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As the Toronto real estate market continues to oscillate in both seasonal and unpredictable ways, realtors are left wondering: is the explosion of Spring market activity (particularly in the freehold sector) waning, or will it continue to simmer as we slide toward summer? Vaccine roll-outs, national and provincial pandemic restrictions, buyer fatigue, and a lack of housing stock and new listings are all factors that are contributing to the ups and downs that Buyers and Sellers are facing daily in the city. - and across the country! 2021 is proving a dynamic year; be assured that we'll be monitoring and reporting on everything related to Toronto real estate, while continuing to discuss and debate the many facets of house & home! Bookmark the Urbaneer Blog, and we'll keep you informed!
Here is what you'll find inside our April 2021 E-Newsletter:
April's installment of our Dear Urbaneer series is entitled, 'Dear Urbaneer: Should I Sell My House In As-Is Condition, Upgraded, Or Elevated?' This month, I am helping a client who has lived in her home for many years. While she doesn’t plan to sell immediately, she does plan to downsize within the next few years and is pondering what approach she should take regarding upgrades or renovations to increase her return when selling her Toronto house. She has specific improvements in mind, including redoing the floors, windows, kitchen, washrooms, porch, exterior, roof and possibly putting on a two-storey addition to increase living space. What’s her best improvement plan to maximize her return on investment? Read on!
The Urbaneer Team posts several blogs each week, where we share our love of all things real estate and Toronto! Here are four of our top read posts this month. According to Urbaneer.com's monthly analytics, our most-read blog was 'Toronto’s Terrific Trinity Bellwoods Park'. Greenspace has always been important for mental and physical health, but during the pandemic, having access to green space is even more crucial! This is particularly true if you are a dog owner. Trinity Bellwoods is one of Toronto’s top 3 parks (according to me!) and offers great green space with tons of amenities for all ages, stages, and interests. This vast park expands over 14.6 hectares and has a plethora of areas for outdoor activities. Here's why we love it!
The second most popular post was 'The Irony Of STILL Navigating COVID-19 On The 51st Anniversary Of Earth Day' One might say it's ironic that instead of globally honouring, respecting, and nurturing Mother Earth this month, our collective attention is hyper-focused on mitigating the COVID-19 pandemic. Interestingly, the pandemic has also brought to the forefront of our collective consciousness issues like our culture of consumption, our inability to sufficiently curb pollution, and how fragile the natural life balance has become. Here you'll also find a collection of positive environmental changes that have occurred while we humans have been squirrelled away in our homes - check them out!
We also had an excellent response to our post, 'Multi-Generational Living Is Trending In Toronto'. In response to the evolution of family models, issues of affordability and insufficient space, and new ideas of what constitutes domestic bliss, the trend of housing multiple generations under one roof has risen significantly in the past decade; this can be seen across the country but most significantly in urban centers like Toronto.
Are you a film buff? How about a lover of documentaries, a sucker for cult classics, or an avid consumer of indie films? If the answer is Yes, like us, you no doubt adore one of Toronto's longest-running movie theatres: the Revue Cinema. In one of our favourite blogs this month, Revel In The Art Of Film At The Historic Revue Cinema In Roncesvalles Village, we take a moment to pay homage to the historic roots of this venue, and highlight the culture and opportunities it brings to the Roncy community and the city as a whole.
And - for lovers of unique urban spaces - don't miss our sensational Toronto real estate listed for sale or lease on our site for your consideration!
Browse the April 2021 E-Newsletter here!
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