The COVID-19 pandemic has undoubtedly altered the way that we shop, even for real estate. From virtual open houses to socially-distanced showings, purchasing a home in the midst of the coronavirus has meant less in-person interaction and more time spent online. Thanks to technology and intuitive design, however, homebuyers don’t have to sacrifice interaction when shopping around.

Recently, BuzzBuzzHome implemented a virtual tour feature on their listings that allows new construction shoppers to explore upcoming developments from the comfort of their home, without the need for a physical sales centre visit.

Here are a handful of condominium and townhome projects from across the Greater Vancouver Area that you can now tour online on BuzzBuzzHome.

1. Bordeaux

Location: Burnaby
Developer: Solterra Group of Companies
Status: Selling, construction
Priced from: $574,900 to over $1,528,900

Located just south of the Willingdon Avenue and Lougheed Highway intersection, on the cusp of the Brentwood neighbourhood, this 23-storey condo and townhouse community is expected to reach completion by next summer.

Designed by GBL Architects, Bordeaux touts a stylish concrete and glass exterior featuring contemporary fritted glass and punch-out sections. Inside, quartz kitchen countertops and full-height windows complete these luxury residences, alongside convenient USB charging outlets and imported Italian bathroom cabinetry.

If you’re looking to experience some of the interior features of this future condo tower in the third dimension, the latest virtual tour gives you a glimpse into the presentation centre.

2. Chateau Laurier


Location: Vancouver
Developer: Landa Global Properties
Status: Selling, complete
Priced from: $2,480,000 to $4,180,000

Brought to you by the developers of Cascade City, this boutique project offers 11 exclusive luxury residences in Shaughnessy.

Featuring designs by Sublime Interiors, Chateau Laurier boasts timeless European sophistication inside and out. Glass tile backsplashes and Wonder Grey marble countertops are paired with Wolf appliances and under-cabinet lighting in the kitchens, while Caesarstone quartz vanities and free-standing soaker tubs create relaxing master ensuites.

Take a deep dive into the luxury offerings of Chateau Laurier by exploring the interiors via the online tour.

3. Duet Cityhomes

Location: Coquitlam
Developer: Adera Development Corporation and Adera
Status: Selling, construction
Priced from: TBA

Situated in Burquitlam across the street from the edge of the Simon Fraser University campus, Duet CityHomes is an exclusive collection of just 60 garden and two-storey townhome residences.

With floorplans ranging from 453 to 1,029 square feet, each of the homes showcases a signature rooftop lanai, the perfect spot for soaking up the sun or hosting outdoor gatherings in view of Burnaby Mountain. Handy underground parking and lockers provide at-home convenience, along with the children’s play area and designated bike storage.

To sample Duet’s contemporary designs, take a gander at the presentation centre virtual tour.

4. Main & Twentieth

Location: Vancouver
Developer: Landa Global Properties
Status: Selling, complete
Priced from: $699,900 to over $799,900

Construction recently wrapped up on this mid-rise condominium building in South Main.

A compilation of one-bedroom, two-bedroom and loft suites, Main & Twentieth features contemporary building design by Yamamoto Architecture Inc., including the incorporation of an open-air courtyard in the centre of the structure. Touting engineered hardwood flooring, large windows and multi-use spaces, the residences are constructed with efficiency and flexibility in mind.

You can take an online tour of this newly-finished building to view Main & Twentieth’s features in action.

5. Wembley

Location: Richmond
Developer: Citimark, Western Construction and Peterson Group
Status: Selling, complete
Priced from: $808,800 to over $1,088,800

Positioned just north of Richmond Nature Park, Wembley is a master-planned community of 109 townhomes.

From its east Richmond location, this collection is within a short distance of everyday essentials, including parks, pharmacies and schools. You’re also not far from some of the area’s most popular big retailers, like IKEA and the CF Richmond Centre. A quick drive brings you directly to the Vancouver-Blaine Highway and East-West Connector for easy commuting to Vancouver, Delta, Vancouver International Airport and beyond.

You can now preview Plan G, a three-bedroom-plus-den floorplan, in the Wembley collection online.

6. Founders Block South

Location: North Vancouver
Developer: Anthem
Status: Registration, construction
Priced from: TBA

Spread over 56 townhouse units, Founders Block South offers spacious, multi-bedroom residences spanning 1,974 to 2,208 square feet. Surrounded by lush landscaping, these move-in ready homes provide the convenience of lock-off suites and spacious open-concept layouts. The Scandinavian-inspired interiors show off designer colour palettes and wood accents, matched with integrated appliances and engineered hardwood flooring.

Have a look at Plan A, a three-bedroom-plus-den floorplan with 2,074 square feet of space, now available to virtually tour.

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