Blogging with Buddy March 29th, 2018

Are you all set for Easter?  Nicholas and I are looking forward to a visit from the Easter Bunny and a relaxing weekend, thoroughly enjoying the fabulous weather!!! Almost 20 C on our back deck today.  The snow is melting quickly now which makes Nicholas happy but I do enjoy a good roll on the snow and will keep my eye out for the last remnants in my yard and everywhere I go!  Mama put these stupid looking rabbits ears on us and took our pic!  How embarrassing is that???  We told her we look like idiots!  Of course Mama and Charlie are not hosting open houses on Easter weekend to observe the holiday but they will have several the next weekend and the one after.


The mortgage rates have gone up a bit again but are still considered great!  Banks are offering 3.04% on a 1-year or 3-year mortgage, 3.19% on a 5-year and 3.84% on a 10-year!  Mama always suggests that you lock in as long as you can when we know rates are going to keep on hiking up there to protect yourself so you know what your payments will be down the road.

She and Charlie are busy this weekend with an out of town buyer coming from Newfoundland.  What a gorgeous spring day to fly into Saint John!  They can be sure that we’ll do our best to find them that perfect place that they will call home!  Being a Newfoundland dog, I can’t wait to meet them!  They have two dogs too but not as big as the Budster!

Mama is off to the Coldwell Banker Awards Banquet this week!  My nose is out of joint because I’m not invited!!!  What the heck!  I work hard for the team too and you know I always enjoy a good meal!  Maybe Mama will bring me home a doggy bag (which I always share with the little guy).  Kevin is very kind, Nicholas and I really like him, I bet he’ll send the Budster home a little something.  Mama is getting a prestigious award tonight the ‘International Presidents Circle’!  Well deserved Mama, she’s only with Coldwell Banker 6 months and already getting an award.

Hope you have a relaxing long weekend and as I say to Nicholas, “Don’t eat too much chocolate”!

Your pal,

Big Buddy Bacon 

Blogging with Buddy, March 23, 2018

Did you see me today in the KV Style? ‘Tidbits’ features Big Buddy Bacon as a ‘Dog with a Job’ asking questions about my likes, dislikes and my toughest challenge as the mascot for my Mama!

 Big Buddy Bacon, a Dog with a Job!

Busy weekend as we prepare for a Global Luxury Open House at 41 Fox Point Drive, a bespoke property in Drury Cove with Kennebecasis River view!  Mama and Charlie have only seen a handful of homes in New Brunswick that show like this stunning property featuring main floor master suite, open concept, 14′ ceilings, in-floor hot water heating, A/C  and cosy wood-burning fireplace (the Budster’s favourite feature here)!  We invite you to stop by Sunday between 2 and 4pm to say hello to Mama and see for yourself!


Just around the corner at 21 Upper Deck Lane Charlie is hosting an open Sunday 2-4pm with an upscale waterfront condo with deep water anchorage, open concept, propane fireplace, tray ceilings, accent lighting, heat pump, A/C and more.  Moor your boat right out front!  If you’re a swimmer like me, you’ll love this location with easy condo lifestyle plus waterfront living!  Nicholas and I never stay out of the water if we lived here!!!  Charlie invites you to stop by to say hello



Did you know that today is International Puppy Day!  Yes, really!  People and puppies around the world are celebrating this special day and Nicholas and I are no exception.  We’ll probably get a little something special in our supper, maybe an extra treat…  Do something special for the puppy in your life today, an extra hug, grooming, a kind word and a smile go a long way.  Show us you love us as much as we love you!!!  Bella Turnbull’s father, Charlie has something special planned for her but it’s a surprise!  She was so excited today she could hardly contain herself.  We can’t wait to hear what it was Bella!  Here are some of our favourite puppy pics!



We have a new listing coming up in the heart of Rothesay this coming week located within walking distance to Riverside Country Club and Riverside Park (one  of our favourite places).  A four-bedroom family home with sleek modern kitchen and main floor family room priced in the mid 3’s!

Mama and Charlie have been as busy as bees this week writing offers and negotiating their way through conditions on a few residential and a large multi-family property! Paws crossed that all goes well! I know our buyers and sellers are in capable hands with these two seasoned agents always making sure the i’s are dotted and t’s are crossed!

Well we’ve weathered another storm and lived to tell the tale. It wasn’t near as bad as we feared it could be but very windy. We didn’t even have to have our driveway ploughed as the high winds blew the snow away and our driveway was crystal clear!!! Great for Buddy getting out and about in his shinny red truck! We hope to see you over the weekend!

Your pal,

Big Buddy Bacon 


Blogging With Buddy March 16th, 2018

Happy St Paddy’s Day and the top o the morn’n to ya!  Are you all set with your green Irish duds for tomorrow? Mama has a bit of Irish roots on both sides with Delaney on her mothers and O’Regan on her father’s.  Her great uncle was very well known in Saint John for dressing the more dapper men of the city for decades from his shop, “Clint Regan’s Style Shop For Men”, located near King Square.  Her father Tom was always a very sharp dresser, a trait he inherited through the family.  When the Irish first landed in Saint John more than a century ago, similar to other cities, no one would hire the Irish so the family elected to drop the ‘O’ off their name.

Nicholas agreed that we’re not getting dressed up this year but here are two pics we just love.  This golden retriever pup is adorable and the Pomeranian looks much like our little cousins Myra and Lucas who will be all dolled up in their Paddy’s Day finest, no doubt!


Let the sun shine in!!!  After another week of snow, snow and more snow Nicholas and I are as happy as all New Brunswickers to see that sun shine and vivid blue sky!  You know Buddy Bacon loves the snow but during the storm it meant walks were limited to the street which means Nicholas and I had to be ‘on-leash’ and no Free-Dog runs for Big Buddy Bacon!  We’re hitting the trails of Spy Glass today and looking forward to seeing all our four-legged friends who we expect will be out in drones!  Hyper Nicholas who was suffering from more than a bit of cabin fever will be sure to put on a show ripping and tearing around the fields and the trails with his friends going flat out with his ears dancing in the wind!  I’ll do my usual casual stroll stopping to say a friendly hello and watch the shenanigans of my crazy brother.  Here I am below totally enjoying the snow in my yard this week.  Nicholas and I shown here with our new ball a gift from our friend Mike Smith who recently found a new home here in the city with the help of Mama and Charlie.  Big dogs need a big ball, thanks Mike, we absolutely love it!!!


Congratulations to the Saint John Real Estate Board who yesterday celebrated their 60th Anniversary.  Mama and Charlie were present for the celebration along with all their colleagues from Coldwell Banker Select and our own Michele McGuire was elected to the board as a Director.  Congratulations Michele from the Budster!

Mama and Charlie have two Global Luxury open houses coming up next weekend in Drury Cove on Sunday March 25th 2-4pm!  The first is an open concept  waterfront condo with finished walkout basement at 21 Upper Deck and the second is a stunning water view custom home with the latest in upscale finishes at 41 Fox Point Drive.  Mark your calendar and we hope to see you there!


41 Fox Point Drive, enhanced landscaping, enticing kitchen & upscale finishes!

21 Upper Deck Lane, open concept, modern finishes, waterfront living!


Get out there and enjoy the sunshine this weekend.  Nicholas and I hope to see you out and about!

Your pal,

Big Buddy Bacon 

Blogging With Buddy, March 9th, 2018

Know of anyone looking for an executive rental in the heart of Rothesay?  Not just any rental but one with beach rights, sunset river view and private back yard within walking distance of Riverside Park and right next door to Riverside Golf and Country Club.  Golf enthusiasts can just step out the front door and you’re at the club house!  Power or sail boat enthusiasts can moor your boat right out front and if you enjoy swimming, canoeing or kayaking this is the place for you!  This charming character home comes completely furnished (very tasteful) with dishes, flatware, lawn care and housekeeping!  All set for you to move right in!  I can personally attest to the location as my house borders the golf course and the beaches of Riverside Park are favourite haunts of Nicholas and I in the summer.  We lay back on that fine sand after a refreshing swim with the gentle breeze blowing through our fur watching the boats glide by…  Oh, I just can’t wait for summer!



We’re very excited about our new Global Luxury Listing on Darlings Island at 60 Meadow Drive!  This spacious cedar home with water rights has been very well maintained and offers all the creature comforts with two cosy fireplaces and a woodstove plus family room with wet bar, granite kitchen, soaring ceilings, finished walkout basement, heat pump and air conditioning.  The huge 2.3 acre manicured property is a dream and Darlings Lake offers swimming, fishing and kayaking!



Mama and Charlie are both hosting open houses this Sunday in Rothesay from 2pm-4pm.  6 Fairweather Lane is on close to one acre located up College Hill Road and borders RNS.  It’s a spacious 4 bed/2.1 bath family home with a 1.2 acre bordering lot that is available if you prefer a huge  2.1 acre mature yard. 281 Hampton Road is zoned for residential or business and with this great location it’s the perfect place for you to open your home business!


Our Auntie Blue is getting all ready for St Paddy’s Day!  She loves to decorate and dress for the occasion.  She made a sweet St Paddy’s wreath for her door.  Then pulled out a green head band with a little Irish Hat and shamrock cocked to the side and told Mama it would be really cute on Buddy .  Let me tell ya, Buddy Bacon is putting the big paw down on that one, I flat out refuse to wear that silly hat no matter how cute they think it will look on me and Nicholas had better stop laughing!  Have a good weekend, hope to see you out and about really soon.

Your pal,

Big Buddy Bacon,


Blogging with Buddy March 2nd, 2018

Two exciting new Global Luxury listings this week!  An impeccable home in Drury Cove at 41 Fox Point Drive with main floor living plus two bedrooms and a full bath on the second level for family or guests.  Main level living means the kitchen, living/dining rooms, master bedroom, ensuite and laundry are all on the main floor so there’s no need for the owners to go upstairs for anything!  You’ll go a long way to find a nicer home in our area in this size range of 2488 sq feet!  Personally I love the stone patio surrounded by nature with natural stone and cedar trees.  Offered at $625,000 with plenty of desirable inclusions!





41 Fox Point Drive, Drury Cove


Our second exciting new listing is at 355 Model Farm Road in Quispamsis and it’s Buddy’s favourite thing, ‘Waterfront’.  Not too much I enjoy more than a nice beach and a refreshing swim in the summer and this property has it all!  1.8 Private acres, sand/gravel beach, mature trees and landscaping and a lovely 2856 square foot home with modern updates plus finished walk-out basement!  If we still have this listing by early summer you know I’ll be right out there swimming in the river.   Offered at $639,000 I don’t expect it to last long on the market!  Kuma Vanhoutte, pictured here, is lucky enough to live at this stunning property, he may not be a swimmer but he sure enjoys having this big yard to wonder about!  This four-legged family member is an Akita and the only dog I’ve ever seen bigger than I am… but he’s nice and friendly, just like me!






Nicholas and I sure have been enjoying this fine weather we’re having.  We’ve been out and about going on errands with Mama, putting on lock boxes, sold signs etc., staying on top of business!  Usually at the end of the day we get rewarded with a nice walk along the trails of Spyglass Hill with Mama and Papa.  Great way to unwind after a busy day!  Hope to see you out and about this weekend, watch for my red truck with me and my side kick, Nicholas, hanging out the windows, both smiling ear to ear!





Your pal,

Big Buddy Bacon