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Urbaneer News

// January 2019


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Hello 2019! With the holiday season well behind us, it’s back to business for all of us - especially in matters of Toronto real estate! As with all things, there are seasons to real estate. While a harsh Canadian Winter often causes this city’s housing market to mostly lie dormant, that semi-hibernation doesn’t last as long as the snow. So, if you plan to buy or sell property in Toronto this year, start your preparations now! There are even indications that 2019 will be particularly robust as the market gathers steam under shifting conditions! Ready, set…

Homewatch News: How To Navigate The Economy Of Short-Term Rentals In Toronto

For consumers looking for short-term rentals in the City of Toronto, the arrival of Airbnb provides choice and affordable accommodation. It also gives homeowners the chance to generate income from their homes, which can be a real plus given the hefty mortgages that the bulk of homeowners are shouldering, simply to afford owning a home in Toronto. Given the market conditions and other factors, there have been a series of problems created by the growth of Airbnb in Toronto.
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Blog Posts

Dear Urbaneer: Should I Buy Property In A Climate Of Rising Interest Rates?

House hunting in Toronto is tough already due to high demand, high prices and low stock; when you add climbing interest rates to the mix, increasing expense and reducing options, then it gets even more challenging. Does it make sense to buy a home in these conditions? After years of ultra-low interest rates, it can be hard to wrap your head around how much more it will cost to borrow money. It’s crucial to use the right strategy, exercise patience and prudence and plan ahead...

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January 2019 - Home Of The Month - South Riverdale

My Buyers are a terrific couple who, at the time of their purchase, were renting a home in Riverside (just steps from bustling Queen Street East!). They made the exciting leap to cohabitation a few years ago, each forgoing their rental units in the West Queen West neighbourhood in favour of the oh-so-attractive east end of Toronto! This particular duo truly does take advantage of all of the amenities offered by living in central Toronto...

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Urbaneer’s Winter 2018/2019 Toronto Real Estate Forecast: Part Two

In Part One of the 2019 Forecast, I wrote about the critical long-standing imbalance between supply and demand. I talked about how the freehold market is experiencing a shift in Buyer demographic and behaviours. In this edition, I’m going to share my thoughts on climbing the property ladder in our current market, how interest rates and consumer fiscal responsibility are the linchpins of our housing economy, and the always-expanding condominium market...

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On Flipping - Or Building Equity - For Toronto Real Estate Buyers

Before you think it's super easy to flip properties, it's actually one of the most challenging of all the shelter industry occupations because you're trying to get the highest return in the shortest amount of time while operating at the whims of what can be a very fickle market. The demand for Toronto real estate is so strong, end users - that's people who are buying to occupy a property as a personal residence - are often willing to pay more than a flipper simply because they're willing to pay a premium...

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Latest Listings

Perfection On Palmerston Near Queen Street West

Offered at $2,788,880

This 3-level, 3-bedroom contemporary residence - tucked between two vintage Victorians - is pretty swish. This property was originally a coach house (dating from the 1860s) which, having endured mismatched renovations over the years, has only recently been transformed from its dilapidated state to the modern masterpiece it is today. The eye-catching front facade is dramatic in its modern colour scheme, which complements romantic architectural details like the upper level bay window. And don't you love the mullion windows that allude to its vintage past?...

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Culture, Couture & Contemporary Living At Casa Condominio Near Yonge & Bloor

Offered at $2,388,800

This unique sky-high condominium offers the rarest of living experiences: a smart, stylish space designed with exacting attention to detail with a brilliant brush of glamour. From the moment you cross the threshold of this penthouse suite, it feels like you've entered a movie set! Just beyond the spacious foyer - which is the perfect space to display your art collection - this divine dwelling reveals an instagram-ready entertainment Great Room, with an epic panorama of downtown Toronto and Lake Ontario as the backdrop!  Comprising most of the first level, the airy living and dining zones are bathed in sunlight that streams through two walls of floor-to-ceiling glass over 9 feet tall!...

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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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Dreamy On Dalhousie In The Historic Merchandise Lofts

Offered at $829,000

Upon entering this exquisite loft that expands approximately 1000 square feet, the eye is immediately drawn upwards, pulled by soaring 12 foot ceilings and huge windows that envelop you with a sense of space and natural light. Marrying the grit of its past with a chic redux - the appealing result in fusing the industrial with the domestic - the sleek polished concrete floors spread throughout the space and reflect light from the eastern exposure and provide character which harkens the building's industrial roots. A dreamy, efficient and smartly styled chef’s kitchen resplendent with luxe stone countertops and stainless steel appliances (with gas cooking!) is open to the spacious entertainment zone - creating a sublime and creative space to savour, celebrate and enjoy with all whom you hold dear...

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A Sleek Suite On Little Italy’s Markham Street

Rent for $4850 + Utilities

The upper suite of 444 Markham Street is accessible via the front entrance of the home. The foyer welcomes you and your guests with one of the home's most charming features - one of the first of many stained glass details original to the home. After entering your exclusive entrance you will head directly up the stairs into your suite. New stair treads clad in contemporary hardwood ensure pair beautifully with the ornate bannister harkening back to the home’s Edwardian history. The stairwell opens into the main living space spanning the entire second floor of the home. The second level is the true showstopper of this wonderful home. Its thoughtful layout, chic modern styling and period details will charm even the most discerning visitor...

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At, we pro-actively position properties, relying on our deep skill set. With a multi-disciplinary education on housing, over twenty years of real estate sales, and a commitment to service, consider making your realtor of choice! Call us for hassle-free pressure-free guidance at 416-322-8000. We're here to earn your trust, then your business.

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


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