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Keller Williams Portfolio Realty/Keller Williams Portfolio Realty

231 Fort York Blvd., No. 1203, Toronto

Asking price: $529,000

Selling price: $561,000

Previous selling price: $320,000 (2013); $245,000 (2009); $162,615 (2007)

Taxes: $1,935 (2018)

Days on the market: six

Listing agents: Irene Kaushansky and Philip Brown, Keller Williams Portfolio Realty

The action

The unit is in the Waterpark City development near Toronto's waterfront.Keller Williams Portfolio Realty/Keller Williams Portfolio Realty

The Atlantis building at the Waterpark City development has hundreds of suites, but this one-bedroom plus den unit was the only one listed for sale during the first weeks of January. The lack of competition helped it stand out and grabbed the attention of 50 house shoppers, including eight who penned bids within days.

“We figured because there wasn’t much on the market, we’d get interest, but we did not think it was going to be this much,” agent Irene Kaushansky said.

“You never know what to expect that early in the year.”

What they got

The south-facing suite is flooded with natural light.Keller Williams Portfolio Realty/Keller Williams Portfolio Realty

On the 12th floor of the more-than-10-year-old high-rise, this south-facing suite is filled with natural light. with floor-to-ceiling windows throughout and a balcony off the living room.

A few years ago, the kitchen was given a makeover with ceramic floors, quartz counters and stainless steel appliances.

A bathroom and stacked laundry facilities round out the unit. A parking spot is also included.

Each month, condo fees of $459 cover water and heating costs and 24-hour concierge, as well as use of a pool, fitness and party rooms and an eighth-floor terrace with a hot tub and barbecues.

The agent’s take

The balcony looks out over Lake Ontario.Keller Williams Portfolio Realty/Keller Williams Portfolio Realty

“It had a great view and it was very well put together,” Ms. Kaushansky said.

“It was a decent size at 620 square feet and it had a proper den instead of a little nook in the hallway … so it was even big enough for a little bed.”

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