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SELLING PRICE $1,260,000


TAXES $6,000 (2013)


LISTING AGENTS Douglas and Trevor Freeman, Freeman Real Estate Ltd.

The Action: This detached residence sits beside an alley behind commercial shops along Avenue Road, so it was listed for much less than comparable residences in a quieter setting. Despite that drawback, some buyers saw it as an affordable opportunity to move into the coveted Bedford Park community, which sparked a multiple offer situation within hours of the first few showings.

What They Got: Four years ago, a bungalow on a 36-by-130-foot corner lot was renovated into a two-storey residence with a built-in garage and upscale appointments, such as a master suite with hardwood floors, crown mouldings, pot lights, a walk-in closet and one of the largest of five bathrooms.

The main floor was arranged with a fireside living room, open dining area and a kitchen with stainless steel appliances, granite-topped island and adjacent breakfast table with leather benches, along with a family room with a gas fireplace and walkout to a fenced-in garden.

The second floor accommodates four sleeping quarters and the basement lodges a fifth bedroom off the open recreation room.

The Agent’s Take: “The area that it’s in is extremely desirable,” says agent Trevor Freeman. “It’s a beautiful home renovated with nothing to do but move in.”

For instance, it has all the creature comforts buyers want. “It is a four-bedroom house with an additional bedroom in the basement,” says Mr. Freeman. “The kitchen is always what draws people and this kitchen was very large and open with a breakfast bar and family room.”

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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