Discover the abundant renovations of 6306 Cornwall Street in Halifax's South End

Built-in 1925 and nestled in the South End of Halifax, 6306 Cornwall Street is a wonderful opportunity to own a character-filled home with abundant modern upgrades. With its sought-after Tupper School district location and proximity to the city's amenities, this property offers a convenient and comfortable lifestyle.

This three-level home spans 2,183 square feet and sits on a 4,400 square foot lot, providing ample space for all your needs including a paved driveway for off-street parking. Renovated in 2015, the house underwent numerous essential updates, including new electrical and plumbing systems, insulation, and a new sewer line.

Inside, the living room…

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1575 Henry Street | Enduring 1915 charm, lovingly modernized

Experience the perfect blend of historic charm and modern sophistication at 1575 Henry Street in the South End of Halifax. This stunning residence underwent substantial renovations in 2010, ensuring that the home's systems were updated while preserving much of its original character from 1915.

Nestled on a beautiful corner lot, this 2.5-storey home offers an impressive living area spanning four levels. As you approach the house, the inviting front veranda sets the stage for the timeless elegance that awaits. With classic wood siding, the exterior exudes a sense of warmth and tradition.

The renovation was flawlessly executed by Pat McCarthy Renovations, covering essential aspects…

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Lakeside cozy in blockhouse

Blockhouse, NS - In the peaceful community of Blockhouse, Nova Scotia, an enchanting bungalow situated on the edge of Covey Lake is generating excitement in the real estate market. Located at 131 Mailman Rd., this exquisite property has caught the attention of buyers seeking a blend of comfort, serenity, and outdoor recreation.

This humble yet delightful bungalow offers a tranquil retreat from the fast-paced city life. The expansive 0.67-acre lot provides ample space for outdoor activities, while the 195 feet of shoreline on Covey Lake offers an enticing playground for boating, paddling, and even winter skating.

Local real estate specialist, Adam Scott from Coldwell Banker Maritime Realty, expresses enthusiasm…

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Renovated on Rutledge | Welcome Home to Convenience and Comfort!

Are you ready to take the exciting leap into homeownership? Look no further than this fantastic 2-bedroom, 1-bathroom condo nestled on Rutledge Street in the vibrant community of Bedford. Offering a prime location near parks, walking trails, schools, and various conveniences, this property presents an incredible opportunity to step onto the property ladder, all while avoiding the challenges of a competitive rental market.

As you step into this beautiful condo, you'll immediately appreciate its open concept design, blending functionality and style. The spacious living area merges with the contemporary finish, creating an inviting atmosphere that you'll love coming home to.

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The Sackville Market is Hot. Hot. Hot!

I was out showing houses this past weekend in Sackville and one thing is certain, Sackville homes are in demand and selling fast!  That’s the case for much of HRM, but the majority of homes in the Sackville area are sitting in the sweet spot of market value.   More than 60% of home sales in the Halifax area occur between $300,000 and $600,000.  The less expensive a home is, the more competition it attracts.

For example, a home we viewed at $419,900 obtained a whopping 15 offers. Our client successfully bid on a home that was listed for $495,000, where we were up against 5 other offers. A near-new build listed for $574,900 attracted 8 offers, largely due to the location and that it was full of modern flair.

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Introducing our new brand to Nova Scotia.

We founded our original Halifax brokerage in 2018. Since then, we have dedicated ourselves to refining our marketing strategies and perfecting our processes. Our goal has been to deliver customized and exclusive services to our valued clients. Through our expertise in the market, we have empowered individuals with valuable information, enabling them to make well-informed decisions regarding real estate. I am delighted to announce that none of that is going to change.

However, the landscape of Halifax and Nova Scotia is undergoing a significant transformation. Our province has swiftly emerged on the global stage, experiencing rapid development. To adapt to these changes, we must evolve as well.


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Global News picturing one of my melted for sale signs in front of a burning property. 

If You Were Evacuated. Call Your Insurance Company Now. 

Speaking from experience, if you have been evacuated from your home due to the Tantallon Forest Fire, call your insurance company to start a claim. Do it now.  It does not matter if you do not know the condition of your property.  You will not know its condition until you return to it. The best case scenario means that could be in the coming days, but in my scenario it took upwards of a month.

My Story (Skip to the advice section if you would prefer)

In May 2016, we had an abnormally warm week. We were used to the smoke from forest fires in Alberta, as our town was nestled deep in the boreal forest.…

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If you bought a home at the Peak of 2022, you’re okay!

I’m sure that if you purchased a home in April or May last year, everyone you spoke to about it had a look of terror wash over their face. It would have followed with doom and gloom comments about rising interest rates and how they were going to cause a calamitous drop in home prices. While rising rates did cause a slowdown in sales and a 16% drop in average price, those losses are almost completely erased in six short months.

At time of writing, the average price of a home in the Halifax Regional Municipality is $572,000 (based on a rolling 3 months of data). At the peak, we were at $602,000.  At the bottom, we were at $506,000. Since the bottom in October, the average price has recovered by…

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New North End Condo - Navy Lane Update

We are edging ever closer to the launch date for Navy Lane condo and we are excited to learn all about it while sharing the information with you.  Prior to then, we have a glimpse into what the rooftop “play space” has to offer.  There’s both an indoor and outdoor gym, a lounging area with firepits, pool, and an indoor private space for your fun get-togethers! 

With a view of the Halifax harbour, the developer has also made sure to give a nod to the historic ties to the Navy in the area.  You’ll be able to use the retro-style tower viewer (fancy binoculars other tall buildings make you pay for) to see all the goings on in the harbour!

Check out the image below:


While You’re here

Pros and Cons of…

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Low Inventory Driving Prices and Competition

The Lion of Inflation is Tamed

Last week, we attended a presentation by the Vice President of RBC Global Asset Management.  He spoke about the effect of government intervention on the economy over the past several months and what we might anticipate next.  The sharp interest rate increases were designed to tame inflation amid the soaring costs of goods and services.  From the statistics, it appears that has largely worked.  He referenced the four banks who’d sought government protection and how their financial collapse was likely due to the government applying too much pressure by way of interest rates. Prior to these institutions failing, it was anticipated we would see further rate increases, but…

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