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FROM THE KITCHENER-WATERLOO REAL ESTATE GROUP
Jeanette Schmidt*, Troy Schmidt**, Jim Lawson**, Amy Banton*, Jelena Affeldt**, Kelly Affeldt*, Diana Perisic*, Zana Jalal*, Bogdan Kiedrowski*, Tamara Schnarr*, Jakub Jelen* **Broker *Sales Representative
$3,750,000 STUNNING HOME BACKING ONTO THE GRAND RIVER
Private ½ acres treed lot. 7 beds, 6 baths, 7,000 sqft. Home with foor to ceiling stone freplace. Chef gourmet kitchen. 6 pc ensuite in bedroom suite. Fully fnished w-out lower level with wet bar. Backing onto the Grand River. MLS®
2 beds+den modifed corner unit. Open concept design walkout to balcony. Generous size Island, Dining area, and ss appls. 2 baths, In suite laundry, u-ground parking, storage and locker. Steps from, LRT, Iron Horse Trail, grocery store and restaurants. Amenities include concierge, gym, terrace. MLS®
RESORT STYLE LIVING AT TREETOPS
Executive townhouse with 3 bedroom, 3.5 bathrooms fully finished with renovations throughout. Beautiful forest views. Resort style amenities. Pool, tennis courts, club house and more. MLS®
Well maintained home on a 50 x 110 ft lot in Rosemount area. Walking distance to schools, shopping, & public transp. Home boasts 1,700 sqft. 2 beds, 2 baths, separate dining room with walk-out to deck, & fnished rec room. Roof ‘21. MLS®
Spacious and welcoming, 3 bed end unit townhouse. Open concept home. Kitchen features 4 stainless steel appliances. Carpet free throughout. Spacious primary bedroom with 3 piece ensuite bath and walk in closet. Laundry on the second foor for added convenience. MLS®
$3,500/mth WELCOME HOME!
2,250 sqft, 4 bed, 3 bath home. Open concept design with hardwood fooring. Spacious kitchen w/eat-in dining. Large living room w/gas freplace. Primary bedroom w/walk in closet. Luxury ensuite bath. Lower level is unfnished. Great location close to schools, parks and trails. MLS®
00 1 519 885 0200 Jeanette Schmidt Sales Representative 519 729 0320 email@example.com Troy Schmidt Broker 519 729 2002 firstname.lastname@example.org Since 2012
Selling Waterloo Region Since 1986!
Tis the Season! Regardless what holiday you celebrate this December, there’s bound to be plenty of family and luscious food and libations. More so than ever, this is the year to celebrate and reunite with family. The holidays for myself has always been about gatherings. Whether it’s Christmas Eve, a random night during the holiday week or New Year’s Eve, my fridge is overflowing with a variety of cheeses, meats, and appetizers. Not to mention, a pantry and freezer filled with sweet treats.
This Holiday season we invite you to join us for the 12 Days of Giveaways on Instagram. We have over $1,000 in prizes to giveaway from local retailers, restaurants and commercial brands.
To close, I’d like to wish all of our readers, contributors, and advertisers the happiest of holidays. May 2023 bring you and your family health, happiness, and much prosperity.
NOTE: In our previous issue of Locale, regrettably, we did not include contact details for Four Fathers Brewing Ivy Loft. I want to encourage everyone to follow @ivloftatfourfathers on Instagram and Facebook to learn more about their beautiful event space.
Til Next Time,
2 EDITORS NOTE CONTENTS Copyright © 2022 All rights reserved. Reproduction of any article, photographs or artwork without permission from the Publisher is strictly prohibited. Advertisements published in HOMES+ Magazine are supplied solely by the advertiser and the Publisher accepts no responsibility for opinions expressed in advertisements or for copyright issue with respect to them. REAL ESTATE 07 Cover Showcase 1123 Notre Dame Drive RENO & DECOR 42 A Winter Wonderland at Your Front Door by Shauna Lynn LIFE STYLE 20 Getting Creative with Planning Family Holidays by Julie D. Martin
Stewart * Want to be a contributor? CONTACT US 34 12 Days of Giveaways 56 Jo Alcorn’s Gift Guide by Jo Alcorn 60 Holiday Appetizers Contributors: Dana Shortt & Trina Stewart 453 HOMES SOLD down 43.7% from November 2021 $736,024 AVERAGE PRICE FOR DETACHED HOME down 10.4% from November 2021 21 DAYS ON MARKET compared to 10 days in November 2021 SOLD $ NOVEMBER Market Report * Provided by The Waterloo Region Association of Realtors ®
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Permanent Architectural & Holiday Lighting by Russel Electric
Never hang lights again! Replace your pot or can lights with permanent LED Lights! Russell Electric’s one system lighting gives you architectural lighting for everyday use and permanent Christmas, Halloween, or support your favourite team with a Super Bowl lighting setup. This system has the ability to choose any light colour or patten on your smartphone or remote control. What is really remarkable about their permanent lighting is that Russell Electric’s installation team will install the tracks under the sofft and behind the facia of your eaves, so all of the wiring is hidden. If you haven’t stretched your 10 foot ladder out yet to hang your lights for the Holidays, call Russ at Russell Electric!
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9 PENNY MAILLETTE BSc, CIPS Sales Representative email@example.com www.pennymaillette.com 519 - 897 - 0300 Ready to talk Real Estate? Penny Maillette will help you achieve or exceed your real estate goals, by providing you with extraordinary quality of service in the buying and selling of real estate. Professionalism, integrity, honesty and truth are the cornerstones of her business. I can answer your real estate questions! Contact me and I’ll return your message as soon as possible. I look forward to hearing from you! armest houghts & est ishes for a onderful oliday & appy ew ear!
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Burca Sales Representative 6 Emil Burca Broker HOME SWEET HOMES – SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE! 1123 Notre Dame Drive $2,499,000 – Cover Feature – Bungalow 1344 West River Trail $1,075,000 – Home & Cottage retreat in One 173 Fergus Avenue $815,000 – DUPLEX – income property 7660 Side Road 15 Centre Wellington $1,750,000 – 12 ACRES 294 Gravel Ridge Trail $1,650,000 – BOTA
59 William Dunlop Street $1,299,000 – Huron
$1,775,000 – 4 PLEX – income property 66 Dolman Street $1,599,000 – Beautiful
West $699,000 – Ingersoll 13128 Routh
$759,000 – 1 ACRE 519-502-5737 www.teamburca.com
This custom built ranch style bungalow is situated on a deep lot, just a short drive from Kitchener city limits. The over 600 ft deep lot allows the house to be set back from the road and features a long winding driveway. Central open concept area including the foyer to family room, kitchen, dining room, and front facing o ce with double french doors. Accented not only by the rich ﬂoor to ceiling cabinetry, but also the beautiful family room ﬁreplace wall, where the 10’ main ﬂoor ceilings make it even more grand. From here, you can also access the partially covered interlocking backyard patio. One wing of the home is for the 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, including the primary suite. The impressive main bath is 5 piece and is a build up to the stunning 6 piece ensuite. Organized closet space is important and these bedrooms have lots of it.
The double bay detached garage, with over 600 sqft of space, is ideal for a contractor or someone looking to store their boat or ATVs. Multi-zoned heating system, including forced air and hydronic inﬂoor, roxul and spray foam insulation used in exterior walls, below basement slab and between ﬂoors. Emphasis on energy e ciency and comfort; thermally superior tilt and turn windows with 9’ ceilings, direct walkup access, and wet bar rough in bringing total ﬁn sq ft over 5000 making the space a potential INLAW setup.
Emil Burca Broker
1123 NOTRE DAME DR. PETERSBURG $2,499,000 COVERSHOWCASE | HOMES + www.teamburca.com 519-502-5737 7
Daniela Burca Sales Representative
00 00 Steve Bailey BROKER & MA NAGING PARTNER STEVE@SOLDBYBAILEY.COM | @SOLDBYBAILEY THE BAILEY TEAM NOT INTENDED TO SOLICIT PROPERTIES UNDER CONTRACT WITH A BROKERAGE. EACH OFFICE INDEPENTELY OWNED AND OPERATED. THE AGENCY, BADEN 8 FOUNDRY STREET BADEN, ON, N3A 2P5 519.208.1444 @THEAGENCYWATERLOOREGION THE AGENCY, KITCHENER 417 KING STREET W, UNIT B1 KITCHENER, ON, N2G 1C2 519.208.1444 @THEAGENCYWATERLOOREGION THE AGENCY, OAKVILLE 136 CHURCH STREET, OAKVILLE, ON, L6J 1M9 905.636.0045 @THEAGENCYOAKVILLE THE AGENCY, MUSKOKA 72 MANITOBA STREET, BRACEBRIDGE, ON, PIL 2B4 705.646.2444 @THEAGENCYMUSKOKA THE AGENCY, BRANTFORD 11 -20 ROY BOULEVARD, BRANTFORD ON N3R 7K2 519.304.1803 @THEAGENCYBRANTFORD 111 Maple Street, Drayton MLS® Sunlight Heritage Homes Oxford Model 4 Beds | 2.5 Baths | Listed At $869,800 59 Waffer Crescent,Cambridge MLS® Beautiful Branchton Park Home 3 Beds | 3 Baths | Listed At $850,000 123 Brentwood Avenue, Kitchener MLS® 2 Beds | 2 Baths | Listed At $699,900 359 Old Stone Road, Waterloo MLS® Stunning Custom Build Home 5 Beds | 6 Baths | Listed At $3,650,000 107 Maple Street, Drayton MLS® Sunlight Heritage Homes Oxford II Model 4 Beds | 3 Baths | Listed at $869,800 901 Fall Harvest Court, Kitchener MLS® Custom Built Deer Ridge Bungalow 4 Beds | 3 Baths | Listed At $2,650,000 1D-185 Windale Crescent, Kitchener MLS® Investment Opportunity 1 Beds | 1 Baths | Listed At $334,900 92 Maple Street, Drayton MLS® Sunlight Heritage Homes Oxford II Model 4 Beds | 2.5 Baths | Listed At $959,800 8B-185 Windale Crescent, Kitchener MLS® Stanley Park Raised Bungalow. 1 Beds | 1 Baths | Listed At $339,900 8 SOLD
GREAT POTENTIAL FOR A FAMILY HOME OR INVESTMENT NEAR BREITHAUPT PARK
This wonderful home was purpose-built in 1955 for a multigenerational family, and this is the frst time it is being offered up for sale. There are 2 Bedrooms on Main Floor, 2 Bedrooms Upstairs, 2 Kitchens and loads of potential in the partially fnished walk-up basement. Easy access to parking from a side street. In nearly original but well-kept condition. Must see to fully appreciate. MLS® www.RedCarpetOnUnion.com
BRICK HOME IN UPTOWN WATERLOO/WESTMOUNT NEIGHBOURHOOD
Just a few steps from Belmont Village, the Grand River Hospital, Catalyst137, Iron Horse Trail and the LRT, this location is hard to beat. Completely move-in ready with many updates including Plumbing, Electrical, Furnace, Roof, Windows throughout, Kitchen, Bathroom, Patio, Custom Shed and Privacy Fence. Renovations didn’t eliminate the character of this lovely Century home.. MLS® www.RedCarpetOnGildner.com
MOVE-IN READY BUNGALOW IN COUNTRY HILLS
Lovely 3-bedroom home in desirable neighbourhood near all amenities (shopping, restaurants, houses of worship public transportation, highway access, etc.). Freshly painted and loads of updates as follows; roof and kitchen appliances in 2022, front porch, furnace and air conditioner in 2019, new garage door, gas freplace, laminate fooring and garden shed in 2014. Main foor is carpet free. Basement is fnished. Excellent parking with double driveway and 2-car garage. Fantastic value! MLS® www.RedCarpetOnRushbrook.com
BEAUTIFUL SEMI-DETACHED HOME IN LEXINGTON/ LINCOLN VILLAGE NEIGHBOURHOOD
Great schools and lovely walking trails in this quiet corner of East Waterloo. This lovely 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath home has been lovingly maintained and tastefully decorated in a neutral colour palette. You will love the updated kitchen boasting a breakfast nook with a view to the peaceful fully fenced back yard. You will also love the spacious primary bedroom with walk-in closet and fabulously updated 4-piece bathroom upstairs. Just move-in and enjoy!
Søld $17,000 OVER ASKING Søld $55,000 OVER ASKING Søld $30,000 OVER ASKING Søld $25,000 OVER ASKING
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00 519-496-7747 DIRECT 519-579-4110 OFFICE Charles@DoeringRealty.ca www . DoeringRealty . ca To my valued clients... My work with clients is like a gift I receive every day of the year! I appreciate all your support through 2022, and look forward to many years of friendship. Wishing you and your family a warm and joyous holiday season. Thank You! Charles Doering SALES REPRESENTATIVE ABR, SRS, SRES, CNE 7 Years Executive Club Award 4 Consecutive Years of Platinum Club Award
LOVED FAMILY HOME
This family home has been lovingly updated throughout. Home shows like a model home! A bright, open-concept kitchen that looks into the private fully fenced backyard. Fully fnished basement with family room, games room.... East London’s best value in newer homes. MLS®
INVESTORS / DEVELOPERS
1200 sq. ft self-standing building with 2 offces, washroom and large warehouse area. Ample parking in the front and back, plus 2 large, heated trailers. The property is zoned M2. Buyer to do their own due diligence in regards to zoning from The city of Kitchener planning department. MLS®
PRIME COMMERCIAL LOCATION!
.504 acres vacant fenced property adjacent to 115 Clarke Road also known as 7 Chaterhouse Crescent. There is 8’ x 40’ Offce Trailer onsite and included. Detached 20’ x 20’ storage garage with concrete foor. Which is ideal for additional vehicle storage. Great investment opportunity, call for details. MLS®
BUILD YOUR DREAM HOME ON THIS
Backing onto thousands of acres of crown land. Pick your building site on this mature lot. Huge natural ponds, creeks & trails near by. Builder plans available, many models to choose from. Access to Hwy17 via Hwy 539. Mins to Warren, only 30 mins to Sturgeon Falls & mins to lakes including
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FOREST HILL CHARM
Welcome to 327 Overlea Dr Kitchener, located in the family-friendly Forest Hill. Solidly built home perfect for family living and close to schools, shopping & amenities. Large principal rooms, hardwood foors, & w-out to private patio. Ideal for in-law setup or investment property. Min to x-way & public transit. MLS®
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Lake Nipissing. MLS® POPULAR AND CONVENTIONAL LOCATION Open concept foor plan w/1,252 sqft. Upper level w/3 beds, main bath and convenient 2nd foor laundry. MLS® GREAT LOCATION Attention Investors, great project opportunity to own a solid investment. 466 Wellington St N Kitchener homes is an estate sale. Seller assume no responsibility. MLS® FOR INVESTORS! Owner is willing to lease back for 1 - 5-year term. Solidly built all brick & maintenance free exterior, lovely 3-bdrm bungalow. Great open layout, main foor hardwood & walkout to large grilling deck. Nicely fn’d rec-room w/3 pc bath. Call Realtor direct for lease terms. EXCL NEWLISTING NEWLISTING NEWLISTING NEWLISTING
Open concept hrdwd frs & gas FP. Main fr bdrm w/ensuite bath, 2nd bdrm & laundry room. Lwr lvl fn’d rec, 3rd bdrm, workshop, & 3-pc bath. MLS®
OR FIRST TIME HOME BUYERS Maintenance free all brick bungalow located in central Forest Hill/West Kitchener family friendly neighbourhood. MLS® SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD
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1 bed + den / 1 bath, 767 SF. Kitchen w/granite counters & backsplash, foorto-ceiling windows,private balcony. 1 underground parking spot. MLS®
balcony overlooking Victoria Park. Walk-in, 1 parking. MLS®
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1 bed / 1 bath 636 SF modern kitchen . Updated counters, cabinetry & fooring. LR w/foor-to-ceiling windows private balcony. 1 underground parking spot. MLS®
1 bed / 1 bath 605 SF corner unit with modern kitchen and countless updates. Granite counter, sleek cabinetry & more. Private balcony. 1 parking spot. MLS®
$1,950/mth GARMENT ST CONDOS
1 bed / 1 bath 549 SF w/modern kitchen & countless updates including granite, vinyl plank fooring. LR access to balcony. 1 parking spot. MLS®
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Nicole Brand Sales Representative, BBA, CLHMS Direct: 519.573.1703 Office: 519.740.3690 , , #1 . 243- , 479,900 DESIRABLE HURON PARK CONDO w/low condo fees! This 2 bdrm, 1 bath bungalow condo features open concept ﬂoor plan & large primary living area. Neutral colors, quality laminate, 36’x48’ island & pantry cupboard. Appliances included. Outdoor patio space. Close to schools, parks, trails & easy highway access. MLS® 285 , #10, 96-98 , $750,000 TRIPLEX IN HESPELER! Sitting on a large lot, is walking distance to downtown Hespeler. Minutes to 401, with 4 parking spaces & steps to 2 GRT Bus Stops, a commuter’s dream! Ideal for multi-generational living, Real estate investment or a mortgage helper. Main ﬂoor boasts 2 units, one bachelor, one 2-bedroom, both of which will be sold vacant. MLS® firstname.lastname@example.org | www.uniquebrand.ca TRIPLEX 16 As
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GETTING CREATIVE WITH Planning Family Holidays
THE HOLIDAYS ARE COMING SOON, AND TRYING TO PLAN FOR FAMILY GET TOGETHERS CAN BE STRESSFUL! NO MATTER HOW HECTIC LIFE GETS FOR YOU AND YOUR LOVED ONES, IT’S IMPORTANT TO FIND WAYS TO MAKE THAT TIME TO BE TOGETHER. HERE ARE SOME IDEAS TO MAKE SOME NEW AND EASY TRADITIONS PART OF YOUR HOLIDAY GATHERINGS.
Time is not something we can manufacture, and it also isn’t something we can get back once it has passed. The phrase “making time” should probably be “setting aside time” or “prioritizing time” instead.
So how do we prioritize our time?
I recommend setting a date in stone, well ahead of the holidays, like the Saturday before Christmas so that every Christmas Season your family knows to schedule other plans accordingly. Unfortunately, one must expect that not everyone can make it to your family gathering and that is understandable.
Some ideas for gift giving can be...
• The guys get a gift for a guy and the girls will get a gift for a girl and each group does a secret santa draw.
• Each person picks a name out of a hat and get a gift for the person they picked.
• Set a theme for the gifts! Some examples can be gift cards, liquids, food and so on.
We’ve decided that instead of all of the siblings voting on how we want our gift exchange to go every year that each one will have their own year to plan it for all.
I recommend trying to alternate homes every holiday so holiday planning doesn’t fall on one to two family member’s shoulders. Also, plan a potluck where the whole family is expected to bring a specifc item.
I’ve talked to many others who also have some great ideas for holiday gatherings to keep it exciting and less work for one household. Here are a few ideas:
• Meet at a restaurant! If your holiday is scheduled with an overload of dinner engagements, go for brunch instead!
• Choose to opt out on gifts and give to a charity.
• Have a night flled with delicious appetizers rather than a large meal.
• Skip tradition and plan a family activity like skating, bowling, or do a sleigh ride!
TIME ISN’T SOMETHING WE’RE PROMISED, SO MAKE THE MOST OF THE TIME WERE GIVEN AS EACH AND EVERY DAY IS PRECIOUS. HOWEVER YOU CHOOSE TO CELEBRATE YOUR NEXT HOLIDAY, MAKE IT A TIME THAT IS FULL OF MEMORIES THAT YOU CAN CHERISH. HAPPY PLANNING! AND MOST IMPORTANT
Julie D. Martin Real Estate Broker
44 PETER Street, St. Clements
Outstanding quality and sumptuous ﬁnishes are in evidence throughout this magniﬁcent custom-built residence. Built to last and outﬁtted in a manner ﬁt for the most discerning of buyers, 44 Peter Street sets the tone quickly with its soaring ceiling heights, 8’ solid wood doors, acres of granite counters, heated natural stone and beautiful walnut hardwood ﬂooring, and an intricatelydesigned stone mantelpiece surrounding the wood-burning ﬁreplace.
30 Rose Street, Ayr
Backing upon the picturesque banks of the Nith River in Waterloo Region’s beautiful community of Ayr is this over one third of an acre building lot –ready and waiting to host the home of your dreams! 30 Rose Street sits in a mature, central portion of town, directly across the street from Victoria Park, steps from the arena and community centre, and less than 10 minutes on foot from the amenities of Stanley and Northumberland.
620 Conners Drive, Listowel
This sleek, nearly-new and 1,630+ sqft bungalow strikes a harmonious balance between open concept and cozy, modern and traditional, and suburban and rural. A fantastic venue for any growing family to put down roots in the growing Southwestern Ontario town of Listowel! Nearly equidistant from KitchenerWaterloo and the beautiful shores of Lake Huron, this peaceful community retains strong links to its farming heritage, while hosting every amenity you’ll ever need.
26 CHICOPEE Terrace, Kitchener
Beautifully cared for and nestled on a corner lot in a quiet, out-of-the-way neighbourhood on the edge of Chicopee Resort is this charming four-bedroom, three-bathroom family home. With ample living space spread out across ﬁve levels, 26 Chicopee Terrace provides an ideal setting for your family to open its next chapter. Large living spaces and quality materials deﬁne this home, and the present owner has already taken care of several signiﬁcant updates.
00 NOVAK NIKOLIC & KRISTI SCHOUT Sales Representatives 519.591.8057 | novaknikolic.com firstname.lastname@example.org 75 King Street South, Unit 50, Waterloo, ON N2J 1P2 HOW WILL OUR EXPERT TEAM HELP YOU SELL YOUR HOME? Complimentary Staging Consultation • Highest quality photos, videos & virtual tours Maximum exposure across Waterloo Region and the Greater Toronto Area Constant Communication with clients Real Estate Team CALL US FOR A COMPLIMENTARY HOME EVALUATION NOVAK NIKOLIC & KRISTI SCHOUT, SALES REPRESENTATIVES | 519.591.8057 | NOVAKNIKOLIC.COM
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It’s that time of year again where we get to share with our families, friends & clients the appreciation for all of your continued support. This year has been an unpredictable year in Real Estate with the continuous rise of the interest rates which has caused a downturn and a shift towards what we are seeing as a slowly shifting transition into a Buyer’s Market. Yes, one can say that during the pandemic we had an incredible time with home sales and prices increasing at a rapid pace, however, due to rising economic costs, it was bound to take somewhat of a turn. We can say that due to our strong marketing and constant branding as a preferred referral partner, our brand has kept us on the forefront in the minds of our clients and we continued to create another banner year of sales within our Real Estate Market. Once again, we can share our humble appreciation to all of our amazing clients, family & friends for putting their trust in The Riz Team. This year we did surpass all of our expectations and we celebrate yet another year as a Top Tier Team at Royal LePage Wolle Realty, Brokerage. We are honored this year to be awarded a highly coveted & new Royal LePage Distinction award – The Royal LePage Executive Circle Award which covets us within the Top Tier Category of realtors among 20,000+ Elite Sales Representatives across Canada throughout Royal LePage, along with the highest honorary Distinction, The Royal LePage Canada Lifetime Award of Excellence, which is presented to members attaining President’s Gold or higher 10 out of fourteen consecutive years. These highly acclaimed achievements can only be achieved with the trust & confdence our clients have put towards us over the last 18 years along
with the numerous referrals & partnerships we have created. As The Riz Team continues to grow, I would once again like to convey my humble appreciation & gratitude to my team colleague Nicole Shantz, who has continued to reach new heights with an incredible year of sales following the guidance & mentorship within the Team. Nicole’s commitment and professionalism has exceeded our expectations and she continues to create new goal setting measures; The bar has been raised for 2023 as she celebrates 7 years on The Riz Team. Dylan McComiskey has also had a super year and continues to set higher achievements and goals for the next calendar year. This year we also had a new addition to the team, Maggie Dorscht, who is one of our past clients and a family friend. We highly look forward to seeing what’s in store for Maggie as we embark on another great year ahead. Also wanted to convey my deep gratitude to our Broker of Record Mark Wolle & his wife Jennifer Wolle for all of their continued support throughout the year & beyond.
I would be a miss not to thank my lovely wife Charmaine, who continues to be my support anchor along with my entire family. On behalf of all of us, at The Riz Team including our respective families, I want to wish you and yours the best of this holiday season with prayers for continued good health, and lots of peace & joy for the holidays along with a prosperous new year of 2023.
Referrals are the livelihood of our business model thus, we continue to humbly request from you the referral of your friends, family and associates who are looking to buy or sell in 2023, with an effort to continue the relationships that we have shared.
Jadavji Founder, Owner Operator & Team Lead 519.716.7253 WOLLE REALTY BROKERAGE INDEPENDENTLY OWNED & OPERATED TOP 3% OF 20,000 REALTORS 2017-2022 TOP 2% OF 20,000 REALTORS 2013-2022 #1 TOP PRODUCING SALES REPRESENTATIVE 2004-2015* A CONSECUTIVE Top Tier SALES TEAM 2016-2021* ROYAL LEPAGE EXECUTIVE CIRCLE AWARD 2022 Your Home SOLD.
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coming soon to New Hamburg. Located in a very scenic enclave on the meandering Nith River. Luxury modern townhomes built with exceptional detail, and character with opportunity to custom design and personalize over 2,200 square feet of living space. Starting at mid - $900,000’s. Available summer 2023. Only 8 units left! Walking distance to downtown New Hamburg, with boutique stores, restaurants, and shopping. MLS® Call Ryan
Brand new custom home on 7 acres designed with meticulous attention to detail and a modern open concept layout. Located 5 min from Baden and 15 min from Kitchener-Waterloo. This bungalow features a 5 car garage (3 wide + 2 tandem), 2+2 bedrooms plus an offce/gym and 3.5 bathrooms with 10 foot ceilings on the main foor and the highest level of quality on both levels. A chef’s kitchen, massive windows, gas freplaces, walkout to deck, ensuite bathrooms, walk-in closets, and too many features and upgrades to list. No detail has been overlooked in this one of a kind dream custom home! MLS® Call Christina
3,479 sqft of finished living space, extensive upgrades and high end fnishes. 4 bed, 3.5 baths perfect for large family. Chef’s kitchen w/ granite counters and breakfast bar island and fully fnished lower level. Brand new private deck and patio area walking out from sunroom, vegetable gardens, huge shed w/ den and oversized 2 car garage. Situated on .36 acre lot, small town living only seconds from KW.
MLS® Call Christina
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2 bdrm 1.5 bath executive townhouse with low maintenance fees of $110 per month! 1400+ sq.ft. with eat-in kitchen. Single garage & driveway that allows parking for two. Great location near shopping, parks, walking trails and hwy 401. MLS® Call Ryan
Executive Empire Home on premium lot w/WALK-OUT basement backing onto pond & GREEN SPACE w/access to Grand River. 4 bed 3.5 bath, 3,200 sqft fnished living space +1,400 sqft unfnished basement. Open concept main foor w/ large kitchen/living and spacious second level. Tons of builder upgrades and additional features throughout! Minutes from KW and Hwy#7. MLS® Call Christina
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$4,100,000 OXFORD COUNTY
Over 105 acres of farmland in Oxford County, this 1/2 storey feld stone century home and a bank barn are nestled in to this beautiful farm property.
$999,900 SURE TO IMPRESS!
2 storey home. Formal dining room, kitchen plus breakfast area with walk in pantry, granite countertops and peninsula. Great room natural gas freplace! Stunning Master complete with walk in closet and 5pc ensuite. MLS®
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$1,995,000 EXECUTIVE STYLE HOME
Executive style home situated on 70’ x 252’ lot backing on to wooded conservation area. Breathtaking grand foyer, great room, custom cherry kitchen with 6 stainless appliances plus a separate prep kitchen! MLS®
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$1,375,000 BEAUTIFUL TURN KEY
Executive style home located in the desirable and growing area of Doon South, Kitchener, why wait to build when you can have it all now. MLS®
$899,900 CLASSIC VICTORIAN
Home w/inground pool, “French Country” kitchen, original woodwork, historic barn with loft & side storage room on oversized lot. MLS®
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Downtown Innerkip. Large lot zoned Central Commercial. Bring your business opportunities or potential to build residential units above. MLS®
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A Charlie Brown Christmas is an Emmy Award-winning holiday tradition, enjoyed by children everywhere. The soundtrack composed by Vince Guaraldi is equally as magical as the flm, especially hits such as “Christmas Time is Here.” Join us this holiday season for a jazz performance featuring Adam Bowman on drums, Duncan Wilson on piano, and Tyler Wagler on bass.
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Over 100 colourful and fun displays with over 100,000 light bulbs light up Waterloo Park from Opening Night through all of December until midnight on New Year’s Day.
‘WINTERFEST’ NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY (free)
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All-brick 3-bed, 2-bath bungalow. Fenced yard, w/large deck. Carpet-free main level. Direct access to backyard allows for duplex or mortgage helper. Large basmt rec room. Close to X-way and Aud. MLS®
1,030 sqft. condo unit! Fully renovated, carpet-free, 2 bed, 2 full baths & In-suite laundry. Primary bedroom w/ensuite & walk-in closet. U-ground parking, party room, sauna, exercise room & indoor pool. MLS®
Spacious 1-bed, 1-bath, 665 sqft. carpet-free condo with 14’ ceilings. Insuite laundry and large balcony. Great location across from future Transit Hub, Communitech, Grand River Hospital and Victoria Park. MLS®
Building perfect for senior (55+). A caring community of active seniors. Life lease - security of ownership without maintenance. Covered balcony with 2-beds/2-baths and in-suite laundry w/ 1 parking spot. MLS®
DR. Newly renovated (2021), bright and spacious condo! New fooring. Updated kitchen with SS appliances. 2 bdrms with primary having a walk-in closet and a 2 pc ensuite! There is a forest and river that run behind the building and an outdoor sitting area. Amenities include pool, sauna, exercise room, storage and party room. Near shopping, schools, bus stops, Conestoga College, parks, trails and so much more! MLS®
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Business Opportunity, highly reputable and thriving Eatery. Seats 40 with additional 26 on patio! In the heart of the West Side of GTA around the corner from 401! The Eatery has a strong loyal customer base and offers one of the best breakfasts, tasty pizzas, juicy burgers, and so much more! Call Now to view this rare Gem! MLS®
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39 LIST WITH Ready to Talk Real Estate... Linda Sold! Sold! WOLLE REALTY BROKERAGE Independently Owned & Operated 519 747 2040 519 502 8264 LindaCybalski@gmail.com | www.LindaCybalski.com PROFESSIONAL REALTOR Greetings & Thank you! The Holiday Season is my time to refect and give thanks to those who have put trust in allowing me to work with them this past year! Thank you to all my clients, friends and family. Blessings for the New Year. Christmas brings us closer Reminding us to care To reconnect with those we love Warmth and peace to share Christmas is for family And friends both old and new May your holidays be bright! May joy last all year through! $868,000 INCOME POTENTIAL IN DESIRABLE HURON VILLAGE! Welcome to 14 Cannes Street! Step into the spacious front foyer to a truly OPEN concept foor plan with a kitchen featuring an island counter and stainless steel appliances, cozy dinette area and a large sitting room for all your entertainment needs! MLS® Kathy 226.988.3232 Luanne 519.651.9459 Our Family Helping Yours GETMOVINGNOW.CA $919,900 IT DOESN’T GET BETTER THAN THIS!! Welcome to 80 Skipton Cres, a stunning “executive home” situated on a professionally landscaped lot in Hespeler close to the 401! Your friends will love being entertained on the covered deck with its “Summer Kitchen” The fridge, smoker, sink, and BBQ all there to make your spectacular meals. Private hot tub!! MLS® WISHING YOU A HAPPY & HEALTHY 2023! SOLD
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AT YOUR FRONT DOOR
you have purchased a new urn, fll it approximately ¾ full of fresh soil. The soil makes it easy to position your plants and décor where you want them to be.
Next, it’s time to select your plants. To ensure that your arrangement stands up to the test of our frigid Canadian winters, it is important to select the right plants. Plan your theme before you go shopping to help to guide you with your selection of colours, accents, and assortment of greens. Long needle pine branches are resilient, and cascade nicely over the edges of the planter, making them an ideal option. Whatever you choose, remember to give them a good drink of water and you won’t have to think about them until April!
When we think about the holidays, we think about hot cocoa with marshmallows, eggnog, mistletoes, playing in the snow, building gingerbread houses, and so many traditions that this magical season represents.
The holidays are a time for families to re-unite, and for friends to come together to celebrate the season. What better way to welcome them to your home then with a festive scene at your front door. Seasonal planters are a great way to elevate your home’s exterior look and feel without spending a lot of money.
Our team has gathered their best tips to create showstopping planters that will last all winter long!
It all starts with the right planter. Think of the urn as the foundation of your exterior decoration. If you never leave your entranceway bare and love decorating it with fresh
décor from one season to the next, consider investing in a good-quality urn. There are three key factors to a good urn: proper scale, timeless design, and good drainage with the ability to withstand hot summer sun and snowy winters for years to come.
If you are using a planter that you have used for previous seasons, bring it indoors for a few days to ensure that the soil has thoroughly thawed. If
For added interest, incorporate magnolia or other decorative stems, catchy signs, or some birch. These are durable and are available in a variety of options.
To install your selected items, insert the big and tall items frst, keeping the tallest items towards the back of your planter and working your way to the front with the smaller items. Check for any exposed areas and add fller as needed to avoid gaps, especially around the edges. Cascade your cedars and pines over the edges last.
To fnalize your holiday décor, place your winter urn at the desired location! Personalize with some additional décor to compliment your winter urns and give your entranceway a beautiful and magical look for the season!
We would love to see what you created for your home! Use the #BTSHomesPlusHoliday on your social media posts and have a warm and happy holiday season!
Shauna Lynn Simon Beyond The Stage Homes
43 BëssASSIMACOPOULOS-MARKOU Sales Representative 519 588 1834 office 519 885 0200 firstname.lastname@example.org | www.bessliving.com SELLING SINCE 1985 Bess Living Sells RE / MAX Twin City Realty Inc., Brokerage Independently Owned & Operated DON’T LIKE WHERE YOU ARE? MOVE. YOU’RE NOT A TREE UNLOCK YOUR DREAM - Bëss May the Chrismas Season BRING ONLY HAPPINESS AND JOY TO YOU & YOUR FAMILY Thanks for all the years of Support! Is your home listed in the next issue of HOMES+? If not, contact your Real Estate Agent TODAY. 519.725.1631 info@homesplusmagazine | www.homesplusmagazine.com 160 Frobisher Dr, Waterloo, ON N2V 2B1
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How do you get through your frst holiday season while embarking on your new journey? I can’t begin to tell you how to survive your own frst Christmas, but I hope I can offer a few suggestions to lessen the pain and the fear of the unfamiliar. If you simply can’t put up a tree, sip eggnog and listen to carols, then don’t. Do what you can to get through the season – order Chinese takeout, binge watch a show. Simply take care of you this holiday season.
Here are a few thoughts:
Grieve the past, but don’t stay there
Instead, focus on where you’re going. There’s a reason I talk about “The Journey Ahead” in my blog – that’s where all the good stuff is! There’s nothing you can do about what has happened this year up until now, your mental health will thank you for looking forward to all the good ahead of you.
Seek out your “tribe” – the ones who know what you are going through. They understand! A voice that relates to you can sometimes be exactly what you need. You can also fnd support groups locally or online.
This is only one Christmas. It will come and it will go and although it may feel like the end of the world in this moment, it will soon be a faded memory and it will simply be that “one time” that it didn’t happen. You still have 40 or even 50 more Christmases ahead of you to celebrate.
It’s like a temporary relief pill for your post-divorce holiday stress and one of the easiest ways to get out of your head is to serve others. It’ll bring joy to sacrifce a bit of time, and you’ll feel the appreciation when you put yourself out there.
Manage expectations but keep them realistic
If you decide to move forward and decorate the home for Christmas, don’t overdo it. It’s doesn’t have to be magazine article-worthy, and that’s ok. Eat nutritious foods, go for a long walk, get plenty of rest. A burned-out, over-tired, hungry, tense person is not going to get through the season unscathed, and things will seem so much worse than they really are.
The frst year is often the hardest. I hope you believe me when I say that someday you will create new memories, new traditions, and feel stronger that you got through this, overcame it, and reached the other side. You’ll even learn to love the holidays again. It’s okay to give yourself a break this year and be realistic for you.
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Spinach & Artichoke BREAD BOWL
This pull apart bread will make for a delicious appetizer or centrepiece at your next Holiday gathering. It’s easy to make and you can prepare the mixture up to 24 hours ahead of time.
* Preheat oven to 375 Degrees
1 Package of Fresh Baby Spinach
1 tbsp Oil
2 Green Onion
2 Garlic Cloves
1 can Artichoke hearts, drained and dried
4 Slices of Finely Chopped Prosciutto
1 Round sourdough bread, medium sized 1/2 cup Mayonnaise
2 1/2 tsp Lemon zest
1/4 tsp Kosher salt
2 cups Grated Jarlsberg Cheese 1/2 cup Finely grated Parmesan.
Black ground pepper Melted Butter Garlic Plus or Chili Flakes (Optional)
1. Add handfuls of spinach in non-stick frying pan. Stir until it begins to wilt. Add oil if spinach sticks to pan. Remove to plate, let cool and pat dry.
2. Open, drain and pat dry artichokes.Finely chop spinach and artichokes.
3. In the same frying pan, add oil and stir in green onion and garlic. Stir until softened. Let cool.
4. In a medium bowl, combine mayo, lemon zest, green onion/garlic mixture, Prosciutto, salt and pepper. Add spinach- artichoke combination and the two cheeses. Combine well.
5. Without cutting right through the bread, slice sourdough bread about 1” apart. Turn on 90 degree angle and continue slicing to create ﬁngers. Set on parchment lined baking sheet or pizza pan. I recommend a stone pizza pan for a presentable serving option.
6. Add the spinach and artichoke mixture between slices of bread (one way only) If there is extra mixture continue to add in opposite direction. Brush bread tops with melted butter. Sprinkle Garlic Plus or Chili Flakes on top of bread (optional.)
7. Bake on middle rack for 25 minutes or until cheese has melted. Serve with knife. Watch your guests pull, rip and cut with holiday delight.
Trina Stewart HOMES+ Editor
FOR BOMBAY CHICKEN SALAD
Chicken breast, cooked and fnely chopped or diced into very small pieces
Small diced sweet red bell peppers
Green onions, minced Dried currants (or substitute raisins and/or dried cranberries, if desired)
Patak curry paste, or more to taste Curry powder, or more to taste
Chopped cilantro Salt and Pepper, to taste
Additional sprigs of cilantro to garnish wontons, if desired
FOR WONTON CRISPS
FOR BOMBAY CHICKEN SALAD:
1. In a medium size bowl, mix together the mayonnaise, curry powder and curry paste. Stir until smooth and combined.
2. Add in the cooked chicken, bell peppers, green onions, currants and cilantro.
3. Season to taste with salt and pepper, if desired.
4. Set aside in the fridge.
FOR WONTON CRISPS:
These Bombay chicken wontons are a delicious choice to serve at your upcoming holiday soiree or NYE party. They’re easy to prepare and versatile (and they were a crowd favourite back in the days when we offered catering services). In addition to serving the salad on the wonton crisps, you can stuff a little bit of the salad onto the base of an endive leaf, for an attractive, low-carb appetizer. Of course, the salad makes a great sandwich filling – try it on multigrain bread or raisin walnut. You can also use it to make gourmet quesadillas (just add your favourite cheese). Lastly, try the chicken salad on mixed greens for a hearty lunch or light dinner.
1. Cut each wonton wrapper in half to make 2 rectangles, then cut each rectangle in half to make 4 squares (in total).
2. Heat 1½ inches vegetable oil in a 4-5 quart heavy pot over moderately high heat until your thermometer registers 360° F.
18 wonton wrappers, cut into 4 squares (note: you can fnd wonton wrappers in the produce department of any grocery store)
vegetable oil, for shallow frying salt, to taste
3. Using tongs, gently lay 8 squares on oil (do not drop in, or they will lose their shape) and fry, turning over once, until just golden, 15 to 30 seconds in total.
4. Transfer with a slotted spoon to paper towels to drain and season with salt.
5. Fry remaining squares in the same manner.
1. Place about 1½ teaspoons of Bombay chicken salad on top of each wonton crisp.
2. Top with a sprig of fresh cilantro to garnish (or, use chicken salad in other suggested recipe ideas listed above).
Pretzels for Hosting
**PRETZELS** 2 ¼ tsp Active dry yeast 1 cup Warm water 105-110 °F 3 tbps Dark brown sugar 2 tbps Whole milk room temperature ¼ cup Salted butter melted 1 tsp Fine sea salt 3 cups All-purpose four
**BAKING SODA BATH** 16 cups Water ½ cup Baking soda **TOPPING** 3 tbps Salted butter melted Coarse sea salt, pretzel salt or kosher salt to taste
Every parent needs a good soft pretzel recipe. Kids love them, and they make a fun lazy day baking project. Pretzels are also great for game night, date night or a festive gathering with friends.
a damp towel to rise for 30 -60 minutes until doubled in size.
HOW TO MAKE THE PRETZEL DOUGH
1. Combine yeast, water, and brown sugar in the bowl of a standing mixer ftted with the dough hook. Let mixture rest for 5-10 minutes (until foamy). 2. Once the yeast is proofed, add the melted butter and milk to the yeast and stir to combine. 3. Add four and salt and stir until a ball is formed. 4. The dough should form a slightly tacky, but frm ball. 5. Lightly grease a large bowl, place the dough in the bowl, and cover with
6. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and grease baking sheets
7. Divide dough into 8 equal pieces 8. Roll each piece of dough into a 25-30” rope.
9. Lay the rope into a “U” shape. Then cross the ends over each other once, then twist them once at the place where they meet
14. Immediately sprinkle with coarse sea salt.
15. Bake pretzels at 400 degrees F for 12-15 minutes until dark brown.
16. Remove from oven, immediately brush each pretzel with melted butter.
10. Hold the portion of the pretzel dough that has been twisted and fold it down to the bottom of the “U” shape. Press the ends frmly but gently into the bottom of the pretzel. 11. Repeat with remaining dough. PREPARE THE BAKING SODA BATH: 12. Bring 4 quarts of water to a boil. When the water is boiling, slowly add the baking soda. 13.Boil pretzels one at a time in the soda bath for 30 seconds. Use a slotted spoon to remove it from the bath and place it on the prepared baking
17. Transfer to a wire rack to cool
72 bite-sized appetizers, or
cups of chicken salad filling
Owner of Dana Shortt Gourmet & Gifts
1 lb 11/3 cups ½ cup 2/3 cup ½ - 2/3 cup 1 tbsp 2 tsp ¼ cup
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