Skip to main content
The Globe and Mail
Get full access to globeandmail.com
Support quality journalism
Just $1.99 per week for the first 24weeks
Just $1.99 per week for the first 24weeks
The Globe and Mail
Support quality journalism
Get full access to globeandmail.com
Globe and Mail website displayed on various devices
Just$1.99
per week
for the first 24weeks

var select={root:".js-sub-pencil",control:".js-sub-pencil-control",open:"o-sub-pencil--open",closed:"o-sub-pencil--closed"},dom={},allowExpand=!0;function pencilInit(o){var e=arguments.length>1&&void 0!==arguments[1]&&arguments[1];select.root=o,dom.root=document.querySelector(select.root),dom.root&&(dom.control=document.querySelector(select.control),dom.control.addEventListener("click",onToggleClicked),setPanelState(e),window.addEventListener("scroll",onWindowScroll),dom.root.removeAttribute("hidden"))}function isPanelOpen(){return dom.root.classList.contains(select.open)}function setPanelState(o){dom.root.classList[o?"add":"remove"](select.open),dom.root.classList[o?"remove":"add"](select.closed),dom.control.setAttribute("aria-expanded",o)}function onToggleClicked(){var l=!isPanelOpen();setPanelState(l)}function onWindowScroll(){console.log("scroll");var l=isPanelOpen(),n=0===(document.body.scrollTop||document.documentElement.scrollTop);n||l||!allowExpand?n&&l&&(allowExpand=!0,setPanelState(!1)):(allowExpand=!1,setPanelState(!0))}pencilInit(".js-sub-pencil",!1);

Blue Elephant Realty Inc.

812 Lansdowne Ave., No. 112, Toronto

Asking price: $419,000

Selling price: $470,000

Story continues below advertisement

Previous selling prices: $262,500 (2015); $225,905 (2014)

Taxes: $1,455 (2019)

Days on the market: Six

Listing agent: Paul Haley, Blue Elephant Realty Inc.; Co-op agent: Mary Jo Vradis, Re/Max Hallmark Realty Ltd.

The action

The unit is in a building completed roughly six years ago.

Blue Elephant Realty Inc.

Instructed to find a property for less than $500,000, agent Mary Jo Vradis guided her client through two- to three-dozen contenders in central Toronto and west-end neighbourhoods. This one-bedroom unit was the standout in a building where the buyer’s friends reside, so they paid a $51,000 premium in November to own it.

“[It was a first-time buyer] who wanted to get into the market while [possible] because prices are getting out of reach for a lot of people,” Ms. Vradis said.

“[The sellers] under-listed it, so there were three offers."

Story continues below advertisement

What they got

The open-concept living space opens to a terrace.

Blue Elephant Realty Inc.

In a building constructed roughly six years ago, this 585-square-foot suite is modern in design with an open concept living and dining area with sliding doors to a terrace, and a U-shaped kitchen with ceramic tile floors, granite countertops and stainless steel appliances.

Off to the side is a master bedroom, four-piece bathroom and laundry closet.

Monthly fees of $304 include the cost of water, heating, and use of common party and fitness facilities.

The agent’s take

“It’s a great spot for a first-time buyer and it’s a great investment long term too,” Ms. Vradis said.

“The difference with this unit is it’s on the ground floor where it has a terrace – versus the upper floors have balconies – so it’s a nice feature because you don’t deal with elevators. And it’s at the back of the building with privacy.”

Your house is your most valuable asset. We have a weekly Real Estate newsletter to help you stay on top of news on the housing market, mortgages, the latest closings and more. Sign up today.

Report an error Editorial code of conduct

For sale in this area

View similar listings below. Clicking on the map will take you to the listings below.

Open this photo in gallery: Gallery photo 1
999000.00
71 WARD ST, Toronto, Ontario
FOREST HILL REAL ESTATE INC.
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2
Building Type
Freehold
Property Type
Single Family
Don't Miss This Opportunity To Live In A Great Junction West End Neighborhood. This 3 Bedroom Semi Has Hardwood Floors Throughout. Exposed Brick And Beams Give This Home A Unique Feel. Gourmet Chef's Kitchen With Walkout To Deck. Vaulted Ceiling In Master Bedroom Retreat. Walking Distance To Fabulous Amenities And Transit.**** EXTRAS **** Stainless Steel Fridge, Gas Stove, Hood Vent, B/I Dishwasher, Stacked Washer/Dryer, New A/C Unit, All Electrical Light Fixtures, All Window Coverings. B/I Bookcase In Living Room, Rough In Bathroom In Basement, Deck In Backyard. (id:31729)
Listing ID W4730685
Salesperson ALYSSA GAYLE COHEN
Brokerage FOREST HILL REAL ESTATE INC.
Open this photo in gallery: Gallery photo 1
999000.00
808 ST CLARENS AVE, Toronto, Ontario
RIGHT AT HOME REALTY INC.
Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
3
Building Type
Freehold
Property Type
Single Family
Welcome To 808 St Clarens. Nestled In The Sought After Dovercourt Wallace Community. Freshly Painted With Brand New Appliances This Home Is Move In Ready. With 3 Bedrooms And 2 Washrooms On The Upper Floor And A Completely Finished Basement With A Rec Room And 4th Bedroom This Home Welcomes Any Growing Family. Steps To Earlscourt Park, Shopping, Ttc, And The Future Wallace Emerson Park Redevelopment. The Deck And The Detached Garage Are An Added Bonus!**** EXTRAS **** All Elf, Windows Coverings. All Appliances : Fridge, Dishwasher, Washer, Dryer, Cvac. Water Heater (R) ***See Virtual 3D Tour*** (id:31729)
Listing ID W4737672
Salesperson CHRISTOPHER MONTEIRO
Brokerage RIGHT AT HOME REALTY INC.
Open this photo in gallery: Gallery photo 1
950000.00
117 CAMPBELL AVE, Toronto, Ontario
HOMELIFE LANDMARK REALTY INC.
Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
3
Building Type
Freehold
Property Type
Single Family
Excellent Investment Or Live In And Rent! Great Property In Great Location Close To All Amenities. 1.5 Car Solid Brick Garage And Permitted Parking Pad In Front. Front Yard Drive/Park/City. Good Maintenance, Move-In Ready. Upper Unit Is Currently Rented Out To A Single Tenant (No Showing Due To Covid-19) But Can Show Rest Of Property, Proper Hygiene Is Required, Virtual Showing Is Recommended.**** EXTRAS **** 3 Fridges, 3 Stoves, 3 Exhausted Hood Fans, 2 Counter Mircowave, 1 Stacked Washer And Dryer, Electric Light Fixtures. Furnace, A/C, Hot Water Tank (Rental), Window Coverings, Hardwood Fl And Brdlm W/Laid. (id:31729)
Listing ID W4731321
Salesperson CRYSTEEN XIAO
Brokerage HOMELIFE LANDMARK REALTY INC.
Open this photo in gallery: Gallery photo 1
1350000.00
10 ARMSTRONG AVE, Toronto, Ontario
KELLER WILLIAMS REFERRED URBAN REALTY
Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
3
Building Type
Freehold
Property Type
Single Family
Fantastic Investment Opportunity In Bloordale Village ( Wallace Emerson Community), Close Access To Dufferin Subway, Dufferin Mall And All That Bloor St W Has To Offer. Think Yonge Line 2 Decades Ago... This Is Where Bloor St W Is Heading In Terms Of Development. 10 Armstrong Is Half Way Between Kent School Development And Galleria Mall Development And On A Residential Street Adding Extra Appeal To Your Residents.**** EXTRAS **** Fire Code Inspection Report By City Of Toronto Available Upon Request. Home Inspection Report Available Upon Request. 3.4% Cap Rate If Self Managing. Pro Forma On Request. $4420 Monthly Rental Income Gross. (id:31729)
Listing ID W4715426
Salesperson DONAL WARD-MCCARTHY
Brokerage KELLER WILLIAMS REFERRED URBAN REALTY
Open this photo in gallery: Gallery photo 1
1099000.00
677 BROCK AVE, Toronto, Ontario
RIGHT AT HOME REALTY INC.
Bedrooms
5
Bathrooms
3
Building Type
Freehold
Property Type
Single Family
Attention Investors And Buyers! Rare Bright And Beautiful Single Detached House In High Demand Bloordale Village. Three Self-Contained Units Generate Stable Income(Financial Report Attached). There Is No Vacancy Since Possession Of The House. Fair Large Lot For Single Detached House (20Ftx114Ft) In Neighborhood. 5 Minutes Walking Distance To Dufferin Station.Steps To Dufferin Mall,Dufferin Grove Park.Close To Koreantown,The Annex.Great Investment Property!**** EXTRAS **** Extras:Three Stoves, Three Fridges, Three Hood Ranges, Washer/Dryer(2018), One Dishwasher, Central Air Unit, Steel Stair Access To 2nd Floor From The Backyard Rental: Heat Water Tank (id:31729)
Listing ID W4733656
Salesperson NGOC TUNG PHAM
Brokerage RIGHT AT HOME REALTY INC.
Due to technical reasons, we have temporarily removed commenting from our articles. We hope to have this fixed soon. Thank you for your patience. If you are looking to give feedback on our new site, please send it along to feedback@globeandmail.com. If you want to write a letter to the editor, please forward to letters@globeandmail.com.

Welcome to The Globe and Mail’s comment community. This is a space where subscribers can engage with each other and Globe staff. Non-subscribers can read and sort comments but will not be able to engage with them in any way. Click here to subscribe.

If you would like to write a letter to the editor, please forward it to letters@globeandmail.com. Readers can also interact with The Globe on Facebook and Twitter .

Welcome to The Globe and Mail’s comment community. This is a space where subscribers can engage with each other and Globe staff. Non-subscribers can read and sort comments but will not be able to engage with them in any way. Click here to subscribe.

If you would like to write a letter to the editor, please forward it to letters@globeandmail.com. Readers can also interact with The Globe on Facebook and Twitter .

Welcome to The Globe and Mail’s comment community. This is a space where subscribers can engage with each other and Globe staff.

We aim to create a safe and valuable space for discussion and debate. That means:

  • Treat others as you wish to be treated
  • Criticize ideas, not people
  • Stay on topic
  • Avoid the use of toxic and offensive language
  • Flag bad behaviour

Comments that violate our community guidelines will be removed.

Read our community guidelines here

Discussion loading ...

To view this site properly, enable cookies in your browser. Read our privacy policy to learn more.
How to enable cookies