Condo Owners & Balcony Bylaws

Toronto’s high-rise residences are growing by the day – one of the only ways to have a piece of outdoor living is to have a balcony.

However, balconies can be a bit complicated when you’re looking to add decor, plants, furniture or any sort of appliance.

Here are a few important things to consider:

BBQ’s:

Nothing says summer like a barbecue gettogether! However, most often barbeques are illegal on balconies. Some residents are lucky to have a gas line built-in for a combustible model, while others may not be able to have a grill at all. Not only can propane present a huge fire, smoke, and smell hazard concern for neighbours, but there are also laws that specify how propane tanks can only be moved if a list of criteria is met. It’s also against the law to take them up main elevators!

Cement & Greenery:

Cold, grey stone isn’t exactly inviting, and although tiles and turf designed for outdoors may add warmth to an outdoor space, you will have to check with your condo’s board. A lot of condos have banned these additions due to fire risks from flying cigarette butts. Some buildings have even banned area rugs!

As for your green thumb, you may need to go easy. Although the majority of condos will allow plants, you will need to be mindful of the height and placement, also due to fire hazards. There may also be weight restrictions for large, dirt-filled planters and tall arrangements. Ceiling planters are almost never allowed, so container planting is usually the way to go!

Storage: 

A big complaint amongst downtown Toronto condos and management is the inability to keep bikes on balconies due to the dirt they track in through the unit. There is also a known issue with large stored items on balconies such as cardboard boxes, plastic bins, and shelving. Ensure you know the rules before counting on storing your items outside!

Toronto housing prices on the up amid tightening supply

Demand continues to outpace a dwindling supply of listings

TORONTO’S home prices extended gains in November, and are now accelerating at the fastest annual pace since 2017 as demand continues to outpace a dwindling supply of listings.

Benchmark prices on homes sold in Canada’s biggest city rose 0.6 per cent in November from October, bringing the increase from a year earlier to 6.8 per cent, the Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) said in a report on Wednesday.

The number of transactions also rose, with sales up 14 per cent from November 2018.
Toronto’s housing market began bouncing back in recent months – driven by a combination of lower mortgage rates and rising population – after almost two years of adjustment to higher taxes and tighter regulations to tame soaring valuations.

While transactions still remain well below records in 2016, when the market was being driven by speculative demand, prices have fully recouped their declines and realtors are cautioning that values could continue rising, given the dearth of listings and supply.

Active listings fell 27 per cent in November from a year earlier, said TREB.

Jason Mercer, the board’s chief market analyst, said in the statement: “Increased competition between buyers has resulted in an acceleration in price growth.

“We expect the rate of price growth to increase further if we see no relief on the listings-supply front.”

Condos have been recording the biggest increases over the past year, with benchmark prices for such homes up 9.5 per cent from a year ago, versus 5.1 per cent gains for single-family detached residences.

The average price of a detached home sold in Toronto last month was C$1.04 million (S$1.07 million), versus C$617,658 for condominiums.

The average price of a home in Toronto and its suburbs rose 7.1 per cent from a year earlier to C$843,637 in November.

That’s still below the peak of nearly C$921,000 set in April 2017, as activity over the past couple of years has shifted to the less-pricey condo segment of the market. BLOOMBERG
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Advantage of Hiring a Full Service Brokerage vs a Discount One Hit Wonder

Back in August, a 4 bedroom home on Summeridge in the area of Sugarbush Heritage Park & 407 sold for $1,318,000. The home across the street, which was slightly smaller and less renovated, sold for approx. $1,120,000 through a discount brokerage. Meaning the seller saved $45k in commission, but sold their home for $198,000 less than 421 Summeridge.

With size and upgrades considered, the seller from across the street ended up losing $148,000 on the actual value that they should have gotten for the home vs. what a full-service brokerage could have gotten them.

421 Summeridge Dr., Vaughan, Ont.

Asking price: $1,329,000

Selling price: $1,318,000

Previous selling price: $438,153 (2005); $160,000 (2004)

Taxes: $6,347 (2019)

Days on the market: Six

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The 10 Best White Paints Shared By Interior Designers!

Have you ever wondered what the difference is between white paints?

10 expert home designers have shared their favourite shades – See below!

Swiss Coffee by Benjamin Moore

Chantilly Lace by Benjamin Moore

Pure White by Sherwin-Williams

Super White by Benjamin Moore

Imagine .01 by Colorhouse

Decorator’s White by Benjamin Moore

Pointing by Farrow & Ball

White Wisp by Benjamin Moore

Cool December by Dunn-Edwards

Simply White by Benjamin Moore

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Kitec Lawsuit Ends this Jan + kitec facts for Ontario Home Owners

Helpful Information for Ontario Home Owners with Kitec Plumbing.  Here is a little update that might be of interest.
Feel free to pass this along to anyone you know that has been affected  by Kitec Plumbing in their units.
– The claim filing deadline is January 9, 2020
– Piping with the names Kitec, PlumbBetter, IPEX AQUA, WarmRite, Kitec XPA, AmbioComfort, XPA, KERR Controls, Plomberie Améliorée are included in this settlement
– At this stage, only people who have experienced a failure in a Kitec plumbing system are eligible to receive settlement payments
– If you have not experienced a leak, you should still file a Claim Form
If there are sufficient funds remaining at the end of the claims filing period, you might be eligible for some compensation
– Per the plan of allocation, a payment will occur per each qualified leak experienced. The payment is approximately one half of the estimated costs to repair or replace the affected fitting or pipe
– If you had to replace your plumbing to sell your house, you should file a Claim Form and include documentation showing that you were required to replace your Kitec System and the costs. Depending on fund sufficiency you might be eligible for compensation at the end of the claims period
– The laws regarding the disclosure of information to potential buyers vary depending on the state or province. If you are planning on selling your home and have a Kitec System you should disclose this information.
* For full details of the lawsuit go to http://www.kitecsettlement.com/
* If you are not sure a house has piping related to the Kitec Lawsuit contact ACISS for a pipe inspection. 905-464-6967 or email aciss@sympatico.ca
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