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Urbaneer News

// May 2014

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May Blooms Fresh Beginnings

This is a great time of year, perched on the side of the idyllic days that will soon be here, anticipating fun, sun and a whole lot of leisure. While we may be planning vacation and respite, the Toronto housing market clearly has no signs of taking any time off this summer, with an inner inertia that keeps the momentum going.

As the thermometer climbs, so does the pace of this hot market!

HomeWatch News - Correction or Crash? Urbaneer’s Spring 2014 Forecast Part One

If you are actively following the downtown real estate market, you know most of the escalation in Toronto property prices are the result of a mismatch between supply and demand. This is predominantly in the single-family housing market, where fierce competition and precedent-setting bidding wars are pushing prices high - and then higher. While a number of economists, analysts and media pundits have expressed concern that housing prices are continuing to climb to unsustainable levels, many of them are leaning towards correction over crash, when it comes to characterizing the market - and what’s in store for the coming months.
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This Month's Most Popular Blogs

Dear Urbaneer: How Can I Make an Emotional Connection Through my Home?

Welcome to our latest installment of ‘Dear Urbaneer’, where we field thoughtful questions from our readers. In this piece, we respond to an astute reader who has observed the differences between a “house” and “Home”. Why is it that in some homes, as soon as you cross the threshold, you are aware of a sense of the life that unfolds there, and with others, you pass...

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May 2014 Home Of the Month - Corso Italia

One of the best parts of a realtor's life is being witness to the bloom of love. Adorable girl meets cute boy...they date, become smitten, and after a suitable (or whirlwind) courtship said couple cohabitate in their newly purchased place of domestic bliss. This white picket fence fairy tale of everyday life makes this curmudgeon smile every time. For many of these couples, moving in together entails...

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Urbaneer’s Spring Forecast 2014: Part Two

Welcome to Urbaneer’s Spring 2014 Forecast: Part Two, where we will glimpse at and ponder the stories behind two of the Toronto property market’s most influential players: interest rates and the condominium market. In the condo market, inventory continues to flood the marketplace at a rapid pace. Buildings are getting taller, and units that mirror each other in size, shape and...

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Marriage 101: Because After Your Wedding Comes the Open House

There is an interesting post-wedding phenomenon that is rarely discussed: the loads of free time and resulting letdown. However, there is an opportunity here to be proactive in charting the next chapter of married life. Embrace all of your gloriously confusing free time discovering each other and your idea of domesticity by attending 'Open Houses!'. Talk about two birds...

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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 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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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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Living Luxe in a Modern Towne On Lake Shore:

Offered at $699,000

Impeccably elegant, this substantially renovated 3 bedroom towne is approximately 1700 square feet. The entry foyer and hall includes a wall of closets for seasonal wear. The exquisite kitchen, recently renovated with stainless steel appliances, a baguette metal tile backsplash, Caesarstone counters and stylish custom cabinetry has its own cozy breakfast area overlooking the lush front garden. To the rear, an expansive open-concept entertainment space features wood floors, 9 foot ceilings, recessed lighting, and a gas fireplace.

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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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A Loft in a Converted Church in Riverdale:

Offered at $549,000

Loft 208 is nearly 1100 square feet on two levels. Beyond the foyer with its powder room and coat closet, the main level is a dramatic open concept space. Featuring an open high-style functional kitchen with granite counters, gas cooking and stainless steel appliances, the well-proportioned entertainment area boasts oak floors, a gas fireplace and soaring vaulted ceilings! This level also contains the laundry area and storage located under the stairs. The upper level is a spacious master bedroom sanctuary. Overlooking the living room below, a...

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A Winner on Winnifred in Leslieville:

Offered at $549,000

This semi-detached brick house has modern clean lines and fresh finishes including bamboo floors, a floating staircase, and a contemporary kitchen with stainless steel appliances. Gutted to the studs in 2007, most every major building component has been attended to, and the space plan reconfigured from a pokey three bedroom to an over-sized two bedroom, including a master bedroom which is 11 x 20 feet. Yup, a bedroom with ample room for a king-sized bedroom suite! The expansive entertainment space has plenty of room for your living room sectional and plank dining table.

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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 Royal Box on King Street East in Corktown:

Offered at $394,900

An ample entry foyer greets you and offers generous closet space to provide storage for your seasonal-wears as well as storage for your guests. Open concept loft-living at its finest, you’ll be met by a full wall of windows that run the full height of 10 foot ceilings shedding light on an open-plan living-dining area and bright, contemporary kitchen with stainless steel appliances and shimmery backsplash. Caesarstone counters, extra-high high-gloss cabinets and polished fixtures make this a kitchen to envy! Enjoy a cocktail and an evening with friends on your own over-sized terrace that is equipped with a...

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A Blooming Rental on Rose Avenue in Cabbagetown:

Offered at $3150.00

Unit 5, nestled on the second level of the dwelling, is about 1100 square feet of interior living space. Featuring 2 well-proportioned bedrooms and 2 luxe baths, this sun-drenched suite has high ceilings, bay windows, laminate floors, and an open concept layout. There's a U-shaped cook's kitchen with stone counters, stainless steel appliances and even gas cooking! Plus I love the covered terrace, which is perfect to slip out to after a long day to enjoy your favourite libation for warm summer evenings. This suite has been recently renovated and provides all the necessary luxuries sought by today’s busy...

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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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