73 PERTH AVE., TORONTO
SELLING PRICE $558,000
PREVIOUS SELLING PRICE $334,900 (2010)
TAXES $3,046 (2012)
DAYS ON THE MARKET 12
LISTING AGENTS Andrea Morrison and Carmen Krasevac, Royal LePage Real Estate Services Ltd.
The Action: Literally around the corner from the Dundas West and Bloor GO train stations, this detached house was subject to more than a dozen showings during the week and two busy open houses one weekend in order to find the right buyer.
What They Got: In the past year, this roughly 90-year-old residence underwent dramatic changes, from professional landscaping of the fully fenced, 17-by-101-foot lot to modernizing the kitchen with stainless-steel appliances, pot lights, patio door and hardwood floors that flow into the open living and dining areas.
The second floor houses three bedrooms and an updated bathroom, while the lower level accommodates a recreation room with concrete floors.
The Agent’s Take: “It’s one of few detached homes and it still has some original Victorian features,” says agent Carmen Krasevac. “The sellers did a great job renovating. They chose finishes that people are looking for today in neutrals, like greys and white.”
Though the mechanic shop next door is not ideal, the larger community is. “It’s an up-and-coming area with a big development across the street from this property, so the values will go up as a result,” Ms. Krasevac adds. “It’s in a convenient location just a hop, skip from the subway.”