By Condo Culture
Are we in winter or are we in spring? A few weeks ago we saw a massive disagreement between groundhogs across the nation and now we’re starting to see why. What a week! No one, apparently even the weather forecast, knows where this weather is going but the one thing that’s for certain is we’re starting to see signs of the market heating up. While it may be early for an official spring announcement, we’re definitely starting to see signs of spring fever with some great deals out there in the local condo market and some units even selling with multiple offers.
This week we’re checking out 4 new listings that have just hit the market that are perfect for first time buyers or parents of first time buyers who are concerned about future affordability and want to help give their kids a kick start and enable them to get onto the property ladder and before things really heat back up.
Whether you’re single and looking for a unit just for yourself, a unit with a mortgage helper that provides additional income via a second bedroom, or a couple looking for your first new place together with space to work from home, these awesome spaces will have you cruising Insta and creating a Pinterest board with everything you need to call one of these places home.
This 1 bedroom unit at Circa 1877 is a show stopper. Located on King Street just south of Uptown Waterloo and beside the uber popular Bauer District, this light and airy space is the perfect place to call home for a young single or couple. The colour palette through this suite is spot on with beautiful white walls and light wood accents that create the perfect balance between modern design and warmth.
But where this unit really shines is through the building and location. Located a short walk from Uptown Waterloo and countless cafes and restaurants as well as the northbound and southbound Allen Street LRT Station, this unit is located in the centre of it all and surely a location that will only continue to grow and thrive over time. Check out the full listing below and do a walk-by for yourself. If you have trouble finding it, give us a shout or look for the iconic gorilla out front holding a cell phone - you won’t miss it and definitely can’t afford to miss out on this stylin’ starter.
While you’re admiring the gorilla out front of Circa 1877, check out this spacious 1 bedroom unit with additional space that makes room for functional storage or a new desk to WFH. As you all know, we’re as obsessed with design as we are real estate and this unit really pulls on our heart strings. This unit feels like a model suite with a great layout and design aesthetic that makes you want to move right in.
And just like the unit above, you and your partner will feel right at home whether in the your condo itself or taking advantage of one of the many amenities this building has to offer that has made it so sought after. Are there days where you’re both working from home? No worries, in addition to the space in the unit itself, you can also take advantage of what is arguably one of the best in-building co-working areas in the Region right now. And we hope you both work hard while you’re there because when you live here you’ll definitely be playing hard too. Get ready for laps and lounging in your new pool, hanging out in the super cool indoor/outdoor lounge, barbecuing poolside and getting fit in the on-site fitness centre and yoga studio. Hosting friends or family? There’s even an in-building guest suite where they can crash overnight. If all this doesn’t get you excited to jump on this unit and onto the property ladder, we don’t know what will!
So you’re a couple looking to spread your wings a little with a little more space and the ultimate work-from-home set-up or maybe even a nursery at some point? Or a savvy single looking to drive some additional income and a roommate to help with mortgage payments? This 2 bedroom unit will have you living your best life in Uptown Waterloo. It comes equipped with a spectacular kitchen that’s sure to bring out the cook in nearly anyone with a full size range and huge island perfect for entertaining. Fresh cheeses, meats, seafood and vegetables are literally right outside your door at Vincenzo’s setting you up for the perfect charcuterie with friends at the island or romantic dinner in.
But don’t set your ambitions too high in the kitchen, we’re not sure you’re going to be doing much cooking anyways when you’ve got so many great restaurants like The Bauer Kitchen, Red House, Watami, TRIO and so many others literally outside your door or within short walking distance. Check them out for yourself, the restaurant scene in Uptown Waterloo is heating up and we think you’re going to love it.
Suite 2002 @ Garment Street Condos
Ok so you work in tech or at a company located in DTK and you’re looking for a first investment and place to live that will get you rocking on the property ladder sooner than later? Check out this gorgeous 2 bedroom unit located at the very popular Garment Street Condos in the heart of the Innovation District in Downtown Kitchener. This area is just booming with growth with a number of major employers and new developments going up all around you. Not to mention easy LRT access and the future GO Station and transit hub a short walk away, creating the perfect recipe for rental potential and future growth. But it’s not just the location that has us so amped on this unit. Garment Street Condos is the flagship tower in this development and this building has a ton of amenities right onsite including a fitness centre, meeting room, theatre and an absolutely massive outdoor terrace complete with a gorgeous pool that only adds to the appeal here.
But you can’t be high on life without being high on style. White kitchens get us every time and the attention to detail here make it one you have to see in-person to truly appreciate. The perfect tone of the white cabinetry contrasted with black hardware, zero radius under mount sink, backsplash and marble countertops make this modern unit a timeless classic. Check out the pics and 3D tour of this unit below but take it from us when we say the only way to fully appreciate this space and its amazing views is book a tour with us and see it in-person.