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Jewel II at Central Park Burnaby Condos
Brentwood Affinity Tower Two Condos
McGregor Townhomes South Slopes Burnaby

New Burnaby Condo Pre-Sale
Luna Condos
Bella Homes
High Gate Ridge Homes
Sevens on Royal Oak
Watercolours Condos
Royal Gardens Homes
Panacasa Condos

Essence High-Rise
Silhouette Lougheed
Motif at Citi

Kingsgate Gardens
Perspectives Condos
Altaire UniverCity
Axis Condos
Cadence Townhome
Espirit Living
Silhouette Condos
Terramor Homes
Jewel MetroTown Boffo
MacPherson Walk
West at HighGate Village

GREEN by Adera
MacPherson Walk West
Luxe Living Condos

Brentwood Gate Real Estate
The Varley Apartments
The Fitzgerald
MacDonald House
Thomson House
The Harris Brentwood
Group of Seven

Anmore Property
Crystal Creek Homes
Ridgewood Estates
Chartwell Green Lots

Resale Burnaby Condominiums
One Madison Avenue

Belvedere City
Clarke House at Central Park
Deer Lake Heights
Metro Pointe
Canyon Woods Townhomes
Sky Point
GREEN by Adera
UniverCity Community

One University Crescent at SFU UniverCity
Botanica Condos & Townhomes
Hub at UniverCity SFU
Oakterra Condos
Axis Living

Legacy Towers
Montage Condos
Mondeo Living
Norfolk Terrace
Decorus Townhomes
Tramonto Condos

Sandlewood Homes

Burnaby Condo Projects Cancellation or Canceled
Delayed Brunaby Real Estate Developments on Hold
Burnaby Project Delays and Problems Plus Real Estate Auction Sales

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Burnaby Real Estate Offerings in the Pre-Sales and Recently Completed Markets
The City of Burnaby has always been considered as a prime place to purchase a new home whether you are a new homebuyer or someone looking to downsize. With a great location that is close to downtown Vancouver and other parts of the Lower Mainland (without having to cross bridges), Burnaby real estate has taken off both in terms of capital appreciation in addition to the number of new pre-sales Burnaby condo and townhome developments you see everywhere in the city. So why is real estate in Burnaby pre-construction properties in so much demand where other cities have seen a drop in housing starts? The answer to the key in Burnaby rela estate's success is due to many factors.

Why wouldn't you consider purchasing Burnaby property?
For many years, Burnaby lagged behind the City of Vancouver in many different categories of sales prices, new housing development starts and neighbourhoods that people and families want to live in. With the recent increase in property values across the Lower Mainland, both residents and real estate investors have turned their sights to Burnaby property for many reasons. Considered to be much more affordable, a simple comparison between a downtown Vancouver condo and that in a Burnaby real estate development will reveal that the price per square footage would almost always be at least 30% cheaper if not up to 50% more affordable. With many new Burnaby real estate developers coming into the market, there has been great competition amongst these builders to add features that rival those of luxury downtown apartment suites. However, as indicated above, homebuyers purchasing in teh Burnaby real estate property market will be spending a lot less on their condominium or townhome or new single family home when you see the numbers. This is very attractive for first time home buyer which include young couples and families that are growing and need more space. Burnaby property has forever been undervalued, and now, many home owners here in Burnaby are seeing their real estate values rise much quicker than anywhere else in teh Lower Mainland. Burnaby presents a great option for downsizers as well. With plenty of inventory in pre-sales condos and pre-construction Burnaby townhome markets, empty nesters who want to be close the city but not in it will find many different alternatives to choose from. Spacious 2 bedroom condos or three bedroom pre-sales Burnaby townhomes are their favourite choices, with many people affordable at $400 per square foot or lower depending on where you buy.

What sort of housing types does Burnaby real estate offer?
Many home owners and homebuyers are surprised when they see the recent developments in Burnaby. A large portion of all housing starts in this beautiful city of parks, festivals and green space are pre-sales Burnaby condo tower residences, either high-rise or mid-rise buildings and most built of concrete and steel construction, which will last more than a generation or two. Of course, with any pre-sales Burnaby condo, most developers will allow for simple assignments of contracts, just in case you and your family decide to purchase another before the first is complete. The real estate Burnaby market is very hot, and therefore, developers see this and provide plenty of different housing types to the prospective home buyer that may include larger residences such as townhomes or pre-construction townhouses, as well as single family detached homes in master planned communities which are becoming much more popular as growing families need more space. In some cases, larger properties in Burnaby will provide a mix of different styles of housing and will mix smaller condo apartment suites with larger townhomes and even family homes in teh same master planned neighbourhood. This provides a great mix of people and family types to there growing areas. Burnaby real estate is divided into different areas as well. The most notable being Metrotown Burnaby where much of the initial construction of pre-sales condominiums and apartments have taken place. This has now spread to many of the SkyTrain nodes that include Edmonds Station as well as HighGate Village in South Burnaby, Deer Lake, Willingdon and many more. It is believed that more than fifty per cent of all new pre-sales condos in the Lower Mainland will be developed in Burnaby and New Westminster in the next five years, of which Burnaby will take its fair share of that significant number.

Some Awesome Burnaby Property Developments on the Go
When you look at how far Burnaby real estate has come, these new master planned townhome communities and high-rise residential towers will seem even more magnificent because of their location and price. Some of the most notable new Burnaby property developments include Luxe Living, Altaire Condos, HIghGate Village Bella Homes, Motif at Citi in North Burnaby, Macpherson Walk, Legacy Towers, Jewel which is coming soon, GREEN Burnaby, Esprit Living, West at HIghGate Village, Silhouette Condos, Perspective Condominium Towers and many more. Just think about it: location that is just minutes from downtown Vancouver, close to SkyTrain and other transportation nodes, booming economy and a large in migration. Burnaby real estate is hot and it will remain at the top of the list of any property investor for years to come.

So, your next steps are to review some of these new presales Burnaby real estate condo developments and townhouse communities before embarking on your weekend trips to presentation centres and diplay suites. You can rest assure that the Burnaby new condos and pre-construction townhouses will be simply more affordable, a better bargain/value, and larger than the downtown Vancouver counter parts. Whether you are moving in or renting out, the new Burnaby pre-sales property market is burgeoning as the long term demand is there and the price is right.

Community Snapshot: Live Large in North Burnaby / Brentwood Neighbourhood
By Susan B for the Metro News: Situated in North Burnaby at the intersection of Lougheed Highway and Willingdon, Brentwood real estate is a neighbourhood that is going up – way up. Once a somewhat sleepy pocket of established, single family homes with some not so bad local shopping, Brentwood real estate is now home to an extensive collection of city savvy high-rise condo towers. Recent years have seen the arrival of big box giants like Office Depot, Winners, Save on Foods, Cactus Club, and Milestones, to complement the new offerings at a fully refurbished Brentwood Town Centre. Commuters are increasingly dropping the expense of a second car, turning instead to the less then 20 minutes Skytrain ride into downtown Vnacouver from the Burnaby Brentwood real estate community. Add in easy access to outdoor recreation, SFU and BCIT, and it’s a combination of convenience and style that’s proving popular with a diverse range of Brentwood Burnaby home buyers and real estate investors. Apartments in Brentwood neighbourhood – both new and resale, are clearly in the driver’s seat for Brentwood’s residential real estate market. Only 13 houses and seven townhouses (several with all the signs of being assignment sales of new product) were listed at press time. For most, however, it’s the allure of maintenance free condo lifestyle that’s most attractive. Heavyweight real estate developers in the Brentwood Burnaby property community including Polygon (Waterscapes), Qualex-Landmark (Luxe), Millennium Groiup (OMA – One Madison Avenue) and Embassy Developments (Legacy) are jumping on board with sleek, sophisticated architecture, interiors decked with all the bells and whistles, plus lavish amenities packages. Think way behind a few pieces of exercise equipment- these are typically full on fitness cetnres, podium level mini parks with features like putting greens and lap pools, and entertainment facilities ranging from lounges to multimedia rooms with a capacity of two dozen or more. Ledingham McAllister’s 10 acre master planned community of Brentwood Gate real estate in Burnaby proved so popular the company is already marketing a new condo tower, Perspectives at Brentwood Gate, just across the street. Adjacent to brentwood Mall, Brentwood Gate real estate community in Burnaby also dared to stand out by offering six low-rise buildings in addition to the 27 storey Fitzgerald tower, making these the only new low-rise condominiums built in Brentwood Burnaby property market for a number of years. “Demand for these homes has been so strong we are selling three years ahead of our anticipated release,” says Manuela, Ledingham McAllister’s senior vice president of sales and marketing.