Real estate sales in West Vancouver, Surrey, Vancouver, Terrace

Vancouver Sun September 11, 2010

1390 Ottawa Ave

Type: 4-bedroom, 2-bathroom, detached
Size: 3,068 sq. ft.
B.C. Assessment: $1.356 million
Listed for: $1.798 million
Sold for: $1.73 million
Sold on: June 24
Days on market: 67
Listing agent: John Jennings at Prudential Sussex Realty
Buyers agent: Julie Miller at Prudential Sussex Realty

The big sell: Five offers were received for this West Vancouver home with attractions that included a remodelled interior and a substantial 80-by-297-square-foot lot. The property’s open-plan layout showcases hardwood floors, designer paint colours, crown mouldings, a new CaesarStone kitchen island, new bathrooms, a Lennox two-zone heating and air filtration system, and a media room with a built-in speaker system and surround sound. Complementing the features of the house is the south-facing back garden, which has been beautifully landscaped and contains sandblasted concrete stairs that lead to a level lawn complete with enviable practice facilities for the sports enthusiast: a putting green, a pitcher’s mound and a lighted sports court.

14124 78th Avenue

Type: 5-bedroom, 3-bathroom, detached
Size: 2,310 sq. ft.
B.C. Assessment: $405,400
Listed for: $489,900
Sold for: $474,000
Sold on: June 21
Days on market: 7
Listing agent: Jerry Heed at Valley Pacific Realty Ltd.
Buyers agent: Sandeep Grewal and Sukh Sangha at Homelife Select Realty

The big sell: With the assistance of two open houses, this East Newton property sold the first weekend it was available. Built in 1977, it has undergone a series of updates including a new kitchen with new appliances, a hot water tank, laminate flooring, a new sundeck, easy care vinyl siding, and new garage doors. The generous-sized reception rooms on the upper main floor make for comfortable living and include an 18-by-15-square-foot living room and a 16-by-12-square-foot kitchen. A large, wraparound covered sundeck with mountain views ensures year-round enjoyment, as does the south-facing, newly-fenced back yard. In addition, there is a spacious 960-square-foot two-bedroom, above-ground mortgage-helper suite.

401 – 988 Richards

Type: 2-bedroom, 3-bathroom apartment
Size: 1,769 sq. ft.
B.C. Assessment: $934,000
Listed for: $1.085 million
Sold for: $1.08 million
Sold on: July 3
Days on market: 39
Listing agent: Lester Soo and Henry Fung of Sutton Group — West Coast Realty
Buyers agent: Su-Marie Baird at Dexter Associates Realty

The big sell: Yaletown’s Tribeca Lofts were built in 2006 and were inspired by Manhattan’s Chelsea neighbourhood loft designs. This unit boasts soaring 19-foot ceilings with expansive floor-to-ceiling windows, and two bedrooms with walk-in closets on the mezzanine level. The open design — a signature of most lofts — is a perfect vehicle to display the custom gourmet chef’s kitchen with appliances by Sub-Zero, Gaggenau and ASKO. It also includes a wine cooler, built-in coffee/cappuccino maker, steam and convection ovens, a nine-foot long kitchen island that seats seven people, and quartz stone countertops that are framed by sleek white glass cabinet fronts and a glass backsplash. Engineered exotic Brazilian lyptus hardwood floors flow through the entire loft.

4808 Straume

Type: 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom, detached
Size: 2,236 sq. ft.
B.C. Assessment: $159,100
Listed for: $179,900
Sold for: $175,000
Sold on: Aug 17
Days on market: 12
Listing agent: John Evans and Kelly Bulleid at RE/MAX of Terrace
Buyers agent: Dave Materi at RE/MAX of Terrace

The big sell: According to listing agent John Evans, the selling points for this Terrace home included its choice location near schools and downtown, a quick possession date, a competitive price, some recent renovations that included new flooring, a four-piece family bathroom, a new furnace and fresh paint. The property is in the heart of the Horseshoe area of town, with a lot that measures 65 by 132 square feet, providing the buyers the opportunity to construct a shop in the back yard. Evans says that house prices have stabilized since dropping approximately 10 per cent from last year’s prices, with the majority of interest for Terrace real estate coming from local buyers or those who have transferred to the area for job opportunities.

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