The big new thing is small

A Canadian developer says it has seen increased interest in its micro-condos as first-time buyers and young professionals seek affordable housing options.

Reliance Properties has been building more of the small units in British Columbia, following the well-established trend for compact living in in New York and London.

The company’s president Jon Stovell told Metro News that millennials in particular get the benefit of a smaller living space balanced against the proximity to downtown.

“The main amenity is the city itself," he said. "It’s a 300-square-foot condominium with a three-million-square-foot living room.”

Meanwhile, the Carrington Group recently launched its Vibe condos in Edmonton; despite concern over how well they would sell, the small units have proved a hit. 

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