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771 Downing Street - $299,900
• This lovely 3+2 bedroom, 2 bath family home is situated in a mature neighbourhood on a large landscaped lot walking distance to both an elementary and high school • The dream kitchen renovation was done by “Hawthorne Kitchens”in 2015 and features an apron front farmer’s stainless steel sink, upgraded faucet, quartz countertops, glass backsplash, gas cook stove, a bank of pantries and ceramic floors • Cozy up to the gas fireplace in the main floor family room with walkouts to the patio and fenced backyard – great summer outdoor living • The home is finished off with a Rec Room, another 2 bedrooms and a full bath on the lower level; a great teen hangout • Call today before this one gets away!
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931 Blossom Street - $289,900
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• Affordable 1,400 sq.ft townhome brought to you by Dehoop Homes, built with impeccable quality and care in desirable Woodhaven • Features spacious tiled foyer, laminate flooring, open-concept living room, maple kitchen with centre island • Mudroom/laundry with access to a powder room and oversized 23 foot deep garage with 8 foot door • 2 spacious bedrooms, 1 with a walk-in closet and the oversized master with huge walk-in and 4 piece ensuite • Sante Fe doors, 9 foot ceilings on the main level, upgraded hardware, contemporary lighting, sodded lawn and paved drive included and more • Make this superior town a must see! Call for a full list of details.
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Sunshine fills this lovely bungalow with warmth and style. Enjoy the comfort of 2 main floor bedrooms, a 4 piece bathroom, huge livingroom and dining room, spacious eat in kitchen with lots of storage, centre island with sink, quartz counters, and stylish window shutters. Access the deck and bbq area through the kitchen patio door and enjoy entertaining under the gazebo on the stone with retaining wall patio. The lower level features 2 more bedrooms, a den, 3 pc washroom, laundry area and large rec room with gas fireplace. Move right into this clean, spacious home complete with all appliances, gazebo, window coverings and central vac. You`ll appreciate the entrance from the garage into the house and the curb appeal of lovely landscaping with a paved drive with curbs. Call today for your appointment to view this ideal home!
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539 Fieldstone dr • $749,900
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1277 WESTBROOK RD
TRILLIUM - $214,000 NE
Large four bedroom, 3 bathroom home • Fantastic Kingston central location of Calvin Park! • Private back yard with inground pool • Updates include roof, windows, front door and in-wall air conditioning units • Original hardwood is in great shape • Call today for your personal tour of this large, lovely family home • MLS® 360100041
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• Central city location • Two full, one half bath • 3 large bedrooms, master with walk-in closet and cheater ensuite • walk out basement with wet-bar kitchen • Attached garage • Call today for your personal tour. • MLS® 360620075
$459,900 1044 WOODHAVEN DR
Quality and comfort were at the forefront of mind when designing this open concept home. Sitting on a large level partially fenced lot, this home has great curb appeal with lovely brick and quality Maibec wood siding on the exterior. Some features include 3 generous sized bedrooms,2 full bathrooms, main floor laundry,soft earth tone colours under a stunning vaulted ceiling with gas fireplace in bright family room, upgraded trim package, pot lighting accent beautiful maple hardwood floors. A large kitchen including stainless steel dishwasher, a raised breakfast bar, & loads of cabinetry, dining room area with access to covered porch. Master bedroom includes a beautiful 4 pc ensuite with large walkin closet. Access to main floor from the oversize double car garage which provides loads of storage space. Lower level has a roughed in 3rd bathroom and is awaiting your design ideas. Central air installed. A wonderful family home which is also great to entertain guests in.
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Spectacular 2 storey in woodhaven. This caraco astoria model is just over one year old and is candy for the eyes from the second you enter. Generous sized rooms throughout, features include hardwood and ceramic flooring on the main level, gas fireplace in great room with media center, large master with walk in closet and stunning 4 piece ensuite, huge 29` x 10` deck looking back in part onto retention ponds, double paved drive, main floor laundry, stainless steel appliances and the list goes on. Priced well below replacement value, this home offers tremendous value. Book your private showing today.
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70 STEPHEN ST NE W LISTING
Well-kept Bungalow with easy access to downtown. 2 bedrooms, large city lot, large garage with lots of storage. $189,900
804 MAPLE ROCK LANE Beautiful waterfront home on Whitefish Lake. Enjoy views from a 20X40 deck with gazebo. On the Rideau System with 4 lakes access on this landing. Open concept oak kitchen and family room with stone fire place. $349,000
4558 YARKER RD. 2 & 1 Bedroom Bungalow on 3 acres. Beautiful finished walk-out basement. Triple car garage plus 30x68 foot garage for your toys. $480,000
658 MILLWOOD DR. Pinehill Estates - One of Kingston’s few adult lifestyle communities, with clubhouse. 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, ensuite, Hardwood Floors, main floor laundry. $309,900 2
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The relationship between paint and mood Painting is one of the easiest and least expensive ways to transform the look of a space. The colors homeowners choose for their walls can give rooms their own unique feel and even affect the moods of the people within them. Finding the right shade for a bedroom or kitchen involves more than just selecting the first color that catches your eye. Design experts and psychologists alike say it may be worthwhile to choose a color that helps you feel good rather than just following design trends. The paint color you pick may add energy to a space or create a tranquil retreat where you can unwind at the end of the day. Blue To create a spa-like environment and a more serene space, look to shades of blue in soft variations. Cool blues are soothing colors that can help lower stress levels and promote sleep. That’s why blue is a frequent fixture in bedrooms and bathrooms. Just be advised that too much blue can make a room appear cold and stark, so balance out blue with some warmer accents. Orange Many people do not immediately consider bright orange for their homes, but when used as an accent shade, orange can really brighten up a home. Orange is considered a shade that expands creativity and imparts a youthful appeal to a space. Consider an orange accent wall or a burst of color with orange throw pillows. If pumpkin orange is a little too bold for you, tone it down by choosing a more pastel, peachy hue, which is equally warm and energizing. Red Red stimulates energy and appetite, which is why the shade is so popular in restaurants and home dining spaces. Red is a good choice for social gathering rooms but may not be the wisest choice for a bedroom, as the color may prove
overstimulating. Green Green can evoke composure and tranquility and works in any room of the house. Since green is the primary color of nature, it also works well for those people who want to bring some of the outdoors inside and work with the fresh starts and new growth that green can inspire. To make green feel less subdued and sleepy, work with its complementary opposite, red, by using a few bold red accents here and there to balance out the tranquility of green. Purple People have long related purple to royalty, and this dramatic color can add a formal, regal aspect to a home depending on the hue. Purple also may help stimulate the creative side of the brain. In paler shades of lavender, purple can seem almost ethereal and spiritual. Some designers suggest avoiding purple in a bedroom because that is a place you want your brain to rest rather than be stimulated. Yellow Few colors are more vibrant than yellow, which can help stimulate conversation and make thoughts more focused. A luminous shade of yellow is an ideal way to make any space more welcoming and bright. Just use it sparingly, as too much yellow may not be a good thing. Yellow accents mixed with touches of purple can offer the balance needed to prevent yellow rooms from overwhelming residents and guests. Home decorators should keep in mind that colors can be blended to create the desired environment. A color scheme based on complementary colors, or those opposite on the color wheel, may fit. Otherwise, analogous color schemes, or those colors that are next to one another on the color wheel, can create a variation that suits your design needs.
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115 BARRETT CRT UNIT #608 $254,000
Enjoy beautiful views of the cataraqui river from this wonderful 6th floor unit in a desirable deerfield condominium, just minutes form downtown. 2 Bedroom, 2 bathroom unit. Master bedroom features dual closets and full ensuite. Kitchen has an open view to the living/ dining area including views to the river. In unit laundry and large storage unit. Building is loaded with amenities including 2 pools (indoor and outdoor), games room, library, party room with kitchen, guest suite, bbq area and more. MLS® 367430066
231 – 233 KING ST EAST, GANANOQUE $220,000
Wonderful semi in downtown in Gananoque. Live in one and rent the other side to help with the mortgage, or rent both sides to generate a good income. One side has been renovated and currently is occupied with good tenants. The other side awaits finishing touches and could make a great owner occupied unit or additional income unit. Upgraded roof. Close to schools. Call today! MLS® 442480224
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224-226 WeLLington Street • $489,900
Amazing opportunity to own a turn key investment property in arguably the very best location for this type of property in historical downtown Kingston. This property has the best of both worlds, 224 wellington st is a bright highly visible commercial space with great street access. 226 Wellington is an executive 2 bedroom residence with its own completely separate entrance off of Wellington St. Absolutely maintenance free property, thousands of dollars have been spent over the past 8 years by the current owners. Extensive information sheet available upon request. MLS #16609506
96 Heron Lane • $119,000
Take advantage of this waterfront lot priced well below assessed value! Located on the peaceful Troy Lake, less than 3 miles from Whitefish Lake and 5 miles from the Jones Falls locks, both which are part of the Rideau Canal Waterway. Those seeking solitude can build the home of their dreams or a family Cottage to make those ever lasting memories on this quiet lake. Whether you enjoy swimming, water sports or fishing this location is for you.
239 KING ST. E $199,900
Attention investors! Spacious duplex in downtown Gananoque. 3 bedroom lower unit with recently replaced carpeting and ready for new tenants. Upper two bedroom unit currently rented. Separate utilities. Front porch has been renovated and the roof has been upgraded to metal roofing. A solid investment. Act now! MLS® 442480226
How to determine if downsizing is for you As men and women retire or approach retirement age, many opt to downsize their homes. Such a decision can save older adults substantial amounts of money while also liberating them from the hassle of maintaining large homes they no longer need. Downsizing to smaller homes or apartments is a signifi cant step, one that homeowners should give ample consideration before making their final decisions. The following are a handful of tips to help homeowners determine if downsizing to smaller homes is the right move. • Get a grip on the real estate market. Downsizing is not solely about money, but it’s important that homeowners consider the real estate market before putting their homes up for sale. Speak with a local realtor or your fi nancial advisor about the current state of your real estate market. Downsizing can help homeowners save money on utilities, taxes and mortgage payments, but those savings may be negated if you sell your house in a buyer’s market instead of a seller’s market. If you think the current market won’t get you the price you are hoping for, delay your downsize until the market rebounds. • Take inventory of what’s in your house. Empty nesters often fi nd that their homes are still fi lled with their children’s possessions, even long after those children have entered adulthood and left home. If the storage in your home is dominated by items that belong to your children and not you, then downsizing might be right for you. Tell your children you are thinking of downsizing and invite them over to pick through any items still in your home. Once they have done so and taken what they want, you can host a yard sale, ultimately donating or discarding what you cannot sell. Once all of the items are gone, you may realize that moving into a smaller place is the financially prudent decision. • Examine your own items as well. Your
children’s items are likely not the only items taking up space in your home. Take inventory of your own possessions as well, making note of items you can live without and those you want to keep. If the list of items you can live without is extensive, then you probably won’t have a problem moving into a smaller home. If you aren’t quite ready to say goodbye to many of your possessions, then you might benefit from
staying put for a little while longer. • Consider your retirement lifestyle. If you have already retired or on the verge of retirement and plan to spend lots of time traveling, then downsizing to a smaller home may free up money you can spend on trips. And if you really do see yourself as a silver-haired jetsetter, then you likely won’t miss your current home because you won’t be home frequently enough to enjoy
it. If travel is not high on your retirement todo list but you have a hobby, such as crafting, restoring classic cars or woodworking, that you hope to turn into a second profession, then you might benefi t from staying put and converting your existing space into a workshop. Many retirees downsize their homes, but this decision requires careful consideration of a variety of factors.
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One variable prospective home buyers tend to value more highly than others is the neighborhood where they will ultimately choose to live. Many buyers even value neighborhoods more than homes, feeling they can always fix a home but cannot necessarily fix an undesirable neighborhood. When considering which neighborhood to begin a home search, buyers should research a host of factors. Crime Crime statistics are public domain, meaning buyers can examine crime figures for any neighborhood where they are considering buying a home. Some real estate websites list neighborhood crime ratings among the information they offer about a given property. In addition, buyers interested in learning about crime in a given neighborhood can visit a site such as CrimeReports.com to access data on crimes committed near a particular address. Home values Home values are another factor to consider when choosing a neighborhood in which to buy a home. Buyers can work with a local realtor to find a neighborhood or area where real estate prices are trending upwards. While buyers might be able to find a great deal on a home in a neighborhood where home prices are dropping, it’s important to remember those home prices are dropping for a reason. Work with your realtor to find a neighborhood where you can afford a
home and where property values are not in decline. Realtors will have access to recent sales figures so you can get an idea of whether a neighborhood is trending upward or in decline. Amenities The proximity of amenities such as shopping, restaurants and parks is attractive to many buyers, and that’s something all buyers should consider before buying a home. Even if you prefer a home in a remote location, that could limit your market of buyers when you want to sell the home down the road. While your own comfort and preferences should ultimately prevail over potential resale value, it’s important that you at least consider access to amenities before making a decision. You might be able to find a compromise in a home that is a short drive away from a town center, but still remote enough that you are not in the middle of the hustle and bustle. Commute Quality of life is heavily influenced by commute time. Many men and women feel their quality of life improves dramatically the shorter their daily commute is. When considering a particular neighborhood, do a test run before making an offer on a home. Wake up early and drive to the area where you are thinking of buying, and then commute from there during rush hour. Also, do the reverse commute come quitting time. You might be able to get an estimated commute time online, but a test run can give you a more accurate idea of what your daily trips to and from the office will be like. Choosing a neighborhood where you will enjoy living requires some forethought and research.
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Reclaimed wood adds instant appeal to home projects Repurposing salvaged wood is a popular trend in the home improvement industry. Not only can using salvaged wood give a home a one-of-a-kind look, but it’s a handy way to incorporate the three Rs of green living into your lifestyle: reduce, reuse and recycle. Reclaimed wood is often used in flooring, beams, wall treatments, and doors, but it also can be turned into furniture or home accent items. Reclaimed wood adds warmth and historical interest to a home’s decor that newer materials may lack. Although finding wood that can be salvaged takes time and some legwork, such efforts can quickly pay off. Many businesses are now devoted to reclaimed timber, which can help make the process of finding and using salvaged wood even easier. Homeowners considering reclaimed wood may be interested to learn that such wood can serve various functions aside from benefitting the planet. • Match old-growth wood. New regulations may prevent certain species of trees from being cut down. That means it can be challenging to match old wood in a home, particularly if you’re looking to maintain historical value and authenticity. Relying on salvaged wood items can alleviate this concern, ensuring that you can find rare woods that are no longer available brand new.
• Salvaged wood has character. It’s difficult to mimic the natural age marks and character that older wood may have. Instead of being raised on farms, wood harvested decades ago probably grew in natural environments, making the wood both durable and strong. The color and grain of salvaged wood may also be unique. • Look at objects in a new way. Doors are versatile pieces of reclaimed lumber because they’re already flat and rather large. Doors can be turned into headboards, tables or benches. Staircase or porch posts can be turned into candlestick holders, and wood shutters can dress up walls and provide a place to hang artwork and other wall items. • Reclaimed wood can be found everywhere. Most people do not have to look too far to find wood they can salvage. Check salvage yards, landfills, dumpsters in front of older homes being renovated, or older, unused barns in rural settings. You also can collect driftwood or discarded shipping crates. While some reclaimed wood can be used as-is, some pieces may require millwork, including sanding, cutting, shaping, and finishing. If you do not have these skills, you probably will have to hire someone who does. Visit www.rusticdesign.ca for more rustic design and reclaimed wood decor ideas. Kingston Homefinder.ca - Thursday, February 16, 2017
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