51 MAYBOURNE AVE., TORONTO
ASKING PRICE $549,000
SELLING PRICE $596,007
PREVIOUS SELLING PRICE $445,000 (2011); $336,000 (2004)
TAXES $2,935 (2014)
DAYS ON THE MARKET Six
LISTING AGENT Linda Ing-Gilbert, Re/Max Hallmark Realty Ltd.
The Action: In a quiet Scarborough neighbourhood bordered by parkland, the Dentonia Park golf course and Taylor Massey Creek, this detached, 1 1/2-storey residence was surveyed by 30 buyers with appointments and twice that many during two open houses. While two similar homes nearby sat on the market, this one scored so many offers that an eighth bidder opted out.
What They Got: This 62-year-old structure sits on a 50-by-106-foot lot and has three bedrooms, including one on the main floor, and three bathrooms. The open dining area, eat-in kitchen and fireside living room have two walkouts to the deck and private garden.
Below the 1,687-square-foot house is a 833-square-foot basement suite with two bedrooms and entertaining and cooking quarters with access to the garage.
The Agent's Take: "The lot is very country-like with 50-foot frontage and it's very private and fenced in," says agent Linda Ing-Gilbert. "It's not very common in the area to have the parking and that size lot."
The sellers also made wise decisions on what to restore and replace, from keeping original hardwood floors to updating the main bathroom. "They've enhanced the character of the home in a cookie cutter neighbourhood," Ms. Ing-Gilbert notes.
"They did a good job on the bathroom … [which] has a custom copper tub, separate walk-in shower … and the cathedral wood ceilings were cedar, so when you're in the bathroom it smells like a spa."
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