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From Burlington to Lindsay, these properties are on the market: Open House





See what’s available — and for how much — with a selection of GTA Open Houses.


Location: 97 Stuart Ave.,

Yonge St. and Sheppard Ave. W.

Type: two-storey detached; 4 plus 1 bedrooms; 6 bathrooms

Asking price: $2,999,900

Open house: Saturday, Dec. 15 and Sunday, Dec. 16, 2-4 p.m.

Listing agent: Andre Kutyan, Harvey Kalles Real Estate, Brokerage, 416-451-2642l

Features: foyer with cathedral ceiling and heated marble floor; living room with two-way fireplace; study with built-in bookshelves, marble floor and glass doors; master bedroom with seven-piece ensuite and walk-in closet; finished basement with heated floor and wet room.

Location highlights: steps to parks and schools; close to the subway, many restaurants, shopping and big box stores; easy access to Hwy. 401.

Victoria Ave. N. and Found Ave.

Type: detached bungalow; 3 bedrooms; 2 bathrooms

Asking price: $372,500

Open house: Saturday, Dec. 15 and Sunday, Dec. 16, 1-3 p.m.

Listing agent: Grant Lucas, Coldwell Banker R.M.R. Real Estate, Brokerage, 905-985-9777;

Features: well-maintained; spacious kitchen with stainless steel appliances and plenty of counter and cupboard space; walkout to large deck and private backyard; basement with recreation room and full bathroom.

Location highlights: quiet neighborhood; walking distance to schools and parks; close to a walking trail, parks, golf clubs; close to a hospital and downtown Lindsay’s shops, restaurants and businesses; near a golf club and a mall.


Location: 232 Carmichael Ave.,

Bathurst St. and Wilson Ave.

Type: two-storey detached; 5 plus 2 bedrooms; 6 bathrooms

Asking price: $2,649,000

Open house: Sunday, Dec. 16, 2-4 p.m.

Listing agent: Andre Kutyan, Harvey Kalles Real Estate, Brokerage, 416-451-2642;

Features: living room with dropped ceiling and gas fireplace; kitchen with centre island, breakfast bar and pantry; family room with gas fireplace and built-in bookcase; master bedroom with two closets; seven-piece ensuite and walkout to balcony; two additional bedrooms with four-piece ensuites; basement with second kitchen and recreation room with gas fireplace and hardwood floor.

Location highlights: steps to restaurants and a grocery store; easy access to Hwy. 401.


Location: 1132 Carol St.,

Lakeshore Rd. and Maple Ave.

Type: detached three-level backsplit; 4 bedrooms; 2 bathrooms

Asking price: $839,000

Open house: Saturday, Dec. 15, 2-4 p.m.

Listing agents: Rosemarie Wallace, Re/Max Realty Enterprises Inc., Brokerage, 905-855-2200 and MaryAnn Stokke, Royal LePage Real Estate Services Ltd., Brokerage, 905-822-6900;

Features: open concept living/dining rooms with gas fireplace; kitchen with stainless steel appliances and quartz counters; family room with wood burning fireplace and walkout to deck; basement with recreation room with linear gas fireplace; garage access from foyer.

Location highlights: close to parks, a hospital, schools, Lake Ontario, and The Queensway; shopping centre less than a five-minute drive away.


Location: 23 Glebe Rd. W., #1009,

Yonge St. and Davisville Ave.

Type: condo unit in a lowrise building; 2 bedrooms; 2 bathrooms

Asking price: $809,000.

Open house: Saturday, Dec. 15 and Sunday, Dec. 16, 2-4 p.m.

Listing agent: Isaac Quan, Living Realty Inc., Brokerage, 647-298-7826;

Features: kitchen with granite counters, island, stainless steel appliances, and walkout to balcony; master bedroom with hardwood floor and four-piece ensuite; one owned underground parking space; building amenities with rooftop deck/garden, gym, party/meeting room and concierge.

Location highlights: steps to restaurants and stores; close to the subway, Yonge Eglinton Shopping Centre, parks, a library and movie cinemas.

Open House is compiled by freelance contributor Allison Harness, a Toronto-based real estate writer, from information that is publicly available. Please contact listing agent to confirm before attending. Send upcoming open house listings to


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Victoria real estate agent disciplined for false advertising, encouraging cash deal to avoid taxes





A Victoria real estate agent is facing $9,000 in fines and a 60-day licence suspension after breaking several professional rules during the sale of her father’s half-million-dollar property, according to a decision by the Real Estate Council of B.C. 

Whitney Garside’s missteps — outlined this week in a disciplinary decision posted on the council’s website — included falsely advertising the property as being almost twice its actual size and advising the buyer they could avoid the property transfer tax if they paid cash directly to the seller.

The property on Burnett Road in Victoria was being sold in 2016 by the real estate agent’s father. That relationship was disclosed and isn’t among the reasons she has been disciplined.

According to the disciplinary consent order, Garside told the buyer — whose name is redacted — that by paying $42,000 cash on the side, the value of the property could be reduced to avoid paying the property transfer tax.

That cash arrangement was not shared with Garside’s brokerage, Re/Max Camosun, a failure that contravened the Real Estate Services Act.

The council also ruled that she “failed to act honestly and with reasonable care and skill” when she advised the buyer the property transfer tax could be avoided by paying cash directly to the seller. 

The council’s discipline committee also found that Garside committed professional misconduct when she failed to recommend the seller and buyer seek independent legal advice, specifically regarding the property transfer tax and the cash agreement.

Another issue the council considered professional misconduct involved the size of the property in question.

The council ruled that Garside published false and misleading advertising and failed to act with reasonable care and skill when the property was advertised as 8,712 square feet, when in fact a portion of the lot belonged to the Ministry of Transportation, and the actual size was just 4,711 square feet.

The discipline committee ordered Garside’s licence be suspended for 60 days, which will be completed Jan. 3, 2021.

She has also been ordered to complete real estate ethics and remedial classes at her own expense.

Garside was also fined $7,500 as a disciplinary penalty and $1,500 in enforcement expenses.

She agreed to waive her right to appeal the council’s discipline committee’s decision in September.

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Frisco apartment community sells to Canadian investor





A Canada-based investor has purchased a Frisco apartment community as part of a larger Texas deal.

The 330-unit Satori Frisco apartments opened last year on Research Road in Frisco.

BSR Real Estate Investment Trust bought the four-story rental community that was built by Atlanta-based Davis Development.

Satori Frisco was more than 90% leased at the time of sale. The property includes a two-story fitness center, a car care center, a dog park and a resort-style swimming pool.

The Frisco property sold along with Houston’s Vale luxury apartments in a deal valued at $129 million.

“BSR recently exited the smaller Beaumont and Longview, Texas, markets and also sold noncore properties in other markets,” John Bailey, BSR’s chief executive officer, said in a statement. “We are now using our strong liquidity position to invest in Vale and Satori Frisco, modern communities in core growth markets with the amenities our residents desire.”

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House prices on Prince Edward Island continue steady climb





Residential real estate prices on Prince Edward Island continue to climb at a rate higher than the national average, according to the latest report from a national organization. 

The Canadian Real Estate Association released monthly figures for November 2020 on Tuesday.

They show that the average price for a resale home on P.E.I. is about 21 per cent higher than it was a year earlier. 

Only Quebec had a bigger year-over-year increase, at about 23 per cent. Overall across Canada, prices were up 13.8 per cent year over year in the ninth month of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“For the fifth straight month, year-over-year sales activity was up in almost all Canadian housing markets compared to the same month in 2019,” the report noted.

“Meanwhile, an ongoing shortage of supply of homes available for purchase across most of Ontario, Quebec and the Maritime provinces means sellers there hold the upper hand in sales negotiations.”

That lack of houses coming onto the market compared to the demand means that in those provinces, there is “increased competition among buyers for listings and … fertile ground for price gains.”

There have been anecdotal reports for months that Prince Edward Island’s low rate of COVID-19 infection and looser rules around social activities have been encouraging people to buy homes on the Island. 

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