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Roncesvalles home picks up a buyer in short order




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TAXES $5,529 (2011)


LISTING AGENT Julie Kinnear, Royal LePage Real Estate Services Ltd.

The Action: Just a few houses west of hot restaurants on Roncesvalles Avenue and a couple of blocks away from Howard Jr. Public School, High Park and the subway, this century-old Edwardian racked up 32 showings and a solid offer after one week.

What They Got: This detached, 2,230-square-foot residence could be divided into three apartments with kitchens and four-piece bathrooms on the main, second and third floors, as well as a second entry point off a rear stairwell connected to the 860-square-foot basement.

As a single-family dwelling, there are five bedrooms on the upper levels, a main floor living room and a formal dining area, plus two decks, a fenced yard and two-car laneway parking on the 26-by-114-foot lot.

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The decor is historical with original wood trims, stained glass windows and two fireplaces with cast iron inserts scattered throughout.

The Agent's Take: "It's a primo location and the Howard school district is a big deal, so you're one block south of that … and you don't have to cross any streets to reach it," said agent Julie Kinnear, who also praises the area's close-knit vibe.

"They have really great neighbours."

The home's configuration also spoke to a wide segment of buyers. "[The seller] rented the second and third floor, but hadn't changed the layout of a single-family home, so it's really easy to convert back, which most buyers were looking for," Ms. Kinnear said.

"It could turn into quite a grand home with an especially large third floor, which makes it unique."

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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