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Urbaneer News

// September 2013

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Seasons to Real Estate: Will Temperatures Keep Rising?

Summer has morphed into fall rather quietly, as it does every year, with the colours changing gradually, the light getting less apparent and the thermometer retreating slightly. Similarly, there is a seamless transition in the Toronto housing market this year from season to season, as its momentum charges on, with an energy all its own. As everyone returns to work, or goes back to school, we ask will the real estate market continue to boom? This is the question urbaneer.com explores in this month’s newsletter!

HomeWatch News - How To Evaluate A Condominium

Condominium living has become the dominant housing form in our urban centre and, amidst the sea of construction cranes which blanket the city, there's a further 60,000 suites to be delivered to Toronto Buyers over the next four years. If you are considering a condominium purchase (particularly as a point of entry into the housing market) there are a number of points to consider in evaluating your purchase options. While the number of options can be overwhelming, cutting through the choices with some key fundamentals can lend clarity to the process. Here are our three top factors which influence the market value of this housing form. What are they?  
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Blog Posts

Urbaneer’s 2013 Fall Forecast: Part One

While we're pleased that the condo market has overall shown stability this year, and the scorching demand for freehold housing suggests that values will keep escalating until buyers reach their own thresholds of affordability, Toronto's condo market is a marionette hanging by the whims of the international investor...

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Dear Urbaneer - Why Are So Many Downtown Houses Being Renovated?

Have you noticed how it seems today that whenever a house sells, the moment it closes a big dumpster is parked out front and the house is pretty much gutted from top to bottom? A full year later the house is ready for possession and, as the moving van drives off after delivering a...

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Toronto Life House Of The Week SOLD!

This property, featured as the Toronto Life House of the Week, went into competition as seven Buyers battled it out for the privilege of acquiring one of the most tasteful renovations Queen West Village has seen in a long time. Not to mention it's in a stellar location just steps from Trinity Bellwoods Park. The interior was...

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September 2013 Home of the Month: Wallace Emerson

For the better part of eight months our client, an effervescent early 30s single professional female was on the search for a freehold house for less than $600,000. Her objective? To finally leap out of the condominium market into the housing market where she could better utilize her capital and her...

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Latest Listings

An Ethereal White Cube in Prime Queen West:

Offered at $1,449,000

This three bedroom, three bath, four-level contemporary home nestled on a 26x91 foot lot with one car parking has all the right elements for the needs, wants, and desires of today's urban professional. Thoughtfully designed with the highest calibre of fittings and finishes, this ethereal white cube offers plenty of wall space for your art collection, excellent flow for entertaining, and its own private master suite aerie. We consider it the perfect urban setting that has just the right touch of grit without feeling dirty.

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The Ideal Loft Penthouse on Hip College Street:

Offered at $1,189,000 **Coming Soon**

Located on College Street just west of Bathurst in hip Little Italy, this lofty condominium is in proximity to all the amenities for a dynamic urban life. Loft 805 is this building's premier suite. A stylish well-proportioned 2-storey cube of over 1600 square feet of interior space, this loft has the luxurious benefit of a spectacular 360 square foot landscaped terrace with gas barbecue, custom planters with trees, and a panoramic city vista that spans from east to west facing Lake Ontario. Designed as a series of articulated spaces centred around a 2-storey dining room with glass catwalk, this 'pinch me I must be dreaming' space is the ultimate in chic-arrific!

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Tip Top Shape in Tip Top Lofts:

Offered at $719,900

If you covet loft living while harboring a hankering for all things Harbourfront, then no other lakeside condominium marries the best of the best like Tip Top Lofts on the central west side of Queens Quay. Loft 833 is a superb offering and ideal for those seeking a fresh contemporary two bedroom and den, two bath, space. Sky high with an always changing sun-drenched south exposure, this 1309 square foot residence offers an abundance of natural light and a panoramic sky/lake sight line.

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A Tony Towne Near Church and Gerrard East:

Offered at $539,000

If you're one of those people who'd love to live a hop, skip and a jump to the centre of the action but you despise taking a high-rise elevator, then you know how hard it is to find a private street level townhome that won't break your budget. Located in the heart of downtown (Bike Score 88, Walk Score 95, Transit Score 100!!!) at Church and Gerrard East kitty corner to Ryerson University, this multi-level condo towne is one of only seven units in this boutique enclave. Well-constructed in the late 1980s, this spacious three level property complete with...

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Living Well In the Bohemian Embassy In West Queen West:

Offered at $539,000

You experience enhanced, enlightened living (not to mention fun!) when you are surrounded by a creative vibe, which is precisely what residents have access to when they live at 1169/1171 Queen West in the Bohemian Embassy. Suite 415 expands through 1190 square feet of well-used, well-appointed space. Substantially upgraded to the tune of $30,000, cork flooring meets your feet as you move through the open concept space that includes a sleek kitchen with an ample island With top quality LG stainless steel ...

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My College Crush In Little Italy! Offered at:

Offered at $489,000

In the mid-1990s I was engaged to assist in the conversion of The Movie House located on the north-west corner of College and Euclid in Little Italy. Fast forward 15 years later and behold this top floor loft being sold by one of those original buyers. Yup, this building still has a number of lofts which have never come to market since that first sell-out launch. And with good reason. These spaces are unique, sun-drenched, and in one of the most dynamic, friendly pretense-free neighbourhoods around. Loft 206 has all the ingredients making it the ideal urbane swingle or couples pad...

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A Queen West Village Concrete ‘N Cool Glass-Wrapped Loft:

Offered at $369,900

If you love a walking life as much as I do, then you know how amazing it is to live in the centre of the city. I mean, who wouldn't want to roll out of bed, grab a coffee and stroll to work on time for your first morning meeting without the least bit of panic? This gorgeous soft loft boasts 9' ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, and a corner south-east exposure bathed in light, a rare terrace perch with gas barbecue, and that hard-to-find chef's dream of gas cooking!...

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Steven Fudge, Sales Representative
Bosley Real Estate Ltd., Brokerage

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