Take the Pledge!

Yesterday it was announced that the newly formed Highbury Canco had signed a letter of intent to step in and operate the iconic Heinz factory in Leamington.  Assuming everything goes as it should, it is certainly good news for the town of Leamington as many farmers will continue to grow their tomatoes and some employees will be able to stay on the job.  Moreover the factory will be bustling this fall as wagons roll into town with their harvest and the scent of processing tomatoes will once again hang in the air.

When the announcement that Heinz was going to cease operations at the factory was made last November, a citizen group formed the Leamington Stands Strong movement.  LSS describes itself as  “a community-based, non-partisan, volunteer initiative created in response to the shut-down of the Heinz plant in Leamington.” Their mission is “to keep Leamington strong by encouraging the community to buy local products and support local businesses, which will lessen the negative economic impacts of the closure.”  Essex county is one of the most productive agricultural areas in North America.  The economic impact of supporting and purchasing food products is really quite remarkable.  According to LSS, “if every Windsor/Essex household spent just $10 per week more on LOCAL products and services, that would be an additional INVESTMENT of $1.5 million in our economy weekly, which is $78 million annually!” Economic impact aside, local produce is fresher and fresh tastes better!

In an effort to encourage the locavore movement, LSS has on their site a pledge form that asks participants to support local business whenever and wherever possible.  While yesterday’s announcement is great news for the community it does not diminish the need to support local producers and find the ability to strengthen the community from within!  We are taking the LSS pledge and are encouraging everyone else in the community to do so.  If you’re near the office, come on in and sign the form.  We’d love to chat about the advantages of going local.  You can also download a copy, to give to your friends, family and neighbours.

LSS Pledge

For a great resource on what’s being produced locally check out the following link.  It’s quite an expansive list!  We’re excited to hear that many tomato farmers and processors are going to continue to be able to do what they’ve been doing well for over a century at Heinz.  We’re also excited to take on the challenge of discovering and meeting local producers year and beyond.

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2 New Kingsville Listings

It might be cold out but lots of houses are still being listed and sold!  Here’s a quick update on 2 new listings added to our inventory in the last week.

3184 Graham Side Road is a church in the county that was converted to a house a number of years ago.  The nice thing about this property is the layout – the main floor is wide open.  There is also a cool loft space over the kitchen.  The basement is finished complete with a family room and 2 bedrooms (one with an ensuite).  There are also two gas fireplaces which help to heat the home in the winter.

3184 Graham Side Rd

70 Mill Street East is conveniently located near downtown Kingsville.  Perfect for the first time buyer it is full of potential.  The rear yard is generously sized.

70 Mill Street East

Both these homes are action priced so don’t wait, Contact Us today for a personal tour before they’re sold!

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Big Price Reduction!

We’ve just secured a $20,000 price reduction on 1294 Patricia in Kingsville.  This is a great family street off County Rd 20 near Lake Erie.  The lot is 100′ x 182.3′ and features many mature trees.  Looks can be deceiving from the outside because this house is quite large.  Inside there are 4 bedrooms, 2 fireplaces, a large family room and 2 recently renovated bathrooms.  At $274,000 this home is priced to sell.  Don’t wait!  Check out the virtual tour and Contact Us for a personal tour today!!

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2014 Assessment Appeals

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The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) has recently updated their website with 2014 Request for Reconsideration forms.  If you do not think your assessment is reflective of market value (as of Jan 1 2012) you can use this form to ask MPAC to reconsider the value they returned on your property.  The window to submit an RfR runs until March 31, 2014.  We are in the second year of a four year assessment cycle.  The next general reassessment is scheduled for the 2017 tax year.

If you would like some assistance filing a RfR, Contact Us and we’d be happy to review your assessment and give you some advice on how to proceed (or whether not to!).  In 2013, our office helped ratepayers from here to Toronto save close to $1,000,000 in assessed value. We pay enough tax.  You shouldn’t have to pay more than your fair share!

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SOLD SIGNS!

Inventory update!  2 new sold signs going up today in Leamington and Kingsville.

39 Foundry is a solid brick ranch located in the heart of Leamington.  A great starter home!

39 Foundry

593 Road 4 in Kingsville is a nice custom ranch located near the bypass.  It’s a great home in the country that’s only a few minutes out of town.

593 Road 4 E

These two sales are further evidence that buyers and sellers are still active in Essex County.

SOLD SIGN

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New Country Listing – great starter with HUGE garage

139 Road 9 E Kingsville

Check out the new listing we’ve just uploaded to the site.  This is a tidy  2+1 home on a large 130′ x 154′ lot located in the heart of Essex County.  It features a large 4 car garage complete with a workshop at the rear – perfect for the home mechanic or hobbyist.  The rear yard is tastefully landscaped.  Contact Us for your personal viewing today!

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New Price on Custom Brick Ranch

We’re really excited to have secured a large price reduction on this custom brick ranch located  between Leamington and Kingsville.  The lot size is 125 x 200 and the mainfloor is just under 1600 square feet.  The roof was stripped with new 40 year fibreglass shingles installed in 2010.  The layout is family friendly and is perfect for entertaining.  The partially finished basement is 13 blocks deep.   Action priced at $299,999 this home won’t last long!  Contact Us for your personal tour before it’s gone!

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Price Slashed on Custom Home in Kingsville

We’ve secured a $15,000 price reduction on this custom 4 bedroom ranch on a quiet street near Lake Erie in Kingsville.  It features a family friendly layout with a nice sized kitchen and family room.  The lot is 100’x182′ and is well treed.  This is a special home that is now priced to move.  Don’t wait, Contact Us today for your personal tour before it’s gone!

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OPEN HOUSE 593 ROAD 4 E KINGSVILLE

We’re having an open house at 593 Road 4 E in Kingsville Sunday September 15th from 2-4pm.  This custom ranch has been very well maintained and is so clean it sparkles.  It features 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a deep basement that’s partially finished.  The lot is just over 1/2 acre and is ideally located close to the bypass for easy access to Windsor.  At the same time, you’re only a short drive from both Leamington and Kingsville.  Enjoy the peace and quiet of country living with the convenience of living near town.  Check out the virtual tour and come out and see us on Sunday!

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New Listing – Custom Country Ranch in Kingsville

We just finished uploading the fantastic family home located on Road 4, just west of the bypass which leaves you less than a 30 minute drive to the outskirts of Windsor.  The large country lot is perfect for a growing family.  Inside, the house is so clean it sparkles.  Contact Us today for your personal tour before it’s gone!

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