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280 PRINCESS AVE., TORONTO

ASKING PRICE $2,328,000

SELLING PRICE $2,260,000

TAXES Not yet assessed

DAYS ON THE MARKET 18

LISTING AGENT Bill Thom, Re/Max Realtron Realty Inc.

The Action: This detached brick house didn’t fare well on the market the first time it was up for sale, so it was relisted with another agent – Bill Thom – who frequently markets homes in Willowdale.

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As he often does, Mr. Thom targeted specific buyers by

posting ads in Chinese media outlets.

What They Got: As with many homes constructed in the past few decades, a 50-by-130-foot lot was redeveloped with this stately 3,900-square-foot residence with a grand, sky-lit foyer connect multiple entertaining areas with elaborating trims, wainscotting, ceiling treatments and walkouts.

There is a mahogany-clad library for studies and

dining room and eat-in

kitchen for meals, along with fireside living and family rooms and a lower level

recreation room for entertaining.

Creature comforts consist of five bedrooms, including a nanny suite in the basement, seven bathrooms, laundry facilities upstairs and a double garage.

The Agent’s Take: “It’s in the heart of the Willowdale East area within walking distance to the subway and Earl Haig school,” says Mr. Thom, who explains that superstitious buyers were even more pleased by its address.

“And it has a very good house number.”

The home’s physical attributes also scored well with buyers. “This was a custom built home, very well designed with quality finishes,” Mr. Thom states. “Anyone can give you hardwood floors and tiles, but this has quality of workmanship that I like to highlight.”

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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