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Market Watch August 2014

The Greater Toronto Area Realtors have just released the latest real estate sales figure. Last month, there were 7,600 transactions reported through the TorontoMLS system, which represents a 2.8 per cent increase from 7,391 last August. Further, the average selling price last month saw an 8.9 year-over-year increase to $546,303 from $501,677. The Director of Market Analysis at Toronto Real Estate ...

Sewing

Markham prides itself in the variety of classes and programs year-round, which have helped its residents of all ages develop strong friendships and discover new hobbies.  One such example is a children’s sewing class offered by the Markham Guild of Village Crafts near Markham Road and Highway 7, where students will be guided in making various projects. There are two classes offered, both ...

Markham Auto Classic

This week’s feature on things to do in the Markham area is geared towards car, motorcycle or truck enthusiasts. The Markham Auto Classic is will be back for its 15th annual run on Sunday, September 7 from 10am to 5pm on Main Street Markham, north of Highway 7.  Over 300 classic cars, trucks, motorcycles, street machines and race cars will be on display, and awards will be given to vehicles ...

Market Watch July 2014

The Greater Toronto Area Realtors have just released the latest real estate sales numbers. Last month, there were 9,198 sales transactions reported through the TorontoMLS system, which represents a 9.9 per cent increase from 8,367 in July 2013. The average selling price last month was $550,700, representing a 7.5 per cent year-over-year increase from $512,286. The average days on market (DOM) fell ...

Free Movie

Does your family enjoy watching movies? If so, Main Street Unionville’s Movies on Main Summer series line-up is a fun, new (or perhaps for some, old school) experience – watching movies on the big screen under the stars. There is no cost to attend.  Family favourites Lego Movie and Frozen will be played at the Millennium Bandstand, at the corner of Main Street Unionville and Carlton ...

Free Zumba Classes

If you are looking for different to try this summer, Markham is sure to have something for you. In this week’s post, we’re showcasing free Zumba classes offered by the Centre for Immigrant & Community Services (CICS).   Until August 29, this government-funded organization’s Markham location at 5284 Highway 7 East (on the east side of McCowan Road) will be holding the ...

Pan Am Games

Markham will be hosting the Pan Am/Parapan American Games, in July 2015. The Pan Am Games are the world’s third largest sporting event and are only exceeded in size by two other sporting events, the Olympic Summer Games and the Asian Games. The Pan Am Games will run take place from July 10 to 26, and the Parapan Am Games from August 7 to 15.  The local community is very excited about this ...

Market Watch

The Great Toronto Realtors have just released the latest sales report for the Greater Toronto Area. Last month, there were 10,180 sales transactions reported through the TorontoMLS system. This represents a 15.4 per cent increase compared to June 2013, which had 8,821 sales. There were also fewer active listings last month with 20,686 listings compared to 22,205 last year, which marks a 6.8 per cent ...

Markham Civic Centre

Continuing from our last post on leisurely activities to do within the Markham area, the Markham Civic Centre will be holding the 13th annual Night It Up! night market from July 11 to 13. This is a fun event that draws both locals and people all across the GTA that draws thousands of people every year. In fact, in 2012, the attendance reached a record of 120,000 visitors for the duration of the entire ...

Where to buy your Dream Home

By now you may have noticed a common theme in these articles: the importance of location (as the saying in real estate circles goes, “Location, location, location!”) This is true for a variety of reasons: convenience (such as closeness to highways), safety of the neighbourhood, value of the area, and the list goes on. One factor that is often overlooked is entertainment. You may be feeling ...
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