Homes+ Magazine Issue 145

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HOMES FOR THE LOVE OF HOMES

Iconic Net Zero Estate


UPTOWN WATERLOO JOIN THE REGISTRY www.TheIsabella.ca


Selling Waterloo Region Since 1986! Top Producing RE/MAX Twin City Team since 2012 Awarded Top 100 Teams Worldwide for RE/MAX

$1,595,000 BEAUTIFUL HOME ON 1.39 ACRES 1920s home located in Uptown Waterloo with 4,000 sqft. It offers a great primary bedroom with sun-room, ensuite and a large walk-in closet. 4 full baths including a Jacuzzi and a 2-pc bath. Two-car garage & cozy porch. MLS®

$1,500,000 BEECHWOOD ESTATES Quality construction and gorgeous design details. Custom built family home on a quiet cul-de-sac in a tranquil setting in Beechwood Estates. Many plans available to choose from, on a pie-shaped lot and treed lots available. MLS®

$550,000 ROSEMOUNT AREA HOME Solid brick bungalow on nicely landscaped lot. Close to amenities, walking trails & more. Newer roof, newer windows. Oak flooring under carpet, eat-in kitchen, 1.5 baths. Spacious deck, fenced yard. MLS®

EXCLUSIVE CHARLIE WEST 19th floor, 1 bdrm suite w/stunning city views, open plan, $5,000 in upgrades. Kitchen w/granite & SS appls. Low condo fee including: heat, A/C, water, internet, concierge & many more amenities. MLS®

THINKING OF SELLING? Call To Find Out What Your Home Is Worth In Today's Market. Troy Schmidt

Jeanette Schmidt

519 729 2002 troy@schmidtteam.ca

519 729 0320 jschmidt@kw-homes.com

Broker

Sales Representative

519 885 0200

Since 2012

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$8,999,999

HERITAGE LAKE ESTATES Iconic Net Zero home and retreat. One of a kind Timberworx custom built, Limestone bungalow on 1 acre. Offering 9,200 sqft of incredible living space with 7 bedrooms and 8 baths. Extraordinary interior has every luxury feature and offers the ultimate in home comfort, advanced smart home technology and Net Zero labelled. 20’, 16’ and 12’ ceiling heights, floor to ceiling windows, herringbone and versailles floors, Plaster mouldings, marble baths, wine room, heated patios, walkways and cobblestone drive. Fully finished walk-out lower level with heated floors, large rec room/games room with wet bar, office, gym and dramatic home theatre. Contemporary chefs kitchen features a 22’ black granite island, pantry and a full array of Wolf and Subzero appliances. Glass and Iron feature wall separates the four season room with wood burning fireplace and hand carved limestone mantel. Jaw dropping and totally secluded backyard paradise with in-ground gunite, saltwater pool, covered patio with Phantom screens, surround sound and built in BBQ. A commuter’s dream in a stunning gated community that offers lake access and walking trails, only 1 minute to the 401.

EVE CLAXTON Broker of Record

DIRECT: 519-831-7653 EVE@EVECLAXTON.CA 519-766-7650 | EVECLAXTON.CA

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RE/MAX Solid Gold Realty (II) Ltd., BROKERAGE Independently Owned & Operated

519.888.7110

Serving KW for over 40 years! jcmcintyre@remaxsolidgold.biz www.mcintyreteam.com

JIM McINTYRE SALES REPRESENTATIVE

SHANNON TREADWELL SALES REPRESENTATIVE

2002-2021

INTERESTED IN KNOWING WHAT YOUR HOME MAY BE WORTH IN TODAY’S MARKET? Whether you are interested in buying, selling, or investing in the Kitchener-Waterloo and surrounding areas, the McIntyre Team is here to help you.

Contact us today for a complimentary, no-obligation market evaluation!

$950,000 BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY! Rare opportunity to acquire & operate a proven & stable business, with excellent exposure on Fairway Road South. Franchise home decor concept that has successfully operated out of the same prime plaza location for 34+ years establishing solid connections with significant home builders, renovators, decorators and designer businesses throughout the KW market. Established clientele. MLS®

SOLD!

519.888.7110

jcmcintyre@remaxsolidgold.biz

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$479,900 FOREST HEIGHTS This 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 4 level backsplit with fenced yard is located in a great family neighbourhood. Separate side entrance to basement for possible in-law suite. Driveway parking for 3 cars. Steps to Cedar Crest Park & playground. Convenient to expressway. Ready for handyman’s TLC. MLS®


UNDER CONTRACT

N I T H R I V E R E S TAT E 33 acres on a rural setting in the city. Beautiful country estate located along the Nith River. MLS®

JACK FITZGERALD Sales Representative

jack@jackfitzgerald.ca | www.jackfitzgerald.ca | 519 885 0200 5


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AUGUST

Market Report

FOR THE LOVE OF HOMES

While sales were down relative to last month and last August, they remained well above average.

TOTAL HOMES SOLD

OF A DETACHED HOME

535

$895,756

from Aug 2020

from Aug 2020

down 22.1%

AVERAGE PRICE

up 22.5%

AVERAGE DAYS ON MARKET

12

down from 17 in Aug 2020

The main reason for the decrease is simply that last month was the first full month in Step 3 of the reopening, and people were tired of the lockdown...The number of homes coming to market continues to be overwhelmed by the number of homebuyers we have wanting to purchase in Waterloo Region. Nicole Pohl President of KWAR

COVERING THE REGION OF WATERLOO & WELLINGTON COUNTY Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, Guelph, Elmira, St. Jacobs, Heidelberg, St. Clements, Conestogo, West Montrose, Wellesley, St. Agatha, Plattsville, Baden, New Hamburg, New Dundee, Roseville, Ayr, Breslau & Maryhill PUBLISHERS Brad & Alissa McGill EDITOR Cheryl Oudshoorn

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4-3205 VIVIAN LINE 37 STRATFORD Beautiful open concept floor plan. This 2 storey condo features 2 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, a private balcony surfaced with outdoor carpet and 2 parking space directly located in front of the private entrance. The abundance of light in this west facing condo is enhanced by 2 storeys of windows and the 16’ ceiling height. The second storey features primary bedroom and ensuite and a loft area which overlooks the living room and kitchen which can be used as additional seating, a reading nook or a home office. The long list of upgrades is evident in this newly built condo and is one of few in the City of Stratford. A city that offers arts, culture, amazing restaurants, cafes, bars, boutique shops and of course the Stratford Festival Theatre only 5 minutes drive. A rare opportunity to own this sought after style in the North Haven Development. MLS®

RELATIONSHIPS BUILT ON TRUST PENNY MAILLETTE

BSc, CIPS

Sales Representative

penny@pennymaillette.com | www.pennymaillette.com

519-897-0300

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Emil Burca

Sales Representative

519.502.5737

Daniela Burca Sales Representative

Letitia Frazer Sales Representative

INCREDIBLE OPPORTUNITY 1402 Wrigley Road Ayr

Located on a 2 acre parcel, approximate 7 minute drive to 401 access, you will find this 3 yr old custom built, carpet free bungalow with SEVERANCE POTENTIAL. Geothermal technology heats & cools this home, windows are thermally superior tilt & turn with exterior roller blinds and the home is spray foam insulated. Panel and rough-in are in place to accommodate alternate hydro source making the step to off the grid living potential. An irrigation system services the raised vegetable gardens and flower beds. Open family room and kitchen layout give it a grand feel. Oversized gourmet kitchen is a chef’s dream. It features a large island with quartz counters, Miele & Bosch appliances plus walk-in pantry with second cooking area. Enjoy heated tiled floors in the kitchen & bathrooms. Heated hydronic infloor system roughed-in throughout the basement for future upgrade. The master features tall coffered ceilings with organized walk-in closet & luxury 6 piece ensuite. 15 car parking capacity with extra deep double car garage. The rear overhead door provides vehicle access to the rear yard & the 20’ x 20’ workshop, deck, hot tub, and flagstone fire pit patio. Audio & surveillance system, beach volleyball court..too many features to mention. 3250 square feet of finished space to call home. Enjoy Country Residential living at its best! Check out our website for more details. MLS®

519-885-0200

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T R U S T • K N O W L E D G E • R E S U LT S

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519.342.6550

$475,000 End Unit Condo Townhouse Backing Onto Greenspace in Waterloo! Call Brad MLS®

DAVID McINTYRE

$450,000 Two Storey Condo Townhouse near Conestoga Mall! Call Brad MLS®

Coming Soon...

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519.781.9110 dave@mres.ca www.mres.ca

$499,900 Spacious 2.5 Storey Brick Home in Downtown Kitchener! Call Brad MLS®

BRAD ENNS BROKER

Coming Soon...

$1,850 All Inclusive. Beautiful 1 Bedroom Condo for Rent at Bauer Lofts on 12th Floor!! Call Brad EXCL

SOLD

519.500.1641

brad@mres.ca www.ennsrealestate.ca

COMING SOON Gorgeous Townhome in Huron Park! Call Chris EXCL

CHRIS STANLEY BROKER

519.497.5935

chris@mres.ca www.stanleyshomes.ca

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$525,000 Beautiful home in North Ward with deep lot! Call Brad MLS®

WE HAVE BUYERS FOR... 2 Bdrm Condo in Cambridge 3 Bdrm Home in Kitchener 3+ Bdrm Home in Waterloo

Legal Duplex in Kitchener 4+ Bdrm Newer Home in Waterloo 1+ Bdrm Condo in KW

IF YOU ARE LOOKING TO SELL CALL US TODAY!


B R O K E R A G E

519.578.0337

RYAN BRIGGS*

www.cmarealty.ca

519.498.5775

CHRISTINA ROONEY* 519.654.2408

ryan@cmarealty.ca

*Sales Representative

christina@cmarealty.ca

DUNCAN MCLEAN* 519.590.7997

duncan@cmarealty.ca

E X C E P T I O N A L S E R V I C E • E X C E P T I O N A L R E S U LT S

$399,900 HERITAGE DESIGNATED

Livingston Presbyterian Church in Baden has served its community very well for over 100 years and now it’s time to repurpose this lovely old building. Bring your vision and plans to reinvent this beautiful building with its Z12 Institutional Zoning. Perfect for a growing church or community group or approach the Township with your ideas to incorporate the amazing heritage features into your design. MLS® Call Duncan

$775,000 SPACIOUS BUNGALOW

$499,900 OPPORTUNITY FOR RENOVATORS!

13x39 ft attached two car garage addition with 10 ft door and side entrance. Upgraded 16x37 ft concrete driveway. Fully fenced backyard with 20x30ft deck & 2 sheds. 3 bdrms, 2 full renovated baths, finished basement, upgraded rec room, all vinyl windows, skylight & lvp flooring. Potential for in-law suite MLS® Call Christina

$399,900 TOWNHOUSE CONDO! Spacious 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom townhouse condo with a finished basement and 2 exclusive parking spaces directly in front of unit. Located close to public transit and walking distance to both universities, park, shopping and recreation. MLS® Call Ryan

0.2 acre lot with single family home waiting for some TLC and creativity. Great location close to expressway, schools and recreation activities. Baden is close to Kitchener, Waterloo, New Hamburg and Stratford. Currently occupied by a long term tenant. EXCLUSIVE Call Duncan

$1,495,000 STUNNING A FRAME COTTAGE

SOLD

488 ft of lakefront set on a 1.7 acre peninsula. Classic Canadian cottage, 3 lots to ensure privacy. 2 bdrm guest house w/half bath, shed, 2 floating docks & boathouse with a sailboat, canoe & paddle boat. 17ft ceils, open concept, loft & wood burning fireplace. Furnished so your family can enjoy the summer here hassle free! 1 hour from KW. MLS® Call Christina

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THE BAILEY TEAM

Historic Estate 52 Grand River Street South, Paris 3 Beds | 4 Baths | Listed At $2,490,000

SOLD

Unique Country Property 1214 Highway 8, Flamborough 7 Beds | 5 Baths | Listed At $1,595,000

Peace & Privacy on 56 Acres 936296 Blenheim Rd, Bright 3 Beds | 2 Baths | Listed At $1,750,000

SOLD

SOLD

Contemporary Farmhouse 6833 Gore Road, Puslinch 3 Beds | 4 Baths | Listed At $2,465,000

Spacious Columbia Forest Home 829 Laurelwood Drive, Waterloo 4 Beds | 3 Baths | Listed At $750,000

THE AGENCY, BADEN

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8 FOUNDRY STREET BADEN, ON, N3A 2P5 | 519.208.1444 @THEAGENCYWATERLOOREGION

417 KING STREET WEST, UNIT B1 KITCHENER, ON, N2G 1C2 | 519.208.1444 @THEAGENCYWATERLOOREGION

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Desirable Colonial Acres location in a peaceful setting in the far Northeast corner of the city. Close to shopping and restaurants, Conestoga Mall, and easy access to the expressway, but without much noise or traffic. Extremely well-maintained backsplit offering a great amount of living space to entertain friends and family. This 3 bedroom, 2 bath home with finished basement and a beautiful Sun Room with access to the back yard is a gem. Mature trees and gardens and wonderful neighbours. Must see to fully appreciate.

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SOLD

This raised bungalow in Highland West has just been freshly painted and has all new flooring from top to bottom. You will love the neutral colour palette! Great location just down the street from The Boardwalk and close to schools and walking trails. This 3 bedroom, 2 bath home with finished basement is a great option for many different types of buyers, someone wanting to move up from a townhouse or semi or someone downsizing to a home that has bedrooms on the main floor. Coming Soon to Realtor.ca

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$2,498,000 CUSTOM BUILD ALL BRICK BUNGALOW WITH WALKOUT TO COVERED 14’ X 15’ GRILLING DECK. 5 bedroom home. Main floor great room with 12 foot ceilings and propane fire place. Partially finished basement with monster rec room fully insulated waiting your development. Huge 40’ x 48’ heated detached shop with two 12’ x 14’ high roll up doors situated on approximately 20 acres of rentable land. Beautiful setting with views of farmland and Baden Sand Hills. Great place to raise your family or retire on this country retreat away from the hustle & bustle of crowded cities but still only minutes to all amenities and a huge shop to run a personal business or store your toys. Access to both separate & public schools. Location, location, Location, mins to Baden, New Hamburg, Ira Needles and Sunrise Centre in Kitchener. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to own this one of a kind country retreat. Farm income an added bonus. MLS®

$1,550,000 FULL TURNKEY AUTO SALES & SERVICE OPERATION All machinery and equipment included. Located in auto/industrial area, East London/Clarke Road. East access to Veteran’s Memorial Pkwy and the 401 & 402. Close to auto wreckers metal scrap yards. Wide zoning. 845 acres of land plus 2 commercial buildings. 504 additional acres vacant fenced property. MLS®

$525,000 550 BAXTER ISLAND LOCATED ON BAXTER LAKE Port Severn is an ideal spot to build your own cottage! On small lake connected to the Trent Severn Waterway. The lot boasts 985 ft waterfrontage. It is close to the locks into Georgian Bay. Only 90 mins north of the GTA. Access is by Lake Rd. It’s near Hwy 400 just north of Port Severn. Great fishing on Baxter Lake and near by lakes. Baxter Lake has access to the Trent-Severn Waterway. Act fast before opportunity is gone! MLS®

CHARLES DOERING S A LE S R E PR E S E N TA TI VE

A B R , SRS, SRES, CNE

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YOUR REAL ESTATE GPS

519 496 7747

Charles@DoeringRealty.ca | www.DoeringRealty.ca

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CITY CENTRE CONDOMINIUM 1002-85 DUKE ST, KITCHENER Located in the heart of Downtown Kitchener, this 2 bedroom, 2 bath, open concept corner unit offers 2 parking spots, party room, roof top deck/garden and 24-hour concierge. MLS®

519-579-4110

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Just Sold!

Just Sold!

BARRA ON QUEEN 148 WINDING WAY, KITCHENER

UNITS 501 & 503

3 bdrm, 3 bath, 2,000+ square feet, deep lot, recently refinished with gourmet kitchen and oversized island. Located in the highly sought after Forest Heights neighbourhood. MLS®

Welcome to Barra on Queen, just steps to the historical Victoria Park, downtown Kitchener and LRT. This large well-appointed unit offers 9-foot ceilings, 2 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms. MLS®

Experience Exceptional

519 589 3521 S A D L E R R E A LT Y . C A

MICA SADLER

Sales Representative

SHANE HOFKAMP Sales Representative

mica@sadlerrealty.ca | shane@sadlerrealt y.ca

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YOUR EXPECTATIONS

F R O M S TA R T TO SOLD

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GARMENT STREET CONDO, KITCHENER Lovely one bedroom plus den suite, tastefully decorated. Located in Kitchener’s finest condo project. Spacious footprint. Walk-in closet, 4 pc bath. Panoramic views, impressive foyer, party room and fitness facility. One underground permit available. Ample space in storage room. Close to all amenities.

SELLING SINCE 1985

BESS

ASSIMACOPOULOS MARKOU 519 588 1834 office 519 885 0200 direct

markou123@rogers.com www.bessliving.com

RE/MAX

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An Agent for All Your Real Estate Needs RESIDENTIAL, COMMERCIAL, BUSINESSES, LEASES, LAND & FARMS

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$2,900,000 | A GREAT FARM IN AYR 97.4 acre farm located in Ayr, a few minutes to 401 and close to downtown Ayr. 90 acres of workable cash crop (now cornfield) and 7.4 acres of cleared land. 4 out buildings; plus a Larger home (2,320 sq.ft) with 5 bedrooms, full of character. Newer addition with sunroom and a single attached garage. 4 year old Steel roof.A smaller creek passing through property.Unlimited potential in this rare find. MLS®

SOLD $849,000 | SIMPLY GORGEOUS 2+2 bdrm, 3 bath raised bungalow in Tavistock. Only 6 yrs old. Open concept, fin’d bsmt w/2 bdrms, bath & bar. 35 mins to Kitchener. MLS®

KITCHENER | $95,000

$735,000 | EXCEPTIONALLY CUSTOM Townhome w/dbl garage, 3 bdrms, 3 baths. Open concept LR/DR, modern kitchen. W-out from dinette to deck. SS appls, granite & more. MLS®

KITCHENER | $145,000

$1,728,000 | DESIRABLE AREA 4 bdrm,5 bath home w/upgraded skylight, maple kitchen, granite counter, new appls, deck, handpainted medallions. Prof fin’d bsmt & more. MLS®

WATERLOO | $345,000

Interesting type of fast food business

Successful vape store in great location

Family popular dining franchise

Varieties of Middle Eastern cuisine plus shawarma and bakery. Equipment included. Great sales. 1,468 sqft.

High sales and excellent margin. Outstanding setup and great fixtures. This new type of business is more and more in demand and products are diverse.

Restaurant with excellent food and continue customer flow. 160 seats + 50 patio. Perfect set up. Lower rent and lease contract.

NOW IS THE BEST TIME TO BUY YOUR INVESTMENT PROPERTY!

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• A list of lower priced houses • A list of fixer-upper properties • A list of commercial properties • A list of out of town /acreage properties 21


PL AT TS VI LL E

CA M BR ID GE

$1,095,000 PLATTSVILLE 3 bedroom, 4 bathroom, original century farm home with stunning modern updates. 0.6 acre lot in a Muskoka-like setting. Over 2,500 sqft of luxurious living space, includes a dream kitchen with Caesarstone. Great room with Jotul fireplace, rustic beams, exposed brick walls, hardwood floors, oversized windows and more. Oversized lot with mature trees. MLS®

HURON PARK, KITCHENER Custom-built 3,000+ sqft w/4 bdrm, 4 bath and walk-out bsmt. Upgrades and high-end finishes. MLS®

HURON PARK, KITCHENER 4+1 bdrm, 4 bath w/w-out lower level. 3,500+ sqft of lux space loaded with high-end finishes & in-law set up.

$849,900 INDUSTRIAL SPACE 3,800 sqft end unit. 2,000 sqft of office space. 1,800 sqft. Drive in door 12x14. 21’ clear ceils. 100 amp service. MLS®

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PORT DOVER Sweeping views of Black Creek. 3+1 bdrm, 4 bath w/finished bsmt. Updated interior & mechanicals. MLS®

DOWNTOWN KITCHENER 3 bdrm + loft, 1 bath home, backs onto greenspace. 1,300+ sqft of fin’d space R-5 zoning. MLS®

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TREETOPS COMMUNITY 2 bdrm, 3 bath, 1,900+ sqft of living space. Backing protected forest. Inground pool, tennis & library. MLS®

$1,900/mth VICTORIA PARK 1 bedroom + den, 1 bath, 717 sqft of luxurious living space. Walk-in closet, insuite laundry. Private balcony. MLS®

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KI TC HE NE R

$725,000 HEART OF WESTMOUNT Charming 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home with finished basement & lovely backyard oasis complete with in-ground pool. Over 2,500 sqft of bright & spacious living space. Walking distance to Uptown Waterloo’s best shops & restaurants and more! MLS®

$1,900/mth CHARLIE WEST 1 bdrm, 1 bath, 679 sqft with a balcony. Floor-to-ceil windows. State-of-the-art amenities. 1 parking spot. MLS®


www.remaxkw.ca $799,900 PRIME UPTOWN WATERLOO LOCATION!

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Lovely 4 bedroom home with many updates! This home features, large living room with fireplace, open concept kitchen overlooking an entertainer’s dream dining room. Main floor den/office, spacious backyard w/covered patio, deck and fence. Second floor laundry room, updated baths, sunroom off of master bedroom. Lower level has an income generating accessory apartment or convert back to a large rec room. Steel roof, all mechanicals updated and ample parking. MLS®

$1,155,000 VISTA HILLS!

4 bdrm, 3 bath home w/over 2,270 sqft, 9 ft ceilings on main, modern open concept design, custom chef inspired kitchen with QUARTZ countertops, carpet free main floor, now under construction! MLS®

BELMONT VILLAGE CONDO

2 bdrm + den modern & updated condo, open concept kitchen, granite, 2 full baths, 9 ft ceilings, updated master suite, balcony, underground parking, wheelchair accessible for ease of living. Near ammenities. Excl

$349,900 A MUST SEE!

3 bedroom raised bungalow! Eat in kitchen w/ walk out to deck, large living room with fireplace and access to deck, bedrooms w/California shutters, main floor laundry, master bedroom with ensuite. MLS®

$1,419,900 DUNNIGAN COURT

Brand new home with a w-out basement backing on park & trails. 4 bdrm, 4 bath (2 ensuites), 9 ft ceilings, quartz, kitchen w/custom cabinets, stone exterior, black modern windows & more. MLS®

Call Aliya for a free home evaluation today!

Aliya Manji Sales Representative

519.573.9189 amanji@remax.net

$549,900 UNIVERSITY DOWNS

Exec end unit townhome backing grnspace! Energy efficient, income generating solar panels, open concept main flr, sunken family room w/gas fireplace, large deck, updated bath, fin’d walkout basement! MLS®

$1,750/mth BELMONT VILLAGE!

Well maintained condo with 9 foot ceilings, granite countertops throughout, laminate flooring, in suite laundry, double length balcony with SW sun exposure, parking. Move in now! MLS®

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Luanne Hancey* Call Luanne Direct

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$949,000 BACKS ONTO THE GRAND RIVER! 4 level backsplit offers solid hwd floors, 2+1 bdrms, eat-in kitchen, skylight, office/bdrm, gas f.p. wet bar, hot tub, double garage and a walk out to large deck facing the walking trails &river! “Quarry house” avail for private events! Minutes from downtown and Gas Light District! MLS®

$899,900 INGROUND POOL! Stunning 4 level backsplit. Hrwd floors, eat-in kitchen, appls, gas fireplace, LR/DR combo, sep entrance in lower level for potential in law suite and a walk out to a private patio and stunning inground pool with a cabana & prof landscaped gardens! Minutes to 401 and college! MLS®

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$419,900 STACKED TOWNHOUSE IN GUELPH

1 bedroom, 1 bath stacked townhouse with garage and single driveway. Great starter, downsizing or investment property for the right buyer. Less than 2 years old this home features Quartz counters, private patio, garage with single driveway. Located close to public transit, Guelph Public Library, schools and numerous parks and trails. MLS®

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$675,000 BRIGADOON! Fantastic renovated 4 level carpet-free backsplit. Over 1,800 sqft of finished living space. Bright open concept living/dining/kitchen. White cabinetry w/granite counters & SS appliances. 3 spacious Bdrms & a fully reno’d 4 pc bath. Lrg family rm with gas FP, updated bath w/whirlpool tub & sliders to lrg deck w/treed & fenced yard. 2nd laundry in basement. Concrete drive accomodates 5 cars. Potential in-law setup! MLS®

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$619,900 LAKESHORE NORTH Meticulously maintained 1 owner home. Lrg paved drive perfect for the boat or RV & a fully fenced yard w/southern exposure w/patio & shed. Eat-in kitchen & living room w/lrg picture window overlooking Cornerbrook Park. There are 3 bdrms upstairs w/renovated main bath. Downstairs there is a cozy RR, 3 pc bath & furnace/laundry area. Steel roof/windows & sliders/furnace & AC. Relax on large front porch. MLS®

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creating your perfect nursery Christine Tasse Activa Homeowner @livingonlilylane

Photos by: Jess Collins Photography

Hands down, this was my favourite project to date in my home! As a first time Mom, I knew I wanted to keep the room somewhat neutral but also include accents that are reflective of our family. I welcomed my son Samuel in June 2020 and am excited to share my top tips for creating a perfect nursery for your growing family.

let’s start with the basics

Before you start looking at Pinterest for your dream nursery, there are few things you are going to want to do first. step 1: Pick your nursery space. I am fortunate to have 4 bedrooms in my Activa “Magnolia” home. I decided to use my smallest bedroom as a nursery. This made the most logical sense and easiest to transition baby #1 into a larger room when we welcome another child. step 2: Measure your space… this is key! The last thing you want is to purchase items that are too large or do not fit appropriately in the room. Once you’ve got your measurements, your shopping experience will be much easier. 26


the nursery must-haves

dresser Believe it or not, you will have a lot of storage needs. I decided to go with the large dresser from Ikea. The top drawers are the perfect size to store diapers and changing accessories. Consider using drawer organizers to sort onesies and other clothing essentials by size. changing pad This was an easy and inexpensive option. I did not have space for a separate change table, so this maximized space by simply sitting on top of the dresser. glider You will be spending a lot of time in your nursery with your new bundle of joy, so make sure it’s comfortable! Your glider (also known as a rocking chair) will get lots of use for snuggles at bedtime and late-night feedings. I spent a lot of time here during my pregnancy, daydreaming of what my son might be like! crib Well, this one is a no brainer… this is one item you cannot go without! Take the time to find one you love as it will be the center of attention in your nursery. There are THOUSANDS of cribs to pick from to fit any basic nursery to a nursery bursting with personality. monitor Every new parent will spend countless hours worrying about their new baby. While you can’t stay hunched over the crib forever, having a good quality monitor will help provide peace of mind during naps and nights. The options out there are endless, but I opted for a WIFI connected camera, mounted over the center of the crib.

adding a personal touch

wallpaper It might just be me, but I find it impossibly hard to look at a wall of paint colours and decide on just one… so, paint was out of the question for me! After a bit of google searching, I landed on this cool Canadian company, Urbanwalls, based in Vancouver that offers all sorts of wallpaper and decals. I decided on their decal “irregular dots” to add an accent wall in the nursery. My husband and I spent a great afternoon during quarantine putting them up. prints This is an opportunity to add your personal or unique touches to your nursery. I was lucky enough to visit Australia with my husband for our honeymoon, so I couldn’t resist the Australian animals with little bowties! Looking for a budget-friendly option? Purchase downloads and have them framed and printed at a local Walmart or Costco. I loved creating this beautiful nursery for my son and I hope this helps you create your own dream nursery! If you enjoyed this blog follow along for more home design tips on my Instagram page @livingonlilylane. See you there!

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8130 WELLINGTON Rd 18, Fergus Over three and a half spectacular acres backing onto the Grand River. Beautiful, private and wooded, with over half a kilometre of river frontage – this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to build the home of your dreams in your very own natural preserve while still being only minutes outside the picturesque town of Fergus. Benefit from the steps already taken towards residential development, including county approval for driveway access, and more.

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Bento Box Lunch Ideas It’s that time of the year again – back to school. Back to school also means making a plan for back to school lunches!

DANA SHORTT

Owner of Dana Shortt Gourmet & Gifts

Using a “bento box” approach for my sons lunches has helped me tremendously. A variety of small, portioned items helps tempt their appetite and they can graze their way through the day. As to food prep, it’s a visual reminder for me to pack a balanced meal: I mentally label each compartment (protein, carb, fruit & veggies), so all I have to do is fill in the blanks with what I have on hand. The point here is to keep things simple, fresh, and colourful (bonus – bento boxes can be made the night before).

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cubes of cheese mini meatballs deli meat roll-ups (i.e. turkey slice wrapped around a dill pickle) hummus or bean dip hardboiled eggs Greek yogurt scrambled egg wrapped in a slice of ham cubed chicken with bbq sauce for dipping ham and cheese toothpick “kebabs” bacon (serve with waffle sticks) tuna or egg salad

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FRUIT AND VEGETABLE SECTIONS I like to pack as much as they will eat! I try to use a wide variety of fruits and veg every week so that they don’t get bored. If you’d like to try making a bento box lunch, pick one up at Fenigo or use paper or silicone muffin cups in regular Tupperware containers to create separate compartments.


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GAYE MALES Broker REALTOR ®

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Scenic views from the 10th floor. Adult oriented condo building in East Waterloo. Close to shopping, bus, expressway, walking trails. Very spacious 1,970 sqft unit with two enclosed balconies. Three bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms with insuite laundry. Includes one underground parking space & locker. Renovated unit with modern details. Indoor Pool, Tennis Court, Gazebo, Party Room. Ready for Fall closing. MLS® 40154684

$579,000

Nothing Compares. 614 Woolwich Street. Guelph 3 BEDS 3 BATHS 1,344 SQ.FT.

This iconic red brick home with expansive front porch and private deck overlooking a beautifully landscaped perennial garden at the back is the perfect way to enter the detached market. Inside, you’ll enjoy the perfect blend of warmth and character, with modern updates in all the important places - recently remodeled kitchen and bathrooms, gas fireplace, and newer mechanicals and windows. Plus, an ensuite! Find more expansive space not included in the square footage in the unfinished attic - perfect for an office, playroom or zen room. The lower level offers an additional modern bathroom with heated floors, a separate walk up entrance, and, additional space for storage, or to finish if you require.

E.&O.E.: This information is from sources which we deem reliable, but must be verified by prospective purchasers and may be subject to change or withdrawal. Sotheby’s International Realty Canada, Brokerage is Independently Owned And Operated.

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The Ashley Group Julie Ashley

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HOMES + I N S I G H T

Is our Market going to Crash?

I continually get asked Julie D. Martin if or when this crazy Real Estate Broker market is going to crash. Because most people do think that it will eventually.

Instead of thinking about this conundrum as to whether this crazy market can continue, let’s look at the positives as to why we may be in such a hot market to begin with, as follows:

The comments such as “there is no way we can sustain this growth” come out of the mouths of many who have been locals to our area their entire lives. But many who have moved here in the last few years from other areas probably don’t see it the same way, as they don’t have stories of how much they paid for their first home in this area in 1963.

• We have some great neighbourhoods close to the 401 which is ideal for commuters

Will we sustain this growth? Can we? Maybe not at the rate of 30% per year every year, but it has been many years since our values have decreased in Waterloo region, and for good reason. In fact, many good reasons. In the big picture, what is considered “affordable” or “expensive” is relative. Our values are still quite affordable as compared to some other places in the world. And, although there are many places less expensive in Canada to live, they are also less desirable and have much less to offer in terms of employment or enjoyable activities. 40

• Our job market is among the best in the province • We have two world class universities • Public transportation is better than it’s ever been

I have to be honest – no one really knows the answer to this “When is our Market Going to Crash” question because no one knows what the future holds. But, sometimes looking at the past can give you clue of what may happen in the future. So, let’s go back to our most recent example of a hot seller’s market and look for some answers. Back in 2017, our previous big surge, I was asked same question about a potential market crash, and I told people then that I really didn’t have any definitive answers. I always try to get people to think a bit more introspectively, by asking them this question, “What if the market doesn’t crash. Then what?” Many people who were looking to purchase back in 2017 were told by agents that they should wait until


the market cools down. I’m not sure whether or not these folks ever did buy, but if they did, I’m willing to bet that they paid much more than they would have had to pay if they hadn’t speculated so much.

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If the market doesn’t crash and values continue to increase, how will waiting to get into the market impact you? I have a lot of clients who were happy that I didn’t use scare tactics to get them to hold off buying, nor did I use scare tactics to convince them to purchase. We have no guarantees in life. How long do they plan to stay in the house? If someone is only planning to live in a home for a year or two, then maybe renting for a year or two is a better idea than taking a risk in case the values were to drop significantly. My mom had a thing that she loved to say, “We can plan for life, but we can’t plan life.” And life is a series of decisions. No one can make your decisions for you, but I try to help people make wise choices, the kind that they can live with, the kind that give them peace of mind, the kind that don’t keep them up at night. I think they are able to come to the right conclusions by asking themselves as many questions as they ask their Realtor because it really is a personal choice that affects the Buyer way more than it affects anyone else. There are always differing opinions, and there are no guarantees of which voices are right and which are wrong because no matter how educated or how experienced we are, there are many factors involved. Even though real estate is somewhat cyclical, there is no guarantee that every cycle will look anything like the last one. Whenever people tend to speak in absolutes because they feel like they’ve been through this before, the logic can be off-base. We’ve had a few people recently who are probably wishing they hadn’t waited to buy. Anyone who waited a year to wait and see could literally be looking at spending $200,000 more this year for a property that was $700,000 a year ago. Covid has affected the market, and even if things are getting better on the Covid front, it has still changed the way that people think about how they live and work. So, what exactly is it that drives our local real estate market? Is it the interest rate? The political climate? The global economical situation? People love to ask questions, but there are no simple answers. Sometimes you just need to weigh it all out and come to your own conclusions. If you have lots of money in the bank, you can afford to wait and see if the market does crash, but if your savings account isn’t abounding with a surplus of cash, you maybe can’t afford to take this approach.

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4 wa y s yo u c a n g i v e back as Thanksgiving approaches... 1 . Donate items of need. Visit your local grocery store and you can purchase non-perishable food items.

2 . V olunteer your time. Choose a charity that is near and dear to your heart and ask if there is anything you can do to assist them.

3. B e a good neighbour. Look for ways to help a neighbour who may need assitance. Having a good relationship with your neighbours promotes a happy home. 4 . R efer and use Lidia as your REALTOR ®. My aim as your REALTOR ® is to provide exceptional expertise to your house hunt and your dreams. Partner with me and we’ll make it happen!

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$729,000 58 JULIA CRES, KITCHENER

3+1 bedroom split level detached home on a quiet crescent backing to park. Hardwood floors, huge family room, primary ensuite, double garage. Great neighborhood close to schools, trails, and shopping. MLS® Contact Kim

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541 SUNDEW DRIVE, WATERLOO 4 bedroom in Vista Hills features open concept living, main floor laundry, upgraded kitchen with quartz counters, large island and more, master bedroom w/ ensuite and 2 walk-in closets, large rec room and rough-in bath. MLS® Contact Kim

Happy Clients... We were very pleased with Angela. Communication is key, and Angela is great at this, she knows her stuff....very professional. We had no idea that REALTORS® went to such lengths to help prepare a home for sale. Angie and her stager did a wonderful job of preparing our home for sale. ~ Kevin & Sheila B.

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17 FOLKSTONE CRES, KITCHENER 3 bedroom, 2 baths, semi-detached home in a great neighbourhood, close to trails and amenities. Finished basement, gas fireplace, air conditioning, fenced yard. Great investment or starter home with no condo fees! MLS® Contact Kim

Krista was amazing to work with! We had moved to the KW area recently and were looking to buy our first house. Krista made the whole process of navigating the real estate market so much easier. She was very easy to work with, extremely knowledgeable about the area and the market, proactive in presenting us with interesting listings and very responsive to our questions and emails. Because of all of her hard work, we ended up with our forever home! We’re so grateful for Krista and would highly recommend her! ~ Amanda and Chris, Waterloo

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THE “BRRRR” INVESTMENT STRATEGY As the market continues to evolve in every single direction possible, Real Estate Investors need to evolve as well in order to stay on top of long and short term market trends. There are (somewhat) newer strategies available to R.E Investors given the temporarily low interest rates, delta between unrenovated and renovated properties, plus how active the rental market is right now. We’ve all heard about flipping houses, but have you heard about BRRRR-ing properties or the “B-R-R-R-R Strategy”? This investment strategy allows you to “flip” a home while maintaining the property in your portfolio. The Westside Partners of TW are all about that long term wealth building and we are going to dive into the details below, and what this B-R-R-R-R Strategy is all about, enjoy!

Ask yourself these questions: What are the MAJOR repairs or renovations needed to bring the property up to speed? Major items include, but are not limited to: Electrical Copper, aluminum, knob & tube? How old is the panel? What amperage does the panel support? Do we need a full redo here? Do we need to take down any walls to access the items needing replacement? Plumbing Lead water lines, iron, copper, kytec, PEX pipe? How does the water meter look? Are the waste/in home sewer lines new or old? Does everything need to be ripped out an redone?

BUY The first step in this investment strategy is to buy a property that’s in need of renovations. Make sure that you purchase the home for a price that makes sense for its value. Ask your Realtor to look at aged listings that have been overlooked by the rest of the market. Acquiring a home for under market value will always be the goal! You will also want your agent to put together a comparative market analysis to assess what the home would be worth after the repairs have been made, referred to as your ARV (after repair value). This will impact the refinance stage of the process and will determine if your purchase price and your renovation budget make sense for your goals. Be sure to perform a thorough inspection of this type of home so that rehab budget isn’t greatly impacted.

REHAB/ RENOVATE This phase of the BRRRR strategy is so important, that it can make or break the deal. There are a few critical points and factors you need to consider before taking a few stress relieving hacks at that ½ inch drywall board.

Structure How does the roof look and what is the age? Any signs of a cracked foundation, water, pests entry? Any holes or clear damaging to the exterior walls? Do the floors or ceilings slant a certain direction? Mechanical How old is the furnace, air conditioner, air handler, hot water heater, water softener? Do they still work, and what condition are these in? Mechanical equipment is one of the most underestimated and misbudgeted costs for a renovation. After you’ve reviewed what major items need to be addressed, does the property still make sense from a numbers perspective? If yes, time to move on to the minor renovations needed to bring the property up to snuff. Most of the items here are cosmetic, such as flooring, kitchens, bathrooms, doors, windows, painting, and landscaping. Alright, does this deal still look good on paper? How long is all of this going to take? What contractors or constructors are available within the timeframe you need? Are they reputable? If you anticipate the renovation to take 3 months, can you afford an extra 2-3 months of holdings costs on the property in case of any unforeseen setbacks? Are you going to manage the renovation yourself, or are you going to hire a general contractor to oversee the operations?

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RECEIPTS Did you know that substantial renovations and energy efficient upgrades to a home may qualify for government rebates or tax credits? Look into these programs and check out what you’re eligible to claim based on your renovation plans.

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www.trilliumwest.com It is important that your tenants have been properly screened (criminal background check, credit check and references) in order to prevent headaches for you in the future. Appraisers may also ask for proof of payment from your tenants to show a history of income, so a solid tenant is important for the next phase of this investment strategy.

REFINANCE

RENT Once the property is in tip-top condition, you can rent the home for top market value. Be sure to connect with your Realtor on what the maximum rent that property can be rented for since this will impact the amount of funds that can be pulled when refinancing. Or, to rent the home for the top dollar, list your rental listing publicly with your Realtor on MLS.

Drumroll please! The time has come to see how much cash you can pull back out of that property! What we call a “Perfect BRRRR” is when you recapture all of your deposits, and renovation costs once the refinance is complete? A refinance is when you apply to get a new mortgage on your existing BRRRR property. With all the upgrades you’ve now put in the home, and with a tenant in there paying rent (which said income you can typically use towards a new mortgage), the home should be worth a decent amount more than what you paid, so lets get a new mortgage based on those two important factors, and get your cash out!

REPEAT Now, with all of this equity in hand, it’s time to do it again!

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STOP! Put down the for sale sign and listen up! Looking to sell your house or condo this year? Do you want to to downsize, upsize, or just want a change of living space? What if you were told you may not need to sell your house or condo in order to make that transition happen? Want to know more about how to buy or rent a second property while keeping your existing one? Register through the applicable website below and The Westside Partners of TrilliumWest will show you the way to turning your next move into a sustainable wealth building transition you may never forget!

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$575,000 THE GARMENT TOWERS Amazing 2 bedroom, & bath condo on the 15th floor (1,063 sqft) with oversized balcony in downtown Kitchener. Underground parking, in-unit storage area and in-suite laundry. Prime location close to LRT hub & GO Train (to Toronto), the Innovation Centre, Google, UofW School of Pharmacy and steps from Victoria Park. Amenities include: Roof-Top terrace, Fitness room, Theatre room, Bike storage, Party room and much more! MLS®

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P icture-Perfect Pro ARTWORK HANGING TIPS

Shauna Lynn Simon

CEO of Beyond The Stage Homes

If you have ever hung a piece of artwork too high or selected a piece of artwork that turned out to be a bit too small for the space, you are not alone. While mistakes like this are common, they are easy to avoid with these simple pro tips.

SIZE MATTERS

Finding the right size of artwork for a particular space is a critical part of the process and there are several factors to consider to get it just right. Select a piece that is too small, and it will be dwarfed by other items around it while wall décor that is too big will overpower the space. As a rule of thumb, wall décor should span approximately two-thirds the width of whatever it is hanging above. For example, artwork above a six-foot sofa should measure approximately four feet wide to achieve a sense of balance and harmony. Swap out one large piece for several small complementary pieces grouped together for a similar effect.

YOUR EYE LEVEL OR MINE?

Once you have the correct size, it’s important that you get the placement just right. You have probably heard of the “eye-level” rule when it comes to the height of the artwork, however, with varying eye levels, this can be deceiving advice. To simplify it, place the centre of the wall décor approximately 60 inches from the ground. This works great, especially when the wall décor is hung as a standalone item, without any furniture beneath it. However, when hanging artwork above a piece of furniture such as a dresser or sofa, place it approximately 6-9 inches above the furniture. When hanging a grouping of artwork pieces, be sure to space them evenly, with 1-3 inches between each piece (the larger the pieces, the bigger the gap between them).

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HOOKS, NAILS, AND TOOLS OF THE TRADE

Hooks and nails may seem small, but they can be mighty. Standard single-nail picture-hanging hooks will hold up to 30 lbs, and 2 and 3 nail hooks boast even more power. For light-weight canvases, a simple finishing nail or two will do the trick. There is often little need to break out the power tools, but you can complete your picture-hanging tool kit with a hammer, a level, a measuring tape, and our secret weapon for getting artwork just right, the Hang & Level™, a nifty tool that helps you to easily mark the perfect place to hammer. To hang artwork on plaster walls, place a piece of painters or masking tape where the nail will go BEFORE hammering –this will keep the wall from splitting. Stick to these simple rules to get a picture perfect result every time. That’s not to say that you can’t break the rules now and then, but we recommend leaving that up to the pros.


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$399,900 TASTEFULLY DECORATED CONDO Located in the east end of Guelph. This beautiful home has been freshly painted for a modern and neutral look. This unit offers one bedroom plus a den which is perfect for a home office. Convenient in suite laundry, ample closet space, and a locker for extra storage! Minutes from amenities and plenty of beautiful trails near by! Call to book your private viewing! MLS®

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fall fun

Fall is here, which means its time to visit pumpkin patches, go apple picking, bake yummy pies, and wear warm, comfy clothes. We have put together a list of fun places that you and your family can visit to make some great memories!

EVENTS

APPLE PICKING

Oktoberfest

The Apple Orchard Inc | Hamilton, ON

September 24 - October 11 | Kitchener-Waterloo www.oktoberfest.ca Enjoy floats, performers and bands in Canada's largest Thanksgiving day Parade. This year all your favourite events will be brought to you virtually with limited small gatherings in person and special contests that will be going on. (Tickets must be purchased before hand) Don’t miss out!

Pumpkins After Dark

Sep 17- November 8 | Milton, ON pumpkinsafterdark.com/ontario Featuring thousands of hand-carved pumpkins, this is Canada's award-winning Outdoor Halloween Event. Drive through the park and experience a spooky cool experience filled with jack-o-lanterns! So purchase your tickets and experience something fascinating for Halloween.

Fear Farm

Select days in October | Bright, ON fearfarm.ca Do you like being scared and spooked out? Fear Farm is the place for you to get the genuine Halloween scare! This year around Fear farm is introducing a Haunted campfire experience, a 2 hour private campfire for a group of 5-10. Also includes a outdoor adventure through the spooky farm! 50

theappleorchard.ca Apple orchards are the best place to hang out and get cute photos. This place is well organized and has a little pumpkin place too! With over 10,000 apples and pear trees, check out their website to see what apples are avalible to pick!

Chudleigh's | Milton, ON

www.chudleighs.com During the harvest season, there are many activities to do with the family, with apple picking, tractor rides, scarecrows and lots of fresh baked goods! Pack your car up and head down, don't forget to purchase tickets online!

Stroms Farm & Bakery | Guelph, ON

strom.ca This farm has many things to do, from a market & bakery with freshly picked sweet corn and delicious pastries and pies, corn maze, wagon rides, duck races and a pumpkin patch. Most of the fall activities start Sept, 22, online tickets are avalible for purchase.


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PUMPKIN PICKING

FLOWERS

Snyders Family Farm | Bright, ON

Makkinks Flower Farm | Tillsonburg, ON

snydersfamilyfarm.com The fall season is nothing without pumpkin picking. Snyders farm is the perfect place to go for great pumpkins and yummy baked goods! they have a beautiful country patio with a campfire where you can enjoy gourmet pizza with friends, or bring the kids to have fun at the farm with tree forts, animal barnyard and so much more!

Shantz Family Farm | Petersburg, ON

shantzfarm.ca A tremendous family-friendly pumpkin patch with farm animals to see, the perfect place for some festive fall fun! Open mid-Sept thru Nov 1st for pumpkin picking!

Merry Farms | Hamilton, ON

merryfarms.ca Another perfect pumpkin farm to pick out the best kind for carving! Includes a shop filled with goods and unique places to take photos! many activities include corn mazes, pumpkin bowling, farm animals and so much more. Opening day is September 25th with no reservations needed

makkinks.com Cut your fresh flowers at this beautiful flower farm with 25 gorgeous varieties of flowers. There is also a farm store where you can buy bouquets! Come down and enjoy this experience. Open till September 30, so dont miss out!

Sunflower Garden | Mississauga, ON

mylakeviewvillage.com/one-million-sunflowers One million sunflowers planted at Lakeview village are a beautiful place to visit this fall! Walk through the golden field which can make picture worthy photos. This field is also free and no purchases needed, parking is limited so walking or biking is encouraged! Season lasts until mid September.

Dont miss out on any fall fun this year ~ many farms and events to visit can also be attended virtually! Let us know if our article helped you enjoy the season. We would love to see photos of the apples you picked or the Jack-o-lanturns that you carved. Share and tag HOMES+ on Instagram or Facebook @Homesplusmagazine 51


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$425,000 CHICOPEE LOCATION! 3 bedroom, 2 baths townhome. Open concept LR/DR layout. Fully enclosed yard. Basement with wood burning stove. Covered parking in front of the unit! Upgrades: nest thermostat, furnace ‘20 & A/C ‘21. MLS®

$350,000 GREAT OPPORTUNITY 1 bedroom stacked townhouse. Low condo fees. Open concept floor plan, modern kitchen with granite countertops, carpet free, private outdoor patio. Close to 401, shopping, schools, parks and trails. MLS®

$365,000 RENOVATED CONDO IN KITCHENER! 2 bdrm, 2 bath condo. Fully renovated baths. CF unit w/laminate & ceramic flooring. The large master w/ensuite and double closets. Walkout from the LR to a covered patio. Newer lighting, trim, doors and hardware. MLS®

• Snooker Tables • Billiard Tables • Refurbished Tables • Dartboards • Tennis Tops

If you love games, you owe it to yourself to visit Jamiesons!

$1,995,000 MAGNIFICENT SUNSETS! 3.26 acres just minutes from Kitchener. 3,235 sqft country estate with covered deck and a bar boasting lots of seating, a fridge, barbeque, relaxing hot tub, firepit, pool house and sparkling in-ground pool with waterfall. Double garage with carport. MLS®

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Linda & Michelle

DREVENY Sales Representatives

103 Ontario Street South, Kitchener

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(519) 745-4053

519.888.7110 Solid Gold Realty (II) Ltd., Brokerage Independently Owned & Operated

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709 - 58 BRIDGEPORT RD E. WATERLOO Located in Uptown Waterloo, this spacious 1,133 square foot unit has 3 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms, and an expansive balcony. This spectacular condo has everything included in the easy condo fees, even the parking. $399,000 MLS®

90 GRAY PARK DR. BOLTON 5 beds, 3.5 baths and is ready for your large or growing family. On the lower level, there is a legal rental suite with a separate entrance to the backyard, which has total privacy to enjoy your pool. $1,349,000 MLS®

603 ALFRED ST. AYTON Only an hour from Waterloo you will find this 1875 Victorian Mill workers cottage in the quaint village of Ayton. With 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, the home has been updated with many modern finishes yet keeping the classic charm of yesteryear. $389,000 Coming Soon

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678 KATHERINE ST N. WEST MONTROSE 3 acre property right on the Grand River just waiting for the perfect person to build a dream home 10 minutes from KW and Guelph. $1,250,000 MLS®

Helen Fidler Sales Representative

2018-2020

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Solid Gold Realty (II) Ltd.

Brokerage, Independently Owned & Operated

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$2,599,900 SECLUDED COUNTRY ESTATE Country estate situated on 2.25 acres in Puslinch. 2,500+ sqft, 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom featuring 12 ft vaulted ceilings, 3 bay garage with walk-out basement and full size elevator. A 12 ft glass door walk-out from living room, features stunning views of the natural landscape. EXCL

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• How much of a down payment will I need to have? • What documentation will I have to provide? • Do I need a registered company? • What can I afford? • Are there special programs for the self-employed?

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ARE YOU dreaming about a new place to call HOME?

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The real estate experience you have, can be determined by the REALTOR®s you choose. Our professionalism, proficiency and personalities will enhance the process from concept to completion. Whether you are buying or selling, we are committed to achieving your real estate goals with honesty and integrity.

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Call the CAMERON TEAM to set up a selling or buying consultation.

Ken Cameron Broker of Record

Gabriele Koch Sales Representative

Jennifer Cameron Sales Representative

519 888 7110

www.RemaxCameronTeam.com kencameron@remaxsolidgold.biz

Solid Gold Realty (II) Ltd., Brokerage Independently Owned & Operated


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