Recent real estate sales in Burnaby, Vancouver and Surrey

Vancouver Sun August 6th, 2011

7383 Charlford Ave., Burnaby

Type: 3-bedroom, 1-bathroom detached
Size: 2,371 sq. ft.
B.C. Assessment, 2011: $717,700
Listed for: $849,000
Sold for: $1.01 million
Sold on: May 30
Days on market: 11
Listing agent: Brian Vidas at Sutton Centre Realty
Buyers’ agent: Charles Jiang at Royal Pacific Realty (Kingsway)

The big sell: There are some things that cannot be manufactured when it comes to selling homes — namely, lot size and location. When these are favourable, buyers tend to line up. Such was the case with this 1954 home in the Metrotown area of Burnaby that received nine offers and resulted in a sale price of more than $150,000 over the asking price. Those plus points? A 7,040-square-foot corner lot at the end of a block next to David Gray Park and a west-facing garden. According to listing agent Brian Vidas, the two-level house was solidly constructed with original hardwood floors under the carpet, a wine room, two wood-burning fireplaces, double-glazed windows, a new roof, updated electrical system, furnace, paintwork and drapes. An attached, 324-square-foot single-car garage provides plenty of room for additional storage.

4773 Ross St., Vancouver

Type: 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom detached
Size: 2,025 sq. ft.
B.C. Assessment, 2011: $560,700
Listed for: $899,000
Sold for: $978,000
Sold on: June 14
Days on market: Eight
Listing agent: Laurie MacDonell atRE/MAX Select Properties
Buyers’ agent: Robert Zwick atRE/MAX Crest Realty Westside

The big sell: This heritage home is on a quiet, tree-lined street between Fraser and Knight in the catchment area for Sir Richard McBride and Sir Charles Tupper schools. It had been carefully reconstructed inside and out with a list of meticulous updates that reads like a Mike Holmes’ renovation manual: New bamboo hardwood floors, a custom-built kitchen with a glass mosaic backsplash, CaesarStone countertops and stainless-steel appliances and modernized bathrooms on both floors finished with contemporary tiles and fixtures. As well, there have been numerous closets installed, as well as a new roof, a 97-per-cent high-efficiency furnace, windows, skylights, insulation and electrical system. There is a deck off the kitchen, a west-facing back yard and garage, and a mortgage-helping suite on the ground floor. It also came with a certificate showing that an oil tank had been removed.

3299 137A St., Surrey

Type: 6-bedroom, 5-bathroom detached
Size: 7,371 sq. ft.
B.C. Assessment, 2011: $1.538 million
Listed for: $1.998 million
Sold for: $1.928 million
Sold on: May 30
Days on market: Nine
Listing agent: Glenn Dennis at RE/MAX Colonial Pacific Realty
Buyers agent: Esther He at Sutton Group – Seafair Realty

The big sell: This Bayview Estates home was built in 1990 and has more than 7,000 square feet of quality construction. It sits on a private 46,875-square-foot lot that backs on to green space and contains a triple garage. Family and friends will be torn between watching movies in the media room, relaxing beside the heated outdoor swimming pool, lounging in the games and recreation rooms, working out in the gym or helping the chef in the open-plan gourmet kitchen. There have been extensive renovations carried out to provide modern touches with new bathrooms installed, and updates to the flooring, paintwork and lighting fixtures. The property is in the Chantrell Creek and Elgin Park school catchment areas.

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