Blogging with Buddy, June 30th 2017

Happy Canada Day Weekend!!! 150 Years Proud! Paw crossed and hoping that the weather man is totally out to lunch with his prediction of rain and that we get for plenty of sunshine!!! Nicholas and I have lots of plans for running the beach, swimming, family barbeque, trail walks etc. so we won’t be happy campers if it’s raining. All we can do if it’s raining is stay in the cottage and drive our poor Papa crazy! He says we’re very good at that (chuckle, chuckle).  Nicholas and I are sporting our Canada Day scarves and special thanks to our Auntie Blue who took two and sewed them together so the Budster could have one that fits too!

Let’s Celebrate Canada 150!

Hot Dogs Aren’t Cool! Mama picked up a flyer at the vets yesterday with details of the repercussions of leaving your dog in a car in summer time. Nicholas and I really love to drive in the SUV, it’s one of our favourite things to do but when it’s warm we have to stay home in the air conditioning where it’s cool. Some of our friends do travel a bit in summer but there Mamas have two sets of keys and leave the air conditioning on for them to remain comfortable. Here are some tips to keep in mind; do you know that dogs can only cool themselves by painting and by sweating through their paw pads? Therefore they need cool air to regulate their body temperature so cracking the windows or parking in the shade isn’t enough. Car temperatures can be deadly within a matter of minutes and if the dogs body temperature rises only 5 degrees above normal it’s in serious trouble resulting in comatose, permanent impairment and even death! Rule of thumb is that dogs shouldn’t be left in the car when the heat is above 21 degrees or 70F. If you see a dog left in a vehicle first check to see if the vehicle is running, if the dog looks happy, the air conditioning has been left on. If it’s not running call the local police immediately at 1-877-722-1522. Remember if it’s 24C/ 75F it only takes 10 min to reach 38C /100.4F in your car and in 30 min its 49C /120F. So Buddy asks that you keep your furry friends safe and comfortable at home this summer!

Hope you have lots of fun with family, friends and furies this weekend as we celebrate the 150th birthday of our great nation of Canada!

Your pal,

Big Buddy Bacon

Blogging With Buddy, June 23rd, 2017

Special thanks to Kathy and John Ilku for their gracious donation the SPCA Saint John upon the sale of their home at 7 Ambassador Drive!  Nicholas and I picked up the cheque ourselves on behalf of all my furry friends at the shelter who are oh so very grateful to the Ilku’s.  Your generosity is so appreciated!

With all the talk of possible mortgage hikes I’m still seeing today reasonable advertised rates of 2.14% for a 2-year term, 2.44% for 5-years and 3.69 locked in for 10 years!  I’m suggesting it’s a good time to lock in those rates so that you’ll be protected down the road, worse case scenario!  One thing we can all safely bet on is that they won’t be going down any time soon!  I feel that this could be one of the main reasons that homes sales in our area has been on the rise lately with buyers jumping in before the rate hike!

Open house weekend! Saturday in Seeley’s Cove from 2-4pm at 76 Holland Road and 546 Seeley’s Cove Road featuring two lovely oceanfront properties with beaches and Sunday in the city from 2-4pm at 40 Waterview Place in Millidgeville and 21 Upper Deck Lane in Drury Cove.  Hope you can stop by for a look.  We’d love to see you!

Our sincere condolences go out to Tux and Daisy Scovil and their mom in Sussex on their lost of my good friend Rave, the beautiful standard poodle, who will be missed by all including Nicholas and the Budster.  After a long illness we know that Rave is now enjoying the good life in Doggy Heaven, running through the tall grass with his friends, ears flapping in the wind, smiling from ear to ear.  You will be missed my friend, until we meet again.

Rave Scovil

Your pal

Big Buddy Bacon

Bloggin with Buddy, June 16th 2017

Happy Father’s Day!  Thank you to all you Papa’s out there, four legged and two legged for all the things you do every day for us kids and for your families!  We may not always show our appreciation but this weekend we just want to say “You’re The Best!”  Relax, enjoy a nice barbeque, sit back with the newspaper and a cool drink, let the family pamper you, you deserve it!  We’re going to be spoiling our Papa that’s for sure!

Happy Father’s Day to all you Papa’s out there!  We love you!

Is the rain ever going to stop???  Nicholas and I have had about as much of this lousy weather as we can stand!  We’ve got plans to hit the beach and do some serious swimming but Mama and Papa won’t take us if the weather isn’t good and it seems to shower almost every day.  I can tell you when that sun hits we are going to be ready to hit the beach!

Mama and Amy have some exciting open houses planned and they are hoping for sunshine next weekend Saturday June 24th and Sunday June 25th, 2 -4pm both days.  Saturday June 24th is our special Fine Homes International Seeley’s Cove waterfront open houses at 76 Holland Lane and 546 Seeleys Cove Road and then June 25th Sunday is our waterfront condo at  21 Upper Deck Lane in Drury Cove is on display as well as a Fine Homes International open house at 40 Waterview Place in Millidgeville on ten acres.  Stay tuned as I’ll be posting more details on this as the week progresses.

View of the cove from 21 Upper Deck Lane.
Forsythia in full bloom at 40 Waterview Place with a 180 degree view!

Mama and Amy have been busy this week negotiating offers on several properties.  It’s so nice to see the market on the move!  Mama says there is talk of a rate hike on the mortgages so paws crossed Nicholas and I are hoping it’s not too severe!!!  The rates have been at an all time low for a long time now (lowest since the 1930’s!) so a rate hike was certainly predictable.   Lucky the buyers that locked into 5 and 10 year terms at fantastic rates but it’s certainly not too late to get fab rates on that new home.  Call your mortgage broker and get on it, the quicker you act, the more you save!

Hope you have a great weekend and with any luck at all we’ll see some sun!!!

Your pal,

Big Buddy Bacon

 

Blogging With Buddy June 9th 2017

I’m a busy boy!  Nicholas and I went to visit our new oceanfront listing at 546 Seeley’s Cove Road this week just to check things out.  Priced at $495,000 with 2.57 Acres.  I was especially interested in the beach as I heard it was big and sandy, two very important points with the Budster and his side kick!  Low and behold it’s true, it’s a great beach.  Now mind you the water is as cold just like New River (which doesn’t bother me but Nicholas won’t venture in until at least July!  (little wimp).  The house looked to be in great condition , 2716 sq ft. with not one but two separate garages, (easily park 4 cars or more inside and I like to keep my red truck inside) and the stamped concrete patio will be a great place for a lobster boil or barbeque.  Did someone mention cheese burgers?  Oh, no, I must have been day dream’n!  My big concern is beach inspection and let me tell you that this one passed the test in flying colours!!!

 

House looks great with plenty of parking.                           This is what I call a beach!

We also have a stunning waterfront four-season home or vacation property just around the corner at 76 Holland Road off Seeley’s Cove Road.  This stylish two-story home has it all, fabulous kitchen, great room with 2-storey ceiling and cosy stone fireplace, 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths including sumptuous master ensuite and it also has a patio overlooking the cove and stairs to the private sandy beach!  Great for swimming, bon fire, kayak launch and a wiener roasts!  This home is tucked nicely into the cove with a large rock outcropping providing protection from the harsh winds that can come across the Bay of Fundy.  Watch the fishermen unload the catch of the day and if you’re lucky they might sell you some, fresh from the boat!  Paws crossed and hoping!  Looking for the ultimate beach house, this is it!

   

Nice sandy beach!                  Watch the fishermen unload the catch of the day!

We’re excited to be hosting a Seeley’s Cove Open House on both these property Saturday June 24th from 2-4 pm.  I’ll probably be out sunning myself on the beach so if you stop by to view the properties walk down to the beach and say hello to the Budster!  You may see Nicholas and Oliver Ouellet as well.  I may show off my swimming skills!

See you soon,

Big Buddy Bacon

Blogging With Buddy June 1st, 2017

Well we are really vamping up our Social Media here at Platinum Properties now that we have Brittany on board!  That girl is a wiz with social media, doing everything Mama always hoped for and more with our Facebook (Katherine Bacon), Twitter, Instagram, Linked-In and Pinterest accounts!  Yeah Brittany!  Nicholas and I are putting our heads together to see what interesting things we can come up with to add to the fun and our dear little friend Jazzy Lynch is really getting right in there!  He is so smart and he’s right on board with our on-line social scene.  Keep up the good work Jazzy!  Here’s an example;

Easy walk to the Rothesay Post Office from 241 Eriskay Drive for Jazzy Lynch!

Sales have been brisk and Mama and Amy have been as busy as bees!  We now have accepted offers on 1364 Route 845, Clifton Royal, 7 Ambassador Drive, Quispamsis and 200 Inglewood Drive, Grand Bay/Westfield.  Just working our way through the conditions to be sure all our i’s are dotted and t’s are crossed for our clients!  So nice to see sales brisk as we leave spring and head into summer.  Our sellers are busy packing!  We’re on a roll!

Hoping I see some sun this weekend as I’ve been very active and want to keep up my swimming.  Mama won’t let me go to the beach if it’s cold or cloudy so come on sunshine!  There’s a good chance we’re going to walk the nature trail at New River if it can just stay nice out!  Paw crossed and hoping!

Your pal,

Big Buddy Bacon