Gananoque, ON Real Estate News

By Susan Emo, Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area
(Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage)
Gananoque, On You want to buy a home and you want to spend between $170,000 and $180,000 ???  Is there anything suitable on the market today that is close to, or in the Town of Gananoque? You have a choice of 6 properties at the moment!  If you wish to live in the Town of Gananoque, I can show you: 488 Garden St listed for $174,900  (bank owned) - 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, 1 1/5 half storey home sitting on a 60 x 120' lot. 856 Stone St listed for $179,900 - 4 bedroom, 2 bath, 1 1/5 storey home sitting on a 66 x 121' lot. 71 Victoria Ave listed for $179,900 - 3 bedroom, 1 bath bungalow on lot sized 60 x 169' lot One more home that is available which is not in Gananoque but in the Village of Seeley's Bay: 105 Main Street listed for $179,900 - 3 bedroom, 1 bath, 3 level split level on a lot size...
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By Susan Emo, Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area
(Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage)
Balanced conditions set to return to most Canadian housing markets in 2012, while residential values expected to once again set new records, says RE/MAX Mississauga, ON (December 6, 2011) - Canadian residential real estate defied conventional logic and outperformed expectations in 2011, posting another solid year of housing activity virtually across the board. The trend is expected to carry forward into 2012 as Canadians continue to demonstrate their faith in homeownership, despite concerns over the European debt crisis and its impact on the global economy, according to a report released by RE/MAX. The RE/MAX Housing Market Outlook 2012 examined trends and developments in 26 major markets across the country. Eighty-eight per cent (23/26) anticipated average price increases by year-end 2...
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By Susan Emo, Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area
(Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage)
WHAT'S NEW IN REAL ESTATE THIS WEEK IN GANANOQUE, ONTARIO - December 4th   This week, in the Town of Gananoque, we saw 1 new listing bringing the total residential properties for sale to 52: 635 Steele St $219,900. - "SOLID BRICK BUNGALOW ON QUIET MATURE TREED STREET IN GANANOQUE WEST END. 3 BEDROOMS UP WITH HARDWOOD FLOORS, L-SHAPED LIVING AND DINING ROOMS, VINYL WINDOWS, NEWER FURNACE AND OIL TANK (05), WET BAR, C/AIR, A STEEL ROOF WITH ICE GUARDS, CERAMIC ENTRY AND KITCHEN.." During this same period, The Town of Gananoque   had  1 property SELL: 182 - 184 Arthur St - list price was $194,900 - "THIS SOUTH SIDE DUPLEX IS LOCATED 3 BLOCKS FROM THE WATER. SIDE BY SIDE 2 STOREY DUPLEX IS APPROXIMATELY 900 SQ.FT. PER UNIT WITH 2 BEDROOMS, ONE BATH, DINING ROOM AND LARGE KITCHEN. FENCED YAR...
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By Susan Emo, Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area
(Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage)
SUSAN EMO'S MOST VIEWED BLOG POSTS IN NOVEMBER 2011 Susan Emo's Top Ten I love to share what is being read the most on my blog each month and yes,it always surprises me too, each month when I look at my Statistics.  Rarely are they the posts with the most comments either.   I like to write about what is going on in our community and I guess that is what people like to read!   Why do we blog?   To make the phone ring and the emails sing!!! For the month of November 2011, the following are my most viewed posts in descending order: 10.  With 1023 Views:  Another Satisfied Seller in Gananoque thanks to Susan Emo 09.  With 1051 Views:  Record Investment Dollars Poured into Canadian Housing Stock 08.  With 1059 Views:  Susan Emo's Most Viewed Blog Posts in October   07.  With 1088 Views:  Gan...
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By Susan Emo, Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area
(Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage)
Back in January 2010, I wrote a review about a new Sandwich Cafe , The Hot Roast Company, that opened in Gananoque.  It was fantastic then and it is even more fantastic now!!! It occurred to me that I hadn't written about it in awhile and I will apologize in advance, for the photo that follows! You see, they have expanded their menu and, in the past week, I have eaten there twice and have had the same item - OMG Yum!!! With my husband I ordered a Roast Pork Pannini and before I even thought about a photo, I had devoured my delectible meal.  You wouldn't even have known a Roast Turkey and Cranberry Pannini had ever graced my husband's plate, it was so clean and EMPTY! I went back again 2 days later with a friend who DARED to ask the question, "Is it REAL meat or deli meat?"  I practicall...
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By Susan Emo, Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area
(Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage)
Gananoque, On If you have never attended a holiday Pantomime in the British tradition, you have no idea how much fun you are missing!!!!   Inter-active fun from the stage to the audience - no room for the shy or reserved. From Wikipedia : "Traditionally performed at Christmas, with family audiences, British pantomime is now a popular form of theatre, incorporating song, dance, buffoonery, slapstick, cross-dressing, in-jokes, topical references, audience participation, and mild sexual innuendo. Audience participation is a huge part of the Panto, including calls of "He's behind you!" (or "Look behind you!"), and "Oh, yes it is!" and "Oh, no it isn't!" The audience is always encouraged to boo the villain and "awwwww" the poor victims, such as the rejected dame, who usually fancies the pri...
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By Susan Emo, Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area
(Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage)
Gananoque, Ontario If you're looking for something to do this weekend, stop in at Gananoque's Holiday Gift Show and Sale at the Firehall Theatre, 185 South Street, Gananoque FREE ADMISSION Friday December 2nd  4pm - 8pm Saturday, December 3rd 10am - 4pm With all the handmade Holiday gifts from our area talent, I'm sure you'll find something for someone on your List and maybe something for you too! See you there :0)  
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By Susan Emo, Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area
(Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage)
Gananoque, Ontario Have you been dreaming of a White Christmas or . . . HAVE YOU BE DREAMING OF BEING A HOMEOWNER FOR CHRISTMAS?? We have the perfect place for you to call home and you can move in and celebrate the holidays. 540 Station Road, Gananoque Sitting on over 1 acre, it gives you country comfort but yet it is just a few minutes outside of the Town of Gananoque.   3 bedrooms, 1 bath, living room, eat-in kitchen, and a mainlevel family room plus a lower level rec room too, complete with a cozy pellet stove. Newer windows & doors throughout plus new flooring and freshly painted.    The high and dry lower level awaits your creative vision and with a little sweat equity, you've just increased the value of your investment. You could move in and be celebrating the holidays in this vir...
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By Susan Emo, Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area
(Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage)
WHAT'S NEW IN REAL ESTATE THIS WEEK IN GANANOQUE, ONTARIO - November 26, 2011   November 26th 2011 This week, in the Town of Gananoque, we saw 2 new listings bringing the total residential properties for sale to 58: 515 William Street South $164,900. - "This 2 bedroom, 1 1/2 storey home is loaded with features - gas f/p in den, newer windows, central vac, central air, updated wiring, gas furnace, hardwood floors." 225 Oak St, Unit 2104 $165,000 - "Ground floor Condo in Show Room condition.  Features in unit laundry and storage.  Very affordable one level living - no stairs.  Appliances included." During this same period, The Town of Gananoque   had   3 properties SELL: 169 North Alley - list price was $113,900 - "ATTENTION RENTERS! SUPER AFFORDABLE HOME IN GREAT LOCATION. BRING YOUR DEC...
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By Susan Emo, Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area
(Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage)
I did my first shift yesterday (actually a double shift of 11 - 1 and then 3 - 5) yesterday for The Salvation Army kettle drive here in Gananoque. I feel guilty each time I have a shift because my spot is inside at our Provincially-run Liquor Store!  They have a nice spot for me, with a chair, right behind the checkout and before the exit. Others who volunteer their time have to stand outside in the cold, at the Grocery Store !!! It is quite an eye opener for me to see how a steady the stream of customers can be at 11 am but also an equal surprise to see the generosity of these same shoppers.  The majority would give $5 but many gave $10, $20 and even some $50s.  Each person thanked me as if I was The Salvation Army myself and it was quite humbling to say the least. Some wanted to chat,...
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By Susan Emo, Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area
(Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage)
Gananoque, On Do you want to sell your Gananoque or Kingston home before Christmas? As a Gananoque Realtor, I have Gananoque and Kingston Buyers looking for a new home to call their own for the holidays! Don't hesitate if you're thinking of moving and beginning the new year in a new home. There are many reasons to list your home for sale this time of year: 1.  It will look festive 24/7 as we approach Christmas 2.  It will have curb appeal with your holiday lights and wreathes 3.  A fresh covering of snow makes everything bright and clean looking 4.  You will not have as much competition 5.  When Buyers are looking this time of year, they're serious shoppers I have found homes for Buyers right up to Christmas Eve - there is nothing nicer than negotiating an offer under the glow of the Ch...
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By Susan Emo, Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area
(Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage)
GANANOQUE REALTOR, SUSAN EMO, MAKES KINGSTON BUYER A HAPPY HOME OWNER! Another SOLD sign goes up in Kingston thanks to Susan Emo, Gananoque Realtor. Susan Emo's Buyer is thrilled with her purchase of this 9 year old, 1400 Sq Ft  Bungalow in Kingston.  The asking price was $277,900. It has many upgrades that include hardwood and ceramic floors, a gas fireplace, cathedral ceilings, beautiful master ensuite with granite counter plus a large Rec room downstairs.  The Kitchen is big and bright, perfect for when friends and family want to hang out! If you, or someone you know wants to Buy or Sell in Kingston, Gananoque or the 1000 Islands area, there is one Gananoque Realtor who is more than capable of assisting you.   Susan Emo with RE/MAX Riverview Realty Ltd, was born and raised in Kingsto...
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By Susan Emo, Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area
(Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage)
Gananoque, Ontario November 19th 2011 This week, in the Town of Gananoque, we saw 3 new listings bringing the total residential properties for sale to 59: 50 Centre Street $189,900. - "A LARGE FAMILY HOME ON ONE LEVEL ON AN OVERSIZED TOWN LOT." 182-183 Arthur Street $194,900 - " SIDE BY SIDE 2 STOREY DUPLEX IS APPROXIMATELY 900 SQ.FT. PER UNIT WITH 2 BEDROOMS, ONE BATH, DINING ROOM AND LARGE KITCHEN. FENCED YARD. UPGRADES INCLUDE NEW WINDOWS, 2 FURNACES, VANITIES, SINKS. BOTH UNITS ARE RENTED FOR $760 EACH PLUS UTILITIES." 27 Victoria Street $269,000.  - " 3 BEDROOM SEMI DESIGNED FOR THOSE WITH LIMITED MOBILITY.  HARDWOOD AND CERAMIC THROUGHOUT.  IN FLOOR RADIANT HOT WATER GAS HEATING THROUGHOUT INCLUDING GARAGE." During this same period, The Town of Gananoque   had    zero properties S...
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By Susan Emo, Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area
(Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage)
Susan Emo's Top Ten I love to share what is being read the most on my blog each month and yes,it always surprises me too, each month when I look at my Statistics.  Rarely are they the posts with the most comments either.   I like to write about what is going on in our community and I guess that is what people like to read!  9 out of the top 10 were  Localism Posts . . . Why do we blog?   To make the phone ring and the emails sing!!! For the month of October 2011, the following are my most viewed posts in descending order: 10.  With 1088 Views:  FLIPPERS SUCCEED IN GANANOQUE - CAN YOU SAY SOLD! 9.    With 1196 Views:  HALLOWEEN HOUSES IN GANANOQUE - COME FOR A DRIVE AROUND TOWN 8.    With 1238 Views:  A RENOVATED CUTIE PATOOTIE FOR SALE IN GANANOQUE 7.    With 1370 Views:  TIS THE SEASON...
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By Susan Emo, Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area
(Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage)
WHAT CAN YOU BUY IN GANANOQUE, ONTARIO TODAY - 13th Nov 2011 ? Attention all Home Buyers . . . The Town of Gananoque has something for every budget . . . for every plan . . . We have homes for just about everyone, in every price range . . . Beginning with a project listed for $94,900 which needs "some TLC and imagination" !  If you are looking for your first home or perhaps downsizing, we actually have 7 properties available for sale at the moment that are all under $150,000. If your budget is between $150,000 and $180,000, there are currently 7 properties in this range too. 7 must be the magic number because again, that is the number of listings we have in The Town of Gananoque between $180,000 and $200,000 ! Would you like a home in the $200,000 - $230,000 market?   Again, we have 7 ...
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By Susan Emo, Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area
(Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage)
Gananoque, On There is lots of discussion with regard to what is happening in our local Real Estate Market. People are asking how this year compares to last year in our Gananoque Residential Home Sales Market. It seems everyone has an opinion on what is going on! Let me provide you with the Facts - Stats from our MLS (as at the end of October 2011)   In The Town of Gananoque: Listings Year to date 2010:  170 Homes Listings Year to date 2011:  168 homes  Sales Year to date 2010: 71 homesSales Year to date 2011: 75 homes Average Sales Price YTD 2010:   $211,957 Average Sales Price YTD 2011: $201,850 So now you know! This is how 2011 compares to last year.  In my opinion, the lower Average Sales Price is due to the lessor amount of high end properties selling this year. (We do have buyers ...
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By Susan Emo, Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area
(Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage)
Gananoque, Ontario November 12th 2011 This week, in the Town of Gananoque, we saw 3 new listings bringing the total residential properties for sale to 57: 169 North Alley $113,900. - " ATTENTION RENTERS! SUPER AFFORDABLE HOME IN GREAT LOCATION. BRING YOUR DECORATING IDEAS AND MOVE IN." 270 Maple Street $159,900 - " Enjoy the privacy of this 3 bedroom, 11/2 storey home with full unfinished basement, fenced rear yard. Situated on an oversized town lot. " 215 Victoria Street $184,900.  - " LOCATED CLOSE TO DOWNTOWN AND BACKING ONTO A PARK. HARDWOOD FLOORING, UPGRADED WINDOWS, SHINGLES, KITCHEN AND BATHROOM" During this same period, The Town of Gananoque   had   4 properties SELL: 550 Talbot St #305 - list price was $98,000 - " AFFORDABLE 3RD FLOOR CONDO IN A SECURE AND WELL MAINTAINED BUI...
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By Susan Emo, Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area
(Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage)
Gananoque, Ontario November 5th 2011 This week, in the Town of Gananoque, we saw 4 new listings bringing the total residential properties for sale to 59: 71 Osborne Street $94,900. - "PROPERTY REQUIRES EXTENSIVE RENOVATIONS - A GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR THE HANDS-ON BUYER OR SAVVY RENOVATOR SEEKING HIS/HER NEXT HOUSING PROJECT" 71 Victoria Avenue $179,900 - "West End Bungalow on oversized town lot" 50 Elm Street $215,900.  - "Excellent 4 bedroom home with extensive renovations on main level." 289 Sydenham St $279,900. - "all brick 3 bedroom family home with an awesone family room in the attic." During this same period, The Town of Gananoque   had 3 properties SELL: 515 Pine St - list price was $249,900 - "Fine family home in desirable quiet neighborhood" 600 Steele St - list price was $285,...
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By Susan Emo, Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area
(Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage)
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By Susan Emo, Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area
(Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage)
SOLD IN GANANOQUE - SUCCESS FOR SELLERS! SOLD in 10 Days - whoo hoo!  Investor clients are once again singing the praises of Susan Emo in Gananoque.  A small Power of Sale property was purchased in late September and the new owners threw themselves into this project 100%.  A new roof and new windows were the first improvements to be made and then upgraded electrical and new walls and ceilings in many of the rooms. The original hardwood floors were redone until they gleamed!  A new laundry room was created and heating improved . . .  add in 5 appliances and poof . . .  a lovely little home was put back on the market in move-in condition! We received an offer the very first day, conditions were met and on Day 10, the SOLD sign was being admired by all !! If you, or someone you know is loo...
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