We have sold a property at 3838 11TH AVE W in Vancouver.
Opportunity knocks in West Point Grey with this 1926 solid built family home. Utilize as a holding property, renovate to suit your style or build your dream home. This home has 4 bedrooms: two on the main floor, one on the top floor that could be used as a media rm, office, or library and one on the lower level.A private sunny back yard to enjoy gardening, reading in a shady spot or outdoor dining with friends. There is a single car garage with lane access or perhaps use as a workshop. Views from the front of the home include partial water, mountain and city. Located on a quiet residential tree lined street with easy access to W 4th Ave, UBC, Jericho Beach/Spanish Banks, Pacific Spirit Park, shopping and restaurants on W 10th Ave. Close to top public/private schools. Book your appointment.
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The charms of living in an older home can be many – history, style, craftsmanship, quirks. But maintenance can be tricky and expensive, especially if certain systems and features have been neglected over the years.

  • Energy inefficiency is probably the number one issue with older homes. New windows can be very expensive, but will contribute immensely to reduced energy use and lower heating and cooling costs. Replacement windows are available in several styles and at different price points, so finding ones that suit the look of an older home is easier than ever.
  • Poor insulation wastes energy and money, and makes living in the home uncomfortable. The most important area to insulate is the attic, but walls and floors above ventilated crawlspaces should also be insulated if possible.
  • Check old water pipes to identify the material and determine if they need to be replaced. Some older materials such as galvanized steel, iron, and even lead are still in use today even though new construction doesn’t allow them. Replacement options include copper and CPVC piping.
  • Outdated electrical systems are often found in older homes and may not only be dangerous, they can make the house uninsurable in some situations. Even if no danger is present, we use much more electricity in our homes today and the capacity of older systems may be inadequate. Only a qualified electrician should attempt any repairs or updates to a home’s electrical system.

With careful maintenance and a nod to history, older homes can be comfortable, stylish, and even energy efficient in the right hands.

Courtesy of Pillar to Post Home Inspections.

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