Fall is in the air and it makes me sooo happy! I love the crisp cool mornings and refreshing sunny afternoons. Perfect! Thursday last week was the first official day of autumn. Nicholas likes it too but not as much as the Budster.
I won’t be getting to New River Beach too much now with the cooler weather setting in, too cold for Mama. If we get the odd nice day on the weekends I may get down for a refreshing swim in the Bay of Fundy. Nicholas thinks I’m nuts paddling around, so happy in the cool water. This time of year he puts his toe in and runs for the beach! (If I was as skinny as him I wouldn’t swim in it either.) You need meat on your bones to comfortably swim in the bay and if there is one thing Big Bud has its lots of meat on my bones! Okay don’t you laugh too hard Mr. Nicholas!
Mama says the real estate market is still going strong after an awesome summer and the offers are still coming in. Buyers are on the move expecting good value for their dollar but ready to step up to the plate and write that offer. She expects it’s all the good news of corporate expansion in our area and the recent influx of executives to assist with this growth of local development.
Steven is busy with open houses this weekend and will host 90 Javin Hill , East off Loch Lomond Road on Saturday from 2-4pm. This four bedroom family home on 1.29 acres has inviting features including open concept, vaulted ceilings, H/W & ceramic floors, custom kitchen, huge sunny windows and a finished walkout basement with a woodstove. All this is so attractive and to top it off there is a 3-car garage for the car enthusiasts in your family also perfect for storing your big toys such as motorcycles, canoe, kayaks or snowmobiles! Sunday he’s at 35 Elizabeth Parkway in Hastings Cove, Rothesay Sunday from 2-4pm. This fine waterfront home comes complete with mature landscaping and gravel beach on the Kennebecasis River with panoramic sunset water views. This 3806 square foot home features a large living room with water view, dining room with covered patio access, family room with wood-burning fireplace, main floor guest bedroom with full bath and sitting room, modern kitchen with gas stove and stunning eating area surrounded by windows. The second floor is just as impressive with a sitting area or exercise room with balcony, three additional large bedrooms including the master with huge walk-in closet and four-piece ensuite with oversized glass shower plus the main three-piece bath with tub/shower. All this is topped off with an oversized two-car garage and storage room.
Don’t forget to get out this weekend and start shopping for that turkey and all the trimmings! After all, Thanksgiving is just around the corner. We boys can hardly wait! Have a great weekend.
I’m sooo excited; I just listed a wonderful new ranch-style home (along with Mama and Candace’s help of course) at 241 Eriskay Drive in Rothesay for my new friend Jazzy Lynch. See the pic attached. Jazzy’ s place is only two years old, still under warranty and is in pristine condition (thanks to his Mama) with all the bells, whistles and latest in stylish modern finishes. Jazzy says it’s a very inviting place to live with a nice flat yard with stone patio, lawn and woods in the back. Nicholas and I love exploring in the woods as do most of our four-legged friends. It has a fabulous kitchen so your Mama can bake or cook up a storm with all your favourite dishes and homemade treats. Jazzy’ s mother likes to spoil him a little this way and I told him to keep that one on the down low but ours spoils us a bit too!
Nicholas and I are more than excited to welcome back our dear friend and colleague Candace Dixon and her boy Gus. We’ve always loved Candace and our clients love her too, she takes exceptionally good care of them rather they are buying or selling. We missed her while she had a break and now she’s ready to buckle down welcoming all her friends, past clients and new clients! If you cherish exceptional service than you’ll appreciate Candace!
Nicholas and I were off to our vet Dr. Kelly on Wednesday. We absolutely love Dr Kelly!!! Nicholas got his annual vaccines and snuck more than a few kisses. I stopped in for my weigh in and low and behold I’m down close to another 3 pounds!!! Dr Kelly was over the moon she is so happy with me (gave me a nice treat and one for Nicholas too). That brings me down 10 pounds to 168 pounds, pretty good for a Newfoundland dog. She says I have to keep at it. My next goal is 160. This week for the first time in a year I sat pretty all by myself!!! Dr. Kelley says that’s good to keep my back muscles strong but for a long time I just wasn’t strong enough. But I’m strong enough now and every time Mama turns around I’m sitting pretty! Watch for that pic next week. Ha ha Nicholas can’t do it, never could, his butt is too skinny, he can’t hold himself in position (don’t tell him I said that).
Steven and Jody are hosting two open houses this Sunday from 2-4pm in Quispamsis. Steven is at 140 Chelsea Drive, offered at $325,000. A wonderful family home with huge windows, 3 full bathrooms, open concept, finished basement, and great view of the Kennebecasis River! Jody is at 28 Branch Crescent, offered at $525,000 which although it’s only 8 years old, it has been totally refinished with spectacular modern finishes. Porcelain floors gleam while chrome and crystal chandeliers just glisten. If you’re into style, you’ll like this house which looks like something straight out of Houzz!
Although this has been a rainy day (we really need the rain) Nicholas and I are hoping to see some sunshine over the next few days, paws crossed. Have a great weekend and we hope to see you soon.
Well the little guy got in big trouble this week (actually grounded for a few hours for the first time ever). I have to say that it wasn’t his entire fault but he’s the one that lost his cool. It all started six months ago when he hid a favourite ball in Mama’s garden (hid it on the Budster). Then the other day low and behold I’m walking down the walkway by the rock garden and my big nose smells something interesting. I check it out and take a closer look and do a little digging of my own and what do I find but this nice orange ball. A bit dirty but still in good shape, ha ha ha. I’m one happy camper at this point! I take the ball and head out to the front of the house. Well Nicholas just about had a bird when he sees me trotting around the corner of the house with his ball in my mouth. This is where I come out not so lily white because I squeaked that ball and rolled it around having a real good time with it. I rolled on it, hid it under my belly then tossed it in the air and caught it. Things weren’t going too bad until I shoved it in his face and then pulled it back away from him. It was more than he could handle. He jumped on me and threw me on the ground (he’s one strong fellow as he threw this 170 pound Newf puppy to the ground like greased lighting). Then he jumped on top of me growling and showing his teeth with his face right up against mine. I showed my big teeth and growled back (not that it did much good me being pinned to the ground). Papa was right there beside us when all this happened and he was not very impressed to say the least. Nicholas and I never fight but boys will be boys and Papa reached over and pulled him off me. Whew! So glad Papa was handy! Nicholas was put in the house and I got to stay out in the garden enjoying the sunshine. Both of us got a scolding, him for losing it and me because I never should have teased him. Nicholas and I were both feeling bad about the whole thing so when I went in the house I went right to him and we rubbed noses and told each other how sorry we were, curled up together near the air conditioning vents and had a nice siesta.
Mama says the market is getting hotter by the minute! I know her and the whole team has been as busy as bees and offers have been flying. Mama says this is the busiest we’ve been in five years and it looks like the market is turning an important corner. I know Nicholas and I are ready to roll doing whatever we can to help sell the properties. Buddy Best is getting lots of attention in the TJ! She just listed a wonderful property (she calls it Nantucket-style, I guess that means popular Cape Cod beach house) at 2374 Rothesay Road that we’re all very excited about! The Team loves the updated house but Big Bud is super excited because it comes with deeded beach rights, yahoo!!! What does that mean to you and to the Bud? It means the full use of the nice beach right in front of the house! Enjoying a refreshing swim whenever you want (you know the Budster is a great swimmer), bon fires, wiener roasts, relaxing with the breeze blowing gently off the water and mooring your boat right out front (I was born to be a boater, if you fall overboard I can save you, after all I’m a Newfoundland, it’s what I’m bred for). The owners are very sweet and told Mama that as team members, it’s okay if Nicholas and I go to their beach for a swim so that we enjoy a first-hand experience of the lifestyle there to share with our buyers! Yahoo, we’re ready! Nicholas, grab a beach towel! I’ll get some snaps while I’m there to share with you. Steps lead right down to the beach and a lovely shaded area with a picnic table. What does Buddy Bacon enjoy more than a cheeseburger picnic? Not too much but don’t tell Dr Kelley, it would blow my diet right out of the park!
Speaking of Dr. Kelley (my favourite vet) I go to see her this coming Wednesday for a check-up and a weigh-in and Mama says she’s going to be very proud of me. We took a new measurement of my neck and since May it has gone from 27” to 23”! Mama says that’s impressive! Pretty good for a Newfoundland dog. She was so happy. All my swimming (every evening, twice a day on weekends) and walking is paying off and I’ve stuck to my diet like glue. There’s nothing nicer than seeing that sweet smile on Dr Kelley’s face when I step off her scales at my weigh-ins after a good week. She bends down and rubs my ears, tells me how handsome I am and I just melt!
Saturday Steven is hosting a waterfront open house at 1279 Route 845 in Clifton Royal from 2-4 pm, just 2 minutes (left) from the Gondola Point Ferry. This waterfront ranch has an amazing view, finished basement, 1.8 acres, 275 feet +/- shoreline, heated pool, beach and deep water anchorage! Fantastic value at $265,000.
The entire Team Platinum is very busy this weekend with open houses! Sunday we are having a Fine Homes International™ Waterfront Open House from 2-4pm at four of our stunning upscale properties, all are unique and all are waterfront located along the St John or Kennebecasis Rivers. This list includes 35 Elizabeth Parkway in Hastings Cove, Rothesay at $1,298,000, 36 Yacht Haven Lane in the Moorings of Millidgeville at $798,000, 10 Luminous Lane, Morrisdale at $648,000 and 200 Inglewood Drive in Grand Bay at $589,000. We invite you to join us, breathe deeply the fresh air off the water and take in the wonderful homes and natural surroundings. We don’t call our upscale homes “A Buyer’s Gallery of Fine Homes” for nothing! Hope to see you there.