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Capping off a month that has been unseasonably busy in Toronto real estate, here's what you'll find in our e-newsletter for November 2016!
First, we share our November Homewatch News contribution, 'Fails & Fixes: Urbaneer’s Tips For Common Home Renovation Mistakes'. Thanks in part to the HGTV phenomenon, more and more homeowners are attempting to tackle home renovations with their own elbow grease and determination. But when it comes to DIY projects, the end result doesn’t always match the picture in your mind’s eye. So, what do you do when something goes frustratingly - or devastatingly - wrong? In this installment, Urbaneer offers tips to remedy some common DIY reno mistakes. Our HomeWatch newsletters are usually turned into direct mail pieces, delivered to around 40,000 Toronto households. It's part of our on-going marketing efforts that range from traditional print campaigns - like advertising our Innovative Space ad in the Friday Globe and Mail newspaper (for over twenty years) - to our informative blog and our growing social media presence on Facebook, Google+, Instagram and Twitter.
Each month we share the tale of what one of our buyers have recently purchased in our Home Of The Month feature. In November, we discuss a couple whom, prior to co-mingling, each occupied their own vintage lofts in the central west end. In addition to their love for for wood beams, exposed brick walls, and soaring ceilings typical of the 'hard loft' aesthetic, these homebuyers were also die-hard central west fans, with a particular attraction to Roncesvalles Village and Dufferin Grove. With a very specific wish list and a baby on the way, pressure was high, and the race was on to find the perfect dream home for this growing family! Read the full story to find out what kind of bidding strategy eventually won them a near 2350-square foot sun-filled Victorian residence in their preferred neighbourhood!
In this month's installment of our Dear Urbaneer series, entitled, 'Should I Sacrifice Location To Get More House?', we discuss clients who were having trouble prioritizing their wish list, and who wanted to know what kind of compromises would help them strike the right balance between their wants and needs. Here was the original letter: "When we set out on our house hunt, we thought the hard part was going to be finding a house in this market, which is in part true. We’ve found a contender that fits most of our needs, but isn’t in the location that we had hoped. What we hadn’t anticipated was how hard it would be when we did find a home, in terms of prioritizing our wish lists in order to reconcile with the property in question (or not). Adding to the emotional pressures already present in our house hunt to date (the fear of missing out), we’re also experiencing stress from the pressure of making the 'right' decision. We’re open to compromise, but how do we know if we are making a good decision? Can we still be happy even if we decide to leave a few items off our list or if we change our location altogether?" Don't miss our detailed response, especially if you're a homebuyer struggling to find a property that ticks all of the right boxes!
As realtors, writers, and avid social media participants - not to mention lovers of all things real estate - our urbaneer team shares multiple blogs each week focused on the Toronto market, stellar amenities, and the urban lifestyle. In this month's issue, one of our most well received blogs was 'Exploring Toronto Real Estate Property Values'. While housing wishes, wants, and needs vary, there is a basic matrix system through which a Buyer will assign priorities for their housing choices, based on a home’s size, site, and condition. Ultimately, there is always need for some level of compromise, but that personal housing matrix is how Buyers determine a home's 'value' and how much they are willing to pay for said home. Another popular entry was 'A Unique Architectural Masterpiece Is The Globe And Mail’s Home Of The Week!' We are absolutely thrilled to have yet another of our unique urban homes featured by the Globe and Mail. We are so grateful to work with clients and listings that garner such positive press!
Browse the November 2016 Newsletter HERE!
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!
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