Our world has been a busy one as we prepare our home for sale. The plan is to have it ready to go on the market in September. If all goes well this will be our last summer here after thirty years. As usual, we cannot believe we have lived here this long although it also feels as if it was just yesterday that we were moving in. Such is life.
It is time for us to have a smaller home. But our hope is that someone will want to buy this home rather than simply purchase a house.
It appears to be the flavour of the real estate market now that the sellers clear out most of their own things before potential buyers come. We have not been advised to do that other than the odd family photo. And not because our house is spartan. If anything some would find we have more stuff than they would like but the three agents we had through and the real estate appraiser all said it was show ready. We really live in this house and always have so it's not a show home. We worked hard to create a warm and inviting place for ourselves and our children. From what the realtors tell us we have been successful.
I'm going to include here some of my favourite photos of the place. If you know someone who would love to have a home on the banks of the Saint John River in New Brunswick Canada send them our way.
|wide pine plank floors|
|front entrance with screen door|
|Front June 2016|
|across the front of the property|
|the shady driveway|
|dutchman's pipe with rain barrel|
|river out back|
|back view of house|
|a few apple trees for the birds|
|plants thrive in sunny rooms|
|doors onto deck|
|perennials and potted annuals|
|wild rose bush adds heavenly perfume to deck|