Grape and Wine 2020… COVID Style.

September in Niagara usually means one thing: It’s Niagara Grape and Wine Festival Season!

This amazing time of celebration and joy has had to make some big changes.

COVID-19 has resulted in the cancellation of some of the usual events – and the re-imagining of others. We can still enjoy many of the main attractions of the festival in new and creative ways while still following local and provincial government guidelines. Combine that with the creativity of the Niagara Grape and Wine Fall Festival organizers, and the joyous celebration goes on!

If we could only participate in one thing during Niagara Grape and Wine Festival, it would be either “The Parade” or The Centre Stage surrounded by local winery and food booths. BOTH have new formats this year.

The CENTRE STAGE Saturday night performances will not be held in Montebello Park, as they have in the past. Instead they will go virtual September 19th and 26th, with a few local establishments live streaming the performances.

The Grape and Wine Festival Grand Parade has been cancelled for this year but organizers have come up with something fun and unique!! The MERIDIAN PORCH PARADE will take place Saturday September 26th. It is quite an interesting format as outlined on the Niagara Grape and Wine 2020 Fall Festival website.

Celebrate all that Niagara Wine Country has to offer over the next few weeks and have fun while STAYING SAFE!!

We would love to hear what you, your family and friends are doing this year to celebrate Niagara Grape and Wine. 

Please comment and let us know!!

Timothy Salisbury

AUGUST 2020 Real Estate Report

As we head into fall it is interesting to look at the last month of summer and see how the real estate market has performed. With so may variables surrounding COVID-19, and the impact it has had on our lives, it is time to get some answers…

What happened in real estate? What did the market look like? And how did we do compared to August of last year??

The real estate industry has done an amazing job making the showing of homes safe with guidelines regarding mask use, cleaning and protocols to reassure both the seller and buyer that we have their health and safety in mind.
NOW IS A GOOD TIME TO SELL AND/OR BUY!!

Time to look at some numbers. Are they what you expected during these uncertain times?

We would love to hear what you think!!

T.

   

The Salisbury team is amazing!

“The Salisbury team is amazing!

They professionally guided us from start to finish, step by step, offering thoughtful advice along the way.

Their expertise and support made the process of selling our home entirely STRESS FREE!

Thanks!!!!”


Tim and Laura Konkle

1097 Deborah Street is SOLD FIRM!

 

 

1097 Deborah Street in Pelham is now SOLD FIRM! 
We love to make our clients happy!
Are you thinking of buying or selling? Are you looking for honest real estate advice?
Reach out any time, we are here for you!

The Salisbury Team wishes you a Happy Canada Day!

The Salisbury Team LOVES to surprise their clients!

Last weekend we went on a little road trip to knock on doors and deliver some Canada Day condiments packages!
It is a great way to (re)connect and catch  up.
Our clients are a part of the team and once in awhile we like to let them know how much we appreciate them!

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We treat all of our clients like we would treat our own families.
Happy Canada Day, Team!

JUST LISTED! 1097 Deborah Street, Pelham

WELCOME HOME!

Great 5 bedroom family home located in the beautiful Pelham / Fonthill area and in the school district of Glynn Green public school.

With 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, this is the  perfect home to start and/or raise your family!

A cozy family room for fun family gatherings, plenty of storage space and a  backyard that is mostly fenced and offers a 2 tiered deck with a fence for lots of privacy.

Contact us for details or to book a showing: 905-688-4561.

Happy Father’s Day!

Happy Father’s Day!

We spoil our Dads who are still here and treasure memories of the Dads who have passed on.

Make it a great day and use it to spend quality time with your family!!

CMHC to tighten lending rules for home buyers.”

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Rachelle Younglai
James Bradshaw

Canada Mortage and Housing Corp. is toughening up its rules to make it harder to get mortgage insurance, a move that would reduce demand from riskier borrowers and keep prices in check at a time of economic uncertainty.

The national mortgage insurance provider will ban the use of borrowed funds for a down payment, require a higher credit score from borrowers and try to ensure that homeowners have enough income to pay their mortgages and other debts.

The new criteria, effective July 1, are designed to help weed out borrowers who are less likely to make their payments and could reduce demand for homes at a time when real estate sales have dropped.

It is not possible to determine how many potential home buyers will be affected bu the new criteria. But according to CMHC’s latest quarterly results, nearly one in five of its insured mortgage holders would not have met a least one of its new requirements.

SOURCE: The Globe and Mail.

CLICK HERE to learn more.

6 Vista Drive, Fonthill, is SOLD FIRM!

6 Vista Drive is SOLD FIRM!

➡️ Remember to contact us if you have any questions regarding real estate, or are looking for advice.

Our website offers many valuable resources and information that might be of interest to you.

Anything you cannot find on there, we are more than happy to talk to you about in person.

Call, text, or email us.

We are here for you!

Our office number is 905-688-4561.

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