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71 HOLMES AVE., TORONTO

ASKING PRICE $1,498,000

SELLING PRICE $1,450,000

PREVIOUS SELLING PRICE $510,088 (1996)

TAXES $7,486 (2012)

DAYS ON THE MARKET 20

LISTING AGENT Bill Thom, Re/Max Realtron Realty Inc.

The Action: More than two dozen buyers wandered through this detached house with a double garage and a solid deal was negotiated before the slow winter season settled in.

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What They Got: A 50-by-160-foot property supports this two-storey structure custom-built 20 years ago, but a remodel was done in the eat-in kitchen with granite counters, ceramic floors and backsplashes and access to a south-facing deck.

To perform daily activities, there is a library, adjacent living and dining areas and a panelled family room with a floor-to-ceiling, a gas fireplace, plus a lower-level games room and fireside recreation space with pot lights, a wet bar and fourth bathroom.

Maximizing personal comfort and cleanliness is a central vacuum system, main-floor laundry room and four upper bedrooms, including, three with access to bathrooms and the largest also outfitted with a walk-in closet.

The Agent’s Take: “It’s steps to the Finch subway [station], it’s very close to Yonge and … McKee and Earl Haig schools,” agent Bill Thom said.

“It’s on a south lot, so it’s very bright in the kitchen and family room, and it also has a cottage feel because it has a lot of mature trees, so it was quite private even though it’s a stone throw away from the subway.”

In addition, the size and state of this home fills a niche in the neighbourhood.

“This is an in between product, neither an elaborate, fairly new home that is $2-million and up, and it’s not a bungalow that’s $1.2-million,” Mr. Thom said. “It’s in solid condition, it’s just dated. Everything is working.”

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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