October 22, 2012
Five-bedroom Whalley home has convenience on its side
Type: 5-bedroom, 2-bathroom detached
Size: 2,150 sq. ft.
B.C. Assessment, 2012: $401,800
Listed for: $443,800
Sold for: $420,000
Sold on: July 26
Days on market: 6
Listing agent: Sharon Williams at Macdonald Realty
Buyers agent: Muzaffar Manghat at Sutton – Premier Realty
The big sell: This rancher was built in 1960 in North Surrey and has benefited from the many amenities that have emerged over the years in its neighbourhood. The Gateway SkyTrain Station is within easy walking distance, as are SFU, the highly acclaimed. Surrey library and Central City Shopping Centre. The home has original hardwood flooring, a basement level with an outside entrance, and numerous updates including vinyl window casings, a renovated bathroom with a claw foot bathtub, upgraded appliances in the kitchen, and new doors and light fixtures. The level 8,010-square-foot lot is fenced and has a border of shrubs. Other attractions include a deck at the rear of the property, a built-in hot tub, and a detached shop which is wired and insulated and has a loft space which could become a studio or home office.