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Urbaneer News

// December 2015

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Good Tidings And Cheer From Urbaneer

 
As we count down to the holidays and the year draws to a close, we are reminded of the intrinsic value of ‘home’ - that intangible quality that represents comfort, belonging, and purpose. As you gather with those you love and celebrate those special moments, pause for a moment and embrace this true meaning. For home is as much about where the heart is, as shelter. We at urbaneer wish you health, love and happiness now and for 2016!

HomeWatch News - How To Identify And Remedy Dangerous Kitec Plumbing

Mostly used as piping for drinking water and baseboard water systems, the appeal of Kitec piping initially was that it was very resistant to corrosion and offered a good alternative to copper piping. However, it was determined that not only does Kitec corrode, it does so at an accelerated rate. Around 2005 Kitec was pulled from the market and is no longer manufactured. Buildings fitted with this piping will likely be subject to failure long before it should, based on its age. The rapid deterioration of these pipes as well means that pipes may not just leak - but explode - meaning that damage could be widespread (and expensive). Bottom line - if you own a home with Kitec plumbing, you can expect to have to replace it. How do you know if you have Kitec plumbing?
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This Month's Most Popular Blogs

Dear urbaneer: How Do I Set My Home Up For Financial Success?

One of our clients asked us: “Under your calm prudent guidance, we are thrilled and relieved that after several months of searching - and losing in those frustrating bidding wars –that we are about to take possession of our new Home! We'll admit the search was emotionally exhausting, and while you always said we'd...

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December 2015 - Home of the Month – Riverdale

This month we share the tale of Buyers climbing the property ladder from a central west-end stacked condo townhouse to a premium freehold Riverdale property. We've long contended that - given the soaring escalation in prices - those who aggressively stretch themselves to their top dollar in an effort to bypass multiple climbs up the property...

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Our Press On Canada’s New Minimum Down Payment Requirements For Home Buyers

This month the urbaneer Team was delighted to share with you our latest press in Thomson Reuters Press about the Federal Government's change to the minimum down payments required for CMHC-backed mortgages. Steven Fudge was asked to comment on the new rules, stating any home..

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Urbaneer’s Winter 2015 Toronto Real Estate Forecast: Part Two

In Part Two, we are going to delve into the potential impact that the results of the recent Federal Election and the change in government could have on the housing markets; we’re also going to discuss the ongoing challenges around affordability in the City of Toronto. No matter what your political stripes, the recent Canadian election...

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Latest Listings

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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An Elegant Edwardian Home Sweet Home In Dufferin Grove:

Offered at $1,299,000

This bespoke merchant-class Edwardian manse offers the next Buyers a well-proportion layout, calibre fittings, and the opportunity to custom finish a quality upgraded lower level according to their own wishes, wants and needs. Having recently undergone a comprehensive transformation costing in excess of $400,000, this elegant property - having 2740 square feet above grade plus a further 930 square feet in the lower level - marries modern conveniences with character details which celebrate the pedigree...

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A Concrete ‘N Cool Corktown Loft at 90 Sumach:

Offered at $869,000

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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Modern on Manning in Seaton Village:

Offered at $829,000

This semi-detached 3-storey stucco home - having 4 bedrooms and 3 bath - has undergone a meticulous modern renovation while retaining some of the original character and charm. The bright foyer, with its picture window and mirrored closet leads into a sundrenched living space boasting hardwood floors, pot lights, and a convenient powder room. This space feels open and airy, especially in the way it opens onto the formal dining room. The efficient contemporary kitchen is fresh, clean-lined and...

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Work and Play at Toy Factory Lofts in Liberty Village:

Offered at $828,800

What is most notable throughout Loft 114 is the free flow of light and sensation of space, amplified by soaring ceilings and expansive windows draping the walls. Elements preserved from the original building include steel ceiling beams and Douglas Fir posts, contributing to aesthetic appeal and authenticity of this historic structure. The gleaming hardwood floors that spread throughout the loft, including the kitchen, entertainment space, den and bedroom, accentuate the warmth of the brick walls and help fuse the...

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Modern In MoZo Near The St. Lawrence Market:

Offered at $749,999

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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A Divine Loft in a Junction Church Conversion:

Offered at $659,900

Loft 305 is a two-bedroom two-storey space that holds unique appeal, which is an important element in keeping and growing your asset value in your investment. The soaring 12-foot ceilings and large expansive windows serve to draw the eye in and up, amplifying the sense of space, air, and light. The light hardwood floors throughout compliment the understated colour scheme ready for your personal design touch. As you enter this generous 1246-square-foot space, an ample entry foyer greets 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 Executive Rental at Bathurst and Bloor In The Annex:

Rent for $2500 monthly + hydro/water

Suite 427 spreads out over 800 square feet of well-thought-out living space, and includes two well-sized bedrooms and two luxe spa-like bathrooms. One is greeted with an appreciation for the contemporary immediately upon entry, with clean lines and beautifully detailed finishes clearly apparent. There is an interesting visual relationship between the smooth ceilings and the wide plank floors as the space opens towards eye-catching large windows, and a west-facing balcony. The chef’s kitchen is both dreamy...

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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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