30 RAYMOND AVE., TORONTO
ASKING PRICE $849,000
SELLING PRICE $840,000
PREVIOUS SELLING PRICE $612,000 (2007) ; $430,000 (2003); $267,000 (1991)
TAXES $4,898 (2013)
DAYS ON THE MARKET Nine
LISTING AGENT Nutan Brown, Royal LePage West Realty Group Ltd.
CO-OP AGENT Anil Khera, Royal LePage West Realty Group Ltd.
The Action: Clients of agent Anil Khera had two offers rejected during their citywide search for a house in need of little or no work. So the condo owners were elated to be the one and only bidders on this renovated, two-storey home.
What They Got: This classic 1930s residence has a four-bedroom and two-bathroom plan with surface parking fronting onto the treed street and a private deck and perennial garden nestled at the back of the 26-by-115-foot lot.
Finishes vary throughout with hardwood floors in the fireside living room and an adjacent dining area with plate rails; tiling in the eat-in kitchen and sunroom with a patio exit; and carpeting in a recreation room in the basement, which has a separate entrance.
The Agent's Take: "The house itself – although traditional for the area – was just beautifully updated and appointed," Ms. Brown said. "The backyard was professionally and beautifully finished, so it was very private with a deck and green space for children to play."
Not only did this property's space exceed the buyers' expectations, but its setting did as well. "It was an area they hadn't at first considered, but once they saw the house, the condition it was in and how nice the neighbourhood is, it all changed their minds," Mr. Khera explains.
"It's a well-kept neighbourhood, somewhat self-contained with good schools, it's relatively close to the subway, and along Jane and Annette there are a lot of shops and restaurants opening."
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