How to approach a renovation? By Luke Dalinda

Catching up with Ramsin…

Today, we had talked about the common questions of how to approach renovations.
Here are our tips:
1) First meet with your realtor (That’s me!) to discuss the investment you wish to make. For example, renovating your current home or condo might be a good idea, but, in the end, you are still in the same space. With proper guidance, you can decide if that money is not better spent upgrading to a new, larger home or if the investment you intend to make will justify a proper return.
2) Meet with an experienced designer (That’s Ramsin) to properly plan and design your renovation to your budget. This can be broken into two parts, the creation of a timeless design and a thoughtful plan and process for the renovation. For example, you might renovate the bathroom not realizing that the shower liner needs to be replaced. These little things can be costly and experience is what saves you a lot of money in the end, even if it costs a little more in the beginning. Most importantly, you will know it was done right and done to last.
3) Do not follow the crowd. Ignore what your neighbor did, what you saw on TV, or what the Home Depot guy tried to sell you. Good design is timeless, and it considers space continuity, use, form, and function. In the early 2000s, everyone thought Jatoba wood floors were cool. Today, they are viewed like carpet. A good designer will help you avoid fads in favor of timeless solutions. 80-year old homes in Rosedale have stood the test of time better than homes from the 70s because of good timeless design.
4) Top quality is top quality, cheap is cheap, and fast is fast, but you cannot have all three. You also have to be aware of where you are going to compromise and accept those compromises. Maybe you will pick more modest cabinets in favor of a better countertop and better appliances.

Tip of the week: If you are living in a condo, consider installing a central humidification system. Not only is this a critical solution for the protection of your wood floors and cabinetry, but also, most importantly, it will serve your health the most!
Check out: General Air Filters, Elite Steam Series.

Stay tuned for more tips, and you can catch Ramsin on the Marilyn Denis show on CTV or find him at @RamsinKhachi @KhachiDesign @KhachiLife

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The history of Palace Place: A key figure in our building’s history

I had the good fortune of meeting Martino, the original Site Clerk for Bramalea for the construction of Palace Place. When Martino was 19, he had landed a dream job with Bramalea. He was onsite for every day of the construction of this now iconic landmark. It was amazing to share stories and learn new ones. People make the mistake thinking Palace Place is just another condo or the second Pier. When you learn of the advanced methods and technologies used in the construction of Palace Place, you really begin to appreciate its unrivalled reputation of excellence in the construction industry.

Stay tuned for the 25th Anniversary Edition of my Palace Place book!

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BREAKING NEWS: Luke sets new all-time record price at Palace Pier!

Special Announcement: Palace Pier, 2045 Lake Shore Boulevard West, Suite 3305 sold for $1,800,000!

I have written to proudly announce that I have set a historic record price at Palace Pier by having just sold Suite 3305 for $1,800,000 by having represented the seller.

When other realtors had this property listed for as long as 65-days at a lower price, I have just sold this suite for a higher, record price in just 1-day! This is a new record for the 3-bedroom suites at Palace Pier!

This is a great accomplishment for Palace Pier. It clearly demonstrates the value of a realtor who knows his product, has key connections, and can walk his talk.

Want to set the next record price? Call Luke Dalinda today!

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Luke Dalinda’s Market Update

JUST LISTED! Palace Pier, 2045 Lake Shore B W, Suite 3305 – $1,800,000
The crown jewel of Humber Bay Shores!
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JUST LISTED! Grand Harbour, 2289 Lake Shore B W, Townhouse 114 – $2,399,000
Live in the extraordinary!
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Just Sold! Palace Place, Suite 3001 (Seller & Buyer Representative)
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Just Sold! Palace Place, Suite 3810 (Seller Representative)
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Luke Dalinda, Sales Representative. Royal LePage Real Estate Services Ltd., Brokerage.

 

The Crown Jewel of Humber Bay Shores!

Getting ready to launch the crown jewel of Humber Bay Shores. Fit for royalty. Stay tuned!

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Ryan Serhant from Million Dollar Listing New York meets up with Luke Dalinda!

Ryan Serhant from Million Dollar Listing New York meets up with Luke Dalinda!

Recently, Ryan Serhant from Million Dollar Listing New York had met up with Luke Dalinda in New York City to discuss some exciting opportunities.

“Seeing someone achieve the greatness that he has achieved yet remaining as genuine and as caring as he is is just awesome!”
– Luke Dalinda

Ryan Serhant is recognized as a real estate powerhouse. His team at Nest Seekers International sold over $630 million in real estate in 2015 and was ranked the #1 sales team in New York State (2015) and the #5 sales team in the U.S. (2015-2017) by Wall Street Journal Real Trends.

Ryan is best known as the star of Bravo’s two-time Emmy-nominated “Million Dollar Listing New York.” Since Season 1 of Million Dollar Listing, Ryan and his team (The Serhant Team) have sold billions of dollars in real estate on national television.

Ryan is also producing and starring in his new show “Sell It Like Serhant”. In this new series, Ryan answers the call of struggling salespeople across multiple industries who are on the brink of losing their jobs and are desperate for his expertise. With some tough love and humor, Ryan will give under-performing employees a head-to-toe business overhaul and turn them into sales machines.

Breaking News: Just Sold! Palace Place, Suite 703

Palace Place Special Announcement: Palace Place, 1 Palace Pier Court, Suite 703 sold for $1,210,000!

I have written to proudly announce that I have sold yet another residence at Palace Place by having just sold Suite 703 for $1,210,000 by having represented the seller.

Earlier, I had set the historic record price at Palace Place by having sold Suite 4001 for $1,980,000, or $700 per square foot, by having represented the seller. This achievement had allowed for a subsequent sale to achieve $831 per square foot!

Where else in Toronto can you get such fit and finish, such a spacious size, and such an enchanting view?

Sellers!

These marketing efforts have left me with several more buyers looking for similar Palace Place suites! In fact, they are ready to pay even more given the recognized value proposition Palace Place represents. If you have such a Palace Place suite, please call me ASAP!

Buyers take note!

In the condo world, newer is not better!
Do the math! This sale price of $609 per square foot is a bargain when new, inferior construction is charging up to $1,000 per square foot. Furthermore, this suite size in the downtown core would easily fetch $2,000 per square foot or more. Why buy the K-car when you can own the Mercedes-Benz?

Buyers want space, and, most importantly, buyers want quality. New construction fails to deliver these two key requirements. Palace Place offers unrivalled construction, spacious floor plans, 5-star amenities and services, and million dollar forever views that you cannot find in new buildings today!

Come see what Palace Place has to offer today!

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Luke Dalinda, Sales Representative. Royal LePage Real Estate Services Ltd., Brokerage.

Thank you for making us #1

Breaking News: Just Listed! Palace Place, Suite 703 – $1,295,000

Palace Place, Suite 703

Palace Place, 1 Palace Pier Court, Suite 703 – For sale at $1,295,000

The most sought-after suite style at Palace Place…

Breathtaking is the word that best describes Palace Place, which is the most prestigious and luxurious waterfront condominium residence in Canada. Suite 703 is a highly sought-after, immaculate condominium residence, with approximately 1,985 square feet of living space, 2-bedrooms, and the most enchanting views of the lake, the city skyline, and High Park.

Click for flyer.

Call or send an email now to Luke Dalinda for pre-qualification to view this once in a lifetime opportunity!

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Luke Dalinda, Sales Representative. Royal LePage Real Estate Services Ltd., Brokerage.

 

Breaking News: Luke Dalinda is #1 Top Selling Realtor in Humber Bay Shores!

Royal LePage is proud to announce that Luke Dalinda has achieved #1 in selling dollar volume status in Humber Bay Shores (W06, Condos)*.

“Having lived in and serviced Humber Bay Shores since 1997, this particular accomplishment means a lot to me,” says Luke. “While realtors flaunt #1 like a broken record, to me, this accomplishment also recognizes some of the best real estate opportunities in Canada, like Palace Place,” he adds.

Luke’s motto is to achieve your goals and get the deal done by offering better exposure and better results. Just see what his clients have to say.

Other accomplishments include:
• Top 1% in Canada*
• The #1 Top Selling Realtor at Palace Place*

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*The #1 Top Selling Realtor in Humber Bay Shores (W06, Condos), such achievement has been based on the selling dollar volume that had been sold from January 1, 2017 to June 30, 2017 from TREB MLS data that had been analyzed by independent third party, RE Stats.

*Top 1% in Canada for Royal LePage, such achievement has been based on the gross, closed commissions that had been collected by the Dalinda Team in 2014.
*The #1 Top Selling Realtor at Palace Place, such achievement has been based on the number of sales that had been sold from 2010 to 2017 from TREB MLS data.

Come see what Humber Bay Shores has to offer! Contact Luke today!

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Luke Dalinda, Sales Representative. Royal LePage Real Estate Services Ltd., Brokerage.

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Coming Soon at Palace Place!

Coming soon at Palace Place, we have two of the most sought-after water and city view suites in the building.

Suite 02 – 1,204 square feet

Suite 03 – 1,985 square feet

For more information, or to view these exclusive opportunities, contact Luke Dalinda today!

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Luke Dalinda, Sales Representative. Royal LePage Real Estate Services Ltd., Brokerage.

Palace Place: The Dalinda Report, Humber Bay Shores edition, is out now!

Palace Place

The new issue of The Dalinda Report has just been posted!

Highlights:

  • Luke Dalinda achieves a historic $837 per square foot for Humber Bay Shores!
  • Luke Dalinda had sold Palace Place, Suite 3903 for $1,360,000, or $670 per square foot, by having represented both the sellers and buyers.
  • Price charts for Palace Place, Palace Pier, Lago, Waterford, Newport Beach, Ocean Club, Grenadier Landing, and Nautilus!
  • Critical information for landlords at Palace Place!

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Luke Dalinda, Sales Representative. Royal LePage Real Estate Services Ltd., Brokerage.

Palace Place: The Dalinda Report, Humber Bay Shores edition, is out now!

Palace Place

The new issue of The Dalinda Report has just been posted!

Highlights:

  • Luke Dalinda had sold Palace Place, Suite 3903 for $1,360,000, or $670 per square foot.
  • Luke Dalinda had sold Palace Place, Suite 2204 for $490,000, or $620 per square foot.
  • Price charts for Palace Place, Palace Pier, Lago, Waterford, Newport Beach, Ocean Club, Grenadier Landing, Nautilus, and Marina Del Rey!
  • Critical information for landlords at Palace Place!

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Sales and Prices are through the Roof!

Palace Place had experienced low inventory in the first two months of 2017, which had resulted in significant price appreciation and intense bidding wars for the 4 sales that had occurred during this period. With its 2016 average price at only $439 per square foot, astute buyers had recognized the tremendous value in the quality construction, large spaces, and numerous amenities and services that Palace Place offers.

So far this year, I had set further historic record prices at Palace Place by having sold Suite 2204 for $490,000, or 620 per square foot, by having represented the seller, and I had sold Suite 3903 for $1,360,000, or $670 per square foot, by having represented both the sellers and buyers.

I had sold Suite 4001 for $1,980,000, or $700 per square foot, by having represented the seller. This achievement had allowed for a subsequent sale to achieve $831 per square foot!

Palace Place: LANDLORDS MUST READ!

Landlords, did you know that because of the year Palace Place was completed, Palace Place qualifies for an exemption to the Residential Tenancies Act?

What this means is that Palace Place is EXEMPT from the guideline governing yearly rent increases.

So, while other buildings must follow this year’s guideline of 1.5% for 2017, Palace Place landlords can increase their rent by whatever amount they choose, provided that they follow all other requirements as set out in the Act.

If you would like more information, please contact me!

As the longest serving realtor at Palace Place and a fellow owner, I am highly motivated to achieve record prices. My experience and guidance will position your suite for top dollar. My marketing will offer you better exposure and better results. Please give me a call.

TESTIMONIAL

November 25, 2016

Luke Dalinda exceeds the highest standards of care and professionalism. My family and I required a very specific configuration in terms of location, lay-out, and price-point. Luke was able to locate exactly what we needed, and most importantly, he was able to get us our dream home at the best price possible. His knowledge of the market, and his capacity to deliver are second to none.

Michael Boguski, keyboard player, Blue Rodeo

Palace Place

 

Luke Dalinda lands deal with Newman Enterprises!

I had the good fortune of meeting the infamous Eric Braeden, aka Victor Newman, yesterday! I was trying to interest him in a condominium residence at Palace Place given that he might be opening up a restaurant in Mississauga.

In the meantime, be sure to check out his new book, I’ll Be Damned. In stores now!

 

BREAKING NEWS: Palace Place achieves another historic record price!

Palace Place Special Announcement: Luke Dalinda achieves a historic $1,360,000 for Palace Place.

I have written to proudly announce that I have set another historic record price at Palace Place by having just sold Suite 3903 for $1,360,000, or $670 per square foot, by having represented the sellers and buyers. This price was achieved in an intense bidding war!

The 2016 average price per square foot for Palace Place had been $439 per square foot. The last sale price for a 03 suite was $1,025,000.

Earlier, I had set the historic record price at Palace Place by having sold Suite 4001 for $1,980,000, or $700 per square foot, by having represented the seller. This achievement had allowed for a subsequent sale to achieve $831 per square foot!

Where else in Toronto can you get such fit and finish, such a spacious size, and such an enchanting view?

This is another career highlight for me at Palace Place, and I thank all those who had helped make it happen.

Sellers!

These marketing efforts have left me with several more buyers looking for large Palace Place suites! In fact, they are ready to pay even more given the recognized value proposition Palace Place represents. If you have a large Palace Place suite, please call me ASAP!

Buyers take note!

In the condo world, newer is not better!
Do the math! This sale price of $670 per square foot is a bargain when new, inferior construction is charging up to $1,000 per square foot. Furthermore, this suite size in the downtown core would easily fetch $2,000 per square foot or more. Why buy the K-car when you can own the Mercedes-Benz?

Buyers want space, and, most importantly, buyers want quality. New construction fails to deliver these two key requirements. Palace Place offers unrivalled construction, spacious floor plans, 5-star amenities and services, and million dollar views that you cannot find in new buildings today!

Come see what Palace Place has to offer today!

E: LDALINDA@DALINDA.NET • TEL: 416-725-7170

Luke Dalinda, Sales Representative. Royal LePage Real Estate Services Ltd., Brokerage.

Breaking News: Just Listed! Palace Place, Suite 3903 – $1,295,000

Palace Place, 1 Palace Pier Court, Suite 3903 – For sale at $1,295,000

The most sought-after suite style at Palace Place!

Breathtaking is the word that best describes Palace Place, which is the most prestigious and luxurious waterfront condominium residence in Canada. Suite 3903 is a highly sought-after, immaculate condominium residence, with approximately 2,028 square feet of living space, 2-bedrooms, and the most enchanting views of the lake, the city skyline, and High Park. Click for flyer.

Call or send an email now to Luke Dalinda for pre-qualification to view this once in a lifetime opportunity!

E: LDALINDA@DALINDA.NET • TEL: 416-725-7170

Luke Dalinda, Sales Representative. Royal LePage Real Estate Services Ltd., Brokerage.

 

COMING SOON! The most sought-after suite style at Palace Place!

Coming Soon: A Palace Place 03 Suite!

To tour this exclusive opportunity, contact Luke today!

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Luke Dalinda, Sales Representative. Royal LePage Real Estate Services Ltd., Brokerage.

JUST LEASED: Palace Place, Suite 703 for the RECORD PRICE of $4,650 per month!

palace place Sold Card - PP 703LeasedI have written to announce that I have set yet another all-time record price at Palace Place by having just leased Suite 703 for $4,650 per month.

JUST LEASED: Palace Place, Suite 1503 for the RECORD PRICE of $4,650 per month!

Palace Place Sold Card - PP 1503LeasedI have written to announce that I have set yet another all-time record price at Palace Place by having just leased Suite 1503 for $4,650 per month.

JUST LISTED: Palace Place, 1 Palace Pier Court, Suite 1503 – $5,000 per month

Palace Place City View Luke Dalindapalace place suite 1503PALACE PLACE, 1 Palace Pier Court, Suite 1503 – $5,000 per month

The most sought-after suite at Palace Place!
Suite 1503 is an immaculate condominium residence, with approximately 1,985 square feet of living space and the best city and water views of the building. Click for flyer. Call or send an email now to Luke.

JUST SOLD: Palace Place, Suite 1503

Palace Place Suite 1503Palace Place City View Luke Dalinda1 Palace Pier Court, Suite 1503 sold for $880,000!

I have written to proudly announce that I have sold yet another suite at Palace Place by having just sold Suite 1503 for $880,000 by having represented the buyer.

Come see what Palace Place has to offer! Call Luke Dalinda today!

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The Toronto Star names Luke Dalinda as one of Toronto’s top marketers!

toronto_star_logoLuke Dalinda Palace Place Toronto StarThe Toronto Star has named Luke Dalinda as one of the city’s top real estate marketers.

Says Dalinda, “I continue to seek innovative solutions to attract buyers to Palace Place. I truly believe that Palace Place is the best-built building in Toronto and one of the city’s foremost residential opportunities.”

According to The Star, Dalinda advertises Palace Place more than any other realtor does.

In these market conditions, it takes unparalleled market knowledge and innovative, new marketing initiatives to effect sales. A realtor who knows his product, has key connections, and can walk his talk is critical in getting the deal done in today’s market.

“My sole purpose is to get you the highest possible price for the least possible cost”, says Dalinda.

Please join us in congratulating Luke on this achievement and his ongoing quest to elevate the Palace Place brand.

 

JUST LEASED: Palace Place, Suite 2906 for the RECORD PRICE of $4,650 per month!

palace place 2906 livingI have written to announce that I have set yet another all-time record price at Palace Place by having just leased Suite 2906 for $4,650 per month.

Palace Place offers the best views in the city!

Palace Place City View Luke DalindaPalace Place 05Palace Place North ViewYou cannot get these views at Trump Tower Toronto or Shangri La Toronto. Add the unrivaled construction, size of suites, and over 20-years of sound financial management, and you have Toronto’s foremost residential opportunity.

Call Luke Dalinda today for your private tour of an exclusive collection of exceptional residences. Tel: 416-725-7170 Email: LDALINDA@DALINDA.NET