Posts Tagged ‘Simcoe’

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Ok, so it’s raining and not snowing, and the weather is milder than we’re used to.  But what is it that really makes the holiday feel like Christmas? A lot of people come to Simcoe to witness the lights (even without snow, they’re a sight to be held).  Scents are a huge thing…the smell of baking and roasting turkey or ham, for us it was putting up the very large Christmas tree and having the scent of pine fill our home.  But more than all of that, it’s the actions that we do. The heartfelt charity that reminds us that we’re all in this game together. So when I went in to pick up a few things at my local pharmacy, I was overwhelmed by what they were doing. (more…)

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It’s way too early to start talking Christmas, I know, however there are stores gearing up for it already, and believe it or not, there are people that start decorating their homes by now.  Ok, I’m not here to judge that…if you want to go all Griswall on the neighbourhood, that’s entirely up to you (good luck with those hydro prices this year though…led bulbs will be your friends!).  What I do need to discuss is those people who want to decorate AND are trying to sell at the same time.  What to do?? (more…)

We all know this is an important decision.  And we all know that your home is most likely your single most valuable possession.  So why do so many people just go with the first agent they meet?  Or only ever call the listing agent?  (bad idea, btw).

There are a few simple things you can do to make sure that you’re making the right decision, and instead of going over it myself, I’m going to refer to the video that really inspired me to post this.  It’s short, sweet, to the point, and it’s spot on.

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writing...Geez, it’s been a while since I’ve hammered on the keyboard for my blog.  Too long, apparently, because I’ve had a number of people ask me where I’ve gone…both with my blog and my newsletter!  So I’m here to say, I’m back to writing and Imma gonna do my best to keep on top of it!

I figure I’m going to do a few changes though, and work to implement some projects I’ve been dying to do.  We all know video is where it’s at, and if you’ve been following my business (real estate), you will have noticed that I’ve been doing full video virtual tours for the homes I sell…and the response has been incredible!  So I want to take it to the next level and do a showcase series for my county.  It’s actually something I’ve been pondering for quite a while now (over a year!), but…well…life kind of gets in the way sometimes.

See, I live in one of the most beautiful areas in Southern Ontario, and I want to show it off.  Yes, I know I’m a bit biased, but I think after I show you all what I’m talking about, it will be hard to argue the fact.  I’ll continue to write the way I always have, but these will be some…added pieces.

So be patient with me, and we’ll make this year a year of exploration!  Thanks for riding along  🙂

We’ve all heard that statement, right?  And lets face it, there’s a lot of truth to it.  Fences offer privacy, let you keep a dog in the yard without worries, sometimes even adds a level of security to your property.  If you don’t already have a fence around your backyard though, what do you need before you put one up? (more…)

photo courtesy of BellaNaija.com

photo courtesy of BellaNaija.com

February.  Two holidays this month…one is a bit of a contrived – from the government (Family Day – we need a holiday to celebrate that we have a family?  What about those that don’t have one?  I always thought Remembrance Day would have been a better choice for a Stat holiday, but that’s really a topic for another blog).  The other one is almost a touchy one, from what I’ve found talking with people.  Valentine’s Day.  How do you feel?  Is it a good excuse to give your spouse or loved one an extra special gift, or is it a holiday that’s been hijacked by Hallmark?  (more…)

My backyard!

My backyard!

This is my first post in 2014, and for some reason I really want to say something profound. Something with a bit of weight. Something that might give you insight to who I am. At the same time, I don’t want to deviate from the general theme of my blog.

So here goes… (more…)