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Urbaneer News

// September 2015


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September Swirls A Whirlwind Market

Welcome to Autumn! This September the temperatures have been slow to fall, perhaps absorbing some of the heat from the property market! Selling and buying Toronto real estate continues to prove increasingly competitive, and the market continues to spark headline-grabbing activity. This month, in our blog posts and newsletters, we’ve tackled some of the phenomena behind those headlines, as well as the human elements that are by-products of such a white hot market.

HomeWatch News - How To Find and Keep Good Tenants

Considering buying an investment property? Once you locate a good rental property that generates reasonable income and solid future return on investment, it’s time to nail down one of the crucial components to a profitable property rental: finding and keeping good tenants. Having good tenants will make or break (sometimes literally) your rental property. It’s also far less expensive to secure good tenants for the long term, rather than redoing the whole process every time a lease is up for renewal when you can incur an income loss for vacancy as well as refreshing the finishes in a suite.
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This Month's Most Popular Blogs

Dear urbaneer: Why Is It So Hard to Buy the House I Want?

This month, we received this question from one of our clients who is frustrated with the Toronto property market: We’ve been at this property search for several months, and are beginning to feel extremely frustrated. We’ve really got our hearts set on owning a detached dwelling, and have a plan in place that has been years in the making...

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September 2015 Home of the Month - The Danforth

Our first-time Buyers originally came to us with a request to assist in locating a three-bedroom house. After several prior efforts had repeatedly and frustratingly fallen short with another realtor, their sense of urgency was in part elevated by the recent arrival of their newborn. Not only were their nesting instincts oscillating high, but they were...

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Behold the HGTV Effect on Toronto Real Estate

It's a well-known reality to those of us in the housing industry that in the City of Toronto, more and more homebuyers are reaching deeper into their pockets and maxing out their budgets to secure a home. And then - given the rapid rise in prices - those same Buyers are often finding that the only properties they can afford are often in need of a little - or a lot - of...

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Navigating the Committee of Adjustment for Toronto Real Estate

So far - since taking ownership a year ago - I've renovated the Garden Suite from a partially renovated open plan unit back to its original 2 bedroom layout. Although some building components did need some upgrading, this journey was mostly cosmetic. And enjoyable! In my quest to explore different styles...

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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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Helmutt’s Pet Supply - Business & Property:

Offered at $1,599,000

Do you seek to add new meaning to work/life balance by adding a new dimension to property investment? This rare opportunity provides you the chance to acquire a coveted property and a turn-key business. Comprising a retail space with profitable business, plus a second level apartment for personal use or income supplement, this terrific commercial/residential address gives you the chance to reap financial rewards straight away. Welcome to Helmutt’s Pet Supply - both business and property for sale - located at 865 Queen Street West.

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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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Luxe On Louvain In Leslieville:

Offered at $839,000

While buying a Home is exciting, purchasing a quality Home that provides both stylish shelter and financial opportunity is thrilling. Think of it. Purchasing the right space invites you to make it your own - your way. And when it's located within a revitalizing neighbourhood that's gathering momentum, a modern dwelling becomes its own opportunity. This is precisely the case with our newly transformed property in Leslieville. Not only is this a unique opportunity to purchase a substantial renovation in one of the City's premium gentrifying...

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Modern In MoZo Near The St. Lawrence Market:

Offered at $759,000

If you’ve been searching the city centre to see which neighbourhoods offer the best mix of character, urban life, and convenience, you already know one of the very best and most dynamic areas is the original Olde Town of York. Located just east of the central business district along King and Front Streets East, this amazing neighbourhood boasts a wonderful patina and human scale streetscape dating from the 1860’s. For those in the know, this vintage pocket of architecturally resplendent buildings with contemporary mid-rise infill developments...

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Kiss Me Kensington Market Lofts:

Offered at $618,000

If your life is about living in the middle of it all, and you savour the convenience of the pedestrian lifestyle, you might want to make Kensington Market Lofts your epicenter. Situated downtown west just south of College off Spadina Avenue, this stellar location boasts all your everyday needs within walking distance. With Baldwin Village, the Art Gallery of Ontario, and the Health Care Corridor to the east, Chinatown and Queen West to the south, Kensington Market and College Street to the west, and the University of Toronto and Bloor Street to the north, this location is super central!

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Crisp And Contemporary On Carlaw In Leslieville:

Offered at $579,900

If you are a cook or a creative soul, you are endlessly fascinated by the differences in your end product (some subtle, some overt) when you combine different mediums or ingredients. When you cross that same chemistry in housing design, say, in high-demand Leslieville, where industrial architecture slides itself expertly into residential purpose, the results truly are splendid and stylish! Welcome to Loft 802 at WorkLofts - 319 Carlaw Avenue in Leslieville.

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An Executive Corktown Penthouse on King Street East:

Offered at $2990/month

A dream property should fit you as perfectly as a bespoke tailored outfit. So, if you’re looking for warmth, comfort, and style, plus heaps of luxurious detail, then this elegant executive rental is ideal for you! Welcome to 510 King Street East, Penthouse 702. While the features of this picture-perfect penthouse are certainly what will contribute heavily to a superior quality of life, as any urbanite worth their salt will tell you urban living is not about living in isolation - it’s about living through integration...

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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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