All posts by Katherine Bacon

Blogging with Buddy Sept 13, 2020

Nicholas and I are sooooo excited!  Charlie got a new dog today!  After a two-year search for just the right pooch, our friend Charlie picked up his new rescue dog.  He’s one of the rescues from Texas where so many poor fur babies have been stranded on the streets after this last hurricane.  He seems to be part miniature schnauzer, part Jack Russel and weighs 30 pounds.  He’s super smart, friendly and cute!  We’re so very proud of Charlie that he would reach out and rescue this beautiful boy.  We’re anxiously waiting to see what Charlie will name him as he didn’t come with a name but at $500 he does have all his shots, is neutered and microchipped.  Charlie was out shopping for the little guy yesterday picking up a new bed, retractable leash, liver treats (my personal favourite, I’m jealous) and a healthy variety of food.  As a lifelong dog lover Charlie will take excellent care of his new fur baby starting with a long walk each morning, drives in the car and accompanying him almost everywhere!  He’ll be part of our team and Nicholas and I are anxious to show him the ropes.  This little guy may not know it yet but he just won the lotto!  We’ve got a special welcome surprise all ready for him.   Nicholas and I just can’t wait to meet him (hopefully this week) and be the first to say “Welcome to New Brunswick, we’re so happy you’re here and welcome to the team!”

  Charlie’s adorable new fur baby!!!

We have an attractive new listing at 60 Maliseet Drive in Rothesay, MLS#NB049150 Offered at $449,000.  This one and a half storey home is on a half-acre+ private lot and comes with beach right just a five minute walk down the street!  It has a large great room with fireplace, spacious eat-in custom kitchen and three bedrooms main floor including the master bedroom suite.  The second floor is a large fourth bedroom guest suite with sitting area, bedroom area, four-piece bath, storage room and balcony.  I’m excited about two things; first the in-floor hot water heating, really great if your four-legged furry friend has any arthritis and the ductless heat pump suppling air conditioning in the warm summer months!  And second, the beach rights for great swimming, boating and relaxing twilight evening as you watch the sun set over the river.  All the benefits of waterfront living without the high cost attached!

We hit the beach yesterday for what could be one of our last trips to the Bay of Fundy this year!  All depends on the weather as our nights cool down but our days have stayed warm.  We went to Carrying Cove Beach at New River where four-legged friends can have a good run and a refreshing swim.  I jumped out of the truck and just ran for the water.  There’s nothing that calls to me stronger then the fresh sea air.  I jumped right in with powerful stokes gliding up and down the shore.  Nicholas came in to his belly as he enjoys warmer water more.  He did grab a huge stick and carried it to the beach edge which we both had a good chew on.  Mama and Papa caught up with several old friends that happened along.  It was warm but windy and we all enjoy a beautiful New Brunswick day.  Nicholas and I slept all the way home in the truck, had a good supper and then another snooze.  All that swimming was tiring but we love it.

You’ve never heard us talk about it before but did you know that Mama loves cats too?  Nicholas and I have never had a cat as part of our family but she had many cats her entire life before we arrived.  She’s been talking to Papa about getting another but he says two big dogs are enough for now.  From what we can gather a guy named William was her favourite!  He was a big long haired tabby that she rescued as a 6 week old kitten from a barn near Bloomfield.  William’s mother had four kittens but only enough milk for three so Mama brought him home and they were enseparable  for 21 years!  Yes you are reading this right, William lived a long and healthy life for 21 years and was never sick a day and never looked old.  Mama loved him to pieces and we wish we could have met him.  See his handsome pic below.  He’s sixteen in this picture!

 

Have a great week and we’ll be talking with you soon.

You pal,

Big Buddy Bacon

 

Blogging with Buddy September 4th, 2020

Can you believe it’s Labour Day Weekend already?  Where did the summer go?  They say when you’re busy time flies and the summer has just flown past Nicholas and I.  Mama and Charlie have had a crazy busy summer with real estate sales of their own listings and those on the MLS and of course I’m here along with Nicholas as their cheering squad and a nice quiet nuzzle with Mama after a long hard day.  We especially enjoy our long walks at twilight with Papa in tow as we enjoy the last of the warm weather and reflect on the events of the day as she winds down.  The days seem to be getting short so quickly that it’s pitch dark by 8:30!  Every day we’ll be going out earlier and earlier until we end up going at supper time!

We’re happy to announce the sale of one our Global Luxury properties at 2 Pleasant Avenue in Quispamsis.  MLS#NB045216, Offered at $845,000.  Congratulations to our sellers as they move on to their new home and to the buyers who will enjoy this handsome home with it’s beautiful yard.  Personally this was one of my favourites with the big yard! 

2 Pleasant Avenue is SOLD!

 

We’re just working through conditions with an offer pending at 1288 Scenic Narrows on Washademoak Lake.  MLS# NB018216, offered at $474,900.  This is another handsome property with a year-round cottage with handsome modern interior and an oversized garage with inviting loft!  Nicholas and I had a great visit to this property and enjoyed a nice swim in the lake!  Congratulations to our sellers and to the lucky buyers!

Hope you enjoy this long weekend relaxing with friends and family.  If you see me out and about don’t forget to say hi but I must warn you, if you’re close enough Nicholas is going to lay on the kisses,  the little guy just can’t seem to control himself!

You pal,

Big Buddy Bacon

 

 

Blogging with Buddy September 1st, 2020

You can feel the fall in the air and it’s put a spring in our step!  Loving these cooler autumn days and nights when the foliage starts to turn colour and I feel so much better with this big Newfie coat on.  This has been a wild summer for real estate with Mama and Charlie run right off their feet, seven days a week as they extend their exceptional service to our buyers and sellers.  Who would ever think that a pandemic would make our estate market soooo hot!!!  Nicholas and I have been a little sad as we haven’t seen as much of Mama as we like to but we understand that when a client’s needs service, they need it now.  Almost every day she is flying out the door, calling over her shoulder, “See you later boys, Mama’s got a showing.”  We know that means she’ll be gone for a few hours but not gone overnight.  When her and Papa go away they always say, “Bye boys, see you soon and be good boys.”  Those are the words we dread as we know they’ll be gone for at least a few days.  They never ever put us in a kennel though, we have the most lovely lady who moves into our house and loves us to death while they are gone.  Her name is Judi and we just adore her, whatever she says, we hop to it.  She pats us and brushes us, talks to us a lot, watches TV with us and best of all she plays ball several times a day with Nicholas and cooks us home cooked meals!  That’s my favourite part.  Can she ever cook!!!  Our naturopathic vet has had us eating brown rice, cooked vegetables and different types of meat now for six years.  We’ve stayed very healthy, are very active for eight years old and our black coats just shine!

We’ve had a few nice swims in the last week making sure we get our last swims of summer in.

We’ve also had some beautiful walks at Allison and Spyglass Hill at twilight.  Mama loves that time of day and so do we!  The wild flowers are all in bloom and are so pretty with their deep rich golds and vibrant purples!  They are so tall this year that when I wander into the midst of them Mama and Papa can even find me!  I’m so tall that that’s a rarity!

Looking forward to a nice relaxing Labour Day Weekend.  Hope you’re getting out and about tour our beautiful province and have some special things planned.  Talk with you soon and be sure to wave if you see me out in my red SUV.

 

 

Your pal,

Big Buddy Bacon

Blogging with Buddy August 21, 2020

Talk about an endless summer!!!  This summer just seems to be non-stop this year with gorgeous weather great for boating, fishing, camping, kayaking, barbeques, bon fires and especially swimming, my very favourite thing!  I missed at least six weeks of swimming this summer as I had a cist on my back that had to be removed and my vets just gave me the okay this past week for swimming in the Bay of Fundy.  They say the salt water will be good to help my incision heal.  Salt water swimming is the best because I love the cold water, it’s what I’m built for!  Hoping to head out this weekend for a quick dip!  Bring it on!  Now that it’s August and the water has had the summer to warm up a bit Nicholas will jump in too (he doesn’t have my big Newfie double coat).

Happy days at the beach!

It sure has been an exciting summer for real estate!!!  The market has gone crazy to say the least busiest Mama and Charlie have been in over ten years.  They are two busy bees, listing and selling like crazy, seven days a week.  The two of them are looking to get a day or two off Labour Day weekend but I told them, “don’t count on it!”.  Everyone is asking why is it so busy now and with Covid going on too?  Mama says people were locked up in their homes during the shutdown in New Brunswick for two or three months and it gave them time to reflect on their lifestyle situation at home.  Many people were not satisfied.  Some need a larger yard for children and pets to play, some want a smaller yard with less upkeep.  Some need home offices (sometimes two), gyms, playrooms and school rooms.  They realized that if a second shut down comes they want to be comfortably isolated at home and the time is now.  It also brought home quickly the treasure of life and how precious it is, that we never know what’s going to happen tomorrow so we’d better make the most of it today.  So New Brunswicker’s are on the move and many of those from other provinces and around the world want to live in New Brunswick with our rare safe open environment.  Nicholas and I went into lockdown just like everyone else.  Even our daily walks were different as we practiced social distancing from our four-legged friends and just hung out with each other in our own furry bubble.  We’re really, really hoping that we don’t have this second wave everyone keeps talking about!

Our 42 Secoudon Drive in Millidgeville has closed with Charlie listing and Mama selling.  This was a very quick closing, on and off the market, which seems par for the course this year.  MLS#NB045473 Offered at $399,000.

  42 Secoudon Drive is SOLD!

142 Dunedin Road, Rothesay is sold as well.  This family home has a gorgeous large lot and many updates inside but was in need of TLC on the exterior.  Congratulations to the sellers and to the buyers who are all set to spiff things up and make it picture perfect.  MLS#NB011019 Offered at $349,900.

  142 Dunedin Road, Rothesay is SOLD!

Mama and Charlie has been selling lots of other residential listings off MLS and participated in several exciting bidding wars!  Charlie sold a commercial property in Saint John West and a farm is Sussex as well!  Congrats to you both and keep up the good work!

Take a few moments and enjoy what’s left of this gorgeous summer.  I know our beach days are numbered so we’ve got to try to wring out every last once of summer fun.  Enjoy exploring New Brunswick and most importantly Stay Safe!

Your pal,

Big Buddy Bacon

 

 

Blogging with Buddy August 3, 2020

I’m excited about our stunning new Global Luxury listing with sunset view over the Kennebecasis River in Rothesay.  This .94 acre private property comes complete with salt water pool, luxurious modern home with every creature comfort, 3-car garage, deep water mooring and my very favourite thing in the world a beach!!!  My little furry friends  Lula Belle and Betty Boop Spicer were the perfect hosts for our tour and all Nicholas and I could say was ‘Wow”.  My question each day would be “Will I swim in the river first or the pool?”  This one gets my Paw Approved Certification, paws down!  Children and pets alike will think they’re in Heaven and Mama says the adults will think they are there too!

Lula Bell & Betty Boop

96 Prince of Wales Street has closed and we wish the new buyers all the best with their extraordinary new home in the heart of St. Andrews.  This sale sets a new record high for the province as the highest sale of Non-Waterfront.  MLS#NB035098 Offered at $1, 680,000.

96 Prince of Wales St has Closed

Who says we only sell big houses?  Not true!  We appreciate all our clients!  Our listing at 120 Neck Road has an accepted offer!  Congratulations to our sellers and the new buyers.   Wishing you many years of great memories here!   MLS#NB030248, offered at $244,500.


  120 Neck Road is SOLD.

Our new listing at 42 Secoudon Drive MLS #NB045473, offered at $399,000 has an accepted offer with conditions pending.  The market is red hot, and the tides have once again turned to a sellers market.  With a shortage of homes on the market there has never been so many bidding wars.  Low to medium priced homes are flying off the shelf and the larger homes are moving too.  New Brunswickers are on the move!

42 Secoudon Dr Offer Pending

Hope you had a great New Brunswick Day long weekend, hope to see you soon.

Your pal,

Big Buddy Bacon

 

Blogging with Buddy July 24th, 2020

Exciting new heritage listing with 4.6 acres on the St. John River with 500 feet frontage and deep water, perfect for boating!  Tooted as one of the finest examples of Victorian architecture in Canada this gorgeous home graces several books including a cover!  This stunning 5,000 sq ft, 6 bedroom heritage home is 158 years old and and features modern amenities such as a heat pump but retains all of it’s Victorian era charm with brickbrack, steep pitch roof, covered porches,  12′ ceilings and numerous fireplaces including the keeping room kitchen!  It’s currently Exclusive but comincoming on the MLS soon.

The heat is upon us.  Nicholas and I are enjoying the air conditioning!!!  It’s going to be a hot weekend so we’re hoping to get to the beach, maybe even tonight!  I can’t wait to jump into the cool water.

Enjoy a great weekend and hopefully I’ll see you really soon.

Your pal,

 

Big Buddy Bacon

 

Blogging with Buddy July 18th, 2020

I’ve been searching for the sun and it’s finally come out!  Good thing because our flowers and hanging baskets were starting to mildew.  Nicholas and I spent a lot of time with Mama in late spring as she planted all these gorgeous planters and we were starting to get worried that they would wilt away in the fog.

Once the sun comes out you know where we like to head, especially on the weekends!  The BEACH!  New Brunswick has the best beaches and we really don’t care which one we go to as long as I can swim.  Nicholas loves to swim in the fresh water as it’s so much warmer, especially this year!

Mama and Charlie have been busy showing properties this week (Mama with residential and Charlie with both residential and commercial).  They are both in the middle of negotiating offers this weekend.  The market is super hot but they can handle it!

We have a fabulous new Global Luxury listing coming up in the next two weeks with a gorgeous one-piece, salt-water pool.  How much would I love to show off my swimming skills there.  This property is a spacious ranch-style with finished walkout basement within walking distance to both French and English middle schools and a bike ride to elementary.  Features include impressive main level master with 5-piece spa-like ensuite, open concept great room, dining & quartz kitchen, absolutely awesome pantry, oversized bedrooms with Jack & Jill bath, home theatre, wine cellar, gym, family room/rec room with wet bar, heat pump, oversized 3-car garage, etc. etc. etc.  I’ll keep you posted as we get ready to go live on the market!

Hope you have a great week.  Keep an eye out for me in my red truck as business’ & shops open Nicholas and I are out and about more!

Your pal,

Big Buddy Bacon

Blogging with Buddy July 12, 2020

Well we are excited about a few things!  First the sale of 96 Prince of Wales Street, St Andrews MLS#NB035098 offered at $1,680,000.  This handsome property, a Coldwell Banker Global Luxury Listing with Mama, breaks a new record for New Brunswick as the highest sale in history of a non-waterfront property.  Congratulations to the buyers and sellers!  So much to enjoy right across the street from the gorgeous Algonquin Resort. on 6.89 acres Nicholas and I could have had all kinds of fun on this large property.

Second Nicholas and I had a great visit to Mama’s new listing at 2 Pleasant Avenue, Quispamsis.  MLS #NB045216 offered at $845,000.  On 1.09 acres this property is totally fenced with rolling lawn, mature perennial garden and a wooded area complete with trails.  We had a ball exploring the woods.  We both had a good roll on the lawn, checked out the walkways and had a sniff at the beautifully fragrant flowers.  The wrought iron fencing means your children or four-legged furry friends won’t be able to leave the property so no worry about accidents here.  And we can tell them, “If you’re going to be locked in a yard, this is THE one you want to be locked up in!!!  It’s fantastic, just this side of Heaven and paw approved!”

Let me tell you the house isn’t too shabby either and built to extremely high standards !!!  You should have heard Mama oohing and awing over the green house and what she calls the home-chef’s dream kitchen complete with heated floor, high-end appliances and a wood-burning fireplace!  Then Papa chipped in about the library, main floor bedroom, 3-car garage and the work shop.  Great location just 5 minutes to the shops and markets of Main Street in Quispamsis or the Rothesay Common.  From all I’m seeing and hearing this is one you should probably take a closer look at.

 

Charlie listed a beautiful house this week in mint condition in Millidgeville at 42 Secoudon Drive near the ferry.  MLS# NB045473 offered at $399,000.  It has four bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths, huge sunny windows, fireplace, huge deck and an awesome kitchen!  We expect this beauty will fly off the shelf!

It’s been a weird weekend staying inside with the rain pouring down but the lawns and gardens really need it so it was a welcome sight even though it interfered with our daily walks.  We just worked around it going earlier than usual when a break came in the weather.  Have a great week and we hope to see you really soon.

Your pal

Big Buddy Bacon

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

April 24th, 2020

Finally our spring/summer wreath at our front door is finished!  Nicholas and I kept Mama company over a four day stretch as she hand-wired each bloom in place!  What a tedious job!!!  Nicholas wasn’t much of a help as he kept bugging her to play ball and kept running through the flowers she had set out on the patio in colour-coordinated groups.  That’s our Nicholas, we didn’t nick-name him Dennis the Menace for nothing!  Even though decorating the wreath is painstakingly slow, it sure is pretty when it’s done!  All who visit our house just love it!  At eight feet in diameter it really makes a statement.  Mama says, “Anything worth doing is worth doing well” and I say, “Go big or go home!”

  Our summer wreath is done!!!

Even though it’s a challenge selling real estate amid Covid-19 Mama, Charlie, Nicholas and I are still working hard!  Our listing at 1 Malabeam Lane, Rothesay closed yesterday.  Offered at $548,000 MLS#NB028280.  Nicholas and I stopped by to check out this waterfront dream.  Here you see us sitting on the new sea wall/berm which is working well!

1Malabeam Lane, Rothesay is SOLD!

We are also excited to bring the buyer to 138 Anchorage Ave MLS#NB032655 offered at $524,900.  Congratulations to our buyers, wishing you many years of happy memories in your new home!  So nice to work with you!

We brought the buyers to 138 Anchorage Ave.

So it’s been a busy week and now we’re hoping to catch some rays as the weather warms and we can see we’re heading towards summer.  The Covid-19 restrictions are starting to get slacker but please keep vigilant and take it a step at a time.  New Brunswick has done so very well and we do want to back-slide!!!  Have a great weekend and we hope to see you soon!

Your pal,

Big Buddy Bacon

 

Blogging with Buddy April 17th, 2020

How blessed are we to live in New Brunswick during Covid-19?  When we see the news and look around the world at how cities and countries are suffering with huge outbreaks and death tolls.  It’s beyond scary.  New Brunswick and Canada as a whole have been following the regulations closely and doing our best to flatten the curve.  Nicholas and I have been practicing our self-isolation and social distancing just going out once a day for our daily walk.  We rarely see anyone on the trails these days and when we have come across anyone especially with a dog, Mama and Papa hold us by the collar at a distance until they pass because we can’t be chummy right now with our four-legged friends either.  We sure will be happy when this is all over!!!  Better days have to be coming.  We got some nice pictures yesterday.  Here’s one Mama took of me and of Nicholas.  She says we’re the prettiest boys in Rothesay but she could be prejudice!

I have to add that we are getting very sick of TV (especially CNN which Papa watches) and if we see one more movie we’re going to scream!  Mama and Papa have lots of good movies but enough is enough.  The only thing keeping us sane is our walks in the fresh air with the birds singing as we stroll though the woodland trails.

Mama and Charlie are both working from home.  TG for computers and smart phones.  They are shocked at the number of inquiries from out of town buyers!  I guess word is out that New Brunswick is THE place to live to be safe during the outbreak.  With our low case numbers, zero deaths and our population really paying close attention and following all the rules, we’re close to having this cracked!  We won’t be surprised if New Brunswick isn’t one of the first places to reopen safely.

Have a good weekend and be sure to Stay In and Stay Safe!  As I say to Nicholas we’ve come this far, it won’t be too much longer!

Your pal,

Big Buddy Bacon

Blogging with Buddy, April 10th, 2020

As we continue on with social distancing and self-isolation it proves to be an Easter for the history books.  Easter is such a special time of year when we’re all used to being with family celebrating over a beautiful Easter feast.  (let me tell you as a Newfoundland dog I really look forward to the feast!).  It’s when Spring is in the air, days are getting warmer with the promise of summer is just around the corner and its puts some extra spring in our steps.  But not this year.   We all have to stay focused with our social distancing even during Easter.  Nicholas and I have been very careful through this Covid-19 to not only keep away from other people but other furry friends as well.  Mama says that if someone pets us they can leave germs on our fur that could rub off with the next rub.  So as we’re out walking and meet up with furry friends we cross the street to keep at least a 2m 6 ft distance or more.  Mama and Papa, speak, smile, wave and keep moving.  It’s soooo important right now as we push through to flatten the curve.  Even when we’re at the grocery store we can’t let people come over to the truck to rub us and say hello as they use to.  I keep explaining to Nicholas who is so very social that this won’t last forever and he’s got to stay strong and stick to the rules.  The good news is that CBC News says the Easter Bunny is immune to the virus!!!  We saw it on the TV ourselves and are so happy about it.  We’ve tried to be good boys all year (for the most part) and hope to find and Easter basket Easter morning.  Nicholas wants to hope he gets up early because if he doesn’t I can’t promise what will be left!  Mama says I need to learn better to share with my brother.  Bend an ear Easter Bunny, I’m working on it.

Remember social distancing, 6 ft apart!

It’s a challenge for Mama and Charlie right now selling real estate.  They have several closings in April they are dealing with and have had plenty of interest from buyers from out of province who feel that New Brunswick is a very desirable place to live now more than ever.  These people plan to visit our province to view homes just as soon as the travel ban and border closures are lifted.  No one knows when that will be but one thing we know for sure; when it comes to a world-wide crisis, New Brunswick is THE place to live!  We are very proud of how our premier and prime minister have been looking after the best interests of the people during these unprecedented times.  We’re also proud of fellow New Brunswicker’s who are respecting the safety procedures in place which is keeping us ahead of the curve.  Special thanks to all the front line workers from medical personal, to delivery, groceries, police, firemen, paramedics, etc.  God bless you all and all that you do every day to help us keep some semblance of normal life and keep us safe.  To those across Canada and around the world who have lost loved ones we send our sincere condolences for your loss.  Our hearts are with you.

We wish you a peaceful Easter weekend during these challenging times and remember stay in and stay safe!  It’s your life, it’s the life of your family and friends, it’s important!

Talk soon,

Big Buddy Bacon 

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

 

Blogging with Buddy, February 14th 2020

Baby it’s cold outside! No wonder they call us tough Canucks as Atlantic Canadians roll right along through snow, sleet, wind & rain!!! Yes homes do sell in the winter time too. There are not as many on the market so the selection is limited for buyers but the sellers don’t have as much competition which is a huge advantage. Buyer’s still get the urge in winter that they’d like to make a move and those relocating here for work have no say on the timing, they have to buy a home now and usually have 30 days to close on their new purchase. In the springtime, usually March, thousands of homes come on the market for sell. It’s great for buyers to have so many to consider but tough competition for the sellers all hoping for that one buyer who chooses their home over all the others! The weather is a key factor in the winter for viewing homes as we go from lovely sunny days with above freezing temperatures to vicious storms blowing through. It really brings front of mind how important it is to buy a quality-built home with good windows, great insulation and economic heating system to help keep the heating costs down. Mama and Charlie have sold homes in the middle of some of our worse winter storms so they know first-hand that when a buyer is ready they want that home now!

It’s a difficult time of year to plan for public open houses this time of year as the weather forecast changes by the minute so who will know what the next Sunday weather will bring. Advertisements need to go in the paper five days ahead to catch deadlines and the weatherman just can’t tell us for sure what’s going to happen in the next five days. So we play it by ear and cross our fingers and paws!

Wishing you all a very nice Valentine’s Day. Nicholas and I don’t have girlfriends at the time, so we don’t have sweethearts to spoil with special treats. Mama and Papa will be celebrating their 28th wedding anniversary on Valentine’s Day so it’s a big day for them! They’ll share cards and a special dinner out and be all smiley and goo goo over each other. Nicholas and I just roll our eyes. On Feb 14th, 1992 Mama’s father, Tom, waltzed her down the candlelit isle at the original little ‘Our Lady of Perpetual Help’ amongst family and friends. It was a Friday night, not too cold but there was snow on the ground. It was followed by a reception and dinner at Shadow Lawn Inn. Mama says it seems like yesterday. Papa says, “Where did the time go?”. No one knew on this happy occasion what was to come. On the day Mama returned from her honeymoon her father was diagnosed with brain cancer at the young age of 62. Always a healthy, robust man, he passed later the same year. Mama is forever grateful to have had her father at her wedding. They were very close and he was the one who taught her to love and care for animals the way she does growing up surrounded with the love of furry friends.

  Happy Valentines Day!

If you’re out and about this weekend, stay warm and stay safe on the ice!

Your pal,

Big Buddy Bacon

Blogging with Buddy January 31st, 2020

We’re excited about our stunning new Global Luxury listing at 40 Brigadoon Terrace in Millidgeville.  This one has it all, panoramic sunset water view, Bose sound system in every room, hardwood and heated slate floors, massive windows, heat pump with AC, hot water in-floor heating, oversized two-way fireplace, huge private deck with hot tub, the feature list here is long!  MLS#NB039359.  Offered at $899,000.  Book your private viewing today and be preparred to be wowed the moment you walk in the door!

 

We been walking the trails and the parks and it’s getting icy again.  The snow is so hardpacked that it’s turning to ice.  We’re being really careful but we worry about Mama and Papa as they just don’t have these big claws to grip the ice like we do!  I’m keeping a close eye on them.  They both have kleets now that fasten onto their boots, good thing.  We found the walking so good when we had the fresh packed snow, just like a side walk but those days are gone and now the ice is here.  We had a nice stroll down at Riverside Park this week just before dusk with a beautiful sunset shinning down over the ice.  Nice end to a perfect day.

  Enjoying the view from Riverside Park!

We had a great turn out at our four open houses last weekend!  Even though it was a dirty, wet, rainy day, folks were out to view our homes.  Special thanks to our sellers for allowing us to host these open houses and special thanks to our colleagues Doug Craft and Jonathon Rasenberg who helped Mama and Charlie open four homes!

Have a good weekend, stay warm and we’ll see you really soon.

Your pal,

Big Buddy Bacon

 

Blogging with Buddy January 17th, 2020

Baby it’s cold outside!  Be sure your furry friends are indoors, ears freeze quickly in these low temperatures.  Sure glad I’ve got this big thick double Newfoundland coat to keep me toasty no matter how much the temperature drops.  I love winter and especially the cold.  When Mama let me out early this morning I started jumping up and down like a little pony I was so happy!  Nicholas looks at me like I have two heads.  He’s not so happy about the cold and is wearing his fur-lined lumber jack coat and needs it.  His fine fur doesn’t keep him very warm so Mama is sure to keep his coat on him when he’s out.  When it’s closer to 0 he wears a nice thick sweater but the sweater won’t cut it in this weather.  I do have a nice fur lined blue plaid coat that I inherited from Theodore.  It’s made exactly like a horse blanket and fastens with buckles.  Mama bought it years ago at the Royal Winter Fair.  By the sounds of things I’ll be sporting it this weekend but I have to tell you, I feel like a Geek wearing a coat!  We shouldn’t complain too much about the cold as our friends in Toronto tell us it’s -32 there and has been for awhile!  When you’re looking for a new home you want one that is well-built and well insulated, keeping you not only warm and cosy in these cold months but also keeping your heating costs down as low as possible.  An inspector or trusted contractor friend will be able to tell you if the house you’re thinking of purchasing is well insulated. A fireplace or airtight stove is another welcome comfort in the cold temperatures.  Nicholas will be curled up by ours this weekend.

  Nicholas in his fur-lined coat.

Please Note;  Charlie’s Open House is Cancelled for today; Due to the weather.  Please watch for it next Sunday Jan 26th.

Charlie is having another open house this coming Sunday at 12 Bitterroot Lane in Quispamsis, MLS# NB036871 from 1-3 pm.  This is a brand new 3100 square foot spec home located within walking distance of Q-Plex and the dog park!  What’s better than living near the dog park?  Nicholas and I would be over there every day.  This home has hardwood floors, open concept, fireplace, huge foyer, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, finished loft, finished daylight basement and 2-car garage!  Move-in ready!

Mama will be hosting a Global Luxury Waterfront open house not this Sunday but next Sunday January 26th from 2 – 4.  Stay tuned, the location to be announced.

Have a great weekend.  If you go out dress warm and if you’re staying in I hope you enjoy a nice fireplace!  Nicholas and I will be walking the trails of Spy Glass and RNS no matter what the weather.  We’ll see all you tough Cunucks on the trails!

Your pal,

Big Buddy Bacon  

Blogging with Buddy, January 10th 2020

Seems so strange now to say 2020!  Sounds so futuristic, don’t you think?  We’re looking forward to another stellar year in real estate and all the excitement and challenges this business can bring!  2019 was fantastic and we’ve hit the ground running in 2020!  Rather you are upsizing or downsizing, looking for waterfront or waterview, condo or townhouse, buying or selling, Mama, Charlie and I are here to help.  I’m personally hoping to be allowed to attend more showings and open houses.  With my good looks and personality plus I feel I’m an asset and with my excellent swimming skills I can certainly point out the many features of waterfront properties at open houses!  Mama is always concerned that someone may be afraid of a big black dog but look at this face, do I look scary to you?

I’m going to ask my furry colleagues Teddy Baskin and Whinny Dorian if their Papas let them attend.  Maybe they can help me convince Mama that Nicholas and I are good support at these events.  I can understand her saying no to Nicholas as the little guy gets a bit excited at times, running around acting the fool but I’m always laid-back and relaxed with perfect manners!  I just like hanging out with people and chilling, showing off the features of the properties.  I’ll keep working on her and if you bump into Mama mention that you’d like to see me and thanks for the support!

First open house of the year is hosted by Charlie at 12 Bitterroot Lane in Quispamsis, MLS# NB036871 this Sunday from 1-3 pm.  This is a brand new 3100 square foot spec home located within walking distance of Q-Plex and the dog park!  I’d love to be within walking distance to the dog park, Nicholas and I would be over there every day.  This home has hardwood floors, open concept, fireplace, huge foyer, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, finished loft, finished daylight basement and 2-car garage!  Move-in ready!

Watch out for freezing rain this weekend and drive safely.  Mama has showings with out of town buyers this weekend so we hope the weather is not too bad!  We’ll be out and about walking the trails of RNS when a break comes in the weather and picking up some groceries.  If you see up in our red truck please come over to say hello.  We have strict orders from Mama to stay in the vehicle when we’re in parking lots but we’d love to see you!

Your pal,

Big Buddy Bacon

Blogging with Buddy, December 20th, 2019

Nicholas and I can hardly stand it!  The anticipation is killing us as we count down the days now and the sleeps until big old Santa Paws visits our house.  we are trying to very hard to be good!  (lets say as good as possible).  I got in a little trouble this week when I stole one of Papa’s leather gloves off a chair and had serious plans to rip it to sheads until I got caught.  Just in the nick of time too as there isn’t a mark on it!  Then the same day a Rogers Cable rep came to the house to repair our cable.  He had a nice pair of work gloves hanging out of his back pocket.  I was just reaching out to grab them when I heard Mama sharply say, “BUDDY”!  Needless to say I aborted that mission, looking around all innocent as if to say, “what?”.  Meanwhile the little guy is as hyper as h_ _ _.  He’s driving me nuts.  I’m so laid back and calm but he’s tearing around the house, tearing around the trails, the fields, the yard….   He can hardly contain himself!  I keep saying,  “Cool it little buddy, the big day is almost here!”  We’ve had some great fun this week with our friends at Allison and Spy Glass.  I do more watching then running but I’m having a good time too.

Special congratulations to our colleague at Coldwell Banker, Paul Dorian on his new puppy Whinney!  She is one adorable little girl from what we hear.  Mama came home from the office ranting and raving until Nicholas and I thought we’d be sick!  “Okay, enough all ready!”  We get jealous you know if she rants too much about other four-legged furry friends!!!  Here’s a pic of Paul and his new fur baby.  I love her colours,  matches me.  Nicholas and I are looking forward to meeting her asap!  She just loves Mama but it’s rare then any dog wouldn’t love our Mama!

We wish you a very Merry Christmas, peaceful holiday season and every blessing in the New Year of good health, happiness and prosperity.  We thank all our loyal clients for putting their trust in our abilities to give you the very best real estate experience!  Talk with you in the New Year!

Your pal

Big Buddy Bacon

Blogging with Buddy December 14th, 2019

Well not too long now until old Santa Paws swings his famous sled in our direction!  We’ve been really good boys all year (don’t ask Papa, he may not agree).  But Mama always calls us angels so that really says it all!  We got our little tree up this week in the family room, all decorated and ready for any gifts that may be tossed our way.  We love gifts especially the ones wrapped in lots of tissue we can tear!  Our big family tree will go in the foyer, it will be a real live tree so we’ll get that up this week.  Our stockings are hanging on the family room fireplace mantle, we’re being as good as gold and we’re ready!

We were out walking the trails of Spy Glass Hill by 7am this morning, getting out there before the storm hit!  We really enjoy an early morning walk.  Mama was up and Adam but it took a little wee bit of coaxing to get Papa on board this morning.  He throughly enjoyed it asa we were out the door, marching along with the wind on our backs and breathing deeply the fresh breeze.  We bumped into one of Nicholas best buddies, little Duffy Black, the border collie.  Duff is 7 months old now, runs like the wind and oh so handsome!!!  I like Duff but I can’t run like he and Nicholas do.  They had a high old time.  Nicholas went right back to bed after eating his breakfast, he was pooped!

Mama and Charlie had two closings yesterday, one at 11 Kingsley Avenue in Woodleigh Park and another one in Quispamsis that was not their listing but listed on MLS.  These buyers will be all set up and in for Christmas.  Hope Santa Paws finds their house too, we’re leaving a note with directions!  Charlie and Mama have a big closing coming up the first week of January in Low Wood, I think this sale of theirs is breaking another record for the area!  Go team go!

  11 Kingsley is SOLD!

Stay high and dry this weekend as they say we are in for a rough one with fifteen hours straight of torrential rains, calling for 60 mm Saturday!  Nicholas and I are in for the day, warm and cosy with a nice breakfast in our tummys and our daily wallk all done!  Stay dry keep your fur babies in out of the storm and we’ll talk with you soon.

Your Pal

Big Buddy Bacon

Blogging with Buddy December 6th, 2019

We had a nice trip to Kingson yesterday where we helped Mama remove the lockbox from 129 Gorham’s Bluff Road which received an accepted offer the very first day on MLS with two back up offers!  MLS#NB035330, $425,000.  You just never know when the buyers will be all over a property!  This one has 15 scenic acres with a panoramic view up and down the St John River.  We had a ball in the snow checking everything out as Mama removed the lockbox.  Wow, what a yard, acres and acres!   I rolled and rolled in the snow while Nicholas ran and ran.  What fun!  Lucky are the new buyers of this gorgeous property!

We’ve been preparing our Christmas cards and will be putting up our own Christmas tree this weekend!  We’re busy as bees!  We just love it when Mama puts up our little 4 foot tree.  So many beautiful animal ornaments passed down over the years.  Each one is wrapped individually and are handled with care! Each year Santa brings us a new one and our Auntie Blue gives us one as well!

We know you’re all busy getting ready for the big day!  Hope to see you out an about this weekend.  Watch for me in my bright red truck!

You pal,

Big Buddy Bacon

 

 

Blogging with Buddy November 22, 2019

Have you ever thought about being in a new home for Christmas?  Have you walk into a showing and visulized where you would stand the Christmas tree in that home.  Can you imagine serving Christmas Dinner by candlelight in your new dining room or baking Christmas cookies with children or grandchildren in an awesome kitchen with sparkling new appliances and possibly double ovens?  There’s still time with many properties available for quick closing!  If a property is empty, and on land titles (which 99% are these days) lawyers can now actually close them in three days!  Gone are the days where closings took a minimum of thirty days.  Mama has tested this, selling and closing a property within 3 days here in Rothesay.  Keep in mind that both the buyers laywer and the sellers lawyer need to be on board to make this happen so you’ll want to check with them first!

We’ve been as busy as bees getting our house ready for Santa.  A week ago we got the outside all done (it was a big job) and we’ve been puttering away in the evenings inside, after Mama is finished work.  Mama and Papa always put up a real fir tree for Christmas in the foyer Christmas week but Nicholas and I have our own little artificial tree.  We don’t have it up yet of course, it’s too early for that but we’ll be pulling it out in a couple of weeks along with all our beloved animal ornaments.  Nicholas just loves it and I do too.  Most of the ornaments are dogs and cats but we also have some squirels, raccoons, bears, deer, mice, ect.  Mama has been collecting them for a long time and they’ve been passed down to us from William and Buffy (the cats) Freckles, Theodore andLaddie (the dogs).  We treasure each one, ohhing and aweing,  as they are unwrapped and placed on the tree.  We have little mini coloured lights and a small santa sits on the top of the tree.  When it’s all done we just lay and stare at it, mesmerized!  We’ll show you some pictures when it’s all up and decorated this year.   Here are some pics of what we did outside.

 

This is the wreath Nicholas and I had chosen for the front door!  We think it’s totally appropriate as you know asa anyone knocks on the door or a squirel even scampers across the yard we let Mama and Papa know that somethings going on!

No open houses this weekend but we will have one next Sunday December 1st at 70 Dunedin Road in Rothesay from 2-4pm.  Please note the date!  MLS#NB036677  Offered at $549,000.  This stone character home has a lovely view of the Kennebecasis River, large foyer, huge living room with 10′ ceiling and wood burning fireplace, spacious dining room and modern granite kitchen!

Don’t you think this little guy all done up with his cosy hat and scarf looks like our new neighbour little Duff Black?  The picture on the left is Duff’s baby picture when he arrived here.  We think they could be twins!!!  Duff is about 6 months old now and he sure is a little sweetheart!  Runs like the wind!!!  Mama has already preparred Nicholas to the fact that he won’t be able to keep up with Duff once Duff’s full grown.  Nicholas wasn’t impressed, he thinks he’s a speed demon and he is but he’ll be 8 on Christmas Day so not quite as quick as he used to be.

Hope you have a good weekend and if you’re out and about dress warm!

Your pal,

Big Buddy Bacon

 

 

Blogging with Buddy November 15th, 2019

Is your home all winterized and ready for some nasty winter weather over the months to come?  The experts have been saying we may be in for some severer winter weather this year and we’ve been busy getting our ducks in a row here.  First we raked all our autumn leaves, bagged them and put them out for composte pick up.  Actually we had a blast brazing through the piles of leaves while Mama and Papa tried to rake them!  Then we drove the markers in the driveway (actually Papa did it) so the snowblower will know exactly where to navigate around the yard.  Then Mama had our furnace fine tuned and filters changed so we’d get maximum performace out of it this winter and we had our fireplaces cleaned and checked as well as all our windows washed.  When you live in the northern hemisphere you just can’t be too careful when preparing your property for the snowy weather.  Now Mama says we’re getting the outside ready for Christmas this weekend.  It’s a huge job with a dozen24″ planters to fill with greens and decorations as well as the window box on the shed plus the hanging baskets.  Then it’s on to the big task!!!  Mama’s humungous  6 foot wreath at the front entrance needs to be converted to winter and what a job that is.  Up and down the ladder many times with Mama and Papa doing the big conversion.  They work together well and have it down to a science now but it still takes about two days before it’s tweaked to perfection!  They have been waiting for some milder weather to get at it (need big coats like the Budster) and it’s sounding good for this weekend.  I’ll keep you posted and show you some pictures when it’s finished.

New listing on 156.5 acres in Kingston with well-built 3 bed/2bath home, oversized 2-car garage and view of the St. John River.  Mature trees and miles of trails for hiking, biking, 4-wheeling and cross country skiing!  All right on your own property. 3574 Route 845, MLS#NB036882, priced at $425,000.

12 Bitterroot Lane , Quispamsis MLS#NB036871 is on the market for $399,900!  This brand new home has 4 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, open concept, fireplace, stunning quartz kitchen, hardwood floors, loft, finished basement, generator hookup, economical ductless heat pump and insulated 2-car garage!  It’s withing walking distance of the ever popular Q-Plex, walking trails and one of mine and Nicholas’ favourite places ‘The Dog Park’!!!  This is the perfect family home for children and pets alike!  Give Charlie or Mama a call and check it out!

If you’re hitting the stores this weekend, brace yourselves.  Nicholas and I stopped at a few this week in the back of our red SUV and we can tell you it was a total zoo!!!  Have a good week and we’ll talk soon!

Your pal,

Big Buddy Bacon

 

Blogging with Buddy November 8th, 2019

Who’s the happiest guy in Rothesay, me or Nicholas?  If there is one thing we love it’s snow!!!  Pristine, crystal clear white, cold, snow.  The happiest day of our year is the first snow day and here it is!  We were estatic when Mama opened the door this morning and there is was in all it’s glory.  I just blinked my eyes a few times and flew out the door bounding across the lawn while Nicholas went flying past me leaping in the air like a banshee.  We both got down and rolled and rolled with goofy smiles on our faces.  Man that feels good.  I’m sure Mama thinks were crazy!  She comes out all bundled up against the elements just laughing at the two of us who are having so much fun.  She goes back in and leaves us there because she knows on the first day of snow we won’t be rushing to get back in the house.  She rallys Papa around and they come back out to take us for a nice long walk where we explore every nook and cranny along the trail.  Oh joy, oh bliss.  Mama and Papa aren’t as excited as we are to say the least.  We hear them talking about slippery driving, wearing heavy coats and boots ; oveall not too enthusiastic!  We say, “Come on guys, get with the program!  This is it for the next five or six months so you might as well suck it up and look on the bright side!”  As I like to say, “Suck it up Buttercup!”

All conditions were met on two more sales yesterday!  First at 129 Gorham’s Bluff Road in Kingston, MLS#NB035330, $412,000, our new listing with 18 scenic acres on the water, sold the first day on the market (in that huge storm we had) with two backup offers waiting on the sidelines.  Second is our Exclusive listing at 75 Kingshurst Lane, Rothesay, $985,000 with 1 full acre of waterfront privacy overlooking Minister’s Face.

129 Gorhams Bluff Road, Kingston SOLD

75 Kingshurst Lane, Rothesay SOLD

The mortgage rates are insanely low as banks battle for your business making this the best  time in decades to lock in 5-year terms or even 10-year!  Coldwell Banker has invited several different bankers to our weekly meeting to fill in the agents on the latest bank offerings and let’s just say it’s very impressive to say the least!  Buying a house has never been soooooo affordable.  Don’t miss the boat, call Mama or Charlie today!  I love the weekly meetings as Kevin sneaks me have a piece of muffin.  He knows blueberry are my favourite and when I pour on the puppy dog eyes, he just can’t resist!

Well hopfully I’ll be doing lots of walking on the trails this long weekend.  I can tell you that Nicholas and I are up for it!  Monday is Remembrance Day and Mama has explained to us the gift of service from our heroic veterns so that we could stay a free country here in Canada.  It’s why we say “Lest we forget!”  Whenever you see a vertern don’t forget to say “Thank you for your service”.  They risked their lives so that we could live free!  And be sure to wear your poppy proudly!

Lest We Forget

Your pal,

Big Buddy Bacon

Blogging with Buddy Nov 1st, 2019

Don’t forget to turn your clocks back one hour Saturday night!  Not sure why we do this as it certainly messes up everyone’s schedules.  Mama says we’ll have to be off the trails Sunday by 5:30pm because it will be dark so early!  Nicholas and I don’t like it.  We enjoy having our big walk of the day at dusk and now this will be cutting into supper time.  We’re now going to have to switch things up and walk first and then supper later.  Why do we do it?  Everyone is complaining and no one seems to want it!  Experts say there are more car accidents the Monday morning after the time change than any day of the year and strokes are actually up 8.2% that day!!!  Mama says it has something to do with 100 years ago or so and the farmers needing daylight in the morning to milk the cows.  I say they now have LED lights so give the rest of us a break!  The experts are saying that you should try to sleep in the extra hour to give your body a chance to readjust your body clock.  Nicholas and I like that idea, we’ll sleep in with Papa but knowing Mama she’ll now be up an hour earlier trying to rally us around for an early morning walk!

  Set your clock back 1 hour Sat night!

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.  Mama welcomes you to drop by for a look!

So happy to see a clear sunny weekend ahead after all that rain and high winds!!!  Poor little Nicholas was nervous in the wind and tried to hide under Mama’s desk.  Nothing much bothers the big Budster!  Have a good weekend and we’ll see ya real soon.

Your pal

Big Buddy Bacon

 

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,

 

Blogging with Buddy, September 27th, 2019

What a fantastic start to fall with this glorious weather!  Mama and Charlie have been busy as bees this month with Charlie bringing the buyer to a close to million dollar home in Millidgeville and Mama getting an accepted offer at her exclusive listing in Rothesay at $985,000.  Top that off with a bidding war in Woodleigh Park, closing the lottery home, a multi-unit East, waterfront cottage in St. Martins, waterfront home in Morrisdale and one on Belleisle Bay, it’s been all over the map!  They listed and sold 51 Deveber Terrace, Millidgeville MLS# NB033120 within 2 hours which will close Monday!  Charlie’s listing, Mama’s sale, $285,000.  I’ve been having a time keeping them all straight but they seem to be on top of it.  As Mama says “you have to beat the iron while it’s hot”.

We had some real excitement when Ben Scholten and his grew from Scholten Landscaping came by and took our forty foot beach tree that was leaning badly from the hurricane and stood it back up!  Yes you are reading this correctly.  The tree is higher than our neighbours two-story house and was leaning at about 35 degrees.  Everyone said it had to be cut down but Mama didn’t want to lose our privacy so she said no, we’re getting in the expert to take a look!  The put three steel anchors in the ground, got out the electric winch and stood that tree right up straight and secured it!!!  We watched along with Papa and couldn’t believe our eyes!

Nicholas put up his new autumn flag this week which we picked up at The Feed Store on Rothesay Avenue.  We love this place, they are so dog friendly and we get to go right in and view the merchandise.  Nicholas almost got kicked out for trying to sample the variety of balls.  I said, “who wants a new ball after you slobber all over it Nicholas!”  He got the message.

We have two open houses on Sunday between 2 and 4 pm.  One at 31 Fox Point Drive, Drury Cove MLS# NB025863 offered at $449,000 listed by our colleague Rod Martens.    The buyer of this property now has the option of choosing their own interior colours and the seller will have it painted before closing!  How cool is that?  You choose and we’ll get it done!

  31 Fox Point Drive, Drury Cove

Our second open house is hosted by our friend and colleague David Nicholson the same day and time in Chapel Hill Estates at 11 Alexscot Court, MLS#NB025240.  Priced at $399,000 this beautiful bungalow with sunroom and finished daylight basement is great value with $458,000 invested! Hope you can drop by!

  11 Alexscott Court, Chapel Hill

Papa had a birthday yesterday and shared his birthday supper with Nicholas and I!  We gave him a special card showing our appreciation for all he does for us every day and Lisa surprised him with some awesome gifts sent from Ottawa via Purolator.  We were so excited we thought (as usual) that the gifts were for us!  There is not much that gets us as excited as the ripping of tissue paper!  Nicholas and I will be out and about this weekend walking the trails with Mama and Papa.  Mama will be showing some houses but always has time for us boys!  Have a great week and we’ll talk soon.

Your pal,

Big Buddy Bacon

Blogging with Buddy, September 20, 2019

We’re excited to announce our Global Luxury Open House this Sunday at 217 Germain Street from 2-4pm.  Mama will be hosting, along with a special guest, this mint condition historic home built in 1888.  What a beautiful restoration inside and out!  Kitchen with 6-burner gas stove & pantry, double parlours, separate dining room, second staircase, finished walkout basement and charming garden.  The work is all done, all that is missing is you!  Hope you can join us for this rare treat!

It will be a quiet weekend for us boys as Mama will be busy Saturday with buyers from Toronto looking for a second home here close to family as well as the open house on Sunday.  So many buyers come to our area from Toronto.  Many have a very different concept of the reality that is Saint John and the valley.  They are pleasantly surprised at the beauty of our homes and yards, the friendliness of the people and our scenic waterways and mountains in the distance.  It is never what they expect and they get so very excited about living here.

Charlie has been as busy as a bee racking up sales like crazy!  Congratulations to him on his listing at 51 Deveber Terrace in Millidgeville which Mama sold 2 hours later to her buyers from Moncton.  What a team, bam, bam, done!  Wish they all worked that way!  Charlie also sold his multi family at 189 -195 Bayside Drive and his waterfront listing at Long Point, Belleisle at 948 Route 850.  Mama has her waterfront property at 11 Morrisdale Beach Road sold and the lottery house at 11 Heritage Way.  It’s right next door to the new Hospital Lottery House at 14 Heritage Way.  Do you have your ticket yet?  Our Saint John Regional Hospital is a great cause that helps the whole community!!!

51 Deveber Terrace, Millidgeville – Sold

948 Route 850, Long Point, Belleisle Bay – Sold

   189-195 Bayside Dr, East Saint John – Sold

 

11 Morrisdale Beach Road, Morrisdale – Sold

 

 11 Heritage Way, Quispamsis – Sold

Hope you enjoy a great weekend.  Supposed to be above average temperatures (to tell you the truth I was enjoying the cool nights and frosty mornings where I go out on the lawn and roll in the frost every morning at 7 am.)  Guess it’s a Newf thing cause I don’t see Nicholas doing it!

Your pal,

Big Buddy Bacon

 

Blogging with Buddy September 13, 2019

Some may not like Friday the 13th but around here we love it!  This was always Mama’s father’s lucky day contrary to what most believe.  All good things happened to him on this day and it seems to follow suit with Mama too.  She looks forward to Friday the 13th and today was no exception.  This morning she listed a beautiful waterfront home on Belleisle Bay with main floor master, large open concept kitchen/great room, stunning gardens and sandy beach on a half acre lot.  Stay posted for more details as it hits the MLS this coming week!

Well we had buttoned down the hatches for the big storm last weekend and we sure were glad we had prepared.  Nicholas and I helped Mama and Papa put away everything off our back deck and stone patio out front.  It was really scary!!!  The wind was coming straight at our front door with that norwester and let me tell you we were not one bit impressed going out in that storm after supper Saturday to do our business.  Mama felt sorry for us as we wandered down across the lawn with our fur practically backwards with the high wind pushing against it.  Wasn’t too long and we were back in the shelter of our cosy house.  We had all just finished our supper which Mama made early just in case we lost power and POW  the power goes out at 6:45 pm.  It’s getting dark so much earlier now that it was completely black out by eight o’clock.  Sure did seem strange to us but Mama and Papa reassured us that everything was okay.  We were well prepared for the storm with food in the house that needed no cooking and lots of fresh water.  Our Uncle Tom (Mama’s brother) who lives close by in Quispamsis keeps a close eye on us when the power goes out.  Mama said we were the first ones out so we’d probably be the first ones on and she was right.  Our power came back on at 9:30 Sunday morning!  Just in time for breakfast!  We all went for a drive in my red truck and were heartbroken to see the big century trees down in King Square!  Nicholas and I just couldn’t believe it.  We were hanging out the back window and I’m sure our jaws were dropping!  Mama was sooooo upset.  She said it takes a hundred years or more to grow trees like that!  At our place we have one big beach tree leaning over.  We don’t want to cut it down as we’d lose some privacy in our yard so our friend Ben Scholten came by to have a look and he’s going to stand it up with anchors and pulleys so we won’t have to cut it!  Always great to know an expert in the business!!!  If you need help with any real estate needs call Mama or Charlie, the local experts in the real estate business.  They’re always available with a smile and some helpful advice ready for the offering!

Well on to clean up this weekend around the yard, probably what you’re doing too.  Have a good one and we’ll talk soon.

Your pal,

Big Buddy Bacon

Blogging with Buddy September 6, 2019

Button down the hatches as Hurricane Dorion heads towards the Maritimes this weekend!  Who would ever guess on this gorgeous blue-sky Friday that anything is amiss?  Is this the calm before the storm?  I’ve heard Mama talk about ‘The Ground Hog Gale’ of 1976 as an event that she will never forget.  Nicholas, Papa (who was living in Ontario at that time) and I listen in awe to the horror story that was the worst gale in Atlantic Canadian history and was broadcast on news stations around the world.  One of Mama’s aunts was visiting Sydney, Australia and was shocked when she turned on the TV and saw Saint john NB being pounded by this unbelievable storm with the footage showing telephone poles falling like matchsticks along Main St and Rothesay Ave.  It hit at 11 am on Ground Hog day and Mama says the morning up to that point was so still and quiet with not a drop of wind.  Then it hit with a vengeance and the large office building where Mama was working quickly had the roof torn right off.  All the staff were looking up from their desks at the sky and took off for home on the bosses order!  Mama was a young girl in her teens, still living at home in Hampton with her parents and she’ll never forget the terrifying drive home.  Roofing shingles and debris were flying everywhere and siding was floating across fields through the air like ribbons.  Winds gusts reach 120 mph/193 kph and it raged on all night.  Her family had horses and a pony who were petrified and everyone was so worried that the barn would come down during the night but it stayed standing!  The neighbour next door was not so lucky and his 30 milk cows were found running wild through the town of Hampton the next day.  It was excruciatingly cold as temperatures plummeted and everyone lost power for many days.  Her parents had 3 wood stoves and a wood-burning fireplace and all were kept stoked until power was restored and the furnace came on days later.  No wonder Mama and all of her generation who lived through that terrible gale cringe at the sound of high winds!

Good news for first time home buyers and those who have suffered a marriage or common law partnership breakdown!  As of September 2, 2019, the First-Time Home Buyer Incentive became available for qualified first-time homebuyers and those who experienced a marriage breakdown. For many, especially young people and first-time buyers, finding an affordable place to call home is not just a challenge – it feels like an impossibility. This initiative is designed to make owning a home more affordable.  You are considered a first-time homebuyer if you meet one of the following qualifications;  you’ve never purchased a home before, you’ve recently experienced a breakdown of a marriage or common-law partnership or in the last four years, you did not occupy a home that you or your current spouse owned.  Keep in mind you still need a down payment to qualify, you can apply for a 5 or 10% shared equity mortgage, your income can’t be any higher than $120,000 and your total borrowing is limited to a 4 x the qualifying income.  There are many details to review for mortgage qualifications so please call Mama or Charlie if you are thinking about buying a new home.  If they can’t answer all your questions they can head you in the right direction to mortgage specialists who can help!

Due to the pending storm Mama and Charlie will not be having open houses this weekend as they had originally planned but will continue on with those Sunday September 22.  Please watch for details.  Have a safe weekend and be very careful on the roads if you must go out!  Nicholas and I will be staying close to home curled up on the sofa!

Your pal,

Big Buddy Bacon

 

Blogging With Buddy August 30, 2019

Looking forward to the Labour Day long weekend.  We’ve been super busy, going 7 days a week so Mama and Charlie are hoping to get a bit of a breather this weekend.  But you know those two, all it takes is a call, text or email and they are right back out there showing and listings some of the most beautiful properties in New Brunswick!

We’ve been indoors  quite a bit the last few days with the rainy weather (Nicholas doesn’t even want to step one foot out the door when it’s wet) so the sunshine predicted for the long weekend will be a welcome sight.  I must say that the lawn is very, very lush and green.  Time for Papa to get the lawn mower out again.  He seems to love driving that lawn tractor!  There has been a deer sleeping on our lower lawn through the day and at night.  She doesn’t seem to care that we four-legged furry friends live here and we really don’t care if she’s around either.  We’re not the type of dogs to bark at or chase deer.  Nicholas and I pretty well ignore them.  Mama gets a bit excited when they eat her flowers but not enough to chase them.  I’d say Mama has enough flowers without worrying if a few blooms are missing.

We’ve had a lot of attention this past week on 217 Germain Street, MLS#NB025409  priced at $495,000, the impeccable single family brick home with lovely private garden and harbour view.  What a fantastic location just a quick five minute walk to the City Market, the shopping malls, pedway to Harbour Station and all the exciting bars and tasty restaurants in our uptown core.  Only twice in Mama’s career has she come across a historic home completely restored in the best of taste and care the way this one is.  With the owner being an engineer it’s no wonder that no detail has been overlooked from the roofing to the wiring, plumbing, brick pointing, windows and interior finishes.  The work is all complete, all that’s missing is you!  I personally love the place!  Where could you live right uptown in a luxurious mint condition statement home and have the luxury of a private garden to enjoy the fresh sea air of the Port City?

 

Hope you all have a wonderful Labour Day Weekend with lots of sunshine and plenty of fun  whatever you choose to explore in New Brunswick!  Then it’s back to school, next Tuesday!  Not for Nicholas and I, we finished doggy kindergarten & doggy school years ago and Nicholas won the top prize for smartest pup in his class when he was in grade one with some of his special tricks!  I’d say he was the teacher’s pet!  He’s such a happy looking guy!  Everywhere we go people say oh he’s so happy looking.  He does always have a good time no matter where we go or what we’re doing!  When Mama says ‘Okay let’s get in the truck, he’s the second one in because the Budster is always first into the Bud Mobile!

Your pal,

Big Buddy Bacon

 

 

Blogging with Buddy August 23, 2019

What a week!  Great time to be in real estate in all price ranges!  The high-end is on the move with accepted offers in Milledgeville and Rothesay and the mid-range is on fire.  We have a beautiful new Exclusive listing on the waterfront in the heart of Rothesay with a full acre of total privacy and 300 feet of frontage overlooking Minister’s Face.  Price $985,000.  If you are looking for privacy on the water in Rothesay contact Mama or Charlie for details.

Enjoyed our first ever swim in Hammond River!!!  Wowsey, wowsey, wowsey!  What a river.  The water is crystal clear, we could count every pebble on the bottom.  Nice and warm too, Nicholas jumped right in.  We are used to swimming in salt water and Mama couldn’t believe how fluffy out coats were when we dried off after our swim.  I had never swam anywhere with a current and I was quite surprised when I wadded right in and started swimming up river.  “Hey, what’s going on?  I’m a strong swimmer but I don’t seem to be getting very far!”  I quickly headed at a diagonal towards the shore before jumping in again.  Nicholas had no problem going straight across the river.  He’s one strong little tyke!  The water is low being August but still deep enough for us to swim.  Mama came in up to her knees but didn’t want to get her shorts wet. hahaha.  I don’t have to worry about that.  Hope we get to go back there sometime soon.  Mama and Papa were reminiscing about a lovely old covered bridge that was here, now replaced with a new steel contraception.  I never saw it but know what they are talking about because I’ve driven over the Smithtown covered bridge.  They sure add a lot to the beauty and history of our province.  Hope they don’t tear any more down.

You can start to feel it in the air that summer is coming to an end.  The nights are consistently cooler but the days are still lovely and warm.  Still a great time for the beach, barbeques, the cottage, camping, the boat, the bike and all that goes with another fabulous New Brunswick!  So we’ve got a few great weeks left (maybe more if Mother Nature works with us on an awesome fall)!  So get out there and enjoy!!!  Nicholas and I are hoping to get to one of the beaches for a relaxing swim.  A drive in the country is always pretty this time of year, to visit friends.  We love driving around in our red truck.  If you see us be sure to say hello.

Your pal

Big Buddy Bacon

Blogging with Buddy August 18th, 2019

Great to see the market so hot in Southern New Brunswick!  It’s been a long time since Mama has seen so many relocating to our fine province.  Ten years to be exact.  She and Charlie have been dealing with a lot of people from British Columbia, Ontario and various states across the USA.  Nice to see some of the long time listings moving on to new owners.  Listings are at a shortage for the first time in many years as relocators fly in choose their favourite home and fly out leaving one more property off the market.  If you or someone you know is thinking about selling give Mama or Charlie a call as they are happy to provide a no obligation consultation to advise you on the value range of your home and the selling process.

I woke this morning at seven am to pouring rain and I mean buckets but it’s clearing up nicely now!!!  Mama was happy to get the lawn a much needed soaking.  It’s been a hot summer especially when you’re wearing a full time Newfoundland coat!!!  Thankfully Mama has kept me partially shaved for months in what she calls a ‘puppy cut’.  This means my fur is about two inches long and she says that I still look cute!

 

We have really been enjoying Cochran’s Country Market this summer!!!  Nicholas and I go with Mama in the SUV while she shops for everything from hanging baskets to annuals, fresh produce to the best steaks around!!!  Mama and Papa really enjoyed the local strawberries from Jemseg this year and Nicholas and I can attest to the juicy steaks just from the bit of left-overs we get along with our veggies.  We say, #BestSteakEver!  Special thanks to Tim and the gang for providing such high quality here in the valley!  Keep up the good work team, we really appreciate it!  Here is a pic of Tim with his large flower selection and our deck with the choices we made here.

Have a great week and we’ll be seeing you real soon!

Your pal,

Big Buddy Bacon

 

 

Blogging With Buddy, August 9, 2019

Summer is flying by and the weather is hotter than most of us can remember!  The real estate market has heated up as well being hotter than it’s been here in ten years!  A welcome change for the sellers but tough on buyers with selection of inventory lower than it’s been in a decade.  Usually July and August are the two slowest months of the year but not this year!  Mama and Charlie have been busy and have sold many of our high-end and mid-range homes.  If you or someone you know are considering to sell, give them a call, text or email as they are happy to discuss what’s entailed in being ‘on the market’, our marketing strategy which is second to none and the value of your home today.

Four open houses this weekend, all Sunday from 2-4!  Mama is at 11 Heritage Way off Pettingill Road.  MLS NB018710 $749,000.  A luxurious executive home with an amazing layout and stunning finishes.  The inground pool is a special feature for this warm time of year inviting you in for a refreshing dip!

11 Heritage Way, Quispamsis

Greg O’brien welcomes you to 31 Fox Point Drive in Drury Cove.  MLS NB025863 $499,000.  This exceptionally well-built three bedroom/two and a half bath home features quartz custom kitchen with butlers pantry and master suite with private balcony!

  31 Fox Point Drive, Drury Cove

Join David Nicholson at 11 Alexscott Court, Chapel Hill, Rothesay. MLS NB025240 $399,000.  This bungalow is in mint condition with beautifully finished basement and inviting sun room!  The gem of Chapel Hill!

  11 Alexscott Court, Chapel Hill

Charlie is happy to show you through 146 Harbourview Drive, East in Redhead.  MLS NB027837 $184,500.  This well-kept home features four bedrooms and two full baths with main floor master, nice sized deck and walkout basement.

  146 Harbourview Drive, Redhead

Nicholas and I are heading out to New River Beach on Saturday for a refreshing swim and some fun in the sun.  Nicholas will be digging deep holes with sand flying in every direction while I glide through the cool clear water (my very favourite thing to do)!!!  Mama and Papa will walk the beach in their search for sea glass.  They have a huge collection gathered from over the years which includes some very rare colours such as red, orange, purple, blue, yellow and lots of beautiful turquoise.  Of course the most common are the green, white and brown which are the most common.  They have one nice-sized pale yellow which has a bug fossilized inside.  Papa likes to collect milk glass and pottery too but Mama sticks strictly to glass.  She says that Nicholas and I are a big help in this process as often when our big feet churn up the sand as we run across the beach we unearth the corner of a glistening piece of glass hidden just below the surface which they quickly scoop up.  Hope to see you around.

My 1st day at the beach, 2013!!! 

Your pal,

Big Buddy Bacon

 

Blogging with Buddy August 1, 2019

All set for the New Brunswick Day Weekend and looking forward to some gorgeous NB weather with warm sultry days and refreshing cool nights.  I can barely remember the humidity I suffered while living in Gatineau/Ottawa my first six months before moving to God’s country here in New Brunswick.  You can just imagine with my big Newfie coat how I felt in that sweltering 35+ weather every day.  The day I arrived to my new home in NB it was November and  I jumped out of the car, ran right up to Nicholas who was standing there waiting for me and the two of us took off tearing around the lawn.  When I was six months we were about the same size but I kept growing!  It was love at first sight for my new family and the feeling was mutual.  Mama and Papa were smiling and laughing, gently rubbing my ears and telling me how beautiful I am, Nicholas was being his usual silly self spinning round and round with excitement and I knew in that moment, in my heart of hearts, that this family and I would be inseparable forever!  And boy was I right.  I’ve been here six years now and every year is better than the year before.  Plus I LOVE this weather, never too hot and the refreshing nights are awesome!  We are so spoiled living in this gorgeous province!!  The people of Upper Canada have no idea what they are missing!

So happy to meet Nicholas!

We won’t be having open house this long weekend but we will the following Sunday August 11th from 2-4 pm.  Watch the Real Estate Guide, MLS.CA and this web site for more details.  Don’t miss the gorgeous property I’ll be featuring in my own ad “Buddy’s Best”!  Stunning waterfront in the heart of Rothesay on 2 Acres with sandy beach rights!

Thank you to everyone who turned up for our Global Luxury Open House last Sunday on Deer Island.  With 75 people in attendance Mama was flabbergasted (and picked up some serious buyers)!  It was a perfect, blue sky day and the ferry ride was awesome!  Special thanks to Papa, Auntie Blue and Uncle Clinton for helping out with crowd control at the event.

Auntie Blue & Uncle Clinton

Power boat cruising by.

  Scenic view from the ferry.

Have a great New Brunswick Day weekend and say hello when you see me out and about!

Your pal,

Big Buddy Bacon

 

Blogging With Buddy, July 26, 2019

New Brunswickers flock to the annual New River Sand Sculptor competition!  We’re hoping to get some sun at New River Beach and preview the sand castles, dragons, dolphins & more.  Always a happening spot and it will be packed for the sand castles!  Hope to see you there!  Just 20 minutes from the Harbour Bridge.  Nothing like a refreshing dip or just splashing around in the cool clean Bay of Fundy!  It’s the most beautiful beach I’ve ever seen and Nicholas and I have seen a lot of beaches!  It’s our favourite thing!

It looks like a busy Sunday with another active weekend for open houses with four being hosted this Sunday  from Deer Island to Drury Cove , Quispamsis to Rothesay between 2 and 4 pm!  Mama and Papa will be at this extraordinary property on Sunday which is supposed to be a gorgeous day.  Why not head out on the scenic ferry ride through the neighbouring islands for a Sunday drive!

  Scenic ferry ride to Deer Island.

101 Richardson Road, MLS# SJ175127, Deer Island Sunday 2-4 pm. $499,000

Charlie Turnbull will be hosting 11 Heritage Way, Quispamsis MLS# NB 018710 on Sunday, 2-3:30 pm.  This inviting four-bedroom home has it all with a casual feel and comfortable flow you’ll be oohing and awing from entrance to exit!

11 Heritage Way, MLS# NB 018710, Quispamsis Sunday 2 -3:30 pm. $749,000

Greg O’Brien welcomes you to 31 Fox Point Drive in Drury Cove with this well-built 3 bedroom/ 2 1/2 bath home with inviting quartz kitchen with butler’s pantry and huge private deck.  Built among lovely upscale homes.

31 Fox Point, Drury Cove, Saint John, MLS# NB  025863 $449,000

 

David Nicholson is at popular Chapel Hill Estates in a striking bungalow at 11 Alexscott Court Sunday from 2-4 pm.  This well built-well planned home is in mint condition with daylight finished walkout basement!

11 Alexscott Court, Chapel Hill, Rothesay MLS# NB025240 $399,000

If you’re out and about this Sunday we welcome you to drop in to any of our lovely properties for a closer look.  Hope to see you soon!

 

 

Your pal,

Big Buddy Bacon

 

 

Blogging with Buddy July 12th, 2019

Not one but four exciting open houses this Sunday including a Global Luxury Open House!  Special thanks to my colleagues who are helping us out this Sunday.  Hope you can drop by and say hello as you tour these handsome properties!

Sunday 2-4 pm Paul Dorian is hosting 31 Fox Point Drive a quality built home with a motivated seller which means extra savings to you!  Price is reduced to $449,000!!!  MLS# NB025863.   3 bed/2.5 bath, H/W floors, cherry & quartz kitchen with butler’s pantry, huge great room, open concept, massive deck, impressive master suite with walk-in closet, 5-piece ensuite bath and private balcony.

31 Fox Point Drive, Drury Cove

Join Michelle Harding Sunday between 12:30 and 2 pm at 11 Heritage Way, off Pettingill Road at this Global Luxury listing with every imaginable feature!  Reduced to $749,000 MLS#NB018710 this home is so very impressive!  With four bedrooms, all with walk-in closets and ensuite baths!  Open concept, glamorous quartz kitchen, high-end appliances, spacious rooms, numerous built-ins, exceptional laundry room, finished loft & more!  This home comes turnkey with furnishings, accessories, gym equipment, etc!  Exceptional value!

11 Heritage Way, off Pettingill Road

Greg O’Brien welcomes you to 11 Alexscot Court in Chapel for this above average impeccable bungalow with inviting sun room, open concept, H/W floors,  inviting kitchen with pantry, 3 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, main floor den, walk-in tub & chair lift.  Large finished basement with kitchenette, bedroom, bathroom, seasonal closet and huge storage room plus 2-car garage.  MLS#NB025240 Reduced to $399,000

11 Alexscot Court, Chapel Hill

Mama is hosting a waterfront open house this Sunday from 2-4 at Washademoak Lake at 1588 Scenic Narrows Blvd. Cambridge Narrows.  MLS#NB018216 Priced at $498,000.  This beautiful property comes with 2.4 scenic acres, beach, boat dock and 257 feet on the water!  This 4-5 bedroom/3 bath year round cottage has been beautifully updated with quartz, kitchen, modern bathrooms, dining area overlooking the water with deck access, great room with wood stove and finished basement.  The over-sized 2-car boat house has finished loft with 2 bedrooms and full bath with intercom to the main house.  Nicholas and I will be along to show you how much fun can be had when you live on the water.  Papa will be with us at the shore where Nicholas will provide games with his ball and I’ll be showing how important it is to be confident and calm in the water. with smooth strong strokes.  Bring your trunks and join me for a swim.  I make a great swimming Buddy (no pun intended!) Playing ball is no doubt Nicholas’ favourite pass time but for the Budster it’s certainly swimming, swimming, and more swimming and this is the perfect place to do it!!!  Hope to see you there for a Meet & Greet with the Budster!  Bring your children and grandchildren, love to see ya!

1588 Scenic Narrows Blvd, Cambridge Narrows, Washademoak Lake.

There is nothing to compare with summer in New Brunswick so I hope you get out there and enjoy it.  Our beaches are in full swing and we have some of the nicest beaches in the country It’s sure to be a fun packed weekend and we hope to see you around!

See you Sunday at 1588 Scenic Narrows!

Your pal,

Big Buddy Bacon

Blogging with Buddy July 5th 2019

Don’t know about you but I just can’t take the heat!!!  It’s been so cold for so long that we’re just not used to it and this big Newfie coat isn’t helping.  Mama started trimming it back with the clippers a few weeks ago and I wasn’t being very cooperative but let me tell you I will be a very good boy and stand very still if she’ll just just back some of this thick fur!  Nicholas has no problem with his fine coat.  TG we’ve got the AC cranked and I’m laying right on the largest vent in the house!!!  I’m usually the kind of guy who shares but not in this weather.  I can’t wait for Mama to take me to New River this weekend so that I can jump right in.  She says it’s so hot she may jump right in behind me!  It won’t be the first time.  Now Papa, that’s a different story.  He puts his toe in the cold water and runs for the beach!  Nicholas isn’t much better, getting in to his knees but with this heat I’m sure he’ll jump in too.  We’ve been seeing on the news how there have now been two great white sharks seen in the water of the Bay of Fundy!!!  Mama worries about me, she says I’d be the ‘full meal deal’!  So I stay very close to shore, going just over my head so that I can swim freely.  We may even get Papa in the bay to his knees this weekend!

The market continues to boom!  Homes sales more brisk than Mama has seen in ten years!  Plenty of relocators coming in from Ontario and the west with the bulk of Mama and Charlie’s buyers coming in from BC this year.  With the exorbitant prices and small lots of BC, these buyers think they’ve died and gone straight to Heaven when they see what their hard earned dollar can get them here in New Brunswick!  If you’ve been thinking about selling, now is the time.  Call Mama and Charlie with any real estate questions you may have or ask for a free market analyses.

Congratulations to our seller of York Point, Suite 104 on the sale of their waterfront condo.  This was an exclusive listing in need of some updates which will be carried out by the excited local buyer.   We wish the buyer many years of happy memories in their new unit with one of the best views on the Harbour Front!

Suite 104, York Point is SOLD!

We’re excited about our new Global Luxury Listing at 1 Malabeam Lane, Sagamore Point, Rothesay.  Nested on two full lush acres surrounded by mature trees on a quiet cul de sac this executive home has it all!  Wine cellar, huge granite eat-in custom kitchen with upscale stainless steel appliances and deck access, three fireplaces, great room with cathedral ceiling, main floor master, rec room complete with wet bar,  pool table and more!  Moor your boat in the protected cove and launch your dingy or kayak off your own private shore.  If you appreciate privacy, you’re going to love all this property has to offer.  This installation of a brand new six foot berm across the back and sides of the property assures no risk of flooding in spring freshet!  Offered at $548,000 MLS # NB028280. Live the lifestyle many only dream of!

 

 

Congratulations to Mama who celebrated 15 Years in Real Estate yesterday on July 4th!  She says if she were American there’d be fireworks.  Mama has worked with thousands of wonderful buyers and sellers in this time frame and takes great pride in helping sellers move on with new lifestyle plans as the buyers move into their dream homes!  She looks forward to many more years in a profession her father always wanted her in!  When she went into interior design in 1985 her father said, “Forget the decorating, you should be in real estate”!  She loved design and enjoyed it for many years not realizing until the first day she was licensed in real estate that it would have been his birthday and had his wish!  He passed away young at 61 years old in 1992 but she always thought he was looking down on her that day smiling on the fate that his wish had begun!

Hope you have a great weekend.  Don’t forget plenty of sun screen if you’re out and about and please do not take leave children or furry friends in the car in this  hot weather!!!  Have a great one!

Your pal,

Big Buddy Bacon

 

Blogging with Buddy June 28th, 2019

Happy Canada Day!  Are you all set to celebrate our great nation this weekend?  Nicholas and I are looking forward to some R & R and a nice barbecue but we are not looking forward to any fireworks.  We hate fireworks and poor little Nicholas will try to hide under the bed even when there is thunder.  So Mama and Papa are very careful to keep us in and we usually have a noisy action flick on the TV just to be sure we don’t hear if any neighbours set off some private fireworks!  We highly recommend this precaution to all our four-legged furry friends!  We will be sporting our Canada red and white scarves all weekend (Mama says they look great against our black fur) and we have our Canadian flags  flying out front.  We love our country and are so very proud to be Canadian dogs!

Congratulations to our friend Oliver Mortimer on the sale of his gorgeous property at 232 Darlings Island Road, MLS#NB006806!  This was one of our personal all time favourites with over nine acres of land, waterfront on Darlings Lake for swimming and boating plus three acres of scenic fenced meadow around the house!  Not to mention the beautiful house with huge stone fireplace for cool nights!  What more could a big dog ask for?  Congratulations as well to the new buyers from Vancouver, BC.  You’re going to love this place and let us be the first to say “Welcome to New Brunswick”!

232 Darlings Isl Rd, is SOLD!

Congratulations as well to our friend Tom Simms on the sale of his handsome home at 41 Fox Point Drive, Drury Cove.  Tom is always so very pleasant, such a gentleman and Mama has always enjoyed working with him.  Mama was always raving about the decorating and design of this stunning home.  Nicholas and I went with Mama to put up the sold sign.  Congratulation to the Ontario buyer.  Your gonna love our city and we bet you won’t miss the daily commute one bit!  So happy you’re coming to New Brunswick!

41 Fox Point Dr is SOLD!

Have a great Canada Day weekend and we hope to see you out and about!

Your pal,

Big Buddy Bacon,

 

Blogging with Buddy, June 21st, 2019

What’s more beautiful than New Brunswick?  It may be the first day of summer and too wet to enjoy outdoor activities today but the lawns are getting super green and the trees are leafing out in all their glory.  Nicholas and I are really looking forward to summer this year and hoping for a few good days at the beach.  We had a wonderful drive yesterday with Mama who went to visit clients on Deer Island.  We were really good boys on the scenic ferry ride and the water was as smooth as glass.  Our listing at 101 Richardson Road, MLS#SJ175127 has been reduced to $499,000 CDN a super value for sure.  Complete with huge wrap around deck, private beach, awesome view and an elevator, what more could we ask for?

High tide, taken yesterday.                                                     Low tide, walk on the ocean floor!

 

View from the water.                                                             View from the house.

Mama and Charlie are hosting two open houses this Sunday from 2-4 pm.  Mama will be at 31 Fox Point Drive, Drury Cove, MLS#NB025863, $495,000 another awesome deal for the right buyer in a wonderful natural environment close to all city amenities just reduced $105,000!  Charlie will be at 11 Alexscot Court, Chapel Hill, Rothesay MLS#NB025240 $425,000 an awesome bungalow with one level living plus the finished daylight basement and beautiful grounds.  Hope to see you at one or both of these special homes.

We’re so happy for the owner of 41 Fox Point Drive, Drury Cove MLS# SJ180958 $625,000 on the sale of his handsome home to an out of province buyer!  Congratulations, now it’s time to start packing!!!  Nicholas and I will be down to put up the SOLD sign!  Our favourite job!!!

Stay high and dry this weekend, hope you get some well deserved R & R!

Your pal,

Big Buddy Bacon

Blogging with Buddy, June 16th, 2019

Happy Father’s Day!  Hope you’re having some quality time with your Papa today on this gorgeous sunny day with bright blue sky and not a cloud to be seen!!!  We have a card for our dear Papa who is so very good to us and some fresh cooked Bay of Fundy lobster with all the fixings that Mama will prepare for a special supper tonight.  We can’t say enough about our Papa who we love to death!  He is always gentle and kind with us, brushes our longs coats, helps with our baths (not an easy task with the Big Budster), prepares our meals when Mama is out and comes on our daily walks.  He tells us every day what good boys we are and let me tell you that means a lot to Nicholas and I!

If you happen to be out and about Mama and Charlie each have an open house today from 2-4 pm.  One is at 11 Alexscot Court in Chapel Hill, Rothesay, which is a beautiful three bedroom, three full bath bungalow with finished basement  has every bell and whistle you can imagine.  Features inviting sun room, walk-in tub, chair lift to basement, open concept and huge storage room at the end of a quiet cul de sac.  MLS# NB025240 offered at $425,000.

The other is at 31 Fox Point Drive, Drury Cove which is a high quality two-story, 3 bedroom, two and a half bath with open concept, custom quartz cherry kitchen with butlers pantry, den, master with ensuite, walk-in and huge balcony, four storage rooms and huge balcony.  This one has been greatly reduced for quick sale meaning plenty of savings to you!  MLS# NB025863  offered at  $495,000.  Drop by our open houses if you are in the area or looking for a lovely new home.

 

Hope we see more sun this week!  The nights have been cool and I can live with that but it’s time now for some summer fun for the Budster and his side kick, Nicholas.   There is nothing I enjoy more than a visit to the beach and a refreshing swim in the Bay of Fundy.  Hoping to get rolling on that soon!!!  Have a great week and we’ll talk soon.

Your pal,

Big Buddy Bacon

Blogging with Buddy June 7th, 2019

Sunshine, glorious sunshine, how long I have awaited your smiling face!  Nicholas and I are so very happy to finally see the sunshine!!!  We were getting tired of listening to everyone bellyache from Mama and Charlie, Papa, Auntie, you name it, New Brunswickers have had enough rain to last them a long time!  Now’s the time for summer.  We plan on helping Mama this weekend put together her annual planters (she didn’t dare until now it’s been so cold).  We don’t do much to help, just lay close by in case she needs us for anything.  We have a big two-story roof over our front door so it allows us to all be in the shade while we’re working.

If you’re looking for a fabulous deal on an executive home, look no further it’s here!  31 Fox Point Drive in Drury Cove MLS#NB025863  just been listing with Mama and Charlie and the motivated owner has lowered the price by $105,000 (yes you are reading this correctly) from previously $599,000 to now with Mama at $495,000 and this price is negotiable.  The owner is a highly reputable builder who has moved on in his career from residential to commercial projects and is ready to let this one go!  It has a stunning stone facade with two-storey entrance opening into a two-storey foyer, open concept, gleaming hardwood and porcelain flooring, spacious great room with propane fireplace, a multitude of sunny windows and natural light as well as deck access.  The custom cherry kitchen has quartz counter tops and beautiful butlers pantry with breakfast room or main floor office with nearby powder room.  The second floor has three generous-sized bedrooms including the master with private deck access, walk-in closet and five-piece ensuite bath, second full bathroom and good-sized laundry room.  Two car attached garage, paved driveway, several storage rooms and efficient radiant heat complete the package.  Call Mama or Charlie today for your private viewing.  If you’re in the market for an executive home, don’t let this one slip through your fingers!  Best deal I’ve seen in a very long time!

   

We may take in the  ‘Artrageous Special Farmers Market’ held at Kingsbrae Garden in St. Andrews on Saturday.  Sounds like lots of fun with interesting art, produce and products!  Maybe we’ll see you there!  Don’t forget to come over and say “hello” if you see me in the parking lot in my red truck!  Kingsbrae has free admission tomorrow but Mama says they won’t let us boys in but she promises to stop somewhere special along the way to be sure we have a fun filled day!  We’re hoping it’s a beach!  Paws crossed and hoping!

Your pal,

Big Buddy Bacon

Blogging With Buddy May 31st, 2019

New uptown listing on Historic Germain Street (MLS#025409) at 217 Germain is a rare find due to the impeccable condition!  Listed at $495,000.  Not often we see a home come on the market (this one circa 1888) that has been so lovingly restored inside and out, top to bottom.  With gracious rooms for entertaining and comfortable every day living this home has a fabulous location with a walk-score of 87!   Do you enjoy shopping at the City Market?  No problem, it’s just down the street!  When I stopped by with Mama to put up on the lock box I noticed lots of four-legged friends in the neighbourhood.  This home has a private fenced garden in the back of the property perfect for your pets!

We have three open houses planned for Sunday from 2-4 pm.  Mama is at 41 Fox Point Drive, Drury Cove, MLS #013639  $625,000, Charlie is at 14 Garrison Drive, Hastings Cove, Rothesay MLS#018260   $569,000 and our friend David Nicholson is at 12 Morrison Lane, Quispamsis MLS #013634 $421,000.

41 Fox Point, Drury Cove

14 Garrison Drive, Hastings Cove

12 Morrison Lane, Quispamsis

Hope to see you out and about this weekend and really hoping to see some sunshine!!!  Mama says our flowers are going to mildew if we don’t see the sun soon!

Your pal,

Big Buddy Bacon

 

 

 

 

Blogging with Buddy May 24th, 2019

Stunning new spacious listing at 11 Alexscot Court in Chapel Hill!  Arguably Chapel Hills finest bungalow loaded with extras inside and out!  Fabulous landscaping, spacious open concept layout, gleaming hardwood, 4 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms including the master ensuite bath and walk-in tub, finished daylight basement and three season sun room.  All appliances included such as double oven stove, Electolux upscale refrigerator, microwave, Meile extra quiet dishwasher, washer dryer and second fridge in the lower level.   Located at the end of a quiet cul de sac Going on MLS Monday.  Call Mama or Charlie today for your private viewing!  Up-kept with the greatest of care.  Receipts on hand for $458,000 invested, listed at $425,000.

Watch for open houses at this lovely property!

Finally I got to feel the warmth of the sun this afternoon!!!  Thought that Nicholas and I were going to mildew it’s been raining so much!  Gray day after day after day.  Nicholas has been driving the whole family crazy because he hasn’t been getting out as much  as usual so he tears through the house wide open, up and down the staircase like a wild man.

I turned seven years old today (Nicholas is 7 1/2) and celebrated with my favourite thing an A & W Buddy Burger with cheese!  Nicholas got one as well and it was yummy yummy in our tummies!  Mama got a Mama Burger and Papa had a Teen Burger with all the fixings.  We love the way they are made without the use of hormones or steroids, the way burgers should be!

I’ve been out touring around, staying in touch with our buyers and sellers.  I really enjoy driving in my red truck.  It’s one of my favourite things to do and I never know where I’m going to end up.  So if you see me out and about drop over and say hi!

 

Your pal

Buddy Bacon

Blogging with Buddy May 17th, 2019

Absolutely amazing panoramic view of Passamaquoddy Bay near St. Andrews from this new waterfront listing in Bocabec coming soon to MLS with 1.3 acres acre on Digdequash River where it meets the Bay of Fundy.  This one-owner home or year round vacation cottage contains 4 bedrooms and three full bathrooms with finished daylight basement and glorious views out most windows!  Nicholas and I went for a drive Saturday with Mama and Papa to view the property and just couldn’t believe the view shown here with the tide out  !  Really cool with seals swimming in the cove!  Good place for a swim with the warmer water of the river meeting the bay.  Priced at $318,900.

Shown here in summer.

When we left there we stopped at New River Beach so that I could enjoy my first swim of the year in the Bay of Fundy.  We got out at Carrying Cove Beach, I jumped right out and just ran for the shore and jumped right in.  Wow, talk about refreshing!!!  It’s pretty cool this time of year so I didn’t stay in a long time, about fifteen minutes and then came out, had a good shake and Mama dried me with a towel.  Nicholas went in to his ankles and that was it!  He’ll be swimming in late June, July and August when the bay heats up a bit.  Sure was a fun day for us.

Mama says we’re going to have picnics there this summer and we can’t wait!!!  Maybe  I’ll have my cheese burger picnic there for my upcoming birthday!  I’m going to soon be seven years old!  Paws crossed and hoping!!!

Your pal,

Big Buddy Bacon

 

 

Blogging With Buddy, May 10th, 2019

We wish you a very happy Mother’s Day this weekend for all your hard work, sacrifice, devotion and love!  There is no one like our mothers who dish out unconditional love in abundance!  She’s always there for us and her love is our strength.  Hope you mothers enjoy a special day with your children and this includes four-legged furry friends of course.

 

We’re so happy excited about our beautiful waterfront listing in Morrisdale at 11 Morrisdale Beach Road MLS# NB019635.   With a panoramic view and private beach you can enjoy all that a New Brunswick lifestyle has to offer.  This six bedroom home with finished daylight walkout basement fills the bill perfectly for large families and the deep water mooring is an added essential if you’re boater!  Nicholas and I hope to be visiting this summer to enjoy that gorgeous beach to the fullest!    Hey, sounds like lots of fun to me!

Our lawns are certainly getting very green with all the rain we’ve been having.  We sure did appreciate those sunny warm days, staying out for hours letting the rays bounce off our shinny black coats.  Mother Nature is just getting the ground prepared for a warm balmy summer.  Have a great weekend and hope to see you soon.

Your pal,

Big Buddy Bacon 

 

 

Blogging with Buddy May 3rd, 2019

Well the lawns are turning green now with all the rain we had I enjoyed the bright blue skies earlier this week.  Nicholas and I are really starting to feel like spring is here!  We had some nice walks this week to Spy Glass Hill and the trails behind RNS.  I couldn’t believe how quickly the trails dried up after 8 days of intense rain but Mama says the high winds dried them out!  Works for me.  My big paws can get really dirty, really quickly which Mama doesn’t like when I’m getting in my truck.  There is a small spring-fed brook on the trails just before our parking place so Nicholas and I always get a fresh drink and give our paws a wash as well.  We have a new mat at our front door that says “Wipe Your Paws”.  Just a little reminder and then Mama and Papa get the towels out to finish them off.  I got caught jumping in Papa’s pond twice this past week!!!  I was waiting for the ice to finally go and it went.  Let’s say they were not impressed with me, at all!

Two open houses this weekend!  Today from 1:30 – 3:30 pm we invite you to join David Nicholson, a Coldwell Banker colleague at 12 Morrison Lane in Quispamsis off Gondolas Point Road.  NB013634 $425,000.  Four bedroom home with large lot and the most amazing panoramic sunset water view in the valley!!!  From 2 – 4 pm tomorrow, another colleague, Michelle Hardy is hosting 142 Dunedin Road in Rothesay.  NB011019 $349,900. Fantastic location close to the golf course and Riverside Park this newly renovated home features a main floor bedroom, open concept and nice fenced yard.  Hope you can stop by.

 12 Morrison Lane, Quispamsis

  142 Dunedin Road, Rothesay

It’s Charlie’s turn to be busy as a bee this weekend with out of town buyers from Ontario.  There is nothing Charlie likes more then touring lovely properties with nice people and showing off all our beautiful area has to offer.  We don’t call it God’s Country for nothing!  Then when they choose ‘The One’ he’s a great negotiator and a perfectionist with contracts.  His i’s are dotted and his t’s are crossed!!!  The buyers are in good hands with Charlie.

I’m helping Mama plant a few pansies this weekend around a little yard flag I put up near our entrance.  I went with her to Cochran’s Market yesterday to pick them out.  We went with blue and white.   I’ll show you a pic when it’s all finished.  Nicholas will be in the yard playing ball while I stay close and help Mama, what else is new?  Have a great weekend.

Your pal,

Big Buddy Bacon 

 

Blogging with Buddy April 26, 2019

Rain, rain, go away Buddy Bacon wants to play!  Enough already, I’m sick to death of this rain, day after day.  I don’t mind the odd rainy day, great for the trees and flowers but a solid week is way to much!  Mama’s been getting us out every day between showers and more than a few times we’ve been caught in another shower.  We were happy at first because we knew it would get rid of the last of the ice but our joy soon dissipated when grey day after grey day it just kept coming.  It didn’t stop Mama from selling a nice waterfront home though.  Last Saturday she was on what she calls a whirlwind tour with out of province buyers showing waterfront across Southern New Brunswick.  11 Morrisdale Beach Road, priced at $499,900 won out and will have a new owner upon closing in May.  It’s the perfect house for this young family with five children who can’t wait to moor their large boat right in front of their house on the St. John River.  Even in the fog and rain they could easily see the beauty of our province and just can’t wait to move here!

 

Two more couples from out of province  arrive this weekend looking for their dream homes in New Brunswick, one in the $350,000 to $450,000 price range and the other in the $800,000 to $950,000 range.  Mama sure is hoping that the sun is going to shine!  Nicholas and I have our paws crossed and hoping. If you are thinking of selling your home give Mama or Charlie a call today and they’ll not only help you determine the price but guide you through every step of the way providing marketing for your home second to none!  Remember they not only list homes they sell them and have sold thousands of homes in  Southern New Brunswick.

Nicholas and I are looking forward to getting out and about this weekend, hopefully with a blue sky and the sun shinning on our backs.  Have a great weekend and if you see us, stop over to say hi.  We love meeting new people and old friends.

Your pal,

Big Buddy Bacon 

Blogging with Buddy April 19, 2019

Happy Easter! Hope you’re enjoying quality time this weekend with family and friends.  Nicholas and I are laying low with Papa on Saturday while Mama and Charlie are touring Southern NB with lovely out of town clients from Ontario looking for waterfront.  There’s nothing they enjoy more than showing out-of-towner’s our beautiful province and the many pluses of living in New Brunswick!  Mama says sometimes she feels like she’s working for Tourism New Brunswick!  Her and Charlie have lived here all their lives and know well the perks of the NB lifestyle!  That’s why Mama calls it ‘Canada’s Best Kept Secret’!

Nicholas and I have our paws crossed hoping that the Easter Bunny finds our house this year.  So fare we’ve had good luck and he’s always found us!  Nicholas is looking for a new ball (of course) and I want some pigs ears (my very favourite thing!).  We’re hoping the Easter Bunny brings Charlie a new puppy!  Charlie would love that.  He loves dogs so much and is looking for just that one special one!

 

We’ll be enjoying our Easter dinner on Sunday with our dear Auntie Blue and Uncle Clinton.  All the stops are being pulled out with shrimp, baked ham, potato scallop and all the fixin’s.   Auntie Blue may be creating a well-loved old recipe of orange cake from our Nanny Wiggins recipe book for desert which Mama hasn’t tasted in 20 years!  Nicholas and I are really looking forward to leftovers!  Paws crossed and hoping!  Our mouths are watering just thinking about it!  Papa is looking forward to a chocolate bunny.

No open houses this weekend, it being Easter.  Mama and Charlie always respect this special holiday.  Hope you have a relaxing Easter filled with peace and love.

Your pal,

Big Buddy Bacon 

Blogging With Buddy April 12th, 2019

Did you know that Coldwell Banker found homes for over 10,000 dogs across Canada and the USA  in the past two years!  Nicholas and I are so happy to work with a franchise that loves us four-legged friends so much!  Through our ‘Homes For Dogs Project’ these lucky rescue dogs found their forever home!  (Let me tell ya, I L O V E my forever home!)

  Experience the love of a rescue dog!

Check out our video ‘CB Homes For Dogs 2018’ which was awarded #1 real estate video of 2018.  Experience the love of a rescue dog!  At Coldwell Banker Mama and Charlie know that it’s more than a house that makes a home; it’s the family and that includes your pet!!!  Turn up your volume and click below to view our award winning Home For Dogs Video.  We just love Mr. Cooper!!!  If this guy and his happy story doesn’t put a smile on your face nothing will!

Everyone is excited to see the snow finally go!!!  The days have been so nice and warm with such vivid blue skies.  We saw our first crocus today!!!  Mama was so excited.

Brace yourselves because it’s supposed to pour on Saturday which should get rid of the last of the ice.   If it’s a rain day then Nicholas and I will have to play inside.  Mama has some good games for us like ‘Hide the Treat’.  It’s a great game; we go in her office and close the door while she hides these little tiny treats all over the first floor of the house.  Then we come out and go looking.  I do really well at it because I have the much larger nose and it seems better tracking skills but Nicholas is not to be outshone.  I’d say we’re about 60/40 for me.

I think we’re in for a quiet weekend.  Mama has buyers in on Sunday looking at waterfront homes so she’ll be a busy bee.  We’ll stay home with Papa and probably watch some sports on TV.  Have a good weekend and hope to see you around really soon.

Your pal,

Big Buddy Bacon

 

Blogging With Buddy April 5th, 2019

Congratulations to my pal Charlie Turnbull who’s celebrating 35 years in the real estate business this year!!!  Started straight out of university and never looked back!  Charlie welcomes past and future clientele to give him a call, text, message or email when they are ready to sell or buy a house.  I can tell you, you’re in good hands with Charlie, Nicholas and I have never met a more friendly and conscientious guy!  His i’s are dotted and his t’s are crossed taking pride in ensuring you excellent service throughout your transaction!

I know, I know, the cold weather is back and it’s back in a big way.  Mama, Papa and Nicholas are freezing.  I’d lend them my big fur coat if I could but I can tell you with these temperatures hovering around freezing I’m very comfortable myself.  I just get tired of listening to them bellyaching about it.  Spring is just around the corner, I promise you.

Mama and Charlie are hosting two Global Luxury Open Houses this Sunday from 2-4 pm.  Mama is at 11 Heritage Way, off Pettingill Road, Quispamsis, a former Hospital Lottery Home that shows like a dream!  MLS# NB018710 Priced at $798,000.

And Charlie is at 14 Garrison Driving in Hastings Cove, off Partridge, Rothesay an attractive 4-bedroom family home with stone facade and southern exposure.  MLS# NB018260 New Price $599,000!

We look forward to seeing you.  Drop in if you get the chance and keep your eye out for the crocuses, they’ll be peeking their pretty little faces out really soon!  Nicholas and I are keeping an eye out for ours!

Your pal,

Big Buddy Bacon

 

Blogging with Buddy March 30th, 2019

Spring is just around the corner!  Hard to keep my white paws from getting muddy this time of year but great to see the longer days and warmer temperatures but the March wind is still chilly.  The snow is going quickly now off the golf course, I can see it out my window.  The grass is brown and yellow but Mama says the green grass is coming and it’s better than the white stuff we’ve seen all winter.  I don’t know, I love the white snow myself.  I’ll find the very last patch on my lawn this spring to have my last snowy rolls of the winter before it goes.  Drives Mama and Nicholas nuts at night when she takes me out for my last walk and I get on that snow rolling and rolling, side to side, kicking my back legs and then stretching.  Some nights I think she’s just about had it and Nicholas saying “Oh come on Buddy, it’s cold out here”!  Then I jump up quickly and run for the house.

 

We spent some quality family time today as Nicholas and I went for a drive to the City Market while Mama and Papa picked up some seafood for a seafood feast tonight (hoping I get a few crumbs from that table but I’m not counting on it!)  The market was bustling as usual.  We hung our heads out the windows watching all the people coming and going.  This was our first trip to the market, what a busy place!  Then we took a drive to Mispec Beach with Mama and Papa reminiscing over their childhood visits, Mama with her mother and Papa with his grandparents.  Sounds like they had lots of fun.  The tide was way out and we got out of the truck and took a walk on the beach.  This was another first for Nicholas and I but we hope they take us back there again!

Mama and Charlie have been busy bees this past week with accepted offers on three of our listings; 4 Pugsley Lane, Rothesay MLS#016121-$450,000, across from the Common , 142 Dunedin Road, Rothesay MLS#011019-$349,900 near Riverside golf course and 100 Mount Pleasant Avenue MLS#013894 – $299,000 near Lily Lake in Rockwood Park.  Contracts are all signed and now they are working through the conditions.  These are three nice homes so I’m not anticipating any problems (paws crossed and hoping) but you know if any bumps come up in the road Mama and Charlie will be right there guiding our clients through any concerns.  With their vast experience they know exactly how to handle any situation that may arise and our clients really appreciate being able to rely on them.  As I keep telling people, even though Mama is specially trained to sell luxury homes and work with the affluent buyer, she doesn’t just sell big homes, she sells them all.  Between her and Charlie they have sold thousands of homes across southern New Brunswick and can sell yours too!

 142 Dunedin Road 

  4 Pugsley Lane 

  100 Mount Pleasant Ave

Congratulations to Susan and Chris O’Brien on the sale of their gorgeous waterfront home in Millidgeville at 35 Anchorage Avenue, MLS#008019 – $845,000 which I enjoyed featuring in my ‘Buddy’s Best’ ad in the Telegraph Journal.  Mama says Susan and Chris were such a joy to work with!!!  Their home always showed beautifully and they were always so obliging to work around the schedules of potential buyers.  Working with these two was a real treat!

 

Hope you have a great weekend.  Keep in mind warmer longer days are coming.  It’s what gets us Maritimers sooooo very excited in the spring putting a big smile on our faces and an extra spring in our step!

Your pal,

Big Buddy Bacon 

Blogging with Buddy, March 22nd, 2019

Well things are looking up with the first day of spring here and gone and temperatures slowly on the rise.  Everyone I talk with is soooo ready for spring and summer this year with a winter that feels like it’s gone on forever starting right after Halloween!!!  It’s that time of year when muddy paws can’t be avoided.  Nicholas and I have a new mat at our door that says “Wipe Your Paws”.  It’s really cool and ensures that we never forget.  When we come in wet when it’s raining we stop right on our mat and Mama gets a big towel out to dry us off.  She always starts with our face, then our backs and our paws are last.  We love it, it’s just like getting a mini massage every time we come in the door! Nicholas puts his sweet little face right up to get it wiped off.  Okay, okay, we are a wee bit spoiled but just what you’d notice!

Mama was away from us for five days as she traveled for some special training with Coldwell Banker Global Luxury which represents the top 10% of homes in each area.  We hated to see her go but we knew it was important and she flew all night so that she would be away from us for as short a time as possible.  She was so very impressed with the program and says that they really rolled out the red carpet for their agents who came to the event from all over the world including Hawaii, Ireland, Italy, Dubai and more!  She was happy to meet up with some old colleagues from Prudential Fine Homes International who have now moved over to Global Luxury as well.  The training was to unleash the latest in sales techniques and technology and Coldwell Banker Global Luxury is second to none!  Did you know that they are #1 in the world in luxury sales volume, closing on $161.8 million dollars in sales per day!  No other company even comes close!  This is only the luxury division, the Coldwell Banker Real Estate company closes on $246 billion in sales per day which includes residential, condos, land and commercial.  Mama knew they were big but this was a real eye opener.  Their state of the art technology gives them the #1 portal in the world and this is just the start!  Mama knew they were a great company when she made the choice to join Coldwell Banker here in New Brunswick but she had no idea it was going to be a match made in Heaven!  Nicholas and I are just happy to have her home!

I’ll be out and about this week in my red SUV so if you see me come on over and say hi.  Nicholas and I love meeting new people and bumping into old friends!

Your pal,

Big Buddy Bacon 

Blogging with Buddy March 15th, 2019

I’m loving this warmer weather this week!!!  So nice to be out and about as the sun shines and the temperature goes above freezing.  Our daily walking were so much more enjoyable and Mama was happy with the snow pack on top of the ice so it wasn’t so slippery.  Nicholas runs across the ice like a banshee but I’m super careful on it walking off to the side in any bit of snow i can find.  If I ever slipped and fell it’s not like Mama could pick me up and carry me home!!!!  So many friends and colleagues have fallen this winter including our dear Michele McGuire (Georgia’s mother) who broke her arm.  We felt soooo bad.  It’s on the mend now but it takes awhile.  “Glad you’re on the mend Michele, say hi to Georgia for us”!

 

Super excited about our new waterfront listing at 11 Morrisdale Beach Road on the beautiful St John River!  MLS#NB019635 offered at $499,900.  This one-owner family home not only is not only a spacious well-built home with panoramic sunrise view, heat pump, air conditioning, in-floor hot water heating and finished daylight walkout basement but what excites me the most is the fine sandy beach!!!  I can just imagine the fun Nicholas and I would have with our own private beach.  Imagine swimming whenever we want, Papa could put in a boat, we could have bonfires on the beach and wienie roasts too as the sun sets over the water.   I think I’d be in heaven!  I’m hoping Mama will let me assist this summer with open houses as I could show off my swimming skills and Nicholas will show his diving!  Paws crossed and hoping!

Hope you have a great weekend.  It’s supposed to be a wet one so try to stay dry and Mama says look on the bright side; it will get rid of the ice and snow.  Hope to see you out and about.

Your pal,

Big Buddy Bacon 

Blogging with Buddy, March 8th, 2019

It will keep more than a cold winter to slow our team down!  Join us this Sunday from 2-4 pm as we host four open houses in Rothesay and the Valley.  Mama and Charlie are excited to host the 2017 Hospital Lottery Home at 11 Heritage Way, off Pettingill Road, Quispamsis.  With every imaginable bell and whistle this all inclusive luxury home comes complete with furnishings, pictures, dishes, accessories, in-ground pool and more!  Value packed the only thing missing is you at $798,000 MLS#NB018710.  Our colleague Michelle Hardy is happy to show you through 4 Pugsley Lane, right across from the skating rink at Rothesay Common.  This hidden gem with fantastic location has been beautifully maintained with spacious rooms, in-floor heating, cozy fireplace, large crisp white eat-in kitchen and huge deck overlooking the private fenced yard.  Offered at $450,000 MLS#NB0106121.    Our newest colleague, Stacey McLellen welcomes you to 142 Dunedin Road, Rothesay just steps from the Riverside Golf and Country Club.  This four bedroom family home has been newly renovated from top to bottom and features a lovely flat private back yard.  Asking price is $369,900 MLS#NB018710. Nicholas and I are personally looking forward to meeting Stacey. Mama and Charlie say she’s really nice!  We’ll be seeing her at the office soon I’m sure.  Hope you can stop by our homes, we’d love to see you!

 11 Heritage Way, off Pettingill Road

 4 Pugsley Lane, opposite Rothesay Common

142 Dunedin Rd, near Riverside Golf&Country

Nicholas and I enjoyed a nice walk yesterday to the top of Spy Glass Hill.  So much better walking with the snow padded down instead of all that ice we’ve had this winter.  I am super careful on the ice.  Mama is amazed how I go out of my way to go around it, finding a little patch of ground here or a bit of dirt there.  I’m a big boy and the last thing I need is a fall.  Mama has her hands full trying to keep Nicholas slowed down with the icy conditions.  He still goes tearing around like the wind.

Congratulation to Nick and Jane Rocca who moved into their new Rothesay home this week!  Two of the nicest people Mama has ever worked with and we all wish them every joy in their gorgeous new home, now so much closer to their grandchildren!  Their home at 105 Cedarwood is now closed and we wish the out of town buyer all the best at that handsome property.  Mama is presently busy negotiating another home in the neighbourhood for super nice clients.  Paws crossed and hoping that this one goes just as smoothly!  Millidgeville area has certainly been a hot commodity this fall and winter!

If you’re thinking of a move, call us first.  Our experience and dedication to our clients is second to none!  We can help with tips to ease the burden to a smooth transaction!

Have a great weekend and I hope to see you real soon!

Your pal,

Big Buddy Bacon 

 

Blogging with Buddy Feb 18thth

Baby it’s cold outside!!!  What a winter!  Are me and my big dog friends the only ones enjoying these freezing temperatures?  Even Nicholas is complaining!  Personally unloving it. I lie on the ice, roll in the snow and when it storms I’m really ecstatic as the big white fluffy flakes pour down. The other day I layed out in the storm until I looked like a white dog, instead of black .

Difficult for the buyers to be out and about in this weather but the serious ones have no choice .  Some are relocating and some have just decided that they want to move and can’t wait to start looking .

I won’t be going too far from home in this weather and if you are out and about be sure to wear your icers!  Nicholas will be curled up in front of the fire while I’m in and out keeping a close eye on my neighborhood and those darn squirrels that have been hanging around our yard.

Your pal

Big Buddy Bacon

Blogging With Buddy Feb 1st, 2019

The weather just gets crazier by the day with snow, rain, severe temperature drops and flash freezing!  Recently so many homes, that have never had a problem have flooded with torrential rains pouring down on top of solid ice.  The water has no where to go and can’t seep into the ground as it would in summer time.  I’m so thankful that our clients didn’t have any problems but we’ve heard of many homes that did.  Did you know that overland flood insurance is available to homeowners and will cover this type of issue?  I understand it’s very reasonably priced between $100 and $200 per year and well worth your peace of mind as our winter weather keeps gets more severe.

Even though the weather is cold buyers are still coming in for jobs and viewing properties as well as locals that have made the decision that they’d like to move.  Nicholas and I would like to congratulate Tyro Cairns on the sale of his beautiful home at 28 Mecklenburg Street MLS# SJ180529 which just sold to newcomers to our city from overseas.  Let me be the first to say “Welcome to Saint John!  Welcome Home.  You’re going to love it here!”  I personally moved here from SPCA in Gatineau Quebec in 2015 and have never looked back.

 Tyro shown on his deck.

Open house this Sunday from 2-4 pm at 100 Mount Pleasant Avenue at the corner of Burpee Avenue.  This large gracious has a fabulous interior and large private yard but my favourite things is it’s proximity to Rockwood Park!  With thousands of acres of nature just down the street this is one awesome location!!!  Trails for walking, lakes for swimming, what more can you ask for ?

 

If you’re out walking, please be careful!!!  Even with my big paws I’m finding it really slippery on the ice and I’m walking very carefully across it.  So many people that I know have fallen in the past few weeks.  It happens so quickly.  Mama has been trying to get Nicholas to slow down a little as he just flies across it, he is so agile and quick.  With all this cold weather, Nicholas really got his new coat just at the right time.  He’s loving it!  Have a good week.

Your pal,

Big Buddy Bacon 

 

 

 

Blogging With Buddy January 25th 2019

Can you believe this crazy weather?  All that ice and the terrible road conditions???  Last night took the cake with the high winds and our power going out at 11:30 pm.  I was watching TV with Papa and Nicholas and all of a sudden, pow, pitch black!!!  Nicholas and I have seen power outages twice before so we weren’t afraid.  We stayed quiet and calm as Mama and Papa jumped to finding flash lights and lighting candles.  Our rooms looked so very different under the flickering glow of candle light and we headed right to bed.  We have never heard the wind rage like it did.  We were okay but Mama was nervous, says it reminded her of the Ground Hog Gale of 1976 when she was a girl still living at home with her parents and the winds gusted to 120 mph.  The gale was being broadcast on the news around the world as far away as Australia!  Mama’s aunt was visiting Australia and couldn’t believe it when she turned on the news and they were showing the devastation in Saint John, NB.  Anyone living through it will not soon forget.  Mama says there are a few things Saint Johners will never forget 1/ where they were the moment they heard JFK had been assassinated and 2/ the details of their day and night during the Ground Hog Gale!  Sounds pretty bad, I’m so glad we didn’t see that storm!

I have not ventured too far from home this week but we did head over to the trails one day as well as Sobeys and I couldn’t believe the roads.  Mama says we could skate in our yard (if I knew how to skate) and when we headed down the driveway we slid right out into the road!!!  Nicholas said, “TG there were no cars coming!”  I said, “Hang on Nicholas, we’re in for a rough ride”.  Our street was well plowed and sanded and we promptly got our driveway sanded too.

Some of Mama showing and listing appointments cancelled due to the weather.  Our clients are very considerate and they said they didn’t want to jeopardize Mama’s safety bringing her out with the road conditions as they were.  She’ll be playing catch up this coming week.  She really appreciated it and spent the week catching up on computer work and negotiating an offer for days via phone, text and email.

Besides loosing our power last night, we lost our internet connection at supper time.  So happy to back up on line now!!!  Boy when you have no lights, no water, no stove and no heat, just even for one day, it really brings home quickly just how comfortable our lives are and all the creature comforts we take for granted!

Hope we get some decent weather over the weekend as we can all use the break!  Drive safely and be careful walking on that ice!

Your pal,

Big Buddy Bacon 

Blogging with Buddy January 18th, 2019

Big News!  RBC has cut it’s posted five-year fixed rate by 15 basis points!  This is really good news for all buyers and sellers as we continue on with a much hotter market than we have seen in many years!  RBC has lowered it’s rates from 3.89% to 3.74%.  Mortgage rate comparison website founder Robert McLister says RBC is the first of the Big Six banks to cut its advertised five-year fixed rate after a fall in five-year bond yields.  McLister adds that he expects other big banks to follow suit in the coming day!  Paws crossed and hoping!!!

We’re really excited about our new waterfront listing at 1588 Scenic Narrows Blvd in Cambridge Narrows with 2.4 acres on Washademoak Lake.  MLS # NB018216, asking price $498,000.  This year round cottage is in mint condition inside and out with main floor master with ensuite, stylish crisp white kitchen with quartz counter tops and heated floors, open concept, sunny eating area with water view, large deck, heat pump with A/C plus cozy wood stove!  There is also an over-sized heated garage with finished loft with two large bedrooms, full bath and convenient intercom connected to the main house.  “Dinner is ready!”  Great area for boating, fishing and swimming with deep water anchorage and the boat dock is included!  If we still have this one in the spring when the lake opens, I’ll be visiting to demonstrate my excellent swimming skills while Nicholas shows off his diving!  This scenic rolling property is perfect for families, children, grandchildren and let’s not forget our four-legged furry friends!  I highly recommend it for loads of year-round fun!

  

If you’re at the Canadian Tire National Figure Skating Championships this weekend say hello to Mama and Papa who follow this sport faithfully.  I usually watch it with them on TV but I’m not allowed in Harbour Station and Mama says there’s no chance I could sneak in!

 Gabrielle Daleman in the lead after the short program!

Have a great weekend, button down the hatches as we prepare for a big storm and drive carefully!

Your pal,

Big Buddy Bacon 

 

 

 

 

 

Blogging with Buddy, January 11, 2019

We’re excited to announce our new listing at 14 Garrison Drive!  This well-kept four plus one bedroom family home is located in one of the most desirable areas in southern New Brunswick, Hastings Cove!  In a community of well-kept properties, with a fine sandy beach including summertime lifeguard, beautifully renovated elementary school with heated floors, walking/biking trails and close to city and town amenities this location is ideal for families and furry friends alike with lots of children and pets in the neighbourhood!  The stone facade home has an inviting airtight wood-burning fireplace in the main floor family room, stunning custom kitchen with sunny solarium eating area, private treed back yard and large south facing deck.  The garage is over-sized so lots of space to store bicycles & scooters.  Lucky the family moving into this lovely home.

Nicholas has been enjoying his new Canadiana  True North red plaid lumberjack coat with fleecy lining.  He looks pretty sharp and it’s lovely and warm for the little fella who doesn’t have my natural big Newfie coat.  I’ve been wearing my red and white Algonquin scarf which Mama says shows off my shiny black coat.

Five open houses this weekend for Mama and Charlie and special thanks to David Nicholson who’s helping out too.

SATURDAY   ROTHESAY, 1 PM – 3 PM

 4 Pugsley Court, NB016121 $450,000

 142 Dunedin Road, NB011029 $369,900

SUNDAY NORTH & DRURY COVE, 1-3 PM

 41 Fox Point Drive, NB013639 $625,000

 100 Mount Pleasant, NB013894 $299,000

 285 Millidge Avenue, NB015923 $139,900

Wishing you have a great weekend and hope to see you out and about. Don’t forget to bundle up and stop by our open houses. We have something for every taste and budget!

Your pal,

Big Buddy Bacon 

 

Blogging with Buddy January 4th, 2019

Happy New Year!  Wishing you good health, happiness and prosperity throughout 2019!  Nicholas and I shared a quiet New Year with Judi, who is like our English Nanny. She is from England with a sweet voice and English accent.  She’s very kind, pleasant and loving and we absolutely love her to pieces!!!  She comes and stays with us when Mama and Papa go out of town.  They were not too far away, just down to the Algonquin and Mama says they could be home in an hour if need be.  They were happy to see some of our friends and clients down there too.  Papa says we’re spoiled  rotten but Mama and Judi say we are always sweet boys and could never be rotten!  We are very good boys for Judi and always “try” to do what she says.  We are careful to walk behind her on the staircase and never rush past.  She is a fantastic cook and makes us some nice homemade goodies.  She plays in the yard with us, takes us for walks and throws the ball for Nicholas, his very favourite thing in the world.  Mama says, no wonder we love her.  When she arrived I gave her a sweet little butterfly kiss on the cheek, which I am very stingy with.  I’m not like Nicholas, giving these kisses out to just anyone but Judi always gets one or more from me each time she stays.  We miss her when she leaves and look forward to her next visit!

 Mama and Papa at the Algonquin New Year’s Eve.

Mama and Charlie look forward to starting up their open houses again now that the holidays are over.  The first will take place in Rothesay, Quispamsis and Millidgeville area.  Watch here and our web site for the upcoming schedule.

We are excited about a new listing coming up in Hastings Cove area of Kennebecasis Park.  It has four bedrooms up, one down, two and a half baths, finished basement, large great room and stunning sunny custom kitchen!  This is such a fantastic location close to the city and all Rothesay/Quispamsis amenities as well.  It’s no wonder it’s so desirable!

I’m glad to be back in the swing of things and look forward to seeing you out and about the town.  Be sure to come over to my bright red truck and say hello to Nicholas and I if you see us in a parking lot, waiting for Mama.  We love  to see you!

Your pal,

Big Buddy Bacon 

 

Blogging With Buddy, December 24th, 2018

Nicholas and I wish to take this opportunity to wish everyone a wonderful Christmas, good health, much fun and folic in 2019!

We, along with all our furry friends, are being very good as we wait patiently for Santa Paws to visit our homes in the wee hours of December 25th.  Mama says that his elves are watching us 24 hours a day and know every move we make so we’d better be good boys!  Nicholas and I have been searching the house high and low, behind furniture, drapes and doors looking for these elusive elves to no avail!!  They must be slippery little critters to outsmart us two.  Especially me with my big nose as I can usually sniff out anything!

 Merry Christmas!

As Christmas comes upon us this upcoming week  we reflect back on 2018 with gratitude to Mama and Charlie’s clients who are so loyal and such a pleasure to work with!  Have a wonderful Christmas and we look forward to seeing you in the New Year!

 

Your pal,

Big Buddy Bacon 

Blogging with Buddy, December 14th, 2018

November has proven to be a hot market with local sales hitting a 13-year high!!!  It was the best month of November for sales since 2005 and the second-best ever!  The average price of homes sold in November 2018 was $197,463, jumping 21.9% from November 2017.  The number of new listings was down 35.5% making this the lowest number of new listings to hit the market in the month of November since 2004 proving that winter is an excellent time of year to be on the market as Mama always says.  Her and Charlie were out there selling away to mark a portion of these statistics with their sales of 105 Cedarwood Drive, 90 Second Street plus three others from MLS!  Quite a November!

Jane and Nick Rocco are ecstatic about the sale of their home at 105 Cedarwood Drive in Millidgeville listed at $675,000.  Their impeccable ranch home with panoramic water view will go to new buyers from Ontario.  Congratulation Jane and Nick and thank you for being such a pleasure for Mama and Charlie to work with.   Mama was also happy to help you with your purchase of a new home in the valley closer to your precious grandchildren!

 The sun is shining brightly, 105 Cedarwood!

Nicholas and I are busy getting ready for Christmas, putting up our tree and hopefully (paws crossed) a visit from Santa Paws!!!  I’ve been good all year for the most part but I worry about the little fella.  He so mischievous and for weeks has been snooping into every bag Mama brings into the house (even sneaked in the Christmas room a few times).  There he came across a couple of gifts for our new neighbours, Darcy & Bennett, and came flying out with such gifts in tow!  He says one for him and one for me.  Let me tell you I was tempted and just as I was about to get up and take a closer look Mama came flying around the corner freak’n out because he’d found the neighbour’s gifts.  Well I’m sure glad I was a bit slow on the draw that day!!!  Mama says the elves are hiding around the house and reporting what they see to Santa Paws.  If this is the case, then Nicholas is in trouble.  I can’t figure it out, we’ve been looking and looking for these nosy elves but haven’t come across hide nor hair of them yet!  All I know is when I’m a good boy Santa Paws leaves me some nice toys and treats Christmas Eve, my two favourite things!

  Every ornament is a dog, cat, raccoon, etc.

 

I’m sure you’re busy at home too, decking the halls making sure everything is shinny and bright!  Mama will start Christmas baking this week between showings and you can bet your bottom dollar that Big Buddy Bacon won’t be too far from the kitchen!!!  Papa won’t either!  Our Auntie Blue has been baking for weeks and she surprised Mama with a beautiful Christmas table cloth for our kitchen yesterday.  We just love it!  Happy shopping and we’ll see you soon.

Your pal,

Big Buddy Bacon 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blogging with Buddy Dec 1st, 2018

We have new neighbours!!!  And they are a couple of cuties, little Darcy & Bennett Evans are 3 month old standard poodles and we’re soooooo happy to have them living next door.  They come over to visit Nicholas and I several times a day.  We were shocked at first to hear barking right next door, let me tell you our heads snapped around and then two furry balls come flying through the hedge and it was Darcy and Bennett.  Darcy is more quiet but Bennett is very brave and came right up to me barking in my face!  I let one big bark out and he went and hid behind his Papa.  I love the little guys buy they need to know their manners and also that Big Buddy Bacon is Top Dog (don’t tell Nicholas, he thinks it’s him!).  Mama and Papa just love the puppies and I have to admit I get a bit jealous when they make too much fuss about them.  I think we’re going to have lots of fun as the puppies get bigger and can run and play with us!  Can’t wait!

 Bennett on the left, Darcy on the right.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas around our house!  Nicholas and I have been helping Mama decorate the big wreath at our front door and we helped Papa place the Christmas lights on our vines.  It was a big job converting our wreath from summer to Christmas with Mama up and down the ladder many times but we’re happy with the results!  It was so cold the day we did it that Mama  had to keep running into the house to warm her hands to continue.  Each flower and decoration is wired in separately so that the wind can’t blow them off this winter so it must be done with bare hands, no gloves.  Poor Mama, doesn’t have the nice furry paws like me to keep her hands warm.  I just waited out side for her to come back out and continue while Nicholas ran around with his favourite ball.

  Our Christmas Wreath 2018

Congratulations to Charlie on the sale of his listing at 90 Second Street in Rothesay!  Didn’t take long to sell this large ranch-style home.  Get ready to welcome a new neighbour into your neighbourhood!

  SOLD 90 Second Street

Hope you have a great weekend. Nicholas and I may see you at Spy Glass or out and about the town parking lots as we wait in our red SUV for Mama while she does some Christmas shopping. See you soon.

You pal,

Big Buddy Bacon

 

Blogging With Buddy, November 16th, 2018

Baby it’s cold outside!!!  Nicholas and I can’t believe how quickly the temperature has dropped and what high winds!  I’m not having a problem but it’s only mid November and the little guy is already wearing his sweater.  Even in the high winds and cold temperatures Wednesday Mama still took us for our daily walk but instead of heading for the hills of Spy Glass where it was gusting unbelievably we stayed sheltered on the trails surrounded by trees on the low land near Allison Drive.  I had to laugh to myself as I have never seen Mama walk so fast!!!  She was all bundled up like an Eskimo and we flew in and out of those trails.  Needless to say we didn’t bump into any friends they were probably snuggled up by a warm fire, which we did when we got home.

We snuggled by the fire again this morning after a wonderful morning in the fresh fallen snow!  Nobody but nobody enjoys the snow more than Nicholas and I.  We flew out the door early this morning with Mama, threw ourselves down on the snows and just started rolling in it!!!  When Mama said, “It’s snowing, it’s snowing”, we couldn’t get our collars on fast enough.  She threw the ball and we chased it (I actually got it a few times) and we had so much fun.  Now back inside for breakfast, a nap and then repeat!

  

The market is still cooking with offers in this week on three of our properties ranging from $200,000 to $675,000.  Mama and Charlie are busy negotiating, looking after our clients and making sure every i is dotted and t is crossed while I’ve got my paws crossed that they all come together successfully!

We have an interesting open house this Sunday from 2-4 pm at 100 Mount Pleasant Avenue (corner of Burpee Ave) MLS# 013894 within walking distance to Rockwood Park.  What a fantastic location!!!  Personally I’d love to live near the park, simply take a stroll down the street and the park opens up for miles!!!  In the summer time Nicholas and I would take a refreshing swim in Lily Lake.  How sweet would that be!  This house is lovely too with an abundance of updates, new kitchen with fancy appliances, several cozy fireplaces and a beautiful flat yard with huge trees and lawn for playing.  I highly recommend it! Great value at $299,000.  Could easily be made into a 2-family if you wished.  Special thanks to my colleague David Nicholson from Coldwell Banker for hosting this event.

 

 

 

Hope you have a good weekend.  I see the Christmas Craft Shows are starting so if you see me out and about come over to say hello.  I may be big but I’m friendly!  Be careful though, Nicholas will be with me and he’s known to sneak in a kiss any chance he gets!

Your pal,

Big Buddy Bacon

Blogging With Buddy November 9th, 2018

Enjoy the sunshine today because they are calling for lots more rain on Saturday starting tonight and heavy tomorrow!  Nicholas and I are getting a bit fed up with it but we are looking forward to a nice long walk to Spy Glass Hill and beyond even thought the ground is pretty soggy later today.  Mama will get out her fancy poke a dot rain boots so she’ll be dry.  She’ll be busy too trying to keep us guys out of every pond and wet hole we encounter.  What’s more fun than jumping is a deep puddle and splashing around!!!  She says we had better be good boys!  Sunshine for Sunday and Monday!!!

We’re excited about a lovely new listing coming our way the first of the week just steps from the Rothesay Common priced at $450,000.  Totally private, professionally landscaped, gorgeous yard with landscape lighting and attractively fenced with wrought iron and chain link.  The house circa 1900 is 2600 square feet and has retained many upgrades; siding, windows, roofing, wiring, insulation, plumbing, etc.  Main floor bedroom and full bath!   Amazing location!!! What a great yard for children and pets, not only fenced but totally flat!  Watch for more details.

Hope you have a relaxing long weekend and get out to some of the Remembrance Day Memorials.

Your pal,

Big Buddy Bacon 

Blogging with Buddy November 2nd, 2018

Well we survived another Halloween with Mama dressing us up and all kinds of scary little creatures coming to our door with very spooky faces!  Nicholas loved it and was unexpectedly calm, didn’t say boo but I was terrified.  Papa was at the door giving out the treats and I thought one of the goblins was going to eat him up so I let my big voice be heard!  Mama was trying to calm me down and ensure me that all was well but I just couldn’t see how it could be.  We had everything in our foyer  from devils to dinosaurs, witches to vampires!  Nicholas was dressed as a Jester (he loved his costume, wore it until he fell asleep and Mama slipped it off him) and I was a business man with a neck tie and button down collar.  Not sure if anyone recognized me or not!!!  Nicholas says that’s ridiculous, that anyone would know it’s me!  I like to think I was incognito!

  

We went to a Halloween party at a friends house after we finished giving out our treats and wow, did they ever go all out for the night!  We have never seen a thing like it.  The house was decorated to the nines inside and out and the lady made this fabulous cake shaped like a spider with long legs.  Everyone was oohing an awing at the sight of it and then when they tasted it they took it up another notch!  Nicholas and I played with their little boy and we all had a great time.  It was late when we got home and Nicholas and I were pooped.  We went right to bed and were out like lights the minute our heads hit our pillows!  This was a Halloween to remember!

  

Halloween Spider Cake                                        Spider Taking Over The Building

We are very excited about two new listings.  The first is at 3218 Rothesay Road.  This stunning home offered at $850,000 is on 2.8 acres and offers complete privacy.  What a perfect big yard for children and pets alike to run and play!  Nicholas and I would have a ball here!  The heritage home has been totally restored marrying the old with the new by way of the tasteful addition which gives the open concept kitchen/family room, main floor laundry, mud room, media room/home theatre, home office and master with 5-piece ensuite bath.  All the things we treasure in fine homes today.If your dream lifestyle is to live within walking distance to the Rothesay Common and all this location has to offer, then I suggest you take a closer look!

Our second new listing is located at 8191 Route 102 at Public Landing on the St John River, offered at $625,000.  With 2.82 scenic acres and 315 feet of beach with dock and deep water mooring.  The original house was built in 1890, restored in 2005 and the stylish addition was added in 2016.  This home offers a massive deck, Avandale kitchen with 6-burner gas stove, great room with wood-burning fireplace, exterior access from most rooms and impressive main floor master complete with sitting area, propane fireplace, patio doors, walk-in closet and spa-like 5-piece ensuite with European-style separate flush.  If you like to boat, kayak, canoe, sail, Seadoo or enjoy bonfires on the beach,  I can attest that this is the place for you!

 

Button down the hatches this weekend as we are supposed to be getting 80 mm of rain!  Is this what they mean when they say it is raining cats and dogs???  I can tell you that Nicholas and Buddy Bacon will be curled up in front of the fireplace; cozy, warm and dry this weekend!

Your pal,

Big Buddy Bacon

Blogging with Buddy, October 26, 2018

There’s a chill in the air and I’m loving every moment of it!  While Mama and Charlie are getting ready for this Sunday’s Open House at 12 Morrison Lane in Quispamsis I’m hanging out in the long awaited cold, rolling on the cool frosty grass and thinking I’m in Heaven!  I thought this weather would never come after such a long hot drawn out summer.  I had a hard time this summer with my big Newfie coat as our weather was not only hotter than normal but the humidity was higher too.  We never, never never get high humidity in NB!  It’s one of the things I love so much here.  One Saturday on our morning walk I was go sooooo slow and just dragging my feet along that Mama thought I was getting sick.  Once I got back in the air conditioning I was okay, just can’t take the heat!  Now as the weather has cooled she can’t believe the difference in me.  I’m running around, hopping and bouncing like a little pony, trying to get the ball before Nicholas and everything!!!  You should have seen Nick’s face the first day this fall when I took off across the yard at a full gallop and grabbed that ball before him.  He just froze looking from me to Mama, back and forth as if to say, “what just happened?  Where did this guy come from?”  Mama says there is a guy named Mr. Frost who comes out at night this time of year and magically sprinkles the ground with it.  I don’t know who you are man, but I love you!  Nothing but nothing feels better to Big Buddy Bacon than a nice morning roll on cool frosty grass!

Hope you are able to stop by our open house this Sunday from 2-4 pm at 12 Morrison Lane in Quispamsis (the lane runs from Gondola Point Road to Chelsea Dr).  This four bedroom, three full bath home has possibly the most amazing river view in the valley overlooking Gondola Point, Mather’s and Long Islands.  Priced at $425,000, MLS#NB013634.

  

Hope to see you there if not beforehand out and about the town!

Your pal,

Big Buddy Bacon 

Blogging with Buddy October 20th, 2018

It’s a busy weekend with no less than 7 open houses!  Rothesay to Millidgeville, Kennebecasis Park to Drury Cove. Mama, Charlie and colleagues from Coldwell Banker are vamping up the schedule to be sure you get an opportunity to view these exciting homes!  Special shout out to Coldwell Banker Realtors; Aretha Chevarie, David Nicholson and Michelle Hardy for helping us host!  Looking forward to seeing you today!  These stunning homes are warm, inviting and toasty inside and many feature a cozy fireplace.  Looking forward to seeing you today!

Saturday, October 20th 2-4 pm

41 Fox Point Drive

$625,000  MLS#SJ180958, Drury Cove

70 Dunedin Road

$599,000   MLS#SJ180260, Rothesay

142 Dunedin Road

$369,000 MLS#NB011019, Rothesay

90 Second Street

$270,000  MLS#NB011897, Rothesay

35 Broadway Street

$244,500  MLS#NB011464, Kennebecasis Park

Sunday October 21st, 2- 4 pm

105 Cedarwood Drive

$675,000 MLS#NB008143, Millidgeville

35 Anchorage Avenue

$895,000 MLS#NB008019, Millidgeville

Yesterday I closed up the camp in New River Beach.  Whew, what a job!!!  I laid back on the couch urging Mama and Papa on as they cleaned and scrubbed, packed and hauled bags to my truck.  Nicholas slept through most of it!  It took way longer than we expected (never finished until 8 pm) so I missed out on my last swim in the bay for the year.   Mama said not to worry, she will take me down the next nice day we get before the snow flies!  No one wants to hear it but I love snow almost as much as I love swimming!  Matter of fact, I love swimming when it’s cold, doesn’t bother me any with my big thick Newfoundland coat!  My my side kick is another story!  Nicholas loves to swim in the middle of summer when it hot.  He’s a good strong swimmer, faster than me and he loves to dive leaping right from the beach!  Nobody but nobody is going to get to a stick thrown in the water before Nicholas!  He’s super athletic and Mama says if he was a human boy she’d put him in the Olympics!

Wishing you a great weekend, say warm and drop in to see us if you have the chance.

Your pal,

Big Buddy Bacon

 

Blogging with Buddy October 12, 2018

We’re excited about our Coldwell Banker Global Luxury Waterfront Open Houses this Sunday 2-4 pm!          Mama and Charlie will have the fireplaces blazing and the apple cider hot.  As you tour the scenic autumn countryside (one of the best we’ve seen in many years) we invite you to stop by Darlings Island to view two stunning upscale waterfront properties.

Our handsome log home at 232 Darlings Island Road, MLS NB006806 is offered at $750,000 (far below investment cost).  It features 9.14 private acres, a huge 1248 square foot wrap around covered veranda, main floor master, 3-4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, built-in 4-car garage plus and an amazing detached 2-car heated workshop, that most men only dream of!

Our inviting cedar home at 60 Meadow Drive, MLS SJ181056 is offered at $560,000.  It features a huge deck with access from the kitchen, family room & dining room as well as a screened porch, 5 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths, and a three-car attached garage and covered bridge garden shed on 9.3 private acres.

Both properties are exceptionally well-built, boast water frontage on Darlings Lake, soaring cathedral ceilings, impressive master suites with walk-in closets and ensuite baths, home offices, ductless heat pumps, wood-burning fireplaces and extraordinary landscaping!

  

232 Darlings Island Road, Darlings Island.

  

60 Meadow Drive, Darlings Island.

I’m on Mama’s s_ _ _ -list this morning!!!  I wouldn’t go out last night in the rain before going to bed so I got her up at 5 am this morning!  Once she’s up, she’s up so she went in her office to work.  Meanwhile I came in 20 minutes later and went back to bed!  Hahahaha.  Little Nicholas doesn’t get up until 8:30 and he did go out for a few minutes last night, so he’s the hero today!

More rain on the way tomorrow so try to stay dry but calling for sunshine on Sunday for our open houses!  Have a great weekend and stop by if you can.  Hope to see you soon.

Your pal,

Big Buddy Bacon

Blogging With Buddy October 5, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving from Nicholas and I on this glorious blue-sky day!  It’s been a busy week with a lot accomplished so we’re looking forward to a relaxing weekend for the holiday.  Hoping Mama and Papa will share the turkey because you know us Bacon Boys love turkey!  Yum, yum, yum we can just smell it now.

We have a new listing with panoramic sunset water view over the Kennebecasis River at 12 Morrison Lane, Quispamsis, MLS#NB013634.  $425,000.  This inviting 4-bedroom home has a beautifully updated crisp white kitchen with new appliances.  The open concept great room features propane fireplace, there is a large wrap around deck, finished walkout basement, ducted heat pump and best of all is the breathtaking view (one of the best in Southern NB)!  Watch for our open house here in October.

Watch as well for several open houses at several of our beautiful homes in October.  We have something for every price range and every lifestyle!  Mama will have the fireplaces burning and serving hot cider and I may have a special surprise myself so stay posted!

Charlie is looking for a new dog!  Yup, you heard it right.  Doesn’t have to be a puppy but he does want a medium-sized dog, smaller than Nicholas and myself!!!  I don’t think he’d want to be feeding Big Buddy Bacon!!!  Mama says it’s like feeding a longshoreman!  Please!!!  So if you or someone you know has a nice dog that needs a good home you won’t find a better Papa than Charlie.  He is very kind and will love the dog to pieces!  Days will start with an early morning walk with his friend Ted and it will be a very pampered pet. Male or female doesn’t really matter but it will help if he or she likes football because Sunday evenings will be curled up on the couch cheering for his favourite team!  Lucky the furry friend who finds a home with our Charlie!  Call him directly at 636-0748.

Don’t forget that hunting season has started so get out your hunter’s orange if you are heading into the woods or even the trails of Spy Glass Hill.  We hear that the beautiful big buck with his huge rack that has been wondering East Riverside and the golf course for years was killed by a bow-hunter at the top of Spy-Glass Hill this week.  He was a real beauty and will be surely missed.  He seemed very kind as well as all last winter he had a little orphaned fawn tagging along that he looked after and got him through the cold winter.

Have a great holiday weekend.  This will probably be one of my last swims of the year!

Your pal,

Big Buddy Bacon 

 

Blogging with Buddy September 30th, 2018

Loving this gorgeous weather!!!  Is our long hot sunny summer the reason sales have taken off this year and still continue into the fall?  Usually we have about eight true weeks of summer so buyers feel a time crunch for barbecues, boating, deck parties, camping, hiking, biking, sailing, kayaking, swimming and the beach; but not this year, it just keeps coming!  Everyone is asking; where are the buyers coming from?  Well several are coming for jobs with large corporations and new doctors for the hospital and many locals are either buying their dream homes, down-sizing to one level or families up-sizing to larger homes as well as first time home-buyers who are tired of renting.  Everyone is on the move!

Mama and Charlie are excited about their two closings coming up this Monday at 20 Antler Crescent, Quispamsis MLS#NB011319 at $374,900 and 18 Wild Fox Drive, West Saint John  MLS#NB011569 at $184,900.  Both properties were sold on their very first showing!!!  Whoot, Whoot!!!  Congratulations to our buyers and sellers and we wish the new owners every happiness in their new homes!  We especially wish our dear friend Alexei a smooth move.  Nicholas and I will pop over to your new place for a play date Alexei!  Ask your Mama to have a few treats ready and we’re bringing you something special!!!

  

October is the month that Mama and Charlie go into full swing with their fall open houses along with some help from their Coldwell Banker colleagues!  They be serving hot apple cider on cool autumn day and the fires will be roaring in the fireplaces to keep you warm and make you feel most welcome as you tour some of the most beautiful homes in New Brunswick.  I’m hoping Papa will let me come to a few and just hang around outside.  I like to greet everyone too and show off the exteriors!  I’m calling it ‘Meet & Greet’!  Papa says I will have to be on a leash because someone could be scared of a big black dog!!!  Scared of the Budster???  Not likely, I love everyone and I never jump up, not ever!  But I agreed with the leash, just in case anyone feels nervous.  Stay posted for the day, time and location!

Have a great weekend and I’ll see you soon!

Your pal,

Big Buddy Bacon 

 

 

 

Blogging with Buddy, September 21st, 2018

I’m very excited about our exciting new Global Luxury Listings in Saint Andrews By the Sea.  219 King St, MLS#NB013168 at $2,250,000 is a stunning historic property circa 1897 which has been meticulously restored to it’s former glory.  With stunning chandeliers, spacious rooms, numerous cozy fireplaces, intriguing architectural details, a true 5-star chefs-kitchen and 1.1 acres of total privacy in century-old garden, this property is dressed to impress!  All overlooking Kingsbrae Garden, a multi-award winning 27 acre horticultural masterpiece and the Bay of Fundy beyond.

  

  

The second Saint Andrews property is no less spectacular than the first located at 208 Prince of Wales Street, MLS#NB013165 priced at $1,750,000.  Located near the Algonquin Resort, it has an amazing custom kitchen with commercial quality S/S appliances, huge island, breakfast bar, walk-in pantry, soaring 14 foot ceiling with clerestory windows and patio access. There are two grand staircases, one circular and one turned and all bedrooms with full ensuite baths, some with balconies overlooking the garden, several with fireplaces.   There is also a convenient staff quarters, over-sized 2-car attached garage with heated floor and a private flower and herb garden.   The original 1870’s house is magnificently restored and the 2004 addition is tastefully in keeping with the era!

  

  

Congratulations to our dear friend Lexxi McMackin who is busy helping her mother and father pack boxes up at 20 Antler Crescent, Quispamsis MLS# NB011319.  Lexxi’s house is another one that sold on the first showing ($379,900) and she has a very quick closing.  Don’t overdo it Lexxi, slow and steady wins the race!  One box at a time!

  

Charlie is excited about his new  listing located at 91 Stockfarm Road, MLS NB011483.  Just listed last week and sold this week on the first showing with all conditions met today!  This is the fourth property Mama and Charlie have listed in the past few weeks that has sold on the first showing.  Way to go guys!!!  Another happy seller!

It’s been a heck of a week with Mama and Charlie negotiating hard on one of the large estate size heritage properties in Rothesay.   Their local buyer loves the turn of the century grandeur, the spaciness and interior detail of these properties.  I hope you two ate your Wheaties this morning because you’re going to need them.  Hang in there.

Calling for rain this weekend so needless to say Big Buddy Bacon won’t get any swimming in!  Boohoo. I live for a good refreshing swim.  I have been walking each night before dark at Allison with Mama and Nicholas.  We’ve bumped into some interest pooches, many of whom love to run and play with us.  We are very social!  Have a great weekend.

Your pal,

Big Buddy Bacon