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Urbaneer News

// May 2017


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Slide Into Summer!

Summer is in sight, like an old welcome friend that you know is waiting just around the corner. In some ways, the anticipation of the freedom that comes with summer is just as exciting as experiencing it. Think of those seasonal firsts- your first proper outdoor meal, throwing on flip flops, taking in a patio or just enjoying the extra hours of daylight. It’s exhilarating!

HomeWatch News - Household Asbestos: What Homeowners Need To Know

As housing buzzwords go, there are few that cause the kind of alarm that asbestos does. And since we're in renovation season, this topic becomes particularly important! Given the age of the housing stock in Toronto, encountering asbestos is not uncommon. Prior to 1990, it was used largely used in buildings for fireproofing, weatherproofing and noise reduction. Although its use has greatly reduced, it's still occasionally used commercially for insulation, siding, industrial heating systems and in car construction (i.e. brake pads and transmission components). There are elements to home ownership that impact not only your financial health, but your physical health too.
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This Month's Most Popular Blogs

Dear Urbaneer: How Can I Prepare My Home For Emergencies?

This time around, I’m helping a client wondering about how to be prepared for an emergency at home. To keep your house and the asset that it represents in great shape, you need to take every step to make sure that you are prepared to manage in the event of an emergency and to mitigate potential damage to your property. In many cases, some ongoing maintenance and...

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May 2017 - Home Of The Month - Ramsden Park Near Yorkville

For Zoomers nearing (or in) retirement, increasingly the next move on the property ladder isn’t just about downsizing; they are keen to urbanize their lifestyle. With the children gone, this cohort is favouring the physical and social benefits of a pedestrian lifestyle, choosing their next home based more on proximity to amenities like shopping, dining and leisure space...

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How to Strategically Purchase An Income Producing Property

Whether part of an investment portfolio, or as an opportunity to generate rental income from your principal residence, having a revenue producing property invites you to reduce your mortgage costs faster while building equity. Or, like my case, buying a residence with a second unit allowed me to climb the property ladder from a...

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How Demographics Affect Toronto Real Estate

From the real estate trenches, I can share that this year has been unique. Never before in my career have so many Sellers opened the conversation with "If we can get X dollars then we're willing to sell but if not, it doesn't make sense for us to cash out". This phenomenon reflects how the skyrocketing values of Toronto real estate these past few years has pushed values...

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Latest Listings

Dazzle Me District Lofts In The Fashion District:

Offered at $1,449,800

Generously sized at about 1538 square feet, this sun-filled, 2 bedroom loft represents the best of modern living! Upon entering, you're immediately struck by a metal and glass staircase leading up to an open concept entertainment floor, delineated into a chef's kitchen and living and dining zones. The contemporary kitchen offers plenty of prep space, designer finishes, a generous island, and sparkling stainless steel appliances. Abutting the kitchen is a breakfast area, perfect to seat 4 for any meal. The airy living space is perfect for lounging or entertaining featuring exposed concrete ceilings, ductwork, and beautiful walnut floors. The floor-to- ceiling windows offer an arresting city view and dual patio doors open to a sunny 350 square foot balcony.

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A Factory-Styled Penthouse Loft At Broadview And Queen:

Offered at $1,345,000

Rare to market, Penthouse 613 offers almost 1700 spacious square feet of well-planned loft living on two levels. The entire unit is bathed in light from large floor-to- ceiling factory-style windows, with sun reflecting off polished gleaming hardwood floors. With soaring 22 foot high ceilings, the open concept entertainment zone is an ideal spot for gathering with all those you hold dear! In the summer months, you can even let the party spill outside onto the 800 square foot terrace - simply dreamy! Off the living space is access to a bonus lounge space on the way to the master retreat!

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Mid-Century Magic On Sorauren In Parkdale:

Offered at $999,000

Built in 1962, this spacious 4 bedroom yellow brick semi-detached residence on Sorauren three blocks north of Queen Street West will soon be for sale by its original owner. Well-proportioned and well-loved, this mid-century residence features a one car garage with private drive accommodating three cars in tandem, a generous 22 ft x 130 ft landscaped lot attentively tended by the owners, and three levels of living space. Having unusually high ceilings in the lower level, a 4-piece washroom on the both the main and upper levels, and an intelligent space plan, this dwelling is well-suited for reinvention into a contemporary property with an income supplement.

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Living Well In Westside Lofts On King West:

Offered at $549,000

Loft 405 boasts approximately 800 square feet of well-proportioned space. Configured as a two bedroom suite, this urban dwell is tailor-made to be a love nest for a newly cozy twosome, and a perfect pad for a young urbanite seeking conveniences of city life. This north-facing residence offers soaring ceilings, rich hardwood floors, generous storage and abundance of natural light. The intelligent and efficient layout imbues a sense of spaciousness and the centrally located kitchen makes it perfect for entertaining friends and family. The serene master bedroom is an inviting and dreamy retreat that whispers ‘rest and relaxation’ and the charming second bedroom makes for a great guest room, home office or nursery.

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Living Luxe In Beaconsfield Village In West Queen West:

Offered at $1,699,000

If you've been seeking a turn-key classic contemporary residence with a lot of panache in a sensational downtown location, then look no further! This dynamite semi-detached Victorian, dating from 1880, offers plenty of pizzazz in one of the most coveted creative neighbourhoods! Featuring some pretty spectacular 2012 renovations, a self-contained in-law suite and oodles of style, this is a must-see property. Welcome to 147 Lisgar Street!

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


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