7 SHORTLAND CRES., TORONTO
ASKING PRICE $859,000
SELLING PRICE $875,000
PREVIOUS SELLING PRICE $680,000 (2008); $305,000 (1997)
TAXES $5,150 (2012)
DAYS ON THE MARKET 10
LISTING AGENTS Niels and Doris Christensen, Re/Max Professionals Inc.
The Action: Low turnover in the Richmond Gardens community made this detached, two-storey near Silvercreek Park a rare find. Accordingly, the house received multiple offers not long after nearly 30 buyers steered their way through midweek showings and another 30 dropped by during two weekend open houses.
What They Got: The original 1960s home on a 57-by-106-foot lot was altered by various owners, including the sellers, who replaced the windows, heating and cooling systems and constructed a main floor mudroom and fifth bedroom above the garage with hardwood floors, a walk-in closet and one of three bathrooms.
For easy entertaining, there is a living room with a gas fireplace, a formal dining room and a large kitchen with an island, stainless steel appliances, work station and garden doors, plus a fireside recreation room with pot lights in the basement.
The Agent’s Take: “It’s in a really good location and the homes are a little more spacious than some of the older homes in the city,” agent Doris Christensen said.
“[The homes] generally have three or four bedrooms, so it’s uncommon to have all five bedrooms on one level. It’s ideal for a family with three or four kids.”
The property’s polished appearance also gave it mass appeal. “It’s a very pretty house with nice proportions and the red brick is a sought-after look,” says Ms. Christensen, who convinced the seller to repaint the interiors with neutral colours. “It enhanced buyers’ perspective of the home, so it was well worth it.”
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