Nice. We, too, own an infill in Bonnie Doon just off of Whyte Ave. We quite like it, although there is a bit of an issue with one corner of the garage and a sinking slab that we are probably going to need to address down the road with the builder. Other than that, it has been great. In the future, we will look at a detached and hopefully something with a garage suite for an income stream. We like having our basement for our usage, so don't think a basement suite would work for us. We almost bought a duplex in King Edward with a rooftop patio - there are days we regret it, but at the same time, the longer term maintenance may have been higher for that type of roof system. They also rushed the basement after the fact as it was unfinished through the original builder and the realtor did a sloppy job.We ended up buying this one instead. We are in our low twenties, so most infill was unaffordable. We really wanted a basement suite as a lot of friends rent, so we wanted a space we could rent for cheaper to friends to help them out and help us a bit with the mortgage too.
It's tough when all our friends only want to buy in like Edgemont cause it's all they can afford, or because you can get way more space for cheaper. But it doesn't seem sustainable for our city to keep sprawling. We are 2 blocks from the Sherwood stop on the future west line, so we hope to never need a 2nd car.
We had hoped to live downtown, but the 20 year financial impact was too much. Buying an infill with a suite will help us so much more financially. Wish edmontons condo market was more stable and less risky.
Anyone else own an infill? How have you found it compared to other housing options?
It was really interesting that you could tell just by looking at finishings which were the good and poor builds.