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265 VAN DUSEN BLVD., NO. 1, TORONTO

ASKING PRICE $598,900

SELLING PRICE $570,000

PREVIOUS SELLING PRICE $426,000 (2009)

TAXES $3,658 (2014)

DAYS ON THE MARKET Nine

LISTING AGENT Ed Allan, Ed Allan, Royal LePage West (formerly with Royal LePage Terrequity Realty).

CO-OP AGENT David Dubbin, Royal LePage Real Estate Services Ltd.

The Action: This freehold townhouse received faint interest initially listed at $649,900, but locked in several viable offers once it was dropped under $600,000 late last year.

What They Got: At the end of a row of brick townhouses, this two-storey unit has a traditional layout with a built-in double garage at the back of the 14-by-60-foot lot, plus monthly fees of $135 for grounds maintenance.

Public domains consist of a living room with a gas fireplace and 14-by-12-foot deck, and a cooking and dining area with hardwood floors and granite counters, as well as a carpeted family room in the basement.

For optimal cleanliness, there are laundry facilities amid two upper bedrooms, two bathrooms and a central vacuum system.

The Agent's Take: "The big selling feature is the location. It's very close to the Bloor/Islington subway," says agent Ed Allan. "Dunpar [Homes] built probably better quality townhouses than most."

This townhome's size also suits professionals, like the buyers. "It had an upgraded kitchen and two bedrooms on the second floor; it was just perfect for the people who bought it," Mr. Allan adds.

"[Plus] it was an end unit, so it had windows on the front and side."

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