For Sale: Affordable Family Home & Great Investment

681 Moberly Road prior to restoration

False Creek: Restored – like new – 3 bedroom condominium (1358 sq.ft): just $569,000

City Lease Fully Pre-paid

MLS# V863573

Welcome to my home! It could soon be yours. I am sorry to leave but work has lead me back to the UK so I have to part with it and let another family enjoy its fantastic location, the space, attractive layout and a fabulous lifestyle & neighbourhood.

With this unit YOU can get affordable lifestyle and an investment! I have paid the restoration costs so the new owner can enjoy the work and watch the value appreciate once the entire complex is competed!

681 Moberly is ideally suited to young families (access to quiet, secluded, green play area from rear) or professionals (3 bedrooms + office den with access to Canada Line, Broadway and Cambie) wanting to be in the heart of Vancouver at an affordable price.

Space in abundance: just under  1400 sq.feet of living space is almost impossible to find in this part of Vancouver – but it’s here! Two double bedrooms, one single bedroom plus a spacious den off the master bedroom make this an ideal home for a young family who can also enjoy two patios (facing north and south), kitchen plus good sized dining area; large living room with gas fireplace; 1 full bathroom and 1 half bathroom combined with utility room; and heaps of storage space in the unit as well as in the basement.

Location: don’t they say in real estate “location, location, location!” Well this unit scores very highly on this factor. First of all, you’d be living in one of the most sought after neighbourhoods in one of the most livable cities of North America – the vibrant cosmopolitan City of Vancouver.

Better still, you’d be only half a minute from the seawall that circles around False Creek and a leisurely stroll (20 mins max) to Granville Island,  with its market, resturants, galleries, coffee shops and educational facilities.

Vancouver’s new Canada Line is just two blocks away so no need to take the bus or taxi downtown or to the airport. You simply don’t need a car to enjoy this location but if you do have one, there’s secure parking below and access to Auto Rentals and ZipCar for those of you who think green.

Lifestyle, Facilities & Amenities: Every facility you need to enjoy urban life is a few minutes walk away – a great range of shops at the foot of Cambie and Broadway (including Save On Food, Home Depot, Best Buy, Winners, Whole Foods); you’re no more than five blocks from Vancouver’s best hospital; and a bus stops outside your back door to link you with every other part of the city.  Just around the corner is a great choice of restaurants (including The Wicklow and Monk McQueens), pubs, coffee shops.

The Price is Right! The other reason I am really sad to part with what was to be retirement home  is the fact that I have just invested over $135,000 as my share of an extensive restoration over and above the $520,000 paid for the unit in 2006. 681 Moberly Road is now like new – inside and out: new windows, stucco, walkways, fencing and roofing on the outside and freshly painted walls, new carpet and refinished hardwood floors on the inside.

This home is being presented for $569,000 and that represents less than what I paid for it in 2005 plus all the restoration expenses. Like many properties in the Creek, it’s leasehold with the City lease ending in 2036 and Mortgages are available from nearly all lenders.

How to Arrange a Viewing?
The property is being listed by Gloria and Alan Chamberlin, of Good Karma Realty, part of Dexter Associates. Please view their site and call 604 340 9910 to arrange a viewing or attend an Open House. But hurry! There’s no home in False Creek as spacious and clean as this at this price per sq. foot ($420) with the lease fully paid.


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