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I have sold a property at 271 Transom Drive in Halifax.
Quality-built throughout by premium builder Bowers Construction, this spacious 4-bedroom custom home is perfect for the active family. A large foyer bathed in natural light and an impressive staircase welcome you inside, then lead you naturally to the heart of this home: a large cook's kitchen with custom cabinetry, quartz countertops, walk-in pantry, and "must have" island - the central hub of this kitchen. The large living room, made cozy with a propane fireplace, and the adjacent dining area with access to the outdoor deck, provide the perfect open-concept entertaining space. A private, bright "work from home" office and a powder room finish off the main level. The upper level features 3 spacious bedrooms, including the principal bedroom with walk-in closet, and gorgeous en-suite with custom tiled shower, soaker tub, and double vanity. Rounding out this level is the 4-piece main bath, and a great bonus - upstairs laundry room! The lower level offers a large family room with a walk-out to the yard, the 4th bedroom, a home gym (or 2nd home office), and a 4-piece bath. Built-in speakers are installed in the living room, primary bedroom, deck and basement. This home has a full heat pump system for efficient heating and cooling.
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I have listed a new property at 271 Transom Drive in Halifax.
Quality-built throughout by premium builder Bowers Construction, this spacious 4-bedroom custom home is perfect for the active family. A large foyer bathed in natural light and an impressive staircase welcome you inside, then lead you naturally to the heart of this home: a large cook's kitchen with custom cabinetry, quartz countertops, walk-in pantry, and "must have" island - the central hub of this kitchen. The large living room, made cozy with a propane fireplace, and the adjacent dining area with access to the outdoor deck, provide the perfect open-concept entertaining space. A private, bright "work from home" office and a powder room finish off the main level. The upper level features 3 spacious bedrooms, including the principal bedroom with walk-in closet, and gorgeous en-suite with custom tiled shower, soaker tub, and double vanity. Rounding out this level is the 4-piece main bath, and a great bonus - upstairs laundry room! The lower level offers a large family room with a walk-out to the yard, the 4th bedroom, a home gym (or 2nd home office), and a 4-piece bath. Built-in speakers are installed in the living room, primary bedroom, deck and basement. This home has a full heat pump system for efficient heating and cooling.
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When I work with clients who are downsizing to a smaller home, one of the hardest chores they face is letting go of sentimental belongings they no longer have room for. Souvenirs collected during travels, family heirlooms, and your children’s keepsakes can be quite stressful to part with. It doesn’t matter whether the items have monetary value or not; in fact, often the most difficult items to let go of are worthless in terms of money, but priceless in sentimental value.

Here are some tips to help you part with belongings you are attached to but no longer want to keep.

1. Remember that our memories reside within us, not within our possessions.
Psychologists say that letting go of sentimental items can be extremely therapeutic. When we keep things, the items occupy both physical and mental space in our lives. It’s healthier to focus on your memories and not the items that represent your memories.

2. Focus on the present. Letting go also helps to bring your focus to the present. Sometimes things are continual reminders of the past and hold us back from living in the present. Dwelling in the past can make one more prone to depression and can affect our ability to deal with stressful situations in our lives. Realize that while we can always cherish our memories, we don’t need the past to be happy in the present.

3. Let go of guilt. People often hold onto an item they don’t want or need because someone special gave it to them or it represents a special person. Learn to let go of the guilt associated with getting rid of gifts you can’t use. Appreciate the thoughtfulness of the giver or the special memory it represents but pass the item on to someone else who can use it or donate it to charity.

4. Don’t save it for your grown children. Times have changed and today more young adults are able to buy their own furnishings. And they aren’t as sentimental about family heirlooms as prior generations were. Talk to your kids now and find out if you are holding onto your china, crystal, and silver tea service for nothing.

5. Compromise with your spouse. It’s not uncommon for one spouse to resent the others’ favorite belongings while holding onto their own special stuff. It’s important to recognize that, while you may not understand your husband’s need to keep a ball cap for every MLB team he’s seen play, he may feel the same way about his hats that you do about keeping every book you have read. Decide together on a reasonable number to keep.

6. Start with the easy stuff. If you have a lot of belongings to sort through, start with the easier decisions and work from there. Often people find that once they get some momentum going it feels good to let go.

7. Write a family memoir. Hold onto your memories with words instead of things by writing your memoir or the story of your family. Writing your story can be very therapeutic and can help you release your hold on tangible items. 
 
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I have sold a property at 1788 Oxford Street in Halifax.
Rarely does a spectacular home like this come to market! Over 3400+ square ft. of living space, two garages, double driveways and parking for 4 all with a prime South End location! As an added bonus there is a main floor, self-contained 1-bedroom apartment, perfect as an in-law suite or Airbnb. The interior was "taken down to the stud" in 2015 and totally renovated to include new wiring, plumbing, insulation, a hot roof, new natural gas boiler, HRV, and central vac. The result is a bright and airy layout with all the right modern touches. The main floor offers a large open-concept living/dining area with natural gas fireplace; an innovative "chef's" kitchen with rich cabinetry, stunning granite countertops, dual Bosch built-in ovens - including a speed oven! Induction cooktop, and stainless-steel backsplash; a cozy den for those quiet movie nights; and a 3-piece bath. Upstairs are 3 bedrooms, including an amazing master with 4-piece en-suite, dressing room, and private deck. The third level boasts a large multi-purpose room with skylights, and adjacent 2-piece bath, offering endless possibilities. The lower level provides a laundry room, additional space for a home gym, and plenty of storage.
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I have sold a property at 94 Armcrest Drive in Lower Sackville.
First time on the market! This property has been well loved and maintained by the original owner, which shows pride of ownership and is a true reflection of the community. Upon entering the main level, you will be greeted by the sunny living room and its adjacent formal dining room, both with hardwood floors and beautiful cove moulding. Next is the large eat-in kitchen with access to the outside deck. Finishing off the main level is a handy half-bath. Upstairs are three comfortable bedrooms, including the primary with two closets (one a walk-in) and cheater-door access to a large 4-piece main bath. The lower level boasts a spacious rec room, perfect for movie nights, a utility room for storage and a home workshop, plus walk-out access to the fully-landscaped yard boasting beautiful perennial gardens - an oasis in bloom in a just a few short weeks! Laminate floors throughout the upper level, and the main level is heated and cooled by an efficient heat pump. Recently updated hot water tank (approximately 4 years) and roof (approximately 7 years), some windows replaced and a handy storage shed all provide additional value.
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I have listed a new property at 94 Armcrest Drive in Lower Sackville.
First time on the market! This property has been well loved and maintained by the original owner, which shows pride of ownership and is a true reflection of the community. Upon entering the main level, you will be greeted by the sunny living room and its adjacent formal dining room, both with hardwood floors and beautiful cove moulding. Next is the large eat-in kitchen with access to the outside deck. Finishing off the main level is a handy half-bath. Upstairs are three comfortable bedrooms, including the primary with two closets (one a walk-in) and cheater-door access to a large 4-piece main bath. The lower level boasts a spacious rec room, perfect for movie nights, a utility room for storage and a home workshop, plus walk-out access to the fully-landscaped yard boasting beautiful perennial gardens - an oasis in bloom in a just a few short weeks! Laminate floors throughout the upper level, and the main level is heated and cooled by an efficient heat pump. Recently updated hot water tank (approximately 4 years) and roof (approximately 7 years), some windows replaced and a handy storage shed all provide additional value.
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8 Ways to Make Buyers Fall in Love with Your Home

We all want people to love our home as much as we do, but especially when you are trying to sell it! While it’s impossible to please every buyers’ taste, there are several easy things you can do to make your home more appealing without spending a lot of money. Try some of these tricks and see if your showings cause buyers to swoon.

1. Check your curb appeal. Take an honest look from the curbside. What are buyers seeing first? If your home needs to be painted or pressure washed, consider making that investment. Clean up landscaping by trimming trees and bushes, planting some fresh annuals, and laying new mulch. Clean windows, repair sagging soffit, or porch railings, and have any trip hazards on your driveway or front walk repaired. Finally, consider some attractive, yet subtle decorations for your front porch.

2. Create an inviting entryway. When buyers step inside your front door, you want them to feel welcomed. If you have a foyer or front hall, it is easier to make an attractive entryway, but even if your front door opens right into your living room, you can create the feel of an entryway with a couple of simple tricks. Clear the area of clutter things that tend to pile up at the front door, like backpacks, dog leashes, or shoes. Place a small table or bench beside the door with plants, candles, or another simple décor. A small area rug can help define the space as the entryway.

3. Let the light shine in. Take advantage of natural light as much as you can. Trimming any bushes or trees outside your windows can help immensely. Wash your windows inside and out and replace or remove any worn screens. Make sure to open blinds or curtains before all showings.

4. Add some fresh color. Painting is an easy and inexpensive way to make an older home look new and is especially important if your current wall color is dark or outdated. Choose a light neutral color like a warm grey or light beige and use the same color throughout the house. If your home tends to be dark, this will help brighten it up.

5. Let storage spaces speak for themselves. Many sellers make the mistake of waiting until they have a contract to start cleaning out closets. Cleaning out clutter is part of getting ready to show, not just getting ready to move. You want buyers to perceive that there is ample storage in the home, and this doesn’t work if every drawer, cabinet, and closet is stuffed to the gills.

6. Eliminate distractions. Streamline your decorating so your buyers see the house and not your personal belongings. Go ahead and pack up collectibles and family photos and keep decorative touches to the minimum. Too many plants, magazines, or toys distract the buyers from seeing the home as their own.

7. Entice them with outdoor space. The back yard shouldn’t be an empty space of infinite possibility, nor should it be a storage area for neglected toys. Get rid of any eyesores you’ve been avoiding dealing with, spruce up your landscaping, repair irrigation or pool issues, and create an entertaining space with a patio set, or a backyard oasis with some potted plants and a hammock.

8. Make it easy for them. Taking care of minor repairs is another step you can take to help buyers see your home as an easy and comfortable move. You want them to be mentally arranging their furniture as they walk through, not making a list of nicked woodwork, torn window screens, and leaky faucets. The less work involved, the easier it is to fall in love

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I have sold a property at 50 Gateway Road in Clayton Park.
This classic Clayton Park split-entry has been in the family since 1965 - a powerful testament to the appeal of this home! Located in the heart of Clayton Park, close to all amenities and a short commute to downtown, this property features a private backyard with beautiful fruit trees, plenty of perennials, a custom water feature, and new patio deck. The main living area features: a large living room with wood-burning fireplace and custom mahogany mantle; adjacent dining room with large window overlooking the backyard; a bright white kitchen with convenient breakfast bar; 3 spacious bedrooms; and a renovated 4-piece main bath with air tub, vaulted ceiling and and large skylight. The lower level offers: a large family/media room with custom built-in desk, plenty of shelving, and custom media centre; a large 4th bedroom with 3-piece en-suite featuring a custom tiled shower; a laundry/mud room with access to the backyard; and a large workshop - a woodworker's dream! This home has been well-maintained and thoughtfully updated: the workshop renovation was done so as to be easily converted back to it's original state as a single-car garage; the patio-level deck incorporates additional footings, allowing for the addition of a second storey deck off the dining room; and a new furnace in 2020.
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I have listed a new property at 50 Gateway Road in Clayton Park.
This classic Clayton Park split-entry has been in the family since 1965 - a powerful testament to the appeal of this home! Located in the heart of Clayton Park, close to all amenities and a short commute to downtown, this property features a private backyard with beautiful fruit trees, plenty of perennials, a custom water feature, and new patio deck. The main living area features: a large living room with wood-burning fireplace and custom mahogany mantle; adjacent dining room with large window overlooking the backyard; a bright white kitchen with convenient breakfast bar; 3 spacious bedrooms; and a renovated 4-piece main bath with air tub, vaulted ceiling and and large skylight. The lower level offers: a large family/media room with custom built-in desk, plenty of shelving, and custom media centre; a large 4th bedroom with 3-piece en-suite featuring a custom tiled shower; a laundry/mud room with access to the backyard; and a large workshop - a woodworker's dream! This home has been well-maintained and thoughtfully updated: the workshop renovation was done so as to be easily converted back to it's original state as a single-car garage; the patio-level deck incorporates additional footings, allowing for the addition of a second storey deck off the dining room; and a new furnace in 2020.
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I have listed a new property at 1788 Oxford Street in Halifax.
Rarely does a spectacular home like this come to market! Over 3400+ square ft. of living space, two garages, double driveways and parking for 4 all with a prime South End location! As an added bonus there is a main floor, self-contained 1-bedroom apartment, perfect as an in-law suite or Airbnb. The interior was "taken down to the stud" in 2015 and totally renovated to include new wiring, plumbing, insulation, a hot roof, new natural gas boiler, HRV, and central vac. The result is a bright and airy layout with all the right modern touches. The main floor offers a large open-concept living/dining area with natural gas fireplace; an innovative "chef's" kitchen with rich cabinetry, stunning granite countertops, dual Bosch built-in ovens - including a speed oven! Induction cooktop, and stainless-steel backsplash; a cozy den for those quiet movie nights; and a 3-piece bath. Upstairs are 3 bedrooms, including an amazing master with 4-piece en-suite, dressing room, and private deck. The third level boasts a large multi-purpose room with skylights, and adjacent 2-piece bath, offering endless possibilities. The lower level provides a laundry room, additional space for a home gym, and plenty of storage.
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I have sold a property at 1 Sandstone Avenue in Fall River.
Looking for low-maintenance country living? This 3-bedroom bungalow in Fall River has plenty to offer – morning coffee on the front porch, outdoor entertaining on the large patio with salt-water inground pool, plenty of play space for family and pets in the large yard with perennial gardens. The heart of this home is the newly-renovated open-concept kitchen, with quartz counter tops, a spacious prep island, peninsula with bar seating, and stainless-steel appliances (included). Adjacent is the family room, with upgraded crown moldings, wood-burning insert, and patio door to the backyard oasis. A formal dining room provides plenty of space for family get-togethers. Down the hall are three bedrooms, including the master with walk-out patio, walk-in closet, and an amazing en-suite with glass and tile shower, soaker tub, and double-sink vanity. Rounding out the home is the main bath, laundry room, and storage room. Energy efficient in-floor, hot water heating. New roof 2020, New pool liner and pump 2018, Hot water tank 2018, air exchange 2018, kitchen renovation 2014. New roof 2020, new living room and hall flooring 2020, new pool liner and pump 2018, hot water tank 2018, HRV 2018, kitchen renovation 2014. Note: listing agent is related to the sellers.
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I have listed a new property at 1 Sandstone Avenue in Fall River.
Looking for low-maintenance country living? This 3-bedroom bungalow in Fall River has plenty to offer – morning coffee on the front porch, outdoor entertaining on the large patio with salt-water inground pool, plenty of play space for family and pets in the large yard with perennial gardens. The heart of this home is the newly-renovated open-concept kitchen, with quartz counter tops, a spacious prep island, peninsula with bar seating, and stainless-steel appliances (included). Adjacent is the family room, with upgraded crown moldings, wood-burning insert, and patio door to the backyard oasis. A formal dining room provides plenty of space for family get-togethers. Down the hall are three bedrooms, including the master with walk-out patio, walk-in closet, and an amazing en-suite with glass and tile shower, soaker tub, and double-sink vanity. Rounding out the home is the main bath, laundry room, and storage room. Energy efficient in-floor, hot water heating. New roof 2020, New pool liner and pump 2018, Hot water tank 2018, air exchange 2018, kitchen renovation 2014. New roof 2020, new living room and hall flooring 2020, new pool liner and pump 2018, hot water tank 2018, HRV 2018, kitchen renovation 2014. Note: listing agent is related to the sellers.
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I have sold a property at 172 Old Sambro Road in Halifax.
Welcome to 172 Old Sambro Road, a spacious split-entry duplex perfect as an investment property or owner-occupied with subsidized mortgage! The 3-bedroom main unit occupies the entire upper floor, with an additional rec. room and secondary bath downstairs; the charming 2-bedroom unit on the lower level boasts a large living room and separate laundry facility. In-floor, electric radiant heat throughout both units, two separate driveways for plenty of parking, separate meters, fresh paint, and new roof shingles (1 1/2 years old). An added bonus is the large, free-standing garage with electrical service (on its own meter), currently being rented separately - additional rental income!
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I have listed a new property at 172 Old Sambro Road in Halifax.
Welcome to 172 Old Sambro Road. This spacious duplex features a large, open three-bedroom home with in-floor electric radiant hea. This unit is a split entry with secondary bath and den on the lower level providing ample space and a great living environment. The lower level second unit is a charming two-bedroom with a large living room and separate laundry allowing for privacy and full separation. This unit also enjoys in-floor electric radiant heat. The property has two separate driveways allowing for ample parking and easy access to and from the home. A great investment opportunity, or an excellent choice for a family looking to subsidize mortgage costs. The home has a large garage with electricity, currently being rented for 100 dollars a month. Much lower than fair market. There are three separate meters. The home is freshly painted and the roof shingles are one and a half years of age.
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I have listed a new property at 172 Old Sambro Road in Halifax.
Welcome to 172 Old Sambro Road. This spacious duplex features a large, open three-bedroom home with in-floor electric radiant hea. This unit is a split entry with secondary bath and den on the lower level providing ample space and a great living environment. The lower level second unit is a charming two-bedroom with a large living room and separate laundry allowing for privacy and full separation. This unit also enjoys in-floor electric radiant heat. The property has two separate driveways allowing for ample parking and easy access to and from the home. A great investment opportunity, or an excellent choice for a family looking to subsidize mortgage costs. The home has a large garage with electricity, currently being rented for 100 dollars a month. Much lower than fair market. There are three separate meters. The home is freshly painted and the roof shingles are one and a half years of age.
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I have sold a property at 410 79 Bedros Lane in Halifax.
Is penthouse living with panoramic views of Bedford Basin what you're looking for? If so, look no further - this 2-bedroom, 2-bath unit is it! The open-concept floor plan, soaring 11-foot ceilings, elegant hardwood floors, and endless views will impress the moment you enter, and we also have air-conditioning covered with ductless heat pumps. The open kitchen has plenty of cabinetry, beautiful granite counter tops, a custom backsplash, and stainless-steel appliances. The spacious living room has expansive Basin views and an abundance of natural light, and the adjacent sun room (currently used as a dining room) leads to a private balcony. The master offers more amazing views, a walk-in closet, and a 6-piece ensuite. Custom blinds throughout. This is a PET friendly building. Amenities include: in-suite laundry, underground parking, storage, gym facilities, beautiful commons spaces, and affordable condo fees. Hot water baseboard heat, super, and water are included in condo fees.
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I have sold a property at 6126 North Street in Halifax.
Location, location, location! Welcome to 6126 North Street, a property that has stood the test of time with a perfect balance of original charm and modern updates. In the finest Victoria tradition, entry into this home is through a vestibule that opens into a large hallway with the original staircase leading to the second floor. Just off the hallway is the large living room with lots of natural light. Further back, at the rear of this home, lies its heart: a beautiful, open-concept kitchen and dining area with all the modern amenities - updated cabinetry with live-edge wood countertops, a centre island, gas stove, stainless -steel appliances (all included), and new lighting. Yet much of the original charm remains here, including original exposed-wood beams and brick. Upstairs are three large bedrooms and a beautifully-renovated 5-piece main bath with custom walk-in shower, separate soaker tub, double-sink vanity, in-floor heat, heated towel rack, and stackable washer and dryer for convenience. The large, fenced backyard has a new deck (2019) with a hot tub (2020) - the perfect spot for entertaining! Note: The seller is a licensed REALTOR with NSREC.
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I have listed a new property at 410 79 Bedros Lane in Halifax.
Is penthouse living with panoramic views of Bedford Basin what you're looking for? If so, look no further - this 2-bedroom, 2-bath unit is it! The open-concept floor plan, soaring 11-foot ceilings, elegant hardwood floors, and endless views will impress the moment you enter, and we also have air-conditioning covered with ductless heat pumps. The open kitchen has plenty of cabinetry, beautiful granite counter tops, a custom backsplash, and stainless-steel appliances. The spacious living room has expansive Basin views and an abundance of natural light, and the adjacent sun room (currently used as a dining room) leads to a private balcony. The master offers more amazing views, a walk-in closet, and a 6-piece ensuite. Custom blinds throughout. This is a PET friendly building. Amenities include: in-suite laundry, underground parking, storage, gym facilities, beautiful commons spaces, and affordable condo fees. Hot water baseboard heat, super, and water are included in condo fees.
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I have sold a property at 41 Carriageway Court in Bedford.
Looking for your dream home in one of Bedford's most sought-after neighborhoods? Look no further than this executive split-entry on a quiet court in Basinview. This house is situated on a slight rise surrounded by plenty of mature trees and perennials and the front deck offers a unique vantage point to watch your children play basketball or ride their bikes in the court. The main floor offers a large, inviting living room; an adjoining dining room that can easily accommodate those large Sunday dinners; a recently-updated kitchen, with granite countertops, custom backsplash and center island - appliances included! Garden doors lead to a large rear deck and low-maintenance yard with a custom pond complete with fish! It's your own "private oasis". Rounding out the main floor are: three bedrooms, including the master with a walk-in closet and 4-piece en-suite; and the main bath. Downstairs provides plenty of additional living space: a large family room, with wood-burning insert for those cozy winter nights; a separate den / home office; a 3-piece bath with laundry; and the home's 4th bedroom. Notable features of this home include: no carpeting throughout; heat pump (2017) for reduced heating costs and air conditioning on those hot summer days; updates roof shingles (2007), hot water tank (2014), and attic insulation (2017). Seller is currently in the process of installing 3 new windows, to be completed prior to closing.
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I have listed a new property at 6126 North Street in Halifax.
Location, location, location! Welcome to 6126 North Street, a property that has stood the test of time with a perfect balance of original charm and modern updates. In the finest Victoria tradition, entry into this home is through a vestibule that opens into a large hallway with the original staircase leading to the second floor. Just off the hallway is the large living room with lots of natural light. Further back, at the rear of this home, lies its heart: a beautiful, open-concept kitchen and dining area with all the modern amenities - updated cabinetry with live-edge wood countertops, a centre island, gas stove, stainless -steel appliances (all included), and new lighting. Yet much of the original charm remains here, including original exposed-wood beams and brick. Upstairs are three large bedrooms and a beautifully-renovated 5-piece main bath with custom walk-in shower, separate soaker tub, double-sink vanity, in-floor heat, heated towel rack, and stackable washer and dryer for convenience. The large, fenced backyard has a new deck (2019) with a hot tub (2020) - the perfect spot for entertaining! Note: The seller is a licensed REALTOR with NSREC.
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