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There's a lot of speculation about market momentum, shifting conditions, and where Toronto real estate is headed from here! Stop by the Urbaneer blog regularly and we'll keep you informed!
Here is what you'll find inside our February 2019 E-Newsletter:
First, we share our Homewatch News contribution, 'How To Determine The Laneway Suite Potential Of Your Toronto Property'. In the summer of last year, the City of Toronto began allowing Laneway Housing, albeit in a confined area (thus far). Approved in June 2018, it took a few months for the city to post by-laws as they pertain to this new housing type, which the real estate industry, property owners, and potential developers/end users are now assessing. Together with Toronto architectural firm, Sustainable, we've put together a summary, which answers the most important questions Torontonians might have about Laneway Housing and serves as a great primer for anyone looking to build a laneway suite. Our Homewatch Newsletters specifically isolate content from our informative blog and our growing social media presence on Facebook, Google+, Instagram and Twitter, that directly address the homeownership experience, particularly what follows after a completed real estate transaction: the 'living'!
Each month we share the tale of what one of our buyers have recently purchased in our Home of The Month feature. Facilitated by Urbaneer team member James Ormston, who has been assisting one of our long-time landlord investor clients in securing quality tenants for his East York properties, we were able to match a quality tenant with some lovely rental digs! Check out the story here!
February's installment of our Dear Urbaneer series is entitled, 'Is It Time For Us To Climb The Property Ladder?' This time around, we are helping potential homebuyers prepare for purchasing property in Toronto's current financial and economic environment. Here's the client question: "While my partner and I love both our condominium and our neighbourhood, we are finding that we are quickly running out of space. We tried to move up the property ladder a couple of years ago, but lost out in a few bidding wars and really couldn’t find much that was suitable within our price point. Given that the market has pulled back a bit, is now a good time to navigate a move up the property ladder? Also, what are some 'signs' that this would be a good move, relative to market conditions and our existing property?" Pop over to this piece to see Steve's advice!
As realtors, writers, and avid social media participants - not to mention lovers of all things real estate - our Urbaneer team shares a bunch of blogs each week. According to Urbaneer.com's monthly statistics, our most read blog was 'Chef Mark McEwan Opens Gourmet Grocerant At Yonge and Bloor'. Our amenity blogs are always well-read - who doesn't want to know what new or unknown amenities are just steps from their front door? This particular blog made quite a splash, particularly on Facebook. Have you been in to sample McEwan's ready-made meals? Delish!
The second most popular post was 'We Love The Village of Yorkville Park'. Another one of our amenity blogs, this one focused on the tucked away green space that lies at the centre of Yorkville, just north of Bloor Street. Having lush quality green space nearby is always near the top of homebuyers' 'Must Have' lists. Whether it’s finding a spot to uncurl with a book under a leafy tree, spending time with the family taking in whatever the season offers or having somewhere to stroll, there is no denying the appeal (and necessity) of a neighbourhood park! Take a look at what we have to say here!
Browse the February 2019 Newsletter HERE!
And - for lovers of unique urban spaces - don't miss our sensational Toronto real estate listed for sale or lease on our site for your consideration!
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