Multiple offers for Richmond Hill home


Sydnia Yu of The Globe and Mail

11/28/20232 min read

This two-storey house was built in 1984, and it has 3,075 sq ft of living space. Re/Max Realtron.
This two-storey house was built in 1984, and it has 3,075 sq ft of living space. Re/Max Realtron.

22 Cygnus Dr., Richmond Hill, Ont.

Asking price: $1,799,000 (August, 2023)

Selling price: $2,150,000 (August, 2023)

Taxes: $8,159 (2023)

Days on the market: Four

Listing agent: Bill Thom, Re/Max Realtron Realty Inc.

Source: The Globe and Mail, November 27, 2023

A colleague had generated multiple offers for a property near Richmond Hill’s David Dunlop Observatory this summer, so agent Bill Thom thought he stood a good chance of replicating the feat with this four-bedroom house nearby. With the home priced artificially low, several offers immediately came in and a final deal was quickly reached.

“In Observatory Hill at the time, for this price range and for this condition, there was nothing [available],” said Mr. Thom. “It was a unique window in August.

“There was a sale down the street about a month prior for around $2.1-million, and we sold ours a little bit higher. We were just following in their footsteps, knowing theirs sold in multiple offers, so there would be a few buyers around.”

This two-storey house was built in 1984 by Wycliffe Homes. It has 3,075 square feet of living space, an attached double garage and several exits to the back patio.

There is a formal dining room and a living room with cathedral ceilings, as well as recreation areas with fireplaces on the main and lower levels.

The eat-in kitchen and five bathrooms have all been renovated.

“[Observatory Hill] is for people who don’t want to have the loudness of Bayview Hill – where the lots and the houses tend to be bigger. [It’s] a very well-built home, but on a smaller scale and for a smaller price,” Mr. Thom said.

“The original owner also maintained and updated a lot of things.”

The 53- by 120-foot lot had been beautified with a pond and gardens. “The landscaping was quite elaborate,” Mr. Thom said.

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