Monthly Archives: February 2015

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Featured Floorplan | River loft #2

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No other townhouse condo in the city can offer the location, style, amenities and value that the Metalworks offers. The 3 level layout of The River Loft 2 features a third floor balcony and main floor patio overlooking the Speed River and 50’ cobblestone boardwalk with garden.  All of this steps away from a business and entertainment district, set to rival the famed Toronto distillery district. Main Floor Highlights: Bright open concept living space. Owners choice of Granite or Quartz countertops. Custom kitchen with built-in fridge and custom 36” gas stove with range hood. Optional breakfast bar. 2 pc. powder…

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What is your investment profile?

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It’s pretty well-known within the real estate community that I have a strong passion for working with residential investment properties.  What many people don’t realize, is that the real estate investment market is far from being a “one size fits all” category.  I love the variety that comes with working with a broad range of investors, and ultimately helping them build their investment portfolios with properties that suit their individual goals and lifestyle. Here are several real estate investor profiles that I’ve been privy to working with over the years: The Speculator – This investor has a high risk tolerance. …

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Case Study | Sill-Ingram

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Every so often in this business, we run into a property that just makes you feel good. There is something about it, a uniqueness, a beautiful story that needs to be told, and any great Realtor® can’t wait to tell it. Everyone in the office gets excited to spread the word, show the property, and it becomes non-stop coffee talk all week. We recently had a very unique heritage property listed in our office, and the story of how the home was sold is one worth repeating. The property was a mid-19th century stone home, surrounded by homes of a…

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Case Studies | Sophie Veilleux

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Sophie Veilleux was tasked with a difficult situation. A young couple that had previously had their freehold townhome on the market with a traditional brokerage, and unfortunately for them, it did not sell. Then they met Sophie, a Realtor® who knows how to promote a home. Freehold towns in East Guelph were not the rarest of commodities in the marketplace. In fact, there were at the time, 3 local builders offering competing product less than 500 metres from the subject property. Coupled with the fact that it had been recently offered for sale with no successful result, this presented difficult conditions to…

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Case Study | Sheena Lamont

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Always tough when you go to market in a condo townhouse complex, especially when there are other units listed for sale at the same time. The list price is so often tied directly to what the last unit has sold for. This can present a tough situation for a Realtor®. Sheena Lamont was recently presented with an unique and challenging listing. In a small complex of condo townhome units, there were already two units offered for sale. The home Sheena was to bring to market had been very well finished, and in our mind, deserving of a higher price tag. But can…

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Featured Floorplan | OneEighty

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Nothing quite like these units in the city. The three-level towns with rooftop patios at OneEighty provide urban views and entertainment areas that we bet you didn’t even know were available in Guelph. Well, surprise! Main floor highlights: Open concept, bright and connected modern living space Quartz kitchen counters Loaded kitchen with tall cabinetry 10 foot main floor ceiling height with custom detailing in living area Entrances on both the parking and river sides Second floor highlights: Optional office area overlooking the river Convenient laundry room positioned between the bedrooms 4-piece loaded bathroom 1 or 2 bedroom option Third floor highlights: Master suite…

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New home upgrades? Spend wisely friends

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So you’re buying a brand new house from a builder, an exciting and fun endeavour! There are so many wonderful things in the model house, and they all look so beautiful, but obviously they don’t all come as standard inclusions. Part of the new construction process is selecting where you may want to upgrade your home above the provided standards. A whole lot of questions seem to arise at this point … What are the most common upgrades buyers choose?  What’s the best value now, and what will best help your future resale value?  There are endless choices, so how do…

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Feature Floorpan | The Dawnview by Cityview Homes

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All the space you need and maximized to make use of every inch, The Dawnview is the true gem of the Cityview Homes The Highlands of East Guelph collection. Main floor highlights: Open space main floor invites entertaining throughout the entire space, with the large island and breakfast counter as the focal point The optional coffered ceiling in the dining area tops off an incredible experience for guests Oversized mud-room off of the garage Optional rear covered porch 9 foot main floor ceiling height Second floor highlights: Open family room with 10 foot high ceiling, ideal for homework or an…

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Balance | Michelle Ivy

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Certainly one of the most recognizable names in our real estate community, Michelle Ivy sits down with me this week to talk life with two kids, investment properties and even a little sports.   • With a new little one, how have you managed the balance of life and work over the past year? Time management is a crucial element needed to survive in this field regardless of whether a Realtor has children or not, as our schedules are far from a standard 9-5pm workday.  Balancing work, home life, and extra-curricular activities wouldn’t be possible without the on-call help and support…

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