QUÉBEC CITY, Feb. 19, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Groupe immobilier SMB and its partner Fonds immobilier de solidarité FTQ today announced the start of construction and marketing of phase three of the Hameau Saint-Jacques project in Québec City.
This third phase of this development, located near Chauveau Park, will consist of three buildings with a total of 21 townhouses, including 14 with 2 storeys and 7 with 3 storeys. Basements that can accommodate two extra bedrooms as well as a family room, the peace of mind that comes with condo ownership and garages are some of the features of this project that enhance the value of each unit.
"We're happy to launch phase 3 and improve what the project has to offer. At the request of many customers, 8 of the 14 townhouses in this new phase will have basement garages. With its top-quality materials and interior design, Hameau Saint-Jacques also offers a setting that is steeped in nature and close to the city, providing the best of both worlds," said Sylvain Tremblay, President of Groupe immobilier SMB.
"Our partner is well aware that townhouses appeal to many different types of buyers. According to a survey1 conducted in October in Québec City on the intention to buy or sell a property, 44% of 18-34 year-olds plan to buy a home in the next five years. They are sensitive to prices, which is the first criterion that will determine how soon they will be able to purchase a property (61% of respondents). However, besides price, buyers aged 55 and over choose a property based on proximity to services - stores, restaurants, recreation, hospitals (59%), neighbourhood safety (38 %) and access to parks and green spaces (26 %). In terms of meeting these criteria, Hameau Saint-Jacques fares very well, which is why it attracts a varied clientele," said Normand Bélanger, President and CEO of the Fonds immobilier de solidarité FTQ.
Strategically located on the banks of the Saint-Charles River, Hameau Saint-Jacques is geared to nature lovers, offering direct access to bicycle and walking trails yet also just minutes from the Galeries de la Capitale and the Lebourgneuf business area. Once completed, the project will consist of 7 buildings with 15 condos and 40 two- or three-storey townhouses, each with a private backyard.
Hameau Saint-Jacques at Salon Expo habitat Québec
February 20 to February 24, 2019
Hameau Saint-Jacques sales office
5937 Saint-Jacques Boulevard
Québec City, QC, G2C 1M5
Tel.: 581 986-3682
Open house – Saturday, March 2 and Sunday, March 3
About Construction SMB Inc.
Founded in 1992, Construction SMB is a residential developer and contractor committed to building high-quality custom homes. The company has built itself an enviable reputation and is today an industry leader in Québec. Construction SMB has built over 2,500 homes – mainly in the Québec City area – and has several projects underway: Sentiers du boisé in Charlesbourg, Domaine de l'amiral in Val-Bélair and Place de la Valériane in Saint-Augustin-des-Desmaures. www.constructionsmb.com
About Fonds immobilier de solidarité FTQ
The Fonds immobilier de solidarité FTQ promotes economic growth and employment in Québec by strategically investing in profitable and socially responsible real estate projects in partnership with other industry leaders. It backs residential, office, commercial, institutional and industrial projects of all sizes across Québec. At December 31, 2018, the Fonds immobilier had 52 projects in progress, 69 properties under management, 1.5 million square feet of land slated for development and $82 million allocated to affordable, social and community housing. The Fonds immobilier is a member of the Canada Green Building Council.
1 Web survey on real estate buying and selling intentions in Québec conducted between October 4 and October 18, 2018 by Léger for the APCHQ, FCIQ and Fonds immobilier de solidarité FTQ. Random sample of 6,931 French- and English-speaking Quebecers aged 18 and over, margin of error ±1.18%, 19 times out of 20.
SOURCE Groupe immobilier SMB
For further information: Josée Lagacé, Communications and Marketing Director, Fonds immobilier de solidarité FTQ, Tel.: 514 847-5710 / [email protected]