The following is a guest post by Brian Persaud, a Toronto based real estate agent, investor, analyst, TV show host, producer and author of the forthcoming book "Investing in Condominiums". He is a provider of Toronto condominium information and a good friend to the folks of BuzzBuzzHome. Read more
Those temperatures won't be going back up any time soon, so a day at the beach might seem like a "strange" concept at the moment.But it's not too hard to imagine spending a day at the Beach Club Lofts, the boutique residence by Zen Homes that's only Read more
When you're searching for homes in a place like King City, we're guessing you might be looking for something with a hint of royalty.
Well, this project by Zancor Homes registers pretty high on the royalty scale, so high in fact, that they simply named it The Royal Read more
A $1 billion, 73-story skyscraper coming to downtown Los Angeles could be the tallest building in the West Coast.
The Wilshire Grand by developer Korean Air will include a 900-room hotel, restaurants, retail, 30 floors of office space and a top recreational floor with an infinity pool.
The project, designed by Los Angeles-based firm AC Martin Partners, will rise 1,100 feet with its spire, beating out the city’s current tallest building, the 1,018-foot US Bank. The 50-foot glass section, enforced with steel trusses, will wrap the top deck.
Design-wise, the Wilshire Grand will be bucking tradition as the first modern downtown tower without a flat roof. A 1974 fire safety ordinance dictates that buildings must have flat roofs to allow for helicopter rescues, but AC Martin was able to find a workaround to keep the building’s unique sail-shaped topper. Read more
Before March Madness, we’re unleashing our own Condo Cage Match series: eight US locales duking it out for the title of Hottest Condo City. You, the reader, get to decide the winner of each round, based on pure originality and “wow” factor of the renderings below:
In case you want a closer look at the projects before you vote:
Now, we’re bringing you possibly the biggest news yet. Construction will begin on Edition/Richmond at 850 Richmond Street West in February. Details remain scant but we’re expecting to hear more from Curated Properties soon and will be on-site for any and all photo opps. Read more
Miami Beach’s Faena House, the Lord Norman Foster-designed condo tower from Argentine fashion designer and developer Alan Faena, has just launched sales.
The 16-story, 47-unit oceanfront building will be located at 3201 Collins Avenue, next to the Faena Saxony Hotel when it is completed in 2014. The one- to five-bedroom homes start at $2.05 million for a 1,727-square-foot single-bedroom apartment. Read more
Toll Brothers, the largest luxury-home builder in the US, is getting collegiate.
The Horsham, Pennsylvania-based firm announced this week that they will be developing high-end dormitories for two unidentified East Coast universities. Amenities at these upmarket student digs will include private bathrooms for every resident, film-screening rooms and gyms. The buildings will not be run by the colleges, which will give Toll Brothers more leeway in overseeing the properties. Read more
The Related Companies and Oxford Property Group broke ground yesterday at massive mixed-use development Hudson Yards, capping off six years of planning.
The first Hudson Yards project will be a 47-story tower mostly occupied by luxury retailer Coach at northeast Tenth Avenue and 30th Street. The building, slated for completion by 2015, will include 740,000 square feet owned by Coach for commercial condominium use. German tech company SAP and cosmetics giant L’Oreal have expressed interest in leasing space in the building, Crain’s reported. Read more
Construction on a “passive house” is currently underway in Saanich, BC, just outside Victoria.
What is a passive house, you ask? As the Georgia Straight reports, it’s a home that uses specific design techniques to reduce energy use.
“A passive house has more insulation and uses heat from the sun and other low-impact sources, such as warmth produced by cooking and occupants’ bodies,” reads the Georgia Straight. “It doesn’t rely on mechanical systems like a furnace.” Read more
Luxury condo buyers love renovating, and Regalia Miami in Sunny Isles Beach has a unique floor plan offering that lets intrepid owners customize to their hearts’ content.
The sinuous, glassy 43-story building designed by Arquitectonica has 39 single-floor units with an average of 5,515 interior square feet and 2,100 exterior square feet. There are two floor plans available, a set four-bedroom, 5.5-bathroom and a flexible layout with wet walls throughout the apartment, so a buyer can move around the kitchen and bathrooms at will. Read more
Combing a pumpkin patch for the perfect Halloween jack-o’-lantern is a popular activity for kids this time of year. But adults deserve to have a little fun too – so why not get out and enjoy the grown up equivalent: Perusing your local real estate market for the perfect home.
And if you’re in BC or Ontario this weekend, there are lots of great opportunities for you to do just that. Take a look:
Located in Langley, this development is close to parks, recreation centres, golf courses and plenty of green space. It’s the perfect location to stay active and experience the natural amenities the lower mainland has to offer.
And if residents need to shop, dine or bank, they don’t need to take the car. All of these amenities are within walking distance. Read more