135 13 Ave., SW., No. 510, Calgary
Asking price: $284,900 (May, 2022)
Selling price: $275,000 (June, 2022)
Tax: $1,844 (2021)
Days on the market: 41
Listing agent: Bryon Howard, eXp Realty
In a 14-year-old high-rise a few streets south of the Calgary Tower, this one-bedroom unit was launched shortly after another unit sold in the $280,000s. It seemed sensible to ask for a similar amount, and to turn down an offer in the upper $270,000s on opening day. Unfortunately, it took about a month for another proposal to emerge. Negotiations raised the offer to $275,000.
“I listed and sold a unit within two weeks of this one in April for $282,000 two floors higher,” said agent Bryon Howard.
“The market started to change as we listed this – meaning it got worse – so we thought we’d sell closer to our list price around $285,000, but we sold for $275,000.”
What they got
This 682-square-foot unit has walls of windows and sliding balcony doors along the open principal room.
There’s a four-piece bathroom, laundry facilities and stainless-steel kitchen appliances.
The unit comes with one parking spot. Heating and water costs are included in monthly fees of $433.
The agent’s take
“It’s pretty typical for a one-bedroom,” Mr. Howard said.
“We had investors from Vancouver and Toronto consider it, locals considering it for rentals and short-term rentals as an Airbnb and we had first-time buyers looking at it. In the end, a first-time buyer bought it.”
The building’s location also held appeal. “It’s located in the Beltline, which is a really cool area with a lot of great restaurants and amenities,” Mr. Howard said.
“There’s no gym in the building, but there is one nearby across the street.
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