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PREVIOUS SELLING PRICES $435,000 (2008); $382,000 (2006); $275,258 (2003)

TAXES $3,948 (2011)


LISTING AGENT Laura Golbeck, Royal LePage Estate Realty

The Action: In the sought after Orchard community in Burlington, this detached, brick house had two weekend open houses both cancelled after three buyers came forward with an offer Friday evening.

What They Got: On a 36- by 92-foot lot backing onto a ravine, this nearly decade-old house has an ideal size, style and setting for families, starting with an open living and dining area with hardwood floors and an eat-in kitchen with ceramic floors, an island and walkout to a deck, patio and professionally landscaped garden.

There is a gas fireplace, vaulted ceilings and Palladian windows in a family room upstairs amidst three carpeted bedrooms and a master suite with a walk-in closet and access to one of three bathrooms.

Auxiliary amenities include a main floor laundry room, an unfinished basement and a built-in double garage.

There are walking paths behind the property, which is also steps from trails along Bronte Creek, Orchard Community Park and Alexander’s Public School.

The Agent’s Take: “Many people really want to move into this area because of the highly-rated school system there, so homes in this particular area do tend to go quickly,” agent Laura Golbeck said.

“It’s a fairly typical four-bedroom, three-bathroom house, but a couple things that differentiate it would be the fact it’s on a ravine lot, so that was quite nice, and it has a second floor, vaulted-ceiling family room, which was quite beautiful and a great space for a family to hang out.”

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