BC Real Estate: Five homes for sale under $ 200,000

Trail, Port Hardy, Richmond and Tumbler Ridge among communities with homes in this price range

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According to a report released by a US-based property management software company around 10 per cent of all active home listings in Canada right now are priced at less than $ 200,000.

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There are no listings for less than $ 200,000 in the Lower Mainland (except in Richmond).

Here however are five residential properties in BC that are for sale at less than $ 200,000.

Richmond 106/7240 Lindsay Road

The living room of a Richmond apartment priced at $ 199,000.
The living room of a Richmond apartment priced at $ 199,000. Photo by zealty.ca

This 630 square foot apartment is almost 50 years old and has a monthly maintenance fee of $ 460.

It is on the ground level and a key reason that it is priced at $ 199,000 is because it is built on leased land. The lease is prepaid until 2087.

Sonora Island Lot 30 Owen Bay

Sonora Island
Sonora Island Photo by Zealty.ca

This 1.26 acre lot comes with a small older cabin that is livable and is priced at $ 129,000. It has solar and wind power. There is a dock a ten minute walk away.

Sonara Island is one of the Discovery Islands where Johnstone Strait joins the Georgia Strait.

The closest large community is Campbell River on Vancouver Island. Sonora Island is not serviced by BC Ferries.

Port Hardy 7/7077 Highland Drive

An apartment in Port Hardy that is listed at $ 169,000.
An apartment in Port Hardy that is listed at $ 169,000. Photo by Zealty.ca

There are four apartments in different locations within Port Hardy on the top end of Vancouver that are priced at less than $ 200,000.

This one has two bedrooms and has been updated with new laminate floors and is south facing. It is priced at $ 169,000.

As a base for ferries to Prince Rupert, Port Hardy sees a lot of tourists in the summer.

Trail 2075 Topping Street

The view from a home in Trail, BC, that is priced at $ 199,000.
The view from a home in Trail, BC, that is priced at $ 199,000. Photo by Zealty.ca

Trail, the site of Teck Resources zinc and lead smelting and refining complex, was a decade ago a place you could buy a home for $ 50,000.

It’s now a place where you can get a detached home for less than $ 200,000. Despite the smelter that looms over the city, Trail is close to excellent skiing and recreation.

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This 1,300 square-foot home has views of the Columbia River with a serviceable kitchen and even has a new washer-dryer. It is priced at $ 199,000.

Tumbler Ridge 103 Ash Crescent

This home in Tumbler Ridge is for sale at $ 183,000 and has been on the market for two years.
This home in Tumbler Ridge is for sale at $ 183,000 and has been on the market for two years. Photo by Zealty.ca

Tumbler Ridge in the Peace River region was built from scratch in the early 1980s to create a community for coal mining companies in the area.

As a result, it’s a lovely town that’s well laid out and has great amenities. It is however retained to coal demand, that has led to a slump in real estate prices.

With an asking price of $ 183,000 this 2,100 square foot home is on a large corner lot. It has three bedrooms and comes with a new furnace. It has been on the market for over two years.


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