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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).
Eating local doesn’t get any closer than your own backyard!
There’s nothing more delicious than a summer meal made from sun ripened vegetables and herbs from your own Port Elgin or Southampton garden. Here are a few things to keep in mind if you’re thinking about growing your own veggies this year:
- Small & Sunny – Start with a small area if it’s your first year. Make sure it’s a sunny spot and if you’re really short on space, use pots or window boxes.
- Planned Planting – Plan your garden according to your family size. Food prices are on the rise so it makes cents to grow produce that’s expensive to purchase at the store.
- Go Organic – Growing your own produce is the best way to ensure your vegetables aren’t full of chemicals. It’s also less expensive, more convenient and very rewarding.
- Succession Success – If you stagger planting times for a single crop or plant a different crop after one has harvested, you’ll enjoy a continuous supply of fresh vegetables throughout the season.
- Child’s Play – Gardening with your kids is a fun learning experience that will inspire them to try new veggies. Pumpkins are great as they can decorate their very own jack-o-lantern at Halloween!
Not only is gardening cost effective and fun but it’s also an excellent stress reliever. Your local nursery will have a variety of seeds, plants and other tools to help you get started. If this is your first year gardening, make sure you keep notes on which vegetables do well so you can plan ahead for next year.