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New property listed in 22 - Stratford, Stratford

I have listed a new property at 108,106,104 Wellington Street in Stratford. See details here

Attention Investors! This is the perfect opportunity you have been searching for! Presenting a fantastic 5-unit mixed commercial and residential building located in the heart of Stratford. This property generates a lucrative income of $77,982 annually, and with zero vacancies, you can enjoy a steady stream of income without any interruptions. The building is comprised of (2) commercial and (3) residential units that are currently occupied by reliable and established renters who make on time payments. It is strategically situated near numerous amenities and offers easy access to everything downtown Stratford has to offer. This property is zoned C3, which allows for various uses, making it a versatile asset to own. Moreover, it comes with (4) parking spaces, making it convenient for tenants and customers alike. The building has been well-maintained, and several updates have been completed throughout the years. Don't miss this amazing opportunity to own this cash-producing asset. Contact your trusted REALTOR® today to book a showing and learn more about this incredible investment opportunity.

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New property listed in 22 - Stratford, Stratford

I have listed a new property at 108,106,104 Wellington Street in Stratford. See details here

Attention Investors! This is the perfect opportunity you have been searching for! Presenting a fantastic 5-unit mixed commercial and residential building located in the heart of Stratford. This property generates a lucrative income of $77,982 annually, and with zero vacancies, you can enjoy a steady stream of income without any interruptions. The building is comprised of (2) commercial and (3) residential units that are currently occupied by reliable and established renters who make on time payments. It is strategically situated near numerous amenities and offers easy access to everything downtown Stratford has to offer. This property is zoned C3, which allows for various uses, making it a versatile asset to own. Moreover, it comes with (4) parking spaces, making it convenient for tenants and customers alike. The building has been well-maintained, and several updates have been completed throughout the years. Don't miss this amazing opportunity to own this cash-producing asset. Contact your trusted REALTOR® today to book a showing and learn more about this incredible investment opportunity.

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New property listed in Woodstock - South, Woodstock

I have listed a new property at 50 Canrobert Street in Woodstock. See details here

WELL MAINTAINED 3 BEDROOM, 2.5 BATH, 2 STOREY, SINGLE ATTACHED GARAGE ON A QUIET STREET. SAME OWNERS FOR 26 YEARS SAYS A LOT FOR THE NEIGHBOURHOOD. OUR MAIN FLOOR FEATURES EAT IN KITCHEN WITH BREAKFAST BAR, LARGE WINDOWS LET IN LOTS OF LIGHT, PATIO DOOR LEADING TO DECK AND FENCED IN YARD. PERFECT PLAY AREA FOR CHILDREN AND PETS. KITCHEN FLOWS TO INVITING DINING AND LIVING ROOM AND 2 PC BATH ON MAIN. SPACIOUS FOR FAMILY GATHERINGS. UPSTAIRS THE OVERSIZED MASTER RETREAT IS LIKE A PERSONAL GETAWAY SPACE, WITH UPDATED 3 PC WITH (SHOWER) AND WALK IN CLOSET. 2 OTHER BEDROOMS AND 4PC BATH. LOWER FINISHED WITH MANY POSSIBILITIES. THERE IS A WINDOW IN WORK OUT AREA THAT HAS POTENTIAL FOR A BEDROOM. BAR AREA, COLD CELLAR, LAUNDRY ROOM/ UTILITIES WITH SINK, AND NICE SIZED RECREATION ROOM. UPDATES INCLUDE AIR CONDITIONER 2014, SUMP PUMP REPLACED 2019, SHINGLES 2014, FURNACE 2020, TASTEFULLY DECORATED. THIS HOME IS MOVE IN READY AND WAITING FOR YOUR PERSONAL TOUCHES.

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Open House. Open House on Saturday, April 22, 2023 2:00PM - 4:00PM

Please visit our Open House at 50 Canrobert Street in Woodstock. See details here

Open House on Saturday, April 22, 2023 2:00PM - 4:00PM

WELL MAINTAINED 3 BEDROOM, 2.5 BATH, 2 STOREY, SINGLE ATTACHED GARAGE ON A QUIET STREET. SAME OWNERS FOR 26 YEARS SAYS A LOT FOR THE NEIGHBOURHOOD. OUR MAIN FLOOR FEATURES EAT IN KITCHEN WITH BREAKFAST BAR, LARGE WINDOWS LET IN LOTS OF LIGHT, PATIO DOOR LEADING TO DECK AND FENCED IN YARD. PERFECT PLAY AREA FOR CHILDREN AND PETS. KITCHEN FLOWS TO INVITING DINING AND LIVING ROOM AND 2 PC BATH ON MAIN. SPACIOUS FOR FAMILY GATHERINGS. UPSTAIRS THE OVERSIZED MASTER RETREAT IS LIKE A PERSONAL GETAWAY SPACE, WITH UPDATED 3 PC WITH (SHOWER) AND WALK IN CLOSET. 2 OTHER BEDROOMS AND 4PC BATH. LOWER FINISHED WITH MANY POSSIBILITIES. THERE IS A WINDOW IN WORK OUT AREA THAT HAS POTENTIAL FOR A BEDROOM. BAR AREA, COLD CELLAR, LAUNDRY ROOM/ UTILITIES WITH SINK, AND NICE SIZED RECREATION ROOM. UPDATES INCLUDE AIR CONDITIONER 2014, SUMP PUMP REPLACED 2019, SHINGLES 2014, FURNACE 2020, TASTEFULLY DECORATED. THIS HOME IS MOVE IN READY AND WAITING FOR YOUR PERSONAL TOUCHES.

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New property listed in North B, North

I have listed a new property at 50 Nanette Crescent in London. See details here

Nestled in the heart of well sought after Stoneybrook Heights, this 3-bedroom solid brick bungalow with approx. 3350 sq ft of sprawling living space has immense potential to be showstopper! Bigger than it looks, and a must see with many updates including new A/C 2022, Furnace 2016, skylights 2020, water heater owned/replaced 2022. Wood burning f/p to keep you cozy in the winter, original hardwood on main floor is in great shape. The peaceful backyard is complete with a beautiful $16,000 Gazebo - has hydro for lights/heat, and ceiling fan already installed! It’s very spacious and perfect for so many things! Come and take a peak. Stoneybrook heights is a quiet tucked away pocket where it doesn’t feel like you’re in the city. There are 4 parks in area, including Heron Haven Park which connects to Uplands Trail and Virginia Park is in the centRE of the neighbourhood with a soccer field, baseball diamond, play structure and swing sets. The streets are lined with mature trees and really is the perfect spot for a growing family. If you are looking for a solid home, in a great location, with tons of space and potential, then this is the home for you!

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Open House. Open House on Saturday, April 22, 2023 2:00PM - 4:00PM

Please visit our Open House at 50 Nanette Crescent in London. See details here

Open House on Saturday, April 22, 2023 2:00PM - 4:00PM

Nestled in the heart of well sought after Stoneybrook Heights, this 3-bedroom solid brick bungalow with approx. 3350 sq ft of sprawling living space has immense potential to be showstopper! Bigger than it looks, and a must see with many updates including new A/C 2022, Furnace 2016, skylights 2020, water heater owned/replaced 2022. Wood burning f/p to keep you cozy in the winter, original hardwood on main floor is in great shape. The peaceful backyard is complete with a beautiful $16,000 Gazebo - has hydro for lights/heat, and ceiling fan already installed! It’s very spacious and perfect for so many things! Come and take a peak. Stoneybrook heights is a quiet tucked away pocket where it doesn’t feel like you’re in the city. There are 4 parks in area, including Heron Haven Park which connects to Uplands Trail and Virginia Park is in the centRE of the neighbourhood with a soccer field, baseball diamond, play structure and swing sets. The streets are lined with mature trees and really is the perfect spot for a growing family. If you are looking for a solid home, in a great location, with tons of space and potential, then this is the home for you!

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New property listed in Mossley, 10 - Thames Centre

I have listed a new property at 4221 Lewis Road in Mossley. See details here

DID YOU SAY SHOP!!! 3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH BUNGALOW WITH ATTACHED OVERSIZED DOUBLE CAR GARAGE (24FT X 30FT) AND DETACHED HEATED SHOP ON APPROX .692 ACRE JUST EAST OF MOSSLEY. ROOM FOR ALL THE TOYS, LOTS OF PARKING, WITH EXTREMELY PRIVATE LOCATION. EASY ACCESS TO 401, AND SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES. MANY UPDATES INCLUDING KITCHEN ISLAND WITH CABINETS IN DINING AREA, NEWER QUARTZ COUNTERTOPS & STAINLESS APPLIANCES INCLUDED. NICE SIZE MASTER WITH ENSUITE, WALK IN CLOSET AND 3 PIECE BATH. UNIQUE SUNKEN LIVING ROOM WITH GAS FIREPLACE, CHERRY HARDWOOD FLOORS, CROWN MOULDING, SOME NEWER WINDOWS WITH CALIFORNIA SHUTTERS AND UPDATED 4 PC BATH APPROX 3 YEARS AGO. MULTI-FUNCTIONAL GAMES ROOM WITH GAS FIRE PLACE, HIGH CEILINGS, EXIT DOOR TO BACK YARD. THE GROUNDS FEATURE SECLUDED YARD BACKING ONTO FARMERS FIELD, REAR DECK AND FIRE PIT. LOWER LEVEL FINISHED WITH RECREATION ROOM (1 WINDOW), NEWER FLOORING ON STAIRS, NEWLY PAINTED, NEWER WASHER/DRYER, LOTS OF STORAGE. DOUBLE DRIVE WAY CONTINUES THROUGH TO BACK YARD TO BETTER THAN NEW 26FT DEEPX 30 FT WIDE DETACHED SHOP WITH IN FLOOR HEAT, ELECTRICITY, WATER AND INTERNET. CEILING HEIGHT 12 FT( 16 FT AT PEAK) 2 GARAGE DOORS, WITH OPENERS 16FT x 8FT AND 9FT x 8FT, ROUGH IN FOR HOIST. BE IN BY SUMMER...YOU WILL ENJOY THE NEWLY FINISHED PORCH AND SUMMER BREEZES, NICELY LANDSCAPED AND BEAUTIFULLY MAINTAINED. SELLER WILL EMTPY SEPTIC PRIOR TO CLOSING.

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New property listed in Rural Bayham, Bayham

I have listed a new property at 9321 Richmond Road in Aylmer. See details here

DO YOU NEED A LARGE HEATED SHOP FOR YOUR BUSINESS WITH SPECIAL ZONING - PLUS AN ADDITIONAL STORAGE BUILDING. OUR BUYERS WILL LOVE THE NEWER 2001 BUILT SHOP WITH APPROX 2500 PLUS SQ FT WITH NATURAL GAS HEAT/AIR CONDITIONING AND 2PC BATH) WITH 100AMP, LARGE OVERHEAD DOOR, HIGH CEILINGS, CRANE & STORAGE BALCONY, PROPERTY HAS SPECIAL ZONING FOR COMMERCIAL USE. A 2ND STORAGE BUILDING (BUILT IN 1992) IS FULLY INSULATED AND APPROX 1900 PLUS SQUARE FT TO MEET ADDITIONAL STORAGE OR SHOP WORKING ROOM. ALL BUILDINGS HAVE STEEL CLAD EXTERIORS, STEELS ROOFS, PROPERTY TOTALS .601 ACRES AND HAS ROOM FOR 10 PARKING SPOTS, COMMUNITY SUPPLIED WATER.

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New property listed in Nilestown, 10 - Thames Centre

I have listed a new property at 37 Golf Drive in London. See details here

Welcome to this extraordinary home! Pride of ownership is evident in this custom designed and finished home with attention to detail. Sensational entertaining spaces, 9 foot ceilings, stunning large open concept kitchen with top of the line built in appliances, warming drawers, 4+1 generous bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, in-ground water sprinkling system, generator, heating flooring (in the garage, basement, shop and 2 bathrooms on the main floor). The master bedroom has a 4 piece ensuite with 2 walk in closets, seating area and entry to outside pool. Incredible details throughout including a large family room that joins the kitchen, a formal dining room, large windows, a coffered tray ceiling n the master bedroom and family room. The oversize triple car garage has heated flooring, a 2-piece bathroom, entrance to the basement and entry to a separate large heated shop. The spectacular yard has beautiful landscaping with exterior timber framing providing a gorgeous covered terrace for the outside built-in kitchen and spacious seating area . Enjoy the large in- ground heated saltwater pool. Experience a night sky while revelling in the additional entertainment area at the back of the yard, with timber framing, a wood burning fireplace and large seating area.

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Stress-Free Home Cleaning: 27 Practical Tactics for Busy Households

Keeping a clean and orderly home is a challenge for many of us. Between busy work schedules, social obligations, and family commitments, it’s tough to keep up with daily chores—let alone larger seasonal tasks.

The effort is worthwhile, however. A sanitary environment can keep you and your family healthier by minimizing your exposure to germs and allergens.1 Plus, researchers have found that organized, uncluttered homes have quantifiable mental health benefits, too, including reduced stress, improved emotional regulation, and increased productivity.2 

The reality is, we enjoy our homes more when they are in good order. It’s much easier to relax without piles of unopened mail or a messy kitchen reminding us of work to be done. And don’t we all feel more inclined to entertain family and friends when our homes are well-kept?

That’s why we’ve rounded up our favourite tactics—from overall strategies to little tips and tricks—for keeping things tidy without spending all our spare time cleaning. 


Set a Schedule for Daily and Weekly Cleaning

We’ve all been there—you put off vacuuming or mopping your floor for a few days, only to realize that weeks have passed. Creating a cleaning schedule that works for you is the best way to stay on top of things and avoid overwhelm. Here are a few of our favourite strategies:

  1. Designate a day of the week for each task—then, add them to your calendar so you can’t forget. 
  2. Create a shared schedule that assigns specific responsibilities to each member of the household. Post it in a prominent place, like on the refrigerator, or create a shared digital calendar.
  3. Carve out 15 minutes a day for cleaning and decluttering. Set a timer on your phone and get as much done as you can before it goes off. 

It may take some trial and error to find the tactics that work best for you. The most important thing is to make a habit of cleaning so that clutter and grime don’t have a chance to build. And if you’d like some professional help, reach out for a referral to one of our favourite cleaning services!


Tackle Bigger Chores Seasonally

Many home care tasks are seasonal by nature and only need to be completed once or twice a year. But when we don’t have a plan to tackle them, it’s all too easy to put them off. Here are a few tips to stay on top of these chores:

  1. Mark days on your calendar in advance to attend to annual or semi-annual chores, like cleaning gutters, washing windows, turning mattresses, and shampooing carpets
  2. Schedule just one primary task each weekend instead of blocking out a full two days. This will help ensure a good balance between chores and relaxation. 
  3. Designate a date two to four times a year, depending on your lifestyle, to put away out-of-season items like clothes, holiday decorations, and sporting goods.
  4. Take some time to sort through your seasonal items when you pack them away. Then you can toss, sell, or donate things that you no longer need or enjoy. 

Remember—breaking down these larger tasks can make them less overwhelming. If you space them out so that you can handle them one by one, even the most time-consuming chores become a lot more manageable.

And since all your time is valuable, don’t hesitate to delegate these larger home care tasks to professionals. Give us a call for a list of our recommended service providers.


Reduce the Barriers to Cleaning

Set yourself up for success by ensuring you have the tools on hand to tackle small tasks with ease. Here are a few ways to make your cleaning supplies more accessible:

  1. Store a broom, dustpan, and vacuum on each floor of your home so they’re easy to reach.
  2. Stash containers of disinfecting and glass wipes under every sink for a mid-week wipe-down.
  3. Place extra bags beneath the liner of your garbage pails, so you’ll have a replacement ready when you take out the trash.
  4. Keep a paper shredder and recycling bin handy so you can dispose of unwanted mail as it’s opened.

By strategically placing your tools and supplies in the locations where you’re most likely to need them, you’ll make cleaning less of a chore and more of a habit.


Stop the Clutter Before It Starts

From coats to shoes to mail, it’s all too easy to find clutter taking over your home. Once these piles start to form, they can feel overwhelming—which only makes it harder to address them. 

To avoid this problem, stop the clutter before it starts. Assign every item a home and create storage spaces and “drop zones” in key locations.3 Here are a few ideas to get you started:

  1. Install coat hooks and shoe racks in the entryway for easy access.
  2. Add a key caddy or shelf for essential items to get you out the door.
  3. Hang a letter bin to capture mail and newspapers as soon as you walk into the house.
  4. Place a donation box in each closet for items you no longer want or need.

It can take a little time to get in the habit of returning items to their assigned space. But once you do, staying on top of clutter will become far more manageable. 

Are you considering a larger organizational upgrade, like a custom closet or pantry system? Reach out for a free consultation to find out how the investment could impact the value of your home!


Tackle Small Tasks Right Away

Sometimes, the mental load of thinking about a chore you need to do is worse than the chore itself. Plus, handling small tasks right away can reduce the need for lengthy cleaning sessions.3 

Try working these changes into your routine:

  1. Learn to clean as you cook, rather than piling it all up for later. As you wait for water to boil or food to cook through, wash the bowls and utensils you used for prep.
  2. Hang bath towels on a bar immediately after use. By allowing them to properly air dry, you can cut down on the frequency of laundering.
  3. Bring items with you when you leave a room. For example, return plates and cups to the kitchen right away rather than letting them stack up in your home office. 
  4. Take out the trash when you leave for work, school drop-off, or errands. This will save you the time and hassle of a second trip.

If you implement these small changes, your home will stay neater—and you’ll minimize the number of dedicated cleaning sessions you need to take on each week.


Embrace an Evening “Shutdown” Routine

Kitchens can get dirty and cluttered fast. But a few minutes spent cleaning up each evening can prevent the mess from getting out of control.4 

Imagine your kitchen is a restaurant and you’re tidying it up before closing down for the night. These simple steps will prepare you for the morning rush:

  1. Wipe down all surfaces, including countertops, stove, microwave, and sink. Then toss your soiled washcloth in the hamper and lay out a fresh one for tomorrow.
  2. Load and run the dishwasher every night so you can empty it the next morning.
  3. Prepare for breakfast by programming your coffee pot and setting out some grab-and-go options.

We all know it can be hard to find the energy for chores in the evening. But if you complete these small tasks each night, you’ll start the next day off right in a tidy, clean kitchen.


Think Outside of the Box When It Comes to Storage

Most of us have limited storage space. Unfortunately, without the right spots to stash our items, it’s easy to become disorganized. 

But we’ve found that using household items in innovative ways can help keep mess and clutter under control.5 Here are a few of our favourite swaps:

  1. Place a magazine file in your kitchen for cookbooks, takeout menus, and meal kit cards.
  2. Hang a pocket-style shoe organizer inside your pantry door to store granola bars, spice jars, and other small items.
  3. Separate dress and athletic socks by turning an old shoe box into a drawer divider.
  4. Repurpose jam jars by using them to store office supplies or bathroom essentials.
  5. Store out-of-season clothes inside rarely-used suitcases, so all that space doesn’t go to waste. 

A little creativity goes a long way when it comes to making the most of your space. Just be sure that you’re creating systems you can stick with and not putting things where you might forget about them later!


WE’RE HERE TO HELP YOU MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR HOME

Keeping your home clean and organized can be a continuous struggle—there’s no need to feel ashamed of that. But taking the time to implement systems that work for you can make life more pleasant and less stressful in the long run.

Remember, we’re not just here to help you buy or sell a home. We want you to love living in it, too. Reach out if you need referrals for house cleaners, window washers, or other service providers that can help you make the most of your space. 


The above references an opinion and is for informational purposes only.  It is not intended to be financial, legal, or tax advice. Consult the appropriate professionals for advice regarding your individual needs.



Sources:

  1. Healthline –
    https://www.healthline.com/health-news/5-health-benefits-of-spring-cleaning
  2. Forbes –
    https://www.forbes.com/health/mind/mental-health-clean-home/  
  3. My Domaine –
    https://www.mydomaine.com/house-cleaning-schedule 
  4. Housewife How-Tos –
    https://housewifehowtos.com/clean/10-tips-to-keeping-a-clean-house/
  5. Better Homes and Gardens –
    https://www.bhg.com/decorating/storage/projects/simple-solutions/
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