Domiciles Desireable Davenport Model in the Radcliffe

 COMING SOON THE WEEK OF MAY 3RD  photos and pictures to follow

Great Urban Condo that is Spacious, Modern

and  is Pet Friendly

Close to everything – it’s a tremendously desirable location, being near the Arboretum and Dow’s Lake., LRT down that street .Little Italy- Carling Ave etc….

 

1220 sq ft plus large terrace on 5th floor of Low rise by Dows Lake and in the thriving West Centertown Hood. Asking $539,900.

Summer nights strolling the streets of Little Italy stopping at the cafes and gelato shops that line the main street you are transformed to a charming European lifestyle

A few minutes walk from your spacious 1220 sq ft Suite in Domiciles Radcliffe thru the rapidly developing area of West Centre town. The apartment has so much to offer, whether it be the oversized “loft style’ windows, the quality  wood floors, the gas fireplace,  the 9.4 high ceilings or the versatile floor plan that allows for either a separate dining room or a den . Two bedroom   suites  with lots of  storage as well as 2 full bathrooms . Designed with bedrooms that provide privacy from the main rooms. The richly appointed kitchen  with eating island overlooks the main living area and open to the terrace.

The private terrace overlooks the town homes and the cityscape. Located at the rear north east corner allows a quiet lifestyle away from noise of traffic.

The den is just to the left of the kitchen  and is an ideal area ( if not needed as a office ) to use as a dining room with a banquet style seating.

While only a few minutes walk to the Dow’s Lake area and parkland . So many choices for a great lifestyle or just enjoy a wonderful no hassle condo lifestyle . Underground parking and bike racks. Grab your bike and go to the Parkdale Market or bike along the Canal to Landsdowne – Its a wonderful life!

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OPPS WE DID IT AGAIN!

WE FOUND ANOTHER GOOD BUY

There are not a lot of homes left that have not been redone and this one has the major items done and leaves you the sexy stuff  like kitchen and bath planning and decorating to do.  Lots of potential and lots of room for growth in value. All the while living in a great “hood”

We have just listed another great opportunity in the Triangle for someone who wants to live in an amazing urban neighborhood that is close to the Canal , downtown, U of O, City hall, the Nac ……

This 2 storey semi- detached  offers good sized rooms with new drywall, wiring, roof, and a  hi e furnace all having recently been done. Now it is up to you to create  the kitchen and bathroom in your own style and taste . Running from Gilmour straight back to Lewis St there is not only good parking but the ability to have a garden.

asking $519,000.00

More info to follow as provided.

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Glebe Grand 3 unit income property

 

A DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH – exceptional space characteristics with loads of  future potential. 

Once a grand single family home this house has been converted though the years
to an income property. owned by the same family for generations and now part of
the estate. A rare Opportunity.

This is an excellent income generating property for an owner live-in or a Profit
making rental in a sought after neighborhood. also a huge money maker thru
airbnb rentals if desired

Last used as an owner live- in the property provides one apartment per floor
with large rooms and lots of parking. On a 50 x 103 lot . Each unit is two
bedrooms, some with a den. High ceilings, wood floors and large rooms
as well as a good basement.

Cosmetic work on kitchen and bathrooms needed but structurally excellent.
Building inspection on file asking $1,095,000.00

This house is a find for the person who knows how to make this property shine. High ceilings, wood floors, large rooms and two lane ways. Estate conditions prevail, Tenants on second and third floor will be leaving so provides an opportunity to do work and place your own tenants.

No interior pictures for protection of privacy of tenants.

 Asking $1,095,000.00-

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Investment Opportunity -Hard to find 3 unit income building

KNOCK KNOCK- Whose there!- Opportunity Is  Knocking.

This huge 3 unit income property on the corner of Hartington Place and Gilmour St is a property that while requiring some further updating, will only increase in value due to its size and location. Good tenants in place.
With renovated 3 unit buildings selling for over 1.3 million in the area- this will be a good investment for either the pure income investor or the owner live in. Each unit is large and brings in an income of over $50,000 presently.
Main floor apartment is 2 levels with a bedroom and bathroom on the 2nd floor. All units spacious and second floor is fully updated as well as the main floor kitchen. flat roof, windows recently done.
No pictures to respect the tenants privacy. Details to follow showings start April 1st. Call now to book a viewing.

Address: 104 Gilmour St. Priced at $839,000.00

 

 

 

 

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NEW EDINBURGH CONDO- 21 DURHAM PRIVATE

1376 sq.ft at $489.000.00 in the lovely New Edinburgh area near the Governor Generals grounds. 

This low rise condo building is hard to beat for space and location. Part of the exclusive Governors Gate development that is surrounded by mature landscaping and a lovely water pond and waterfall feature .

This main floor garden apartment offers 1347 sq.ft of sun filled  well designed living space. It is the Bedford model and sq. ft does not include terrace sq.ft .

The floor plan allows for a huge entrance way that is an ideal desk or library area . The open living room and dining room has walls of windows , door to the front south facing terrace and good sized for entertaining.

The kitchen while older is 12 x 10 with a window and space for a breakfast table.

A huge master suite with a door to the front terrace a walk in closet and double closet as well as a 6 piece bathroom. There is another bedroom with a 3pc bathroom .

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congrats to new owner – sold in the Triangle

Kiss a frog! Sleeping Beauty! but mostly ” Opportunity is Knocking” describes this town home in need of a complete redo.

Part of a Victorian row,  halfway between Elgin  St. and the Canal ,this semi detached home is so much larger than it looks. Good sized rooms that include a large kitchen and 3 bedrooms plus a den .

Being sold “as is” and in need of a complete redo. This is going to be a good buy for the person who wants to renovate to their own style and taste.

Newer windows and possible original pine plank flooring. New water line as well.

Fronts on quiet street and backs onto an even quieter street – halfway between Elgin st and the Canal. Lot 18.70 x 94.87. You could have a garden and still park 2 cars

Priced at $499,900.00

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Part 3 Paint colours and Outdoor spaces

5.Tone it down:

Our personal tastes in décor vary greatly however when photos are taken of a home and you have strong colors on the walls what you see is the colors and not the house or room. Highly recommended is choosing to repaint rooms that are richly or boldly colored (especially main rooms) to a more stylish neutral tone and that is not necessarily white.

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Earthy tones and rich mid tone neutrals create a backdrop that makes the rooms look large and inviting without being stark. Even a deep earthy tone can be lovely as long as there is little else in the room to clash with the colour and a good piece of art work to set off the room.

 6. Outdoor spaces:

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Whether you have a yard or a small balcony you want to create an atmosphere that invites a buyer to enjoy the spaces. Decks should be cleaned and stained, Flower pots placed as accents on patios and decks, grass cut and gardens weeded (you don’t want it to look like it is high maintenance ). Play up small spaces with a café table and chairs ( even a place setting) so a buyer sees that  it is a lovely place to have a coffee or a glass of wine”

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Many times a garden extends the indoor space – if you are selling in the summer have the door open so it is easy to walk right out into the terrace or garden.

An easy fix to privacy issues or to disguise items that are not as visually appealing the use of potted cedars , grasses or trees works wonderfully with out spending a fortune.

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Part 2 Cleaning and Closets

HOW MUCH FUN IS THIS!!

4.Cleaning: This is something that is so important.  Most people do not think it is that much fun to do and I found found they are correct in this. Even though we think our homes are clean using a cleaning company just before you go to market or the photo shoot is worthwhile. Photos and video’s take close-ups of such things as taps and flooring so everything should sparkle. Even if a kitchen or bathroom is dated, if it is clean it makes a huge difference in the eyes of a buyer.

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3.Open those closets and cupboards:  Buyers will look in your closets and pull out built in drawers. Closet space is a big selling point for buyers so show your closets off to full advantage  aim to have around a quarter of the space open for the impression of spaciousness.  Not every one has huge closets or California closets but even a small closet can be made to look spacious and useful.

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Part 1 – all the world is a stage!

ALL THE WORLDS A STAGE: part 1- a  series of 10  points for getting ready to go to market .

‘Staging is preparing a home for sale so the buyer can mentally move in”

“Depersonalizing a home has now become essential to creating a welcoming atmosphere for potential buyers’

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The internet has changed the way people buy and sell homes and that has made how a home shows more important than ever.

First impressions have always been important and now with U-Tube  videos , internet ads, Facebook , social media  and multiple interior photos on web sites a buyer visits your home  before stepping though the front door. The impression that those photos make are very important and that comes down to what is broadly known as staging.

From cleaning to styling, from fluffing to decluttering, to moving furniture to renting furniture, staging can come in many different forms and levels. Professional stagers and real estate agents can provide you with a number of varied services and advice.

Sometimes it can overwhelm a homeowner when starting the process but some simple points can help de stress the process.

I am going to mention only  10 points a few at a time that always have remained true with buyers and sellers through the years.

  1. Curb appeal: this is something you always hear but it is amazing how many of us neglect our front entrance. Buyers may do a drive by, you want a good impression. So, paint or stain the front steps, rail, and porches, paint the front door a colour that accents the home, replace old house numbers and mailbox.  A planter of flowers or seasonal decoration is always nice.  A new doormat is nice, It all says “welcome home” to  a buyer and shows pride of ownership.

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2. Clear away Clutter:  “Remember Less is More”:  Counters, tops of furniture, tables, desktops, closets, bookcases should be purged of anything you no longer want and personal items such as family photos and personal collectables should be put away or stored. You can bring all those things back once the house has sold, the idea of space is important in the eyes of a buyer. Furniture can be rearranged to make rooms look larger and pieces removed, or new ones added.

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Sometimes you may have to rent a storage locker for a while but it is worth it. I know that it is “your taste and style’ however you are trying to appeal to as many potential buyers as possible so a clean palette is important for them to see the house properly with their things.  To be continued….

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Part 5 The Basement and Lighting

Part 5 of a 5 part series about getting your home ready for sale

‘Staging is preparing a home for sale so the buyer can mentally move in”

“Depersonalizing a home has now become essential to creating a welcoming atmosphere for potential buyers’

The internet has changed the way people buy and sell homes and that has made how a home shows more important than ever.

First impressions have always been important and now with U-Tube  videos , internet ads, Facebook , social media   and multiple interior photos on web sites a buyer visits your home  before stepping though the front door. The impression that those photos make are very important and that comes down to what is broadly known as staging.

9. The Basement: Purge, Purge, Purge.1. Get rid of anything you no longer want or use.2. Organize the remaining in one area so that the basement walls and floors are visible. Try to have shelving units to organize the items ( they do not have to be fancy – Ikeas /Rona /Home Depot have lots of good items that are very affordable .3.  Make sure that around the electrical, plumbing stack and furnace is easily accessible and visual. 4. Broom clean /vacuum the floor and also highly recommended is to paint the concrete if the area is not finished. 5. Make sure the stairs are solid and easy to access- handrail a must. 6. Get rid of those spider webs from the ceilings and walls of unfinished parts and clean the top of the furnace and hot water tank.  If you have a finished basement remember that if you are /marketing it as a living space then make sure it shows like the rest of the house. The basement is usually the last place a buyer goes and it leaves a lasting impression. Make it a good one._MG_5085images (8)images (7)

10. Lighting:  1. Take advantage of your windows by having them cleaned and keep the drapes or blinds open. 2. Outdated and broken light fixtures can easily and cheaply be replaced and remaining ones should be dusted and cleaned- including exterior lights. 3. Add lamps and supplementary lighting to dark areas or rooms. 4.Make sure the basement is well lit as well . 5.  For showings  have the blinds and drapes open as well as having the lighting on. 6. Kitchen , bathrooms , basement and main hallways should be lit, it makes a big difference. 7. Table lamps  on for the darker spaces. In the summer of course the lights can make the house warm so  air out the house and have the air conditioning  on to keep it fresh .

You are looking to sell a valuable asset and the time spent on getting your home ”Fit to Sell” is worth it.

Stay tuned for “where’s my stuff “and the Life Box to survive selling your home .

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