158 WINCOTT DR., TORONTO
ASKING PRICE $498,000
SELLING PRICE $548,000
TAXES $3,148 (2010)
DAYS ON THE MARKET Six
LISTING AGENTS Jill Stewart and Robert LePage, Royal LePage Real Estate Services Ltd.
The Action: Out of 21 shoppers who stopped in to view this detached bungalow in Etobicoke, five parties returned to make competing bids on the day offers were accepted.
What They Got: This brick bungalow was built on a 50-by 125-foot lot about 50 years ago, but the previous owners replaced the roof, windows, heating and cooling systems, among other improvements.
The main floor is laid out with an open-concept living and dining area and an updated eat-in kitchen, along with three bedrooms, including one with sliding doors to the patio and fenced backyard.
The basement contains separate rooms for study, recreation and sleep, all with above grade windows, plus one of two bathrooms.
Modern conveniences consist of a central vacuum system and an attached garage off the private driveway.
The Agent's Take: "It was a really well-cared for house by the owners who have been there for a number of years," says agent Jill Stewart. "One of the bedrooms had been converted into a den with a walkout to a deck, and the lower level had a nice guest room with an additional bathroom and nice, bright laundry room with built-in cabinetry."