51 Varsity Rd., Toronto
Asking price: $449,000
Selling price: $525,551
Previous selling prices: $377,000 (December, 2006); $315,000 (August, 2006)
Taxes: $2,680 (2009)
Lot size: 34 by 100 feet
Days on the market: eight
Listing agent: Andrea Morrison, Royal LePage Real Estate Services Ltd.
Various owners of this more than 50-year-old semi-detached house have kept it in top form, making it especially attractive to a handful of buyers who presented offers on the day they would be reviewed by agent Andrea Morrison.
Cosmetic renovations and mechanical upgrades were done throughout this 970-square-foot house, which contains three bedrooms, two updated bathrooms and entertaining areas.
The main floor is fairly open concept with a living room at the front and a rear dining room and kitchen. Pot lights and hardwood floors were installed in each of those spaces, as well as stainless steel appliances and an island in the cooking area.
There are sliding doors to the deck off the dining room and a side entrance to the private driveway off the stairwell leading down to an additional 465 square feet in the basement. The recreation room outfitted with wood floors and built-in shelves.
The second-floor bedrooms feature hardwood floors.
Attractions nearby include parks and trails along the Humber River, schools and public transit, as well as the Gardiner Expressway and waterfront amenities farther south.