We have never before encountered such a level of excellence

martin-familyIt is with pleasure and gratitude that we share comments on our experience with Timothy Salisbury in the listing and sale of our home. While we have bought and sold a number of houses, we have never before encountered such a level of excellence.

We had listed our home with three other agents before Timothy and none seemed to understood our unique home and location. Over the last three agents and four years each used the same strategy they had used with every other client when the real estate business was easier… with the guidance and unique strategy of Tim and his team our home was sold in four months.

The experience at each phase of the sales effort was superior, such as innovative efforts in developing prospects, useful insights on staging, effective showings and proactive facilitation during buyer negotiations. All of these tasks, whether business-related or interpersonal, were accomplished with a noticeable degree of competence, humility, integrity and grace.
Thus, we highly recommend Timothy Salisbury for residential real estate needs.

Sincerely, Brad, Tyffani, Maeve, Kade and Eden Martin

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Welcome to 279 Lake St.

1.279 Lake St Main 2

This St. Catharines home is priced at $229,900.00

Welcome to 279 Lake St.  This property is zoned C1 and has many possibilities for office space, retail space, place of worship, etc.  It also has special provision to be a residential home.  Great for a small business owner, and is presently being used as a chiropractic office.  This home is a solid, well maintained bungalow with a single attached garage as well as a basement apartment with 1 bedroom and a 3 piece bath, both rented.  Upstairs has 2 good sized bedrooms and a 4 piece bathroom.  There are hardwood floors in most rooms up and down.  There is a concrete driveway in front of the house and also, a parking area for 8-10 cars behind the house, off the side street.  Updates to the property include interior painting, some windows and refinished hardwood floors on main level. Many opportunities!  Live in one unit and collect rent to pay toward mortgage or start a business and collect rent to help offset business costs!

For more pictures of this and other homes, please go to the listings page of St. Catharines Real Estate or the blog listings section.

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Niagara Wine Festival 2014

grapesIt’s a great time of year when the Niagara Region comes together to celebrate the wine industry! Hope you’ll enjoy all the festivities of the next week, ending with the Meridian Grande Parade on Saturday, September 27th and the after party!  Find me downtown on Saturday or at Montebello Park and I just might buy you a glass of wine!

I have been selling real estate for many years now and these pictures and testimonial are the best post game celebration of selling a house I have seen in many years. Thank you to the Martin’s for allowing me to share their testimonial.

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“It is with pleasure and gratitude that we share comments on our experience with Timothy Salisbury in the listing and sale of our home. While we have bought and sold a number of houses, we have never before encountered such a level of excellence.    

We had listed our home with three other agents before Timothy and none seemed to understand our unique home and location. Over the last three agents and four years each used the same strategy they had used with every other client when the real estate business was easier.  With the guidance and unique strategy of Tim and his team, our home was sold in four months.    

The experience at each phase of the sales effort was superior, such as innovative efforts in developing prospects, useful insights on staging, effective showings and proactive facilitation during buyer negotiations. All of these tasks, whether business-related or interpersonal, were accomplished with a noticeable degree of competence, humility, integrity and grace. 

Thus, we highly recommend Timothy Salisbury for residential real estate needs”    

Sincerely, Brad, Tyffani, Maeve, Kade and Eden Martin

Royal LePage celebrates 100 years with its National Conference next week in Toronto. It will be nice to host many of our realtor friends from the east and west coast as past conferences have not been in Ontario.

Over the years. I have met some great realtors from one side of this province to the other.  So, this is just a reminder, if you have family or friends who are re-locating anywhere in Canada, I am able to refer you to a realtor who knows the area.  I believe knowing a trusted realtor in your future new location would certainly make your move a more personalized and easier process.  Call me and let me show you how I can help!

Enjoy the fall season and of course, the Wine Festival and Parade on Saturday!


Niagara Wine Festival

wine-festivalThe NiagaraWine Festival is taking place this year from September 19 – 28.  The Niagara Wine Festival websites are fabulous, providing all the information you need to enjoy the festivities of the upcoming week.

wine-festival2In addition to great food and wine, the Niagara Wine Festival is filled with excellent entertainment programming.  Musical bands fill this weekend at Montebello Park.  Check this link  for the full entertainment line up, winery events and parade details.

The flagship event of the Niagara Wine Festivalis the Meridian Grande Parade.  Guests enjoy the colour and pageantry of one of North America’s foremost street parades.  TheMeridan Grande Paradehas united our community for the past 63 years!  Click here for more details.

Current Mortgage Rates

TERM                  RATE

2 Year Fixed        2.39%

5 Year Fixed        2.89%

5 Year VRM         2.40% Prime minus 0.60%

 

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

“Business is always interfering with pleasure-but it makes other pleasures possible.”

– William Feather

Happy first day of Fall!

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Welcome to 10 Sheridan Dr.

1.10 Sheridan Dr Main

This St. Catharines home is priced at $249,900.00

Welcome to 10 Sheridan Dr., a well cared for brick bungalow with the same owners since 1986!  This home has 3 + 1 bedrooms  and is located on a quiet north end street.  Entrance to the backyard is through the side door off the kitchen or through the back bedroom/office to a sunroom addition which has patio doors leading to a wonderful backyard with outdoor patio with gazebo, other patio, landscaped yard and an inground pool in a fenced backyard. Updates include soffits/fascia/eaves, pool liner replaced in 2013, vinyl windows throughout except one, 4 piece bath with oak vanity and ceramics.  The kitchen is nice with oak kitchen cabinets and oak trim, ceramic backsplash & flooring. The floors in the living room are hardwood (3 years old) and the doors on the main floor have been replaced.  The basement has been finished with an L-shaped recreation room with dry bar with laminate floors, pot lights, gas fireplace, 4th bedroom and 3 piece bathroom. Furnace and central air done in 2003.  Property taxes for 2014 are $3124.00.  This bungalow is ready to move in!  Don’t miss out!

For more pictures of this and other homes, please go to the listings page of St. Catharines Real Estate or the blog listings section.

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Welcome to 6080 Keith St. Niagara Falls

1.6080 Keith St Main

This Niagara Falls home is now priced at $209,900.00

Welcome to 6080 Keith St.   This Stamford Centre unique 1 ½ storey home has 4 bedrooms, one on the main floor.  The versatile open concept plan allows for family movement between the kitchen and living spaces and outdoors.  Sliding doors from the dining room lead to a large deck, walkway to above ground pool and deep fenced yard, great for entertaining.  Garage door on front and back for backyard access.  Master bedroom loft has built-in drawers, walk-in closet, ceiling fan and vaulted ceiling.  Two bedrooms upstairs with 2 piece bath.  Hydro in back shed.  Other updates include FAG furnace (2009), tankless water heater (2009),  dishwasher (2011), air conditioner (2012), pool pump (2013), gate on deck to pool (2014) and laminate floor in living room (2014).  Property taxes for 2014 were $2504.00.  Centrally located, walk to everything!  Grocery stores, banks, LCBO, schools in area and parks.  Great family area!!

For more pictures of this and other homes, please go to the listings page of St. Catharines Real Estate or the blog listings section.

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Current Mortgage Rates

TERM                  RATE

2 Year Fixed        2.34%

4 Year Fixed        2.77%

 

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

“Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement.”

– W. Clement Stone

Have a great week!

Mortgage Expertise at your doorstep 24/7

Paul Croteau, AMP Mortgage Specialist BMO Bank of Montreal
Phone: (905) 321-3230 Fax: (905) 641-7854 Paul.croteau@bmo.com