75 EIGHTH ST., TORONTO
ASKING PRICE $579,000
SELLING PRICE $565,000
PREVIOUS SELLING PRICE $351,000 (2007)
TAXES $2,746 (2013)
DAYS ON THE MARKET 15
LISTING AGENTS Irene Kaushansky and Philip Brown, Keller Williams Neighbourhood Realty
The Action: Just a few streets east of Colonel Samuel Smith Park on the New Toronto waterfront, this semi-detached house was best suited to families, but many were preoccupied by March Break activities. So the offer date was rescheduled and a dozen visitors later, a buyer negotiated a deal.
What They Got: This circa 1920s residence has several formal spaces with hardwood floors, including a living room, a dining area and kitchen, which has entry to a family room with sliding doors to a deck and private yard.
The windows were updated and the sole bathroom amid three second-floor bedrooms was recently remodelled with a heated floor and marble counter.
The basement is unfinished, but has a separate entrance off the private driveway and 25-by-125-foot lot.
The Agent's Take: "It's not a neighbourhood where there are a lot of semis, typically [houses] are either two-storey detached or a bungalow," agent Irene Kaushanksy said.
"It was in very good condition and it had a little main-floor family room, which was quite attractive because the basement wasn't finished, and a beautiful renovated bathroom."
The property's tranquil setting was also hard to beat. "It's a quiet street about a block and a half from the lake, so it's quite a green, leafy, nature-oriented area," Ms. Kaushansky said.
"There's Colonel Samuel close by, just a few streets away, a public swimming pool and lots of trails for walking and running."