多伦多前市长福特的私宅以近250万的价格上市出售，而出售地产经纪为RE/MAX Realty Specialists Inc.的麦克•多尼亚先生。
The family home of late Toronto mayor Rob Ford has been listed for sale through Real-estate agent Mike Donia of RE/MAX Realty Specialists Inc.
Mr.Donia is a very skilled real estate agent with 30 years of experience in his pocket. He was previously a manager at RBC, until 30 years ago when started his realtor’s career.
Donia is selling the house on behalf of Mr. Ford’s widow, Renata Ford, and her two children.
“It was Rob Ford’s widow who is selling it for her (Renata) and her two children. She decides to move on and to find a house at a different location,” said Donia in an interview with Chinese News.
多尼亚表示这栋要价$249万9千的住宅可以每月$5,000 to $6,000元的价格出租，这对住户和投资者来说都是颇具吸引力的。
Mr. Donia said the “well-kept family home”, with an asking price of $2.499-million, may appeal to a family or an investor who could rent it out for $5,000 to $6,000 a month.
The house has had about $80,000 in recent upgrades, with the interior freshly painted, he added. “It’s all renovated, and it’s very livable.”
He says the more likely outcome is that the 80-by-119-foot lot will appeal to a builder who will tear down the house and build a more palatial home in an area where new houses are selling for as much as $8-million. A builder could pay the asking price, spend $2-million on construction and still turn a profit.
The house, which has been on the market for a few days, has attracted a fair amount of interest. Donia thinks the fact the former mayor lived in the home will add to its cachet.
The property is expected to draw much interest from the Chinese community -- where the former mayor Rob Ford enjoyed remarkable popularity and strong support.
Donia has set up an office in Bangkok and Hong Kong in order to better serve the ever-growing clienteles in East Asia – including China. To tap into the Chinese community's passion for real estate in Toronto, he has been advertising with Chinese News for the past decade. He speaks highly of the paper and has been pleased with the advertising response he has received.
“I’ve tried five newspapers from the Chinese community and Chinese News is the best of all… It is the number one newspaper in the community. It has the most readers and good articles… I’ve found that the community follows the paper, and I’ve got excellent values for my advertising！" says Donia.
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