127 FERN AVE., TORONTO
ASKING PRICE $699,000
SELLING PRICE $720,000
TAXES $3,423 (2013)
DAYS ON THE MARKET Seven
LISTING AGENT Lyle Hamilton, Royal LePage Real Estate Services Ltd.
The Action: Directly across from Fern Avenue Public School, there is a row of brick townhouses where this end unit brought in 50 visitors late last year. Even though there were no other residences for sale in the vicinity, just one buyer stepped up with a substantial proposal for this residence on the preset offer date.
What They Got: The last occupants of this roughly 60-year-old townhouse gave it new life with updated windows and mechanics, as well as a revamped eat-in kitchen with sleek cabinetry, stainless steel appliances and laminate floors that extend into the open principal rooms.
The coal-burning fireplace in the living area is original, as are the hardwood floors in two of three bedrooms upstairs.
Carpeting cushions the lower-level recreation room, which houses one of two full bathrooms.
One-car parking is available off a laneway behind the 16-by-117-foot lot.
The Agent’s Take: “It has pretty cool and unique designer architect features,” says agent Lyle Hamilton. “The lighting was unique inside the home. It almost had an upscale condo-like feel to it, yet you’re in a house.”
This home has parking, but is also pedestrian-friendly. “It’s a very hot, popular area,” says Mr. Hamilton, who had positive feedback about the school nearby. “Quite a few buyers commented that they can watch their kids walk in the front door of the school.”
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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