Clive's Video Blog

Moore Park Toronto

Moore Park in Toronto may be Toronto's most beautiful neighbourhood. Beautiful architecture, streets lined with mature trees,

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The Distillery District in Toronto
The Distillery District in Toronto offers, dining, shopping and living in highly finished Victorian industrial architecture, set within cobble brick 

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Platter Estates Toronto
Playter Estates Beautiful Homes and Bustling Retail Scene
 
Playter Estates is tucked away in a quiet leafy neighbourhood just North of the Danforth in Toronto. Grand Homes with lush gardens abound in Playter Estates. Carrot Common Greek Town and excellent schools are just a few factors that make this neighbourhood so liveable for families and professionals.
 
For Homes, Houses and condos in Playter Estates Toronto, contact Bosley Real Estate; your neighbourhood 

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Yonge And St Clair
Yonge and St Clair in Toronto is a neighbourhood which contains historic homes with impeccable landscaping and a variety of parks, recreational facilities and excellent schools. 
 
Some of Toronto's most luxurious

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King West Neighbourhood Video
King Street West in Toronto is without doubt Toronto's Nightlife hot spot. King west not only offers a variety of excellent restaurants, wine bars...

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Adding Value To Your Home
Besides doing regular maintenance and repairing your home, you might also want to consider renovating or making improvements. These changes will not only make the home more pleasant for you to live in they may also increase its value.
When planning renovations, be careful not to go overboard unless you plan to stay in your home for many years. If you are planning to sell your house, make sure that your changes won't make your home worth a lot more t

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Cleaning Tips When Selling Your Home
Tips for Spring Cleaning!
Wash windows and sills inside and out.
To revive drapes, take them down remove hooks and dry on air fluff cycle with a damp towel for 15 minutes.
Dust thoroughly, above kitchen cabinets, picture frames, ceiling fans, baseboards, doorways and wipe down blinds.
Move furniture away from walls and clean walls thoroughly.
 

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24 Henderson Little Italy Toronto
Loft-like style in this renovated house in the heart of vibrant Little Italy. Custom designed, 2 storey semi-detached with 1 parking space. Exposed ce...

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Toronto Tree Removal Bi-Law
A client of mine recently asked me if he was allowed to cut down a tree in his back yard to extend his driveway.
 
HERE ARE THE FACTS for trees in Toronto
 
The by-law is designed to protect all species of trees with a diameter of 12 inches or 30 centimetres or more, measuring 4.5 feet or 1.4 metres high from the ground. If the tree has multiple trunks and one or more of the trunks has the above diameter the tree is

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The Annex Video
The Annex in Toronto is richly unique architecturally, horticulturally and socially. While you can find Toronto's best boutiques and finest restaurants in The Annex, it is also a bit bohemian and a bit Rock and Roll. With it's live music scene, nightlife, greenery and history, The Annex is just one of those rare neighbourhoods that has something for everyone.
 

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781 King West #405 New Listing

The Gotham Lofts, A true authentic conversion from a 1917 Harness factory. This open concept one bedroom 725 sqft appox, has a great floor plan with lots of light, southeast view, 10 foot wood beamed ceilings, exposed brick walls, hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, 1 parking spot and 1 locker with plenty of visitors parking. Live and work in one of the trendiest vibrant area's of Toronto, King West steps to TTC, Pubs, Parks, top restaurants, financial district and the entertainment district. 

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What Size is your den

What size is a den suppose to be, I'm always suprised when I go to a new build which is advertized as a 1 plus 1 and the plus one is so small you can't even fit a desk into it. A den should be at least 6 feet by 6 feet, not a space which is just off a hall way measuring

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New Listing 942 Yonge Street #820

Great Location, Bright spacious one plus one bedroom with beautiful hardwood floors, Recently Renovated kitchen, stainless steel appliances, great floor plan in a well run well established building in the heart of Yorkville. The Memphis 

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No Electrical Power in the cold (list to do for home owners)

No electrical power in the cold winter weather, here are a couple of things home owners could do to protect thier home.

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The Beaches Toronto's east end Video
The Beach Toronto is Toronto's best beach. The Beaches Toronto is surrounded by charming cottages and grand homes with gardens ranging from abstra...

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Bad Smells can cost
low interest rate buying power

When buying a home your actually making two purchases, your buying the home and your buying the money to buy the home.....

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Things home buyers should know

Things home buyers should know but don't ,,,,  Homes are like people they all have problems ,,,,, Some just more than others..... Your Real Estate Sales Rep should be

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Cabbagetown Video

Cabbagetown Toronto is one of the Canada oldest neighbourhoods. Stunning homes from the 1800's to modern day. Decadent modern Condo's along with Toronto's best

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Things you should know when selling a tenanted property

Things you should know if your thinking of selling your tenanted property, The tenant has the right to stay if he or she is in a lease. Even if the new owner wants to move in the lease transfers with the sale of the property and must be respected to the end of it's term.

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 Roncesvalles AKA "Roncy

Roncesvalles Toronto also known as Roncesvalle Village or 'Roncy' is home to a thriving artistic community, unique shopping, eclectic residents and many family facilities. High Park offers a unique opportunity to observe nature in the heart of the city and is a venue for many sports. Some of Toronto's o best coffee houses and restaurants can be found in Roncesvalles Village, in Toronto's West End.

Roncesvalles houses, and street scenes brought to you by 'Bosley Real Estate', Toronto's oldest and most progressive real estate company.

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Little Italy Video Toronto

Little Italy in Toronto is the best place to find laid back or sensational restaurants with world class cuisine. Toronto Homes, lofts and neighbourhoods do not get much more charming than in Toronto's Little Italy. This stylish neighbourhood is full of artistic influences and expert local merchants.

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Yonge and Eglinton Video Blog Toronto
Yonge and Eglinton, In Toronto's mid town, offers luxurious condo living alongside some of Toronto's finest homes and best neighbourhoods. Few...

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Condo Heat Pumps

When buying a condo or a loft you should always find out if the heat pump is a rental or is owned. If it's a rental make sure you can tranfer the contract to the new owner without a huge cost.t

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Should I buy first or sell my home first?

 

To BUY or SELL first… *that* is the question!!

Timing is everything in Real Estate and in life for that matter,,,  so if you could buy and sell your home at the same time, that would be magical,,, But life doesn't always time out perfectly… so which one should you do first?

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Market update 22.5% fewer freehold listings in the central core

 

Hi everyone I'm Clive McLean in downtown Toronto, the summer has definitely kicked in with the freehold stats showing end of July first week of August....  22.5% 

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Leslieville Video

Leslieville Toronto Ontario Canada is Toronto's epicurean centre. Toronto art

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Lawrence Park Toronto Video

 

Lawrence Park in Toronto Ontario Canada might just be where you'd find Toronto's most enviable real estate. Grand homes on forested 
 

 

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Riverdale Toronto

Riverdale Toronto Canada is home to Greek Town and a host of restaurants offering international cuisine. Toronto's best 

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West Queen West Neighbourhood Video

Toronto Ontario's 'West Queen West' district is renowned for it's it's rich art galley scene, famed hang-outs/nightlife and fashion scene.

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Davisville Village

Davisville Toronto Canada; Restaurants, leafy neighbourhoods and new condominiums are 

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Yorkville 3 McAlpine #705 New Listing

3 Mcalpine street,  Named the Domus built by Diamonte Corporation in 2002, this modern gothic inspired 10 storey unique building consists of 69 beautiful loft style suites,    As well as 20 separate townhouses which are each 3 stories in total and separated by a beautiful central landscaped garden. 

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First time Toronto homebuyers survey

 

 

Toronto real estate: First-time homebuyers heavily influenced by commute

Being close to transit, not so much friends and family, a priority.
Commute times are becoming key for first-time homebuyers, according to a new BMO survey.

Of course, finding a home in a safe neighbourhood is still the top concern and first priority for 62 per cent of first-time buyers surveyed in Toronto,   just below 

 

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April Showers

It's always good to make sure the downstairs basement of your home is dry when April showers arrive, take a good look for humidity or wet spots to avoid future problems by catching potential water problems early.

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1105 Leslie Street New Listing

New Listing 1105 Leslie Streetm 1252 Sq/ft two bedroom two bathroom two indoor parking spots, 162 sq/ft balcony with stunning view of park.

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Value in Property

 

All properties have a value unique to there location there structure there floorplan and to there bones. When buying beware of the surrounding in the home, there's much to be said about a home owner and how the home has been maintained.

 

 

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Theft at Open Houses Toronto Real Estate

How you can avoid any of the clients personal items being stolen.

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510 King Street East #508 New Listing
510 King Street East #508 in the heart of Corktown, 5 minute walk to vibrant Queen Street East and the Distillery District. Approx 450 Sq/Ft one bedr...

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House sales are down for the start of Feb

TORONTO. Feb 2013 -- Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 2823 transactions for the first half of Feb. a s 8.3% decline over the same time last year.

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Realtors Report Toronto 01/2013

TORONTO, January 2013 -- Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 4375 transactions for the month of January, a slight decline over the same time last year.

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Toronto Church Conversions
Church conversions are some of the hottest lofts in the city of Toronto. Developers trying to get their hands on hundred-year-old architectural master...

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Is the street you live on hurting your house value
Is the street your living on hurting your house value, property can be effected by who lives on the street or by that house with all the junk in the y...

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Don't by that parking spot

In the last few years prices of underground parking space in downtown Toronto has skyrocketed, with prices in the mid-level selling as much as

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First 14 day's of January Stats  2013 Toronto

 

Sales up for the first half of January 2013
TORONTO, January 16, 2013 -- Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 1469 transactions in the first 14 days of the month up 2.4% over the same time last year. The new year starting off in a positive note with residential sales slightly above last year's levels.
The average selling price during the first 14 days was up by

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December 2012 Stats & Happy New Year
Sales Dip once again in December TORONTO, January 4, 2013 -- Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 3,690 transactions in December 2012 -- down ...

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Toronto Realtors report for Nov 2012
Sales Dip in November........ TORONTO, December 5, 2012 -- Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 5,793 sales in November 2012 -- down by 16...

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Buying Pre Construction
Clive speaks about when buying pre - construction your using the builders sales staff the builders legal team and signing the builders contracts. It m...

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WHY USE A GREATER TORONTO REALTOR

A few reasons to use a Realtor when buying or selling a home.

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What is a Status Certificate

Clive McLean speaks about why you should always order a recent status certificate when buying a condo and what information the Status Certificate contains.

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160 Gorevale and 24 Henderson  New Listing

Loft-like style in this completely renovated house in the heart of vibrant Little Italy. Custom designed, 2 storey semi-detached with 1 parking space. Exposed ceiling, exposed brick, open steel staircase, modern kitchen, custom doors. Spa-like bathroom with soaker tub, rain shower, heated floors and custom cabinets. New electrical and plumbing, furnace and A/C, and roof. Entire house has been insulated including sound insulation of common wall. Perfectly located only steps from fabulous restaurants, specialty shops and cafes.

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2 New Listings
 160 Gore Vale Ave and 24 Henderson Avenue. For more information click on Featured listings.
Beware of theft at Open House's

All agents should beware of theft at open house's, here are a few things to do when hosting an open house to avoid any problems.

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Liberty Village King West
Clive McLean speaks about Liberty Village and how its become one of Toronto's most popular condo/loft community.
Know your credit score

Home buyers who are seeking a mortgage find out early-on that their credit score plays an important part in the home buying process and in determining the interest rate that a lender offers. A credit score is a number that lenders use to estimate risk.

Credit scores (usually) range from 340 to 850. The higher your score, the less risk a lender believes you will be. As your score climbs, the interest rate you are offered will probably decline.

Borrowers with a credit score over 700 are typically offered more financing options and better interest rates, but don't be discouraged if your scores are lower, because there's a mortgage product for nearly everyone.


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147 Gore Vale Avenue
New rules on Mortgage Lending
The federal government is moving again to tighten the rules on mortgage lending in Canada. The mortgage financing changes will take effect on July 9th 2012  The changes are
 
• Shorting

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 6 CLINTON STREET
Welcome to 6 Clinton Street a 2 +1 bedroom home in the heart of Little Italy Toronto. In the heart of Toronto's most vibrant community, this charm...

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Why I use floor plans

Hello today I would like to speak about why I produce floor plans for all my listings. Here are the floor plans of a recent property I listed as you see there are 4 levels, first we see the lower level which is the basement, floor plans allow us to see each room with there measurements and the correct square footage of the floor. They show all the details of the property from stairca

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King West
King West has become one of the most vibrant area's of downtown Toronto in recent years with great night spots top restaurants and lots of new con...

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Queen West
Clive McLean speaks a little about how the Queen West area will be changing with all the new condo's being built, up to 10000 new residents will b...

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Preview of 486 Markham Street new listing

Preview of my new listing coming out May 23 at 486 Markham Street, open house will be May 26 and 27th from 2 to 4 PM. A beautiful 3 storey

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Bidding Wars and Bully Offers
Clive speaks about bidding wars and bully offers in the Toronto real estate market.
Way's to save on your mortgage

 

WHETHER YOU ARE LOOKING FOR SHORT TERM OR LONG TERM VARIBLE OR FIXED OPEN OR CLOSED MORTGAGE RATE.

BANKS DO OFFER WAY’S TO SAVE ON MORTGAGES.

 

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Say No to a home inspection!

Toronto's hot housing market continues to spark bidding wars and in many cases buyers are going in with clean offers, meaning no conditions in order to win. This can be a big mistake

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The changing Toronto Skyline Queen West
Toronto's skyline is changing on a monthly basis, here are a few photo's taken 2.5 years ago and now of the West Queen West and Liberty Villag...

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Buying a home can be an emotional process in a sellers market

Clive speaks of how buying a home in a sellers market can be a very emotional process, and in a market 

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