Blogging with Buddy March 26, 2021

I’m heading out to put the SOLD sign up on 35 Perry Court today.  I posted the SOLD yesterday at 953 Route 850 and earlier in the week at 55 Shornecliff Drive as properties in New Brunswick continue to fly off the shelf.  We’re finally getting a taste of what real estate is like in the big cities but we’re not used to it here!  We’d better get used to it quickly as things aren’t letting up any time soon.  Mama has never worked so many hours in a lot of years and Nicholas and I are just trying to cope with a few late suppers, late walks and sometimes even a bit less lov’n!!!  But along with Papa we’re trying to understand and be patient.  As she says “you’ve got to beat the iron while it’s hot!”  I see sometimes after a fourteen or even sixteen hour day she gets quite tired but she always says being this busy sure beats the alternative and she’s always got time for a smile, kind words and a nice rub of our ears !  We’re helping all we can and being as supportive as possible.  Papa says it’s important for us to be good boys and not cause Mama any unnecessary grief.  What’s that supposed to mean???  Us Bacon Boys never cause grief!

Our clients are packing!

35 Perry Court is Sold!

953 Route 850 is SOLD! 

Will be nice to get out for a drive in the truck.  We were supposed to go with Mama to 953 Route 850 today to put up the SOLD sign but she had a showing at our Washademoak Lake property and swung by Belleisle Bay on the way home to install it.  (not happy we missed out on that drive)!  At least we get to visit Perry Court today and will probably stop off at friends along the way!

Charlie’s listing at 936 Main Street in Hampton just dropped their price from $218,000 to $209,000.  This is a great commercial space for offices in a fantastic location!

The temperatures are all over the map so you may want to bundle up again this weekend.  We’re hoping for some nice weather for Easter!!!  Mama had planned to start my spring trim this weekend but she’ll probably hold off on that puppy cut until we get over this cold spell.  I love getting my spring puppy cut with the big clippers.  First Mama and Papa brush and comb every bit of my fur and get any tangles out.  Then Mama gets out the big commercial clippers (a necessity for Newfoundland coats!) and away we go.  I lay there for hours and she zips along leaving about a two inch fluffy coat.  Nicholas doesn’t need it with his fine fur but I feel like a million bucks when I’m finished.  I’ll show you a pic when we’re all done.

Have a great weekend, stay safe, wear your mask and keep social distancing.  We’ve come a long way but we’re not out of the woods yet!  I stopped at the CIBC in Rothesay yesterday during lunch hour and as I was waiting in the truck Nicholas and I was not impressed with about 25% of the school kids cutting through the parking lot in groups with NO mask!!!  Another 25% were wearing their masks under their chin like a scarf!!!!  I’m sure their parents would be appalled!  We have to respect each other enough to keep our mask on at all times when out in public.  Maybe you won’t get sick but it could be your family or your friends!  Come on kids, get with the program!!!

Your pal,

Big Buddy Bacon


Blogging with Buddy March 20th, 2021

Today may be the first day of spring and the sun is shining with bright blue sky but it sure doesn’t feel like it with cold northern winds whistling through my fur.  You know I love the cold but this cutting wind lately has been keeping me indoors more than usual.  I’m usually out in the mornings for at least two hours with Mama calling and calling me to come in but she doesn’t need to coax me lately.  Twenty minutes tops and I’m back in the door!

We had our entrance all decked up for St. Patrick’s Day this past week with extra bright green roping through the wreath, big green bow and a huge shamrock in the center.  Mama has Irish on both sides with Delaney on her mother’s side and Regan on her fathers. Nicholas and I donned our green scarves and he hung his shamrock flag at the end of the walkway.  “May your kilt be short enough to dance a jig and long enough to cover your lucky charms!”.   If it warms up this weekend we’ll help Mama get the ladder out and start transforming the big wreath for spring but we know she won’t tempt it in this cold.  Papa always chips in as well, passing up the flowers as Mama wires them in, placing them just so.

Congratulation to our sweet little friend Winnie Luck on the sale of her gorgeous home at 55 Shornecliff Drive, Quispamsis.  I was looking forward to trying out that great swimming pool this summer, promising to throw Winnie a few swimming lessons but that wouldn’t happen now with the sale pending.  Lucky Winnie Luck is moving on to a waterfront home!  Nicholas and I will be stopping by to visit your new beach Winnie and have a dip in the river.  We supervised Mama as she posted your SOLD sign earlier this week.

    55 Shornecliff Drive is Sold!

  Nicholas and I supervise the SOLD sign installation!

Congratulations as well to Mama and Papa’s dear friends, Ed and Becky Betts whose lovely ranch-style home at 49 Farrell Lane closed this past Monday at North Lake, NB to out of province buyers.  Nicholas and I had a great visit to this property this past summer and a refreshing swim in the crystal clear lake.  Becky and Ed are on to their new home in Fredericton and we wish them well.

49 Farrell Lane, North Lake is SOLD!

Newer homes in subdivisions, one to three years old are hotter than hot lately with the market nothing short of a feeding frenzy!  Mamas had three bidding wars in the last week working through offers until the wee hours.  Very exciting with the adrenaline running high!  Nothing Mama enjoys more than a challanging bidding war!

Tip of the week;  Have you seen the new Hartz Dura Play Balls in no other than BACON scented?  Nicholas got a bright pink one and I got the blue.  They are recommended for smaller dogs than us but we just love them.  They are not only extra squishy but they also squeak!!!  I highly recommend them for hours of fun!!!

Hope you’re adjusting to the time change by now and that you have a good week.  TG we’re back in the yellow phase!!!  Remember to stay vigilant, wear your mask and continue to social distance!  Together we’re going to beat this thing!

Your pal,

Big Buddy Bacon


Blogging with Buddy March 5th, 2021

Are we busy?  You bet we are as Realtors across the province accommodate out of province buyers mostly from Ontario and British Columbia.  Virtual showings are now the new norm as buyers from away walk through the homes with their agents using Zoom, Facetime, Duo, etc.  The lucky ones have a local friend or relative who can be there in person to comment on what they like and don’t like but many don’t have this option and are relying heavily on their Realtor to be honest with them and show them every angle of the property, the good, the bad and the ugly!  It’s never been more important to have a Realtor you can trust with loads of experience who know what to look for and how to protect your interests.  Mama and Charlie have been swamped and quickly adapted to this new style of showing.  Me, not so much.  Because of the pandemic I can’t host open houses or have a meet and greet right now but with talk of going back to Yellow tomorrow night better days are on the horizon.  Oh to get back to the days of open houses on the waterfront where I would show off my swimming skills and even offer swimming lessons to young pups just learning the ropes.  Seems like so long ago now!!!  Maybe this summer?  Paws crossed and hoping!

On my last blog I mentioned a beautiful new listing coming up in Quispamsis.  Well it came and it went.  35 Perry Court hit the MLS Wednesday and by Thursday showings were booked every half hour from 10am right through to 9pm.  Fifty percent of the viewers were local and fifty percent were from out of province.  Let the bidding begin!  We’re in the middle of a bidding war which will commence today at 5pm.  What an exciting week, I’ve never seen Mama work so hard, ever!

What’s all the excitement about on this house anyway?  Mama says it’s not only modern and stylish but had nice-sized rooms at 2400 sq ft on the main level and another 1150 finishes in the walkout basement bringing the total to 3550!  That leaves 1250 sq ft of storage space.  The biggest fuss is over the huge .71 acre lot at the end of a cul de sac!!!  So rare to find a home in a subdivision with this kind of acreage and privacy.  MLS#NB054378 offered at $574,500.

The sun is shining hope you have a great weekend.  Nicholas and I look forward to some nice walks at Spy Glass Hill.  Talk soon.

Your pal,

Big Buddy Bacon