180 Skyview Point Rd., NE, Calgary
Asking price: $449,999
Selling price: $434,000
Taxes: $3,010 (2018)
Days on the market: 85
Listing agents: Jesse Davies and Yen Thai, Re/Max House of Real Estate
In the small community of Skyview Ranch near Calgary International Airport late last year, there were several competing homes for sale, so the sellers of this 2½-storey house decided to test the waters with a list price of $465,000.
The feedback wasn’t good, with many visitors looking for a finished basement suite, rather than this home’s bonus space on the third floor. But a drop in the asking price to $449,999 eventually swayed one party to put a proposal in writing in February.
“When the listing was overpriced at the beginning, we had three showings. And when we adjusted the price, we had a total of 24 showings and got it sold,” agent Yen Thai said.
“This emphasized how important it is to price it along with the market.”
What they got
This 1,955-square-foot house was built in 2012 on a 30-foot-by-111-foot lot with a double garage facing a laneway.
The interior decor fuses classic and contemporary elements, such as nine-foot ceilings and hardwood floors in the open living and dining areas, as well as stainless steel appliances and granite-topped counters and a centre island in the kitchen.
The 537-square-foot basement provides another entertaining area, an extra bedroom and one out of four bathrooms.
The agent’s take
“This is a 2½-storey property, which offers a lot more square footage – it has four bedrooms plus a bonus room – in this price point, so that’s what made it more unique,” Ms. Thai said.
“It’s on a quiet street, so there’s not much traffic going through ... and behind it is a playground, so it’s in a good location.”
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