Condo of the Week: a pet-friendly Kitsilano condo for $529K

A charming condo in a convenient neighbourhood—albeit with a potentially inconvenient move-in date

September 2, 2016

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The Details: 106-1858 West 5th Ave. | $529,000 | 650 sq. ft. | 1 Bed, 1 Bath

The Condo: Who likes restrictions? Not me. And not this spacious one-bedroom and den home in the heart of Kitsilano doesn’t have them. Pets and rentals are both welcome, a true rarity in this neighbourhood. The building is outfitted with a quality rainscreen, offering prospective homeowners a worry-free future. Inside, you’ll find a smart floor plan with an open kitchen, hardwood floors and a cozy gas fireplace. The home is in more or less original condition, but it still shows well at 16-years-old. On the ground floor, this home offers residents a large patio and outdoor area for some personal green space. Whether you’re a renter looking for an efficient floor plan in a quality building, or a buyer looking for a great long-term investment, there’s a lot to like here.

The Building: Greenwich is a two building strata—Greewich East and Greenwich West—consisting of 90 one- and two-bedroom homes. The building was built in 2000 by Polygon and was one of the first rainscreened buildings in Kitsilano. There is a common green space in the courtyard between the two buildings. Pets and rentals are permitted.

The Neighbourhood: Within walking distance of the 99, owning a car is optional. Located just off of Burrard and 4th Ave., this home is incredibly central. Enjoy the walkability of Kits, hop on your bike for a five-minute ride downtown, or take the bus to UBC. There is also Fifth Avenue Cinemas, Trattoria, Tractor, YYoga and much more, all within a block of the building.

Potential Downsides: If you’re excited to move in right away, you’ll have to exercise some patience. The home is currently rented out until February for $1,800 a month.

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