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Done Deal, 3054 Tours Rd., Mississauga, Ont.




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PREVIOUS SELLING PRICES $385,000 (2005); $220,000 (1994)

TAXES $3,768 (2011)


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.

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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."

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