Blogging with Buddy June 30th, 2020

It’s going to be a Canada Day for the history books with no fireworks or concerts but that won’t stop us from fun times with family and friends.  The first six months of this year have certainly been a challenge for us all but Wednesday is a day to kick back and celebrate our great nation the best way you can.  Whether it’s a day at the beach, a hike through the trails or a picnic at the park we’ll all celebrate the country we love with family, friends and don’t forget your four-legged friends.

Mama and Charlie have been busy and we’re excited about the sale of three of Charlie’s listings!  92 Admiral Lane, Kingston MLS#NB043422 offered at $425,000, 22 Reynar Drive, Quispamsis, MLS#NB043239 offered at $289,900 and 1330 Main Street in Hampton, MLS#NB040770 offered at $249,900.  Mama has a Global Luxury sale pending which shows that this team covers all price ranges and locations across Southern New Brunswick.  If you’re thinking of selling or buying your dream home give Mama and Charlie a call, text, message or email today.  If you appreciate experience, honesty and dedication you’ll love working with us!

92 Admiral Lane is SOLD!

22 Reynar Drive is SOLD

1330 Main Street is SOLD

I haven’t been enjoying the warm weather, too hot for the Budster with my big Newfie coat even though Mama keeps me shaved in a puppy cut for the summer.  To beat the heat Nicholas and I have been doing our walks with Mama and Papa between 8:30 and 9:30pm when the air cools down a bit.  We’ve also taken a few swims which is my favourite thing in the Hammond River, Kennebecasis River and the St. John River.   If you’re looking for a building lot on the water we have a new listing on Route 845 at Kingston Creek, MLS#NB044598  that is all ready for your new waterfront dream home!  The land is 1.47 acres and all prepared for new construction that can include a walkout basement and the area for the house is high and dry off the water so no fear of spring freshet.  With 246 feet of shorefront and a deep channel through the creek this is the perfect place to moor or dock your boat right out in front of your house for loads of summer fun!

1.47 Acres on Kingston Creek for sale!

Hope you have a great week and Happy Canada Day!

Your pal,

Big Buddy Bacon

Blogging with Buddy June 19, 2020

It’s going to be a hot one as we could possibly break the record as the hottest day in history on this date.  I hear that it’s pretty toasty inland and that Fredericton may hit 39C!!!  Way, way to hot for the Budster!  Nicholas and I were out early this morning checking our yard for squirrels, crows, etc and checking out the golfers on the third tee.  Wow those people are dedicated.  Sometimes I hear them about 4:30 am in the pitch dark and also in the pouring rain, whacking that little ball.  Must be a lot of fun is all I know.  We’re really hoping that Mama finishes her work early enought today to take us for a refreshing swim.  She’s talking about taking us to Long Reach on the St John River later today.  That would be awesome.  Nicholas will probably get in there as he likes the warmer river water (not big on the cold Bay of Fundy before August).  Nicholas and I have been enjoying our deck with Mama and Papa after dinner when the air cools down.  This way we can stay close to them and keep an eye on the squirrels at the same time! 🙂

  Buddy enjoys the deck.

The market continues to be hot too with numerous bidding wars and homes selling in a day.  Hottest market since 2008!  Be careful not to underprice your house in this hot market.  Be sure you know the real market value of your property.  If you’re thinking of selling give Mama or Charlie a call and they’d be happy to put their heads together and tell you what your house is worth on today’s market.

Watch for us as I’m we’re out and about walking the trails or hanging out the windows as I drive through town.    One thing’s for sure, we won’t be sitting in the parking lots in this hot weather and please be sure to keep your children and pets out of the car when the AC is turned off.  Experts say that the temperature can rise to 40C very quickly in an enclosed vehicle.  Have a great weekend!

Your pal,

Big Buddy Bacon

Blogging with Buddy June 12th, 2020

Interest rates for mortgages are crazy low with some banks offering as low as 1.99% locked in for 5 years!  Unheard of.  Never since 1929 have home buyers seen anything like this!!!  CMCH is planning some changes as of July 1st to include a higher credit score required rising from 600 to 680.  It will be a little more difficult to quality for a mortgage but those who do will have low rates that are off the charts!  Nicholas and I highly recommend you lock in for as long as you can and reap the benefits!

The market is certainly hot and we already have an accepted offer on our new listing at 92 Admiral Lane waterfront property in Kingston on the St John River.  MLS#NB043442 listed at $425,000.  Congratulations to our seller and to the buyers who I’m sure will enjoy this lovely cottage and gorgeous beach.  I could easily see myself loving life at this address!  This beach just makes us drool!

                              92 Admiral Lane is SOLD!

We have a brand new waterfront listing at Kingston Creek, St John River on Route 845 near the Old Reach Road.  PID# 3024845, MLS# NB044598.  This is a 1.47 acre waterfront building lot.  The building site is high and dry (no risk of freshet), all preparred, the driveway is flat (good for wintertime), and you can drive right down to the water’s edge to load your boat right on your own property (very rare)!  It has huge trees and the waterfront is very private.  Great place to boat, kayak, canoe, fish and for me swim, of course!  Priced at $150,000.  There is an additional land for sale at $30,000 right across the street if you require a larger parcel

St John River Building Lot for Sale.

We were about half way through our daily walk yesterday to Spyglass Hill when the skies opened and it started to rain so we headed for the hills.  Mama and Papa had their raincoats on so they were okay and it didn’t really bother Nicholas and I.  We ran for the truck and I jumped right into the back with Nicholas right behind me.  Then we headed to the Dairy Queen drive-through for an ice-cream.  I love the Dairy Queen!  It’s made with ice milk, not cream, so it’s better on my waistline.  Mama orders ice-creams in a cup for us two boys so that it’s easier for us to eat them.  (Papa says we’re spoiled but what to heck, we’re having a good time).  Mama says we may be a bit spoiled but we’re not spoiled rotten, we’re really nice boys.  Everywhere we go people say “Your dogs are so friendly and so well-behaved”.  We just sit back and smile to ourselves.

We’re hoping to head down to New River Beach tomorrow as it’s supposed to be sunny and nice.  We go to a private beach in the area so that we don’t have to worry about a leash while Mama and Papa look for beach glass.  They have some awesome colours of glass including turquoise, yellow, red, saphire blue and red.  They’ve been collecting for several years and it seems to be a very relaxing past time.  While they do that Nicholas pulls huge sticks along the beach while I glide along the water with a refreshing swim.  Fingers crossed that we’ll be able to load in the truck and enjoy a beach day.  Stay safe and have a great weekend!

Your pal,

Big Buddy Bacon




Blogging with Buddy June 1st, 2020

It’s hard to imagine that the Year To Date sales are still up 3% over 2019 when we take into consideration our Covid-19 lock down since mid-March!  There are strict rules (as there should be) to follow while showing/viewing homes during the pandemic in place to keep everyone safe but the market is hotter than we’ve seen in many years (at least 10) with several bidding wars going on.  Mama and I try to figure out why and we think it’s because with people shut in their homes for months they have come to realize life can be short and their current house is not exactly everything they want in a home.  Some want a larger yard, privacy, more bedrooms for close family to come visit or smaller homes now that they are empty nesters.  Some want waterfront, cottages or vacation homes as they don’t plan on travelling now but staying put and enjoying our beautiful province of New Brunswick.  Whatever the reason it’s now a seller’s market!

Nicholas and I went with Mama and Papa to assist in putting the sold sign on our 14 acre listing of land on Mellinger Cres.  We were so excited because the owner gave her permission for us to tag along and have a refreshing swim in the meandering brook.  What a time we had.  It started with a nice walk along a trail through the woods and as soon as I saw the brook I ran and jumped right in.  It was cold but refreshing.  Papa said, “There will be fish in this brook” and there is.  Nicholas stayed more away from the deep section running up and down, splashing on his way.  After our swim we went up and installed the sold sticker.  Here are some pics of our adventurer that day.  Congratulations to our seller and our buyer who plans to build a new house in this pretty section of woodland. MLS#NB038062 Listed at $130,000

Thank you to all for the nice birthday wishes on May 24th on Facebook as I turned 8 years old.  I wasn’t crazy about wearing the Snoopy birthday hat but I enjoyed a yummy cheeseburger picnic with Nicholas and a nice swim.  What more could a big boy wish for on his birthday.  My friend, Oliver Mortimer, who lives out west, turned 9 on the 28th.  I wish that Oliver, as a Bernese mountain dog lived closer.  Us big boys couldn’t have thrown a heck of a joint party!

The weather was freezing last weekend so we didn’t get to the beach as planned but we’re hoping to go this weekend.  Surly now that it’s June it will start to warm up a bit.  Nicholas needs it warmer to start swimming.  I wouldn’t care if it were January I’d swim right in the Bay of Fundy anyway!  Talk soon.

Big Buddy Bacon