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Buyer meets the asking price for a light-filled condo

2181 YONGE ST., NO. 2505, TORONTO



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TAXES $4,350 (2014)


LISTING AGENT Ira Jelinek, Harvey Kalles Real Estate Ltd.

The Action: Across from Eglinton station on Yonge Street is a relatively new high-rise complex home to a few retail outposts, including the Keg restaurant, and hundreds of luxury residences. Shoppers had their choice of suites mid-October, so this two-bedroom-plus-den corner model was staged and priced in the mid-$600,000s, which shortened the time it took for an offer to be registered.

What They Got: In the south tower of Minto's Quantum community, this 1,200-square-foot suite on the 25th floor was dressed with hardwood floors, floor-to-ceiling windows, balconies off the living and dining area and a galley kitchen with granite counters and ceramic backsplashes.

For quiet retreat, there is a den and two bedrooms, including a walk-in closet and one of two bathrooms.

Ensuite laundry facilities, a locker and parking are part of the package, along with monthly fees of $744 for heating, concierge, car wash, business centre, gym and indoor pool.

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The Agent's Take: "This is right at the corner of Yonge and Eglinton and across the road is the subway," says agent Ira Jelinek. "For both buildings, this is the largest cookie-cutter unit and by far the nicest layout, so it's the crème de la crème of two-bedroom units for the Minto Quantum complex."

Buyers could also feel in touch with nature even with its urban locale. "It's on a high floor and a southwest corner unit with a ton of windows and natural light," Mr. Jelinek adds.

"[Plus] it has two balconies: one facing directly south with an expansive view of downtown and the lake, which was amazing, and then you had a west-facing balcony right off the galley kitchen, which was great, too."

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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