It’s raining again on Tour Tuesday, but that doesn’t slow us down as we talk about the changing in the market and how it might impact Quinte.
It’s Tour Tuesday and this week we talk about a 10 Bedroom Home, why use local lenders and why you need to rethink your Deposit.
This week on tour tuesday we discuss how to avoid water in your basement, a train stops our tour and something about wine. 0:20 Tara forgets Tom 0:40 New listing on Tour, 379 Elmwood Drive! http://bit.ly/2pou0X5 1:33 Crazy Rain 1:44 Water in a basement, what to do? 4:40 A train has stopped the tour. 5:04 … Read more
This week on Tour Tuesday we dig into pitfalls and trials of multiple offer and waiving conditions. Things are changing in the Belleville real estate world, multiple offers, increased deposits, less conditions all impact buying a home in the Quinte area. 0:04 Tom tries not to run anyone over. 0:45 Royal LePage ProAlliance is truly … Read more
This week on Tour Tuesday we have a detailed discussion on the new tax introduced in Toronto and the Golden Horseshoe area, getting into how it might impact the Quinte area. 0:20 River tells everyone how much she likes her dog walker Jamie Ellis. Ellis Pet Care 1:04 Checking out our latest listing on Sidney, … Read more
After exhaustive hours, rain, sun, wind and sleet. Well maybe no sleet. The show has ended and the time has come to draw for our winner. Betty Alexander you are the big winner!!! We truly hope you love the Cookware set! Again thank you to everyone who came and stopped by our booth. Don’t forget … Read more
This Tour Tuesday we talk about the Quinte Home and Lifestyle Show 2017, show a little of how VR works and spent a fair bit of time in the rain. :17 We went to the Quinte Home and Lifestyle Show 2017. :29 Tom sounds threatening. 1:05 Thanks to Linda Schick and Sherry Fraser 1:10 Shout … Read more
In this Tour Tuesday, Tom attends a conference for Women, Tara talks poo and River hates Mud. 0:08 WILB Conference – http://www.wilbconference.com – #WILB 0:30 How to prepare your Home to Sell. 1:01 Jeff Murray – KDM Law – http://kdmlaw.ca 1:30 Price Increases in the Quinte Area and Why? 2:45 Why we can’t just give … Read more
On this Tour Tuesday, we re-tour, Tom Rants and Tara laughs at Tom. We spend a fair bit of time on this tour talking about the Belleville real estate market, how it’s changed and how it’s impacting home sellers and buyers. 0:23 678 Hollowview Rd. was on Tour! http://taralyons.ca/678-hollowview-rd-stirling-k0k-3e0/ 0:53 82 Wellington in Madoc. http://taralyons.ca/82-wellington-st-w-madoc-k0k-2k0/ … Read more
And we’re back from Vacation and ready for the Spring Market. In this Tour Tuesday, Tom has a weird laugh, Tara likes curling and Spring has sprung. 0:15 We were gone. 0:43 Tour Tuesday from the Cruise – https://www.facebook.com/ilovebelleville/videos/10155058058276719/ 0:52 Spring market has begun! 1:26 36 Vertis Court – http://taralyons.ca/36-vertis-court-belleville-ontario-k8n…/ 2:19 156 Catalina Dr. – … Read more
So we had our customer appreciation movie event at the The Empire Theatre here in Belleville. What a great day, we had a chance to catch up with friends/clients. I think everyone had a great time. We can’t thank everyone enough for putting your faith in our team when looking to buy or sell your … Read more
This week on Tour Tuesday, Angela does a drive by, Tara has a Hot Toddy and Mark Rashotte visits Jimmy Fallon. 0:28 Angela’s drive by. 0:34 Our listing 506 Moneymore Rd., was on tour!! See it here: http://taralyons.ca/ 0:37 Mark Rashotte( @markrashotte ) and Jake Clemons( @jakeclemons ) visit Jimmy Fallon. 1:15 Check out Jake … Read more
Spain has been seeing an exodus over causing entire towns to become abandoned. Three trends have come together causing this vacancy. 1. Elderly mortality on the rise. 2. Birthrate showed a dramatic reduction. 3. The economic crisis in the area caused people to simple abandon homes. The end result is more that an entire village … Read more
Here’s how the market work out in October for the local companies. Ever wonder if one brokerage makes a difference over another. This should help answer that questioner you. Royal Lepage ProAlliance Realty, Brokerage, sells more than 59% of the homes in the Belleville Market. More than double any other competitor. That’s why Team Tara … Read more
Please join us at Empire North(360 Pinnacle St.) for the Annual Belleville Santa Claus Parade in Downtown Belleville! The parade has a new route this year due to the construction in downtown Belleville and will be heading down Pinnacle St, instead of Front St. Join us at 4:00PM, Sunday, November 15th, 2015 to grab a … Read more
General Admission Standing Tickets: $30.00 plus HST plus Ticketbreak Service Fee VIP Reserved Seating Tickets: $50.00 plus HST plus Ticketbreak Service Fee General Admission Weekend Passes Available: $95.00 plus HST plus Ticketbreak Service Fee VIP Weekend Passes Available (includes a GA Ticket for Thursday): $135.00 plus HST plus Ticketbreak Service Fee BUY SATURDAY JULY 25TH … Read more
General Admission Standing Tickets: $35.00 plus HST and Ticketbreak Service Fee VIP Reserved Seating Tickets: $55.00 plus HST and Ticketbreak Service Fee General Admission Weekend Passes Available: $95.00 plus HST and Ticketbreak Service Fee VIP Admission Weekend Passes Available for Friday & Saturday plus Thursday GA Tickets: $135.00 plus HST plus Ticketbreak Service Fee BUY … Read more
General Admission Standing Tickets Only – $45.00 Plus HST and Ticketbreak Service Fee Weekend GA Standing Tickets – $95.00 plus HST plus Ticketbreak Service Fee Weekend GA for Thursday plus VIP for Friday, Saturday – $135.00 plus HST plus Ticketbreak Service Fee BUY THURSDAY JULY 23rd TICKETS HERE! BUY WEEKEND PASSES HERE!
Here’s a little fun from the Canada Day festivities in Zwick’s Park. We hosted the pie eating contest this year. We went through 16 pies weighing in at about 30 pounds. The kids finished each round in about 2 minutes. The adults had it a little harder with larger pies, it took them about … Read more
This picture of the team “Freeze,” a girl’s softball team made up of princesses ages 4 and 5, was posted online by photographer Betsy Gregory. Betsy Gregory was both the team’s coach and photographer as well as the mother of one of players. That gave her an opportunity to do something really fun. All the girl’s … Read more
I am pleased to announce another step forward in our efforts to help abused women and their children find help. The Royal LePage Shelter Foundation has been named a national partner in Sheltersafe.ca — a new online resource managed by the Canadian Network of Women’s Shelters and Transition Houses — along with RBC Foundation. Any … Read more
Our Team was awarded TOP 5% of Royal Lepage Realtors in our Area. I also received the Lifetime Award of Excellence achieving top 10% for 10 of the last 14 years. What a great year 2014 was and all I can say for myself and my team is THANK YOU to all my clients who … Read more
The owners of the world’s most expensive houses are no doubt the same people who are on the list of the world’s richest and they’ve got the real estate to prove it. Here’s the countdown! 5. 18-19 Kensington Palace Gardens – London Value: $222 million Located on London’s Billionaires Row, 18-19 Kensington sits alongside the home of … Read more
So you were painting your living room or bedroom, and oops! You have a big puddle of paint slowly seeping into your beautiful new carpet! No Problem, just follow these steps. 1. Cut two pieces of cardboard from a box. Use the edges of the cardboard to gather the paint. 2. Then use the pieces to … Read more
You can only imagine how the view would look from these pictures but the new Manhattan penthouse will run a cool $95 million and tower above even the Empire State Building. The penthouse will have views of most of Manhattan including Central Park, and the Hudson River. The panoramic will be enhanced with massive 10 x … Read more
The Belleville real estate market is starting to heat up for the spring. You may be one of the many people out there who have decided to take the plunge and become a homeowner, or maybe you are looking to sell your home. You may be thinking about going the route of a private sale of … Read more
Looks like the numbers are in for 2014 and once again Royal Lepage ProAlliance Realty, Brokerage had a great year. The chart shows the market share of each company in the Belleville area and Royal Lepage had a 54.99% market share. That’s more than 50% of the market based on homes sold. Amazing. Team Tara Lyons also … Read more
What a great year! Now it’s Christmas time and we can all relax a little and have some fun. I hope that your holiday season is as full of laughs as we had while making this video. Here’s to an exciting 2015, we love being “Your Real Estate Source” and have appreciated every referral sent … Read more
Have you ever been embarrassed due to an opened fly? Put an end to an often slipping zipper. Look for a split ring that is the size of a small coin and insert this on the zip holder. As you pull the zipper to a close, fasten the ring on to the pant’s button to … Read more
Are you in a hurry to cook dinner for two but only got a small microwave oven? Relax! Instead of putting only one bowl at a time in your small microwave oven, why not put two? How? Simply put a bowl on top of a microwave-safe mug to save an extra space for another bowl … Read more
Instead of throwing away retail hangers that go with the clothes you buy, why not recycle and reuse the clips that go with them? Simply break off the clips on both ends and voila, you now have instant chip clips you can use either for sealing opened snacks or for hanging clothes on the line. … Read more
If you are in a hurry and got no time to iron, toss in your clothing to the dryer with 2-3 ice cubes and run the dryer for 5-10 minutes in the highest setting. Due to the heat, the ice cubes will melt and create a steam. It’s like using a steam iron without requiring … Read more
The Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) Toronto announced the winner of the 22nd CEO Award of Excellence in Public Relations and it’s our very own Phil Soper, President and Chief Executive Officer of Royal Lepage Real Estate Services. Yay! Phil! Mr. Soper’s pursuit of his company’s vision and his ability to communicate it the country … Read more
The mortgage rules are change again Belleville and here’s what you need to know: • You will need a bare minimum of 5% down payment and can NO longer use any cash back arrangement for your down payment. • You will now only be able to amortize your mortgage for a maximum of 25 years … Read more
It’s the time of year and it’s going to feel a lot like Christmas really soon. The Belleville Santa Claus Parade 2014 is coming to town on the night of November 16th. We’ll be taking donations at the Royal Lepage Building for the Gleaner’s Food Bank and handing out free hot chocolate while supplies last. … Read more
Mark Rashotte of Royal Lepage ProAlliance and the Empire Threatre was to do the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Mark accepted in memory of Larry Farrar who was one of our own at Royal LePage that we lost a few years ago to this terrible disease. Donate at www.ALS.ca Mark has nominated @Kevin Cochrane, @Kent … Read more
The Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA) REALTOR® Value Ad Campaign commercials.
Royal LePage ProAlliance Realty invites everyone to enjoy a free Public Skate on Family Day. Where: Rink A – Quinte Sports & Wellness Centre, Belleville When: February 17, 2014 – Monday – 2:30 to 4:00 P.M.
We love CFB Trenton. This weekend Paratroopers of the Canadian Army Advanced Warfare Centre opened their training towers to raise funds for the United Way of Quinte. For a mere $5 donation we were able to jump from the 10-metre tower like we were real paratroopers or rappel down the 20-metre tower! Our military serves … Read more
We had a chance to visit the Tyendinaga Caves and Caverns just east of Belleville. We had a blast and the caves are amazing! Here’s a little video followed by some of the pictures. Make sure you check them out at their website. http://tyendinagacaves.blogspot.ca/
Here’s some of the highlights we saw at the Waterfront Festival Belleville this year. Ultimate Air Dogs Canada Competitions contest was incredibly fun, if anyone saw little Decoy the pup doing his best to keep up with the big DAWGS, you’ll know why we liked it so much. They had a new contest at this years festival, … Read more
My wife and I recently retired from the Canadian Forces, and with our daughters no longer at home, we decided to start making plans to purchase our retirement home. Although we were familiar with the selling process, having been posted several times across Canada, this was going to be the first time that we did … Read more
Date: June 15th, 2013 Where: Downtown Belleville What: Berrylicious Downtown Belleville 2013 MMM, berries. I love them! Which is why Berrylicious is one of my favourite events of the year in downtown Belleville. Tons of participating restaurants and a pie eating contest. The whole things takes place between 11:00AM and 2:00PM Hope to see you … Read more
We had a great time seeing everybody at the Quinte Home Show this year. Lot’s of great booth and vendors, lot’s of great deals as well. Leslie and I hope to see you all back next year!! Oh and here is our fearless leader Mark Rashotte giving away few prizes!
We had a great time at Sugarbush Vineyard today. Sugarbush made a little path to walk around the grounds and through the sugar bush. All along the trail they had set up trivia questions for us to answer, and even provided a little map so you’d find your back. Very thoughtful! We brought our new … Read more