Vancouver half-duplex draws four bids and sells in three days

1936 Charles St., Vancouver

Asking price: $1.225-million

Selling price: $1.26-million

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Previous selling price: $675,000 (2014)

Days on market: 7

Taxes: $3,416.15

Listing agent: Mary Cleaver, Re/Max Select Realty

The action

A living space opens to the back deck and garden.

Re/Max Select Realty

“We had back-to-back showings, one group at a time. All parties wore masks,” Ms. Cleaver says.

After three days of showings, she received four offers and the house sold subject-free. The sellers are a young family moving to Squamish, B.C.; the buyers are a family with two small children.

What they got

“This was a one-of-a-kind home,” listing agent Mary Cleaver says.

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The three-bedroom half-duplex was built in 2014 and has a fully renovated attic loft space, big covered deck, south-facing garden and recently renovated basement level suitable for an extra bedroom.

It comes with a garage and electric

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a group of people standing in front of a crowd: More than a dozen health workers used their mid afternoon 15-minute break to hold a protest outside San Diego Central Jail in downtown San Diego Wednesday. The health workers say they could lose their jobs under a plan to outsource health services at the jails. (Nelvin C. Cepeda/The San Diego Union-Tribune)


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More than a dozen health workers used their mid afternoon 15-minute break to hold a protest outside San Diego Central Jail in downtown San Diego Wednesday. The health workers say they could lose their jobs under a plan to outsource health services at the jails. (Nelvin C. Cepeda/The San Diego Union-Tribune)

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