Residential Chilliwack real estate, as of last month, boasts an average price of nearly $500K, according to the Canadian Real Estate Association. In order to get an overview of this part of the British Columbia real estate market, we decided to browse the extremities of what this city can offer. That’s why we’ve chosen an apartment with a very budget-friendly price tag, a home on sale for around the average price, and a large property which is much more expensive than the previous two. Help us choose the Chilliwack property which is most worth its asking price:
#1 309 9175 Mary Street, 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, $119,900
First on our list is this well-maintained, north-facing apartment which is a surprisingly economical example of Chilliwack Proper real estate. The unit is part of a mature development complex, just steps away from the local hospital, pharmacies, grocery stores and restaurants.
The one-bedroom apartment offers 681 square feet of living space in a bright, open-concept layout. The generously sized living area is large enough to entertain guests and also leads you to the private balcony from where you can enjoy unobstructed mountain views. The kitchen is well-equipped with all the necessary appliances and the washroom has been upgraded just recently. The unit is in an excellent condition, so all in all it represents a great bargain.
#2 34 6449 Blackwood Lane, 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, $449,000
Second up we have this charming 1,784-square-foot home in the highly sought-after Cedar Park Community in the Sardis real estate market. The family-friendly property lies on a quiet, tree-lined street, boasting plenty of parking spaces for both you and your guests.
From the first moment you step inside the home, you’ll immediately notice how spotless and well-maintained it is. Many of the rooms are spacious and bright. The main level comes with a welcoming living area, a separate formal dining room and an impeccable kitchen equipped with plenty of wooden cabinets and the newest stainless steel appliances. The fully-fenced private back yard with its inviting wooden patio is the perfect place to enjoy a home-made barbecue together with your closest friends. The home’s proximity to schools, parks, public transportation and shopping is an additional asset.
#3 6695 Banford Road, 6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, $1,795,000
Concluding our list is this elegant 6-bedroom home, reminding us just how prestigious Valley South real estate can be! The property lies on an enormous 4.5 acre estate, which comes with a covered outside patio, a large front veranda, an outdoor swimming pool, a pergola and a big barn.
The custom-built home offers nearly 4,000 square feet of living space, with 6 good-sized bedrooms, 4 washrooms, a large office and your very own library. The main level features an enormous living area with oversized windows and a cozy fireplace. The designer kitchen, located right next to the spacious dining room, is every aspiring chef’s dream, boasting a large kitchen island, plenty of cabinets and top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances. This property is truly an entertainer’s haven, boasting numerous indoor and outdoor opportunities to keep both family and guests amused.
To summarize, we have three completely different properties in diverse locations and boasting a variety of features and amenities.
The first unit might seem to be the perfect choice for anyone in search of a budget-friendly and centrally-located base. It’s convenient and move-in ready condition, but have you read the small print? You need to be over a certain age to be allowed to buy here, it’s not pet friendly, and sub-letting is not allowed—all these aspects are limits on the property’s desirability. Then, of course, there is a small matter of the limited space, which certainly might make you wonder whether the home is worth its asking price.
The second home is located in a family-friendly community, very close to important amenities, and it has some bright and spacious rooms. But although 3 bedrooms might be enough for the time being, we’re not sure there’s room for expansion here, either in the roof or the crawl-space basement, which is something to consider for a growing family or for people who like to have guests staying over. Then there’s its distance from downtown Chilliwack—a buyer might like to consider other options for the same price nearer the city centre.
The third property certainly counts as Chilliwack luxury real estate, from its designer kitchen equipped with the newest appliances to its expanses of private land and outdoor swimming pool. But neither the land nor the exterior of the house are particularly attractive, in our opinion, so a buyer might want to employ a landscaper to brighten the place up, which would be costly. The property is of course not near the centre of town, which is always a consideration when determining whether a price tag is really worth it.