85 MACDONALD ST., TORONTO
ASKING PRICE $489,900
SELLING PRICE $535,000
PREVIOUS SELLING PRICES $345,000 (2007) ; $259,000 (2004); $194,000 (2000); $190,000 (1989)
TAXES $2,752 (2014)
DAYS ON THE MARKET One
LISTING AGENTS Jenelle Cameron, Laura Golbeck and Miranda Mckenna, Re/Max Hallmark Realty Ltd.
The Action: The sellers of this two-bedroom bungalow were prepared to take offers after one week to maximize market exposure. But with few comparables in the waterfront community, one of the first 20 visitors presented a pre-emptive bid on the day it was posted.
What They Got: A 25-by-125-foot lot was carved out with two-car parking and this 1940s residence, which was improved over time with an updated main-floor bathroom and furnace to new eavestroughs and south-facing deck.
Classic hardwood floors run throughout the bedrooms, kitchen and open living and dining area.
Above-grade windows illuminate the recreation and play areas in the basement, which also has a full bathroom and a back exit.
The Agent’s Take: “This is a great little, solid brick bungalow in high-demand Mimico Village,” agent Jenelle Cameron said.
“It’s located on a lovely tree-lined street in a wonderful family neighbourhood, right in the John English school district, so it was very attractive to buyers with families.”
Given that a local magazine proclaimed the area to be one of the city’s hottest, buyers saw the value of this property listed under half a million.
“The home has two large bedrooms, an eat-in kitchen with access to the back deck and a large, private yard, and countless renovations made throughout,” Ms. Cameron said.
“A separate entrance to the fully finished basement gives the potential for an income suite, another huge draw for buyers.”
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