Blogging with Buddy, October 20th, 2017

Another glorious week and another glorious sale!  The weather has been totally awesome.  Nicholas and I have been out most days hanging with the tradesmen who are revamping the exterior of our home with new siding under the supervision of our contractor, Roy Chase.  Roy came to us highly recommended and when we see the fantastic job he’s doing on our house we don’t need to question why!  It looks like new!  Roy and the boys say that Nicholas and I are the walking bosses on the job as we hang pretty close to them, enjoying the comradery and on lunch breaks they rub my ears and throw the ball for Nicholas (his very favourite thing in the world).  They’ve been here a month now and we’re so happy the weather is holding out!

This has been an exciting week as Mama has sold our heritage home listing located at 297 Douglas Avenue!  This isn’t just any heritage home but home of the renowned Saint John business owner lumber baron Fraser Gregory of Murray and Gregory fame.  Mr Gregory commissioned the crème de la crème to built this Queen Ann style masterpiece 117 years ago as a wedding gift to his new wife Helen, whose nickname was Beauty and her image has been encapsulated in one of the many preserved antique stained glass windows found throughout the home.  This is the only home Mama has seen in her life time with trim and mouldings HAND-CARVED, which has been verified by the NB Museum!   No wonder it took two years to build!  Congratulations to our British Columbia buyer who is so very excited about their purchase and their move to our Loyalist City.

Mama is pleased to present our new Rothesay listing at 70 Dunedin Road just steps from the golf course and the beach of Riverside Park.  This is a beach that Buddy knows well as Nicholas and I go here often in the summertime.  This stone home is elegant with spacious rooms and a lovely view of the Kennebecasis River.  Wonderful finished attic for a multitude of uses including studio, gym, bedrooms, or play space for children or teens on cool stormy days.  Showings have started, don’t miss this one!

          

Hope you have a great weekend.  Enjoy the sunshine and the warm days while they last!

Your pal,

Big Buddy Bacon 

Blogging with Buddy, October 13th, 2017

The market stays brisk with September and October showing a nice increase in sales over previous years.  Mama’s been as busy as a bee dealing with out of town buyers mostly from Toronto and British Columbia.  She has extended her on-line marketing recently to target specifically New York, Boston, Portland, Montreal, Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver!  There’s a reason she calls New Brunswick “Canada’s Best Kept Secret” with her article being published in the DuPont Registry, letting those around the world know not only about our high quality of life here but also our fantastic prices compared to theirs!

I’m excited about our new listing in the valley at 70 Dunedin Road!  This inviting stone character home has a lovely view of the Kennebecasis River from most rooms.  The rooms are spacious making it the perfect home for entertaining!  Home-chefs will enjoy the Kitchen-Aid appliances and the propane stove in the kitchen (and Buddy Bacon would enjoy the results if you want to invite him over!).  This home has many details with attractive inlays in the hardwood floors, large foyer, raised panel wainscoting, main floor office, two fireplaces and one of the handsomest living rooms in the valley!  Mama says the master dressing room is something most women only dream of!  Great location, walk to the Riverside Golf and Country Club or Riverside Park (one of my very favourite places!!!

 70 Dunedin Road, Rothesay

Nicholas and I had a nice visit to 297 Douglas Avenue this week as Mama presented an offer on the house to the lovely owners who we got to meet.  They were rubbing our ears and telling us how beautiful we are (can never hear too much of that).  We walked the property and also checked out the park next door.  Nicholas ran and ran in the park while I checked out every tree and let me tell you the trees here are huge, must be what Mama calls century trees!

                                            297 Douglas Avenue with gorgeous neighbouring park!

The weather has been wonderful with warm days and crisp nights (more comfortable for sleeping) but we all know what’s just around the corner!!!  I can’t wait but Mama says I’m not allowed to talk about it as everyone is not as excited about that as I am, including Mama!

Have a great weekend and please come over to say ‘hello’ if you see me out and about.  Nicholas and I love to meet new friends both four-legged and two-legged!

Your pal,

Big Buddy Bacon 

 

Blogging with Buddy, October 6, 2017

Wishing you and your families a very Happy Thanksgiving from Nicholas and I!  We are really looking forward to Sunday when Mama will be at her cooking best making sure all is perfect for our Thanksgiving dinner.  We went with her up to Sobeys on Tuesday to pick up our Butterball.  I say, “Tis a butterball, no less” (our favourite) and the vet says turkey is the very best thing we can eat, so here’s hoping and paws crossed that we get some leftovers.  We’re looking forward to our family coming over, aunts, uncles, Mama’s brother and sister-in-law, all soooo much fun!!!  We’re sorry that Lisa (Mama and Papa’s daughter) can’t make it home for this occasion but she’ll be here for Christmas and will stay for two whole weeks this year!  We love it when Lisa comes home from Ottawa!  Mama will put the turkey in the oven about midnight on Saturday and let it cook slowly all night.  When we wake up Sunday morning, we’ll wake to the smell of roast turkey.  I’ll be just beside myself!  Then the family will come over and all will chip in with peeling vegetables, making gravy and stuffing, etc.  Our dear Auntie Blue will bring homemade cranberry sauce and homemade apple crisp, her speciality!!!

  Yummy good, says the Budster!

Mama’s been busy showing houses this week to locals as well as buyers from Montreal and Toronto.  She’s had offers in on two of the properties and another offer just arrived tonight.  There’s nothing she enjoys more in real estate than negotiating!  She’s really enjoying her first week with Coldwell Banker as their Global Luxury Specialist.  The entire team at Coldwell have made her feel soooo welcome!!!  She had a problem with the signs this week as they came in with the type too small and difficult to read so new larger ones are in the process with much larger type.  Will be ready in a week!

Mama listed a lovely 4 bedroom/5 bath water view home in Rothesay today with some gorgeous features.  It will be hitting our web sites, the MLS and social media the first of the week.  Our new social media team have been doing a great job boosting our ratings, hits, likes and shares on social media.  They are so creative and I appreciate all that they do.  They even mentioned my little friend Melik who was up for adoption and furrever found a home!

We don’t have open houses on special occasions as we don’t want to disturb our clients who appreciate special time with their families.  Nicholas and I have so much to be thankful for staring with a loving family, a warm, cosy bed, healthy food, fresh water, good health and all the love a four-legged pouch can handle.  So have a wonderful Thanksgiving and we’ll talk soon.

Your pal,

Big Buddy Bacon