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Rustic Country Living

johnstown

425 JOHNSTOWN RD
TRENTON ON

MLS #2136884

Country living at it’s finest. This spacious 2 storey 4 bedroom, 2-1/2 baths home is situated on approximately a 2 acre lot with a barn and double car garage. there is an in-ground pool with lots of patio area.A huge 3 season sunroom, den/office area with wood fireplace on the main level, great for entertaining. A great room, parlour, separate dining room, eat in kitchen and lots of charm and character through out this home. there is a front enclosed porch area which is a great greenhouse for plants.
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Do you bury a St Joseph medal to sell your home?

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Are you superstitious?

I sure am and this little medal here is a “godsend”…

If you are unsure of the meaning behind burying a St Joseph medal , upside down, in your front yard read this

Info taken from http://fisheaters.com


The custom hearkens back at least to the great St. Teresa of Avila (A.D. 1515 – 1582), foundress of the Disalced Carmelite Order. As her Order spread, a new convent had to be built, and in order for a new convent to be built, land must be had. When the nuns found a particular piece of land that was perfect for their purposes, they also found that their coffers weren’t full enough to purchase it, so they decided to ask the intercession of St. Joseph, burying medals imprinted with his likeness in the ground of the desired property as a sign of their prayers. It worked.

It also worked for Blessed Brother André Bessette, who was able to get the land on which he built the Shrine of St. Joseph of Mount Royal, in Montreal, Canada by praying to St. Joseph and burying a St. Joseph medal on the grounds of the future site as a sign of his prayers.

Now, both of these events deal with acquiring land, not selling it, and they deal with St. Joseph medals, not St. Joseph statues. Nonetheless, over time, the folk custom came to be for sellers of homes to bury a statue of St. Joseph as a sign of prayer asking to find a buyer and hasten the sale.”

Now here is the prayer

O, Saint Joseph,
you who taught our Lord
the carpenter’s trade,
and saw to it
that he was always properly housed,
hear my earnest plea.

I want you to help me now
as you helped your foster-child Jesus,
and as you have helped many others
in the matter of housing.

I wish to sell this [house/property]
quickly, easily, and profitably
and I implore you to grant my wish
by bringing me a good buyer,
one who is
eager, compliant, and honest,
and by letting nothing impede the
rapid conclusion of the sale.

Dear Saint Joseph,
I know you would do this for me
out of the goodness of your heart
and in your own good time,
but my need is very great now
and so I must make you hurry
on my behalf.

Saint Joseph, I am going to place you
in a difficult position
with your head in darkness
and you will suffer as our Lord suffered,
until this [house/property] is sold.

Then, Saint Joseph, i swear
before the cross and God Almighty,
that i will redeem you
and you will receive my gratitude
and a place of honour in my home.

Amen.”

I have told many a client about this theory, as crazy as it may sound, but it has worked!

Just last night one of my clients informed me, as I was presenting an offer to her, that 8 days ago she buried a medal in her front yard. Low and behold we are sitting here today with an offer!

Get on your knees and start praying home sellers!

The power of God is at work!

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Home Maintenance Tips!

Here is a great article from Carson Dunlop on Priority Maintenance on Your Home

There are so many home maintenance and repair items that are important; it can be confusing trying to establish which are the most critical. To simplify things, we have compiled a short list of our favorites. These are by no means all-inclusive, nor do they replace any of the information in a home inspection report. They should, however, help you get started on the right foot. Remember, any items marked as priority or safety issues on your home inspection report need immediate attention.

Install smoke detectors as necessary (usually one on each level of the home, near any sleeping areas). Install carbon monoxide detectors, according to manufacturer’s recommendations.
Make any electrical improvements recommended in the home inspection report.
Remove any wood/soil contact to prevent rot and insect damage.
Change the locks on all doors. Use a dead bolt for better security and to minimize insurance costs.
Correct trip hazards such as broken or uneven walks and driveways, loose or torn carpet or uneven flooring.
Correct unsafe stairways and landings. (Railings missing, loose, too low, et cetera.)
Have all chimneys inspected before operating any of these appliances.
Locate and mark the shut-offs for the heating, electrical and plumbing systems.
Label the circuits in electrical panels.
If there is a septic system, have the tank pumped and inspected. If the house is on a private water supply (well), set up a regular testing procedure for checking water quality.

Clean the gutters in the spring and fall.
Check for damaged roofing and flashing materials twice a year.
Cut back trees and shrubs from the house walls, roof and air conditioning system as needed.
Clean the tracks on horizontal sliding windows annually, and ensure the drain holes are clear.
Test ground fault circuit interrupters, carbon monoxide detectors and smoke detectors using the test button, monthly.
Service furnace or boiler yearly.
Check furnace filters, humidifiers and electronic air cleaners monthly.
Check the bathtub and shower caulking monthly and improve promptly as needed.
If you are in a climate where freezing occurs, shut off outdoor water faucets in the fall.
Check reversing mechanism on garage door opener monthly.
Check attics for evidence of leaks and condensation and make sure vents are not obstructed, at least twice a year. (Provide access into all attics and crawl spaces.)

This article was taken in its entirety from the Carson Dunlop site