Skip to main content

The Real Estate Market Buyer haggles price for Calgary condo below $500,000 target

CIR Realty/CIR Realty

560 6th Ave. SE, Unit 705, Calgary

Asking price: $525,000

Selling price: $490,000

Story continues below advertisement

Taxes: $3,386 (2017)

Days on the market: 74

Listing agent: Ted Greenhough, Re/Max Realty Professionals; Co-op agent: Joel Gwillim, CIR Realty

The action

The second level is used as a media room.

CIR Realty/CIR Realty

At the request of a small-town buyer, agent Joel Gwillim rounded up about 15 large and unique inner-city suites priced around half a million dollars this summer. Among the top two picks was this one-bedroom suite at Evolution, just steps from the Bow River and popular culinary destinations at the Simmons Building.

“We figured if we could get this down to a certain price, we’d go for it, but if not, there was a backup plan,” Mr. Gwillim said.

What they got

The unit features south-facing outdoor space on two levels.

CIR Realty/CIR Realty

The relatively new multitower community in the East Village offers a wide range of floor plans, including a small collection of multilevel units atop the mid-rise wings. For instance, this 994-square-foot version features south-facing outdoor space on two levels, including a wraparound terrace off a second-floor media space.

Interior appointments are upscale, such as engineered hardwood floors and nine-foot ceilings in the main floor bedroom and open living and dining areas.

Story continues below advertisement

There is a bathroom with heated floors and laundry facilities. The kitchen is outfitted with stainless steel appliances.

The unit comes with a storage locker and parking. Monthly maintenance fees of $543 pay for water, heat, concierge and the use of fitness and social rooms.

The agent’s take

The kitchen is outfitted with stainless steel appliances.

CIR Realty/CIR Realty

“It’s the second building in the revitalized East Village area, so it’s cool to get in there before everything explodes and blossoms,” Mr. Gwillim said.

“Every top floor unit in that mid-rise [section] has a second floor with big flex space with a walkout to a balcony anywhere from 300 to 400 square feet. So this is more unique than anything you’d see in the inner-city.”

Your house is your most valuable asset. We have a weekly Real Estate newsletter to help you stay on top of news on the housing market, mortgages, the latest closings and more. Sign up today.

For sale in this area

View similar listings below. Clicking on the map will take you to the listings below.

Open this photo in gallery: Gallery photo 1
484900.00
#710 615 6 AV SE, Downtown East Village, Calgary, Alberta
CIR REALTY
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Building Type
Condo/Strata
Property Type
Single Family
Floor to ceiling windows with river views! This corner unit features 2 bedrooms and 2 baths with an abundance of windows providing a bright and airy feel. Modern finishing's throughout include wide plank flooring, a large kitchen fitted with a high end appliance package, thick stone countertops, and European flair, while an open concept living space provides access to a huge patio stretching the length of the unit. The 2 bedrooms are on opposite ends of the living space which is great for when guest stay over, and there are 2 full bathrooms including the private master ensuite. This home is brand new never been lived in and located in the highly desired community of East Village. Walk to work, shops, the new library, and numerous paths along the river. Plus, this is a full service building featuring heated underground parking, storage locker, party room with a huge terrace including a hot tub, large gym facility, concierge service, and so much more. (id:31729)
Listing ID C4258088
Salesperson Adil Thobani
Brokerage CIR REALTY
Open this photo in gallery: Gallery photo 1
399900.00
#411 615 6 AV SE, Downtown East Village, Calgary, Alberta
RE/MAX REAL ESTATE (CENTRAL)
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Building Type
Condo/Strata
Property Type
Single Family
VERVE Condominium living at it's best. Conveniently located in the trendy neighbourhood of East Village, this new unit is complete with two bedrooms and two 4 piece bathrooms.This unit is in the PODIUM section of the building with all concrete construction. It is also quieter, cooler and has a great lower floor view. The compact design incorporates a modern kitchen, eating area, spacious island, front living room and large outdoor balcony. Underground titled parking is included with this residence. Close to Downtown, City Hall, Fort Calgary, Central Library, Studio Bell and the Bow River walkway. NOTE INTERIOR MEASUREMENTS WITH WALL THICKNESS YIELDS A TOTAL SQUARE FOOTAGE OF 726 SQ FT. (id:31729)
Listing ID C4247683
Salesperson Robin G. Telfer
Brokerage RE/MAX REAL ESTATE (CENTRAL)
Open this photo in gallery: Gallery photo 1
375795.00
#906 615 6 AV SE, Downtown East Village, Calgary, Alberta
ROYAL LEPAGE BENCHMARK
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Building Type
Condo/Strata
Property Type
Single Family
.This layout offers 1-bedroom plus a den and a Jack and Jill bathroom. Amazing River views to the East. Design excellence by award-winning Cecconi Simone: wide plank floors, a kitchen featuring quartz counter-tops and high-end integrated appliances. This is luxury living in heart of the East Village, offering a stress-free commute via c-train and access to major arteries. Amenities include a dramatic lobby with concierge, guest suite, rooftop lounge and terrace and exercise room.One underground stall is included, additional parking is available. This home is walking distance to world-class entertainment: Stampede grounds, National Music Center, Opera in the Park, Arts Common and the Calgary Zoo. (id:31729)
Listing ID C4257956
Salesperson Julie C. Dempsey
Brokerage ROYAL LEPAGE BENCHMARK
Open this photo in gallery: Gallery photo 1
387345.00
#2010 615 6 AV SE, Downtown East Village, Calgary, Alberta
ROYAL LEPAGE BENCHMARK
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Building Type
Condo/Strata
Property Type
Single Family
Amazing use of space in this 1+Den condo. The bedrooms are split apart with the living space in the middle. The den is fabulous extra flex space and can double as a bedroom or home office or yoga room. Fantastic city views with the Calgary Tower are framed from both the living room and master bedroom. There is a large ensuite off the master bedroom with a walk in shower and finishes by Cecconi Simoni bring in beautiful design that's also practical. VERVE has amazing amenities including a owner's Lounge with huge outdoor terrace with an outdoor hot tub. There is a fitness center, guest suites and roof top owner's lounge and concierge service 7-days a week. (id:31729)
Listing ID C4262866
Salesperson Julie C. Dempsey
Brokerage ROYAL LEPAGE BENCHMARK
Open this photo in gallery: Gallery photo 1
435000.00
#502 615 6 AV SE, Downtown East Village, Calgary, Alberta
CIR REALTY
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Building Type
Condo/Strata
Property Type
Single Family
BE THE FIRST TO CALL THIS NEW CONDO HOME! 2 bedroom 2 bathroom corner unit in a full amenitie building, located in the trendiest neighborhood in Calgary...the East Village. Modern finishing's greet you as you enter this well laid out condo, and the floor to ceiling glass windows fill the property with the light from the South West facing exposure. The kitchen is fitted with a high end appliance package, thick stone countertops with a built in dinning/island ideal for entertaining guests, and opens onto your living room...with sliding glass door access to a large private balcony and views of the Downton skyline. The master bedroom definitely has wow factor with a full corner of windows offering panoramic views, and ensuite bathroom. A second bedroom and full 4 piece bath complete this home. In-suite laundry, Underground parking, storage locker, party room with hot tub access, full gym, and concierge service as just a few other highlights of this property! (id:31729)
Listing ID C4258082
Salesperson Adil Thobani
Brokerage CIR REALTY
Due to technical reasons, we have temporarily removed commenting from our articles. We hope to have this fixed soon. Thank you for your patience. If you are looking to give feedback on our new site, please send it along to feedback@globeandmail.com. If you want to write a letter to the editor, please forward to letters@globeandmail.com.

Welcome to The Globe and Mail’s comment community. This is a space where subscribers can engage with each other and Globe staff. Non-subscribers can read and sort comments but will not be able to engage with them in any way. Click here to subscribe.

If you would like to write a letter to the editor, please forward it to letters@globeandmail.com. Readers can also interact with The Globe on Facebook and Twitter .

Welcome to The Globe and Mail’s comment community. This is a space where subscribers can engage with each other and Globe staff. Non-subscribers can read and sort comments but will not be able to engage with them in any way. Click here to subscribe.

If you would like to write a letter to the editor, please forward it to letters@globeandmail.com. Readers can also interact with The Globe on Facebook and Twitter .

Welcome to The Globe and Mail’s comment community. This is a space where subscribers can engage with each other and Globe staff.

We aim to create a safe and valuable space for discussion and debate. That means:

  • Treat others as you wish to be treated
  • Criticize ideas, not people
  • Stay on topic
  • Avoid the use of toxic and offensive language
  • Flag bad behaviour

Comments that violate our community guidelines will be removed.

Read our community guidelines here

Discussion loading ...

Cannabis pro newsletter