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Escher on Broughton
Uses: condo, commercial
Address: 836-838 Broughton Street
Municipality: Victoria
Region: Downtown Victoria
Storeys: 10
Condo units: 84 (1BR, 2BR, penthouse)
Sales status: sold out / resales only
The 10-storey Escher on Broughton condo is comprised of 84-units of one-bedroom, two-bedroom and penthouse con... (view full profile)
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[Fairfield] Escher on Broughton | 10-storeys; 29.9m | Condos | Built - completed in 2017


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#461 Mike K.

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Posted 19 August 2019 - 11:48 AM

$900 is pretty good for concrete. That’s more or less the new normal and we can expect $950 to begin permeating into the pricing of smaller concrete units in sought after locations (larger units tend to be priced less per square foot).

Just keep in mind that some units on the north and east frontages will be obstructed by the upcoming PARC development (https://victoria.cit...c-829-891-fort/).

That being said, once the Y property is redeveloped that part of town will really have come together.

Ideally, if you’d like to preserve views I would recommend southeastern or southwestern units.
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#462 DavidC

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Posted 24 January 2020 - 09:54 AM

I like this building, but does it not seem something is out of whack here:

A one bedroom 7th floor, 581 s.f. for $519K - $893/s.f (SE exposure?) https://www.rew.ca/p...eet-victoria-bc

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a one bedroom 6th floor, 785 s.f. for $539K - $687/s.f. (NE exposure?) https://www.rew.ca/p...eet-victoria-bc

The latter appears good value for a 2017 built steel and concrete building, but the former?



#463 aastra

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Posted 24 January 2020 - 10:24 AM

Price difference is all about the uncertainty re: the big project coming next door, no?



#464 Mike K.

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Posted 24 January 2020 - 11:13 AM

The northeast view will be blocked by https://victoria.cit...c-829-891-fort/ and this has been priced into the rates.

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#465 Rob Randall

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Posted 24 January 2020 - 11:36 AM

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#466 Nparker

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Posted 24 January 2020 - 11:38 AM

The northeast view will be blocked by https://victoria.cit...c-829-891-fort/ and this has been priced into the rates.

Too bad Escher wasn't twice as tall; then most of its views would have been safe.



#467 DavidC

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Posted 24 January 2020 - 12:17 PM

OK, I wasn't aware that the future "Parc" would obliterate the Eastward view of the "Park" from Escher.

Makes sense to me now.

Further reinforces my decision to buy one of the last remaining units at Duet rather than wait and have more choice at Escher.


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#468 DavidC

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Posted 05 February 2020 - 11:16 AM

So the sixth floor unit has sold for $527.5K after 12 days on market, ~$672/s.f.

Hopefully the buyer is aware of the future vanishing views in the near term.

Is there an obligation on the buyer's realtor (assuming there was one) to point out the adjacent future development?



#469 Mike K.

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Posted 05 February 2020 - 11:23 AM

If they know about it they are obliged to.

 

This is why it is so important for purchasers to consult Citified. You'd have all of that information at your fingertips.


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#470 DFossum

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Posted 12 February 2020 - 04:41 PM

I actually purchased the 6th floor unit in question. I move in at the end of the month. I was informed about the adjacent development as well as the YMCA likely being replaced soon as well. The added amenities I was told about in the adjacent building should make up for the loss of view of the ‘park’ across the road.

Fact is that I’m not too upset about the building going up next to me and I felt that getting the unit, which I preferred over 20+ others I’ve viewed across buildings like B&W, 989, Penthouse at Jukebox with 650 sq fr patio, at 20k less than a unit a floor above wasn’t the worst deal I had available to me.
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#471 G-Man

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Posted 16 February 2020 - 11:22 PM

Good for you. Awesome building in an amazing location. It is certainly high on the list of buildings you looked at for sure.

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It has a whole new look!

 


#472 Mike K.

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Posted 17 February 2020 - 08:42 AM

Yes, Chard builds a quality product!

And from your position you’ll have a great vantage point for photos of the construction next door :D

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#473 DavidC

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Posted 17 February 2020 - 11:04 AM

Quite pleased with my little Chard built unit.

Escher should be a great place to call home.



 



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