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By Susan Emo, Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area
(Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage)
Comments 2
One of my most unique listings is this Stackwall  home also known as Cordwood construction.  Located just in perfect commuting distance to Ottawa, ONThis is an artist's rendering of the home with the proposed landscaping which is underway.If you've not seen this style of build before, you can check out the concept here -  CLICK The Seller is keeping me up to date with the landscaping being done and I thought I'd share some recent photos.  The full vtour is below, showing you the interior which is quite special!I hope you enjoy learning a bit more about a different method of building and how beautifully these homes can be.The forms in place . . .  The next step  . . .Next . . .  The driveway is about to be paved next . . .   This gorgeous home is just outside of Calabogie (Ottawa) and is...
By Susan Emo, Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area
(Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage)
Comments 8
This newly constructed home is almost ready, should Spring ever arrive!!!  (click here to learn more about this fascinating method called stackwall construction) This time of year, it is difficult to convince Buyers that a little bit of landscaping would make such a difference.   I have this property listed for sale at which the landscaping can't be completed (or started, LOL) until the mountains of snow and ice have disappeared and warm weather is upon us once again. My Seller asked would it help if he painted what he was going to do come spring?   I said "Sure, let's see what you can do!" To my pleasant surprise, this is the Before and After I now have to show potential Buyers  . . . BEFORE And AFTER the landscaping . . . For more info on this unique, heart-shaped home, check out the ...
By Susan Emo, Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area
(Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage)
Comments 0
By now you've read all about this unique style of stackwall construction  (CLICK HERE) and now you can benefit from a $36,000 price improvement on this fabulous new home!  Was priced at $515,000 and is now down to only $479,000. It is close to the ski hills for winter fun and right in the heart of aquatic fun on Centennial Lake. This is a home that needs to be seen to be appreciated.  We may just have found a house as special as you!! Call me, Susan Emo Unique Heart Shaped Home on Centennial Lake (Calabogie) OverviewMapsPhotosDescription $479,000 Single Family Home Main Features 3 Bedrooms1 BathroomLot: 2.76 acre(s) Location 5401 Centennial Lake RoadGRIFFITH, MATAWATCHAN, ON K0J 2R0Canada Our recent listings Unique Heart Shaped Home on Centennial Lake (Calabogie)As Individual As You Are...
By Susan Emo, Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area
(Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage)
Comments 8
In Canada, the term we use is "Stackwall Construction" but in the US, they refer to it as "Cordwood Construction". Potato - Pa-tatt-o Regardless of the term used, this method of construction is fascinating and deserves further investigation.  From Wikipedia:  "Cordwood construction (also called cordwood masonry, stackwall construction or stackwood construction) is a term used for a natural building method in which cordwood or short pieces of debarked tree are laid up crosswise with masonry mixtures to build a wall." Cordwood masonry has an unknown origin.  You can find some homes in Canada that are between 100 and 200 years old! One of the most common questions asked is "How much maintenance is there with these homes?" People are surprised to learn that other than the initial caulking (...
By Paula Hartwick
(Royal LePage Gale Real Estate)
Comments 6
In the world of real estate, to get your name out there is a must. Your career won't go too far if no one knows who you are! That's why advertisers make so much money off of us. In fact, I just had a guy in here a couple of weeks ago trying to sell me a small amount of advertising space on a board outside the entrance to a local grocery store to the tune of $800/year. Not having any stats or numbers to provide me with that would support any potential return on investment, I told the gentleman that I'd have to pass - but I knew that another agent would be only too willing to take my place.   Radio, television, newspapers, magazines, billboards, direct mail, internet, hell even the disposable paper placemats at family restaurants - if it can be used to promote a real estate agent, it will...
By Paula Hartwick
(Royal LePage Gale Real Estate)
Comments 4
So I was sitting down on Wednesday evening to watch HGTV's newest show "Realtor vs. Realtor" and it was great! I have to admit, based on the title of the show, I was expecting things to get a little more confrontational, however, both individuals remained professional and the ribbing that occurred was strictly in good fun. We'll see what future episodes have in store.   This program did make me think though. It seems that no matter what business you're in or what career path you've taken, you're going to run in to people who see things differently than you do. As my very wise Aunt once told me "different people have different personalities." Real estate sales are no exception.    My first month working at the brokerage, I was attempting to negotiate a deal on a property with another age...
By Renae Bolton, I'm your Professional Real Estate Marketing VA!
(Marketing 4 Realtors)
Comments 1
I absolutely love the idea of promoting one another when we can! As a result, I have a project called "Twitter Friend of the Week." Each week, I'll showcase one or two of my Twitter Friends so that you can "meet" them. This week, my featured Twitter Friend is Erin Blaskie of Business Services, Etc.. Here's what Erin had to tell us: What is your primary business? My team & I provides businesses with online marketing solutions to help take an offline business online or grow the existing one to develop a much larger web presence thus increasing sales, building lists and achieving business goals. What is unique about you or your business? I started my business very young, I was 21, so I feel that I combine the perspective of someone who is young and immersed in the current technologies fro...

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