28 Eversfield Rd. (pictured above)
Days on market: 31
The price: $467,500. Sold for $460,000
The draw: It’s a fully detached, two-storey house, with a generous master bedroom and a kitchen that’s big enough to eat in. The 125-foot-long lot has mature trees in front, while sliding doors in the family room lead out to a brick patio.
The catch: While painting a house before selling it is always a nice touch, the previous owners have gone a bit hard on the mellow yellow. The backyard definitely needs some attention from a green thumb.
164 Day Ave.
Days on market: 42
The price: $435,000. Last sold for $285,000 (2011)
The draw: This recently renovated two-bedroom bungalow has brand new guts—the wiring, windows, and furnace are all two years old or younger. It also has fresh hardwood floors, handsome wood trim, and a finished basement.
The catch: The rooms are all quite small—the master bedroom isn’t even 100 square feet, and the wee, 80-square-foot kitchen won’t be much of an upgrade for recent condo-dwellers.
54 Bowie Ave.
Days on market: 30
The price: $539,900. Last sold for $330,000 (2012)
The draw: You need more than a street called Bowie? Fine: A renovation has given this two-bedroom bungalow fresh floors, countertops, and windows, as well as a potential income unit in the basement. Plus, you can walk to the subway.
The catch: Again, teeny, tiny bedrooms. The hallway splitting the basement apartment from the main house would need to be more securely divided before renting it out. The front has nice curb appeal, but the backyard is a muddy mess.
333 McRoberts Ave.
Days on market: 10
The price: $369,900
The draw: A recent $50,000 price drop makes this aesthetically dated three-bedroom bungalow more affordable. There’s air conditioning, a two-car garage, and a potential income unit in the finished basement.
The catch: Frighteningly gaudy linoleum is just one reason the main kitchen needs a renovation, pronto, and one of the bedrooms is only 50 square feet. Smack dab in the middle of the neighbourhood, the house is a kilometre from both Eglinton and St. Clair.