Done deals: Davenport and Dovercourt

609 Delaware Avenue
609 Delaware Avenue


Davenport and Dovercourt

From Friday's Globe and Mail

  • 609 Delaware Avenue
  • Asking price: $359,900
  • Selling price: $350,000
  • Previous selling price: $262,000 (2005)
  • Taxes: $2,424 (2008)
  • Lot size: 15 by 87 feet
  • Days on the market: eight
  • Listing agent: Julie Kinnear, Royal LePage Real Estate Services Ltd.

This three-bedroom row house is on a quiet, tree-lined street southeast of the intersection of Davenport and Dovercourt roads, near parks, community centres and the Davenport escarpment. Yet, it's steps from busy cafés, restaurants, specialty stores and big-box outlets.

The location and price were strong selling points that attracted an acceptable offer in a little more than a week, agent Julie Kinnear says.

An added plus is the 550-square-foot basement, which has a separate exit in the front. It was once a rental unit, and could be returned to that state by putting the kitchen back in. The other features are a recreation room, powder room and shower stall, as well as laundry facilities. The 1,030-square-foot house showed well, the agent says. A new banister was installed, and more open principal rooms with dark stained hardwood floors were created. The bedrooms feature the original trim and wood flooring, however.

In addition, the plumbing, air-conditioning and wiring systems were updated, the rear wall of the basement was waterproofed, and a new furnace was installed in the past few years.

The living room contains an electric fireplace, while halogen lights illuminate the kitchen, which also has ceramic floors, a breakfast area and a back door to a patio and vegetable garden.

A four-piece bathroom and the bedrooms are on the second floor.

There is no private parking, but street parking is permitted. Public transit is easily accessible.

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