Just a few weeks ago I was looking for an Inner City Home for some you young clients of mine. Their criteria was an older home, large lot ( as they had 3 dogs) , close to the Core , a place where they could run, ride their bikes and walk their dogs .
As I was looking a new listing came to market ..it was priced in the $600-630,000 range with an large SW back yard with a home although a rental for a number of years was in great shape with an oversized detached double garage .
I knew there was a home not far from this one that just went “Pending” that had a lot not quite 400 sq. ft larger than this for almost $1m so I got my clients there ASAP.
As you may have figured there were a few showings the first day it was on market ( 10 I believe ) my clients ” liked the home ” but it was at the top of there comfort level . Despite this and the info I gave them they decided to write an offer … so did 3 other Realtors . We were in competing offers that same evening … the property “Sold for almost $65k over list price with no conditions “
Needless to say my clients did not get the property but they made a great effort to do so ..& we found them a home that was a bite under their budget a week later …
” I LOVE LAKE VIEW & WILDWOOD , I THINK THEY ARE SO UNDER VALUED IN THIS CITY IT IS NOT EVEN FUNNY..”WHY YOU MAY ASK ?
1- 50 Ft lot frontage
2-RC-1 zoning , ( lots of room to build your dream home ) compared to other communities that are overcrowded & overpriced ..
3 Close to either the Glenmore Reservoir , The Weasel-Head or Edworthy Park
4- Short commute to the Core via either Crow-Child or Bow Trail
5- Quiet & kid friendly
6- Walking distance to to great schools .
7- I believe when the West Leg of Stoney Trail is finished Lakeview will be even more attractive to Buyers ,, so there is some appreciated value built -in the day it opens.
So if you are looking for a great place to live in Calgary ..these are your best bets in my opinion ..