Cool & Interesting Real Estate Stuff

Feb. 29, 2024

Vancouver special

Yesterday I was told about a house style I hadn't heard of before, called a Vancouver special. These houses were built in the Vancouver area, mostly between the mid 60's and mid 80's.

They are 2 storey, boxy houses, built on grade, with low pitched roofs, and a balcony on the 2nd floor. Pretty cool!

Feb. 22, 2024

Condo Floor Layout Posters

I find it very helpful when a condo building has floor layout posters mounted near the elevator on each level; not only does it show the building layout, it also gives an idea as to the size differences between apartments

Feb. 15, 2024

7 Picton Street Pool Room

The pool room at the 7 Picton Street condo building here in London is pretty amazing 😀

Feb. 8, 2024

Elevator Lobby Button

Where's the lobby button? Can't find it anywhere 😄 From a condo building I was recently showing an apartment in.

Feb. 1, 2024

Royal Connaught Condominiums

Some great views from the Royal Connaught condo building in Hamilton. The Royal Connaught was originally a high end hotel, opening in 1916. In 2004, the hotel went into receivership, and by 2014 the building started being converted into condominiums.

Posted in Balcony Views
Jan. 25, 2024

Fire Sprinkler in Shower

I'm glad this shower had a fire sprinkler for safety 😂

Jan. 18, 2024

Unstable House in Hamilton

This house under construction on Ferrie Street in Hamilton has been flagged as being unstable, and the street was closed off for safety while the structure gets stabilized by the city. I was there last weekend, so just had to stop by and see if for myself

Jan. 11, 2024

views from 330 Ridout

Views from a higher floor at 330 Ridout, to the East, South, and a bit to the North. You can see the new buildings being constructed downtown, and also the new Ridout bridge

Posted in Balcony Views
Jan. 4, 2024

Old Newspapers

Occasionally I see old newspapers when I'm showing houses; this 1941 newspaper was in a St. Thomas house

Dec. 28, 2023

Queens Ave Hallways

Did you know the condo buildings at 285 Queens, 275 Queens, and 440 Wellington, here in London, are connected to each other by enclosed, elevated hallways? Here are some views from one of the hallways.