195 GREER RD., TORONTO
ASKING PRICE $724,900
SELLING PRICE $841,000
PREVIOUS SELLING PRICE $265,000 (1999)
TAXES $3,988 (2013)
DAYS ON THE MARKET Six
LISTING AGENTS Sue Mills and Sarah O’Neill, Royal LePage Signature Realty
The Action: This semi-detached house is in a prime location in Bedford Park on a 21-by 80-foot lot across from John Wanless school. Private showings and public open houses allowed more than 60 buyers to investigate its interiors and without alternatives nearby, resulted in seven bids.
What They Got: The last owners of this 1930s brick dwelling recently invested in a new roof, windows, deck and a fence outside, and updated wiring and plumbing inside, plus fashionable and functional finishes on every level, such as heated marble floors in the bathroom amidst the three bedrooms.
The galley kitchen was refurbished with cork floors, Caesarstone counters and stainless steel appliances, while the 541-square-foot basement was redone with a recreation area, bathroom and separate side entry to a mutual driveway.
Classic elements showcased in the 1,082-square-foot residence consist of refinished hardwood floors in the living and dining rooms, which has a wood-burning fireplace and plate rails respectively.
The Agent’s Take: “This home is located on a great family-oriented street just steps from the sought-after John Wanless Public School,” agent Sarah O’Neill said.
“It is within easy walking distance of the Lawrence subway station and the shops and restaurants of Yonge Street and Avenue Road.”
Aside from a dining table, no staging was needed to enhance the home’s appearance. “This fabulous semi-detached home has had over $70,000 spent in extensive renovations and improvements,” Ms. O’Neill adds. “It had a lot of nice features, but it also showed really well.”
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