3469 GALLOWAY AVE., COQUITLAM, B.C.
LISTING PRICE: $1.398 million
SELLING PRICE: $1.392 million
DAYS ON MARKET: Two
LISTING AGENT: Steve Saretsky, Sutton Group West Coast Realty
What They Got: This detached house in the Burke Mountain neighbourhood is 3,191 square feet with three bedrooms upstairs and a fully finished basement with another bedroom. The house is six years old and features hardwood floors, granite countertops, stainless-steel appliances, central air conditioning, two-car garage and a landscaped yard. It's within walking distance of schools, parks and shopping and a short drive to a SkyTrain station.
The Action: The house sold before the first weekend open house, which got cancelled as a result. It had been listed in December and despite the holiday season, listing agent Steve Saretsky received several calls right away. The sale completed two weeks ago.
"It was actually a good time for the sellers to sell as there was less competition," he says. "It's a highly sought after neighbourhood for young families."
The purchasers were a young couple expecting their first child. They'd sold their Burnaby condo in order to upsize. The sellers had grown kids so they were looking to downsize.
The Agent's Take: "These types of houses that are well-kept, in desirable neighbourhoods, and well-priced are still selling despite the softness of the detached market," Mr. Saretsky said. "The sellers feel they timed things well."