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Buyers Lining up in Brooklyn for House in Toronto

Dozens of would-be buyers were searching the streets of Brooklyn, New York, looking for a house advertised as mini-bargain in a city well known for its astronomical real estate values. Problem was, the house wasn't in Brooklyn, it was in Toronto.

The house in question is notorious Smallest House in Toronto. The house is located at 128 Day Avenue near St. Clair and Dufferin. Apparently the house was advertised in an email hoax as being located near Avenue T in Brooklyn, NY. Priced at $179,000, it would have seemed like a steal of a deal to home buyers in Brooklyn used to seeing homes priced at four to five times that amount.

This is just the latest adventure in the story of the Little House That Could. The house is arguably one of Canada's biggest Internet celebrities from the past year or so, right up there with Bridezilla. It has been featured on countless websites, newspapers, blogs, and TV shows over the past year. Ellen Degeneres even considered buying it herself as part of a gag on her talk show.

Amazingly, after a year of escalating media coverage in Toronto and around the world, the house never even sold! The home owner must have given up trying to sell it and recently it was recently rented out instead. The tenant apparently moved in on April 1st.

Photo by Torontoist's Alexandra Samur.

Andrew la Fleur is a registered real estate agent and regular contributor to blogTO.


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