Believe me, it was hard to decide. So much absurdity and ridiculousness to choose from! I’ve narrowed down my Top Ten Absurd Vancouver Properties…let me know if I’ve missed any of your favourites!
Listed at $1.2 million, this home in “prestigious” Point Grey never sold and the listing was terminated. Surprise, surprise.
This property did sell (I know, because I live in the same neighbourhood)…it was listed at $900K but I’m unsure what the actual sell price was. Such a beauty.
This post generated a whole bunch of conversation…from the old “Vancouver is a world class city,” to my personal favourite, “if you don’t like it – get out.” The listing expired and I believe this house never actually sold…although it was a bargain at just under $3.2 million.
This one was a doozy. Listed at $789K, this property did eventually sell…foor $650K. That’s over $100K under the list price. I guess deals can still be had in old Lotus land!
This was one of the most expensive properties I featured this year. Some argued that because it was located in the Endowment Lands that it was worth the almost $6 million price tag. Guess not…the listing expired and, as far as I know, it has not been sold.
And this was one of the cheapest properties I featured…but even a price tag of $499K couldn’t entice a buyer. This listing also expired.
The famous $650K basement suite. This one really got people fired up. Looks like no one got fired up enough to buy it, though. The listing expired. Not sure if it’s been put back on the market yet. We shall see.
$1.2 million for a laneway/coach house. It is definitely beautiful, but for that price the fact that you are sitting at the back of another house and on a lane way leaves much to be desired.
Is it really any surprise that no one has picked up this gem in need of “…a little TLC”? At just under a million dollars and with “peek-a-boo” views of the Fraser River, it’s definitely a mystery.
This listing is still active…so you still have a chance to snatch up this “starter home” in Dunbar for $2.2 million!
Thanks for a year of laughs Vancouver real estate! For the sake of my blog, I hope the absurdity continues in 2013…however, for the sake of all the young families in this city who are looking for a home to call their own, I hope things begin to reach more of a “normal” (remains to be seen what this actually means here) state in the new year.