Comment 71676

By jason (registered) | Posted November 28, 2011 at 20:50:23 in reply to Comment 71669

We just moved from one side of Victoria Park to the other in Strathcona and our 32-foot lot here costs more than every 33-foot home listed in that Losani link above, and half of the 36-footers. Those are brand new, this is 100 years old. Dive a dozen blocks south of me into the middle of Kirkendall, or straight north to the Kinnell/Inchbury area and my home would fetch another $25-$75,000 than we paid here. We knew we could afford to move to most parts of the city thanks to the equity we earned on our little home on Strathcona North, but intentionally waited for several years for a slightly bigger home and lot to appear in this neighbourhood due to all of the walkability, greenspace and neighbourhood retail nearby on James, the Market and Locke. Basically, our choice came down to buying a home at the top of our price range downtown and remaining a one-car family, or lowering our purchase price range and becoming a 2-car family in an outlying area.

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