With the Greater Vancouver board's new market statistics showing the benchmark price of a detached home is well over $1 million in 12 of the 20 areas covered, it’s easy to believe there are no single-family opportunities for those with budgets of less than that million-dollar mark. With this in mind, we’ve picked out a selection of five great Metro Vancouver detached houses, each listed at under $1 million and each perfectly livable.
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Five-bedroom, three-bathroom house
1,947 square feet
Cost per square foot: $401
Lot size: 45 feet x 90 feet (6,020 square feet)
Property age: Built in 1974 (42 years old)
This five-bedroom Delta home is the least expensive on our list, ringing it at $779,800. Located in a quiet cul-de-sac, the home is move-in ready. Updates have been made to the flooring, kitchen and bathroom, and the house features a newer roof and thermos windows. A legal two-bedroom suite has a separate entrance. The home also has a private, fenced yard, and is located to elementary and secondary schools, a rec centre and shopping.
Four-bedroom, three-bathroom house
2,040 square feet
Cost per square foot: $392
Lot size: 53 feet x 93 feet (4,900 square feet)
Property age: Built in 1987 (29 years old)
This beautiful house in Surrey’s Guildford neighbourhood features four bedrooms and two bathrooms on the upper level. The home has separate living, family and dining rooms, as well as an additional eating area beside the open-concept kitchen. This property also has a double car garage and central vac. Conveniently located near retail and transit, the home is also walking distance to Bonaccord Elementary and Johnston Heights Secondary.
Three-bedroom, one-bathroom house
1,188 square feet
Cost per square foot: $747
Lot size: 33 feet x 137 feet (4,520 square feet)
Property age: Built in 1948 (68 years old)
This 1940s Burnaby home is currently listed for $888,000. Sitting on a long lot, the home features a gourmet kitchen, large living room and spacious family or dining room, as well as coved ceilings, hardwood floors and a fireplace. Outside is a covered patio that can be enjoyed all year long, as well as a private, fenced yard. The central location is close to Second Street Elementary and popular Robert Burnaby Park.
Four-bedroom, three-bathroom house
1,925 square feet
Cost per square foot: $494
Lot size: 3,230 square feet
Property age: Built in 2006 (10 years old)
This Richmond property listed at $950,000 not only has a detached three-bedroom house, but also a coach house above the double garage. The main house features a chef’s kitchen, complete with granite counters and breakfast island, as well as new paint, flooring, appliances and crown mouldings. The home also has nine-foot ceilings on the main floor and a front porch off the kitchen. The family-oriented neighbourhood is close to shopping and has easy access to Richmond, Burnaby and Vancouver.
Three-bedroom, two-bathroom house
1,712 square feet
Cost per square foot: $583
Lot size: 33 feet x 66 feet (2160 square feet)
Property age: Built in 1912 (104 years old)
Despite media attention to the contrary, there are still some detached homes in Vancouver proper for under a million dollars. While they may not offer the same cost-per-square-foot value as in other Lower Mainland markets, they will get you a single-family home in the city. Located in the burgeoning Hastings neighbourhood, this charming three-bedroom family home on a short lot has new roof, wood burning fireplace, wood floors and a garden, and is listed at $998,000. A small studio suite – which requires some updating – is located on the lower level.