Home Maintenance Fall checklist

September 21st, 2016
Picture of Centennial Park here in Moncton NB. Photo compliments of Tourism NB

Picture of Centennial Park here in Moncton NB. Photo compliments of Tourism NB

Kids are back to school, days are getting shorter, and the leaves are beginning to change colour! Tomorrow marks the official first day of Fall!! Along with the change of Season comes a to do list around your home to prepare for the chillier days ahead!

  • Fall is the perfect time to take care of maintenance on your deck. To prolong the life of your deck you should check for chips in the stain or seal. You shouldn’t apply stain in high temperatures. so now is the perfect time of year!
  • Clean Out and Repair the Rain Gutters; readying your home to withstand the upcoming rain, wind, and snow. Its a good idea to wait until all of the leaves have fallen to save yourself from a “make-work” kind of project. And while your up on a ladder why not install some of your Christmas lights? Less than 100 days away now and its much easier to do while the temperatures are still above 0.
  • To rake or not to rake… that is the question! Lets be honest; who actually enjoys raking? (unless of course we are talking about raking a mountain of leaves into a pile to jump in) Here are some reasons NOT to rake this year! Leaves are full of great nutrients that can help your grass and garden and according to an article published by The Weather Network “Once in a landfill, leaves break down to release methane, a greenhouse gas that contributes to climate change.” Check out the full article here! But lets be honest you can’t just leave them where they are! You won’t be all that popular with your neighbours And if you leave them in a big heap and don’t move them a bit then the grass under them will suffer! Use a multching mower! Appearance wise your yard will look great and your lawn will reap the benefits of all of those great nutrients!
  • Pack up the screen doors and begin to think about storm doors in their place.
  • Sealing the gaps! Anywhere unwanted pests, bugs, and cold air might Come Into Your Home. Like us; they too are trying to get out of the cold.
  • Don’t forget to winterize your mower and tune up the snow blower! I know none of us are ready to really think about all of that white stuff yet but all the gas should be removed from the lawn mower before things begin freezing and you want to make sure the blower is running smoothy before you need it!
  • What do you have in your garage or storage shed that could freeze? Pack up these items and ship them into your storage room in the basement or somewhere that they will stay above 0 degrees.
  • Change the Direction of Ceiling Fans. By doing this, you redistributes warm air from the ceiling. Directing the warm air back down towards the main portion of a room helping to take away your temptation to turn up the thermostat just yet.   

  • Yard sale season is almost over! If you are looking to de-clutter or are planning on moving, Yard sales are a great way to get rid of that pile of stuff you have been holding onto and have nowhere for it. A good way to start; What do you really plan on taking with you when your home sells…. aside from strategically placed furniture for staging, everything else can and must go!

For more reminders and checklists for the interior as well as the surrounding areas of your property check out my Free, easy to use App with Homekeeprs!!!

We will ask you 10 simple Questions about your home than will customize a list of Home Maintenance reminders to help you take care of it. Not just for this Fall but all seasons and things in between! Ok, so you get a reminder for something that needs done around your home but you aren’t sure who to call….I got a Guy/Gal for that! Get a list of recommended service providers to help you do routine maintenance, Updates and Renos, or for Emergencies all within this one App! Because a Home Doesn’t come with Instructions!

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So enough about the chores that come along with the Fall season lets talk about some of the fun! When we think of Fall we think of corn mazes, apple orchards and pumpkins!!! In our opinion, The Fall has some of the BEST weather out of the 4 seasons! Not too hot and not too cold, just need a light sweater … 🙂  So get out and enjoy the season because we all know how quickly it seems to fly by! If you are wondering where to go or how to find out what going on in the community, we have go you covered!

For info on events happening around the GMA here are some great resources to check out.

There are lots of great spaces to enjoy with your family in the Greater Moncton Area and Pickle planet Moncton is the only website you need to know to fill your calendar!. You will find a  list of playgrounds and parks on Pickle Planet Moncton, as well as weekly round ups of family friendly events, links to local attractions, and much more to help you connect with the community! This week also celebrates

Also, Keep an eye on our Facebook page as we continue to share different events and activities around our region and be sure to check out our Featured Listings! Happy Fall everyone!

Happy Saturday

September 10th, 2016

What are your plans?

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If you are humming and hawing over what to do with your Saturday and Sunday we have got it covered!

One of the best parts of living in Moncton is the fact that we are so central!

Head to Sussex and check out The Atlantic Balloon Festival. You could also make your way to Shediac and hit the beach. Sundays, Shediac has a HUGE outdoor market with over 150 vendors and live music! Click here for more info!  Not many boating days left now…If you keep heading north to Rexton/ Richibucto area you will some of the best boating around up and down the Nicholas River or Richibucto River through to Browns Yard. The Northumberland Coast is just a short boat drive with some of the warmest beaches North of Virginia, and the sandy dunes! Ask us about some of our listings right on the river!

Have you spent much time in Magnetic Hill this Summer? The Boardwalk has a ton of fun activities including Butterfly world, ball pit and play area, mini put and go Carts. The Zoo has lots of new baby animals to check out including 3 new baby tigers! Magic Mountain is always a blast and a perfect way to cool down on those hot muggy days!

Saturday is the opening of some pretty awesome Fall attractions! The Belliveau Orchard’s apple u-pick and corn mazeSalisbury’s Green Pig Market  and the Riverbreeze Corn Maze in Truro. A Big Thank  you to Pickle Planet Moncton for always keeping us in the know! Keep an eye on their site for a “round up of apple orchards, pumpkin patches, and corn mazes”. We will be sure to share it to our Facebook page as well!

Moncton is Home to the famous Tidal Bore why not head downtown and check it out! See the Tidal Bore Schedule here.

The Pump House has live music every Sat night and my Favourite blueberry beer on tap! If you haven’t tried their BBQ chicken pizza you need to!

For info on events happening around the GMA here are some great resources to check out.

Also, check out and stop by some of the Open Houses that our office is holding this weekend! Click here for details!

Keep an eye on our Facebook page as we continue to share different events and activities around our region and be sure to check out our Featured Listings!

Just what you have been looking for!

September 8th, 2016

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Is it a good time to sell?

August 26th, 2016

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Summer Weekends in our community are the best!

August 19th, 2016

With a forecast of sunny skies and warm weather we are happy the weekend is under way! Wondering what to do..so were we! and heres some of what we came across….

Parks Canada invites you to The 2016 Rising Tide Festival happening this Weekend in Fundy National Park! One of our top picks for places to be in the summer is the town of Alma and the Trails in Fundy. Not only is it stunningly beautiful and full of things to do its also a spot that the kids get to run and enjoy the great outdoors and our Scottish Terrier Maggie has a ball too!

The Rising Tide Festival is from the 19th to the 25th and will showcase lots of local talent. There will be live music along with lots of activities and workshops so be sure to head down and check it out! There are lots of campsites within the park so why not make a weekend of it!!! And don’t forget to grab one of those famous sticky buns on your way to or from!GetMediaUnder an hour from Moncton are miles of boating up and down the Nicholas River or Richibucto River through to Browns Yard. The Northumberland Coast is just a short boat drive with some of the warmest beaches North of Virginia, and the sandy dunes! Ask us about some of our listings right on the river! (Including the spot in the picture above for just $98,000!)

Sticking around town this weekend? Saturday morning head down to the Moncton Market on Westmorland Street from and the Dieppe Market on Gauvin for Local vendors, fresh produce and more!! (The Riverview market is every Wed on Coverdale Rd!)

The Greater Moncton Pride festival continues through the weekend and the Parade and  Block party are happening this Saturday! Check out the Faceboook event page here for the full schedule of events!

Have you spent much time in Magnetic Hill this Summer? The Boardwalk has a ton of fun activities including Butterfly world, ball pit and play area, mini put and go Carts. The Zoo has lots of new baby animals to check out including 3 new baby tigers! Magic Mountain is always a blast and a perfect way to cool down on those hot days!

There are lots of great spaces to enjoy with your family in the Greater Moncton Area. You find a list of playgrounds and parks on Pickle Planet Moncton, as well as weekly round ups of family friendly events, links to local attractions, and much more to help you connect with the community

For info on events happening around the GMA here are some great resources to check out.

Also, check out and stop by some of the Open Houses that our office is holding this weekend! Click here for details!

Keep an eye on our Facebook page as we continue to share different events and activities around our region and be sure to check out our Featured Listings!

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August 18th, 2016

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The Town of Alma & Fundy National Park!

August 11th, 2016

If you have ever been to Alma NB I am sure you can agree it is a place that you will visit time and time again! From the world famous lobster & delicious sticky buns to the absolutely beautiful Fundy National park whats not to love! Over 100 KM of Hiking trails- according to tourism NB, waterfalls, camping, and more! Check out the video below by tourism NB

Wonder what it would be like to own a spot here? As a summer home or as an investment opportunity to rent out by the week or by the month in a major tourist town! Check out a couple of our featured listings!

33Foster road Unit 2

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Unit 28

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Where else in the world can you see a fishing boat sitting directly on the ocean floor! Contact us today!IMG_5307

 

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August 11th, 2016

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Lots to do in Greater Moncton

August 5th, 2016
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Happy Friday everyone! Here is a quick list of some of the cool events we have found that are happening around our awesome city.

Victoria Parks arts and crafts fair Friday starting at 2 and will be there Sat and Sun as well!

Saturday morning head down to the Moncton Market on Westmorland Street from and the Dieppe Market on Gauvin for Local vendors, fresh produce and more!! (The Riverview market is every Wed on Coverdale Rd!)

Summer Spectacular VBS in the park Click here for more info! Lots of activities including music musicians and more!

Fundy National Park is one of the most beautiful places on earth and we are so lucky to be just a short drive away! Why not spend the day exploring your way through to each of the waterfalls, trails and beaches. Grab some lunch and a famous sticky bun so you can stick around for some live music that evening!

Fundy National Park Amphitheatre hosts the sounds of summer concert series at 7:30

Country fan? Dooly’s Beach Blast 2016 is happening this weekend at Parlee beach with Florida Georgia Line!

Just a 5 min drive from the Concert site; There will be a Beach blast after Party happening at Captain Dan’s! Check out the Facebook event here. 

Live entertainment all weekend at the Hub City pub and the Tide and Boar . Click for more info and times.

Have you spent much time in Magnetic Hill this Summer? The Boardwalk has a ton of fun activities including Butterfly world, ball pit and play area, mini put and go Carts. The Zoo has lots of new baby animals to check out including 3 new baby tigers! Magic Mountain is always a blast and a perfect way to cool down on those hot days!

Also, The Magnetic Hill Winery is definitely worth the stop with its spectacular views and large assortment of award winning wine!

There are lots of great spaces to enjoy with your family in the Greater Moncton Area. You find a list of playgrounds and parks on Pickle Planet Moncton, as well as weekly round ups of family friendly events, links to local attractions, and much more to help you connect with the community

For info on events happening around the GMA here are some great resources to check out.