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Rare North York townhouse draws pair of bids




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PREVIOUS SELLING PRICE $438,000 (2005); $318,625 (2002)

TAXES $3,535 (2013)


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

The Action: There are several residential high-rises that rise up along Yonge Street, just north of Highway 401, so this three-storey unit at the Carriage Homes of Avondale is in one of the few townhouse complexes in the vicinity. As a result, it scored 20 private showings and a pair of competing offers.

What They Got: Developer Shane Baghai created a series of modern townhouses set back to back, such as this three-bedroom unit with street-level entry off a front patio, east-facing windows throughout and interior access to parking in an underground garage.

Interior appointments are upscale with quartz, porcelain, caesarstone and hardwood finishes, as well as top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances, custom cabinetry and kitchen island.

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A living room with a gas fireplace, dining area and kitchen are completely open concept on the main floor, while the upper floors are separated for bedrooms, including a third-floor master retreat with his and her closets and five-piece bathroom, which is the largest of three updated bathrooms.

Monthly condominium fees are $426.

The Agent's Take: "They're not stacked, this is a traditional [townhouse] … so you don't have a neighbour above or below you," says agent Mark Oulahen. "There's not a ton of turnover. Generally there's one unit for sale every month, give or take." Recent updates gave this unit more glamour. "It's approximately a 10-year-old building, so it has new and nice everything," Mr. Oulahen states.

"It has new bathrooms and a kitchen that actually addresses a bit of a layout issue, in that it combined the kitchen with a proper eat-in where you could sit four or five people."

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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