458 SYMINGTON AVE., TORONTO
ASKING PRICE $429,900
SELLING PRICE $470,000
PREVIOUS SELLING PRICE $335,000 (2010); $277,000 (2007); $205,000 (2002); $128,000 (1997)
TAXES $2,236 (2012)
DAYS ON THE MARKET Seven
CO-OP AGENT Anil Khera, Royal LePage West Realty Group Ltd.
The Action: Clients of agent Anil Khera wanted an affordable property in a central location, so they zeroed in on this three-storey townhouse after touring a handful of west-end candidates.
Battling other buyers in the area is common, especially on this residential street where homes sell upwards of $700,000, so the buyers proposed the best out of four offers with a $40,100 premium.
What They Got: At the end of a row of brick townhouses, this roughly century-old residence is laid out with an open living and dining area with pot lights and wood floors, but a traditional eat-in kitchen linked to a sunroom with a garden exit.
On the upper levels, there is a second-floor office, two bedrooms and one of two full bathrooms, as well as two more sleeping quarters on the third level where a rooftop deck could be created.
For storage, there is a finished basement and parking off a laneway behind the 13-by-125-foot lot.
The Agent's Take: "The neighbourhood has evolved and it has easy [access] to the Junction, St. Clair strip, the subway and Bloor Street, so it's a good spot," says Mr. Khera. "This was very central on a bus route, but it also gave them parking."
This townhouse also has the qualities of a larger property. "It's mostly semis or detached [homes there], so this is one of the few row houses I know of and it's at the end of a row, so it has the feel of a semi," Mr. Khera adds.
"It checked all the boxes and gave [the buyers] a bit more space than they were looking for … and it was in very decent condition."
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