NEXT: Noth­ing to ‘hide’

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“NEXT’s web­site is so trans­par­ent and easy to nav­i­gate — and they don’t have any­thing to hide,” says Peace. “All prices, floor plans, build­ing con­struc­tion, condo doc­u­ments and other le­gal in­for­ma­tion are there for po­ten­tial buy­ers to see.”

He pur­chased a 638-square-foot, one-bed­room unit in the project, which re­cently started pre-sales in late Fe­bru­ary.

He’s not the only buyer who wants to be in NEXT.

Since its launch, sales have been at a rate of about one per day, says a news re­lease from Bucci. That’s a to­tal of $18 mil­lion in sales in three months.

Prices for a stu­dio suite start at $166,707 and go up from there. One-bed­room and two-bed­room units are also avail­able.

The four-storey apart­ment will have 132 units in to­tal, with con­struc­tion ex­pected to start soon and a com­ple­tion date tar­geted to Jan­uary 2013.

The com­plex will sit on the hill­side be­tween Ed­mon­ton Trail and 4 Street N.E. at 7 Av­enue.

That lo­ca­tion was a big fac­tor in an­other buyer’s want list.

“This is my third home, all con­dos,” says 38-year-old Cindy Kauf­man.

“And I love the in­ner city. I cur­rently live in the same gen­eral area and love it — but this has even more ameni­ties closer by.”

A nearby gym, wine bar, pub, break­fast din­ers and parks are in the neigh­bour­hood.

“It’s a nice area that’s vi­brant with a lot of his­tory and nice shops and things to do,” says Kauf­man. “It’s still rel­a­tively close, so I can walk to work.”

It’s all about the con­ve­nience, she says.

“I have a very busy life and work sched­ule, and there — I can come and go and pay my condo fees and ev­ery­thing is done for me. It’s a beau­ti­ful thing.”

Kauf­man bought a twobed­room unit.

“I re­ally liked the dif­fer­ent sales ap­proach,” she says.

“There are no up­grades to be taken. In­stead they of­fer two stan­dard pack­ages and, if you can’t af­ford them, they down­grade from there — but the price was so great, I didn’t even need to con­tem­plate that.”

Ted Rhodes, Cal­gary Her­ald

The bed­room in the show suite of the NEXT pro­ject in Bridge­land.

Cour­tesy, Bucci De­vel­op­ments

An artist’s ren­der­ing of NEXT de­tail­ing the use of bal­conies and court­yard-like ar­eas and green spaces within the de­vel­op­ment.

Stu­art Gradon, Cal­gary Her­ald

Cindy Kauf­man’s unit is not far from her cur­rent in­ner-city condo.

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