What You Need to Know About Lots

When shopping for a new home, one of the most important considerations – yet one most people don’t pay enough attention to – is the lot type. Selecting the right one can significantly increase your enjoyment of the home. Picking the wrong one can have the opposite effect.

There are three special types of lots that homeowners tend to find most desirable. Yet, even though they are considered desirable, each has its pros and cons.

Here’s the rundown on each one:

  1. Cul de sacs
    These are lots located on dead end streets that often feature homes positioned around a large circle of roadway. For obvious reasons, a cul de sac is a popular choice for buyers with children. There’s less traffic and often, the only cars on the street are those of neighbours. However, homes on these lots often come with a higher price tag than other comparable properties in the area. But, from a lifestyle standpoint, that extra price may be more than worth it.
  2. Quiet streets
    Who doesn’t want a home on a quiet street? The benefits are obvious. However, don’t dismiss properties located on or near a busy street. They often sell for less and the noise from traffic may not be as bothersome as you might expect. In fact, some neighbourhoods in these areas feature special soundproof fencing. If the home is otherwise ideal, schedule a viewing to judge the noise level for yourself.
  3. Corner lots
    These are often larger and therefore provide you with more space. Plus, with the look of two front lawns, there’s twice the potential for curb appeal, and therefore the opportunity to increase the property’s value. On the downside, kids may shortcut across your front lawn to get to the adjacent sidewalk.

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Shopping for the Right Neighbourhood

When most people shop for a new home, they think about the kind of house they want: three bedrooms, two bathrooms, trees in the backyard.

But it also makes sense to shop for the right neighbourhood.

Think about it. In what type of area would you most like to live? What neighbourhood features do you want most? For example, you may want your next neighbourhood to have a good high school, a nearby recreation centre, and close access to public transit.

Make a list of what you want and then go “shopping” by visiting neighbourhoods that meet your criteria.

Your next home is more than just a property; it’s a dream home in a desirable location.

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Stay or move? How to decide

Do you sometimes review the real estate ads in your local paper? Do you drive by an open house sign and feel the urge to stop and check it out? Those are common indications that, at least on some level, you’re thinking about the possibility of making a move.

But how do you decide if you should actually move?

The first step is to consider whether there are any practical reasons to consider buying a new home. What’s pushing you in that direction?

  • Is your current home too small for your needs?
  • Is the commute to work, for you or your spouse, too long? (Perhaps longer than you expected when you purchased the home?)
  • Are there property features you would now like to have, such as a larger backyard or a more spacious kitchen?
  • Has the neighbourhood changed in an undesirable way?
  • Do you have personal reasons for wanting to move, such as a desire to be closer to relatives in another area?

Carefully consider those things that can’t change unless you move. For example, if a major highway was recently built near you, the ongoing sound of traffic isn’t going to go away. It’s now part of the neighbourhood.

If there are no practical reasons for moving, there may still be other reasons for wanting a new home. You may want to move your family to a better neighbourhood, with better schools or you may simply want a bigger home, with a larger backyard, more rooms, and a wider driveway.

There’s absolutely nothing wrong with simply wanting a better place than the one you have now. In fact, that is a common reason why many people make a move.

The point is, if you’ve been thinking about a new home for a while, perhaps now is the time to take the next step. A good REALTOR® can help you understand your options.

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Help Buyers Understand The Area

There’s a famous saying in the real estate business: “Location, location, location”. It simply means that where your home is located — the neighbourhood — is just as important to potential buyers as the features of the property itself.

Sellers often make the mistake of creating a long list of home features while ignoring neighbourhood features. They tout the spacious kitchen, the newly renovated bathrooms and the gorgeous backyard deck, but say little about the area.

So when you’re ready to sell your home, sit down and create two lists: home features and neighbourhood features. Buyers want to know both.

On that neighbourhood features list, include:

  • Location of schools and daycare centres.
  • Major retailers and shopping centres.
  • Proximity to major commuting routes.
  • Theatres, night clubs and other entertainment.
  • Rinks, gyms and other sporting facilities.
  • Green space, walking trails, ponds.

When buyers have their eyes on two properties which are comparable in features, the neighbourhood is often the deciding factor.

A good REALTOR® who knows your area can help.

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Homes Sold in Princess Rosethorn in the Past Twelve Month

Princess Rosethorn is a community in Western Toronto consisting of three neighborhoods – Islington Heights, Princess Ann Manor Gardens and Thorncrest Village. Very popular and demanded area due to a number of factors, including excellent schools, proximity to highways, parks, shopping.

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In a past 365 days, Princess Rosethorn welcomed 164 New Families, as this is exactly how many homes were sold in the area.

Out of 164 homes sold, 163 were detached and 1 semi.

The most affordable home was sold for $630000 with the original asking price of $568000. This was a lovely 3 bedroom 1 bathroom bungalow

The most affordable 2-storey, with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms was sold for $655000 with original asking price of $649000

If your family is large and you need 4 bedrooms, the minimum you had to prepare was $825000

The one and only semi sold for way over $800000

And the most expensive home sold in the area was a beautiful 4 bedroom, 5 bathroom mansion with finished basement built on the extra wide lot with the selling price just a little shy of $2 800 000

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Does Location Really Matter?

You find a beautiful home available on the market, but you’re not so sure about the location. Does it really matter all that much? Yes, it does. That’s why you’ll often hear REALTORS® say, “Location, location, location.”

The location of a home you’re considering buying will affect you in two ways.

First, it will affect the property’s future resale value, especially if the neighbourhood is becoming less desirable.

Second, it will affect your lifestyle. If the area doesn’t have the features you want — nearby schools and playgrounds, walking trails, proximity to activities that interest you, such as golf or theatre — you probably won’t enjoy living there.

A good REALTOR® will help you find the right home in the best location for you.

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Homes Sold in Markland Wood Last Year

Markland Wood is a relatively small community in Western Etobicoke, located right on the border of Mississauga, North of Dundas, South of Rathburn and West of Hwy 427. But even being as small as it is, Markland Wood welcomed 143 new families just in a recent year.

Total properties sold in the last 12 month – 143!

27 Condo Apartments, ranging from $245000 for a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 1300 sq foot apartment to $ 595000 – 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom, 2000 sq foot Penthouse

9 Condo Townhouses changed their owners, the “sold” prices ranged from $357000 to $540000

Markland Wood is not very famous for its freehold townhouses – only one was sold in the last 12 month – $675000

On the other hand, I wide variety of detached houses were successfully sold, starting from $620000 for a 4-bedroom back-split with unfinished basement and going all the way to $1450000 for a 2-storey, 4 bedroom, 5 bathroom mansion!

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