Louise Sproule,
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I love real estate. And I love to write and take photos. Come along with me on my real estate journey around Eastern Ontario. I will be sharing my thoughts and ideas here. And look for a few best-kept secrets, too!

Are you a city mouse or a country mouse?

Are you a city mouse or a country mouse?

Since mid-2020, people have been on the move in many ways. The pandemic caused a shift the likes of which we have never seen in our lifetime. Apartment living in urban centres, life in bedroom communities of larger cities and life “downtown” suddenly seemed optional....

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The ups and downs of downsizing

The ups and downs of downsizing

The very word “downsizing” can be–well–a downer. If the time has come for a different lifestyle, for freedom to travel and for freedom from housework and home maintenance, that should be considered an “up” kind of move. It is so easy for years to pass as we live in...

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What has happened to garages?

What has happened to garages?

You know what I'm talking about. The garage door that somehow won't even close and you can see that it is full. But: there is no car in there. It's just stuff. A barbecue that needs to be fixed. A broken compressor. Some tires. Bicycles. Maybe a sofa. A box spring. A...

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The 25% rule. Tips for pain-free downsizing.

The 25% rule. Tips for pain-free downsizing.

My phone rings. I hear desperation as someone says, “I have to get rid of stuff. Do you have any ideas on where I can get rid of my extra kitchen stuff? I have furniture that I have been meaning to fix. I have antiques; will anyone buy them? I have a lot of tools to...

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What does your next chapter look like?

What does your next chapter look like?

A real estate professional can help you determine what your home might be worth, or you could opt for a professional appraisal. If you need help coming up with a plan to downsize, or need to find local help to get your property ready for listing, call or email me. I...

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OMG. The housing market is crazy right now.

OMG. The housing market is crazy right now.

To say it is an interesting time to buy a house is a big understatement. Experts everywhere are talking about the increased prices in the housing market, which in some cases has led to households taking on increasing levels of debt to keep up with the rising cost of...

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What’s to love about real estate? Everything.

What’s to love about real estate? Everything.

A lot of people follow real estate listings for fun. They like to see inside homes, look at local prices and follow the market to see what homes are selling for. I guess I was one of those people -- kind of. I love looking at homes, thinking about design and what the...

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