Grey Bruce Sings Sweetly

By: Wanda Westover

Grey Bruce Sings Sweetly

Tags: concerts, local music, nature

Have you lived here long? Or is your plan to come here to live? If you live here already, congratulations. If you're looking at relocating to our area ... well, congratulations to you too. Either way, there are things you should know about this area. There's water There's water everywhere. It plays a huge role in our lives. We're so rich with it that we bath in lakes full of the s...Read More

Call The Contractor

By: Kelly Babcock

Call The Contractor

Tags: Contractor, home improvement, renovations

I've done a lot of things in my life. I've been a farmer, a printer, a computer repair man and a computer programmer. I've been an auctioneer, yeah, that one surprises people. I'm an editor, a musician, a poet and I write both fiction and non-fiction. I've done graphic arts work, and I've done in-house website technology and support.   Not done yet I've worked ...Read More

A New Shade Of Blue

By: Kelly Babcock

A New Shade Of Blue

Tags: Meaford Blue Ice

We're not sad here in Grey Bruce. We're not sorry about getting to live here. We do not normally have the blues. And on top of that, we love blue. We see lots of blue hues in our skies and our waterways. But we still know how to appreciate the blues when we're given the opportunity. We have the Summertime Blues festival in the centre of our area at Kelso Beach Park in Owen Sound, jus...Read More

At The Lake

By: Wanda Westover

At The Lake

Tags: Lakes, Cottage, Fishing

  At The Lake Do you remember? Do you remember what it was like when you were a kid at the lake? Do you remember the lake? Small and quiet or big and open, maybe you could see the other shore, see the cabins that your friends were at, see the cottage where someone special that you onl...Read More

Invested in Home

By: Wanda Westover

Invested in Home

Tags: Home Investment, Homeowner perks

Invested in Home It's not an easy thing to become a homeowner when you weren't one before. Well, in truth, it isn't that difficult to do, I've done it myself and I have to say it's about as difficult as sitting down to dinner. In fact, the last time I bough...Read More

Working together as a TEAM

By: Wanda Westover

Working together as a TEAM

Tags: house, home, volunteer, real estate, soup kitchen, owen sound, real estate broker,

How To Create A Team ...Read More

By: Wanda Westover

Not-So-Obvious Staging Tips

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When it comes to “staging” your home for sale – which basically means ensuring it looks clean and uncluttered – you probably already know the basics: clean the counters, vacuum the floors, mow the lawn, etc. But there are also some less obvious home staging tips that can help to sell your property faster and for a higher price. For example… The Kitchen Obvious: ...Read More

By: Wanda Westover

Do Open Houses Still Work?

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Buyers are using the internet to search for properties more than ever before. In some cases, they can even go on a “virtual” tour of a home using their smartphone or desktop computer. So, you might be wondering if the old fashioned Open House still works these days? The answer is yes. Otherwise, you wouldn’t see them advertised. If Open Houses didn’t work, no one would be ...Read More

By: Wanda Westover

Certain Renovations Require Licensed Trades

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Sometimes, despite your do-it yourself skills or confidence, a repair or renovation requires a professional. In some cases, the municipal bylaw requires that a tradesperson perform certain work, and/or that a building inspector ultimately approve it. Moreover, insurance companies may not honour claims that stem from uncertified plumbing and electrical work, or installations involving combustible f...Read More

By: Wanda Westover

Navigating the Real Estate Maze

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Have you ever wanted to try to make your way through a maze at an amusement park or farm field? If you don’t know the layout, it can take a long time to find your way through. You’ll hit a lot of dead ends, go around in circles a few times, and maybe even become frustrated before you finally find your way out. The same can be said about buying or selling a condo. Real estate transact...Read More

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