Tyler Cowen of Marginal Revolution notoriety points readers to two CBC News stories about the listing of the cheapest house for sale in the Vancouver market at just under $600,000 and its subsequent sale just two weeks later at almost $50,000 more than the sellers asked.
From the latter, we learn the following:
Vancouver’s cheapest listed single family home attracted large numbers to open houses, with two written offers pushing the final purchase price seven per cent over asking.
The house was the cheapest listing in Vancouver last week.
The price of the 100-year-old, 1,951-square-foot, three-bedroom, detached house at 2622 Clark Dr. was set low initially due to its smaller size and half lot site.
“It’s very rare, and that’s why all the excitement,” said RE/MAX realtor Mary Cleaver.
“I believe this house was, potentially, saved because it is on a different kind of lot, one that isn’t necessarily appealing to builders. So this has been a lovely family home for 100 years and, if well taken care of, could house a family 100 years from today,” she said.
Looking at the house and that lot, the excitement really is perfectly understandable.