495 CONLEY ST., VAUGHAN, Ont.
ASKING PRICE: $699,000
SELLING PRICE: $742,500
PREVIOUS SELLING PRICE: $154,990 (1985)
TAXES: $4,500 (2011)
DAYS ON THE MARKET Seven
LISTING AGENTS Douglas and Trevor Freeman, Freeman Real Estate Ltd.
The Action: In this patch of Vaughan, just north of the Toronto boundary line, it’s not uncommon for properties to sell in a bidding war. This four-bedroom house had several offers after a busy open house, including one proposing $742,500 – $43,500 over asking and a record price for the area at the time.
What They Got: Nearly 30 years ago, the over 2,400-square-foot residence was built with a classic brick façade, bay windows, hardwood floors and crown mouldings in many rooms, including a second floor master suite with a sitting area, walk-in closet and access to one of three bathrooms.
The layout is fairly traditional with formal living and dining rooms and an eat-in kitchen remodelled with granite counters and ceramic floors, as well as a separate family room with a wood burning fireplace and walkout a deck in the fully-fenced backyard.
Other perks include a main floor office and laundry room that exits to the 39-by-103-foot lot and side door to the double garage.
The 1,227 square feet was professionally finished basement with a carpeted recreation room.
Attractions within less than a five minute radius of the property include a park, places of workshop and a plaza with a grocery store and restaurants, as well as public transportation.
The Agent’s Take: “This property was meticulously maintained by the owners and updated over the last few years, so it provided a move-in ready home,” agent Trevor Freeman said. “It’s a nice location for young families to grow up in.”