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September 26th, 2011 | Real EstateTales Of Upper Hillsborough

In my last instalment of the 'Tales of Upper Hillsborough', I shared with you some of the properties my friend James and I considered purchasing in our effort to find an affordable property in downtown Charlottetown that could generate a reliable income when we weren't occupying it ourselves. Click HERE for… Read Full Entry

The Income Property Proposal

August 26th, 2011 | Real EstateTales Of Upper Hillsborough

Above is a photo from the 1986 movie 'The Money Pit' starring Tom Hanks and Shelley Long. Cast as two optimistic homebuyers seduced by the charm of a vintage house being sold for cheap "under distress", the property and their ordeal turns into a madcap nightmare complete with corny ending. For all its… Read Full Entry

House Hunting In Charlottetown

August 22nd, 2011 | Real EstateTales Of Upper Hillsborough

My friend James has made Charlottetown his residence each summer for over a decade, where he plays in the orchestra for the Anne Of Green Gables Musical. It's a great gig for James, where the complexity of his artistic craft is counteracted by the simplicity of island life. Prince Edward Island embodies all the caricatures of storybook… Read Full Entry

Charlottetown’s Charm

August 10th, 2011 | Tales Of Upper HillsboroughTravel

I first passed through Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, in 2005 enroute to the celebratory union of my journalist friend Stephanie Nolen to her filmaker beau Meril at his family's farm in Meat Cove, Cape Breton. It was one stop of several on a circuitous road trip beginning and ending in Halifax, Nova Scotia, that would see me loop around… Read Full Entry

Canadian Homeowners Renovate Less in 2010

July 7th, 2011 | Real EstateTales Of Upper HillsboroughWord On The Street

A 2010 'Renovation and Home Purchasing Survey' by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) revealed slightly fewer property owners embarked on home renovations than in 2009. How come? consulted on possible reasons. Read on below for our thoughts. Incidentally, the photo above is a work-in-progress shot of our newest project, located on Prince Edward Island! Situated in the heart of… Read Full Entry