House hunting? Here’s a quick list of the open houses we have on the go this weekend. Happy hunting!
There was a time when going to the gym was part of the day, easily worked in to the daily rhythm. Over time, finding time to actually get to the gym can seem like a hurdle itself. How convenient then to have a space right at home to make getting some time to sweat a no-sweat procedure. Home gyms conjur up images of a basement or garage corner stacked with free weights and discarded thigh masters. Perish that thought and have a look at some of these super personal wellness spaces – beautifully lit, airy, and no hairy guy rocking out to White Snake on the elliptical beside you – unless of course it’s your hairy guy (or girl)!
For many, the month of September is in some ways the beginning of a new year. After two months of summer spending time away from work, school and a regular routine it is an opportunity to start fresh. Depending on the family September can represent a variety of firsts; kindergarten, high school and even college or university. For some youngsters September may be the first time they lace up a pair of skates and participate in their first hockey practice. September, for many is a return to a normal routine and the hectic pace of the start of the busy fall schedule. Therefore it is not unexpected that with the return of many “firsts” there is a levelling off in the real estate market before we head full on into what should be a busy winter/ski season.
After a light breather in August, the Toronto residential resale market bounced back with some vigour in September. It would appear that August was Toronto’s vacation month with buyers and sellers focusing on seasonal matters rather than real estate sales. That was not the case in September. There were 8,051 reported sales in September, up almost 11 percent compared to the 7,257 sales last September. This double digit positive variance was consistent with the positive variances experienced by the market prior to August.
Traditional Muskoka charm and character exterior with contemporary cottage-chic interior situated in highly sought after south Lake Rosseau locale. Wide open views oriented North West for fabulous 3 season sunsets on 200 ft of frontage. Brand new custom, 4 bedroom, 4 bath open concept design by award winning builder Woodcastle Homes. 3450 sq. ft. of living space with all the bells and whistles. Main floor great room with wood burning fireplace, large lake front deck, spacious screened in Muskoka room. Upper level master with 4 pc. ensuite, 2 lakeside balconies and gas fireplace. Lower level rec room, office and 3 pc bath. Plus separate 2 car, 2 bedroom and 1 bathroom coach-house. Newer existing BH, 2 slips with lifts, entertainment area with indoor/outdoor wet bar, interior screened in sitting room, 2-pc bath and large docking system over deep water. Property boasts rock outcropping, rock faces and waterfall complete with paved cart path, ATV turn-table and stone steps.
There is something seriously satisfying; a feeing of a job well done when laundry is done and everyone is well turned out. It’s one household chore that you just can’t escape and so you might as well have a space within which to perform this chore that you actually don’t mind spending time in. Well lit, efficient, space to fold, hang, iron and organize, all the right potions and tools to keep clothing and linen pristine, the laundry area in a home is right up there in importance second only to the kitchen in terms of keeping a family running smoothly. But functional doesn’t have to mean blah. Here are some really well done laundry rooms to make you give your own a second look. Is it time for a once over?
So you’re ready to sell your home, you’ve put it on the market, and you’ve found an Agent you love working with (if you’re still looking, browse Chestnut Park Agents in your area here). One of the first steps in the selling process is almost always an open house. Reason being, an open house is an age-old proven way to get eyes on your property. We at Chestnut Park believe that open houses are an important step in the home selling process, specifically in the first or second week that a property is placed on the market. However, each home’s selling strategy should be determined by you and your agent to optimize the marketing of your unique property. If you are considering the benefits and drawbacks of an open house, talk these points over with your agent to get a better sense of whether it is the right option for you and your home.