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.
Updating your bathroom doesn’t have to be a pricey project. There are various ways to refresh a tired looking bathroom on a budget. Here are a few simple and inexpensive bathroom makeover ideas that will add value to your home without breaking the bank:
- De-Clutter – Your bathroom will look cleaner and larger if you remove clutter. Throw out anything that’s expired and place items you rarely use in drawers.
- Simple Spa – Create a room you can unwind in by rolling up plush towels in wicker baskets and adding some aromatic candles to create a natural, spa like atmosphere.
- Upcycling – Add some creative charm with reclaimed wood and revamped furniture. An old wooden ladder for example makes a great towel holder.
- Tropical Paradise – Breathe some life into your bathroom by adding a few plants. It’ll create an oasis like feel and they’ll love the humidity. Consider a hanging basket if space is tight.
- Accessorize – It’s easy to make an impact with small details so add some pizzazz by updating the shower curtain, drawer handles and towel racks.
It’s easy to update your bathroom without committing to a full on renovation and hopefully the ideas above will help inspire you. Don’t forget about the power of paint coupled with a beautiful, unique piece of art as this is another powerful yet simple way to freshen up a blah bathroom! Let me help you sell your Port Elgin or Southampton home.
Grey Bruce area home sales set new November record!
Residential sales activity recorded through the MLS ® System of the REALTORS ® Association of Grey Bruce Owen Sound came in well above year-ago levels in November 2015.
Home sales numbered 200 units in November 2015, jumping 28.2 per cent from November 2014. This was the best November on record by a considerable margin.
On a year-to-date basis sales activity was running 16.1 per cent ahead of the same period last year. With one month left to go in 2015, activity is running just 21 sales below the 2007 record. Sales of all types of properties numbered 249 units in November 2015, up 23.9 per cent from the previous November.
The average price of homes sold in November 2015 was $257,437, rising 10.4 per cent on a year-over-year basis. The year-to-date average price figure was $244,774, up 7.7 per cent from the first 11 months of 2014.
New residential listings on the Association’s MLS® System numbered 240 units in November 2015. This was a decrease of 12.4 per cent compared to November 2014. Active residential listings totalled 1,574 units at the end of November, down 11.4 per cent from the same time last year.
The number of months of inventory stood at 7.9 at the end of November, down from 11.4 months at the end of November 2014 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 November was $51.5 million, up 41.6 per cent on a year-over-year basis. This was a record for the month of November and marked the first time dollar volumes had surpassed $40 million in this month. The total value of all properties sold in November 2015 was $63.3 million, an increase of 26.7 per cent from a year earlier.