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Lyra Residences, phase one
Use: condo
Address: 4027 Rainbow Street
Municipality: Saanich
Region: Urban core
Storeys: 8
Condo units: 39 (2BR)
Sales status: pre-sales
Lyra Residences, phase one, is an eight-storey, 39 two-bedroom unit condominium in Saanich's Rainbow Hill comm... (view full profile)
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[North Quadra - Saanich] Lyra Residences on Christmas Hill | Condos | 8- & 8-storeys | Under construction


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#41 aastra

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Posted 03 November 2016 - 05:02 PM

Methinks the original design was a bit more interesting than this one:

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#42 aastra

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Posted 03 November 2016 - 05:42 PM

Ah, but the original concept was for two smaller and slightly shorter buildings, yes? I'm just looking back to the start of this thread now. I seem to have been critical at first but then changed my tune. As of 2016 I think I actually like this idea of having a junior highrise among the oak trees. As long as they don't cut down a bunch of oak trees to make it happen.



#43 DavidSchell

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Posted 03 November 2016 - 08:58 PM

Some pics that are being shown on FB ads

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#44 MarkoJ

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Posted 03 November 2016 - 10:53 PM

Townhome on the hill sold a few days ago for $1,390,000 to a Vancouver buyers. Seems as if there is an appetite for the city views.


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#45 Mike K.

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Posted 06 February 2017 - 12:28 PM

Construction starts on Saanich's tallest residential building

http://victoria.citi...ntial-building/


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#46 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 09 February 2017 - 11:22 AM

I wonder how sales are going for this development?



#47 Mike K.

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Posted 09 February 2017 - 11:36 AM

They're about 30% sold-out of units in the first building.


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#48 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 09 February 2017 - 11:49 AM

Thanks for that Mike.

 

Do you have any insights into why the sales aren't higher here (yet) considering stronger sales activity elsewhere at the same price point (Encore, Escher, etc.)?

 

They're about 30% sold-out of units in the first building.



#49 jonny

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Posted 09 February 2017 - 01:17 PM

Well, haven't they only been selling units for like a week? 30% in a week is pretty darn fast for Victoria.

 

The Encore sold out quickly for Victoria, but that took months. I believe there is still one Escher unit on the market.



#50 Mike K.

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Posted 09 February 2017 - 01:37 PM

It's doing quite well, considering the prices. Unlike its competition in that area of Saanich these homes are concrete and their location atop a rise affords some pretty spectacular views that some of the other inventory does not.

 

They'll do well, and considering the prices are moving units at a good clip.


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#51 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 10 February 2017 - 09:17 AM

My bad, I didn't realize that sales only started a week ago!  I had seen the sales centre in late 2016 in Gateway Village but didn't realize that it (must have been) only previewing the homes at that time.


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#52 FirstTimeHomeCrier

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Posted 10 February 2017 - 10:56 AM

Well, haven't they only been selling units for like a week? 30% in a week is pretty darn fast for Victoria.

 

The Encore sold out quickly for Victoria, but that took months. I believe there is still one Escher unit on the market.

 

Verde Living in Esquimalt sold out within a month, I believe. The prices were fantastic, though (270k for a two bedroom, if I recall correctly). Lyra is more expensive (bigger units and neighbourhood make a difference), and I am guessing it won't sell out quite as fast. My inexpert observation is that more expensive units stay on sale much longer. The one unit left in Escher is a penthouse if I recally correctly, and well out of range for many buyers.



#53 Mike K.

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Posted 10 February 2017 - 01:36 PM

Lyra is also concrete, which commands a higher per-square foot cost.

 

The unit at Escher is great, for sure, but at $800k the buyer pool is definitely more limited. On the flip-side with their completion scheduled for March someone will have the opportunity to occupy a move-in-ready brand new unit, a relatively rarity in this market.


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#54 jonny

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Posted 10 February 2017 - 02:10 PM

Lyra is definitely not an entry level type building....more mid market to upscale, I'd say.



#55 Mike K.

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Posted 10 February 2017 - 02:19 PM

Yup, for sure.

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#56 MarkoJ

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Posted 22 April 2017 - 06:21 PM

I dropped by the site today and this is really coming along!

 

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Posted 22 April 2017 - 07:14 PM

I dropped by the site today and this is really coming along!

 

Looking good. Any idea if there will be another access point created off Rainbow Street to the Lyra? Right now the private lane up Rainbow Hill Rd seems inadequate to service that many new residents.


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#58 MarkoJ

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Posted 23 April 2017 - 02:10 PM

Looking good. Any idea if there will be another access point created off Rainbow Street to the Lyra? Right now the private lane up Rainbow Hill Rd seems inadequate to service that many new residents.

 

Not sure but residential buildings barely create any traffic....you are right that lane is very narrow especially towards the end.


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Posted 27 April 2017 - 04:37 PM

There was an erection onsite today.

 

The "Tower" section of the tower crane is now up. the Jib and counter jib slated for tomorrow.

Its a nice baby blue crane made form the remains of the JSB rail portion


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#60 sdwright.vic

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Posted 27 April 2017 - 04:57 PM

^Te-he... he said erection!

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