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Urbaneer News

// September 2018


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That undeniable crispness has finally returned to the air, after a summer that stuck around beyond the official start of Autumn; it was as if our combined wills kept the warm weather around as long as possible, so we could enjoy a few more poolside afternoons and a couple more patio evenings.

But as fun and unpredictable as the summer months can be, September always brings a welcome return to routine. And every year, as Autumn quickens the pace of Toronto’s real estate market, there are always interesting conversations to be had and new points of view to share – which is we have done with this month’s compilation of our real estate musings. Read on!


HomeWatch News: How to Stage Your Home For Sale

Given the rise of 'home and design' media in recent years, the idea of what your home should look like - to garner top dollar and a quick sale - has certainly changed. This is in part because, with technology, platforms and access to media has expanded greatly, but is also a reflection public appetite for this subject matter. Staging, specifically, has evolved to the point where it is considered an essential tool in communicating a home’s best qualities appeal and in appealing to prospective purchasers. 
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Blog Posts

Dear Urbaneer: Should I Renovate My House In Stages Or Do A Full Gut?

Taking on renovations of any kind can be stressful. Generally, the larger a project is, the higher the potential for problems and the more complicated the process. This is why it's critical to engage in some serious planning before you embark on making changings to your dwelling...

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September 2018 - Home Of The Month - Hillcrest Village

These buyers, who were renting a too-small 2-bed condominium on Grand Trunk Crescent in the heart of downtown that was imminently being put up for sale, began their search by exploring whether they should purchase a larger 3 bed condo or townhouse as close to downtown core for the ease of commuting...

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Will We Be Adjusting To A New Real Estate Market This Autumn

Each summer in Toronto - as part of our collective recovery from the first 5 months of the year's weather - we find solace in barbecues, beach time, cottage respites and vacation time - and reconcile the scorching heat waves that best us. Will Autumn prompt a recurrence of the ramped-up pace we experienced in the Spring...

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Ten Toronto New Builds That Recently Sold For Between $2M And $10M

Lately I've been writing a lot about how neighbourhoods in the original City of Toronto are undergoing a massive rejuvenation - not through the renovation of the existing housing stock (which is a significant factor in gentrification) - but in the acquisition of homes that are torn down and then substantially rebuilt or undergo entirely new construction into luxury single family residences...

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Latest Listings

Industrial Loft Living Steps To Trinity Bellwoods Park

Offered at $2,800,000

Situated in what was originally the National Knitting Mills Factory, this loft embraces its industrial past, and boasts a textured mesh of wood, stone and raw metal. Completed in 1997 by renowned loft conversion developer Bob Mitchell - among the first to do authentic loft conversions - this posh pad is 1 of only 19 in the building. Each loft is unique, with some being two or three storeys, ranging in size from 750 square feet to around 3000 square feet with soaring ceilings. Loft 209, at over 2500 square feet plus a private terrace, is flanked with large north facing windows, bathing the area with natural light...

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A Baseball Glove Factory Loft In Roncesvalles Village

Offered at $1,599,000

Centrally located, 1 Columbus Avenue is a short drive to the QEW highway and only a block south of the Dundas West streetcar that connects to the Bloor subway line or travels east directly into the central core. While the immediate surroundings convey industrial heritage, what's especially delightful is how this address offers all the amenities of village life. The building is a former baseball glove factory dating from 1902 was converted to hard lofts in the mid-1990's, where Urbaneer's Steve Fudge was part of the development team! Loft 201, with nearly 1500 square-feet of one level living wrapped in windows on three sides unfolds with direct elevator access - how perfect is that?...

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Luxe Lakeside Living at the Historic Tip Top Lofts

Offered at $1,389,000

Part of the addition to the original building, Loft 618 is a bi-level scenic city sanctuary that represents some of the best urban living in Toronto! This 1,100-square-foot sixth floor corner suite, with 24-foot ceilings and 18-foot-tall windows, boasts an open plan entertainment zone that is generously proportioned, with natural delineations for living and dining zones. How beautiful is that gas fireplace?! The smartly-configured kitchen sets the stage for high-end cooking, with stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, plenty of prep space, and a gorgeous stone backsplash. The entire main level is...

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A Live/Work Brownstone On The Danforth

Offered at $1,189,000

Detached but abutting its neighbours, this two-storey dynamic property underwent a significant renovation with permits in 2014, transforming it into a 3bed residence. In its current residential configuration, one enters from Danforth Avenue into an open plan Kitchen/Diner. Awash in light from north-facing windows, this is the perfect space to gather family and friends for a communal meal or an intimate meeting. The stylish kitchen is well-proportioned and efficient, boasting stainless steel appliances (including a stunning gas range and vent hood), stone flooring, and stone countertops. From the recessed lighting and chrome fixtures to the dual...

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


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