Urbaneer’s January 2023 E-Promo

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Welcome to a New Year in Toronto Real Estate!

First things first: We don’t want you spending any more precious hours scrolling through obnoxious headlines or Googling “what’s up with the Toronto real estate market?” Forget all that.

All you need to do is bookmark the Urbaneer blog. Urbaneer has the housing news you need and the homeownership content you crave! Visit our Listings Page to take a peek at our gorgeous properties currently for sale, then slide over to our blog where we discuss the many facets of house & home, as well as Toronto culture, design, and architecture – hopefully with a few laughs along the way! 

Here is what you’ll find in our January 2023 E-Newsletter:



This month’s instalment of Dear Urbaneer is entitled, ‘What Is The Best Process For My Elderly Parents To Downsize & Sell Their House?‘. In January, Steve is guiding a family who are helping their parents downsize from their residence of almost 40 years into a retirement home. As they undertake this process, they’re trying to navigate a number of considerations, including questioning whether to keep the family home until market conditions stabilize or sell the property now. They write, “Our elderly parents are preparing to move out of the house they’ve owned since 1984 into their retirement home of choice, as a space has recently come available. Along with seeking your guidance on downsizing, we’re wondering from a tax standpoint whether it’s better to rent the property and sell it as part of their Estate down the road, or is it more optimal to sell the property sooner.  Also, given real estate values are dropping, is it to our advantage to wait until the market begins to recover a little before selling?”  Read on for Steve’s advice!

Steve and the Urbaneer Team post weekly blogs that share our love of all things real estate and that celebrate Toronto! Below are three of our most well-read posts this past month:

The most popular post in January was, ‘A Conversation About Corner Store Conversions In Toronto’. In this blog, we explore one of our favourite building typologies in Toronto – the quintessential neighbourhood corner store – and share some corner store conversions that recently sold in the City of Toronto. Many corner stores – particularly those in inner-city neighbourhoods – have been converted entirely into housing, but you can see the hallmarks of their former lives in their architecture. There is an undeniable flavour to this style; its history adds substance and texture to the home. And we adore them! Read on for a collection of them that have sold recently in Toronto!

Another popular piece was ‘Is The Toronto Condo Market In A Precarious State?‘. Steve has been a realtor and property consultant for over 3 decades, and he felt the market shift last year. Eleven months ago, he started expressing his concerns and recounting the similarities he was seeing between today’s real estate ecosystem and those in decades past that he lived (and worked) through.  In this newest blog, he continues that thread, providing some historical context for Toronto’s condo market, assessing its current state from the ‘real estate trenches’, and sharing what factors he’s tracking. Read on!

We also had a great response to our blog ‘How Urbaneer’s Custom Marketing Program Sold This Authentic Broadview Loft In Riverside’. Although almost any realtor can sell a property, finding the right Buyer – including those who live outside the city and may never cross the threshold of your dwelling – requires a company that understands the nuances of your property type, where it’s located, who the Buyer profiles are, and how to be effective in capturing their attention and convincing them it has all the qualities they’re seeking. It’s also about meeting the individual needs and criteria of you, the Seller. Whether you’re looking to facilitate a quick sale, find a Buyer who will complement the fabric of the community, or you’re wanting top dollar, at Urbaneer.com, we welcome facilitating your particular needs and requirements. We do not subscribe to the one-size-fits-all approach to the sale of real estate!


And – for lovers of unique urban spaces – don’t miss our sensational Toronto real estate listed for sale or lease on our site for your consideration!


Browse the January 2022 E-Newsletter here!


We LOVE Toronto real estate!

Steven & The Urbaneer Team
Bosley Real Estate Ltd., Brokerage • (416) 322-8000
http://www.urbaneer.com • info@urbaneer.com


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