Homeownership…what’s it to you!?

 

June is National Homeownership month. So, what’s that all about? Basically, it boils down to preaching the benefits of homeownership, and why everyone should own a home. Because, pride in homeownership is good for not only the individual, but also the local community, and nationally.

Now, not everyone should own a home. Some people aren’t cut out for it, or it wouldn’t make sense for their lifestyle.

But, there are certainly people who would make great homeowners, and truly benefit from it, but just aren’t sure if it’s all it’s cracked up to be.

As a Real Estate Broker, I’m given suggested talking points to explain why homeownership is so important. But that’s coming from the industry and the government. And it’s being delivered by people within the industry who stand to make money…real estate agents, mortgage lenders, etc. Not exactly objective. Or, at least it doesn’t necessarily get taken as objective. So, I’m reaching out to homeowners  to see what homeownership means to you.

What do you love about it? How does it make your life better? Maybe you could provide some words of wisdom for those who aren’t yet homeowners…

I’d love to hear your thoughts! Write a quick comment if you have a minute…Your thoughts will mean more to them than any that come out of the mouths of the industry. And I want to give them as objective a perspective as possible!

124 Union Street East in Uptown, Waterloo is Sold!

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The 1 1/2 story at 124 Union Street East has been sold.

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Bungalow For Sale in Lackner Woods, Kitchener

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COMING SOON

•  2445 sqft , 3 bath , 5 bdrm bungalow FOR SALE  CAD999,900 . COMING SOON

Custom built bungalow backing onto mature trees and trails in Edgewater Estates! The front entrance starts with the first of many vaulted ceilings and extensive windows, which add drama and appeal throughout the home. There is a double door entry into the main floor office which features bright windows dressed with California shutters, overlooking the front landscape. The guest bedroom mirrors the office also having a double door entry in addition to the ensuite privilege to the main 4 pc bathroom, complete with a separate room with the tub/shower for added privacy, heater floors a bonus! Next is the oversized formal dining room with more natural light and hardwood flooring underfoot. This space is large enough to entertain the extended family for any occasion. The great room is just that, GREAT! It boasts vaulted ceilings with the main focal point being the floor to ceiling bank of windows framing the beautiful natural gas fireplace. The view here is priceless and is also found in the eat in kitchen. Extensive rich maple cabinetry, along with a wall of pantry cabinets are found in the spacious kitchen which features vaulted ceilings, an eat up island/breakfast bar, leathered granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, tile backsplash, pull out sliding drawers/shelves, upgraded euro-style maple hood vent and a walkout to the back yard. The recently refinished deck features built in lighting, built in planters and seating and a gas hook up for the BBQ. The views of the mature trees and greenery are exceptional and this is where you will want to spend many of your summer evenings, enjoying the sweet sounds of nature. There are built in speakers around the main level for music or surround sound in the Great Room…take your pick! The Master Suite also enjoys the rear landscape and features a walk in closet, and a luxury 5 piece ensuite complete with heated floors, separate water closet, walk in glass shower, double sinks and a huge soaker tub!
The stairs leading to the lower level have beautiful hardwood railings and spindles which are shared with the Great Room. There is a lovely den or sitting area as you start your tour of the lower living area. Two more bedrooms are on either side of the Family Room which has double French glass doors and a gas fireplace. There is also a full 3 piece bathroom for the convenience of your overnight guests. The large footprint of this bungalow offers endless possibilities and potential. There is a tremendous amount of space to meet all your needs. Pride of ownership is evident through out this home, come see for yourself.

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I just earned the RESA® Certified Staging Advocate™ (RESA® CSA™) Designation

I am happy to announce that I just earned the RESA® Certified Staging Advocate™ (RESA® CSA™) Designation.  Even though my 14 years experience in the Real Estate Industry has given me much insight and knowledge on staging homes, this designation will help me to offer the most up-to-date services and expertise for all my Seller Clients!
Here are some Home Staging Curb Appeal Tips:
• Maintain regular watering, mowing, edging and weeding schedule.
• Remove any dead plants and replace with seasonal colourful plants when appropriate.
• Add fresh mulch to all beds.
• Remove lawn décor & equipment.
• Make sure front porch/entry way is clean and inviting.
• Make sure trees or bushes don’t touch people as they walk up to the front door.
• Make sure sprinklers are working.
• Repaint front door, if needed.
• Power-wash the outside of the house.
• Make sure the porch lighting is working and free of cobwebs and spiders.
• Use outdoor furniture to create inviting spaces.
• Same rules apply to back yard.

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Open House in Eastbridge, Waterloo

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We invite everyone to visit our open house at 628 Seawind Trail on 26 May 2018, 01:30 PM

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2 Story For Sale in Eastbridge, Waterloo

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•  2296 sqft , 4 bath , 2 half bath , 3 bdrm 2 story FOR SALE  CAD699,900 .

Custom built home on quiet street. 2-storey living room features vaulted ceilings & an abundance of natural light. Formal dining room w/french glass door access to kit. Solid hardwood flooring thru-out main level. Eat-in kitchen features upgrades such as antique glazed cabinetry, built-in Subzero fridge, 36″ Thermador gas range, high end granite, centre island & dinette with walkout to patio. This amazing backyard oasis boasts a pergola with lush greenery, hard wired garden lighting, outdoor speakers and a calming water fountain. There is also a full programmable sprinkler system in both front and back yards and pre-wired for a hot tub! Phantom screens on both front door and back garden doors to allow for those warm summer breezes. The Family room has built-ins framing the gas fireplace & flat screen TV & surround sound wiring (included). Main floor laundry/mud room. Powder room with granite vanity and upgraded toilet. The Loft/office overlooks the living room and features more hardwood flooring. Luxury Master suite has a walk-in closet and large secondary closet w/mirrored doors, 5pc ensuite with glass shower, corner jet tub, upgraded toilet and double sinks. Spacious secondary bedrooms and 4 piece main bathroom. Fully finished basement offers insulated/sound proof ceilings, perfect for a home theatre, huge Recreation room with family room and billiards/games area, French glass doors to 4th bedroom and 4th bathroom nearby, great for overnight guests. Pride of ownership is evident here.

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2 Story For Sale in Eastbridge, Waterloo

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•  2296 sqft , 4 bath , 2 half bath , 3 bdrm 2 story FOR SALE  CAD699,900 .

Custom built home on quiet street. 2-storey living room features vaulted ceilings & an abundance of natural light. Formal dining room w/french glass door access to kit. Solid hardwood flooring thru-out main level. Eat-in kitchen features upgrades such as antique glazed cabinetry, built-in Subzero fridge, 36″ Thermador gas range, high end granite, centre island & dinette with walkout to patio. This amazing backyard oasis boasts a pergola with lush greenery, hard wired garden lighting, outdoor speakers and a calming water fountain. There is also a full programmable sprinkler system in both front and back yards and pre-wired for a hot tub! Phantom screens on both front door and back garden doors to allow for those warm summer breezes. The Family room has built-ins framing the gas fireplace & flat screen TV & surround sound wiring (included). Main floor laundry/mud room. Powder room with granite vanity and upgraded toilet. The Loft/office overlooks the living room and features more hardwood flooring. Luxury Master suite has a walk-in closet and large secondary closet w/mirrored doors, 5pc ensuite with glass shower, corner jet tub, upgraded toilet and double sinks. Spacious secondary bedrooms and 4 piece main bathroom. Fully finished basement offers insulated/sound proof ceilings, perfect for a home theatre, huge Recreation room with family room and billiards/games area, French glass doors to 4th bedroom and 4th bathroom nearby, great for overnight guests. Pride of ownership is evident here.

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#Comingsoon!! THIS FRIDAY! #YourRealEstateResource #Eastbridge

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May 2-4 Long Weekend

Everyone knows that Victoria Day commemorates Queen Victoria’s birthday…

To most, it’s a long weekend…the beginning of summer…the first weekend of good camping… or just a solid reason to down a 24-pack of beer.

But to real estate agents, it’s the perfect long weekend to help people find their “castle”.

(We can’t all live in a castle like Queen Victoria, but, as the saying goes, your home is your castle.)

If you’ve been considering buying a home, instead of heading off to sleep in a tent, maybe stick around and look for a better place to enjoy a 24-pack for the entire year.

What better time to claim your castle, than when all of your competition is out and about?

P.S. I am planning on enjoying some of the weekend, so if you do want to go out and see homes over the holiday, let’s make plans now.

440 Country Squire Road in Woolwich, Waterloo is Sold!

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The bungalow at 440 Country Squire Road has been sold.

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