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Urbaneer News

// June 2014

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June Jumps Into Summer Fun

We are happily ensconced in a particularly celebratory part of the Toronto calendar, with World Pride Week just wrapping up while Canada Day festivities are set to keep the party going. The stage is set for a wonderful Holiday, so grab your loved ones and fun-seeking friends and take it all in!

HomeWatch News - Slump or Sizzle? Urbaneer’s 2014 Spring Forecast Part 2

The Toronto market continues to play out on a split stage but with two very different dialogues. The single family home market is gathering steam, due to the mechanics of supply and demand being out of whack. Meanwhile, in the condo market, inventory continues to flood the marketplace at a rapid pace. Urbaneer has long contended that if any cracks were to appear in the veneer of the red-hot Toronto property market, they would rest at the foot of the condo market. This is mostly because of the number of variables (i.e. inventory) and the size and scope - and potential impact that these variables could hold if they were to change direction.
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This Month's Most Popular Blogs

June 2014 Home of the Month - The Annex

This month we're featuring a dwelling which we consider a smart buy. Here's why. Even if your housing checklist reflects your current needs, the prudent purchaser should consider purchasing a property that can be easily divided into multi-units to help offset unanticipated expenses should circumstances change. Although you may intend to occupy the entire residence, having an easy way to generate incom...

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Dear Urbaneer: How Long Does it Take to “Break Even” After I Buy Property?

Welcome to the latest installment of "Dear Urbaneer", where we field questions from clients experiencing a real estate conundrum. This time, a prospective buyer is considering home ownership, and wonders how long on average, it will take before she begins to realize some growth on her investment. She says, “I’ve been weighing the pros and cons of making the leap into...

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Interest Rates, Affordability, and the Toronto Housing Boom

Affordability is a funny animal. With a scarcity of property listings in a booming city, prices keep climbing. With the forces of migration, demographics, international investment and three generations of Torontonians competing for property in the original city boundaries, demand far exceeds the limited supply. On the flip side, interest rates are at historic lows, which mean that...

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When Urbaneer Became a Word

Today we discovered Urbaneer - the word - in the Urban Dictionary and it made us smile. Urbaneer: Contraction of "Urban" and "Pioneer: An URBANEER is an influencer/early-adopter within the Millennial Generation, establishing themselves as part of a live/work community in a city. They are part of the rising Creative Class, are usually described as Hipsters, and are leading the...

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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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Come Play at the Toy Factory in Liberty Village:

Offered at $1,976,500

With its historic past and an impressive future, the Toy Factory Lofts is undergoing a final phase of construction on its upper level with The Authentic Collection At Toy Factory Lofts , including a 3100 square foot blend of urban luxury wrapped within an envelope of historic architecture. Featuring its own private 700 square foot roof top terrace, a dreamy gourmet European kitchen with top of the line Sub-Zero and Wolf Appliances, and a stunning master suite, right now the fortunate Buyer has the opportunity to customize and choose their own...

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A Magnificent Multi-Unit Residence Near Mirvish Village:

Offered at $1,849,900

Inside and out, this legal duplex has undergone a complete renovation under permit, elevating it to executive standards. Gutted from the bricks to the beams, this massive semi-detached home now offers the very best in contemporary downtown living. As you cross the threshold from covered front porch to immaculate entry, the Garden Suite offers an airy, open concept layout that offers both flow and practicality. The combined dining/sitting area is open to the kitchen, connected through gleaming hardwood floors and suspended track lighting. The contemporary style of the open storage...

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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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A Luxe Loft On Portland Street:

Offered at $1,149,900

Some condominium communities have pretty fantastic websites, which is exactly the case with the Lofts at 90 Sumach. This loft provides different zones for living anchored by the entertainment space. The entertainment zone, with its gourmet designed kitchen, takes centre stage. Wrapped in glass with wood floors, concrete ceilings and columns ten feet high, this stylish space connects to an expansive terrace featuring wood decking with Led lighting, a built-in bar, bubbly hot tub and large planters with privacy grass. Designed with a consistent theme of luxury with great attention to detail, this...

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Ravishing in Roncesvalles Village:

Offered at $859,000

From the moment you enter the front door, you know you're somewhere special! Beyond the functional enclosed porch for all your family gear, the property unfolds with an elegant drawing room with an open concept space plan, gas fireplace and wood floors. An unusually generous dining room with tin ceiling and wainscotting connects to the garden, with a generous renovated family kitchen taking centre stage. Featuring gas cooking, ample cabinetry with breakfast bar, granite counters and stainless steel appliances, this is culinary heaven. This floor also contains a two-piece powder room. On the second level are three bedrooms with a den area, plus a...

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A Loft in the Evening Telegram Building in Cabbagetown:

Offered at $759,000

Loft 208 is an extraordinary 2-level live/work space. Comprising 1490+200 square feet of living space with a mezzanine, plus direct access to a private roof terrace, this magical loft boasts soaring 14' ceiling on both levels, a massive skylight and window that drench the loft in natural light, and character features like exposed wooden posts, beams and brickwork. These original vintage features contrast beautifully with the contemporary upgrades, including the galley kitchen with gas cooking and stainless steel appliances, plus the gas fireplace. It also has water radiant heating, ductless air conditioning and a recently installed tankless hot water system. This unique urban space, with one car parking and a locker...

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Luscious Living Is Leslieville:

Offered at $699,000

This 1930s brick house has modern clean lines and fresh finishes including exposed brick walls, warm wood floors, a glass and stainless steel rail, plus recessed lighting! The expansive entertainment space has plenty of room for your living room sectional and plank dining table. This is a space which serves as a gateway to memories, accommodating those who love to gather friends and family around the table, with terrific proportions and great 'flow'. The kitchen, with its duo-toned cabinetry and stainless steel appliances keeps the resident chef centre-stage without...

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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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Lakefront Luxury and Stunning Views on Queens Quay:

Offered at $639,000

Completely renovated with high end finishes, this airy, modern condo features an open concept entertainment space that deftly combines the kitchen, dining and living rooms to maximize the efficiency of space. The custom kitchen is impressive for both its aesthetic sensibilities and its functional layout. You have to see the custom stainless steel backsplash in person! It is stunning and perfectly complements the quartz countertops. French doors separate the living room from the solarium – a perfect space for a home office or study. The master...

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A Classic East York Bungalow on the Danforth:

Offered at $499,900

Featuring an open concept entertainment area, the well-proportioned living space boasts a charming bay window with leaded glass windows, wood floors under the broadloom, and an efficient kitchen. Already converted into open plan living, upgrading the kitchen with more contemporary fittings and appliances is an easy-fix, though for the budget-conscious this is easily-serviceable. In fact, that's what's so wonderful about this property. Unlike most homes in this price point which require a sledge hammer and significant sums of money, this property is a great opportunity to upgrade according to your budget. We especially...

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My College Crush in Little Italy’s Movie House:

Offered at $489,000

Loft 201 has all the ingredients making it the ideal urbane swingle or couples pad. First, the entertainment zone has stunning proportions with ceilings heights that soar to 16'10" high. It's also crowned with a massive 6'x6' skylight that bathes the space in light, complimented by massive windows with north and east exposures. It also has wood floors, a renovated spa washroom and a dreamy designer decor. Oh, and we love the a stunning Italian Arrital kitchen with its stone floor, sun drenched breakfast bar, stainless steel appliances and that rare-to-find gas cooking! Newsflash! This loft marries style and location.

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A Royal Box on King Street East in Corktown:

Offered at $387,500

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:

Rent offered at $3000.00

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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