All posts by Amie Ferris

Your Real Estate Fix of the Week 05.17.2018

Another weekly real estate fix takes us across Norfolk County.  A great starter home in Waterford, large 4-bedroom home in Simcoe and a winterized vacation home in Long Point.  To view all our Erie’s Edge listings, click on “What’s For Sale” on our website EriesEdge.com.


Get ready to enjoy vacations by the beach in this winterized cottage located only a few steps from Long Point’s sandy beach. This vacation home is move in ready! 3 Howey Ave., Long Point.  $599,900.00 MLS®


Move in ready, this beautiful renovated 4 bedroom raised bungalow has it all! Located close to hospital, schools, and shopping.2 Martin Ave., Simcoe. $389,900.00 MLS®.  


Move right in this well-maintained 3 bedroom bungalow located on the outskirts of Waterford. Situated on a large town lot, the property is fully fenced and offers plenty of privacy.  31 Arthur Lane, Waterford. $285,000.00 MLS®.

 

Your Real Estate Fix of the Week 05.10.18

Your fix is in!  This week’s real estate fix has a little something for everyone!  For the investor we have a duplex with two newly renovated units, for the vacationer we have a winterized vacation home on the channel or a mobile home at the Turkey Point Marina, and for the first time home buyer we have a 2-bedroom bungalow in Tillsonburg.


Don’t miss out on this new listing at MacDonald Turkey Point Marina! Immaculate 2 bedroom trailer located at the largest fresh water marina in Canada!! Just in time for the 2018 spring/summer/fall season and includes a BOAT SLIP.  This is a fantastic way to enjoy cottage life in a more simpler way. Great easy getaway, turn key and ready to go.  $54,900 MLS®.


Paradise on the point – 1 Duncan St., Turkey Point.  Between the over sized boat house, 2 boat slips and ample parking, this holiday home, is designed for entertaining. It has an open plan lay out, eat in kitchen and cozy living room with a charming fireplace. Just off the kitchen and looking out to the channel is the spectacular sunroom.  $839,000 MLS®.


Great investment opportunity, live in one part of this duplex and rent out the other! This Duplex has been renovated top to bottom sits on almost one acre of land. It is located directly across from Lions Park where you can access walking/biking trails and the Grand River. 253 Mount Pleasant Road, Brantford.  $660,000 MLS®.


Spacious 4-level backsplit nestled in a much sought-after neighbourhood. Enjoy your spare time in a very private fully fenced rear yard. With just a short walk to Community Centre, ball diamonds, bike park and more, this is the perfect home for the active family. $225,000 MLS®.

Your Real Estate Fix of the Week 05.03.18

This week’s new listings has you travelling across Norfolk and Oxford Counties.  From Tillsonburg to Long Point and Turkey Point, we’ve got great homes, vacant lots and cottages. 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 Turkey Point cottage is located at 59 Ridgewood Drive and nestled in green space on a dead end street.  This property is already conditionally sold! If you want to make sure you do not miss out on listings like this, sign up for our “be the first to know” notifications. As soon as a listing comes out that matches the criteria you enter, you will get notified.  Find out what’s for sale at the same time the REALTORS® find out.  Click here to sign up.


Location, location, location…immaculate custom built home located on a mature lot with no neighbours at the back. This home offers approximately 4,656 square feet of finished living space for you and your family to enjoy. This unique floor plan offers 3 bedrooms and 3 baths on the main floor and upstairs you will find a spacious loft with another bedroom and 3 piece bath.  147 Concession Street, West, Tillsonburg.  Asking – $700,000 MLS®.


This 2+2 bedroom, raised ranch home is located close to playgrounds and school in sought after Southridge subdivision at 6 Crocus Avenue, Tillsonburg.  Open concept living room, dining room, kitchen area with wood floors and patio door leading to the yard where you will find an above ground pool and hot tub for you to relax and enjoy. Offered at $400,000 MLS®


Need a place to build your dream cottage?  How about Turkey Point?  Possibility to build on this quiet street that backs onto green space with only a few minutes walk to the beach.  Asking – $175,000 MLS®


COMING SOON!!  This 2-bedroom, all brick, winterized vacation home is located at 3 Howey Ave. in Long Point.  It features 2-storey, detached double garage with attached double carport, covered front porch and large rear deck – perfect spots for enjoying the sites and sounds of Long Point.  The best part…it’s only steps away from Long Point’s sandy beach!  Coming to realtor.ca and available for showings on May 11.  Asking – $599,900 EXCL.

This Weekend’s Open Houses!

Your Local Real Estate Team will be busy tomorrow hosting 5 open houses at 5 beautiful properties. Get the details below:

 

This bright brick bungalow will take your breath away!  Check it out on Saturday April 28th, 2018 from 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm at 48 McGuire Crescent in Tillsonburg.

 

 

View the immaculate living space filled with natural light and stunning hardwood floors at 36 Fernwood Drive in Tillsonburg on Saturday April 28th, 2018 from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm.

 

Take a look at the investment potential on Saturday April 28th, 2018 from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm. The large lot dressed with cedar trees at 76 Vienna Road in Tillsonburg offers quick high way access and plenty of privacy.

 

View this bright and beautiful open concept home in the quaint village of Norwich at 99 Lossing Drive on Saturday April 28th, 2018 from 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm.

 

 

Get one of the first looks this brand new listing on Saturday April 28th, 2018 from 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm. 147 Concession Street West in Tillsonburg offers approximately 4656 square feet of finished living space on a mature treed lot!

 


Contact Your Local Real Estate Team for more details at 519-409-7653!

 

 

Your Real Estate Fix of the Week 04.26.18

Yes! This week’s new listings are bright and beautiful. Check out the awesome spaces and recent upgrades they are boasting. 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 beautiful brick bungalow will take your breath away! The bright living spaces and open concept flow at 48 McGuire Crescent in Tillsonburg create the perfect at-home vibes. Relax and enjoy the luxurious features and stunning modern kitchen in your new home!


This refreshing raised bungalow at 32 McLarty Drive in St. Thomas is ready for your family to move in! You’ll love the amazing new kitchen boasting stainless steel appliances and the open concept design. And we’re sure you’ll find the main bathroom’s recent makeover beautiful. This 3 bedroom and 2 bath has seen quite a few updates and is ready to show them off!


Invest in the perfect property! The large lot dressed with cedar trees at 76 Vienna Road in Tillsonburg offers quick high way access and plenty of privacy. With a little love, this cozy home has potential to be a dream come true!


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

Shop the Shore with the Harbour View in Port Rowan

In true small town fashion, local shop and business owners in the charming town of Port Rowan and surrounding area have come together again to host a unique 3-day shopping event. Whether you’re on the hunt for a good deal, browsing for antiques or treasures or scoping out some new home decor, Shop the Shore is where you’ll want to be on May 4-6. Hop from shop to shop throughout the village as shop owners feature some amazing deals, prizes and giveaways!

For the bargain hunter, you’ll find some local stores offering 10-30% off! Start by checking out the spring fashions at local clothing stores Cashmere & Cobwebs, Cheshires On Bay and Shear Creation Gift Shoppe. The discounts continue at C & C Home, home of Pickers Antiques Warehouse. You’ll find rustic accents, antiques and items for your home and cottage.  Then pop in to Lakeside Decor to take advantage of the incredible deals on stunning interior and exterior decor. Get a peek at the store’s whole new look and new products including Krahn Furniture and Ashley Furniture. And of course do some taste testing while you’re there and sample the Wicked Gourmet & Gourmet Village products.

If you’re anything like me, you plan your shopping trips around the food! Olde Time Deli & Eatery will be serving homemade lunches and soups and baking up some delicious treats. And you might as well enter the free draw and check out their selection of vintage and industrial giftware while you’re inside this authentic eatery. The Country Fork is offering a sweet lunch special on their home cooked meals.  Speaking of sweet, you might eye up their delectable dessert cabinet or let your eyes wander to the selection of unique and locally made giftware items featured in this charming restaurant. If you’re looking to enjoy a little something extra with your lunch, head out to Burning Kiln Winery for a free sample flight of their locally famous wine!

The lunch options continue along with a collection of vendor booths showcased at the Community Church and the Port Rowan Community Centre. Find some variety as the vendors display handmade products, cooking items, accessories, fashion, gifts and more. For more variety head over to Dizzy Lizzy’s to browse their gifts, games, toys and sweet treats. Then drop in to Star Gate General and Deer Creek Antiques & Creations to view their amazing rustic and antique selections.

You’ll find a serious selection of antiques at Franni’s Attic.  Browse through the collectibles while munching on some freshly popped pop corn and drop you name in the draw for a chance to claim a prize.  The exciting draws carry on for some great prizes at Doersken Country Store, Cattail Cove Interiors, and The Rustic Retreat. Enter for yet another prize as you pick out the perfect items for your garden this spring from The Rusty Pail’s selection of iron works and garden, cottage and beach decor!

You’ll even get to leave with a gift or a treat from a handful of businesses like Port Rowan Pharmasave and Port Rowan Thrift Shoppe during the 3 day shopping event. Receive a surprise gift as you sooth your senses with essential oils, salt blocks and other healing essentials at Embracing Wholeness. Pick up a few items from the beautiful collection of local photography, books and home and cottage decor at The Lighthouse On Bay before leaving with your gift. But be sure not to leave before digging in to their featured homemade fudge and old fashioned candy bar!

Ensuring a great time, Johnny Scatt will be back at Lakeside Decor on Bay Street with live entertainment. With eateries, clothing, furniture, gifts and antiques all available “you don’t have to go to the big city.  You can get just about everything you’d want in down town Port Rowan” says local shop owner Denise Kirby from Lakeside Decor.

3 days of deals, charming local shops, and stunning views of the Long Point Bay, what better place to shop this spring?

Your Real Estate Fix of the Week 04.19.18

This week’s new and featured listings are offering stunning fireplaces and open concept spaces. 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 luxurious open concept home to call your own. Immaculate living space is filled with natural light and stunning hardwood floors. This custom built home also offers a spacious landscaped yard in a desirable location. There is so much space here to love at 36 Fernwood Drive in Tillsonburg.


Cozy up close to the fireplace at 11 Centre St in Port Rowan. The free standing gas fireplace creates that comfortable at home feel throughout this charming 4 level back split. You won’t need to venture far to take advantage of Port Rowan’s convenient amenities and harbour front views.


A piece of country paradise! A pristine home and picturesque hobby farm sitting on 11 peaceful country acres. With a spacious layout and a beautiful patio paired with a double garage and a detached shop. 324405 Mount Elgin Road is pretty close to perfection.


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

Buyers Should Brace for an Unprecedented Real Estate Frenzy in Long Point

Buyers can expect mad competition for cottages to continue.During the course of marketing this cottage for sale the seller received multiple offers to choose from. Bidding wars are the new normal in today’s ultra competitive real estate market.

LONG POINT –  Buyers can expect the mad competition for cottages to continue with many selling for over-asking prices amid multiple offers.

In a seller’s market, the way to achieve the best price is to have the most exposure in the shortest amount of time. Erie’s Edge Real Estate Ltd. has the local knowledge and experience to position properties that will create a favourable response from today’s buyers. The result is often competing offers also known as “bidding wars.”

With the average price of a detached house hitting $1.3 million last month in Toronto, a significant uptick in buyers from the GTA looking to invest in property elsewhere are driving prices way up.

Additionally, millennials priced out of urban areas are opting for the cottage as recently featured in The Globe and Mail.    

Generating and presenting multiple offers is a complex process. A seller in receipt of competing offers has several possible options to consider. They are:

• Accept one and reject the others;

• Sign one back and reject the others;

• Reject all offers, sending them back to the buyers for improvement;

• Sign one back and hold on the other offer(s) pending a response from the buyer getting the sign back;

• Hold on to one or more offers while sending the other offer(s) back to the buyers for improvement: or

• Hold on to a couple copies of each offer, and send the other copies back to the buyers for improvement if they so desire.

Each of the above options has positive and negative consequences for the seller. If you’re thinking of selling and want our assistance in obtaining the most amount of money and navigating the complexities of the current real estate market we can be contacted at 519.586.7922 or www.LongPointBeach.com.

 

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.