Condos in Toronto are reaching record sales numbers, keeping it a solid real estate investment choice to consider with great ROI. I wanted to do a review of architectural delightful buildings, but I thought, who else knows better that market, then real estate agents themselves. Here’s a quick review of the beautiful buildings, recommended by realtors in Hamilton and Toronto.
The Residences at Acclamation – 181 James Street North, Hamilton
Jeannie Crawford, Coldwell Banker Community Professionals, Brokerage movetohamont.com
“Location Location Location! Lots of times when people choose condo living it’s based on a lifestyle choice and being centrally located and walkable to coffee shops, transit, the waterfront etc to me is a huge selling point for condo buyers.
Number of units – pros of a big tower is lots of people to share costs with, but cons can be dealing with all those people who inevitably will include both tenants and owners, so less units means less possible disruption. It also helps for resale for there to be less inventory to compete with.
Design – in many ways, a condo is a condo when it comes to layout, but I think the architects here made some interesting decisions to the units here like the 2 way fireplaces out to the balconies.
Fees & Amenities – Condo fees are always people’s hang up, but here you have your water and heat included, as well as amenities like a gym and roof top patio. There is also underground parking – which is a definite pro if you’re living downtown.
Finishes – I like that the hardware and windows are all black, and there are some really great upgraded waterfall counters and modern plank flooring in some of the units. And that extends to the lobby – it always feels nice to walk into a modern, updated condo lobby whether you’re coming home or people are visiting”
“less units means less possible disruption. It also helps for resale – less inventory to compete with”
Minto Westside by Minto Communities – Front Street West & Bathurst Street, Toronto
Fox Marin Associates Ltd., Brokerage foxmarin.ca
When it comes to investment, a lot of our clients are attracted to older buildings in great neighborhoods. Some advantages include all-inclusive maintenance fees, better quality construction, larger room sizes and desirable selling prices; savvy investors are seeking favorable rental rates, low overhead and coveted locations.
Buildings such as 39 Parliament, 80 Mill Street and 109 Front Street East are worth keeping an eye on! As for end-users? Buyers (and renters alike) have been clambering to get their hands on suites at Minto Westside located at Front Street West & Bathurst Street. Yes, it checks the boxes for location and city living – but, it’s the amenities that make this building home. Standouts include a jaw-dropping pool, a state-of-the-art gym and the gorgeous indoor and outdoor transitions that have buyers buzzing!
“it checks the boxes for location and city living – but, it’s the amenities that make this building home”
DNA3, 1030 King Street West, Toronto
We are still swooning over our latest penthouse installation for Sarah Miskelly, Muse Realty This building is absolutely stunning. Build in 2018 features a grocery, bank, cafe right in the lobby and TTC right at your doorstep. No wonder it’s a busy listing location, with numerous open houses every weekend.
Which condo building would you recommend? Which do you find worth considering now and why? Add your five cents!
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