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UPCOMING EVENT: Georgetown Craft Beer Festival - September 14, 2019 11 AM - 6 PM

 

Head for the Hills, the Georgetown Craft Beer Festival, is a day of craft beer & cider sampling, gourmet food, and live music in the beautiful countryside. Come on out and enjoy beer & cider from 30+ Ontario Craft Brewers!

Voted the #1 beer festival in Ontario, Head for the Hills is a guaranteed good time rain or shine. Head for the Hills is entirely volunteer-run and benefits local charities. Beer + charity = WIN!

Please join us for our 5th Anniversary!

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The Georgetown Craft Beer Festival is featuring a variety of live musicians to set the mood for a day of beer-tastin’ fun in the sun.

Come out on Saturday September 14th to kick back, listen to tunes, and grab a unique craft beer or cider with friends.


Mountain Lion Trappers

Mountain Lion Trappers are bringing their legendary Rock n’ Roll covers back for the fifth year in a row. This band has been with Head for Hills since the beginning, and the dance party gets bigger every year. Spanning music from 1950s to present day, this seasoned group offers a wide variety of music that is sure to get the Trafalgar Sports Park rocking on Saturday evening. Mountain Lion Trappers will be sure to finish Head for the Hills on a high note!

That Celtic Band

Featuring musicians with a variety of heritages from Ireland, Scotland, England, Newfoundland, and Acadia, That Celtic Band represents a fresh approach to Celtic Music. With an eye on musical composition, this quintet will entertain you with your favourite traditional and modern songs spanning across the Atlantic Ocean; from Ireland and the British Isles through Canada’s East Coast and beyond. Take the time to find out why everyone is ranting about “that band they saw last night”.

Fiddlestix

Fiddlestix showcases a wide variety of music all wrapped around Steve Bowen’s Extreme Electric Violin playing. Ontario’s premier Fiddle Show, Fiddlestix has experienced everything from heralding the arrival of the Olympic Torch in Toronto performing alongside Gord Downie (Tragically Hip), multiple appearances on Toronto’s Breakfast Television and performing for the Canadian and American Ambassadors in South East Asia. Fiddlestix and their high energy show never fails to mesmerize audiences.

The Jake Chisholm Band

Inspired by classic blues, soul and rock n’ roll, Jake Chisholm’s tasteful yet intricate guitar work and songwriting evokes vivid and shameless tales of love, lust, and lessons learned. An in demand session player on the Toronto jazz & blues scene, Chisholm earned a reputation as a talented and respected vocalist/guitar player. There is a sincerity in Chisholm’s music that is immediately identifiable. No fancy bells and whistles here, just a deep and full sound that is a fresh take on blues and adding rock ‘n’ roll elements.

Whether you come for the beer, the food, the music, or the friends, Head for the Hills has got you covered with a full day of entertainment in the beautiful countryside of Georgetown, Ontario. Visit www.headforthehills.ca to buy tickets or learn more.

Raise a glass. Drink some beer. Do some good.

Don't drink and drive

Welcome to 73 Lynden Circle, Georgetown, Ontario

Don’t miss this spacious condo townhome with 3 bedrooms & 2 washrooms backing onto 3 ponds & the Credit River.   Located in Georgetown's quiet & scenic 'River Run' community close to the Go, golf, parks, schools & shopping!

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UPDATES & FEATURES OF THIS HOME

1,458 sqft (as per MPAC)
Built in 1978 l  Garbage/recycling storage closet at front entrance
Storm door (2016)
Ceramic tiles in foyer and lower level entrance (2001)
Painted main and upper levels (2014-2019)
Renovated powder room (2005)
Custom Canac Kitchen with solid surface counters (2000)
Main floor deck / balcony overlooks wooded ravine
Oak hardwood floors in hallway, living room, dining room (2016) & bedroom 3 (1994)
Upgraded baseboards on main floor (2016)
Broadloom on stairs & in family room (2016)
Upper level linen closet
Upgraded light fixtures throughout
Renovated main washroom with soaker tub & cabinet with solid surface counter with integral sink (2013)
Finished lower level with walkout to backyard patio 
Storage under basement stairs l  Back patio with interlocking paver stones (2015)
Backyard common element privacy fences
All above grade windows replaced (1994)
Lower level window (September 2019)
White vinyl sliding doors in living room & family room (September 2019)
5 kilowatt power supply in garage (formerly used for a small hobby ceramics kiln)
Shingles (2015)
 

PRICE INCLUDES 

  All existing electric light fixtures & ceiling fans (remote for fan in master)
All existing window treatments & blinds
Stainless steel GE Profile refrigerator – water line not installed / no ice maker (2013)
Stainless steel GE Profile stove (2013)
Venmar stainless steel ventilation hood
Stainless steel GE Profile built-in dishwasher (2019)
Enercare programmable thermostat
Washroom mirrors & cabinets
Shelves in foyer, living & dining room 
TV brackets in living room & master bedroom
Wall-to-wall wardrobe in master
Wardrobe & whiteboard in bedroom 3 
Valor Gas fireplace (1998)
Kenmore clothes washer & dryer (2012)
Kenmore water softener (2008)
Kenmore chest freezer (1998)
Carrier furnace (2006)
Carrier central air conditioner (2012)
Shelf in garage
2 raised flower beds on back patio


PRICE EXCLUDES 

 Televisions in living room & master bedroom 
Ceramic masks & memo board
 

 RENTAL 

Water heater ~ to be assumed 
 (Rented from Reliance for $51.60 quarterly including tax)

 
    INCLUDED IN MAINTENANCE FEE ($265/month)

Water, Common elements, Building insurance & Parking

 
APPROXIMATE UTILITIES (1 person occupancy)

Gas - $77.00/month (equal billing)
Hydro - $81.15/month (based on the past year)


 POSSESSION

 60 - 90 days TBA 
 

 VIDEO TOUR AND MORE PICTURES 

 www.myvisuallistings.com/vt/284572

 
ASKING PRICE

$515,000

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ...

Susan LougheedBroker (H.B.A, Dip.Ed) 
Lifetime Award of Excellence (2013) & Award of Excellence (2008-2013) 
President's Gold Award (2003-2013) - Top 10% Nationally 
Certified Seniors Real Estate Specialist, Registered Relocation Professional 
Social Marketer & e-Agent 
Contributor to the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation – Top 10% Donor Nationally (Since 2012) 


ROYAL LEPAGE Meadowtowne Realty Inc.,Brokerage 
Independently Owned & Operated 
324 Guelph Street, Halton Hills, ON L7G 4B5

Acton:  (519) 853-8467     Georgetown:   (905) 877-8262     
Toll Free:     1 (866) 865-8262

Serving….Acton, Ballinafad, Georgetown, Glen Williams, Rural Halton Hills, Erin, Hillsburgh, Rockwood, Milton, Brampton, Caledon & Mississauga


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This information was provided by the Seller to Royal LePage Meadowtowne Realty to the best of the Seller’s knowledge and should be confirmed by the Buyer.

When You See a Home You Love

Imagine driving through a desirable neighbourhood and, just as you turn a corner, you see the absolutely perfect home. Guess what? It's for sale! But, there’s a problem. Your current property isn't on the market. In fact, until this moment, you hadn’t seriously considered moving.

So what do you do?

Your first step is to find out more about the listing. Get a description of the property. Find out the listing price. Check out the size, layout, number of bedrooms and other features. If it all looks good, schedule a viewing.

Chances are, you can do all that in less than a day.

If you go to see the property and still love it, your next step is to determine if it fits within your budget. To do that, you'll need to quickly find out the Current

Market Value of your home — what it will likely sell for — so you can determine how much money you'll have available after your outstanding mortgage and any other costs are deducted. It’s a smart idea to speak to your lender about getting a pre-approved mortgage at this point too.

Next, you'll need to make an offer on the new home. Depending on the competitiveness of the neighbourhood, and the likelihood of multiple offers, you might need to list your home first. That, along with a pre-approved mortgage, will make your offer more credible.

You might end up buying the new home before your current property sells.  Although that might cause some jitters, this scenario happens all the time in real estate. If you do the right things, and prepare your home properly, there's a good probability it will sell in time and that everything else regarding the two transactions will go smoothly.

But, you do need to move quickly and make some fast decisions if you want to get that perfect home.

I can help. Call me.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ...

Susan LougheedBroker (H.B.A, Dip.Ed) 
Lifetime Award of Excellence (2013) & Award of Excellence (2008-2013) 
President's Gold Award (2003-2013) - Top 10% Nationally 
Certified Seniors Real Estate Specialist, Registered Relocation Professional 
Social Marketer & e-Agent 
Contributor to the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation – Top 10% Donor Nationally (Since 2012) 


ROYAL LEPAGE Meadowtowne Realty Inc.,Brokerage 
Independently Owned & Operated 
324 Guelph Street, Halton Hills, ON L7G 4B5

Acton:  (519) 853-8467     Georgetown:   (905) 877-8262     
Toll Free:     1 (866) 865-8262

Serving….Acton, Ballinafad, Georgetown, Glen Williams, Rural Halton Hills, Erin, Hillsburgh, Rockwood, Milton, Brampton, Caledon & Mississauga

 

Welcome to 39 Smith Drive, Georgetown

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Don’t miss this great 3 bedroom, 3 bath detached home on a large lot. This sought-after Georgetown South location is just minutes to schools, parks, shopping, restaurants, trails & more!  

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UPDATES & FEATURES OF THIS HOME

Fernbook built in 1991
Parking for 3 vehicles in the double driveway & garage
Oversized garage (12’6” x 10’6”)
Patterned concrete driveway & walkway Hardware on front door & interior doors (2019)
Professionally painted throughout (2017-2019)
Foyer with double mirrored closet & powder room
Occupancy sensor light in powder room (2018) Most windows have been replaced (2007-2016)
California shutters (2016)
Ceramic backsplash & capped gas line behind stove in kitchen
Crown moulding in living, dining & family rooms
Light fixtures in dining room & office (2018-2019)
WETT certified wood burning fireplace in family room
Walkout from family room to large backyard 
Sliding door (2009)
Carpet on stairs (2015)
All washrooms have windows
Handheld showerheads in main bath and ensuite
Oak hardwood floors & upgraded baseboards in bedrooms (2015) 
Light fixtures with dimmer switches in bedrooms 2 & 3 (2018)
Backyard interlock patio (2017)
Hook up for gas BBQ
Professionally finished basement with 2 windows, laminate floors, gas fireplace & 11 potlights (2017) 
100 amp breaker panel
Insulated garage door (2014) Shingles (2019)

  
 PRICE INCLUDES 

All existing electric light fixtures & ceiling fans
All existing window treatments – blinds & California Shutters
Kenmore stove & refrigerator
Meile built-in dishwasher (2017)
Maytag built-in microwave
Waterite reverse osmosis system (2015)
Shelf in kitchen
Washroom mirrors & cabinets 
Kenmore washer (2014) & GE dryer (2016)
Nest thermostat (2016)
 Aitons central air conditioner
Payne furnace (2017)
Generalaire humidifier (2017)
Nu-air HRV / heat recovery ventilation (2017)
Whirlpool water softener (2018)
Danby chest freezer in basement
Wood fireplace in family room & CFM gas fireplace in rec room
Roughed-in central vac
Mastercraft garage door opener, keypad & 2 remote controls
Shelf in garage


 RENTALS 

Rheem water heater  ~ to be assumed  
(Rented from Reliance for approximately $21.67/month ($65.00 per quarter including tax)
 

    APPROXIMATE UTILITIES (4 person occupancy)

Hydro/Water - $191.67/month (2018)
Gas - $58.33/month (2018)


 POSSESSION

TBA


 VIDEO TOUR AND MORE PICTURES 

www.myvisuallistings.com/pfs/282436#]
 

 ASKING PRICE

$689,900

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ...

Susan LougheedBroker (H.B.A, Dip.Ed) 
Lifetime Award of Excellence (2013) & Award of Excellence (2008-2013) 
President's Gold Award (2003-2013) - Top 10% Nationally 
Certified Seniors Real Estate Specialist, Registered Relocation Professional 
Social Marketer & e-Agent 
Contributor to the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation – Top 10% Donor Nationally (Since 2012) 


ROYAL LEPAGE Meadowtowne Realty Inc.,Brokerage 
Independently Owned & Operated 
324 Guelph Street, Halton Hills, ON L7G 4B5

Acton:  (519) 853-8467     Georgetown:   (905) 877-8262     
Toll Free:     1 (866) 865-8262

Serving….Acton, Ballinafad, Georgetown, Glen Williams, Rural Halton Hills, Erin, Hillsburgh, Rockwood, Milton, Brampton, Caledon & Mississauga


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This information was provided by the Seller to Royal LePage Meadowtowne Realty to the best of the Seller’s knowledge and should be confirmed by the Buyer.

Welcome to 3 James Young Drive, Georgetown

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Don’t miss this large 3 bedroom, 3 bath freehold  townhome on oversized lot with extra long double driveway. Walk to schools, shops, restaurants, church, parks, trails, banks, pharmacies, community centre & more from this Georgetown south location!     

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UPDATES & FEATURES OF THIS HOME

1,734 sqft (as per MPAC)
Built in 1996
Long double driveway & garage with room for 4-5 cars
Updated exterior lights
Breezeway from garage to backyard 
Premium extra deep lot
Landscaped with perennial gardens
Front interlock walkway (1999)
Front step (2019)
Vinyl windows (2008)
Garden Doors (2009)
Insulated steel garage door (2010)
Double mirrored front hall closet
Updated powder room
Canac kitchen cabinets
Appliance garage, Lazy Susan, slide-out shelves, display cabinets & under cabinet lights
Ceramic backsplash (2003)
Oversized sink & pullout faucet
Solid surface counters in kitchen, main bath & laundry room
Hardwood floors in living/dining, family room, kitchen & breakfast area
Updated light fixtures in dining room & hallways
Oversized master bedroom with full ensuite & walk-in closet
2nd floor laundry
Linen closet
Counter in main bath (2019)
Partially finished basement (framed, rough-in for 3 pc bath)
Cold cellar
100 amp breaker panel
Replaced southerly section of backyard fence (2017)
Large deck with gate (2018)
Shingles (2009)

 
 PRICE INCLUDES 

All existing electric light fixtures & ceiling fans
All existing blinds, curtains & related hardware
GE Profile refrigerator & built-in dishwasher (2014)
LG built-in microwave
Jennair gas range
Whiteboard on kitchen wall
Pantry in breakfast area 
Heatilator gas fireplace
Samsung clothes washer (2018) & dryer (2011)
Washroom mirrors & cabinets
Beam central vac system including canister, automatic dustpan, power head & attachments (1996)
SmartAir programmable thermostat (2012)
SmartAir Furnace (2012)
SmartAir Central air conditioner (2012) 
Waterite water softener (2014)
Spare bathroom parts in basement 'as is' condition not installed (Cabinet, Moen faucet, and shower kit with base, walls & door)
2 doors (not installed) for roughed-in bath & furnace room
Shelf/wine rack in cold room
Genie garage door opener & remote control
Shelves & workbench in garage
Large patio table with tile top, small folding table with glass top, 8 chairs & freestanding umbrella


 PRICE EXCLUDES

Television & bracket in family room
Freezer in basement
Wall hanging & hardware in upper hallway


 RENTALS 

Rheem water heater (2011) ~ to be assumed 
 (Rented from Reliance for approximately $30.11/month)

 

    APPROXIMATE UTILITIES (2 person occupancy)

Hydro/Water - $116.20/month (2018)
Gas - $77.82/month (2018)


 POSSESSION

End of June Flexible


 VIDEO TOUR AND MORE PICTURES 

www.myvisuallistings.com/pfs/280556
 

 ASKING PRICE

$614,900

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ...

Susan LougheedBroker (H.B.A, Dip.Ed) 
Lifetime Award of Excellence (2013) & Award of Excellence (2008-2013) 
President's Gold Award (2003-2013) - Top 10% Nationally 
Certified Seniors Real Estate Specialist, Registered Relocation Professional 
Social Marketer & e-Agent 
Contributor to the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation – Top 10% Donor Nationally (Since 2012) 


ROYAL LEPAGE Meadowtowne Realty Inc.,Brokerage 
Independently Owned & Operated 
324 Guelph Street, Halton Hills, ON L7G 4B5

Acton:  (519) 853-8467     Georgetown:   (905) 877-8262     
Toll Free:     1 (866) 865-8262

Serving….Acton, Ballinafad, Georgetown, Glen Williams, Rural Halton Hills, Erin, Hillsburgh, Rockwood, Milton, Brampton, Caledon & Mississauga

Welcome to 29 Munro Circle, Georgetown

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Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind property with a spacious & bright bungalow. 
Experience beautiful sunrises & sunsets from this unique extra-wide private lot that sides and backs onto trees, pond, trails & creek!  
Walk to schools, parks, restaurants, Main Street shops & more from this great location!

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UPDATES & FEATURES OF THIS HOME

The Law Development Group’s modified Victoria model
Built in 2000
1700 sqft (as per builder plans) & 1636 sqft (as per MPAC)
Stunning sunrises & sunsets can be viewed from this one-of-a-kind property with 77ft frontage
Surrounded by natural vegetation & wildlife habitat
Professionally interlocked front walkway, veranda & stairs to side patio (2001)
Beautifully landscaped to compliment the lot, surroundings and house design
Extensive perennial gardens edged with French curbs
Double garage and long semi-circular driveway with parking for 8 cars
Spacious foyer with 13 ft ceiling & double mirrored closet 
Open concept layout
Plenty of windows provide lots of natural light
2+2 bedrooms & 3 full washrooms
Double linen closet
Potlights in kitchen and basement bedrooms, kitchen & living area
Crown moulding on main floor
Combined living/dining area with large bay window overlooking trees & pond 
Eat-in kitchen with wall-to-wall pantry
Kitchen niche with desk, cabinets & walk-in storage closet
Walkout from kitchen to large private deck overlooking trees & pond
Sliding door replaced (2016)
Master has walk-in closet with organizers, 4 piece ensuite with separate shower & whirlpool tub
Large main floor laundry with sink, cabinets & garage access
Finished lower level has separate entrance, kitchen, washroom, living/dining area & 2 bedrooms
Walkout to private side yard with interlocked patio, pond & waterfall (2004)
Cold room
Furnace & central air (2013) serviced annually
Air ducts cleaned (2018)
Additional attic insulation (2011)
Eaves (2015)
Leaf guard gutters on eaves (2016)
Heating cables on roof1 (2016)
Shingles (2011)
1 need to be plugged in by front door and sliding door

 

 PRICE INCLUDES 

All existing electric light fixtures, potlights & ceiling fans
All existing blinds, curtains & related hardware
Kenmore refrigerator (2010), stove, Built-in dishwasher & microwave (2000) 
Napolean gas fireplace in family room (2016)
Desk and wall unit in family room
Washroom mirrors & cabinets
Shelf in master bedroom
Kenmore washer & dryer (2000)
Maytag refrigerator in lower kitchen (2000)
Free-standing cabinet in lower kitchen 
Regency gas fireplace in lower living area with blower (2004)
2 mirrors over fireplace
Programmable thermostat (2013)
Reliance furnace and central air conditioner (2013)
Humidifier (2013)
Lennox heat recovery ventilator (HRV) / air exchanger (2003)
Shelves in storage room
Eureka central vac, canister and attachments (2002)
2 Craftsman garage door openers & 2 remote controls (2000)
Gas BBQ hook-up (2000)
2 retractable awnings over deck (2001) 
Arbour in back garden
 

 PRICE EXCLUDES

Kenmore freezer
Workbench in storage room
BBQ  
Wagon wheels in back garden


 RENTALS 

Rheem water heater (2016) ~ to be assumed 
 (Rented from Reliance for approximately $ $34.02/month ~ paid monthly)

Culligan water softener (2016) ~ can be assumed or removed with 30 days’ notice
(Rented from Culligan for approximately $35.18/month ~ paid monthly).
  

    APPROXIMATE UTILITIES (2 person occupancy)

Hydro/Water - $180/month average (2018)
Natural Gas - $92/month average (2018)
 

 POSSESSION

May/June


 VIDEO TOUR AND MORE PICTURES 

http://www.myvisuallistings.com/cvt/277981
 

 ASKING PRICE

$929,900

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ...

Susan LougheedBroker (H.B.A, Dip.Ed) 
Lifetime Award of Excellence (2013) & Award of Excellence (2008-2013) 
President's Gold Award (2003-2013) - Top 10% Nationally 
Certified Seniors Real Estate Specialist, Registered Relocation Professional 
Social Marketer & e-Agent 
Contributor to the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation – Top 10% Donor Nationally (Since 2012) 


ROYAL LEPAGE Meadowtowne Realty Inc.,Brokerage 
Independently Owned & Operated 
324 Guelph Street, Halton Hills, ON L7G 4B5

Acton:  (519) 853-8467     Georgetown:   (905) 877-8262     
Toll Free:     1 (866) 865-8262

Serving….Acton, Ballinafad, Georgetown, Glen Williams, Rural Halton Hills, Erin, Hillsburgh, Rockwood, Milton, Brampton, Caledon & Mississauga

Welcome to 178 Eaton Street, Georgetown


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Bright & beautiful 4 bedroom home with a great open layout in sought-after Georgetown South 
just minutes to several schools, parks, trails, Gellert community centre & shops!

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FEATURES & UPGRADES

2,608 sqft (as per MPAC) 
Queensgate home built in 1999 
Double driveway & garage with room for 4 cars 
Driveway (2018) 
Garage door (2017)
Recessed soffit potlights 
Double door entry 
Glass inserts in front door & handles (2019) 
2-storey foyer 
Double mirrored front hall closet  
9-ft ceilings on the main floor 
Transom & casement windows 
Potlights in living room, family room, master bedroom & rec room 
Most light fixtures replaced (2019) 
2-panel doors with black handles 
Light, faucet and vanity replaced in powder room (2017) 
Living, dining, family room, kitchen & all bedrooms painted (2019)
Main floor laundry with door to side yard & access to garage 
Double-sided gas fireplace in family, living/dining rooms 
Neutral berber carpet in living, dining & family rooms (2019) l  Hardwood stairs (painted) 
lUpdated eat-in kitchen with painted cabinets, backsplash & butcher block counter (2019) 
Tall cabinets, pantry & movable island/breakfast bar with pot drawers 
Pullout faucet (2019) 
Under-cabinet lighting 
Light, faucet & hardware in main bath (2019) 
Master bedroom with Double door entry, vaulted ceiling, 8 potlights, 2 windows, walk-in closet & ensuite 
Ensuite has 2 windows, corner soaker tub, shower with door and LED light 
Light & hardware in ensuite washroom (2019) 
Rec room with 2 windows, laminate floors & cable hookup (2010) 
100 amp breaker panel 
Cold room 
Rough-in bathroom
Walkout from kitchen to pool-sized backyard with interlock patio & perennial gardens

 

PRICE INCLUDES

All existing electric light fixtures 
All existing window treatments & blinds 
Stainless steel Kitchen Aid refrigerator & stove ('as is')
Stainless steel NuTone ventilation hood (2019) 
Amana built-in dishwasher (‘as is’)  
Frigidaire clothes washer & Maytag dryer
Washroom mirrors & cabinets ll Television bracket in family room
Keeprite furnace (1999) 
Luxaire central air conditioner (1999) 
White Rogers programmable thermostat
Fisk central vac system including canister, power head & attachments (2017)
Majestic double sided gas fireplace 
DSC alarm system (not monitored) 
Wine rack in cold room
Shelves, workbench & extra interlock patio stones in garage
Craftsman garage door opener & 2 remote controls 

PRICE EXCLUDES

Television in family room 
Headboards in bedrooms 2 & 3 
Refrigerator in garage 
Freezer in basement

RENTALS

Giant water heater ~ to be assumed 
 (Rented from Reliance for approximately $26.65/month ~ paid quarterly)
  Culligan water softener (2014) ~ to be assumed 
 (Rented from Culligan for approximately $31.58/month ~ paid monthly)

 

APPROXIMATE UTILITIES (6 person occupancy)

Hydro/Water - $261.89/month (2018) 
Gas - $87.35/month (2018) 

 

 POSSESSION

60 to 90 days


 VIDEO TOUR AND MORE PICTURES 

http://www.myvisuallistings.com/pfs/276507
 

 ASKING PRICE

$888,000

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ...

Susan LougheedBroker (H.B.A, Dip.Ed) 
Lifetime Award of Excellence (2013) & Award of Excellence (2008-2013) 
President's Gold Award (2003-2013) - Top 10% Nationally 
Certified Seniors Real Estate Specialist, Registered Relocation Professional 
Social Marketer & e-Agent 
Contributor to the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation – Top 10% Donor Nationally (Since 2012) 


ROYAL LEPAGE Meadowtowne Realty Inc.,Brokerage 
Independently Owned & Operated 
324 Guelph Street, Halton Hills, ON L7G 4B5

Acton:  (519) 853-8467     Georgetown:   (905) 877-8262     
Toll Free:     1 (866) 865-8262

Serving….Acton, Ballinafad, Georgetown, Glen Williams, Rural Halton Hills, Erin, Hillsburgh, Rockwood, Milton, Brampton, Caledon & Mississauga


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This information was provided by the Seller to Royal LePage Meadowtowne Realty to the best of the Seller’s knowledge and should be confirmed by the Buyer.

How to Boost Your Home's Curb Appeal

Ideally, you would like buyers to wait until they’ve viewed your whole property before they judge it. However, the reality is, buyers start forming an impression of your home as soon as they see it from the curb. So, it pays to do everything you can to improve your property's "curb appeal".


Here are some ideas: 

· You can improve the impact of your landscaping by trimming hedges, removing any unsightly weeds, and cutting the grass. Planting just a few fresh flowers can make a big impact. 

· If your main entrance door is old, a fresh coat of paint will make it look like new. In some cases, the effect is significant. 

· Remove any items that might distract the buyer from forming a good first impression. For example, garbage cans, stored items along the side of the property, etc. 

· Make sure the curtains and blinds on your front windows are open during viewings. That will make your home look more friendly and appealing. 

· If your driveway has grease stains and other blemishes, consider renting a power washer and giving the driveway a thorough cleaning. 

· Clean your front windows. If possible, also clean the exterior panes.

 

Finally, if possible, park your vehicles on the street and away from your home. Doing this will not only make your home look more inviting to buyers, it will give them a convenient place to park.

 

Most of these tips can be done in less than a day. Yet, they can make a big difference in your home's curb appeal. 


They are worth the effort!

 

 

Questions? Call …..

Susan LougheedBroker (H.B.A, Dip.Ed)
Lifetime Award of Excellence (2013) & Award of Excellence (2008-2013) 
President's Gold Award (2003-2013) - Top 10% Nationally
Certified Seniors Real Estate Specialist, Registered Relocation Professional
Social Marketer & e-Agent Contributor to the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation – Top 10% Donor Nationally (2012)

ROYAL LEPAGE Meadowtowne Realty Inc.,Brokerage
Independently Owned & Operated
324 Guelph Street, Halton Hills, ON L7G 4B5

Acton:  (519) 853-8467     Georgetown:   (905) 877-8262     Toll Free:     1 (866) 865-8262

Serving….Acton, Ballinafad, Georgetown, Glen Williams, Rural Halton Hills, Erin, Hillsburgh, Rockwood, Milton, Brampton, Caledon & Mississauga

 

5 Ways to Create Extra Space in Your Home

 

Is your home feeling a little cramped? If so, there are many relatively inexpensive ways to free up more space.
 

Here are some ideas:

1. Convert traditional into non-traditional space. We’re all familiar with converting a spare bedroom into a home office or kids’ playroom. You can also create space by finding other uses for pantries and walk-in closets.

2. Explore smart storage solutions. There are many products on the market that revolutionize how you store things. For example, there are closet organizers available that double storage capacity. Check out the options at your local home improvement store.

3. Get rid of unneeded furnishings. Is there a chair no one ever uses? Is there a side table that takes up a lot of space, with nothing but a few knick-knacks on it? Consider selling these items to free up some space.

4. Think high. Install storage shelves, hangers or baskets high up in the kitchen and laundry room. Use that storage for items you only access infrequently.

5. Consider storage rental. If you have furnishings and other items that you don't want to get rid of, consider renting a storage unit. There may be economical options in your area.

 

With a little creative thinking, you’ll be amazed by how much space you can create within your existing rooms.

 

Questions? Call …..

Susan LougheedBroker (H.B.A, Dip.Ed)
Lifetime Award of Excellence (2013) & Award of Excellence (2008-2013) 
President's Gold Award (2003-2013) - Top 10% Nationally
Certified Seniors Real Estate Specialist, Registered Relocation Professional
Social Marketer & e-Agent Contributor to the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation – Top 10% Donor Nationally (2012)

ROYAL LEPAGE Meadowtowne Realty Inc.,Brokerage
Independently Owned & Operated
324 Guelph Street, Halton Hills, ON L7G 4B5

Acton:  (519) 853-8467     Georgetown:   (905) 877-8262     Toll Free:     1 (866) 865-8262

Serving….Acton, Ballinafad, Georgetown, Glen Williams, Rural Halton Hills, Erin, Hillsburgh, Rockwood, Milton, Brampton, Caledon & Mississauga

 

Should You Renovate or Move?

 

If you need to upsize or you’re simply ready for a change, it’s tempting to consider a major renovation. After all, renovating means you don’t have to go through the process of selling your property and buying another more suitable home. You just fix up the one you’ve got!

However, you need to carefully consider the pros and cons of renovating before going this route.

You don’t want to invest in a costly renovation only to end up with a home that still doesn’t meet your needs. Say, for example, your current property doesn’t have a home office. Since all the bedrooms are taken, you decide to renovate a portion of the basement.

Building that new home office may seem like a simple project, but once you consider new electrical, flooring, lighting, etc., it really isn’t. Like most renovations, it will probably cost more than you think. Plus, you’ll need to consider whether you’ll really want to work in the basement. In this case, it might make more sense to find a new home with an extra bedroom that can be converted, or, better still, a dedicated home office space — with windows!

Of course, there are many circumstances in which a renovation may be the best way to go.

If you don’t like your kitchen, for example, upgrading it may not only get you the kitchen you want, but also add value to your property. Basically, you need to ask yourself: "Which is more likely to get me the home I really want – a renovation or a new home?"

If your answer is a new home, then there is probably a property on the market right now that would meet your needs.

Let’s talk

 

Questions? Call …..

Susan LougheedBroker (H.B.A, Dip.Ed)
Lifetime Award of Excellence (2013) & Award of Excellence (2008-2013) 
President's Gold Award (2003-2013) - Top 10% Nationally
Certified Seniors Real Estate Specialist, Registered Relocation Professional
Social Marketer & e-Agent Contributor to the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation – Top 10% Donor Nationally (2012)

ROYAL LEPAGE Meadowtowne Realty Inc.,Brokerage
Independently Owned & Operated
324 Guelph Street, Halton Hills, ON L7G 4B5

Acton:  (519) 853-8467     Georgetown:   (905) 877-8262     Toll Free:     1 (866) 865-8262

Serving….Acton, Ballinafad, Georgetown, Glen Williams, Rural Halton Hills, Erin, Hillsburgh, Rockwood, Milton, Brampton, Caledon & Mississauga

Making Your Dream Home A Reality

 

You’ve made the decision. You’re ready to buy. Now what?

Buying a home can be a bit overwhelming. There’s so much to think about and do. So, it’s important that you have someone you can trust to make the process as smooth as possible and offer expert advice.

Since 1913, Royal LePage has been helping Canadians find their dream homes and guiding them every step of the way – from determining what you can afford and showing you homes that match your wants and needs to presenting an offer and closing the sale.

It’s all about helping you find the right home in the right neighbourhood at the best possible price. Below, you’ll find it all outlined in eight simple steps.

 

Step 1: Deciding to Buy

To buy a home, you need to be prepared and we are here to help you. Here are a few things to consider:

• Define your needs and wants – make a list of the things you simply can’t live without, like the number of bedrooms and bathrooms your family needs, proximity to schools and work, or storage needs. Then list some nice-to-haves: maybe a pool or deck, finished basement or mud room. This will help you further down the road when you start looking at homes

• Brush up on types of home ownership – make sure you know the difference between freehold (it’s all yours), condo (you take care of the inside and pay fees to an association to look after the common areas and maintenance) and co-op (similar to condos but instead of “owning” your unit, you buy shares in the whole building and pay maintenance and repair fees)

• Understand market conditions – supply and demand can change from neighbourhood to neighbourhood, region to region. So, getting to know the market can help you get more bang for your buck. And so can your Real Estate agent

Which leads to Step 2…

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Step 2: Choosing an Agent

Buying a home is personal and emotional. So the relationship with your real estate agent has to be built on expertise, trust and mutual respect. After all, they will be acting as your eyes, ears and voice throughout the process. They have a fiduciary duty to act in your best interests, to be completely transparent and accountable to you.

 

Here’s what a Royal LePage agent will do:

• Educate you about the current market conditions

• Discuss and analyze your wants and needs against your budget

• Guide you to homes that fit your criteria

• Coordinate the work of other professionals you’ll need during the process

• Negotiate with the seller on your behalf

• Make sure all the required paperwork is fully completed, accurate and that deadlines are met

• Work with you to resolve any challenges that may arise

 

And while your agent will likely be a great source of advice on financing, it is ultimately your responsibility to understand and secure it. So, let’s move on to financing…

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Step 3: Understanding Financing

Like many things in life, planning ahead is the key to success. So, you should know the price range you can afford before you start shopping. Here are a few things to keep in mind:

 

• Down payment – this is usually the percentage of the total cost of a home that you’ll need to pay. The more money you put down, the more money you’ll save on monthly payments and, in the long run, interest paid

• Knowing what you can afford – how much house you can afford comes down to 3 factors: your monthly mortgage payment, your down payment and the amortization period or length of time it will take to pay off the loan

• Getting pre-approved – this will really help you figure out what you can spend on a home because you’ll know before you start shopping. And you’ll be protected against rising interest rates as well

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Step 4: Finding Your Home

So now it’s time to get out there and find your dream home. Most people start off by having a neighbourhood in mind but a great agent may suggest options that you may not have thought of. Here are some considerations as you set out to house hunt:

• Choosing the right neighbourhood – Do you need to be close to schools, public transit, highways or where you work? Those can be huge factors when choosing an area to live. And let’s not forget proximity to other amenities like parks, grocery stores, doctors and recreational centres. Drive around and check out the appearance of other homes in the area. Are they well taken care of? Of course, your agent will be able to inform you of property values in the area and how they’ve changed over the years.

• House hunting – the hunt can be a lot of work but it can also be a lot of fun. So when you visit homes, go with a partner – spouse, parent, friend – because two sets of eyes are better than one. Don’t be shy about asking some tough questions regarding the home. Take some pictures or video on your smartphone so you can reference it later. And remember that checklist you made? It will come in handy now

• View open houses with open eyes – curb appeal is one thing but try not to focus on the bells and whistles. Keep a lookout for things like doors and windows (are they new/old?), water leaks, squeaky floors, soggy areas around the yard that indicate poor drainage and could lead to a wet basement, missing shingles, lighting, etc. You’ll be getting a home inspection later, but it doesn’t hurt to start with your own observations

And when you finally find the home you can see yourself living in, it’s time for the next step…

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Step 5: Making an Offer

You’ve fallen in love. But it’s important that you don’t let your emotions get the better of you when making an offer. Remember, real estate is an investment. Fortunately, your real estate agent is there to help you put together an Offer to Purchase and discuss all the details. Here are a few things you should know:

 

• Not all offers are the same – the main factors on most offers will include price, deposit, terms (which includes financing details), conditions, specific items that are included or not with the home and the closing date. From there, you can decide to make a “firm” offer which means that you’re willing to buy the home exactly as it is. Or, you could make the offer “conditional” on things like a home inspection, approval of financing or the sale of your existing home

• Negotiating may come into play – the seller will either accept your offer, reject it or make a counter offer based on things like price, closing date or other conditions. While receiving a counter offer may be unsettling, know that your real estate agent has plenty of experience to help you. Some good tips for negotiating are: making sure what you’re asking for is fair and equitable; be polite and collaborative; hold fast to your “needs” and be flexible on your “wants”; and know when to walk away no matter how hard that may be

After agreeing on terms and signing the offer, it’s time for the next step…

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Step 6: Doing Your Home Work

In addition to your real estate agent, you will now need to bring in a few pros to help get you to the finish line and make sure the investment you’re about to make is sound. Your real estate agent can put you in touch with these people and make recommendations. Here are a couple of key people you should be talking to:

 

• A home inspector – an absolute must in saving you from some unpleasant surprises later on. A home inspector will check your property for any structural damage; perform a thorough examination of the heating and cooling system, plumbing and electrical systems, the roof, attic, walls, ceilings, floors, windows, doors, foundation, basement and more; then prepare a complete written report detailing all their findings

• A legal professional – when it comes to complex legal documents, it takes a lawyer experienced in Canadian real etsate law to help make sure that you and your investment are protected. A real estate lawyer will review the agreement of purchase and sale, do a property title search, check that your home complies with current building and zoning codes, ensure utilities and property taxes are paid up, review the mortgage agreement, and get all the paperwork ready for closing

You’re almost in the home stretch now. Just a couple more steps…

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Step 7: Closing the Sale

Closing day is the day you officially take ownership of your new home. It’s an exciting time for sure. But there are a couple of details you need to keep in mind before you get handed the keys:

• Closing costs – these fees need to be paid by or on the closing day and include mortgage application fees, inspections, legal fees, insurance, registration and more.

All these costs might make your head spin. But you can take solace in the fact that your real estate agent will be a great help in managing all of this and get you to your last step…



Step 8: The Big Move

The day has arrived. And there will be as much excitement as there will be sore backs. But you can take the pain out of moving day by planning ahead. Here are some tips for a smooth move:

• Make a moving checklist that details a plan for things that need to be done weeks before you move all the way up to moving day itself

• Plan for packing by clearly labeling boxes with the rooms they are to go to. You might even want to provide a small floor plan for the movers so they know exactly where to take them

• Make sure you get competitive quotes from reliable moving companies. Or, to save money, find out how much it would cost to hire a moving van yourself (And bribe your friends to help you)

• If you own your current home, cancel your cable and utilities and transfer any rented appliances (like water heater or furnace) to the new home owners. While you’re at it, make sure to have the gas, electricity, cable and phone hooked up at your new home

• Inform your key contacts – work, Canada Post, doctors, friends, pharmacy, etc… – of your change of address

• If you have children, make sure you talk to them and explain why you’re moving and reassure them that the friends they’ve made can continue to be their friends. Ask for their opinion too on things like what colour to paint their rooms. Try and make it exciting for them

• On moving day, plan an easy meal like picking up some take-out. Moving is stressful enough without having to cook

 

Congratulations. You’re all moved in. Welcome home!

 

Whether you’re moving across town, across Canada, or across the world, Atlas Van Lines can get the job done. Royal LePage customers can take advantage of Atlas Van Lines’ exclusive Right Move program.

 

Questions? Call …..

Susan LougheedBroker (H.B.A, Dip.Ed)
Lifetime Award of Excellence (2013) & Award of Excellence (2008-2013) 
President's Gold Award (2003-2013) - Top 10% Nationally
Certified Seniors Real Estate Specialist, Registered Relocation Professional
Social Marketer & e-Agent Contributor to the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation – Top 10% Donor Nationally (2012)

ROYAL LEPAGE Meadowtowne Realty Inc.,Brokerage
Independently Owned & Operated
324 Guelph Street, Halton Hills, ON L7G 4B5

Acton:  (519) 853-8467     Georgetown:   (905) 877-8262     Toll Free:     1 (866) 865-8262

Serving….Acton, Ballinafad, Georgetown, Glen Williams, Rural Halton Hills, Erin, Hillsburgh, Rockwood, Milton, Brampton, Caledon & Mississauga