299 MILL RD., NO. 2109, TORONTO
ASKING PRICE $285,900
SELLING PRICE $278,000
PREVIOUS SELLING PRICE $222,000 (2005)
TAXES $1,800 (2011)
DAYS ON THE MARKET 35
LISTING AGENT Ed Allan, Royal LePage West Realty Group Ltd.
The Action: It took just over one month of market exposure to sell this two-bedroom plus den suite at Millgate Manor community in Etobicoke.
What They Got: Like many units in this 40-year-old high rise complex, this upper suite is ideal for a family or couples who entertain as it has a spacious kitchen, casual and formal dining areas and a living room with new hardwood floors and sliding doors to a 22- by 11-foot balcony with a view toward Lake Ontario.
Quiet quarters include a study and two bedrooms, including one with a walk-in closet and one of two recently updated bathrooms, in addition to a laundry room.
Each month, a fee of $792 covers the cost of utilities, tending the award-winning gardens and operating the recreation facilities, such as a party room, indoor and outdoor pools, gym, sauna and tennis court.
The site is also close to parks, golf clubs and malls, as well as public transit, the airport and major highways.
The Agent’s Take: “Some of the new units in that price range would be 500 or 600 square feet, but this is about 1,100,” says agent Ed Allan. “[Plus]a lot of new condominiums have very small balconies, so this one you could actually sit out on in the summer and enjoy.”
Also unlike newer towers, this one has a roomy garage where this unit has two parking spots. “You can actually fit a full-sized truck there,” says Mr. Allan, who also praises the proximity of attractions for pedestrians.
“It’s very close to a reasonable shopping centre to get your groceries and things … so an older person – if they didn’t have a car – wouldn’t feel trapped.”