Fear of infamous Toronto bidding wars can make the real-estate market seem like a scary place. But take heart, buyers: All of these decent homes recently sold for under asking.
184 Oakwood Ave.
Neighbourhood: Hillcrest (#SCW)
List price: $479,000
Sold price: $460,000
Last sold price: $340,000 (2003)
The skinny: This detached four-bedroom home has a stone fireplace, dark wood moulding in the dining room and a basement suite. But the dated kitchen and a bedroom plastered in pink, princess-emblazoned wallpaper kept it on the market for 90 days.
255 Macdonell Ave.
Neighbourhood: Roncesvalles (#RON)
List price: $549,900
Sold price :$535,000
Last sold price: $450,000 (2010)
The skinny Roncy semis often hit $700K these days, but this stylish detached home took 23 days to sell for under asking. Sure, it’s right next to the train tracks, but it also has a big yard, original pine floors, 10-foot ceilings and three bedrooms.
44 St. Joseph St., Suite 1016
Neighbourhood: U of T, St. George Campus (#DTN)
List price: $345,900
Sold price: $315,000
Last sold price: N/A
The skinny: This 650-square-foot space near Queen’s Park took three weeks to sell for 90 per cent of what its owners wanted. It seems that an outdoor pool and indoor sauna couldn’t compensate for the dated interior (ew, carpet).
10 Buller Ave., Unit 13
Neighbourhood: The Beach (#BCH)
List price: $499,000
Sold price: $480,000
Last sold price: $404,000 (2007)
The skinny: The Beach is a blue-chip neighbourhood, and this two-bedroom townhouse is in a solid Victorian-style brick rowhouse. It needs a new paint job (the dining area is partially magenta), but the wee yard is laid with pretty patio stones.