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16 RAYMOND AVE., TORONTO

ASKING PRICE $789,000

SELLING PRICE $805,000

PREVIOUS SELLING PRICES $539,900 (2009); $159,890 (2005)

TAXES $4,697 (2012)

DAYS ON THE MARKET Three

LISTING AGENT Nutan Brown, Royal LePage West Realty Group Ltd.

The Action: Agent Nutan Brown and the sellers of this detached residence prepared themselves for a full week of showings and an open house. But one of the first house hunters in for a private tour shortened the process with a strong pre-emptive offer.

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What They Got: This original Arts and Crafts residence possessed its traditional traits, such as its brick and stone shell, stained glass windows, a wood-burning fireplace in the living room and hardwood floors throughout, from the formal dining room to the three bedroom upstairs.

The basement feels more modern, recently refinished with a fireside recreation room with pot lights and a second full bathroom, plus windows and heating and cooling systems were replaced.

The main-floor office and kitchen offer direct access outdoors to a custom deck, fenced yard and shed, but no parking on the 25-by-110-foot lot.

The Agent’s Take: “It was a pretty turnkey home, really well maintained and really well updated,” Ms. Brown said. “The office is off the dining room, which is a unique feature that I don’t see very often with built-in bookshelves and a walkout to the deck.”

The proximity of schools, shops and subway was also a hit. “It’s a great location for transit and access to Bloor West Village,” Ms. Brown said.

“It’s just far enough that the busyness of Jane is not an issue, yet is less than two minutes way.”

Editor's Note: Done Deals contain information gathered from real estate agents, home buyers, home sellers and sale prices that are publicly available from government sources. While we try to publish Done Deals as soon as possible after the transaction has occurred, long closings can cause delays.

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