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// December 2018

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This part of the year is as good as it gets; after weeks of preparing for the holidays - the hectic hustle and bustle – we can finally enjoy the company of those we hold dear. As 2018 comes to a close, we wish you a happy and healthy holiday season and a New Year filled with love, laughter, and light!

Homewatch News: How To Navigate Transforming Your Property

Have you noticed how in Toronto whenever a house sells, the moment it closes a big dumpster is parked out front and the house is pretty much gutted from top to bottom? A full year later the house is ready for possession and, as the moving van drives off after delivering a showcase of designer furnishings, the new owners finally move in. Or, much to your surprise, a 'For Sale' sign promptly goes up setting yet another new precedent for market value on the street. It never used to be this way and yet now it appears to be a common occurrence. Regardless of which neighbourhood you live in the City of Toronto, our central housing stock is generally well over a hundred years old. The dwellings which come to market needing work can be described in a number of ways: a charmer ready for your touch, a diamond-in-the-rough, a fixer-upper, or the 'bring your contractor'.
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Blog Posts

Dear Urbaneer: I’m Buying A Condo - Should I Be Worried About Kitec Plumbing?

This month, we are going to talk about the pitfalls of Kitec Plumbing, which I’ve talked about before in this post "Is Kitec Plumbing Draining Your Pocketbook?". This time we are going to zero in on issues with Kitec plumbing in condominiums. Kitec was originally touted as a sturdy, cost-effective material that was resistant to corrosion. It was later discovered that Kitec was defective. In fact, instead of standing up to corrosion, it actually accelerates the process. It is an important bullet point for the due diligence list...

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December 2018 - Home of the Month – Liberty Village

This particular Buyer was referred to us by past clients following his initial unfruitful sojourn with another realtor. He was seeking a property that would provide both sufficient utility to meet his day to day needs while also serving as a profitable investment property when he climbs the property ladder in the future. This client had saved a bit of a nest egg - padded with a familial financial gift - to finance his first property acquisition. With a budget under $700,000 he sought a unique urban space that offered all the benefits of condominium living, with one bedroom and a work space or separate den, outdoor space and parking...

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Urbaneer’s Winter 2018/2019 Toronto Real Estate Forecast: Part One

Welcome to the Winter 2018/2019 edition of my bi-annual foray into the dynamics of housing in The 6ix: Urbaneer's Toronto Real Estate Forecasts! What is to come in 2019? To formulate the answer to this complex question, I'm going explore the influences that are shaping the Toronto real estate market - particularly the ones gathering speed. In Part One of this forecast, I’ll interpret what the pundits are predicting for the coming year and examine how a shift in demographics and buyer behaviour is affecting real estate. I’ll also discuss the current balance (or lack thereof) of housing supply and demand, and the growing outcry on the need for government to address creating housing options for the "missing middle" in urban centres (and in particular in Toronto and Vancouver)...

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Foreign Buyers, Property Prices, And Toronto Real Estate

Recently, I wrote about the role of foreign investment and affordability in shaping our country's housing market in Foreign Buyers, Inadequate Policy, And Canadian Real Estate. As a follow up, I’d like to share some of my recent experiences operating in the thick of Toronto's housing market, in particular. While there are a number of factors that contribute to price appreciation, its trajectory is fundamentally molded by supply and demand. When property listings are scarce and demand is strong, prices climb. This is what has occurred in Toronto, albeit not with the vertical trajectory they were on prior to the Provincial Government Unveiling The Ontario Fair Housing Plan in April 2017...

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Latest Listings

Industrial Loft Living Steps To Trinity Bellwoods Park

Offered at $2,800,000

Situated in what was originally the National Knitting Mills Factory, this loft embraces its industrial past, and boasts a textured mesh of wood, stone and raw metal. Completed in 1997 by renowned loft conversion developer Bob Mitchell - among the first to do authentic loft conversions - this posh pad is 1 of only 19 in the building. Each loft is unique, with some being two or three storeys, ranging in size from 750 square feet to around 3000 square feet with soaring ceilings. Loft 209, at over 2500 square feet plus a private terrace, is flanked with large north facing windows, bathing the area with natural light...

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Perfection On Palmerston Near Queen Street West

Offered at $2,788,880

This 3-level, 3-bedroom contemporary residence - tucked between two vintage Victorians - is pretty swish. This property was originally a coach house (dating from the 1860s) which, having endured mismatched renovations over the years, has only recently been transformed from its dilapidated state to the modern masterpiece it is today. The eye-catching front facade is dramatic in its modern colour scheme, which complements romantic architectural details like the upper level bay window. And don't you love the mullion windows that allude to its vintage past?...

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Culture, Couture & Contemporary Living At Casa Condominio Near Yonge & Bloor

Offered at $2,388,800

This unique sky-high condominium offers the rarest of living experiences: a smart, stylish space designed with exacting attention to detail with a brilliant brush of glamour. From the moment you cross the threshold of this penthouse suite, it feels like you've entered a movie set! Just beyond the spacious foyer - which is the perfect space to display your art collection - this divine dwelling reveals an instagram-ready entertainment Great Room, with an epic panorama of downtown Toronto and Lake Ontario as the backdrop!  Comprising most of the first level, the airy living and dining zones are bathed in sunlight that streams through two walls of floor-to-ceiling glass over 9 feet tall!...

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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. From the recessed lighting and chrome fixtures to the dual...

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

 

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