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Urbaneer News

// November 2015


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It’s About Hearth & Home, In November

Is there anything more supportive of the warmth provided by hearth and home, then the run up to the holidays? It’s that time of year when we pause to connect with those we hold most dear; it’s when we open our doors and invite them in- to share in our company and the glow that holiday-adorned shelter provides. As you prepare for the busy weeks ahead, take a minute to indulge in that mental and physical warmth.

HomeWatch News - Why is it so Hard to buy the House I want?

Have you been at your property search for several months and are beginning to feel extremely frustrated? Do you have your heart set on owning a detached dwelling, and have a plan in place that has been years in the making, including making sacrifices to amass savings for a down payment and spending hours doing research? Despite this, you can’t seem to buy a home. Maybe you’ve lost out on bidding wars, including a few heartbreakers. And as the months go by, prices just keep getting higher, causing stress. Even though you are doing everything right- including being patient, you probably feel like it’s just not fair. What to do?
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This Month's Most Popular Blogs

Urbaneer’s Fall 2015 Toronto Real Estate Forecast: Part One

Welcome to the latest installment of urbaneer’s real estate prognostication: our Fall 2015 Toronto Real Estate Forecast. Yup, there's no question the Toronto housing market continues to speed along but what would happen in the event the market retracted... or even if we had just a small...

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Dear Urbaneer: It Is Better To Invest In Stocks Or Real Estate In Toronto?

Welcome to this month’s installment of Dear urbaneer, where we put our real estate savvy to work to field questions that have been troubling our clients. This time around, we have a client who is asking a question that is asked frequently- around water coolers, fireside chats and around dinner party tables: which investment is better- real...

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November 2015 - Home Of The Month - Danforth Village

This month we share the tale of first time Buyers - a young couple with a toddler looking to get into the market - who were ultimately bestowed with good fortune in their house hunt. Referred by a past urbaneer client they indicated that - while they loved their South Annex/Little Italy neighbourhood - they were well aware that the...

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Art Galleries Are The Vanguard Of Emerging Toronto Neighbourhoods

The Toronto contemporary art gallery scene is in a state of flux – or more aptly – a migration. While it was only last year that Vogue and the Economist named West Queen West one of the coolest neighbourhoods in the world, in part due to its "hidden-from-view galleries", no place can remain a bastion of art and culture forever...

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Latest Listings

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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An Elegant Edwardian Home Sweet Home In Dufferin Grove:

Offered at $1,299,000

This bespoke merchant-class Edwardian manse offers the next Buyers a well-proportion layout, calibre fittings, and the opportunity to custom finish a quality upgraded lower level according to their own wishes, wants and needs. Having recently undergone a comprehensive transformation costing in excess of $400,000, this elegant property - having 2740 square feet above grade plus a further 930 square feet in the lower level - marries modern conveniences with character details which celebrate the pedigree...

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A Concrete ‘N Cool Corktown Loft at 90 Sumach:

Offered at $889,000

Boasting 14-foot ceilings, impressive concrete fluted pillars, polished concrete floors, and exposed ductwork, this spectacular open concept loft of around 1600 square feet of living space has a sun-drenched west exposure; we hope you like breath-taking views, because these windows are spectacular! This loft is well-appointed, boasting a modern chef's kitchen with stainless steel appliances and a convenient island that serves the dual purpose of prep space and breakfast bar. But the most visually...

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Work and Play at Toy Factory Lofts in Liberty Village:

Offered at $828,800

What is most notable throughout Loft 114 is the free flow of light and sensation of space, amplified by soaring ceilings and expansive windows draping the walls. Elements preserved from the original building include steel ceiling beams and Douglas Fir posts, contributing to aesthetic appeal and authenticity of this historic structure. The gleaming hardwood floors that spread throughout the loft, including the kitchen, entertainment space, den and bedroom, accentuate the warmth of the brick walls and help fuse the...

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Modern In MoZo Near The St. Lawrence Market:

Offered at $749,999

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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A Brilliant Live Work Loft in Brockton Village:

Offered at $737,000

Given this location was considered 'marginal' back in 1985, the 18 units - which range from 1100 to over 2200 square feet (one was even split into two units) - were converted using basic finishes to keep the spaces affordable. Retaining the original warehouse details of wood plank ceilings, and maple or concrete floors, most of these spaces were elevated into contemporary domiciles by puncturing two-storey lightwells and skylights, creating modern open fluid zones serving any number of uses. Now, twenty years later - just as the neighbourhood has gentrified into...

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Stylish Living on the Danforth:

Offered at $669,000

Upon entering from the covered front porch, one is welcomed by an upgraded, open concept space that boasts gleaming hardwood floors, recessed lighting, and custom California shutters. The sightlines are amazing; the sophisticated living area feeds into the elegant dining space which then opens to an upgraded, contemporary kitchen - everything feels open and airy! There is plenty of space for year-round entertaining if you enjoy being a host or hostess, but the convenient walk-out to the south...

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A Divine Loft in a Junction Church Conversion:

Offered at $659,900

Loft 305 is a two-bedroom two-storey space that holds unique appeal, which is an important element in keeping and growing your asset value in your investment. The soaring 12-foot ceilings and large expansive windows serve to draw the eye in and up, amplifying the sense of space, air, and light. The light hardwood floors throughout compliment the understated colour scheme ready for your personal design touch. As you enter this generous 1246-square-foot space, an ample entry foyer greets you...

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Mid-Century Bathurst Street Beauty in Forest Hill:

Offered at $329,000

Suite 209 offers over 800 generous square feet of well-proportioned space. Configured as a one bedroom unit, this suite features hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, a sleek kitchen with dark subway tile backsplash and granite countertops. Drenched with morning sun light, this corner suite offers an open concept layout with great flow for entertaining. The entertainment space accommodates both sitting and dining areas, and the balcony walk-out overlooks a quiet street lined with mature trees. This outdoor space provides a terrific...

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


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