Louise Sproule,
sales representative

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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!

The ‘real’ part of real estate

The ‘real’ part of real estate

The homeowners look at me and say, "We would like to get (insert dollar amount here) for our house." This comment may come after the homeowners have looked at a report containing recent comparable sales in the community. The prices suggested have left the homeowners a...

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Vankleek Hill A COMMUNITY SNAPSHOTVankleek Hill is located in Champlain Township and is known for its heritage buildings, vibrant Main Street and ongoing events. With a current population of 1,800, Vankleek Hill will be experiencing new residential growth in  the next...

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The stuff our lives are made of

The stuff our lives are made of

You can pretty much walk through someone's home and get to know them. As I help people who are planning to move, what we keep is a big topic of discussion. So is the stuff we say we don't want to keep, but somehow, we hold onto those things. I bet you have visited...

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Are you ready to sell? Advice from the experts

Are you ready to sell? Advice from the experts

When homeowners are considering selling, they often ask a realtor to stop in and see what needs to be done. Here are some considerations for homeowners thinking of selling. ONE: You have heard this one before. Prepare to remove personal items, like photos. It might...

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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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