140 VARSITY RD., TORONTO
ASKING PRICE $499,000
SELLING PRICE $521,500
PREVIOUS SELLING PRICE $383,000 (2008); $257,000 (2005); $278,500 (2003); $155,000 (2000)
TAXES $3,108 (2012)
DAYS ON THE MARKET Four
LISTING AGENT Nutan Brown, Royal LePage West Realty Group Ltd.
The action: In a community on the east bank of the Humber River, this detached residence was slated for a week of marketing, but three buyers immediately presented bids before an open house brought in more competitors.
What they got: A 25-by-122-foot lot is largely occupied by a 1940s residence with updated mechanics, one-car parking, a shed and fenced-in yard with southwest exposure.
The interior is largely open with a front dining area and central living room with a gas fireplace, plus an eat-in kitchen with double doors to a covered back porch.
The larger of two bathrooms is upstairs amid a bedroom with a skylight and another with a rear deck.
Hardwood covers the floors above grade, and concrete ground the play and laundry rooms in the basement, which also has a separate side entrance.
The agent’s take: “Almost 80 per cent of the homes in the area are semi-detached and they tend to be three bedrooms with possibly another bedroom in the basement,” says agent Nutan Brown.
“But this was detached, with perhaps a smaller footprint, but all the rooms were a great size; it was so charmingly finished and it has a great big yard, too.”
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