Archive for the ‘Real Estate’ Category

Tips for selling your home over the holidays

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The holiday season might be considered by some to be a bad time to put your home on the market. While the thought of selling your home during the winter months may dampen your holiday spirit, the season does have its advantages. There are fewer homes on the market which means less competition and the buyers that are looking […]

Now’s the time to look around your house—are you ready for fall and beyond?

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By JULIE JENKINS As we enjoy the last few days of summer and our thoughts turn to fall it’s a great time to think about how the changing seasons affect your home. Protect what is probably your biggest invest by getting into the habit of checking your home at the start of each season using […]

A Realtor’s question: So, how’s the market?

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As a licensed Realtor (in addition to my role as Editor and Publisher of it's a common question. "So, how's the market doing these days?" And the best answer I can offer is my explanation that there really is no one single market in the Sarnia-Lambton area. It all depends on location. Yes, location, […]

Real estate sales edge 1% higher than year ago as summer season poised to ramp up


The local real estate association says it is pleased with sales figures reflecting a "fairly consistent" performance compared with the same-month sales in the last three years. Donna Mathewson, president of the Sarnia-Lambton Real Estate Board, told reporters at a monthly review that sales in the month totalled nearly $36 million, a 1% increase over April 2011 […]

Area real estate sales on an upswing

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Real estate sales in Sarnia-Lambton were up last month, making 2011 the second best in history. Sarnia-Lambton Real Estate Board president Donna Mathewson says a year of historically low interest rates, continued government rebate programs and reasonable home sale prices is behind a year-end total of $328.5 million in sales and a December that is […]

Former TSL building now history

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A planned demotion of a building adjacent to the Sarnia-Lambton Chamber of Commerce headquarters on Christina St. N. just south of Exmouth has been completed, with crews now putting the finishing touches on the site clean-up. As the picture here shows (courtesy Cindy Scholten), wreckers made short order of the house, which was used as […]

Sarnia downtown’s ‘renaissance’ may serve to benefit us all

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By PATRICK COUTU The renaissance of Sarnia’s downtown business area may end up creating a new identity for our city. The evolution of the core district has taken a distinct turn towards becoming a cultural entertainment area. This seems like a complementary fit. The architecture and natural beauty of the region lend themselves to a […]