Attention Renovators

Canterbury Court
212, 7471 Blundell Road, Richmond
List Price: $276,000
Floor Area: 900
Unit: 2 bed, 2 bath + Den
Maintenance Fee: $289.44
Taxes: $1200
MLS: V964851

The unit has an amazing amount of storage space relative to the size of the apartment. The closets have nice depth and have been fitted with shelving and rods to give flexible and usable storage. However, space could be further maximized with modern closet options and shelving. The apartment as a whole has a decent layout with functional space. Some simple upgrades could really make this unit shine. The current owner is offering to include new carpets or laminate flooring in the buyer’s preferred colour – a perfect start. Other common area aesthetics that could be considered for immediate revamping would include new paint, kitchen counter tops, cupboards, and appliances (including a washer and dryer). The bathrooms are in need of updates, however, one could wait for phase two if need be.

The building is well maintained and has had all major replacements already complete, including the roof, plumbing and electrical. Thicker windows were also replaced along the Bundell side to mute traffic sounds. The strata is proactive and has built up a considerable contingency fund. There is an on site caretaker as well as two guest suites, a heated pool, hot tub, sauna, gym with newer equipment, and a common room.

The location is fantastic, walking distance to Richmond Centre, elementary and high schools, transit/sky train, parks, community centre, library and more.

PROS

  1. Location
  2. Well maintained building (big expenditure upgrades have been completed)
  3. Great contingency fund
  4. Good closet space
  5. Great amenity options
  6. Insuite laundry hookup
  7. Updated flooring costs include in the price
  8. Large master bedroom with walk in closet
  9. Pets and rentals allowed (however restrictions)
  10. Den/office area

CONS

  1. A number of upgrades are needed to modernize the unit
  2. High maintenance fees
  3. Older building
  4. Small second bedroom
  5. No dining area (was converted into den)

From my home to yours –
Irene

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