October 9, 2012

East Vancouver home sells for asking price

5205 Ross St., Vancouver

Type: 4-bedroom, 2-bathroom detached
Size: 1,865 sq. ft
B.C. Assessment, 2012: $702,300
Listed for: $750,000
Sold for: $750,000
Sold on: Aug. 5
Days on market: 17
Listing agent: Emma Hamel at Macdonald Realty
Buyers agent: Walter Mielke at Eco Realty

The big sell: With the recent opening of a grocery store, Starbucks and Shoppers Drug Mart, and the addition of the No. 33 bus line running between 29th Avenue Station and UBC, demand for housing around the Fraser Street neighbourhood has been increasing. This home was built in 1945 on a 33 x 98-foot lot. It has been extensively renovated, with updated bathrooms, kitchen and flooring, contemporary paint colours, and a new high-efficiency furnace and vinyl windows.

The full-height basement contains a two-bedroom suite with a separate entrance, currently rented for $1,250 per month. The main level has a floor plan that optimizes the available space, with two bedrooms, a den and a kitchen that opens to the living and dining rooms. There are decks at the front and rear of the home, and the property contains a single garage and fenced garden.

These transactions were compiled by Nicola Way of BestHomesBC.com and AssignmentsCanada.ca.
Realtors — send your recent sales to nicola@besthomesbc.com

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