24 VARSITY RD., TORONTO
ASKING PRICE $474,900
SELLING PRICE $595,000
PREVIOUS SELLING PRICE $425,000 (2010)
TAXES $2,745 (2011)
DAYS ON THE MARKET One
LISTING AGENT JoAnne Gludish, Royal LePage Real Estate Services Ltd.
The Action: In a residential area tucked down in the valley - to the east of Magwood Park along the Humber River - this semi-detached house fielded requests for about 20 private showings on the first day.
Since many properties sell in bidding wars, one buyer had to make an extremely generous offer to the sellers of this place to agree to a pre-emptive sale.
What They Got: In the past year, this brick residence on a 30 by 100 foot lot was upgraded inside out, from new roofing and European-style tilt windows to modern mechanics and remodeled kitchen with hardwood floors, granite counters and access to a sun room with walkouts to the front driveway and back patio and fenced-in yard.
Entertaining areas include an open living room, dining area and lower level recreation room.
The largest of three bathrooms is on the second floor with the three bedrooms.
The Agent’s Take: “The house itself had been renovated, so it was a cute house and showed very well,” says agent JoAnne Gludish. “It’s a location a lot of people like because it’s close to Bloor West, it has a great school, and it’s sort of an enclosed community.”