Weather if you're a first-time buyer, immigrating to Toronto/GTA or unfamiliar with the local market, you need an agent on your side.Our services are F R E E for buyers.We are compensated by the seller when the property changes hands and the new owners get the keys.
A Buyer's Agent has no dual agenda. A Buyer's Agent has your back, helping you to:
* Search out properties on the market, including "For Sale By Owner" properties not included in the MLS;locate and evaluate the properties.
* Evaluate your mortgage package to identify a favorable loan and rate;to obtain financing that is in your best interest.
* Develop a preliminary evaluation of a property (including both pros and cons) and provide an explanation of comparative property values(CMA) in the area;
* Properly advise you on price and other advantageous negotiating options and prepare a purchase offer
* Inform you about previous offers and counter offers for the property.
* Deliver any purchase offer promptly to the seller or the seller's agent,
* Negotiate only on your behalf and within your terms;
* Arrange Professional home inspections, warranties, and any certifications that might affect the value of the property;
* Review and explain all legal documents involved in the purchase process.
* Attend the closing and provide assistance to you and your attorney at the closing.
As your advocate,a Buyer's Agent works solely on your side of the transaction. You can put your trust in a Buyer's Agent.He will advise you on deal-breakers as well as positives.Only when you have complete disclosure, the kind you get from a Buyer's Agent, will you be satisfied that your deal is the right deal for you.
Richmond Hill (2006 population 162,704, 2008 Estimate: 181,000) is a town located in Southern Ontario in the central portion of York Region, Ontario, located about halfway betwen Toronto and Lake Simcoe. It is the third most populous municipality in York Region and the 28th most populous municipality in Canada. It is part of the Greater Toronto Area. Once considered the Rose Capital of the World, Richmond Hill has in recent years seen a huge population upsurge, being Canada's fastest-growing community in the 1990s. The town is home to the world-renowned David Dunlap Observatory telescope, Richmond Hill High School, which ranks perrennially as one of the top public schools in Canada, and has been rated by the Fraser Institute as the 23rd most affluent city (>100,000 people) in North America and 3rd in Canada. It is twinned with Lakeland, Florida.
Richmond Hill has 166 parks, under the Town of Richmond Hill Parks, Recreation, and Culture department, of which most are small urban parks and 544 hectares of undeveloped natural area for recreation. The largest such park is Richmond Green Sports Centre and Park which includes several baseball diamonds, 2 skating rinks, a 300-person amphitheatre and a skateboard park. The Town also has a total of 5 public swimming pools, including Canada's largest indoor Wave Pool. Additionally, each summer, the town features a concert series entitled "Concerts in the Park". Each concert has a specific theme, such as children's music and "The Beach Boys", and all are very popular. These series are held by Mill Pond and the Richmond Green. The Richmond Hill Heritage Centre serves as a museum of the town's history. It also runs a variety of programmes related to the town's history. The town is also home the Richmond Hill Country Club, which features an 18 Hole championship layout at the Richmond Hill Golf Club, and the Bloomington Downs Golf Course.
In 2009, Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts was opened. This 43,000 square foot multi-use cultural facility offers quality entertainments of art and music.
Richmond Hill was a winner in the 2003 National Communities in Bloom competition, with a special mention about the town's floral displays.
- Sport clubs
- Richmond Hill Aquatic Club
- Richmond Hill Curling Club
- Richmond Senators - Soccer
- Richmond Hill Soccer Club
- Richmond Hill Baseball Club
- Richmond Hill Stars - Hockey Club
- Richmond Hill Rowing Club
- Richmond Hill Raiders - Basketball Club
- Richmond Hill Gymnastics Club
- Richmond Training Centre - Figure Skating
- Richmond Hill Rams - Junior A Hockey Club
- Richmond Hill Lightning - Ringette Club
- Richmond Hill Squash Club
- Richmond Hill Raiders - Soccer
- Richmond Hill Phoenix - Baseball
- Richmond Hill Italian Club
- Richmond Hill Figure Skating Club
- Richmond Hill Aquatics Club - Swimming/Lifeguarding
- Stars United Baton Club - Baton Twirling
Richmond Hill is now one of the fastest growing communities in Canada, with a large and multicultural population. It had 162,704 residents according to the 2006 Census, representing 23% growth from the 2001 Census which was more than four times the Canadian average during that period. Among the forty seven Canadian census subdivisions with populations over 100 000, only Brampton, Vaughan, Whitby, Markham and Barrie had faster growth rates. In 2001, the town had been recognised as the fasting growing "large" municipality in Canada by Statistics Canada. The town's population is projected to exceed 200,000 by the year 2015.
Richmond Hill is a comparatively wealthy community. Certain residential areas, such as the Bayview Hill and Heritage Estates (aka, "Regent Street") boast mansions that rival those found in Rosedale, Forest Hill, and Bridle Path. The average household income was $100,900 in 2003, which was 34% higher than the Canadian average that year, and 26% higher than the Ontario average. The 1990s and 2000s are a period of strong economic growth for Richmond Hill; In 1999 industrial, commercial and institutional growth was valued at $88.9 million, up from $67.9 million in 1998. The economic growth of 1999 won the town's economic development department three provincial awards from the Economic Developers Council of Ontario. The border between Richmond Hill and Markham is a rapidly growing area for information technology and high-tech industry with over 1,000 such businesses located along their border in 2000.
The labour force is divided into many areas, with no one area dominating the economic activity of Richmond Hill. The 2001 Canadian census showed some 76 245 people employed in Richmond Hill, with 43 675 employed full time. The participation rate in the labour force was 69.9%, with 66.4% of people actually employed. The unemployment rate was thus a low 5.0%, compared with the 7.4% unemployment rate across Canada as a whole during that period.
Most business in Richmond Hill are small businesses, with more than half of all employers in the town having four workers or less. The town is home to the corporate headquarters of Acklands Grainger Inc., Apotex Inc., Black & Decker Canada, Compugen Inc., Compuware Canada, Dynatec Corporation, Levi Strauss Canada, Lexmark Canada, Mazda Canada, Rogers Communication (Ontario), Science & Medicine Canada, Staples Business Depot and Suzuki Canada.
Oak Ridges is an unincorporated community to the north of Richmond Hill, and has fallen within the limits of Richmond Hill ever since its annexation in 1971. It is largely residential, with most commercial development located along Yonge Street. Located about 16.5 km north of Toronto and has a population of approximately 12,000 people. The town developed around Lake Wilcox, the largest lake in the area and a community within Oak Ridges, and has continued to expand slowly since its annexation. In the 1990s, Oak Ridges experienced moderate growth, which has spurred environmental action and anti-development movements by numerous organizations. This issue continues to plague development in the region up until present.
Mill Pond is a park located in the southern region of Richmond Hill that is surrounded by heritage homes. The park surrounds an old mill pond, hence the name Mill Pond. There are many walking trails and the park is home to a variety of wildlife species, including ducks, swans, racoons, geese, and beavers. The park is the venue for various town events ranging from a winter carnival to concerts and flower shows. Every year, Mill Pond is home to the Richmond Hill Winter and Summer Carnivals.
Mill Pond is also home to the beautiful Georgian-styled neighbourhood of Heritage Estates, centered around Regent Street. The neighbourhood was built in the early 1980s by a local Toronto developer and is widely recognized by Toronto builders as the "perfect" subdivision. The homes are carefully and artfully situated among the trails and ravines of Mill Pond Park and most overlook parklands, ravines, trails, and ponds. Dubbed in 2009 by the Toronto Star as "Rosedale North", this upscale enclave of rare Georgian-style homes continues to command high demand and equally high property values.
The old downtown Richmond Hill is considered the strip of Yonge Street between Major Mackenzie in the south and Richmond Heights in the north. For years this street was infamous for having an equal amount of churches as there were strip clubs/adults only stores. Directly across from the community centre was the bright pink "Fantasia" strip club. Not far down the street stood Richmond Hill's oldest church. Fantasia burnt under suspicious circumstances although no allegations were ever made by the authorities. Due to various community initiatives, most of the "Adult" stores are now closed and are replaced by more civic-oriented structures. In 2007, the former "Fantasia" property was finally levelled, and development of a new exclusive condominium started, adding to a mix of upscale and small town charm that makes up the much improved downtown area.
Construction of a new theatre in the area is was opened in 2009.
Downtown Core (East Beaver Creek)
Richmond Hill's current commercial hub is located near Leslie Street and Highway 7, where it borders Markham's AMD headquarters. Built in the early to mid 1990s, the area is serviced by Highway 404, York Region Transit, and Buttonville Airport. Due to high initial vacancy rates, the current Town Hall was moved to that location in 1994. Since then, many of the buildings have become occupied by various banks and service-related industries.
A motel on Yonge Street is known to display conservative rhymes and provocative quotes on their sign. These quotes usually relate to current events. The film, Man of the Year, starring Robin Williams was filmed at Emerald Isle Motel in late 2005. This motel also was featured in the film The Wrong Guy.
The David Dunlap Observatory is home to the largest reflecting telescope in Canada. The 74-inch (1,900 mm) telescope was the second largest in the world upon its construction in 1935. The observatory was a research facility of the University of Toronto.
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