SOLD! Not every house can be an architectural wonder. Not every home is going to make you drop the newspaper, or run for the telephone, and start packing up the kids’ rooms. Most listings are for more modest homes, and 270 Yonge St is just such a place.
SOLD! I can see myself living in this house on Tacoma Crescent, in west-end Kingston. I’d be happy here (deliriously so). My kids would be happy too (the property backs on to a quiet park), and my partner, well, she’d be thrilled. Not that there’s anything wrong with where I live now (far from it), it’s just that seriously modern and provocative houses like this one come along so rarely...
SOLD! The sellers of this home have moved recently to Germany. They thought they might return but one of life’s tidal surges has now swept them more permanently overseas. And so, if you’re looking for a brick home well-renovated, then their move away is to your distinct advantage.
SOLD! I’ve realised in recent months that Quebec St, down the hill from McBurney Park in downtown Kingston, is an address that has has some real cache. It’s a pretty little street ,where everyone knows each other. Whenever I pull up outside this grand new listing there seem to be people out roadside talking to each other, leaning on a broom, or else there’s a grinning kid beepbeeping on a scooter.
SOLD! I’m a downtown guy. I live on Charles St, not far from this new listing on Pine, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. I love my house, and walking my kids to school across the old Loblaws property. I like bearing witness to the transformation these streets are undergoing.
14 Greenview #603. As I write down that short combination of words and numbers this morning it reads to me more like a secret code than the street address of a new listing. Some fancy play a quarterback might call on the football field. There’s something inscrutable about it, and the more I repeat it to myself the stranger it sounds.
The first time I walked into this bright and clean and ready-to-go condominium, I headed over to the patio doors and looked out over what seemed an entirely different city. It just didn’t look like Kingston out there. It was an odd, though not in the slightest bit unpleasant experience.
Last week sometime I stood on the small back deck of this smart new listing at 131 Patrick St in downtown Kingston. (The listing is here, and you might want to make that jump sooner rather than later, since I’m about to digress).
SOLD I have to admit that while I’m happy to list just about any house, and sincerely appreciate and respect the trust placed in me at these moments, I get the biggest kick of all out of selling houses in my own neighbourhood. It’s an act and a process that makes me feel more solidly rooted in this downtown community each time it happens. I feel that while I might not be changing the world, and while middle-aged real estate agent didn’t seem a likely future a dozen years ago, I’m doing my own small bit to help out.
SOLD! 57 John St was listed this week, and on the first day I met some clients there. These good people don’t know whether to move into this neighbourhood or stay in Portsmouth village, and I can see why that’s a difficult decision.