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Urbaneer News

// December 2014

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Holiday Cheer from Urbaneer

As the year comes to a close, we at urbaneer are enjoying the special kind of contentment that comes with successfully serving Torontonians and beyond. Combine that satisfaction with the mirth and merriment of the holiday season (who doesn’t love a good fete!) and it’s no wonder we’re feeling all warm and fuzzy! Don’t you wish this feeling would last all year? It warms reunions with loved ones long-missed, infuses family gatherings with joy, and inspires lively holiday celebrations. This gladness is most present, however, in hearth and home - where that rosy glow gets its light.

Urbaneer wishes you a happy, healthy and fun-filled holiday season!

HomeWatch News

It must be the season of giving! This time around urbaneer is pleased to provide you with two segments of Homewatch News. Read on below for a comprehensive commentary and forecast for the coming season in the Toronto Real Estate Market.

Supply Misses Demand: Urbaneer’s Toronto Fall 2014 Forecast Part 1

Due in part to the intensity and duration of the current market conditions, there are new issues that are making themselves more apparent. There is specific, significant price appreciation with freehold housing types in pockets around the city and buyer experiences that are evolving into phenomenon. These are beginning to raise the possibility of shaping a demographic shift with significant social and geo-physical impact. Add to that the emotional intensity of being a buyer in a market that simultaneously holds opportunity and intense pressure and competition. This has resulted in major highs and lows which contribute to cycles of buyer fatigue, buyer euphoria and buyer despair - all in a rotation unique to each buyer.
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Condo Clog: Urbaneer’s Toronto Fall 2014 Forecast Part 2

Urbaneer has long contended that if any vulnerability were to topple the Toronto market, it would rest fairly squarely at the feet of the Condominium market. Fortunately, housing starts are down now which portends a balance of this segment of the market, although it should be noted Toronto still has a jaw-dropping 56,000 suites under construction. There is a growing concern of the quality of the workmanship as well in these mass produced developments. The thinking is that they are not built to last, and that in the quest to ride the market wave right now, developers are cashing in by cutting corners. Owners down the road may be facing large repair costs- either in their own units or with the buildings themselves. These towers, literally, are beginning to show cracks in the market.
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This Month's Most Popular Blogs

Anatomy of a Bidding War in the Toronto Real Estate Market

Quite recently we listed an authentic brick and beam loft in downtown Toronto that hit all the right buttons. Configured as an open concept studio - comprising an efficient 665 square feet - this heart-grabbing space felt larger than life. With its 12 foot wood beamed ceilings, luxe finishes and three floor-to-ceiling banks of doors between brick columns connecting to a private 312 square foot garden terrace, this was...

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Is the Toronto Real Estate Market Overvalued or not?

Economic spirits were dampened this week when the Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz cautioned Canadians that the housing market could be over-valued anywhere from ten to thirty percent yesterday. These estimates are higher than both the International Monetary Fund and the Canada Housing and Mortgage Corporation's more restrained positions.

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Dear Urbaneer: How Should I Prepare my House for Winter?

We are tackling a seasonal question this time around as we help one of our clients to get their house ready to endure (and flourish) through the cold temperatures that lie ahead. The question that we’ve received is this: We derive such comfort and warmth, literally and figuratively from our home. However, wintertime brings a certain chill - both in temperature, and with the chill...

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December 2014 Home of the Month - a Riverside Towne

If you've been searching for an affordable 2-bedroom place to call home in the mid $300,000s, you know it isn't easy to find, especially if you require parking and a locker. Our buyer - a soon-to-be Dad - embarked on his search and quickly realized that his choices were limited. There were some older condominiums in the central part of the city which were contenders and the new ones in revitalizing...

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Latest Listings

Creative Company Headquarters at 43 Laing Street:

Offered at $1,825,000

43 Laing Street offers your company the width, adaptability, and freedom it needs. It is an address that if you’re in the music or sound industry, you already know. Before being a audio mastering company, 43 Laing was home to a photography studio. So even if your company isn’t a sound company the flexibility that a light-industrial building gives you is enormous. Want to change the configuration of the walls? No problem. The structure, with a main floor of around 2890 square feet and an upper residential suite of about 1140...

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A Factory Conversion at Dundas and Bathurst:

Offered at $1,550,000

This jaw-dropping brick and beam factory conversion has over 3600 square feet over three levels. Breath-taking and sun-drenched - with its discreet understated facade - this unique urban space offers the highest level of calibre finishes and a brilliant space plan. Having that 'New York City' vibe - with all the period features of an original factory - this authentic warehouse boasts 13 to 15 foot ceilings, a wood-burning fireplace, and plenty of room for all your needs. On the ground level, a home office, recreation space (for your pool table) and two bedrooms with washroom creates an amazing zone...

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A Mozo Perch Near The St. Lawrence Market:

Offered at $475,000

Loft 707 is a smartly styled efficiently-designed crisp contemporary space. Over 800 square feet, this concrete-encased rectangular volume boasts generous ceiling heights, good proportions, an expansive curtain wall of glass! The U-shaped kitchen accommodates the preferred ‘work triangle’, a fundamental design created by connecting the three major work areas of a kitchen: the cleaning area (sink), the cooking area and the refrigerator. For cooks, more trips are made within this zone than elsewhere, creating a natural triangle that protects...

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Short Term Furnished Rental in Toronto:

Rent for $1,000 / week or $3000 / month inclusive

This Garden Suite has just been refreshed into a modern furnished dwell. With a new luxe kitchen (ss appliances + caesarstone counters), an upgraded bath with rain shower, and two bespoke bedrooms, this designer renovation incorporates original 60s teak furnishings with custom contemporary appointments. Well-crafted and well-executed, the suite offers a covered outdoor terrace, one car surface parking and laundry facilities in the lower level. Fitted with quality linens, a home office with colour printer/scanner, wi-fi and apple tv serving a flat...

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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 years 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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