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// July 2018

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Celebrate Summer In The City

Ever heard of the "lazy, hazy, days of summer", when high temperatures and the blazing sun see most city dwellers wishing for languid afternoons of lying by the pool? Well this applies to Toronto real estate as well! While there are always a certain number of house hunters padding the pavement, Buyer fatigue sets in during July and August, making it a sleepy time for real estate.

Instead, this is the time to enjoy the all the summer activities Toronto has to offer! Take a ferry to the islands, walk the boardwalk, bike the Don Valley, or head down to Harbourfront. It's summer in the city!

 

HomeWatch News: How To Maximize The Search For Your Dream Home

Lately I've been thinking a lot about how, when it comes to real estate, 'value' is rarely precise or uniform. While, economically, 'market value' is calculated by how much a person or group is willing to pay for something (i.e. a dwelling), it also has a subjective component - differing from individual to individual - formed by the addition of unique needs, personal experiences, and even emotional responses to the 'value' equation (i.e. how well the house matches your likes and dislikes or how you feel when you cross the threshold). Housing, of course, doesn’t merely fulfill our fundamental need for shelter or security; a home appeals to a wide variety of human needs that change as we enter different stages in our lives. This is why 'value' can be such a fluid construct when it comes to real estate.
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Blog Posts

July 2018 - Home Of The Month - Danforth Village

When my Buyer first reached out to me - at the beginning of 2017 - he identified a desire for a 2bed stacked townhouse with parking in the price parameters of $600,000 or so in the central east end - including Regent Park, The Danforth or Riverside/Leslieville. He expressed resistance to high-rise condo living as he wasn't attracted to buildings that had multiple amenities spread out throughout. Although he ultimately coveted...

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Dear Urbaneer: What Is And Isn’t Covered In A Home Inspection?

While it can be tempting to forgo a property inspection in competition (or in any market conditions, really) unless you're really well-versed in structural engineering, property construction, and building components - or you've reconciled the property is really worth just land value - I caution you on forgoing this. While a home inspection doesn't cover...

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Here’s What’s Happening With The Toronto Condominium Market

Have you been following the Toronto condominium market this year? Despite the Provincial Government's efforts to cool our scorching hot market - by introducing the Ontario Fair Housing Plan in April 2017 + the federal governments introduction of a Mortgage Stress Test for buyers putting down more than 20% at the...

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The Best Of Urbaneer: Featured Homes & Homes Of The Month

Welcome to the second installment of The Best Of Urbaneer where I share some of Urbaneer.com’s most popular posts from the last several years. Last time, I took a look back at some of my most popular posts on Style and Design. For this compilation, I’m going to offer a series of Featured Homes. Most of these come from the Urbaneer team's popular 'Home Of The Month' blog, but...

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Latest Listings

Perfection On Palmerston Near Queen Street West

Offered at $2,499,000

Given this home's history, I adore how the renovations hints at the building's past, like the sunken floor, the exposed brick between the living and dining zones, and the iron girder that runs the length of the ceiling. However, it's the contemporary elements that are truly impressive. The custom chef's kitchen is a marvel of clean lines and sparkling steel, featuring pristine modern cabinetry and high-end built-in stainless steel appliances. The wealth of windows - front and back - bathe the space in natural light, while their matte black frames provide a dramatic contrast to the light hardwood and fresh...

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Luxe Lakeside Living At The Historic Tip Top Lofts

Offered at $1,450,000

Do you daydream of owning a unique urban space in the heart of the city - surrounded by urban essentials and life-enhancing amenities - without having to give up proximity to green space and the escape of nature? No other lakeside condominium marries the best of the best than Tip Top Lofts on the central west side of Queens Quay! If you love the outdoors, it's just a hop, skip and jump to acres of green space, miles of jogging paths, and a superb marina. Part of the addition to the original building, Loft 618 is a bi-level scenic city sanctuary that represents some of the best urban living in Toronto! This 1,100-square-foot sixth floor corner suite, with 24-foot ceilings and...

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A Live/Work Brownstone On The Danforth

Offered at $1,189,000

Detached but abutting its neighbours, this two-storey dynamic property underwent a significant renovation with permits in 2014, transforming it into a 3bed residence. In its current residential configuration, one enters from Danforth Avenue into an open plan Kitchen/Diner. Awash in light from north-facing windows, this is the perfect space to gather family and friends for a communal meal or an intimate meeting. The stylish kitchen is well-proportioned and efficient, boasting stainless steel appliances (including a stunning gas range and vent hood), stone flooring, and stone countertops.

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Embrace Space & Style At ‘London On The Esplanade’ In St. Lawrence Market

Offered at $714,900

There's such a vast increase in quality of life when your downtown digs combine amenities, convenience, and style! So, don't compromise! Check out this one-bedroom plus den condo at 'London On The Esplanade' situated in the St. Lawrence Market neighbourhood! I this community's charming streetscapes and vintage buildings, the colourful mix of retail and cafes, its lickety split accessibility to other parts of the city, and its village-like community ambience. This turn-key one bedroom plus den suite, perched on the 23rd floor with a sun-soaked south exposure, is around 685 square feet of efficiently-designed, well-proportioned space.

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

 

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