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Condo Talk

July 26, 2012 by  
Filed under Special Features

Condo TalkQ: The media has been talking about the condo market bubble bursting. What are your thoughts?
A: Supply and demand is always a significant factor. Until supply and demand level off to a healthy medium, we will see an adjustment in the market. This is the best time to buy! Buyers have more selection and should be taking advantage of this. In addition, if you compare the value of the GTA market and Toronto with other world-known cities, you will find that we are still underpriced. This keeps the momentum of our market moving in a positive direction. Despite seasonal highs and lows, we still end up with positive results. Let’s not forget that condos are an amazing housing option, one that appeals to first-time buyers, downsizers, retirees, investors, families, and people of every demographic. Read more

A Guiding Light in the Community

June 14, 2012 by  
Filed under Success Story

A Guiding Light in the CommunityOn the evening of May 10, 2012, the Vaughan Chamber of Commerce honoured community stars at the Annual Business Achievement Awards.

While the accolades praised individuals in fields from business to media work, the moment that capped the night was when Broker of Record Vivian Risi of Royal LePage – Your Community Realty received the Philanthropic Business Person of the Year award for her charitable work.

“What inspires me is helping people – vulnerable people – who are not as fortunate as I am,” says Risi. As chair of Yellow Brick House’s Second Shelter – Second Chances Capital Campaign, she has helped raise awareness and funds of $4 million for an additional YBH crisis shelter. Alongside her efforts in helping abused women and Read more

Annual Business Achievement Awards

June 13, 2012 by  
Filed under People & Places

Annual Business Achievement Awards
On May 10, 2012, at La Primavera Hospitality & Convention Centre, guests, business people and philanthropists gathered for a special event. It was the Annual Business Achievement Awards held by the Vaughan Chamber of Commerce. Among the recipients was Vivian Risi of Royal LePage – Your Community Realty, who was honoured with the Philanthropic Business Person of the Year award. Risi is the chair of Yellow Brick House’s Second Shelter – Second Chances Capital Campaign, as well as an avid supporter of various hospitals and foundations.
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Yellow Brick House’s Second Shelter from the Storm

April 11, 2012 by  
Filed under Special Features

Vivian Risi“It was way overdue,” says Vivian Risi, president and broker of record of Royal LePage – Your Community Reality, and chair of YBH’s Second Shelter – Second Chances Capital Campaign. She explains how the original site – which has served the community for over 30 years – was performing admirably, considering its modest resources. Despite its welcoming nature, the shelter had no choice but to turn away over 500 women and children every year because of its limited capacity. “They couldn’t house them, they couldn’t help them, because they were always full.”
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The Refined Elegance of Regency Estates – Beaverhall Homes

February 10, 2011 by  
Filed under Home Decor

Regency EstatesResting in glorious country settings, an emerging neighbourhood gives way to elegant estate living. Drawing on architectural grandeur and exquisite amenities, the manors of Regency Estates incorporate luxurious achievement with the finest quality materials. An impressive feat developed by builder-extraordinaire Ami Tamam of Beaverhall Homes, Regency Estates boasts an inimitable collection of 34 customized manors built to surpass every shade and gradation of perfection.

Recognizing the hardship of finding the perfect home, Risi guarantees that Regency Estates delivers fine estate living in a coveted community. “The workmanship and care given to Beaverhall Homes’ Regency Estates is like getting your custom-built home without the stress.” Read more

Women to Women Event

November 30, 2010 by  
Filed under People & Places

Woman-to-woman-DSC01461On Nov. 3, 2010, the Vaughan Chamber of Commerce held its first Women to Women event. A crowd of over 200 businesswomen attended the phenomenal event, to hear from a panel of successful female Read more

The Competition Bureau and the Toronto MLS

November 30, 2010 by  
Filed under Ask the Expert

Vivian RisiThe ratification of an agreement between Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) and the Federal Competition Bureau on Oct. 24, 2010, has the public, media, and members of real estate speculating on the impact this agreement will have on the real estate industry.

For an agreed fee and with the aid of a realtor, a homeowner now has the opportunity to post his or her property on the Multiple Listing Service (MLS), a member-based database that manages 90 per cent of Canada’s residential housing market. At a glance, this appears to be empowering for a homeowner. “When one carefully investigates the process, it is clear that homeowners need to approach this with caution,” says Vivian Risi, Broker of Record and Founder of Royal LePage – Your Community Realty.

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Vivian Risi is honoured by YMCA

January 29, 2010 by  
Filed under People & Places

PP_vivian_risiOn Nov. 26th, 2009, Vivian Risi of Royal LePage – Your Community Realty, was honoured by the YMCA with the 2009 Peace Medallion for her exceptional community contributions in the form of her long-term dedication and support to the Yellow Brick House. Each year, Peace Medallions are awarded to recipients who are recognized as outstanding leaders within their communities. Read more

Vivian Risi: Royal LePage – Your Community Realty

April 16, 2009 by  
Filed under City's Top

No matter what city you live in, being at the top of your profession isn’t easy. But for Vivian Risi, broker of record and owner of Royal LePage – Your Community Realty, surpassing standards is what a successful career is all about. With over 650 representatives in ten offices, Risi has built her business from the ground up to become Canada’s largest Royal LePage franchise. Accounting for more sales in York Region than any other brokerage, the company is widely known for its landmark services. A model for success, Risi sets the bar in the real estate industry – and it’s pretty high.

Second to none, Risi’s company is built with a focus on cultivating the very best realtors. The company’s in-house Real Estate Academy – a Canadian exclusive – offers ongoing training for novice and veteran agents. “It’s essential for success, to stay current on market trends, conditions, regulations and Read more

Yellow Brick House Capital Campaign

February 2, 2009 by  
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Vivian Risi, President and Broker of Record for Royal LePage – Your Community Realty, has been appointed Capital Campaign Chair for Yellow Brick House Second Shelter location. Last year, she and her company raised and donated over $70,000 and is now focused on a campaign mandate of Read more