Vancouver, BC vs. Maui, HI

v995956_1“Build Your Dream House” – $3,688,000

6829 Beechwood Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, V6P 5V1

Living in Vancouver’s posh neighbourhood of Kerrisdale doesn’t come cheap and this listing just goes to prove that point.  Described as a ‘rare find’, this 3,392 square foot home with 6 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms sits on a 66′ x 179′ (11,814 sq. ft. / 0.27 acre) lot.  With no interior pictures and no mention of any details of the house in the listing description, it’s safe to assume this property is being sold as a tear down.  The listing does say, “perfect opportunity to build your dream house or hold it for investment.”  Can the prices really go up much more?  The 2013 BCAssessment for this property is $2,369,100 – quite a bit less than what the owners are trying to get.  It’s listed at $3,688,000.  The question is..would you pack up and move to Maui, Hawaii if you could purchase a resort-like property for nearly $500,000 less than the Vancouver tear down?  Scroll down to see what we found in Maui, HI!  To see the full listing for this Vancouver tear down click here.

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3 “Unobstructed Ocean Views” – $3,195,000

122 Pua Niu Way, Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii, United States, 96761

It’s hard to believe but it’s true.  You can purchase this breathtaking property minutes from beaches in Lahaina on the island of Maui for just $3,195,000 – nearly $500K less than the teardown in Vancouver, BC!  This is a bankruptcy sale, however it’s offered fully furnished exactly how you see it.  It was originally listed at $3,495,000 before being reduced by $300,000.  This gorgeous residence offers over 5,700 square feet of Hawaiian living with 7 bedrooms & 5 bathrooms on a stunning 1.58 acre oceanview lot.  The listing says the property includes extensive landscaping with many types of fruit trees to add to the tropical feel of this lush paradise.  Located only 12  minutes from the trendy Downtown Lahaina, you can enjoy whale watching and unobstructed views right from your patio.  There is also a stunning in-ground swimming pool with rock waterfall & spa, a koi pond, outdoor bar, and a firepit.  So which would you choose?  The $3.688 million teardown in Vancouver, BC, or the resort-like residence on Maui, HI for just $3.195 million?  To see the full listing click here.

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