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Urbaneer News

// November 2013


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It’s About Hearth & Home, In November

In the midst of transition, we are always made more aware of our roots- that which keep us anchored, stable and happy. For homeowners, these roots are all about hearth and home, amplified by the dropping thermometer, as autumn fades into winter. Add to that the onset of holiday cheer, the gathering of friends and family, good times and goodwill, and your roots are not only at the centre of the experience, they cozily draw you indoors to enjoy the warmth and the company.

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

Real estate is a dynamic, shifting entity that, in order to be navigated successfully, requires knowledge, professional dexterity and an understanding of the intricacies of the elements of the market. Nowhere is that more prevalent than in the Toronto housing market, where numerous elements operate separately, but simultaneously, to direct the underlying momentum. In Toronto, one has to know exactly what is going on in the market to accurately predict where it is going.


Welcome to the second installment of urbaneer’s real estate 2013 Fall Forecast, where we look at the role that demographics, investment as well as buying behaviour play in shaping the future of this market.
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This Month's Most Popular Blogs

November 2013 Home of the Month: Coxwell Danforth

This month we feature the story of some first time Buyers who announced the pregnancy of their first child as we started their housing search - and closed on their new home just days prior to the wee one's birth. After some serious house hunting and their fair share of disappointment, our clients proactively adopted a steady, prudent...

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Dear Urbaneer: Are You North, South, East or West?

This month we tackle the issue of choosing a location, prompted by a Buyer and his family who has recently relocated from Vancouver, and is still getting familiar with the city of Toronto. They defined their search parameters by indicating a preference to live in the downtown core, instead of the suburbs and laid out some specific amenity criteria...

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The Condo Game - Doc Zone

Just as Toronto applies political band aids on the burn marks of humiliation for the appalling circus antics of Mayor Rob Ford, the CBC's cutting edge show called Doc Zone aired a new political scorcher last night in an expose called 'The Condo Game'. This documentary explores how the political economy shapes our urban environment, including the profiteering of...

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Our Property Feature in Toronto Life

In the past we've shared our own tales from the real estate trenches based on Toronto Life's feature stories on real estate, like our commentary on Toronto Life’s ‘Where to Buy Now 2013: The City’s Top 10 Neighbourhoods for High-Return Real Estate’ -and- 'Toronto Life House Wars'. If you want the skinny on what really goes on behind Toronto's...

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Latest Listings

The Ideal Loft Penthouse on Hip College Street:

Offered at $1,099,999

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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Tip Top Shape In Tip Top Lofts:

Offered at $669,638

Perfectly positioned next to water and green space and nestled on the edge of the former railway and industrial lands now in the throes of one of the county's most substantial residential redevelopments with soon-to-be-open shopping and services, the Tip Top Lofts was leader in the rejuvenation of the central west downtown core. Loft 833 is a superb offering and ideal for those seeking a fresh contemporary two bedroom and den, two bath, space. Sky high with an always changing sun-drenched south exposure, this 1309 square foot residence offers an abundance of natural light and a panoramic sky / lake sight line.

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Living Well In the Bohemian Embassy In West Queen West:

Offered at $499,000

Rent for $2,450 per month plus hydro

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 $469,000

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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Sizzle & Spice At St. Lawrence Lofts:

Rent for $2700 per month plus hydro

This vintage loft is a stylish two level sun-filled open concept space. Thoughtfully designed, there's a 2- piece with laundry off the foyer, and a separate den or optional guest bedroom with sliding barn door. The exceptional open concept entertainment space features two walls of 150 year old red brick walls, vintage wood beams, classic sash windows and ceilings that vault 14 feet. Finished with hardwood floors throughout, the galley-style kitchen with upgraded appliances, granite counters and movable island make this the perfect space to gather friends round. Up the floating stairs, a substantial master...

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Steven Fudge, Sales Representative - and the urbaneer team
Bosley Real Estate Ltd., Brokerage

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