Dream Home for sale in Pickering




Are you in the market for a new home in the beautiful community of Amberlea, Pickering? Look no further!  My newest listing is sure to tick all the boxes on your wish list. This stunning home for sale in Amberlea is a true gem, offering the perfect blend of modern amenities, classic charm, and a prime location. Let's take a closer look and explore why this property is a must-see.


Property Details:


Address: 505 Laurier Cres, Amberlea, Pickering ON

Price: $1,395,000

Bedrooms: 4 + 2

Bathrooms: 3 full & 1 half bath

Square Footage: 2635

Lot Size: 42 x 114, irregularly shaped - longer and wider at the back

MLS#: E7217836


Prime Location:


This Amberlea home is located in one of Pickering's most sought-after neighborhoods. Nestled in a peaceful and family-friendly community, this property offers the perfect balance between suburban tranquility and urban convenience. You'll be just minutes away from shopping on Kingston Rd,  around the corner from Amberlea Park and of course close to Rouge National Urban Park with beautiful hiking trails.  This makes this home it an ideal place to raise a family! 


Stunning Curb Appeal:

From the moment you pull up to the front of this home, you'll be captivated by its impressive curb appeal. The well-maintained landscaping,  interlock brick manicured lawn with mature plantings, and inviting porch make a memorable first impression.  The classic architecture of this property is complemented by modern touches, making it a true standout in the neighborhood.


Modern Interiors:

Step inside, and you'll be greeted by an open-concept layout that's perfect for both everyday living and entertaining.  The kitchen is a chef's dream, with chic globe lighting, centre island, stainless steel appliances, and plenty of cabinet space. Whether you're hosting a dinner party or enjoying a quiet meal with family, this space has it all.  Combined with the family room (with cozy gas fireplace & walk out to multi level deck) this is the perfect hang out spot.

If you love to entertain, the owners have flipped the formal living and dining rooms for the ability to host large dinner parties!

The main floor has gorgeous engineered hardwood throughout and an updated powder room, too.  

Comfortable Bedrooms:

This home boasts 4 generously sized bedrooms upstairs, each with its own unique character and style. The serene primary suite is private with a double door entry, an ensuite bathroom and ample closet space. The other bedrooms offer flexibility for a growing family or guest accommodation.

Outdoor Oasis:

The backyard is an extension of the indoor living space, providing a perfect setting for outdoor gatherings, gardening, or simply unwinding after a long day. The lush greenery, well-maintained landscaping, and a beautiful deck and unground pool create an outdoor oasis that's perfect for all seasons.   A bonus is the back yard is landscaped with artificial turf - no mowing needed! 

Additional Features:

With today's interest rates, many buyers are looking for a property that has the potential for rental income; or is set up for multi-family living.   The thoughtful layout of the basement may be just the thing.   With a separate entrance that walks out & above grade window, the living area in the basement is bright and open.  There is a wet bar (with plumbing) and a stove outlet and venting in place to allow for cooking.  A full bathroom comes with it's own private laundry.  There's a bedroom with generous closet, and bonus room which may be a second bedroom.  Everything has been freshly painted.

Amberlea is known for its exceptional quality of life. It's a community that values family, safety, and a strong sense of belonging. You'll enjoy easy access to local schools, parks, recreational facilities, and shopping centers, making it the perfect place to call home.


Schedule a Viewing Today! 

Don't miss the opportunity to own this remarkable home in Amberlea, Pickering. With its prime location, stunning interiors, and inviting outdoor space, this property won't be on the market for long. Contact me at 416-562-5002 to schedule a viewing and discover why this home is the perfect fit for you and your family.


More details and full pictures can be found here:  505 Laurier, Pickering full listing



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A disturbing trend I've come across recently is the fraud in the rental space.   As an agent who handles a fair share of rentals; these issues have shown up over several ways this year.   I'll tell you about 3 instances I've had and the red flags that appeared with each! 

When I'm representing a landlord and an application comes in, I spend a lot of time going through an applicants documentation and getting references and looking through their background.  Here's what I do:

  • Call their employer by finding the employer's website and calling through their office to confirm employment.  I don't just call the supervisor on the application
  • Look carefully at the documents to see if they are real; company letterhead & credit reports can be faked or bought
  • Check social media & linked in
  • Call past landlords
  • Make sure there is a building at the address they're currently renting
  • Check that the landlords name and property owners names match.   If it's an apartment building call through the property management company if it's an apartment rather than calling the number provided.
  • Look at the credit report for signs of altering


With those things in mind, let's look at 3 things that have happened to me this year!

1.  Student rental Scam - fake rental and landlord

First of all, you should never have to pay to submit a rental application, or be asked for a deposit before you get a chance to see the place.   These scams are generally ads on sites like Kijijii and Facebook for rentals that look too good to be true.  They also steal MLS listings for homes and advertise them at lower rates.  I came across one recently through a family friend desperate for some student housing.  It was a big scam; and when I called them out they 'protested too much'.    Here's how to spot these scammers:

  • They demand payment to submit a rental application
  • They demand a deposit before you see the unit
  • Makes excuses why they are not available to speak to on the phone 
  • Will only communicate through messenger, text or email
  • The advertised price is way lower than other rentals
  • Their Facebook profile was just created
  • Their Facebook name does not match their user name ID (see the URL) 

2. Fake Rental Applications   

There are some very good forged documents out there.  I had some people submit an application on a lease I was advertising and here's what I found during the checks, among the other checks I did as above :

  • Inconsistencies in addresses on the application
  • Employment letter does not look real - no header or footer with information on the company letterhead

3. Forged Tenacy Papers

I had a call from a gal who had a great story, good employment, good credit, moving to Toronto from outside the city for work, can't come in to look for a place so needed virtual showings.  Could I help her find a place.  Sounds great right?  

Now I don't usually check tenants out before I help them (and I'd helped out a client with an out of town move this year already in a similar situation)  But with everything going on right now, I felt it couldn't hurt to see what her references would say.   So she sent in her application & 

then came the paperwork - the address of her job didn't match up with her story.  The company had never heard of her or her supervisor.  There was even no property listed at the home she had put for her address!  Other red flags for scammers include what she did:

  • get overly upset when called out 
  • provide complicated excuses for 'mistakes' on application forms
  • call the fact checker a liar, unprofessional, etc.


So be careful out there folks! 



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