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Real Estate Agent - Century 21 Lanthorn R. E. Ltd. Belleville, Ontario
Information about the Quinte region in Southern Ontario, Canada



Those of you who have followed my blogs for some time will be aware that I am Canadian, and that I am very proud of my son, James, who has been serving for some time with the forces in Afghanistan. He is home now, and he took some time during one of his first days back to write to family and frie...
There's always time for a bit of humor, so I hope you enjoy this story:When the last of their three children was about to leave home, my parents decided to buy a smaller house. The Real Estate sign went up. A week later, a second "For Sale" sign appeared two doors away. "Soon you'll have new fami...
It always takes time for the statistics regarding home sales and average prices to be processed so, as I have said before, trying to predict what will happen next by looking at sales statistics is a lot like driving by looking in the rear view mirror. For a more immediate reading on what is happe...
It's absolutely true that looking at sales figures to predict the future is a lot like driving while looking in the rear view mirror. The past doesn't necessarily predict the future, as far too many people learned in the most difficult way last fall. Still, we have been through some major decreas...
In February the stats for Average Residential Sale Price in our real estate board here in the Quinte Region of Ontario, Canada took a sudden jump, and we all waited to see what would happen in March. Well, the figures for March are in, and take a look at this - ... then check out the difference b...
Every once in a while you list a property that you sell with regret, because you wish you could reach into your back pocket and pull out enough extra cash to have it for yourself. That happened to me this week when I listed this one. It went on MLS yesterday. I have shown it once already today, a...
It's been busy lately, so my wife and I decided to catch some time away from the phone and computer and head out for an hour today to have a picnic at the beach in nearby Tweed, Ontario. Sure, April 2nd is a bit early for that sort of thing up here in Ontario, Canada, but we had the whole place t...

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