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Urbaneer News

// July 2015


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PanAmonium Heats Up Toronto

Toronto is still basking in the glow of a successful PanAm Games, despite all the brouhaha over the HOV lanes, and our distress that Kanye West is NOT a Canadian. The games were an amazing spectacle, where Torontonians were bursting with their boundless enthusiasm to heat up every event.

Boundless enthusiasm wasn't the only type of heat Toronto felt this month. As the month progressed temperatures finally soared to the 30+ degree seasonal highs our City typically experiences during the Summer, creating a fog of humidity and several heat advisories. While heat waves can cool down a market, the weather appears to be less of a factor than in past years. The rock bottom low interest rates and the lack of inventory continue to fuel our scorching real estate market, in particular the demand for freehold housing. It looks like Toronto's real estate market may earn its own Gold Medal for endurance!

HomeWatch News - 14 Property Features That Increase Your Insurance Premiums

When selecting a home, you consider costs, but these costs are often limited to those related to the acquisition of a property or related to home renovations and home improvements. But what about the ongoing expenses you incur due to the simple fact of living there? One of these ongoing costs is property insurance. Did you know that some home improvements and home features can either reduce or increase your insurance premiums? This month we offer 14 points to ponder if you want to decrease your property insurance premiums.
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This Month's Most Popular Blogs

Dear urbaneer: Interest Rates in the 1980s and Now

While prices three decades ago were considerably less expensive than they are today, one also has to take into account the cost of borrowing into account. And let's just say interest rates were really really high in the 1980s. The 80s weren’t just about neon leg warmers, shoulder pads, and synth pop (although those were really cool). The decade was...

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July 2015 Home of the Month – High Park / Swansea

With our 25-year history helping buyers purchase unique urban spaces in the City of Toronto, it isn't unusual for us to help loft dwellers exit their vintage factory loft to climb the property ladder into a more traditional dwell. After all, the hard loft may have the architectural sizzle of brick walls and soaring ceilings befitting urbane adults, but when...

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Animal House: 8 Simple Rules For Moving With Dogs

We at urbaneer are a diverse bunch, who joined forces based on our love of Toronto real estate and our overall awesomeness. Playing to this diversity, we’ve premiered a new blog category about Pets and Toronto Real Estate called Animal House, researched and written by fab team member Monika MacMillan! This inaugural post offers tips...

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Marriage 101: What Wedding Budget?

Welcome to another instalment of Kellye the Newlywed’s Marriage 101 series! Planning a wedding and buying a house are surprisingly similar endeavours. They’re both significant milestones that can be unexpectedly stressful. Each hinges on balancing needs vs. wants and can involve a serious financial commitment. As well, they involve...

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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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Modern Living In the Heart of Downtown West:

Offered at $1,149,000

15 Mitchell Avenue has been fully renovated with contemporary flair and great attention to detail. Originally constructed in 1991, this detached 3-storey 3-bed 2-bath residence recently underwent a comprehensive retrofit, which has elevated this house from bland to bling! The space plan has been reconfigured and opened up, with the addition of solid wood floors, recessed lighting, and a floating glass stair partition. There's some dreamy style hits throughout this modern oasis, including new marble, porcelain and Caesarstone kitchens & baths!

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Live Lavish On Lisgar Street:

Offered at $799,000

Nestled amidst Victorian merchant class housing, Edwardian working class row houses, and the vintage factory conversions of Queen West that give this neighbourhood its charming patina, this gorgeous century home on Lisgar Street has a classic profile that highlights its sought-after super-high ceilings that add well-earned gravitas. What's more, it is a vessel for natural light; both the first and second floors boast ample windows that allow sunlight to sweep through the space and fill every corner. For those looking for elegance, ample living space, and...

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Bright Lights, Big City, at Casa Condominio Near Yonge/Bloor:

Offered at $709,900

Suite 2903 is one of the coveted high-floor corner units, boasting a spectacular sky-city-panorama on the quiet southeast corner of the building. Well-proportioned, well designed and well finished, this marvelous "Venezia" suite has 947 square feet of efficiently designed interior living space and a further 237 square feet of wrap-around outdoor living to total 1184 square feet of superb views. From the moment one crosses the threshold, the gallery foyer sets the tone for a modern living experience. The jaw-dropping entertainment zone is well-proportioned...

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Dazzling Davisville in Midtown Toronto:

Offered at $569,000

A true “home” integrates into your life seamlessly and with ease. Home is not only the place we hang our hats, but rather the place we step off from to reach out to all the varied aspects of our lives. Suite 605 is a unique and rare to market sun-dappled 2 bedroom double corner end suite which features approximately 1003 square feet of combined indoor/outdoor space. Wrapped in windows on three sides, the north, west and south exposures truly make it feel like a 'house in the sky'! The renovated kitchen features a west-facing picture window that...

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The Perfect Portland Glass Cube in the Entertainment DIstrict:

Offered at $459,900

For those who love to live modern, you’ll always be mise-en-scene in this crisply-styled, indulgently pampered, contemporary urban loft. Located in the central west quadrant of the city centre, southeast of the major intersections of terrific King West and Bathurst Streets, 66 Portland is a quick streetcar ride to the financial core, a short stroll to hip Queen West, and a hop and a sip to the Entertainment District. Ideal for the urban professional, this coveted complex and high-style loft aren't the kind of offerings that...

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


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