January 10, 2012
Vancouver Townhome Sells for Just Below Asking Price
4 — 3160 West 4th Ave., Vancouver
Type: 2-bedroom, 1-bathroom townhouse
Size: 832 sq. ft.
B.C. Assessment, 2011: $516,000
Listed for: $514,800
Sold for: $500,000
Sold on: Dec. 4
Days on market: 29
Listing agent: Colette Gerber at RE/MAX Select Properties
Buyers agent:Ruthie Shugarman at Dexter Associates Realty
The big sell: This townhouse in the Avanti complex on Vancouver’s West Fourth Avenue is accessed via an inner courtyard, and according to agent Colette Gerber, that acts as a buffer against the traffic noise and creates a much quieter interior. Since it was built in 2000, the seller has upgraded the unit and installed some mirror arrangements that give the illusion
of a much larger space. The home has a gas fireplace, engineered hardwood flooring, and has been painted in designer hues. The rear patio — with its south-facing exposure — ensures that maximum light enters the home. Both bedrooms are upstairs; the front one has been transformed into an office/guest room through the addition of a Murphy bed and a built-in desk and shelving. There is a large in-suite storage area, underground parking, and the building is pet- and rental-friendly.