Living North of 7

Bancroft, one of the most beautiful and most talented areas!

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Looking for a Private Cottage?

Price: $268,000
Address: 91 Carfrae Lake Lane
Neighbourhood:Faraday Ontario
Agent: Emma Kearns & Ray Krupa, Century 21 – All Seasons Realty., Brokerage

Carfrae Lake – Extremely Private 3 bedroom spacious Cottage built-in 2005/6. This Very well maintained cottage features open concept with cathedral ceilings, 3 pc bath, drilled well, wood stove, awesome swimming on this limestone base deep clean shoreline on well treed lot. Carfrae Lake is a peaceful (no motor) lake and conveniently located approx 15 minutes south of Bancroft. Ideal Cottage property for a buyer looking for good swimming and a small quite lake.

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Baptiste Lake: Make your own memories here!

Price: $399,900
Address: 2337 North Baptiste Lake Road
Neighbourhood: Hastings Highlands Ontario
Agent: Emma Kearns & Ray Krupa, Century 21 – All Seasons Realty., Brokerage

Baptiste Lake – Viceroy Style 4 Season Cottage on fabulous 3 Chain Lake. Privately situated on 1.26 acres lot with stunning view of Baptiste lake, 112 feet of sandy beach shoreline, deep of dock, and enjoy a southern exposure . Cottage features 3 Bedrooms, mudroom, 4 pc large bathroom, cathedral ceilings finished in pine, ceramic flooring, loads of windows, walk-out to large decking great for entertaining, awesome bright kitchen with island. Property features dry boathouse with bunkie and wrap around large decking, change bunkie with running water, compost toilet and shower. Experience the peace and tranquility this property has to offer, pride of ownership is quite evident

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Home of the week: On a budget?

Price: $179,900
Agent: Dave Rattle, Bancroft, Brokerage

On a budget? No need to pay high waterfront taxes to enjoy this affordable, four season, three bedroom cottage, with deeded access to this pristine, spring fed lake! Features include a large, eat-in kitchen, four piece bathroom, large living room with airtight wood stove to stay cozy. Full basement with walkout, front deck & private rear balcony to enjoy your morning coffee or cool drink in the afternoon.

The 150 X 250 foot lot is level in front and gently sloping to the very private back yard. It’s situated on a year round, municipally maintained road with garbage and recycled material pick up. Under four minute stroll on the foot path, through the woods, gets you to the boat launch, your own dock and the sandy, child friendly beach.

Swim, fish, boat, soak up the sun and explore the hundreds of acres of surrounding Crown Land. Comes with furniture and appliances.

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Home of the week: Looking for your own island?

Price: $749,900

Address: 1164 Ruthvens Road

Neighbourhood: Highlands East Ontario

Agent: Emma Kearns & Ray Krupa, Century 21 – All Seasons Realty., Brokerage

Paudash Lake – This is truly a unique, one of a kind, special property located on a beautiful level peninsula with 3 points of land to enjoy plus your very own Island accessed with a board walk.

This 880 feet of gorgeous water frontage has many options for swimming and relaxing, (sand beach, rock outcrop and deep shoreline). With Multiple dynamic views of Paudash Lake (south, west & north exposure).

This turn-key property has a 3 bedroom, 4 season home/cottage with walkout basement, fully equipped 2 bedroom 3 season cottage, and large bunkie all nestled on this large, level, treed lot. Extremely private waterfront. Enjoy spectacular views from oversized private decks.

Let the hustle and bustle of the city disappear in seconds – ready to move into for the summer`s fun in the sun!


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Home of the week: Go the executive route for only $299,000


Address:  31519 Highway 28 East

Neighbourhood: Bancroft,Ontario

Agent: Emma Kearns & Ray Krupa, Century 21 – All Seasons Realty., Brokerage

Stunning Custom Built new Executive Style 4 Bedroom, 4 Bathroom home located just outside of Bancroft.

This Bungalow features 1830 sq feet of main floor quality finishing which includes ceramic & hardwood flooring, and a full finished walkout basement. Main floor laundry, open concept floor plan which makes it perfect for entertaining, kitchen w/quality cupboards & peninsula overlooking dinning area w/walkout to a large entertaining covered deck with propane BBQ hookup and also enjoy a large covered front porch for those rainy days. Main floor also features a masterbdrm w/ 4pc luxurious ensuite and walk-in closet plus 2 bedrooms, the 4th is a large bedroom located in the lower level with a 3pc ensuite. Enjoy 2 fireplaces …. Loads of windows and nature at your back door and lets not forget a stamped concrete patio. Make this picture perfect peace & quiet rural living home your next viewing! You will not be disappointed!



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23 Acres of wooded privacy in the heart of cottage country


Price: $78,000

Neighbourhood: Out Of Board Area, Peterborough, North Kawartha

Agent: Dave Rattle,  Bancroft, Brokerage

23 Acres of wooded privacy in the heart of cottage country. Includes a hunt camp/retreat with a solar powered camp and 2 pc bathroom with good road access and outbuildings, including shower house with drilled well and propane water heater. Solar powered `A` frame home is also included, landscaped with trails and adjacent to 1000`s of acres of crown land. This is a unique and natural property close to Paudash and Eels Lake.

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What $769,000 can get you North of 7

Address: 1039 TADMORE TRAIL

Neighbourhood: Drag Lake, Haliburton

Agent: Dave Rattle,  Bancroft, Brokerage

Drag Lake – Haliburton. Peaceful forest setting on a large private lot just five minutes to downtown Haliburton! This stunning 3675 sq ft, two storey home boasts superb craftsmanship and open concept elegance. Well appointed and tastefully decorated with Maple hardwood flooring, great room with cathedral ceiling and woodstove with natural stone hearth. Custom eat in kitchen features a walk in pantry and island breakfast bar. Walkout to large deck with lakeview screened sunroom. Second floor has laundry, three bedrooms including spacious master with five piece ensuite and walk in closet, and another three piece bath. Lower level bedrooms for extra guests, family room, two piece bath, workshop with walkout. Attached two car garage, campfire area, two docks and lakeside deck.



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Marketing tricks to sell a sweet home

Real estate is crazy.

If you’re not majorly discounted in price or on waterfront your listing can easily get lost.

And this is frustrating because when you have a great home to sell it seems as though no one is taking any notice. And those who do take notice peel your wallpaper and leave without making an offer. Seriously.

_DSC0269So my house is for sale. I love the house. It’s pretty much the greatest. But it’s way too big. So it’s for sale so that I can build a tiny off-grid home about ten minutes away.

MLS has been little help. Ads in the local paper have not generated interest so I decided to use my marketing skills and launch a bit of an experiment.

To begin with, I shot the house. Pretty pictures with the right light and a bit of staging.

Because we were talking about selling last year we had lots of full-bloom garden shots already available to use as well.

The photos were made into a slideshow with some nice up-beat music and posted to YouTube. From this platform I could share on social media.

But that still wasn’t enough. So I blogged about the house. And I blogged in a very non-real estate kind of way. I explained the house as I see it – which is maybe not the most traditional marketing speak but I figure that it’s going to take a creative, slightly crazeballs person to see the joy this home offers. Get More

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Attractive Cape Cod Style Home $158,900.00

$158,900. Attractive Cape Cod style triple garage with 1100 sq. ft. of finished living space on 100 very private acres. The huge 2nd floor room has pine floors, 3 skylights and 3 dormers for plenty of natural light. The top floor and east end of the bottom floor of the building was used as temporary accommodation while the owner planned a separate home to be built further back from the garage. This area would be an ideal studio or guest quarters. Includes hydro service but no plumbing, well or septic installed. Electric transformer has been already installed . Property features trails, plenty of mixed species of trees and wildlife and a creek crosses the property. Very close to many clean lakes and 1000`s of acres of Crown Land. MLS# 129019102046901 Call Michael Arbour 613-332-1300

Bowes & Cocks Limited, Real Estate Brokerage – Bancroft

Bowes and Cocks Cape Cod


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Cozy 3 bdrm in the Hamlet of Hybla

$108,900. Cute 3 bedroom renovated home and small barn/storage building located in a beautiful area just outside of the Hamlet of Hybla and only 15 minutes from Bancroft. The home features a spacious eat in kitchen, living space with woodstove, 3 small bedrooms, 4 pc. bath, unfinished sunroom, a large covered porch on two sides and huge deck. Easy access to recreational trail. Also available is a 0.8 acre property with old two level garage/workshop and trailer across the road listed at $28,900. Nice package! MLS# 129037403004800 Call Michael Arbour 613-332-1300