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Urbaneer News

// May 2015

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April Showers Bring May Buyers


Is there anything more inspiring than seeing trees and flowers, dormant for so many frigid months, finally burst forth? We love how those little pops of vibrant colour are completely transforming Toronto’s streetscapes; it’s been worth the long wait!

Similarly, the Toronto real estate market is in full bloom as we continue to plough - full speed - through the spring season. And although we’re probably most content when we’re busy, the May flowers are a welcome reminder to pause once in a while to enjoy the warmer days, patio evenings, and life suddenly filled with rich colour!

HomeWatch News - Red Hot or Red Alert? Urbaneer’s Spring 2014 Toronto Real Estate Forecast Part 1

There has been no shortage of analyst predictions in the last few months, each varying slightly in their overall message and tone. A few are alarmist, while others are hopeful and only offer casual warnings. Some portend that the market is in for a soft landing, while many shout dire warnings that homeowners best brace themselves. However, the common thread through all of these pieces is that home prices in many markets, including Toronto, are overvalued. The question is: how much? Is there a bubble brewing, or is this a case of water cooler chatter that has snowballed?
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This Month's Most Popular Blogs

A First Time Buyer Testimonial for Urbaneer

In the real estate industry, referrals and recommendations are the back bone of our business. A client well-served not only becomes a client for life, but also creates opportunities for assisting their friends, family and associates too. So please forgive us a few moments of trumpet fanfare, and allow us to share a Testimonial that simply made...

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Dear urbaneer: Should I Max out my House Hunting budget with CMHC Mortgage Loan Insurance?

In this month’s installment of Dear urbaneer, we are helping a weary house hunter who is considering maxing out his house hunting budget. This is what we advised him to do: While there are certain advantages to increasing your budget, you do need to reconcile your personal...

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The Movie House Loft Video

This dreamy place represents my own indulgent version of a bespoke boutique hotel suite. It all started back in 1995 when the Movie House Lofts first went on sale. As a member of the original development team (this was my third loft conversion), I assisted executing the concept, sales and marketing of this charming vintage conversion. Having just 18 suites - and 2 commercial units...

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May 2015 Home of the Month - The Fashion District

Like many Buyers reconciling what you can get for your money, our Buyers weighed out whether they would continue their urban walking life in the city (and be a hop, skip and a jump to work and all those urban village amenities we urbanites have become accustomed to), or take the leap - errr train - to Mimico / New Toronto where you can get...

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Latest Listings

Chic-arrific On Wellington Street West:

Offered at: $2,499,000

Don't you love watching movies where you suddenly see a gorgeous set, like a chic contemporary loft where the elevator opens right into the space, and you say “Wow, I want one of those!”? The rooms are airy with high ceilings, acres of space and it's wrapped in enormous windows with a sun-drenched terrace. Well, here's one of those "Pinch Me I Must Be Dreaming" properties. Welcome to 500 Wellington West, Loft 901. Located on the ninth floor of what is arguably the crowning jewel of all the Freed...

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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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A Fresh Parkdale/Ronceys Point of View:

Offered at $1,335,000

This elegant 3-storey semi-detached Victorian brick dwelling retains all the charm of a vintage property yet has been thoughtfully renovated to accommodate today's busy lifestyle. It has been meticulously renovated to exude warmth and light thanks to its expansive new windows. Offering a nod to tradition with some fresh urban finishes, this residence is picture perfect urban living at its best! Inside, this 4 bedroom 4 bath residence oozes warmth and style.

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A Chic Multi-Unit Dwell in West Queen West:

Offered at $1,250,000

Being a contemporary triplex hidden behind the facade of an enchanting restored century rowhouse facade, this multi-unit residence serves as an ideal investment for those seeking a long-term hold, or an excellent opportunity to acquire a residence with an income supplement. Newly renovated and intelligently designed, this vacant dwelling is anticipated to generate an annual gross income of approximately $72,540 per annum. And thanks to...

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A Cityvista Canvas in District Lofts at Spadina and Richmond:

Offered at $974,900

On the loft's first level, the entry opens into a gracious foyer, a 2-piece, and a well-proportioned den that can easily be used as a third bedroom. The open concept entertainment space has an efficient U-shaped kitchen, a open plan 2-storey dining space with a living area that connects to the panoramic terrace with terrific CN Tower sight lines. On the upper level, a second bedroom with exceptional views, and stunning master bedroom suite with walk-in closet makes this a dreamy place for Sunday...

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A Concrete ‘N Cool Corktown Loft:

Offered at $850,000

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 Abbey Lane Loft near St. Lawrence Market:

Offered at $785,000

Suite 406 is a stunning fusion of hard and soft; with concrete-ceilings and exposed ductwork contrasting with expansive windows that bathe the space in natural light. Having two levels of easy breezy living of about 1390 square feet, I love the sundrenched south exposure with its urbane sky vista terrace. Configured as a 1+1 bedroom, 2 bath loft, the efficiently-designed loft boasts soaring ceilings, a modern gas fireplace and that hard-to-find gas BBQ hook-up on the terrace. he compact kitchen features a centre island, top-of-the-line stainless steel...

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A Verve Penthouse near Jarvis and Wellesley:

Offered at $749,000

Penthouse 5 is a sleek study in angles, polish and views. Featuring a panoramic east city vista, this sky-high 2-bedroom 2-bath loft of about 1108 square feet offers a bejewelled twinkling cityscape vista. Perched on the Level 39, with two skyvista balcony spaces totaling 81 square feet. we marvel at the clean lines, the floor to ceiling windows, and the thoughtful space plan. Love to cook? We covet love the upgraded kitchen, boasting Scavolini custom cabinets & high-end European appliances! Both the master suite - with its spa ensuite bath and double walk-in closets...

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A Winner on Westlake Avenue on the Danforth:

Offered at $689,900

On the first level, the heart-grabbing traditional living room features character wood trim and tall baseboards, warm oak hardwood floors, and a charming wood-burning fireplace perfect to curl up beside on chilly nights. Well-proportioned - and with sliding doors to the garden - the separate dining room easily accommodates a dining table for eight. The tidy bright kitchen has been neatly updated with fresh-painted cabinetry, laminate counters, and newer appliances including the coveted gas range! The upper level features three spacious bedrooms, two...

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An Ethereal Vintage Movie House Loft In Little Italy:

Offered at $679,000

After 18 happy years - and a well-appointed luxury renovation - I'm moving on to a new challenge! So here's a great place ready to be cherished by another for the first time on the market! There’s a comprehensive blog which shares all sort of particulars about my turned out space, which reflects both my attention to detail and my love for living in a thoughtfully-executed best-of-everything urbane towne. I dropped $50,000 into a dreamy kitchen that has loads of storage, a 5-burner gas cooktop, a wine...

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A Swish Garment Factory Loft in Leslieville:

Offered at $489,900

Loft 616 offers 813 square feet of heart-grabbing space! Boasting a terrace and sun-drenched south-east exposure, this visually arresting corner loft offers stunning treescape views of the neighbourhood. From the moment one walks through the foyer and into the den (perfect for displaying your favorite art!), the loft unfolds into a generous open concept space fitted with warm wood floors, a sparkling upgraded kitchen with stainless steel appliances, and two walls of windows that flood the space with light.

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A Perfect Perch on Palmerston in Little Italy:

Offered at $489,000

Suite 505's marble tiled foyer is equipped with generous closets – storage is never an issue in this suite! An adjacent separate den is perfect for a home office or optional guest accommodations. The open concept entertainment space features a full wall of windows (with custom roller blinds) that run the full height of the space, drenching the suite in natural light with its south exposure. The contemporary kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite counters has the optimal U-shape configuration favoured by cooks for its efficiency, while the...

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A Vintage Bloorline Loft at Bloor and Lansdowne:

Offered at $349,900

This 1 bedroom hard loft will appeal to the urban dweller looking to combine a downtown lifestyle with a convenient setting. Boasting soaring 15-foot wooden beam ceilings, large windows with custom blinds, custom closet organizers, upgraded fixtures and fans, and some neat hidden storage above with ladder access, this is a great space to put down roots! Especially if you love to cook, with its Corian counters, stone backsplash, breakfast bar, and under cabinet lighting. With one surface parking space...

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

 

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