Bungalow For Sale in Dover, Dieppe

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•  2750 sqft , 2 bath , 5 bdrm bungalow FOR SALE  CAD349,900 .
MLS® M115526

STUNNING EXECUTIVE BUNGALOW WITH ELEGANT 2 BEDROOM IN-LAW SUITE SITS ON 1/2 +ACRE TREED LOT. This 5 yrs. old home offers superb curb appeal with stone facade and professional landscaping in front and back. The main floor offers an entrance from front and garage with closet. There is an open concept living room with propane fireplace, kitchen and dining area. The kitchen offers beautiful custom cabinets with center island, granite countertops, pantry and stainless-steel appliances. The dining area accesses the nice multi-level decks and pergola in the back, ideal for entertaining or relaxing. The rest of this floor features 2 good size bedrooms, the master bedroom with extra deep closet and the main 5pc luxurious bath which offers corner jetted tub, custom shower, double vanity with granite counters. The lower level is a walk-out basement. There a family room which is part of main residence, then a shared laundry room and the 2 bedroom in-law suite. The in-law suite has its own private entrance in back and parking. It has beautiful dark cabinets and center island with granite counters. Two good size bedrooms and 4pc bathroom and good size living room. There is plenty of natural light! This home features beautiful dark hardwood and ceramic throughout main floor. Extras include: Heatpump, central vac, built-in surround sound in many rooms, double car garage and peaceful private setting. Landscaping upkeep, mowing & snow removal paid for! Call today!

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2 Story Semi For Sale ~ 20 Beaujolais, Dieppe

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WELL MAINTAINED SEMI AT UNBEATABLE PRICE

•  1,830 sq. ft., 2 bath, 3 bdrm 2 story “SEMI” – $146,900 CAD.
MLS® #M105842

WELL MAINTAINED SEMI AT AN UNBEATABLE PRICE! This lovely semi is located in the heart of Dieppe in Domaine Vignoble, and close to all amenities. The property has a great curb appeal, landscaped and newly stained decks in the front and back. Inside you will find a spacious living room open to dining area with access to patio and kitchen with all appliances remaining. Also there is a half bath located on the main floor. Upstairs you will find a large master bedroom and 2 other good size bedrooms as well as a 4pc bathroom. The basement offers a large storage area and family room and laundry area. These 2 rooms are 95% complete, just flooring to be added. Heating is baseboard electric. Flooring: hardwood, ceramic and laminate in bedrooms. Call today to view, at this price it will not be on the market for very long!

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Making “Neighbourhood Targeting” Work for You

Imagine if you dreamed of owning a special limited edition vehicle. What would you do to ensure that your dream vehicle would someday be parked in your driveway — with your name on the ownership papers? You would probably start by doing some research. You’d find out how much that vehicle would cost, what features are available, and so forth. You would likely visit a local dealership and take a test drive if a model is available on site. You would keep an eye on the market for any that come up and let the dealer know you’re looking for just that car. If you did, then, some day, you’d probably be the proud owner of the limited edition car of your dreams. What does this have to do with real estate? Well, you can take the same approach when there’s a neighbourhood you’d love to live in someday. You can target it, learn what homes typically cost in that area, and keep your eye on that market in case a property becomes available that meets your criteria. By focusing on a specific neighbourhood, you increase your chances of someday living there, simply because you’re focusing on it. Of course, neighbourhood targeting isn’t as simple as aiming to own a specific car someday. That’s why you need a great REALTOR® who can keep an eye on that neighbourhood on your behalf and alert you to opportunities that become available. Then, when there is a listing that’s a good fit, you can decide whether or not to make a move. Is there a dream neighbourhood you’d like to live in some day? Call today to start making it happen.

How to Reduce the Chance of a Burglary by 90%

burglary_89929000No one wants to deal with a burglary. How do you reduce the chances of
one happening?

Fortunately, burglaries are a well-studied phenomenon — especially by law
enforcement. These studies have identified specific things you can do to cut
the risk dramatically.

Here are some ideas:

• 34% of home break-ins occur through the front door. Experts
recommend investing in a door with a top-quality locking mechanism.
(The best are those that lock at three points of contact.)
• 50% of burglars will be deterred if your home has some sort of video
monitoring system. A thief doesn’t want his face on YouTube!
• Unfortunately, signs and window stickers warning of an alarm system
do not deter thieves. However, 62% of burglars will immediately run
away when an alarm goes off. Always turn on your alarm system
when you’re not home!
• 22% of burglaries occur through a sliding glass door or patio door.
Make sure it’s locked and also use a solid metal jammer.
• Some thieves use frequency scanners to gain access to garages.
Police recommend changing your remote entry code regularly and
putting blinds or curtains on garage windows so thieves can’t see
(and be tempted by) any valuables inside.

As you can see, there are many simple things you can do to reduce your
chances of a burglary dramatically. The effort is worth it.

Should You Move or Renovate? Three Things to Consider

Determining if you should buy a new home or fix up your current one isn’t easy. In fact, the decision can be steeped in so much drama they make reality TV shows about it!The words Buy, Fix and Sell on three arrow signs to illustrate buying a house, fixing it and selling the house to a new buyer, or flipping real estate

So if you’re considering whether to move or improve, here are three things to consider.

1. Will a renovation truly fix what you don’t like about your property?

If you’re tired of a small kitchen, for example, it might not be possible, given the layout, to make it any bigger. On the other hand, if you’re craving a spacious rec room with a cosy fireplace then a renovation could make that happen.

Of course, there are some things you may want that aren’t specific to your house, such as an easier commute or nearby park. Those are features you may only be able to get by moving.

2. How much will a renovation cost? How does that compare to the cost of moving to a new home?

It’s important to get accurate estimates of each so you can make a smart decision. This is where a good REALTOR® can help.

Keep in mind that renovations have a habit of costing more than you originally anticipate. As mentioned earlier, the final result should be a home you want to stay in for quite some time.

3. Beware of compromising versus settling.

Whichever decision you make — renovate or sell — you can expect to have to make at least some compromises. That’s normal.

For example, consider adding an extension to your house. That’s a major renovation. Is it the ideal way to get the extra room you want? Do the benefits of renovating outweigh the benefits of finding a new larger home designed to include the space you need? Yes, it’s a tough decision. If you’re in the midst of making it, call today, to get the facts you need to make the best choice for you.

Extending the Life of Cut Flowers

There are few things more beautiful than cut flowers in a vase. They instantly brighten any room. That is, of course, until they wilt and die. So how do you make cut flowers last as long as possible? Here are some ideas:

• Cut the bottom of the stems before you put the flowers in the vase. An angled cut is best as this will enable the flower to draw in more water.

• Add a fertilizer to the water. Most flower shops include a pouch with the order. Follow the directions carefully. Don’t use too much.images

• Make sure the vase is high enough to support the flowers. Too much strain on the stems will cause the flowers to die sooner.

• After a couple of days, re-snip the stems. This will add an additional day or two to the life of the flowers.

• Flowers last longer if you put them in the fridge (in water) overnight. That’s why florists store cut flowers in cool rooms.

Finally, watch the water level and top off as required. Older cut flowers will die quickly when starved of water — even for just a couple of hours.

Surprising Ways Buyers Find Homes

Do you ever wonder how most people find the homes they eventually buy? You might imagine them driving by a “For Sale” sign or seeing a home for sale in the newspaper and then calling to inquire. Of course, many buyers find out about listed properties that way. But, according to research by the National Association of Realtors, there are many other — sometimes surprising — ways buyers find their next dream home.

For example:

• 88% of buyers find a home with the help of a real estate agent.

• 90% of buyers search online as part of the home buying process. (Such as viewing a property’s profile on the agent’s website.)

• 69% of buyers searching for a home using Google, use a specific local term, such as “Whitby-south homes for sale”.

• 29-46% of buyers attend an Open House as part of their home hunting activities.

Overall, the research shows that buyers are using a multitude of ways — combining online and offline methods — to find homes. What does all this mean to you? If means that if you’re preparing your home for sale, you need to ensure your marketing plan takes into account all the ways buyers are finding properties — so you can be sure that they will find yours. Looking for a REALTOR® who knows how to market your home for maximum exposure? Call today.

The Latest in Kitchen Fire Prevention. What You Need to Know.

More fires start in the kitchen than in any other room. Those fires can be expensive; since even a minor incident, with no injuries, can result in significant damage. That’s why it’s important to keep up with the latest in fire prevention.

The most recent research tells us:

  • Never leave cooking food unattended. Doing so is the number one cause of kitchen fires.
  • Make sure cooking appliances, especially deep fryers, are safety certified by the appropriate government agency.
  • When using oil in a frying pan, always heat slowly at no more than a medium heat setting.
  • Always turn off stove burners and other cooking appliances immediately after cooking.
  • Never attempt to put out a grease fire with water. Use baking soda or a fire extinguisher.
  • Never remove or cover up a smoke detector due to nuisance alarms. The one alarm that isn’t a nuisance may save your life.

Finally, experts say that if you can’t put out a fire immediately, get everyone out of the home and call emergency services.