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Condo in Calgary’s Beltline snatched up by first and only visitor

Done Deal, 924 14th Ave. SW, Calgary, Alta.

924 14 AVE. SW, No. 1107, BELTLINE, CALGARY

ASKING PRICE $255,000

SELLING PRICE $251,000

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TAXES $1,274 (2015)

DAYS ON THE MARKET 10

LISTING AGENT Joel Gwillim, CIR Realty

The action: In January, suites took an average of 80 to 120 days to sell at Dorchester Square, but this one-bedroom unit was staged and priced at $255,000 to sell fast and found a buyer in the first and only visitor.

What they got: A 680-square-foot portion of a 35-year-old high rise was allocated to this one-bedroom and one-bathroom plan anchored by an open living and dining area with sliding doors to a south-facing balcony and a galley kitchen updated with quartz counters, glossy two-toned cabinetry and stainless-steel appliances.

The unit is tied to a parking spot and monthly fees of $376 for heating, common laundry room, fitness and recreation facilities.

The agent's take: "The location is great – the Walk Score is around 96 or 97 – it's right in the heart of the Beltline, close to lounges, restaurants, gyms and office core," says agent Joel Gwillim. "The amenities are a bit dated, but they are good spaces, like a games room and squash court."

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The unit itself has several distinguishing features. "For the area, especially compared to the new product that's coming on the market, the size was pretty good, probably 100- to 130-square-feet bigger," Mr. Gwillim notes.

"And it's a really nice unit, [the sellers] had done some renovations to it and they took the time to design it right."

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