Bridgewater Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia Nova Scotia is one of Canada's three Maritime provinces and is the most populous province of the four in Atlantic Canada. Located almost exactly halfway between the Equator and the North Pole, its provincial capital is Halifax. Wikipedia South Shore Nova Scotia The Province of Nova Scotia is located on Canada's East Coast and covers an area of 55,500 sq. km. Bridgewater, Lunenburg County is the largest centre on Nova Scotia’s South Shore with a land area of 13.35 square km. 

Situated on the LaHave River, Bridgewater is 15 miles from the Atlantic Ocean and strategically located only 1 hour (100 km) south west of Nova Scotia's capital city, Halifax and only 1-1/2 hours from the Halifax International Airport. The international ferries in Yarmouth are approximately 2 1/2 hours from Bridgewater. Location Maps Bridgewater is a thriving town nestled in the heart of the LaHave River Valley. Known as the "Mainstreet of the South Shore". Known as the "Mainstreet of the South … [Read more...]

Boomers on the Move

Sam Chaim The impact of baby boomers retiring and entering into their senior years will affect everything from the economy to health care and all in between. As the largest demographic, one decision many are facing is whether or not to downsize their home. There’s a lot of demand out there for the perfect place to settle down, but seemingly, a lack of supply as Boomers reach this stage all at once. If you look closely though, you’ll see there really is something out there for everyone – if you know where and how to look. Where to go? •Consider townhouses or bungalows – front runners on Boomer wish lists •Condos are also strong candidates but Boomers typically look to the older buildings to meet their needs for space, comfort and affordability. And condo fees – often a hot topic – are also a factor. Consider current home expenses and free time that would be alleviated by moving into a condo. Those condo fees could actually be a small price to pay. •Lifestyle retirement homes … [Read more...]

7 Reasons Your House Isn’t Selling

7 reasons your house may not be selling By: Mark Weisleder Real Estate, Published on Mon Jun 03 2013 Selling a home isn’t as simple as planting a sign in the ground any more. It involves preparation, timing and strategic advice. If you don’t do all of the above, do not be surprised when your home does not sell while others in the area are doing so. Here are some common mistakes: 1. Good photos matter More and more, buyers are being introduced to properties online. Pictures and videos matter. Before you take any picture, make sure your home has been properly de-cluttered, inside and out, and consider staging tips that will make the rooms appear larger. Pictures from your own iPhone will not impress anyone. Make sure all photographs are taken by professionals. 2. An MLS listing isn’t enough In addition to the MLS, your home needs to be marketed on social media and should be directly advertised to other real estate agents, here and abroad, who are more likely to bring a buyer … [Read more...]

See a disclosure agreement before buying

Condo Smarts: See a disclosure agreement before buying Dear Condo Smarts: My daughter and I have been touring open houses of new highrise condos over the past few weeks, looking for a two-bedroom apartment. W e have been turned off by aggressive salespeople and their misunderstanding of condo living. One of the issues that really troubles us is the insistence that the only way the sales offices can give us a copy of the disclosure statement is if we agree to first provide a deposit and sign a preliminary agreement for sale. At the last property we visited, the sales manager told us the law required us to sign an agreement before they could give us a copy of the disclosure statement. So we have been trying to check out what laws may apply, but either looking in the wrong place or at the wrong legislation. A few tips may be helpful for buyers to avoid this confusion. Jennifer Middleton, Surrey Dear Jennifer: The law that regulates the marketing and sale of new condos is the … [Read more...]