Friday, January 29, 2016

"What Were They Thinking? "Another in a Continuing Series of Real Estate Photos

At first glance you might think it is a crime scene in the style of "Who Killed Dora Palmer"?  Or maybe Dora's just a blackout drunk. You'd have to be a pretty hardcore fan of public television's intrepid Explorer to want to Vamanos! to this house.

H/T Jane S

Just Listed! NDG Duplex with a Basement Ready for Finishing - $559,000

Are you looking for a duplex with a high, clean basement ready to turn into an in-law suite or space for the teen or young-adult portion of your family?

Amy Barratt and I have just listed a duplex at 2190-2192 Oxford Ave. in NDG that features two flats having two bedrooms each, and a full-height basement with two exit doors. The basement is roughed in with a plywood floor, gpysumboard walls, electrical and plumbing roughed in for whatever your project may be.

This property, originally built in 1914, was decimated by fire in the mid 1980s and was entirely rebuilt by a contractor. The result is a big comfortable property with modern plumbing, electrical, insulation and windows.

The top floor of the building is currently occupied by the vendor. A tenant occupies the ground floor, at $995 a month. There's a small backyard with each of the two apartments having a small kitchen balcony. The upper also has a balcony off the office area at the front.

These 6.5-room apartments have comfortable living rooms, master bedrooms of good dimensions and a smaller second bedroom. Washer and dryer installations are in the large bathrooms.

The eat-in kitchens are spacious with a sliding patio door leading to a the deck. On the second floor, the sink is set into the island that faces onto the dining area. There's a built in dishwasher. The second floor flat also has a separate dining area.
The property is located on lower Oxford Ave., between Sherbrooke St. and De Maisonneuve Blvd. This a lively and walkable neighborhood that gets some of its energy from Concordia University's Loyola campus, located a bit further west on the 105 bus route.
Sherbrooke St is lined with mom and pop stores, hangouts like Café Shaika, MonTango Argentine Tango School , Co-op La Maison Verte and a million affordable restos.
This neck of the NDG woods has a relaxed vibe and prices to match, a world away from nearby Monkland Village.
So, if you're look for a sound investment and if you think a property with a huge basement that is ready for finishing is something you might like, give me a call at (514) 978-6522 to arrange a visit.