34 CORNERBROOK DR., TORONTO
ASKING PRICE $699,000
SELLING PRICE $740,000
TAXES $4,105 (2011)
DAYS ON THE MARKET Eight
CO-OP AGENTS Douglas and Trevor Freeman, Freeman Real Estate Ltd.
The Action: Two downtown Toronto homeowners enlisted agents Douglas and Trevor Freeman to find them a larger home in the suburbs. After a city-wide search, this three-level, side-split residence in North York was the best option, so they willingly engaged in a bidding war.
What They Got: This roughly 50-year-old residence is a family-friendly space composed of three bedrooms, three bathrooms and a spacious kitchen with granite counters, stainless steel appliances and a walkout to a secluded backyard with a pool, hot tub, shed and garden.
Groups can easily gather in the main floor living room, which features a gas fireplace, hardwood floors and vaulted ceilings, the separate dining room or the fireside recreation room on the lower level.
On the upper level, the master suite is a luxurious retreat for parents with vaulted ceilings, a bay window and powder room.
Three cars can be parked on the 57- by-130-foot lot, which is a quick drive from the Don Valley Parkway and a short walk to schools, plaza and extensive trail system.
The Agent’s Take: “We looked at quite a few different neighbourhoods and [the buyers]liked this one because it gave them more bang for their buck,” agent Douglas Freeman said.
“When they walked into this house, it hit the spot because it was fully detached … and it had a terrific backyard with an in-ground pool, which was not something they weren't initially looking for but when they saw it … it sold them on the house.”