As some of you already know, I’m gingerly looking into purchasing some real estate to perhaps live in. The once “crazy hot” real estate market in the Lower Mainland has cooled off somewhat to a level I can only describe as only “hot” now.

Over the weekend, I saw a brand new one-bedroom condo in New West that was the first place that was reasonably priced. For $232K, it’s well within my price range but it’s a tad small at 562 sq. feet. Also, the view from all the windows in the place face the loading docks of Royal Columbian hospital. There’s also a weirdly angled wall in the living room which you’re forced to place your flat panel TV on since that’s where the cable hookup is. The bedroom is tiny as well which forces you to put your bed in a single position. The saving grace is perhaps the kitchen which is roomy, with nice cabinets, counter tops, and black appliances.

Just because its the first reasonably priced place doesn’t mean I’ll be putting in an offer anytime soon. The search continues.

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