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383 Banbury Rd.

ASKING PRICE $1,398,000

SELLING PRICE $1,903,000

PREVIOUS SELLING PRICE $750,000 (2005)

TAXES $7,866 (2014)

DAYS ON THE MARKET Seven

LISTING AGENT Patrice Gale, Royal LePage Real Estate Services Ltd.

The Action: The only other house for sale nearby sold a week earlier, giving this renovated two-storey set just north of Windfields Jr. High School a clear field. The spotlight gave it enough exposure to draw about 90 showings, which resulted in nine purchase offers.

What They Got: Between 2006 and 2012, this brick, centre-hall residence underwent a total transformation, visible by its updated roof, windows, interlocking driveway to the attached double garage and metal gates to the fenced 57-by-111-foot lot.

Interiors were upgraded by adding hardwood floors and crown mouldings in areas such as the living and dining rooms, removing walls between the kitchen and fireside family room with exits to a custom patio and refinishing the lower-level recreation room with a wet bar, steam room and guest bedroom.

There is a main-floor office and a skylit staircase to the second floor, where one of four bathrooms was enlarged and a laundry room created to serve three bedrooms and a revamped master suite with a walk-in closet and bathroom.

The Agent's Take: "There's extremely high demand in the neighbourhood," agent Patrice Gale says. "Plus, you're not overlooking a back neighbour, but the back of the school yard."

As for the home, its distinct redesign carries from the outside in. "One of the great selling propositions with this house was that [the sellers] had put so much work put into it," Ms. Gale says.

Editor's note: Done Deals contain information gathered from real estate agents, home buyers, home sellers and sale prices that are publicly available from government sources. While we try to publish Done Deals as soon as possible after the transaction has occurred, long closings can cause delays.

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