Grubs don’t care how much your house is worth. Some gardening would improve curb appeal. Over a million bucks for this place seems ridiculous, but some say that real estate in Bells Corners is a smart buy – several homes in Lynwood Village have recently been flipped for a tidy profit, like this place on Longwood.
If a million bucks is out of your price range, how about 16 Harwick, asking price $389,000? It just has a carport but it’s been renovated quite nicely inside. You get a view of the Centennial Library across the street. Here are the prices of most Bells Corners homes currently on the market. A smart buy might be to snap up the two houses for sale on Stinson (a million bucks for the pair?) and then negotiate with Shell for Adrian’s garage (maybe $800,000?). Make a donation to the councillor and get the zoning changed to permit as many stories as you want. Make another donation to the councillor and get the taxpayer to cover the costs of cleaning up any contaminated soil. Throw up some condos with maybe retail on the lower level. Presto! You’ve made a killing.
If you like the idea of owning a monster home and the $1,1000,000 mansion doesn’t turn your crank, why don’t you buy the lot next door and build your own dream home? The smartest buy of all might be a Lynwood Village split-level.