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614 River St, Saugeen Shores (Port Elgin), Ontario
Solid brick bungalow located in Port Elgin on a large town lot. Three bedrooms, 4pc bath, bright kitchen, combined dining room and living room with hardwood floors and natural gas fireplace. Full partially finished basement with recreational room featuring a natural gas fireplace, 4th bedroom and a 3pc bath plus laundry and workshop. Relax on the covered front porch or the concrete patio in the private rear yard. Concrete driveway, storage shed, partially fenced backyard. Includes appliances and ready for quick possession date.
Starting fresh at a new school can sometimes be a challenge.
Switching to a new school can cause children considerable stress and anxiety. If your child has just started at a new school, the following tips will help them settle in:
- Be Positive – Discuss your children’s fears while encouraging a confident approach to making new friends
- Fear Not – Chances are you’ll be a little nervous too. Be careful not to transfer your anxieties over to them.
- Join Up – Encourage your children to join school clubs/teams and participate in after-school activities in order to meet new friends and have fun.
- Join In – Parent teacher groups are a great way for you to connect with the school community. Attending field trips is another great way to get involved!
Moving to a new Port Elgin school can be a difficult transition so try to emphasize the positive when discussing the challenges and opportunities your children face. By encouraging them to share their feelings with you, it’ll be much easier for them to adjust to their new surroundings.
Grey Bruce home sales set new all-time record in August!
Residential sales activity recorded through the MLS® System of the REALTORS® Association of Grey Bruce Owen Sound posted a second consecutive double-digit year-over-year gain in August 2016.
Home sales numbered 358 units in August 2016, rising 36.6 per cent on a year-over-year basis. This marked the first time that sales in any month have ever surpassed the 350 mark.
On a year-to-date basis home sales totalled 2,087 units, running 18 per cent ahead of the first eight month of 2015. 2016 is easily on pace to be the best year ever for home sales in the region.
The average price of homes sold in August 2016 was a record $266,804, up 9.4 per cent on a year-over-year basis. On a year-to-date basis the average price of home sales in the first eight months of 2016 was $258,749, rising 5.4 per cent.
New residential listings on the Association’s MLS® System numbered 363 units in August 2016. This was a decrease of 17.5 per cent compared to August 2015.
Active residential listings totalled 1,491 units at the end of August, down 40.2 per cent from the same time last year. This was the lowest level for end-of-August active listings since 2007.
The number of months of inventory stood at 4.2 at the end of August, down from 9.5 months at the end of August 2015 and well 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 August was $95.5 million, up 49.5 per cent on a year-over-year basis. Sales of all types of properties numbered 449 units in August 2016, up 38.2 per cent from the previous August. The total value of all properties sold in August 2016 was $120.7 million, an increase of 57.5 per cent from a year earlier
26 Eidts Cir, Saugeen Shores, Ontario
This bungalow is situated on a well treed lot and is conveniently located just south of Port Elgin in a lakeside community known as Eidt’s Grove. Tucked away on a private road with only a short walk to sandy beaches and world famous sunsets. Offers an open concept kitchen/dining and living room, 3 bedrooms and a 4 piece bathroom. Features include: wood burning fireplace, cathedral ceiling, large windows, double patio doors and large wrap around municipal water, septic system, natural gas is available at the road. This would be a great place to call home or start family traditions.