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7 ELFORD BLVD., TORONTO

ASKING PRICE $749,900

SELLING PRICE $730,000

PREVIOUS SELLING PRICE $354,000 (2003); $261,250 (2000)

TAXES $3,894 (2012)

DAYS ON THE MARKET Nine

LISTING AGENT JoAnne Gludish, Royal LePage Real Estate Services Ltd.

The action: On a short street between Norseman Heights Park and a hydro corridor in the Queensway community, this 11/2-storey residence opened its doors to 15 buyers granted private showings and several more open house guests. On the day offers were reviewed, one came in about $20,000 shy of the $749,900 list price.

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What they got: The previous owners of this more than 40-year-old residence spruced up existing spaces and created new ones so it now has two bedrooms, three bathrooms and a modern eat-in kitchen with granite countertops, pot lights and California shutters.

For causal and formal gatherings, there is an open living and dining area with hardwood floors and a sunroom with a walkout to a deck, private south-facing yard and shed. Plus, there is a carpeted recreation room in the basement.

Outside, there is an attached garage and private driveway on the 50-by-148-foot lot.

The agent’s take: “It was really beautifully renovated and nicely done with a great kitchen and beautiful bathrooms,” says agent JoAnne Gludish. “And they had taken out a large closet upstairs between the two bedrooms and installed a bathroom, which is a huge selling feature in those storey-and-a half [homes].”

Editor's Note: Done Deals contain information gathered from real estate agents, home buyers, home sellers and sale prices that are publicly available from government sources. While we try to publish Done Deals as soon as possible after the transaction has occurred, long closings can cause delays.

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