Thomasina Barnes featured a Kitsilano condo in the GlobeRealEstate’s Done Deals column yesterday. This is a feature that we’re keen to start ourselves on Kitsilano.ca – so if you know of a real estate agent that might be interested in some free publicity, let us know.
- 101 – 2028 West 3rd Ave
- Asking price: $399,900
- Selling price: $410,000
- Previous selling prices: $330,000 (2006); $112,500 (2001)
- Taxes: $1,265 (2007)
- Days on market: 12
- Listing Agent: Peter Raab, Royal LePage Westside
Some homes will always sell regardless of the market, says agent Peter Raab, and that includes this 746 sq. ft. town home. “I sold this home for $10,000 above the asking price in 12 days,” he says.
“Although the market in Vancouver is cooling off slightly, one bedroom condo/town homes in Kits are still selling.” The home meets Mr. Raab’s entire criterion for a good purchase. “My motto for purchasing property is: Location, solid building and view,” he says. “Not only is this town home in Kits but, it is north of 4th which is one of the most desirable areas in Vancouver. The building was recently rain-screened and the upstairs has a view over the city and the North Shore Mountains.”
The two-level town home has a deck off of the living room and a ground floor garden patio off of the bedroom for some private outdoor living space. The suite has also been renovated with updated lighting and plumbing fixtures, a new tile floor in the kitchen and a wood burning fireplace. The previous owners also added baseboards and fresh paint.
The real attraction, of course, is the location, says Mr. Raab. This home is close to shopping on 4th Avenue, Kits Beach, Granville Island and downtown. “A home like this will always be in demand,” he says.
Last modified: June 28, 2008
â€œI sold this home for $10,000 above the asking price in 12 days,â€ he says. Peter shame on you.
A quick check on the MLS – a place where agents co-operate, reveals that Sylvia Fierro of Re/Max represented the Buyer’s.
Funny how in real estate it often takes two to tango. Ask yourself how good would Fred have looked without Ginger and remember – she did it backwards.
Correct Larry, I was the selling Agent and Sylvia was the buying Agent hence the context “I sold this home….”