THE RAPP REPORT Anita "RAPPS" It Up
In the Still of the Night---a little nostalgia trip.
If you have a few minutes, we would like to take you on a very pleasant trip down memory lane with fantastic music. Lucy, Elvis, Ed, Tonto and many more fifties friends. Enjoy!
THE LATEST MARKET WATCH...Toronto house prices up 8.9 per cent in October
The average selling price for October 2014 transactions was $587,505 – up 8.9 per cent compared 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.
"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.
TORONTO CHRISTMAS MARKET
The Toronto Christmas Market November 28 to December 21, 2014 Inspired by the Old World and influenced by the New, this free annual event captures all of the tradition, heritage and charm of a European Christmas Market, while showcasing hundreds of unique and local handcrafted products. More about The Toronto Christmas Market.
Phil Soper named 2014 CEO of the Year: “a first for our industry”
Three Things To Do Before Buying Your Home
Wendy Derus, a Broker with Royal LePage Action Realty, provided a tidy summary of her “Top Three” things prospective first time home buyers should do before purchasing their home.
Our mini survey of local realtors was loaded with great ideas, as offered in the Realty Report column in this issue, and in previous examinations of the survey that appeared last week and in the September 11 Homes section.
Here is what Wendy had to say:
Top 10 Ways to create instant equity
"The biggest thing is light,” says Ottawa investor Love. “We bought a triplex, and two units are bright and happy feeling. We filled them no problem, but one of our units is so dark it reminds you of a cave, and we can’t rent it unless we fix the lights. It’s relatively inexpensive to put lights in, but from an appeal standpoint, if you’re showing a dark unit, nobody wants it.” Read more...
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Recommended Reading .... Robert MacBain
In his first novel Robert MacBain has come out as a master storyteller, a delight to read. A great Christmas Gift.
Readers have described Two Lives Crossing as “an epic story … addictive … incisive … rich … an enticing read … a parable of contemporary Canada … hard to put down … tremendous reading.”
“The whole book feels so rich because there are so many different strands, gradually being blended together, stirred with skill by the author. I’m getting student politics, Canadian history, a love story, a Shakespearean mix-up of birth brothers and a whole lot more besides. Bravo! …. The characters have got up off the page and are walking about the world as fully-fledged people that the reader can identify with and is interested in. A huge, huge achievement.” British author Julia Hamilton.
"KUBRICK" AT THE TIFF
Drawing on extensive archives from Kubrick's home and workplace, the exhibition features rare photographs and letters, original props and costumes, screenplays, production materials, and cameras from his nearly 50-year career.
Priceless items such as the 'Starchild' from 2001: A Space Odyssey, the dresses of the ghostly sisters from The Shining, the 'Born to Kill' helmet of Private Joker from Full Metal Jacket, and the authentic model of the 'War Room' in Dr. Strangelove are just a few of the many pieces on display. http://www.tiff.net/exhibitions/current-exhibitions/stanley-kubrick
ORIGINAL BLUE DAWN . . . IT’S NOT JUST FOR DISHES ANYMORE
Here is A list of the “best of the best” ingenious uses for Original Blue Dawn gleaned from dozens of websites and reader’s comments I have visited. Some amazing uses.
6 Toronto Restaurants with Sunday Roast Dinners
Are you hungry yet? Well, one of our favorites, the Brooklyn Tavern, has been voted as one of the top restaurants for Sunday Pot Roast. Also new on their menu FRENCH ONION SOUP. Absolutely Fantastic........
They do get sold out so best make a reservation. I lost out last week.
1001 Bay Street #3007..... Great View .. Great Location.. Great Price
30TH floor Bay Street Beauty.... large two bedroom, two bathroom, parking and locker. Fantastic unobstructed views. Perfect Location $569,000
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