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Urbaneer News

// September 2012

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Fall: Fashion Forward

Fall is always exciting. Although Spring is historically about new beginnings and shaking off winter slumber, Fall is equally about starting fresh. The difference is that these are beginnings related to contemplation. Ideas that simmered in our heads over the summer months, where we sat exquisitely still, enjoying summer repose, move towards action. It's back to school, back to work and back to focus. Like making a move.

Speaking of focus, one of the first signals of this exciting transition into Autumn is when all the newsstands get stacked thick with magazines crammed with Fashion Ads. To take this one step further, I've long touted a correlation between Fashion and Housing.

So what does Fall Fashion forecast for residential housing? According to the photos in all the magazines we're hiking straight into Rustic Chic. Want to read more about Urbaneer's thoughts on Fall Fashion in housing? Click here.

HomeWatch News: Value in Buildings

Knowledge is your ally, whether you are a homeowner or a buyer. As such, it is of great importance to understand how there are six interconnected layers of abuilding that influence value. These six layers—Site, Structure, Skin, Services, Space Plan, and Stuff (the furnishings), are all drivers behind determining the value of property, both as dictated by market and for actual cost. Bottom line: each property has a value unique associated with these six layers. What are the implications for homeowners, and how does each of these layers impact values specifically? Read on to find out!

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Blog Posts

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Update from the Real Estate Trenches

So, after a typically slow Summer market impacted by scorching heat waves, Olympic distraction (Go Canada!) and the withdrawal of exhausted Spring buyers... Read more ›

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September 2012 Home Of the Month - Wallace Emerson

One of our fortes at urbaneer.com is helping the client who relies on our guidance as they climb the property ladder to their dream home and then... Read more ›

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Queen West Art Cache Part 2

I received an email yesterday from a client expressing admiration for my weekend acquisitions by & talented artists at the Queen West Art Crawl, who posed the question... Read more ›

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We the Tiny House People

Back in the 1980s I bought an original beach cottage on Waverley Road down by Lake Ontario in Toronto. It was not quite 550 square feet in total. Today, 19 residences later... Read more ›

Latest Listings

Goodness Graceness In Little Italy

Offered at $1,339,000

If you yearn for a feeling of warmth, comfort and satisfaction in the affirmation of your good taste every time you cross your threshold, then this indulgently upgraded dwell, which exudes quiet chic tinged with a sense of “home”, is perfect for you. Welcome to 102 Grace Street. Located west of Bathurst Street, south of College on Grace Street in 'Little Italy', this stylish home is placed amongst all the best amenities for urban life. Superbly situated, this residence is just steps to either the 505 or the 506 streetcars serving Dundas West and College Streets, and just south of the Christie Subway Station. Read more ›

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Fantastic Fairlawn At Yonge And Lawrence

Coming Soon for $699,900

They say it takes a village to raise a child, but what about the rest of the family? When it comes to city living for your whole laughing barking brood, prudent purchasers look to be within walking distance of top-notch amenities, easy access to public transportation, and a short stroll to reputable schools. For generations of Torontonians, this means North Toronto with its idyllic tree-lined streets, the shops on Yonge, the Lawrence Subway Station on the Yonge line, and being in the coveted catchment area for John Wanless Junior Public School. Welcome to Fairlawn Avenue. Read more ›

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Marvelous McMurrich At Bay and Davenport

Offered at $679,000

Tony, trendy and enmeshed in the necessities for urban life, if New York had a northern cousin, this would be it. This is where tradition and trend combine to produce designer boutiques, character shops and restaurants, and a lifestyle to match. Arguably at the nexus of the Torontonian urban universe, Yonge and Bloor, this sleek suite sits surrounded by amenities designed to entice, engage and enhance urban lifestyle. Welcome to this luxe three bedroom two bath suite located at 15 McMurrich Street, Suite 1205. Read more ›

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A Soaring Sky-Loft At King and Bathurst

Coming Soon for $399,900

Being on top of the world and at the centre of it has its advantages. In the case of this latest offering at Westside Lofts on King Street West, this slick, stylish penthouse gives new meaning to a room with a view, enmeshing and immersing the lucky owner into the "Bright Light, Big City" landscape. This loft's location in the central west quadrant of the city is the property equivalent of instant gratification, with access to all of an urbanite's necessities at your doorstep. Welcome to 700 King Street West, UPH06. Read more ›

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A Royal Suite In King's Court At King and Sherbourne

Coming Soon for $389,900

Being central is one thing. Living in a centre with flair is entirely another. There is untold merit to quality of life by living in a neighbourhood that mixes it up, offering inhabitants the opportunity to experience, and re-experience their surroundings simply as a matter of daily life. The Olde City of York does just that by combining character, urban life, and convenience. 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 1860s. Welcome to Suite 411, 230 King Street East. Read more ›

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Living Lush In Cabbagetown

Offered at $369,900

Taking that step from renting to home ownership is more than having a piece of property to call your own. It’s about laying down roots and creating your own sense of “Home”. For some too, taking that first step is daunting. That said, shouldn’t the property at the core of this important transition be packed with pizzazz? Shouldn’t it offer the Buyer more proverbial bang for their buck, in terms of location and amenities, as a display of value so as to quell first time jitters? Welcome to 225 Wellesley, Unit 512, offered at $369,900. Read more ›

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Quintessential Queens Quay

Offered at $315,900

Sometimes things really are too good to be true. And then there are times when a rare opportunity avails itself. There is value in having a home that looks like it has been styled right out of the glossy pages of a shelter magazine- not just aesthetically, but as the backdrop for your lifestyle. Style itself is an investment. Perhaps you lack the time, talent or inclination to undertake the complexity of decorating a residence; maybe you’ve allocated the bulk of your funds for your down payment and closing costs, leaving little budget for decor. Fear not; here is the real estate opportunity! Read more ›

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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 year 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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