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Keep It Clean | Inspiring Laundry Rooms

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?

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3 Pros and 3 Cons of selling your home with an Open House

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.

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Top Real Estate Headlines: Week of September 29

While the cooler weather is settling in, the fall market is picking up! If you’re looking to either buy or sell this season, you are surely feeling the hustle and bustle of open houses and frenzied offers taking place across the province. To keep you up to date and in the know, we’ve compiled a list of the top Real Estate headlines for this week. Click below for a crash course in the current market.

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Property Voyeur: A fully-winterized, classic Lake Muskoka beauty

Conveniently located in desirable East Bay area of Lake Muskoka with 240 feet of shoreline, this fully-winterized, open concept cottage boasts cathedral ceilings, a grand fireplace and updated kitchen which meets the adjoining Muskoka room. A spacious 3 bedroom, 4 bathroom home with master ensuite, walk-in closet and luxurious fireplace. Gamesroom/bedroom with separate entrance for extended guest enjoyment. Private, natural setting with pines and classic Muskoka rock. Enjoy the amazing panoramic view over the lake and nearby Kettles Association. Swim and play around the oversized dock with boat port and hot tub. Year round, easy access road just 200 yards away. Turn on heat from your home before arriving, with the easy water purge system for cozy winter weekends.

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Bundle Up | Cozy Wool Warm Up for Fall

Wool Week kicks off this month. With the first day of fall under our belts, now seems like a perfect time to pay homage to this cozy and sustainable material. HRH Prince Charles initiated the Campaign for Wool in 2010 as a global endeavour to support rural economies. We say, hear, hear. Did you know that wool can even be used as fire-retardant insulation for the home? Pink Tartan, Joe Fresh and Holt Renfrew, the founding retail partners, no doubt have a sartorial take to share. Chunky knits, felt, gorgeous throws, upholstery, window coverings and of course rugs  – there’s no end to the possibilities for wool in the home. Here are a few that we’re warming up to right now.

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This Weekend: Chestnut Park’s Collingwood Office Presents the Annual Fall Showcase of Homes

Back by popular demand the Collingwood office of Chestnut Park Real Estate Limited, Brokerage is once again pleased to open the doors to some of the finest real estate in the Southern Georgian Bay area. On Saturday, September 27th plan to spend part of your day exploring 15+ properties throughout Collingwood, the Blue Mountains, Beaver Valley, Clearview Township and Wasaga Beach.

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Property Voyeur: A $1.165M custom log home with breathtaking views of Lake Eugenia

Set down a long private drive way, find your 50 acre retreat with authentic Scott Hay Custom Log Home. This piece on piece construction technique has survived over 300 years and is guaranteed to last for generations. Situated on an elevated terrain, the panoramic views are breathtaking. The gardens are all professionally designed with in ground sprinkler system, perennial shrubs and trees, all with native landscape theme.

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