Wonderful rural property on the edge of Downtown Ridgeway. Character home with plenty of nooks, crannies & charm overlooking 1.33 acres of open space, a portion of which includes a small creek bordered by protected lands. Updates in recent years include steel roof on house (shingles on garage), fuse panel, sump pump & shingles on backyard shed (has hydro). Main floor features 2BR's, separate Living & Dining Rms (all of which have hardwood floors), Kitchen pantry, 3pc & Mud Rm. Upstairs is where you will find a huge Master Bedroom with its 3pc ensuite, fireplace, Sitting Area, cozy nook, His & Hers closet and a secret sorta walk-in closet. For you hands-on types - there's a walk-up from the bsmnt to the garage + an oversized (21x19) carport with cement floor. Capped off with a covered verandah for those starry starry nights. Up the road from Crystal Beach, around the corner from Downtown Ridgeway & 20 mins to Niagara Falls.
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Right At Home Realty Inc., Brokerage
Making it look easy since 1990. Serving the Ridgeway, Crystal Beach, Stevensville & Fort Erie area. Simply doing my best to make your life a little less complicated with honest, straightforward service - no smoke, no mirrors. You can reach me by calling 905-637-1700, by using the message button below or at www.facebook.com/GaryOBrienHomes.
In an effort to cool down the current housing market, Canada's banking regulator has proposed raising the mortgage stress test from 4.79% to 5.25%. Click the attached link to read the CBC article detailing the changes being put forth.
This is what's called a trial balloon. There's been some discussion lately about a home sales tax to help pay down the country's Covid induced debt. Expect this conversation to become more prominent in the year to come as the bills come due. Click below to read the article courtesy of The Globe & Mail.
Thanks to NAR for the following summary of market activity in Niagara Region. Residential home sales activity recorded through the MLS® system for The Niagara Association of REALTORS® (NAR) totaled 1,082 units in April 2021 compared to 276 units in April 2020.
In April, Niagara Association of REALTORS® listed 1,329 residential properties compared to 594 in April 2020 and slightly fewer than the 1471 sales in March 2021. The average days it took to sell a home in April 2021 was 15 days, compared to 37 days in April 2020 and 16 days in March 2021.
The MLS® Home Price Index (HPI), tracks price trends far more accurately than is possible using average or median price measures. The overall MLS® HPI composite benchmark price for the Niagara Region was $643,200 in April 2021. This was an increase of 40.1% compared to April 2020 and 3.6% compared to March of 2021.
According to a NAR spokesperson, “the April 2020 to April 2021 comparison emphasizes the negative impact Ontario’s first COVID lock-down had on the Provinces economy including Niagara but also shines a light on market’s dramatic recovery and the desirability of Niagara Region as a place to call home".
If you're looking to take in a movie this weekend, you won't have far to go. You'll find an assortment of excellent movies at The Ridge Film House in Downtown Ridgeway including popular hits, art house and children's favourites. Be sure to stop in at one of our great restaurants beforehand or afterward, and do check out our wonderful shops while you're here! Have fun!
Another one of our great attractions in Historic Downtown Ridgeway is Brimstone Brewing Company, a popular micro-brewery & eatery. Located in the Sanctuary Centre for the Arts, Brimstone's mission is "to independently brew great local craft beer for a great community using all natural ingredients."
209 Ridge Road N Ridgeway ON
Welcome to the Ridgeway Farmers Market 2021 Season! Located in the municipal parking lot across from Town Square every Saturday from 8am-1pm beginning in May, the Downtown Ridgeway Farmers' Market features local produce and food-stuffs. Come and find your favourite fresh product!