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Urbaneer News

// August 2015


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Summer's Last Hurrah!

Many consider September to be the real start to the New Year. While January 1st gets the billing as the first day of the year, September signals a number of changes - in season, in routine, and in attitude. The lazy days of summer are coveted (and short), but there is something energizing about having options when a change is signaled.

So, as the summer days wind down and nostalgia sets in, remember that September is a wonderful time of new beginnings and exciting fresh starts; whether it’s back to school, back to work, or back to the house hunt, remember to face the coming autumn with renewed optimism – anything is possible.

HomeWatch News - Why is the Toronto Housing Market so Crazy?

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, when it comes to real estate, knowledge is power. It’s your way of standing your ground and maintaining control in this swiftly moving market. Why is the Toronto Housing Market so Crazy?
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This Month's Most Popular Blogs

August 2015 Home of the Month - Playter Estates

This month we feature a purchase by an urbaneer client who wanted to be strategic - by both building his investment portfolio while potentially securing a property that can serve his future self. Our client, a young doctor who currently owns a concrete 'n cool loft condo in the downtown west core, contacted us with the idea of purchasing a...

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A Parkside Condo is 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 Week! This two-bedroom two-bath condominium is located in midtown on Davisville Avenue directly across from June Rowlands Park. Situated in 'The Parkside', this 2003 148-unit mid-rise has recently been...

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Spruce Home Decor: Give Your Space a Colour Refresher

I have a confession to make, dear Reader... I refuse to paint my walls anything but white. It wasn’t always like this. In fact, in my earlier days as a young homeowner and renovator, I delighted in my Benjamin Moore swatch book. I pored over it for days, selecting accent walls and bold colour statements for every space in...

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Dear urbaneer: How to Find and Keep Good Tenants

Owning an investment property can be a very lucrative business, given both the ability to grow real estate as an asset and the growing need for quality rentals. Whether you are looking at converting part of your current home as an income supplement, buying a duplex, with plans to inhabit one suite and rent the other, or buying a whole...

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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 $949,000

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 $924,900

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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Living Authentic In The St. Lawrence Market Lofts:

Offered at $799,900

Are you a lover of downtown, where you can live just a hop, skip and a jump from everything central? The St. Lawrence Market Neighbourhood is one of the Toronto's most desired domestic destinations for those who covet a 'life on foot', where purveyors of all the daily necessities are only a stroll away. The area has a distinct community feel that is far removed from the 'bright lights, big city' synergy of the Financial Core and Entertainment Districts (though they're just a short walk away)! For those who...

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Leslieville Loft Living at the Garment Factory:

Offered at $349,000

Loft 307 is just under 600 square feet of efficiently designed interior space, with a generous 134 square foot covered outdoor terrace with gas barbecue hook-up. Boasting ceiling heights near 12 feet high, and two flared concrete columns, this modular space is a series of articulated living zones ideal for the busy professional. We love the spa washroom with its oversized shower with rainshower head. The sleeping sanctuary is well-proportioned with a double closet, and the entertainment zone features a smart.

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

Offered at $279,000

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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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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