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Urbaneer News

// April 2014

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April Showers Bring May Flowers

Can you feel it? Is that actually spring in the air? People are gathering courage to emerge from their winter cocoon and commit to the season. Although the thermometer isn't keeping pace with the rising temperature of the Toronto property market, rest assured we have some warm weather in the weeks not too far away.

HomeWatch News - Chapters of Life: The Value of ‘Home’

Houses are like people: individual, special and radiating emotional connection. Like people too, houses have stories to tell. It’s a strange phenomenon really. Some buildings feel neglected, while others feel too shiny and new to offer much depth, while others that are plain and simple embrace you with a wonderful sense of calm. One thing is certain, while appearance does matter, it is how a property “feels” that gives it the quality of “Home”. Have you ever gone into a model home and, as beautiful as it was, felt no emotional connection to it?
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This Month's Most Popular Blogs

April 2014 Home Of the Month - Trinity Bellwoods

Our buyer (a single professional) came to us with a request to assist her in locating a 3 bedroom house in the Queen West/Trinity Bellwoods neighbourhood. This area had long been a favourite destination for her and her friends during leisure time away from their active and engaged careers. Key in her consideration was proximity to local highways, as a commute west of the city was and would continue to...

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Urbaneer’s Spring 2014 Forecast: Part One

Welcome to Part One of Urbaneer’s Spring 2014 Forecast, where we offer some tales from the Toronto real estate trenches, pepper them with predictions from multiple pundits and analysts about the direction that they believe the market will go, while addressing the growing question of affordability in the City of Toronto. If you're actively following the downtown...

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Dear Urbaneer: How Can I Keep My Flip from Flopping?

Welcome to 'Dear Urbaneer', where each month we field a thoughtful question from our clients and readers. This time around, an Urbaneer client is thinking about taking on a fixer-upper with the intent of flipping it for resale in quick succession, but is nervous about what the process actually entails - and what the outcome might be. There are numerous things to consider when purchasing a property for...

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On Financing an Investment Property

The hot property market in the city of Toronto casts definite allure for potential investment opportunities. However, as we at urbaneer.com contend, profitable investors are those who invest first in understanding the implications of their decisions and how they figure in to their overall investment strategy. After all, unless you've got a mattress stuffed with cash, getting (and understanding)...

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Latest Listings

The Iconic Wolf House in Rosedale:

Offered at $5,195,000

We at urbaneer love timeless design. And the spectacular Wolf Residence, designed by master architect Barton Myers in 1974, offered for sale for the first time, exemplifies this beautifully. Organized around a central exterior courtyard, the dwelling's glass walls connect separate flexible living zones while bathing the spaces in natural light and open views. With around 3000 square feet of living space, the main floor courtyard divides the entry, carport, and the mechanical service space at the front of the house from the kitchen, dining and living areas at the back.

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A Modern Contemporary Dwell in Baby Point Village:

Offered at $1,749,000

From the moment you cross the threshold, the exterior statement door and generous entrance hall with ample storage set the stage for high calibre finishes. Steps up into the hall, a discreet tucked away powder room, and a visually-arresting staircase with architectural lighting instantly conveys a “Modern Home” that is both comfortable and chic. The entertainment space unfolds in a series of well-proportioned zones for living. The gracious front room with charming streetscape vista is currently set up as a formal dining room, though it offers versatility to suit.

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A Sky High Penthouse Perch Near Queen & University:

Offered at $1,275,000

At 11-storeys high this intimate condominium contains 46 lofts. Constructed in 2006 by Harhay Construction, these elegant suites feature exposed concrete ceilings, round concrete columns, spiral ductwork, bamboo flooring, Euro-style kitchens and large terraces or balconies. Penthouse 4 is no exception. Featuring a panoramic protected south-east city vista, this sky-high 2-level 2-bedroom 2-bath loft of about 1700 square feet offers a bejewelled twinkling cityscape vista from an exceptional wrap-around ipe-clad terrace. We especially love the...

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Brookfield Bliss in the Best of Queen West:

Offered at $989,000

The first level unfolds with an open concept living/dining area with wood floors, crown moldings, gas fireplace and French doors to a Juliet balcony. A smart powder room, and elegant stair with classic-detailed balustrade separates two zones for living, with the over-sized cook's kitchen featuring a gorgeous centre-island and breakfast bar taking centre stage. With its sun-drenched west-facing French doors walking out to a deck, patio and mature landscaped garden, this dreamy contemporary kitchen is perfect for those who love to gather friends round. The second level has two generous...

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A Terrific Duplex On Tennis Crescent In Riverdale:

Offered at $899,000

Every so often a Rubik's Cube of a property comes available that excites us to no end. Which is exactly the case with this circa 1960s purpose-built duplex in highly-coveted Riverdale, just steps to Broadview and Danforth. Under a canopy of mature trees, this swell dwell is located south of The Danforth just east of Broadview on Tennis Crescent. It's perfect for those who embrace the outdoors, given it's pretty much across the street from Riverdale Park, a large green space spanning the Lower Don River.

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Living Large In The Lofts At 90 Sumach In Corktown:

Offered at $758,000

Some condominium communities have pretty fantastic websites, which is exactly the case with the Lofts at 90 Sumach. As their site says "Erected in 1956 as a warehouse, 90 Sumach became the design centre for the beginning of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's television era. For decades the CBC's archives, studios, rehearsal spaces and workshops thrived here. Respected artists such as Glenn Gould, Jim Henson and Lorne Michaels once worked within these walls. Though 90 Sumach was converted to live/work...

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Bright Lights Big City on Portland in Queen West:

Offered at $729,900

Boasting Corian countertops, coffered ceilings and hardwood floors, this 1250 square foot corner unit sparkles due to the brilliant southeast exposure. It features a well laid out open concept living space with a smartly appointed, gleaming white kitchen. In addition to the two bedrooms, Suite 512 features a true den perfect for use as a home office. Two full baths including master ensuite round out the space. The true showstopper of this space is the spectacular, unobstructed city view. Imagine yourself sipping a cocktail while you barbeque something delicious on...

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A Stunning Original Loft in Leslieville’s Iconic Wrigley Lofts:

Offered at $649,900

If you’re looking for a location that’s truly dynamite, then here’s an exceptional opportunity located in high demand Leslieville. Revered as a beacon of the cutting edge, this central downtown east location is a destination of choice for the high-styled, but down-to-earth buyer. For those seeking a calibre property at a fair price, this stellar offering will do more than draw you in - it will give you reason to stay, live, and work!

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Young and Fabulous in Liberty Village:

Offered at $470,000

Years ago "Liberty Village" was once a centre of industry, where Toronto churned out any number of goods crafted by a melting pot of working class immigrants at the turn of the last century. Once part of the Massey Harris lands, as industry modernized and fled to the suburbs - where taxes were lower, the New Canadian work force was larger, and tranportation networks more efficient (the rise of the transport trailer to move product rather than rail or shipping) - the industrial centre of Toronto collapsed. Fortunately, the new economies of technology, information, and services emerged from the...

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A Smart Start in Liberty Village:

Offered at $299,000 - Coming Soon

50 Lynn Williams is a popular choice for the budget-conscious buyer, for it offers better value than the newer buildings in Liberty Village. This 638 square foot one bedroom suite features laminate floors, stainless steel appliances, and upgraded tile flooring and backsplash. It also boasts a full length balcony that spans the entire width of the suite, offering an outdoor respite for languid summer nights. With reasonable common fees ($315 per month plus hydro), a great space plan, and a superb price point, this terrific suite is ready for occupancy in mid-July.

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At urbaneer.com, we pro-actively position properties, relying on our deep skill set. With a multi-disciplinary education on housing, over twenty year of real estate sales, and a commitment to service, consider making urbaneer.com your realtor of choice! Call us for hassle-free pressure-free guidance at 416-322-8000. We're here to earn your trust, then your business.

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

 

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