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$4,498,888
15634 88TH AVE, Surrey Real Estate for sale, MLS® R2853076

Beds: 3Baths: 3Built in 99991160 sqft

21 hours ago

Beds: 3Baths: 3Built in 99991160 sqft

Fleetwood Tynehead solid 3 bedroom rancher with hardwood floors on huge...

$4,498,888

MLS®: R2853076 Amex - Fraseridge Realty

21 hours ago

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$1,948,000
1859 DORSET AVE, Port Coquitlam Home for sale, MLS® R2853045

Beds: 6Baths: 3Built in 19542388 sqft

21 hours ago

Beds: 6Baths: 3Built in 19542388 sqft

Huge Lot, perfect for building a large home or subdividing. 66' x 177',...

$1,948,000

MLS®: R2853045 Amex Broadway West Realty

21 hours ago

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$1,350,000
19636 41A AVE, Langley Houses for sale, MLS® R2851540

Beds: 6Baths: 4Built in 19732453 sqft

4 days ago

Beds: 6Baths: 4Built in 19732453 sqft

Court order sale ideal for handy man to finish the renovations. Lots of...

$1,350,000

MLS®: R2851540 Royal LePage Global Force R...

4 days ago

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$1,149,900
10014 YOUNG RD, Chilliwack Homes for sale, MLS® R2851776

Beds: 4Baths: 4Built in 99993764 sqft

5 days ago

Beds: 4Baths: 4Built in 99993764 sqft

3700+sqft home is a paradise for entertaining. 4 large bdrms, 4 bthrms, 2...

$1,149,900

MLS®: R2851776 Pathway Executives Realty I...

5 days ago

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$3,398,000
6540 COMSTOCK RD, Richmond Houses for sale, MLS® R2850980

Beds: 5Baths: 5Built in 20004242 sqft

1 week ago

Beds: 5Baths: 5Built in 20004242 sqft

Central location! Million-$ Home neighbourhood! Huge Lot, 67'x170'. Bright...

$3,398,000

MLS®: R2850980 RE/MAX Crest Realty

1 week ago

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$1,888,000
926-932 CLARKE RD, Port Moody Home for sale, MLS® R2850668

Beds: 3Baths: 3Built in 19562000 sqft

1 week ago

Beds: 3Baths: 3Built in 19562000 sqft

HUGE LOT!!! OVER 22,900 SQFT CORNER LOT with lots of potential. New...

$1,888,000

MLS®: R2850668 RE/MAX City Realty

1 week ago

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$1,374,900
22610 LEE AVE, Maple Ridge Home for sale, MLS® R2849428

Beds: 6Baths: 2Built in 19712368 sqft

2 weeks ago

Beds: 6Baths: 2Built in 19712368 sqft

Central location solid home with new 3 bedrooms suite on huge lot. Home...

$1,374,900

MLS®: R2849428 SRS Panorama Realty

2 weeks ago

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$1,199,900
2279 HARPER DR, Abbotsford Real Estate for sale, MLS® R2848636

Beds: 6Baths: 2Built in 19882735 sqft

3 weeks ago

Beds: 6Baths: 2Built in 19882735 sqft

A well maintained house on a huge lot in the popular McMillan area. It is...

$1,199,900

MLS®: R2848636 Parallel 49 Realty

3 weeks ago

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$1,539,000
9525 125A ST, Surrey Homes for sale, MLS® R2846889

Beds: 6Baths: 5Built in 19722584 sqft

3 weeks ago

Beds: 6Baths: 5Built in 19722584 sqft

QUEEN MARY HOME WITH 2 MORTGAGE HELPER SUITES- perfect for FIRST TIME...

$1,539,000

MLS®: R2846889 eXp Realty (Branch)

3 weeks ago

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$2,998,000
3221 E 50TH AVE, Vancouver Homes for sale, MLS® R2845591

Beds: 7Baths: 5Built in 19843900 sqft

4 weeks ago

Beds: 7Baths: 5Built in 19843900 sqft

Spacious Vancouver Special in prime Killarney area! HUGE 6559 SQFT FLAT...

$2,998,000

MLS®: R2845591 RA Realty Alliance Inc.

4 weeks ago

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$8,880,000
3955 W BROADWAY, Vancouver Houses for sale, MLS® R2845071

Beds: 6Baths: 6Built in 20194963 sqft

4 weeks ago

Beds: 6Baths: 6Built in 20194963 sqft

PANORAMIC VIEW OF WATER, MOUNTAIN & CITY. FABULOUS CUSTON BUILT HOME...

$8,880,000

MLS®: R2845071 RE/MAX Select Properties

4 weeks ago

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$4,890,000
14906 92ND AVE, Surrey Homes for sale, MLS® R2844976

Beds: 10Baths: 9Built in 20094465 sqft

4 weeks ago

Beds: 10Baths: 9Built in 20094465 sqft

Custom designed executive Two level house in Fleetwood area, built in ...

$4,890,000

MLS®: R2844976 Selmak Realty Limited

4 weeks ago

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$2,988,000
3887 W 51ST AVE, Vancouver Homes for sale, MLS® R2844354

Beds: 8Baths: 4Built in 19232086 sqft

1 month ago

Beds: 8Baths: 4Built in 19232086 sqft

EXCELLENT HOLDING PROPERTY FOR INVESTOR OR FIRST BUYER, well kept over...

$2,988,000

MLS®: R2844354 RE/MAX Select Properties

1 month ago

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$2,688,000
5725 CRANLEY DR, West Vancouver Home for sale, MLS® R2843825

Beds: 4Baths: 3Built in 19682645 sqft

1 month ago

Beds: 4Baths: 3Built in 19682645 sqft

A prize on Cranley Drive. 14,798 sqft huge lot . Collier built on a...

$2,688,000

MLS®: R2843825 Royal Pacific Realty Corp.

1 month ago

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$1,630,000
29288 SUNVALLEY CRESCENT, Abbotsford Houses for sale, MLS® R2842995

Beds: 6Baths: 3Built in 19702819 sqft

1 month ago

Beds: 6Baths: 3Built in 19702819 sqft

ABERDEEN! 21,780 sq.ft. lot (1/2 acre) south facing lot in EXCELLENT...

$1,630,000

MLS®: R2842995 B.C. Farm & Ranch Realt...

1 month ago

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$2,988,000
10975 130 ST, Surrey Real Estate for sale, MLS® R2841452

Beds: 11Baths: 11Built in 20147497 sqft

1 month ago

Beds: 11Baths: 11Built in 20147497 sqft

Luxury home on a Huge lot with Uninterrupted PRICELESS PANORAMIC VIEW of...

$2,988,000

MLS®: R2841452 SRS Panorama Realty

1 month ago

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$1,888,000
7474 CARIBOO RD, Burnaby Homes for sale, MLS® R2841373

Beds: 4Baths: 2Built in 19502515 sqft

2 months ago

Beds: 4Baths: 2Built in 19502515 sqft

HUGE LOT WITH HUGE opportunity, prime location, over 11,135sqft lot in the...

$1,888,000

MLS®: R2841373 RE/MAX City Realty

2 months ago

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$1,248,800
3166 MALLARD ST, Abbotsford Houses for sale, MLS® R2841235

Beds: 6Baths: 5Built in 19782864 sqft

2 months ago

Beds: 6Baths: 5Built in 19782864 sqft

Updated 6 bed + 5 bath detached home on a huge lot of 12,369 sq ft.

$1,248,800

MLS®: R2841235 Sutton Group-West Coast Rea...

2 months ago

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$1,399,000
14038 114A AVE, Surrey Houses for sale, MLS® R2841004

Beds: 2Bath: 1Built in 19531350 sqft

2 months ago

Beds: 2Bath: 1Built in 19531350 sqft

A beautiful totally updated rancher in a peaceful neighborhood, close to...

$1,399,000

MLS®: R2841004 RE/MAX Bozz Realty

2 months ago

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$819,500
46661 RAMONA DR, Chilliwack Real Estate for sale, MLS® R2840689

Beds: 3Baths: 2Built in 19911610 sqft

2 months ago

Beds: 3Baths: 2Built in 19911610 sqft

Perfect location for this freehold, non-strata rancher with crawl space;...

$819,500

MLS®: R2840689 RE/MAX 2000 Realty

2 months ago

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$1,450,000
21083 DEWDNEY TRUNK RD, Maple Ridge Homes for sale, MLS® R2839945

Beds: 3Bath: 1Built in 19481606 sqft

2 months ago

Beds: 3Bath: 1Built in 19481606 sqft

Totally remodeled rancher home, aluminum windows, 3/4 inch maple floor in...

$1,450,000

MLS®: R2839945 Homelife Benchmark Titus Re...

2 months ago

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$3,490,000
5811 FRANCIS RD, Richmond Homes for sale, MLS® R2840116

Beds: 5Baths: 6Built in 20134439 sqft

2 months ago

Beds: 5Baths: 6Built in 20134439 sqft

Most desirable Lackner area, in the centre of Richmond City. Super...

$3,490,000

MLS®: R2840116 LeHomes Realty Premier

2 months ago

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$2,200,000
1007 ROCHESTER AVE, Coquitlam Home for sale, MLS® R2839585

Beds: 6Baths: 4Built in 19933149 sqft

2 months ago

Beds: 6Baths: 4Built in 19933149 sqft

Welcome to this incredibly Central location and spacious single family...

$2,200,000

MLS®: R2839585 Sutton Group-West Coast Rea...

2 months ago

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$2,850,000
9248 124 ST, Surrey Homes for sale, MLS® R2838868

Beds: 8Baths: 7Built in 20194386 sqft

2 months ago

Beds: 8Baths: 7Built in 20194386 sqft

Luxury living in Queen Mary Park! This magnificent home over 4386 square...

$2,850,000

MLS®: R2838868 Macdonald Realty (Delta)

2 months ago

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$1,849,000
2342 E 40TH AVE, Vancouver Homes for sale, MLS® R2838788

Beds: 5Baths: 4Built in 20231860 sqft

2 months ago

Beds: 5Baths: 4Built in 20231860 sqft

Introducing an Impeccable,BRAND NEW 1/2 DUPLEX on a HUGE LOT in the heart...

$1,849,000

MLS®: R2838788 Macdonald Realty

2 months ago

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$1,349,000
2340 E 40TH AVE, Vancouver Houses for sale, MLS® R2838779

Beds: 3Baths: 3Built in 20231240 sqft

2 months ago

Beds: 3Baths: 3Built in 20231240 sqft

Introducing an Impeccable,BRAND NEW 1/2 DUPLEX on a HUGE LOT in the heart...

$1,349,000

MLS®: R2838779 Macdonald Realty

2 months ago

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$3,399,000
7251 ASH ST, Richmond Real Estate for sale, MLS® R2838327

Beds: 12Baths: 8Built in 19936158 sqft

2 months ago

Beds: 12Baths: 8Built in 19936158 sqft

Rarely available over 6100 sqft huge house for sale! Huge lot and huge...

$3,399,000

MLS®: R2838327 Sutton Group-West Coast Rea...

2 months ago

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$11,880,000
5755 ANGUS DR, Vancouver Home for sale, MLS® R2837877

Beds: 7Baths: 8Built in 20155660 sqft

2 months ago

Beds: 7Baths: 8Built in 20155660 sqft

ANGUS DRIVE! One of the most renowned streets in South Granville. Gorgeous...

$11,880,000

MLS®: R2837877 Sutton Group-West Coast Rea...

2 months ago

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$5,310,000
5737 OLYMPIC ST, Vancouver Real Estate for sale, MLS® R2837726

Beds: 4Baths: 5Built in 19402014 sqft

2 months ago

Beds: 4Baths: 5Built in 19402014 sqft

Developer & Investor Alert - Desired Southlands neighborhood with a...

$5,310,000

MLS®: R2837726 RE/MAX Crest Realty

2 months ago

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$2,590,000
6391 WILLIAMS RD, Richmond Real Estate for sale, MLS® R2837236

Beds: 6Baths: 6Built in 19934550 sqft

3 months ago

Beds: 6Baths: 6Built in 19934550 sqft

MUST SEE!!!! Huge LOT 9000 Sft, INSIDE AREA over 4500 Sft. Builder Alert....

$2,590,000

MLS®: R2837236 RE/MAX Crest Realty

3 months ago

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$219,900
26 50610 TRANS CANADA HWY, Boston Bar Home for sale, MLS® R2832690

Beds: 2Baths: 2Built in 2022924 sqft

3 months ago

Beds: 2Baths: 2Built in 2022924 sqft

BRAND NEW HOME at ALPINE CANYON Mobile Home Park in the Historic Fraser...

$219,900

MLS®: R2832690 Select Real Estate

3 months ago

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$1,849,000
8306 151A ST, Surrey Home for sale, MLS® R2832511

Beds: 6Baths: 4Built in 19953661 sqft

3 months ago

Beds: 6Baths: 4Built in 19953661 sqft

Beautiful and huge south facing home features stairs up to entry door with...

$1,849,000

MLS®: R2832511 Team 3000 Realty Ltd.

3 months ago

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$89,900
, Cultus Lake Houses for sale, MLS® R2832053

Bed: 1Bath: 1Built in 1970720 sqft

4 months ago

Bed: 1Bath: 1Built in 1970720 sqft

Contractor's special, mobile home is sold as is, where is. Need of major...

$89,900

MLS®: R2832053 eXp Realty (Branch)

4 months ago

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$2,399,000
10229 122 ST, Surrey Homes for sale, MLS® R2830044

Beds: 11Baths: 7Built in 20065827 sqft

4 months ago

Beds: 11Baths: 7Built in 20065827 sqft

Welcome this beautiful 11-bedroom 7-bathroom basement- entry home ,located...

$2,399,000

MLS®: R2830044 Nu Stream Realty Inc.

4 months ago

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$2,000,000
8576 156 ST, Surrey Home for sale, MLS® R2828336

Beds: 5Baths: 3Built in 99992300 sqft

4 months ago

Beds: 5Baths: 3Built in 99992300 sqft

Investors/developers alert. House having huge lot 10560 sqft. in Fleetwood...

$2,000,000

MLS®: R2828336 SRS Panorama Realty

4 months ago

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$1,449,000
4608 207A ST, Langley Homes for sale, MLS® R2837536

Beds: 3Baths: 2Built in 19721580 sqft

4 months ago

Beds: 3Baths: 2Built in 19721580 sqft

This rancher-style gem on a huge lot offers endless potential for...

$1,449,000

MLS®: R2837536 Stonehaus Realty Corp.

4 months ago

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$2,099,900
3357 LAKEDALE AVE, Burnaby Real Estate for sale, MLS® R2831651

Beds: 4Baths: 3Built in 19712030 sqft

4 months ago

Beds: 4Baths: 3Built in 19712030 sqft

Huge lot! In a cul de sac of the Government Road neighborhood. Select this...

$2,099,900

MLS®: R2831651 Macdonald Realty

4 months ago

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$1,799,000
21130 DEWDNEY TRUNK RD, Maple Ridge Real Estate for sale, MLS® R2784491

Beds: 2Bath: 1Built in 9999695 sqft

4 months ago

Beds: 2Bath: 1Built in 9999695 sqft

GREAT OPPORTUNITY for INVESTOR & DEVELOPER!!! HUGE LOT, OVER 10,800...

$1,799,000

MLS®: R2784491 RE/MAX City Realty

4 months ago

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$1,359,800
17407 58A AVE, Surrey Houses for sale, MLS® R2817608

Beds: 2Bath: 1Built in 19541198 sqft

5 months ago

Beds: 2Bath: 1Built in 19541198 sqft

Beautifully Maintained 2 bedrooms 1 bathroom bungalow is now available for...

$1,359,800

MLS®: R2817608 Century 21 Coastal Realty L...

5 months ago

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$2,180,000
7921 BURNFIELD CRESCENT, Burnaby Home for sale, MLS® R2804110

Beds: 6Baths: 3Built in 19682733 sqft

5 months ago

Beds: 6Baths: 3Built in 19682733 sqft

BEAUTIFULLY RENOVATED HOME in most desirable neighbourhood in BURNABY LAKE...

$2,180,000

MLS®: R2804110 RE/MAX Select Properties

5 months ago

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$4,698,000
2122 SW MARINE DR, Vancouver Homes for sale, MLS® R2853468

Beds: 6Baths: 7Built in 19807111 sqft

5 months ago

Beds: 6Baths: 7Built in 19807111 sqft

Stunning traditional family home boasting 6 BR, 7 bath, & a sprawling...

$4,698,000

MLS®: R2853468 Sutton Group-West Coast Rea...

5 months ago

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$2,100,000
9935 SULLIVAN ST, Burnaby Home for sale, MLS® R2797797

Beds: 6Baths: 3Built in 19612479 sqft

5 months ago

Beds: 6Baths: 3Built in 19612479 sqft

Welcome to Sullivan Heights, one of Burnaby's most vibrant community, a...

$2,100,000

MLS®: R2797797 Nu Stream Realty Inc.

5 months ago

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$18,880,000
8731 FINN RD, Richmond Houses for sale, MLS® R2796120

Beds: 7Baths: 8Built in 201414432 sqft

5 months ago

Beds: 7Baths: 8Built in 201414432 sqft

15 Acres park-like huge lot with 14432 sqft house,including private tennis...

$18,880,000

MLS®: R2796120 Sutton Group - 1st West Rea...

5 months ago

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$2,698,888
5720 MONCTON ST, Richmond Real Estate for sale, MLS® R2791789

Beds: 7Baths: 5Built in 19924651 sqft

5 months ago

Beds: 7Baths: 5Built in 19924651 sqft

Location! Location! Location! Huge lot 66X132. South Exposure. Beautiful...

$2,698,888

MLS®: R2791789 LeHomes Realty Premier

5 months ago

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$1,350,000
12089 LAITY ST, Maple Ridge Real Estate for sale, MLS® R2718147

Beds: 3Bath: 1Built in 19402430 sqft

5 months ago

Beds: 3Bath: 1Built in 19402430 sqft

INVESTOR ALERST. West side Maple Ridge, HUGE lot with potential to rezone...

$1,350,000

MLS®: R2718147 TRG The Residential Group R...

5 months ago

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$1,698,888
1745 PRAIRIE AVE, Port Coquitlam Houses for sale, MLS® R2812548

Beds: 3Baths: 2Built in 19611100 sqft

5 months ago

Beds: 3Baths: 2Built in 19611100 sqft

Investor & Developer Alert! Currently, the Official Community Plan is...

$1,698,888

MLS®: R2812548 Sutton Group - Vancouver Fi...

5 months ago

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$1,999,000
8056 GILLEY AVE, Burnaby Home for sale, MLS® R2806319

Beds: 5Baths: 2Built in 19612700 sqft

5 months ago

Beds: 5Baths: 2Built in 19612700 sqft

Huge lot 70' x 120' in South Burnaby, 2700sf house with 3 bdrm up and 2...

$1,999,000

MLS®: R2806319 Parallel 49 Realty

5 months ago

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$1,598,000
1086 WALALEE DR, Delta Home for sale, MLS® R2803091

Beds: 4Baths: 3Built in 19672355 sqft

5 months ago

Beds: 4Baths: 3Built in 19672355 sqft

In this super quiet, country style famous "village" in Sunny Tsawwassen...

$1,598,000

MLS®: R2803091 Unilife Realty Inc.

5 months ago

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$10,880,000
3398 CYPRESS ST, Vancouver Home for sale, MLS® R2800725

Beds: 7Baths: 6Built in 19254585 sqft

5 months ago

Beds: 7Baths: 6Built in 19254585 sqft

Better than new! Most popular Prime First Shaughnessy! Welcome to this...

$10,880,000

MLS®: R2800725 LDG Realty

5 months ago

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$6,680,000
1575 W 29TH AVE, Vancouver Home for sale, MLS® R2799084

Beds: 4Baths: 3Built in 19433544 sqft

5 months ago

Beds: 4Baths: 3Built in 19433544 sqft

LOCATION LOCATON LOCATON! Welcome to this RARE FIND well-kept beautiful...

$6,680,000

MLS®: R2799084 LDG Realty

5 months ago


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Navigating the real estate market can be as complex as it is rewarding, especially when terms like ‘huge lot’, indicating spacious yards and large land parcels, pop up for realtors and property developers. Understanding what constitutes a huge lot in the realm of property dealings isn’t just about size—it’s about potential. These expansive parcels of land offer more than space; they provide a canvas for dreams and developments alike. Whether you’re an investor eyeing lucrative opportunities or a homebuyer seeking your own slice of paradise, grasping the concept of a huge lot is crucial to making informed decisions that align with your aspirations.

In this post, we’ll demystify what it means to encounter a huge lot in real estate listings and how its vastness can impact property developers and homeowners’ buying strategy. We’ll also explore why these generous tracts are coveted assets that could redefine your next big move in property investment or ownership.

Key Takeaways

  • A “huge lot” in real estate typically refers to a parcel of land that is significantly larger than the standard lot size in a given area, and it can have substantial implications on property value, usage, and investment potential.

  • Large lot sizes can greatly increase the value of a property due to their scarcity and the flexibility they offer for development, but they also require careful appraisal to account for unique characteristics that may affect their marketability and worth.

  • Current market trends, such as a growing preference for more space and privacy, are driving demand for properties with huge lots, making them a potentially lucrative investment if evaluated correctly.

  • When considering investment in large lots, it’s essential to factor in the shape and positioning of the lot, as these can influence both the functionality of the land and its desirability to future buyers or developers.

  • Landowners can enhance the value of their large lots by implementing strategic improvements such as landscaping, zoning changes, or infrastructure development, but must be aware of the challenges that may arise such as increased maintenance or development restrictions.

  • To maximize the potential and value of large lot properties, it’s important to navigate the development challenges with thorough research and planning, possibly consulting experts in real estate development, urban planning, and environmental considerations.

Understanding Lot Size and Its Real Estate Implications

Lot Size Defined

Lot size is a critical factor in real estate. It refers to the total area of a piece of land. Land, often referred to as lot size by homeowners and property developers, is measured in square feet (sq ft) or acres, with one acre equaling 43,560 sq ft.

The size of the lot can influence many aspects of property ownership. For example, a larger lot may offer more space for gardening or adding structures like sheds or pools. Smaller lots might be easier for homeowners to maintain but could limit house expansion plans and affect neighbours.

Zoning Regulations

Zoning laws play a key role in how homeowners’ lot sizes and house spacing from neighbours are regulated. These rules determine what types of buildings can be constructed on certain lots based on their size.

In urban areas, smaller lots might have restrictions that prevent large developments from overcrowding neighborhoods. Conversely, rural zones might require larger lot sizes to preserve open space, agricultural use, and homeowners’ house space.

Property Utility

Lot size directly impacts property utility—how homeowners can use their land for a house. A huge lot offers more possibilities but also comes with increased responsibilities such as maintenance and higher taxes.

For instance, owners of large lots can potentially subdivide their land for development or sale. However, these actions by homeowners must comply with local zoning ordinances which dictate minimum lot sizes for subdivision to build a house.

Larger properties, with their increased lot size, often provide homeowners privacy and room for outdoor activities compared to smaller ones where neighbors are closer together, which is a factor in mega lot sales.

Understanding how much space and lot size you need before buying a house will help ensure your new property meets all homeowners’ requirements without unnecessary costs or legal issues later on.

The Value Impact of Large Lot Sizes

Premium Pricing

Large lot sizes often command premium pricing in the real estate market. This is because more land offers additional space for amenities, privacy, and potential expansion. Buyers looking for spacious outdoor living areas or room to build custom features like pools, gardens, or guest houses might prefer a large lot. As demand increases for these unique properties with larger lot sizes, so does their market value.

Owners of larger lots can expect a higher asking price when selling. For example, in upscale neighborhoods where space is at a premium, an acre of land could significantly increase the property’s overall worth compared to homes with smaller parcels.

Status Symbol

In many residential markets, owning a home on a large lot has become a status symbol. It represents luxury and exclusivity since not everyone can afford such expansive properties. A big yard may signify wealth and success to others.

This perception adds intangible value to the property beyond its physical attributes. When people buy into prestigious communities with sizable lots, they’re also buying into an elevated social standing that comes with it.

Cost-Benefit Analysis

Maintaining bigger parcels of land requires careful consideration of both costs and benefits. On one hand, there are undeniable advantages such as increased privacy and options for personalization that come with owning more land area:

  • Privacy from neighbors.

  • Space for outdoor activities.

  • Flexibility in using the land (e.g., gardening).

However, larger lots also mean higher maintenance efforts and expenses:

  • More landscaping needs.

  • Increased property taxes due to greater valuation.

  • Potential zoning restrictions limiting use.

The key is determining whether the benefits outweigh these costs based on individual preferences and financial capability.

Before deciding on purchasing or maintaining a huge lot size in real estate investment decisions should be informed by thorough analysis rather than just emotional appeal or societal pressure towards owning bigger estates as status symbols without considering practical implications like upkeep cost which can lead to financial strain over time if not managed properly thus affecting long-term satisfaction levels from such investments within this sector accordingly.

Evaluating Large Lots for Real Estate Investment

Development Potential

Large lots in real estate often come with significant development opportunities. Investors and developers look at the size, location, and zoning regulations to determine potential. They may envision residential communities, commercial complexes, or mixed-use developments.

The key is to assess if the land can support such projects. This involves studying local market demands and infrastructure capabilities. For example, a large lot near a growing city might be perfect for new housing estates.

Zoning laws also influence what can be built on a lot. A parcel zoned for agricultural use has different potential than one zoned for commercial use.

Long-Term Returns

Investing in sprawling properties can lead to substantial long-term returns. These investments are not quick flips; they require patience and vision.

Over time, as areas develop and populations grow, these large lots can become highly valuable assets. An investor who purchased land on the outskirts of a town could see its value skyrocket as it becomes part of an expanding urban area.

However, this growth is not guaranteed. It hinges on factors like economic trends and urban planning decisions that are out of an investor’s control.

Risks vs Rewards

Land banking expansive lots carries both risks and rewards which should be weighed carefully:

  • Pros:

  • Potential for high long-term gains.

  • Opportunities to shape large-scale development projects.

  • Less competition compared to developed properties.

  • Cons:

  • Capital tied up over extended periods without immediate returns.

  • Risk of changes in zoning laws or market conditions affecting value negatively.

  • Costs associated with maintaining undeveloped land until sold or developed.

Risk management strategies include thorough research before purchase and diversifying investments across different types of real estate assets.

Working with experienced realtors familiar with local markets can also mitigate risk by providing expert guidance throughout the investment process.

The Significance of Lot Shape and Positioning

Lot Usability

Lot shape plays a crucial role in real estate. An irregularly shaped lot can affect both usability and value. For instance, an L-shaped plot might have less usable space than a rectangular one. This is because odd angles or curves limit building options. Buyers should look at the area’s layout carefully.

A well-proportioned lot maximizes useable land. It allows for gardens, patios, or extra parking spaces. But if the shape cuts into these areas, it reduces potential activities on the property.

Strategic Advantages

Some lots offer strategic benefits due to their position. Corner lots often provide more street frontage and easier access from two sides rather than just one. They are highly sought after for their increased visibility and convenience.

Cul-de-sac positioning is another advantage in real estate markets today. These lots tend to be quieter with less traffic passing through. They are ideal for families seeking safety away from busy roads. Homes here can also boast larger backyards due to pie-shaped lot configurations at cul-de-sacs’ ends.

Accessibility Issues

Accessibility concerns arise with different lot types too. Deep lots may seem appealing but could pose challenges such as longer driveways or reduced street interaction. Wide lots offer better accessibility; they might allow side entry garages or multiple access points which add value.

Flag lots come with unique issues regarding accessibility. The main area sits behind other properties, connected by a narrow passage resembling a flagpole—hence the name “flag lot.” While they provide privacy, checking how this setup affects utility connections and emergency services access is important.

Strategies for Enhancing Land Value on Large Lots

Boost Appeal

Landowners can increase the value of their property by focusing on landscaping improvements. A well-kept garden or a thoughtfully designed outdoor space adds significant appeal. Consider planting native trees, creating flower beds, or installing water features to make the land more attractive.

For example, adding a simple patio area with seating can transform an unused side yard into a desirable feature. Creative landscaping doesn’t just mean planting; it could also involve sculpting the terrain to create interesting levels and dimensions within the space.

Maximize Investment

Subdividing large lots offers an opportunity to get more from your investment. By dividing one large lot into several smaller ones, you can sell them individually for potentially higher total profits than selling one huge lot would bring.

In some cases, developing parts of the land with homes or commercial spaces before selling is another way to increase returns. However, always check local zoning laws and regulations before making any changes.

Add Value Propositions

Large lots have potential beyond residential development. They offer room for agricultural pursuits like farming or orchards which add value through productivity. Alternatively, setting up recreational facilities such as campgrounds or sports fields can attract visitors and generate income.

Owners might also lease portions of their land for events or seasonal activities like pumpkin patches in autumn—turning unused land into profit-generating ventures.

Zoning Hurdles

Property developers often face zoning hurdles when working on huge lots. These are rules that dictate how land can be used. For large-scale developments, the zoning laws might limit the type of buildings allowed. Sometimes, a parcel designated for residential use cannot have certain types of structures.

Developers need to work closely with local authorities. They must understand zoning laws and make adjustments if needed. Success stories come from those who navigate these challenges well.

Infrastructure Costs

Building on sprawling properties means dealing with infrastructure costs. Developers have to think about roads, water, and power lines for new houses. The larger the lot, the higher these costs can be.

To manage this, developers plan carefully to meet needs without overspending. They consider how streets will connect and where utilities will go.

Environmental Assessments

Managing environmental impact is crucial for big plots development. Before building starts, assessments check how construction affects nature.

Developers must balance making money with caring for the environment. This includes looking at outdoor activities and traffic effects on wildlife habitats near their property.

Maximizing Potential and Value of Large Lot Properties

Space Optimization

Innovative design is key for large lot properties. Designers use creative methods to make the most of spacious yards. This includes placing a house to get maximum sunlight. It can also mean adding outdoor amenities that homeowners love.

For example, an owner might divide their backyard space into areas for gardening, entertainment, and relaxation. This creates a multi-use environment that appeals to buyers looking for more than just a large piece of land.

Targeted Marketing

Marketing strategies focus on those wanting ample outdoor space. Real estate agents highlight features like big front yards or backyards in listings. They show how these spaces offer room for activities or future expansions.

Ads may feature families enjoying a picnic in their expansive yard or hosting friends for sports games on the property’s grounds. These images connect with buyers who dream of having generous outdoor living areas.

Economies of Scale

Owners managing vast land parcels can save money through economies of scale. Buying materials in bulk often comes with discounts which lower maintenance costs over time.

Property managers might negotiate with service providers for regular upkeep at reduced rates due to the sizeable nature of the tasks involved—be it landscaping or structural repairs across multiple buildings within one large property.

Summary

In the realm of real estate, grasping the nuances of lot size—especially huge lots—proves crucial for investors, developers, and prospective homeowners alike. This article has unpacked the multifaceted implications of large lot sizes, highlighting their value impact, appraisal considerations, and market trends. It has also delved into strategic approaches for land value enhancement and addressed the hurdles faced in developing expansive properties. The synthesis of these discussions underscores the importance of meticulous evaluation and informed decision-making to maximize potential and value.

As you navigate the complex landscape of real estate investment or development, remember that huge lots present unique opportunities and challenges. Consider this a call to action: arm yourself with knowledge, weigh your options carefully, and seek expert advice to transform these vast spaces into profitable ventures or dream estates. The potential is immense; it’s time to seize it.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is considered a huge lot in real estate?

A huge lot typically refers to a parcel of land significantly larger than the standard size for its location, often exceeding an acre.

How does lot size impact property value?

Larger lots can significantly increase property value due to their potential for expansion, privacy, and versatility in use.

What should be considered during the appraisal of large real estate lots?

Appraisers consider location, usability, zoning laws, and market demand when evaluating large real estate lots.

Are huge lots in high demand on the current market?

Market trends vary by region; however, there’s generally a consistent demand for huge lots due to their development potential and prestige.

Why is lot shape and positioning important in real estate?

The shape and positioning affect the usability, privacy, access to views or sunlight, which are crucial factors determining a lot’s desirability and value.

How can land value be enhanced on large lots?

Improving accessibility, obtaining favorable zoning changes, and providing utility connections can enhance land value on large lots.

What challenges might arise with developing huge lots?

Challenges include higher initial costs, increased maintenance responsibilities, zoning restrictions, and potentially more complex development logistics.

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