Monthly Archives: October 2015

Month: October 2015 Sold On Roxborough St Park Happy In Summerhill

Summerhill 47 Roxborough St. (Yonge and Roxborough streets) Asking for: $1.925-million Sold for: $1.985-million Taxes: $8,917 (2013) Bedrooms: 5+1 Bathrooms: 4 Time on the market: 6 days   Making the most of its view of Ramsden Park, the back of this house has ample windows and walkouts from every floor to either the landscaped backyard or decks. The 18×158-foot property offers respite after a busy workday and relaxed spaces for weekend entertaining. The Summerhill home has “a great combination of character and charm, yet was renovated by the present owners to have all the up-to-date finishes that buyers are looking

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Month: October 2015 $1.9-million Mount Pleasant Home Has Convenient Location

  Listed At: $1,799,000 Sold For: $1,853,000 Address: 220 Manor Road East Neighbourhood: Mount Pleasant The property: This two-storey custom build in one of the city’s most sought-after neighbourhoods has skylights, custom cabinetry and a cedar deck. Its piece de résistance: the putting green in the backyard. The history: The previous owners, a couple and their son, purchased the home from its builders in March 2009. They were drawn to the investment potential: because it’s a recent build, the home is bigger than most others in the neighbourhood. When a member of the family was offered a job in California,

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Month: October 2015 Central Toronto Relisting Results In Sale Of Custom-built York Mills House

53 Munro Blvd., Toronto ASKING PRICE $2.2-million SELLING PRICE $2.01-million PREVIOUS SELLING PRICE $850,000 (1997) TAXES $13,079 (2014) DAYS ON THE MARKET 25   The Action: This custom-built home briefly tested market interest late last fall and reappeared mid-January when similar move-in-ready homes took one to two months to sell. So the sellers patiently dismissed several unsatisfactory offers prior to negotiating a $2.01-million deal in February. What They Got: In the 1990s, modest postwar bungalows were increasingly replaced by grand homes, such as this two-storey version with four bedrooms, five bathrooms and a main-floor laundry room with a door to

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Month: October 2015 Central Toronto High-end Features Helped Townhouse Near Trinity Bellwoods Sell Quickly

  254 Manning Ave., Toronto ASKING PRICE $1,189,900 SELLING PRICE $1,189,900 PREVIOUS SELLING PRICE $724,779 (2013) TAXES $3,087 (2015) DAYS ON THE MARKET One   The Action: The sellers of this three-storey townhouse chose finishes and features similar to a former showroom promoting the infill project built by Urban Capital and Shram Homes and designed by Cecconi Simone three years ago. So it quickly received a dozen requests for tours and an offer placed by the day’s end. What They Got: The newest addition to a residential street near Trinity Bellwoods Park takes the form of modern, freehold townhouses, including

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Month: October 2015 Central Toronto Buyers Wooed By Neigbourhood’s ‘Sense of Community’

  187 Glenforest Rd. ASKING PRICE $1,398,000 SELLING PRICE $1,575,000 PREVIOUS SELLING PRICE $445,000 (1997) TAXES $7,205 (2015) DAYS ON THE MARKET 7   The Action: Foreign buyers made their assessment of this detached house from a distance by scanning floor plans, a virtual tour and home-inspection documents. That was enough to peresuade them to make a solid offer that beat out eight other bids. What They Got: This 2,243-square-foot home was modernized to have a living and dining area and a fireside family room with a south-facing deck flanking an eat-in kitchen. Directly above is a sky-lit den and

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Month: October 2015 Central Toronto King West Semi Sold More Than $175,000 Over Asking

  70 Niagara St., Toronto ASKING PRICE $1,495,000 SELLING PRICE $1,674,580 PREVIOUS SELLING PRICE $938,095 (2010) TAXES $7,238 (2015) DAYS ON THE MARKET Eight LISTING AND CO-OP AGENTS Paul Johnston and Matt Manuel, Right at Home Realty Inc. The Action: Late June, King West was fairly devoid of options for house hunters, especially modern ones such as this semi-detached house. Thus, it quickly banked two dozen visitors and triggered a bidding war between four parties, including one who was motivated to end a year-long search. What They Got: More than five years ago, the Sorbara Development Group built this three-storey

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Month: October 2015 North Toronto House Sold For $90,000 Over Asking Price

  127 Castlefield Ave., Toronto ASKING PRICE $1,295,000 SELLING PRICE $1,385,000 PREVIOUS SELLING PRICE $467,500 (1992) TAXES $7,993 (2014) DAYS ON THE MARKET Three LISTING AGENT Elli Davis, Royal LePage Real Estate Services Ltd. The Action: Just a 10-minute walk from restaurants, shops, cinemas and a subway station on Yonge Street, this North Toronto home was scheduled for nearly a week of exposure. But the weekend open houses were cancelled after the owners accepted an offer from one of six visitors with mid-week private showings. What They Got: A 27-by-134-foot lot anchors this three-storey structure with three bedrooms, three bathrooms,

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Month: October 2015 Central Toronto Modernized Annex Victorian Appealed To Urbanites

  51 Tranby Ave., Toronto ASKING PRICE $1,895,000 SELLING PRICE $1,835,000 PREVIOUS SELLING PRICES $1,738,000 (2011); $1,100,000 (2007); $711,500 (2006) TAXES $9,232 (2014) DAYS ON THE MARKET Six   The Action: Near the eastern boundary of the Annex, this semi-detached house was one of few listings in the area requiring little or no repair, so a dozen buyers navigated the space and one returned with an offer. What They Got: In 2010 and 2011, two owners modernized this heritage-designated Victorian – built circa 1886 – so it now bears walnut floors throughout, two bathrooms with Philippe Starck fixtures and a

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Month: October 2015 Central Toronto Annex Edwardian Sells for $157,000 Over Asking Price

146 Madison Avenue, Toronto ASKING PRICE $1,995,000 SELLING PRICE $2,152,000 PREVIOUS SELLING PRICES $1,175,000 (2005); $710,000 (2003) TAXES $11,611 (2014) DAYS ON THE MARKET 3 The Action: In April, several Annex homes were open for a change in ownership, but few were as grand as this three-storey house on a 33-by-128-foot lot. About 50 parties streamed through its doors and two produced rival bids. What They Got: Over the past decade, this century-old Edwardian was renovated to add new amenities as essential as updated mechanics and as elaborate as a stylish eat-in kitchen with stainless-steel counters, island, Wolf and Sub-Zero

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