About Jim Gifford…

Jim was born and raised on a large farm near Quebec City, but lived in the Niagara Region since he turned 18. In 1970, he was employed by Canadian Tire Acceptance in Welland where he held several jobs and eventually progressed to the position of Personnel Director. Working closely with people has always been his passion, which is the reason he joined the real estate field in 1989. He particularly enjoyed introducing his out of town clients to the Niagara region.

His role on The Salisbury Team is helping buyers that are searching for country properties, farms and high-end homes. His country upbringing is particularly helpful in this area.

In his free time, he enjoys traveling (mainly to the Caribbean), skiing in Ellicottville, and golf (which he’s not really that good at).

Should you have any questions concerning high-end properties or country homes, you can can contact Jim at jim@timothysalisbury.com.

Current Mortgage Rates

In the interest of providing the most up-to-date real estate related information, we will be posting the current mortgage rates available in our area, courtesy of Paul Croteau, Mortgage Specialist with BMO Bank of Montreal.



5-Year Fixed


3-Year VRM

5.40%, Prime minus 0.85%

Quote of the Week

“Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure”.
George Edward Woodberry

The Bank of Canada meets tomorrow and all signs point to the overnight lending rate staying where it is. Good news for those looking to purchase a new home in the near future.

Have a great week!

Annual Grape & Wine Event

I have had a few clients e-mail me already looking for information regarding the Annual Grape & Wine event held in St. Catharines. It usually takes place the last 10 days of September and the parade is the last Saturday of September. This link should answer all your questions concerning the 56th Annual Niagara Wine Festival.

Community Care Launches Food Drive 9/1/07

I found this in The Standard and thought I should let everyone know about this food drive to assist local families: Community Care Food Drive.

Old Survey Maps

A recent article that I read in the St. Catherines Standard in August 2007, was talking about the collection of old survey maps of the second Welland Canal. Over the years, I have had clients from out of town especially, ask me about the original Welland Canal. Seems that online we can see 53 maps of the original canal. It shows the land from Port Dalhousie all the way down to Port Colborne. The maps date back to the 1860’s. The link is Our Ontario. Enter the keyword “Welland” to see all the maps.

Timothy Salisbury Attends National Conference

You might have seen this in the St. Catharines’ Standard recently but, just in case you missed it, here it is again. I attended a Real Estate Conference in Arizona back in July. It was probably the best conference I’ve been to in over 7 years!

Also, have you ever left the house or office and forgotten something (eg, a photocopy, a fax, phone call, etc.)? I would like to let you know that my office is your office. If you’re out and about and need any services that might office might provide, just stop in and mention that you’re a client of mine. You can talk to one of the friendly staff and they will be happy to help you out. We’re located at 101 Lakeport Road and the office number is 905-937-6000.

Have a great week!

Timothy Salisbury Attends National Conference

“A house is made of walls and beams; a home is built with love and dreams.”

Hi and welcome to St. Catharines Real Estate blog!

I’m Timothy Salisbury and, along with my associates, Terry McCallum, Karl Regier and Sally Dollar, I look forward to sharing real estate tips, information on buying or selling a home, trends and other exciting information to assist and keep you informed.

To let you know a little about me, I’ve been a resident of St. Catharines Ontario, Canada since 1979. I started selling real estate at the age of 21 and, since that time, I have devoted my life to the career I love. I’m an avid golfer and have belonged to the St. Catharines Golf and Country Club since 2002, I play ice hockey in the winter in 2 leagues, the GHL and PHL, both in the Niagara Region. I work out at the local YMCA. I also play guitar, listen to music and read in my relax time. I support the Women’s Place of St. Catharines, one of Ontario’s first shelters for abused women and children.

We enjoy hearing from our clients so feel free to post comments or email us with your comments or any suggestions of topics that you would like to read. You can also contact me by phone at (905) 937-6000 or Toll Free 1-800-467-8498.

To view my resume, click here: resume.pdf

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