East Coast Charm at 93 Shore Road, Herring Cove

Welcome to 93 Shore Road in Herring Cove—a quintessential Nova Scotia gem that perfectly captures the spirit of East Coast living. Steeped in rich history, this property once housed the oldest home in Herring Cove and now offers a modern retreat built by Pinehurst Builders in 2011. With 200 feet of water frontage and the province's signature rugged shoreline, this residence offers breathtaking views of the cove and open ocean from almost every room.

As you step inside this 2,247 square-foot home, you'll immediately notice the craftsmanship and attention to detail. The charming kitchen, featuring oak cabinets and ceramic floors, not only provides a practical space for…

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Terrific on Tannery

Hey there, future Elmsdale homeowner! Get ready to dive into a community bursting with warmth, kindness, and endless opportunities for fun and connection.

Contemporary Charm

As you step inside your new home, you'll immediately feel the same warmth and charm of this tight-knit neighborhood in your own living space. Laminate floors and upgraded light fixtures greet you, while the beatiful bay windows let in the natural light to make every day feel that little bit brighter.

The contemporary paint colors and open-concept layout set the stage for countless memories with family and friends. And let's talk about that kitchen—it's a chef's dream with crisp white cabinets, stainless steel appliances, and a stylish backsplash…

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Navy Lane Condos - By Urban Capital

Listing and media courtesy of our friend Larry Allen, KW Select Realty and Urban Capital.

Live, Work, Play.

Just a few doors down from our office on one of Halifax's oldest streets, comes the exciting new Navy Lane Condo Development by Urban Capital.  A beautiful building that blends modern flair with a nostalgic nod to years gone by. On top of its incredibly walkable location, the project offers a work life balance like no other in the North End. Featuring a work-share space including a Zoom pod and amazing rooftop amenities, complete with a heated salt water pool and views of some other salt water in our beautiful harbour. 

Pricing starting in the mid $400's

Almost 100 units have already been…

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What to look for when buying a condo

This blog post provides some extremely important information to consider when buying a condo. It discusses the pros and cons and provides some helpful advice on everything to look for to make sure you are making the right decision!

The Pros Of Owning a Condo

Condos can offer a convenient, low maintenance lifestyle.  Many people looking to downsize or simplify their lives are tired of constant property maintenance, whether that’s landscaping, snow removal or ongoing upkeep of the exterior itself. In a condo, these items are almost always taken care of by the condominium property management company.  This allows the flexibility to lock the door and forget about it while you focus on more important things!

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Key steps to a Successful Home Sale

Resist Rushing to Market

When I first spoke with my client earlier this year, we had a decision to make.  He had a tenant who was currently living in the property but had given her notice to leave. We could have listed his home immediately and rushed to market. Instead, we decided to wait for the tenant to vacate the property so we could give it the attention it deserved to maximize the potential value. 

The tenant was by no means unclean, but it was clear belongings had accumulated in her time there (like they do for most of us!).  There were shelves and pictures all over the wall and a small, cute but slightly smelly cat who greeted me at the door.  A small space felt even smaller.  We needed a blank…

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Mortgage Renewals - How to deal with high interest rates

I’m not sure about you, but to me everything at the moment seems unreasonably expensive. The deodorant I like was on “sale” for $6.50 and I started to wonder if I’d really smell that bad without it. The other thing that stinks at the moment is the cost of borrowing money.  In twelve short months, the bank of Canada has raised interest rates from 4.79% to 7.09%.  While these aren’t the highest rates in history, the pain being felt is because of how low they’ve been in recent memory.  

The sticker shock of today’s rate environment has a lot of people dreading mortgage renewal time. We spoke to a mortgage specialist recently.  People walking into his office are terrified of making ends meet when…

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11 Glencairn Lane | A Brian MacKay-Lyons Masterpiece

As a Realtor, I see a lot of homes.  I see small homes, big homes, new homes and old homes.  I get to see luxury condos, heritage conversions and waterfront cottages. For all the homes I see, there are only a handful of occasions where I find myself saying, “Wow!"

The Kutcher House at 11 Glencairn Lane provides exactly that reaction.  I’m not even creating hyperbole here.  From the moment I drove up the private lane to see it for the first time, I was legitimately excited to get inside.  It has a special air about it.  An imposing presence from the first moment you lay eyes on it.  As I stepped through the steel gates to the courtyard, I found a structure hovering over a massive boulder. When…

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Boosting Your Home's Value: Key Considerations for Sellers

Selling your home can be a significant undertaking, and it's only natural to want to get the best possible price for your property. To maximize your property's value, you'll need to make your home as appealing as possible to potential buyers. Here, we'll explore essential considerations for sellers when preparing their home for sale.

Curb Appeal

First impressions are everything, and the exterior of your home sets the stage for a buyer's entire experience. Focus on these areas:

  • Landscaping: Trim bushes, mow the lawn, and plant flowers to enhance the overall appearance.
  • Exterior Repairs: Fix any peeling paint, loose shingles, or broken steps.
  • Front Door: A fresh coat of paint on…

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Simplifying Life: A Guide to Downsizing Your Home

As we journey through life, our housing needs often evolve. For many, the idea of downsizing becomes increasingly appealing as it brings the promise of a simpler, more manageable lifestyle. Whether you're an empty nester, seeking to reduce maintenance responsibilities, or simply looking to embrace a cozier living space, downsizing your home can be a fulfilling and liberating choice. In this article, we'll explore some key considerations when looking to downsize and the numerous benefits that come with this transformative decision.

1. Embrace Less Maintenance:

One of the most significant advantages of downsizing is the reduction in maintenance and upkeep. A smaller home typically requires less…

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