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Pool proves the key to Oakville home sale

1343 FIELDCREST LANE, OAKVILLE, ONT.

ASKING PRICE $718,880

SELLING PRICE $701,000

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PREVIOUS SELLING PRICES $395,000 (2002); $322,200 (1989)

TAXES $4,785 (2012)

DAYS ON THE MARKET 13

CO-OP AGENT Anil Khera, Royal LePage West Realty Group Ltd.

The Action: Agent Anil Khera had out-of-town clients looking for a detached home in Oakville with a pool – or room for one.

Mr. Khera guided the house hunters through 10 options each weekend they were in town and after about two dozen tours, they negotiated a deal for this updated two-storey residence.

What They Got: In a residential pocket just north of the QEW, this four-bedroom brick house sits at the centre of a 56-by-117-foot corner lot with a fenced-in pool, shed, cabana and private backyard.

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Since 2000, new roofing, windows and double garage doors were added around this 30-year-old structure, which was also outfitted with updated broadloom throughout and ceramic finishes in an eat-in kitchen with a walkout to a wide deck.

Formal gatherings can be held in the living room, dining area or open family room with a gas fireplace, while casual activities can take place in the fireside den, recreation area and games room in the basement, which also has a wet bar and a separate entrance.

Daily routines are easy to execute with a central vacuum system, main-floor laundry room and five bathrooms, including a five-piece en suite in a master suite with a walk-in closet and balcony.

The Agent's Take: "In that area, it's probably on the larger side with an extra bedroom and the layout on the main floor makes it seem a little bigger than other things we had been seeing," Mr. Khera said.

"It had pretty much everything they were looking for, including the pool, which was already there and in pretty good condition."

The buyers were also drawn to the area's established amenities. "It's close to good schools as well, close to green space and has good access to a GO station," Mr. Khera said.

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Editor's Note: Done Deals contain information gathered from real estate agents, home buyers, home sellers and sale prices that are publicly available from government sources. While we try to publish Done Deals as soon as possible after the transaction has occurred, long closings can cause delays.

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