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38 CHERRYDALE CRT., TORONTO

ASKING PRICE $700,000

SELLING PRICE $722,000

PREVIOUS SELLING PRICE $426,000 (2003)

TAXES $3,821 (2012)

DAYS ON THE MARKET Seven

LISTING AGENT Heather Lemieux, Royal LePage Connect Realty

The Action: To accommodate buyers’ schedules, agent Heather Lemieux granted more than two dozen showings for this detached house and arranged two open houses, including one on Wednesday evening, which brought in a buyer who eventually presented the better of two competing offers a week later.

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What They Got: This 29-year-old, brick house on a 54-foot lot has a family-friendly layout with a living room, open dining area and family room with a gas fireplace, in addition to four bedrooms, including a master suite with double doors, a walk-in closet and one of four bathrooms.

Some newer components were brought in, such as Berber carpeting in the lower-level guest bedroom and recreation room and upgraded granite counters, hardwood floors and cabinetry in the kitchen, which also featured a walkout to a south-facing deck, in-ground pool and fenced yard.

For storage, there is a shed, private driveway and attached double garage with interior access.

The Agent’s Take: “It’s on a court, so that was a definite plus, with no traffic,” says Ms. Lemeiux. “The court had a little walkway on the other side of the street over to Lawson [Road], which has a TTC bus that takes you right to Scarborough Town Centre, so that’s kind of a plus.”

Though this property’s size was typical for the area, it had some unique attributes.

“When the original buyers bought it, there was an option to have a door from the master to go into another bedroom, so they chose to do that and used it more as an office. But it would make for a great nursery or dressing room,” Ms. Lemieux explains.

“It backs onto the backs of other properties, but you could see a ravine, and it’s a 151-foot-deep lot, but it seemed larger because it has a nice deck, pool and green space.”

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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