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JUST LISTED in Greenbriar, Alliston - Riverview Road

Backing on to the ravine, life doesn't get much better than this!  3 Bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms and fully finished with a walkout basement!  Spacious master with sitting room and walk out to deck. 

This home is full of updates & so much more!  Offered at $569,900, i
t’s a must see!  Call today for your private showing.

​  Direct:  705-440-9400


Virtual Tour LINK HERE

Martha's Monthly Tip - March

The arrival of March traditionally brings lots of new real estate activity to markets all across the country. This is the time of year when families are most likely to purchase a new property so they can ensure an easier relocation during the summer. As a result, almost every community will see an influx of buyers looking for new homes.
If you are wondering about taking advantage of this market or you happen to know someone who is, give me a call. I can help navigate this year’s spring market and ensure any purchase and/or sale goes smoothly.
Also, if you happen to know of anyone wanting to sell in the Everett area I have 2 sets of qualified buyers wanting to move there.  Please send me a message or give me a call with their name and number so I can contact them.  Thanks so much!
Oh by the way ... have a very Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!
How To Deal With Competing Offers
Ideally, you want to be the only buyer who makes an offer on a particular property. That way, assuming your price is acceptable to the seller, you’re almost certain to close the deal.
But, it doesn’t always work out that way. In the case of highly desirable homes, it’s very common for there to be competing offers.
So, what do you do if there’s a competing offer on a home you really want?
First, don’t panic. Just because there are other buyers interested in the property doesn’t mean you won’t get it. There are many factors that influence a seller’s decision to choose one offer over another.
For example, sellers are generally skeptical of offers from buyers who do not have a pre-approved mortgage, or have not yet put their own home on the market.
Conditional offers based on these factors are often a red flag. Most sellers will readily accept an offer conditional on a satisfactory home inspection. However, if there are other more stringent conditions - such as an offer conditional on the buyer selling his own home for a particular price, or an offer conditional.
Of course, it isn’t always possible to avoid including these kinds of conditions. That doesn’t mean you won’t get the home. A solid presentation of the offer along with my skilled negotiation can make all the difference.
Remove Emotion When Selling
Most real estate experts agree that being too emotionally attached to your home can lead to poor decision making, such as over-pricing the listing and making hasty choices based on feelings rather than facts.
Of course, removing emotion from the home selling equation is easier said than done. After all, it is your home. It’s only natural to be emotionally connected to it. So, how do you ensure that emotions don’t get in the way of selling your house quickly and for the best price? Here are some strategies.
·         Think of selling your property as a business transaction only. Focus your emotions on the new home you’ll be moving into soon.
·         Stow as many personal items as possible, such as trophies and family pictures. Turn your home into an attractive product.
·         If a buyer makes a negative comment about your property - “I hate the deck colour.” - don’t take it personally.
·         Avoid judging offers to buy your house based on whether or not you like the buyer.
Finally, whenever you make a decision during the home selling process, ask yourself: “Am I making this decision based on fact or emotion?” If the answer is “fact” then, chances are, you’re on solid footing.
Make Your House “Picture Perfect” For Buyers
When you walk into a nice hotel room, what do you usually notice first? It may be the large, often beautiful picture hanging above the bed. You’ll probably find a smaller, equally attractive picture hanging in the bathroom. Often there will be at least two more adorning other walls.
That’s no accident. Hotels know that pictures are the simplest, surest way to make a good-looking room look great.  The same thing holds true when preparing your house for sale. According to home staging experts, hanging a few quality pictures can transform the look of just about any room - even a washroom!
Chances are, you already have pictures hanging in your home. Do you need more? That depends. If you have a room that seems dull, and there is open and empty wall space, try adding a picture. You don’t have to buy one or hang one - just have someone hold up an existing picture. If the look of the room improves, consider adding a picture in that spot.
Pictures don’t have to be expensive; they just need to be of good quality. Many retailers sell good-looking, nicely-framed pictures at affordable prices.

notable, quotable... quotes!
“Failure doesn’t come from not reaching your goal, but from having no goal to reach.”
Benjamin Mays
“No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.”
William Blake
“You can’t build a reputation on what you’re going to do.”
Henry Ford
Not intended to solicit buyers or sellers currently under contract.

Family Day in New Tecumseth!

Family is important.  If you’re looking for something to do on Family Day this year in Alliston, why not join New Tecumseth for Family Day fun at the Tottenham Community & Fitness Centre, 139 Queen St. N., Tottenham on Monday, February 19 from 11am-2pm. Family fun for the whole family including games, gym activities, program samplers and free public skate times from 11am-12:20pm and 12:30pm-1:50pm.  This event is free to attend, so bundle up and enjoy some family winter fun!

If you're considering a new family home, check out Alliston where there are plenty of great homes in cozy family settings.  31 Ferris Lane is a perfect example of a family home in a quiet corner of Alliston.  OPEN HOUSE on Sunday February 18th from 12pm - 2pm!

Your family will adore this beautiful 3 bedroom property in the desirable Mattamy neighbourhood! Situated on a quiet street, this lovely residence is close to the park and school and backs on to farm fields for extra privacy.

As you step through the door, you will be drawn to the open concept living and kitchen area just off the dinning room. Detailed with large windows and quality hardwood floors, this gorgeous living room also offers a linear gas fireplace with custom stonework.

The adjacent spacious kitchen includes granite counters, dishwasher, built in microwave, pot lights, pantry island, under cabinet lighting and backsplash.  This kitchen also features a walk-out to the backyard where you have approx. 600 sq ft of tiered deck making this space perfect for entertaining!

On the upper level, you will find the spacious Master Suite with walk-in closet and a 4-piece ensuite.  This level boasts 2 more bedrooms, a second 4-piece bathrooom and a bonus loft space!  Additionally, this home offers second floor laundry, remote garage door openers, California shutters throughout the main level and a powder room for added convenience.

With approx.. $40,00 in upgrades, it would be hard to find another home like this!  All this is located on a fully fenced, spacious pie shaped lot with no neighbours behind.  This amazing family home won’t be on the market long!

Check out the virtual tour today of 31 Ferris Lane, Alliston in the link below.

Marsha Harrison-Mateer

Royal LePage RCR Realty, Brokerage
Independently owned and operated


Marsha's Monthly Tip - February

Take a Walk on the Boardwalk (or Sidewalk)

If you’ve played the game Monopoly, you’ve probably picked up the Chance card that reads, “Take a walk on the Boardwalk. If you pass Go...”

That’s good advice when shopping for a new home. When you see a property you like and you’re thinking of making an offer, spend some time walking around the neighbourhood. This will give you a better sense of what it’s going to be like to live there.

After all, the last thing you want is to buy a dream home only to find out later that there are issues with the neighbourhood that make living there miserable. 

If you have kids, see how far a walk it is to local parks, playgrounds, schools and community centres. 

If you commute, you might also check out the route from the neighbourhood to your place of work. Is there a left turn that is likely to get backed up in the mornings?

Also check out how well the neighbours take care of their properties. Homeowners tend to keep their homes looking good if they enjoy the neighbourhood.

As you walk, listen. Are there noises from nearby high schools, industrial areas, or highways that are going to be unpleasant for you? Find out if the neighbourhood is near an airport flight path, or if there is a railway in the area. 

If you get a chance, talk to some of the neighbours. Ask them what they like most about living in the area. You’re likely to get some candid - and useful - answers.

Finally, spend some time visualizing living in the area. Can you see yourself enjoying what the neighbourhood has to offer?

If so, then buying a home in that area will likely be a good choice for you.

The Importance of Showing Your Home Often
Imagine coming across a “Home for Sale” listing on the internet. It’s in a neighbourhood you’re seriously considering. You and your family are excited. You can hardly wait to view the property and see if it could be your next dream home.

Then, there’s a problem. 

When you contact the agent, she says the homeowners are busy people and won’t be able to show the house until next week. Even then, the only time available is at noon on Wednesday, when you’ll be miles away at work. How about viewing the property on Saturday? Forget it. The homeowners are having company over that day.

Chances are, you’ll lose interest long before you ever get a chance to see that property! 

This may sound a little extreme, but it does illustrate an important point. 

If you don’t make your home readily available for buyers to view, many simply won’t view it, and your property may not sell.

That doesn’t mean you have to be inconvenienced each day by a steady stream of buyers stomping through your property. However, you do need to be flexible.

When buyers become interested in your home - by seeing the listing online, for example, they want to view it as soon as possible. The longer they have to wait, the more likely it is that another property will capture their interest.

They may even make an offer on another home before they get a chance to see yours! 

That’s why as your REALTOR®, I’ll work with you to arrange the dates and times that your home can be shown - a schedule that’s convenient for you as well as for potential buyers.

Deciding Whether to Stay Or Sell

Deciding whether to stay in your current home or look for a new one is tough. So tough in fact, that there is a reality TV show about it!

If you’re struggling to make that decision, here are some tips that can help:
  • Find out the current market value of your home. This will give you a clear idea of how much your property is likely to sell for in today’s market.
  • Find out how much you can afford to invest in a new home. This is calculated, in part, by how much of a mortgage you qualify to receive.
  • Determine whether your current home still suits your needs. Do you need to move up to a larger place? Downsize to a smaller property?
  • Figure out whether this is the right time to move to a neighbourhood that you’ve always dreamed of living in.
  • Assess whether your neighbourhood has changed in a way that you don’t like.
  • Decide whether you are still happy where you live. Is it time for a change?
As your REALTOR® I can help you answer these questions and provide the information you need to make the right decision.
notable, quotable... quotes!

“The road to success is always under construction.”
James Miller

“Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.”
Vincent Van Gogh

“Be the best. If others don’t see it, who cares?”
Oprah Winfrey 

Marsha's Monthly Tip - January

What to Look For, Room by Room

When viewing a home for sale, many buyers look at the property from a “macro” perspective. They ask themselves questions like: “Is it large enough?”; “Are there enough bedrooms?”; “Is it in a nice neighbourhood?” While those questions are important, it also pays to consider a potential new home from a “micro” perspective.

Once your property has sold, you’ll need to contact your insurance company to let them know the date that ownership of your property will be transferred (the “closing date”). They’ll arrange to cancel your insurance once you’re no longer the owner of that property.

If you’ll be taking possession of your new home, and leaving your current property vacant for a period of time, you’ll need to make sure both properties are insured. This may also apply to a condominium even if the unit is completely empty. (Contact your insurance company to ask about continuing liability coverage while discontinuing the insurance on contents.)

When you purchase a new home, don’t leave the insurance to the last minute. Contact your insurance company right away. Make sure they are aware of all the features of the new home that may reduce your premiums, such as alarms, and wired-in smoke detectors.


Things to Check During the Weeks After Moving Day

When you purchase a new home, the most exciting day is closing day. That’s the day you take possession of the property and, in most cases, move in. But the process isn’t necessarily over. There are still some important details to take care of in the weeks and months after the move.

For example, it’s a good idea to make sure you’re getting all your mail. Ideally, you will have made arrangements with the post office prior to your move to have your mail redirected to your new address. However, that service will eventually expire. Here’s a tip: Introduce yourself to the new owners of your old property. Ask them if they wouldn’t mind holding any of your mail that has been inadvertently delivered to them and you’ll make arrangements to stop by periodically to pick it up. Chances are, they won’t mind.

Also in the weeks after the move, you should take care of any repairs or other maintenance issues that were identified before you purchased the home. In the busy days leading up to moving day and in the excitement of settling in, these issues are easy to forget. You don’t want them to become bigger issues later on.


notable, quotable... quotes!

“Happiness depends upon ourselves.” 

“Change your thoughts and you change your world.” 
Norman Vincent Peale

“Mistakes are the portals of discovery.” 
James Joyce

Afternoon Karaoke and Cash Pot at ANAF Barrie

If you're a karaoke fan, you'll want to mark down Sunday, July 16th on your calendar. The Army, Navy and Air Force Club of Barrie is hosting its afternoon karaoke from 1 PM until 6 PM. Every song request slip you sing, you'll be entered into a a draw for a chance to win the cash prize pot. If you're name is drawn, you'll get to choose from 20 envelopes that might contain the pot. If you don't get it, another $20 will be added to next week's draw. This event is free to attend, so warm up those pipes!

If you're considering a move to Barrie, there are plenty of great homes in the area. 43 Ginger Drive is a perfect example of a family home in Barrie. 

Your family will adore this beautiful 3 bedroom property in the desirable Holly neighbourhood! Situated on a quiet street, this lovely residence features quality brick exterior, a lush front yard, and a private driveway leading to the 1.5 car garage.

As you step through the double front doors, you will be drawn to the open concept living and dining area just off the foyer. Detailed with large windows and quality carpeting, plus a walk-out to the backyard, this space is perfect for entertaining!

On warm summer days, step out the sliding doors to your private backyard oasis to take in the sunshine, featuring a large deck, gorgeous perennial gardens, a charming shed for storage or work space, and a privacy fence.

The adjacent eat-in kitchen also has a walk-out to the backyard, making it easy to grill or enjoy your meals outdoors, as well as ample cabinet space and built-in appliances including a refrigerator, stove, and dishwasher.


Additionally, the property has a main floor laundry room with garage access, and a powder room for added convenience.

On the upper level, you will find the spacious Master Suite with a cathedral ceiling, walk-in closet, and a 4-piece ensuite.  The residence boasts 2 more bedrooms on this level, as well as the main full washroom, and a loft space that could be converted into a fourth bedroom or used as a family room!


This home also has a clean, unfinished basement with a rough-in for another bathroom that the new owner could finish to suit their needs. With a functional layout and plenty of opportunity for customization, this amazing family home won’t be on the market long!


Marsha Harrison-Mateer

Royal LePage RCR Realty, Brokerage
Independently owned and operated

Marsha's Monthly Tip

How Much Would Your Home Sell for Today?

If you’re considering selling your home soon, you will want to know how much it is likely to sell for in today’s market. Even if selling is the furthest thing from your mind, you may be curious to know how much your property is worth.


How can you find out? Ask me.

As your REALTOR®, I will look at a variety of characteristics to determine the current market value of your home. These will include the number of bedrooms/bathrooms, the condition of the kitchen and other rooms, the type/style of the home, the location and neighbourhood. These characteristics will then be used to identify similar homes in the area and determine how much they have sold for recently.

Interested in finding out how much your home would sell for in today’s market? Call me today.


How Long Does It Take to Find a New Home?

If you’re planning to look for a new home sometime in the future, you may be wondering how long the process will take. How much time should you set aside for viewings? How many of the listed homes should you see?

One factor that impacts the home shopping process is how clearly you know what you want.

For example, if you’re certain you want a three bedroom backsplit, in an upscale neighbourhood, then the process is going to be fairly simple. You’re just going to view properties that closely meet those criteria.

But if you’re the kind of person who simply says, “I’ll know it when I see it”, then you’ll need to look at several homes on the market. That means carving out plenty of room in your schedule for viewings. 

As your REALTOR®, I can help you understand what’s available on the market and which homes are worth seeing. I can also help you determine how long the process will likely take, and show you ways to make the process go more quickly and smoothly.


Goal Setting Tips from the Motivational Masters

This is traditionally the month in which people set goals for the following year. But, unfortunately, most people who set goals - especially New Year’s resolutions - never achieve them.

How do you beat the odds? Here is the rundown of what the most popular experts advise.

Tony Robbins recommends that you, “Decide what you’re absolutely committed to achieving, take massive action, and notice what’s working or not. Then, keep changing your approach until you’ve achieved what you want.”

Jack Canfield, co-author of the Chicken Soup For The Soul series, says, “Write your goals down in detail and read that list every day. Then ask yourself, what can I do today to move closer to achieving one of my goals?”

When you’re feeling discouraged, motivational guru Zig Ziglar provides this simple truth: “You do everything better when you’re thinking positively than when you’re thinking negatively.”


And, although most are not superstar authors, social scientists who study goal achievement recommend that you focus on no more than five goals at a time, and mix performance goals such as “Lose 10 pounds” with learning goals such as “Learn how to cook five new nutritious meals.”

So, set a goal and achieve it. This is your year!


notable, quotable... quotes!

“Success doesn’t come to you. You go to it.” 
Marva Collins

“Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.” 
Robert Collier

“Whatever the mind [of a person] can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” 
Napolean Hill

Is it a good time to sell in the Winter?

I get asked this question alot.

Some people think the best time to sell is in the Spring time.  I often hear who buys in the winter?  Approximately 20% of the home sales happen in the winter.
What are the benefits to selling in the winter time?
1.  Less Competition.  There are fewer listings on the market which is better for you, the Seller. It gives you a better chance of entertaining mulitiple offers when the buyers don't have as many homes to choose from.
2.  The buyers who are looking this time of year tend to be more serious.  This means less time being wasted for you.  There is nothing more frusterating then cleaning your home and leaving your home only to have a buyer through who isn't that serious.
3.  Chances are everyone helping you will be not as busy so you will get better customer service.  When you are not closing your home in the busiest months it means your movers, lawyers etc will have more time to focus on you and give you better customer service.
4. No yard work which equals less work for you.  No cutting grass, raking leaves or weeding gardens.  Still important to make sure your walkways and driveways and clear of ice and snow though.
5.  Worried buyers won't see your favourite parts of the outside of your property?  With the high quality feature sheets I offer and virtual tours that I include it is very easy to include those summer pictures in so that your new buyer can fall in love with the same things you did.

Have I helped you make a decision to not wait for spring and consider moving now? You know what they say there is no time like the present.  Feel free to contact me at any time to sit down and discuss your home value and marketing plan.  

cell 705-440-9400

A Couple Reasons Why Small Town Living is Great

While living in a city has its advantages, small town living has its perks too. Here's a short list of why your next move could be right for you:

1. Shorter commutes and less people means less time spent in traffic. Residents who live and work in the GTA face the longest commute times, says one study performed by the Canadian Index of Wellbeing. With an average commute of 1 hour, valuable time is lost when choosing to live in the city. 

2. Lower crime rates means a safer community for raising a family.

3. Lower cost of living translates to more money you can spend on hobbies and other luxuries. In cities, you pay mostly for the location of the property.

4. A smaller population means that you'll live by more neighbours than strangers. 

5. Local businesses don't have as much competition with large corporations in smaller towns, so it's easier to support the local economy.

If you're thinking about a move to a smaller town, why not consider the neighbourhood of Lisle in Adjala-Tosorontio? A great example of a family home in the area is 27 Cindy Lane.

Ideally located in a quiet estate subdivision within walking distance to a golf course, this 3+1 bedroom raised bungalow is the peaceful executive home you’ve been searching for!  A beautiful lush yard with mature trees and perennial gardens welcomes you, lining the long private driveway that leads to the double car garage. Step through the enclosed front porch and make your way inside this very well maintained residence.

The bright foyer with an open view of below flows through the lovely French doors into the spacious open concept living room. This delightful principal room is detailed with gleaming hardwood floors, crown moulding, a gas fireplace, and large windows that allow soft, natural light to fill the space. The adjoining family room with the same features and a bow window opens to the kitchen and dining room for comfortable entertaining.

The gorgeous modern kitchen has been finished with granite countertops, upgraded cabinetry, tile backsplash, and quality appliances, plus ample pantry storage. The sunny breakfast area transitions to the deck with a pergola that overlooks the perennial gardens for enjoyable outdoor dining.

Also on the main level is the Master Suite with a walk-in closet and a 5-piece ensuite. There are 2 more sizable bedrooms on this level, as well as the main full washroom.

Furthermore, this fantastic home has a main floor laundry room, and a fully finished lower level with an expansive recreation room featuring a wood stove and separate entrance to the garage. A modern 3-piece washroom and 4th bedroom are also on this level, great for in-laws or extended family visits. Extras include an inground sprinkler system, a new steel roof (2016), new furnace (2015), and granite counters in the bathrooms. With approximately 4500 total square feet of living space and a tasteful decor in a wonderful location, this residence is perfect for the growing family and retirees alike!


Marsha Harrison-Mateer

Royal LePage RCR Realty, Brokerage
Independently owned and operated

Learn Something New at Newmarket's Edible Trees Tour

Ever wanted to learn some basic survivalist skills like knowing which berries are safe to eat on shrubs? LEAF will be hosting an Edible Tree tour on Saturday, July 15th from 10 AM until 12 PM at the Riverwalk Commons in Newmarket. The tour will will be lead by a certified arborist as well as local experts and will focus on learning about what shrubs and trees to eat from, and which to stay away from. Learn more about what's growing in the area and how to select the tastiest treats to eat, as well as sample some of what nature has to offer. This tour will be rain or shine, so pack some sunscreen or an umbrella in case it starts raining. To learn more about LEAF or to register for the tour, click here.

Considering a move? Why not add Newmarket to the list? With plenty of community programs hosted by non-profits like LEAF, there's no shortage of things to do. For an example of the sort of family homes in the area, check out 448 Oak Street.

Situated on a great Newmarket street, this unique raised bungalow with a professionally finished basement is perfect for the multi-generational family or a potential income property! The beautiful exterior has a welcoming essence, with landscaped gardens and a stone walkway guiding you to the door, plus a well-kept driveway leading to the double car garage with home access.

As you step through the front door, make your way past the staircase in the bright foyer to the lovely formal living room, accented with hardwood floors, upscale light fixtures, and large windows.

The adjoining eat-in kitchen equipped with tin backsplash, ample cabinet and counter space, and appliances opens to the family room, great for spending quality time with loved ones. On warm summer days, take your refreshments outdoors via the convenient walk-out in the family room to enjoy on the private deck with beautiful south-facing views.

Also on the main level is the Master Suite with a walk-in closet and a 4-piece ensuite, as well as 2 additional bedrooms with double closets and ensuite washroom access.

The equally impressive lower level is ideal for in-laws, a rental property, or even just more room for your growing family! The open concept living and dining space is comfortable and bright, featuring oversized windows, a gas fireplace, and a walk-out to the lovely back patio surrounded by landscaped gardens with no homes behind.

There is also a full eat-in kitchen on this level with ceramic floors and a double sink, a sizable family room, and plenty of storage space.

The downstairs Master Suite features a large closet and semi-ensuite 5-piece washroom, and an additional office space is also available. Extras include all appliances, a central vacuum system with equipment, all window coverings, the garage door opener with 2 remotes, new window inserts upstairs, and a bird feeding station (excludes birdhouse in garden). With a well-planned layout and endless potential, this property won’t be on the market long!


Marsha Harrison-Mateer

Royal LePage RCR Realty, Brokerage
Independently owned and operated

Open House at the Adjala-Tosorontio Humane Society

On Saturday July 8th, the Allison district Humane Society in Adjala-Tosorontio will be holding an Open House for people to come in and meet the animals currently waiting to go to their new homes. Stop by from 12 PM until 4 PM  to meet the cats and dogs or maybe bring one home yourself and welcome home a new member of your family. 

Adjala-Tosorontio is a great place to move a growing family. If you're considering a move, check out 8219 Main Street in Lisle, one of the neighbourhoods in the township.

Situated on a large private lot with mature trees, this beautiful 3+1 bedroom raised bungalow in a desirable Lisle neighbourhood is perfect for the growing family! A private driveway leads you to the double car garage, with an attached walkway guiding you towards the door.

As you step through the front door into the airy foyer, make your way upstairs to the main level. The spacious living room with gleaming wood floors and large windows has a warm, inviting essence that is perfect for hosting guests or relaxing after a long day.

The adjoining eat-in kitchen features ample cabinet and counter space, and quality appliances including a refrigerator, stove, and built-in dishwasher. The convenient walk-out to the deck from the dining area makes it a breeze to grill or enjoy your dinner outdoors. The expansive backyard also features lots of green space, and a fenced dog run for your furry family members, all backing onto open land with no homes behind.

Also on the main level, you will find the spacious Master bedroom with a large closet and a semi- ensuite washroom. The 2 additional bedrooms on this level are also sizable and receive ample natural light.

Furthermore, this home has a finished basement with a recreation room, 4th bedroom, full washroom, and a steel roof walk up to the garage, great for in-laws or a potential income property. With a fantastic layout and endless potential, any family will adore this property!


Marsha Harrison-Mateer

Royal LePage RCR Realty, Brokerage
Independently owned and operated

Pasta Fest and Silent Auction for a Cause

This Saturday, June 10th is the date of the Concerned Citizens of Adjala-Tosorontio (CCAT) fundraiser to raise funds and awareness about the proposed Everett gravel pit.

The silent auction and pasta fest will feature three different types of pasta and sauces along with bread, salad, coffee and tea for dinner as well as additional refreshments and snacks provided by the Everett branch of the Royal Canadian Legion. The $10 admission fee will cover dinner and participation in the silent auction. 

Additionally, there will be other activities like Spin to Win at $5 per spin and prizes to be won at the mystery draw. For more information about this cause and the event, please visit the No Gravel Pit website here

With a sense of community strong enough to rally around a cause like the ecological and economical like the Everett gravel pit, Tosorontio is a great place to find yourself at home. 7492 County Road 13 is a great example of the family homes you can find in the area. 

This spectacularly finished 3 bedroom home in Tosorontio has undergone a complete makeover! Renovated from top to bottom, from exterior siding, shingles, windows and doors to full interior, this fabulous property is the family home you’ve been searching for!

As you enter this fantastic split level home, make your way upstairs to the open concept main level.  The spacious living and dining room areas are perfect for entertaining or unwinding alike, with beautiful new hardwood floors, picture windows, and a walk-out in the dining area to the large new deck overlooking your sprawling 1.6 acres. Your serene yard backs onto a quiet wooded area, perfect for entertaining or unwinding alike.

The gorgeous updated kitchen features granite countertops, soft close drawers, a large pantry, and under cabinet lighting.

Also on this level is the spacious Master bedroom, as well as two additional bedrooms, and the updated 4-piece washroom with quartz countertop.

This home also has a mud/laundry room with backyard access, and a fully finished lower level, featuring a stunning stone fireplace and a walk-out to the backyard, as well as a 3-piece washroom. With countless upgrades and a fantastic layout in a wonderful location, any family will enjoy making memories in this home! 


Marsha Harrison-Mateer

Royal LePage RCR Realty, Brokerage
Independently owned and operated

Join the Mandarin MS Walk for MS Research

Come out and join New Tecumseth's Mandarin MS Walk on Sunday, May 7th at Banting Memorial Public School in Alliston. Canada has one of the world's highest rate of multiple sclerosis, so the walk is not just to raise money for research, but for sharing, raising awareness, supporting and making a difference. The proceeds from the 5km walk will go towards research that will help those suffering from MS and those who may one day be diagnosed. All ages are welcome to register. Check-in will happen at 8:30 and the main walk will start at 10. Even if you're not planning on entering, come out to support the cause!

Alliston is a wonderful place to consider moving to for events and a sense of community like the Mandarin MS Walk. 5303 Boyne Street is a great example of a family home that can be found in Alliston.

To learn more about Alliston properties, contact Marsha today!

This charming 3+1 bedroom home with stunning views for miles around is the perfect countryside retreat you’ve been searching for! The lush front yard is accented with pretty trees and perennial gardens lining the stone walkway to the front porch, plus a private driveway leading to the oversized double car garage. This fantastic space is a craft person's dream, with 10 foot high ceilings, approximately 200 square feet of attic storage, radiant heat, and hot and cold water.

Enjoy Movies At The Circle Theatre

The Circle Theatre has been a fixture in Alliston since 1938, celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2013. The historic theatre has been a favourite for locals for many generations. The theatre has a Bring Your Own Bowl program where you only pay $1 for your popcorn and you get to help out the environment to boot!  The new seats that were installed in November 2014 have the ability to slide, glide and recline, making it an even better movie-going experience. Currently The Circle Theatre is showing The Fate of the Furious at various times throughout the day. 

Located a short 15 minutes away, 48 Deer Lane is close to the Circle Theatre, making it a great place to take the family. If you're looking for a place to call home in Everett, this house could be for you.

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This delightful 3 bedroom property is the serene country retreat you’ve been searching for! The lush front yard is lined with mature trees, guiding you down the private driveway to the two car garage and beautiful perennial gardens.

As you enter this fabulous open concept home, you will immediately take notice of the gorgeous hardwood flooring in the spacious family room and kitchen. This principle room is an entertainer’s dream, with large windows throughout that provide the space with soft, natural light. The kitchen is equipped with ample cabinet and counter space and premium appliances including a stainless steel refrigerator, stove, and built-in dishwasher. On warm summer days, step out the convenient sliding doors to the backyard, making it a breeze to grill or take your meals outside. The large yard has a composite deck and lots of green space, and best of all, backs onto a ravine area.   

The formal dining room with crown moulding and wainscotting is ideal for hosting special occasions, and the additional formal living room with the same features also has a fireplace for cozy nights at home with loved ones. You can also find the brightly lit office on this floor.

On the upper level, you will find the Master Suite with a walk-in closet and an ensuite featuring a stand up shower and separate soaker tub; perfect for relaxing in after a long day at work. There are 2 additional sizable bedrooms on this level, and another full washroom. Both bathrooms feature granite counter tops.

Furthermore, this home has a professionally finished basement with a recreation room, wet bar, and a separate room that could be used as a 4th bedroom. Extras include an inground sprinkler system, maintenance-free canExel wood siding and an unfinished loft space in the garage that could be finished for additional living space. With a fantastic layout and modern decor in a peaceful location near Silverbrooke golf course and local schools, this home has it all!  

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