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Urbaneer News

// May 2016

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May Blooms Into Summer

 
The calendar says that it is still spring, but the rapidly warming weather clearly has other ideas! There is a decidedly summer-like vibe in the air in Toronto, which has us thinking of hazy evenings on the patio, ice cold drinks, and pondering that limited-time offer to choose leisure over long hours in the office that only the summer season provides. The Toronto housing market, regardless of the season, continues to mirror the rising thermometer, with no summer slowdown in sight!

HomeWatch News - Urbaneer’s Tips For Moving With Kids

As any parent will tell you, when children are in the mix, a whole different set of rules apply. So in this installment, we're reaching out to those who will be facing moving day with young kids, an addition that changes the whole dynamic of the experience. There’s a high chance your children may react with some resistance to the situation, so be an open book. Share your own excitement, but also ask them what they're feeling. Make sure that they know exactly what is happening every step of the way, beginning with house-hunting. Maybe show them on a calendar when the important dates are, including moving, the first day of school, or even just an outing to explore the new neighbourhood. Again, children fear the unknown, so transparency is key.
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This Month's Most Popular Blogs

Dear Urbaneer: Is It Time To Increase My Home Budget?

This month, we respond to a client who echoes the sentiment of a number of harried house hunters in the city of Toronto. This client wonders if they should ramp up their housing budget up to the max in order to get into the market. They have reservations about becoming “house poor”, but are thinking that the sacrifices might be short term pain for long term gain.

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May 2016 - Home of the Month - Little Italy

This month we share the tale of some Zoomer clients - a pair on the tail end of the Baby Boom cohort (which spans the years 1946-1964) - who decided it was time to pro-actively sell their family home in Lawrence Park and move downtown to have a more active engaging urban life. Now, this isn't a new phenomenon, but it's certainly growing as values soar and this cohort mature. As...

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Urbaneer’s Spring 2016 Toronto Real Estate Forecast: Part One

Welcome to the latest edition of Urbaneer’s seasonal prognostication: the Spring 2016 Forecast: Part 1! Several of the tried and true factors that are the underlying drivers of this market persist: the mismatch between supply and demand (especially when it comes to freehold housing) escalating prices due to bidding wars and...

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What You Need To Know About Household Mold

There is much more to home ownership then signing papers and moving in. There’s some hands-on, elbow grease kind of work that is required to preserve the physical structure that is your investment-your home. That’s why urbaneer is writing another installment in our “Healthy Home” series, where we address issues surrounding home ownership and home...

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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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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 $989,000

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 Crisp Contemporary Concrete Loft on King West:

Offered at $799,900

This loft encompasses approximately 926 square feet of indoor space plus an additional 605 square feet of outdoor under-the-stars living on a wrap-around corner terrace. The clean-lined, completely custom-built kitchen boasts sparkling stainless steel appliances, a Blanko sink and faucet, gleaming hardware-free cabinetry, and a generous island/breakfast bar. Beyond, in the open concept entertainment space you truly get a sense of the 'contemporary meets rough' aesthetic that permeates the loft; new upgraded flooring and fresh white walls.

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A Fashionable Feather Factory Loft in Roncesvalles Village:

Offered at $399,900

Loft 206 is a charming, efficiently-designed one bedroom/one bath unit boasting brick character walls, exposed wood and beam 11-foot ceilings, exposed ductwork, and large windows facing a quiet residential street. Offering just under 600 square feet of living space, this compact wonder is the perfect combination of cool and cozy. While the sunlight that bathes the space offers a literal warmth, the aesthetic warmth of the exposed wood beams and brick walls contribute to the overall appeal and authenticity of this urban space. Well-proportioned, the open plan...

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A Winsome Executive Rental near Davenport and Symington:

Offered at $2,150

Located on a quiet tree-lined street just north of Davenport Road and Symington Streets, this 3 storey executive condominium residence of around 1300 square feet with east and west exposures was completed in 2003 and is one of 32 townhomes in its development. The entertainment zone features hardwood floors, dining area, and a generous open concept kitchen with chef's island perfect for gathering friends and family around, all of which connects to a west-facing private terrace. In addition to two generous bedrooms - both with ample storage!

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Bold N’ Bright On Broadview Avenue In Riverside:

Rent for: $1,500/Month + Heat & Hydro

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 Riverside, where the loft aesthetic slides itself expertly into residential purpose, the results truly are splendid and stylish! Once predominantly home to much of the city’s industrial fabric, for a period of time the downtown east side was not considered a desirable location. It was a working...

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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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