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I’ve written about COVID-19 quite a bit this past month, both in terms of real estate, and in relation to the changes to our day-to-day lives. Staying informed is critical, so I encourage you to read these pandemic pieces (and my other regular posts) on Urbaneer.com. In this difficult time, there is a lot of uncertainty surrounding the current state of real estate in Toronto, and how to plan for future purchases and sales. Please do not hesitate to reach out.
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Our Dear Urbaneer blog this month is entitled, 'Dear Urbaneer: What Architectural Design Features Elevate The Value Of Toronto Real Estate?' In this April installment, we talk about architectural features and their effect on value. You should carefully consider a home’s design (or potential design) as a way of attracting buyers and creating an environment that will allow you to charge a premium, or have your home stand out in the minds of future buyers. Similarly, a home’s design will factor heavily into your enjoyment of your home while you live there - so even more reason to look for features and elements that will enhance that. Read more here.
Next, we share our April Homewatch News blog, 'How To Navigate Toronto’s Post-Pandemic House-Sharing Economy' a summary of the most recent regulations for Toronto, along with an overview of the forces at play which resulted in these new government policies. Once the worst of the pandemic has passed, and people start to move, travel, and explore the world again, here's what you'll nee to know in order to be a profitable Airbnb host in Toronto.
The Urbaneer Team posts multiple blogs every week, where we share our love of all things real estate and Toronto! Demonstrating that perhaps people are looking for a distraction from COVID-19 content, our most read blog was 'Trending In Toronto: Single Family Houses Replaced By Boutique Condo Townhomes'. This trend is a more recent arrival to the Toronto property market which is still in its infancy but anticipate it will have a growing presence in the urban core. It's replacing ageing freehold houses with newly constructed contemporary two or three-unit condominiums. This intensification of land is more recent, but given they are consistently appearing indicates this new housing form is reshaping the urban fabric of our downtown neighbourhoods.
The second most popular post was 'Assess Your Risk: Buying & Selling Toronto Real Estate During The COVID-19 Pandemic'. Success in real estate hinges succinctly on smart strategy; a shift in the market, in turn, requires a shift in strategy. We are now living in challenging times both for the economy and the country's health, and our challenge is to find a way to work through it. Although the Toronto real estate industry has been deemed an essential service, the landscape by which business is being conducted is new uncharted territory. Business is being conducted within the limitations of social distancing measures, non-essential business closures and directions from every level of government pressing residents to stay-at-home (including the request you only grocery shop once a week). What does this mean for the housing market?
We're proud that our post 'Healthy Home: The Irony Of Navigating COVID-19 On The 50th Anniversary Of Earth Day' was also well-read. Not only an addition to our Healthy Home series, this blog is about the history of Earth Day in the context of a pandemic, and what this unique perspective shows us about the state of our planet. Of particular interest is the unexpected byproduct of having the vast majority of the world's population sequestered in their homes has been the marked reduction in air, light and noise pollution. Wildlife is emerging from their natural habitats and roaming unrestricted throughout the city landscape, as human and vehicular traffic has hugely diminished. Check out the post for more!
And - for lovers of unique urban spaces - take a peek at all of the sensational slices of Toronto real estate that we've had the pleasure and privilege of selling over the years!
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