290 HILLMOUNT AVE., TORONTO
ASKING PRICE $475,000
SELLING PRICE $525,000
TAXES $3,380 (2010)
DAYS ON THE MARKET Two
LISTING AGENT Heather Lemieux, Royal LePage Connect Realty
The Action: House hunters were only given a 48-hour window to act on buying this two-storey house near Glencairn subway station and Yorkdale mall. Agent Heather Lemieux arranged for seven buyers to come in for a viewing one evening and a handful quickly presented her with offers.
What They Got: The long-time owner of this three-bedroom residence made some improvements, from installing an updated oil tank and copper wiring to creating a rear addition, complete with a new family room with a walkout to the backyard, a rooftop deck off a bedroom upstairs and larger finished basement.
For entertaining, there is a main floor living room with a wood burning fireplace and a lower level den and recreation room with a wet bar, above grade windows and a walkout.
Essentials include an eat-in kitchen and three bathrooms, along with a private driveway and detached garage on the maturely treed lot.
The Agent’s Take: “Years before they had added a big family room addition to the back of the house, which was very unique for the area and the street,” Mrs. Lemieux says. “But most of all, it’s in such a great location and there wasn’t much else on the market.”