Blogging with Buddy May 22, 2020

It’s been a busy, busy week!  Now that the rules are slackening off a bit for Covid-19 more people are out and about and wanting to move!  Home is where the heart is and at no time in history has it been as important as it has this spring.  Now our home is our office, gym, school and playground!  Two months of shut-in has given us all new perspective on our needs in a home!  Some are upsizing, more space for family, downsizing or going to one level, larger yards for children to play at home, acreage for privacy, the list goes on.  Lots of people wanting to start their own vegetable gardens too which I think that would be really cool!

Mama and Charlie have been going right out straight seven days a week, weekends and nights to keep up and loving every minute of it!  They are negotiating deals like crazy as people decide to move to new locations.  We have a very interesting new waterfront listing too with a fine sandy beach at 92 Admiral Lane, Kingston Penninsula.  MLS#NB043442 offered at $425,000.  This home or year-round cottage has 1335 square feet of living space, open concept, cosy wood stove, 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths and huge deck overlooking the sunset waterview!  All on 1.5 private acres!  I can just see Nicholas and I now on that gorgeous beach with him ripping through the sand and me gliding through the water like only the Budster can do!  Sun shining, birds calling and me with no a cae in the world.  A guy can dream can’t he?  Maybe once things open up some more I could be a co-host at an open house.  That would be awesome!!!

                                       92 Admiral Lane, Kingston Penninsula

Nicholas and I had a great night last night!  Just before dusk we went to Hammond River for a swim.  It was awesome!  Nicholas only went in to his knees but that will change once the water warms up.  The Budster didn’t care if it was cold!  I just jumped right in and did I get a shock.  I knew it would be cold but I’m not used to such a strong current.  I headed into the current and was swimming like crazy but going nowhere!  I gave Mama a look that said “What to heck?” She was laughing at me and called me back to shore.  Then we walked further up the river and I got in and swam back down towards the truck.  I never went so fast in my life!  What a rush!!!  Hope to be back there really soon.

Bumped into our little friend Joey while walking at Drury Cove this week.  What a little sweatheart that Joey is.  He and Nicholas ran and ran and Joey even gave me a few kisses.  He loves big dogs and we love him too.

Supposed to be a really nice weekend so get out there and enjoy.  If you see me in my red truck please give me a wave and I’ll be waving right back.

Your pal,

Big Buddy Bacon

Blogging with Buddy May 8th, 2020

Wishing all you mothers a very Happy Mother’s Day this Sunday!  We hope to do something special with Mama and the sun is supposed to shine.!  Enjoy the sun on Sunday but get ready for a horrendous Saturday which is calling for everything from torrential rains to snow showers!!!  We can’t believe it.  Snow in May?  I’ll go out and roll around in it for sure if it amounts to anything but Mama is not going to be happy.  Saturday is her birthday and we were going to head down to Charlotte County to a private beach for the afternoon.  Since its private we don’t have to worry about social distancing because we wouldn’t be near anyone.  Now that won’t be happening.  I was soooooooo excited as it would be my first swim in the ocean this year.  You know as a Newfoundland dog I love the ocean year round.  Oh well, it will have to wait until another day when the weather warms up.  Experts are saying this coming week will be the coldest May in history.  Everything seems upside down since March was beautiful and we so enjoyed it.  This beautiful Mama below looks to me like she has her paws full with this rowdy brood!!!

Happy Mother’s Day!

Charlie has an exciting new listing at 22 Reynar Drive in Quispamsis.  MLS#NB043239, offered at $289,900.  This two-story, Cape Cod , custom-built home has a two-car garage, water view and is fantastic value, bordering a green belt.  We don’t expect this one to last long!  Call today for your viewing appointment.

  22 Reynar Drive, Quispamsis

Last Sunday Nicholas and I, Mama and Papa all had a wonderful visit to Charlie’s place in the country.  We hadn’t been there before and didn’t know what to expect.  It was a warm sunny day and Charlie has the best property ever for four-legged furry friends like us!  With hundreds of acres of land and a spring-fed lake what more could we ask for???  When we pulled into the driveway we were so excited, we were practically jumping up and down in the back of the truck.  I jumped out first and just starting running straight for the lake as fast as I could go.  Not very often that I leave Nicholas in the dust but while he was greeting Charlie I just made a beeline.  I jumped right in and just started swimming straight out to the middle.  Nicholas followed and ran in to his knees, felt the cold water hit him and just stopped dead for a few minutes, staring at me like I had screws loose.  Hey, with my big double Newfy coat, the cold water doesn’t bother me any.  I was practicing my doggy paddle with long sure strokes, totally in my glory.  Next thing I knew the little fella was in doing his paddle at lighting speed (he’s not as relaxed a swimmer as I am but he’s fast).  We got out about twenty minutes later, did a big shake and then had a great run around the hay fields.  Mama, Papa and Charlie sat out in the sun on the deck laughing at us, drinking tea and eating snacks that Mama had brought (Charlie sharred some of the cheese with us, it was so good).  Charlie through the ball for Nicholas several times who raced across the field wide open.  I rested with Mama and Papa on the deck and just let Nicholas put on a show.  We had the time of our lives.  Nicholas overdid it a bit and it took him a few days to recouperate (what else would be new?).  The little guy just can’t seem to accept that he’s eight years old now, not a two year old any more.  I hope Mama and Papa bring us back to Charlie’s really soon.  Best Sunday ever!

Hope you all enjoy the weekend as things start to open up from the Covid-19 lock down.  We’re hoping they don’t open too quickly as New Brunswicker’s have done so well to flatten the curve as quickly as possible.  We’re eager to get out and about for sure but most importantly we don’t want to lose ground and we don’t want our borders opened too quickly either!  Let’s not blow it now!  Mama looks forward to hosting her open houses again but I tell her not to fret, she’ll be welcoming people again into our beautiful listings.

You pal,

Big Buddy Bacon


Blogging with Buddy, May 1st, 2020

Here’s some good news to brighten your day!  We saw prime rates drop weeks ago and now the mortgage rates are dropping to an all-time low!!!  National is now pushing a  5-year fixed rate for a CMHC/Genworth insured mortgage at 2.25%!  Yes, you’re reading this correctly.   It’s unprecedented since the 1920’s.  Just imagine five years locked in at 2.25.  All Nicholas and I can say is “Wow”!  With so much bad news this last few months I thought it’s the perfect time to share some good news to brighten your spirits.

So if you’re like the rest of us and have been climbing the walls with ‘self-isolation’ and spending so much time at home, maybe you’ve found that you need something different.  With these low rates, this is the time!  So do you need a larger house for your busy  family or a smaller house since you’re now empty nesters with a lot of empty space and want to cut down on monthly carrying costs.? Maybe you’ve realized in the last few months that you really need a bigger yard for the kids and your four-legged fur babies to play in?  Since it looks like travel is going to be either non-existent for a while or at least very challenging maybe a vacation cottage/weekend get-away is looking very appealing right now.? It’s amazing how this last few months has really brought what is truly important in our lives to the forefront and many of us want to make changes for the better as we come out of isolation, spending more quality time with our friends and family.  If changes in your life include a different property for any reason, call Mama and Charlie.  They know the market and are both experienced negotiators who’ll put your needs first to help you find that perfect place that you’ll call home!  If you have pet be assured that Mama and Charlie consult with me as the company mascot to be sure that the four-legged criteria is included in their search!  If you wish to sell, they should be your first call.  Call, text or message, they’re here to help and they’re the most discrete Realtors you’ll ever meet.  Mums the word here.

I had my first swim of the year on Sunday in a private lake and let me tell you it felt sooo good!!!  Mama thought it would be too cold but with my double Newfoundland coat, I didn’t feel a thing.  Nicholas thought I was crazy.  The little guy with his soft silky coat needs the warmer water of summer to enjoy a good swim.  Papa said I should join the polar bear club.  I could very easily!

  Buddy’s first swim of the year!

Congratulations to our sellers of 75 Kingshurst Lane,  Rothesay whose house closed yesterday.  This gorgeous waterfront property is right up my alley with an acre of private land, on the end of a cul de sac, a nice riverfront beach and awesome water view.  Mama would never get me out of the water if I had a place like this!!!  MLS#NB036981, offered at  $985,000.  To the buyers I also say “congrats”, you’ve got your self, one beautiful property!  You’ll soon discover that nothing is nicer than waterfront in New Brunswick in the summer.  Enjoy!

75 Kingshurst is sold!  Right in the heart of Rothesay!

Wishing you all a great weekend, stay home and stay safe!  I know it’s getting tedious but we’ve done a great job New Brunswick so hang in there.  We’ll take some walks and fresh air (doctors say it’s important for our physical and mental health!)

Your pal,

Big Buddy Bacon