Blogging with Buddy October 25th

Happy Howloween!  Not sure how many treaters we’ll get this year with the torrential rains predicted but Nicholas and I will be ready to greet little ghosts, goblins, princesses and pirates at the door in our own scary costumes!  The number of treaters has dropped considerable in our neighbourhood.  Two decades ago (well before my time) Mama says we used to run out of treats at 150 treaters and last year the number was down to 37.  Papa has a blast preparing the bags and giving out the treats in his own super scary costume.  Our pumpkin has been ready for two weeks.  Nicholas and I are hoping for a few of our favourite dog bones.  Paws crossed and hoping!

Above is Nicholas in past costumes as Super Dog and Court Jester and me as the Easter Bunny.  He doesn’t think anyone will recognize him!  Hahaha!  He wouldn’t let me post the pic of him in the blond wig the year he was an angel.  This year I’m going as a Bumble Bee and he’s a Lady Bug.  Stay posted for pics.

We’re excited about our waterfront open house this Sunday from 2-4 pm at 1 Malabeam Lane, Sagamore Point, Rothesay  MLS#NB028280 offered at $548,000.  The charming raised ranch comes with wonderful kitchen with gas stove, 3 fireplaces, finished daylight walkout basement, 2 full acres of privacy and beach rights to a neighbouring fine sandy beach!  We’ve been anxiously waiting for the completion of a 6 foot seawall/berm and it’s all finished and looking good, alleviating any concern of flooding in springtime.

The high winds last week may have taken most of our beautiful autumn leaves but our Japanese maple is still holding on with a blaze of vibrant red colour.  The European copper beech at the front door holds on to the bitter end and won’t lose its last leaves until February.  It’s leaves don’t turn colour this time of year but it will be beautiful in the spring when the new growth looks like a shiny copper penny.  We noticed two weeks ago that most of the leaves were gone in the countryside and surrounding areas but the Rothesay Road is still a blaze of colour with the majestic old maples holding on tight til the end, so beautiful.

Our Japanese maple Oct 25th, 2019

  This was a month ago in Sept when it was burgundy.

Well Mr Nicholas is a dog with a  job.  Every morning while Mama fills the bird feeder he sits close by, sitting right up, on guard, watching intently for any squirrels who may venture near the feeder (and especially near Mama), how dare they!  The only thing Nicholas hates more than squirrels in the yard is crows in his trees!  He’s so funny, he gets totally wound up if he sees a crow in our trees, I personally couldn’t care less.  But then again I’m a pretty laid back sort of guy.

Nicholas on squirrel duty.

Lots of activity this week on our new listing at 129 Gorhams Bluff Road, MLS# NB035330, $419,000 for this waterfront home on 18.03 scenic acres.  The showings started within hours of hitting the market with the first offer arriving and accepted within 24 hours with additional backups waiting.   This home with huge windows is on one of the most scenic properties Mama has seen in many years with a panoramic view up and down the St John river and a beautiful sandy beach.

We headed over to Deer Island last weekend for a showing at our listing there.  Mama let’s us tag along for the scenic drive and ferry ride through the islands.  We were hoping that it wouldn’t be windy as Mama gets a little nervous on the ferry if the wind is high, but it was gorgeous!  Sunny and calm as can be.  Have a great week and we hope to be seeing you soon.  Don’t eat too many of those treats and I promise I won’t either!

Your pal,

Big Buddy Bacon


Blogging with Buddy October 18, 2019

Hope you had your hatches buttoned down yesterday as we weathered through another nor’easter!  Nicholas and I stayed indoors until mid afternoon when things suddenly calmed right down to the point there wasn’t even a slight breeze  through our trees by mid afternoon.  We lost our power by 10:30 am and didn’t get it back until 5:20 pm.  What a weird day with the wind howling, no power and Mama with no internet. Papa was out of town and was gone about 15 minutes when the power went.  Business’ today are pretty well shut down when the internet goes out, reminds us of how dependent  we are on it now.  Nicholas and I had a big sleep while Mama worked the old fashioned way with pen and paper utilizing the light from the window and her smart phone of course.  TG for the smart phone!

Exciting new Coldwell Banker Global Luxury listing at 96 Prince of Wales Street, Saint Andrews by the Sea!  Located right next door to the newer wing of the iconic Algonquin Resort this inviting home has it all.  Located on 6.89 majestic private acres it is built on the site of the Lord Shaughnessy estate of 1902.  Newly built in 2005 to duplicate the exterior of this previous home, it now boasts all the creature comforts of today in the interior and building standards above and beyond anything you’ll see for sale in NB.  Features 6400 square feet, 6 bedrooms (all with walk-in closets & ensuites, five fireplaces, main floor guest suite, ten foot ceilings, open concept kitchen-family room, spacious great room and dining room for entertaining, 2000 square foot wrap around covered veranda, very impressive master suite with huge bedroom, fireplace, balcony and spa-like ensuite bath with European-style WC.  The sprawling grounds with rolling lawns and century trees are the perfect place for pets to run and play while children climb up to the tree house or have fun on the swing!  Take advantage of the proximity to the resort with a relaxing spa, indoor and outdoor pools, casual meals, bar and fine dining, all right across the street.  MLS#NB035098 offered for sale at $1,680,000.

Two new waterfront listings on Kingston Peninsula both with fine sandy beaches! 129 Gorhams Bluff Road has been in the family for actually centuries and is new on the market with 18+ scenic acres of rolling meadows, forests, beach and panoramic view up and down the St John River!  The Viceroy cedar home has four bedrooms, 2.5 baths, main floor family room, 2 story great room ceiling with fireplace and wall of glass, huge deck & 3-car garage.  This new listing will appear on the MLS Monday with an asking price of $419,000.

  View from 129 Gorham’s Bluff Road.

71 Shampers Bluff Road, MLS#NB033272 is newly listed at $399,000.  This 1300 sq ft, two bedroom, two bathroom log home has an open concept, large deck, detached 2-car garage and wonderful sandy beach.  Located in a quiet cove it’s great for boating!

71 Shampers Bluff Road, Kingston

The following properties have sold this week!  The market is still hot this fall, call for a free market analysis of your property today!  Yes we sell houses in of all sizes & price ranges!

11 Kingsley Ave, Woodleigh Park, MLS# NB034524, $325,000

24 Hibbard Lane, Rothesay, MLS#NB031073, $245,000

95 Lighthouse Road, St. Martins, MLS#NB019208, $144,900

11 Alexscot Court, Chapel Hill, MLS#NB025240, $399,000

Wishing you a good weekend and hoping for some sunshine!  Hope to see you out and about!

Your pal,

Big Buddy Bacon


Blogging with Buddy, October 4th, 2019

So happy to have Mama home from the Coldwell Banker learning conference, CBeyond 2019 in Halifax NS!  She loves to learn and thoroughly enjoys soaking up the latest in real estate selling trends, techniques and technology with tips from the top agents in the country but Nicholas and I do miss her when she’s away.  She hit the ground running last night booking new appointments for showings and getting ready for an inspection today on a waterfront sale where all seems to be going smoothly.  We look forward to our daily walk with her today just before dusk!

Mama is listing a huge Global Luxury property on Saturday which will take up most of her day.  Stay posted for details, this is one of the most beautiful homes in NB!

You’re invited to an open house this Sunday from 2-4 pm at 11 Alexscott Drive in Chapel Hill Estates MLS#NB025240, asking $399,000 .  This stunning bungalow has it all from sunroom to finished daylight basement, chair lift to walk-in tub!  It is in mint condition and beautifully landscaped.  Take life easy with all lawn maintenance and snow care taken care of for you.  Mama will be there to greet you, hope you can drop in and take a quick peak.

11 Alexscott Court, Chapel Hill Estates

The nights are definitely getting colder and I for one am loving it!!!  Especially in the early morning hours when I wander out to check my yard and roll in the cool, cool grass.  I stay out for hours in the morning, not coming in until breakfast time.  Nicholas on the other hand gets up just minutes before breakfast, runs out quickly and right back in.  I bet he’s not out five minutes.  I love the quietness of early mornings, with the birds singing their pretty tunes as I watch for any sign of movement in my neighbourhood.

Wishing you a great weekend.

Your pal,

Big Buddy Bacon,