July 24, 2012
Pitt Meadows home renovation pays off at selling time
Type: 4-bedroom, 4-bathroom detached
Size: 3,118 sq. ft.
B.C. Assessment, 2012: $554,000
Listed for: $599,900
Sold for: $596,000
Sold on: May 24
Days on market: 93
Listing agent: Elaine Benson at RE/MAX All Points Realty
Buyers agent: Amanda vandenBrink at Royal LePage Brookside Realty
The big sell: More than $40,000 had been spent in renovating this three-level home in Pitt Meadows. A grand foyer leads to a sunken living room with vaulted ceilings, Palladian windows with California shutters, and a new natural gas Valor fireplace. The kitchen features oak cabinets and stainless-steel appliances, and the family room has a designer fireplace and sliding doors to the private, fenced backyard. A curved staircase leads to the master bedroom and ensuite bathroom with a soaker tub and separate shower, as well as three additional bedrooms. The finished basement has new blown-in insulation, and contains a games room and a recreation room. Other updates include a new roof — installed in 2007 — air conditioning and garage doors. The property sits on a 50-by-110 foot lot, and is close to schools, shopping, and the West Coast Express commuter service.