68 BROADVIEW AVE., NO. 316, TORONTO
ASKING PRICE $542,500
SELLING PRICE $538,000
PREVIOUS SELLING PRICE $281,964 (2007)
TAXES $3,102 (2011)
DAYS ON THE MARKET Nine
LISTING AGENT Harman Atkins, HomeLife/Cimerman Real Estate Ltd.
The Action: This authentic one-bedroom plus den unit in the Broadview Lofts was seen by just two buyers with private showings before one of them drafted an offer.
What They Got: In a former Rexall Drug warehouse redeveloped with residential lofts four years ago, this third floor suite has a standard plan with more than 1,100 square feet of space, original architectural details, large warehouse windows and polished concrete floors everywhere from the kitchen to the living and dining area.
Creature comforts include a three-piece bathroom, seven appliances, two lockers and underground parking.
The monthly fee of $487 includes the cost of water and amenities such as the recreation room and rooftop deck.
In addition, local amenities range from galleries and beaches to public transit and highways.
The Agent’s Take: “There is not really a huge inventory of bona fide loft spaces available in town, so this was ideal for someone looking for an authentic loft,” says agent Harman Atkins. “This one has exposed brick, high wood ceilings, metal beams and … an original industrial warehouse door and exposed ductwork.”