“Shows much larger than the square footage” – “That’s good, because at 508 square feet, this place is only slightly larger than some of the bedrooms available in similarly-priced houses in other markets.”

“Vancouver — $688 Per Square Foot
This one-bedroom, one-bathroom corner unit in Vancouver’s Kitsilano neighbourhood “shows much larger than the square footage,” the realtor boasts. That’s good, because at 508 square feet, this place is only slightly larger than some of the bedrooms and living rooms available in similarly-priced houses in other markets. The condo boasts “gorgeous mountain views,” but it’ll cost you — $688 per square foot.”

– from ‘What $350K Will Buy You In These Canadian Markets’ slideshow, Huffington Post Canada, 24 Aug 2012

11 responses to ““Shows much larger than the square footage” – “That’s good, because at 508 square feet, this place is only slightly larger than some of the bedrooms available in similarly-priced houses in other markets.”

  1. 508SqFt! Luxury!… “Could be worse”…

    [AlJazeera] – China: Broken Dreams: Despite the country’s rapid economic growth, many young Chinese are growing disillusioned as they struggle to find jobs.

    …”Li Zhirui from China’s northeast is one of them. Home is an eight square metre space outside Beijing that costs 500 Chinese yuan per month, a quarter of his salary. He dreams of one day buying an apartment, but with average real estate prices in the capital soaring to more than 20,000 yuan per square metre, he could be in for a very long wait.

    He has already lost his fiancée, who dumped him when he refused to buy a second-hand car and an engagement ring. The experiences of Li and other ‘ant tribes’ resonate strongly with young Chinese and have spawned a popular song and a TV series called Struggle of the Ant Tribe.”…

    http://tinyurl.com/cf24txb

    • This could spawn the rise of Chinese Country Music.

      • Funny you should say that, Ralph…

        [NoteToEd: Understandably, TheParty has assigned a somewhat higher priority to ballistic missile R&D than it has to C&W music/HillBilly PSYOPS… but they’re workin’ on it.]

  2. Shows much larger than the square footage

    This seems to be common among Vancouver realtors, including Ian Watt: (in the description)

    Btw, where are the “gorgeous mountain views”. I see only another old wood-frame condo building.

  3. One more reason for me to shake the Vancouver dirt off my shoes and find much better cost of living vs job opportunity ratios pretty much anywhere else in North America.

  4. yes, it’s tiny, but at least it’s finished. The big price drops are occurring on the unfinished houses. Here you’ll find the ‘naked’ swimmers, too poor to even afford a speedo, as the tied goes out.

  5. Renters Revenge

    Noticed that whoever is living there right now can’t even afford a modern TV. 10sq ft used up just for the entertainment centre!

  6. okay……this is a fantastic blog….insightful, intelligent and timely comments BUT, I just about fell out of my chair with the Chinese country music piece. Keep it coming…the serious with the, well, you get it!!!!

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