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Urbaneer News

// February 2014


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A City of Two Tales

Mother Nature could take a cue from the scorching temperature of the housing market in the City of Toronto. Although the calendar says that spring is within sight, the thermometer seems to be operating under a completely different context. Despite the length and the intensity of this winter (and of this Polar Vortex, which has long ago worn out its weather welcome), the heat of the Toronto property market remains unabated.

HomeWatch News - Our Tax Tips For Property Investors

Although no investment is a “sure thing”, real estate has shown its mettle as an investment vehicle over the years. If you employ a cautious investing mentality that includes in-depth research into all areas that surround each investment property purchase, you can prudently secure your retirement future. Because most types of investments (including real estate) generate income, your portfolio is subject to taxation. So what are the associated taxes and what choices or exemptions are available- and what are the true costs of property investment? We certainly recommend seeking advice from a professional to navigate these potentially tricky rules, but here are some guidelines.
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This Month's Most Popular Blogs

Our Thomson Reuters Press - MSN Money

There's no question that with the record breaking prices of our hot Canadian real estate market, it’s parents who frequently hold the keys to homeownership for their children. Parents increasingly help out with the down payment, either as a loan or a gift. And sometimes they co-purchase with their children to help secure the mortgage financing. We were fortunate enough to be...

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Toronto Life Sale of the Week!

Our buyer went head to head with two other purchasers in an attempt to acquire one of the most stylish renovations Queen West Village has seen since we sold this Toronto Life Home Of The Week Feature back in September. Offered at $799,999, our buyer strategically tipped the price point for this delectable residence by successfully offering $900,189. The interior was a Rubik's cube...

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We’re BlogTO’s House of the Week!

We're fans of BlogTO, the online purveyor of all that's happening here and now in Toronto. And, because offers some pretty swell places for sale, BlogTO welcomes showcasing them to their readership. Which is what's happening right now - with our sensational new 'Gracious On Indian Grove' duplex located near High Park - offered at $739,000...

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February 2014 Home Of The Month - Trinity Bellwoods

Our buyers, a busy professional couple who work in the downtown core, had always been drawn to the village vibe of Queen West, and especially loved the idea of living in proximity to Trinity Bellwoods Park. Having searched since the spring of 2013, they knew this Home was 'the one' after viewing dozens of potential contenders that never quite fit the bill. The reality of...

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Latest Listings

A Multi-Unit Loft Compound in Wallace Emerson:

Offered at $1,995,000

Ok, so let's say you're a cool multi-generational family who LOVE each other to bits but you don't really want to be all in one space. Or maybe you don't need multiple units, but you'd like a space large enough to lead your creative life, with a separate private Studio with a commute that's no farther than walking thru a courtyard. And, well, if it has an income component then all the better, because we all know having an investment property as part of your retirement portfolio makes sound economic sense.

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Sensational Sumach Street In Cabbagetown:

Offered at $1,299,000

This show stopper, located on Sumach Street in Prime Cabbagetown, holds a special place in my heart. Why? Because it's where I hosted my first public open house some years ago when I began my real estate career. However, it wasn't the heart-grabber it is today. From the curb, this grand semi-detached Victorian retains the magic of its original exterior, but behind its restored facade lays a sophisticated contemporary interior. Boasting four levels of finished space containing almost 2800 square feet, the main level is...

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Luxe Living In The Tip Top Lofts:

Offered at $995,000

Loft 120 in Tip Top Lofts is THE dream suite for hard loft lovers. Designed by Lucid Interior Designs, this space seamlessly integrates modern functionality with the original concrete floor, iron handrails, pillars and elevator shaft. Central living space is open concept combining the kitchen, dining and living areas into one divine entertaining space. The custom kitchen is the showpiece of unit with a top of the line Liebherr fridge and Bosch cooktop/oven and plenty of sleek storage...

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Living Large In The Lofts At 90 Sumach

Offered at $949,900

Boasting 14 foot ceilings, impressive concrete fluted pillars, and concrete floors, this spectacular open concept loft has over 1,600 square feet space with a sun-drenched south exposure. It's well-appointed, with generous upgrades totaling $80,000 including calibre appliances (48” stainless steel fridge, 36” Wolf gas range, Miele Dishwasher), industrial bookshelves, a gas fireplace, custom closets, and a gas BBQ hookup on the balcony! The loft includes one car parking and a locker...

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Stunning Original Loft in Leslieville’s Iconic Wrigley Lofts:

Offered at $699,900

Both nostalgic and romantic, Loft 214 offers the kind of space one is more apt to see in a blockbuster movie than in real life. Comprising just over 1100 square feet, this brilliant and newly-renovated cube of ethereal space has about 20 feet of expansive windows with an original factory mews southern exposure. With a generous and smartly laid-out entertaining space with smoothly polished concrete floors and adjacent raised sleeping area with full-width storage, this sensational unit features a gorgeous spa-like three-piece washroom with double hand sinks...

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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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Home Sweet Homewood Near Jarvis & Wellesley:

Offered at $379,000

Efficiently and intelligently spread out over approximately 642 sq. ft, this one bedroom and den suite boasts a thoughtful space plan. Right off the entryway is a coat closet and cozy den, perfect for your home office. The master bedroom is a comfy retreat that is bright and inviting, with a wall to wall closet. There is stacking laundry and a spa washroom. The open concept living/dining area with plank wood laminate floors is well-proportioned, connecting to the kitchen which...

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A True Brick and Beam Loft in Historic St Lawrence Market’s Imperial Lofts:

Rent for $2700 per month plus utilities (Coming Soon)

This top floor vintage corner loft is a stylish sun-filled 2 bedroom, 1 bath open concept space featuring large windows with north and west exposures. Thoughtfully designed, there's convenient ensuite laundry directly adjacent the kitchen, and a large second bedroom complete with its own closet and built-in shelving. A full four piece bath is situated between the master and second bedrooms, creating a split-bedroom plan. The exceptional open concept entertainment space features...

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


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