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Urbaneer News

// January 2017


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New Year, New Marketplace

In Toronto, real estate is always headline-worthy, with records being set and broken in quick succession. However, it seems that there are a number of stories that are gripping the news cycle right now. There is a surge in U.S. interest in Canadian property, which could introduce even more Buyers into the pool; the heat of the Toronto market is spilling over into other sectors and geographies. Buyers looking for alternatives are starting to drive prices up as far away as the Niagara region. There is also spillover into the rental market, with rent for condos rising nearly 12 percent, year-over-year (which is the largest increase ever recorded).

The market is fascinating not just for Buyers and Sellers, but for those that watch the storylines too. There is always something developing, which makes for interesting times in Toronto and beyond.

HomeWatch News - Urbaneer’s Helpful Home Maintenance Tips

Welcome to January's Homewatch post. In this installment, we provide our favorite helpful hints when it comes to home maintenance. If last year's weather was any indication, spring could arrive as soon as late March, so we've included our Seasonal 'To Do' Summary - spring cleaning may be only two months away! Homeownership is not a static activity; you always have to be thinking a few steps (or years) ahead, the reason being is that your home is an asset that will just continue to grow over time if you maintain it properly. We've touched on this before in recent Dear urbaneer: How Do I Set My Home Up For Financial Success? Furthermore, housing components in intentionally built for obsolescence, so for the homeowner, there will always be a something to attend to in the property maintenance department.
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This Month's Most Popular Blogs

Dear Urbaneer: Should I Seek A Home With Rental Potential?

This month, our client asks a very timely question, given the swiftly escalating property prices and dwindling affordability in the City of Toronto. He ponders the possibilities of using part of his residence to generate rental income. With eroding affordability in Toronto, the choice to rent out part your residence in order to generate some income as...

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January 2017 - Home of the Month - Leslieville

Our Buyers, who started their house search in the summer, had a fairly broad geography in which they were willing to live. Although they were most familiar with the central west end - principally the South Annex, Little Italy, and Trinity Bellwoods neighbourhoods - they were open to other areas like Swansea and Bloor West Village to the west, and South Riverdale and Leslieville to the...

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On Building Sustainable Housing in Canada

In an ideal world, housing should be producing energy rather than consuming it. As a realtor recently embracing sustainability both professionally and personally (my most recent project is The Tales From Tennis Crescent), I've discovered there are multiple interpretations and approaches of how one can live green. In fact, the pendulum swings from living 'off the grid' (akin to the...

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Urbaneer’s Winter 2016/2017 Toronto Real Estate Forecast Part Two

2016 was a huge year in terms of real estate news, with a major story emerging pretty much every month - from the flow of international capital to regional economic weakness (think Alberta) to local developments. In Part One, which I presented last month, I explored what might happen to Toronto Real Estate in reaction to Trump’s U.S. Presidential win (yes, interest...

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Latest Listings

A Unique Architectural Masterpiece In The Beach:

Offered at $2,099,000

Houses are dynamic, pushed through an evolution by time, taste, and necessary renovations. As years pass, a home ages into obsolescence, creating an the opportunity for it to become a new version of itself. This is precisely the case with 46 Herbert Avenue; it is a completely re-imagined, re-created home, propelled from outmoded roots into a crisp thoughtfully-executed contemporary dwell. This home is all about architectural acuity and is impressive in and of itself. However, it also happens a unique instance when 'right place' intersects 'right time'. Conveniently located near premium shops, restaurants, and countless sought-after amenities, 46 Herbert - completely transformed - thrives in The Beach Village!

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A Heavenly Hip Loft In A Historic Wallace/Emerson Church:

Offered at $1,499,000

Loft 6 is a heavenly 3bed 3bath loft multi-level unit of about 1750+ square feet. Boasting a dramatic open plan with soaring ceilings, this divine residence features wood floors, original wooden and stonework architectural elements, granite counters and an efficient modern kitchen with quality Sub-Zero And Wolf stainless steel appliances and centre island. I especially love the north-facing exposure with garden walkway vista. On the second level, 2 bedrooms and a full bath plus convenient storage connect to the third and fourth levels, which are home to a spacious master suite sanctuary with lounge, two walk-in closets, and a breathtaking uber-private “your life as a movie star” aerie spa with two 7 foot tall windows...

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An Authentic Imperial Loft Near Historic St. Lawrence Market:

Offered at $589,900

If you’ve been on the lookout in 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. Before Toronto became the modern thriving metropolis it is today, it was known as the Town of York, and it is this ten-block area that now forms the historic core of Toronto. For those in the know, this vintage pocket of character architecturally significant buildings with contemporary mid-rise infill developments provides an engaging street life with the very best of urban...

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


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