Back to Routine in 2019

Today everything at work is business as usual but schools had a snow day, giving all the IMG_2420children riding buses, one more day to claim as holiday time.  I was very happy not to venture out this afternoon as the roads and weather turned nasty.

This evening, letting the dogs out, the trees howled with the north wind blowing snow off the rooftops and down the street. In this video not much to see but the great, big, roaring sound is Mother Nature a wee bit on the cranky side.

Catching up with work after holidays makes me feel out of sync with my schedule.  pexels-photo-265087It seemed everything I thought could be accomplished today was a far reach from actual reality.  As the week progresses hopefullyfront things will fall into place. The market is still busy, with a frontcommercial and residential property just sold this week, dwindling my listing inventory.  Many sellers do not have their properties listed through the winter months as they feel buyers will not be viewing property because of the snow.  Winter months are more challenging but technology, summer photos, google earth overviews and a determined Real Estate Agent meattract buyers interested in purchasing property.  Many of the properties available this season have become the shiny pennies to buyers needing to make a move, however lack of inventory makes for a small pool of listings to choose from.   Does it sound like I am asking for your listing?  Well, yes I am….just give me a call or email and I will market your property to find the right buyer.

IMG_1126If you are looking for a career change or to be your own boss don’t forget the great business opportunity in Sundridge.  The Double Decker fast food restaurant is closed for the winter but you could buy now and start up first thing in the spring.  Great business to run year round with good location, Highway 11 signage and a spot well known in the area.  A perfect business venture for someone to be self employed and make a good income.  Fast Food Restaurant

On a different note…..there is another commercial property that may be developed.


This year round waterfront home has 18 acres that is zoned for commercial recreational use.  It could be used as a campground, build a cottage resort or anything that falls into that type of category.  The residence is beautiful with a commanding view of Doe Lake, sand beach and clean water entry.  Have a look at the details it could be the investment you have been looking for.  Waterfront Opportunity

Well it is off to sleep for me now…. listening to the wintery sounds from my nice warm bed.  Read my blog next week new commercial listing coming and new sales too!


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Reflective 2018 & Excited for 2019

Let the New Year begin!  As I do every year I feel nostalgic and a little sad to have

Realty Execs White.cdrthe past year filed away. I never really make any New Years Resolutions however reviewing the past year, always has a great impact on how I look at my achievements and mistakes to develop a working plan for my life in 2019.  In 2018 I started a new real estate brokerage which is extremely successful and ventured out of my comfort zone in the work section of my life.  This year I intend on building that business and have other like minded Realtors® join my company and expand our service keeping level of professionalism that all the Sellers and Buyers in the Almaguin Highlands have come to expect.

IMG_2361In the personal aspect of 2018 I felt a bit out of touch with my ever growing family mostly due to my travel being restricted in caring for my Mom.  She is no longer able to travel well, so I IMG_2409.jpghope my family in 2019 will continue to come visit this year to spend time with her.  With dementia she does not remember the visits  but she enjoys them so much in the moment.  Also warm memories  are made for the grandchildren, great grand children and great great grandchildren to past on the stories when they get older.

IMG_2372[1]Balancing work, family gives me a great sense of accomplishment (even though sometimes I think everything is out of balance) and that is something I intend to prioritize this year.  I am one of the lucky ones that is privileged to have fulfilling work, appreciative clients and an attentive, loving family. WOW so much to  be grateful for!  I think  2019 may be challenging  and that is a good thing because if we are not challenged we become complacent and forget to be grateful for what we have.

With our great office dynamics REALTY EXECUTIVES Local Almaguin Highlands Inc.,

Brokerage will make it’s mark felt  with a positive impact on the Real Estate throughout the Villages of Almaguin in 2019.

Looking for recreation property, hunt camp or just room to roam these listings have that and more.

First Property link to listing  933 Highway 522 Trout Creek

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Second property link  Forest Lake Road, Sundridge

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Almaguin Festive for the Holidays

Like many people I wait until the first of December to decorate my building and office.  Decorating in the cold is not my favourite thing of the season but I like to wait until after Remembrance Day out of respect and not to take away from the importance of that day.  Now I have (really my grandsons and son-in-law) the front outside and the inside lookinglights failure very festive.  And No they did not install the lights and end up like the guy in this photo!  My apartment too, is lit up with decorations lifting my Mom’s spirits since she is not able to get outdoors as much as before.

Friday Night before the parade the local real estate companies with the Village of Burks christmas tree lightingFalls organized the Annual Tree Lighting event.  Hot Chocolate and cookies enticing everyone attending to sing Christmas songs a  a little louder.  Hanging Christmas ornaments on the tree was also enjoyed and at the end the lights went on. Sparkling and twinkling colour made the tree come alive with the spirit of the Holidays.  I look out my window every night a watch the snow covered tree stand all lit up and making our Village ready for Santa’s arrival.

My Mom and I had a ring side seat from which to watch the Santa Claus Parade, from our living room above in our apartment above my office.  The lit up floats and music were lovely.  Many businesses from the


surrounding area participated including Fowler’s Construction who are working on the street construction in all the inclement weather we have had.  The Shriners  came all decked out as they do very faithfully santa floatevery year to take part in our Parade.

Santa of course came up last all bright with lights.  At the end of the parade Santa and Mrs Claus handed oranges and candy canes to the children who came to tell him their Christmas wishes.

I feel very grateful this time of year for all I have beenPiper blessed with; my family, (including a cute little Great-Grand-Daughter) a successful business, good health, and of course two devoted dogs.  Not being able to partake in many of the Holiday Functions this year has made me especially appreciate the many people behind the scenes working to make the events wonderful and enjoyable for our whole community.

movingskatingboyRealty  Executives Local Almaguin Highlands Inc. have sponsored a few hours for public skating at the Burk’s Falls Arena over the Christmas break so go out and enjoy some free family skating.

December for Real Estate sales is generally slow with everyone getting prepared for the holidays…not this year!  It seems our winter wonderland is attracting all types of Buyers to come and look at properties throughout the Villages of Almaguin.  Everything from vacant land, cottages, homes & businesses are having Buyers book showings.  Offers are coming in and deals are being made.  Now that is a great Christmas present, a relocation to our extraordinary Almaguin Highlands.  Check out the links below, you might decide to become a an owner of your own piece of Northern Heaven.

933 Ferguson road                               19 Horizon Road                             818 Relative road

Just on the market!  Wonderful 80 acre parcel listed for $189,900….build, use for recreation, sever for investment….this property  offers it allForest Lake road



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