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Once listed at $429,000, Sechelt home picked up for $388,000 Add to ...

4631 WHITAKER RD, DAVIS BAY, B.C.

ASKING PRICE $395,000

SELLING PRICE $388,000

PREVIOUS SELLING PRICE $420,000 (2010); $175,000 (2005)

TAXES $2,630 (2011)

DAYS ON THE MARKET six

LISTING AGENTS Bruce Lasuta and Carol Hautala, Prudential Sussex Realty

THE ACTION: Last year, this two-level house in the small Davis Bay community was listed at $429,000 for six months without securing a sale.

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With an increasing number of properties to compete with, it was relisted this spring with different agents – Bruce Lasuta and Carol Hautala – who priced it under $400,000 to attract immediate attention. The strategy brought in three potential buyers, including one serious enough to write an offer.

WHAT THEY GOT: Three years ago, this 66-year-old residence was extensively remodelled, which is evident stepping through the front door into a foyer and open kitchen custom designed with stainless steel appliances, including a Wolf gas range, and a peninsula with a breakfast bar overlooking the dining room.

Rounding out the 2,016 square foot residence is a main floor living room with a wood burning fireplace and hardwood floors, and a master bedroom with an en suite bathroom, plus a lower level family room, office, two bedrooms and another full bathroom.

Three-car parking is available on the 61- by 110-foot lot.

THE AGENT’S TAKE: AREA “This residence is located one block from the beach in the desirable Lower Davis Bay area of Sechelt - easy walking distance to the sandy beach, pier, restaurants and parks - in a neighbourhood that features generally smaller, older homes,” says agent Bruce Lasuta.

“This classy cottage benefited from a complete high-quality renovation and featured all new kitchen and bathrooms with high-end fixtures and appliances, energy-efficient thermal double-glazed windows throughout, numerous custom built-in desks and shelving units, easy care flooring and numerous outside deck areas - all on a level, fenced yard.”

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