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Urbaneer News

// October 2015

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Fall Fever Is Catching

 
Urbaneer welcomes you to autumn and all of the flavours and colours that come with this vibrant season. Now in full swing, the autumn months bring us that unique feeling of the air being crisp (but not too crisp) and colours that seem to burst even more radiantly than the year before. Typically, the property market follows the trajectory of the season, and begins to get a bit snoozy as the temperatures fall. Not so in Toronto! Hold on!

HomeWatch News - How to Prepare your House for Winter

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 that runs up and down our spine when we receive our energy bills! This year, make it a point to be ready for winter. We encourage you to embrace the warmth, literally and figuratively of the space you call home. As the wind whips up around your walls, don’t fret! We’ve got several suggestions on how to help your home (and you) battle the elements with success.
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This Month's Most Popular Blogs

October 2015 Home of the Month - Trinity Bellwoods

Right from the get go, our Buyers keen on purchasing a downtown house had a turbulent search. Unfortunately - as many of you know - this isn't unusual for Buyers navigating the Toronto freehold market. After witnessing some precedent setting - and somewhat shocking - sales, and even pulling the plug bidding on some potential...

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Dear urbaneer: Should I use my RRSP as a Down Payment?

Welcome to this month’s installment of Dear urbaneer, where we assist our clients with housing related questions that have been troubling them. This time around, we talk to a client who is considering the pros and cons of using RRSP funds as a down payment. Dipping into your RRSP to buy a home is a little different than accessing some of your other...

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Thanksgiving Gratitude from the Toronto Real Estate Trenches

The frustration with the Toronto real estate market isn't new. With property prices climbing for the past 18 years (except for a flat line in 2008), Buyers have long reconciled the value matrix of location, space and dwelling type against their own limitations of affordability. But over this time period it's also become more complex, and...

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A Luxe Leslieville Semi is the Globe and Mail’s Home of the Week!

Located just north of Queen, one street east of Pape Avenue, this just-completed three-bed one-and-a-half-bath semi-detached home is a Leslieville-lover’s dream! It perfectly marries location and value, and was renovated by a practicing architect from Germany to create an oasis of calm in the heart of one of Toronto’s most vibrant and eclectic...

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Latest Listings

Chic-arrific On Wellington Street West:

Offered at: $2,299,000

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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Helmutt’s Pet Supply - Business & Property:

Offered at $1,599,000

Do you seek to add new meaning to work/life balance by adding a new dimension to property investment? This rare opportunity provides you the chance to acquire a coveted property and a turn-key business. Comprising a retail space with profitable business, plus a second level apartment for personal use or income supplement, this terrific commercial/residential address gives you the chance to reap financial rewards straight away. Welcome to Helmutt’s Pet Supply - both business and property for sale - located at 865 Queen Street West.

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A Bespoke Triplex in Dufferin Grove:

Offered at $1,249,000

Whether you’re seeking an investment-property, a residence with an income-supplement, or a home for your multi-generational family, this substantial three unit merchant class Edwardian manse has been renovated to a high calibre from top to bottom! With its quality fittings and finishes, generous lot, and highly-coveted Triple AAA locale, this elegant residence offers a turn-key opportunity for the Buyer seeking the best of the best! Substantially upgraded since 2004, this property has undergone a number...

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Bespoke Living at the Thompson Hotel in the Fashion District:

Offered at $999,000

Suite 707 was recently transformed after a comprehensive 'to the studs' renovation into a space that offers sizzle and spice! Having an expansive 1200 square feet +, this airy space is drenched in natural light from an abundance of south-facing windows. Dark laminate floors elongate the suite, which features an open concept entertainment area, plus two bedrooms, and a multifunctional den space. A crisp and clean chef’s kitchen, illuminated by pot lights is open to the dining area and offers ample...

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Live Lavish On Lisgar Street:

Offered at $899,900

Nestled amidst Victorian merchant class housing, Edwardian working class row houses, and the vintage factory conversions of Queen West that give this neighbourhood its charming patina, this gorgeous century home on Lisgar Street has a classic profile that highlights its sought-after super-high ceilings that add well-earned gravitas. What's more, it is a vessel for natural light; both the first and second floors boast ample windows that allow sunlight to sweep through the space and fill every corner. For those looking for elegance, ample living space, and...

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A Concrete ‘N Cool Corktown Loft at 90 Sumach:

Offered at $889,000

Boasting 14-foot ceilings, impressive concrete fluted pillars, polished concrete floors, and exposed ductwork, this spectacular open concept loft of around 1600 square feet of living space has a sun-drenched west exposure; we hope you like breath-taking views, because these windows are spectacular! This loft is well-appointed, boasting a modern chef's kitchen with stainless steel appliances and a convenient island that serves the dual purpose of prep space and breakfast bar. But the most visually...

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A Vintage Argyle Loft in Prime Queen West:

Offered at $815,000

Loft 311, is a sundrenched 2-bed 2-bath open concept 2-storey unit boasting 1310 square feet of living space, is the perfect mix of modern and vintage design. The warm white colour scheme draws the eye to the gorgeous vintage features like the 16-foot high ceilings, exposed ductwork, and its generous windows which offer a charming neighbourhood vista. The main floor open concept entertainment space strikes a welcoming note, whether you’re planning an evening with friends and family or want to relax...

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Modern In MoZo Near The St. Lawrence Market:

Offered at $759,000

If you’ve been searching the city centre to see which neighbourhoods offer the best mix of character, urban life, and convenience, you already know one of the very best and most dynamic areas is the original Olde Town of York. Located just east of the central business district along King and Front Streets East, this amazing neighbourhood boasts a wonderful patina and human scale streetscape dating from the 1860’s. For those in the know, this vintage pocket of architecturally resplendent buildings with contemporary mid-rise infill developments...

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Living Large on Wellington West in the Entertainment District:

Offered at $678,800

Suite 710 boasts 1085 square feet of indoor/outdoor living with a corner north-west urbanscape vista. Perched on the seventh floor, this intelligently-designed - and extremely spacious - split 2-bedroom 2-bath suite marries clean lines with a lofty aesthetic, including nine foot exposed concrete ceilings. I love how well-proportioned this home sweet home is, with ample room for oversized furnishings and great wall space for your art collection. From the moment you step into the suite, the perfectly-sized tile foyer with a large closet and 4-piece washroom breezes into an expansive open concept entertainment space...

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Crisp And Contemporary On Carlaw In Leslieville:

Offered at $579,900

If you are a cook or a creative soul, you are endlessly fascinated by the differences in your end product (some subtle, some overt) when you combine different mediums or ingredients. When you cross that same chemistry in housing design, say, in high-demand Leslieville, where industrial architecture slides itself expertly into residential purpose, the results truly are splendid and stylish! Welcome to Loft 802 at WorkLofts - 319 Carlaw Avenue in Leslieville.

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A Modern Loft in Leslieville:

Offered at $525,000

Loft 501 is a dazzling marvel of space and style! Thoughtfully designed, this 1+1 bedroom corner loft of around 871 square feet (from builder's plan) is perched on the sun-drenched south-west side of the complex. With an urbanscape vista, this breath-taking space features crisp contemporary detailing, two floor-to-ceiling glass walls, engineered laminate wood floors, and a walkout to an unbelievable 727 square foot terrace that is easily the gem of the suite. If you enjoy outdoor entertaining, barbecuing, or lounging in the sun, this loft is definitely for you!

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Mid-Century Bathurst Street Beauty in Forest Hill:

Offered at $329,000

Suite 209 offers over 800 generous square feet of well-proportioned space. Configured as a one bedroom unit, this suite features hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, a sleek kitchen with dark subway tile backsplash and granite countertops. Drenched with morning sun light, this corner suite offers an open concept layout with great flow for entertaining. The entertainment space accommodates both sitting and dining areas, and the balcony walk-out overlooks a quiet street lined with mature trees. This outdoor space provides a terrific...

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An Authentic Creative Loft in Brockton Village:

Offered at $3,400/month

Loft 13 is one of the larger units, with 1756 square feet. From the entry level, one steps into a massive airy two-storey space where a renovated kitchen takes centre stage. A massive entertainment space with rustic wood beamed ceilings and a 3-piece washroom is located on this level too - in an area that was formerly a photographer's studio. In fact, given how rare it is to find these kinds of volume of space, we could see a prospective tenant using this area as their studio incubator for their own creative endeavours. On the upper level are two generous...

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An Executive Corktown Penthouse on King Street East:

Offered at $3,350/month

A dream property should fit you as perfectly as a bespoke tailored outfit. So, if you’re looking for warmth, comfort, and style, plus heaps of luxurious detail, then this elegant executive rental is ideal for you! Welcome to 510 King Street East, Penthouse 702. While the features of this picture-perfect penthouse are certainly what will contribute heavily to a superior quality of life, as any urbanite worth their salt will tell you urban living is not about living in isolation - it’s about living through integration...

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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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