September 8, 2014

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August 15, 2014

314 Central Park Dr. #410

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A fantastic space! This condo offers views of the experimental farm, and lots of natural light thanks to its south east exposure.  A modern layout with a separate den, kitchen open to living space, and two large bedrooms. The master features a walk-in closet and ensuite with soaker tub. Granite, hardwood, and tasteful choices throughout.  Covered parking and storage locker included. Exercise room and party room in the building.

 

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August 6, 2014

560 Churchill Ave.

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A Churchill Avenue Classic on offer here. Three storey brick century home on a fabulous oversized lot.  Lots of updating yet the home retains its period details and charm. Well scaled spaces, double stairs to the second floor, a third floor finished loft or master retreat. Renovated kitchen with granite counters and island. Mudroom off the kitchen, fenced and landscaped yard with deck, interlock and shed. You are going to fall in love.

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July 23, 2014

77 Jenscott Pvt.

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A sophisticated, urban townhome with beautiful features and finishes that make this one a standout. Three levels of finished space. Main is open concept with rich hardwood floors, open kitchen with granite and upgraded cabinetry. Upper level has two well-scaled bedrooms, a tasteful modern bathroom and bonus upstairs laundry. Lower level is finished with access to the yard and a full bathroom that extends the possibilities greatly. Fabulous and turn key!

 

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July 22, 2014

24 Crystal Park Cres.

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This is a fabulous home with a smart layout, a rare, oversized lot and a number of improvements in the last couple of years that make it turn key. The main floor features a den or in law suite with direct access to a full bathroom plus well scaled principle rooms and an emphasis on the kitchen and sunken family room open to above. Upstairs has 4 bedrooms, master with a beautiful ensuite and walk in closet, second floor laundry and loft. Great value here!

 

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July 17, 2014

157 & 161 Sunrise Lane

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Two parcels of land totaling 270 feet of frontage. Million dollar, unobstructed view of the Big Rideau, situated at the end of Hudson’s Bay. Gently sloping lot, sandy beach area and gradual water entrance ideal for young children or docking a boat. Two cottages; main one is a 1980s vintage 3 bedroom with drilled well & septic. Second older cottage used for storage or potential factor in future development. Rare opportunity to own a dream lot!

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July 3, 2014

223 Celtic Ridge Cres.

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An exceptional home in a tranquil setting. Over 2,700 square feet of quality crafted by Garand. The “rear neighbours” are the gentle sounds of rustling leaves and the meandering stream that this backs onto. A fantastic layout with 9 foot ceilings, a main floor den and an emphasis on family living with an open concept kitchen and family room.  Beautifully scaled bedrooms. The master bedroom comes with a spa inspired ensuite and fabulous walk in closet. This is your forever home!

 

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June 24, 2014

113 Bloomingdale St.

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A home with pride of ownership and curb appeal in spades! Countless improvements and lovingly maintained over the years rendering a home that is both current and turn key. Four bedrooms upstairs plus a media loft. The master bedroom has a luxury ensuite and walk-in closet. The main floor features well-scaled living and dining space, and an eat-in kitchen with an island. Lower level unspoiled. Outdoors perfected with professional landscaping, stonework and so much more.

 

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June 18, 2014

1518 Chatelain Ave.

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Fabulous curb appeal, a choice location and if you are handy or like to tinker, the oversized garages and separate workshop are an absolute dream! Beautiful corner lot with landscaped and fenced space and easy access to NCC land behind the home. Three bedrooms upstairs, beautifully scaled principle rooms with an extended ktichen on the main floor. Lower level is finished  with a bedroom, bathroom and recreation room. Lots of modernization and improvements here to see!

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May 28, 2014

157 Sunrise Ln.

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Million dollar, unobstructed view of the Big Rideau, situated at the end of Hudson’s Bay. 170 feet of prime frontage, gently sloping lot, sandy beach, and gradual water entrance ideal for young children or docking a boat. Approximately 850 square feet 1980′s vintage 3 bedroom cottage with drilled well and septic. Significant improvements to structure, plumbing, windows, roof and more recently completed. Adjacent 100 ft. lot with being sold under MLS# 913216

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May 8, 2014

Square Footage of Homes… Why Such a Mystery?

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Square-Footage-350x283When it comes to measuring square footage for a home or condominium it’s not so easy!

Buyers always ask their sales representative for information on the square footage of the home they are considering buying and realtors always want to know approximately how many square feet exists in the home or condominium they are selling.

Unfortunately organized real estate no longer promotes the use of square footage in the details of housing  due to the potential liability on the homeowner and real estate agent as a result of the inconsistency of how a home can be measured. Unfortunately there are no universally applied standards for measurement in existence today.

For example, you can hire different appraiser to measure the same home and they will come up with  different measurements because of the multiple ways to measure and the mechanisms used.

If you are selling a home or condominium avoid providing square footage as you may be found financially responsible to the buyer for any shortage. If you feel you need to market your property’s square footage as an added feature, include a disclaimer referencing  the square footage information, i.e.: square footage is an appraiser’s estimation or from a builder’s sketch of their floor plan etc. and is not warranted and the buyer shall not rely on the information for any purpose.

Note: Ensure that you don’t include illegal spaces, storage space, or the garage in your measurements.

As a Buyer don’t make your buying decision based on square footage. Determine if the house size and space works for you and your family. The feeling is more important than a figure that may or may not be real.

When buying new construction,  you may want to make a comparison from builder to builder as to price per square foot, finishings and upgrades that are included. It is recommended that you take square footage information with a grain of salt and don’t get too hung up on it as builders also use different approaches to measurement and may include space or spaces that are not necessarily what you would consider living space.

Note: the floor plans that a builder provides are in no way accurate as they may include stud walls etc. and during construction no home can be bang on the floor plan sketch that the builder provides in their marketing material. Contact your Team Realty Professional who will help with all appropriate disclosures  to ensure that your home sale does not become litigious.

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May 4, 2014

2346 Riley Ave.

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Can you use stunning and magical in the same sentence? From the handsome curb appeal to the choice renovation, this is not only a home but a lifestyle on offer. A beautiful setting in an established neighborhood yet all the era related compromises are missing. Open concept, main floor family room, a private oasis for a backyard complete with kiwi vines, a lower level finished with 100% of your wish list and so much more to experience!

 

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May 3, 2014

3106 Quail Dr.

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This is a perfect opportunity for any young professional or family seeking affordable and comfortable living close to Bank Street and recreation. The home boasts a recently updated white kitchen, hardwood on the main, laminate on the upper and lower level, and a large recreation room downstairs. Fenced yard with deck is perfect for entertaining. Must see!

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May 2, 2014

4281 Kelly Farm Dr.

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Come see this beautiful open concept, upgraded Eton model in Findlay Creek. Rich kitchen with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, huge pantry, and beautiful hardwood in the living and dining rooms! Three large bedrooms, master with ensuite and walk-in closet and second floor laundry complete the upper level. Huge finished lower level. Relax in your landscaped backyard oasis complete with interlock stone patio!

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May 1, 2014

14 Cedar Park St.

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An elegant home with substantial improvements. A fantastic layout with 9 foot ceilings, a main floor den, combined living and dining space, gourmet’s kitchen and eat-in overlooking the sunken family room and the beautifully landscaped gardens. Brand new kitchen with rich cabinetry, granite, tasteful backsplash and beautiful fixtures. The main bathroom is also brand new and fabulous. The master bedroom and ensuite are their own retreat. Don’t miss!

 

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April 27, 2014

655 Clearbrook Dr.

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A decidedly modern home both in layout and execution. A handsome exterior sets the stage for what’s inside. The main floor shows an open concept layout with large living and dining spaces and a kitchen with rich cabinetry, tasteful back splash, stainless appliances, an eat in kitchen and access to the yard. Upstairs is finished in berber carpet and boasts well scaled bedrooms, master with retreat, walk-in closet, and a 4-piece bath with soaker tub. Short list worthy!

 

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April 25, 2014

8 San Mateo Dr.

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A welcome departure from the vanilla cookie cutter layouts so often found. This is a fantastic space with a main floor den, a separate dining room and a great room overlooking the kitchen. The yard is life sized and ready to entertain and play. Three surprisingly large bedrooms upstairs. The master has a private ensuite and walk in closet. The lower level is finished with a family room and hobby room. A home worthy of your short list!

 

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April 24, 2014

49 Grenwich Circle

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An Exceptional Residence! Fabulous layout, a grand entrance and a den with walls of windows.  The kitchen is a gourmet’s dream with an induction cook top and built-in ovens. The master is palatial and you might never leave the ensuite! The second “master” has a walk-in closet and ensuite plus 2 more well scaled bedrooms. Upscale finishes, beautiful loft/library on the second level and finished recreation room. Recent fence, deck, and interlock complete the package.

 

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April 23, 2014

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Sean was very knowledgeable of the community our property was a part of and did an excellent job of selling it quickly. – Kelly

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April 3, 2014

153 Lockhaven Pvt.

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An absolute choice location at the end of the street within steps to beautiful woodland and green space and backing onto single family residences! The home is infused with a sense of peace and serenity. Features gorgeous hardwood in the living and dining area, a modern palette of neutrals and a timeless crisp white kitchen with  patio access out onto the large deck and spacious fenced yard. All three bedrooms offer plenty of natural light and space and the master has a fabulous ensuite. Open staircase makes the lower level family room inviting and the stone fireplace amps up the wow factor. A must see!

 

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April 3, 2014

574 Cole Ave.

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Location in spades! The location comes with a house, and a good one at that! Conveniently located close to  Dovercourt Recreation Centre, great schools, shops, and restaurants. Beautifully renovated from top to bottom. Tasteful, modern kitchen and living areas, open space for entertaining, a large private deck and an oversized garage. Three bedrooms upstairs, a spa inspired bath and turn key in every sense! Pinch yourself, here is a beautiful opportunity to make Westboro your reality without a laundry list of projects.

 

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April 3, 2014

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Royal LePage’s New Mobile App Breaks Industry Barriers With Draw-and-Search Feature

Iphone App

 

Royal LePage, in partnership with award-winning mobile agency Plastic Mobile, recently announced the launch of the Royal LePage mobile app for Canadian house hunters. Available for iPhone, the new app is simplifying the property search process down to the swipe of a finger.

The app’s innovative Draw-and-Search feature allows users to easily zero in on a specific geographic area of interest on a map, by simply drawing the area of choice with their finger. Upon doing so, property listings within the selected region will pop up on the screen. On-the-go house hunters no longer need to log in or fill in forms to see search results.  And with one tap, users can save their search to get updates on new homes, open houses, and current listings within the geographic area they selected.

“At Royal LePage, we are constantly looking at how we can better serve homebuyers in their search for the perfect home through new digital services,” said Carolyn Cheng, SVP, Strategic Business Services, Royal LePage. “With our new app’s draw feature, the very first in Canada, we are making the home buying search as easy and personalized as possible, while ensuring our clients don’t miss crucial updates as listings and opportunities change by the moment.”

The new app is the latest in Royal LePage’s suite of digital real estate solutions for Canadians.  Last year, Royal LePage launched a new mobile website featuring Google’s renowned map-based technologies as well as its new and innovative cloud-based services, which allowed users to search for homes, using not only standard criteria, but also local landmarks.

“As Royal LePage’s mobile agency, we identify the best practices across all industries worldwide and apply them to real estate, ensuring  that Royal LePage’s clients always have the best and latest features at their fingertips,” said Melody Adhami, President and COO, Plastic Mobile.  “The Draw-and-Search feature of Royal LePage’s new app is designed to provide the most intuitive user experience so that homebuyers don’t have to browse through all of the clutter to find what they need.”

Please visit www.royallepage.ca/realestate/iphone for more information, and/or to download the app which can be used on iPhone, iPad, iPad mini and iPod Touch.

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March 20, 2014

News to “bark” about…

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Greetings to all my fellow Winter Olympians! I certainly feel like an Olympian in the face of Mother Nature and all the charms that she has brought to our Capital City this year. It has been quite a Gold Medal Performance of sorts.

So, the perennial favourite question: how is the Ottawa market? In short, it is breathing. Inhaling and exhaling, with ebbs and flows—nothing too drastic to report. This is the Ottawa “government insulation” that we are all graced by. Times are not as bullish as we have become accustomed to as of late, homes are moving and sales are balanced. We are forecasting slight price increases this year in the range of 1 to 2% and relatively consistent volume to the five year average sales. Breathe easy.

New additions and new beginnings! We are pleased to announce the arrival of our fifth member to The McCann Team, Nick Gallon. Nick brings a dynamic energy and we are very excited to have him on this side of the fence as it were. He has joined the administrative leg of our team so that we can continue to wow our clients with timely, accurate, and attentive service.

Stephanie has returned from maternity leave and we are glad to have her back. She is also thrilled to have a little “work break” amidst her busy job as Mommy to her girls, Rowan and Quinn.

Our year is off to a fantastic start and we have all of you to thank for this! Your gracious referrals and advocacy continue to be the cornerstone of our success. At the risk of being a bit bold, please, keep them coming! We look forward to continuing to surprise and delight, with the help of Gezellig Restaurant, in acknowledging those referrals.

We are here if you have questions or need a bit of help. We want you to think of us as your real estate resource throughout the home ownership journey and not just during the purchase and sale process.

Finally, we are excited about our upcoming annual movie event. Saturday morning at the movies has become such a tradition and we look forward to seeing you all again soon.

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March 13, 2014

768 Everton Way

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This is an absolute standout. A fantastic layout with an open flow to the main, a gorgeous master with ensuite, and well scaled, tastefully finished spaces throughout. Bamboo hardwood on the main and master bedroom, maple in the secondary bedrooms, and radiant heated porcelain in the finished basement. Beautiful kitchen with an island and a gas stove. Interlock in the front and deck in the rear fenced yard. Just wow and worthy of your shortlist!

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March 10, 2014

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February 6, 2014

747 Sanibel Pvt.

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A fantastic opportunity to make home ownership a reality! Better than new and absolutely turn key. Three floors of finished space plus a full basement. Main level is open concept and features a modern kitchen with breakfast bar and bright, expansive spaces. Master with ensuite, 2nd and 3rd beds combined and super sized. Lower den with patio doors to the fenced yard. Features galore: 6 appliances, air conditioning, auto garage door opener, central vacuum, alarm. Wow!

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February 4, 2014

177 Fordham Pvt.

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A fantastic way to claim your space in the city! This is a beautiful example of the ever popular “loft series” townhomes in Central Park. Two bedroom, two bath configuration, and finished on all three levels. Great options and extras and super tasteful. Hardwood floors, oak railing at entrance, upgraded underpad on the pristine carpets, built in speakers, quality appliances, a very rare full basement, and a fabulous fenced and landscaped yard. Ok, come see it already!

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February 2, 2014

6075 Ottawa St.

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Welcome home! This beautifully renovated 3+1 bedroom home sits on a scenic lot backing onto the school ground! Open concept living at its best, beautiful kitchen, vaulted ceilings, gorgeous hardwood floors! Master boasts a private 2 piece ensuite. Spa-like full bath and laundry room complete the main floor. Huge finished basement complete with recreation room, full bath and bedroom, an oasis in itself!

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January 16, 2014

2159 Saunders Avenue

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This is a fantastic home nestled in a quiet little enclave with a village vibe. The parkway is a stone’s throw away and Westboro and Wellington Village are a nice walk. Hardwood floors and staircase, well scaled spaces, a sizeable yard and a two tier deck with views of the water. Main floor has seen recent renos with the kitchen open onto the dining and beautiful appliances added. This one belongs on your short list!

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August 8, 2013

25 Staten Way

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A really special home with countless improvements. It features beautiful hardwood and tile. There is a gorgeous new kitchen with rich cabinetry, stainless counters and built in appliances. The master bed has a three sided fireplace and luxurious ensuite. There is crown moulding, wainscoting, pot lights, and a whole home audio system. The lower level is finished and roughed in for a home theatre. Fenced yard, deck and a pergola. Wow!

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July 30, 2013

512-265 Poulin Ave.

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This is the one to have! Choice 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom end unit in Northwest One. Wait until you see the panoramas of the Ottawa River, the Gatineaus, Mud Lake, and surrounding park lands from every window. Well scaled spaces, beautiful parquet floors throughout, a full ensuite bath, and a fantastic balcony. A resort lifestyle with extensive recreational facilities and lots of social activities that make this both a home and a community.

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July 14, 2013

1734 Maple Grove Rd.

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Nothing to do with this one except unpack the bags. Fabulous offering complete with double car garage, granite island and a layout which flows. A two bedroom configuration enables spacious rooms and numerous upgrades culminate in a showstopper! If there is one home to see, this is it. Call to arrange a viewing.

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July 14, 2013

742 Spruce Ridge Rd.

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An Oasis away from the city?  No, it’s better than that!  Nestled on 3.97 acres of treed land with your own creek, this is serenity only 20 minutes drive from downtown Ottawa.  No neighbors within view and deer at your doorstep, this is no
urban environment.  Complete with double detached garage ready for the workshop or simply to park the toys.  Well proportioned residence with 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and ample living space.  Potential Plus!

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July 1, 2013

512 Fraser Ave.

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Eighty-five feet of frontage on offer with a west facing yard and a well scaled, all brick two storey home. Three bedrooms up, master with direct access to the main bath. New hardwood and ceramic throughout the main floor. Family room is over the garage, solarium is off the dining room. Main floor has laundry, powder room and access to the deck and gardens. Beautiful grounds with landscaping and trees. Lots of dreams and possibilities here!

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June 30, 2013

103 Margrave

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Nothing to do but unlock the door and move your furniture in!  Meticulously maintained with a premium location backing onto open space.  This home comes with a new roof, is freshly painted and has a great floor plan. Close to parks and in a family friendly neighborhood, this 3 bed, 3 bath home comes complete with all appliances, central vac and all window treatments. Definitely worth your visit! Call today to book a viewing.

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June 29, 2013

303-575 Byron Ave.

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Urban decadence in the heart of vibrant Westboro. On the doorstep to Restaurants, Cafes and the Ottawa river, discover one of Ottawa’s best addresses. Granite, high end appliances, and great management. This one bed, one bath apartment is in need of nothing, simply unlock and move in. Parking and Locker included rounds out this impressive offering.

 

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June 28, 2013

35 Carmichael Crt.

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Welcome home! Three stories of efficient living space, countless updates and wait till you see the surrounding greenspace. Three beds up, 2 with parquet wood floors. Updated main bath, classic white kitchen with stainless appliances. A tasteful, neutral palette throughout. The yard is fenced, the home is air conditioned, the windows are newer and the condition is top notch. An affordable way to make home ownership your reality!

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June 27, 2013

6693 Pebble Trail St.

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No corners cut here!  A fantastic flow to this modern bungalow with soaring ceilings, open spaces, quality materials and tasteful execution throughout. A great room floor plan. A stone and stucco facade, accented by douglas fir pillar. A screened porch and a oversized deck. 3 plus one garage with doors front and back. Yellow birch floors, granite, and beautiful tiling throughout. Beautiful kitchen, luxurious ensuite and so much more!

 

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June 26, 2013

24 Collington St.

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Wow! Choice end unit on a quiet street with an extra wide lot. Minto’s largest, the ever popular Royalton finished with a contemporary palette and quality upgrades. Super flexible layout to suit your needs. Full ensuite, walk-in closet, hardwood floors, gas fireplace, and beautiful flow. Wait till you see the windows and the light. Lower level is tastefully finished, the yard is fenced, and the home sparkles!

 

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June 25, 2013

1005-1380 Prince of Wales

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This is first timing or downsizing in style! A complete transformation that will make you proud and your friends green with envy. Tasteful, modern palette, open airy feel and attention to detail throughout. Chef’s dream kitchen with stainless appliances, wood cabinetry and potlights. Spa inspired bath, laminate floors and balcony with phenomenal views of the city and more for you to discover! Just an ideal location with recreation and all the conveniences at your doorstep!

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