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Mississauga condos becoming an increasingly popular purchase option

Mississauga condos becoming an increasingly popular purchase option 

A new analysis from brokerage and real estate information portal Zoocasa showed that Mississauga is increasingly seen by starter home buyers as a reasonable destination away from the overheated Toronto market.

Mississauga’s average condo prices saw a 5.5% increase over the last year, up to $435,254. In its report, Zoocasa stated that the highest-priced condos and buildings – many of which saw double-digit positive value changes – were mostly situated around the city center, with some veering closer to Lake Ontario.

“None of the buildings were located north of Eglinton Avenue,” according to the Zoocasa report. “In addition, the buildings skew newer, with the oldest one having been registered in 2004, and the majority after 2012.”

Read more: Toronto’s monthly rents saw a sharp upward spike in Q1

Analyzing sales in over 100 developments where at least 5 transactions occurred over the past year, and averaging the square foot based on TREB sold data for the year to date, Zoocasa ranked the most valuable condo buildings in Mississauga as of present:

Rank 5: One City Centre

Location: 1 Elm Dr.

2018 price/sq. ft.: $584

2017-18 change: 20.5%

Rank 4: Limelight

Location: 365 Prince of Wales Dr.

2018 price/sq. ft.: $599

2017-18 value change: 14.7%

Rank 3: Pinnacle Grand Park

Location: 3985 Grand Park Dr.

2018 price/sq. ft.: $610

2017-18 value change: 20.1%

Rank 2: No. 1 City Center Condos

Location: 33 Elm Dr.

2018 price/sq. ft.: $610

2017-18 value change: 10.3%

Rank 1: North Shore

Location: 1 Hurontario St.

2018 price/sq. ft.: $674

2017-18 value change: 7.4%

Source: MortgageBrokerNews.ca – by Ephraim Vecina 28 May 2018

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Toyota Takes Over Target Location at Square One

Toyota is launching a pilot project on the second level of the former Target location at Square One and it officially opens on March 5 and runs until May 31.

The pilot is called Towards Tomorrow by Toyota and it’s an interactive gallery that will feature Toyota’s newest selection of vehicles, including the RAV4 Hybrid, Scion iM, Prius and Prius c.

The pilot will include digital art, painting stations and virtual reality simulators – a different and more interactive consumer experience geared towards millennials.

This non-traditional dealership is an unconventional method to generate brand awareness and engage with consumers in a different format.

“Clearly, our customers today are well-educated, using the web and have a greater idea of what they want. They certainly still want to see the vehicle, drive the vehicle and touch the vehicle to make sure it fits. But they want to do that in a pressure-free, non-traditional retail environment,” says Cyril Dimitris, VPof Sales, in a recent Canadian Auto World article.

While this isn’t the first time an auto OEM has branched out from traditional dealership models, it is a first for Toyota’s Towards Tomorrow pilot at Square One. Tesla Motors successfully launched its first Canadian dealership at Yorkdale mall about three years ago.

The pilot is currently slated as a temporary project at Square One but perhaps there’s a possibility of it becoming permanent since Dimitris notes the factory has already heard from dealers that have interest in running something similar in other markets.

Source; Insauga.com – March 3, 2016

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