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Urbaneer News

// January 2015

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A New Year For Domestic Bliss

Ahhh… the beginning of the year! Everything seems possible - and probable! If your 2015 plans include re-examining your real estate portfolio – whether you plan to buy, sell, or simply browse - get ready to go! We are perched on the cusp of the New Year, but also at the gates of what promises to be a stellar spring market here in the City of Toronto. New beginnings lead to new possibilities! Happy New Year!

HomeWatch News - Understanding the Development Process: Part Two

In this edition we ask, ‘Why does it take so long for most new condominium developments to be completed?’ Although Buyers are often given an 18-month timeline from the day they sign the Agreement of Purchase and Sale, they frequently find themselves waiting well past that, with growing frustration. Why is that? In a previous edition, Understanding the Development Process - Part 1, urbaneer examined some of the contributing factors. In this newsletter, we continue exploring steps that, if improperly navigated, can wreak havoc on a new project’s timeline.
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This Month's Most Popular Blogs

Dear urbaneer: How Do I Get Financially Fit?

Dear urbaneer: Lots of people curse the deep, dark days of January, but I love them. To me, January marks the beginning of a new something every year. I’m one of those folks who watch the ball drop on New Year’s Eve and is ready to embrace the new task, skill or habit that I’ve laid out for myself to acquire in the coming year. Last year, I pledged to become physically fit (mission accomplished!). Now, I want to...

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Where does urbaneer’s Steve Fudge Live?

As a lover of architecture, landscape, design, products and all things Toronto real estate - not to mention an extremely proud Canadian - I've built my career in the shelter industry renovating, designing, developing and marketing unique urban homes in the City of Toronto. When you're as 'healthily-obsessed' in all manners of housing like I am, people often ask where I live. Curious to see?

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Marriage 101: 5 Things To Toss When You Move In Together

We’ve learned, first hand, exactly how disorganization, clutter and an excess of ‘stuff’ in your home, can have a negative impact on your health, emotional state and relationships. In her latest ‘Marriage 101’ instalment, Kellye proclaims, “I swear I’m not a hoarder!” After moving in together and merging their two separate lives into one 800 square foot space, Kellye and her husband soon...

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Toronto’s Best Houses and Condos of 2014 by urbaneer

Happy New Year! We wish you joy, prosperity & keys to a New Home! As we roll into 2015, we thought we'd complement one of our fav 'zines 'Toronto Life' and their '15 Toronto houses and condos that were actually worth the money in 2014' by showcasing our own 2014 "Home of the Month' features to give you a better sense of the kinds of properties we sell, and the reasons why. Spanning the...

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Latest Listings

A Live/Work Loft in the Junction:

Offered at $1,998,000

This compelling detached three-storey 'vintage building' with a commercial/residential zoning and laneway parking is the ideal live/work entrepreneurial destination for someone seeking to accommodate their multi-dynamic life. Located on Dundas Street West, this building - on a 21x140 foot lot - has been lovingly transformed since 2009 into a mix of visually-arresting spaces. With a total of around 3000 square feet of space, the ground floor retail zone with lower level storage - currently leased at $3600 per month (with room to increase) - lends...

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A Lofty Cityvista ‘House in the Sky’ on Niagara:

Offered at $1,924,000

The entertainment zone incorporates an inviting living area (with convenient powder room) with an adjoining dining area ideal for gathering to celebrate with friends and family. Floor-to-ceiling windows throughout provide ample light for the living areas. The open-plan fully featured chef’s kitchen features slate flooring, quality appliances, quartz counter tops and an island with additional seating. For warmer days, two full width north (with BBQ!) and south facing terraces with composite wood decking welcome entertaining and relaxing out of doors. The two...

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Creative Company Headquarters at 43 Laing Street:

Offered at $1,695,000

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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Cityvista Swish on Broadview near the Danforth:

Offered at $1,099,900

This suite offers a generous 2087 square feet of luxe indoor outdoor living. It boasts lush panoramic south-west views over the Don Valley to the city and Lake Ontario beyond. Situated on the eye-catching curved corner of this unique urban space - on the twenty-fifth floor no less - it boasts stunning vistas through floor to ceiling glass. The well-appointed suite has two split bedrooms with their own baths, a den and a generous open concept space plan. Plus it has two car parking. The building features a well-appointed...

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A Contemporary Cottage in Playter Estates:

Offered at $985,000

Nestled on a 28 x 124 foot lot with two car parking, this charming 2+1 bedroom cottage gently nods to its 'Hansel and Gretel' history while bursting with a fresh contemporary vibe. I love the well-proportioned living room with its hardwood floors, wood-burning fireplace, and convenient main-floor powder room. The dreamy expansive kitchen is ideal for the resident chef, where the expansive island allows everyone to gather round. With ample storage, gas cooking, and granite counters, the form and function...

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A Concrete ‘N Cool Corktown Loft:

Offered at $899,000

Inside this well-appointed fully-furnished 1154 square foot loft space you'll be immediately struck by polished concrete floors that flow throughout the space. The entry foyer greets you with a generous closet providing storage for your seasonal-wears as well as 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...

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An Authentic Imperial Loft Steps to St. Lawrence Market:

Offered at $799,900

This authentic corner loft is a stylish sun-filled 1 bedroom and den, 1.5 bath open concept space featuring large windows with south and east exposures. Squarely configured and having over 1400 square feet, the exceptional open concept entertainment space features two walls of 100 year old red brick, vintage posts and wood beams, banks of oversized windows and factory-high ceilings. With the original patina of the old factory hardwood floors throughout, the L-shaped kitchen with convenient breakfast bar make this the perfect space to gather...

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A Dyno-Mint Loft in Leslieville’s Iconic Wrigley Building:

Offered at $779,900

Both nostalgic and romantic, Loft 210A offers the kind of space one is more apt to see in a blockbuster movie than in real life. Comprising over 1800 square feet, this brilliant and recently renovated cube of ethereal space has about 20 feet of expansive windows with an original factory mews southern exposure and glorious original factory-height ceilings. With a generous and smartly laid-out entertaining space with quality hardwood floors and adjacent raised sleeping area with plentiful built-in storage...

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A Cube Loft on College Street in Little Italy:

Offered at $759,900

This modern 6-storey boutique building contains 21 lofts ranging in size from 543 square feet to just over 2100 square feet. Loft 201 is around 1081 square feet of interior living space plus a 200 square foot south-facing treescape terrace, stacked parker and locker. Featuring a split 2-bedroom 2-bath floor plan, this contemporary cube boasts 9 1/2 foot ceilings, wood floors, and some sizzling chic upgrades. I love the dreamy white lacquer Scavolini kitchen with its integrated appliances, gas cooking and stone...

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A Loft In The Evening Telegram Building In Cabbagetown:

Offered at: $749,900

Loft 208 is an extraordinary 2-level live/work space in The Evening Telegram Lofts, once home to the Toronto Telegram. 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...

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A Modern Fashion District Loft Steps to Queen West:

Offered at: $689,900

This gorgeous 2-bedroom 2-bath soft loft of around 1100 square feet boasts 10' ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, and the preferred quieter corner north-east exposure. Bathed in light, it features a treetop cityvista balcony, and a beautifully proportioned open concept entertainment space including a luxe galley-style island kitchen with stone counters and stainless steel appliances. The Cecconi Simone designer interior includes glass sliding bedroom doors, pre-engineered hardwood floors and exposed concrete.

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A High Park/Junction Loft in a Converted Church:

Offered at: $519,000

The unique modern loft-styled suites in this converted church offer all the comforts of contemporary living while preserving many original features such as the church spire, period light fixtures, soaring ceilings, and historic capitals. This bright one bedroom and den one-bath lofty unit of about 863 square feet boasts a dramatic open plan with soaring 12 foot ceilings. Featuring engineered wood laminate floors, granite counters and an efficient modern kitchen with stainless steel...

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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, and 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...

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A District Loft Perch in the Fashion District:

Offered at: $339,000

This fourth floor one bedroom loft of around 700 square feet has the quintessential urbanscape view. Perched with a south exposure, it faces into the top floor and roof garden of a vintage warehouse - 401 Richmond Street West - that is now "a sprawling network of galleries, publishing companies, studio space, offices, and other creativity-inspiring nooks, like a music shop and a book store" with a peek-a-boo view of the twinkling lights of the CN Tower. With its floor-to-ceiling glass windows and Juliette balcony...

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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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