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PREVIOUS SELLING PRICE $392,000 (2009) ; $293,000 (2008); $284,000 (2006); $86,500 (1986)

TAXES $2,852 (2013)


LISTING AGENTS Lina Risi and Sandra Pate, Royal LePage Real Estate Services Ltd., Johnston and Daniel Division

The Action: Winning a bidding war has become a common entry requirement to purchasing a house in the popular Corso Italia neighbourhood, and the buyers of this renovated, semi-detached house late last year were no exception.

What They Got: A previous owner gave this 1920s residence modern updates with timeless appeal, such as crown mouldings, pot lights and hardwood floors in the living and dining areas, and heated ceramic floors, granite counters, stainless steel appliances and a garden door in the eat-in kitchen.

Three bedrooms round out the top floor, while a den completes the lower level, which has a separate rear entry, a private, south-facing yard and an oversized garage with loft storage.

The Agent’s Take: “It was just a good house that met a lot of requirements that first-time buyers are looking for,” agent Lina Risi said. “It was renovated in move-in condition and was open concept with the kitchen and three bathrooms done.”

Buyers also found extras outside on the 16-by-106-foot lot. “In that price range, you don’t often get a garage with stairs going to a loft with ample storage,” Ms. Risi added.

“[Plus] the location is great because it’s up by Dufferin and St. Clair, so it’s within a block of streetcars, shops and all the goodness that St. Clair has to offer.”

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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