Welcome to The Village at Fisherman's Cove, a friendly, well thought out community located just steps away from McCormack's Beach and boardwalk, and scenic Fisherman's Cove with restaurants, shops, fresh off the boat seafood and the Hartlen Point Forces Golf Club is just a few kms up the road. This 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath detached home is flooded with natural light and offers stunning sunset views and ocean breezes from the rear deck. The main level has open concept layout with beautiful hardwood floors, large living room and dining room. The spacious eat-in kitchen also has breakfast bar, great storage and a pantry. Large primary bedroom is also located on this level and includes 5 piece ensuite, walk-in closet and laundry just outside the door. The lower level features a bright office/den, rec room, 2nd bedroom, and the 2nd full bathroom. 226 Sailors Trail has been nicely maintained and has a recently installed heat pump/AC. A well-managed condo with great amenities including a private club house, outdoor heated pool, and a guest suite! Enjoy having your own home with the convenience of condo living! MLS#202223671

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1002 1445 South Park St. The Trillium Condo For Sale

Listing Price $659,900

MLS#202222482 

This stunning 2-bedroom condo in The Trillium is a must see. Featuring a modern open concept living and dining room layout with floor-to-ceiling windows featuring gorgeous west facing views over Victoria Park. Stunning in the evening and ideal for entertaining. Both bedrooms are spacious with the primary offering a walk-in closet and 5-piece ensuite. Quality finishes including granite counters throughout the kitchen and bathrooms, hardwood floors, crown moldings and cove ceilings. This one owner unit comes with its own assigned parking and storage spaces. The Trillium offers exceptional 24-hour concierge services, outdoor terraces with pool and hot tub, guest suite, gym, social room, and secure underground parking. Step out on to South Park St. and walk to the shops of Spring Garden Rd., the Public Gardens, growing number of restaurants, theatres, the hospitals, universities. Don't miss out on this sought after layout and location.

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Getting a house ready to sell can take several weeksof preparation.

Organizing and staging can be a daunting task for some.

For a FALL selling timeframe, NOW is the time to be consulting with your Realtor to begin the work!

Reach out to me for your first consult, let's get your home ready to sell! 

lizm@domus.ns.ca 902-219-0316 or dm me on social. 

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In Nova Scotia, when we refer to the "Firm Date", we are referring to the date when all of the Buyers Conditions have been satisfied, they have signed their Buyer Waiver and now officially committed to completing the purchase of the property.

This is the day when we hang the SOLD sign on the property.

Barring any issues with title, the sale will close on the date set out in the contract.

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Words Matter!

"Master bedroom" has been used since the 1920s when it was featured in a Sears home catalog. The word is intended for the master of the house or the owner of the home.Realtor groups are collectively moving away from the term "master", which can be perceived as racist and/or sexist,and now refer to the largest bedroom and bathroom as the“Primary”.I am always open to learning and improving. Using updated words and terms promotes inclusion and shows respect for all. Realtors use the word primary instead of master when referring to the largest bedroom/bathroom in a home. It’s simple. #wordsmatter #termtuesday #elevate #continuousimprovement #inclusive #realestateterms

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507 - 40 Regency Park, a sought-after condo building in a most convenient location. Beautiful sunsets from the west facing balcony, the large windows provide great sunlight year round. Modern functional floorplan with large living, dining and kitchen area, easily customized to your lifestyle. Light hardwood floors throughout the main living spaces with tile in the kitchen and baths. Oversized primary bedroom has a large walk through closet and 4 piece en-suite. Good size 2nd bedroom and another full bathroom. In suite laundry and great storage closet. All the amenities you could want - heated underground parking, inground pool, storage unit, car wash, gym, common room, guest suite, on site super, and a very healthy reserve fund. Easy access to the highway, Bayers Lake with the new health centre being built, Canada Games Centre, Keshen Goodman Library and so much more. MLS#202211467
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5 Costs Associated with Buying a Home in Nova Scotia - Over and Above the Down Payment



Costs associated with buying a home can vary greatly within Canada, so let’s take a closer look at what it expenses you will incur, over and above the purchase price and down payment when you buy a home in Nova Scotia.


1.  Deed Transfer Tax Nova Scotia


The number one fee that’s going to cost you, that you are likely unaware of and need to budget for is the Deed Transfer Tax. This tax is based on the purchase price of the property and varies throughout Nova Scotia, with the lowest being 0 and the highest being 1.5%. The rate varies by municipality, so when calculating this number, you’ll want to check which municipality you’re “shopping” in. Halifax Regional Municipality has a rate of 1.4%. With some of the highest price homes in the Nova Scotia, this can be quite a substantial number.  You will have to pay this tax on closing, and it will be due to your lawyer as part of the closing costs. As of February 28, 2022 the average home price in Halifax Regional Municipality was $576,986, which would incur a deed transfer tax of approximately $8655. Not a small amount for any buyer!

2.   Inspections


Inspections can also be quite costly, both in urban and rural settings.  In recent months, we have started to see offers and purchases without the condition (or contingency) of home inspections.  For the most part, they are still quite common and often more than just a traditional home inspection is required. Some buyers who forego the home inspection may have one completed after they close so that they have a greater understanding of the working of the home and what updates or upgrades may need to be completed down the road. Some clients like to have the inspection booklet as a reference for future planning.


Traditional Home Inspection – can cost anywhere from around $400 - $800 depending on who you hire. These typically cover the exterior and interior of the home.


If you’re buying a home in a city or town on municipal services, you may want to budget for a Sewer Line Video Inspection to check the conditions of the sewer line from the house to the city or town main line. Depending on the age and location of the property, these lines can be old cast iron, or laminated paper product referred to as “no-corrode”, and could be failing due to age, tree roots or other unknown damage. These can be costly to repair or replace. Cost depends on the location of the line, what is over it, and how easy or difficult it is to access. A sewer line scope can be completed by most plumbers and will cost around $350 +/-. You can be on site for this inspection, and most will provide you with a video of the inspection for your files.


If you are buying a rural property, you will want to budget for Water Testing (quality) and if the well is drilled, you may also want to test for quantity. A Well Recovery Test will let you know how quickly the well recovers water after large usage. It will also provide you with valuable information on the depth of your well. Water quality testing can run from $75+ dependant  on what you are testing for, and the Well Recovery Test can cost $300+/-.


Another major inspection most buyers will want to complete is on the property’s Septic System. This inspection will test the pipes and  flow from the house, out to the septic tank and then into the septic field. It can pinpoint problems with the plumbing lines, septic tank and septic field. These can be costly to fix, so this is not an inspection I’d advise anyone to skip. A septic inspection will cost $350+. A video of the inspection will usually be recorded for your files.


The last inspection that used to be more commonly completed during the “conditional” time frame is a Radon Gas test. Radon is a radioactive gas that occurs naturally when the uranium in soil and rock breaks down. It is invisible, odourless and tasteless. When radon is released from the ground into the outdoor air, it is diluted and is not a concern. However, in enclosed spaces like homes, it can accumulate to high levels. Exposure to high levels of radon in indoor air results in an increased risk of developing lung cancer. The risk of cancer depends on the level of radon and how long a person is exposed to those levels. A short term (72 hour) test can be done to gauge if high levels exist, but Health Canada recommends a long term (90 day) test for most homeowners now. This should be completed once you take possession of your home. If there is Radon in the house, mitigation can be completed, and a simple system can start around $1750. Basements with a mix of stone and concrete, may require more complex systems and therefore be more expensive to remediate.


3.  Lawyers Fees


Lawyers’ fees will vary based on the level of service and expertise. I recommend budgeting at least ...

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Halifax, along with most of Nova Scotia continues to see increases in average prices in home sales through the end of February 2022. The average price for a home in HRM (Halifax Regional Municipality – which stretches from Hubbards to Ecum Secum) is now $576,986, which is an increase of 30.4% over the same time period last year. This includes detached, semi-detached and condominiums.

HRM remains the most expensive area in Nova Scotia, with Cape Breton Region coming in as the most affordable with an average price of $214,828, an increase of 36.3% over last year at the same time.

The number of new listings and active listings continues to drop throughout the province, with less than one month of inventory in the Halifax Region. The South Shore Region which includes notable towns such as Chester, Mahone Bay and Lunenburg has approximately 2.6 moths worth of inventory.

Sales numbers in units increased in areas with the most inventory including the Highland Region and Cape Breton.

Please reach out if you have specific questions about your area or are interested in knowing how much your home could sell for in today’s market. I’m always happy to provide a CMA (Comparative Market Analysis) for your property.

All data drawn from MLS reports through NSAR.

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Enter the inviting private enclave of the Lindola townhomes through the brick columns on Ivanhoe Street. These stately brick homes feature a traditional charm and elegant design that will make you feel instantly at home. On your left is 954 Lindola Place, and just down around the cobblestone circle, a is your single car garage. Bright and spacious, this 3-level townhome condo has undergone many updates in the last 2 years: all new windows, new bathrooms, fully refinished lower level, updated lighting, and a new back deck. The main floor has high ceilings, a wood-burning fireplace for cozy winter evenings, and a good flow throughout. The second level features a large master bedroom with a luxurious ensuite featuring a custom shower and heated floors. A large 2nd bedroom and renovated main bath complete this level. The 3rd floor has a cozy family room with 2 new skylights and a large 3rd bedroom. Use your imagination for the lower level: laundry is in place and there is lots of additional space to use as a gym, office, rec room or hobby space. 954 enjoys a 2nd assigned parking space near the entrance. Enjoy the privacy and security of the laneway and the benefit of the condo corporation looking after the exterior maintenance including gardening and snow removal.
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Nicely updated 2-bedroom condo in a quiet low-rise building in South End Halifax. This unit features modern, light, engineered hardwood floors and oversized windows throughout. The updated open-concept kitchen has loads of storage with a fabulous soapstone island. Large, bright living space with built-in shelving, dining space, and a balcony. 2 good-sized bedrooms - separated by locking French doors. The primary was made larger by removing the closet, the second bedroom was then used as a walk-in closet/den space. Bathroom updated including large custom glass shower. This condo offers flexible living space to suit many needs. Solid building with good management and ongoing upgrades. Ideal location, walk to SMU, Dalhousie, hospitals, Point Pleasant Park, the Halifax Waterfront, and all the amenities. Condo fees include your heat, hot water & building maintenance. Laundry is available in the building. This location just can't be beaten! Check the link for iguide tour and floor plans. Rental parking is available for $60.00 per month.
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Pride of ownership is evident in this nicely maintained Elmsdale home. Freshly painted and awaiting its new owner, this 3-bedroom, 2-bath home features vaulted ceilings, large windows and a skylight in the eat-in kitchen making for a bright and spacious feel. Generous living room, office/den space (could easily be used as a bedroom) and powder room complete the main level. Lower level large primary bedroom with walk-in closet, 2 additional good-sized bedrooms, full bath and the laundry. New tile being installed in the entryway and powder room prior to closing. Still lots of time to enjoy your new deck (2020) just off the kitchen and great yard, ideal for play space and gardening. Paved driveway with room for several vehicles. Electric baseboard heating, NS Power approximately $260/month. Roof approximately 5 years old. Hot water tank approximately 4 years. **Some photos are "Virtually Staged to show possible furniture placement. Check out the iGuide tour for floor plans and 3D tour.
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104 Colville Lane - Sold

Known for its stunning sunrises and warm water, the Amherst Shore is home to this unique property, owned by the family of internationally renowned Canadian artist Alex Colville. Mr. Colville built the 1.5 story cabin himself in the 1960’s and he used it as an occasional camp over years. This .9-acre property features oceanfront on the Northumberland Strait with distant views of Prince Edward Island. This view was perhaps an inspiration for his best-known work, To Prince Edward Island, painted in 1965. A wash house/shed was added to the property in 1984. Tucked in off the road, this property offers privacy and a true escape from the “busy-ness” of modern-day life. Enough room to build a larger cottage and landscape the property to suit your needs. A wonderful opportunity to own a piece of Canadian history.
#alexcolville #amherstshore #novascotia #forsale #toprinceedwardisland #rusticcabin #canadianartist #mountallisonuniversity
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Building Lot for Sale Lot B 293 Hillside Drive, Boutiliers Point, Nova Scotia
 
St. Margaret's Bay is known for its world-class sailing waters, friendly communities, great access to amenities, all while being among some of the most beautiful scenery, bike trails and ocean waters in the province. Gorgeous south/south-west facing 1 acre + lot with views over St. Margaret's Bay. Power is in and the lot is partially cleared - have your dream home built on this lot which has good elevation and will feature stunning sunrises and sunsets. The St. Margaret's Rails to Trails runs right in front of the lot, with a good buffer between the lot and the trail Previously approved for septic and dug well is in place, though new owner likely want to add drilled well.
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Ready for condo life, but not ready to give up your outdoor space? This 6th-floor residence in the Pavilion features its own incredible 840 square foot terrace overlooking the historic Halifax Public Gardens. Offering 2 bedrooms, den, 2.5 baths, in-suite laundry, 2 parking & storage spaces and 24-hour concierge service, natural gas heating & cooling. Well-appointed with high-end finishes including polished marble tiling throughout, upgraded Thermador appliances, stone countertops, natural gas cooktop and fireplace, and fitted blinds on all windows. This contemporary open-concept living space is awash in light. The primary bedroom features double closets and an impressive ensuite with a soaker tub, glass shower, built-in shelving, and underlit cabinetry. The second bedroom also has marble-clad ensuite with a glass shower. The terrace is a true showstopper extending your living space outdoors through the spring, summer, and fall. Enough space for gardening, lounging & entertaining. From this ideal location at the gates of the Public Gardens you can walk to all amenities, the new YMCA is at your doorstep, and the rest of downtown just around the corner. Condo living has never looked so good!
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Located in the heart of wine country, this 45-acre (2 PID#s) property has views of Annapolis Valley and the Minas Basin. A wonderful building site, the land rises to an elevation considerably higher than the road. The front portion is West Brooklyn Road with 500 ft. of road frontage and a driveway ready for you to start building a dream home. A woodland trail on the perimeter of the property allows for daily walks leading to the pond used for skating in winter. The rear parcel backs on to some of the best ATV trails in the valley! Neighboring towns are Avonport, Hantsport, Wolfville, and Windsor with a 2-minute drive to access the 101 Highway and only an hour from Halifax! Well, and septic approvals will need to be done by the buyer.
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This Brian MacKay-Lyons designed home offers 4400 sq ft of finished living space and is just steps from Point Pleasant Park. True to MacKay-Lyons’ esthetic, the design lends itself to the deep lot and creates a functional, fully-accessible living space. Built by Faisal Forhart of Special Projects Ltd., with the highest quality materials and keen attention to detail for a fine execution of the design. Cathedral ceilings and wall to wall windows create a seamless flow from interior to exterior, providing an abundance of natural light throughout. Featuring a gallery-like living room and an expansive open concept kitchen, dining, and family space, all overlooking the grand courtyard which is equally as functional day to evening. All 3 bedrooms have their own ensuite, with one being quite private and separate from the others. The accessible lower level is set up with a billiards table, theatre space, office area, and laundry. Efficient in-floor heating, 2 fireplaces, and heat pumps provide additional heating and cooling. A truly unique pairing; the charm of historical Young Avenue combined with the stunning detail of a modern, one-of-a-kind home offering one level living and great entertaining space inside and out.
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Stunning oceanfront property for sale on Nova Scotia’s Eastern Shoreline. 9.8 acres of land with 980' of bold oceanfront on Sober Island. This west-facing property is well tucked away, offering privacy and seclusion, yet is just minutes from the community of Sheet Harbour and is accessible year-round. A solid 1700+ sq ft., 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home features an upper level great room with vaulted ceilings and floor to ceiling windows for captivating views as far as the eyes can see. The house is surrounded by trees and has walking paths to both beaches and a beachfront firepit area, and sunsets for days. Detached single garage, wood shed and detached garage at entrance all with metal roofs. 2 wood stoves and heat pumps on all levels. Swim, kayak, sail, escape to Sober Island. Please view the drone video on YouTube and the iGuide 3D tour through the listing links.
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This Brian MacKay-Lyons designed home offers 4400 sq ft of finished living space and is just steps from Point Pleasant Park. True to MacKay-Lyons’ esthetic, the design lends itself to the deep lot and creates a functional, fully-accessible living space. Built by Faisal Forhart of Special Projects Ltd., with the highest quality materials and keen attention to detail for a fine execution of the design. Cathedral ceilings and wall to wall windows create a seamless flow from interior to exterior, providing an abundance of natural light throughout. Featuring a gallery-like living room and an expansive open concept kitchen, dining, and family space, all overlooking the grand courtyard which is equally as functional day to evening. All 3 bedrooms have their own ensuite, with one being quite private and separate from the others. The accessible lower level is set up with a billiards table, theatre space, office area, and laundry. Efficient in-floor heating, 2 fireplaces, and heat pumps provide additional heating and cooling. A truly unique pairing; the charm of historical Young Avenue combined with the stunning detail of a modern, one-of-a-kind home offering one level living and great entertaining space inside and out.

https://lizmartin.ca/mylistings.html/listing.202019731-521-young-avenue-halifax-b3h-2v4.92917047

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