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8 BROOKMOUNT RD, TORONTO

ASKING PRICE $899,900

SELLING PRICE $898,000

PREVIOUS SELLING PRICE $316,400 (1988)

TAXES $5,589 (2013)

DAYS ON THE MARKET 12

LISTING AGENT Ed Allan, Century 21 Brown Ltd.

The Action: In the Beaches, barely any residences were up for sale and even fewer multiplexes like this two-storey house early this spring. To accommodate tenants’ schedules and more than 100 shoppers, agent Ed Allan oversaw group showings until an individual stepped up with an offer.

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What They Got: About 30 years ago, updated windows, plumbing and wiring gave new life to this nearly century-old, brick house, which is set up with six bedrooms and six bathrooms divided between five apartments spread across three floors, including the basement.

Units are either bachelors or one-bedroom plans with fridges and gas stoves. Special features include a fireplace in the living room of the main floor unit and a deck off the third floor suite.

Outdoor assets include a west-facing backyard and double garage at the back of the 25-by-118-foot lot.

The Agent’s Take: “There was a lot of interest because there really isn’t much rental property out there, especially in a good neighbourhood,” says Mr. Allan. “The units were anywhere from 400 to 600 square feet.”

Tenants could also do without a car given its proximity to 24-hour streetcars, shops, restaurants, beaches and a boardwalk.

“It’s a fabulous location, very close to the Beaches and a block away from Queen and Woodbine,” says Mr. Allan. “It has lane access at the back and a very good two-car garage, which is ideal for people with cars.”

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