457 East 38th Ave., Fraser, Vancouver
ASKING PRICE $1,247,000
SELLING PRICE $1.2-million
TAXES $4,099 (2010)
DAYS ON THE MARKET eight
CO-OP AGENT Keith Roy, Macdonald Realty Ltd.
THE ACTION: After a busy weekend of showings for this detached house, the best of two offers was just $47,000 shy of the asking price.
“While some realtors let their clients get all caught up in over-bidding when buying a home, I have seen enough multiple offer situations to know that the highest priced isn't always the best offer,” says the buyer’s agent, Keith Roy.
“By putting together a strong offer based on sound economic indicators, my clients got a good price and a great home.”
WHAT THEY GOT: This 18-year-old residence contains 2,450 square feet of living space finished with walkouts to private outdoor spaces from all three floors, stylish finishes, such as hardwood and tile floors, and modern mechanics, such as intercom, security and central vacuum systems.
The fireside living room, raised dining area and recreation room are all fairly open to each other, as well as the kitchen, which has vaulted, sky lit ceilings above the breakfast area.
Upstairs, there are laundry facilities and three bedrooms, including one with a walk-in closet, vaulted ceilings and access to one of four bathrooms.
The lower level suite offers one bedroom, a kitchen and living area with sliding doors and stairs leading up to the 33- by 122-foot grounds.
THE AGENT’S TAKE: “The floor plan offers lots of a space for a growing family with three bedrooms up, an open concept main floor and a full height basement,” says Mr. Roy.
“The unique thing about this house was the large double garage and the roof deck. Most lots in Vancouver are so narrow that you can only fit a single garage on the property and there is rarely room for a roof deck.”