Monthly Archives: March 2015


So you want to move to the country | Chapter 1 – Staying warm

By | Buying | 3 Comments

Since we are finally seeing some relief from a brutally cold and snowy winter I thought we should talk about heat. In your country home that is. If you are coming from the city you probably take your natural gas for granted. Once you move out of the city limits though, natural gas is rarely an option. Not to fear, there are a number of other options available to you, though some of them do require a bit more involvement on your part than your previous gas supply. Regardless of what form of heating you choose, it is important for…

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Featured Floorplan | The Coralview

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The last luxury lot in East Guelph is a perfect spot to build your family dream home with Cityview Homes. The Coralview is designed to fit on any lot over 46′ wide and would be a perfect plan to put at 99 Creighton Avenue. Main floor highlights: Spacious entry and mudrooms Optional dog spa in the mud room 9 -foot main floor ceiling heights Optional coffered ceiling detail in the dining room Huge walk-in pantry Granite counters Large great room at the rear of the house overlooking conservation lands Second floor highlights: Optional 3 or 4 bedroom plan Large closets…

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First-time buyer heaven | The numbers

By | New Construction | 2 Comments

If you are a first-time buyer in Guelph, a new development like The Metalworks might not be front-of-mind to you initially, and that is exactly why I am writing this. Your first home really sets the financial path for the rest of your life. A bad purchase in your 20’s, could become a financial issue that will haunt you for years to come. I know it’s exciting and easy to get caught up in the fun of house shopping, but stopping to look at the bigger picture is the most important part of the process. There are a number of…

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Case Studies | Holly Ferguson

By | Case Studies, Selling | No Comments

Listing a resale home in a newer subdivision is a part of our business in which too often money can be left on the table for a seller. It isn’t because agents intend to under-list a home, they just don’t know how to get the most accurate data when it comes to today’s street value for the home. The comparable sold listings are generally few in number, and often expanding the search area to other parts of the city becomes the relied upon solution when establishing a price. The real way to determine the price lies within the new construction…

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Featured Floorplan | Penthouse #2 at The Metalworks

By | New Construction | One Comment

As unique a layout as you will find in Guelph, the 5 Penthouses in Phase I of The Metalworks offer a lifestyle not found elsewhere in the city. True palatial living at the top of the city, with unobstructed views over downtown, the river, greenspaces and neighbourhoods below. Worthy of the term Penthouse in every way. Who are the Penthouses right for? Possible Penthouse purchasers could include: Down-sizers, looking to reduce their housing burden, without reducing their interior finishings Executive couples and singles , choosing to live a hassle-free city lifestyle Business leaders, requiring a sophisticated and easy to maintain luxury condo close to…

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To lodge, or not to lodge

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We invest in real estate because of its advantages over other forms of investment. One property that offers many of these advantages is 486 College Ave West in the City of Guelph.  It is a very unique property that offers options to investors as well as homeowners. Today we will look at the merits of adding 486 College Ave W to your investment portfolio. The City of Guelph recognizes that lodging units are a necessary form of accommodation and are regulated by the City to ensure they meet minimum standards for safety and comfort.  Affordable accommodations are always in demand…

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First-time buyer heaven – The lifestyle

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Considering these condos will not be built until late 2016, it’s easy to see why many first-time homebuyers would overlook the opportunity that exists at The Metalworks. We all admit it, we live in a “gratification now” kind of world. We want what we want when we want it, and that is usually sooner rather than later. But hold on, let’s not be too hasty shall we? Over the next few weeks, we will take a closer look at what the total offering is at The Metalworks, and why I think this is nothing short of first-time buyer heaven. Most…

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