Welcome Home to Armcrest Estates

lilacsThe perfect family-friendly neighbourhood isn’t “just around the corner” it’s just 30 minutes from Downtown Halifax! Armcrest Estates Subdivision in Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia isn’t just quickly accessible, it has all the amenities an active household could hope for!

Hiking, fishing, snowshoeing and more await you! Sackville Lakes Provincial Park is just footsteps from your front door. sackville-logo5Sackville Lakes Provincial Park is a 283 hectare greenway surrounding first and second lake. The beautiful forest setting is perfect for on-leash dog walking, hiking and lake access for canoeing and kayaking. Did I mention birdwatching? The park is home to Nova Scotia’s Pileated Woodpecker! If you want to learn more you can watch the video highlighting all of the parks wonderful features  : https://goo.gl/bZaRonPileatedWoodpecker

Armcrest Estates Subdivision has a playground on Taleen Drive for kids and great schools:

What about golf? It has that too! The subdivision is a 3 minute drive to Emerson Ridge Driving Range and 10 minute drive to New Ashburn Golf Course !!

But does it have fresh, local food? Avery’s Farm Market is an 11 minute walk or 2 minute drive so you can always have seasonal, fresh food!

I have the most charming house for you located at 88 Armcrest Drive in this subdivision. This home is just steps to the parks entrance! The house has all newer windows and the roof has been replaced in last 10 years. There are large 3 bedrooms with 1.5 baths. The main level has a separate living room and dining room, along with a kitchen and dining nook. All appliances to go with the home. Lower level has a walkout to the backyard and shed. The large family room here is great for the kids. Lots of decks (main level and lower level and a gorgeous veranda in the front!) This seller loves to garden so the place is in full bloom in the spring and summer and well manicured.



The Beautiful Community of Whites Lake, Nova Scotia

kayaking-1149886_960_720Summer in Nova Scotia is finally here! This province comes alive in the summertime; beaches are packed, hiking trail paths are cleared, fishing line is swaying in the breeze, there really is no better place to be than Nova Scotia when the weather turns warm and the foliage is in full bloom!

I want to talk to you about a beautiful community just 20 minutes from Halifax, 15 minutes from Bayers Lake and a breathe-taking short drive to Peggy’s Cove.  Whites Lake is the perfect oasis anytime of the year but is extra special in the summertime! This peaceful, family-oriented neighborhood offers an abundant of fantastic outdoor activities such as fishing, swimming, sailing, hiking, kayaking, golfing and scuba diving (the best place I hear is Sandy Cove Beach in Terrance Bay just a short drive away).

The houses in Whites Lake are built on large lots with lots of greenery offering lots of privacy and room to move around! Kids will head off to great schools:

Whites Lake is a close knit community with lots of activities including dances at the community center, fundraisers and lobster suppers!

Let’s talk golf!! Indian Lake Golf Course is a 12 minute drive away on the breathe-taking lighthouse route and Granite Springs Golf Course is just 10 minutes away!

If this sounds like a community where you would like to live, then I have the perfect house for you. 29 Delmerle Drive is located just off of the Prospect Road about 19km southwest of Halifax. This home has had only one owner and is a large side-split,  3 bedroom (large), 3 bathroom home with a fully finished basement. This property has not one, but two detached garages; one is a double car garage with a bathroom and is a mechanic’s dream, the other is a great size for storing all of your outdoor toys and equipment! This gorgeous home sits on almost an acre of beautifully landscaped property on a quiet road.

29 Delmerle Drive, Whites Lake, Front4361802_13289552_lg29 Delmerle Drive, Back

Cole Harbour Living

What a week this has been and it is only Tuesday.. We have seen many homes come up on the market this week. It seems that no one has told the Sellers the market is for Buyers only. Hurrah.. So at least when we take Buyers out they are looking at some new properties..

Colby Home

Colby Home

85 Delta priced for you to enjoy

85 Delta priced for you to enjoy

I want to focus on Colby Village in Dartmouth for this blog. I have 2 homes for sale out of the other 25 in this are which is under 300,000. there is 12 homes in this great area under 250,000. which would normally sell in the 270ish..
But never mind the homes, lets talk the area…Colby Village is in Cole Harbour home of Nathan MacKinnon, Sidney Crosby, just to name a few.. Also more importantly this is a family area.. where kids can go to school play at the parks, swim at the club and play tennis.. this is all within not 5 minutes of each other.
Lets not forget Cole Harbour Place where there is all kinds of recreation going on at all times , swimming, hockey, baseball, soccer,football, you name it Cole Harbour has it.. Did I mention grocery stores are about 5 minutes from Colby Village..
Lets just say it has it all.. Many a fine family live here and are very proud of the area.
Homes in the older section are about 40-45 years old. partially brick and siding.. Nice back and front yard..for the kids to play in or the animals to go out . Many of these homes have had upgrades, new windows , roofs, you know the big ticketed things that a Buyer does not want to get involved in.
These are the homes we are selling here. Oh they may not have the newer kitchens, or all the hardwood floors but the first time Buyer can move in unpack the boxes and start living right away.
In my 18 years selling Real Estate, I have come to believe that if you are starting out, go to a nice area buy the home that needs a little fixing(not the big stuff) live in it(3 yrs and up) and fix it as you go.. These people are the ones who will have a good return on their investment when they move, I see it all the time.
Travelling from this area is great, as you are about tops 7 minutes to Shearwater, Eastern Passage and about the 20-25 minutes to downtown Halifax.. Great for getting in and off the highway..
Have I sparked your interest yet??? Well I should, Call me about this great area and see what inventory we have here. You will not be sorry.If not me, call your own Real Estate agent and browse thorough this area.. I have only touched on the older part.. as this is where I have some for sale..
It does not mean that I cannot show you the new product around here , in newer subdivisions .. so check me out

2 Story For Sale in Sackville, Halifax County

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•  1,910 sq. ft., 2 bath, 3 bdrm 2 story$239,700.

– IF you want a great school area , fenced backyard, family atmosphere, here is the home for you.
This 2 storey , has 3 bedrooms and a full bathroom on the upper level. Stairs are the only place for carpet and we have it here.
Foyer a good size , with french doors going into the living room, along with the dining room moving to the kitchen with a dining nook with patio doors leading out to the top deck. Down stairs shows a family room, along with a furnace room laundry room and a door leading out to another deck from the home.
House is landscaped in front with a paved single driveway . Forced hot air heat .

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Here we go again…

Hi there, I am wondering if everyone in January goes to the gym, goes on a diet, or just makes all kinds of promises for the new Year.

Well I did and let me tell you this is hard..Every year I do up my goals for the following year and I am pretty good at keeping them.  BUT personal goals,now that is another picture.. I, like 27 thousand other people, started on the 2nd of January with a new diet and a new exercise regime.

Sure I can think of a thousand reasons not to get up in the morning and get going.. So I go a little later and I only go three days a week. Now I do try to go walking with my husband 1 day also.

Now I wish I could say I woke up and there they were, a couple of pounds hanging around, but nope, that is not true. This has been my progression over the last few years. Adding on a few pounds here and a few pounds there; anyway here I am and I hope to get rid of some extra pounds.


SO a few of us got together and started this group to support each other. Some of us on Weight Watchers and some counting calories..OMG how did this happen.

I know, weigh the food, count the points and count calories..It is hard. I am not the type to plan my whole week of eating, so it is a new me who just has to learn to at least think before I put food in my mouth.

I really would like to say this is fun….Not. It is hard. I stumble but I get back up. I lost about 7 pounds but gained back 3. Now I have lost that 3 this week so far.

I was told not to say I am going to loose weight, as it means it will find me again, but rather, I am going to let go of ‘x’ amount of pounds because I don’t want to find it again.

So I am changing my life style and I want take off about 1-1.5 pounds a week…Sounds great but I think it is the same thing. Now I gather around with all my friends in the same boat and we console each other, give each other support. I really hope it works. We call this networking in business, but for our personal goals it’s really just coffee and support (aka bitching about our diets).

I am not doing too bad, but my co worker just gave me a candy before for a treat and she said I sounded like a woman going crazy…Well I am…

SO my question is, are you making goals personal and business and which are the easiest to keep? After all it is February and I have been at this for 6 weeks.. AHHHH