Wednesday, November 07, 2007

broader horizons



Mark K sent me an e-mail regarding a property in New West. I do stay focussed on Van. proper, but maybe that is narrow-minded of me. I'm kind of slow on the post building these days too.

Mark rightfully points out that this place is "close to all type of transportation" - namely, the SkyTrain screaming over your head every few minutes. I have a particular predilection for modern vinyl over the old-fashioned variety too.

They are having an open house every Saturday (until the damned place is sold!), but still admonish to act fast. Lots of Park too.

Nice.

Dude! I know this is New West not Vancouver but you HAVE to see this POS! "Close to all type of transportation." No Sh**t!
Thanks Mark


Beautiful updated 3 bdrm 2 full bath house on 5565 sq.ft lot, OPEN HOUSE EVERY SAT 2-4pm. The house has river view from dining rm, affordable price, 2 blks to skytrain. Close to all levels of schools and shopping. Brand new Washer & Dryer, also fridge & stove are 1 year old, freshly painted. Vinyl exterior, new drive way many updates. This house shows great. Beautiful garden with storage & work shop. Amazing yard & landscaping. An excellent for first time buyer. Quiet street with no thru road. Family oriented neighborhood. In thought after West end location in New Westminster. Super Central location. Close to all type of transportation. Come to the OPEN HOUSE. Act fast, must see to appreciate.
link

I can't help it - this blurb is so painful to read.

To wit;

1) 2 blks to skytrain

Is a blk a new unit of measurement of 12.5 feet?

2) fridge & stove are 1 year old, freshly painted

Why the hell would they paint one year old appliances?

3) In thought after West end location in New Westminster. Super Central location.

What does "thought after" mean? I thought after I published that blurb, that it might not make sense - especially touting the West end as a Super Central location

Oh, I'm tired now.

10 comments:

jesse said...

Looks like less than 2 blocks to the Skytrain!!!

Anonymous said...

Come on - you have to tell us how much they are asking for this place!!

VHB

Anonymous said...

483,780 US Dollars

Anonymous said...

"Why the hell would they paint one year old appliances?

My thoughts exactly.

"3) In thought after West end location in New Westminster. Super Central location."

Huh?

But my favourite has to be "affordable price".

They can't even bring themselves to say how much it is.

S2

solipsist said...

Come on - you have to tell us how much they are asking for this place!!

Sorry, my oversight.

The price is $439,800, or as someone so adroitly pointed out, 483,780 US Dollars (your exchange rate may vary).

Gianni33 said...

"3) In thought after West end location in New Westminster. Super Central location."

Hrmm.. I figured the realtor may have been typing with a lisp but then it would have said "Thuper Thentral location".

Cheeky Monk said...

Can't believe how much this place is selling. Price out even for a crappy place like that.

fgah said...

439,800,which is much better than a crack house asking for 450000 near Chinatown.

Anonymous said...

Never ceases to amaze us that an assumtion is made "there is always someone dumber than me and more desperate than me" that will pay an outrageous price for a piece of crap property ie. this one. Where do these suckers keep coming from..
It only proves that a fair majority of these buyers must be a couple of Sq Ft short of a full "lot"

patriotz said...

Just for comparison see what they are asking $475K for in Seattle.

Ballard is a fashionable neighbourhood in Seattle proper.

Note mortgage interest is deductible and Washington has no state income tax. And, Seattle is overpriced and prices are now falling.