BBQ Safety Tips You Should Know

According to a recent study, the average homeowner pays more attention to kitchen stove safety than they do BBQ safety. But, the fact is, a BBQ mishap can be just as devastating. So, it pays to know the latest safety tips.

• Keep BBQs at least 8 feet away from your house.

• Check for venture tube blockages regularly. (Spiders are notorious for spinning webs in there.)

• Clean the grill frequently to prevent flare ups. A grease fire on the grill can continue burning even after you’ve turned the BBQ off.

• Don’t position your BBQ close to foliage, such as under a tree or next to shrubs.

• Never BBQ in an enclosed area, such as a garage, even if the space is well ventilated.

• Avoid leaving the grill unattended, especially when cooking greasy foods such as sausages, beef burgers or steaks.

• Do not let children BBQ.

Finally, make sure your BBQ is turned completely off after use. It’s a good idea to double-check this when making the rounds and locking up your home for the night.

Experts say you should treat a BBQ as you would a camp fire — with care.

3 Reasons to Talk to a Realtor Today

You might naturally assume that it is most important to talk to a Realtor when you’re selling or buying a home. But there are many other circumstances in which it makes sense to give me a call. Here are a few examples.

1. When you’re at the “thinking about it” stage If you’re just thinking about selling your home, and haven’t made a firm decision yet, you might feel uncomfortable calling a Realtor. Don’t be. In fact, I welcome your call. We can discuss what your current property will likely sell for on today’s market, and determine the type of home you qualify to buy. That way, you’ll have some clarity and be able to make a more informed decision.

2. If you’re nervous about the selling process If you haven’t sold a home before, you might be concerned about what’s involved in the process. You might even worry that putting your home on the market is going to be a lot of work and create a lot of turbulence for you and your family.

Fortunately, selling your home doesn’t need to be scary. In fact, a big part of my job as a Realtor is to make the process as smooth and trouble-free as possible.

So if you have concerns about selling your home, you should give me a call.

3. If you have questions You likely have questions about the local real estate scene from time to time. You might have questions like: “How much did that home around the corner sell for?”; “Is now a good time to make a move, or should I wait until the market changes?”; and, “How much is my current home worth?”

When you have questions like those, you don’t need to dig for answers on your own. You can give me a call. As an expert in the local market, I can give you the answers you need.

Single Story For Sale in Central, Dieppe

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•  2454 sqft , 2 bath , 5 bdrm single story “Split Entry” FOR SALE  209900 CAD .
MLS® M113595

LARGE, IMMACULATE 5 BEDROOM HOME WITH NICE PRIVATE YARD! If space is what you are looking for, look no further! This beautifully renovated home has lots to offer. It is located on a beautiful corner lot in Central Dieppe, close to amenities, schools and numerous walking trails. There is lots of mature trees and good size backyard. The main floor offers large living room, dining area and beautiful, updated kitchen with all appliances to remain and plenty of cabinets for all your storage needs and plenty of counter space. The rest of the floor consists of a 4-piece bathroom, large master bedroom and 2 good size bathrooms. The lower level has a spacious family room, 2 other bedrooms, 3pc bathroom (renovated in 2015) and good size storage. The home is in great shape and offers beautiful hardwood floors throughout the main level and stair case. The lower level has laminate flooring. Heating is baseboard, electric. There is a nice deck off the dining room and a baby barn for all your outdoor storage needs. It is move it ready with nice neutral colors and simply waiting for you to bring your furniture! Your fresh start is right here, right now! Call today for your private tour!

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Manufactured Home For Sale in East Shediac, Grand-Barachois

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•  896 sqft , 1 bath , 3 bdrm manufactured home FOR SALE  92900 CAD .
MLS® M113498

AFFORDABLE 3 BEDROOM HOME, FRESHLY PAINTED NOW AVAILABLE FOR IMMEDIATE OCCUPANCY! This lovely home sits on close to an acre of land. This is plenty of space for your kids to play, add a garage or allow your pet to roam, and it’s very private. The home features lovely eat-in kitchen, large living room and 3 good size bedrooms. The washer and dryer are located in the hallway in a closet. There is a patio in the back and a storage shed for your storage needs. Heating is baseboard electric. Flooring consists of hardwood, laminate and vinyl. Also included with the home are all of the appliances including the washer and dryer. Don’t hesitate, not many homes in this area for this price. Call today!

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What Do Interior Designers Do?

If you want to transform a room into something that’s functional, beautiful and perfectly matched to your taste, then you might want to hire an interior designer.

It’s an interior designer’s job to come up with imaginative ideas that will wow you.

It’s a myth that interior designers just deal with paint colours, décor and furnishings. In fact, according to the Interior Designers Institute, these professionals have the training needed to handle all aspects of a renovation or remodeling project, including selecting and managing contractors. They can direct a project from beginning to end.

If you want to renovate your basement into a stunning home theatre and gathering place, an interior designer can:

• Draw out several concepts for you to choose from,

• Purchase the best building materials,

• Hire the contractors, and

• Manage the project.

He or she can even pick out classic movie pictures for the walls!

There are many professional associations that have “Find an Interior Designer” links on their websites. In the U.S. check out the Professional Association for Interior Designers (www.asid.org). In Canada, it’s the Interior Designers of Canada (www.idcanada.org).

New price on this gorgeous curb appeal and fully finished basement

 

 

 

•  2340 sqft , 2 bath , 3 bdrm 2 storey – FOR SALE  199900 CAD . NEW PRICE!
MLS® M111375 

 

GORGEOUS CURB APPEAL AND FULLY FINISHED BASEMENT! This beautiful and elegant brick home is located near both hospitals and the downtown on a quiet street. The home has stunning curb appeal, lovely landscaping with stonework walkways and a lovely backyard. The main floor consists of a large living room with fireplace, dining room and eat-in kitchen and laundry room. The 2nd floor offers 2 large bedrooms and 1 regular size bedroom with 4pc bathroom. The basement was completed in 2011 and features a family room, 3pc bathroom, hobby room and wine cellar/cold room. Heating: baseboard electric. Flooring: hardwood, vinyl and laminate. There is also a large storage shed with an insulated back room for a motorcycle or any other motorized vehicle you would need to store during the winter. Many updates completed in recent years including: roof, windows, drain tiles, new electrical panel, added insulation in basement and more. This home has been really well cared for and is awaiting its new owners to add their own personal touches! There is so much potential with this home, you owe it to yourself to come have a look. Call today to schedule your private tour.

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This Simple Question Can Save You a Lot of Money

Imagine this scenario…

You purchase a new home and move in. A few weeks later, you hear a strange rumbling sound. It’s the furnace. It’s only a year old, yet it’s sputtering like it’s twenty. You realize you’ll have to call in an HVAC contractor to get it fixed.

You’re thinking, “Ouch! This is going to be expensive.”

Well, maybe not. You see, since that furnace is relatively new, it might be covered by its original warranty — even for you, the new owner.

But a warranty is useless if you don’t know it exists.

Recent studies suggest that upwards of 50% of people pay to get items fixed that were actually covered by a warranty. So, when purchasing a new home, be sure to ask this simple question: “What warranties do you have for items, materials or workmanship in this house?”

Warranties are common on new stoves, fridges, washers, dryers and other big ticket appliances. Some such warranties are transferable, which means they are still in force when the items pass from one owner to another.

Even less expensive items, such as electronic thermostats and automatic garage door openers, may be covered by a transferable manufacturer’s warranty.

If the home you’re purchasing is relatively new (say, less than 10 years old), the builder’s warranty may also still be in force. That can be handy if a structural problem arises.

Even recent renovations, may have come with a labor and/or installation warranty of some kind.

As you can see, warranties are everywhere! The more you’re aware of them, the more you’ll save when something needs repair or replacement.

Painting Techniques that Bring a Hallway to Life

Some people don’t give hallways much thought when painting and decorating. Instead, they focus on rooms.

The fact is, a great looking hallway can have the same, if not more, impact than the most eye-catching family room or bedroom, especially when you need to go through the hallway to get there!

Here are some painting tips that can bring a dull hallway to life:

• Paint the hallway the reverse of the rooms around it. If the rooms are dark, use light colours in the hall. If the rooms feature simple colours, consider being more dramatic in your choice of hallway paint.

• In a longer hallway, using two shades of the same colour on perpendicular walls can make the space seem less tunnel-like. (The darker shade goes on the shorter walls.)

• Darker colours can work well if the space is well-lit and there are few, if any, shadows cast.

• If you decide to paint the halls white, select an off-white or eggshell white. Avoid stark white as it will reflect light in a way that’s unpleasant.

One more tip: Pictures can go a long way in making a hallway look inviting, regardless of the wall colour.

Good luck with the painting!

New price for this spacious and very little outside maintenance property!

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•  1380 sqft , 2 bath , 3 bdrm 2 storey “Semi” – FOR SALE  143900 CAD .
MLS® M112223

AFFORDABLE, SPACIOUS AND VERY LITTLE OUTSIDE MAINTENANCE! You’ll enjoy the location of this property as it easy access to just about anywhere from here. You are close to both Trans-Canada highways (2 and 15), close to Dieppe and downtown Moncton. This property is in great shape and has double paved driveway, not a huge yard, but ideal if you don’t want to spend too much time mowing your lawn. Directly from your backyard you can access the beautiful walking trail system that offers great views and many kilometers for you to get your exercise. The main floor of this home offers a spacious living room and large eat-in kitchen with plenty of room to add an island and it can accommodate a large table. There is also a half bath on this floor. Off the dining area is a patio with access to the backyard. The 2nd floor offers a very large master bedroom with walk-in closet and beautiful large window and sitting/reading area. There are 2 other good size bedrooms as well as a 4pc bathroom. The basement is unfinished and has plenty of room for storage and it also has rough-in for a 3rd bathroom. All flooring consists of hardwood and ceramic. Heating is baseboard electric with monthly equalized billing at $193 per month. You will not find a more affordable property in this area! Call today for your private tour!

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