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Available cash eased the way to Strathcona townhouse buy Add to ...

451 HAWKS AVE., VANCOUVER

ASKING PRICE $709,000

SELLING PRICE $699,000

TAXES Not yet assessed

DAYS ON MARKET n/a

LISTING AGENT Dan Griffin, Blu Realty

SELLING AGENT Ian Watt, Sutton Group West Coast

The Action This townhouse unit in Strathcona was sold before completion. “It’s a hip, urban location and the buyer was a 35-year-old woman, a professional, first-time buyer,” says selling agent Ian Watt. “But because it wasn’t finished, and still had a month to go; she had to tie up quite a bit of money to sit on it until they got their occupancy permit. So, as a first-time buyer putting 20 per cent down, it’s kind of tough to have it sitting there. You have to have the cash to buy it this way. Plus, there’s the GST on top.”

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What They Got In the heart of Strathcona, an old heritage house was converted into strata units and three townhouses, including this one, located at the end of the row.

The unit gets lots of light with mountain views from the second-floor deck and skylights that overlook the contemporary kitchen with quartz countertops.

The two-bedroom, three-level unit with a full basement has hardwood floors and heated ceramic floors in the three bathrooms. It also comes with an attached garage with bathroom.

The Agent’s Take “In Strathcona, there are no real developments, no projects. There are a few houses that come up here and there, but nothing much. So it is a hot little market. You either buy a really nice house or the odd old three-storey wood-frame junky place,” says Watt.

 

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