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Urbaneer News

// February 2016


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Feverish February

Just two months into 2016, the real estate market is already bursting out of the confines of familiar patterns, defying the distinct 'seasons of real estate' we've come to know in Toronto. While the warm Spring weather that historically brings buyers out in full force is still weeks off, the market is already operating at a frenetic pace!

This year’s unseasonably ‘hot’ January and February have set new records, driven by momentum rather than the calendar. When there is new and exciting activity happening in real estate, urbaneer is always ready to explore, report, and ponder! Here are our musings from the month of February.

HomeWatch News - The Value in Buildings

In this installment, we discuss the six layers of a building that determine value, and how those layers are evolving. Knowledge is your ally, whether you are a homeowner, seller, or buyer. As such, it is of great importance to understand how there are six interconnected layers of a building that influence value. These six layers—Site, Structure, Skin, Services, Space Plan, and Stuff (the furnishings), as illustrated in the title diagram, are all drivers behind determining the value of property - both the market-influenced number, and the actual cost.
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This Month's Most Popular Blogs

A Shift in Toronto Real Estate Property Investors Should Note

It’s no secret that investing in an income property, especially in a market like the City of Toronto, can be lucrative. However, as with many other kinds of investments, there are several factors that will influence how successful a return you will generate: time being one and market conditions being another. The case to own a...

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Urbaneer’s Tips for a Smooth Move

Congratulations! After a lengthy search filled with ups and downs, you’ve finally found the home you’ve been seeking. However, while you're riding the euphoric high that accompanies securing such a monumental purchase, it only takes the daunting realization that you'll soon be tasked with moving all of your belongings into said 'Perfect Place' to...

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February 2016 - Home of the Month - Danforth Village

There are some inherent challenges in today’s market that didn’t exist for prior generations. The younger demographic have matured into their 30s, influencing yet another rung on the property ladder. For the past little while those singles who bought their small condos have been meeting each other, falling in love, co-habitating (in one of their condos while...

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Dear urbaneer: On Buying a Condominium Pre-Construction

It’s a great moment in the house hunt when you can clearly delineate what appeals to you most. That’s a big component of making your way towards landing your dream home. As with all things real estate, the best purchases are the prudent purchases. That comes with being aware of what you’re getting into.There are additional points to mull over when...

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Latest Listings

Professional Panache in Playter Estates:

Offered at $3,288,000

We especially love the brilliant space plan where a series of thoughtfully-designed zones for living unfold with effortless ease. The elegant foyer connects to a gracious living room which leads into a formal dining room connected to a dreamy chef's kitchen. An enchanting breakfast room that flows into the garden is open to a sun-drenched family room. All these spaces - which boast nine foot ceilings - radiate from the central paneled staircase, and are fitted with...

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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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Contemporary Chic On Carlaw In Leslieville:

Offered at $598,000

It’s a known fact that the way we dress, our lifestyle, the home and environment we live in reflects our social standing. And at the end of the day, we all strive to achieve the perfect home and lifestyle that not only becomes our comfort zone and extension of our personality, but also a special space that we can share with our friends and family. Is the combination of contemporary cool with a side of innovative architecture and a location that promotes the best of urban living essential to your expression of the...

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Fun Living at the Toy Factory in Liberty Village:

Offered at $425,000

Loft 438 is an ideal setting for those who love adding their eclectic style to a contemporary space. Just shy of 700 square feet, this smartly-tailored one bedroom loft boasts soaring 11-foot ceilings, gleaming hardwood floors, floor-to-ceiling windows, and round metal ductwork. Well-proportioned, the open plan entertainment space is thoughtfully designed with zones for cooking, dining and relaxing. We love the natural flow of this space and the massive walls that are perfect for showcasing art pieces. Imagine spending an evening entertaining friends or...

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Mid-Century Bathurst Street Beauty in Forest Hill:

Offered at $324,900

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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Turn-Key Terrific in the Junction:

Offered at $319,900

uite 311 is an efficiently laid out one bedroom and den unit offering just over 700 square feet of indoor/outdoor space. This sun-drenched, south-facing suite strikes a welcoming note with its sleek engineered hardwood floors, 9-feet ceilings and smart design. The bright and airy combined living and dining space gives a sense of spaciousness and makes entertaining a breeze. The kitchen is cleverly tucked away not to impose on the living area but still...

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A Refined Rental on Rose Avenue in Cabbagetown:

Rent for $3200.00

Unit 3, nestled on the main level of the dwelling, is about 1100 square feet of interior living space. Featuring two well-proportioned bedrooms and two luxe baths, this sun-drenched suite has high ceilings, bay windows, laminate floors, and an open concept layout. There's a cook's kitchen with stone counters, stainless steel appliances and even gas cooking! Plus I love the walk-out to your very own private garden; it's the perfect place to unwind after a long day while enjoying your favourite libation. This suite has been...

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An Executive Rental at Bathurst and Bloor In The Annex:

Rent for $2400 monthly + hydro/water

Suite 427 spreads out over 800 square feet of well-thought-out living space, and includes two well-sized bedrooms and two luxe spa-like bathrooms. One is greeted with an appreciation for the contemporary immediately upon entry, with clean lines and beautifully detailed finishes clearly apparent. There is an interesting visual relationship between the smooth ceilings and the wide plank floors as the space opens towards eye-catching large windows, and a west-facing balcony. The chef’s kitchen is both dreamy...

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


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