1415 WEST GEORGIA ST., NO. 1502, COAL HARBOUR, VANCOUVER
ASKING PRICE $928,000
SELLING PRICE $863,000
PREVIOUS SELLING PRICES $835,000 (2008); $620,000 (2007); $311,850 (1991)
TAXES $2,837 (2011)
DAYS ON THE MARKET 125
LISTING AGENT Holly Wood, Re/Max Crest Westside
The Action: Many buyers wanted to move into this two-bedroom suite at Palais Georgia as soon as possible, but since it was tenanted on a month-to-month basis, it lingered on the market until a buyer negotiated a price of $863,000.
What They Got: On the 15th floor of a 26-storey high-rise one block from the seawall and marina, this 1,214-square-foot unit has the luxury of floor-to-ceiling windows facing the ocean and mountains and updated Brazilian cherry hardwood floors, granite counters and stainless steel kitchen appliances, including a gas cooktop.
The size of the unit allows for separation between the bedrooms as well as the living room and dining area, which has access to a balcony.
Essentials include two full bathrooms and laundry machines, as well as two parking spots.
Monthly fees of $465 goes towards gas and hot water costs and upkeep of common areas, like the new party room.
The Agent's Take: "It's probably one of the best views in Coal Harbour," says agent Holly Wood. "If you go to the waterfront, you're easily going to be paying … over $2-million."
But what brought many buyers to the unit is the 21-year-old high-rise its located in. "Because it is an older building, the apartment has a good layout, meaning the rooms are very large as opposed to the newer buildings now where the bedrooms are made very small and with a boxy, cookie cutter layout," Ms. Wood said.
"It has good facilities – a pool, gym and Jacuzzi – and 24-hour concierge, and the location is amazing."
Editor's Note: Done Deals contain information gathered from real estate agents, home buyers, home sellers and sale price data that is publicly available from government sources. While we try to publish Done Deals as soon as possible after the transaction has occurred, long closings can cause delays.