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Urbaneer News

// April 2015


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Welcoming A Spring In Our Step!

Do you look forward to those simple pleasures that sweeten the early days of spring and serve as a reward for enduring our harsh winter? We do! Think of the excitement that bubbles up when you pass by your favourite café and see them putting out the patio furniture, or the glee you feel when you can wear sandals outside. If winter is about retreating, then spring is about emerging.

This is being mirrored in the robust Toronto property market. Just when we think that the market is a-movin’, it kicks into another gear altogether! Undoubtedly, Toronto house hunters have emerged from their winter hibernation and are out in full force, creating a flurry of bidding wars and record-setting sale prices. But before you start to panic, remember that we at urbaneer have made careers of successfully guiding buyers and sellers through countless turbulent markets.

HomeWatch News - Maximize The Value Of Your Condo With Smarter Upgrades

As realtors, we are tasked with keeping abreast of the latest Toronto real estate market trends. Over the past decade, due to climbing prices and a shortage of freehold housing stock, more and more Toronto homeowners are gravitating toward condominium ownership. Even if you are planning on staying put for a while, you may be wondering how you can best increase the value of your condominium. While there are countless common improvements that might boost asset value, there are some that we consider essential for condominiums. However, before tackling any of the projects on our list, it's important to consider a couple factors that are specific to presenting a condominium for sale.
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This Month's Most Popular Blogs

Dear Urbaneer: Why is the Toronto Real Estate Market so Hot?

This month, one of our clients is voicing a concern over the emotional ups and downs that come with a white-hot property market. The emotional toll of trying to buy a house in the hot Toronto market is not to be underestimated. We understand. We really do, and we want to assure you that brighter days will be ahead for...

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April 2015 Home of the Month - Bedford Park

This month, we feature a purchase by a dynamic couple who have a sweetheart of a newborn. Our Buyers had competed for some of the renovated semi-detached houses in the neighbourhood that were landing under $1mil. Surprisingly rare to market, and often inciting frenzied bidding wars, this spacious brick semi-detached dwelling came to market...

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The Globe and Mail’s Home of the Week

We are proud to have one of our unique urban spaces featured as the Globe and Mail's Home of the Week! After many happy years (and a huge renovation!) urbaneer's Steven Fudge is passing on his turn-key Movie House Loft to a new owner! This loft is truly unique in both its history and design, and celebrates the best of urban living. Coming soon in early May!

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Can I Have an Income Suite in my Residence?

With the rising cost of real estate, it is becoming even more attractive to own a property that provides you with shelter and an income supplement. After all, this is a great way to pay down your mortgage debt and grow your asset even more quickly. However, like with many things real estate, there is a little more involved than converting a portion of your...

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Latest Listings

Chic-arrific On Wellington Street West:

Offered at: $2,499,000

Don't you love watching movies where you suddenly see a gorgeous set, like a chic contemporary loft where the elevator opens right into the space, and you say “Wow, I want one of those!”? The rooms are airy with high ceilings, acres of space and it's wrapped in enormous windows with a sun-drenched terrace. Well, here's one of those "Pinch Me I Must Be Dreaming" properties. Welcome to 500 Wellington West, Loft 901. Located on the ninth floor of what is arguably the crowning jewel of all the Freed...

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A Lofty Cityvista ‘House in the Sky’ on Niagara:

Offered at $1,924,000

The entertainment zone incorporates an inviting living area (with convenient powder room) with an adjoining dining area ideal for gathering to celebrate with friends and family. Floor-to-ceiling windows throughout provide ample light for the living areas. The open-plan fully featured chef’s kitchen features slate flooring, quality appliances, quartz counter tops and an island with additional seating. For warmer days, two full width north (with BBQ!) and south facing terraces with composite wood decking welcome entertaining and relaxing out of doors. The two...

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Winsome on Wellesley Street East:

Offered at $1,475,000

328 Wellesley Street East is a substantial brick row house beauty that oozes sophistication and elegance, with a touch of old-fashioned, opulent charm. This extensively renovated home offers four levels of luxe living space. Upon entering the foyer, with stone floors and stained glass, you're met with large, well-crafted principal rooms which combine old-world charm with a modern sensibility. The open living and dining spaces are perfect for entertaining, and boast high ceilings and gleaming, dark hardwood floors.

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A Concrete ‘N Cool Corktown Loft:

Offered at $850,000

Inside this well-appointed fully-furnished 1154 square foot loft space you'll be immediately struck by polished concrete floors that flow throughout the space. The entry foyer greets you with a generous closet providing storage for your seasonal-wears as well as for your guests. Open concept loft-living at its finest, you’ll be met by a full wall of windows that run the full height of 10 foot ceilings shedding light on an open-plan living-dining area and bright, contemporary kitchen with stainless steel...

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An Ethereal Vintage Movie House Loft In Little Italy:

Offered at $679,000 - Coming Soon!

After 18 happy years - and a well-appointed luxury renovation - I'm moving on to a new challenge! So here's a great place ready to be cherished by another for the first time on the market! There’s a comprehensive blog which shares all sort of particulars about my turned out space, which reflects both my attention to detail and my love for living in a thoughtfully-executed best-of-everything urbane towne. I dropped $50,000 into a dreamy kitchen that has loads of storage, a 5-burner gas cooktop, a wine...

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A Posh Pied-A-Penthouse in the Entertainment District:

Offered at $539,900

Upper Penthouse 13 is a swoon-worthy 2-storey suite offering over 800 square feet of indoor living and another 112 square feet spread over an outdoor terrace. This spacious unit is the perfect combination of sophistication and understated luxury. The large windows encourage the natural light to flow right through and the soaring 11-foot ceilings help draw the eye in and up, amplifying the sense of space. On the main level, you will find a well-proportioned living area that’s perfect for entertaining. The kitchen...

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A Fresh Starter in the Junction:

Offered at $309,900

Suite 1525 combines 500 square feet of urban condo essentials. The smart and functional open concept layout features an entertainment space that accommodates both sitting and dining areas. The stylish compact kitchen is fitted with granite counters, a double sink, stainless steel appliances, and a breakfast bar. The bright and sunny master bedroom provides for a cozy sanctuary, and includes a spacious stand-alone closet. But if views are what you want, the balcony perch is where you can indulge in the most spectacular vistas of the Toronto...

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Splendid Starter on Silverbell Grove in Malvern:

Offered at $144,900

Suite 102 offers over 1,200 generous square feet of indoor/outdoor living. This sun-drenched garden suite boasts spectacular west-facing, barbecue-friendly terrace ideal for casual outdoor entertaining. The 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom corner suite offers an open concept layout with great flow for entertaining while bright and generous bedrooms provide an inviting retreat. Practice your culinary skills in the updated kitchen with oak cabinetry while your family or friends gather around and keep you company at the breakfast bar that seats 6. Plenty of room to...

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A Blooming Rental on Rose Avenue in Cabbagetown:

Rent for $3100.00

Unit 5, nestled on the second level of the dwelling, is about 1100 square feet of interior living space. Featuring 2 well-proportioned bedrooms and 2 luxe baths, this sun-drenched suite has high ceilings, bay windows, laminate floors, and an open concept layout. There's a U-shaped cook's kitchen with stone counters, stainless steel appliances and even gas cooking! Plus I love the covered terrace, which is perfect to slip out to after a long day to enjoy your favourite libation. for warm summer evenings. This...

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A Bespoke And Bijou Executive Hard Loft Rental In The Iconic Merchandise Lofts:

Rent for $1700 per month plus utilities

Upon entering this exquisite loft that expands over 630 square feet, the eye is immediately drawn upwards, pulled by soaring 12 foot ceilings and huge windows that envelop you with a sense of space and natural light. Marrying the grit of its past with a chic redux - the appealing result in fusing the industrial with the domestic - the polished concrete floors spread throughout the space and reflect light from the eastern exposure. A dreamy and efficient chef’s kitchen which is open to the spacious entertainment zone is sublime and offers ample creative space to...

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At, we pro-actively position properties, relying on our deep skill set. With a multi-disciplinary education on housing, over twenty years of real estate sales, and a commitment to service, consider making your realtor of choice! Call us for hassle-free pressure-free guidance at 416-322-8000. We're here to earn your trust, then your business.

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


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