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Priced low, styled high, Oakville home sells fast Add to ...


ASKING PRICE $1,399,000

SELLING PRICE $1,525,000


TAXES $11,047 (2013)


LISTING AGENT Nancy Robertson, Sotheby’s International Realty Canada

The Action: In Oakville, million-dollar properties can take about 30 to 40 days to move on the market. But the sellers of this detached residence with a double garage hoped to sell much faster and agreed to have it extensively decluttered, professional staged, marketed on several media platforms and priced at an eye-catching price under $1.4-million.

After a caravan of about 100 groups, including 70 parties during an open house, there were six bids, one of which came from a buyer who felt it warranted a $126,000 top-up to secure it as their own.

What They Got: Set on a cul-de-sac is this classic estate with formal entertaining areas, including several with fireplaces or walk-outs to a maturely treed backyard with a cabana, new hot tub and in-ground, salt-water pool.

Large gatherings can take place in the living and dining rooms, eat-in kitchen and remodelled family room addition, as well as the 1,755-square-foot basement, where there is a gym, recreation and games room.

At the top of the winding staircase are four bedrooms and a master suite with a dressing room and five-piece bathroom, the largest of four.

The Agent’s Take: “It’s a beautiful piece of property: It was a large lot at 95-by-167-feet deep, it had western exposure with a pool and a really big house over 3,300 square feet,” agent Nancy Robertson said.

“It’s a very traditional southeast Oakville home of that era, built in 1978.”

The location also played a large part in its popularity. “It’s on a quiet court located within walking distance to excellent schools … and the Chartwell-Morrison neighbourhood is close to it all – downtown, QEW access, shopping and restaurants,” Ms. Robertson said.

“There is also a true lack of inventory in this price range, regardless of the style of home, adding to the demand.”

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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