Tales From The Real Estate Trenches

How Urbaneer’s Toronto Real Estate Marketing Program Sold This 1930’s Swansea Bungalow

Real Estate, Selling, Swansea / High Park / Bloor West Village, Tales From The Real Estate Trenches
When we brought this charming 1930’s bungalow to market in the height of summer, only the most determined Buyers were viewing properties. The mid-July weather was heating up the sidewalks and streets that in Spring & Fall are full of property buyers padding the pavement. But at this time? Not so much.…
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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: Why Are There Bidding Wars For Toronto Real Estate During The COVID-19 Pandemic?

COVID-19 & Toronto Real Estate, Dear Urbaneer, Tales From The Real Estate Trenches, Uncategorized
Welcome to this month’s installment of Dear Urbaneer. I take time every month to sift through our virtual mailbag to answer real estate questions from our readers. In this month’s installment, one of our clients is wondering about the accelerating trend of bidding wars and rising prices during the COVID-19 pandemic.…
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Getting On The Bidding War Bandwagon

Tales From The Real Estate Trenches
When you hear the word “spring”, what do you think of? If I was a betting man, I’d put my chips on most Torontonians diligently counting the days until “the spring equinox (also called the March equinox or vernal equinox), arrives on Thursday, March 19th this year. This event marks the astronomical first day of spring in…
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December 2019 – Home Of The Month – St Clair West & Bathurst

Buy of the Month, Tales From The Real Estate Trenches, Wychwood / Humewood - Cedarvale
Welcome to Urbaneer.com’s December 2019 Home of the Month! This feature provides a snapshot of the journey an Urbaneer Buyer has recently taken to secure a property purchase in the City of Toronto. As I’ve written in the past, no Buyers start their journey thinking it will take a year or longer to purchase a house, but in…
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How Toronto Real Estate Is Shifting From ‘Fixer-Upper’ Flips To ‘Tear Down’ New Construction

College Street/Little Italy, High Park North / The Junction, Tales From The Real Estate Trenches
Welcome to my blog on housing, culture and design, where I explore the many facets of housing and home in Toronto. In this post, I’m exploring the rise of a new standard and price point for luxury executive residences homes located in former ethnic neighbourhoods. The speed with which Buyers are snapping them up signals a…
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Yup! Toronto’s Spring 2019 Real Estate Market Means Bidding Wars

Dufferin Grove / Bloorcourt Village, Leslieville/Riverside, Midtown, Tales From The Real Estate Trenches, Wallace/Emerson & Brockton Village
Welcome to my latest Tales From The Real Estate Trenches, where I occasionally post real time experiences on the Toronto real estate market.     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…
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