The Painting Process

The Painting Process

After years of renting, you finally say good bye to the landlords’ domination over your home décor.  In your hand you finally hold the key to your own home.

The excitement is oozing through your pores.

Just think, now you can hang things anywhere that you want!  No more waiting for approval on what you might be allowed to paint. Now you get to choose your own colour scheme.

Then … the reality comes crashing down when you realize that you know nothing about the process of painting or how to choose colours!

There is excellent advice in a book called ‘Seven Layers of Design’ by Christopher Lowell. He outlines many things, but important to you right now is … how to pick colours that will complement each other and be perfect for the natural lighting that is in your home.

One thing for certain is that you need good advice, because painting makes a difference.  That can be either very good … or very bad depending on your choices.  It takes time and effort and should not be rushed or you will need to do it all over again sooner than you think.

Get a good primer. Then, apply three coats of paint to give deep rich warmth to any room. Be sure to clean the walls first, especially if the previous owner smoked.

Buy good quality paint. Skimping may seem like an economical idea … but it is not! It may be more expensive at first but the results are truly worth it. Stores that specialize in paint supplies can help with finding the correct tools for the job. They also offer little time-saving tricks if you ask.

Where to Buy Paint in Fort Erie, Ontario:

Fort Erie Paints
Address401b Garrison Rd, Fort Erie, ON L2A 1N3

Phone(905) 991-8181
Colour & Design Center
Address: 1233 Garrison Rd, Fort Erie, ON 

Phone(905) 871-5061

Oh, if you choose to hang pictures, paintings, wall art of any kind, get Command Hangers.  They really work well and they save filling in holes everywhere if you change your mind about where things belong.

Embarking on the fun of home ownership is a great adventure.

Go slowly. Love the process. It is a lifelong evolution.

It’s Moving Day… What to Expect?

Moving Day

A few weeks before the move, you donned your ‘octopus uniform’ and began the enormous task of getting all of the preparatory jobs done.

The family’s belongings have been edited down, donated or packed, labeled and sorted into boxes that have been designated for each room. The post office has been notified and forwarding address cards have been sent.

Canada Post: Fort Erie Location
55 Jarvis Street
Fort Erie, Ontario L2A 2S0
Telephone: 1-866-607-6301

Newspapers have been cancelled. Service companies, gas, electric, cable, phone, internet, has been notified concerning both places.

Town of Fort Erie: 905-871-1600

Canadian Niagara Power: 905-871-0330

Enbridge: 905-688-9133

Cogeco Cable Services: 1-800-267-9000

So, what is on the menu for the helpers and the family once you arrive at your destination? They will be tired, possibly cranky and definitely hungry. The children have been registered at their new schools.  (For schools in Fort Erie, check out https://www.forterie.ca/pages/EducationandLearning). 

The moving company, or rental van with helpers and equipment have been settled.

Some moving companies:

2 Men & A Truck: 905-641-2636

Bird’s Moving: 905-682-2646

Harvey Moving: 905-688-2125

 Arrangements have been planned to safely contain the animals until settled in your new accommodations. The former house has been scrubbed so that your reputation will not be tarnished and now it is time to climb into this new adventure.

Before anything is unpacked it is a good idea to have previously researched the local take-out/delivery restaurants. Workers are more cheerful when they are appreciated and their bodies are fed.

When it comes to your Fort Erie dining options, make sure to check out:

http://www.forteriecanada.com/tourism/dining.shtml

Once the first half of the job is done, make beds and relax with the family and friends.

Tomorrow will bring the rest of the story.

316 Walden Boulevard in Fort Erie is Sold!

Another property is SOLD in Fort Erie… Congratulations to our Sellers on 316 Walden Blvd. 

Wondering what your home would be worth in today’s Real Estate market? Let’s chat about it. Call or text me at 905-651-3279 for your FREE Home Market Evaluation!

695 Prospect Point Road North is NOW $575,000

NEW PRICE of $575,000

Are you looking for a large home for a big family or in-law situation? Welcome to 695 Prospect Point Road in Ridgeway, Ontario. This spacious bi-level offers almost 4000 square feet of bright living. Large windows on all floors, take in the fantastic views of the yard. This home offers 4+ bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. A recreation room that us 40 feet long which could be divided. Many well thought out designs and must be seen to be appreciated. Although you may not see this from the road, this home has a large 30×25 attached garage. Newer roof shingles and central air. All rooms are large. Basement ceilings are also very high. If you are looking for privacy with in-town services, this is the place for you! Call today for your private showing.

321 Albany Street in Fort Erie is NOW $419,900

321 Albany Street, Home for Sale in Fort Erie, Ray Rosettani, REMAX Niagara

 

Large 2 storey home in Garrison Village. Home features: 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, spacious kitchen with island, granite countertops & Cherry cabinets, separate dining room, main floor family room & master bedroom with ensuite bathroom & walk in closet. Exterior features include: paved double wide driveway, attached garage, back deck & storage shed. A short walk to Niagara River, park, walking trails and in-town amenities.

New Price on 2651 McAffee Street

2651 McAfee, Home for Sale in Fort Erie, Ray Rosettani, REMAX Niagara

NEW PRICE- 2651 McAffee Street in Fort Erie $465,000

Enjoy the comfort and privacy of being seconds from the Niagara River. Welcome to 2651 McAffee Street. Home has clear views of the Niagara River. This comfortable bungalow offers 2 bedrooms, spacious & bright living room with fireplace, open kitchen & huge laundry room with tons of storage. There is nothing left for you to do, except relax and enjoy!

Call Ray Rosettani at 905-651-3279 for your showing today!

Retiring in Fort Erie

If you are wondering if Fort Erie is a great place to retire, the answer is YES! There is so many options for people retiring in our great town.
Here is a breakdown of some of Fort Erie’s living options.
Niagara Gated Communities
Fort Erie, Ontario offers many adult and gated communities in the Niagara Region. Fort Erie is home to Ridgeway by the Lake, Point Abino, Black Creek Leisure Homes and Crystal Beach Tennis and Yacht Club. See below for additional information on each community:
Ridgeway by the Lake
Ridgeway by thRidgeway by the lakee Lake is located in Ridgeway, Ontario, close to the US border, QEW, Niagara Falls and hours to urban city centres such as; Toronto, Burlington, Hamilton. Ridgeway by the Lake is an adult lifestyle community along the shores of Lake Erie. The community was designed for the people that like the resort style living with a 9,000 square foot clubhouse, low maintenance & breathtaking homes ranging in price. Residents can choose from several single family detached homes or townhomes. Contact Ray Rosettani at 905-651-3279 or visit SellingFortErie.com to view homes for sale in Ridgeway by the Lake.
Point Abino Gated Community
 Point Abino
Point Abino is a special gem in the Fort Erie real estate market, making these properties very desirable. The homes within the gates of Point Abino are beautiful and one of a kind. The gated community offers residents with a sense of security, a very tranquil place to live and a sense of community, where friendships come easy.
Point Abino is also home to the “Point Abino Lighthouse.” Thelighthouse was built in 1918 and is still one of Fort Erie’s attractions with tour dates in the summer months (www.palps.ca) Residents of the Point Abino gated community have the chance to see this all year round since it is located behind the gates.  Also, located seconds from the community is the Bertie Boating Club (www.bertieboating.com). For those who have a boat and want to spend the summer months on the water, why not dock it seconds from your home?
Visit SellingFortErie.com or contact Ray Rosettani to see homes for sale in Point Abino.
Crystal Beach Tennis and Yacht Club
A very popular gated community in the Niagara Region is the Crystal Beach Tennis and Yacht Club. The community is a beach commCrystal Beach Tennis and Yacht Clubunity with detached single homes located on the site of the former Crystal Beach Amusement Park. The community not only offers breathtaking homes but tennis courts, playground, clubhouse, exercise facilities & beach access. Crystal Beach is well known for its long stretches of sandy beaches, quaint community and rich history where the world famous, Crystal Beach Amusement Park, use to bring in people from all over the world.
Check out the gated community for yourself, contact Ray Rosettani or visit SellingFortErie.com to see what is available.  
Black Creek Leisure Homes
 Black Creek Leisure Homes
Are you in the market for an adult living community, then Black Creek Leisure Homes in Stevensville, Ontario is just the place for you. Black Creek Leisure Homes has both the country setting of living with an urban location. The com
munity is close to highway access and 10 minutes to Niagara Falls, as well as 10 minutes to the US Border.
The residents have access to security gates restricting who comes in and out of the park, a 12,000 square foot recreation centre with heated indoor swimming pool, indoor spa and saunas, locker rooms, library, hobby room, great hall,kitchen, games room, 2 tennis courts, 2 horseshoe pits and so much more.  Additional features include: municipal services, professional management, snow removal and curbside garage.
There are many of resale mobile homes in the park ranging from $60,000 to $200,000, visit Ray Rosettani or SellingFortErie.com to set up an appointment to see all your options and to see if this is the right place for you!
 
 

 

Brand New Listing- 865 Dominion Road

865 Dominion Road, Home for Sale in Fort Erie, Ray Rosettani, RE/MAX Niagara Realty Ltd., Brokerage

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fresh on the market is 865 Dominion Road in Fort Erie, Ontario. 

Enjoy living in this large family home nestled on huge 66’ x 503’ lot with tons of privacy. Home is located in ideal location, close to the water, walking trails and beach. Also minutes from all in-town amenities and highway access to QEW and Peace Bridge. Interior of the home features: 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, huge master bedroom has ensuite bathroom with Jacuzzi tub and sliding doors leading to back yard. Fully finished basement with walkout, large recreation room with gas fireplace, 2 bedrooms and tons of space for everyone. Home also features detached 1.5 car garage.

For more information on this listing or other listings, please visit www.SellingFortErie.com or contact me directly at 905-651-3279.

Great Investment Opportunity- 328 Ridge Road North, Ridgeway

328 Ridge Road North, Property for Sale in Ridgeway, Ontario, Ray Rosettani, RE/MAX Niagara, Multifamily Unit and Commercial Unit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Looking to invest your money? Why not check out 328 Ridge Road North in Ridgeway, Ontario. This large 4900 square foot building is home to 7 units, 6 residential and 1 commercial unit. 

Great investment property on corner lot in Downtown Ridgeway. This property offers 7 units, 6 are residential units and 1 is currently being used as a pizza parlour in the 1200 square foot commercial unit on the main floor. Don’t miss out on this amazing business opportunity. Please contact Listing Agent for more details about rents. Gross Rental income of $51,000. The owner of the building also owns the pizza shop and is willing to stay on as a tenant for the new buyer. The business is also for sale for $125,000 including all chattels, name and goodwill.

Contact Ray Rosettani from RE/MAX Niagara Realty Ltd., Brokerage at 905-651-3279 or visit SellingFortErie,comm for more information on this and many more listings.