Port Elgin Real Estate, Southampton (Saugeen Shores), Paisley, Tiverton, & Kincardine
Helping you make the right move.
Port Elgin and Area Real Estate News
Updates on the Port Elgin, Southampton (Saugeen Shores), Paisley, Tiverton, & Kincardine real estate market, home buyer & seller tips and general real estate advice.
830 Maplewood Drive, Saugeen Shores, Ontario
This one-family owned bungalow has been lovingly maintained and features an in-law suite. Located in a family neighborhood amongst parks and recreational trails; situated on a beautiful lot backing onto green space. The main floor offers a large kitchen, formal dining room, living room, 3 bedrooms, 4pc bathroom and laundry. Lower level is fully finished with a large family room, kitchenette, 4th bedroom, office and a 3pc bathroom. A private entrance from the garage to access the lower level makes this an ideal set-up for an in-law suite. Features include a deck off of the kitchen, patio doors in the master bedroom, natural gas forced air heating, central air conditioning, air exchanger, and an irrigation system for lawn watering. Includes appliances and the furniture is negotiable.
484 Falconer Street , Saugeen Shores, Ontario
This move-in ready 4 level side split is situated on a lovely lot and located on the West side of Port Elgin, in a nice family neighborhood. Bright and spacious eat-in kitchen features lots of cupboards and door to backyard. Three bedrooms on the second level and a 4th bedroom on the 3rd level. Features a concrete patio, new laminate flooring, natural gas forced air heating system, central air conditioning, some rooms have been recently painted. Includes 5 appliances, furniture and contents are negotiable. Available for quick possession date if required. Call today for an appointment.
It’s important to do everything we can to reduce our energy use.
A few small changes can make a huge difference to your monthly energy bill. For instance, adjusting your “smart” thermostat by just a few degrees can produce major savings!
Also, don’t forget to lower the thermostat on your water heater or better yet, get an “on demand” system that only heats up water as it’s needed. Here are a few other ideas to consider:
- switch over to LED bulbs
- install energy efficient shower heads
- clean out your dryer’s lint tray after each use
- seal up air leaks around your windows and doors
- use ceiling fans to save money on both heating and cooling
- service your air conditioner and furnace each year to maintain efficiency
Landscaping is a naturally beautiful way to keep your Port Elgin home comfortable. A few strategically placed trees or shrubs can save a fortune on heating and cooling as they shelter against the cold winter winds off Lake Huron and provide shade during the hot summer months.
Higher energy bills are a harsh reality for the rising number of people who work from home. To help minimize this expense, power down your computer when it’s not in use and shut it off completely at the end of the day. You can also cut costs by positioning your desk to take advantage of natural light.
It doesn’t take much to implement a few energy saving solutions around the home but oftentimes, it’s the simple things that are overlooked. It’s important to do whatever we can, not only to save money but also to help conserve the environment.
Clear communication is an important element in any relationship.
Nobody wants to deal with a pushy Port Elgin real estate agent. At the same time, you don’t want an agent who’s never in touch and fails to service your needs in a timely fashion.
In the early stages, many Port Elgin home buyers shy away from asking too many questions as they don’t want to waste the agent’s time. The truth is, your agent wants to hear from you on a regular basis so they can grow with you as your house hunting journey matures.
Everyone’s different. Some require daily property updates while others prefer a more relaxed approach. Circumstances may change as time goes on so it’s important to constantly reassess how often you’d like to receive market updates and what your preferred method of communication is.
Effective communication is essential when it comes to forming and maintaining any relationship and a client/agent relationship is no different. As long as you and your real estate agent regularly communicate with one another during your house hunting journey, you’ll feel neither pressured nor abandoned.