Cautious few view Aurora home at end of March

Cautious few view Aurora home at end of March

122 Ivy Jay Cres., Aurora, Ont.Asking price: $1,249,000Selling price: $1,210,000Previous selling price: $497,613 (2007)Taxes: $6,804 (2019)Days on the market: nineListing agents: Ira Jelinek and Josh Howard, Harvey Kalles Real Estate Ltd.With pandemic restrictions in force, buyers were cautiously welcomed into this two-storey house in Aurora, about a 20-minute drive north...

Aurora home sells in March despite reduced buyer traffic

Aurora home sells in March despite reduced buyer traffic

122 Ivy Jay Cres., Aurora, Ont.Asking price: $1,249,000Selling price: $1,210,000Previous selling price: $497,613 (2007)Taxes: $6,804 (2019)Days on the market: NineListing agents: Ira Jelinek and Josh Howard, Harvey Kalles Real Estate Ltd.As Canadians faced with a pandemic began sheltering in place, buyers were cautiously welcomed into this two-storey house about a...

Good-bye condo, hello farmland

Good-bye condo, hello farmland

35 Mariner Terrace, No. 2112, TorontoAsking Price: $999,000Taxes: $3,814 (2021)Size: 1,200 square footMonthly maintenance fee: $831Agent: Cliff Liu, Broker, Slate Realty Inc.Long before the pandemic upended our national life there were people who dreamed of breaking the shackles of city living and getting closer to nature. Rohan Sachdev was one...

Eager city buyers drive up price of suburban house

Eager city buyers drive up price of suburban house

71 Batson Dr., AuroraAsking price: $975,000 (March, 2021)Selling price: $1,210,000 (March, 2021)Previous selling price: $685,000 (May, 2016)Taxes: $4,788 (2020)Days on the market: TwoListing agent: Bill Thom, Re/Max Realtron Bill Thom Group Realty Inc.This side-split house was unlike its neighbours in the mostly two-storey, single-family neighbourhood of Aurora Village, an hour’s...

Toronto buyers eager for an acreage

Toronto buyers eager for an acreage

Real estate buyers are regaining a sliver of control in the areas surrounding Toronto as listings rise and the “fear of missing out” diminishes slightly. Or maybe buyers are just exhausted.Houses in the small towns and suburbs are still selling at a fast clip, but some buyers are able to...

Competing buyers bid up a two-bedroom Leslieville bungalow

Competing buyers bid up a two-bedroom Leslieville bungalow

1313 Dundas St. E., TorontoAsking price: $799,900Selling price: $861,000Previous selling prices: $731,313 (2017); $345,000 (2009); $350,555 (Aug. 2007); $207,000 (June 2007)Taxes: $3,239 (2019)Days on the market: SixCo-op agent: Mary Jo Vradis, Royal LePage Estate RealtyClients of agent Mary Jo Vradis were set on buying a condominium suite in the Danforth...

Six showings, two bids for home listed after March break

Six showings, two bids for home listed after March break

117 Walpole Ave., TorontoAsking price: $948,000Selling price: $1.1-millionPrevious selling price: $610,000 (2015)Taxes: $4,176 (2019)Days on the market: sixListing agent: Paul Grisé, The Weir TeamBefore most restrictions were imposed to minimize the spread of the novel coronavirus, plans were already under way to list this semi-detached house the week after March...

Leslieville house sells $493,000 over asking on 27 offers

Leslieville house sells $493,000 over asking on 27 offers

2 Prust Ave., TorontoAsking price: $1,099,000 (February, 2021)Selling price: $1,592,000 (February, 2021)Previous selling price: $261,500 (May, 1999)Taxes: $4,612 (2020)Days on the market: SevenListing agents: Irene Kaushansky and Philip Brown, Keller Williams Portfolio RealtyAbout 134 shoppers passed through this Leslieville Edwardian in 30-minute increments between 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. over...

Studio Gang brings an artichoke to Toronto

Studio Gang brings an artichoke to Toronto

Toronto intersections, especially major ones, have personalities. Think about it: King and Bay is confident, yet slightly aloof; Yonge and Dundas is glib, scattered, and show-bizzy; suburban Kennedy and Lawrence is a smooth-talking salesperson wearing off-the-rack clothing; and Yonge and Eglinton – at least how I remember it – is...

Price flexibility seals the deal for $6.3 million Mimico waterfront home

Price flexibility seals the deal for $6.3 million Mimico waterfront home

3 Sussex Dr., TorontoAsking price: $6,750,000 (October, 2020)Previous asking price history: $7,499,000 (August, 2020)Selling price: $6,375,000 (February, 2021)Previous selling price: $950,000 (October, 1989)Taxes: $31,604 (2020)Days on the market: 181Listing agents: Niels and Evan Christensen, Harvey Kalles Real Estate Ltd.This three-bedroom house on a 140- by 98-foot lakefront site was put...

Site tours on hold, East York house sold online

Site tours on hold, East York house sold online

15 St. Hubert Ave., TorontoAsking price: $1,799,000Selling price: $1,780,000Taxes: N/ADays on the market: N/AListing and co-op agents: Cameron Weir and Scott Hanton, The Weir TeamEarly in March, agents Scott Hanton and Cameron Weir, concerned about the potential spread of COVID-19 through traditional open houses and showings, promoted this custom house...

Revamped East York semi with kids’ play loft gets three offers

Revamped East York semi with kids’ play loft gets three offers

29 Queensdale Ave., TorontoAsking price: $999,000 (February, 2021)Selling price: $1,271,000 (February, 2021)Previous selling price: $500,000 (March, 2014)Taxes: $3,544 (2020)Days on the market: SevenListing agent: Chris Neill, The Weir TeamThis semi-detached house has been updated but, unlike many nearby properties, it does not have private parking. However, it is close to...

Home of the Week: A light-filled house in a Rosedale enclave

Home of the Week: A light-filled house in a Rosedale enclave

The listing: 83 Bin-Scarth Rd., TorontoAsking Price: $7,495,000Taxes: $27,151.32 (2019)Lot Size: 36-by-437 feetAgents: James Warren, Christopher Killam, Gary Goba (Chestnut Park Real Estate Ltd.)In 2005, the ravine property at 83 Bin-Scarth Rd. in Rosedale had fallen into disrepair after years of use as a rooming house.The circa-1912 house had a...

In Toronto real estate, new highs every week

In Toronto real estate, new highs every week

More new listings are arriving on the Toronto-area real estate market now that warm spring weather is here, but so far the new inventory is being quickly absorbed by the strong demand.“We would have to get a boatload of product in order to feed the demand,” says Patrick Rocca, broker...

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