Hot Properties: The ones to watch in 2023

By Marlene Eisner
January 19, 2023

Welcome to 2023. If you are looking for a new home in the new year, we've got you covered. Below is a curated collection of a range of pre-sale homes to suit a variety of budgets and lifestyles.


Home type: Condominium
Developer: Hon Developments
On the map: Vancouver
Info: Featuring one, - two- and three-bedroom concrete residences in Kerrisdale, 5656 Balaclava is a serenely elegant presence on a quiet, established street. A deep, green courtyard sets residences back from Balaclava Street, filling homes with light and bringing the beauty of nature into each day. Register now.


Home type: Highrise
Developer: Cadillac Fairview and SHAPE
On the map: Richmond
Info: This 27-acre master-planned community builds on the energy that lives at CF Richmond Centre, with world-class homes and amenities anchored by Richmond’s first retail high street and public plaza. Homes are designed with kitchens boasting an integrated chef-style wall oven and gas cooktop by Gaggenau, a pre-eminent manufacturer of luxury kitchen appliances, plus open-concept floorplans and durable, natural European laminate flooring throughout (except bathrooms). Register now.


Home type: Condominiums
Developer: Brivia Group
On the map: Vancouver
Info: CURV will be the tallest passive house structure in the world. Located in the heart of Vancouver, and at the highest point of downtown, this is a revolution in sustainable urban living. With the extraordinary ability to harness its own energy, ultra-filter air and soften sound, Curv emanates the blissful feeling of living at the height of now. Register now.


Home type: High-rise condominums
Developer: Land Global Properties
On the map: Surrey
Info: Sleek, stylish and smart, Lucent is a landmark 26-storey tower of studio, one- two- and three-bedroom homes filled with features in Surrey City Centre with more than 23,800 sq. ft. of indoor and outdoor amenities. Lucent is part of a vibrant, walkable downtown neighbourhood with shops, groceries, restaurants, universities and parks, with Surrey Central and Gateway SkyTrain stations just steps from home. Register today.


Home type: Townhomes, condominiums
Developer: Infinity Properties
On the map: Abbotsford
Info: A master-planned community, the Rail District will see the emergence of five new family-oriented neighbourhoods: Railside, Hillside, Brickyard, Ridgeline, and The Rail Plaza. Each neighbourhood will feature townhomes, condos, retail and/or office space with access to the brand-new Rail Trail, making this area even more walkable. These well-connected neighbourhoods will reflect the unique characteristics of the land, its history, and its contemporary amenities. Register now.


Home type: Highrise condominium, townhomes
Developer: ML Emporio
On the map: Surrey
Info: Sequoia is a 36-storey tower with homes ranging from one,- two- and three-bedroom condominiums plus six exclusive two-bedroom townhomes located in Surrey’s West Village. The adjacent West Village park seamlessly extends to the exclusive 20,000-sq. ft. Sequoia Club, where at Level 9 there is a formal dining room and entertainment kitchen with eclipse doors to a landscaped terrace with barbecue area, al fresco dining, a kids’ playground and an urban garden. Register now.


Home type: Highrise condo
Developer: SHAPE Properties
On the map: Burnaby
Info: Tower Six at the Amazing Brentwood consists of 369 homes with unobstructed views of the Vancouver Skyline, Burrard Inlet or the North Shore Mountains. Meticulously curated to create a lifestyle that offers unparalleled sophistication, convenience and amenities, Tower Six will be The Amazing Brentwood’s most exclusive, most boutique residence. Ideally located north of Lougheed Highway and minutes from SFU and BCIT. Register now.


Home type: Condominiums
Developer: SHAPE Properties
On the map: Burnaby
Info: The City of Lougheed is Canada’s largest new master-planned community with best-in-class homes, hundreds of new shops and restaurants, parks, plazas and a new transit exchange, all in an area of 16 city blocks. The towers at The City of Lougheed will feature a palette of quality materials and West Coast detailing. Each one-, two- and three-bedroom home has an open-plan design and expansive terraces with views of downtown Vancouver, Burnaby Lake, Simon Fraser University, Mount Baker and the North Shore mountains. Register now.


Home type: Townhomes
Builder: Gramercy
On the map: South Surrey
Info: Spanning an incredible city block, The Loop is a carefully designed community within a community in the heart of South Surrey, offering two-, three- and four-bedroom townhomes in a lush, tree-filled setting. When you step inside a Gramercy home, know that every element has been designed around you, with spaces that are both beautiful and functional. Register now.


Home type: Condominiums, townhomes
Developer: Grosvenor
On the map: Vancouver
Info: The Pacific’s architecture reflects a desire for quiet sophistication that commands attention without extravagance. On the tower’s north and south façades a sleek curtain of floor-to-ceiling windows lends a clean, elegant finish. On the east and west façades, deep balconies in shades of white and grey create a sense of movement and texture from afar and below. Refined materials inside each home include wide-plank engineered hardwood flooring and natural stone. Register now.


Home type: Single-family and rowhomes
Developer: Foxridge Homes
On the map: Langley
Info: Phase 3, three- to six-bedroom single-family and non-strata rowhomes now available. Inspired interiors include large windows, laminate flooring on the main level and handset ceramic tile on the bathroom and laundry room floors. Primary ensuites have a frameless glass shower and a free-standing tub (plan specific), while kitchens have soft-close cabinets with under-cabinet lighting and a stainless-steel appliance package. Register now.

About Marlene Eisner

Marlene Eisner is an award-winning print and online editor and journalist. She has written on many topics including new homes and condos in Montreal, Ottawa and Vancouver, and has been the editor for numerous magazines and newspapers in Quebec and Ontario.

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