Tuesday, March 26, 2013

The new MLS system: 1985!

Below is a great video of future technology that the MLS system made in 1985. It is worth watching. I think Flashback from Graham Hart of CHEX TV is great!

The internet has revolutionised many industries, including the real estate business. By merely logging onto any number of listing sites, web-savy house hunters can instantly see what's available locally or around the world, with the click of a mouse. Its come a long way since 1985, when John Blake filed this report about the latest thing in computer hardware.
All major Realtors now have websites that feature agent and property listings and some have links to everything from financing to furnishings.

Click here for the video!

Buying Gas The Smart Way.

Seen this on Facebook, hope it helps you save some money.

I don't know what you guys are paying for gasoline.... but here in California we are paying up to $3.75 to $4.10 ...per gallon. My line of work is in petroleum for about 31 years now, so here are some tricks to get more of your money's worth for every gallon:
Here at the Kinder Morgan Pipeline where I work in San Jose , CA we deliver about 4 million gallons in a 24-hour period thru the pipeline.. One day is diesel the next day is jet fuel, and gasoline, regular and premium grades. We have 34-storage tanks here with a total capacity of 16,800,000 gallons.
Only buy or fill up your car or truck in the early morning when the ground temperature is still cold. Remember that all service stations have their storage tanks buried below ground. The colder the ground the more dense the gasoline, when it gets warmer gasoline expands, so buying in the afternoon or in the evening....your gallon is not exactly a gallon. In the petroleum business, the specific gravity and the temperature of the gasoline, diesel and jet fuel, ethanol and other petroleum products plays an important role.
A 1-degree rise in temperature is a big deal for this business. But the service stations do not have temperature compensation at the pumps.
When you're filling up do not squeeze the trigger of the nozzle to a fast mode If you look you will see that the trigger has three (3) stages: low, middle, and high. You should be pumping on low mode, thereby minimizing the vapors that are created while you are pumping. All hoses at the pump have a vapor return. If you are pumping on the fast rate, some of the liquid that goes to your tank becomes vapor. Those vapors are being sucked up and back into the underground storage tank so you're getting less worth for your money.
One of the most important tips is to fill up when your gas tank is HALF FULL. The reason for this is the more gas you have in your tank the less air occupying its empty space. Gasoline evaporates faster than you can imagine. Gasoline storage tanks have an internal floating roof. This roof serves as zero clearance between the gas and the atmosphere, so it minimizes the evaporation. Unlike service stations, here where I work, every truck that we load is temperature compensated so that every gallon is actually the exact amount.
Another reminder, if there is a gasoline truck pumping into the storage tanks when you stop to buy gas, DO NOT fill up; most likely the gasoline is being stirred up as the gas is being delivered, and you might pick up some of the dirt that normally settles on the bottom.
To have an impact, we need to reach literally millions of gas buyers. It's really simple to do

2013 Cottage show in April!

This years Cottage life show is going to be a huge show as usual. It is great exposure to our waterfront listings and if you plan to list this year I would say it should be done before this show. Give me a call for more details!

Show Info

Show Dates/Hours
Friday, April 5 11:00am - 8:00pm

Saturday, April 6 9:00am - 6:00pm

Sunday, April 7 10:00am - 5:00pm
AdmissionAdults (18+): $17
Senior (65+): $12 on Friday, April 5 only. Not available online. Purchase at box office with valid ID.
Youth (13-17): $8
Weekend Pass: $24
Kids 12 and under: free
NEW! Friday night special: $12 on Friday, April 5, 5pm – 8pm only. Not available online. Purchase at box office starting at 5:00pm.
Cash only for onsite ticket sales. Watch for a discount coupon and online discount code in the April issue of Cottage Life magazine.
Online TicketsOnline tickets are available now. Order yours here..
Venue InformationInternational Centre, Toronto

Free parking for 5,000 cars

6900 Airport Road at Derry Road
Enter at Halls 1, 3, or 5

Get directions
Exhibitor List
The exhibitor list is posted here. Meet more than 500 exhibitors showing boats, docks, builders, contractors, innovative building products, green solutions, decor and style, arts and crafts, food and entertaining, water toys and fun for all seasons. Plus, view thousands of properties for sale in the Scotiabank Cottage Real Estate Centre.
Features & Special EventsSet some time aside to enjoy free seminars, presentations, cooking demos and more. The schedule will be posted in March 2013.
  • The Cottage Kitchen
  • RE/MAX Dock Party
  • Wildlife Centre
  • Main Stage
  • Family Activity Centre
  • Cottage Workshop
  • Cottage Life Booth, including our video diary
  • Tree Planting Zone
Show MapThe show map will be posted one week before the show.

DogsWe love cottage dogs, but kindly ask that you leave your dog at home. This includes purse-sized pooches. Service animals welcome.
AccessibilityA limited number of wheelchairs are available on a first-come, first-served basis at the entrances upon request. See the ticket takers for assistance. The International Centre is wheelchair accessible at entrance and restrooms.
Free Child Care
For parents who want to shop without the kids in tow, we offer a free child care service for up to two hours for ages 2+. Located in a secure space adjacent to the Family Activity Centre in Hall 1, your kids will be supervised and engaged with cottage-related crafts and activities. While space permits, child:caregiver ratios apply. See the child care staff for more information. The free child care service is sponsored by Our Kids Media—stop by for their free guide to kids camps.

Show Hours/Day : Friday, April 5 11:00am - 8:00pm

Saturday, April 6 9:00am - 6:00pm

Sunday, April 7 10:00am - 5:00pm
Venue Information :
International Centre, Toronto

Free parking for 5,000 cars

6900 Airport Road at Derry Road
Enter at Halls 1, 3, or 5

Get directions

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Good or bad decision? 1995: Ennismore says NO to Water and Sewer.

14 years ago a group of Ennismore citizens was pushing for the introduction of public water and sewage services in their community. It would be an ideal time they suggested: the Ontario Government was offering a grant and the results of various studies to assist in such a move. But almost as soon as the idea was proposed, another group of Ennismore rate-payers very vocally opposed the idea and that takes us to this report in 1995.

As it turned out, the "nay" group prevailed and Ennismore residents continue to draw their water from private wells and dispose of their waste in private septic beds. After the municipality of Smith, Ennismore, Lakefield was created by amalgamation in 2001, Bridgenorth ratepayers explored the idea of a switch to public water and sewage but armed with the Ennismore experience and seemingly prohibitive cost projections, now minus any government grants, the idea was quickly relegated to the back burner where it remains to this day.

Source Chex News

Saturday, March 9, 2013

House for sale Ennismore 674 Alexander Dr (Township of Selwyn) Brad Sinclair Re/Max

RESIDENTIAL - Lovely updated brick bungalow on quiet Ennismore Street. Many recent updates include gorgeous new walnut hardwood flooring and kitchen cupboards with island/breakfast bar, remodelled living room and patio doors leading to large wonderful rear yard. Thousands of dollars spent on perennial flowers. Check out your huge master bedroom! Main floor laundry. New High efficent Gas Furnace makes heating of this home efficient and affordable. Excllent 20` x 36` detached garage/workshop. Total value here and ready to go!

Thursday, March 7, 2013

28 CARDINAL RD Ennismore On (City of Kawartha Lakes)

RESIDENTIAL - Lovely country home on .70 acre lot backing on private fields and country views. This complete brick bungalow features 3+2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, walkout from the fully finished basement to considerable rear yard. You will be sure to enjoy the large deck accessed by patio doors from your eat-in kitchen. You can create a wonderful games room in the basement for your entertaining needs that also includes an air tight woodstove! This home is very bright and open and has generous room sizes for all your needs. Easy access to Peterborough and Lindsay as well as Pigeon Lake. This is your next family home!