1611 EAST 3RD AVE., NO. 107
ASKING PRICE $298,000
SELLING PRICE $298,000
PREVIOUS SELLING PRICES $118,000 (2004); $86,000 (1994)
TAXES $1,109 (2011)
DAYS ON THE MARKET Three
LISTING AGENTS Nadia Doucet and Louise Boutin, Re/Max Crest Realty Westside
The Action: Just a block from hip restaurants, cafés and shops on Commercial Drive, this ground floor, corner suite opened its doors midweek to more than 40 buyers with private showings and sold before the open house on the weekend.
What They Got: This 690-square-foot suite is just one of 20 in a 35-year-old, low-rise residence with shared laundry facilities and recently refurbished piping and common areas. New laminate floors spruce up this suite’s kitchen and open living and dining area, which also has sliding doors to a patio overlooking the gardens and French doors to a den that doubles as a second bedroom.
The unit comes with three kitchen appliances and a four-piece bathroom, as well as a locker and parking. Heat and hot water costs are covered by the monthly fee of $254.
The Agent’s Take: “It was near Commercial Drive, which is a very popular area, and the price point was very good,” says agent Louise Boutin. “Young, first-time homeowners who wanted to get into the market were really keen on it.” This particular unit also has distinguishing perks. “It had a secondary room – like a den – so you could put in a single bed or make it an office, so that was attractive,” Ms. Boutin states. “It’s a little larger for a one-bedroom, so that was also an attractive feature.”
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