2338 WEST 6TH AVE., KITSILANO, VANCOUVER, B.C.
ASKING PRICE $869,000
SELLING PRICE $901,000
PREVIOUS SELLING PRICES $430,000 (2001); $317,000 (1991)
TAXES $3,444 (2011)
DAYS ON THE MARKET Six
LISTING AGENT Judith Adamick, Sutton Group West Coast Realty
The Action: In an area with many townhouses, agent Judith Adamick gave this three-level option a tempting price tag and an updated look – complete with minor repairs, a fresh coat of paint and strategically arranged décor – to lure potential buyers within a small time frame. Shortly after a public open house and a couple private showings were held, two buyers responded favourably with solid offers.
What They Got: The gated Magnolia community is self-managed, as there are just six residences, including this end unit designed with 1,624-square-feet of finished living space more than 20 years ago.
The entrance hall lies between the living room and an open dining area and kitchen on the main floor, which has stairs leading down to a powder room and lower-level family room with a gas fireplace, patio doors and access to a common garage and storage rooms, including a cellar for 100 wine bottles.
Private quarters consist of two bedrooms on the second floor – both with four-piece bathrooms and one with a balcony – in addition to a laundry closet and stairs up to a rooftop deck above. Monthly fees are $270.
The Agent’s Take: “It’s a small … very well-run complex with low maintenance fees,” says Ms. Adamick, who notes the sellers actually bought the last vacant unit in the complex. “There are very few opportunities to buy in that building, so when something comes up, it goes fairly quickly.” Among the key perks of this townhouse was space to board everything from people to personal items. “It was neat and clean with lots of square footage and its own backyard and patio,” says Ms. Adamick. “You have two-car parking accessible to the unit directly, your own wine cellar and three lockers, which is unusual, and a rooftop deck with amazing views.”