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14 Grosvenor Court, Markham, Ont.

Asking price: $1,299,000 (July, 2020)

Previous asking price: $1.399-million (February, 2020); $1.588-million (November, 2019) – under previous agents

Selling price: $1,298,500 (July, 2020)

Previous selling price: $1,050,000 (July, 2019)

Taxes: $6,753 (2020)

Days on the market: One

Listing agents: Andre Kutyan and Robert Greenberg, Harvey Kalles Real Estate Ltd.

The action

The kitchen was recently renovated.The Print Market

On a cul-de-sac near the Bayview Golf and Country Club, this semi-detached house on a 20-foot-by-119-foot lot was twice listed unsuccessfully. With a new agent and a new, lower asking price, it scored a buyer in its first day on the market in late July after just six showings.

“This is a big price for a semi-detached house," said agent Andre Kutyan, but its superior finishes and features warranted the price.

Mr. Kutyan said his preliminary research made it clear that there was a narrow window of opportunity in the local market. “Looking between $900,000 and $1.4-million before we went on the market, there were 23 listings and 15 of them were detached. Buyers had a lot of choice of detached homes in the general area, so it was important to be on the money with pricing.”

What they got

One of the second-floor bedrooms has a spiral stairecase that leads to a loft.The Print Market

The kitchen and three bathrooms in this more than 40-year-old house were recently renovated. There is oak flooring in the open living and dining areas lit by new pot lighting and a sunken family room with a fireplace and access to a wide south-facing deck.

The second floor has a laundry room and three bedrooms, including one with a skylight, fireplace, walk-in closet, and spiral staircase to a loft.

The basement is unfinished. The house includes a built-in garage.

The agent’s take

The family room opens to a south-facing deck.The Print Market

“It’s in a good area south of the Bayview golf course,” Mr. Kutyan said.

“[Plus, the sellers] spent a lot of money on high-end finishes, from interior hardwood floors to lacquered cabinets in the kitchen.”

“One cool feature is a loft area off the master bedroom, which makes for a great home office, which is a big plus for the buyers,” Mr. Kutyan said.

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