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Real Estate Agent - Century 21 Lanthorn R. E. Ltd. Belleville, Ontario
Information about the Quinte region in Southern Ontario, Canada
RECENT BLOG POSTS
Through email correspondence I have been getting to know Pam, a teacher in Alberta who is interested in buying some investment property back here in Belleville, Ontario, where she was raised. I mentioned that I was a teacher as well - for 38 years - and today she asked, "So do you miss the teachi...
05/04/2009
Sorry, but I can't resist posting these real estate jokes that I find on the Internet. If you have others, please send then along because I am also building a page for them on my website. Here's today's story -Some men in a pickup truck drove to a lumber yard. One of the men walked into the offic...
05/02/2009
When I moved from the sity to the country back in 1976, I settled near a small village in rural Ontario named Stirling. There were a few obvious differences. One was that, when we went to close on the farm I had purchased, the lawyer was not able to give me the keys for the farm house. It was bui...
05/02/2009
Several years ago, before I decided to become a realtor, I looked back on my experience of arriving in rural Ontario in 1976 knowing very little about country life. I decided to start a little website for people interested in making the transition from an urban to a rural area with information ab...
05/02/2009
One of my clients is anticipating a move from Manitoba to our part of rural Ontario, and he came up with this bit of country humour while he was doing research online. I haven't seen it before, and I don't know the source, but it looks like one of those things that could be easily adapted to many...
05/02/2009
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...
04/27/2009
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...
04/25/2009
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...
04/25/2009
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...
04/04/2009
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...
04/02/2009
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