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Cruisefest Bobcaygeon

Cruisefest Bobcaygeon Real Estate

Bobcaygeon Cruisefest

September is a such a lovely month here in the Kawarthas what with the spectacular fall coloring and multitude of small town Fairs. Once again Bobcaygeon played host to “Cruise Fest Bobcaygeon”, an annual event for Vintage Vehicle Enthusiasts from around the block and around the country.

This event was held on September 15’th from 10-4 pm with entry to the event being on a donation basis. The Bobcaygeon Community Center and Fairgrounds is the perfect place for such an event as space is ample and it’s within walking distance from the downtown core, namely Bolton Street.

Cruisefest Bobcaygeon Real Estate

Bobcaygeon Cruisefest

If you’re a budding car buff or suffer from full blown “Gear Head-itis”- it’s the place to be. Locals come out in droves to support this annual event in the Kawarthas and the enthusiasm shown by participants and visitors alike is contagious. There were trucks, cars, vans and even motor homes!

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Bobcaygeon Cruisefest

Of course you have all of the chrome you could ever want in conjunction with tricked out paint jobs, leather interiors and rumbling engines! These vehicles show pride of ownership in every detail right down to some of the cleanest engine compartments I’ve ever seen.

The owners and their respective family members were more than happy to discuss the history of their vehicles and or their history restoring them. Time and effort invested on every one of these lifetime projects is lovingly shared amongst like minded individuals who’ve also been bitten by the “bug”.

Some of the Golden Oldies were there in the Form of Model “T”s. These vintage ladies were showing off their wooden spoke wheels and running boards. I watched as several owners were cranking over their rides to get into position in the procession for Awards and Trophies.

Cruisefest Bobcaygeon Real Estate

Bobcaygeon Cruisefest

I don’t profess to know anything about Vintage Vehicles other than the fact that I love them in all their shapes and sizes. The more Chrome and glitter the better for me. The louder the “purr” of the motors the more I like it. And don’t get me started on the scent of unburned hydro-carbons…it’s like the old days cruising around with my Dad who owns a 1939 Classic Dodge- 2 door Coupe.

If Vintage and Classic Cars are your thing don’t forget to mark your calendar for next years event. Bobcaygeon is a friendly and not so far away neighbor.

And don’t forget to pop in to our office, we’re right at 42a Bolton Street in Bobcaygeon. Not only will we help you with your Real Estate needs, we’ll keep you updated on local events and happenings in the Kawarthas.

If there’s an upcoming event in the Kawarthas that you would like to get some exposure for, let us know…we’d be happy to visit your community and blog about it and your event! We’ll be at the Bobcaygeon Fair coming to you at the end of September 2013. This fair is billed as the grand daddy of all fairs for the number of years in existance.

Here’s hoping you attend the Fair…and that you were able to attend Cruise Fest last week in Beautiful Bobcaygeon!

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Victoria Place Association | Bobcaygeon Real Estate

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Victoria Place

Victoria Place is the hidden jewel of the Kawartha Lakes – a Waterfront Community of 215 home-owners who have relocated from all over Ontario.  You will find neighbours from all walks of life and occupations who have decided to make Victoria Place their home.

Victoria Place is a unique, adult lifestyle community. It is not a condominium. You own your home and property. The common areas and amenities are owned by the Victoria Place Association, a non-profit corporation. The Board of Directors administers to the affairs of the Association and the maintenance of the common areas and amenities. Membership in the Association entitles you to use of the common areas, amenities and waterfront park.

Each home stands on approximately one half to three-quarters of an acre. Surrounding the groups of homes and, in some instances, separating lots are large areas of common land owned by the Victoria Place Association.

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Fireside Corner • by Michele Kadwell-Chalmers

Cottage Country Connection

Each month Michele answers your questions, or chooses her own topic about fireplaces, wood stoves, outdoor fire pits  & proper usage of these appliances.

QUESTION: Where is the best place to locate my new fireplace?

ANSWER: I get asked this question quite often & it’s a good one.

In new construction or renovation, locating a fireplace in the primary living space such as family room, living room or kitchen is most common.  An open concept plan allows an efficient fireplace to provide most of the heat in the living space where you spend the majority of your time. This is called zone heating, and can save you money by allowing you to lower the thermostat for your home while still enjoying a warm, cozy feeling in the area where everyone is gathered. Installation inside the envelope of the home is best and ideally located on an exterior wall for simplicity in…

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Cottage Insurance – The More Information…The Better

Cottage Country Connection

Most consumers view their cottage insurance similar to their home insurance.  You provide your address and some details on the finishing of your cottage and the magical insurance premium is derived with similar coverage’s to your home insurance.  What’s important to note however, is that you may have restricted coverage (named perils versus all risk) and you may be paying higher premiums than you should be.

You should always be diligent in providing your broker with as much information as possible so they can a) determine an appropriate replacement cost b) determine an appropriate fire protection rating and c) make appropriate loss control recommendations.

Cottages are comprised of many different building materials.  Some, such as log construction can be more expensive, while others can be less expensive and therefore lower the replacement cost of your cottage.  The type of materials and construction directly affect the insurance premium as it is…

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Victoria Place Beach

Victoria Place Beach

Welcome to Victoria Place

Victoria Place, Bobcaygeon is an established residential area comprised of 215 brick homes, with full basements and attached garages. Each home stands on approximately on half an acre, which the homeowner owns outright. Surrounding the groups of homes (and, in some instances, separating lots) are large areas of common land (74 acres) owned by the community as a whole.

Residents of Victoria place share in the exclusive use of numerous recreational facilities including the Clubhouse, tennis court, swimming pool, two beaches, shuffle board courts, regulation size lawn bowling green, and golf driving range. The Victoria Place Clubhouse is for the exclusive use of all property owners for card games, dances, meetings and recreational events. Canada Post mailboxes are located here as well.

Social Hub of Victoria Place with numerous facilities: pool, lawn bowling and more

Victoria Place Real Estate

Victoria Place Real Estate

Victoria Place owns several acres of beautiful, private, exclusive shoreline on Pigeon Lake where you can enjoy swimming, sunbathing, bird watching, a picnic or barbecue. Each home comes with a private dock space in protected docking harbours on Pigeon Lake. The entire Trent-Severn Waterway is available for all or your water sport activities. It is an excellent sailing area for those so inclined. Those that sail will want to check out the Pigeon Lake Yacht Club for additional social activities available in the Bobcaygeon area.

Sheltered boat docking

Most of the maintenance required to keep Victoria Place looking good is performed by resident volunteers. There are, however, some expenses incurred in the maintenance of the recreational facilities and in the upkeep of common ground, waterfront etc. that must be paid for. This results in a maintenance fee, which is currently a very reasonable $500.00. – This is truly an outstanding value. There are 2 golf courses within 10 minutes drive and several more courses are within 20-25 minutes of Victoria Place. For those who enjoy winter snowmobiling, the Twin Mountains Snowmobile Club maintains and operates the local groomed trails just north of Bobcaygeon.

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Kawartha Lakes Real Estate Market Conditions – BRAD NELSON

Kawartha Lakes Real Estate Market Conditions

Kawartha Lakes Real Estate Market Place

Kawartha Lakes Real Estate Market Place

Why the Kawartha Lakes Real Estate market heats up as the weather cools.

No one wants summer to end but the up side is that the busy fall Kawartha Lakes real estate market heats up.

July and August are busy in the Kawartha Lakes with visitors from all over the world making the Kawartha Lakes their holiday destination. With the hectic nature of unplanned summer activities and even planned activities, the search for real estate gets put on the back burner in favour of family fun.

All that is about to change: Every year, on the day after Labour Day, the Kawartha Lakes real-estate market explodes like clockwork. Home Buyers revisit the Kawartha Lakes to view the communities at a more relaxed pace. The fall colours, cooler temperatures and relaxed pace of life enjoyed by Kawartha Lakes Residents can be seen and enjoyed by those considering retiring to the Kawartha Lakes.

The fall boom is very much a chicken-egg situation: Buyers don’t get down to business until the listings are in abundance, but sellers don’t list their properties until the buyers start looking.

So what does this mean for the fall market? There’s more choice, for one. Buyers could come across multiple suitable properties that satisfy their search criteria. In some instances “deals” can be found as properties that have not been picked up in-season are reduced in the quest to find a buyer. Cottage owners may have decided to use the cottage for one last summer and enter the fall market new and fresh. Prepare to be in a competitive market place for these first time listed family gems. Fall price reductions on older inventory can spark competition from the many potential buyers that saw the property over the summer but did not feel it was priced competitively at the time.

You’d be naive to think that when a Kawartha Lakes home or cottage within your price range hits the market, that you’re the only person who’s going to stumble on the deal and submit an offer. By readying yourself for a competitive market now, you won’t be disappointed later.

Doing your property homework in advance and learning about the Kawartha Lakes is the first step towards making your cottage or retirement dreams come true. Many of my past clients began exploring the villages and towns in the area with day trips to the area. Checking out the neighbourhoods like Victoria Place and Port 32. Making note of the styles of homes you like, the locations of parks and points of interest, proximity to retail, and other important family and health considerations is essential to making an informed decision.

Market predictions for the fall: The fall will be the same as this past spring—we’ll see competition for quality family homes, and waterfront properties. I expect that prices will continue to rise. I wish climbing costs weren’t the case, but they will be as long as the Kawartha Lakes continues to be a preferred retirement and recreational area with-in easy reach of the GTA..

The fall market moves quickly. We get two harried months in September and October before the market slows in November, then dies out almost completely in December.

Finding your ideal retirement or recreational property in the Kawartha Lakes is made easier when you work with a local Realtor who knows the area and knows the market place and trends. This requires the commitment of both the buyer and the buyer’s agent. Finding the perfect Kawartha Lakes home or recreational property is a huge commitment, if you plan on spending 10 to 15 years or longer in the property you buy, then choosing the right buyer’s agent is the place to start.

For additional information about the Kawartha Lakes Real Estate Market place and the advantages of Life in the Kawartha’s contact Brad Nelson – Broker and Kelli Lovell- Sales representative and let’s get started

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Sell Your Dunsford Home | Bobcaygeon Real Estate

Sell Your Sturgeon Point Home

Sell Your Sturgeon Point Home

Selling Your Dunsford Home

Selling your Dunsford home is an involved process that affects your family and your future. Before you begin this process, you’ll want to ensure that you have the most up-to-date information. When should you sell? How do you get the best price? What kinds of renovations should be made prior to the sale? With my experience, I am confident that I can relieve this stress and make selling your Dunsford home a smooth and hassle-free experience. When you’re armed with the right information, and an experienced real estate professional, you’ll be closer to reaching your goal – selling your home fast, and for the best price.

Please contact us if you have any questions about selling your Dunsford home. There are many reasons to choose Brad Nelson & Kelli Lovell as your trusted representatives.  – Selling your Dunsford home.

Selling Your Dunsford Home

Negotiation of the best selling price.

In-depth knowledge of Dunsford home market trends.

Tips to sell Dunsford homes more quickly.

Increased exposure and circulation of Dunsford homes.

Helpful guidance and expertise selling Dunsford homes.

Home staging advice. Industry-leading on-line presence.

Innovative marketing techniques.

Expert knowledge of local communities.

Dedication to client service.

Ongoing education programs.

Assistance through the closing process.

Intuitive mobile website with proximity search.

Apps for the most popular mobile devices.

Excellent understanding of local real estate procedures and regulations.

Valuable insight into adding value to homes.

Service partners to assist with financing, inspection, relocation and more.

We help our clients’ Dunsford homes stand out and bring in more qualified buyers. If anyone you or some one you know may be selling their Dunsford home in the next 12 months and would be interested in learning more about the ways that I can help, please contact us. We would be happy to assist.

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Sell Your Sturgeon Point Home | Bobcaygeon Real Estate

Sell Your Sturgeon Point Home

Selling your Sturgeon Point home is an involved process that affects your family and your future. Before you begin this process, you’ll want to ensure that you have the most up-to-date information. When should you sell? How do you get the best price? What kinds of renovations should be made prior to the sale? With my experience, I am confident that I can relieve this stress and make selling your Sturgeon Point home a smooth and hassle-free experience. When you’re armed with the right information, and an experienced real estate professional, you’ll be closer to reaching your goal – selling your home fast, and for the best price.

Please contact us if you have any questions about selling your Sturgeon Point home. There are many reasons to choose Brad Nelson & Kelli Lovell as your trusted representatives. – Selling your Sturgeon Point home.

Selling Your Sturgeon Point Home

Negotiation of the best selling price.

In-depth knowledge of Sturgeon Point home market trends.

Tips to sell Sturgeon Point homes more quickly.

Increased exposure and circulation of Sturgeon Point homes.

Helpful guidance and expertise selling Sturgeon Point homes.

Home staging advice. Industry-leading on-line presence.

Innovative marketing techniques.

Expert knowledge of local communities.

Dedication to client service.

Ongoing education programs.

Assistance through the closing process.

Most recognized brand in real estate.

Intuitive mobile website with proximity search.

Apps for the most popular mobile devices.

Excellent understanding of local real estate procedures and regulations.

Valuable insight into adding value to homes.

Service partners to assist with financing, inspection, relocation and more.

We help our clients’ Sturgeon Point homes stand out and bring in more qualified buyers. If anyone you or some one you know may be selling their Sturgeon Point home in the next 12 months and would be interested in learning more about the ways that I can help, please contact us. We would be happy to assist.

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Sell Your Buckhorn Home | Bobcaygeon Real Estate

Sell Your Buckhorn Home

Sell Your Buckhorn Home

Sell Your Buckhorn Home

Selling your Buckhorn home is an involved process that affects your family and your future. Before you begin this process, you’ll want to ensure that you have the most up-to-date information. When should you sell? How do you get the best price? What kinds of renovations should be made prior to the sale? With my experience, I am confident that I can relieve this stress and make selling your Buckhorn home a smooth and hassle-free experience. When you’re armed with the right information, and an experienced real estate professional, you’ll be closer to reaching your goal – selling your home fast, and for the best price.

Please contact us if you have any questions about selling your Buckhorn home. There are many reasons to choose Brad Nelson & Kelli Lovell as your trusted representatives. – Selling your Buckhorn home.

Selling Your Buckhorn Home

Negotiation of the best selling price.

In-depth knowledge of Buckhorn home market trends.

Tips to sell Buckhorn homes more quickly.

Increased exposure and circulation of Buckhorn homes.

Helpful guidance and expertise selling Buckhorn homes.

Home staging advice. Industry-leading on-line presence.

Innovative marketing techniques.

Expert knowledge of local communities.

Dedication to client service.

Ongoing education programs.

Assistance through the closing process.

Most recognized brand in real estate.

Intuitive mobile website with proximity search.

Apps for the most popular mobile devices.

Excellent understanding of local real estate procedures and regulations.

Valuable insight into adding value to homes.

Service partners to assist with financing, inspection, relocation and more.

We help our clients’ Buckhorn homes stand out and bring in more qualified buyers. If anyone you or some one you know may be selling their Buckhorn home in the next 12 months and would be interested in learning more about the ways that I can help, please contact us. We would be happy to assist.

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Victoria Place Bobcaygeon Real Estate | Bobcaygeon Real Estate

Bobcaygeon Real Estate - Victoria Place

Victoria Place

Victoria Place, Bobcaygeon is an established residential area comprised of 215 brick homes, with full basements and attached garages. Each home stands on approximately on half an acre, which the homeowner owns outright. Surrounding the groups of homes (and, in some instances, separating lots) are large areas of common land (74 acres) owned by the community as a whole.

Residents of Victoria place share in the exclusive use of numerous recreational facilities including the Clubhouse, tennis court, swimming pool, two beaches, shuffle board courts, regulation size lawn bowling green, and golf driving range. The Victoria Place Clubhouse is for the exclusive use of all property owners for card games, dances, meetings and recreational events. Canada Post mailboxes are located here as well.

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