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// June 2015


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A Hazy CRAZY June

If summer can be likened to a weekend, then June is Friday night. It’s the night with the most promise, when the anticipation of fun and frivolity has you feeling carefree. The days are the longest, and the sultry weather is new enough to leave you feeling exhilarated.

Taking a page from the busy bees, Toronto saw fast-paced, determined real estate market this month. But as June winds down, and we get ready to embrace full-on summer and the lazy days it brings, urbaneer wishes you happy, sun-filled days where leisure is your guide.

HomeWatch News - The House of Cards: Urbaneer’s Spring 2015 Toronto Real Estate Forecast Part Two

In the first part of the forecast, we discussed various analyst predictions as well as the role of affordability, debt, and emotional constitution in shaping the Toronto property market. In part two, we’ll take a look at interest rate drama (yes, drama!) and the ever-changing condominium market. (Note, this is an excerpt. You can read Part Two in full online at There are scenarios to consider: What will happen when rates go up? What will happen if the housing market corrects (even a little bit)? How will this impact your cash flow? And what about the other consistent variable at play- the condominium market?
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This Month's Most Popular Blogs

Dear Urbaneer: What’s Behind This Crazy Toronto Real Estate Market?

While realtors spend a lot of time developing strategies for both buyers and sellers to navigate this white hot property market successfully, not many are sufficiently exploring the “whys” behind it all. Namely, why do prices keep going up, up, up? As we’ve said numerous times at

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June 2015 Home of the Month - Kensington Market

First, imagine you're living in your charming - albeit itty-bitty teeny-tiny studio loft condo - and discovering that the loft next door to you - as in on the other side of your party wall, has come to market for sale for $499,900. And you think, rather than search for alternative larger accommodations in your current neighbourhood...

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14 Property Features That Increase Insurance Premiums

When selecting a home, you consider costs - but these costs are often limited to those either in the acquisition of a property or to those you intend to direct towards home improvements. But what about the expenses you incur as a matter of course living there? Like property insurance. For example, did you...

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How I Came to Transform a Vintage Home in Charlottetown, PEI

Recently, Discover Charlottetown invited me to Guest Blog for their site, and share my story on how I came to purchase - and then radically transform - a dilapidated three unit tenement in downtown Charlottetown, PEI. For the past few years I've been sharing the journey through a blog here called The Tales Of Upper...

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Latest Listings

Chic-arrific On Wellington Street West:

Offered at: $2,399,000

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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A Little Italy Trinity Bellwoods Contemporary Towne:

Offered at $1,168,800

Featuring 3 bedrooms and 3 baths at nearly 1900 square feet, this modern space has dark wood plank floors, an abundance of floor-to-ceiling windows, and a snazzy chef's kitchen with white Caesarstone counters and gas cooking. It's a setting befitting those who revel in pared down living while showcasing their contemporary art collection. We love how the kitchen takes centre stage, and the perfect patio with gas barbecue. And don't miss the ultimate master retreat with indulgent spa bath, walk-in closet and sun-drenched urbanscape. Can we say Swag Pad?

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The Ultimate Hard Loft in Corktown:

Offered at $998,000

Boasting 14 foot ceilings, impressive concrete fluted pillars, polished concrete floors, and exposed ductwork, this spectacular open concept corner loft of around 1600 square feet of living space has a sun-drenched south-west exposure; we hope you like breath-taking views of the entire skyline, because these windows are spectacular! This loft - one of only two like it in the building - is well-appointed with a modern contemporary kitchen (gas cooking!) with visually arresting aqua-blue cabinets, breakfast bar...

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A Sun-Drenched Loft in Riverdale's Printer's Row:

Offered at $844,900

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 Abbey Lane Loft near St. Lawrence Market:

Offered at $785,000

Suite 406 is a stunning fusion of hard and soft; with concrete-ceilings and exposed ductwork contrasting with expansive windows that bathe the space in natural light. Having two levels of easy breezy living of about 1390 square feet, I love the sundrenched south exposure with its urbane sky vista terrace. Configured as a 1+1 bedroom, 2 bath loft, the efficiently-designed loft boasts soaring ceilings, a modern gas fireplace and that hard-to-find gas BBQ hook-up on the terrace. he compact kitchen features a centre island, top-of-the-line stainless steel...

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Easy Family-Friendly Living in The Junction:

Offered at $439,000

What if we told you that you don’t have to compromise space to live in a desirable neighbourhood like The Junction? What if we told you that you could combine the conveniences of condo-living with the comforts of a house? If you are dreaming of living in an established urban neighbourhood, where community and family life surround you, while still being able to access all the conveniences and amenities that life in a vibrant city neighbourhood has to offer, then you will find this latest offering immensely appealing.

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A Chic Starter Suite in Hip and Happening West Queen West:

Offered at $294,900

Suite 201 is a 535 square foot loft with, arguably, one of the most efficient layouts in the complex. Enter through the front door into a foyer featuring an oh-so-rare front hall closet (and it’s a big one!) Continue down the hallway and stop to take a peek at the stacked washer and dryer; they are tucked away in the hallway to minimize laundry noise, a definite perk for those of us inclined to toss in a quick load of whites before we head to bed! The foyer/hallway ends at the open concept living and dining space. The kitchen is to your immediate right and features stainless steel...

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2 Terrific Character Rentals In Playter Estates:

Offered at $for lease at $1,850 & $2,150 Per Month + Hydro

For those who are seeking the best of the best, you know balancing your ideal property matrix of value, location and condition is no easy feat. Especially if you’re seeking to lease a character property in a stellar location and top drawer school district. If there were a property that could hit all these marks, this classic upgraded duplex, nestled in a Triple AAA urban setting, is an ideal contender! Welcome to 38 Browning!

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


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