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Urbaneer News

// May 2019


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May is always an exciting month; the temperature is inching upward, patios are opening, gardens are being planted, and we get to enjoy our first proper long weekend of sunshine and springtime! In a nutshell, this time of year is about rebirth, renewal, and the anticipation of summer fun around the corner!

It’s time to get back outdoors, playing, working, and relaxing! Will you be hosting friends for drinks on your balcony? Having family over for the first BBQ of the season? Perhaps planning a pool party? Visit to read our blogs on preparing and elevating your outdoor spaces in time for summer! Let’s enjoy these magic moments of May!

Homewatch News: How To Realize The Garage Of Your Dreams

It's amazing the garage isn't accorded the value premium it's worthy of. And it's also often overlooked as potential space that expands useable square footage for many households. It can be used for storage, a workshop, band practice, a studio or loads of other things, well beyond parking your car! If you configure the garage to meet your needs, you can effectively improve your quality of life within the limitations of your property. Here is a post with loads of garage conversion ideas.
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An Urbaneer Style Enhancement Features an Art Deco Bar Cart from Spruce Toronto

In a city like Toronto where the ubiquitous cookie cutter condo reigns supreme, it can sometimes be a challenge to create a visually-engaging environment when most accommodation options are dated builder's grade boxes. However, nothing is impossible to transform. All it takes is having a good eye - meaning you intuitively know the basic rules of design - and enough money to modify the space into a better version of itself. If you don't have a good eye then spend some of the money you're willing to allocate to your abode to hiring an interior designer or decorator to guide you (go to my Canadian shelter site to learn What’s The Difference Between An Interior Designer And An Interior Decorator?).It all starts with filling your space with well-chosen contents, including furnishings, housewares, floor and window coverings, accessories, and art.

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Hey - Stop With That Photoshop!

Once upon a time, "photoshopping" in the indusrty usually referred to acceptable editing out of smudges on a stove or a crease on a pillowcase; today, listing photo manipulation has evolved into a business of its own, thanks to escalating expectations linked to HGTV programming and Beauty Industry extremes. Edited in driveways, adjusted wall colours, photoshopping in different light fixtures are only a few of the “alterations” made to some listings. Photographs, virtual tours, floor plans are all supposed to help make the home and its features transparent to potential buyers. So, if they choose to view the property they aren’t in for a shock. However, there are grey zones. Say hello to Virtual Staging, an option for sellers to digitally alter and add in furniture to the space. You can really see how for a buyer needing a little help with their imagination, it can really help give more flexibility to the possibilities of the space. However, when a buyer goes to see that 'dream house' only to discover it’s still a dream because the reality of the property is a thing from a nightmare.

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Dear Urbaneer: What Are The Benefits Of Living Near Water?

Your home environment can drive your mood, behaviour, decision making processes, stress levels and more. It can also help with your physical health (i.e. allowing for exercise and proper diet) or hurt your physical health. Click here to read “Healthy Home: A Guide to Radon Exposure” and “What Are The Real Financial, Emotional And Health Costs Of Commuting?” as examples. Of all the natural elements that impact home and health, water may be the most significant. Living near water is the basis for societies because water is a necessity for survival. As research has shown, being near water creates mental calm and promotes physical health. Here is a snapshot on how water shapes our experience.

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May 2019 - Home Of The Month - Upper Beaches

The Buyers who secured this month's buy are a couple who were occupying her first purchase - a 1bed condominium in the Fort York area. They had the objective of purchasing a house for under $1,000,000 while keeping the condominium as an investment property. In the past I've had many couples pursue purchasing a house with the aim of keeping their condo. However, it has always been the case that, during their search, these couples discover that in order to climb the property ladder into a freehold dwelling that ticks all their wishes, wants and needs, the condo they own must be sold in order to extract its equity in order to fully secure the family-friendly property they ultimately desire

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Latest Listings

Quintessential Lakeside Living On Queens Quay West

Offered at $1,295,000

Suite 318E is a rarely offered 2 bed, 2 bath suite which features an intelligent space plan, excellent proportion and scale, and both south and north exposures. Comprising 1293 square feet of interior living space, plus an additional 183 square feet of outdoor living space (the unit is one of only six in the complex with a covered south facing balcony and an open city vista terrace), this contemporary suite has been thoughtfully renovated with quality fixtures and fittings! This suite enters into well-proportioned foyer of polished stone that extends into a generous gallery ideal for those seeking a feature wall for their art collection. An expansive closet offers storage for all your coats and gear, and its mirrored doors provide the convenience of executing the always essential head-to-toe wardrobe check before you head out the door. A 3-piece washroom - located off this gallery discreetly away from the entertainment area - is unusually spacious, features a large window, and has been tastefully upgraded including a dazzling eye-catching glass bowl sink.

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A Family-Friendly Towne In Davenport Village

Offered at $699,000

For those who are seeking a family-friendly property that offers the ideal trifecta of location, style, and value, finding a space which balances your wishes, wants and needs within budget is no easy feat... especially if you’re seeking a spacious residence in a neighbourhood that has personality and like-minded people. But if there were a Home that could hit all these marks, this sun-splashed townhouse in one of Toronto's most popular emerging communities is an ideal contender! 

Welcome to 35 Foundry Avenue, Unit 36!

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The Summit Of Urban Living On King Street West

Offered at $649,900

Suite 304 offers a rare opportunity for buyers who desire a truly move in ready unit. The 970 sq. ft. suite previously included a number of dated design features that limited the functionality and of the space. Both the living room and the master bedroom were enclosed by solariums that split the spaces and blocked the natural light. The solariums were den-like but not necessarily large enough to be truly functional. Our savvy seller saw the potential in the space and completed an extensive renovation to the suite in 2017. Totaling over $70,000, this massive project successfully expanded the functional space, allowed in more natural light, and introduced modern finishes to reflect current tastes and trends. The ceilings were raised, bulkheads were removed, sound proofing between the floors was improved… the scope and thoughtfulness of this rejuvenation is quite impressive!

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


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