As the economy strengthens in British Columbia, the housing demands increase throughout the Vancouver Island real estate market, benefiting the real estate of Port Alberni, according to the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board. The city’s exceptional geographical conditions – proximity to mountains, hiking trails and lakes – make it a highly sought-after destination among nature buffs. The area is also popular because of its great bargains in the housing market.
Below you can find three examples of great deals in Port Alberni:
#1 3752 5th Avenue, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, $157,000
This charming home complete with a separate in-law suite is part of the in-demand Alberni-Clayoquot real estate market. It boasts over 2,000 square-feet of living space throughout, with a main level featuring a spacious living and dining area, a well-equipped kitchen, a full bath and good-sized bedrooms. The newly-renovated in-law suite can be found on the lower level, which also has a shared laundry. Recent upgrades can be seen throughout the house and the $10K price drop is an added benefit to this excellent bargain.
#2 4453 Hollywood Street, 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, $349,900
This exquisite property with 3,000 square-feet of living space offers plenty of advantages, including a double lot, a $10K price drop and renovations throughout. The listing has an excellent location, in a welcoming, family-friendly neighbourhood with unobstructed views of Mount Arrowsmith. The main level features a large and bright living room, a dining area and a kitchen boasting tile backsplash and granite countertops. 2 bedrooms, a den and a 4-piece bath can also be found on the same level. The newly-finished, trendy basement boasts 2 additional bedrooms, a rec room, a family room and an extra washroom. The property also comes with .273 acres of fully-fenced, fully-landscaped grounds.
#3 6143 Drinkwater Road, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, $499,000
If you’re searching for a lovely home not too far away from town, check out this 2,500 square-foot, beautifully-renovated unit! The listing comes with 4 good-sized bedrooms and 2 full baths, and sits on almost one acre of fully-landscaped grounds. It also features a spacious living room with a cozy woodstove, a large family room and a formal dining room. The new maple kitchen has top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances, soft close cupboards and a kitchen island. With a partially-covered deck, a meticulously-maintained private yard and a double car garage, the $26K price drop only adds to the appeal of the property.
If you’re on the lookout for a different kind of home, browse through the new listings of Port Alberni and the single family homes for sale in Port Alberni. If you like this area, you might also want to check out the very fine real estate in Parksville and the new listings in Fanny Bay.