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I have sold a property at 55 Ford Wilson BLVD in Newmarket

I have sold a property at 55 Ford Wilson BLVD in Newmarket on Jan 13, 2024. See details here

BACKS ONTO GREENSPACE/POND! This stunning home, nestled in the highly sought-after Woodland Hills neighbourhood boasts a prime location backing onto lush greenspace & pond. Featuring 4 bedrooms, 4 baths and a part finished W/O basement this well-maintained home provides ample space for everyone. The gourmet kitchen is a chef's dream, complete with modern appliances, centre island, granite counters and plenty of counter space. Cozy up by the fireplace in the family room or enjoy the open concept main floor for entertaining. Oak stairs take you to the sunny and bright 2nd floor with spacious bdrms including a primary suite with an oversized walk-in closet and luxury ensuite. The lower level features a rec/games room with a walk-out to the private well landscaped backyard, as well a spacious workshop/hobby room. An extensive deck off of the kitchen, with pergola, offers the perfect spot for backyard barbecues. Walk to parks, schools, restaurants & Upper Canada Mall.

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I have sold a property at 302 32 Church ST in King

I have sold a property at 302 32 Church ST in King on Jan 12, 2024. See details here

This delightful 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo, nestled in a peaceful building is just steps away from shops & restaurants in the charming Village of Schomberg. Ideal for seniors, this condo offers a spacious 962 s.f. of living space on the 3rd floor, ensuring tranquility and privacy. The traditional layout offers plenty of space for furnishings in the spacious living/dining room with a walk-out to a balcony with sunny SW views overlooking the well landscaped backyard. A large principal bedroom features a double closet and 3 pc. bath with sep. shower. With plenty of closet and storage space this lovely condo is perfect for those looking to downsize. Also included - a convenient underground parking spot and locker. Amenities are comprised of an amply-sized party room, guest suites, a library for book exchanging, and exercise room. This condo offers the perfect blend of comfort, convenience, and community that awaits you in Schomberg.

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6 Interior Design Trends We’ll See in 2024

With a new year comes a new wave of home design trends. From furniture to colour schemes, the arrival of 2024 is the perfect time to think about updating your home interiors to incorporate current styles. Refreshing your living spaces doesn’t require a major overhaul — swapping out your cabinetry hardware or revamping your linens can make a noticeable difference in any room.

Here are six interior design trends for 2024 you can try in your home:

Bold Colours and Patterns

If you’ve got a love for dramatic interiors, then 2024 is the year for you. This year is all about “go big, or go home,” with punchy colours, patterns and textures taking centre stage. Begone with all neutral interiors and playing it safe — this is the year to experiment with zesty kitchen backsplashes, maximalist accessories and artwork, and over-the-top lighting fixtures.

Handmade and Artisan Goods

Our craving for natural elements in home interiors continues in 2024 as handmade accessories rise in popularity. Bespoke pieces made from wood, clay, wicker and glass will be a sought-after statement piece in interiors this year, as earthy inspiration remains a dominant design theme. If you’re looking to incorporate unique pieces into your living space, seek out ceramics, wood carvings and glass work at local markets and galleries to add to your walls and tables. Bonus points for adding pieces you’ve collected on your travels around the globe!

Shades of Brown and Blue

Earth-like colours will be a standout component of 2024 home interiors.

Several paint companies have named a shade of blue as their 2024 Colour of the Year, such as Benjamin Moore’s Blue Nova, or Sherwin Williams’ Upward. Interior designers are also forecasting that varieties of brown will be a big hit this year as a rich neutral accent colour, over the cooler gray tones we’ve seen in recent years. You can bring browns and blues into your home in 2024 through paint, tile and wallpaper choices, or by incorporating natural elements like wood furnishings, curtains and accessories.

Begone Basic Bouclé

We’re all familiar with creme-coloured bouclé — the nubbly fabric that has dominated everything from living room chairs to sweaters for the past couple of years. With 2024 seeing bolder and brighter patterns, the sheep-like bouclé we know and love is being phased out. Instead, bouclé with fluffier texture and more vibrant colours is coming into style. Don’t feel the need to go full-on, wall-to-wall bouclé to capture this trend. Opt for a rug, cushion cover or accent furniture that can easily be swapped out as interior styles evolve.

Continuation of Curves

Round shapes were a staple in 2023 interiors, and the trend is continuing into this year. Parting from straight, perfect lines, curves embrace the imperfections and organic shapes we find in the natural world. If you’re looking to take a page from the book of biophilic design, bring curves into your interiors with round furniture, such as bar stools, sectional “conversation,” sofas and coffee tables, or curved accessories like mirrors and rugs.

Mixing Metallics

Mixing metals was once considered a fashion faux pas, but not this year. Taking a break from matte black fixtures, 2024 will see the rise of mixed metal finishes and hardware, combining varieties of nickel, bronze, gold and brass. You can experiment with metals beyond just door handles and drawer knobs — introduce a mix of metals with contrasting accent lighting fixtures, faucets, appliance finishes and decor accents.

Your home is a reflection of who you are. Don't be afraid to hop on the latest trend - or to break it. At the end of the day, the style of your home should work for you. So jump in, decorate, and have fun!

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Open House. Open House on Saturday, December 30, 2023 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Please visit our Open House at 55 Ford Wilson BLVD in Newmarket. See details here

Open House on Saturday, December 30, 2023 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

This stunning home, nestled in the highly sought-after Woodland Hills neighbourhood boasts a prime location backing onto lush greenspace & pond. Featuring 4 bedrooms, 4 baths and a part finished W/O basement this well-maintained home provides ample space for everyone. The gourmet kitchen is a chef's dream, complete with modern appliances, centre island, granite counters and plenty of counter space. Cozy up by the fireplace in the family room or enjoy the open concept main floor for entertaining. Oak stairs take you to the sunny and bright 2nd floor with spacious bdrms including a primary suite with an oversized walk-in closet and luxury ensuite. The lower level features a rec/games room with a walk-out to the private well landscaped backyard, as well a spacious workshop/hobby room. An extensive deck off of the kitchen, with pergola, offers the perfect spot for backyard barbecues. Walk to parks, schools, restaurants & Upper Canada Mall, this location is unbeatable.

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Six Tips to Make Your Home Snug for the Winter Ahead

Preparing your home for winter can be a daunting task. Even if you haven't had the time to check off everything on your cold weather to-do list, it's not too late! Your efforts will keep out the cold, keep money in your pocket through energy savings and keep your home running efficiently. 

Here are six ways to winterize your home this season.

Maintain machines and Appliances

Having your furnace and ventilation system serviced by a professional can prevent potential emergency calls when the temperature drops.

For improved air quality throughout your home, have your ducts cleaned annually before the onset of cold weather. Outdoor air conditioning units should be covered properly and their power disconnected during the off-season. While you’re at it, cover any lawn furniture or landscaping that will be exposed to the elements.

Conduct a thorough inspection on your yard tools too – drain fuel from your lawn mower and water from your pressure washer, and complete a maintenance check on your snowblower. This will prolong their lifespan and ensure they work efficiently when you need them. If you heat your home with wood, oil or propane, be sure to top up your supply before the cold months hit.


Seal Windows, Doors, Decks and Concrete 

If the caulking or weather stripping around your windows and doors is cracked, it can let cold air and moisture in, damaging window sills while causing mildew, mold and significant heat loss. Repair and replace what is necessary and cover older windows with a protective window film until they can be replaced.

Decks, driveways and concrete surfaces are not impermeable. Purchase proper sealants or stains that you can apply yourself before ice and snow arrives, or hire a professional. Preserving the integrity of these large surfaces will only serve you in the long run, saving you from major repairs or full replacements.


Outside Water

Before draining your pipes, disconnecting hoses or winterizing your sprinkler system, always turn off the outside water supply. Leaving the outside water on during winter can cause pipes to burst, leading to flooding and damage to your property. If you haven’t already, you may want to consider insulating your water pipes, especially if you leave a summer home unattended off-season or vacation for extended periods of time in the winter months.


Check your Gutters

Make sure the gutters are in good condition and properly secured to your home. Prevent damage by clearing out debris to allow snow to melt and drain easily, and point the downspout away from your home. Water should always be moving away from your property to avoid flooding and water damage.

Gutter guards are a worthy investment, as they can help to keep debris and pests out. Clogged gutters can result in leaks that lead to mold and mildew, and act as a breeding ground for mosquitoes and bacteria.


Tend to the Attic

Pests can cause damage to your home and your health. Safeguard your attic from birds and rodents who may move in during the winter by checking for access points and placing a screen under any vent. Contact pest control if you suspect an infestation.

To keep warm air from escaping through your roof, determine the R-Value of your current attic insulation and add more to areas not properly insulated, or completely replace the insulation if needed. For added warmth and energy efficiency, you can add insulation to your garage doors and basement.


Inspect your Smoke Detectors

This important task is not limited to just one season… Inspect your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors monthly, replacing batteries and cleaning them when necessary. Smart home devices can be installed to continuously monitor smoke detectors (and much more), providing added peace of mind.


If some of these tasks are not within your skillset or you simply don’t have the time, hire a general contractor for the small jobs and a certified technician for specialized tasks. Whoever does the job, it will be worth it to keep cozy and warm all winter long!

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Open House. Open House on Saturday, December 23, 2023 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Please visit our Open House at 55 Ford Wilson BLVD in Newmarket. See details here

Open House on Saturday, December 23, 2023 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

This stunning home, nestled in the highly sought-after Woodland Hills neighbourhood boasts a prime location backing onto lush greenspace & pond. Featuring 4 bedrooms, 4 baths and a part finished W/O basement this well-maintained home provides ample space for everyone. The gourmet kitchen is a chef's dream, complete with modern appliances, centre island, granite counters and plenty of counter space. Cozy up by the fireplace in the family room or enjoy the open concept main floor for entertaining. Oak stairs take you to the sunny and bright 2nd floor with spacious bdrms including a primary suite with an oversized walk-in closet and luxury ensuite. The lower level features a rec/games room with a walk-out to the private well landscaped backyard, as well a spacious workshop/hobby room. An extensive deck off of the kitchen, with pergola, offers the perfect spot for backyard barbecues. Walk to parks, schools, restaurants & Upper Canada Mall, this location is unbeatable.

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Jill's December Market Report

As we quickly approach the Holiday Season with less than 7 days before Christmas, I wanted to take the time to wish everyone a Happy Holiday. I hope you are enjoying your time with family and friends. I know it's a time of parties, festivities and get-togethers with friends and families and the fun never stops. But, our team also likes to take the time to help out those in need in my community. I'm so proud of my team for all of their hard work with the coat drive for the homeless and the food bank drive in Newmarket, Tottenham & Stouffville. We collected over 200 coats and warm clothes for those in need and everyone in our neighbourhoods donated over 900 lbs of food to the local food banks.

I know that the Real Estate Market has been like a roller coaster over the past few year with prices and activity going up and down and then up and down again. On top of that, the last 21 months saw the Bank of Canada rapidly increase its policy rate from 0.25% in March 2022 to 5%, bringing higher prime rates and variable and adjustable mortgage rate. That was in response to a high inflation rate, reaching a 30 years high of 8.1% in June 2022, which brought one of the most aggressive interest rate hikes in Canada's history. Inflation has cooled since June 2022 and reached 3.1% in November 2023. The path to lower inflation has been painful for debt holders and those with Variable Rate Mortgages. But, the banks are now starting to offer some lower rates with hopefully a reduction in the Bank of Canada rate by the Spring of 2024.

According to the November 2023 Market Watch Report, sales were down on a year-over-year basis while listings were up. With more choices for buyers, selling prices remained basically flat year-over-year. The average selling price was down 2.2% month-over-month but it some areas, such as Georgina, it was down by 5.66%. The higher that prices increased in an area, the more of a drop in price you will see.

There have been some major changes in the real estate industry, which I will go over in later blogs. All of these changes are for the benefit of the consumer and to raise to level of professionalism in our industry.

Once again, Happy Holidays from all of us at the Jill Renshaw Real Estate Team!


- Jill Renshaw, Broker

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I have sold a property at 32 Donnan DR in New Tecumseth

I have sold a property at 32 Donnan DR in New Tecumseth on Dec 15, 2023. See details here

Gorgeous semi-detached home in the charming village of Tottenham is a true gem. Beautifully finished with a stylish decor throughout including crown moulding, pot lights, smooth ceilings on the main floor and luxury laminate throughout. This lovely 3 bedroom home is sure to impress. Featuring an open concept main floor with a modern chef's kitchen, plenty of cabinets and stainless appliances open to a cozy Living/Dining area with a walkout to the extra deep backyard. The spacious principal bedroom is large enough for a King bed and includes a large walk-in closet and access to a semi-ensuite. Nicely landscaped both front and back with patterned concrete walkways & patio, fenced yard and a cute custom built storage shed with a built-in pergola - perfect for storing your outdoor essentials in the shed or relax and enjoy the day under the covered pergola. Walking distance to shops, restaurants and the conveniences of downtown Tottenham this home offers a great walkable lifestyle.

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New property listed in Woodland Hill, Newmarket

I have listed a new property at 55 Ford Wilson BLVD in Newmarket. See details here

This stunning home, nestled in the highly sought-after Woodland Hills neighbourhood boasts a prime location backing onto lush greenspace & pond. Featuring 4 bedrooms, 4 baths and a part finished W/O basement this well-maintained home provides ample space for everyone. The gourmet kitchen is a chef's dream, complete with modern appliances, centre island, granite counters and plenty of counter space. Cozy up by the fireplace in the family room or enjoy the open concept main floor for entertaining. Oak stairs take you to the sunny and bright 2nd floor with spacious bdrms including a primary suite with an oversized walk-in closet and luxury ensuite. The lower level features a rec/games room with a walk-out to the private well landscaped backyard, as well a spacious workshop/hobby room. An extensive deck off of the kitchen, with pergola, offers the perfect spot for backyard barbecues. Walk to parks, schools, restaurants & Upper Canada Mall, this location is unbeatable.

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Open House. Open House on Saturday, December 16, 2023 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Please visit our Open House at 55 Ford Wilson BLVD in Newmarket. See details here

Open House on Saturday, December 16, 2023 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

This stunning home, nestled in the highly sought-after Woodland Hills neighbourhood boasts a prime location backing onto lush greenspace & pond. Featuring 4 bedrooms, 4 baths and a part finished W/O basement this well-maintained home provides ample space for everyone. The gourmet kitchen is a chef's dream, complete with modern appliances, centre island, granite counters and plenty of counter space. Cozy up by the fireplace in the family room or enjoy the open concept main floor for entertaining. Oak stairs take you to the sunny and bright 2nd floor with spacious bdrms including a primary suite with an oversized walk-in closet and luxury ensuite. The lower level features a rec/games room with a walk-out to the private well landscaped backyard, as well a spacious workshop/hobby room. An extensive deck off of the kitchen, with pergola, offers the perfect spot for backyard barbecues. Walk to parks, schools, restaurants & Upper Canada Mall, this location is unbeatable.

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Open House. Open House on Sunday, December 17, 2023 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Please visit our Open House at 55 Ford Wilson BLVD in Newmarket. See details here

Open House on Sunday, December 17, 2023 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

This stunning home, nestled in the highly sought-after Woodland Hills neighbourhood boasts a prime location backing onto lush greenspace & pond. Featuring 4 bedrooms, 4 baths and a part finished W/O basement this well-maintained home provides ample space for everyone. The gourmet kitchen is a chef's dream, complete with modern appliances, centre island, granite counters and plenty of counter space. Cozy up by the fireplace in the family room or enjoy the open concept main floor for entertaining. Oak stairs take you to the sunny and bright 2nd floor with spacious bdrms including a primary suite with an oversized walk-in closet and luxury ensuite. The lower level features a rec/games room with a walk-out to the private well landscaped backyard, as well a spacious workshop/hobby room. An extensive deck off of the kitchen, with pergola, offers the perfect spot for backyard barbecues. Walk to parks, schools, restaurants & Upper Canada Mall, this location is unbeatable.

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New property listed in Rural Pickering, Pickering

I have listed a new property at 2645 Apricot LANE in Pickering. See details here

Gorgeous 4 bedroom end unit townhouse offers luxurious finishes and features throughout. Offering over 2100 s.f., 9' ceilings, engineered hardwood floors in the living/dining/kitchen & study, 2 oak staircases, partially finished basement with garage access and a main floor study. This bright and spacious open concept design features a chef's style kitchen with large centre island, quartz counters and stainless appliances. The bright and sunny 2nd floor offers 4 bedrooms, main bathroom and Primary Suite with an oversized walk-in closet and a luxurious ensuite bath with floating tub, oversized glass shower & a custom vanity with double sinks. Close to Hwy. 407 and only minutes to Pickering Town Centre & Hwy 401, shops and restaurants. *Appliances, Blinds throughout and Garage door opener to be installed.

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