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PREVIOUS SELLING PRICES $505,000 (2010); $368,000 (2004) ; $180,000 (1986)

TAXES $3,786 (2012)


CO-OP AGENTS Irene Kaushansky and Philip Brown, Keller Williams Neighbourhood Realty

The Action: A priority for a client of agents Irene Kaushansky and Philip Brown was finding a detached, updated house under $600,000, but they lost several bidding wars for properties close to the Danforth late last year. When they set their sights east to the Birchcliff community, they negotiated a deal for this two-storey house.

What They Got: The last few owners of this two-bedroom house remodelled the interiors with a more open and modern design, plus a two-bedroom basement suite with its own entertaining area, kitchen and walkout to the 30-by 130-foot grounds and three-car parking.

The owner's unit features a central dining area between two fireside living spaces with crown mouldings, as well as a main floor bathroom, laundry room and renovated kitchen with ceramic floors, granite counters and arched entryways to a sun room with sliding doors to a tiered deck, private patio and shed.

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Broadloom cushions the private quarters upstairs, both with walk-in closets and private bathrooms.

The Agent's Take: "Once we went a little bit out of the core, [the buyer] was able to get not only what he wanted in his budget, but also not compete and get a discount off the price," Ms. Kaushansky explains. "It was very open and completely turnkey."

Plus, the property had extra accommodations. "It has a basement apartment with a tenant already in place, which was a big selling feature," Ms. Kaushansky notes. "It has a good yard, which was also important to him, and a private driveway, which was a nice contrast to the mutual drives of East York and the Danforth."

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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