Let the good times roll in Downtown West Toronto!

Have a passion for fashion? Lacking entertainment options in your current residential area? What are you waiting for? Start looking where the action never ends! Downtown West is Toronto’s most lively neighbourhood and is home to Toronto’s Entertainment, Fashion and Financial district, this area is filled with endless fun! 

If Downtown West is an area of Toronto you are interested in residing in or even exploring, then take a look a this stunning lower penthouse unit on 700 King Street West, Unit LPH 10.

    

Enjoy this absolutely stunning corner, lower penthouse unit with incredible unobstructed east views of the CN Tower and Lake Ontario. This modern condo suite features 2 bedrooms plus a large den, 2 baths, sliding barn doors and gorgeous detailing throughout. Inclusions are an ensuite washer and dryer, all light fixtures, easy access to one extra large parking spot on the ground floor inside of the building, one generously sized locker on the unit floor, plus outstanding facilities.

Upon entering one will immediately appreciate the open concept layout, the immaculate 11-foot high ceilings and large wrap-around windows, exuding an airy ambiance. The large den has a great potential for transformation; whether for a personal home office or a third bedroom, the extra space will definitely be a great asset.

As you move through the suite, you will take notice of the naturally lit kitchen, living and dining room area. Perfect for any household cook, this stylish, family-sized kitchen comes equipped with premium stainless steel appliances including a fridge, stove, built-in microwave and built-in dishwasher, plus gorgeous granite countertops and a multitude of cabinet space. Enjoy morning conversations and meals at the breakfast bar while overlooking the picture perfect view. The open concept suite is great for entertaining guests.

To read more about this incredible unit, please visit: http://www.susanmendonca.com/700-king-st-w-C3169525

Read about the latest market trends here.


Find culture and life in Mississauga

Mississauga lies on the shores of Lake Ontario, located in Peel Region, in the western part of the GTA. This city is Canada's 6th largest city in population and is known for being the home of several major corporate headquarters. Apart from the business side of the city, it is home to several amenities and attractions including, the Art Gallery of Mississauga, Square One Shopping Centre, the Hersey Centre and Mississauga Celebration Square where the city holds several events such as, Seniors day on Tuesday, Family day on Wednesday, Vintage car Thursdays, Canada Day celebration, Rotary Ribfest, Tress Lighting Ceremont and Beachfest. This developed and highly multicultural city is a great location for enjoying life and continuous culture.

A fabulous place to live is at 60 Absolute Avenue, a gorgeous suite with 180 degrees panoramic view located in the core of Mississauga in the iconic Marilyn Monroe building. 

  
 

Enjoy this 1035 square feet + 285 square feet of terrace on the 53rd floor with a breathtaking view of Toronto, Mississauga and the lake. This modern condo suite features a split 2 bedroom plus a large den, 10 foot ceiling and beautiful high quality engineered floors. Inclusions are an ensuite washer and dryer, all light fixtures, parking on P1 level near an elevator, one parking and one locker, plus outstanding facilities.

Upon entering, feel a sense of warmth from the beautiful maple hardwood floors. The large den has a great potential for transformation; whether for a personal home office or a third bedroom, the extra space will definitely be a great asset.

As you move through the hall into the radiant and naturally lit kitchen and dining/living room, you will take notice of the stunning views of the city. Perfect for any household chef, this stylish kitchen comes equipped with stainless steel appliances including a fridge, stove, microwave and a built-in dishwasher. The dark stained wooden cabinets yield a great contrast, plus the under mount sinks and granite countertops are wonderful kitchen features to have. Enjoy morning conversations and meals at the breakfast bar while gazing at the picture perfect view. With the extended large windows, the warmth of the sun and the stunning view follow you through every room of the suite. Also walk out to the terrace from the dining/living room or even enjoy your meals under the stars. The open concept suite is great for entertaining guests, because no matter where you are in the unit, you will provide a beautiful backdrop.

The master suite includes two walkouts to the terrace, floor to ceiling windows filling the room with natural sunlight, and a 3-piece ensuite bathroom with enough storage space in the walk-in closet for all of your trendy outfits. The second bedroom is also very bright and it too also includes a walkout to the terrace and ample closet space. The second full luxury bath is convenient for other members of your household.

This building is close to Square One Shopping Centre and Wholefoods, for all of your dietary needs. This condo is in walking distance to several fine dining, entertainments and has great transit with quick access to the 401, 403, airport and QEW. The Monroe building features 30,000 square feet of amazing recreational facilities including a lounge on the 50th floor, an express elevator to the high floors, outdoor pool with patio and fireplace, a 2 storey gymnasium for basketball, badminton, tennis, indoor track, a business centre and so much more. Close to various amenities and services, this condo suite is perfect for any professional or small family looking to live a city life.

Read the most recent TREB market watch report below:

"April marked the beginning of the spring market, during which time we generally see the highest monthly sales totals in a given year. Despite the persistent shortage of listings, a substantial number of GTA residents were able to come to terms on a home that met their needs. However ...To read more, click here.

 

 


Spring Cleaning and Getting Your Property Ready for Sale in 2014

 

Spring Cleaning and Getting Your Property Ready for Sale in 2014

Spring is around the corner, and  that means-it's spring cleaning time. However, for residents in areas with hot markets like Greater Toronto Area who are planning to sell their house in 2014, this annual event suddenly has some new requirements. A good deep cleaning and closet purge is no longer enough. Most homes are sold during the spring and Summer so the competition will be fierce. You and your home need to be ready. Make sure you tick these items off your spring cleaning list so that your house is in prime shape to catch the attention of those Buyers !

1. Start Outside and work your way In.

Curb appeal is a very real thing. A lot of potential buyers will do "drive by's" and if they don't like what they see from the curb, they might never make it inside to find out that the walk-in closet or eat-in kitchen is exactly what they want. Keep things clean, green and well-maintained. It's the eve of gardening season, and planting some colorful annuals makes a great first impression. Your go-to tools to make this happen? A Realtor working in collaboration with a landscaper!

2. Let's get impersonal

This can be a tough spring cleaning move for many sellers, especially if you've lived in the house for many years. However, as many personal items as possible need to be stored or pre-packed. Buyers want to envision themselves living in the home, not see endless reminders that it's someone else's house (right now). Put away the photos, or anything you don't absolutely need. Think "model home" material. Your must-have tools for this task include storage boxes and a third-party friend or pro who can help keep your nostalgia in check. 

3. Declutter 

In addition to depersonalizing your space you need to think of decluttering and becoming somewhat of a minimalist. For every box of stuff you get rid of consider that money in your pocket. If a space is overwhelming with clutter than it screams to the Potential Buyer that the space is NOT BIG ENOUGH!

4. Freshen up with a paint job

One of the easiest, fastest and most affordable ways to make a huge difference is with a fresh coat of paint inside, outside or both. If you're up for the task, painting the walls yourself might be doable on the inside. However, this is a task best left to professionals. A new paint job is especially important if the paint is faded, chipped or a non-neutral color. Go for a classic eggshell so that buyers see a fresh canvas. Necessary tools are either everything you need to DIY or a recommendation for a professional painter (Realtors have excellent connections).

5. First Impressions in your Front Foyer

Technically this is part of curb appeal, but the entryway of a house can make or break a sale. You want it to seem both welcoming and secure. A new front door along with a neutral touch, such as greenery flanking either side, draws buyers to your house. Take a good look at your current entryway. Could it use an improvement? Get some modern door handles and maybe a new door. 

6.Work on Buyer's Senses

Remember Real Estate is an emotional purchase . Work on their senses of sight and smell and hearing. Visually leave fresh cut flowers and soft music playing in the background. Even if there is snow blanketing the grass outside bring a pop of fresh spring flowers inside the house as a reminder that spring is here and so are new beginings.

7. A Realtor and her team

Maybe getting a real estate agent on board isn't really part of "spring cleaning," but this professional can make all of those cleaning tasks so much easier. If you're on the fence about whether you should try a for-sale-by-owner approach or count on a pro, take a moment and consider if this is really a task you're up for. You don't have access to the same buyer base, you're probably not fluent in all the laws, and do you really want to spend every spare moment negotiating with buyers? A relationship with a savvy Realtor can make selling your home faster, easier and will get you a better price. 

If you are in the market for a new home in Toronto or Greater Toronto Area visit my website at  http://www.susanmendonca.com