The height of luxury

Vancouver-based developer encouraged by uptick in luxury home sales

Vancouver-based developer Concord Pacific says it is encouraged by the Calgary market. Sales of its Eau Claire luxury condo tower, The Concord, have hit 67 per cent.

“It’s coming out of the ground. We’re pouring the P1 (parking) level and you have to understand that this parkade has never been done in North America by anybody. Nobody has ever done nine-to-13-foot ceilings on four levels of parkade. This is a unique situation,” said Grant Murray, senior vice-president of sales for Concord Pacific.

Murray says that coupled with the flood mitigation work that took an extra year to design into the base of the building, it was pivotal to do it right. By Easter, he says, they should be at podium level and the completion is expected to be December 2018.

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Consistent traction

Housing professionals say upscale communities such as Heritage Pointe showing staying power

The lure of the luxury lifestyle is still drawing homebuyers to exclusive communities in and around Calgary despite some challenges in the local economy, say industry professionals.

Albi Homes community manager Amy Koehn notes Artesia in Heritage Point south of the city, for example, “is one of our busiest communities. It’s very consistent and there’s a lot of traction with the product here.”

Koehn cites the community’s lower density and larger lot sizes as motivators to buy in upscale communities such as Heritage Pointe. (more…)

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Record-setting luxury

Good news continues in Calgary’s million-dollar plus market

The weather wasn’t the only thing heating up in April as Calgary’s luxury market saw the third highest number of transactions ever recorded in the city in a single month.

From April 1 to April 30, 79 homes priced $1 million or up were sold in Calgary, falling just short of the all time
record of 83 set in May 2013. The second highest number of sales occurred in May 2012 when 80 million dollar-
plus homes changed hands. (more…)

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