14 FOLLIS AVE., TORONTO
ASKING PRICE $699,000
SELLING PRICE $805,000
PREVIOUS SELLING PRICE $395,100 (2004); $172,500 (1996)
TAXES $4,136 (2014)
DAYS ON THE MARKET four
CO-OP AGENTS Irene Kaushansky and Philip Brown, Keller Williams Neighbourhood Realty
The Action: Agents Irene Kaushansky and Philip Brown assisted a family in the hunt for their next home near Palmerston public school in Seaton Village. They found little in their price range that didn't require a major makeover, but once their search was put on hold, this semi-detached Victorian materialized with all their must-haves, so they offered a $106,000 premium in a bidding war.
What They Got: Within a three-minute walk from Vermont Square and Palmerston school, a 16-by-103-foot lot grounds this turn-of-the century residence recently updated with modern mechanics and cosmetics, including hardwood floors in the open den and living area, granite counters in the galley kitchen and cork floors and a rear walkout in the sky-lit dining area.
The second floor is divided up for two bedrooms, laundry facilities and one of three bathrooms, while the lower level is solely dedicated as a recreation room.
The Agent's Take: "The location and move-in ability were really its biggest selling features," Ms. Kaushansky says. "It was a nice tasteful renovation with an addition off the back, which increased the main living space and made it an attractive floor plan."
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