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UPDATE: THIS LOVELY HOUSE IS NOW SOLD!

I like this one a lot. This redbrick farmhouse is set on five fantastic, varied acres (field in front; Canadian shield out back) and has been restored and updated with a real empathy and love. It just might be the best house of its type that I’ve seen. Let me tell you some of the reasons why I say that.

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WE BOUGHT A PROPERTY

the garage

We just bought a property. It’s the cinder-block garage pictured above, along with the lot it sits on. And I have little doubt that most of you glanced up and decided instantly that it’s one of the least inspiring bits of real estate you’ve seen, this year or any other, and that whatever I paid, it’s too much and I should have my head examined. And I hear you. But let me explain.

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GETTING THE INSPECTOR YOU DESERVE

building inspector

I bought the house I now live in a couple of years before I decided to get into real estate. My partner and I had driven down from Toronto one weekend and looked at a couple of uninspiring places. But at the end of the visit our realtor handed us a fresh listing, and so we took a drive by. A crew was attaching fresh eavestroughs to a handsome brick and limestone semi, and the seller was good enough to invite us in.

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1337 WAVERLEY CRESCENT—SOLD!

1337 Waverley Cres

This house sold today!

1337 Waverley Crescent is a nicely updated sidesplit in Kingston's west end. The full listing is here and that's where you'll want to go for tax information and room dimensions, all the nitty gritty. The price, though, I should tell you immediately: it's $224,900. I've written about Bella Bistro elsewhere on this site. It's one of my favourite restaurants in Kingston and it's just down the road...

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