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Urbaneer News

// April 2016

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Spring Blooms, Fresh Beginnings

 
If there’s a valuable reminder to be gained from the long-awaited arrival of Spring, it’s that patience is a virtue. During those Winter months, when the natural world seems at its darkest and dreariest, we thrive on our anticipation of Spring and the rebirth it brings – not only in nature, but in our lives. And when nature finally erupts with fresh beginnings and vibrant colour, we truly appreciate these great rewards that were cultivated during those long winter months.

This experience of the changing seasons is a great analogy for Toronto’s white-hot property market; more and more discouraged home-hunters are having to learn to exercise great patience, trusting that their housing stars will eventually align. The frenetic market is creating boundless opportunities, but the key is to channel the patience of Winter, and wait for the right one to bloom.

HomeWatch News - Urbaneer’s Tips for a Smooth Move

Congratulations! After a lengthy search filled with ups and downs, you’ve finally found the home you’ve been seeking. However, while you're riding the euphoric high that accompanies securing such a monumental purchase, it only takes the daunting realization that you'll soon be tasked with moving all of your belongings into said 'Perfect Place' to dampen your 'home sweet home' bliss. Take heart though. Yes, moving can be super stressful - but there are ways to diminish the frazzle! Here are a few pointers on how to make your move (almost) stress-free.
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This Month's Most Popular Blogs

April Home Of The Month-The Annex

Our Buyers, an engaging couple with two young daughters, were returning to Toronto after 8 years in 'Merica. Coming from a mid-century modern dwell located in a bucolic American university town, our Buyers sought an urbane family-friendly location which would be less auto-reliant than their last place. But as lovers of architecture, they also hoped they might find a city...

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Dear Urbaneer: Is Flipping In My Future?

This month, we help a client, lured by the potentially lucrative property investment market. However we counsel him, as we do all of our clients, to make prudent choices based on hard data and facts. And as far as get-rich-quick schemes go, flipping houses is not one of them. Additionally, as with any investment, there are risks to consider. No matter what your real estate pursuit...

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A Real-time Tale On The Struggle To Buy Toronto Real Estate $In Spring

Now I promise not to whine or throw a tantrum, but the frenetic pace of the Toronto real estate market right now is exasperating and exhausting. Yes, we realtors are feeling pretty spent right now, as the market is hyper-oscillating 24/7 with no end in sight. But it's our occupation and, well, we roll with the punches. Truth be told, it's our Buyers who are really feeling the...

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I Dream Of Herringbone Floors (But My Budget Can’t Afford It - Yet!)

Ever since I got approvals to extend the second floor of my 1960s duplex and add a third floor (you can read about this in more detail in my post called Navigating The Committee Of Adjustment For Toronto Real Estate), I've been mired in the nuts and bolts of getting the construction drawings prepared by the architecture firm SustainableTO along with the...

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Latest Listings

A Spectacular Penthouse Perch at Danforth and Broadview:

Offered at $2,559,000

This dreamy penthouse offers almost 3000 square feet of luxe indoor living space as well as a jaw-dropping spectacular 1200 square foot terrace with 360 degree vistas oriented to the south-west. With views over the Don Valley to the city and Lake Ontario beyond, this is about living the clouds on an eye-catching curved corner perched on the 26th floor. There's a lot of magic here, with two bedrooms and a den (or optional third bedroom), 2.5 baths including a sumptuous master ensuite (yes to that soaker tub!), and a contemporary space plan that is...

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Belle Of The Ball On Brunswick Avenue In The Annex:

Offered at $1,699,000

Admiration is a subjective experience, but is no doubt elevated when you can take grandeur and make it accessible by making it refreshingly down to earth. This is precisely the experience one has when wandering the sublime streets of the quietly elegant and intelligent neighbourhood of The Annex. Can you imagine enmeshing yourself in such a community, where your own roots contribute to this sense of history and good taste? And what if your home was an extension of that divine combination of rich history and rich visuals? Owning a piece of a neighbourhood...

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A Fern Avenue Masterpiece in Roncesvalles Village:

Offered at $1,599,000

Recently completed, this 3-level black brick and metal clad executive residence was custom-built to the exacting specifications and high standards of the current owners. Comprising almost 3000 square feet over three levels of pristine living space, this property is best-suited to those who appreciate quality and attention to detail. Without question, this is architecturally-elevated living. From the moment you cross the threshold, the exterior statement door and well-proportioned entrance hall with generous custom closets set the stage for high calibre finishes.

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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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Loft Luxe on Logan in Riverdale:

Offered at $949,000

This particular loft is nearly 1500 square feet of heart-grabbing space. Perched on the top level with a sun-drenched south exposure, this visually arresting loft has an incredible volume of space with ceiling heights to seventeen feet and an abundance of windows. From the moment one walks through the foyer, the loft unfolds into an expansive space with massive walls perfect for showcasing your art. The entertainment level features an open concept space with a luxe L-shaped white kitchen fitted with stainless steel appliances, plank wood floors and vaulted ceilings with large double windows that flood the space with light! On the second level, the open...

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A Royal Suite in King’s Court Near St. Lawrence Market:

Offered at $669,000

Suite 508 is a modern corner suite that has been expertly updated, including a full re-design of the guest bath and Master ensuite. This suite boasts a generous 1120 square feet of luxe living space plus two balconies! Featuring bright south-western exposures and an engaging view that is part urban and part sky, this split 2-bedroom, 2-bath suite is efficiently-designed with ample storage. We love the open entertainment zone; the corner of windows is ideal to hug a L-shaped sectional sofa! The sparkling chef's kitchen makes preparing meals a true delight...

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Panoramic Perch at Dan Leckie Way near Harbourfront:

Offered at $369,000

Suite 1116 boasts approximately 645 square feet of well-proportioned space. Configured as a one bedroom and den, this urban dwell is tailor-made to be a love nest for a newly cozy twosome, or a perfect pad for a young urbanite seeking the conveniences of city life. This south facing suite offers top of the line stainless steel appliances, an open-concept layout, and generous storage. It also includes a convenient underground parking spot and a locker for additional storage. The intelligent and efficient layout imbues...

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Mid-Century Bathurst Street Beauty in Forest Hill:

Offered at $324,900

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

 

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