New Condo Development Coming to the North End of Halifax

Gottingen Street is undergoing changes at a very rapid rate.  From our office location, there are two brand new developments in the works almost directly on either side.  We know this for a fact, because we've been dealing with dynamite going off on a regular basis as they blast for a parkade.  It is bone shaking, nerve rattling stuff!

The more attractive development in our opinion, comes in the form on Navy Lane condos.  This developer has clearly made an effort to blend in the the surroundings with a beautiful brick facade that offers a charasmatic nod to years gone by.  Last year, as the city was doing some road work, we caught a glimpse of the old cobblestones and steel tram rails,…

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Government provides update to foreign buyer ban. 

We were speaking with Steven Lewis from The Mortgage Centre this morning and he informed us the government is amending it's foreign buyer policy.  Now, if you have a valid work permit in place which has more than 183 days remaining, you are eligible to purchase a home in Canada.  We look into some of the other changes to the law below:

Purchasing for the Purpose of Re-Development

Non-Canadians looking to purchase a residential unit with the intent of redevelopment can now do so.  The redevelopment cannot be a renovations, but rather a project which substantially changes the use of the building. I.e from a duplex to an apartment building. 

Vacant Land Exempt

A Non-Canadian is now permitted to…

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The HaliPad Selling System

With Spring just around the corner, many people are considering preparations for selling their home in the coming months.  This year, we’ve completely revamped our Selling System for the benefit of our clients.  We had several meetings as a team to brainstorm every possible pain-point a Seller might face and then designed a system to alleviate as much frustration as possible.

I’ve already told you about HaliPad Concierge – our unique service that can help you locate the various services you might need when getting your home ready for sale.  We also take care of all the staging requirements and provide you with a complimentary cleaning service before you hit the market.

Once you are on the market, our suite of…

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Monthly Market Snapshot | January 2023

January in 2023 represented the slowest month for sales since at least 2009, which is when our stats tool started recording data.  That sounds scary, but everyone needs to remember we still have a pretty significant inventory shortage. 

There are only 523 homes for sale in all of HRM - Single Family and Condos. That means we only have 1.2 months of supply (Strong Sellers Market). This is at a time when rental rates have increased nearly 10% year over year. 
Despite fewer sales and higher interest rates, the average price of a home has remained largely unchanged since September. This is due to a lack of inventory and sky high rental rates.
There's no question the market has slowed down and that's why you…

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HaliPad Pick | Feb 2/23

Our HaliPad Pick today is located on one of the most sought after streets in Halifax - Oakland Road.  Yes, this stately home is in need of some renovations, but it has tons of charm and character.  The price point is certainly reflective of that as well.  It's not cheap, but it's very good value for the neighbourhood. 

Learn more about this #NicePad below:

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HaliPad Pick | Jan 24/23

Our HaliPad Pick today is a brand new Provident Home in Timberlea. Provident has a long-standing reputation in the Halifax area and consistently constructs a great product. 

This home sits in the Brunello subdivision which offers the newest homes in the Timberlea area.  Popular with young families, the community is gaining amenities and recently opened a Sobeys grocery store.  It also enjoys access to the nearby Brunello Golf course.  Finally, there is easy access to the highway if you want to make a quick trip to the services in Bayer's Lake or disappear down the South Shore!

Learn more about this #NicePad Below:

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HaliPad Pick | Jan 23/23

Our HaliPad Pick today is a charming two storey home, nestled deep in the South End of Halifax.  We love the proximity of this home to Point Pleasant Park as well as the easy access to Downtown Halifax.  

When you aren't wandering around by the ocean in the park, you'll love the equally charming backyard that benefits from Southern exposure!  

Learn more about this #NicePad below:

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HaliPad Pick | Jan 19/23

Our HaliPad Pick today was an easy decision!  This great 1,400 square foot condo is centrally located on the Halifax Peninsula, surrounded by walkable amenities and with views of the Public Gardens. 

Summer Gardens is a very popular building for down-sizers.  A clean and quiet condo in an excellent location, close to everything you need.  The building also offers a party room, gym and a spot to play pool and table tennis!

What more do you need!? Learn more about this #NicePad below.  

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HaliPad Pick | Jan 18/23

Our HaliPad Pick today is a one year old home located in a little-known subdivision, tucked away off Hammonds Plains Road. Offering a quiet street and generously sized lots, you get the benefit of a newer build without having to settle for a tiny yard. 

On top of this, you a short distance to various amenities in Bedford and in a great school district. Excellent bang for your buck!

Learn more about this #NicePad below.  

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HaliPad Pick | Jan 17/23

Our HaliPad Pick today is going to switch a little bit from the functional and affordable option of yesterday, to more of something you might spend time dreaming about. 

This home offers wonderful lake frontage where you can enjoy swimming, skating and boating. Or, if you prefer seeing the bottom, you'll love the saltwater pool or relaxing in the hot tub!  Not all waterfront properties are located away from amenities either.  This home enjoys close proximity to numerous shops and services in Cole Harbour or is just a short 20 minute drive to downtown Halifax!

Learn more about this #NicePad below. 

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