In recent weeks we helped a couple look at dozens of nearly new houses out behind Chapters, and as far out as Westbrook. It’s been a hectic season in that area. New home prices are on the rise and that’s put a lot of pressure on the resale market.
SOLD. I can be impressed by houses, and unimpressed as well. Persuaded by them and also left cold. I’ve fallen for shacks one day and loathed some wannabe mansions the next. What’s much more rare is for me to be moved by a house...
SOLD. Maybe you’ve driven by this lovely three-bedroom farmhouse, with its lemony yellow siding and its lifetime galvanized steel roof the colour of a freshly minted copper penny, and wondered whether the inside could possibly be as pretty as the outside?
SOLD! I know Amherstivew reasonably well. When I first arrived in Canada, and after a less than blissful few months in Mississauga, my parents bought a house on Manitou Crescent that they still live in. I remember that the lake froze early that year (1980)
There is either a rat or a squirrel in the space between the ground floor and the second floor of my home. I can hear it middle of most nights chewing, or scratching, or burrowing, slowly destroying the infrastructure.
SOLD! Balsam Grove is a sweet little subdivision tucked in next to Grenville Park, west of Portsmouth Avenue. The Rideau Trail delineates the western limit of the neighbourhood. The topography is interesting in here, and the trees are mature and varied.
SOLD! Alright, here we go. It’s a one-bedroom ground-floor condominium just a modest bus ride from downtown. Time enough to check your calendar on your phone and your faint, perfectly coiffed reflection in the window.
Sold. 2130 CORDUKES RD. I like the land north of the city, always have. The thin skins of tussocky grass stretched over the rock. And those green horizons of scrub spruce spiked up like some punk hairdo.