88 ALBERT AVE., TORONTO
ASKING PRICE $469,000
SELLING PRICE $492,000
PREVIOUS SELLING PRICES $325,000 (2006); $178,000 (1991)
TAXES $3,339 (2011)
DAYS ON THE MARKET seven
CO-OP AGENT Nutan Brown, Royal LePage West Realty Group Ltd.
The Action: In the Mimico community by the lake, it’s not unusual for several buyers to bid on properties priced between $400,000 and $600,000. So agent Nutan Brown helped her clients assemble a winning offer that beat out a handful of other buyers vying for this renovated two-storey house.
What They Got: A 44- by 132-foot piece of land easily accommodates this detached brick house with a two-bedroom plan, a secluded southwest-facing backyard and a private driveway out front.
Inside the 1950s residence, there are pot lights and wood floors throughout the open concept living room, dining area and kitchen, which also features stainless steel appliances, butcher block counters and a walkout to a deck.
The second floor houses the bedrooms, the larger of two bathrooms and stacked laundry facilities.
The Agent’s Take: “[The buyers]wanted a solid brick house, and the other thing that they loved about the house was the lot size,” says Ms. Brown. “Although the house is a decent size, they do have plans to put an addition on the back to add living space, and they will still have – literally – a park for a backyard.”