I have listed a new property at 878 KENNEDY Road in Toronto.
Prime location for this 3+1 bedroom, 2 bath brick bungalow with in-law capability, close to shopping, schools & more! Walk in through your front door to experience a spacious, open concept living and dining room combination featuring hardwood floors and large window overlooking the front porch while the eat-in kitchen boasts generous counter space w/ plenty of cupboards and a walkout to the deck. Ready for your personal cosmetic touches, the main floor offers a traditional but functional floor plan and incredible upside potential. Side entry offers in-law potential. The lower level contains a large rec room with wood burning fireplace insert, 4th bed w/ plumbing roughed-in allowing for reconfiguration while a 3pc. bath, laundry/utility room & huge storage room with workbench complete this level. Wonderful neighbours, a fully fenced backyard with garden shed, mature veggie gardens and plentiful apple tree for all your baking needs. Attached double car garage, gas heat, central air. This is an excellent ownership opportunity! (id:2493)
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I have listed a new property at 325 DENSMORE Road in Cobourg.
The little condo that could... that could be your very first home, a place for new beginnings, an opportunity to invest or the one-level, low maintenance property you choose to downsize to. Built by LeBlanc Homes, this 2 bed/1 bath garden condo has been updated with current cosmetic trends; white kitchen w/ black hardware, white walls for an easy to decorate space, brand new luxury vinyl plank throughout, updated light fixtures and a brand new stainless steel appliance package in the kitchen. Natural light floods the open concept living room, kitchen & dinette while the vaulted ceilings offer an opulent feel in a cozy space. Featuring 2 bedrooms, both of generous size along with a 4pc. bath, laundry & storage combination make this an ideal place to call home. With 1 designated parking spot included and visitor spaces close by, we invite you HOME. Condo fees of approx. $217/mo include waste disposal, grass cutting, garden maintenance & snow removal. (id:2493)
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I have listed a new property at 51 FORCHUK Crescent in Quinte West.
With attention to detail and pride of ownership exhibited from the curb, this 3+3 bedroom, 2 bath, raised bungalow located in the sought after West end of Trenton presents a versatile home ownership opportunity in a premier location. The split level entry into the home offers you choice- up, down or into the double car, attached garage! The open concept principle space hosts a large South facing living room, formal dining area with a double door walkout to the fully fenced rear yard w/ a new garden shed & deck while the heart of the home is the custom kitchen (2019) complete w/ centre island, granite counter tops, trendy tile backsplash & stainless steel appliance package- included w/ purchase. Hardwood flooring throughout the main level offers quality and consistency as you move down the hall to the 3 generous sized bedrooms and 5pc. bath w/ granite counters while the fully finished lower level adds to your usable living space. Set up as an in-law suite w/ a lower level kitchenette and a very functional layout, you will appreciate the large windows, spacious rec room, 3 additional bedrooms & 4pc. bath along w/ a separate laundry room, ample storage & utility room. Notables include: updated electrical, central air, gas heat, central vac, windows (2019/2020), resurfaced driveway, shingles approx. 10 years. A pre-list home inspection is available. (id:2493)
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I have listed a new property at 878 KENNEDY Road in Toronto.
Prime location for this 3+1 bedroom, 2 bath brick bungalow with in-law capability, close to shopping, schools & more! Walk in through your front door to experience a spacious, open concept living and dining room combination featuring hardwood floors and large window overlooking the front porch while the eat-in kitchen boasts generous counter space w/ plenty of cupboards and a walkout to the deck. Ready for your personal cosmetic touches, the main floor offers a traditional but functional floor plan and incredible upside potential. Side entry offers in-law potential. The lower level contains a large rec room with wood burning fireplace insert, 4th bed w/ plumbing roughed-in allowing for reconfiguration while a 3pc. bath, laundry/utility room & huge storage room with workbench complete this level. Wonderful neighbours, a fully fenced backyard with garden shed, mature veggie gardens and plentiful apple tree for all your baking needs. Attached double car garage, gas heat, central air. This is an excellent ownership opportunity! (id:2493)
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I have sold a property at 22651 LOYALIST Parkway in Quinte West.
Truly turn-key, this expansive waterfront bungalow offers a lucrative (fully furnished) investment package, weekend home or a year round abode for your family! Located on the South side of the Bay of Quinte, you will appreciate the easy commute to the 401 as well as the quick trip to trendy PEC. Complete with a detached drive through garage and its own boat launch, the regions waterways are literally at your door step....If you aren't a boater, enjoy breathtaking views and stunning sunsets from the inground pool or the outdoor cabana complete w/ commercial bar fridge, keg tap, wall mount TV, granite counters & 2pc. bath. Renovated throughout, appreciate the hardwood & tile flooring, an expansive kitchen w/ built-in stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, centre island, work station & separate dining area with arched windows as well as main floor laundry and a large family room w/ gas fireplace and a walk-out to the upper level, covered deck w/ timber frame accents, glass railing system and built-in hot tub. Embracing the spectacular views, the master bedroom features access to the 4pc. bath w/ walk-in glass shower and double closets while two secondary bedrooms complete this wing. A fully finished lower level offers a large 4th bedroom, 3pc. bath, storage/utility room, gym space and a large rec-room/games room combination w/ gas FP and a walk-up to the yard. Notables: Roof (2016), Municipal Water, Gas Heat, Furnace (2013), HWT on Demand- Owned, Septic (12 yrs old- pumped 2019), Pool Liner (2014), Hot Tub (2017), most windows replaced between 2013/2014. (id:2493)
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When you’re selling your home, you want it to look its best to buyers. Unfortunately, buyers are likely to notice any cracks or stains on your floor.


Luckily, there are many do-it-yourself solutions to help make your floors look significantly better.


Let’s start with stains.


If you have carpeting, there are a number of spot cleaning products on the market. But before you try one of those, consider this simple remedy. Sprinkle a little baking soda on the stain and then add just enough drops of white vinegar to make it bubble. Wait two minutes. Then, dab carefully with a paper towel and vacuum the residual. This method often works.


For hard floors, gentle rubbing with warm water will take care of most stains. If you have hardwood floors, don’t let the area remain wet. Dry it completely.


Ceramic tile floors often have old, discolored grout that is an eyesore. Of course, there are products available to clean grout. But try using an old toothbrush and water before investing in those products. Scrub the grout gently. Then mop the entire area.


If you have minor damage to a section of hardwood floor or floor tiles — for example, a chip or crack — the best solution is a replacement. Unfortunately, this isn’t a DIY-friendly job, so unless you’ve done it successfully before, consider hiring a contractor.


If the crack is minor and you don’t want to replace the piece, there are sealing products available, which will camouflage the crack — to some extent — and prevent it from getting worse.


If you have a flooring crack or stain you’re concerned about, try these tips. Also, check out your local home improvement center for more ideas.

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In the business world, a phrase that’s often used is ROI or Return On Investment. It refers to the regular gain (or loss) you’re getting from a particular asset relative to its cost.

When it comes to your home, the gain may be more than financial. It may include the benefit of the lifestyle it gives you. For example, a spacious backyard deck pays off in countless pleasant Saturdays with friends and family. A home’s location near convenient commuting routes means less stress getting to and from work.

Lifestyle factors are important, not only when considering where you’re living now, but also when considering where you think you’d like to live in the future.

That’s why it’s a good idea to do a Lifestyle Assessment regularly. The exercise is simple. Make a list of all the lifestyle characteristics you want in a home, as well as a neighborhood. Think about how much room you need, the kind of neighborhood you want to live in, your hobbies and interests, what’s important to have nearby (such as schools), and so forth.

The next step is to prioritize. Move items on your list around so that the most important lifestyle factors are at the top.

Finally, review the list and check off those lifestyle factors your home is currently providing.

If you’re able to check off most (ideally, all) of the items at the top of your list, you’re in pretty good shape. Your current home is probably giving you the lifestyle you want.

But if some important lifestyle factors are unchecked, it might be worth considering whether buying a new home will give you a better “Lifestyle ROI”.

If, after doing this exercise, you’re curious about how to get into your ideal home, call me.

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When it comes to home security, most homeowners think about door locks and alarms. These are, of course, very important. However, there is also a lot you can do around your property to prevent the possibility of a break-in.


One important part of home security is outdoor lighting. Your home doesn’t need to be lit up like a baseball diamond at night, but your exterior lighting should illuminate your yard enough to be a deterrent to burglars.


Some burglars hide around the property and wait for someone to arrive and open the door so they can use that opportunity to force their way into your home.


Security experts suggest that you walk around your property and look for areas where someone could hide, such as behind a tall shrubbery or a tool shed. Make sure these areas are well lit.


Pay particular attention to lighting around exterior doors, especially the back door.


Experts also recommend that exterior lighting be installed with a timed dimmer. The lights can then be set to cast a bright light in the early evening, and then a dimmer light throughout the rest of the night.


Lights installed with motion detectors can also be effective in certain areas. The sensors will cause the light to turn on or brighten when someone comes onto that part of your property. Generally, thieves will flee as soon as they see a light turn on.


Do you hide a spare key under the front door mat or in a flower pot? You may think you have found a clever spot, but experienced thieves know all the common hiding places. So, if you need to have a spare key available, put it in a small combination lock box and hide the box. Even if a burglar finds the box, he won’t be able to open it and access the key.

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I have listed a new property at 90 REDDICK Road in Cramahe.
Live the good life in your spectacular waterfront paradise. Many upgrades and improvements in this 3 Br bungalow. You will enjoy starting your day from the master bedroom with great views of the lake. You will also enjoy the sunsets over the lake from the large living room with fireplace and updated kitchen. You will swim or boat from the edge of your property. A great feature is the private bunkie with 11 x 11 bedroom . There have been many improvements including roof 2020, A/C 2020, furnace 2017, septic 2015, and much more. The lower level with walk out offers many possibilities. This lovely home is a pleasure to view. (id:2493)
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As in any industry, there are terms and buzzwords that are unique to residential real estate.

When you put your home on the market, you should know what those terms mean. Here are definitions for the most common ones:


Fair market value: This is an estimate of how much a specific home will sell for in today’s market, taking into account what similar properties in the area have sold for recently.


Seller’s Agent: That would be me, the real estate professional who is helping you sell your property. I would also assist you in finding and buying your next home.


Buyer’s Agent: This is the real estate professional who is representing the buyer of the property you want to sell.


Pre-approved Mortgage: This is a statement (often in the form of a certificate) from your bank or other lender that states that you qualify for a mortgage for a particular amount of money. A pre-approved mortgage adds credibility to any offer you make on a new home.


Staging: This is a strategy where a home is purposely prepared so that it appeals to potential buyers. Staging may involve cleaning, de-cluttering, rearranging furniture, redecorating, and more.


Survey: This is a document that defines the boundaries and measurements of your property and any structures on it.


Offer: This is an offer of purchase, in writing, for a particular property.


Conditional Offer: This is an offer to purchase, but with conditions – such as “conditional on a satisfactory home inspection” or “conditional on arranging suitable financing”.

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Can you afford to purchase the home you really want? Here are some things to consider:

  • What kind of home do you want? What kind of area do you want to live in? What features and characteristics do you need in a home? (Three bedrooms? A large living room for entertaining? A backyard big enough for a garden?)

  • What homes currently on the market match that criteria? Are there some properties for sale that are close to what you’re looking for? What are their listing prices? How much, realistically, will it cost to buy one of those homes?

  • How much, realistically, can you expect to get for the sale of your current property?

  • How much of a mortgage will you need? How does that compare to the mortgage you qualify for?

  • What additional costs will you incur when selling your current property and purchasing your new home? (For example, moving, home inspection, repairs and renovations, closing costs, etc.)

Chances are, there’s a home on the market that you can afford – and is right for you.

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I have listed a new property at 22651 LOYALIST Parkway in Quinte West.
Truly turn-key, this expansive waterfront bungalow offers a lucrative (fully furnished) investment package, weekend home or a year round abode for your family! Located on the South side of the Bay of Quinte, you will appreciate the easy commute to the 401 as well as the quick trip to trendy PEC. Complete with a detached drive through garage and its own boat launch, the regions waterways are literally at your door step....If you aren't a boater, enjoy breathtaking views and stunning sunsets from the inground pool or the outdoor cabana complete w/ commercial bar fridge, keg tap, wall mount TV, granite counters & 2pc. bath. Renovated throughout, appreciate the hardwood & tile flooring, an expansive kitchen w/ built-in stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, centre island, work station & separate dining area with arched windows as well as main floor laundry and a large family room w/ gas fireplace and a walk-out to the upper level, covered deck w/ timber frame accents, glass railing system and built-in hot tub. Embracing the spectacular views, the master bedroom features access to the 4pc. bath w/ walk-in glass shower and double closets while two secondary bedrooms complete this wing. A fully finished lower level offers a large 4th bedroom, 3pc. bath, storage/utility room, gym space and a large rec-room/games room combination w/ gas FP and a walk-up to the yard. Notables: Roof (2016), Municipal Water, Gas Heat, Furnace (2013), HWT on Demand- Owned, Septic (12 yrs old- pumped 2019), Pool Liner (2014), Hot Tub (2017), most windows replaced between 2013/2014. (id:2493)
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I have listed a new property at . TRENEAR Road in Cramahe.
A unique lifestyle, legacy, or an investment opportunity close to Little Lake in Cramahe Township! Currently zoned Rural + Agricultural, this 93.9 acre parcel of raw land, stretching North to the 401, provides incredible potential for the astute Buyer within close proximity to the services of both Brighton & Colborne. With meandering streams throughout, a large portion of this property is subject to Environmental Conservation zoning which rules out large scale development and ensures that you can enjoy the beauty of nature for years to come. Taxes are based on the Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program. The Buyer is advised to do his/her 'due diligence' with regard to all aspects and facets of the subject property and the Buyer's intended use of it. All data subject Errors, Omissions or Revisions and is not warranted. (id:2493)
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I have listed a new property at 281 ONTARIO Street in Port Hope.
This character rich 1.5 storey home set on an expansive in-town lot is central to all that the Historic Town of Port Hope has to offer! Featuring wonderful walk-ability to downtown, easy access to the 401, an attractive facade and all brick construction, this meticulously maintained property perfectly couples a modern aesthetic with old world charm. From the traditional awning over the front door to the refinished hardwood flooring, wooden baseboard/trim & arched doorways, there is detail at every turn. Extensive, freshly stained decking leads to the front foyer and the galley-style, Maple kitchen which provides sight lines to the main floor family room and formal dining room. Tucked away is the perfect den/office nook which provides access to the screened in sun porch overlooking the mature rear yard. Completing the spacious main floor is a trendy 4pc. bath, master bed & 2nd bed while potential to grow lies in the unfinished loft above! A finished, walkout basement feats. a large rec room w/ gas FP, laundry/storage area, 3rd bed & roughed-in 2nd bath/laundry combo. On the exterior, find parking for 8+ vehicles, mature shrubbery and a detached two-car garage w/ epoxy floors, gas heat & bar area which has proven to be the ultimate man cave! Whether you are searching for a quality home to raise your family or a refuge from the city, we are confident that this is a one of a kind opportunity. (id:2493)
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How do You Determine Your Asking Price?

You obviously want to sell your house for the highest possible price. You may even have a number in mind. But, how do you determine if that number is reasonable? You may be concerned that:


  • If you list your house too high, few buyers, if any, will see it.
  • If your price is too low, you could end up leaving thousands of dollars on the table.

Don’t worry. I’m here to create a pricing  and marketing strategy that will pique the interest of qualified buyers – and set the stage to get you the highest sale price possible. I’m also a specialist in the local market. I know what properties like yours sell for, and can get yours sold at the high end of that range.


I begin by getting to know your property and all its desirable features. Then I make some calculations to determine its Current Market Value. That value is based, in large part, on what similar houses in the area have sold for recently.


Of course, buyers won’t pay for the sentimental value you place on your house. But special features such as hardwood floors, a newly renovated kitchen or bathroom, or a beautiful backyard patio can have an impact on how quickly a property sells and for what price. I’ll help you understand all the factors that go into setting the list price, and ensuring it is just right for the marketplace and your goals.


Curious as to what your house is likely to sell for in today’s market? Please submit the form below or call or email me for a no-obligation Personal Consultation. I’ve got the answers for you.

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You put your home up for sale. You work hard to make it look attractive to potential buyers. Then, you finally get an offer.


But there’s a catch. The offer comes with a string or two attached… a couple of “conditions”. Should you be worried?


First of all, don’t panic. It’s common for offers to come with a condition or two. Sometimes an offer is conditional upon the buyer securing appropriate financing, or your property passing a home inspection.


These types of conditions are usually dealt with in just a few days and then the offer becomes firm. (In other words, you’ve likely sold your house!)


However, there are some types of offers that can be worrisome. For example, a buyer may make an offer to buy your home “conditional” upon him selling his current home for a specific price. Of course, there is the concern that the buyer won’t sell his home. Then the deal will fall through and you’ll have to put your home back on the market.

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While you may not be seriously considering selling your home or looking for a new one, you might still be interested in what’s going on in the marketplace. After all, it’s nice to see “what’s out there” and find out more about some of the homes that are currently listed on the market.


There’s nothing wrong with that. In fact, it’s a good idea.


Keeping up with what’s going on in the local market, will help you make better decisions about your own home, especially if you anticipate selling within the next year or so.


Many people do this by reviewing listings online and ads in the real estate section of the local paper. While these techniques are helpful, they don’t always give you the best picture of what’s really going on.


A better strategy is to talk to me. I will give you the best information about properties available and where the local market is headed.


As your Real Estate Agent, I can also satisfy your curiosity about how much particular homes have sold for in the area – which will give you a clearer idea of what your own home might get if it was listed today.


Speaking of price, I can provide you with a free assessment of your home’s current market value, which will give you an even clearer idea of what you’re likely to get.


Clearly, by working with me, you’ll have a source of advice and information that will help you make the best decision when the time comes to consider making a move.

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What’s great about your home? Is it the spacious foyer and generous main floor closet space? Is it the beautiful washroom? Is it the playground that is only a short walking distance away?


Although some properties may look similar at first glance, every home is unique – with features and characteristics that make it special.


If you’re considering putting your home on the market, make a list of all the great things about your property that potential buyers will want to know.


Start by thinking about what you think are the desirable features of your home. Write down what you really love about the house and the surrounding area.


Next, think about what friends and other visitors to your home think is great about it. Have you ever heard anyone say something like, “I really love your kitchen!” or, “This is such a quiet street”? Those are indications that potential buyers will like those features and characteristics too.

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