Thursday, 6 August 2009

An energy efficient house built ahead of its time

Not all twenty plus year old houses are energy hogs. Some were built to energy efficiency levels that are higher than most new housing being built today. Recently I listed for sale just such a house. This is a multi level style with over 2,000 square feet of living area above grade. Built for the owner with 9 inch thick walls rated at R-28, a heat recovery ventilation system and baseboard electric heat, this house is at the top tier of energy efficiency even today.

The NB Power bills from the last twelve months including taxes total under $3,000. That's a 12 month average of just $250 per month. If you would like to see the billing summary it's on the web site at

Saturday, 13 June 2009

Housing Sales in the City - Not Hot

The total number of residential sales within the City of Moncton reported to the GMREB year-to-date is down by 28.5%. This number stands out when compared to the City of Dieppe (down 8%) and the Town of Riverview (down 17.5%).

Buyers take note - now is the time to find the motivated sellers. But beware of double agents. You should have the undivided loyalty of you own agent. Learn more about agency on my other blog

Because a significant percentage of residential sales in Moncton are new construction housing, I prepared a chart for existing and a chart for new.

Thursday, 4 June 2009

Elegant seaside cottage or four season residence near Moncton

If you are looking for something special in an uncrowded seaside location then you should investigate the custom built property which is only a 30 minute drive from the Moncton International Airport. Find the full details of this MLS® property including more pictures, a virtual tour, some video and a map link at

Wednesday, 6 May 2009

Moncton Housing Market Update Spring 2009

The MLS® sales facts for the City of Moncton in the first four months reveal:

  • 2009 sales of existing housing is off to the slowest start in the last five years.

  • 2009 sales of new housing is also off, but not as much.

  • Mortgage interest rates are at historically low levels.

  • There is a good selection of housing for sale in the city of Moncton listed MLS® :
    156 - new construction
    173 - less than 20 years old
    239 - over 20 years old

So you may ask - Is it a good time for an individual to buy or sell? The answer is not simple and depends on a lot of factors. Feel free to contact me if you would like to discuss the local real estate market.

Saturday, 4 April 2009

Moncton Property Guy is the new web address for Matthew Estabrooks, licensed independent Agent. Matthew is entering his ninth year as a REALTOR® . And I should mention that Matthew had (and still has) an experienced mentor, his father. (;-)

Sunday, 8 February 2009

Metro Moncton OPEN HOUSES

Locating OPEN HOUSES of homes for sale in the Moncton area and beyond is now just a few clicks away.
Consumers who wish to learn more about touring OPEN HOUSES should .... > CLICK HERE FOR MORE <

Saturday, 31 January 2009

2009 Canadian Budget - Incentives For Housing

Moncton area home owners, recent buyers of new construction, and potential home buyers (first time or otherwise) are all offered incentives in the proposed 2009 federal budget.

Here is a link to a summary of the incentives:

One of the incentives, the Home Renovation Tax Credit, is only offered for the next twelve months so it would be wise to start planning now. Note to recent purchasers of new construction - the Home Renovation Tax Credit applies to driveway paving and landscaping.

The First-Time Home Buyers’ Tax Credit is a three year program and even applies to individuals who have owned before as long as it was not in the calendar year of the home purchase or in any of the four preceding calendar years.

(If you have not already engaged a licensed real estate professional to advise you about real estate please feel free to contact me.)