John's Weekly top choices for East End Toronto Open Houses
Here are my favourites for open houses this weekend in Beaches, Leslieville, Riverdale and Danforth East/Danforth Village, based on location, property size and features, relative to price.
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I don’t normally recommend million dollar homes to open house clients, but this is probably the best combination of intelligent floor plan and high-quality renovation that I've seen in a long time.
As a result, I rate it comparable to properties in a higher price category. In fact, this detached, 2 storey, 3 Bedroom home actually looks better in person than in the beautiful professional photographs.
Fully loaded with tons of custom built-ins, superb kitchen, 4 designer baths, heated floors, on demand water heater and the list goes on. For the move-up buyer, this is a must-see property.
2 ½ storey detached, 4 Bedrooms, great street at Greenwood and Gerrard, new roof (2009), new furnace (2010),100 amp service, tons of charm – for under $450,000.
So what’s the catch?
This terrific family home has had the same owner since 1949, and the original knob and tube wiring and galvanized plumbing. I estimate $100,000 to bring the wiring and plumbing right up to date and renovate the kitchen and bathroom. That would still be a great deal for the right buyers. And it would be worth more than the final price upon completion!
Exceptional Prime Riverdale location! A great chance to get into one of the best parts of Riverdale for under $600,000!
This semi-detached 4 bedroom features original wood trim, stained glass windows and built-ins.
While it is being sold in as-is condition, there is a detached garage and parking for 2 cars and it is just steps from Withrow Park. I think this would be better as a 3 Bedroom home, but either way it is worth the investment to bring it up to par, given the demand location.
DANFORTH VILLAGE / DANFORTH EAST
158 Oakcrest Avenue $429,900 Open House Saturday and Sunday, 2:00 – 4:00
Be prepared to fall in love with this renovated 3 bedroom semi-detached home. You may never want to leave the Master bathroom!
Hardwood floors, open concept living and dining rooms, spacious bedrooms, good ceiling height and full updated bathroom in professionally finished lower level. All the hard work has been done here, including plumbing, electrical, water line etc. Really nicely done and great value within walking distance of subway and school.
ATTENTION FIRST TIME BUYERS, BONUS PICK
99 Roseheath Avenue $329,000. Saturday and Sunday, 2:00 – 4:00p.m.
First time buyers, I was thinking of you when I saw this one! Behind the modest exterior of this semi-detached, 2 bedroom bungalow is a warm and modern gem, perfect for professional singles, couples and small families.
The unique floor plan treats the bright, professionally finished lower level as a regular second floor so that the downstairs kitchen walks out to the tiered party deck and allows for well sized rooms. Plus it has covered parking! If you wanted a home and thought all you could afford was a condo, this is for you.
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