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Here's what you'll find in the May edition of our e-newsletter:
First, we share our Homewatch News contribution, Urbaneer's Tips For Moving With Kids. It is a 'Part 2' of sorts, building on our last Homewatch piece, Urbaneer's Tips for A Smooth Move. As any parent will tell you, when children are in the mix, a whole different set of rules apply. So in this installment, we're reaching out to those who will be facing moving day with young kids, an addition that changes the whole dynamic of the experience. This HomeWatch Newsletter was turned into a direct mail piece delivered to around 40,000 Toronto households. It's part of our on-going marketing efforts that range from traditional print campaigns – like advertising our Innovative Space ad in the Friday Globe and Mail newspaper (for over twenty years) – to our informative blog on urbaneer.com along with our growing social media presence on Facebook, Google+, Instagram and Twitter.
Each month we share the tale of what one of our buyers have recently purchased in our Home Of The Month feature. This month we share the tale of some Zoomer clients who decided it was time to pro-actively sell their family home in Lawrence Park and move downtown to have a more active engaging urban life. As well-established professional couples see their children heading off to university, they're electing to ditch the big house and yard in coveted school districts and instead shift into the next chapter of their lives. If you're thinking of downsizing, this feature is a good read; it offers an idea of what the Toronto real estate market currently holds for couples looking for a smaller space.
In May's installment of our Dear urbaneer series, entitled, 'Is It Time To Increase My Home Budget?', we respond to a client who echoes the sentiment of a number of harried house hunters in the city of Toronto: “Firstly, thank you so much for your support during the last several months of our house hunt. It’s been emotionally draining, to say the least. Given our series of near-misses in the purchase department, we are wondering if it is time to re-tool our housing strategy. We are wondering if should ramp our housing budget up to the max. We’re a little scared of becoming house poor, but at this point, we feel like sacrifices in our lifestyle might be worth it, just so we can get the house we want. It’s for our long-term benefit anyways, right?” Every homebuying journey is different, and there's always something new to learn – both for our clients and for ourselves!
As realtors, writers, and avid social media participants – not to mention lovers of all things real estate – our urbaneer team shares multiple blogs each week. This month, one of our most popular posts was ''What You Need To Know About Household Mold', which addressed the potential financial and health related consequences of household mold, as well as preventative maintenance to keep mold at bay. But our most popular post of the month was our latest seasonal prognostication, 'Urbaneer’s Spring 2016 Real Estate Forecast: Part One'. This forecast chronichles the current ferocious real estate story in Toronto, including the many subplots that are emerging: generational connections influencing the property market, the continued test of affordability, a property ladder changing shape, the growing weight of psychology in the market, and, the usual suspect: the condominium market (with a twist)!
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 May 2016 Newsletter HERE!
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