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Real Estate Forecast for 2018: What to Expect!

Real Estate Forecast for 2018: What to Expect!

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Real Estate Forecast for 2018: What to Expect

As we head into a new year, the most common question we receive is, “What’s the outlook for GTA’s real estate in 2018?”

 

It’s not just potential buyers and sellers who care; current homeowners also want reassurance about the value of their investment. No one knows exactly what 2018 will bring, but we’ve outlined expert predictions on where the market is headed and how government interventions are expected to impact the Canadian housing market in the year ahead.

HOUSING PRICES WILL REMAIN HIGH IN URBAN CENTRES

Although the Toronto real estate market did experience a slowdown in 2017, housing affordability will remain a major issue in both Toronto and Vancouver in 2018. According to the Royal Bank of Canada’s most recent Housing Trends and Affordability Report, as of Q2 2017 it cost more than 75 percent (Toronto) and 80 percent (Vancouver) of median household income to cover the average cost of owning a home.1

In an effort to stabilize prices, both the Ontario and British Columbia governments enacted a 15 percent tax on foreign investments in housing. However, according to the PricewaterhouseCoopers report on Emerging Trends in Real Estate: Canada and the United States 2018, “Industry players are skeptical that recent tax moves … to curtail foreign investment will have a long term cooling impact on housing affordability in Toronto and Vancouver.”2

In its Canadian Regional Housing Outlook, TD Economics predicts ”The decline in sales activity in both Vancouver and Toronto has helped to redistribute the balance of power from a pure seller’s market, back towards buyers, as evidenced by the sales-to-listing ratios. But, first-time homebuyers sitting on the sidelines waiting for higher interest rates to trigger a market crash may be holding their breath for a while. Prices are likely to only reset back to levels that existed prior to a year of exorbitant gains.”3

The high cost of living has forced a growing number of millennials to seek alternatives to traditional housing. The 2016 census found 47.4 percent of young adults in Toronto and 38.6 percent in Vancouver live with a parent. PricewaterhouseCoopers predicts a rise in multi-generational and multi-family homes, a move towards larger condominiums to suit growing families, and a flight from urban cores as new public transit projects make commuting more feasible.2

What does it mean for you? If you’re a current homeowner, you can expect your investment to hold its value and continue to appreciate over the long term. And if you’re considering selling this year, contact us to request a free Comparative Market Analysis to find out how much you can expect your home to sell for under current market conditions.

If you’re a potential buyer who has been waiting for real estate prices to drop, don’t expect a fallout any time soon. Governmental bodies have taken steps to slow down skyrocketing prices, which has helped to balance the market. Now is a great time to buy. And if traditional housing options don’t fit your budget, we can help you find alternatives to meet your needs.

GOVERNMENT INTERVENTIONS WILL HELP TO STABILIZE THE MARKET

Skyrocketing real estate prices have caused Canadians to take on a growing amount of debt. The federal Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) reports that the average household indebtedness is up to 174 percent of disposable income, and they predict it will reach 180 percent by the end of 2018. Coupled with rising interest rates, the share of income that will go towards debt payments is expected to reach historic proportions.4

Regulators at the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) have attempted to curb the potential fallout with interventions, the latest of which went into effect on January 1. These new regulations raise the requirements for mortgage borrowers with down payments of 20 percent or more. They are now required to qualify for a mortgage at an interest rate two percentage points higher than their current rate to ensure they can manage payments when interest rates do inevitably rise.

A similar “stress test” was enacted in 2016 for borrowers who put down less than 20 percent, but that regulation impacted a much smaller percentage of buyers.

According to Jeremy Rudin, the head of OSFI, “We clearly see the potential risks caused by high household indebtedness across Canada, and by high real estate prices in some markets. We are not waiting to see those risks crystallize in rising arrears and defaults before we act.”5

All federally regulated financial institutions will be obligated to utilize these requirements for both new mortgages and mortgage renewal applications of borrowers applying to switch lenders. It is not mandatory to apply the test at mortgage renewal for existing borrowers. Since credit unions are regulated provincially, they are not required to follow the new OSFI rules, although some may choose to out of prudency.

What does it mean for you? With new rules in effect, if you’re a buyer, your purchasing power may be impacted. If you’re concerned you may not be able to meet these requirements, securing your mortgage through a credit union may be an option. We are following this issue closely. Give us a call so we can discuss how these new rules will affect your home search.

If you’re considering selling your home this year, these regulations could alter the type of buyer who will be willing and able to purchase your home. We have expertise in this area and know how to market your home to a changing demographic.

5 YEAR MORTGAGES WILL MAKE A COMEBACK

Expect interest rates to rise in 2018. Bank of Canada has indicated that borrowers should expect to see rate increases this year … and notably, nearly half of Canadian mortgage holders are set to renew their mortgages in the next 12 months. Combined with the new, more stringent “stress test” requirements, a greater number of homeowners will be opting for five-year-fixed rate mortgages over the historically popular variable rate mortgages.6

According to LowerRates.ca, “Since January 2014, 56% of Canadian borrowers who applied for a mortgage through LowestRates.ca have gone variable, compared with 43% of those who got a five-year fixed. But this past August, there was a shift, where the five-year-fixed rate mortgage saw a sharp increase in applicants, with 59% of users on the LowestRates.ca site opting for this option versus only 39% opting for the variable mortgage.”7

What does it mean for you? If you’re in the market to buy, act now. Rising interest rates will decrease your purchasing power, so act quickly before interest rates go up. Give us a call today to get your home search started.

And if you’re a current homeowner who is set to renew your mortgage, you may want to consider locking in a five-year-fixed rate. Contact us if you would like assistance navigating your options.

 

 

2018 ACTION PLAN

If you plan to BUY this year:

 

1.    Get pre-approved for a mortgage. If you plan to finance part of your home purchase, getting pre-approved for a mortgage will give you a jump-start on the paperwork and provide an advantage over other buyers in a competitive market. The added bonus: you will find out how much you can afford to borrow and budget accordingly.

2.    Create your wish list. How many bedrooms and bathrooms do you need? How far are you willing to commute to work? What’s most important to you in a home? We can set up a customized search that meets your criteria to help you find the perfect home for you.

3.    Come to our office. The buying process can be tricky. We’d love to guide you through it. We can help you find a home that fits your needs and budget, all at no cost to you. Give us a call to schedule an appointment today!

 

If you plan to SELL this year:

 

1.    Call us for a FREE Comparative Market Analysis. A CMA not only gives you the current market value of your home, it’ll also show how your home compares to others in the area. This will help us determine which repairs and upgrades may be required to get top dollar for your property … and it will help us price your home correctly once you’re ready to list.

2.    Prep your home for the market. Most buyers want a home they can move into right away, without having to make extensive repairs and upgrades. We can help you determine which ones are worth the time and expense to deliver maximum results.

3.    Start decluttering. Help your buyers see themselves in your home by packing up personal items and things you don’t use regularly and storing them in an attic or storage locker. This will make your home appear larger, make it easier to stage … and get you one step closer to moving when the time comes!

 

WE’RE HERE TO HELP

 

While national real estate numbers and predictions can provide a “big-picture” outlook for the year, real estate is local. And as local market experts, we can guide you through the ins and outs of our market, and the local issues that are likely to drive home values in your particular neighbourhood. If you have specific questions, or would like more information about where we see real estate headed in our area, please give us a call! We’d love to discuss how issues here at home are likely to impact your desire to buy or a sell a home this year. Please visit our website SnapHomes.ca for latest MLS listing and pre-construction Homes & Condos.

Can’t find what you are looking for? Contact us for Exclusive list of Pre construction Homes and Condos and our pocket listings for Land!
Sources:

1.     Royal Bank of Canada’s Housing Trends and Affordability Report –
http://www.rbc.com/newsroom/_assets-custom/pdf/20170929-ha.pdf

2.     PricewaterhouseCoopers Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2018  –
https://www.pwc.com/ca/en/real-estate/assets/Real_Estate_ETRE_2018_PDF.pdf

3.     TD Economics Canadian Regional Housing Outlook –
https://economics.td.com/canadian-regional-housing-outlook-aug-2017

4.     Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer –
http://www.pbo-dpb.gc.ca/en/blog/news/HH_Vulnerability

5.     Financial Post
http://business.financialpost.com/personal-finance/stricter-osfi-rules-on-mortgage-lending-will-do-more-harm-than-good-fraser-institute

6.     Bank of Canada Financial System Review November 2018  –
https://www.bankofcanada.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/fsr-november2017.pdf

7.     Maclean’s  –
http://www.macleans.ca/economy/money-economy/canadians-rushing-to-lock-down-five-year-fixed-rate-mortgages/

 

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Pickering New Homes

New master plan community of 25,000 homes in high demand area of Pickering. Mixed of Freehold Townhomes and Detached Homes. Starts from $700’s upto 3500 sqft. Occupancy date between 2019-2020. For limited time receive up to $15,000 in upgrades. Please contact for detail.

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It’s also a central component of a landmark vision that will transform north Pickering. When Seaton is completed, it’s estimated that there will be 35,000 jobs created right in the community, as well as 70,000 total residents.
Not to mention all the parks, schools, hiking trails, shopping and dining amenities you’ll need to make this an amazing place to call home.

So when you choose to live in Pickering, you’re also choosing to live at the heart of the GTA’s most visionary new lifestyle community.

Click Here To Register To Get Pricing & Floor Plans

 

All information, prices, terms and conditions subject to change without notice. E. and O.E.

 

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Things to know about disclosure and clauses

5 things to know about disclosure and disclaimer clauses

 

The basement floods after closing. Can the buyer sue the seller? The agreement contained wrong information about the property dimensions but also included a disclaimer clause. Can the buyer sue if there is a problem after closing? Do you need to disclose a murder that occurred in a home? These are not simple questions, but if you remember the following principles, you should be able to understand the law.

 


Here are 5 key lessons to remember:

1.    When there is a flood after closing, the buyer will have to prove that the seller knew about this defect and that it was serious or else that the seller actively concealed the defect from the buyer. It will also depend on whether the buyer conducted a home inspection and in the case of basement water, whether the seller actually finished the basement themselves. A buyer will have to prove that the seller must have known about the problem during their ownership. Buyers will have to take pictures of the damage and bring in an experienced contractor who will be able to look at the damage and then give an expert opinion, in court if necessary, that the seller either must have known about the problem or did work behind the walls to conceal the problem. If the buyer cannot prove this, they will likely not be successful.

2.    The defect must make the property uninhabitable or dangerous. This means that the defect must be so serious that the buyer may not be able to continue living in the property. This would include a foundation problem. It is not clear if this would include a disclosure that the property was previously used as a grow op, as it would depend on the extent of the operation and whether it was actually remedied according to accepted industry standards. It would also depend on whether the buyer could obtain insurance for the property. Suffice to say that if the seller does not disclose a minor basement leak, the buyer will not be successful suing about it after closing.

3.    The law is not settled as to whether a seller needs to disclose a property stigma, whether it is a murder, suicide or neighbourhood condition, such as a pedophile who lives next door. Most appraisers will tell you that this will affect a property’s value. However, it will still be hard to prove that this stigma would make the home uninhabitable and this is why many lawyers will tell you that you do not have to disclose property stigmas.

4.    If you advertise the boundaries of a property in a listing, can the buyer get damages or get out of the deal if it turns out the boundaries are incorrect? Will it make a difference if there is a disclaimer clause in the offer itself, saying that the information, while believed to be correct, is not guaranteed and should not be relied upon without independent verification? In most cases, if the disclaimer is there, the buyer will not be able to sue the seller for any damages and will need to make sure that they do their own proper due diligence in advance. The lesson for any buyer is to make sure that if there is a disclaimer present, that you check a survey of the property or make the deal conditional on your own independent verification of all boundary lines.

5.    If you have any concerns about disclosure, ask the sellers point blank if they have had any water in the basement, murders or grow houses on the property in the past, or insert a clause to this effect in your offer. The sellers then have to respond truthfully. Speak to the neighbours and ask if any repairs were done at the property during the past year or whether there are any other issues with the property that you should know about. Also ask the neighbours about anything peculiar going on in the neighbourhood, including asking about the neighbours on either side of the property you are interested in buying. A major reason sellers sell a home is simply to get away from a neighbour.

When you understand the rules about disclosure and properly protect yourself, you should be able to minimize any problems that could arise after closing.

Source: Mark Weisleder LLB

 

The Hub Condos

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Live Life on Tomorrow’s Fast Lane. Make the Switch. With its uptown edge, this new residential development by award-winning Empire Communities will play a key role in this Eg-West area’s entire renewal. With condo suites, new neighbourhood-friendly shops, services, and the Eglinton Crosstown LRT right at your front door, where else would you rather be? First in can take advantage of the good-value combination of a yet-to-be-discovered neighbourhood. Get connected to The Hub.

Price list and Floor Plans Available Upon Request!

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The Hub Condos located at the corner of Eglinton and Oakwood, 1603 Eglinton is currently the site of a single-storey commercial building. Empire Communities is planning build a 16-storey condominium with some retail space integrated into the ground floor.

Starting from the low $200’s

Important Message: In order for an investor to take the most advantage of Buying Pre-construction Condos is to buy before its open to the public. Prior to opening day of a new condo sales office to the general public, prices may have gone up. This will be an opportunity for you to invest in a unit at the lowest price possible before its open to the public. You can be one of the first purchasers to be invited to Platinum VIP Preview Sales Event long before the presentation centre opens to the public. This gives you an opportunity to have the first access to inventory, best pick at unit levels, floor plans, lowest price not available to the public and the ability to take advantage of Platinum VIP Condo Incentives the builder may offer.  This is a perfect opportunity at the Platinum VIP Price.

For more information and to register now for The Hub Condos Platinum VIP Preview Sales Event please fill out the form below, we can only bring limited customers into the Platinum VIP Sales Event, so pre-register now for priority access:

 

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83 Sorauren Condos

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383 Sorauren Condos is a new, modern, stunning, and well-designed condominium project by Gairloch and Centrestone Urban Developments Inc. located at 383 Sorauren Avenue. This 11-storey boutique condo is coming to Roncesvalles. It’s a fresh approach to the traditional warehouse-style, with many unique private outdoor spaces. It’s a short walk to the best retail, restaurants and parks including Sorauren and High Park. And with easy access to the Gardiner, Bloor subway, and downtown core, 383 Sorauren Condos is sure to fit your urban lifestyle.

From The Mid $200,000s

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Important Message: In order for an investor to take the most advantage of Buying Pre-construction Condos is to buy before its open to the public. Prior to opening day of a new condo sales office to the general public, prices may have gone up. This will be an opportunity for you to invest in a unit at the lowest price possible before its open to the public. You can be one of the first purchasers to be invited to Platinum VIP Preview Sales Event long before the presentation centre opens to the public. This gives you an opportunity to have the first access to inventory, best pick at unit levels, floor plans, lowest price not available to the public and the ability to take advantage of Platinum VIP Condo Incentives the builder may offer.  This is a perfect opportunity at the Platinum VIP Price.

For more information and to register now for the 83 Sorauren Condos Platinum VIP Preview Sales Event please fill out the form below, we can only bring limited customers into the Platinum VIP Sales Event, so pre-register now for priority access:

 

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The Manors of Roseview Grand Townhouse

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From the outside, it’s the details that set your home apart from the rest of your neighbourhood. From the inside, the details set it apart from every other home you’ve lived in.

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The manors at Roseview Grand include solid clay brick exteriors with pre-cast band and brick arch highlights. Decorative features and detailing add to the look of the homes, as do your first and third-floor decks that are the perfect escape on a warm summer evening.

Inside, the homes are beautifully built, from the mix of ceramic and of oak hardwood flooring to the smooth-finish ceilings throughout. Tiled bathrooms, luxurious kitchen cabinets and counter tops, Kohler faucets, quality choices of fixtures, handles and more make your Roseview Grand manor a pleasure to come home to.

Features &Finishes

1. Exterior Finishes

  • The vendor to ensure a pleasing streetscape, architecturally controlled exterior colour schemes, elevations, sitings and materials.
  • Solid claybrick with Pre-cast band and brick arches.
  • Soldier coursing, exterior arches, keystones, dormer windows and other detailing.
  • 30 year self-sealing shingles.
  • Maintenance free aluminum soffits, fascia, heritage siding detail, eaves, trough and downspouts.
  • Sectional roll-up wood molded composite garage doors with decorative glass inserts and heavy duty springs (Aluminum).
  • First floor and third floor decks as per plan. Third floor deck to have wood privacy screens.
  • Fully paved driveway including base and top coat. (Two lifts – 1 year apart)
  • Interlock paved border from driveway to front porch and steps with Soft landscape package.
  • Coach lights and decorative address plaque.

2. Doors and Windows

  • Vinyl casement windows throughout (excluding basement windows). Operating windows are screened.
  • Internal aluminum grilles on all front elevations.
  • Solid wood front entry door.
  • Insulated metal entry door from garage to house with steps as required by grade.
  • French doors leading to main floor rear entry and third floor deck (as per plan).
  • Tarnish free brushed chrome finish front door grip-set and brushed chrome finished passage and deadbolts on all rear entry.
  • All exterior windows and doors are caulked and completed with weather-stripping.

3. Interior Features

  • 9’ Ceilings on main floor, 8’ ceilings on second and third floor, and 8’10” in the basement.
  • 7 ¼” colonial style baseboards throughout with 3 ¼” casings with backbend on all main, second and third floor windows, doorways, and flat arches.
  • Pot-lights on main floor, hallways, second and third floor (as per plan).
  • Choice of lighting and door handles – as per vendor’s standard selection.
  • 5” Crown-mouldings installed on the main floor (as well as second and third floor hallways) as per plan.
  • Solid wood doors, with unpainted brushed chrome finish hinges, locks and lever handles (excluding entry doors).
  • Interior doors and trim to be painted white.
  • Interior walls to be painted – purchaser to have choice of two colours – as per vendor’s standard selection.
  • Both trim and walls to be painted two coats of quality Zero VOC paint (including primer).
  • Natural finish oak veneer stairs from first to second floor and second to third floor.
  • Choice of metal pickets or natural finish oak pickets with half round handrails with solid oak nosing.
  • Smooth finish ceilings throughout.

4. Flooring’s

  • Imported ceramic flooring in foyer, powder room, second floor laundry, and all bathrooms – as per vendor’s standard selection.
  • Prefinished natural 4 1/4 ” x 3/4″ oak hardwood flooring on main level (excluding ceramic areas – as per plan) as well as second and third floor hallway and sitting room.
  • Berber or 50 oz carpet with underpad in bedrooms (one colour, no partial areas) – as per vendor’s standard selection.
  • All finished stair landings on oak staircases to have 4 ½” x ¾” natural pre-finished flooring.

5. Bathrooms

  • Choice of lighting and accessories – as per vendor’s standard selection.
  • Imported tiles in all bathtub enclosures up to ceiling as per vendor’s standard selection. Master Ensuite separate shower stalls to include tiles on the ceiling as well – as per vendor’s standard selection.
  • Master ensuite separate shower stalls with clear glass shower door and surface mounted light fixture.
  • Single lever faucets with mechanical pop-ups in all bathrooms, as per vendor’s standard selection.
  • Under mount sinks in all bathrooms except powder room which will include a pedestal sink, as per vendor’s standard selection.
  • Exhaust fan vented to outside in all bathrooms (ultra-quiet).

6. Kitchens

  • Luxurious kitchen cabinets with trim – as per vendor’s standard selection.
  • Granite or marble counter tops with 1 ½” edge– as per vendor’s standard selection.
  • Under mount stainless steel double sink.
  • Valence lighting and valence box.
  • Single lever kitchen faucet with integrated pull-out spray.
  • Choice of backsplash – as per vendor’s standard selection.

7. Laundry

  • Upper cabinets and sink (as per plan).

8. Convenience and Security

  • Cable rough-in in family room, and all bedrooms (RG-6 Cable Standard).
  • Telephone rough-in provided in kitchen, living room and bedrooms.
  • Ethernet rough-in provided in living room and bedrooms.
  • Electrical garage door opener with remotes.
  • All ducts are professionally cleaned prior to occupancy.
  • Rough-in central vacuum system (all pipes dropped to the basement).
  • Door chimes at front door.
  • Monitored security system consisting of DSC power 832 master controls with liquid crystal display keypad, motion detector, and magnetic contacts on all dwelling doors and main and basement windows with the purchaser’s order of monitoring service from builder’s supplier.
  • Smart home wiring included.

9. Natural Gas, Electrical & Plumbing Details

  • 200 Amp electrical services.
  • Copper wiring throughout.
  • Gas fireplace (as per plan).
  • Gas line for stove and barbeque.
  • Weather proof exterior electrical outlets, one at rear, and one at front of house.
  • Electrical outlet located beside electrical panel.
  • Electrical outlet in garage. Extra outlet in garage ceiling for garage door opener.
  • High efficiency natural gas fired heating system (Programmable Thermostat).
  • High Efficiency central air conditioning with heating duct unit.
  • Humidifier.
  • Heavy duty wiring and plug receptacles for kitchen stove and clothes dryer. Kitchen stove vent and clothes dryer vent to be vented outside.
  • Choice of Interior light fixtures from vendor’s samples.
  • Decora switches and dimmers throughout.
  • Smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detector installed and hardwired as per Ontario Building Code.
  • Two exterior water taps located in garage and rear of home.

10. Construction

  • Exterior wall 2 x 6 perimeter walls with R20 Batt insulation with 1” Clad Mate R5 Rigid insulation exterior envelope.
  • Poured concrete basement with heavy-duty damp proofing drainage board and weeping tiles.
  • Poured concrete porch and garage floor.
  • 5/8” tongue and groove sub-flooring (to be nailed, sanded and screwed).
  • Party walls 8” concrete block with painted drywall finish.
  • All finished interior walls and ceilings to be drywall construction.

Deposit Structure: Total $40,000 within 120 Days

  • $2,500 with Agreement,
  • $7,500in 30 Days,
  • $10,000 in 60 Days,
  • $10,000 in 90 Days,
  • $10,000 in 120 Days

Bonus Package – Limited Time Offer

Exterior Features

  • Privacy Fencing in back yards
  • Shed with lighting

Interior Features

  • 7″ crown moulding installed on 4 ¼” x ¾” plank hardwood flooring in choice of stains as per vendor samples
  • Built-in closet organizers
  • Choice of brick pattern option for tiled areas
  • Keyless home pad for main door entry

Kitchen Features

  • Integrated cabinets for built-in appliance
  • Full depth pantry
  • Bank of pot drawers
  • Soft closing doors
  • Extended upper cabinets with crown moulding
  • Light valance
  • Double bin trash cabinet
  • Fully paneled kitchen island
  • Cutlery tray
  • Glass door as per plan
  • Corner cabinet with lazy susan as per plan

Bathroom Features

  • Upgraded maple vanity cabinets with bank of drawers in a choice of style and colours from vendor’s samples.
Prices Subject to Change Without Notice. Last Updating September 28, 2012

Price List and Floor Plans  are available upon request.

Important Message: In order for an investor to take the most advantage of Buying Pre-construction Condos is to buy before its open to the public. Prior to opening day of a new condo sales office to the general public, prices may have gone up. This will be an opportunity for you to invest in a unit at the lowest price possible before its open to the public. You can be one of the first purchasers to be invited to Platinum VIP Preview Sales Event long before the presentation centre opens to the public. This gives you an opportunity to have the first access to inventory, best pick at unit levels, floor plans, lowest price not available to the public and the ability to take advantage of Platinum VIP Condo Incentives the builder may offer.  This is a perfect opportunity at the Platinum VIP Price.

For more information and to register now for this project Sales Event please fill out the form below, we can only bring limited customers into the Platinum VIP Sales Event, so pre-register now for priority access:

 

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155 Redpath Condos

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A tower in a park. Sleek, chic and sexy. A hot new vision in design at Redpath and Roehampton, an interpretation of exciting urbanism in the Yonge and Eglinton neighbourhood.

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155 Redpath Condos will be an extraordinary landmark residence. 36 stories punctuated with large, offset balconies and vivid brush strokes of colour. Modernism in the truest sense of the word, a bookmark in the story that is today’s Toronto.

155 Redpath Condos is at the intersection of this vitality. With a Walk Score of 98/100 and a Transit Convenience Score of 94/100 it is about as close to perfection that any place can be.

At 155 Redpath Condos the Eglinton Subway Station and Yonge Eglinton Centre is a short walk away, as are the myriad of shops, restaurants, bars, cafes and other delights on Yonge, Eglinton and Mount Pleasant. With everything so close, why leave?

Within the next 5 to 10 years, the urban scene at Yonge and Eglinton will transition from fantastic to unbelievably amazing. In the future, you’ll be able to zip out to Pearson on the LRT Transit system. Imagine, from front door to runway in just 25 minutes. The Yonge Eglinton Centre is undergoing a multi-million dollar reno with more shops and a roof-top park.

On the South-West corner of Yonge and Eglinton another multi-million dollar project is proposed for a totally brilliant new development, and just a block or two away from 155 Redpath Condos, Loblaws is planning a 40,000 sq. ft. store. And, hold onto your hats, that’s just for starters.

Features + Finishes

The Building

  • Architectural design by award-winning architect Peter Clewes of architectsAlliance
  • Unique interiors by Johnson Chou Inc.
  • 24/7 concierge
  • Security coded access fob for all residents
  • Underground parking with security monitoring from concierge desk
  • Sustainable rainwater harvesting system used for irrigation
  • Mailroom conveniently located beside the front lobby
  • Individual suite hydro metering

Amenities

  • 9th floor outdoor amenity deck featuring pool and hot tub, outdoor shower, private poolside cabana lounge, sunbathing area, gas fire pit lounge, BBQ, and outdoor dining area 9th floor indoor amenity space complete with pool table, kitchenette area, meeting lounge, indoor washrooms with change area and relaxing sauna
  • Fitness centre complete with cardio, free weight, and outdoor fitness area
  • Separate dedicated indoor/outdoor yoga studio
  • Beautifully landscaped grounds designed for relaxation and outdoor activities; featuring a reflecting pool complete with fountain and fire feature, viewing gardens and lounge areas
  • Party room featuring a kitchen, bar, dining room, lounge area, and outdoor landscaped terrace
  • Library and meeting areas that overlook landscaped grounds

Suites

  • Tower suites have approximately 9’ ceilings (height exclusive of bulkheads, which are required for mechanical purposes such as heating and cooling ducts, as well as dropped ceilings in bathrooms)
  • Floor-to-ceiling, high-performance glazing/window system
  • Exposed concrete ceilings in all principal rooms
  • Choice of pre-finished engineered wood flooring with acoustic underlay throughout (except in bathroom and laundry areas), as per plan, from builder’s samples
  • Nest™ thermostat heating and cooling system with touch control and Wi-Fi capability
  • Contemporary sliding doors to balcony, as per plan
  • Concrete balconies with architect designed glass, and metal handrails
  • Custom-designed solid core entry door with security view-hole
  • Lever door hardware for interior doors in stainless steel finish
  • TV/telephone outlets in principal rooms
  • Front-loading stacked washer/dryer with exterior venting, as per plan
  • Choice of porcelain floor tiles in laundry as per plan, from builder’s samples
  • Built-in smoke/heat detectors and in-suite water sprinkler system
  • In-suite controlled energy-efficient air-conditioning and energy recovery ventilation system

Kitchens

  • Custom designed contemporary kitchen cabinetry by Johnson Chou, in a variety of colours and finishes, from builder’s samples
  • European style integrated refrigerator
  • European style electric cook top
  • European style wall oven
  • 24” integrated dishwasher
  • Stainless steel insert exhaust fan
  • Solid surface countertops as per builder’s samples
  • Stainless laminate kitchen backsplash as per builder’s samples
  • Stainless steel under-mount single bowl sink
  • Polished chrome single lever kitchen faucet
  • Ceiling-mounted track lights as per plan

Bathrooms

  • Custom designed contemporary bathroom vanity designed by Johnson Chou, in a variety of colours and materials, from builder’s samples
  • Glass shower stall with chrome fixtures, as per plan
  • Vessel sink and extended vanity mirror
  • Polished chrome wall-mounted single lever bathroom faucet
  • Solid surface countertops as per builder’s samples
  • Choice of full height porcelain wall tiles in tub and shower enclosures, from builder’s samples
  • Choice of porcelain tile flooring from builder’s samples
  • Pressure-balanced mixing valve for tub and shower
  • White bathroom fixtures
  • Towel bar and toilet paper holder as per plan

Technology + Security

  • Enterphone and security monitoring system at lobby and secondary entrance
  • Underground parking equipped with security monitoring system
  • Personal remote transmitter for parking garage door access provided with each parking space
  • Controlled door access throughout public/common areas
  • Long-life service panel with circuit breakers in each suite
  • Pre-wired multi-media technology with RG6 for cable and television
  • Pre-wired telephone and high speed communication Category 5 wiring in every suite

All suites protected under TARION Warranty Corporation. All interior floors, wall finishes and materials for which the Purchaser is entitled to make a selection are to be chosen from Builder’s standard samples, and as per Builder’s specifications. E. + O.E.

INCENTIVES PROGRAM

  • $2,000 Credit on closing for 1BR and 1BR+Den, $3,000 credit on closing for 2BR
  • Extended Deposit Structure:
  • $5,000 upon signing
  • Balance to 5% in 30 days
  • 5% in 90 days
  • 5% in 300 days
  • 5% in 480 days
  • $0 on occupancy
  • Assignment fee $500
  • Development Charges capped at $5,500 for 1BR & 1BR+DEN, 2BR units CAPPED AT $7,500
  • Smart Meters capped at $875
*Terms and condition apply and are subject to change without prior notice. E & O.E. April 23rd 2013.

*Penthouse Suites are available by appointment only. Suite sizes start from 1082 Sq Ft.

Prices are subject to change without prior notice. E. & O.E. April 23, 2013,Last Updating May 04, 2013

Price List and Floor Plans  are available upon request.

Important Message: In order for an investor to take the most advantage of Buying Pre-construction Condos is to buy before its open to the public. Prior to opening day of a new condo sales office to the general public, prices may have gone up. This will be an opportunity for you to invest in a unit at the lowest price possible before its open to the public. You can be one of the first purchasers to be invited to Platinum VIP Preview Sales Event long before the presentation centre opens to the public. This gives you an opportunity to have the first access to inventory, best pick at unit levels, floor plans, lowest price not available to the public and the ability to take advantage of Platinum VIP Condo Incentives the builder may offer.  This is a perfect opportunity at the Platinum VIP Price.

For more information and to register now for the 155 Redpath Condos Platinum VIP Preview Sales Event please fill out the form below, we can only bring limited customers into the Platinum VIP Sales Event, so pre-register now for priority access:

 

 

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