(Except taken from Life/Homes section of The Toronto Star)
"What they Got"
By: Allison Harness - Real Estate Reporter
Location: 5 Yule Ave., Windermere and Yule Aves.
Asking price: $599,000
Selling price: $755,000
Previous purchase price: N/A (same owners since 1950)
Size: about 1,364 sq. ft.
Lot: 25 by 110-ft., single-car detached garage, mutual drive
Taxes: $4,550 (2012)
Days on the market: 7
With 12 offers, this two-storey detached home near High Park sold for 126 per cent of the asking price in one week.
“This home is located on a cul-de-sac in Swansea, untouched by the sellers since they bought it in 1950. It is probably one of the last few truly not-renovated homes left in the neighbourhood,” says listing agent Peter Krpan.
“There is a tremendous lack of supply for houses in Swansea. This house represented an opportunity for a buyer to make their own improvements and not accept someone else’s taste and quality of renovation. At the same time, it had good bones and well preserved original charm to build on.”
It is walking distance to many schools and the shops, restaurants and cafes in Bloor Street Village.
Main floor has: living room with hardwood floor, French doors and fireplace; dining room with hardwood floor, wainscoting and walkout to patio; kitchen with linoleum floor; sunroom with linoleum floor.
On the second floor are: master bedroom with hardwood floor; second bedroom with hardwood floor; third bedroom with hardwood floor.
Basement is unfinished.
Listing agent: Peter Krpan, Re/Max Condo Plus Corporation, Brokerage