Blogging with Buddy, January 26th, 2018

Busy, busy weekend showing homes to out of town buyers plus 6 open houses ranging from Saint John West to Rothesay, $147,500-$675,000.  Great chance to bundle up and come in out of the cold and view some of our interesting properties.  It may be cold but at least there is no snow so the walking and driving is easy for this time of year!  See below for dates, times and locations.

Mama and Charlie have a new slogan EXPERIENCE-INTEGRITY-DISCRETION!  I like it, these are the important things they have in common, trusted names they are known for, so vital to a successful real estate career.  EXPERIENCE; Mama has been in the business 13 year as of July 4th carrying out thousands of transactions and Charlie has been in it 34 years, straight out of university!!!  There’s not an area around here where he hasn’t represented either the buyer or the seller in residential, multi-family or commercial real estate.  INTEGRITY; Both Mama and Charlie are known for their high standards, both putting their clients needs first at all times!  DISCRETION;  We’ve all overheard things at parties, on the golf course or the hairdresser’s that we should not be hearing.  Sometimes people don’t understand the damage these slips of the tongue can do to the outcome of a potential purchase or sale of a home.  You can rest assured with Mama and Charlie as your Realtors that this will never happen as they are extremely conscientious of your privacy in all things, at all times!  And my lip are sealed too.  I told Nicholas we may hear things but we Never, ever repeat them!  If these qualities are high on your ‘must have’ list when searching for just the right Realtor, then look no further, Mama and Charlie are ready to go to work for you, negotiating the best possible scenario for your purchase or sale!

Nicholas and I are shocked at the absence of snow right now.  Mama is ecstatic as is Papa with nothing to shovel or snow blow but I have to admit I do personally enjoy it!

Your pal,

Big Buddy Bacon 

Open Houses This Weekend As Follows;


1-2:30 455 Demont St West                                              3-4:30  171 Gault Rd, West



1-2:30, 85 Gondola Point Rd, Rothesay                           1-2:30, 21 Upper Deck Lane, Drury Cove





3-4:30, 70 Dunedin Road, Rothesay                                   3-4:30, 10 Cedar Drive, Rothesay




Blogging with Buddy January 19th, 2018

Breaking news!  Bank of Canada rates are up!  BoC just raised its prime lending rate another .25% bring the rate to 1.25%, the third hike in six months.  What does this mean to you?  Mama says the increase will affect floating-rate loans, variable-rate mortgages and lines of credit immediately.  It should also be sending a message that if you’re thinking of buying a house and taking out a mortgage now is the time.  We all know the rates will continue to go up but they are still at historic lows compared to what home owners faced in the 80s at 20%!!!  So the longer you lock in your term at a guaranteed rate the better.  You can still get a 5-year term for 2.94% and a 10-year locked in at 3.74.  These long terms take away a lot of question marks and stress knowing your exact payment over the long term and Mama highly recommends it!

Well we finally got our little Christmas tree down last week with a lot of hoop-la out of Nicholas.  The little guy sure loved his tree and I think he’d keep it up all winter if he could.  Papa finally said enough is enough your tree is coming down today.  Nicholas got us to take his pic with it before we took it down.  By the way Christmas Day was Nicholas 6th Birthday!  Named after St. Nicholas but this little guy is no saint!

  Nicholas 6th Birthday on Christmas.

I want to introduce you to our little cousin Stella Marie, Mama’s brother Tom’s new cat that he rescued in from the cold almost a year ago last February.   Do you remember the terrible storms we had last February?  Stella was one year old and out in all that bad weather.  She was quite wild and he couldn’t catch her for two weeks but kept leaving food out which she would take.  Finally the temperatures dropped so low she could hardly move and he was able to rescue her.  First she was taken to the vet who verified she has about one year old.  Then she got all her shots and the next step was to post notices everywhere around the neighbourhood and social media to find out who lost a cat.  No one claimed her so our Uncle Tom now had his very first cat!  Then it was on to the pet store for food, treats, toys, bed, litter box and cat condo!  Stella loves her condo.   Tom had owned several dogs but never owned a cat in his life so there was several calls to Mama, “What do I do with this… that….?”  Stella Marie will soon be two and below is her Christmas photo with the Grinch.  Her first Christmas with our Uncle Tom.  What a beautiful girl she turned out to be!  Welcome to the family Stella!

  Stella Marie

Next weekend January 27th and 28th Mama and Charlie are hosting 6 open houses from the west side of Saint John to Rothesay.  Watch for details.

Hope you’ve been bundled up and making the best of a rough winter so far!  My heavy Newfie coat is sure coming in handy as I walk the trails of Allison and Spyglass.  Hope to see you soon.

Your pal,

Big Buddy Bacon 



Blogging with Buddy January 15th, 2018

Here we are in 2018!  And this Buddy Bacon is one happy camper but probably one of the few who loves the cold weather!!!  Everyone around me has been bellyaching (especially Nicholas) who wears a sheepskin lined coat when he goes out and still his little feet get cold (Mama cups them with her bare hands if we’re out on the trails and he holds up a paw and the warm from her hands fixes him right up).  She says I’m just like a tank trudging through the snow totally in my glory.  I stopped getting my belly, neck and legs trimmed in September so I’m big and furry now and all set for the cold and white stuff.  Bring it on!

I’m personally super excited to welcome Charlie and Bella Turnbull to work with Mama and me!!!  Charlie is a real dog lover so he and I get along just fine and he and Mama have so much in common on the real estate front that all of their clients are ecstatic too!  I’m over the moon to have Bella on board.  Not only is she smart and cute but has a great personality too and she’s the only girl Nicholas and I have met who watches football with her Papa the way we do.  She says “Go Steelers go!  What a fan, has a Steelers outfit and everything.  We want an outfit too but Papa says they don’t make them big enough for the Budster!!!  Well if I can’t have one Nicholas isn’t getting one.  I’m putting my paw down on that!


Welcome Charlie!                                  Bella is all set for the big game!

Charlie and Mama are planning open houses on Saturday and Sunday January 27th and 28th.  I’ll keep you posted as to the locations and times.  Maybe Bella and I can help out!

A lot of damage to properties with the severe wind Friday night!!!  We couldn’t believe it.  Nicholas was scared of the sound of the wind and then the lights went out at 11pm and that did it!  Papa got out the LED flashlights and we all headed to bed.  Not too much bothers the Budster, I was going to bed anyway so what did I care if it’s dark or not?  Mama got Nicholas calmed down but I don’t she slept a wink!  Glad that over!

Looking for a nicer weekend coming up.  Stay warm.

Big Buddy Bacon