1 Lakehill Cres Toronto, ON M1M 1E5, 4 bed 4 bath, $1,100,000

www.1LakehillCres.com

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The deep, pie shaped lot is a unique feature of the home. There are multiple outdoor spaces, and there are some interesting plantings including a gorgeous wisteria vine circling the salt water pool, and a stunning eastern Dawn Redwood in the backyard.  

The yard is a magical place, with multiple areas to entertain from the intimate and private saltwater pool, to the sweeping expanse of the yard the dips down to reveal views of Lake Ontario, to the multiple outdoor seating areas including a Orillia limestone patio, and fire pit.  

The home itself is a California style family home. It has a distinctly unique combination of sun drenched, open concept living filled with space and light. Seven levels of living spaces include the cathedral-ceilinged great room that takes advantage of the beautiful, natural setting of the property. The blonde flooring, and large windows throughout the home really create a warm and relaxing feeling throughout. 

The great layout of the home provides lots of room for entertaining large groups, while ensuring some more private, quiet ‘zones’ for more intimate gatherings, or just to get away if there are teenagers hanging out in the basement! 

The neighborhood is quiet and family-friendly. This home would be ideal a growing family that would like a lot of space, especially for a family with teenagers-this would be the home that everybody would hang out at! 

Email mike@mikeclarke.com or call 416 465 4545 for more information.

7 places to spend your family day in Toronto

Family comes first! Don’t just stay home all day – make good use of your day off to spend some quality time with your kids. Here’s our hand-picked top 7 places to spend your family day in Toronto:

 

1.  Family Day at Casa Loma

Dates: February 14, 2015 – February 16, 2015
Address: 1 Austin Terrace, Toronto

On Family Day weekend, Casa Loma is celebrating the Pan Am Games with Pan Am and Parapan Am athletes.

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2.  Toronto Marlies at the ACC

Date: February 16, 2015
Address: 40 Bay St., Toronto

The Toronto Marlies move over to the Air Canada Centre for a Family Day Game against the Binghamton Senators.

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3.  HarbourKIDS Skating Festival

Dates: February 15, 2015 – February 16, 2015
Address: 235 Queens Quay West, Toronto

The HarbourKIDS Skating Festival embraces the cold weather through kids’ theatre, fresh ice rinks and other cool activities.

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4.    Family Day Weekend at the Ontario Science Centre

Dates: February 14, 2015 – February 16, 2015
Address: 770 Don Mills Rd., Toronto

Experience ten different fun activities designed to teach your children about science.

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5.    Family Day at the ROM: Chinese New Year

Dates: February 14, 2015 – February 16, 2015
Address: 100 Queens Park, Toronto

Enjoy a Chinese New Year lineup of activities, including speaking to fortune tellers, tea tastings, and calligraphy.

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6.    Family Day at the AGO

Date: February 16, 2015
Address: 317 Dundas Street West, Toronto

The AGO is turned over to the children to let them experience the art world first hand.

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7.  Family Day at Glama Gal

Date: Feb 10, 2015 to Feb 15, 2015
Address: Glama Gal, Multiple Locations

They are inviting moms, daughters, sons and fathers to have a family day at the spa.

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Top 10 Home Reno ranking on ROI (Return on Investment) rate

Increase resale value of your home using renovations

The more recent the renovation, the higher is the return on investment.

Renovating your home can be an effective way to increase its resale value. But not all renovations are created equal – and none are guaranteed to repay 100% of their cost.

However, by renovating strategically, you can increase your selling price enough that a significant portion of renovation costs are passed on to the future owner.

The return on investment of any renovation is influenced by local market conditions and the quality and character of the work. Keep in mind that you’re renovating to the buyers’ tastes, not your own.

Find out which features and trends buyers are looking for in your area. And avoid the temptation of improving beyond the average for your neighbourhood.

Fortunately, there are long-term studies that can help you decide which renovations will add the most to resale value. For example, Realtor magazine publishes an annual “Cost VS Value” report that compares common remodelling projects and shows the payback home-owners can expect.

As you’re about to see, they’re all projects that buyers can immediately notice, as opposed to structural improvements, like a new furnace or insulation.

10 Renovation projects, ranked by average payback as a percentage of cost:

#1 Wood Deck Addition (80%-85%)

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#2 Sliding Replacement (75%-83%)

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#3 Minor Kitchen Remodel (75%-83%)

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#4 Window Replacement (75-80%)

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#5 Bathroom Remodel (70%-78%)

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#6 Major Kitchen Remodel (70%-78%)

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#7 Attic Bedroom Remodel (65%-76%)

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#8 Basement Remodel (65%-75%)

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#9 Two-Storey Addition (65%-74%)

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#10 Garage Addition (60-70%)

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137 Highview Ave. FOR SALE $429,000

OH Fb post - 2013-12-14th (137 Highview) - for sale

Exclusively Listed

This prime location overlooks Highview Park.  It’s just steps to a school and the TTC transit. This is a rare 4 bedroom home to suit large family. The newly renovated kitchen (2006) looks great.  There are newer windows throughout.

Includes: Fridge, Stove, built-in dishwasher, built-in microwave, washer, dryer, garden shed, elves, window coverings, alarm system. 2011 Survey.

Mike Clarke Team
Keller Williams Advantage Real Estate
1238 Queen Street East, Unit B
Toronto, ON M4L 1C3
Office: 416-465-4545

www.mikeclarke.com

Smile, it’s ‘Motivational Monday’

smile makes the differenceYou just never know who in the crowd, standing beside you in line or passing you in the street, might be raised in spirit, or even lifted from despair, by the kindness in your glance or the comfort of your smile.

But they may never forget.

Happy Monday!

Mike Clarke Team
Keller Williams Advantage Real Estate
1238 Queen Street East, Unit B
Toronto, ON M4L 1C3
Office: 416-465-4545

www.mikeclarke.com

Do you need firwood?

stacked firwoodAre you looking for wood for the fireplace?

Over the years we have had a terrific source for firewood….University Firewood.  Started up by some University of Toronto students, now owned by Donald Ross we have been very pleased with their service.  It’s a quick call and the wood is delivered to you.

Click here to go to the University Firewood website for more information

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Mike Clarke Team
Keller Williams Advantage Real Estate
1238 Queen Street East, Unit B
Toronto, ON M4L 1C3
Office: 416-465-4545

www.mikeclarke.com