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Surrey House Price Comparisons - Property Sales in Surrey, BC

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


TOWNHOUSE RICH WITH FAMILY-FRIENDLY AMENITIES

Surrey

89 - 8775 161 Street

Type: 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom townhouse

Size: 1,114 sq. ft.

BC Assessment, July, 2009: $261,000

Listed for: $284,900

Sold for: $280,000

Sold on: March 20

Days on market: 163

Listing agent: Morris Chen at Royal LePage Coronation Park

Buyers agent: Cindy M. Wilson at RE/ MAX Treeland Realty

The big sell: The Ballantyne development by Polygon is an English Tudor-style townhouse complex in the Fleetwood area of Surrey. Constructed in 2002, it features open-plan living rooms, dining rooms and kitchens with additional family room areas. According to buyer's agent Cindy Wilson, her clients were particularly drawn to the walkout fenced yard off the kitchen, the double tandem garage and the favourable price point. Boosting the family-friendly amenities are a playground, guest suite and daycare facilities -- perfect for busy parents. Add to the mix the convenient location with schools, churches, parks and Fleetwood Town Centre just a few blocks away. Fleetwood was named by Edith Francis, a then-active member of the Surrey community, in honour of her brother Tom Fleetwood, who died in battle during the First World War.



UPDATES ENSURE A SALE IN THE FIRST WEEKEND

Surrey

14124 78th Avenue

Type: 5-bedroom, 3-bathroom, detached

Size: 2,310 sq. ft.

BC Assessment, July, 2009: $405,400

Listed for: $489,900

Sold for: $474,000

Sold on: June 21

Days on market: 7

Listing agent: Jerry Heed at Valley Pacific Realty Ltd.

Buyers agent: Sandeep Grewal and Sukh Sangha at Homelife Select Realty

The big sell: With the assistance of two open houses, this East Newton property sold the first weekend it was available. Built in 1977, it has undergone a series of updates including a new kitchen with new appliances, a hot water tank, laminate flooring, a new sundeck, easy care vinyl siding, and new garage doors. The generous-sized reception rooms on the upper main floor make for comfortable living and include an 18-by-15-square-foot living room and a 16-by-12-square-foot kitchen. A large, wraparound covered sundeck with mountain views ensures year-round enjoyment, as does the south-facing, newly-fenced back yard. In addition, there is a spacious 960-square-foot two-bedroom, above-ground mortgage-helper suite.



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