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For Sale: Townhouse in Heart of Toronto at Affordable Price

98 Carr St. Townhouse

You’ll find this bright, sun-filled, Multi-Level Townhouse in the heart of the City. Located near Alexandra Park, it’s on the edge of the Kensington-Chinatown neighbourhood. It is conveniently close to Kensington Market and the Fashion District.

Also, it is conveniently less than 3 kilometers from the financial district. This home is perfect for young professionals or investors in rental properties catering to high-income downtown professionals.

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98 Carr St.

This house is freshly painted & cleaned from top-to-bottom. Also, it has an upgraded kitchen with stainless steel appliances, wine rack and granite counter-top. Enjoy open concept living and dining with a wonderful Juliette balcony overlooking the courtyard. The large rooftop terrace with gas hookup makes for special summer experiences. Gather with family and friends, while taking in the incredible south facing view of the city and famous CN Tower. It is also close to shops, hospital, schools, and streetcars.

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The complex has 24-Hour security. Home comes with fridge, stove, built-in microwave, built-in dishwasher; stacked washer and dryer; all window coverings, all electric light fixtures and underground parking.

Do you want a townhouse in the heart of Toronto, close to the financial district and diversified neighbourhoods? Do you like being near young professionals and a happening atmosphere? This home is ready to move in and its affordable. Contact me if you’re ready to buy and would like to see the home.

ABOUT TORONTO’S CHINATOWN NEIGHBOURHOOD

Bustling Chinatown has a variety of Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese and Japanese restaurants offering a selection of cuisine from dim sum and pho to modern fusion. Animated Asian-style open-air markets and shops along Spadina Avenue offer fresh fruits and vegetables, along with herbal medicine and souvenirs. Chinese New Year celebrations and live stage shows, martial arts demonstrations and live dances draw tourists.

ABOUT TORONTO’S KENSINGTON MARKET NEIGHBOURHOOD

Kensington Market is a pedestrian friendly, walkable bohemian-type neighbourhood. No wonder that it draws artists and tourists to its vintage boutiques, indie shops, and arts spaces. In addition, the Market is home to a wide range of specialty grocers, bakeries and cheese shops. While hipsters frequent trendy bars, cafes and international restaurants, students and families fill the Victorian houses along tree-lined streets. As a result restaurants range from casual to fine dining experiences.

According to Toronto Life, Kensington-Chinatown neighourhood ranks 40th amonth Toronto’s 140 communities for quality of life. It was given a score of 100 for Shopping, 98.6 for Entertainment, 97.2 for Education, 95 for Transit, and 82.9 for Health.

ABOUT TORONTO’S FASHION DISTRICT NEIGHBOURHOOD

In the historic Fashion District, are old textile factories and warehouses which now house fabric stores, clothing boutiques, artists’ studios, offices, and condos. The neighbourhood has a mix of trendy international restaurants and old-school diners, which make for a busy dining scene. Also, King Street West’s dance clubs are known to draw late-night crowds. Colourful, frequently changing street art defines ‘Graffiti Alley’, a popular name for a long lane found in the neighbourhood.

ABOUT ALEXANDRA PARK

Alexandra Park is a compact district in downtown Toronto. Conveniently, lots of casual restaurants, cocktail lounges, and karaoke bars line the busy streets that outline the community. Enjoy some intimate live music venues, modern Canadian plays at the Theatre Passe Muraille. The park, who’s name defines the neighbourhood, contains a playground, outdoor pool with splash pad, and a winter ice-skating rink.

Ready to buy your home in Toronto, let me help you make it an enjoyable experience, the right decision for you. 416-564-0245.

For Rent: Upscale 1 Bedroom Flaire Condo Apartment at Shops at Don Mills in North York

Urban Lifestyle Living Within The Community At The Shops At Don Mills

Welcome to Flaire Condos at The Contemporary Urban Village at The Shops At Don Mills. 

This one bedroom unit on the 10th floor has one of the best views in the building. The South West Facing view captures the core of Toronto’s cityscape with the CN Tower and surrounding high-rises, the Yonge/Eglinton and Yonge/Sheppard clusters, and the expansive vista of detached homes and landscapes in between. The unit offers a clean layout with functional and elegant linear kitchen, state of the art ventilation system, and movable bedroom corner walls. This fashionably designed unit is ready for you to make your abode with your personal touch and character.  

This unit is unfurnished and does include window coverings. Appliances include washer, dryer, stove, refrigerator, cooktop oven, microwave, parking and storage locker. Includes Heat, Water, Air Conditioning, Parking, Storage. Tenant pays for own use of Hydro and Cable/Internet.

Amenities

Flaire provides great amenities including: 24 hour concierge service, impressive upscale lobby, Gym, Cable, Internet/TV. Movie Screening Room, Rooftop Terrace with BBQ, party room, security guard and lots of visitor parking. 

Step outside into the Shops at Don Mills with its upscale shops, restaurants, cafes, VIP Screening Room Cineplex Theatre, Centre Square and the wonderful seasonal sculpture and events. Take a walk to discover nearby walking trails, parks. Very close to DVP and TTC.

Lifestyle

This unit is perfect for the young professional looking for lifestyle in a diversified community of fashionable professionals of cultures from around the world. Great place to make new friends, stay at the forefront of innovations and develop your network.

Whether you’re a corporate executive, professional, entrepreneur, writer, artist or social media influencer, this building and this neighbourhood will provide you with both the inspiration and environment to produce, relax and excel. For more information on the neighbourhood visit Living At The Shops At Don Mills

Only $2300 per month!

If you’re a AAA tenant, don’t miss this exclusive listing opportunity. Application form, credit check, proof of income and/or employment is required.

Listed through Baldo Minaudo, MBA, Broker, Real Estate Homeward 416-564-0245

*** Not intended to solicit clients under contract with a broker***

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Signs of a Hoarder

It is important to know the signs of a hoarder because hoarding is a dangerous behaviour which can lead to fires, insect and rodent infestation, disease and other serious health, safety and legal consequences. Recognizing a hoarder will help prevent a situation which can be costly, if not disastrous for landlords, partners and housemates.  In my work as a Real Estate Professional and Property Manager, I sometimes come across homes where hoarders are living. Sometimes they are owner-occupied and sometimes they are tenanted, but in both situations they require a lot of time and effort to deal with the situation. This post will help you recognize the signs of a hoarder, understand the impact of hoarding and will provide some references for the process to deal with the situation and useful techniques.

Hoarding living room
Example of hoarding in a living room. Attribution: Shadwwulf at English Wikipedia

Definition of Hoarding

Hoarding is more accurately known as Hording Disorder or Compulsive Hoarding. It is a behavioural pattern expressed through excessive accumulation of, and inability or willingness to discard, large quantities of objects that cover the living areas of one’s home, causing significant distress, and/or persistent discontent resulting in impairment to one’s quality of life and ability to function. Hoarding behaviour is often associated with not just health risks and impaired functioning, but also workplace impairment, economic burden, as well as, adverse effects on family members and friends. At extremes, hoarding can prevent intended use of space to the point that it limits activities, such as sleeping, moving through the house, cleaning, cooking and entertaining.

Though in most cases, hoarders are aware of their irrational behaviour, the emotional attachment to the hoarded objects is much greater than the motive to discard the items. In fact, the underlying attachment may not be about the items themselves, but the need to simply accumulate items for a sense of security and/or stability.

Though it remains unclear whether compulsive hoarding is a separate, isolated disorder, or simply a symptom of some other condition, from my experience I have found that it is tied to some traumatic event or ongoing dysfunctional situation that occurred in one’s past. Regardless, it is considered to be a Compulsive Obsessive Disorder. Importantly, hoarding only gets worse with age. Getting to the underlying cause of this behaviour is essential to dealing with hoarders. However, you’re not likely to cure them and should recruit the help of a qualified and experienced mental health professional or coach.

Signs of a Hoarder

There are some red flags or signs that you should be aware of when identifying a hoarder. Some of these signs are easier to identify than others and they should never be considered conclusive proof that an individual is a hoarder. Use them as red flags to explore the possibility as part of your due diligence process in dealing with individuals.

  1. Avoid guests and visits to their homes.
  2. Indecision about what to keep or where to put things.
  3. Distress or feeling overwhelmed or even embarrassed by possessions.
  4. Wearing shoes, accessories or clothing that is worn beyond reason.
  5. Fear of contamination or superstitious thoughts.
  6. Fear of change.
  7. Suspicion of other people touching their items.
  8. Obsessive thoughts and actions, such as fear of running out of an item or needing it in the future, checking the trash for unintentionally discarded items.
  9. Significant difficulty organizing or categorizing possessions.
  10. Social Isolation.
  11. Family or Marital Discord.
  12. Financial Difficulties.
  13. Serious anxiety when attempting to discard items – watch people that save packaging or bits of leftovers.
  14. Take free items even when they don’t need them.
  15. Appears to be more common in those with psychological disorders, such as depression, anxiety, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
  16. Associated factors may include alcohol dependence, paranoid schizotypal personality and avoidance traits.

A Hoarder Home

Though it may be too late for landlords to avoid ahead of time, these are the signs of hoarders inside their homes (in addition to the above):

  1. They hold onto a large number of items that most people would consider useless or worthless, such as:
    • Junk mail, old catalogues, magazines and newspapers
    • Freebies and promotional items
    • Worn-out or outdated cooking equipment
    • Things that might be good for making crafts
    • Clothes that they might want to wear one day
    • Trash and broken items
  2. Their home is cluttered to the extent that many areas are inaccessible and no longer used for other than storage, such as:
    • Unsanitary washrooms
    • Showers, sinks, and tubs filled with items and can no longer be used for washing or bathing
    • Kitchens that cannot be used for cooking or food preparation
    • Beds that cannot be used
    • Tables, chairs, or couches that cannot be used for dining or sitting
  3. Their clutter and mess has reached an extent that it can cause distress, illness, and impairment, causing the hoarders to:
    • Keep the shades drawn to hide their clutter from the outside
    • Get into a lot of arguments with family members about their clutter
    • Not allow visitors in, even family and friends, or repair and maintenance workers, because they are embarrassed by the clutter
    • Are at risk of fire, falling, infestation, or eviction
    • Feel anxious or depressed because of the clutter
    • Be reluctant or unable to return borrowed items

It is estimated that between 2% and 5% of all adults are hoarders. So, if you deal with tenants or homeowners, you’re likely to come across hoarders more often than you may think. It is good that you be prepared by having a process, techniques and professionals in place to help deal with these situations.

 

I’m working on my next post to discuss the process, resources, and techniques in dealing with hoarders. Follow me on social media or visit my website regularly to be notified of when it is published.

Baldo Minaudo, M.B.A.  (Direct: 416-564-0245)

Real Estate Broker, Real Estate Homeward Brokerage Inc.

Property Manager specializing in downtown Toronto rental condos and Toronto east-end rental detached homes (not affiliated with Real Estate Homeward Brokerage Inc.)

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For Rent: Upscale 1+1 Bedroom Hemingway Condo Apartment at Shops at Don Mills in North York

Mid-rise Urban Lifestyle Living At The Shops At Don Mills

Welcome to The Hemingway Condos at The Contemporary Urban Village at The Shops At Don Mills. This one plus one (1+1) bedroom unit on the 4th floor has one of the best views in the building. The North Facing view provides a quiet atmosphere amidst the trees and greenery. You would never suspect you’re in the city until you go up to the rooftop patio and garden and capture a 360 view that includes the core of Toronto’s cityscape with the CN Tower and surrounding high-rises, the Yonge/Eglinton and Yonge/Sheppard clusters, and the expansive vista of detached homes and landscapes in between.

The unit offers a clean layout with functional kitchen, breakfast bar and open concept that combines dining and living rooms with direct window view. This recently renovated unit is ready for you to make your abode with your personal touch and character. New laminate floors and paint throughout provides a clean fresh space.

 

This unit is unfurnished and does include window coverings. Appliances include washer, dryer, stove, refrigerator, cooktop oven, microwave, dishwasher, parking and storage locker. Includes Heat, Water, Air Conditioning, Parking, Storage. Tenant pays for own use of Hydro and Cable/Internet.

Quality Building and Google Reviews

The Hemingway is an in demand building with limited available. It’s known for its quality of environment as can be seen through the reviews found on Google with an

average of 4.7 out of 5.0 stars.  Two of the most recent reviews (both 5 stars) state “Better for living quiet place will think after retiring” and “Nice staff with a friendly attitude”

 

Amenities

The Hemingway Condo provides great amenities including: 24 hour concierge service, modern lobby, Exercise Room, Swimming Pool, Rooftop Terrace with BBQ, party room, security guard and lots (I mean lots) of visitor parking.

The Rooftop Terrace and Garden is well-done and maintained. It provides a great place to hang out and enjoy the open air, view and company of some friends. Book one of the quality BBQ stations and show your culinary mastery.

Take some time to practice your putting on the rooftop putting green.

Cross the street and enter into the Shops at Don Mills with its upscale shops, restaurants, cafes, VIP Screening Room Cineplex Theatre, Centre Square and the wonderful seasonal sculpture and events. Take a walk to discover nearby walking trails, parks. Very close to DVP and TTC.

Building Ergonomics and Social Engineering

The parking garage is really well lit and clean making it feel safe. The hallways are also clean and well lit, providin

g a positive feel.

Lifestyle

This unit is perfect for the young professional or mature individual looking for a quiet building with access to a vibrant lifestyle in a diversified community of fashionable professionals of cultures from around the world. Great place to make new friends, stay at the forefront of innovations and develop your network.

Whether you’re a corporate executive, professional, entrepreneur, writer, artist or social media influencer, this building and this neighbourhood will provide you with both the inspiration and environment to produce, relax and excel. For more information on the neighbourhood visit Living At The Shops At Don Mills

Only $2200 per month!

If you’re a AAA tenant, don’t miss this exclusive listing opportunity. Application form, credit check, proof of income and/or employment is required.

Listed through Baldo Minaudo, MBA, Broker, Real Estate Homeward 416-564-0245

*** Not intended to solicit clients under contract with a broker***