54 Anderson Court, Ancaster, Ont.
Asking price: $799,900
Selling price: $825,000
Previous selling prices: $625,000 (2016); $227,316 (1999)
Taxes: $5,657 (2019)
Days on the market: Three
Listing agent: Michael St. Jean, St. Jean Realty Inc.
The asking price for this three-bedroom bungalow in Ancaster, an affluent suburb south west of Hamilton, reflected the average selling price for area properties this year of about $800,000. The 20-year-old property was inspected by a wide range of buyers, including young families and downsizers, and received an offer within 72 hours of listing.
“The majority of [new listings] are not going to be selling in a few days for over ask in this price bracket,” agent Michael St. Jean said.
“We got a lot of activity very quickly for a combination of reasons: it’s in Ancaster, which is a desirable area, and the fact it’s a bungalow is of interest to many buyers.”
What they got
This 1,892-square-foot bungalow with a double garage was kept in top form with new roofing and flooring and renovations to the kitchen and three bathrooms.
There is a two-storey foyer and vaulted ceilings above the open living and dining areas. There are arched windows, a gas fireplace and double doors to a two-tiered deck.
The basement is finished with separate recreation, study and guest rooms.
The agent’s take
“It’s not easy to find a one-floor [plan] in a newer home in an area like this,” Mr. St Jean said.
“This showed better than your typical home in that neighbourhood that hasn’t had a lot of updates like this.”
The 49-foot-by-115-foot grounds are near conservation and parkland, but the big box stores along Highway 403 are also easily accessible. “It’s quiet and very scenic with a lot of trees around there,” Mr. St. Jean said.
“But literally five minutes up the road, you can hit every amenity imaginable.”
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