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Old July 25th, 2010, 05:38 PM   #581
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Old July 26th, 2010, 05:48 PM   #582
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Old July 31st, 2010, 12:20 PM   #583
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July 27, 2010.




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Old August 2nd, 2010, 09:13 AM   #584
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Too bad, this could have been Toronto's first supertall...
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Old August 2nd, 2010, 10:28 AM   #585
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Old August 2nd, 2010, 11:57 PM   #586
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Too bad, this could have been Toronto's first supertall...
i dunno, that is pretty arbitrary, it looks simply tall to me but could be super tall to others.
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Old August 8th, 2010, 06:58 PM   #587
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Looking east along Adelaide, Trump is overpowering everything.

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Old August 19th, 2010, 04:24 AM   #588
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Nice shot of Trump Toronto posted by Redroom Studios over at urbantoronto.ca....hard to believe that it is only about 1/2 way up, and that they haven't even started the condo floors yet.....

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Old August 19th, 2010, 06:10 AM   #589
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That is a sweet shot! And only halfway... can't wait for the rest of it.
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Old August 19th, 2010, 06:44 AM   #590
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A limestone interlocking pattern to match the surrounding deco buildings would have looked stunning at over 300 meters!!
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Old August 19th, 2010, 01:37 PM   #591
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Nice shot of Trump Toronto posted by Redroom Studios over at urbantoronto.ca....hard to believe that it is only about 1/2 way up, and that they haven't even started the condo floors yet.....

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Old August 19th, 2010, 03:39 PM   #592
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Two more of such towers and a bit taller or at almost same heights to the west of trump and we ll have such an ever more aw-inspiring skyline ...
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Old August 20th, 2010, 09:12 AM   #593
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Old August 20th, 2010, 07:10 PM   #594
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Looking at those shots, i wonder if sales agents have trouble marketing the units that will face the blue glazed building... i find it hard paying for a flat on the 40some floor and staring directly at an office only 10/15 meters away.
Or maybe the appartments floor start above the top of that office tower? Gotta check the first pages of the thread...
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Old August 22nd, 2010, 09:38 AM   #595
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Preparing for the fall
The chill in the market will force buyers and sellers to rethink their strategies when the summer ends

21 August 2010
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It seems every backyard gathering has conflicting sales tales. There's that house nearby that was so desirable that it drew bids from rival bidders and sold way over asking within hours! But that's when Debbie Downer on the other side of the guacamole bowl breaks in, pointing to the “for sale” sign across the street. You know, the one that's been languishing in that anxiously tended garden for months.

An autumnal chill is settling over the city's real-estate market, leaving buyers and sellers to re-evaluate their strategies. Sales in Toronto dropped 29 per cent in the first two weeks of August compared with the same time last year, according to the Toronto Real Estate Board. The average price edged down 3.5 per cent from the average tally in mid-July. With prices slowly dropping, buying and selling tactics from the recent boom now seem as disposable as flip-flops. What worked for the last few months – let alone years – will not work in upcoming months. As the market shifts, we try to help you understand, adapt and capitalize.

Why are the deals so erratic?

When homeowners won't reduce their price, their properties might not move. By contrast, people who adapt to changes in the market have had more success. This tricky period follows a frenzy in the first three months of the year when supply was minimal, demand was high, and competing buyers pushed up prices for the available few in order to get ahead of the harmonized sales tax and the prospect of rising interest rates. As spring set in, a flood of homeowners listed their houses for sale, but they were too late. “In the second quarter, buyer fatigue set in,” says real-estate agent Jimmy Molloy of Chestnut Park Real Estate Ltd. “People just ran out of steam.” In May, the outlook darkened when the first harbingers of an economic double dip began to appear.

Should I just stay out of the real-estate market and rent?

The thousands of condo units under construction in Toronto will likely increase the rental supply, so it could be a good time. Queen's University real-estate expert John Andrew said that house prices may languish for some years to come. But Prof. Andrew is bullish on long-term ownership. When prices rise, the gain on a principal residence is tax-sheltered and is also a great destination for forced savings.

Where should we buy to have the best shot at owning a property that will hold its value?

Look for the scarce properties in a market that has not undergone much gentrification, says Gareth Seltzer, who buys, renovates and sells houses across the city.

In Liberty Village, Leslieville, and the Ossington Avenue area, he adds, the housing stock has been gentrified and clubs and restaurants have already moved in. Looking further afield, he likes the opportunities in Hamilton and Nobleton. Market watchers also point to New Toronto, rechristened as Lakeshore Village, as an area that is losing its scruffiness. Mr. Seltzer, who has turned around eight properties in the Annex, is sanguine when others are anxious. He looks for rarities such as heritage Victorians or houses with parking in downtown neighbourhoods. He admits to having felt nervous when his recent renaissance on Huron Street took two months to sell. “It was a little adventurous – it was a new price point for the street,” he says. But in the end he received competing bids. Now he has expanded his search to the Junction, where house prices have not kept pace with the rapid arrival of galleries and cafés and he still sees an opportunity for pioneering.

I want to get in at the bottom and I'm stubborn enough to wait. When will I be able to move off the sidelines?

Prof. Andrew thinks prices will drop after the slide in sales in July and August. A house that has been sitting on the market is unlikely to sell for the full asking price now that potential buyers know sales have plunged. “You can't keep it at the current price. Prices are going to fall. I think that's inevitable.” He thinks the typical seasonal slowdown in late October and November will be even sharper this year. He says those months could prove the best time for a buyer to strike a deal.

With all of the uncertainty, why would anyone list their house for sale now?

Real-estate agents talk about the three Ds: death, debt and divorce. These are the forces that push owners to sell. Jimmy Molloy of Chestnut Park says that once Labour Day passes, people who put their plans on hold during the summer will begin to move forward. Owners may list their house or condo because they have a new job in another city or they need more space. The opportunists who were looking to take advantage of what he calls “just craziness” in the spring are gone. He's being called to evaluate lots of properties in preparation for a fall listing. “They're coming to the market for a reason, not just to cash out,” he says. Now that there are fewer buyers about, the market should be fairly balanced, the pros say.

Is this a good time to snap up a condo in one of those five-star condo hotels?

Not if you are hoping for fire-sale prices. The Ritz-Carlton, Trump Tower, Shangri-La, and Four Seasons all have hotels and condominiums under construction in Toronto, and market watchers say the units are moving. At the Trump International Hotel and Tower, about 77 per cent of the units have been sold ahead of the scheduled completion next year, says Val Levitan, chief executive officer of its joint-venture partner, Talon International Development Inc. Mr. Levitan says buyers for the remaining units seem cautious right now but existing clients are holding firm. “We do not feel the pressure of people backing out of deals,” he says. “We are fortunate.” Now that the Residences at the Ritz-Carlton is close to completion, prospective buyers who live in Toronto are coming around to knock at the door, says Stephen Price, chief operating officer at Graywood Developments Ltd. About 75 per cent of units are sold, he says. Mr. Price isn't worried about being able to sell the remaining condos – in fact, Graywood is looking to build more. “If anything, there's an under-supply.”

My spouse wants to lock in a mortgage rate for the next few years but I say interest rates will stay low if the economy stumbles. Who's right?

Prof. Andrew leans to locking in an interest rate now if you can. If you have an existing mortgage, check the fine print because there may be punishing exit penalties. Even though some economists see a risk of deflation, Prof. Andrew thinks that scenario is not realistic in Canada. The greater risk is that the Bank of Canada will raise its key rate.
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Old August 22nd, 2010, 10:15 AM   #596
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I bet you took this shot from that caffe bar right over Scotia. I wanted to take this shot this week, but my battery was low. On a wider lens it would be much better shot.

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Old August 23rd, 2010, 05:12 PM   #597
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Old August 24th, 2010, 02:46 AM   #598
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Old August 29th, 2010, 09:00 AM   #599
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Shot at 2010-08-27
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