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1199 SEYMOUR ST., UNIT 2402, Vancouver, B.C.

LIST PRICE $439,000

SALE PRICE $420,000

PREVIOUS SALE PRICE $415,000 (2011)

TAXES $1,549

DAYS ON MARKET 22

LISTING AGENT Ian Watt, Sutton Group West Coast

BUYER’S AGENT Nicolas Blachette, Sutton Group West Coast

The Action: “This suite is unique because it overlooks Granville Street, which is limited in height, which makes the views protected,” says listing agent Ian Watt. Mr. Watt encouraged evening showings of the northwest corner unit of the Brava building so as to highlight the sunset and city light views. Most of the people who toured the unit were either first-time buyers or investors, he says. The buyer ended up being an investor who plans to use the condo as a pied-å-terre when in the city.

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What They Got: The one-bedroom-plus-den unit has skyline, mountain and ocean floor-to-ceiling views from every room.

There are cherry floors throughout, an electric fireplace, balcony with a barbecue and a flex space that can be used as an office or storage room.

The kitchen is decked out with stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops, a bar, and a laundry area and pantry closet.

The Brava, built in 2005, comes with a 24-hour concierge, guest suites, outdoor pool, hot tub, sauna and steam room, fitness facility and party lounge. The unit also comes with one parking space and a storage unit.

The Agent’s Take: The most active price range in this market is between $300,000 and $400,000, says Mr. Watt.

“If you are buying in this range, you will find there is no inventory. That’s why we priced it a little higher and we capitalized on selling it at $420,000.”

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