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36 HOLLAND AVE., TORONTO

ASKING PRICE $579,000

SELLING PRICE $639,936

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TAXES $2,650 (2014)

DAYS ON THE MARKET Two

LISTING AGENTS Cameron Weir and Scott Hanton, Keller Williams Advantage Realty

The Action: Clients of agents Cameron Weir and Scott Hanton often request staging for their properties, but the inherent beauty of this updated, 1 1/2-storey house made that unnecessary. Only about a dozen showings had been completed before a bully offer was accepted and removed the need for a planned open house.

What They Got: Within a five-minute walk of Edge Park, Parma Park and O'Connor Community Centre, this nearly 60-year-old brick structure contains study, entertaining and dining areas, as well as a recently renovated kitchen with tile floors.

Like the principal rooms, hardwood floors cover two bedrooms upstairs, including one with one of two bathrooms, but carpeting cushions the family room and guest bedroom in the basement, which has a separate rear exit to the 40-by-109-foot lot, garage and private driveway.

The Agent's Take: "There are a lot of new houses starting to come up in the neighbourhood, so the values of the homes have really started to increase," agent Cameron Weir says. "We're definitely in one of the hotter neighbourhoods because of the lot sizes."

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However, the redesign of this home may save it from major changes. "It has a lot of detail paid on the renovations," Mr. Weir says. "Upstairs is very interesting with a huge master bedroom, and through the master bedroom is a walk-in to a second bedroom that could be used as a nursery … or a massive walk-in closet."

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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