3054 TOURS RD., MISSISSAUGA
ASKING PRICE $579,900
SELLING PRICE $581,000
PREVIOUS SELLING PRICES $385,000 (2005); $220,000 (1994)
TAXES $3,768 (2011)
DAYS ON THE MARKET Four
CO-OP AGENT Nutan Brown, Royal LePage West Realty Group Ltd.
The Action: Agent Nutan Brown and her Toronto-based clients initially searched for houses in need of little repair in several west-end neighbourhoods. But after exhausting their options in the city, they expanded their search to Mississauga, where they offered a small premium to a homeowner to sell them this detached, two-storey house near Meadowvale Town Centre.
What They Got: A 70- by 109-foot corner lot easily accommodates this four-bedroom and four-bathroom house, an attached double garage and a south-facing backyard with a hot tub, covered patio and landscaped gardens.
Built about 50 years ago, this brick residence has completely separate living and dining rooms, a custom eat-in kitchen and a formal family room with a fireplace and rear walkout.
On the top floor, there are parquet floors beneath the broadloom in the bedrooms, while the lowest level has sound wired into the guest bedroom and recreation room.
The Agent's Take: "[The buyers]were looking for something that didn't need a ton of work, maybe just some cosmetic updates," says Ms. Brown. "It was a very nice house and it offered good value compared to some of the other areas we had looked at."
For instance, this property's suburban setting was worth moving for. "It's a corner lot, so it has a huge garden," says Ms. Brown. "Plus, the accessibility to the highways and downtown was an attraction for my clients."