I have listed a new property at 1 Roywell Drive in Lawrencetown.
Enjoy the peace and quiet of country living, just minutes from the city and Lawrencetown Beach. This beautifully-upgraded 3-bedroom bungalow has plenty to offer: a sunny living room with huge windows, hardwood floors, and wood-burning fireplace; a bright and efficient country kitchen (appliances included); a huge, private master bedroom retreat with 3-piece ensuite, large closet, and walk-out to a private deck; two additional bedrooms; a cozy den/home office and a 4-piece main bath to finish off the main level. the basement provides ample space for play, with a large rec room and separate games room, perfect for a growing family! Upgrades include maintenance-free vinyl windows, new roof (2008), single-car garage, and storage shed.
I have listed a new property at 85 Glencairn Avenue in Fall River.
Looking for the perfect family spot? This Fall River property is the complete package: wonderful neighbourhood, great lot, and a stunning home. The large, inviting foyer features an impressive hardwood staircase which links the formal living and dining rooms across the front of the home. Across the back is a large, open-concept space, perfect for your family: a beautiful kitchen with center island and new appliances (2016); an adjacent eating nook with access to a screened-in, three-season room (#love); and a pantry area, powder room, and laundry room. The upper level offers 3 spacious bedrooms and two full baths, including a large 5-piece master ensuite with tiled shower. The lower level offers a gym/media room, a guest bedroom, another full bath, and rec rom with walkout to a lower patio. The large double-car garage also provides convenient access to main-floor mud room as well as stairs leading to the lower level. Energy efficient heat pump and a new pellet stove (2016), 9 ft. ceilings and cove moldings on the main floor. Fully landscaped and awaiting a new owner.
Posted in: Using the Internet to Shop for a New Home
Using the Internet to Shop for a New Home
There's more information on the Internet than in the entire collection of the U.S. Library of Congress. (And that's the largest library in the world!) So it makes sense to use the Internet as a resource when shopping for a new home.
You can search for the kind of property you're considering, view pictures of available properties that meet your criteria, and, in some cases, even watch virtual tours of those properties.
I have listed a new property at 35 Booth Street in Dartmouth.
Conveniently located close to all amenities including schools and the NSCC, this nicely-updated 2 bedroom bungalow (could be converted back to a 3 bedroom) is waiting for the perfect family. The main floor features a large living room with hardwood floors and fireplace insert, 2 bedrooms, a renovated main bath, and the heart of this home: a large, open-concept kitchen and dining area with French doors leading to a large deck and above ground pool - perfect for cooling off on those hot summer days! The basement offers a large rec room, craft room, half bath, and single car garage. Recent upgrades include main bath (2010); furnace (2012); most windows (2016); hot water tank (2015); pool pump (2017). Call today for a private viewing.
I have listed a new property at 21 Benview Drive in Dartmouth.
Enjoy spectacular views of Lake Banook year round! This cozy 4 bedroom side split has plenty to offer: beginning on the ground floor you will find a great family room, separate home office space, and a convenient 2-piece bath; moving up to the main living area brings you to a spacious living room - with hardwood floors, wood-burning fireplace, and beautiful views of the lake - a separate dining area and an efficient kitchen. Further up leads to 4 spacious bedrooms - all with hardwood floors - and the main bath. The basement is partially finished with a rec room or potential 5th bedroom. The large, private lot has many mature trees, including a stunning cherry tree. A perfect home for a growing family in a quiet Dartmouth neighbourhood. Natural gas available at the street.
Posted in: 20-Bedford, Halifax-Dartmouth Real Estate
I have sold a property at 32 Clearview Drive in Bedford.
Prime Basinview Location.
I have listed a new property at 355 1021 Cole Harbour Road in Dartmouth.
Conveniently located, well-maintained and freshly painted 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath condo unit located on the back side of the building with serene views of the woods. Within walking distance of all amenities including Cole Harbour Place, Sobeys and Shoppers Drug Mart. Updates include: new tub surround (2013), hot water tank (2015), stove (2014), microwave range hood (2010). Parking spot #34
I have sold a property at 297 Windsor Drive in Stillwater Lake.
SOLD MAY 2017 Welcome home to Haliburton Hills! This 4-bedroom executive split-entry home has much to offer, beginning with the main floor: large living room with wood-burning fireplace, bathed in natural light; formal dining room; recently renovated kitchen with ample cabinetry; 3 large bedrooms including the master with ensuite and walk-in closet; a 4-piece main bath finishes this level. The lower level provides a large family room with wood stove, a 4th bedroom with walk-in closet, and an additional 3-piece bath. Situated on a quiet lot, this home has great outdoor spaces including a multi-level rear deck, a cozy raised patio, and a private yard - great potential for your inner gardener! Double garage for all your storage needs. Kitchen 2012, hot water tank 2015, roof 2009, woodstove 2014, basement flooring 2014.
I have sold a property at 19 Wyndrock Drive in Halifax.
Sold May 2017. An extremely rare opportunity to own a 1.3 acre lakefront property which includes 2 islands, only 10 minutes from downtown Halifax. This architecturally designed house has an abundance of natural light, open spaces and careful attention to every detail. The large foyer leads to the heart of this house, the "Great Room". The kitchen is truly a showpiece with honed quartz waterfall countertops and center island, built-in appliances, and modern cabinetry. The living/dining area is accented by a cozy wood-burning fireplace and amazing views of the lake. Extensive decking with new glass rail is an entertainer's dream. The totally private master suite offers an ensuite and walk-in closet. The fully finished lower level offers two bedrooms, a full bath, large family room and a sunroom/greenhouse. Don't forget the large double attached garage. This is a house and cottage in ONE package with a wow factor - a play to enjoy water sports or just sit back and enjoy a coffee and the lake on a quiet morning.
I have listed a new property at 19 Wyndrock Drive in Halifax.
An extremely rare opportunity to own a 1.3 acre lakefront property which includes 2 islands, only 10 minutes from downtown Halifax. This architecturally designed house has an abundance of natural light, open spaces and careful attention to every detail. The large foyer leads to the heart of this house, the "Great Room". The kitchen is truly a showpiece with honed quartz waterfall countertops and center island, built-in appliances, and modern cabinetry. The living/dining area is accented by a cozy wood-burning fireplace and amazing views of the lake. Extensive decking with new glass rail is an entertainer's dream. The totally private master suite offers an ensuite and walk-in closet. The fully finished lower level offers two bedrooms, a full bath, large family room and a sunroom/greenhouse. Don't forget the large double attached garage. This is a house and cottage in ONE package with a wow factor - a play to enjoy water sports or just sit back and enjoy a coffee and the lake on a quiet morning.
I have listed a new property at 25 Winston Drive in Herring Cove.
Looking for a spacious, meticulously-maintained home a stone's throw from the Halifax Peninsula? Look no further than this beautiful raised bungalow in Herring Cove; conveniently located within walking distance to the elementary and junior high schools. Inside you will find everything your family could want: open-concept living and dining rooms, highly-functional galley-style kitchen with lots of cabinetry, and a large family room with wood stove and ocean views. To one side of the main living area is the private master bedroom with double closets and 4-piece ensuite; to the other side, two additional bedrooms and a renovated 4-piece bath. Downstairs is completely finished with a large office area, laundry with plenty of storage, and an added bonus: a self-contained 2-bedroom in-law suite with full kitchen, living room, and a 4-piece bath! Sitting on a private lot and backing on HRM green space, this well cared for home is move-in ready and awaiting its new family!
Posted in: Important Things to “Fix Up” before Selling
Important Things to “Fix Up” before Selling
When you’re preparing your home for sale, it’s not unusual to need to fix up a few things around the property. After all, you want your home to look its best to buyers, so that you get good offers, quickly. What do you need to fix? Here are three categories that will help you create and prioritize your list.
1. Anything that squeaks or creaks. Is there something in your home that makes a noise it shouldn’t be making? Perhaps it’s a rattling closet door or a creaking floor board? You may be so used to it you no longer notice the sound. But buyers will. Be sure to get those items fixed.
2. Anything that’s unsightly. You don’t have to make your home look perfect. However, things that are unsightly will likely get buyers’ attention. You want them to focus on the terrific features of your property, not the scuff on the wall. Take a walk through your property, including the yard. Pretend you’re the buyer. Do you notice anything that doesn’t look good? If so, tidy it up, fix it up or replace it.
3. Anything that’s broken. If there’s anything that needs repair — an outside tap that’s not working, or a sliding door that regularly careens off its runner — call the contractor or fix it yourself. Getting these items fixed will go a long way toward making your home appealing to buyers. Want more tips on preparing your home for sale? Call today
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Posted in: 20-Bedford, Halifax-Dartmouth Real Estate
I have listed a new property at 32 Clearview Drive in Bedford.
Looking for excellent value in sought-after Basinview Estates? This large split entry has plenty to offer a growing family. Enter the spacious foyer with soaring ceiling. The main floor features a bright, open living room, large kitchen and separate dining room with patio doors leading to the deck and yard beyond. Down the hall you will find the master bedroom with his-and-hers closets and 4-piece ensuite, another bedroom, and the main bath. The lower level offers a large family room with wood-burning fireplace, 3 additional bedrooms, a great laundry room, and another 4-piece bath. Roof re-shingled in 2013. This house is well-priced under assessment value.
Posted in: Selling Tips
There is an old adage in marketing and sales: Before trying to sell something, you need to put yourself in the buyer’s shoes. When it’s time to sell your home, you’ll need to do the same thing. Imagine that you’re the potential buyer and then view your property from that perspective.
Start with what a buyer sees first, the outside of your property from the curb. Does your home look inviting and attractive? Are there ways you can improve the look of your home from this vantage point?
It may be as simple as trimming the hedges.
Then, walk into your home through the main entrance. What is your first impression? Does your home look clean, uncluttered, and appealing from the foyer? Is there anything you can do to improve the look?
Even a small change, such as moving a coat rack that is cluttering the space, can be a significant improvement.
Finally, tour the rest of your home. Most buyers viewing homes will visit the kitchen, the living room, and other rooms on the main floor and then check out the upstairs bedrooms. As you are pretending to be a potential buyer and looking around, what impression are you getting? What features do you especially like? What don’t you like? Are there any issues that concern you?
Don’t forget to view your garage and backyard too.
By doing this simple exercise, you’ll be able to see what changes and improvements will make your home show better.
Want more ideas on how to sell your home faster and for the best price? Call me today (902) 452-9675
Posted in: 25-Sackville, Halifax-Dartmouth Real Estate
I have sold a property at 49 Kipling Drive in Lower Sackville.
This great bungalow on a quiet street in popular Lower Sackville may be exactly what you're looking for! The main floor offers a large living room, an efficient kitchen with new flooring (appliances included), 3 bedrooms, and the main bath. The lower level is finished, providing loads of great additional space: rec room, separate den/office (currently in use as additional bedroom), half bath, and large laundry area. Recent updates include vinyl siding, vinyl windows, basement flooring, doors, hot water tank (2013), new deck (2014). Conveniently located, this home is close to all Lower Sackville and Bedford Commons have to offer!
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Posted in: Assessments vs Appraisals
How Assessments and Appraisals Differ
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Posted in: Year End 2016 Halifax Market Stats
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