Page 1

Kim Clark, Sales Representative Volume 2, Issue 9

EXIT Realty Twin Bridges

Local Real Estate News

Find Sarnia-Lambton Real Estate on Facebook®

AFTER THE FLOOD— A HOMEOWNER’S CHECKLIST Excerpt obtained by CMHC. For more information visit: www.cmhc-schl.gc.ca I picked this article this month, as our family just went through the hassle of a flooded basement this summer. It’s a long process to get things back to normal. For anyone else experiencing this challenge, here are some tips to keep in mind. After a flood, it’s important to restore your home to good order as soon as possible to protect your health and prevent further damage to your house and belongings. Whether you do the work yourself or hire a contractor, this handy checklist will help you organize the clean up.

•dispose of contaminated household goods •rinse away contamination inside the home •remove the rinse water •clean and dry out your house and salvageable possessions. •Be prepared to make difficult decisions about what to keep and what to throw out. Household items that have been contaminated by sewage, or that have been wet for a long time, will have to be bagged, tagged and discarded according to local regulations.

Immediate action is important. Your house and furnishings are less likely to grow mold if they are dried within 48 hours. Before You Begin •Put your own safety first. Avoid electrical shock. Wear rubber boots. Keep extension cords out of the water. Shut the power off to the flooded area at the breaker box. Ask your electrical utility for help if needed. •Record details of damage, with photos or video if possible. Contact your insurance agent immediately and register with your municipality—your municipality may have resources you need, such as future financial assistance. •Set up a step-by-step action plan to: •remove all water, mud and other debris

After a flood, it’s important to restore your home to good order as soon as possible to protect your health and prevent further damage to your house and belongings. Whether you do the work yourself or hire a contractor, this handy checklist will help you organize the clean up. Immediate action is important. Your house and furnishings are less likely to grow mold if they are dried within 48 hours. Before You Begin •Put your own safety first. Avoid electrical shock. Wear rubber boots. Keep extension cords out of the water. Shut the power off to the flooded area at

September 2012

Inside this issue:

the breaker box. Ask your electrical utility for help if needed. •Record details of damage, with photos or video if possible. Contact your insurance agent immediately and register with your municipality—your municipality may have resources you need, such as future financial assistance. •Set up a step-by-step action plan to: •remove all water, mud and other debris •dispose of contaminated household goods •rinse away contamination inside the home •remove the rinse water •clean and dry out your house and salvageable possessions. •Be prepared to make difficult decisions about what to keep and what to throw out. Household items that have been contaminated by sewage, or that have been wet for a long time, will have to be bagged, tagged and discarded according to local regulations. Please visit the CMHC website

Poetry Corner

2

Real Estate Re-Invented

2

Local Real Estate Report

2

Bulletin Board

3

Inspiration Corner

3

Feature Home of the Month

3

A Moment with Kim Clark and EXIT Realty

4

Kim Clark Sales Representative

to read the entire article.

Want to find out where all the OPEN HOUSES are held in Sarnia-Lambton? VISIT: http://sarnialambtonopenhouses.ca/


It’s Autumn Again

Author:

Andrea Rieck

It’s autumn again

It’s autumn again

Can’t dry our eyes

Leaves whisper the sound of our past

The waters grow as cold as our hearts

From the sky we descend

In loss they pay a descent

We are alike – crusted in ice

POETRY CORNER

Write it… Live it...

It’s autumn again

It’s autumn again

The sun shines then fails like us

Flowers vanish from our sadness

It’s autumn again

Read it…

In ourselves we freeze

To the ground we fall

Our song is sung by the wind

Our sight becomes a wintry gray

Our beauty grows weak

Lost in darkness we will fade

Covered in frost we wither

Echoes of loss and grief

It’s autumn again

Through chilled air we wade

The rain falls like our tears

Real Estate Re-Invented

For all local EXIT Listings, visit: www.336exit.com

www.EXITRealty.com Know someone interested in pursuing their real estate license? Find out how a mentor can help you. CONTACT ME TODAY!

EXIT Realty celebrated its Sweet 16 on

agents helping agents succeed.

who is interested in pursing real

Monday, September 3rd, 2012.

Steve

This model of teamwork creates

estate but just not sure how to get

Morris, Founder and Chair of EXIT Realty

success all across the board. This

started, please feel free to have

Corp., started his journey in Toronto,

is one of the reasons that I, myself

them contact me. This is a career

Canada in 1996.

Within three years, the

have gravitated to this company, as

that you can start anytime through-

expansion of EXIT Realty exploded into

I am a helper of others and it’s a

out your working career, starting as

the USA and we’ve had phenomenal

characteristic that is beneficial in a

young as 18 years or even when you

growth in the industry ever since.

company who cares about their

are retired. I’d love to discuss the

peers.

process with any interested parties.

Our

business model is unique, as we thrive on

Visit me in Petrolia Every Thursday From 1:00 to 5:00

If you know of someone

Sarnia-Lambton August 2012 Stats Reprinted media release by the President of the SLREB. We had 170 sales in August totaling $33,047,000. The majority of the sales still fell between $100,000$250,000.

Page 2

It’s autumn again

Our year to date has us 6% ahead average for the County of last year. We continue to was $203,744. maintain a nice steady pace in the The Government has just market. announced that they are The number of listings currently leaving the Bank of Canon the market as of the end of ada lending rate alone for August is 1029. This is consistent now. This means that we with the past several months. still get to take advantage of incredibly low interest The average sale price for Sarnia rates for a little longer! in August was $198,656 and the


BULLETIN BOARD CORUNNA COMMUNITY CHAT

Find Event Info Here: www.city.sarnia.on.ca www.sarnia.com

— Find our group on Facebook and join local residents in keeping up-to-date on area events & happenings!

www.villageofpointedward.com

www.town.petrolia.on.ca

Or Visit: www.tourismsarnialambton.com

OUTSIDE MY WINDOW — by Kim Clark Petrolia is a bustling town. As I spend my Thursday afternoons at the EXIT office, I have noticed some remarkable sights - “Outside My Window”. I look up from my computer screen, to catch a wondrous sight outside in the street. An older couple, mid-sixties I would presume, are standing on the curbopposite side of the street. A gentle smile rolls across my lips, as I look over to see they are holding onto each other’s hand. It's amazing how something so simple, can

make your heart soar and a flashback to youthful years of little boys and girls holding hands, streaks across my memory. There was no effort; no thought put into this-more than likely habit after all these years. It looked like a comfort, maybe even a protection of the husband to his loving wife. The gentleman makes a quick wave to the vehicles that stop, so they may cross their path and as suddenly as it happened, they step up onto the safe side of the curb and their hands fall to their own sides like everything is now okay and the

protection is no longer necessary. I see grins on both of their faces, as you can imagine in that moment, their thoughts surround the appreciation to the drivers who stopped to make their path clear.

It's funny how many things you can perceive when you really take a moment to "look".

Cherish the Little Things.

FEATURE HOME OF THE MONTH One floor open concept bunga-

custom

low with nicely landscaped pri-

built in fireplace. Basement

vate fenced yard backing onto

walkout leads to hair salon

open field. Secluded deck off

that could be easily con-

kitchen with separate deck off

verted for use as a den with

master

a wet bar or a spacious of-

bedroom.

This

home

boasts plenty of upgrades with renovated baths, flooring, windows, furnace and central air. Newly remodeled basement with

tile

flooring

and

fice. 152 Emi Avenue, Courtright

$ 142,900 Page 3


EXIT REALTY TWIN BRIDGES SARNIA & PETROLIA OFFICES OPEN FOR BUSINESS—Walk-ins Welcome

Kim Clark Sa les Repr esen tative

Downtown Petrolia

Add me on FB!

EXIT Realty Twin Bridges 1323 Michigan Avenue Sarnia, Ontario

Office: 519-336-3948 Direct Line: 519-333-8864 E-mail: kim@336exit.com

Find me on Twitter! kimclarkrealty

1323 Michigan Avenue in Sarnia

Visit me Online!

Join me on

Subscribe to my

www.kimclarkrealestate.com

You Tube Channel

A Moment with Kim Clark The past two months have

Duc Cruise this past Sun-

ning out to greet us and

been a flourish of activity in

day evening. We headed

one little boy even started

my world. It’s nice to have a

off the shores of Sarnia

dancing with our music

chance to sit down and write

Bay and made our way

pumping from “Blind Dog

this for you. Our family has

down the US side of the St.

Molly”.

experienced some very hec-

Clair River. We were right

tic

most

at the front of the boat, so

families now-a-days and this

we were able to see all the

past weekend honoured me

distinct housing along the

with a little “fun” time.

shores of Michigan. It was

schedules,

like

People forget how important this time is. your

own

Not only for physical

well-

exciting to see the people on shore, waving to us. Little children came run-

being, but also for your relationships with loved ones. I was blessed to attend the

Articles in this publication remain the material of its writers and source data is detailed accordingly. This newsletter is not intended to solicit properties currently for sale or expired.

As we made our way around Stag Island and back up along the Canadian side, we experienced a fabulous sunset that ran its rays over the water. It was an astonishing sight. If you have never been aboard the Duc, you are surely “missing the boat”.

©Copyright 2012, Kim Clark.


September Edition - Local Real Estate News  

Kim Clark, Realtor in Sarnia-Lambton shares local happenings.

Advertisement
Read more
Read more
Similar to
Popular now
Just for you