With open houses still temporarily prohibited in COVID-19 hotspots — which includes Toronto, Peel, Ottawa, and York Region — in an effort to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, online open houses are the next best thing.
It’s no secret that Toronto’s real estate market has seen a dramatic shift in how homes are purchased and sold this year due to COVID-19. And while the real estate industry is considered essential, the traditional ways of doing business — in-person showings, open houses, and one-on-ones with agents and potential buyers — are no longer feasible… at least until daily case numbers in local hotspots improve.
As a result, many brokerages have pivoted and are utilizing digital tools to put on online open houses and tours.
If you’ve been thinking about upgrading your current living situation, whether that means you’re on the hunt for more space or perhaps just want to see what’s currently available on the market, join us for a virtual walkthrough of six new listings you can tour from the comfort of your own home
These listings include a recently renovated condo in the heart of the Entertainment District, a spacious family home with a pool, and a single-family home for under $1 million.
For all of the chosen properties, there are multiple available live stream dates posted on the listing page that you can add directly to your calendar. Just click on the listing and you’ll see a ‘live’ button just above the price, click that and it will shoot you down to a YouTube link where you’ll find the stream.
Specs: 2-bedrooms, 2-bathrooms, condo
Asking price: $645,900
Description: This airy and bright unit has a functional 845 sq. ft layout and features a large balcony, 10-foot ceilings, and a master bedroom with an ensuite and a walk-in closet. The unit was recently painted and has rich hardwood floors throughout and marble tile in both washrooms. The building is also conveniently close to the DVP and Highway 401 and 404 and is steps to the subway and GO Train.
Specs: 2+2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, single-family home
Asking price: $999,000
Listing agent: Chip Barkel, eXp Realty
Description: This charming bungalow is located in Toronto’s Beach Hill neighbourhood and features a mix of original and modern finishes like sleek hardwood floors, crown mouldings, a large bay window, and a custom “classic kitchen.” There’s also an in-law/nanny suite with a separate entrance and a sliding door off the bedroom that steps out to the cedar deck and perennial garden. Plus, the home is a quick walk to the lake or Toronto’s vibrant Danforth Avenue.
Specs: 3+1 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, single-family home
Asking price: $3,499,900
Description: This modern masterpiece in ‘The Beach’ neighbourhood is surrounded by towering mature trees and has a pool to die for. The home has floor-to-ceiling windows and a large sliding glass door that brings a taste of the outdoors inside. The spacious home is complete with designer finishes and touches throughout, like Calacatta marble kitchen counters, a 60-foot wall of glass windows, a wood-burning fireplace, a 1,500 bottle wine room, a sauna, and a second-floor deck that overlooks the serene backyard.
Specs: 1+1 bedrooms, 1-bathroom, condo
Listing agent: Elizabeth Jane Johnson, RE/MAX Professionals Inc.
Description: This recently renovated condo that comes with a parking spot and storage locker is located in the heart of Toronto’s Entertainment District. The unit has 668 sq.ft of functional space and a 29 sq.ft balcony that offers south-facing views to the Lake. The renovations include laminate floors throughout, tiling in the entrance and bathroom, a new vanity, toilet, and shower tiling, new light fixtures, new cupboard doors and handles in the kitchen, stainless steel appliances, and a new backsplash.
Specs: 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom, condo
Description: This stylish suite was recently renovated and features concrete ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, warm plank flooring, and a gorgeous kitchen with a quartz breakfast bar, bevelled tile backsplash, shiny new fixtures, and full-sized appliances. Plus, the building is steps from the historic St. Lawrence Market which is an added bonus.
Specs: 3+1 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, single-family home
Asking price: $9,395,000
Description: Located in The Annex, this breathtaking home boasts a heritage exterior with a hyper-modern interior and has a backyard oasis complete with a lap pool and a 1,100 sq.ft coach house that’s bigger than most two-bedroom condos. The entire back of the home’s main floor is open concept and is perfect for entertaining. Another incredible selling point is the private rooftop terrace that’s complete with a hot tub.