Festival Tower – Condo For Sale

Condo for sale at Festival Tower

Lights, Camera, Action!

Located at 80 John St. in the heart of the Entertainment district is where you’ll find my latest listing at Festival Tower! The building is a blockbuster hit for any movie buff looking to live at the centre Hollywood North. Perched above the TIFF Bell Lightbox, and directly across from “restaurant row”, there’s something for everyone at Festival Tower.

 

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Out of all the condos I’ve been in, Festival Tower is one of the most impressive.  Guests are welcomed by two bright red doors, opened only with permission from security guards.  Once inside, a smooth aroma fills the air and reminded me of a chic casino you’d find in Vegas. I found Security to be extremely friendly, and very helpful with getting around the building… and trust me, with all the amenities this building offer – you’ll need a little help finding it all!

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Festival Tower really is the only condominium residence that I can think of that comes with a fully equipped state-of-the-art 55-seat cinema. Residents are often invited out for movie night or to catch the “big game”.  There’s also a roof-top terrace, an indoor pool and fitness centre with weight training equipment at the Tower Club on the 10th and 11thfloors.

Now that you know a bit more about the building, walk the red carpet, and check out a virtual walkthrough of my latest listing!

 

The condo itself, is like no other… At almost 1300 sq.ft this corner suite with split bedroom layout, offers some of the most breathtaking views of the Lake, CN Tower and city skyline. The owner spent well over 30k in upgrades to set the unit apart from others in the building. You’ll notice the difference as soon as you walk it with its wide plank flooring which carries through out!

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In the kitchen is where you’ll find the upgraded cabinets, quartz countertop and Miele appliances. The main living areas offer an open concept layout that you’ll love when guests come over.

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Being a corner unit and facing south west – the condo benefits from wrap around windows which let a ton of light in. The bedrooms feature a split level layout and are very generous in size! The master has its own ensuite, compete with heated floors and upgraded tile throughout.

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The second bedroom features gorgeous views of the city to the west and offers a lot of space for an accessory bedroom.

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Relax after a long week on your private balcony which offers sweeping views of everything from the CN tower to the Lake!

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If you’re interested in living at Festival Tower, contact me below to set up a private tour of both the building and this very unique condo!

Check out the condo in full detail below:

Live In The Heart Of It All At Festival Towers. At Almost 1300 Sq Ft This Corner Suite With Split-Bedroom Layout Offers Some Of The Most Breathtaking Views Of The Lake, Cn Tower And City Skyline. Entertain With Friends On The Spacious South-Facing Terrace Or Stay Inside... More details
MARK SAVEL
They Don't Make Them Like This Any More - Welcome Home To One Of The Most Spacious 1 Bedroom Plus Den Units On Bay St! Gorgeous Parquet Floors, Large Picture Windows And Sunsets Over The Park. The Separate Den Is Large Enough To Use As An Extra Bedroom. The Building... More details
MARK SAVEL
Listing information last updated on July 3, 2015
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Where to Buy Cam’Ron Home Accessories

Cam'ron Home Accessories

The year was 2002. My hair was probably in cornrows – or maybe dreads (don’t ask). I was mid-way through high school, and whatever coolness I lacked from driving around in my dads turquoise station wagon, I made back with my DIPSET mix-tapes. The profits from CD’s were usually spent on cafeteria lunches or Paul Pierce jerseys… how times have changed!

Fast forward more than a decade, and Paul Pierce is probably my most hated basketball player (We The North), I’ve got a car of my own, and a proper haircut too… But Cam’ron and the DIPSET gang is still strangely integrated in my life… For this weeks Must Have Monday, I introduce to you the DIPSET inspired, Cam’ron approved, home accessory line!
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Toronto Real Estate Market Report – October 2014

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I hope your October treated you well… It’s time to put away the lawn furniture and pull out the Nutella lattes – it’s getting COLD out. As we prepare to go into the Holiday Season, I’m starting to see some seasonal adjustments in the real estate market!

October has been no different than the previous 3 months, with increases year over year were still common for all housing types. Many houses are still being marketed, and selling in a bidding war BUT the somewhat promising news is that the ones I’ve been following haven’t sold for crazy high amounts over the list price.  This is a welcoming relief for the many buyers out their trying to move up into a home.  On the condo front, I’ve seen many move in just a few weeks… with some even selling in days!

In short, I feel as if prices are starting to somewhat (I could totally be eating my words in two months) level out … but it’ll be interesting to see how this trend plays out through November!

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Average Home Price by Home Type

Toronto Real Estate Board President Paul Etherington announced that Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 8,552 sales through the TorontoMLS system in October 2014. This result represented an increase of 7.7 per cent compared to October 2013. New listings were also up on a year-over-year basis, but by a lesser 3.4 per cent.

“Strong growth in sales was evident across all major home types during the first full month of fall. This suggests that there are a lot of households across the Greater Toronto Area who remain upbeat about the benefits of home ownership over the long term, whether we’re talking about first-time buyers or existing home owners looking to change their housing situation,” said Mr. Etherington.

The average selling price for October 2014 transactions was $587,505 – up 8.9 per centcompared to the average of $539,286 reported for October 2013. The MLS® HPI composite benchmark price was up by 8.3 per cent over the same period. Low-rise home types, including singles, semis and town houses, continued to be the driver of year-over-year growth in the average price and the MLS® HPI composite benchmark.

“While sales growth has tracked strongly so far this fall, many would-be home buyers have continued to have difficulties finding a home due to the constrained supply of listings in some parts of the Greater Toronto Area, particularly where low-rise home types are concerned. The resulting sellers’ market conditions are forecast to drive strong price growth through the remainder of 2014 and indeed into 2015 as well,” said Jason Mercer, TREB’s Director of Market Analysis.

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If you’re looking to live in Toronto, you can search the MLS directly from the blog: Search the Toronto MLS. I’ve also created specific searches for CondosLoftsHousesLuxury Condos and Million Dollar Homes. To contact me, simply fill out the form below:

Testimonial for Purchase at 33 Lombard St.

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I am a recent client of Mark, who is a member of Sage Real Estate. I am from Vancouver and had to travel to Toronto to purchase a condo. I initially met Mark on the phone, through a realtor in Vancouver as a referral. My initial contact with Mark was very a very good one. He demonstrated that he was in the know of the Toronto real estate market and came across very professional. After a few weeks I met Mark in person to show me some condos in Toronto.

In person Mark was just as knowledgeable and professional. Through my experience with Mark I found him to be extremely professional, very in-tune with the Toronto real estate market, very understanding to my particular needs and wishes in a future condo, he was very knowledgeable with different areas and even knew apartment buildings by name. When touring condos he would offer his input about the condo itself and building as to what the pros and cons were….I truly appreciated his opinion as it opened my eyes with different topics.

I did not find Mark to be pushy in terms of my buying a condo, in fact, he wanted me to purchase the right one for me and was very very patient, something I truly admire. When it came to putting my signature on paper to buy the condo I fell in love with, Mark, was there every step of the way. He explained what everything meant on every page that I had to sign. He was very patient, calm, knowledgeable and guided me through the process. At any point I still have questions, I email Mark and he helps point me in the right direction.

Overall, I completely recommend Mark with Sage Real Estate Brokerage to anyone who is considering buying a condo in Toronto….by choosing Mark, you are truly putting yourself in good hands and will be very well taken care of.

Nicola F.

If you’re looking to live in Toronto, you can search the MLS directly from the blog: Search the Toronto MLS. I’ve also created specific searches for CondosLoftsHousesLuxury Condos and Million Dollar Homes. To contact me, simply fill out the form below:

Condo Furniture for Small Spaces

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It’s no secret – condos in Toronto are being built smaller than ever… and since developers aren’t building bigger, it’s crucial to furnish your space better!

In the coming months, I’ll be making the move into a 580 sq.ft. condo of my own.  In preparation of the move – the hunt is on for chairs, tables and a desk that’ll make the most of my modest space.  As luck would have it,  I met a downtown furniture company at the 2014 Interior Design Show that specializes in exactly this. Resource Furniture (Located at 366 Adelaide Street East Suite 102 in Toronto) carries a full show room of space saving furniture from some of the most innovative European designers.

Scala Zero Chair and Stepladder

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Every house or condo needs a stepladder, and thankfully the Scala Zero chair can do both.  A product of the Italian company Morelato, the wooden chair works as an accent piece in a room while also serving as a stepladder… perfect for searching for that last bag of spaghetti that always seems to hide in the top shelf!

Flat Transformable Coffee Table

Flat Transformable coffee table

One of the biggest challenges I’ll face in my smaller space is finding an area to work from.  Luckily all I really need is a laptop and a strong espresso, but even still – I don’t want to clutter my condo with a desk.  The Flat Transformable Coffee Table from Ozzio makes for the perfect solution in a living room space.  Simply raise an end, and in seconds the table transforms into a makeshift workspace. When guests come by, simply fold it back down and viola, living room restored.

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I also like that the table has a built-in storage compartment to hold the items that would typically be placed on top!

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Box Legno Dinner Table

Because you never know who will be dropping by for dinner, it’s a good idea to be prepared with an expandable table! The Box Legno (also by Ozzio) can accommodate space for 2-8 people… The metal frame design is adjustable from 25 to 84 cm!

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With a creative plan and the right furniture any condo or apartment can be maximized to it’s full potential! If you’re looking for an apartment of your own, check out some smaller downtown condo options currently available on the MLS:

Live In The Heart Of It All At Festival Towers. At Almost 1300 Sq Ft This Corner Suite With Split-Bedroom Layout Offers Some Of The Most Breathtaking Views Of The Lake, Cn Tower And City Skyline. Entertain With Friends On The Spacious South-Facing Terrace Or Stay Inside... More details
MARK SAVEL
They Don't Make Them Like This Any More - Welcome Home To One Of The Most Spacious 1 Bedroom Plus Den Units On Bay St! Gorgeous Parquet Floors, Large Picture Windows And Sunsets Over The Park. The Separate Den Is Large Enough To Use As An Extra Bedroom. The Building... More details
MARK SAVEL
Listing information last updated on July 3, 2015
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