Real estate sales in Vancouver, Surrey and Whistler

Monday, May 16th, 2011

Vancouver Sun May 14, 2011


Type: 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom detached
Size: 2,231 sq. ft.
B.C. Assessment, 2011: $679,000
Listed for: $799,800
Sold for: $851,000
Sold on: March 27
Days on market: 12
Listing agent: Richard Morrison at RE/ MAX City Realty
Buyers agent: Steven Lee at Royal Pacific Realty Corp.

The big sell: Listing agent Richard Morrison is seeing strong pressure from buyers’ demand spilling over from Richmond and Vancouver’s West Side into the detached housing market in East Vancouver. This 1977 Vancouver Special is in Renfrew Heights on a 33-by-110-square-foot lot and attracted so much interest that a bidding war resulted, with the winning offer coming in at $52,000 over the list price. The home has three bedrooms on the main floor and a one-bedroom suite below with a separate entry. As well, it has a mix of hardwood and carpet, a fireplace on each floor, a master ensuite with a walk-in closet, central air conditioning, a sundeck with views of mountains and downtown and a striking Japanesestyle garden. As with most Vancouver Specials, the rooms are spacious.


15777 95A Avenue, Surrey
Type: 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom detached
Size: 1,939 sq. ft.
B.C. Assessment, 2011: $426,900
Listed for: $474,900
Sold for: $460,000
Sold on: March 21
Days on market: 7
Listing agent: Jayson Sidhu and Manny Chehil at Sutton Group -West Coast Realty
Buyers agent: Bill W. Kwan at Homeland Realty

The big sell: This centrally located residence was built in 1981 and benefits from the newly expanded 96 Avenue, which improves accessibility into the region. According to listing agent Jayson Sidhu, the home had pride of ownership throughout and had undergone many recent upgrades to the paint, carpet, appliances and hot water tank. The driveway had been repaved and widened to accommodate double parking and there is an additional parking pad that can easily fit an RV. A large deck overlooks the rear garden, which is enclosed by a custombuilt wood cedar fence. The basement is unfinished and at 800 square feet provides a blank canvas for the buyers. Fleetwood is eponymously named after Lance Corporal Arthur Thomas (Tom) Fleetwood – a resident of the area who died in the First World War in 1917.


9 -1350 West 6th Avenue, Vancouver
Type: 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom apartment
Size: 804 sq. ft.
B.C. Assessment, 2011: $350,000
Listed for: $449,900
Sold for: $449,000
Sold on: March 20
Days on market: 3
Listing agent: Maria Senajova at RE/MAX Crest Realty Westside
Buyers agent: Minna Seppanen at RE/MAX Crest Realty Westside

The big sell: Selling a home in three days is no mean feat, but this onebedroom-plus-den apartment in Fairview Slope’s Pepper Ridge complex had been redesigned. The entire building, constructed in 1987, was fully rainscreened in 2008. The private entry leads upstairs to a unit where everything is new – the kitchen and all the appliances, the bathroom with double sinks, cabinetry, refinished hardwood floors, a re-faced wood-burning fireplace, wiring, plumbing, hot water tank and washer/dryer. Providing further appeal were the 47-inch HD television and office furniture included in the sale. A covered balcony provides views of the city and mountains. The home is on a quiet section of West 6 Avenue close to South Granville shops.


3426 Blueberry Drive, Whistler
Type: 4-bedroom, 6-bathroom detached
Size: 3,493 sq. ft.
B.C. Assessment, 2011: $3.176 million
Listed for: $3.5 million
Sold for: $2.6 million
Sold on: March 31
Days on market: 243
Listing agent: Marshall Viner at Sutton Group – West Coast Realty
Buyers agent: Ursula Morel at Sea to Sky Premier Properties

The big sell: You know a house is special when the master ensuite bathroom includes a steam shower, Jacuzzi tub and fireplace. This luxurious three-level home in the exclusive Blueberry Hill neighbourhood is a quintessential Whistler property, sheltered amid tall pine trees with an exterior that consists of a mix of wood and stone. It has breathtaking panoramic views that encompass both Whistler and Blackcomb mountains, a large deck off the living room, vaulted ceilings, dark wood floors, a media room, spacious chef’s kitchen, hot tub, family room and a two-car garage to house all those toys. This is a property that offers lots of room for entertaining and relaxing with family and friends.

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