This west-end neighbourhood is just north of fancy Baby Point—and much more affordable. Here are four houses under $600,000 for sale right now.
116 Foxwell St.
Asking price: $479,900 (last sold for $365,000 in 2010)
The draw: Newly renovated, this brick bungalow has two bedrooms upstairs and one in the finished basement (which has a separate entrance). There are hardwood floors, two bathrooms, and a long backyard with a detached garage.
The catch: Both bedrooms are smaller than 100 square feet, and there’s little closet space. Transit is an issue, too, since the 512 streetcar line doesn’t go as far west as Jane Street.
870 Jane St., Unit 103
Asking price: $269,900 (maintenance fees $374/month)
The draw: This two-storey, two-bedroom townhouse is right on the edge of Smythe Park. Everything looks shiny and new, including the engineered-hardwood flooring in the living room. There are two bathrooms and a big private terrace.
The catch: The upstairs bedrooms are carpeted in boring taupe, and the second one is only about 75 square feet. Right on busy Jane Street, the complex doesn’t have much curb appeal.
100 Florence Cr.
Asking price: $450,000 (last sold for $333,900 in March 2014)
The draw: Another renovated bungalow, this one has stucco over the brick and sleek tile floors in the kitchen. There are two bedrooms on the main floor and one in the finished basement.
The catch: This house was most recently bought and sold in March, meaning the renovations were done really fast. Make sure a home inspector signs off to confirm they’re functional as well as fashionable.
130 Pritchard Ave.
Asking price: $539,900 (last sold for $106,002 in 1990)
The draw: This fully detached three-bedroom house has enough parking for six cars, in case that’s something you require. There are hardwood floors, a finished basement with a new washer and dryer, and a pretty covered deck in the backyard.
The catch: Closet space is at a premium in the bedrooms—you’ll need to buy some wardrobes. The window coverings and lights are included, but aren’t very stylish.