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New property listed in 2-Halifax South, Halifax-Dartmouth

I have listed a new property at 1034 Bellevue Avenue in Halifax. See details here

Wonderful family home situated in a quiet south end neighborhood. This unassuming gem boasts generously proportioned rooms including a large living room, formal dining room, versatile den or office, and a sunny eat-in kitchen with an adjoining family room with fireplace. Charming entry foyer offers ample closet space, powder room, and there is also a practical side entrance. Upstairs you'll find a spacious primary bedroom, two additional bedrooms and the updated main bath, with soaker tub and a glass shower. Exceptional basement which has been nicely updated featuring a rec room, spacious fourth bedroom, full bath, and an abundance of storage in the laundry/utility room. Great option for extended family, nanny or the student in your family. Large deck off the family room overlooks the large 8661 sq ft lot, room for pets, kids & the family gardener. Just a short walk to hospitals, universities, public & private schools, this home is the ideal blend of comfort, charm and convenience; the quintessential family home you've been searching for.

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I have sold a property at 20 Richards Drive in Dartmouth

I have sold a property at 20 Richards Drive in Dartmouth. See details here

The one you’ve been waiting for! Impeccably preserved mid-century modern home in sought-after Crichton Park. Charming 4-level side-split features original hardwood floors throughout with that classic mid-century feel of clean lines and open space. The main living area is bright and spacious with a large picture window, classic wood built-ins, a natural gas fireplace, and open to the dining room. The eat-in kitchen is charming and functional, offering a canvas for the new owners' creative touch. The upper level houses 3 spacious bedrooms - all with ample storage, and the family bath is also in original condition. The functional entry level has an office/den, powder room, and access to the front and back yards and garage. The lower level features a retro rec room and a large utility/laundry area. Private flat yard in the back. This home has been maintained with the utmost care. Updates include a natural gas furnace, most windows, and roof. Just steps from elementary school and close to parks, lakes, shopping, & downtown Dartmouth. This is a home you could envision your family in forever.

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New property listed in 4-Halifax West, Halifax-Dartmouth

I have listed a new property at 2565 Poplar Street in Halifax. See details here

Welcome to this delightful family home & garden nestled in the heart of Halifax’s vibrant West End. Walking distance to many amenities, it’s also located within the Tupper School district, which makes it ideal for a family with young children. 2565 Poplar St. underwent a significant renovation including a new foundation and addition, which makes for a modern home with some classic charm. Bright, open concept main floor features large rooms – living, dining and kitchen, where there is room to host a crowd. The 2nd level has 4 bedrooms, a full bath, and an office. The basement hardly feels like it – with high ceilings, a large recroom/theatre/gym, a laundry room, 2nd full bath and large utility room. Outside is a large front garden space with room for games, a wired & heated shed, and a deck for morning coffee and BBQ’s. Practical updates like heat pumps, keep you cool in the summer and high efficiency wood burning fireplace heats a good portion of the home in the cooler months. Classic charm, modern appeal, this home is waiting to welcome the next generation.

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New property listed in 13-Crichton Park, Albro Lake, Halifax-Dartmouth

I have listed a new property at 20 Richards Drive in Dartmouth. See details here

The one you’ve been waiting for! Impeccably preserved mid-century modern home in sought-after Crichton Park. Charming 4-level side-split features original hardwood floors throughout with that classic mid-century feel of clean lines and open space. The main living area is bright and spacious with a large picture window, classic wood built-ins, a natural gas fireplace, and open to the dining room. The eat-in kitchen is charming and functional, offering a canvas for the new owners' creative touch. The upper level houses 3 spacious bedrooms - all with ample storage, and the family bath is also in original condition. The functional entry level has an office/den, powder room, and access to the front and back yards and garage. The lower level features a retro rec room and a large utility/laundry area. Private flat yard in the back. This home has been maintained with the utmost care. Updates include a natural gas furnace, most windows, and roof. Just steps from elementary school and close to parks, lakes, shopping, & downtown Dartmouth. This is a home you could envision your family in forever.

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New property listed in 31-Lawrencetown, Lake Echo, Port, Halifax-Dartmouth

I have listed a new property at 1682 7 Highway in East Preston. See details here

Welcome 1682 Highway 7, a spacious 3 bed 2 bath home with large attached garage and situated on a beautiful 1+ acre lot. Main level features large foyer, eat in kitchen, spacious living room and 3 piece bath. Upstairs is a huge primary suite, 2 other large bedrooms, the main bath and large landing space which could be used as a den, office, playroom or gym. Large back deck overlooking your private yard. Newer roof & 2 heat pumps look after some big ticket items. Bring your ideas to freshen up this space and make it your own. A great opportunity for those wanting to do a bit of work, but with great reward. Built in garage - ideal as a workshop or parking for your vehicles.Check out your options in this Rural Settlement Zone - many opportunites with this zoning. Located just off of Hwy 107, this location is just minutes to Dartmouth shopping, elementary, middle and high schools as well as, lakes, trails and ocean beaches.

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I have sold a property at 1403 5959 Spring Garden Road in Halifax

I have sold a property at 1403 5959 Spring Garden Road in Halifax. See details here

Spectacular views from this updated 2-bedroom condo in a secure building in the South End of Halifax. Functional, modern kitchen overlooks the living and dining rooms. The terrace was converted to indoor space, use as an office, workout area, or flex space. The rooms are expansive and lined with cool parquet flooring. The bedrooms are large with ample closets, and the bathroom has been updated with large glass shower stall, new vanity and tile floors. "Popcorn" ceiling removed throughout, which makes the space feel bright, modern and fresh. Walking distance to hospitals, Dalhousie, SMU, Downtown Halifax, the Spring Garden Road shopping district and the Halifax Library. Condo fees include 24-hr concierge service, hot water, building maintenance, reserve fund contribution, building maintenance, heated outdoor pool & courtyard.

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New property listed in 2-Halifax South, Halifax-Dartmouth

I have listed a new property at 1403 5959 Spring Garden Road in Halifax. See details here

Spectacular views from this updated 2-bedroom condo in a secure building in the South End of Halifax. Functional, modern kitchen overlooks the living and dining rooms. The terrace was converted to indoor space, use as an office, workout area, or flex space. The rooms are expansive and lined with cool parquet flooring. The bedrooms are large with ample closets, and the bathroom has been updated with large glass shower stall, new vanity and tile floors. "Popcorn" ceiling removed throughout, which makes the space feel bright, modern and fresh. Walking distance to hospitals, Dalhousie, SMU, Downtown Halifax, the Spring Garden Road shopping district and the Halifax Library. Condo fees include 24-hr concierge service, hot water, building maintenance, reserve fund contribution, building maintenance, heated outdoor pool & courtyard.

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New property listed in 4-Halifax West, Halifax-Dartmouth

I have listed a new property at 2565 Poplar Street in Halifax. See details here

Welcome to this delightful family home & garden nestled in the heart of Halifax’s vibrant West End. Walking distance to many amenities, it’s also located within the Tupper School district, which makes it ideal for a family with young children. 2565 Poplar St. underwent a significant renovation including a new foundation and addition, which makes for a modern home with some classic charm. Bright, open concept main floor features large rooms – living, dining and kitchen, where there is room to host a crowd. The 2nd level has 4 bedrooms, a full bath, and an office. The basement hardly feels like it – with high ceilings, a large recroom/theatre/gym, a laundry room, 2nd full bath and large utility room. Outside is a large front garden space with room for games, a wired & heated shed, and a deck for morning coffee and BBQ’s. Practical updates like heat pumps, keep you cool in the summer and high efficiency wood burning fireplace heats a good portion of the home in the cooler months. Classic charm, modern appeal, this home is waiting to welcome the next generation.

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I have sold a property at 1036 Marlborough Avenue in Halifax

I have sold a property at 1036 Marlborough Avenue in Halifax. See details here

Welcome to this charming, well-cared for home in a prime South End location. Set on a quiet street, the western exposure provides great light throughout the home. Many original features including hardwood floors, woodwork and French doors. Main floor with generous living room has a wood-burning fireplace, a den/office, and a spacious kitchen with eat-in dining area and door to back garden. Upstairs there are 3 good-sized bedrooms, all with ample storage and original bath in excellent condition. The lower level offers an oversized bedroom or rec room plus a full bath, utility and laundry room. Detached garage could suit a variety of uses. Wonderful curb appeal and west facing backyard, perfect for those who love to garden or for children to play. Marlborough Avenue is an easy walk to all hospitals, universities, public and private schools, downtown, and Point Pleasant Park. This home is the perfect place to create lifelong memories. Don't miss your chance to make this house your dream home!

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I have sold a property at 1 Maclean Road in Head Of St. Margarets Bay

I have sold a property at 1 Maclean Road in Head Of St. Margarets Bay. See details here

A wonderful building lot at the Head of St. Margaret's Bay awaits your imagination. Nicely treed, private, sloping lot with frontage on St. Margaret's Bay Rd. Views over beautiful St. Margaret’s Bay & Schooner Cove. Minutes to the amenities of Tantallon; shopping, schools, services, and St. Margaret’s Bay Community Centre (hockey, skating, pool etc). Bordering the Rails to Trails in the back, which runs from Halifax south to Lunenburg and is used for hiking, cycling, dog walking, horseback riding and 4 wheeling. Access exit 5A for south shore, many beaches within 5-10 minutes, public wharf at Boutiliers Point and good marinas close by. A great opportunity to build you dream home on a private untouched lot. Older driveway in place and approved by Dept of Transportation. Lot is awaiting lot approval and will be approximately .8 acre. MU-2 zoning allows for variety uses. One of a kind seaside community to live, work and play in!

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Often Buyers ask: Why isn't that house sold?

One question that buyers often ask me when we first meet, notably, in today's busy market is: Why hasn't that house sold?  Let's look at some of the most common reasons why a house may not be selling and what you, as a buyer can do to take advantage of these situations.

  1. Overpriced

One of the main reasons a house may not be selling is that it is overpriced. Sellers may have unrealistic expectations about what their home is worth, leading them to set an asking price that is significantly higher than the market value. This can be a turnoff for potential buyers who are looking for a fair deal. However, this situation can also be an opportunity for a buyer to negotiate on a house price rather than compete with other buyers and pay over asking. Work with your Realtor to make an offer at fair market value and see if you can negotiate that price down. 

  1. Condition

Another reason why a house may not be selling is that it is in less than ideal condition. This could mean that it needs significant repairs or updates that the seller is unwilling or unable to make. Again, this can be a turnoff for many potential buyers who are looking for a move-in ready home. However, if you're willing to invest some time and money into fixing up the property, you could get a great deal on a home that would otherwise be out of your price range. Just be sure to do your research and get estimates for any repairs or updates before making an offer.

  1. Location

Sometimes a home's location can be a dealbreaker for buyers. It could be in a less desirable neighborhood, or it could be situated near a busy road or other sources of noise pollution. While these factors may make the property less attractive to some buyers, they may not bother you as much. If you're willing to overlook the location of the home, you could potentially get a great deal on a property that is otherwise in good condition and meets your needs.

  1. Poor marketing

Finally, a house may not be selling because it is not being marketed effectively. This could mean that the seller is not using high-quality photos or descriptions in their listing, or that they are not promoting the property effectively through social media or other channels. You can work with your real estate agent to find these hidden gems and make an offer that reflects the property's true value.

As a buyer, these situations can present an opportunity.  Look beyond the days on market and see how you can make that work to your advantage.  Work with a knowledgeable real estate agent and do  your due diligence. Again always take into considation the cost of  repairs, and weigh the pros and cons of the home's location before making a final decision. With the right approach, you could be on your way to owning your dream home at a price you can afford.

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