Announcing the launch of my newest project, www.EastYorkRealtor.com.
I really shouldn't be writing what I am about to write :)
For years now I have focused my business on other parts of the city and kept my personal experiences to myself. Well, its been 10+ years so its time you heard the story.
FACT: One of the best kept secrets in all of Toronto has been the nooks and crannies of the borough of East York.
Yes, its occasionally on the radar of Toronto Life as a hot area but that is certainly not enough of a reason to buy here.
I grew up in Scarborough and lived there until about age 23.
Whether you will believe this or not, I decided to buy my first home at age 18. The problem was my wallet didn't agree :(
So it took me a few years to get to the stage where I could afford it. By age 24, I was ready. In February of 1998, I got the keys to my first house in East York.
It was the biggest high I could ever imagine. I was now tied down with a mortgage of a whopping $120,000 (yes, it was a lot at the time) and ready to join the ranks of the most successful people in the world. I wont say it was easy (one nightmare tenant later) but it was profitable.
Since then I have helped NO more than 52 clients a year manage their real estate portfolio's in East York and through many other parts of the city.
Although I do a lot of work in this area, I still remain very active in the downtown core with my 10LoftsInADay tours via LoftSellers.ca. The common thread between character homes and authentic lofts is easy to see. In fact, many loft owners often trade in the loft for one of these homes later on. If you are a loft owner, I will always discuss how important it is that I have one foot firmly based in the loft scene and the other, in the housing sector. You simply never know who is going to be the ideal buyer for your loft when its time to move.
I will gladly fill in the blanks when we meet but since then I have moved a few times within East York and after spending LOTS of time in just about every neighbourhood on my loft/condo/home tours over the last 10 years.....its the ONLY part of the city where I choose to live.
As I stroll along the Danforth and see places like Silly Goose Kids, Celena's Bakery, Caketown cafe, the Twelfth fret, Value Villlage all within a few minutes of my home....its about as good as it gets.
PS My initial meetings do not involve you signing any paperwork or committing to anything. Its a casual meet and greet. If its meant to be, great! If not, also ok.