March 27th, 2020

Another week of social distancing and staying in!  It’s the right thing to do but Nicholas and I are getting a bit of cabin fever and I’m sure you are too!  Everyone is being very creative and doing their best to keep their minds occupied (you can only watch so much TV, right?).   There are a few shows that the two of us really enjoy and Mama makes sure we catch them on the right day and time.  My favourite is ‘Hudson & Rex’, the detective show about Detective Charlie Hudson (same first name as our colleague Charlie T) and his side kick, what he calls ‘his highly trained law enforcement animal”, German Shepherd, Rex.  Wow that Rex is sooooo smart and a real asset to the force.  Every week I don’t know what crime the guy will solve next!  Personally I think Detective Hudson would be lost without Rex but then I may be biased!!!  Now Nicholas is absolutely crazy about,  ‘America’s Top Dog’.  This fast paced action show brings together top K9 cops and civilian dogs alongside their handlers as they compete nose-to-nose on the ultimate K9 obstacle course.  Never a dull moment!  It’s amazing how well the mutts do against the purebreds.  Nicholas hangs his front paws over the edge of the couch, leaning in,  ears perked up, just staring, never taking his eyes off the action on the screen.  I think he wishes he could give it a try.  My money would be on Nicholas because he’s lean, super fast and smart, everything you need to be America’s Top Dog!  (Just between us I’m the smarter of the two but I’m not so lean or fast so I couldn’t jump and climb through the apparatus I see on the show but I do enjoy watching it too, cheering on my favourites.

Families are spending quality time, that’s for sure!!  We’re doing puzzles, games, nature walks, spring cleaning the house, shed, basement and garage, doing all the things we say we never have time for.  For the short term all we have is time and each other so let’s be kind and considerate and don’t horde, there’s plenty for everyone.  If we stay in and self distance we’ll overcome this pandemic.  I’m very grateful and proud that New Brunswickers are taking this seriously and doing all we can to flatten the curve as much as possible.  There’s no where else in the world I’d rather live!!!

  Stay at least 6′ or 2m apart!  It’s important!

Amazingly houses are still selling and Mama and Charlie are quite busy both working from home on their computers and smart phones through email, text, message, zoom and DocuSign.  Imagine if this happened twenty years ago, when we had no computers or PDAs, we’d all be shut right down!!!  Potential buyers are viewing properties on line, asking the important questions and writing offers via DocuSign.  Charlie wrote offers on two lots this morning.  Way to go!  Mama is working on new listings and several accepted offers she has with closings coming up in April.  Never in her career has she had so many buyers want to close specifically in April and for all different reasons!

With Covid-19 circling we won’t be seeing you out and about as we usually do in our red truck ‘the Budmobile’ but stay posted and I’ll keep you up to date on our latest happenings.  Being a social animal (no pun intended), I’m just trying to hold it together here and look forward to seeing you real soon!


You pal,

Big Buddy Bacon



Blogging With Buddy March 20, 2020

Are you practicing social distancing?  Keeping your hands away from your face?  Washing your hands constantly?  These are remarkable times we’re in.  As the experts and doctors keep telling us, it’s of outmost importance to follow these simple rules not only for your own health but of those you know and love.  Nicholas and I have been spending a lot of time in our yard just getting fresh air and having some fun playing in what’s left of a bit of snow.  Mama and Papa have been staying so close to home, only venturing out for essentials and taking us on our daily walks.  It’s kind of eerie out as when we walk we’re not seeing any neighbours, or other people, no cars go by, we haven’t seen other four legged furry friends in over a week (that was our sweet little neighbour, Duff Black).  Mama says the experts are saying it’s important to get out there and walk, breathing deeply the fresh air for your mental health as well as your physical health.  Nothing feels better than a good walk and we agree!  She read that back during the Spanish flu in 1918 doctors found that patients got better much quicker who enjoyed some fresh air each day.  Since Mama has worked from home for many years her routine has not been affected much through the day,  with computers and smart phones business continues on line, by text, email, messenger, etc.  TV has been rather boring at night so she’s pulled out a few good movies, we’ve enjoyed.  We understand that it’s hard to keep yourself isolated, after all, we’re social creatures but it’s vitally important right now and this won’t last forever.

Our thoughts and prayers are with our clients who are out of the country at this time and not able to get back to New Brunswick.  Some are in the USA and some are overseas.  Please know that we’re thinking of you and praying for your safe return.

Due to Covid-19 we have suspended all open houses until further notice from the government to inform us that it’s safe.  The safety of our clients is of outmost importance to us in these unusual times we’re living.  You won’t be seeing Nicholas and I out and about in our red truck as we’re following the rules and staying home.  Mama wipes our paws too when we come in from outdoors.  As they say, “This too will pass”.  So relax, enjoy some down time as much as you can and as the English say, “Stay calm and carry on”.  In this case ‘carry on’ means staying close to home.  Stay safe!

Your pal,

Big Buddy Bacon

Blogging with Buddy March 13th, 2020

Are you ready for a new home?  The selection is more limited than we’ve seen in many years but there are still some great properties out there for sale.  If there is anything of interest to you or you simply have some questions, give Mama or Charlie a call and they’ll be happy to help.

Not this Sunday but next Sunday, March 22nd our colleague, David Nicholson is  hosting an open house at 120 Neck Road in Quispamsis from 2-4 pm.  MLS#NB030248 priced at $249,900.  This charming bungalow features an open concept, cherry cabinetry in the custom kitchen with adjoining deck, propane fireplace, hardwood floors, 3 bedrooms including the master suite with walk-in closet & full ensuite bath plus the home features a full basement with 9 foot ceilings.  The lot is totally flat with some nice mature trees and the storage shed is included.  Please take note of the date!


Nicholas and I have been enjoying the nice weather this past week.  It has been getting muddy with the milder temperatures which means we must wipe our paws before entering the house!!!  There is still some slippery ice out there so be very careful.  Hope to see you around this weekend.

Your pal,


Big Buddy Bacon


Blogging with Buddy March 6, 2020

Doesn’t this weather just put some spring in your step?  With the warmer weather melting a lot of the ice and snow it just gives us the anticipation of what’s to come knowing spring is just around the corner.  Nicholas and I are enjoying longer walks across the snow crust covered fields (most trails are ice covered now).  You have to be so careful on the ice rather you are two legged or four!!!  We’re counting down the days until spring, we can almost smell it!

We’re excited about our recent Coldwell Banker Global Luxury sales at 1 Malabeam Lane, Rothesay MLS#NB028280, priced at $548,000 and 70 Dunedin Road, Rothesay MLS#NB036677 priced at $549,000.  Malabeam is a waterfront property and Dunedin is a water view.  Congratulations to the happy sellers and buyers of these fine homes!

70 Dunedin Road in Rothesay is SOLD!

1 Malabeam Lane in Rothesay is SOLD!

We have two open houses planned for this Sunday from 2-4 pm.  Mama is at 31 Fox Point Drive in Drury Cove MLS#025863, offered at $449,000.  This sunny home features a partial stone facade, covered entrance, two-story foyer with huge palladian window, cherry kitchen, propane fireplace, huge deck, private yard and very nice layout.  Replacement cost on this home is $650,000 making it an excellent value!!!

31 Fox Point Drive, Drury Cove, Open House Sunday 2-4pm.

David Nicholas is ready to welcome you to 12 Bitterroot Lane in Quispamsis near Q-Plex MLS#NB036871 offered at $399,900.  This home is new construction with many features including huge foyer, 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths, open concept, finished loft, fireplace and finsihed daylight basement bringing the total square footage to 3100 sq ft.

12 Bitterroot Lane, Quispamsis, near Q-Plex, Open House Sunday 2-4pm.

Hope to see you out and about this weekend.  Get out there and enjoy the sunshine as the weatherman is talking about possible snow and freezing rain from Monday until Thursday next week!  If you see us, please come over to say hi!

Your pal,

Big Buddy Bacon