Real estate sales in Burnaby, Surrey, Vancouver and Fernie

Vancouver Sun April 30, 2011

4657 Victory Street, Burnaby

Type: 3-bedroom, 1-bathroom detached
Size: 1,021 sq. ft.
B.C. Assessment, 2011: $691,300
Listed for: $788,000
Sold for: $868,800
Sold on: March 8
Days on market: 6
Listing agent: Leslie Gray at Sutton Group – West Coast Realty
Buyers agent: Bonney Bao at Royal Pacific Realty (Kingsway)

The big sell: This 1935 bungalow has numerous pluses: the living space is on one level, the rooms are spacious and the property is in a central location with Metrotown, the SkyTrain, Crystal Mall and schools and parks within walking distance. Other attractions come in the form of the quiet neighbourhood, the treed outlook and the 60-by-106-foot south-facing flat lot that could provide future development possibilities. All this generated seven offers, with the winning bid coming in at more than $80,000 over the asking price. According to listing agent Leslie Gray, South Burnaby is fast becoming a serious contender for those buyers who have been priced out of nearby Richmond.

16316 92nd Avenue, Surrey

Type: 8-bedroom, 7-bathrooms, detached
Size: 5,403 sq. ft.
B.C. Assessment, 2011: $936,000
Listed for: $970,000
Sold for: $948,000
Sold on: March 16
Days on market: 69
Listing agent: Dennis Fung at Homelife Benchmark Realty
Buyers agent: Suki Bahi at Sutton Group – West Coast Realty

The big sell: Everything about this property is large, from the 12,414-square-foot lot to the twostorey family room. In fact, this home features plenty of room to fill any family’s requirements. Built in 2006 in Surrey’s Fleetwood/Tynehead neighbourhood, the house boasts eight bedrooms and six full bathrooms over three levels. The result? A flexible floor plan that includes a guest suite on the main floor, a gourmet kitchen with butler’s pantry and spice kitchen, a master suite with private deck that showcases the mountain and valley views, two additional spacious bedrooms with ensuites, and a large den. As well, the fully finished basement comprises a games room, hobby room, further bedrooms and a 23-by-18-foot recreation room. There is parking for six vehicles and the southern-exposed back yard has a deck.

#1004 -1616 Bayshore Drive, Vancouver

Type: 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom apartment
Size: 1,257 sq. ft.
B.C. Assessment, 2011: $930,000
Listed for: $999,900
Sold for: $990,000
Sold on: March 12
Days on market: 2
Listing agent: Holly Wood at RE/MAX Masters Realty
Buyers agent: Thomas Spencer at Royal Pacific Realty Corp.

The big sell: The story of the sale of this Coal Harbour condo would be a compelling tale for those who believe fate plays a hand in the direction our lives take. The buyers happened to walk past listing realtor Holly Wood’s agents’ open house and found themselves looking at exactly the type of property that they had been searching for. The Bayshore Gardens waterfront home has oak hardwood flooring, crown moulding and floor-to-ceiling windows framing the spectacular westerly views of the marina, Stanley Park and the seawall. The kitchen features a Sub-Zero fridge and wine bar, Bosch gas cooktop and dishwasher, and two eating areas. The master ensuite has a double sink with marble countertop, a soaker tub and separate shower with Kohler fixtures and heated floors. The building has 24-hour concierge, a gym, sauna, and meeting room.

1142 3rd Avenue, Fernie

Type: 5-bedroom, 3-bathroom detached
Size: 3,886 sq. ft.
B.C. Assessment, 2011: $644,000
Listed for: $544,500
Sold for: $518,000
Sold on: March 20
Days on market: 279
Listing agent: Candace Grey at Royal LePage East Kootenay Realty
Buyers agent: Marilyn Brock at Century 21 Maximum Realty

The big sell: Central to amenities and schools, this five-bedroom property is in the north end of downtown Fernie.
The home was custom built in 1997 and has more than 2,000 square feet on the main level and 1,800 square feet on the lower. The primary floor features a sunroom with beautiful mountain views, striking dark hardwood floors and trim, a family room off the kitchen area, solid oak cabinetry, three bedrooms and two bathrooms, and a rarity in most homes: an elevator that connects both levels. The finished basement -it could double as an in-law or guest suite -has a large recreation room, further bedrooms, a kitchen, abundant storage space and radiant heat. The exterior comprises a single attached garage and the property sits on a 60-by-120-foot lot.

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