How much for the view?

Home Inspector with EKAN Home Inspection CPBC #69177

The above photo is from a recently inspected multi-million dollar property in West Vancouver, Canada. The view is looking directly south. On a clear day you can see the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State. Whenever I do an inspection with this type of outlook, I have to stop in my tracks, pause, take a few calming breaths from the activity at hand... and just enjoy the vista. The photo does not do it justice... I was really gob-smacked at that first moment of viewing!

It makes me wonder just how much a dream view of the Pacific Ocean adds to a property's valuation. Any opinions on the matter?






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EKAN Home & Property Inspections

Sunshine Coast, North Vancouver, West Vancouver 

Comments (2)

Dena Stevens Coriz
Rocky Mountain Realty - Canon City, CO
Putting The Real Into Realtor Since 2004

In my neck of the woods, Southern Colorado, a view doesn't add to the price point. After all if you're in Colorado you should have a view of something besides the neighbors. For us a "view" is the equivalent of "curb appeal" it means the propety is probably going to get more attention. Agents are famous around here for taking pictures of the living room and out the front windows at the same time. 

But I bet in NYC they get a pretty penny for a "view of the park" even if you have to stand in the bathroom sink to see it :)

Jul 11, 2017 06:19 PM
Lauren Williams, CPO, CVPO

Dena Stevens NYC native says "WORD!"

Jul 11, 2017 08:14 PM
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Yes, the view is priceless.  Thanks for sharing. Water, mountains, deserts are just a few of my favorite views, however my reality is trees & small stream on my own property about a mile from Lake Erie

Jul 11, 2017 06:21 PM