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15 Vanhorn Court, Toronto

ASKING PRICE $648,000

SELLING PRICE $645,000

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TAXES $4,620 (2012)

DAYS ON THE MARKET Five

LISTING AGENT Bill Thom, Re/Max Realtron Realty Inc.

The Action: This detached residence with an attached double garage did not fare well on the market last year. So it was relisted earlier this year with a new agent. An extensive marketing campaign brought in over a dozen serious buyers and a viable bid within less than a week.

What They Got: A 35-by-119-foot, pie-shaped lot at the end of a cul-de-sac in Markham lays the foundations for this two-storey, brick house built in the late 1980s, but updated with a new roof and furnace after 2000.

Several groups can be entertained simultaneously with separate living and dining areas with parquet floors, an eat-in kitchen and fireside family room, both with sliding doors to the deck, patio and private yard, plus a tiled recreation room in the basement.

To maintain cleanliness, there is a main floor laundry room and four bathrooms, including one in the largest of four bedrooms upstairs.

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The Agent's Take: "The house needs some updating, but with that price point, it's still attractive," says Mr. Thom. "For the price point for the area … it's hard to find a detached, two-storey, four-bedroom combo."

In fact, many buyers were more fixated with its family-friendly location. "It's on a child-safe cul-de-sac," Mr. Thom adds. "All the lots are pie-shaped – narrow at the front and wide at the back – so the backyard was pretty good."

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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