28 Pickering St., Toronto
Asking price: $839,900
Selling price: $975,000
Previous selling prices: $689,900 (2016); $515,000 (2014); $172,000 (1994)
Taxes: $3,538 (2019)
Days on the market: Two
Listing agent: Jenelle Cameron, Re/Max Hallmark Realty Ltd.
There was enough serious interest in this semi-detached house in late September that only a dozen buyers had toured the house before multiple bids were registered.
“The Beach is always hot, even when it’s a slower time of year – not that this was – but we did price the house a little under [market value] to get activity going,” agent Jenelle Cameron said.
“You never know if people will jump the gun or wait until the offer date. In this case … we ended up with one bully offer and by the time we let everyone know, we had two more.”
What they got
This two-storey house has a traditional brick façade and wide covered porch, but a more contemporary interior with the main staircase between the living and dining areas. There is a fireplace in the living room.
The lower-level recreation area is also open concept with a guest room at one end.
Both bathrooms have been renovated and the kitchen remodelled with upgraded appliances, granite countertops and ceramic flooring. A new two-tiered deck overlooks the 15-foot-by-120-foot grounds.
Beyond the back gate is two-car parking accessed by a laneway.
The agent’s take
“It’s a great starter home to get into the neighbourhood,” Ms. Cameron said. "It doesn’t sound like a starter-home price, but it is for that community.
“It had beautiful renovations and little details that made it look exceptional, and the yard was beautiful with really nice decking throughout.”
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