Your Real Estate Fix of the Week 04.12.18

From country retreats to charming vacation homes this week’s new listings are packed with potential! You can view all of our listings on our website at www.eriesedge.com/for-sale. Click on the images below to view the detailed listings.


Beautiful home in a charming town! Natural light spills through the windows and skylights at 14 Fairview Drive in Waterford brightening the spacious rooms. Bask in more natural light on the rear deck overlooking the fenced yard or on the cozy covered front balcony. The 3 bedrooms and large lower level with a walk-out will make the perfect home for your family!


A luxurious country ranch-style to call home. Sitting on a large lot with a farm land view, this beautiful brick home is just minutes from town.  You’ll find 3 bedrooms and sprawling living spaces at 500 Plank Road in Tillsonburg. It’s time for your family to retreat to this convenient country home.


Create the perfect space for your business in this unique building.  Nestled in an ideal downtown Simcoe location, this 2-level space comes with ample parking and endless possibilities. 


4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and a 2 car garage on a 1 acre beautifully landscaped lot. This spacious country bungalow is featuring some stunning updates, including an epic eat in maple kitchen. You’ll find this country dream home and it’s backyard workshop at 773420 Highway 59 in Norwich.


Relax, off the beaten path, at this charming vacation home. Spend your summer days on the warm wrap around porch, or looking out over the canal from your own backyard. The rustic kitchen, classic country character and spectacular views create the perfect place to escape. Located just a short walk from the breath taking Long Point beach at 27 West Point Road.


For more information on these or any listings please leave a comment, or give us a call 519-586-7922.

Taste, Tour, Explore! – Ride the Bine

From two local ladies with a true love for Norfolk came one incredible idea! Last year Amanda & Susan broke the mold in Norfolk launching a unique tour featuring local beer, wine, cider, agriculture and Norfolk County charm.

For tourists and locals alike this new tour was a opportunity to immerse into Norfolk County’s culture.  A true experience of the County’s emerging beer, wine & cider industry along with it’s deep agriculture roots.  And of course the breathtaking views and beautiful landscape that our country side has to offer.

Ride the Bine offers tours curated by local guides to provide an extraordinary experience sipping and tasting your way across Ontario’s South Coast.  Visits to Norfolk’s inspiring wineries and authentic breweries enjoying the flavourful wines, ciders and craft beers were amongst the original tour options. The new season’s tour line up will include some local food, sightseeing, awesome full beer tours and stops at brand new facilities offered on seven new tours! And those just are a few of the new and shiny items for 2018.

Soaring through their first season with incredible success, Susan & Amanda are proud to be part of a supportive local force. “Such a huge group of people in the community put supporting local first and has allowed for a very successful first season”  said co-owner, Susan Judd. Pushing through obstacles and finding their footing as a new business in a fast paced industry doesn’t come without challenges.  But the entrepreneurial duo surpassed all expectations with their work ethic and infectious passion earning the the title of Norfolk County Youth Entrepreneurs of the Year at Norfolk’s Economic Development Symposium.

“Their passion, knowledge and spirit for Norfolk is inspiring! We love that we have an opportunity to work so closely with them, the team is truly amazing.” – Shantel Bosgoed, Inasphere Wines.

The love goes both ways between Ride the Bine and the vendors “Working with these businesses is what makes our job even more special!” – Susan Judd

With incredible success comes exciting growth for the Ride the Bine team entering in to their second season. Along with the seven new tours they’ll be introducing a new Mercedes Sprinter to the fleet.  They’ll also be including some neighbouring county’s with stops in Haldimand, London & St. Thomas area’s and coordinating custom pick ups for a door-to-door experience.

Ride the Bine is also excited to introduce their From the Field experience! Let’s face it, a visit through Norfolk isn’t complete until your hands are a little dirty and you’re enjoying some fresh local product. With the From the Field tour experience you’ll be sipping your delicious drinks and heading out to pick your own bounty from Norfolk County’s sprawling fields. I cannot wait to sign up for this adventure! And if you like new adventures, keep you eyes peeled on Social Media throughout the year. Ride the Bine will be announcing one-off speciality tours that you are not going to want to miss!

As an emerging wine region, a craft beer and cider hot spot, a farm to table producer and a “place where almost anything grows” Norfolk County is evolving in to a completely unique experience. The spirited team at Ride the Bine is providing the perfect opportunity for you to relax and explore the coast with them.

Your Real Estate Fix of the Week 04.05.18

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Refreshing views, inspiring cottage locations, and perfect income potential are what you’ll find with this weeks new listings! You can view all of our listings on our website at www.eriesedge.com/for-sale. Click on the images below to view the detailed listings.


This stunning lake house is offering an unobstructed waterfront view and channel convenience. You’ll fall in love with the bright open concept living area, vaulted ceilings and coastal staircase. 215 Ordnance Avenue in Turkey Point is absolutely a rare find. This is your chance to relax in to the charming and refreshing vacation home of your dreams.

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Feel those good cottage life vibes at 16 Walmsley Street in Turkey Point. This amazing open concept cottage with a spacious loft is just a short walk to the beach. Enjoy the luxurious vaulted ceiling, cozy fireplace and tons of natural light. Its time to make memories with your family at this beach town cottage retreat.

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Just steps from the sandy Long Point beach, bordering acres of crown land you’ll find this charming winterized vacation home! 300 Erie Boulevard in Long Point offers a fantastic flow, a cozy wood stove and wonderful bright spaces. Enjoy your days on the wide screened in porch taking in all that nature has to offer.

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A charming duplex with a wealth of potential.  141 Bidwell Street in central Tillsonburg has seen quite a few recent updates and is ready to show them off.  It’s so ready to be your perfect starter home or your opportunity to create additional income!

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For more information on these or any listings please leave a comment, or give us a call 519-586-7922.

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Your Easiest Move Ever

Moving is a BIG chore and it can become overwhelming!  To help our clients stay organized we’ve invested in a technology to provide you with your own online and personal moving concierge to handle all of the stressful and time consuming details of moving.

Welcome to your moving conciergeWhat is an online personal moving concierge? It is the easiest way to complete all of your move related tasks. It brings together everything that you need for your move in one simple dashboard so that you can stay organized and save time. We were so impressed with everything that it can do and how simple it is to use, we know you are going to love it!

Through your personal dashboard, you will be able to completely manage your move. Let’s assume you need to transfer your electricity provider before your move date.smart phone - moving made simple  In your dashboard, you’ll simply click “Move Your Utilities,” and select “Electricity.” Two clicks are all it takes, and your transaction will be completed securely and directly with your provider, so you never have to worry about sharing private information. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg!

How about notifying businesses of your new address? The average household has to notify 15 to 20 different businesses of their move. That’s painful. Through your dashboard you can change your addresses with hundreds of business and even order your new government I.D. cards.

From finding local moving companies, or finding local charities to pick up unwanted stuff, to taking steps to prepare your new home for your arrival your online personal moving concierge with Erie’s Edge Real Estate will make moving simple.

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Your Real Estate Fix of the Week 03.29.18

New From Erie's Edge Banner (2) You’ll find this week’s new listings beach side and country side! With modern upgrades and great locations, check out these listings for your real estate fix. You can view all of our listings on our website at www.eriesedge.com/for-sale. Click on the images below to view the detailed listings.


This gorgeous home is boasting beautiful modern upgrades and a fantastic location. 251 Mount Pleasant Road in Brantford sits right across from walking trails, biking trails and the Grand River in Lions Park. The stunning spaces and spectacular location of this country bungalow are surely going to have you head over heels!

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Year round home or seasonal get away, 41 Wellington Street in Port Burwell can be either! It features 3 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms, and a large fenced in yard with an updated deck. So close to beaches and shopping, this charming home has exactly what you need!

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This cute cottage is located just steps away from the popular Turkey Point beach! With an open concept kitchen and dining and a large private back yard, 22 Ferris Street is the perfect summer retreat!

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For more information on these or any listings please leave a comment, or give us a call 519-586-7922.

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We’re Moving!

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If you haven’t heard the exciting news yet… we’re moving!  Thanks to our wonderful clients, our growing business has found that it needs a bigger home. We love Port Rowan and we didn’t want to go far so, we’re moving in to an awesome space just next door! Our office’s new location will be at 1021 Bay Street, Port Rowan.

For the past 20 years, this building has been owned by Sandy Hennesey and her mother Alice Cole. Most recently the space occupied a men’s clothing store.  However, most locals will remember the space best as the Sunrise Cafe!

The Sunrise Cafe was a charming local gathering spot offering home cooked style breakfasts and a small town atmosphere. It changed hands a few times from Peter & Millie Cockram, to Adrienne Lounsbury to Alice & Sandy.  The building even hosted an insurance office and a bakery before it transitioned in to the popular cafe.

Untitled design (26)If you had the opportunity to visit the Sunrise in its prime, then you’re probably familiar with the customer table that was well known as the ‘community table’. Many locals would sit here to enjoy a coffee, visit with friends, share stories and create wonderful memories. This very table is still in the building today and will actually be returned to the Lounsbury family, the original owners. This ‘community table’ will be remembered as a small piece of Port Rowan history.

Reminiscing of the good old days, Sandy Hennessey told a story of when a few locals used to carry their own keys to the cafe. 

In true small town fashion, they would let them selves in to the cafe to brew a hot coffee in the early hours of the morning before the cook would even have the grills fired up for breakfast.

She also remembers the great times that she had at the cafe and all of the amazing customers that she served. From insurance office & bakery, to the Sunrise Cafe, to clothing store and now to Erie’s Edge Real Estate office, the building has seen many face lifts over the years and it certainly carries many cherished memories.

We’re very proud to be the new owners of this Port Rowan building. Our Broker of Record, Ray Ferris, has some exciting renovation plans in store.  He intends to create a warm reception area, an official boardroom and closing room and some comfortable private offices throughout the space.

We are truly looking forward to continuing to serve this wonderful community and all of Norfolk County from our new space!

Your Real Estate Fix of the Week 03.22.18

New From Erie's Edge Banner (1) We’re predicting that you are going to love this week’s new listings! They are absolutely charming and delivering spaces that any family would dream of. You can view all of our listings on our website at www.eriesedge.com/for-sale. Click on the images below to view the detailed listings.


A bright and beautiful open concept home in the quaint village of Norwich. 99 Lossing Drive is warm and inviting and has been kept in pristine condition. With 3+2 bedrooms, 3 full baths and a fully finished lower level there is more than enough space for the whole family to enjoy this stunning home.

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This charming home is perfect for your family! 148 Adams Avenue has 3 main floor bedrooms and a stunning open kitchen and dining area. It’s nestled in a desired Delhi neighbourhood with a large back yard that your family is going to absolutely love.

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A fantastic lot is available in the prestigious Tillsonburg Cadman Subdivision. If you’ve ever thought of building your dream home, this beautiful mature lot  at 21 Hillyndale Drive may be your destiny.

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For more information on these or any listings please leave a comment, or give us a call 519-586-7922.

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Maple Syrup Season in Norfolk

Sugaring season is in full swing in Norfolk County which means delicious, local maple syrup is filling the shelves! Sugar shacks across the county, and the country, are working to hard to produce the sweet syrup that we love so much in the few weeks when that magical sap is flowing from the wondrous Sugar Maple Trees.

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At one well known local maple sugar shack, Chambers Pure Maple Products, they are busy tapping trees, boiling sap and turning their tasty syrup in to a variety of maple products, including their famous maple syrup! You can purchase any of these sweet products at their eclectic gift shop, ‘The Maple Shop’, in Villa Nova. And chances are you’ll also be able to find their syrup at quite a few local stores, shops and restaurants.

For a taste test of their smooth golden brown syrup, you once could to stop in at The Pancake House. For 20 years the Chamber’s would spend the busy sugaring season creating their tasty syrup while serving piping hot pancakes smothered in pure maple syrup to awaiting customers. Serving a seasonally fresh and delicious breakfast, of course The Pancake House was a popular place for those eight busy weeks of the season. Two years ago the Pancake House was converted in to The Maple Shop bringing a change of pace to the sugar season for the Chamber’s family.

Don’t worry you can still sample their fresh syrup at a few local restaurants. Kerrys St James Street Eatery in Waterford is loading their flapjack and sausage breakfast with Chamber’s Maple Syrup. Or, visit the Crepe House in Port Dover to try it layered over a sweet or savoury crepe.

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If you’re really looking to immerse yourself in the marvellous maple syrup tradition, then you must pay a visit to Richardson’s Farm & Market just west of Dunnville. Take a breathtaking tour through the sugar bush and experience the sap collection using both traditional and modern systems. Get a peak at the sap boiling and the syrup creation process.  And of course, enjoy some hot pancakes and sausage with some seriously fresh syrup.

Growing up, I remember tapping the maple trees around town and boiling the sap to make our very own maple syrup to load on our pancakes.  I’m no longer tapping trees, but I absolutely love a little local syrup as a tasty natural sweetener in my morning coffee.

So, my fellow Norfolk syrup lovers, what’s your favourite maple treat?

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Your Real Estate Fix of the Week 03.15.18

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This week’s new and featured listings are lighting it up! Seriously, they are all basking in fabulous natural light. These gorgeous homes in amazing locations are definitely going to brighten your day. You can view all of our listings on our website at www.eriesedge.com/for-sale. Click on the images below to view the detailed listings.


Get a load of this stunning home in Tillsonburg. The beautiful details and flawless fixtures at 12 Michael’s Lane are perfect. It’s luxurious covered porch and spacious interior design are filled with natural light. Try not to let your jaw drop when you view this captivating home!

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This incredible home sits on a private 2.54 acre lot just one minute from Port Dover and all it’s wonderful amenities. You’ll love this homes flow, the details, and all of the space. Not to mention all of the natural light that fills this impeccable raised ranch at 5 Forest Glen Court in Simcoe from bottom to top. 

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This open concept cottage features 3 sets of lake front french doors creating an amazing beach view and an abundance of natural light. The vaulted ceilings and modern details at 59 Woodstock Ave in Long Point make this cottage a luxurious retreat. Enjoy the epic view from both the charming indoor living space and the amazing outdoor patio area just steps from the beach all the summer long.

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For more information on these or any listings please leave a comment, or give us a call 519-586-7922.

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Crepes, Croissants and Quiches in Norfolk County

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, right? These Norfolk County restaurants might agree and they are definitely creating some delicious breakfast masterpieces for you to enjoy!

 Ferrera

This little Simcoe gem is offering a seriously packed breakfast menu! The locally sourced and freshly crafted creations will amaze your taste buds. Breakfast poutine,  perch Benedict or tuscan chicken omelette, how’s that for a teaser? With stellar service, a delicious menu and an awesome atmosphere you will not be disappointed at this trendy eatery.  But be cautioned “Taste buds may experience happiness for the first time. This is normal. This new sensation will radiate throughout your body. May induce starry-eyed daydreaming and your best day ever.” – Ferrera

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Schofields Bistro

Spoil yourself on Sundays with an incredible brunch at Schofields Bistro. Their farm to table brunch creations are absolutely mouth-watering.  Choose between items like Belgian waffles, eggs Benedicts, omelettes, or quiche. With this delectable brunch menu crafted from local ingredients, good luck picking a favourite dish!

Harmony Pastry Shop & Cafe

Customers stop for breakfast at Harmony Cafe for more than just their delicious food. The comfortable atmosphere, kind service and home-style menu keeps customer coming back (for over 30 years)! We’d also suggest ordering some tasty pastries and fresh baked goods to take home and savour.

Crepe House

The Crepe House in Port Dover is serving a breakfast classic in a totally unique way, transforming local ingredients into delicious crepe creations! You haven’t had a crepe until you’ve ordered off their menu, legit. Customers are raving on social media calling their crepes “flawless” and their ingredients “lively and all topped up with deliciousness”. You know what you have to do now, enjoy your crepe!

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Trends

Wait until you get a look at the new breakfast menu at Trends! I am absolutely drooling over their “Avo on Rye” – avocado, poached egg &, goat cheese (or feta) on marble rye. Maybe you’d prefer the waffles and fried chicken? How about eggs Benedict, french toast, omelettes, pancakes or a breakfast wrap? I have no doubt that when you stop in you’ll be drooling over their epic breakfast menu too!

Uncle’s County Coffee

I know we’ve already raved about the coffee at Uncle’s in our Coffee Hot Spots Blog.  So, while you’re there getting a hot cup of their delicious java you seriously need to try their western wrap! It is loaded up with eggs, green peppers, onions, cheese and ham and did I say cheese? It is an absolute morning game changer! But you really can’t go wrong with any breakfast order at Uncles’s. 

Ritzy Cakes & Eatery

You will absolutely adore Ritzy Cakes in Waterford. A mouth watering ritzy melt, a classic egg and sausage breakfast dressed up with side of hash brown casserole, or a flawless fruit & yogurt parfait are just a few of the items off their menu.  And try not to fall head over heals in love with their incredible deluxe waffle! Breakfast will definitely be your favourite meal on the days you visit Ritzy Cakes & Eatery.

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Dekoning Meats

You can bet your breakfast is going to be fresh at this butcher’s on site restaurant.  This casual butcher breakfast spot is where the locals head for a delicious home style meal to fuel the day.  And those locals are raving that Dekonings bacon is “the best”!  I don’t think you can go wrong with an order of eggs paired with the best bacon, fresh from the butcher.


We’ve named a few drool-worthy Norfolk County breakfast spots.  Who serves your favourite breakfast dish?

Let us know if we have missed any awesome local breakfast creators that need to be added to our list.