Imagine you have around $500,000 to spend on a place and you've narrowed it down to two homes around Greektown; how do you make up your mind? The answer is simple: you shove them into a metaphorical cage and let them battle it out until one emerges victorious. It's time for Real Estate Deathmatch.
↑ Address: 825 Pape Avenue
Beds, Baths: 3, 3
If sharing a wall with your neighbour isn't an issue, you could opt for this pretty semi-detached home just a short walk north of the Danforth. You'll probably be walking anyway, since there's no garage or driveway (permit parking available, though). It's been renovated pretty nicely, and the basement is fully finished. The kitchen's been updated, and there's a handy powder room on the main floor. There's a small deck with steps down to a garden (also small).
↑ Address: 1296 Pape Avenue
Beds, Baths: 3, 2
If you have a little more money to throw around and don't feel like sharing a wall, this classic East York bungalow could be what you're looking for. What you'll gain in privacy you'll lose in square footage, though; the rooms are smallish and might feel cramped. Everything's been updated and there's a full basement in-law suite with separate entry. No garage here, either, but a deep, wide back yard with a concrete patio.