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NEWSVIEWSTHEEDGECHECKOUTGENWORTH.CA4GENWORTHCANADAFALL2O141.MICROCONDOSThemostanticipatedtrendinhigh-densitycitiesisthemicrocondo.Imagineatotallykitted-outspaceintheootprintoatypicalhotelroomjust300squareeetBuiltinresponsetoboomingrealestatepricesmicrocondosmakedowntownhomeownershipamoreaordableoptionorfrst-timebuyers.MicrocondoscompromiseonspacebutnotconveniencethinkdesignerMurphybedstackingwasherdryerandhiddenextracounterspace.3HOTTRENDSModerncondolivingisallaboutembracingthenewandurbane.Fromber-ecientfoorplanstoenvironmentallyresponsiblebuildingdesignstheollowingtrendsmaximizethepotentialothisversatilehousingoption.CONDOCONFIDENTIAL2.GREENBUILDINGSAccordingtoaNielsenCanada-widesurveyoattitudestowardgreenhomesCanadianswantgreenhomeswith82percentsayingtheydbewillingtopaymoreoraLEED-certifedhome.Toqualiybuildersuseenergy-efcientheatingandcoolingsystemslow-VOCpaintsandlow-Eargon-flledwindows.Additionalgreeneaturesincluderecyclingchutesenergy-savingmotion-sensorlightingprogrammableunitthermostatsenergy-efcientappliancesandamenitieslikerootopgardensandcoveredbikeparking.3.ULTRA-LUXURYCONDOSLimited-editioncondodevelopmentsboastprominentaddressesstarchitectcredibilityandthecachetthatcomeswithexclusivity.Theseultra-high-endresidencesoerthesquareootageoexecutivehomesinthe3000-square-ootrangewithjustoneortwoperhigh-riseoor.AlreadyabigtrendininternationalmetroareasincludingLondonParisNewYorkandMiamitheyrenowstartingtopingbothTorontosandVancouversrealestateradarstoo.