Vancouver Price Drop

Documenting Vancouver real estate price movements

Listing Requests – January 31, 2013

Once a month I’ll try to open up a Requests post where you can ask about listings that interest you.  Please limit it to a maximum of 3 properties per person.  Tomorrow I’ll post the price drop details along with any assessment / previous sale data I might be able to pull up.

Go ahead and put them in the comments now – please just give me the full address including City.  I don’t need the MLS Number

An Observer

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52 responses to “Listing Requests – January 31, 2013

  1. Craig January 31, 2013 at 10:34 am

    Hi there – bowen island and/or the Gulf Islands? Doesn’t seem to be much movement there as far as I can see – would be interested in your perspective. Thanks a lot and keep up the great work – Craig

  2. groundhog January 31, 2013 at 10:58 am

    Seen all these listed for quite a while in South Surrey/White Rock, haven’t tracked any price changes but I think there were some

    # 202 15268 18TH AV
    15619 COLUMBIA AV
    14744 – 14746 GORDON

    Appreciate your hard work!

  3. yupkime January 31, 2013 at 11:05 am

    #312, #316, #318 225 Francis Way New Westminster BC
    V985252, V947286, V980752

    There are suddenly six units available in this building but these three on the same floor have a wide range of price points. Any info would be appreciated. Thanks!

  4. A. H. January 31, 2013 at 11:15 am

    Observer,
    I lived on the Sunshine Coast from October, 1995, until July, 2010 so I witnessed the mania that took place over a ten year span.

    My last two years there were spent in Sechelt in the Oracle Heights area and I did a lot of walking around the developments coming on stream there. A recent visit to coastal realty sites show many of finished houses and townhouses in those developments are for sale but what shocks is how many lots are for sale in unfinished developments from Gibsons to Pender Harbour.

    Now here is one property I walked by almost every day:

    6220 Mika Road, Sechelt, V0N 3A7.

    It is currently listed with Re/Max Oceanview Realty. If I remember correctly, in 2009, it was originally listed at $825,000 but is now listed at $640,000. I was just wondering if you could verify this. When it didn’t sell in 2009, the house was rented. Thanks.

  5. Titus January 31, 2013 at 11:36 am

    Thanks for your great work:
    The properties I’d like to inquire about are:
    5 1380 CITADEL Drive in Port Coquitlam
    401 – 245 St Davids Avenue North Vancouver
    11115 Partridge St, Surrey

  6. Colin Ng January 31, 2013 at 12:26 pm

    # 209 1166 MELVILLE ST, VANCOUVER, BC

    Thanks for all yor work on this site !!!

    cheers
    RE Low Baller 🙂

  7. Leon January 31, 2013 at 12:28 pm

    Hi Observer could you please help me on the properies below:
    5660 GIBBONS DR RICHMOND, BC
    6139 Dunsmuir Crescent, Richmond, BC

    Many thanks

  8. Vulture Fun January 31, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    I’ve been tracking 8566 Karrman Ave (Burnaby) for a while. It started out at $739,900 in May 12 and is now down to $675,000, but I’d love to see a deeper history.

  9. William January 31, 2013 at 12:35 pm

    Great! Thank you!

    I see great value of your site but do see one problem is that most of this significant drops are from those really out-f-reach overvalued listing.

    Grade you got the opportunity to draw some histories for those relatively reasonable listings.

    Here is mine, thx:

    1685 KINGFISHER Crest Coquitlam
    1837 CAMELBACK Court Coquitlam
    118 CEDARWOOD Drive Port Moody

  10. david January 31, 2013 at 1:03 pm

    Kudos to you! Nice service.

  11. dunbarfarmer January 31, 2013 at 1:59 pm

    Three houses in the ‘hood that have been listed and re-listed many times and never seem to have had anyone living in them:
    3540 West King Edward (‘new listing’ sign has reappeared for almost a year)
    3826 West King Edward (note the 24 foot lot)
    4480 Collingwood (on and off listing frequently)
    Congrats on the good work!

  12. joe January 31, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    5641 256TH ST, Langley

  13. CA_FTW January 31, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    THanks for all the hard work.. i check your site daily lots of great info:
    my 3 are:
    7883 216TH ST, Langley
    26818 34TH Ave, Langley, BC
    116 SPRINGFIELD DR, Langley, BC

  14. M- January 31, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    Observer, I’ve got a couple of files that I collected a pile of 2011 and 2012 assessment data from BCAssessment (just before & after the new year). Most of the data that I pulled was “sold” info, although some neighbourhoods (where I stalk my friends/family’s recent RE purchases) have just the basic assessment data. Each Excel file has ~2500 unique lines. Are you interested in this data to incorporate into your database? If so, let me know where I can email the data.

  15. coq January 31, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    mine is:
    1859 PARKWAY BV
    Coquitlam, BC V3E 3L4

  16. rf January 31, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    995 West 33rd please. Been on and off the market forever and would have been knocked down and developed sometime in the last few years. Thx!

  17. Ray January 31, 2013 at 4:17 pm

    Jesus christ. Look at all these requests. Just the fact that so many people want to see so many varied properties is a testament to the sorry state of our closed data access. And this is just historical listings info. Imagine sales info requests. If anyone has information on the TREB/Competition Bureau fight, I’d appreciate an update. This data monopoly sickens me.

  18. CJM January 31, 2013 at 4:54 pm

    # PH1 15152 RUSSELL AV, WHITE ROCK
    # 404 1473 JOHNSTON RD, WHITE ROCK
    # 3001 1155 THE HIGH ST, COQUITLAM – what was the sold price?
    Thanks

  19. East Van January 31, 2013 at 6:29 pm

    435 West 29th avenue just sold recently but had been on the market for at least a year. It was advertised as a “miracle home” on the Remax sign out front. What did it sell for?
    Did 217 West 21st Avenue ever sell in 2012 because now it is re-listed
    Finally, in “Real Estate Talks”, 3996 west 31st was discussed. It just sold for over asking. Why?

  20. malingo January 31, 2013 at 6:32 pm

    Hey there. I’d like to see an updated number on foreclosures… I think this train is gathering steam, but an industry overview would be interesting and enlightening I think!

  21. mac January 31, 2013 at 9:32 pm

    Recently the City put some Olympic Village condos at Shoreline, 138 Athlete’s Way, on sale. Don’t know how many sold. Would love to know. And would love to know what they sold for. Especially the only two that sold above the ground floor–so 2 oh something and 3 oh something.

    I’ve heard stories about 55% off asking. But the asking sounded higher than anything I’ve seen posted.

    • Tyler February 1, 2013 at 12:26 am

      Hi Mac, there’s an issue with maintenance at 138 Shorline as the fees will be going up significantly in the spring so that’s what’s turning away buyers they will have to lower their prices by 50% to make buyers come in and buy to offset the high maintenance fee. There’s a building in the village called compass don’t’ ever buy there maintenance for 1 bedroom $500 a month, 2 bedroom is $750 a month…ouch!

  22. Ash January 31, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    I am fan of your site. Please provide details for the following properties.
    – 16089 80TH AV, Surrey
    – 20837 97TH AV, Langley
    – 21250 94B AV, Langley

    Looking for past sales/listing records. Thanks.

  23. bailinginbc January 31, 2013 at 11:16 pm

    2273 READ PL, Squamish
    Thanks man!

  24. nortonknob February 1, 2013 at 12:03 am

    Thanks for all your hard work! I have recommended this site to many, who follow it frequently.

    6151 Eagle Drive, Whistler

  25. raincoast February 1, 2013 at 12:06 am

    What a generous offer. Thanks so much.
    * History on 805-633 Kinghorne Mews, Vancouver
    * Can you please tell me what 2808-1438 Richards St. Vancouver sold for?
    *. History on 2606-1495 Richards Street, Vancouver

  26. iaxxx February 1, 2013 at 1:00 am

    Thanks!

    968 E 12TH AV, Vancouver, BC V5T 2J4
    and
    2875 W 21ST AV, Vancouver, BC V6L 1K5

  27. Seeking knowledge... February 1, 2013 at 1:02 am

    Interested to know whatever happened to 2656 W 41ST AVE featured in one of your your 2012 spotlights. Prices in the Kerrisdale area seem relatively more resilient. Perhaps the rich have deep enough pockets to wait it out longer(?)

  28. Alexcanuck February 1, 2013 at 8:59 am

    Sold prices for the previous calendar year (currently 2012, of course) can be found at http://evaluebc.bcassessment.ca
    Search function is not too user-friendly, but works.

  29. an observer February 1, 2013 at 10:19 am

    ok I’m going to cut it off here and hopefully get these all up in a new post by tonight or tomorrow. We’ll do it again in a month

  30. Almost Perfect February 1, 2013 at 10:42 am

    3162 Astor Dr Burnaby.
    Thank you

  31. Zeeta February 2, 2013 at 5:19 pm

    Sorry for being late, can you pl. accomodate one more request?

    History on # T33 9521 CARDSTON CT Burnaby, BC V3N 4R8

  32. 604x February 4, 2013 at 9:57 pm

    Hey Observer, great work. I have two general areas of interest (no specific listing, just trends):
    1. Cambie corridor – tracking the rise and fall of Canada Line real estate.
    2. Low rise apartments vs. high-rise apartments. I’m convinced low rise will fare better than high-rise but don’t have any info to substantiate the theory. Just wondering if you have any way of tracking listings by type of structure (those 4 stories or less vs. those units in buildings over 4 stories).

    Thanks for the great work and entertaining commentary.

  33. Natalie February 19, 2013 at 8:32 am

    RE Nortonknob request for 6151 Eagle Drive, Whistler

    This was a foreclosure. Last listed price was $935,000 sold in Court for $1,150,000 Jan 24th (competing offers). Assessed at $1,151,000.

    Any other infor you require?

  34. Natalie February 19, 2013 at 8:44 am

    A.H. re 6220 Mika Rd

    List data states originally listed 05/05/08 for $758,000 Expired Jan 31, 2009 @ list price of $749.000

    Listed Jun 26, 2012 @ $698,000 Expired Oct 12, 2012 @$660,000

    Listed November 10, 2012 @ $655,000 Currently still listed @ $640,000.

  35. Natalie February 19, 2013 at 9:22 am

    East Van
    RE 435 W29th sold Dec 17 for $1,485,000

    217 W21 last sale was in 2005

    3996 W31 Not a foreclosure, could be any number of reasons it sold over asking. Assessed
    value is $1,485,000.

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