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I have sold a property at 22 Forest Road in Dartmouth.
Finally, the house you have been looking for - this beautiful Cape Cod situated above the trees of Forest Road. The first thing you notice is the large windows that allow the natural light, blue skies, and starry nights to create the magic of this house. Forest Road is the perfect name for this tree-lined street. Watching the seasons change above the trees is a welcome pleasure in this house. This older neighbhourhood feels far from the madding crowd, yet it is surprisingly close to a variety of amenities. It is a fifteen-minute walk to the ferry which takes you to Downtown Halifax or in five minutes you can be on the highway and out of town. The Dartmouth Sportsplex, schools, world class canoeing, and great shopping are all close by. The beautiful and efficient kitchen, designed by Patti's Kitchens, open to the dining room. Three large bedrooms and two full baths, plus two possible office spaces gives you many options. The ceiling in the unfinished basement has enough height to give you room to grow. Even the garage has a high IQ - use your app to enter the house through the garage. You and your car will be happy to be out of the frost and rain. The house has been recently painted. The new front retaining wall (2021) brings this property a curb appeal that fits the history of the neighbourhood. You must see this house to feel its charm and discover the many efficient features.
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I have sold a property at 123 Sussex Drive in Stillwater Lake.
If you are looking for some breathing room in a beautiful natural setting, this custom-built bungalow in sought-after Haliburton Hills is for you. Sitting nicely on a large, private lot, this home has so much to offer: a spacious main floor with an abundance of natural light, including a beautiful eat-in kitchen with maple cabinetry and garden doors providing easy access to the deck and private backyard, a large living room, and three spacious bedrooms, including a principle bedroom with walk-in closet and en-suite. The walk-out basement offers a massive rec. room - TV watching, games area, home gym - plenty of space for it all, a separate home office/den, and lots of storage. Electric heat and a ductless heat pump provide efficient control throughout the year. Freshly updated with new carpet in primary bedroom and stairs. Offers due on Monday, June 14, 2021 at noon.
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I have listed a new property at 22 Forest Road in Dartmouth.
Finally, the house you have been looking for - this beautiful Cape Cod situated above the trees of Forest Road. The first thing you notice is the large windows that allow the natural light, blue skies, and starry nights to create the magic of this house. Forest Road is the perfect name for this tree-lined street. Watching the seasons change above the trees is a welcome pleasure in this house. This older neighbhourhood feels far from the madding crowd, yet it is surprisingly close to a variety of amenities. It is a fifteen-minute walk to the ferry which takes you to Downtown Halifax or in five minutes you can be on the highway and out of town. The Dartmouth Sportsplex, schools, world class canoeing, and great shopping are all close by. The beautiful and efficient kitchen, designed by Patti's Kitchens, open to the dining room. Three large bedrooms and two full baths, plus two possible office spaces gives you many options. The ceiling in the unfinished basement has enough height to give you room to grow. Even the garage has a high IQ - use your app to enter the house through the garage. You and your car will be happy to be out of the frost and rain. The house has been recently painted. The new front retaining wall (2021) brings this property a curb appeal that fits the history of the neighbourhood. You must see this house to feel its charm and discover the many efficient features.
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I have sold a property at 23 Forest Road in Dartmouth.
Welcome to 23 Forest Road, in the highly sought-after Crichton Park neighbourhood: whether enjoying your own yard, strolling through the parks, or hiking along the numerous pathways, you are connected to the sights and sounds of nature. This well-maintained 4-bedroom side-split marries perfectly with these surroundings: main-level entry into a generous foyer, a large living room with fireplace (not currently used), an eat-in kitchen bathed in natural light, with ample cabinetry, Corian countertop and built-in wall ovens, a separate dining room for more formal dining and entertaining, and a main floor laundry. The upper level offers three bedrooms and the full main bath, while the lower level features a fourth bedroom, an additional half-bath, and walk-out to the backyard with brick patio. The basement affords a large rec. room, a walk-in cedar closet, a cold room for storage - my vote is pickles and wine - and a utility room with additional storage. This home is ideally situated on its lot, accommodating a single-car garage and driveway for 2 cars, while offering a private south-facing backyard with lots of mature trees. Near both Sullivan's Pond and Lake Banook, the list of amenities within walking (or biking) distance is long: P-12 schools, playgrounds, baseball and soccer fields, canoe clubs, great restaurants, community theatre, plenty of shopping, and easy access to the ferry. An ideal home and environment for a growing family.
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I have listed a new property at 123 Sussex Drive in Stillwater Lake.
If you are looking for some breathing room in a beautiful natural setting, this custom-built bungalow in sought-after Haliburton Hills is for you. Sitting nicely on a large, private lot, this home has so much to offer: a spacious main floor with an abundance of natural light, including a beautiful eat-in kitchen with maple cabinetry and garden doors providing easy access to the deck and private backyard, a large living room, and three spacious bedrooms, including a principle bedroom with walk-in closet and en-suite. The walk-out basement offers a massive rec. room - TV watching, games area, home gym - plenty of space for it all, a separate home office/den, and lots of storage. Electric heat and a ductless heat pump provide efficient control throughout the year. Freshly updated with new carpet in primary bedroom and stairs. Offers due on Monday, June 14, 2021 at noon.
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I have listed a new property at 23 Forest Road in Dartmouth.
Welcome to 23 Forest Road, in the highly sought-after Crichton Park neighbourhood: whether enjoying your own yard, strolling through the parks, or hiking along the numerous pathways, you are connected to the sights and sounds of nature. This well-maintained 4-bedroom side-split marries perfectly with these surroundings: main-level entry into a generous foyer, a large living room with fireplace (not currently used), an eat-in kitchen bathed in natural light, with ample cabinetry, Corian countertop and built-in wall ovens, a separate dining room for more formal dining and entertaining, and a main floor laundry. The upper level offers three bedrooms and the full main bath, while the lower level features a fourth bedroom, an additional half-bath, and walk-out to the backyard with brick patio. The basement affords a large rec. room, a walk-in cedar closet, a cold room for storage - my vote is pickles and wine - and a utility room with additional storage. This home is ideally situated on its lot, accommodating a single-car garage and driveway for 2 cars, while offering a private south-facing backyard with lots of mature trees. Near both Sullivan's Pond and Lake Banook, the list of amenities within walking (or biking) distance is long: P-12 schools, playgrounds, baseball and soccer fields, canoe clubs, great restaurants, community theatre, plenty of shopping, and easy access to the ferry. An ideal home and environment for a growing family.
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I have sold a property at 271 Transom Drive in Halifax.
Quality-built throughout by premium builder Bowers Construction, this spacious 4-bedroom custom home is perfect for the active family. A large foyer bathed in natural light and an impressive staircase welcome you inside, then lead you naturally to the heart of this home: a large cook's kitchen with custom cabinetry, quartz countertops, walk-in pantry, and "must have" island - the central hub of this kitchen. The large living room, made cozy with a propane fireplace, and the adjacent dining area with access to the outdoor deck, provide the perfect open-concept entertaining space. A private, bright "work from home" office and a powder room finish off the main level. The upper level features 3 spacious bedrooms, including the principal bedroom with walk-in closet, and gorgeous en-suite with custom tiled shower, soaker tub, and double vanity. Rounding out this level is the 4-piece main bath, and a great bonus - upstairs laundry room! The lower level offers a large family room with a walk-out to the yard, the 4th bedroom, a home gym (or 2nd home office), and a 4-piece bath. Built-in speakers are installed in the living room, primary bedroom, deck and basement. This home has a full heat pump system for efficient heating and cooling.
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I have listed a new property at 271 Transom Drive in Halifax.
Quality-built throughout by premium builder Bowers Construction, this spacious 4-bedroom custom home is perfect for the active family. A large foyer bathed in natural light and an impressive staircase welcome you inside, then lead you naturally to the heart of this home: a large cook's kitchen with custom cabinetry, quartz countertops, walk-in pantry, and "must have" island - the central hub of this kitchen. The large living room, made cozy with a propane fireplace, and the adjacent dining area with access to the outdoor deck, provide the perfect open-concept entertaining space. A private, bright "work from home" office and a powder room finish off the main level. The upper level features 3 spacious bedrooms, including the principal bedroom with walk-in closet, and gorgeous en-suite with custom tiled shower, soaker tub, and double vanity. Rounding out this level is the 4-piece main bath, and a great bonus - upstairs laundry room! The lower level offers a large family room with a walk-out to the yard, the 4th bedroom, a home gym (or 2nd home office), and a 4-piece bath. Built-in speakers are installed in the living room, primary bedroom, deck and basement. This home has a full heat pump system for efficient heating and cooling.
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When I work with clients who are downsizing to a smaller home, one of the hardest chores they face is letting go of sentimental belongings they no longer have room for. Souvenirs collected during travels, family heirlooms, and your children’s keepsakes can be quite stressful to part with. It doesn’t matter whether the items have monetary value or not; in fact, often the most difficult items to let go of are worthless in terms of money, but priceless in sentimental value.

Here are some tips to help you part with belongings you are attached to but no longer want to keep.

1. Remember that our memories reside within us, not within our possessions.
Psychologists say that letting go of sentimental items can be extremely therapeutic. When we keep things, the items occupy both physical and mental space in our lives. It’s healthier to focus on your memories and not the items that represent your memories.

2. Focus on the present. Letting go also helps to bring your focus to the present. Sometimes things are continual reminders of the past and hold us back from living in the present. Dwelling in the past can make one more prone to depression and can affect our ability to deal with stressful situations in our lives. Realize that while we can always cherish our memories, we don’t need the past to be happy in the present.

3. Let go of guilt. People often hold onto an item they don’t want or need because someone special gave it to them or it represents a special person. Learn to let go of the guilt associated with getting rid of gifts you can’t use. Appreciate the thoughtfulness of the giver or the special memory it represents but pass the item on to someone else who can use it or donate it to charity.

4. Don’t save it for your grown children. Times have changed and today more young adults are able to buy their own furnishings. And they aren’t as sentimental about family heirlooms as prior generations were. Talk to your kids now and find out if you are holding onto your china, crystal, and silver tea service for nothing.

5. Compromise with your spouse. It’s not uncommon for one spouse to resent the others’ favorite belongings while holding onto their own special stuff. It’s important to recognize that, while you may not understand your husband’s need to keep a ball cap for every MLB team he’s seen play, he may feel the same way about his hats that you do about keeping every book you have read. Decide together on a reasonable number to keep.

6. Start with the easy stuff. If you have a lot of belongings to sort through, start with the easier decisions and work from there. Often people find that once they get some momentum going it feels good to let go.

7. Write a family memoir. Hold onto your memories with words instead of things by writing your memoir or the story of your family. Writing your story can be very therapeutic and can help you release your hold on tangible items. 
 
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I have sold a property at 1788 Oxford Street in Halifax.
Rarely does a spectacular home like this come to market! Over 3400+ square ft. of living space, two garages, double driveways and parking for 4 all with a prime South End location! As an added bonus there is a main floor, self-contained 1-bedroom apartment, perfect as an in-law suite or Airbnb. The interior was "taken down to the stud" in 2015 and totally renovated to include new wiring, plumbing, insulation, a hot roof, new natural gas boiler, HRV, and central vac. The result is a bright and airy layout with all the right modern touches. The main floor offers a large open-concept living/dining area with natural gas fireplace; an innovative "chef's" kitchen with rich cabinetry, stunning granite countertops, dual Bosch built-in ovens - including a speed oven! Induction cooktop, and stainless-steel backsplash; a cozy den for those quiet movie nights; and a 3-piece bath. Upstairs are 3 bedrooms, including an amazing master with 4-piece en-suite, dressing room, and private deck. The third level boasts a large multi-purpose room with skylights, and adjacent 2-piece bath, offering endless possibilities. The lower level provides a laundry room, additional space for a home gym, and plenty of storage.
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I have sold a property at 94 Armcrest Drive in Lower Sackville.
First time on the market! This property has been well loved and maintained by the original owner, which shows pride of ownership and is a true reflection of the community. Upon entering the main level, you will be greeted by the sunny living room and its adjacent formal dining room, both with hardwood floors and beautiful cove moulding. Next is the large eat-in kitchen with access to the outside deck. Finishing off the main level is a handy half-bath. Upstairs are three comfortable bedrooms, including the primary with two closets (one a walk-in) and cheater-door access to a large 4-piece main bath. The lower level boasts a spacious rec room, perfect for movie nights, a utility room for storage and a home workshop, plus walk-out access to the fully-landscaped yard boasting beautiful perennial gardens - an oasis in bloom in a just a few short weeks! Laminate floors throughout the upper level, and the main level is heated and cooled by an efficient heat pump. Recently updated hot water tank (approximately 4 years) and roof (approximately 7 years), some windows replaced and a handy storage shed all provide additional value.
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I have listed a new property at 94 Armcrest Drive in Lower Sackville.
First time on the market! This property has been well loved and maintained by the original owner, which shows pride of ownership and is a true reflection of the community. Upon entering the main level, you will be greeted by the sunny living room and its adjacent formal dining room, both with hardwood floors and beautiful cove moulding. Next is the large eat-in kitchen with access to the outside deck. Finishing off the main level is a handy half-bath. Upstairs are three comfortable bedrooms, including the primary with two closets (one a walk-in) and cheater-door access to a large 4-piece main bath. The lower level boasts a spacious rec room, perfect for movie nights, a utility room for storage and a home workshop, plus walk-out access to the fully-landscaped yard boasting beautiful perennial gardens - an oasis in bloom in a just a few short weeks! Laminate floors throughout the upper level, and the main level is heated and cooled by an efficient heat pump. Recently updated hot water tank (approximately 4 years) and roof (approximately 7 years), some windows replaced and a handy storage shed all provide additional value.
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8 Ways to Make Buyers Fall in Love with Your Home

We all want people to love our home as much as we do, but especially when you are trying to sell it! While it’s impossible to please every buyers’ taste, there are several easy things you can do to make your home more appealing without spending a lot of money. Try some of these tricks and see if your showings cause buyers to swoon.

1. Check your curb appeal. Take an honest look from the curbside. What are buyers seeing first? If your home needs to be painted or pressure washed, consider making that investment. Clean up landscaping by trimming trees and bushes, planting some fresh annuals, and laying new mulch. Clean windows, repair sagging soffit, or porch railings, and have any trip hazards on your driveway or front walk repaired. Finally, consider some attractive, yet subtle decorations for your front porch.

2. Create an inviting entryway. When buyers step inside your front door, you want them to feel welcomed. If you have a foyer or front hall, it is easier to make an attractive entryway, but even if your front door opens right into your living room, you can create the feel of an entryway with a couple of simple tricks. Clear the area of clutter things that tend to pile up at the front door, like backpacks, dog leashes, or shoes. Place a small table or bench beside the door with plants, candles, or another simple décor. A small area rug can help define the space as the entryway.

3. Let the light shine in. Take advantage of natural light as much as you can. Trimming any bushes or trees outside your windows can help immensely. Wash your windows inside and out and replace or remove any worn screens. Make sure to open blinds or curtains before all showings.

4. Add some fresh color. Painting is an easy and inexpensive way to make an older home look new and is especially important if your current wall color is dark or outdated. Choose a light neutral color like a warm grey or light beige and use the same color throughout the house. If your home tends to be dark, this will help brighten it up.

5. Let storage spaces speak for themselves. Many sellers make the mistake of waiting until they have a contract to start cleaning out closets. Cleaning out clutter is part of getting ready to show, not just getting ready to move. You want buyers to perceive that there is ample storage in the home, and this doesn’t work if every drawer, cabinet, and closet is stuffed to the gills.

6. Eliminate distractions. Streamline your decorating so your buyers see the house and not your personal belongings. Go ahead and pack up collectibles and family photos and keep decorative touches to the minimum. Too many plants, magazines, or toys distract the buyers from seeing the home as their own.

7. Entice them with outdoor space. The back yard shouldn’t be an empty space of infinite possibility, nor should it be a storage area for neglected toys. Get rid of any eyesores you’ve been avoiding dealing with, spruce up your landscaping, repair irrigation or pool issues, and create an entertaining space with a patio set, or a backyard oasis with some potted plants and a hammock.

8. Make it easy for them. Taking care of minor repairs is another step you can take to help buyers see your home as an easy and comfortable move. You want them to be mentally arranging their furniture as they walk through, not making a list of nicked woodwork, torn window screens, and leaky faucets. The less work involved, the easier it is to fall in love

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I have sold a property at 50 Gateway Road in Clayton Park.
This classic Clayton Park split-entry has been in the family since 1965 - a powerful testament to the appeal of this home! Located in the heart of Clayton Park, close to all amenities and a short commute to downtown, this property features a private backyard with beautiful fruit trees, plenty of perennials, a custom water feature, and new patio deck. The main living area features: a large living room with wood-burning fireplace and custom mahogany mantle; adjacent dining room with large window overlooking the backyard; a bright white kitchen with convenient breakfast bar; 3 spacious bedrooms; and a renovated 4-piece main bath with air tub, vaulted ceiling and and large skylight. The lower level offers: a large family/media room with custom built-in desk, plenty of shelving, and custom media centre; a large 4th bedroom with 3-piece en-suite featuring a custom tiled shower; a laundry/mud room with access to the backyard; and a large workshop - a woodworker's dream! This home has been well-maintained and thoughtfully updated: the workshop renovation was done so as to be easily converted back to it's original state as a single-car garage; the patio-level deck incorporates additional footings, allowing for the addition of a second storey deck off the dining room; and a new furnace in 2020.
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I have listed a new property at 50 Gateway Road in Clayton Park.
This classic Clayton Park split-entry has been in the family since 1965 - a powerful testament to the appeal of this home! Located in the heart of Clayton Park, close to all amenities and a short commute to downtown, this property features a private backyard with beautiful fruit trees, plenty of perennials, a custom water feature, and new patio deck. The main living area features: a large living room with wood-burning fireplace and custom mahogany mantle; adjacent dining room with large window overlooking the backyard; a bright white kitchen with convenient breakfast bar; 3 spacious bedrooms; and a renovated 4-piece main bath with air tub, vaulted ceiling and and large skylight. The lower level offers: a large family/media room with custom built-in desk, plenty of shelving, and custom media centre; a large 4th bedroom with 3-piece en-suite featuring a custom tiled shower; a laundry/mud room with access to the backyard; and a large workshop - a woodworker's dream! This home has been well-maintained and thoughtfully updated: the workshop renovation was done so as to be easily converted back to it's original state as a single-car garage; the patio-level deck incorporates additional footings, allowing for the addition of a second storey deck off the dining room; and a new furnace in 2020.
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I have listed a new property at 1788 Oxford Street in Halifax.
Rarely does a spectacular home like this come to market! Over 3400+ square ft. of living space, two garages, double driveways and parking for 4 all with a prime South End location! As an added bonus there is a main floor, self-contained 1-bedroom apartment, perfect as an in-law suite or Airbnb. The interior was "taken down to the stud" in 2015 and totally renovated to include new wiring, plumbing, insulation, a hot roof, new natural gas boiler, HRV, and central vac. The result is a bright and airy layout with all the right modern touches. The main floor offers a large open-concept living/dining area with natural gas fireplace; an innovative "chef's" kitchen with rich cabinetry, stunning granite countertops, dual Bosch built-in ovens - including a speed oven! Induction cooktop, and stainless-steel backsplash; a cozy den for those quiet movie nights; and a 3-piece bath. Upstairs are 3 bedrooms, including an amazing master with 4-piece en-suite, dressing room, and private deck. The third level boasts a large multi-purpose room with skylights, and adjacent 2-piece bath, offering endless possibilities. The lower level provides a laundry room, additional space for a home gym, and plenty of storage.
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I have sold a property at 1 Sandstone Avenue in Fall River.
Looking for low-maintenance country living? This 3-bedroom bungalow in Fall River has plenty to offer – morning coffee on the front porch, outdoor entertaining on the large patio with salt-water inground pool, plenty of play space for family and pets in the large yard with perennial gardens. The heart of this home is the newly-renovated open-concept kitchen, with quartz counter tops, a spacious prep island, peninsula with bar seating, and stainless-steel appliances (included). Adjacent is the family room, with upgraded crown moldings, wood-burning insert, and patio door to the backyard oasis. A formal dining room provides plenty of space for family get-togethers. Down the hall are three bedrooms, including the master with walk-out patio, walk-in closet, and an amazing en-suite with glass and tile shower, soaker tub, and double-sink vanity. Rounding out the home is the main bath, laundry room, and storage room. Energy efficient in-floor, hot water heating. New roof 2020, New pool liner and pump 2018, Hot water tank 2018, air exchange 2018, kitchen renovation 2014. New roof 2020, new living room and hall flooring 2020, new pool liner and pump 2018, hot water tank 2018, HRV 2018, kitchen renovation 2014. Note: listing agent is related to the sellers.
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I have listed a new property at 1 Sandstone Avenue in Fall River.
Looking for low-maintenance country living? This 3-bedroom bungalow in Fall River has plenty to offer – morning coffee on the front porch, outdoor entertaining on the large patio with salt-water inground pool, plenty of play space for family and pets in the large yard with perennial gardens. The heart of this home is the newly-renovated open-concept kitchen, with quartz counter tops, a spacious prep island, peninsula with bar seating, and stainless-steel appliances (included). Adjacent is the family room, with upgraded crown moldings, wood-burning insert, and patio door to the backyard oasis. A formal dining room provides plenty of space for family get-togethers. Down the hall are three bedrooms, including the master with walk-out patio, walk-in closet, and an amazing en-suite with glass and tile shower, soaker tub, and double-sink vanity. Rounding out the home is the main bath, laundry room, and storage room. Energy efficient in-floor, hot water heating. New roof 2020, New pool liner and pump 2018, Hot water tank 2018, air exchange 2018, kitchen renovation 2014. New roof 2020, new living room and hall flooring 2020, new pool liner and pump 2018, hot water tank 2018, HRV 2018, kitchen renovation 2014. Note: listing agent is related to the sellers.
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I have sold a property at 172 Old Sambro Road in Halifax.
Welcome to 172 Old Sambro Road, a spacious split-entry duplex perfect as an investment property or owner-occupied with subsidized mortgage! The 3-bedroom main unit occupies the entire upper floor, with an additional rec. room and secondary bath downstairs; the charming 2-bedroom unit on the lower level boasts a large living room and separate laundry facility. In-floor, electric radiant heat throughout both units, two separate driveways for plenty of parking, separate meters, fresh paint, and new roof shingles (1 1/2 years old). An added bonus is the large, free-standing garage with electrical service (on its own meter), currently being rented separately - additional rental income!
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I have listed a new property at 172 Old Sambro Road in Halifax.
Welcome to 172 Old Sambro Road. This spacious duplex features a large, open three-bedroom home with in-floor electric radiant hea. This unit is a split entry with secondary bath and den on the lower level providing ample space and a great living environment. The lower level second unit is a charming two-bedroom with a large living room and separate laundry allowing for privacy and full separation. This unit also enjoys in-floor electric radiant heat. The property has two separate driveways allowing for ample parking and easy access to and from the home. A great investment opportunity, or an excellent choice for a family looking to subsidize mortgage costs. The home has a large garage with electricity, currently being rented for 100 dollars a month. Much lower than fair market. There are three separate meters. The home is freshly painted and the roof shingles are one and a half years of age.
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