June 21, 2012
New West bungalow on big property loaded with potential
Type: 2-bedroom, 1-bathroom detached
Size: 1,360 sq. ft.
B.C. Assessment, 2012: $839,500
Listed for: $860,000
Sold for: $825,000
Sold on: May 1
Days on market: 146
Listing agent: Kathy Plante at Sutton Group – West Coast Realty
Buyers agent: Amrik Sahota at Hanna Realty (Kingsway)
The big sell: Sometimes, a home just needs the right buyer who sees value in it where others cannot, and snaps it up immediately. Listing agent Kathy Plante says that was the case with the purchaser of this rancher in the Queens Park district of New Westminster, who made an accepted offer within days of viewing the home. The house was custom-built in 1950 and has had only two owners. The home has a one-level floor plan, and the 66-by-132-foot property offers plenty of outdoor space, or the opportunity to build a larger home. The interior features a 23-foot entrance hall, a living room with original oak floors, a gas fireplace, and a kitchen with lots of counter space and newer appliances, including a dishwasher. The home has a new roof that was installed in 2010, an oversized single garage, and a rear yard with southwesterly exposure.