Dear Urbaneer: Why Do Toronto Real Estate List Prices Go Down Then Up, As Much As Up Then Down?

Dear Urbaneer, Dufferin Grove / Bloorcourt Village, Junction / High Park / Bloor West / Swansea, Tales From The Real Estate Trenches, Wallace/Emerson & Brockton Village
Welcome to this month’s instalment of Dear Urbaneer, where I field interesting real estate questions from our inquisitive readers. This time around, I’m responding to a follower who keeps observing list prices for properties going up and down like a yo-yo in his own neighbourhood, and is wondering why this is happening in such a…
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Dear Urbaneer: Should I Sell My House In As-Is Condition, Upgraded, Or Elevated?

Dear Urbaneer, House And Home, Junction / High Park / Bloor West / Swansea, Real Estate, Roncesvalles Village
Welcome to this month’s installment of Dear Urbaneer, where I put aside time each month to share real estate queries from my clients and my advice. This month, I am helping a client who has lived in their home for many years. While she doesn’t’ plan to sell immediately, she does plan…
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The Affordability Conundrum For Toronto House Buyers: Location, Condition & Costs

Corso Italia / Davenport, High Park North / The Junction, Junction / High Park / Bloor West / Swansea, Real Estate, Wallace/Emerson & Brockton Village
Welcome to my blog on housing, culture, and design! I’m Steve Fudge and I’m celebrating over three decades as a realtor and property consultant in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. I enjoy writing about real estate, a lot. Whether it’s a blog, advertising copy, or the features of a listing and its…
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From Brownfield To Playing Field: A Brief History Of Toronto’s Davenport Village

City Living, High Park North / The Junction, Junction / High Park / Bloor West / Swansea
Welcome to my blog on housing, culture and design in the City of Toronto. Today, I thought I’d give a brief history on the redevelopment of Davenport Village in Toronto’s central west end. Why? Because it represents how an area’s highest and best use can change over time and demonstrates how radically different our…
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Mattachioni On Dupont Street In The Junction Triangle

City Living, High Park North / The Junction, Junction / High Park / Bloor West / Swansea, Restaurants, Swansea / High Park / Bloor West Village, Wallace/Emerson & Brockton Village
There is nothing like feeling satiated and satisfied after devouring delicious comfort food – am I right?! One of my favourite spots in the Junction Triangle to have lunch or indulge with takeaway deliciousness is Mattachioni – located at 1617 Dupont Street, just east of Dundas Street West. This bodega-meets-bistro offers intimate dining space, should you choose to eat in,…
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Oh, What A Difference A Year Makes: What $3Million Buys You In Toronto Today (Psst It’s a lot Less!)

Annex / South Annex / Seaton Village, COVID-19 & Toronto Real Estate, Junction / High Park / Bloor West / Swansea, Real Estate, Riverdale / Playter Estates, Swansea / High Park / Bloor West Village
A year ago today, few of us anticipated the breadth of change COVID-19 would bring, and that the byproduct of a global pandemic would see Toronto real estate values skyrocket in the quest for more space. How much has the ‘New Space Race’ changed property values in the course of just one…
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