NEXT: Nothing to ‘hide’
“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.”
The bedroom in the show suite of the NEXT project in Bridgeland.
An artist’s rendering of NEXT detailing the use of balconies and courtyard-like areas and green spaces within the development.
Cindy Kaufman’s unit is not far from her current inner-city condo.