March 5, 2012

Remodelled New Westminster Condo Sells for $190,000

Smart renovations to kitchen and bath add appeal while 100-square-foot solarium adds to the living space.

104 — 715 Royal Ave., New Westminster
Type: 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom apartment
Size: 600 sq. ft.
BC Assessment, 2012: $140,700
Listed for: $199,000
Sold for: $190,000
Sold on: Jan 13
Days on market: 174
Listing agent: Robert Crowe at RE/MAX Real Estate Services
Buyers’ agent: Todd Conner at RE/MAX Advantage Realty

The big sell: With a price tag below $200,000, this one-bedroom and den condo in New Westminster’s Vista Royal building was undeniably a strong attraction for first-time home buyers. What they would discover is a widely-renovated home with bamboo flooring, updated doors and hardware, new plumbing, a remodelled kitchen with stone countertops and backsplash, under-cabinet lighting, stainless-steel appliances, a bathroom with a vessel sink and soaker tub, a new all-in-one washer/dryer, abundant cupboard space, and fresh paintwork. In addition to the 600-square-foot open-plan layout, the living room leads to a 100-square-foot solarium. The building has had a new boiler and roof installed and the common area has been upgraded. Both pets and rentals are allowed, although there are some restrictions with both. Increasing the appeal of the property is the location which is convenient for the New Westminster SkyTrain station, and the shops and restaurants on Columbia Street.

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