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There are few things as invigorating as when Spring has finally… sprung! The season has a unique energizing quality, stemming from the concept of rebirth and rejuvenation! *Sigh*

Is it the fresh air on our faces? Is it the reappearance of vibrant colour after months of absence? Is it the slow shedding of our winter garb in favour of lighter material (and less of it)? It’s hard to say, but there is no denying the palpable excitement of Spring! And the Spring housing market promises more of the same energy!

Homewatch News: How to Maximize the Potential of your Kitchen Renovation

As the shelter industry has increasingly become party to fashion and trends, the longevity of a kitchen is decreasing. Today a kitchen lasts about 10 years max before being ridiculed as 'dated'. This means if you're hoping to garner top dollar when it comes time to sell, it's critical that your kitchen remain appealing. Given that it's such an important status marker of domesticity, for those who are paying attention to a return on investment over personal pleasure, your kitchen should be seven years old or newer when selling your property. For example, if you're planning on selling in ten years the new kitchen you're about to install may already be due for an upgrade depending on your choice of fixtures and fittings. Curious about how you can boost your kitchen project ROI?
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Blog Posts

March 2019 - Home Of The Month - Kensington Market

For our March installment, I share a tale which might seem unusual at first, but I believe it is a reflection of two growing movements in Toronto real estate: raising children in condos (as opposed to relocating for the picket fence and backyard), and a return to multi-generational living as a structure that allows 'aging in place'. This journey started back in 2005, when the parents of one of my buyers purchased a studio loft for their daughter in Toronto. Located in Kensington Lofts, this particular loft is quite charming - albeit bijou - with massive windows and exceptional light in the heart of Kensington Market. Fast forward ten years, and said daughter has met 'the one'! When the couple discovered they were expecting their first child, they began exploring freehold dwellings for sale in proximity to the loft; Unfortunately, they discovered the cost of properties within their limited budget requires a significant cash to bring it to habitable, and they fully renovated dwellings carried astronomical price tags.

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Yup! Toronto’s Spring 2019 Real Estate Market Means Bidding Wars

As we step into the spring market, which historically begins in January and progresses until the end of May or early June, it appears this year will be no different in the original City of Toronto, with the exception of the market having a bit of a late start. Just when one is being kissed by one of those perfect sunny blue-sky winter days where you can hear the children laughing while they toboggan, the next day delivers another effort of back-breaking snow shoveling. Now, just imagine you're trying to get your house ready to come to market for sale amidst this climate. I can promise you that your effort to empty your garage, your basement, and even your closets of items to toss, donate, or give to your family and friends, is NOT going to happen as quickly as you might wish. After all, you have to shovel your walk every few hours on those snow days.

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Toronto Loves the CN Tower (and so do I!)

If you ask me, no landmark represents Toronto more than the CN Tower which - from 1976 until 2007 - reigned as the world's tallest structure until the engineering marvel Burj Khalifa in Dubai took the crown. Even so, it still retains a spot in the top 10 tallest structures in the world at 553.33 meters (1,815 feet and 5 inches). Completed as a testament to the strength and endurance of Canadian industry, 1537 workers toiled around the clock, 24 hours a day, 5 days a week, for 40 months to build the CN Tower. Have you ever thought how the CN Tower - as a significant focal point on our urban landscape - influences the Toronto real estate market?

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Dear Urbaneer: What Are Some Of The Most Common Real Estate Superstitions?

This month's question is interesting and unusual, as it is in regards to the interplay between real estate and superstitions. What it underscores is the fact that when it comes to 'Housing' and 'Home', that are a vast number of different beliefs, traditions, and histories - especially in a multi-cultural metropolis like Toronto! Whether or not you believe superstitions, it can be beneficial to consider their influence, both as a buyer and as a seller. Psychology factors into Buyer motivation, which I touch on here: The Psychology Of Real Estate, Housing & Home. Of course, superstitions have a psychological impact.

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Latest Listings

A Signature Commercial / Residential Victorian On Avenue Road In Yorkville Village

Offered at $3,858,888

For the Buyer who demands quality building components, celebrates well-executed luxe design, and embraces the merits of a Triple-A location, this rebuilt 3-storey Victorian residence with storefront artfully marries the elegance of its restored facade with a resplendent interior containing all the modern conveniences. For those seeking a property surrounded by luxury, charm, and character - both inside the walls and beyond - this unique turn-key offering with the branding cachet of both Yorkville Village and Bloor Street's Mink Mile, is an unprecedented opportunity. Lovingly and tastefully restored and renovated to the craftsmanship standards of yesteryear in 2009, while incorporating quality contemporary building components and on-trend finishes and fittings, this impressive Victorian marries modern function with historic form.

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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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A Heavenly Sanctuary in A Converted Riverdale Church

Offered at $$989,000

Located on the fourth floor with a west exposure overlooking a park, this 917 square foot (according to MPAC) sun-drenched space features exposed brick walls, wood beams and 11'9" ceilings. From the front foyer, a separate den with sliding doors and shelving is a great home office or guest space. The hall flows into an open plan entertainment space with a galley kitchen fitted with stainless steel appliances, stone counters and floating shelves. A well-proportioned dining area combines with an expansive sitting area with a flat screen television, where a second set of sliding doors reveals the master bedroom with a walk-in closet and stacking laundry. A recently-renovated luxe washroom is a sunken spa retreat, with an oversized shower and soaking tub; it's truly a unique and indulgent space, with its quality appointments and barrel-vaulted ceiling.

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

 

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