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#361 Citified.ca

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Posted 05 October 2017 - 10:44 AM

View Towers readies for new tenants three years after damaging blaze

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#362 tjv

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Posted 05 October 2017 - 10:52 AM

Oh ya, I mean the new suites.  Not much going for under $1000 around town.

I am not sure what the new suites are like, but I understand they aren't much different that the old ones as the insurance company wasn't upgrading any finishes

 

Most of the units are bachelors with a small living room (which also is your dining, bedroom, etc), some units got new kitchenettes, and I don't believe the bathrooms got touched.  the floor was going back as vinyl tile.  all the walls and ceilings are asbestos texture coat.

 

I would be interested in what the "renovated" rooms rent for when they go on the market



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Posted 05 October 2017 - 10:54 AM

I'm hearing the exact opposite, that the renovated units are pretty snazzy.


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#364 Nparker

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Posted 05 October 2017 - 11:20 AM

Now if there were only some way to capture images of what the renovated units look like and share those images with the public.


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#365 Jason-L

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Posted 05 October 2017 - 02:45 PM

Now if there were only some way to capture images of what the renovated units look like and share those images with the public.

But that would involve going into the Towers tower?  Who's that brave?



#366 Nparker

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Posted 05 October 2017 - 02:50 PM

But that would involve going into the Towers tower?  Who's that brave?

Presumably, all those who intend to move into the renovated units when they come back on the market. They sound head and shoulders better than the "affordable" accommodations VHF has proposed.  ;)


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#367 tjv

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Posted 05 October 2017 - 06:32 PM

I'm hearing the exact opposite, that the renovated units are pretty snazzy.

My company did work in there.  I saw the units personally and I would be shocked if they can get those units to look any good, but hey who knows.  I'll wait for some pics to make a final judgement



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Posted 05 October 2017 - 07:17 PM

 

Most of the units are bachelors with a small living room (which also is your dining, bedroom, etc), some units got new kitchenettes, and I don't believe the bathrooms got touched.  the floor was going back as vinyl tile.  all the walls and ceilings are asbestos texture coat.

 

 

Asbestos??? Really?


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#369 tjv

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Posted 06 October 2017 - 06:12 AM

^yes, most buildings from the 60's and 70's are loaded with the stuff



#370 LJ

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Posted 06 October 2017 - 07:54 PM

^yes, most buildings from the 60's and 70's are loaded with the stuff

Yeah, I know that. Your post made it sound like they were finishing the newly renovated suites with it.


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Posted 06 October 2017 - 08:11 PM

Have to agree... sounded like they were spraying fresh asbestos on the walls with the renos.
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#372 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 02 December 2017 - 01:42 PM

Suites for rent....

 

https://victoria.cra...6398063449.html



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Posted 02 December 2017 - 01:54 PM

That's some first-class marketing. Take notes, Vic.


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#374 Nparker

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Posted 02 December 2017 - 01:56 PM

That's some first-class marketing. Take notes, Vic.

They neglected to mention the best part: it's the only highrise downtown with a mostly obstructed view of View Towers!



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Posted 02 December 2017 - 02:02 PM

If you have a sketchy ad, you're going to attract sketchy renters. What's the point of an extensive and expensive renovation if you're not willing to rebrand your new product? I realize that in this market that suite will be snapped up regardless, but the long-term goal is to have more respectable, more engaged tenants by showing off the suites with stylish photos and engaging descriptions.


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#376 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 02 December 2017 - 02:06 PM

If you have a sketchy ad, you're going to attract sketchy renters. What's the point of an extensive and expensive renovation if you're not willing to rebrand your new product? I realize that in this market that suite will be snapped up regardless, but the long-term goal is to have more respectable, more engaged tenants.

 

Maybe it won't be snapped up, no price indicated.



#377 jonny

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Posted 02 December 2017 - 02:30 PM

Still no pics?

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Posted 04 December 2017 - 11:52 AM

Bachelor units rent from the $1,000/month range.

 

Apartments in fire-damaged View Towers complex re-emerging on Victoria's rental market


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#379 tjv

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Posted 04 December 2017 - 09:07 PM

Yeah, I know that. Your post made it sound like they were finishing the newly renovated suites with it.

I just saw this.  Sorry if I misled, no almost all of the existing walls are asbestos texture

 

If you have a sketchy ad, you're going to attract sketchy renters. What's the point of an extensive and expensive renovation if you're not willing to rebrand your new product? I realize that in this market that suite will be snapped up regardless, but the long-term goal is to have more respectable, more engaged tenants by showing off the suites with stylish photos and engaging descriptions.

It was not an "extensive and expensive renovation", if was a insurance fire repair job that's all, not even close to a rebranding.  The fire was on the 9th floor (I think) and only the suites on the east side at and below the 9th floor were repaired



 



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