U Condominiums: Tower 1 58% Sold
U CondominiumsÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â by Pemberton at Bay and St Mary’s is one of the projects that probably wishes they had a time machine and could launch their sales just a couple months earlier than they did. They started selling in the fall of last year, just weeks before the stock market crashed and there was a fundamental shift in the Toronto real estate market.
That being said, they are doing pretty well in terms of sales and definitely better than other projects that launched in the second half of 2008. 212 out of 366 units have been sold in the first tower to be released. That’s just under 60% sold. TD bank has told them they need to acheive 70% to secure their financing. That works out to roughly another 45 units to go. Don’t expect to see the second tower released any time soon. I wouldn’t be surprised if they don’t even release it at all in 2009.
Many of the prime units at U are now gone, and prices certainly have increased since the initial launch back in the fall, but there are many units still available. Prices for most are in the mid $600s per square foot. This number may seem high, but it is really not out of line with what is available and selling in the area. My own feeling is that over the long term, the Yorkville area centred at Bay and Bloor will remain one of the preeminent neighbourhoods in Toronto.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â
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