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Thinking of putting your Tottenham ON Home on the Market? - 05/31/12 11:38 AM
Al and Peggy share great information people considering marketing their homes should definitely consider. If you live in Alliston, Beeton, Tottenham or rural New Tecumseth, Adjala-Tosorontio or Essa and are considering the possibility of putting your home on the market, call me, Chris Smith @ 1.866.936.3500 for more pragmatic information regarding this and other steps you should consider in order to achieve an optimum outcome. If you would like to contact Al and Peggy or leave them a message, please click on their link below:
Via Al & Peggy Cunningham Brokers Brampton Ontario 905-450-5500 Houses For Sale (We have a (0 comments)
Potential Beeton Fire Hazard - Overloaded Dimmer Switches! - 05/31/12 11:15 AM
Reuben Saltzman. shares information on overloaded dimmer switches... a potential Fire Hazard that most of us have not even thought to consider. Interested? ... or know of someone who might be? Read or share this useful information with them... If you are looking to buy and/or sell a home in Alliston, Beeton, Tottenham or rural New Tecumseth, Adjala-Tosorontio or Essa, call me, Chris Smith @ 1.866,936.3500 for information and assistance in helping you make your Real Estate Dreams come true. If you would like to contact Reuben or leave him a message, please click on his link below:
Via Minneapolis (0 comments)
Upgrading Flooring to Hardwood in your New Tecumseth Home? - 05/31/12 11:10 AM
Sometimes you pay for what you get! Debbie Gartner shares information on different grades of Oak Hardwood, and also where and when a cheaper grade might work as well for you! Interested? ... read on. If you are thinking of buying or selling a home in New Tecumseth, Adjala-Tosorontio or Essa Township villages of Angus, Alliston, Beeton, Tottenham, Colgan or Everett, call me, Chris Smith, @ 1.866.936.3500 for information and assistance in helping you achieve your Real Estate Goals. If you want to read other posts by Debbie, or to leave her a comment, please click on her link below: Via (0 comments)
Wasting water while waiting for hot water to reach your kitchen sink? - 05/31/12 11:01 AM
Reuben Saltzman shares a great idea that will save money and get hot water to your kitchen sink faster! Are you interested? ... or know of someone who might be interested in this? Read or share this useful information with them... If you are looking to buy and/or sell a home in Alliston, Beeton, Tottenham or rural New Tecumseth, Adjala-Tosorontio or Essa, call me, Chris Smith @ 1.866,936.3500 for information and assistance in helping you make your Real Estate Dreams come true. If you would like to contact Reuben or leave him a message, please click on his link below: Via (0 comments)
Bond Head's 175th Anniversary Celebrations - 05/30/12 04:25 AM
Bond Head's 175th Anniversary Celebrations will culminate with a three day Bond Head Festival June 22nd, 23rd, and 24th, 2012. Celebrate a slice of Canadian History with Horse Drawn Wagon Rides, Pioneer Demonstrations which will include such things as Rug Hooking, a Weaving Loom, Quilting, a Spinning Wheel in operation, traditional Wood Working craftsmanship, among others. There will also be live entertainment, food, children's activities, walking tours and a Farmer's Market to for visitors to this lovely hamlet just north of the GTA. I will post a schedule of events closer to the Festival Date. VISIT, PLAY, STAY! Are you interested (12 comments)
Senior's Strawberry Social in New Tecumseth - 05/29/12 04:17 AM
Senior's Strawberry Social in New Tecumseth! Are you a senior living in Tecumseth Pines, Tottenham, Colgan, Beeton, Newton Robinson, Rosemont, Everett or elsewhere in New Tecumseth, Adjala-Tosorontio or Essa? Reserve some time in the afternoon of June 6th, 2012 to attend a Free Strawberry Social. CHATS - Community & Home Assistance to Seniors - is host a Strawberry Social for Seniors in honour of Senior's Month (June). View Larger Map Where: New Tecumseth Recreation Centre, 7300 Industrial Parkway, Alliston When: June 6th, 2012, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. FREE to local seniors! Enjoy Strawberry Shortcake, Fresh Strawberries, Strawberry Punch (5 comments)
Carron Farms Harvest Food Share Program 2012 - 05/27/12 07:02 AM
Buy locally grown food, produced using environmentally friendly methods by socially responsible farmers!Reduce your "carbon footprint" by eliminating the long distances your food has to be transported! Taste the difference between locally grown food rich in nutrition and picked ripe vs traditional grocery store fare!Carron Farms in Holland Marsh, a certified Local Sustainable farm, offers a variety of packages that will supply you with local farm fresh produce on a weekly basis for twenty weeks beginning Thursday June 20th, 2012.... or you can help support Jacob Food Box Program, a local project to help give fresh vegetables to those in need.Find (8 comments)
Thinking of Selling your South Simcoe Home? - 05/26/12 04:34 AM
This is great information from Kathy Streib, a Home Stager servicing the Boca Raton, Delray Beach and Palm Beach communities in Florida. Before you market your home, consider removing much of your "stuff"! Kathy give great advice on strategies to help you. Are you thinking of selling your home or moving to any of the communities in New Tecumseth, Adjala-Tosorontio or Essa Township? ... or do you know someone who is? Call me or have them contact me, Chris Smith @ 1.866.936.3500 for information and assistance to help achive your (or their) real estate goals. Via Kathy Streib-Home Stager-Palm Bch County (0 comments)
OPEN HOUSE May 26th @ 31 Brown St. Tottenham - 05/26/12 04:03 AM
OPEN HOUSE Where: 31 Brown St. Tottenham When: Saturday May 26th, 2012 from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Large Open Concept Home in Family Neighbourhood! Four Level Detached Sidesplit in Great Family Neighbourhood Are you looking for a home close to the GTA? ... or know someone who is? ... let them know about this home! You will have to drive far to find as nice a home for as reasonable a price. A great community to raise your family, visit Tottenham and see for yourself! Cannot attend this Open House? ... Call me, Chris Smith @ (7 comments)
OPEN HOUSE Saturday May 26th - 57 Brown St. Tottenham - 05/25/12 02:28 PM
OPEN HOUSE Saturday May 26th, from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. @ 57 Brown St. TottenhamLarge Five-level Detached Sidesplit on Pie-shaped Lot (over 100' wide at the rear!) Come to Tottenham, smell the fresh air, feel the sense of community, see the value for your dollar! Visit, Play, Stay! Five Level Sidesplit on Large Pie Shaped Lot If you cannot attend this Open House, call me, Chris Smith @ 1.866.936.3500 to arrange your private tour. (0 comments)
De-cluttering Tips May 31st in Newton Robinson - 05/25/12 02:00 AM
De-cluttering Tips May 31st in Newton Robinson! Where: Newton Robinson Town Hall When: May 31st, 2012 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. View Larger Map Darla Smith has been invited by The Tec-We-Gwill Women's Institute to share ideas on de-cluttering with participants. The cost is $5.00 per person. To reserve your seat, call Donna @ 705.458.9072 or Glenna @705.458.1510 (4 comments)
Pancake Breakfast May 30th in Tottenham - 05/24/12 04:04 AM
Pancake Breakfast May 30th at the Tottenham Community and Fitness Centre. View Larger Map There will be a Pancake Breakfast on May 30th, from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. at the Tottenham Community and Fitness Centre in support and to raise funds for the Canadian Cancer Society. If you are in the neighbourhood on the morning of May 30th, have breakfast and help support the Canadian Cancer Society. (6 comments)
What browsers are the public using to access your website? - 05/23/12 04:50 AM
I wrote a post yesterday noting that Google Chrome is now the number 1 web browser worldwide and asking what browsers people are using. Admittedly a very small sample size, but three people indicated they use Chrome primarily. Two people indicated they use IE primarily, and Five people (including me) primarily use Mozilla. Debbie Gartner, mentions some salient points: most computers come preloaded with IE (except Apple's that come with Safari). Does this explain some of IE's popularity? the reason she use Mozilla, which is the same reason I do, is that Mozilla Firefox tends to work better with Active (5 comments)
Google Chrome is #1 in the World! What Browser do you use? - 05/22/12 04:07 PM
What browser do you use? Since the inception of Google Chrome, it has quickly risen in popularity and has now reached #1 worldwide! During the seven day period May 14th to 20th, Google Chrome reached Number 1! With IE in #2, and Firefox in #3. In North America, IE was still #1 with Chrome in #2, and Firefox in #3. I personally use Firefox Mozilla for Active Rain, Facebook and news, preferring IE for general web searches, accessing my Real Estate Board, and Banking (an almost 50-50 split). I have tried Google Chrome on occasion, but probably prefer Safari to Goggle (12 comments)
Beeton Honey and Garden Festival 2012 - 05/22/12 04:20 AM
Want your family to experience a Spring Fair in small town Ontario? The Annual Beeton Honey and Garden Festival is just the ticket The Main Street of Beeton will be closed to traffic on Saturday May 26th, from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm for this Spring Fair. View Larger Map Entrance is free and there will be more than 170 vendors (the most ever!). New for this year are: Antique Alley - furniture, collectables, jewellery and more. International Marketplace - clothing, crafts and textiles and more. Artist and Artisans Marketplace - creations of local artists. as well as numerous vendors lining (4 comments)
Protect yourself from West Nile virus - 05/21/12 06:49 AM
Protect yourself from West Nile virus (WNv) Multiple sources have predicted that the mild Winter of 2011/2012 will result in higher insct populations this Summer 2012. You can, proactively, reduce your risk of exposure to WNv by reducing standing pools of water (where mosquitoes like to breed). Remember to drain water from containers, tires, wading pools, wheel barrows and other items in your yard where standing water might collect. . Put screens on Rain Barrels, Change water regularly in Bird Baths (at least weekly). If you have a pond, whether a small man-made water feature or a large natural pond, consider (21 comments)
Relay for Life Car Wash and Barbecue May 23rd in Tottenham - 05/20/12 07:09 AM
Relay for Life Car Wash and Barbecue at the Tottenham Community and Fitness Centre. View Larger Map On May 23rd, 2012, between 5:00 p.m and 8:00 p.m., there will be a Car Wash and Barbece in support and to raise funds for the Canadian Cancer Society. Whether your car is dirty or not, have a car wash, and take your family out for dinner to help support the Canadian Cancer Society. (9 comments)
Does your South Simcoe Home have a weak guardrail? - 05/15/12 08:09 PM
Reuben Saltzman. shares more great information here with a common deck issue, namely Weak Guardrails. Have a weak guardrail?: ... or know of someone who does? Read or share this useful information with them... If you are looking to buy and/or sell a home in Alliston, Beeton, Tottenham or rural New Tecumseth, Adjala-Tosorontio or Essa, call me, Chris Smith @ 1.866,936.3500 for information and assistance in helping you make your Real Estate Dreams come true. If you would like to contact Reuben or leave him a message, please click on his link below: Via Minneapolis Home Inspections - Reuben Saltzman (Structure (0 comments)
New "Life Blood" for the Circle Theatre in Alliston - 05/14/12 05:27 AM
Circle Theatre in Alliston, a local landmark, operating since before World War II, on the South Side of Victoria Street has a new Owner, Kate Vander Zaag. Although I have never seen a movie at this local institution, my mother-in-law has seen many movies here with her friends over the years and has always enjoyed the experience. There is a place for theatres like this in the day of Giant IMAX multi-theatre complexes. I think it was during a 2003 vacation during which we stayed for a while in Bozeman, MT, that Helen and I saw Seabiscuit at the Ellen Theatre (9 comments)
RECO 2012 Election of Directors - Brian Madigan Region 1 - 05/13/12 07:57 AM
RECO (Real Estate Council of Ontario) is holding its 2012 Election of Directors NOW! Voting is conducted online and will be allowed until 4:30 p.m. on May 17, 2012. These are turbulent times in Real Estate with much change possibly on the Horizon. We need strong leadership at all levels to advocate for us and ensure our interests are considered. Online voting instructions were mailed to all eligible RECO registrants the week of April 9th, and if you have already voted, GREAT! If you never received your instructions or have misplaced them, contact RECO online or by phone 416.207.4800 or toll-free (5 comments)
Allistons Outdoor Farmers Market - 05/12/12 10:07 PM
It's a sunny warm beautiful spring day in Alliston, and I am on Duty... As I drove in to work at 8:30 a.m., I saw that Mill St. was closed for Alliston's Outdoor Farmer's Market, and that the stalls were already open.
About noon, I thought I would stroll down the street and check out the fare. Ro, from R&P Farms was there serving up Hot Dogs, 100% Pork Sausages and his famous Double Bacon Burger, a Peameal Bacon (Canadian Bacon) Burger topped with two slices of traditional Side Bacon. Guess what I chose? A fellow agent had bought (9 comments)
Building a Concrete Block Retaining Wall in South Simcoe? - 05/12/12 08:34 AM
Tom Arstingstall, a Sacramento, CA area general contractor and fellow AR Blogger recently posted this great example of how to construct a good retaining wall. If you are contemplating a similar project, this is worth the read... If you are looking to buy and/or sell a home in Alliston, Beeton, Tottenham or rural New Tecumseth, Adjala-Tosorontio or Essa, call me, Chris Smith @ 1.866,936.3500 for information and assistance in helping you make your Real Estate Dreams come true. If you would like to contact Tom or leave him a message, please click on his link below: Via Tom Arstingstall - Dry (0 comments)
Closet Lighting - 05/11/12 11:21 AM
Fred Hernden, an Active Rain Blogger and Greater Tampa Bay Area Home Inspector shared this great information about Lighting in Closets. If you have lighting in your closets or intend to add lighting to your closets, this information might prove valuable to you. If you are looking to buy and/or sell a home in Alliston, Beeton, Tottenham or rural New Tecumseth, Adjala-Tosorontio or Essa, call me, Chris Smith @ 1.866,936.3500 for information and assistance in helping you make your Real Estate Dreams come true. If you would like to contact Fred or leave him a message, please click on his link (0 comments)
Are you considering improving the Deck of your New Tecumseth Home? - 05/08/12 05:47 AM
Another great post by Reuben Saltzman. I see a lot of activity locally repairing, replacing or extending decks. If you are, or know or someone who is considering such a project, this might be very useful information for them... If you are looking to buy and/or sell a home in Alliston, Beeton, Tottenham or rural New Tecumseth, Adjala-Tosorontio or Essa, call me, Chris Smith @ 1.866,936.3500 for information and assistance in helping you make your Real Estate Dreams come true. If you would like to contact Reuben or leave him a message, please click on his link below: Via Minneapolis Home (0 comments)
Roller Derby @ Alliston Memorial Arena May 12th, 2012 - 05/07/12 04:56 PM
When: Saturday May 12th, 2012 @ 6:00 p.m. Where: Alliston Memorial Arena, 49 Nelson Street, Alliston ...will be the site where the Demolition Derby Dames traveling team, the Misfit Militia battles against the Capital City Derby Dolls, Dolly Rogers Live Entertainment will be provided by FourTwoNothing
Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door (children 9 and under are FREE) Advanced tickets can be purchased at Shoeless Joe's in Alliston, or online @ Brown Paper Tickets. If you are looking to buy and/or sell a home in Alliston, call me, Chris Smith @ 1.866.936.3500 for information and assistance in (5 comments)
Rolling Acres mobile home SOLD - Another Happy Buyer and Seller - 05/05/12 09:44 AM
After attempting to sell this mobile trailer for more than a year, this seller was introduced to me through a friend of his. We discussed what it would take to sell his property in the current market, and he felt comfortable with a plan I had suggested. In less than one month, we were able to attract a buyer, obtain an offer, fulfill conditions and close the transaction. Two people are now ready to move on to the next phase of their lives.
Are you, or do you know of someone who is looking to buy and/or sell a home (11 comments)
OPEN HOUSE 57 Brown St. Tottenham - 05/04/12 05:33 PM
OPEN HOUSE 57 Brown St. Tottenham Sunday May 6th, 2012 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.Large Five-level Detached Sidesplit on Pie-shaped Lot (over 100' wide at the rear!) If you know anyone who is looking for a great value close to the GTA, let them know about this home! Five Level Sidesplit on Large Pie Shaped Lot If you cannot attend this Open House, call me, Chris Smith @ 1.866.936.3500 to arrange your private tour. (4 comments)
OPEN HOUSE 31 Brown St. Tottenham - 05/04/12 07:10 AM
OPEN HOUSE 31 Brown St. Tottenham Sunday May 6th, 2012 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Great Open Concept Home in Family Neighbourhood! Four Level Detached Sidesplit in Great Family Neighbourhood If you know anyone who is looking for a great value close to the GTA, let them know about this home! Cannot attend this Open House? ... Call me, Chris Smith @ 1.866.936.3500 to arrange your private tour. (3 comments)
Need a Locksmith in South Simcoe? Learn from my experience! - 05/03/12 05:19 AM
I had my home for sale (one that was an investment property with tenants), and it was scheduled to close yesterday. I got a call in the morning from my lawyer telling me that the courier company (Purolator Courier) had left a note with the buyers lawyer saying that they were there at 8:30 am. Purolator had the key to the property. A Separate issue is the relationship between this lawyer and the Purolator company. I called my tenants, who had moved out the day before, and they told me that they locked their keys in the garage, which they closed (10 comments)
Improper Shingle Nailing = Defective Roof Installation - 05/02/12 11:13 AM
This is a great and timely post about shingle nailing by Reuben Saltzman, a Minneapolis Home Inspector. As the weather warms, I am seeing plenty of re-roofing activity in Alliston, Beeton, Tottenham and rural New Tecumseth properties. If you are considering such a project, this might be informational... If you are looking to buy and/or sell a home in Alliston, Beeton, Tottenham or rural New Tecumseth, Adjala-Tosorontio or Essa, call me, Chris Smith @ 1.866,936.3500 for information and assistance in helping you make your Real Estate Dreams come true. If you would like to contact Reuben or leave him a message, (0 comments)
Auxiliary Drip Tray For Air Conditioning Systems That Is Separately Drained Outdoors - 05/02/12 10:38 AM
Jay Markanich, a home inspector in the Northern Virginia area, and a font of great housing information shared this post about drip tray issues relating to air conditioning. This is an often overlooked item, perhaps because we are not aware of them. If you want help and/or information about buying or selling a New Tecumseth Home, please call me, Chris Smith @ 1.866.936.3500 If you would like to leave a comment or contact Jay, click on his link below: Via Jay Markanich - Northern VA Home Inspector (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC): Oftentimes HVAC units are put in the attic and (0 comments)
Today, May 2nd is McHappy Day!!! - 05/02/12 06:13 AM
Today, May 2nd is McHappy Day!! I stopped by on my way to work... Buy any McCafe product all day, or a Big Mac or any McHappy meal and McDonalds will donate $1.00 to the "local" Ronald McDonald House. The local Alliston McDonalds had people selling items to help raise more money, I bought a pen and a pin. To Learn more about McHappy Day and/or Ronald McDonald house and how the people of Simcoe County have benefited, click here (8 comments)
How to Spot Fraud in South Simcoe - 05/01/12 04:58 AM
Here is some great "common sense" wisdom shared by fellow Active Rain Blogger, Jason Stewart, of San Diego, California. It seems the core of his message is "look a little deeper". If you are looking for a home in Alliston, Beeton, Tottenham, Everett, Glencairn or Angus, or elsewhere in New Tecumseth, Adjala-Tosorontio, or Essa, call me, Chris Smith, @ 1.866.936.3500 for information and assistance so that you can make a "good" Real Estate Choice. If you want to leave a message for Jason, click on his link below: Via Jason Stewart (Stewart Estates): Every day fraud is underway--in some shape, form or (0 comments)
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