Sale of the Week: The $1.2-million Leaside semi that proves bully offers are sometimes best

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Published on: April 18, 2016

Address: 89 Southvale Drive

Neighbourhood: Leaside

Agent: Cailey Heaps Estrin, Royal LePage Real Estate Services Ltd., Brokerage

The property: A renovated family home in Leaside, with a rear extension and a big back yard.

The history: The sellers bought the property in 2005, then renovated the kitchen and opened up the main living area. Now that they have three kids, they’re moving into a bigger property elsewhere in the neighbourhood.

The fate: The buyers, a couple, loved the property’s presentation and outdoor space.

The sale: The selling agent advertised the property in newspapers, and also on Facebook and Twitter. Immediately after the first agent open house the buyers put in bully offer for $180,000 over asking. The selling agent says her client was very happy to accept.

By the numbers:

  • $1,175,000
  • $4,812.22 in property taxes (2015)
  • 23.33-by-145-foot lot
  • 4 days on the market
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • 1 parking space

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The living room is at the front of the house.

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The living room and dining room are connected.

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There’s plenty of space in here for eight, and the wainscotting adds a touch of class.

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And the kitchen is right over there.

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The main-floor rear extension has a cabin-like vibe.

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There are three bedrooms on the second floor. The occupants of this one probably had to fight over the top bunk.

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Overall, the sellers seem to have been big on bunk beds.

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Here’s the master bedroom.

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All three bedrooms share this bathroom, with nice hex-tile flooring.

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A little Ikea couch action in the basement rec room.

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And the backyard has a large awning to keep off the elements.

Article source: http://torontolife.com/real-estate/houses/toronto-house-sold-89-southvale-drive/

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