18 Kelway Blvd., Toronto
Asking price: $1,878,000
Selling price: $1,838,000
Previous selling price: $515,000 (2002)
Taxes: $6,981 (2019)
Days on the market: Two
Co-op agent: Ira Jelinek, Harvey Kalles Real Estate Ltd.
Clients of agent Ira Jelinek had just sold their lavish infill home and were looking for a smaller property. He came up with a dozen possibilities across the city to consider. By early November, they had negotiated a deal for this three-bedroom house in the same neighbourhood where they had formerly lived.
“In this neighbourhood, it’s a pretty typical [house], but the buyers will make it atypical and renovate it to add value,” Mr. Jelinek said.
“It’s also a prime area, so whatever money they put in, they will get out [at resale].”
What they got
This two-storey house with a private driveway was built in the 1950s on a 30-foot-by-120-foot lot. It has a fenced-in backyard with perennial gardens and a fountain.
The main floor has a dining room and a living room with a wood burning fireplace. The updated kitchen is equipped with stainless steel appliances and has access to a wide deck.
The basement provides extra guest and recreation space, one of three bathrooms and a separate side entrance.
The agent’s take
“The interior of the house needs some updating,” Mr. Jelinek said.
“The backyard is really nice. It has a huge tree with a hammock.”
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