Blogging with Buddy, September 29th, 2017

What a week!!!  Lots going on here as today is my first day as the official mascot for Coldwell Banker Global Luxury!  Has a nice ring to it doesn’t it?  Our clients love the black and white logo and signs (and did I mention they match my lovely black and white coat) so classy!  Coldwell Banker is a very well established company started in 1906 by Colbert Coldwell and Arthur Banker.  It is now spread across the globe to 49 countries with 88,000 agents.  Known for their generous philanthropy, Coldwell Banker raised $5Million to celebrate their 100th Anniversary to support 100 Habitant Homes for Humanity and have continued on with this year alone supporting 130 homes so far and raising $6.1Million.  In 2015 they joined forces with to help find homes for  more than 20,000 (yes you are reading this correctly!) from shelters across Canada and United States!  Now that’s my kind of company!!!   Mama and Papa saved two dogs from the shelters, Nicholas and I, we can’t even imagine 20,000 dogs!  Go Coldwell go!!!


Mama is the first designated Global Luxury Specialist east of Toronto (a position very similar to her previous Fine Homes International Specialist designation) and the sole representative in New Brunswick.  She is very excited to continue on with her real estate career through the diverse and detailed marketing provided by this brand giving her own personalized service to each and every client.  She gives special thanks to Kevin Butler, broker/owner,  Michelle McGuire, owner and all the team at Coldwell Banker Select for making her, Brittany and I feel so very welcome!   Thanks, for the email Kevin, “Welcome to the team Buddy!”

My dear little (40 lbs at 6 weeks) friend Malik the St Bernard pup from SPCA in Gatineau (my old stopping grounds) was adopted this week!!!  Hurray for Malik who headed south of the border to Bloomington, Indiana.  Mama says you’re going to be the cutest Yankee in the USA, bar none!   Congratulations Malik on finding your fur-ever home!

  Congrats Malik!!!

We’re as busy as bees this weekend with four open houses on Sunday.  So nice to have the team support for open houses!  229 Eriskay, high-end Rothesay is 1:00-2:30, 433 Pelton Road family home with beach rights on Sandy Point is 3:00 to 4:30, 21 Upper Deck Lane, Drury Cove, waterfront condo and 26 Kaitlyn St Rothesay, mint condition condo are both  2:00-4:00.  Drop by for a look around and say “hello”!  We’re always happy to see you!

                   229 Eriskay Drive, Rothesay                             433 Pelton Road with beach rights

                        21 Upper Deck, Drury Cove                                         26 Kaitlyn St, Rothesay

Have a wonderful weekend, enjoy the great weekend and if you’re travelling on the road, drive safely!

Your pal,

Big Buddy Bacon

Blogging with Buddy September 22nd, 2017

This warm weather is just too much for the Budster with his warm Newfie coat!!!  And the humidity is worse!  I’m just not use to it.  I had a nice walk last night with Nicholas and Mama and Papa through the back trails of RNS under the shade of the trees.  Lots and lots of fun four-legged friends there and some were super fast.  Nicholas ran and ran, he sure slept sound last night (I have to admit the Budster did too).  We’re looking forward to some fresh sea air at New River this weekend where I’ll be the first to jump right into the Bay of Fundy, can’t wait!

Congratulations to Jan, Chuck and Jazzy Lynch on the sale of their lovely home at 241 Eriskay Drive in Rothesay.  Such a quick closing (only 6 days) but no task was too big for the Lynch’s as they pack up and get ready to head to Ontario.  We wish them all the best in their new home and I hope Jazzy keeps in touch with me!

  Goodbye Jazzy Lynch

Yesterday was officially the last day of summer!  Where did it go???  I have to admit I had a great one and Nicholas agrees.  The meteorologists say we’re going to enjoy a long warm autumn that will last into December.  I can’t imagine it but it sure would make the winter short.  We’d just have to get through Jan, Feb and March and then clear sailing into May!  I’m going to enjoy every minute of it!  Have a great weekend and we’ll talk soon.

Your pal,

Big Buddy Bacon 

Blogging with Buddy Sept 15th 2017

Another busy week with two new Rothesay listings and a Rothesay sale pending as we work through conditions!  Always hair raising until the last hurrah!  Just one more thing that makes this job so interesting, never a dull moment with potential sales just a phone call, text or email away!!!  Nicholas and I give Mama as much moral support as possible, helping to keep her calm and focused.  She says just having us near does this and we’re more than happy to oblige.  She’s always focused as this is the part of the job she enjoys most, making sure the i’s are dotted and t’s are crossed for her buyers and sellers.

We met some very interesting new furry friends this week!  I met a gorgeous rough Collie (think Lassie) at the Riverside Park.  Is she a looker!!!  She seem to like me too as we rubbed noses and sat quietly watching the excitement around us.  Nicholas was busy running around wide open with the shelties and labs but I was happy sitting beside this new babe!  Hope to see her again soon.  Then the next night we were up to Allison for our walk and met a chocolate lab (good friend for Nicholas, same speed) and his sister, a five year old pure bred Newfoundland.  I have never seen one since I came to New Brunswick as a baby!  I’ve seen big dogs, mostly Bernese but not a Newfoundland.  She looks a lot like my mother.  All black with soft fluffy fur, so pretty and really laid back like me.  Mama and Papa were gaga over her.  I sat and talked while Nicholas did his tearing around.  Hope to see her again too, she will make a nice friend.

Hope you’ve been enjoying this warm weather.  Best September we’ve had and the meteorologists are saying we’re going to have an awesome fall staying warm possibly right into December!  Wouldn’t that be different?  Have a great weekend and hope to see you around.

Your pal,

Big Buddy Bacon

Blogging With Buddy September 8th, 2017

What crazy weather we had this week, with torrential rains the likes of which I have never seen in all my five years!  Nicholas and I stayed cozy indoors with the odd trek outdoors between showers.  We were driving along with Mama and it was gently showering and then wham, it was like someone dumped a truckload of water on our windshield and it just kept coming!  Mama drove super slow (we’re not used to that, haha) as it was difficult to see where we were going.  We had the wipers on super fast but  it still wasn’t enough.  The only good thing I can say is my truck is super clean after that water beating, it was better than going through the car wash!  Did I mention that our red truck is known as ‘Buddy’s truck’ as I can’t fit in the car!  I love my SUV as I can stretch right out in the back, great on long drives to visit clients as we list and sell all over southern NB.

Our hearts and prayers go out to all the people in the Caribbean and Florida being pummeled by Hurricane Irma!!!  It’s difficult for us to imagine such force in nature.  We see the photos in horror.  We hear Mama talk about the Ground Hog Gale of 1976 here in Saint John and surrounding areas where gusts reached 120 mph and the devastation to our area was broadcast around the world.  Mama’s aunt was on holiday in Australia at the time and looked at her TV in shock as the Saint John devastation was announced.  Who can imagine wind of 150 mph and more?  We really can’t.  I’ll take the winter cold and snow any day over the extreme weather of the tropics!  We can always deal with the snow.

Good news for Ibiza, my friend the Irish Wolfhound up on 15 Clark Road as Mama and Amy sold her house on the first showing!!!  Ibiza is happy with the sale but is now out looking for a new home and I’m happy to help her.  She needs something with a nice yard especially coming from that gorgeous big yard on Clark Road.

  Ibiza’s house, sold on the first showing!

I’m really excited about our new listing on Pelton Road in Millidgeville!  I knew that this 4-bedroom, 3.5 bath family home with unique features came with beach rights but I didn’t realize the rights were on “THE BEACH” in Millidgeville!!!  I’m talking about Sandy Point!  We all know of Sandy Point Road, well, our beach rights for this home are on the actual point.  And what a point it is, with plenty of warm fine sand reaching out into the Kennebecasis River with views from Grand Bay to Gondola Point.  One of the best beaches in our area.  It’s the perfect place for lazy summer days, swimming in the warm water of the river and laying back on the sand watching all the action on the river as sailboats glide quietly past in the breeze and powerboats cruise by as their wake gently ripples along the shoreline.  Now this is a lifestyle that the Budster can associate with, the kind Nicholas and I dream about!

Beach rights on Sandy Point!

Rain, thunder and lightning predicted for this Saturday so stay dry and have a good weekend.

Your pal,

Big Buddy Bacon



Blogging With Buddy September 1st, 2017

Busy, busy week this week with 142 Centennial Drive SOLD and negotiations going on for days!!!  Mama was on the phone morning, noon and night on this one but she says time is of the essence when you’re working a deal.  This is what she enjoys most about real estate and it’s true, there is never a dull moment!  Just one call, email or text can change everything!  Congratulation to Carolyn Perrier & Andre Fortier on the sale of their home!

  142 Centennial Drive, Hampton SOLD!

We had a nice message from my dear friend Carole at the SPCA Gatineau.  She is the lady who lined me up with my forever home here with Mama, Papa and Nicholas.  She was so kind to me and helped me with my English before my trip down to New Brunswick (I’m bilingual you know).  She also took me on daily car rides for a week before I left Gatineau so that I’d be well use to the long car ride to NB.  That’s what I call a very well-run shelter.  She now has a gorgeous 3-month old St Bernard pup named Melik.  What a cutie!  Just looks like a baby Beethoven!!! She sent me this pic in an email.  Nicholas and I begged and begged to have a new brother but Papa said “No Way guys, we’ve got our hands full now!  If any of you know of a family looking for a large breed dog, Malik is looking for a forever home.  He is a pur bred St. Bernard but he has no papers.  He is kind, loves people, pets children and he’s just full of love to give!  You can reach Carole directly at SPCA of Western Quebec email address;  If you live near by and decide to adopt him, let me know as Nicholas and I would love to have a play date with this not so little fella!

  Melik, 3 month old St Bernard pup

The real estate market is still hotter than it’s been in many years.  We’re working with buyers from Toronto and Alberta helping them find their dream homes.

Hope you have a wonderful Labour Day Weekend!  Stay safe on the roads wherever you plan on going and let’s hope we see lots of sunshine for this last big hooray of summer!  Hope to see you out and about.

Your pal,

Big Buddy Bacon