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776 Waverly Street. Oshawa

$749,900

Welcome home! Jeffery Built All Brick 4 Bdrm/2.5 Bath Home In N/W Oshawa. Sunken Family Room W/ Fireplace Overlooking Pool. Renovated Kitchen Featuring Corian Counter tops & Sink, Under Cabinet Lighting, Garburator, Vac-Pan, Hardwood Floors, Pot & Pan Drawers + W/O To Deck Overlooking Backyard! Enjoy Your Own Fully Fenced Private Backyard Oasis Featuring a In-ground Pool, Poured Concrete Patio, Gardens, Change House/Pool Shed W/ Hydro – All Ready For your Pool Parties. Basement: Workshop (11’6 X 20’8). In-ground Sprinkler System In Front & Side Yards, Central Vacuum, 2 Car Garage W/ Entry To Home. Crown Molding, California Shutters, Newer Shingles, Furnace, CAC, Pool Liner, Heater. Skylight On 2nd Floor. Make this lovely home yours for only $749,900.

599 Regional Road 42, Bowmanville

Almost 5 Acres

You need to see this property to believe it! You’ll love this 2+2 bedrooms bungalow with finished basement, 2 bath layout with relaxing view of your own pond, natural landscaping with stream and walk-ways. Renovated kitchen with lots of cupboards, granite counter tops, pot n pan drawers, and built-in microwave. Dining area features built-in cabinets, walk-out to deck with hot tub overlooking back yard. Added bonus: an 1800 sq ft new detached dwelling that is ready for a 900 sq ft nanny Suite plus 900 sq ft garage/work shop at the back. Convenient location, with close access to Hwy 115/401.  Only a few minutes from beautiful historic Bowmanville. Spoil yourself. $800,000.

Virtual Tour: http://www.rstours.ca/25166

 

Know Your Options

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Life has a habit of throwing unexpected twists at us when we least expect them. While none of us should live our lives in a constant state of worry, it’s important to know that, should financial troubles from the loss of a job or other unexpected situations strike, you can count on the advice of your mortgage broker to see you through it.

Life changes involving illness, change of work status or change of marital status can affect your ability to make your mortgage payments, so if you anticipate a change in any of these things please call to discuss your payment options as soon as possible.

If you have to default on a payment, lenders can sometimes grant you temporary payment relief and give you options for a repayment plan, depending on the situation. Mortgagors with a good payment record can often work out a temporary agreement that will allow them to make reduced payments for a specified period of time.

Remember, lenders do not want you to default on your mortgage any more than you do. It is in everyone’s best interest for you to demonstrate good financial discipline when times are good, so you have the best chance of full cooperation from your lender if you ever run into difficulty.

Please call me if you anticipate needing a “Plan B” for your loan obligations!

242 Malaga Road. Oshawa

Looking for a Investment Property?

The opportunity is today. Invest in this Custom-built 2 family Dwelling. The Main floor features Large Windows and Open Concept Living areas, Separate Dining Room, Large Bathroom with Sit Down Shower, and Oak Cabinets in the Kitchen. Home has two separate laundry areas and Built in Fire Detectors in the Duct work. Parking for 6 Cars. Priced for action at $500,000.

Virtual Tour: http://www.homesandland.com/VirtualTour/?44040980&VirtualTourId=4940439

Open House Saturday (March 11) and Sunday (March 12) 2-4pm

Welcome Home

11 Hammond Street. Bowmanville, ON

Listing Price $500,000

Look no further. The good life is certain in this 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home with a great look, warmth, and quiet elegance. Home features Large Master with Ensuite and walk-in closets. 2nd floor family room, Spacious Open Concept Living and Dining Room, Gourmet Kitchen with Granite, Hardwood Floors, Finished Basement… Lots of recent upgrades include: Singles (15), Furnace (14), Deck (15), Kitchen and Granite Counter tops (15), Master Bath (16), Main bath with New Flooring and Vanity (15), Feature wall with Electric Fireplace (15), Landscaping (16), Finished Basement with Laminate floors (17), Powder room remodel with Travertine Floors. Won’t Last Long for this price $500,000.

Virtual Tour:http://www.rstours.ca/23566


 

Is Your Home Affecting Your Health?

Your home is a safe haven. But, there are ways your home can damage your health.

A healthy home is a happy home. What do we mean? Well, did you know about these seven home hazards that could be affecting your health? Not to worry, our friends at Home Advisor tackle how to identify them as well as how to fix them.

#1 Mold, fungus and mildew

Aside from their smell and unsightly nature, mold, fungus and mildew can pose a serious threat to your health. If you notice any signs of these hazards (especially mold and mildew), have them removed immediately.

#2 Water-borne pollutants

Public water supplies are generally kept to a very high standard. But, it’s impossible to eliminate all water contaminants. If there is a failure in any part of your purification system, your water supply could contain dangerous pollutants. Replace your purification system to ensure your water is clean.

#3 Carbon monoxide

In sufficient quantities, carbon monoxide can kill. Carbon monoxide is difficult to detect because of its odorless and colorless nature. Address any carbon monoxide problems by ventilating your impacted space. For a long-term solution, consider installing a carbon monoxide detector.

#4 Lead

Lead causes memory loss, muscular issues and dementia. Make sure to check your paint and plumbing for lead if your home was built before 1975. If you find lead in your home, have it removed immediately.

#5 Home chemicals

Most of us have potentially harmful chemicals in our homes. These include:

  • Detergents
  • Cleaning agents
  • Bleach
  • Nail polish
  • Pesticides

Most of these substances can be replaced by safer, organic products. If not, keep your toxic chemicals out of reach of children and pets.

#6 Dust

Dust can irritate your respiratory tract. Clean any obvious dust using a damp cloth or an electrostatic wipe. Regularly vacuum curtains, upholstery and carpets. Make sure you use a HEPA filter in your vacuum cleaner. Less efficient filters allow too much dust to escape back into a room.

#7 Dampness and leaks

Moisture encourages the growth of molds and other harmful microorganisms. Eliminate any leaks in your plumbing or roofing to avoid mildew and mold problems.

Conclusion

If you feel unwell in your home, you may be suffering from a home hazard. Tackle any health problems in your home to stay healthy.

The Sweetest Way to Kick Off Valentine’s Day at Home

We found the best recipes for breakfast on Valentine’s Day

In case you haven’t noticed yet, Valentine’s Day falls on a Tuesday this year. Yuck, a Tuesday. If you are anything like me then going out for a nice dinner (or worse cooking one) after a long day at work sounds anything but romantic. That’s why this year I am flipping the script and focusing on kicking the day off with something sweet and what better way to do than with breakfast at my favorite place in the world…my home.

Last year, 11 Sweet Breakfast in Bed Ideas was one of our most popular posts in February so I decided to write a version 2.0. This year’s theme is all about Red Velvet and these recipes are sure to make breakfast on Valentine’s Day, or any other day for that matter, extra sweet. Enjoy!

Red Velvet Waffles | Go Eat & Repeat | Recipe Here

3 Words… Cream Cheese Glaze (mmmm)

Red Velvet French Toast | Cafe Delites | Recipe Here

What I love most about this picture is the fact that Karina added a few raspberries to the plate. In humble my opinion the fruit on this dish basically cancels out the rest of the calories.

red velvet pancakes valentines day breakfast

Red Velvet Cinnamon Rolls | No. 2 Pencil | Recipe Here

Dessert for breakfast…yes please!
red velvet breakfast cinnamon rolls

Red Velvet Crepes | Six Sister’s Stuff | Recipe Here

Close your eyes, take a bite and imagine yourself vacationing in Paris.

Red velvet crepe

Red Velvet Pancakes | DAN 330 | Recipe Here

Short stack or full…whichever you choose will  be a delight!

red velvet pancakes

Red Velvet Donuts | Homemade Hooplah | Recipe Here

While most donuts are fried these are actually baked, so don’t feel bad when you reach for seconds.

red velvet donuts

Red Velvet Nutella Hearts | I Love to Cook | Recipe Here

N U T E L L A!!! Need I say more?!

Red Velvet “Skinny” Shake | Mom on Time Out | Recipe Here

You and your honey can satisfy your sweet tooth with this recipe for 2!