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PREVIOUS SELLING PRICES $328,000 (2010); $232,990 (2009)

TAXES $1,889 (2012)


LISTING AGENTS Jeff, Mark, Norah and Paul Oulahen, Re/Max Realtron Realty Inc.

The Action: Less than a 10-minute walk south of Finch subway station in a cluster of high-rise condominiums, this one-bedroom unit at the Grand Triomphe 2 was lined up with about 20 showings prior to receiving a viable offer.

What They Got: A four-year-old residence by Tridel was designed with several street-level shops and hundreds of private suites above, including this standard, 668-square-foot unit with hardwood floors throughout, granite and ceramic finishes in the kitchen and southeast-facing windows and glass balcony door in the principal room.

Essential components include a full bathroom, six appliances, including laundry machines, exterior locker and parking.

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The energy-efficient building keeps the monthly fee at $327 to maintain common areas, such as a gym, pool, yoga studio, media room and guest suites.

The Agent's Take: "It looked nice, in original condition, so it was very clean and presented well," agent Mark Oulahen said. "It's not a square layout, so the living area is more triangular, but you can fit a couch and table on either end."

This building also has a stellar reputation in the area. "It's a nice, Tridel-built building with good amenities. It's the kind of building when you walk in, you feel under-dressed compared to other [units] maybe $50,000 less," Mr. Oulahen said. "[Plus], there is a fair amount of amenities, like small shops and sushi stores … and it's close to parks and halfway between Finch and North York Centre subway [stations]."

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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