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Re/Max Realtron Bill Thom Group Realty Inc.

505 Palmer Ave., Richmond Hill, Ont.

Asking price: $1,850,000

Selling price: $1,980,000

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Previous selling price: $575,000 (1991)

Taxes: $10,635 (2019)

Days on the market: two

Listing agent: Bill Thom, Re/Max Realtron Bill Thom Group Realty Inc.

The action

Natural light floods an atrium and a breakfast area that is surrounded by windows.

Re/Max Realtron Bill Thom Group Realty Inc.

Much like the cautious reopening of public spaces and businesses across the GTA, entry into this four-bedroom house was closely monitored mid-June.

“It was vacant when it was listed – so there was no issue with buyers going in or the sellers afraid of people coming in – but we still followed the strict COVID-19 rules, like wearing masks,” said agent Bill Thom.

“At times, people were waiting outside or would go to the backyard … [because] we did not allow more than one party in the house at the same time, which in the past we would have allowed because the house has three levels.”

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Though there was no set offer date, two parties hustled to register bids. “During that time, there was a lack of good supply in Bayview Hill, so my listing came at an opportune time and there was a lot of activity,” said Mr. Thom.

What they got

The house has formal living and dining rooms.

Re/Max Realtron Bill Thom Group Realty Inc.

Similar to many homes built around Horner Park in the 1990s, this over 4,000-square-foot house has formal living and dining rooms, as well as a separate office and family room with a wet bar and brick fireplace.

Natural light floods an atrium and a breakfast area that is surrounded by windows. There is a walkout to a two-tiered deck and the 55- by 133-foot grounds.

The house has four bathrooms and a laundry room with direct access to the triple garage and partially finished basement. The roof, windows and furnace are recent updates.

The agent’s take

The house features a two storey sunroom or atrium.

Re/Max Realtron Bill Thom Group Realty Inc.

“It has a beautiful stone front and the inside layout is good,” Mr. Thom said. “[Plus] there’s a very nice, two-storey sunroom or atrium … which is not common.”

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