Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Coming to the Cross Roads

I've been out of the housing market for years. I had my chance a three years ago when I put an offer in on a condo across the street from where I presently live. The price for this one bedroom 725 square foot piece of heaven?? I offered $172,000 and they countered with $177,000. This seemed like a huge amount of money to me at the time so I passed, and my opportunity to be a home owner passed with it.

Yesterday, after a long day working a double shift, I arrived home and gathered my mail and noticed a flyer from a condo development that is going up on a very busy corner where I live. This undesirable corner is the gateway to downtown and the point where ambulances and fire trucks are allowed to have their sirens on. It's rush hour 24 hours a day here.

It's also three blocks from where I work so I gave it the once over.

The first thing I noticed about the flyer, is that it featured the one and only Patrick Brealey, as the suave savvy bachelor and presumably, target market.

Look closely at this photo which is the main image they are using to entice buyers...
Patrick Brealey For the Cross Roads in Vancouver
I could, go on and on about the subtlety of this image but I think it pretty much says absolutely everything it wanted to say. The print copy has some big leeks in an inset box with the words TASTE MEETS DESIRE written below for you slow learners out there.

The second thing that struck me about this flyer was the price. Priced from $390,000 for a one bedroom "home". Whaaaa?? Did I miss something? I mean, I know I missed the boat but had the market gone so crazy that they were marketing $400,000 suites to young single people?? Who are buying these places? No one I know. I don't know a single, single who could afford to lay down $400k for a one bedroom apartment. I'm pretty sure that struggling musician Patrick Brealey can't.

Help the poor boy out by going to see his show on May 25 at 9:30 at the Media Club.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

whats with those boobs... and what does that have to do with whole foods and a 4K 700 sq foot box!
lets all move out to the country

10:02 PM  
Blogger Marsillini said...

400K for a one bedroom? Whiskey Tango Foxtrot?!

10:05 PM  

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