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30 Hugo Crescent – A treetop garden oasis.

hugoAt the end of a quiet court, overlooking the mature elm, oak and maple trees, unit 302 at 30 Hugo Crescent is a one-bedroom condo apartment bright and spacious with it’s open concept design and modern decor. I just love this place. In the morning when the sun comes up, the natural light streams in through the large windows that run along the length of the living room and solarium. The solarium doubles as an office. You can’t help be inspired by the setting.

It is a wonderful building, well situated near shopping and the expressway. And by the way, Hugo Crescent isn’t really a crescent; its a court – the only traffic you’ll see and hear is the traffic to and from this small building. The building amenities include a security entrance, a lovely lobby, a party room, an exercise room and a work shop – perfect for those do it yourself projects.

Unit 302 is a top floor unit. It is completely updated and decorated and with five high-end and new appliances included –  you’ll never want to leave the comforts of your new home. The kitchen has stainless appliances (including the range hood), fridge (2013), stove (2013), dishwasher (2013). There is in-suite laundry too, with stacked Samsung Front Loading washer (2011) and dryer (2011).

It’s a condo so you won’t have to worry about building insurance, garbage removal, snow removal, or landscaping. They are all included in your condo fee. Also included is water and parking.

Listed for sale at $129,900 you can’t really do much better for a small condo in Waterloo Region. The unit is beautiful. The location of 30 Hugo is excellent. The municipal taxes are even low. It is a very friendly building. As I was in over the past couple of weeks, meeting with the seller, helping with the photo crew… everyone I met was so nice. Many residents have lived here for many many years and say they wouldn’t live anywhere else.

So if you’ve ever asked yourself, “Why am I paying rent, when it would cost less to own?”, now is the time to act. Interest rates are low. Demand for great homes is high. If you’ve ever asked yourself, “Why am I still living in this big old house? It’s time to downsize”, 30 Hugo Crescent could be the place for you.


Edit: Sold

Read next: Where are the cheapest condos in Kitchener Waterloo?

34 Gracefield Crescent, Kitchener

GracefieldEvery house is unique but some houses are special. 46 Gracefield Crescent is a special house. That sounds like a sales pitch (and I am trying to sell my newest listing), but it is also true. This home has so many great features, the right buyer will be so happy that they found it for many years to come.


The features


The Neighbourhood

At the end of a quiet crescent, 46 Gracefield sits on a large lot (56 feet x 120 feet), a few doors down from catholic elementary school. It is close to St Mary’s High School, shopping, the future LRT, McLennan Park, and public transportation. It is a friendly, family oriented neighbourhood. The neighbourhood is well established with mature trees and landscaping.


The Home

There is tons of space in this three bedroom back split. Enter the home into a large foyer with a slate floor. The two car garage doubles as a workshop with nine foot ceilings. The original hardwood is in the three bedrooms and on the stairs. The kitchen and living room are both of excellent size too. The laundry is on the bedroom level. Big windows let in lots of natural light.


New, new, new

The roof was replaced in 2010. The furnace was replaced in 2008 and the central air-conditioning was done the next year – 2009.


The Mortgage Payer

The in-law suite is well laid out. It is self contained with a large kitchen, living and laundry rooms. It is open concept. There is a private entrance as well.


Two of everything

34 Gracefield comes with 2 fridges, 2 stoves, 2 washers and 2 dryers.


Listed at $354,900 


Edit: Sold


502 Parkview Crescent, Cambridge

502 Parkview502 Parkview Crescent, Cambridge is an affordable freehold townhouse. Handy to the 401, shopping and walk to school. Open concept kitchen, dining room. Large living room. Walkout to private and fenced backyard with large deck. Finished basement with three piece bathroom with two person shower!



New roof (2009). Updated bathroom with jacuzzi tub. Gas fireplace in dining room. Water softener owned (2013). Five appliances. Move in ready.

Also has community parking for 20 cars. Friendly neighbourhood.


Where: 502 Parkview Crescent, Cambridge


Update: September 12, 2014 SOLD

320 Bluevale Avenue North, Waterloo

320 BluevaleThe RedPin Brokerage is proud to announce another giant step in it’s goal of world domination. We have our first listing in Waterloo! And it comes after only two weeks of hiring me full time, all the time as our local area expert. 

This beautiful townhouse at 320 Bluevale Street North, Waterloo is in a dynamic location, perfect for investors, students or first time home buyers.
It is a roomy and functional home with three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a large living room opening to a large private backyard patio. There is an additional room in the basement with a self contained laundry area.
This end unit townhouse has a new furnace and air conditioner.

Near shopping, and transportation, the condo complex is not only close to the expressway, but also a top area High School – Bluevale. It is also a short bus ride along University Avenue to Wilfrid Laurier University and the University of Waterloo.
Move in ready
The unit has been freshly painted and hardwood flooring in all of the upstairs bedrooms.
Low condo fees.

Where: 320 Bluevale Street North, Unit A



372 Wellington Street North

Century Home in UpTown Waterloo/North Ward at 372 Wellington Street North

372 Wellington Street NorthWe just listed this spacious century home in one of my favourite neighbourhoods – real estate area 0114 – UpTown Waterloo/North Ward. This beautiful home sits on a large lot – 40 feet wide by 165 feet deep. I love these old inner-city properties. Nowadays, developers would likely squish three, maybe four homes on the same sized lot. With a large lot, you get lots of yard, lots of parking and room for a shed and a big deck. Who doesn’t love having a big deck? The yard is fully fenced.


Great House

Built in 1914 this great old home features original hardwood floors and natural trim. There is lots of space with three bedrooms, two bathrooms (one with a two person soaker tub), a formal living room, a separate dining room, a large eat in kitchen and main floor office space. There is even a walk-up to the attic.


372 Wellington Street North is an easy walk to the new Kitchener Public Library, Centre in the Square, the Kitchener Market, the Tannery, Breithaupt Block and Victoria Park. The train station is nearby and that means this home will be in an excellent position to take advantage of upcoming transportation hub and LRT.


Read: 3 Reasons why UpTown/North Ward is better than Laurelwood


Updated and improved

372 Wellington has a new furnace and central air (2012), soffits, fascia and front porch 2013. It is almost completely carpet free and has ample room for living, working, entertaining, hobbies, and storage. It is a great house and I’m not just saying that because I’m selling it. I live in a house very similar to it in UpTown Waterloo.


Special Features

1) I think the two person soaker tub in the oversized bathroom is a really nice place to escape to when life get hectic or at the end of the day, whichever comes first.

2) The country kitchen is a great size for a growing family, or if you like entertaining.

3) The yard is your own private dog park and kids playground. It is a country sized lot in the city.

4) The location is central to most everything – entertainment, shopping, work, transportation and nightlife. This neighbourhood, I think, will appreciate at a better than average rate.



     MLS: 1427693

     Listing Price: $279,900 

     Address: 372 Wellington Street North