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Old 12-15-2016, 09:47 AM
 
Location: Southern Quebec
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I found this interesting.

Personally, I'm sure I could get more bang for my buck than the brownstone in Westmount in another area.

Here is the link.
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Old 12-15-2016, 09:52 AM
 
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I found this interesting.

Personally, I'm sure I could get more bang for my buck than the brownstone in Westmount in another area.

Here is the link.
As expected, the Vancouver $1 million listing is the most pathetic. Even the Toronto row-house looks pretty roomy and decent for the asking price.
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Old 12-15-2016, 10:25 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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Besides the places in BC, I thought the Calgary place looked quite underwhelming as well, especially from the outside.
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Old 12-15-2016, 12:11 PM
 
Location: Canada
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IMO The houses in the east are nicer. Victoria was the only one in the west I liked.
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Old 12-15-2016, 02:33 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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IMO The houses in the east are nicer. Victoria was the only one in the west I liked.
...but homes in Victoria and Vancouver are pretty much the same in style and construction.
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Old 12-15-2016, 02:35 PM
 
Location: Canada
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...but homes in Victoria and Vancouver are pretty much the same in style and construction.
I was talking about the ones on the posted link. The Vancouver home didn't look nice at all in comparison with the others.
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Old 12-15-2016, 02:39 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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I would love to see an article that not only shows the price of a home, but all the costs that go with it in each area.

I have often thought of one day selling and moving up....the maritimes would probably be the place...need ocean. I'm just hoping if it does happen that the maritimes doesn't get too expensive like Vancouver. I mean, it's a pretty nice looking place and the world has yet to fully discover it yet.
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Old 12-15-2016, 02:40 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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I was talking about the ones on the posted link. The Vancouver home didn't look nice at all in comparison with the others.
I see. Well in the case of Vancouver it isn't about the house. It's the land. Someone with a million bucks will just tear it down.
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Old 12-16-2016, 01:17 AM
 
Location: British Columbia ☀️ ♥ 🍁 ♥ ☀️
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That house in the Sunset neighbourhood of south Vancouver is a dump. Most of the older houses built in that era in Sunset look nearly identical to that one. They are all dumps now and their only value is the land they're on. They are relatively small houses on long, narrow lots with big back fenced yards backing onto service alleys, many have garages/work shops in the very back that are accessed from the alleys.

When contractors buy those properties they immediately tear the structures down, minimize green space and build houses that are much longer, often with a partially sunken in-law basement suite with the main residence being two floors above the basement suite. Then they sell the property at a big profit for many times more than what they paid for the land and new construction costs. There's no more room in Vancouver to spread out so now it is spreading upwards.

I really liked the Yukon house shown in the article.

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Old 12-16-2016, 11:06 AM
 
Location: Toronto
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I found this interesting.



Personally, I'm sure I could get more bang for my buck than the brownstone in Westmount in another area.



Here is the link.
I really really really want an in door swimming pool. The fact that someone could build that in Regina for that prices really makes me think game on!!!! This is basically what I wanted to built with my home ( less wood more white).

In my opinion in Toronto if you want a nice looking home and dont have a lot of money to work with you need to buy a really dated run down place and do as much of the work yourself.
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