January 10, 2012
Killarney’s Attraction Evident in Multiple Offers
6984 Rupert St., Vancouver
Type: 5-bedroom, 2-bathroom detached
Size: 2,250 sq. ft.
B.C. Assessment, 2011: $875,100
Listed for: $974,800
Sold for: $976,000
Sold on: Dec. 5
Days on market: 8
Listing agent: Joanne Taylor at Sutton Group – West Coast Realty
Buyers agent:John Lee at Royal Pacific Realty
The big sell: According to agent Joanne Taylor, there are specific reasons why this 50-year-old rancher achieved multiple offers the day after its first — and only — open house, offers that resulted in a winning bid over the asking price. Vancouver’s Killarney area is of particular interest to property purchasers due to its proximity to Fraserview Golf Course, Champlain Mall, and other community amenities. The fact that it is one of the last areas in the city that is yet to be fully developed also increases its appeal to buyers and investors. This home had been well maintained. It has an updated kitchen, a fully finished basement with a 1,125-square-foot suite, original hardwood flooring protected under the carpet, a two-year-old roof, two gas fireplaces, and a fully fenced 143-foot-deep back yard with room for a fish pond, patio, storage shed and two-car garage.