.
Menkes has officially broken ground on Harbour Plaza and the latest office tower is now underway. The city of Toronto has seen over 4 million square feet of office space added since 2006! One York will be 37 storeys, rising 33 storeys over a 4-storey podium. The podium will eventually tie One York to Harbour Plaza Residences to a pair of condo towers rising to 69 and 65 storeys. 1,300 suites, 716 parking spots in a four-level below grade parking garage. The podium uniting the components will feature approximately 200,000 square feet of retail space and will connect pedestrians via a second storey PATH system extension to the Air Canada Centre, Union Station, and the rest of the PATH network to the north, while to the south it will connect to RBC’s Water Park Place III tower, which is also under construction.
Check out the latest floor plans here…http://www.harbour-plaza-toronto.ca/floor-plans/
The property manager plays a very significant role in ensuring that a real property is handled efficiently. Although this is the general responsibility of the property manager, it is also a necessity for him to perform different functions or multi task in order to achieve business goals. On a daily basis the property manager sees to it that other property employees under his supervision had carried out the tasks and their duties which is a big factor in maintaining the smooth flow of the real property business. He also sees to it that the marketing aspect of a real estate property is already taken care of.
There are a number of things that a property manager can do both for the real estate company and to you. Depending on the kind of real property that he is dealing with, the property manager acts as a liaison between you and the building owners. The real property business is divided into categories of which a property manager can handle. If you are an individual who is seeking to establish a real property business, one important consideration is to hire a property manager to look into the smallest until the largest details of each transaction. The real property business is a very crucial and challenging task to look through and therefore it needs the expertise and knowledge of an individual who has the skills to perform business transactions. If you are looking forward in attaining success in the real estate business then you should consider the property management factor as a way to sell your business, one thing of which the property manager can do because of his learning and experience on the said field.
If you are also a tenant, the real property acts in between you and the building owner in terms of settling any disputes, communication gaps between the tenant and land owner, A property manager should be flexible enough to work well with both the tenants and property owners, ensuring that both comes up with an amendable decision regarding payments and other things as well that needs the decision to both parties. A tenant can address their issues to the property manager such as the security within the property, maintenance of the properties and most importantly any financial actions toward the use of these properties.
The property manger’s role is a very challenging work. He should possess the necessary traits and characteristics of an individual who is well rounded enough to attend the needs of his different clients be it as the property owner or being the tenant itself. They act as a very essential factor to determine success in the real estate property business. Therefore, when you work as a property manager, you must possess all the necessary skills needed to be successful in your work as well as in the business that you handle.
Enigma Lofts are Now Selling
Enigma Lofts have opened for sale on October 19, a distinguished boutique project designed by Quadrangle Architects. Walking distance to a public park, with over 20,000 square feet of office and studio space will be available. Enigma lofts will feature 86 loft-style units in total, with a row of townhouses along the street. Enigma lofts will have a variety of suites to choose from, one bedroom all the way to three bedroom plus den. Visit www.enigmalofts.ca to register and receive up to date floorplans. Units will range from just over 420 square feet to over 1500 square feet and is scheduled to be finished mid year 2006. The price range will be from $231,000 and up.
Enigma Lofts Floor Plan
Enigma lofts will have plenty of amenities at your disposal, work up a sweat at the gym, or catch a flick at their theatre. Or kick back at the courtyard on a sunny day.
Enigma Lofts will be located at 138 St. Helen Ave, a short walk to the Lansdowne subway station. Surrounded by galleries, bars and restaurants
There is a buzz in Toronto about a new condo project, located near the financial and entertainment districts, 263 Adelaide Condos. A pre construction condo which will feature over 300 suites, designed by Teeple and being built by Neilas Inc. There are sales inquiries coming in daily, register at 263 Adelaide Condo Sales Center for your chance at a unit with pre construction pricing.
263 Adelaide Condo Sales Center
The center will be a mixed use, low rise office and residential complex. The office space will be situated in the right area of Toronto for high sales volumes. Attracting lots of new clients business’ are flocking to 263 Adelaide Condos, which will be ideal for making sales.
263 Adelaide Condo Official Sales Center
401 – 415 King Street Condos Sale Center is opening soon, register at http://www.401KingCondos.com to be on the front lines for VIP Incentives.
401 King Condos
A new condo development is coming to a busy intersection of Toronto. 401 – 415 King Condos will be located at King and Spadina. A busy and hip place close to bars, lounges, disco, restaurants and shopping. A great investment for the future will have buyers and investors lining up to live in this trendy area of Toronto. A social butterfly’s dear location, 401 King Condos will be a highly anticipated development.
401-415 King Street Condo
415 King Condos
401 – 415 King Street Condo Now Registering
401-415 King Street Condo Official Sales Center
Introducing Summitview Towers a new condo and townhouse development in an up and coming community of Mississauga. Featuring 4 different towers which will have over 900 residential units and over 2300 parking spots. Summitview Towers is now in Pre Construction, please visit their official sales center at http://www.summitviewTowers.com
for VIP incentives today.
Summitview Towers Official Sales Center
1 Yorkville Condo Official Sales Center
1 Yorkville Condo being built by by Bazis Inc will be located at 1 Yorkville Avenue in Toronto at the corner Yorkville and Yonge. 1 Yorkville Condo an exciting addition to Toronto’s skyline will feature a 3D building, which will change in light, shadow and colour making for an amazing view in the Yorkville community
The Yorkville area, is well known for its exclusive high end shops and restaurants. A very trendy and luxurious area will have buyers and investors excited about the new development. Register at http://www.1-yorkvillecondo.com to step in front of the line and receive exclusive and pre construction incentives today.
11 Wellesley Street – Corner of Bay and Wellesley Street – Toronto Downtown Condos
11 Wellesley Condos Toronto
Minutes to Wellesley Street Subway – across the street! Sobey’s Grocery Store in seconds!
University of Toronto in 5 minutes or less; Ryerson just around the corner!
With 5 Major area hospitals and Embassies in the area this is location from heavens for investors or users!
Platinum Release very soon so please send an email to be on priority list
How Tall: to be announced! (probably40+ Storeys)
Completion Date: tba
Building & Suite Features:
Dramatic Terraces and Spectacular Inner Courtyard
Double Glazed Windows throughout exterior
9’Ceilings upto 11 Floors and 10’Ceiling height on 12th Floor
Custom Roller Blinds and European Kitchen