Do You Have A House To Sell?

Listings_Needed If you are thinking of putting your home on the market then this is the time. The Fall Market is hot and I am currently working with 2 sets of buyers and I have nothing to sell them.

If you have a 2 bedroom home preferably with everything on one level or you own a wartime style house – I HAVE YOUR BUYER. I have a lovely lady who needs a small home priced under $185,000 in town Trenton , so if this is a product you have call me.

I also have a large family of 5 requiring a home with at least 3 bedrooms on the main with a 4th down option. They are looking in the Trenton or Belleville area priced up to 220k so again if this is something you have let me know!

 

Call me at 18005670776 or email me at dawnbarnable@remaxquinte.com

 

SOLD FIRM !!!642 WHITES RD QUINTE WEST $229,900

SOLD FIRM !!!

This home was on the market 9 hours and had multiple offers selling for 20k over list price!! Call me if you want to know your homes value.

MLS 403680085

Click on link below for listing details

Re/Max listing details

Looking for a 5 bedroom, 2 full bath home on a nice country lot? This home has plenty of space for the whole family and it has hardwood flooring in the living room , ceramic in the foyer, eat in kitchen, Fully finished lower level, 1.5 detached garage, fenced rear yard, deck off patio doors from kitchen. Large fully fenced in rear yard. Quick possession possible.

Directions HAMILTON RD TO WHITES RD OR HIGHWAY 2 TO WHITES RD

Listings Needed!

The Fall Market is HOT!!!

Folks, we had a crazy summer market with many houses going for over list price and it’s still happening! Our supply and demand is off, we have the buyers out there but minimal inventory. Now is the time to List and Sell.

If you are thinking of listing call me / email me to find out what your home is worth in this current market. You might just be surprised!

18005670776

dawnbarnable@remaxquinte.com

10134 Highway 62 Stirling On

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MLS 403130220

$334,900

Custom built home (2012) features a large open concept kitchen with centre island,pantry, patio doors to a rear deck, dining room with door to the front porch area. Lovely hardwood flooring throughout the main floor, master suite has cheater door to a 5 pc bath and garden doors to the rear deck.Bright open concept home that lets in tons of natural light on the main floor.The lower level features a full basement needing only flooring, Woodstove, bar/entertainment area, laundry and 3 pc bath.There is a den in lower level currently used as a bedroom. Gas heat. In ground pool and detached 28×24 garage/workshop. Metal roof. Balance of Tarion warranty. 15 min to 401, 10 min to Madoc/Stirling. Easy to show. Click on link below to watch the virtual tour!

Virtual Tour

Directions NORTH ON HWY 62

Reducing Household Energy Costs.

Here is a great post from my friend , Ken Jackett –
Certified Home Inspector

A Buyer’s Choice Home Inspections – Belleville/Trenton
152 Philburn Rd
Belleville, ON, K8N 4Z5
Canada

613-847-2244

A Buyer’s Choice Home Inspection Services

Plan To Reduce Household Energy Costs?

The cost of energy in our homes is a significant impact on the monthly household budget and it is unlikely to change for the better as costs from energy providers show no signs of levelling off or decreasing any time soon. Consider these energy reduction strategies that may reduce the energy consumption in your household and help to stabilize your monthly utility bills.

Approximately 40 % of home energy costs are consumed by heating and cooling the living spaces in the home which would then suggest that ensuring your attic is adequately insulated would help to reduce energy consumption. Most new homes are insulated with R values up to R-40 and R-50. This may not be the case in older homes where insulation may be marginal. Adding insulation to the attic space (usually blown in cellulose or fiberglass) can provide marked improvement in the comfort level in the home living spaces. Even a few inches of added insulation can fill gaps in the insulation that may contribute to air losses from the living space. Caution – Do not block the existing ventilation spaces that are necessary to permit the proper flow of air in the attic.
Create an air barrier by sealing gaps and penetrations in the attic space (ceiling electrical fixtures, exhaust fans, wiring and duct penetrations) with plastic to prevent heated or cooled house air from escaping the building envelope. Insulate the attic hatch with a layer or two of rigid foam board insulation and add compressible weather stripping to complete the seal. Adding latches to the hatch can also help ensure a tight air seal.
Reduce potential air loss in your home by sealing drafts around windows and doors with caulking, ensure all exterior vent closures and wall penetrations are well sealed. Worn out door seals and sweeps should be replaced.

Insulate electrical outlets and sockets using foam insulation gaskets designed to fit inside the covers. This can be especially helpful to stop drafts in older homes in which walls are not well insulated.
Change your furnace filter at appropriate intervals, clean ductwork and have the furnace inspected annually. A well maintained appliance will operate more efficiently and as an added bonus the operating life of the system is likely to be extended.

Programmable thermostats may not achieve the large savings first thought but there may still be benefit gained from not heating or cooling empty spaces when you are not at home or asleep. Program the thermosat to a setback of perhaps 10 degrees when heating or cooling is not required. Note: A greater impact is likely in regions which experience a larger range of seasonal temperature variations between indoor and outdoor temperatures.

Tankless Water Heaters – Other than space heating more energy is used to heat water in the home than almost any other household activity. In the majority of Canadian homes storage tanks are commonly used. The water in the tank is continuously heated to maintain the temperature whether it is required or not. Tankless water heaters (“on demand” or “instantaneous water heaters”) use high inputs of gas or electricity to instantly heat the water rather than storing hot water in a traditional hot water heating sytem. Because the hot water is not heated when it is not needed High Efficiency tankless systems can reduce the amount of energy used to provide hot water to the home. Consult with a certified installer to ensure all the required parameters (sizing of the system) are understood prior to deciding to install a tankless system.
Window replacement can be the most expensive of any of the energy saving options suggested. The overall cost and payback period should be carefully reviewed as part of the process of a window replacement program. Aesthetics and long term maintenance are also major factors that play into the decision process.

For more information or have clients interested in a Home Inspection, please call me at 613-847-2244.

A Buyer’s Choice Home Inspections, December2014
A Buyers Choice Home Inspection

A Buyer’s Choice Home Inspections – Belleville/Trenton – 152 Philburn Rd, RR 5 Belleville, ON K8N 4Z5

Cute and Cozy Bungalow – Move In Ready , Quinte West On

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11 ELIZABETH AVE

QUINTE WEST , ON

$154,900

great one level bungalow perfect for a starter/retirement home. This property features 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, updated kitchen with ample cupboard/counter space, laminate flooring, main floor laundry and new dry walled ceilings in most of the rooms. There is crown moulding in living room and master bedroom areas, new flooring in the foyer and bathroom. Extra insulation has been blown into the rear portion of the home. A new window installed in the oversized master bedroom. The deck has been expanded to the rear yard and there is a storage shed in the back yard as well. Minutes to CFB Trenton , YMCA, the 401 and downtown. Move in ready!

Living Room with lots of natural light
Living Room with lots of natural light
Large eat in kitchen
Large eat in kitchen
Huge master bedroom
Huge master bedroom
Second Bedroom
Second Bedroom
Storage Shed
Storage Shed

Gearing up for winter – Tips !

One of the great joys of living in Canada is the change of seasons. Autumn’s colors and crispness will soon be making way for winter’s exciting first snowfall. Of course, one of the great burdens of living in Canada is the extreme conditions we ask ourselves and our houses to live through.

That burden can be lighter for both you and your house with regular maintenance. As good cooking and great paint jobs can attest, success lies in the prep work. Now is the time to get moving to ready your house for a cold winter and a wet spring. Here are our suggestions for a simple pre-winter tune-up.

Tools You May Need
Ladder
Paintbrush
Shovel
Vacuum
Telephone
Sharpened eyeball
Outside
The brunt of the weather abuse is borne by the roof and the exterior skin of the house. Roof

Get a ladder, a pair of binoculars, or a trusted roofer, and check the roof. If you have a sloped roof, look for shingles that are cracked, curled, loose, damaged, or missing. Repair where needed. Pay attention to the junctions between the roof and chimneys, pipes, and walls, for example – the metal flashings often need re-securing or re-caulking. If you have a flat roof, clean off leaves and branches, and cut back overhanging tree limbs. On the roof membrane, look for bulges, worn spots, or split seams. Flashings are important here also.

While you are up there, you should have a look at the chimney, if there is one. Brick chimneys may have missing mortar or loose bricks, and should have a screen to keep animals out. Metal chimneys should be free from rust.

Eavestroughs and Downspouts
While at roof level, be sure to clean and re-secure the eavestroughs. We cannot overstate the importance of having free flowing and leak free gutters and downspouts on the overall health of the house, especially the basement. If your eavestroughs can’t control the rain or melting snow, the ground will get soaked. Soaked ground means much higher risk of a leaky basement. Keep your basement in mind while you are dangling from the edge of the roof!

Follow the downspouts to ground level to double check where they dump the water. Above ground spouts should be well connected at the elbow, and discharge at least six feet away from the nearest wall, or at a point where run-off will be carried away from the house. For any house older than about 40 years, downspouts draining below ground should be considered for disconnecting from the below grade pipe system, and extending to drain above ground. This is an easy and surprisingly effective basement leakage cure in many older houses.

Grading
Speaking of the basement again, take a tour around the house to check how the ground directs traffic. Any and all surfaces next to the walls should be sloped to shed water away. Bad grading is another common and preventable cause of basement leakage. This is exponentially more important on warm winter days – melting snow runs quickly across the surface of still frozen ground. If the grading is bad, it will flow right to the house, and possibly right into the basement. Now is the time to grab the shovel and re-slope the grass, or call a paving contractor or handy person to correct a negatively sloping driveway or walkway.

Windows
During the exterior walkabout, check the windows and doors for any wood in need of paint, and any joints that need re-caulking. Check also the caulking at pipes, vents, and other wall penetrations.

Inside
Inside the house, we are going to need heat. Lots of it.

Furnace
The most important pre-winter activity can be done by anybody no matter what their skill level, for usually low cost, in about 2 minutes: pick-up the phone, and schedule a heating system maintenance call. Even a new unit needs this check. The technician will clean the burners and fan, lubricate the moving parts, change the filter and check the operation of the important safety mechanisms. If the service is to be done later in the heating season, you can start on the right foot by replacing or cleaning the furnace air filter. If you have a humidifier you should clean it out as well.

Once we have heat, let’s do what we can to keep it in the house.

Weather Stripping
If you live in a new house, odds are good your windows and doors are well sealed. Old windows and doors, and even some newer ones, may need sealing to keep heat in and cold out. One approach would be to replace them. Luckily, great improvements can be made with simple weather stripping kits available at any hardware store. Due to the tremendous variation in shapes and sizes, we could write a novel about how to do this, but all you really need to do is to find the pre-packaged material that has a picture of your window or door, or something close to it, and follow the instructions.

Final Notes
The previous suggestions are the most important winter tune-up steps. Other good ideas include cleaning the heating grates, especially on the big cold air returns, cleaning and lubricating exhaust fans, and cleaning out the dryer vent and cover. If you have electric baseboard heaters, vacuum the dust off the interior fins, and make sure drapes and curtains are several inches above their hot surfaces.

Source – Carson Dunlop
http://www.carsondunlop.com/resources/articles/jumping-jack-frost-a-winter-tune-up-treatise/