Finding a home at a reasonable price in Toronto is no easy feat.
In February, the average cost to buy any type of home in Toronto was $996,000, with the average price of a detached home in the city climbing to a staggering $1.5 million.
So, whenever a home is listed for under or around $1 million, people take notice — even if it is an old mop factory, half-burnt or totally run-down.
This small bungalow at 19 East Drive was recently listed for sale.
A home listed for sale this week at 19 East Drive is priced at just under $600,000, and although it will likely sell for much more, it is not bad looking inside.
The living room floor looks to be in good condition.
It is a two-bedroom, and as the listing agent, Martin Eckert of Re/Max Professionals Inc., notes that it could be a home for first-time buyers or renovators.
The bedrooms may need repainting if you don't like bright colours.
The rooms look to be in need of refreshing. It is also tiny, dwarfed by neighbouring homes.
The living room has nice-looking floors but the flowery wallpaper might not be to everyone's taste.
The upstairs kitchen has a retro feel to it.
The upstairs kitchen has a checkered pattern, which has a retro feel to it.
The bedrooms are painted in bright colours but look to be in good shape.
This bathroom is tiny, if you have long legs, it will be a tight fit.
The upstairs bathroom is small and looks cramped.
The second bathroom has a bit more breathing room in it.
Downstairs, the kitchen has a 1970s vibe to it with a mustard yellow oven.
The downstairs kitchen has a 1970s or 80s vibe to it.
The basement is finished with a separate entrance so there is potential, if allowed, for rental income or to split this home with friends.
On the upside, this home has a separate entrance.
East Drive is in the Rockcliffe-Smythe area of the city, north of the Junction. It is near the Humber River and parks.
There is space for a large garden in the back.
As people consider tiny homes in a volatile housing market, this place could be a good alternative. It comes with a nice backyard, which getting harder to find in a city full of condos.