19 3871 W RIVER ROAD

House/Single Family For Sale in Ladner Rural, Ladner

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,517 Sq. Ft.
  • Built 1986
TRUE WATERFRONT & ONE OF A KIND floating home - KARSEBO. CUSTOM designed & crafted with QUALITY & ATTENTION to detail by a Swedish master millwright. 1500sf over 3 levels where each room serves its purpose. Larger scale was afforded to rooms where family and friends gather, creating comfort & room for everyone. European style windows were used to create beautiful vignettes as you walk thru spaces while catching a glimpse of nature outside. 3 bdrms on the middle level + large family room w/ 14’ ceilings and direct access to covered balcony. Top level tower is for entertainment or pure relaxation. Games Room, Media Room w/wet bar, or your own private sanctuary away from the rest of the world. Home had multiple upgrades – solid oak staircase, new paint, roof (2012), bathrooms, flooring, W/D. Ladner village & New Tsawwassen Mills Mall are minutes away. Get your fresh fruit & veggies at the farmers markets near by & if business calls, you’re only 20 mins from YVR. Its a Dream! Come by and see it for yourself. 


To live on a Float Home in Ladner Reach Marina will cost you 
$800 for water lot use & $510 for marina mtnc. = totaling  $1,310 moorage fee per month  - incl. water lot use, marina insurance, sewer, electricity, all maintenance on the marina grounds. Your own expenses? - Property Tax ($350/year), Home Insurance, Electricity, Internet & Cable. With new 30 year agreement with the Province of BC, Ladner Reach Marina isn't going anywhere. And YES! Even Mortgage is possible on one of these, call today for more information. 


Lets analyze a sticker shock of $1310/Mo for moorage fees. 

Here is how to understand it. 

You can live in a condo with other 100 people, say you get a great deal for a 3 bedroom 1500 sf condo, that would cost you $600,000 (for calculation purpose only), you are sharing minimum 2 walls, hallways, elevator, parking area with all these strangers and you have a view of the back lane or looking into someones window.You may need a mortgage, pay property tax of aprox 2000/year and you must pay strata fees $500/month and your own content insurance, electricity, cable and internet. 

OR You can live in a Floating Home - your own detached home, no shared walls, unobstructed water & nature views, only 28 float owners in the marina are all like-minded people. YOU CAN get a mortgage in this Marina  because Ladner Reach Marina is well respected by the lenders & has a safety net of 30 year agreement with Province of BC to stay just where it is (huge security for those owing a float home and for financial institution). You pay only $350/year for property tax, and of course you must pay maintenance fees to keep up the marina bcs you are not doing it someone else is, bcs all you want to do is enjoy yourself. 

You do those calculations and then think if $1310 is truly too much. 

Getting a mortgage on $450,000 vs. $600,000, whatever your down-payment is, lets consider $150,000 difference in price which translates to aprox $750/month difference in monthly mortgage payment. What does that mean? 
Buying a floating home costs you $750/month less in mortgage, instead you pay moorage of $800/month, your property tax is $1650 less per year, you pay the same mtnc. fees, electricity, cable and internet. WHO SAID OWNING A FLOAT HOME IS EXPENSIVE? Its an equal expense per month for more peaceful living and owning a detached home vs. 900sf condo with a lane view. 
AND you pay off your mortgage quicker which means your financial freedom comes faster too....

If you bought a house, float home or a condo without a mortgage 
Each one will cost you money in mtnc, each month. Each one will cost you money in prop. tax and utilities each month. Each one will appreciate in value as time goes on, as long as you lovingly maintain it. 

Address 19 3871 W RIVER ROAD
List Price $445,000
Property Type Residential Detached
Type of Dwelling House/Single Family
Area Ladner
Sub-Area Ladner Rural
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Floor Area 1,517 Sq. Ft.
Lot Size 744 Sq. Ft.
Year Built 1986
MLS® Number R2403195
Listing Brokerage Stilhavn Real Estate Services
Basement Area Crawl
Postal Code V4K 3N2
Tax Amount $350
Tax Year 2019
Site Influences Central Location, Golf Course Nearby, Marina Nearby, Private Setting, Shopping Nearby, Waterfront Property
Features Clothes Washer/Dryer, Drapes/Window Coverings, Microwave, Range Top, Refrigerator, Storage Shed
Amenities Garden, In Suite Laundry, Storage