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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.
877 Wellington Street, Port Elgin
This home has been completely renovated from top to bottom, just move-in and enjoy! Located in an established neighborhood. Situated on a private mature lot backing onto a recreational trail. Well landscaped, interlocking brick patio, deck and completely fenced. Plenty of room to park on the double wide concrete driveway or in the garage. Main level offers an open concept, kitchen/dining/living room with patio doors to deck, 3 bedrooms and a 4pc bathroom. Lower level is finished with family room featuring a natural gas fireplace, 4th bedroom, 3pc bathroom and a large room for laundry/utility/workshop and stairs that lead to the garage. Many upgrades and renovations over the last few years including: beautiful kitchen with stainless steel appliances, 2 bathrooms, trim/doors, ceilings, pot lighting, light fixtures, flooring, natural gas furnace, central air, windows, and more. This home shows like a new house. Make your appointment to view.
473 Centennial Cres., Port Elgin
3 Bedroom • 2 Bathroom • Sprinkler System • 1056 sqft • Fireplace • Baseboard Heaters
Pride of ownership is evident; the Sellers are the original owners and have lovingly maintained the property. Excellent buy for first time buyer, retired couple, or cottage property. Located close to the beach, schools and Family Y Daycare. Nicely landscaped and backs onto a school yard. The main level consists of an updated galley kitchen with lots of cupboards, formal dining room, living room, three bedrooms, an updated bathroom with whirlpool tub and a wonderful sun room facing the nicely landscaped backyard. The lower level offers a family room, 3pc washroom, laundry and storage. Features include a natural gas fireplace on the main level and a natural gas stove on the lower level, sand point watering system and irrigation system, generator, natural gas BBQ connection, includes appliances, updated electrical panel 2015, workshop with electricity. Truly a nice place to call home!