Monica Stanway| Leaside Real Estate | Davisville Village & North Toronto

Autumn Newsletter

28 September 2018
Monica Stanway

My Autumn Newsletter (can Autumn really be here?) 

New news on Market Activity and my New Website!

Hello everyone,  

Welcome to my Autum 2018 Newsletter.  There are a couple of things that I wanted to share with you as we head from an unbelievably warm summer into autumn.

New Improved Features for you to access through my Website. (

First and foremost, I am pleased to have improved my website to make it easier to find the information you are looking for – either on your computer, tablet or smart phone.  I thought it was important to invest in making it easier for clients to get up to date information on listings, solds and activity levels. I have also made a number of other changes to make it easier to use.

Some of the key changes that will benefit you, as a client are:

Mobile friendly – easy to use and see all the content on any smart phone device Neighbourhood Watch  – super easy way to sign up for alerts on new listings for any neighbourhood in the city. Neighbourhood sales activity is easily summarized and shown on key pages.

 New ‘instant’ search capability by GTA neighbourhood through a ‘bird’s eye interactive map’ – that works as well on your smart phone as on your computer!  You can now easily move around neighbourhoods across the GTA (from the comfort of your home or cottage) and then simply click on them to get instant up to date information on: average $ listing of homes, average $ sold properties, the   number of listings, number of properties sold – all within the past 30 days.

The 3 neighbourhoods of Leaside, Davisville Village and Deer Park  listing are instantly available without having to do an online MLS search.  Super easy map function allows you to browse all the current listings in these high demand Mid-Toronto neighbourhoods.

If you are thinking of buying or selling over the next few months, please take advantage of the new Neighbourhood Watch feature and sign up for instant alerts.

My Perspective on the Toronto Housing Market at this point in 2018

I thought instead of focusing on the number of listings and recent sales in the market, I would share my perspective on what I’m seeing and hearing right now working with clients… 

First and foremost, the market activity and headlines are in synch… after a negative start to the year, the GTA has finally stabilized. My experience mirrors that exactly; there are fewer buyers in the marketplace but those that are out looking to purchase are ‘very serious’ and are focused on closing a deal. New listings have already started to pick-up and I suspect the autumn months will be steady before we move into the traditionally less busy winter period.

Condominiums continue to be in high demand, especially in the lower end of the price range as mostly millennials continue to worry about ‘missing out’ and are aggressively out there with offers.   

I will keep you updated on my impressions and perceptions in the coming months.  If you want to chat about any specific plans or questions, please feel free to reach out to me directly.  I love hearing from clients!

Friends or Family members on the move?

Do you have friends or family members that are looking to sell or buy a home/condo in the GTA this autumn or winter? Referrals are always welcomed and appreciated!  Whether they are looking to downsize, upgrade or move neighbourhoods, I would love to help them find their perfect new home.  In this kind of market, I feel my street by street knowledge of house values, one-on-one approach and tough negotiating skills, are a perfect match for today’s roller coaster market.   Referrals are the cornerstone of any service business and your referrals are most sincerely appreciated!  

Best wishes for a great autumn…and enjoying a pumpkin spice latte on a sunny afternoon!