The east end is New Westminster’s current hot area for house-hunters.
Current data on real estate sales from Zealty.ca shows the majority of the fastest-selling homes in New West have been on the east side of town.
Though home sales in the Metro Vancouver region have slowed down in recent months, that hasn’t stopped sales from lighting up in Massey-Victory Heights and Sapperton over the past few months.
In the past 90 days (as of Feb. 1), 10 single-detached homes in the city have sold in eight days or fewer — including five on the east side.
The fastest sale of all was recorded in Massey-Victory Heights, where a 3,000-square-foot house on Courtney Crescent sold on Jan. 20 after just one day on the market. Plus, it went over asking, with a sale price of $1,811,000 compared to an asking price of $1,699,000.
Its Zealty.ca listing notes the renovated 1966 mid-century modern home boasts an open-concept living area with vaulted ceilings, a high-end kitchen and no less than seven bedrooms: three on the main level and four more downstairs.
Another hot seller was a 3,200-square-foot 1929 home on East Columbia Street, which also sold over asking ($1,145,000, compared to an asking price of $999,000) in just four days in November.
Other east end hot commodities:
- a two-bedroom 1947 rancher on Fader Street that took four days to sell in January;
- a five-bedroom, 2,372-square-foot 1987 house on East Eighth Avenue that sold in six days in November; and
- another mid-century modern offering — this one a magazine-worthy 1962 house on Harvey Street — that sold over asking in just eight days on the market in November.
Elsewhere in the city, the second-fastest-selling house was a 99-year-old home in the Moody Park neighbourhood. The four-bedroom, 1,886-square-foot house on 10th Avenue took just three days to sell in January for $1,160,000, just shy of its $1,168,000 asking price.
Other quick sellers:
- a 4,000-square-foot, four-bedroom house on Princess Street in Glenbrooke North (including a legal suite) that went for $1,730,000 after four days on the market in late October;
- a seven-bedroom, 5,955-square-foot house on Edinburgh Street in the West End that sold in November for $1,601,000, over its original asking price of $1,599,000, after seven days;
- a 95-year-old, two-bedroom house on Dublin Street in the Moody Park neighbourhood that sold in November after seven days on the market; and
- a six-bedroom, 4,598-square-foot house on Ewen Avenue that sold for $1,680,000 in November after eight days on the market.
(All information above from Zealty.ca.)