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Fernie House Price Comparisons - Property Sales in Fernie, East Kootenay

By Nicola Way - Special to the Sun. Copyright (c) The Vancouver Sun



5552 Vanlerberg Road

Type: detached, 4 bed, 3 bath

Size: 2,880 sq. ft.

BC Assessment, July, 2009: $441,000

Listed for: $609,900

Sold for: $595,000

Sold on: Jan 16

Days on market: 42

Listing agent: Todd Fyfe at Fernie Real Estate Company

Buyers agent: Marilyn Brock at Century 21 Maximum Realty

The big sell: A combination of a lack of inventory in the Fernie area for family homes for less than $600,000, a prime location close to downtown, a 1.66-acre lot, and that all-important immaculate presentation resulted in a sale close to the asking price. This home enjoys spectacular views of the surrounding mountains and rivers, and represented an opportunity to purchase a property that combines convenience with space. Attractive features include a floor-to-ceiling, stone-surround fireplace, a games room with bar, a contemporary-style kitchen with island, jetted bathtub, and a multi-level layout. Fernie Alpine Resort is a two-minute drive away, with its numerous four-season recreational activities, including summer mountain biking and some of the best powder skiing in B.C.



625 - 4559 Timberline Crescent

Type: 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom apartment

Size: 852 sq. ft.

BC Assessment, July, 2009: $272,100

Listed for: $299,900

Sold for: $298,900

Sold on: April 9

Days on market: 547

Listing agent: Deb Trand at Timberline Developments Ltd.

Buyers agent: Deb Trand at Timberline Developments Ltd.

The big sell: Rated by Ski Canada magazine as the "Best Ski Town in Canada", Fernie attracts heavy media attention, in part due to an average annual snowfall at Fernie Alpine Resort -- just six kilometres away from the town -- of almost 30 feet. This apartment is situated in Juniper Lodge, a Rocky Mountain-style development located at an elevation of 3,500 feet with immediate access to everything that this four-season resort offers. The fully-furnished interior includes a striking stone surround fireplace, Mission-style furniture made from B.C. pine and fir, signature leather sofas, "mini spa" bathrooms, and radiant-heated flooring, stainless-steel appliances, in-suite washer and dryer, elegant and soothing colour palettes, and spectacular views.

These transactions were compiled by Nicola Way of BestHomesBC.com and AssignmentsCanada.ca