Recent real estate sales in Vancouver, Burnaby and Kelowna

Vancouver Sun October 16, 2010

196 West 23rd Avenue

Type: 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom, detached
Size: 2,494 sq. ft.
B.C. Assessment: $1.1349 million
Listed for: $1.39 million
Sold for: $1.35 million
Sold on: July 31
Days on market: 6
Listing agent: Linda Hale and Elizabeth Campbell Wride at Dexter Associates Realty
Buyers agent: Ryan Taylor at RE/MAX Real Estate Services

The big sell: This character house received multiple offers and sold in just six days, circumstances that suggest reports of a slowdown in sales recently have to be circulated and heard cautiously. It is not hard to see why this home’s time on market was so short: This 1929 home has an expansive 46-by-148-foot corner lot, large principal rooms, oak hardwood floors, top floor bedrooms with walk-in closets, a basement with a recreation room and a southfacing back porch overlooking a vegetable patch and garage. Situated in the popular, family-oriented Riley Park neighbourhood, this property will be a prime candidate for a renovation or a new-build.

4192 Price Crescent

Type: 4-bedroom, 2-bathroom, detached
Size: 2,353 sq. ft.
B.C. Assessment: $602,900
Listed for: $680,000
Sold for: $710,000
Sold on: July 27
Days on market: 8
Listing agent: Tony Eng at Park Georgia Realty Ltd.
Buyers agent: Tony Eng at Park Georgia Realty Ltd.

The big sell: Another home that’s defying trends, this bungalow in South Burnaby Garden Village in original condition sold for $30,000 over the asking price in eight days. It benefits from being on the higher side of the street, and has mountain views. The property has a large lot, with a 60-foot frontage, and a southfacing private rear garden with fencing and lane access to an open double carport with a storage room. The basement has high ceilings and is partly finished with a bedroom, utility room and recreational space, and has a convenient separate entrance. Burnaby’s ratio of park and to residents is one of the highest in North America, and Garden Village carries on this tradition with the newly constructed George McLean Park.

1502 – 1199 Marinaside Crescent

Type: 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom apartment
Size: 1,310 sq. ft.
B.C. Assessment: $863,000
Listed for: $1.12 million
Sold for: $1.075 million
Sold on: July 24
Days on market: 75
Listing agent: Artem August at Sutton Group — West Coast Realty
Buyers agent: Ryan Hawk at TRG — The Residential Group Realty

The big sell: This is an apartment worthy of its unobstructed southfacing views overlooking Quayside Marina. Situated in one of the most desirable neighbourhoods in downtown Vancouver, Concord Pacific’s Aquarius One building boasts a state-of-the-art fitness facility, an indoor swimming pool, hot tub and sauna. It is just steps from the seawall, Urban Fare, and the cafes and restaurants that line Marinaside Crescent. The suite is an end unit with hardwood flooring, a kitchen with dark granite countertops and designer cabinetry, two good-sized bedrooms, a den, a solarium and a balcony large enough to accommodate a table and chairs.

607 – 3000 Pandosy Street

Type: 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom apartment
Size: 767 sq. ft.
Listed for: $481,000
Sold for: $481,000
Sold on: Aug. 5
Days on market: 247
Listing agent: Michele Wangler at SOPA Square Discovery Centre
Buyers agent: Michele Wangler at SOPA Square Discovery Centre

The big sell: With an anticipated completion date of spring 2013, construction on Kelowna’s SOPA Square development is underway. Situated in the South Pandosy area and overlooking Lake Okanagan, the project is targeting a gold rating through its LEED certification and its heavy emphasis on sustainability. The development will house retail stores, restaurants and cafes on the street level, with townhouses and tower residences above. The demographic of the buyers so far? According to SOPA Square, baby boomers are snapping up the larger homes, with single professionals and retirees taking the smaller one-bedroom units.

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