JUST SOLD High Rise Development Site Surrey City Center

JUST SOLD High Rise Development Site Surrey City Center

PROPERTY DETAILS: ADDRESS: Exclusive Listing FAR: 5.5 from OCP + 20% Potential Bonus Density   PRICE: Call for pricing           Comments: The development site that sold was advertised in an exclusive basis. Located in one of the fastest growing areas in Western Canada and a stone throw away from the SkyTrain station. Surrey is growing at 10,000 residents per year and will overtake Vancouver, BC by 2032. Surrey is...

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Shoe Box

Shoe Box

If Vancouver urbanites are experiencing space withdrawl in their condos, take a look at some of the listings above. These are postings from a local real estate office that I had walked by during a casual stroll around Hong Kong’s Central district.  Imagine living in a 388 square foot walk-up (Yup, no elevator) flat… and all yours for HK$16,000 a month (That’s approx CA$2,300.00).  Or better yet, the “Caine Rd...

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Hong Kong Part 1: Time is Money and Money is Time

Hong Kong Part 1: Time is Money and Money is Time

My family and I have been spending the past few weeks in Hong Kong.  It’s our annual trek to this side of the world to manage some business and to also catch up with family and old friends from my wife’s and my Chinese language student days.  Over the next few posts I will have a miniseries on what the Vancouver real estate market can learn from a Hong Kong.   Part 1: Time is Money and Money is Time (Image Credit) Hong Kong real estate...

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Small Space Big Living

Sprawling living rooms and grand kitchens used to catch my eye in lifestyle magazines and real estate listings, but since the last blog post, small spaces have been on my mind. No one does thoughtful small spaces and places like the Scandinavians do.  They are able to effectively combine form and function, and fuse simplicity and character using very limited square footage.  It’s a lesson on city living without ever compromising comfort...

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