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17 Farmcote Rd., Toronto


SELLING PRICE $1,150,000

PREVIOUS SELLING PRICES $798,800 (2011); $550,000 (2007)

TAXES $5,408 (2015)


LISTING AGENT Ken Priestman, Century 21 Leading Edge Realty Inc.

The Action: In mid-June, the summer heat started to dampen real estate activity in Don Mills, but it didn't stop determined sellers from listing their homes.

Among them were the owners of this detached bungalow with a carport, which was scheduled for two open houses and 50 showings that produced three serious bids.

What They Got: In 1955, a 56-by-137-foot, pie-shaped lot became the home base for this one-storey, brick structure with three bedrooms and two full bathrooms, as well as an L-shaped living and dining space with a gas fireplace and hardwood floors surrounding a kitchen with updated granite finishes and walkout to a deck, shed and fenced backyard.

For extra space, there are lower-level media and recreation rooms with ceramic floors and pot lights.

The Agent's Take: "It's got a great location evenly split between the Donalda golf and country club near the walking trails to the Don Valley and the Shops at Don Mills, which is very popular," agent Ken Priestman says.

"It's within the original Don Mills neighbourhood that was built in the 50s on the old E.P. Taylor farmlands … so many of the lots are 60 feet wide with smaller bungalows."

While most buyers looked to personalize this property, they wouldn't have to start front scratch.

"It was in move-in condition and had been fully updated, so it had pot lights and nice, clean granite countertops in the kitchen," Mr. Priestman says.

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