7 WALLACE AVE., TORONTO
ASKING PRICE $399,000
SELLING PRICE $511,877
TAXES $2,464 (2011)
DAYS ON THE MARKET Eight
LISTING AGENT Kate Watson, Bosley Real Estate Ltd.
The Action: Over 140 buyers arranged showings of this semi-detached residence in the Wallace Emerson community and 100 shoppers dropped by each day of the open house. The exposure resulted in eight offers, including one proposing $112,877 more than the list price.
What They Got: This century-old brick house has a classic layout with many vintage elements intact, like an archway in the front hall, a wood-burning fireplace in the living room and wood floors everywhere from the dining room to the separate eat-in kitchen.
The sole bathroom is located on the second floor amidst three bedrooms, including one with roof access.
The main floor utility room and the unfinished basement have walkouts to the 15-by-130-foot lot, which lacks parking, but is close to the subway and shops on Bloor Street.
The Agent’s Take: “In that area, you find a lot of homes have been renovated by early Portuguese or Italian immigrants, so it’s rare to find one that’s been left in original condition,” agent Kate Watson said.
“It needed quite a bit of work, so it made sense to price it a bit low, so the market will set the value depending on how much work the purchasers plan to put into it.”
Buyers also saw as much potential in the house as the area. “That part of Bloor had several places recently open up – Three Speed and Ortolan – and galleries,” Ms. Watson said. “It’s now a very hip stretch of Bloor.”
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