260 BELSIZE DR., TORONTO
ASKING PRICE $679,000
SELLING PRICE $760,000
PREVIOUS SELLING PRICE $262,000 (1988)
TAXES $4,758 (2012)
DAYS ON THE MARKET Eight
LISTING AGENT Kara Reed, Chestnut Park Real Estate Ltd.
The Action: With so few residences available in Davisville Village this winter, many sold in multiple offer situations. This semi-detached Davisville Village house had was no exception with nearly 200 visitors within days and seven bids to weigh.
What They Got: A linear park – known as Glebe Manor Square – separates several homes on a short stretch of Belsize Drive, including this 88-year-old, brick house on a 27-by-98-foot property with private parking.
Behind the wide verandah is a traditional floor plan with a galley kitchen, a living room with a wood-burning fireplace and a formal dining room with original hardwood floors, plate rails and a stained glass window, as well as a walkout to a deck, fenced yard and shed.
There are full bathrooms on the second and lower levels, which feature three bedrooms and secondary cooking and entertaining areas respectively.
The Agent’s Take: “It’s across from a parkette, so it had a beautiful view at the front,” agent Kara Reed said. “It’s on a little bit of a wider lot … a lot of them are around 20 [feet wide], so this actually had a private drive.”
Custom homes have sold for as much as $1.6-million nearby, so some buyers considered this house a bargain even though it went for more than the $679,000 list price. “It’s at a price point that’s very entry level for people wanting to get into that area,” Ms. Reed added. “It’s in the Maurice Cody school district, which is very coveted.”
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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