The freshly released REBGV October figures show condo units being the only home type that didn’t show a month-over-month decline in benchmark prices. In fact, at the October benchmark price of $512,300, condos showed a slight 0.3 per cent increase over September’s typical condo cost. To see how this figure translates into listed properties in markets across Greater Vancouver, we found five very different condos listed roughly around the new benchmark in Vancouver, Richmond, Surrey, West Vancouver and Burnaby.
Click through the links below to see the full listings and photo galleries of each of these homes.
As these properties are sold, the online listings may no longer be available.
One-bedroom, one-bathroom condo
726 square feet
Cost per square foot: $702
Property age: Built in 1980 (36 years old)
This 726-square-foot condo is a one-bed-plus-den, townhouse-style, two-level penthouse in Vancouver’s beloved Kitsilano neighbourhood. The unit comes complete with rooftop terrace showcasing amazing city and mountain views, skylights, in-suite storage, and hardwood flooring and granite tiles throughout. The paint, carpet and bathroom have recently been updated by the long-term owner. Quick possession is available, there are no rental restrictions and pets are allowed in the well-maintained and quiet building.
Two-bedroom, two-bathroom condo
870 square feet
Cost per square foot: $585
Property age: Built in 2006 (10 years old)
This Richmond two-bedroom home has a gourmet kitchen featuring granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and an upgraded self-clean “Pacific” hood fan. Beautiful hardwood floors, a patio and lovely views complete the offering. The complex’s club house hosts an enviable amenity package, including an indoor pool, sauna, exercise centre, rooftop garden, guest suite, lounge and more. A parking stall and a locker are included.
Two-bedroom, two-bathroom condo
1,264 square feet
Cost per square foot: $415
Property age: Built in 2008 (eight years old)
This fabulous Surrey penthouse is part of St. Andrews at Northview. The spacious two-bedroom-plus-den has the luxuries of a five-star resort and, of course, access to three 18-hole golf courses, a nine-hole executive course and some of the best training facilities in the province at Northview Golf and Country Club. The home features a huge covered deck with views of Mt. Baker, vaulted ceilings, granite counters, designer lighting and a five-piece master ensuite. Radiant in-floor heating is included in the monthly fee.
Two-bedroom, one-bathroom condo
912 square feet
Cost per square foot: $569
Property age: Built in 1973 (43 years old)
This 912-square-foot, two-bed, one-bath condo is set in West Van’s desirable Ambleside neighbourhood. The north-east corner unit has stunning views of the North Shore mountains and the Lions Gate bridge. The well-maintained building is amenity-rich, showcasing an indoor pool, sauna, tennis court, gym and rooftop party room. The location is close to shops, restaurants, the beach and seawall, and popular Park Royal Shopping Centre. But look away, investors or furry-friend lovers – no pets or rentals are allowed.
Three-bedroom, two-bathroom condo
1,142 square feet
Cost per square foot: $452
Property age: Built in 1995 (21 years old)
Location, location, location! This family-sized Burnaby condo offers three bedrooms and two bathrooms, and is centrally located a few minutes’ walk from SkyTrain and bus stations, and Lougheed Mall. It’s also a quick drive to the golf course, SFU and the local college. Included are two parking spots a storage locker.