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// October 2013


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A Change In Season

This time of year is simultaneously vibrant and calm, with the leaves fully popping in crisp, poignant colours and thoughts of retreating indoors become more compelling. As the days get shorter and the temperatures colder, we are reminded of the blissful comforts of the walls that surround us- in that physical space of contentment, while we enjoy the warmth and hearth in that comes with “Home”.

HomeWatch News - Urbaneer’s 2013 Fall Forecast - Part One

While we’re pleased that the condo market has overall shown stability this year, and the scorching demand for freehold housing suggests that values will keep escalating until buyers reach their own thresholds of affordability, Toronto’s condo market is a marionette hanging by the whims of the international investor. There are a number of factors to consider, including a complex condominium market, a feverish buyer mentality, and a few key economic fundamentals that contribute to the overall affordability and longevity of the market. These factors can be used to gauge concern when looking ahead to this season’s real estate forecast. Do they balance each other out?  
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Blog Posts

October 2013 Home of the Month - St Lawrence Market

This month we feature the story of an international investor familiar with Toronto, seeking to make a condominium purchase. Urbaneer recommends buying something special which you're prepared to hold for the long term. And DON'T buy a suite in a super high-rise. As glamorous as these tall towers appear...

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Dear Urbaneer - Understanding Condominium Common Element Fees

This month we tackle the issue of monthly common fees, which vary widely in the city of Toronto. For anyone exploring the condominium real estate market, you’ve probably discovered a wide range in the monthly common fees associated with each particular unit. Sometimes the monthly...

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A Winning Bidding War Strategy

In a city where bidding wars are common, most Buyers going through the purchasing process will find themselves in competition for a property they really like that they lose. The first time they do this the gap between their offer and the winning bid is often substantial. The Buyers are both surprised and crushed. The common refrain is...

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Terrible Real Estate Agent Photos

There's no question some Realtors don't know how to capture the features of a room when trying to photograph a listing. The key to a successful real estate pic is to photograph a room looking its best - including how well-proportioned it is the uniqueness of any architectural features, along with the beauty of its natural light or ...

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Latest Listings

An Ethereal White Cube in Prime Queen West:

Offered at $1,449,000

This three bedroom, three bath, four-level contemporary home nestled on a 26x91 foot lot with one car parking has all the right elements for the needs, wants, and desires of today's urban professional. Thoughtfully designed with the highest calibre of fittings and finishes, this ethereal white cube offers plenty of wall space for your art collection, excellent flow for entertaining, and its own private master suite aerie. We consider it the perfect urban setting that has just the right touch of grit without feeling dirty.

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The Ideal Loft Penthouse on Hip College Street:

Offered at $1,189,000

Located on College Street just west of Bathurst in hip Little Italy, this lofty condominium is in proximity to all the amenities for a dynamic urban life. Loft 805 is this building's premier suite. A stylish well-proportioned 2-storey cube of over 1600 square feet of interior space, this loft has the luxurious benefit of a spectacular 360 square foot landscaped terrace with gas barbecue, custom planters with trees, and a panoramic city vista that spans from east to west facing Lake Ontario. Designed as a series of articulated spaces centred around a 2-storey dining room with glass catwalk, this 'pinch me I must be dreaming' space is the ultimate in chic-arrific!

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Living Well In the Bohemian Embassy In West Queen West:

Offered at $499,000

You experience enhanced, enlightened living (not to mention fun!) when you are surrounded by a creative vibe, which is precisely what residents have access to when they live at 1169/1171 Queen West in the Bohemian Embassy. Suite 415 expands through 1190 square feet of well-used, well-appointed space. Substantially upgraded to the tune of $30,000, cork flooring meets your feet as you move through the open concept space that includes a sleek kitchen with an ample island With top quality LG stainless steel ...

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My College Crush In Little Italy! Offered at:

Offered at $489,000

In the mid-1990s I was engaged to assist in the conversion of The Movie House located on the north-west corner of College and Euclid in Little Italy. Fast forward 15 years later and behold this top floor loft being sold by one of those original buyers. Yup, this building still has a number of lofts which have never come to market since that first sell-out launch. And with good reason. These spaces are unique, sun-drenched, and in one of the most dynamic, friendly pretense-free neighbourhoods around. Loft 206 has all the ingredients making it the ideal urbane swingle or couples pad...

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A Queen West Village Concrete ‘N Cool Glass-Wrapped Loft:

Offered at $369,900

If you love a walking life as much as I do, then you know how amazing it is to live in the centre of the city. I mean, who wouldn't want to roll out of bed, grab a coffee and stroll to work on time for your first morning meeting without the least bit of panic? This gorgeous soft loft boasts 9' ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, and a corner south-east exposure bathed in light, a rare terrace perch with gas barbecue, and that hard-to-find chef's dream of gas cooking!...

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

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