A Bit More Detail

Assorted Personal Notations, Essays, and Other Jottings

[URBAN NOTE] “Sold! How to make $900K on a Toronto house flip”

blogTO’s Derek Flack looks at how a house downtown, in the area of Trinity Bellwoods, managed to rise in price by almost a million dollars between its listing in June of last year and its sale now.

Every week in Toronto it seems like a handful of homes sell for so far over asking that you wonder if the world’s gone mad or if real estate agents aren’t relying on under-listing properties even more frequently than before given the intense seller’s market it the city.

This isn’t, however, the only way to get a sense for just how high demand is in Toronto right now. In fact, it’s better to track a property that’s hit the market multiple times in a relatively short time span to get a sense for how hot things have got.

Case in point, this house at 40 Beaconsfield Ave. The Mash has tracked this one for a while, and for good reason. It hit the market last June for $1,490,000, ultimately selling for $1,700,000 just over two weeks later.

Shortly thereafter, its neighbour at 38 Beaconsfield sold for $2,096,000. Well, you know what happened next. The thought that #40 could be moved for more cash crossed someone’s mind, and it was given interior renovations before being listed at $2,450,000 this month.

Advertisements

Written by Randy McDonald

February 21, 2017 at 8:15 pm

%d bloggers like this: