Fantastic family home located in desirable neighbourhood. Spacious home with over 2500 sq. ft. on 4 levels plus storage and utility area. Great floor plan with eat in kitchen, formal dining room, living room, family room with patio doors to backyard, main level laundry room, 4 bedrooms – master bedroom with double closets and ensuite bathroom, spacious foyer with inside entry into garage, 3 bathrooms and lower level recreational room. Features include custom kitchen with Cherry cupboards, hardwood flooring, natural gas fireplace, shingles 2013, siding and soffits June 2016, updated windows and doors, natural gas forced air heating, central air, irrigation system and private lot. Beautifully landscaped with perennials, mature trees, flagstone walkways, concrete patio, double interlocking brick driveway, garden shed with electricity. If you’re looking for an updated home with character in a mature neighbourhood, this is it, call for your appointment.
Affordable living in Manchester West condominium complex. End unit with private balcony. Open concept kitchen/living room, 2 bedrooms and 4 pc bathroom. Neutral decor and easy care laminate flooring throughout. Private balcony overlooking the pool and green space. Fixed expenses with heat, hydro, water, sewer and laundry included in the monthly condominium fee of $341.00. This condo building is self- managed and features 24 hour secured entrance, elevator to common laundry room and all floors, common use activity room, in ground swimming pool and covered picnic/barbeque area, storage building, private parking spot and visitor parking. Centrally located within a short walk of the beach, shopping, dining and downtown core.
Your basement doesn’t have to be a dark and dreary spot anymore.
Low ceilings, limited light and general dreariness can make the basement a hard spot to hang out in. Here are a few ways to brighten things up in this often dark and cramped looking space:
- Fresh Coat – Paint the walls a light shade and ceilings even lighter to give the illusion of height.
- Lighten Up – Use various lighting sources layered at different heights including wall sconces and lamps to brighten things up.
- Mirror Mirror – Place mirrors across from your basement windows in order to maximize the effect of natural light.
- Floored – Don’t break up the basement by choosing different flooring materials. Pick solid, continuous flooring so that the space will appear larger.
These are just a few ways to transform your basement from dark and dreary to bright and beautiful. All it takes are just a few simple adjustments and before you know it, your basement will become one of your most popular hangouts!
This lovely brick bungalow is situated on a quiet dead end street overlooking the Sauble River In the quaint Village of Tara. Convenient main floor living, with kitchen, dining, living room, 2 bedrooms and bathroom on main level. The basement Is partially finished with 3rd bedroom, washroom, family room and laundry/utility room. Some recent updates include flooring, exterior doors and freshly painted. There is a detached garage/workshop 26`x16` with 60amp service, Features lots of parking space; carport, concrete driveway and RV pad. Large mature lot. Natural gas is available. Property taxes include water, sewer and garage pickup.
281 Summerside Place, Port Elgin, ON
New home to be built by quality builder Walker Homes in desirable Summerside Place subdivision in beautiful Port Elgin. The Anna model is 4 bedroom with a terrific floor plan, generous room sizes and open design. Many deluxe features are standard with Walker Homes including solid brick exterior with shake accents, hand crafted Amish kitchens cupboards, natural gas fireplace, solid wood staircase, 9′ ceilings, hardwood flooring on main level and more, act early and you can pick your colours and styles from the builders samples. Not only are you buying a home you’re buying a lifestyle in a wonderful community, only steps from schools, playgrounds, miles of walking trails and not to forget – the famous Port Elgin beach, world class sunsets and marina. Please call today for more information. All measurements are approximate and based on builders floor plans. HST is included in the purchase price providing the Buyer qualifies for the rebate and assigns it back to the builder on closings.
Grey Bruce home sales reach new all-time record!
Residential sales activity recorded through the MLS® System of the REALTORS® Association of Grey Bruce Owen Sound reached the highest level on record in May 2016.
Home sales numbered a record 332 units in May 2016, rising 11.8 per cent on a year-over-year basis.
On a year-to-date basis home sales were running 17 per cent ahead of the first five months of 2015. This was a record for the period and marked just the second time sales had ever surpassed 1,000 in the first five months of any year. The last time was back in 2002.
Sales of all types of properties numbered 411 units in May 2016, up 14.5 per cent from the previous May. The average price of homes sold in May 2016 was $251,596, edging down 1.7 per cent on a year-over-year basis. On a year-to-date basis the average price of home sales in the first five months of 2016 was $253,215, rising 3.8 per cent.
New residential listings on the Association’s MLS® System numbered 664 units in May 2016. This was a decrease of 14 per cent compared to May 2015. Active residential listings totalled 1,689 units at the end of May, down 30.4 per cent from the same time last year.
The number of months of inventory stood at 5.1 at the end of May, down from 8.2 months at the end of May 2015 and below the long-run average for this time of the year. The number of months of inventory is the number of months it would take to sell current inventories at the current rate of sales activity.
The dollar value of all home sales in May was $83.5 million, up 9.9 per cent on a year-over-year basis. This was the highest level of any month on record and marked the first time volumes ever surpassed $80 million. The total value of all properties sold in May 2016 was $104 million, an increase of 8.9 per cent from a year earlier.
1023 Bricker St., Port Elgin
Nothing to do here except move-in the furniture.This raised bungalow shows beautifully & is situated on a meticulously landscaped lot with mature trees & low maintenance perennial gardens. Located on a low traffic street at the North end of Port Elgin. The main level features an updated kitchen with granite counter tops,breakfast bar & pantry; the dining area has patio doors to the deck,bright living rm,master bedroom with walk-in closet & ensuite bath with heated floors,2nd bedroom with lots of closet space & 4pc bath. The lower level has a large family rm with natural gas stove, laundry, workshop, 2pc bath & an additional room which could function as a 3rd bedroom or office. Just to highlight a few of the features; walkout basement, natural gas BBQ connection, a ductless air conditioner that keeps the home nice & cool in the summer, a sand point well for lawn watering & a convenient carport to park your car in, offered with appliances, numerous upgrades over last several years. Call for a showing. 519-353-8211 (direct).
Nikamoz Serenity Spa ~ 615 Bricker Street, Port Elgin
Business opportunity with second level living quarters. Located in the thriving town of Port Elgin. Excellent location, close to the downtown core on a high traffic street with great visibility. Presently operating as a hair salon and spa; featuring 6 treatment rooms and 4 hair styling stations, continue with the existing business or start a new venture. The price includes all equipment and chattels, this is a turnkey business. Features large reception, public washroom, laundry area, natural gas forced air heating and central air. The second level has a modern open concept one bedroom apartment. Large lot with fenced backyard. Ample private parking spaces behind the building and public parking across the road. A great opportunity for someone who would like to have their own business and living quarters all in the same building or perhaps an income property for an investor, plenty of possibilities, call today for your personal viewing.
Spring’s the perfect time for taking care of outdoor maintenance!
The arrival of warm weather signals fun in the backyard with friends and family. The last thing you want to deal with are unexpected home repairs so here’s a list to help keep you on track:
- Clear away debris and dead foliage from flowerbeds.
- Inspect hose connections to ensure there aren’t any leaks.
- Replace damaged window screens and weather stripping.
- Clean your fireplace and/or wood-burning stove and flue.
- Make sure your lawn mower, weed wacker and other tools are in good working order.
- Clean and repair your patio furniture and inspect your deck for loose or rotten boards.
- Trim back shrubs and vines that are growing near your air conditioning unit and dryer vent.
- Inspect and clean your gutters and make sure downspouts drain away from your foundation.
- Patch up any cracks you find around your foundation and driveway before they spread further.
- Inspect your roof for cracked or missing shingles and trim branches that hang over top of your roof.
Proactive home maintenance helps prevent small issues from getting out of hand. Your Port Elgin or Southampton home is a huge investment and minimizing repair bills will help you realize your highest rate of return. When you’re done, you’ll be able to relax and enjoy the lazy days of summer knowing that everything’s been taken care of!
Home sales repeat last year’s April record!
Residential sales activity recorded through the MLS® System of the REALTORS® Association of Grey Bruce Owen Sound came in even with last year’s record level in April 2016.
Home sales numbered 274 units in April 2016. Sales of all types of properties numbered 340 units in April 2016, up 4.9 per cent from the previous April.
The average price of homes sold in April 2016 was $254,938, up 8.7 per cent on a year-over-year basis. On a year-to-date basis the average price of home sales in the first four months of 2016 was $253,914, rising 6.5 per cent.
New residential listings on the Association’s MLS® System numbered 604 units in April 2016. This was a decrease of 8.5 per cent compared to April 2015. Active residential listings totalled 1,514 units at the end of April, down 27 per cent from the same time last year.
The number of months of inventory stood at 5.5 at the end of April, down from 7.6 months at the end of April 2015 and below the long-run average for this time of the year. The number of months of inventory is the number of months it would take to sell current inventories at the current rate of sales activity.
The dollar value of all home sales in April was $69.9 million, up 8.7 per cent on a year-over-year basis. The total value of all properties sold in April 2016 was $88.5 million, an increase of 10.3 per cent from a year earlier.