Do The Great Cycle Challenge To Fight Kids’ Cancer

 

Your Referrals make a difference to help fight 
kids’ cancer. TwoMoveYou Guaranteed Real Estate.

We are on a mission to raise $2,500 this year! This August, TwoMoveYou Guaranteed Real Estate Team is taking part in the Great Cycle Challenge to fight kids’ cancer!

Why?
Because right now, over 1,400 children are diagnosed with cancer every year, and it’s the biggest killer of children from disease in Canada.

Kids should be living life, not fighting for it.

So we are raising funds through this challenge to help these kids and support Sick Kids Foundation to allow them to continue their work in developing treatments and finding a cure for childhood cancer.

Please support TwoMoveYou in one or more of the following ways…

1. Refer TwoMoveYou Real Estate, and a donation will be made toward SickKids Foundation! https://lnkd.in/eCi_yDA

2. Join our team… Bike as many kilometers in August that you can, and help us fundraise for the cause! https://lnkd.in/eNbwZCM

3. Donate to one of our team members! Your support will change little lives. https://lnkd.in/euK7Wv7

Your support  will change little lives. 

Thank you. 

The TwoMoveYou Team… servicing Durham Region 
and Northumberland Region! 

Kirk Rickman and Victoria Carter
TwoMoveYou Real Estate Century 21 Brighton
6 Ironwood Cres, Brighton, ON K0K 1H0
Phone: 647-697-7413

Kids Lives Are Precious

 

We are on a mission to raise $2,500 this year! This August, TwoMoveYou Guaranteed Real Estate Team is taking part in the Great Cycle Challenge to fight kids’ cancer!

Why?
Because right now, over 1,400 children are diagnosed with cancer every year, and it’s the biggest killer of children from disease in Canada.

Kids should be living life, not fighting for it.

So we are raising funds through this challenge to help these kids and support Sick Kids Foundation to allow them to continue their work in developing treatments and finding a cure for childhood cancer.

Please support TwoMoveYou in one or more of the following ways…

1. Refer TwoMoveYou Real Estate, and a donation will be made toward SickKids Foundation! https://lnkd.in/eCi_yDA

2. Join our team… Bike as many kilometers in August that you can, and help us fundraise for the cause! https://lnkd.in/eNbwZCM

3. Donate to one of our team members! Your support will change little lives. https://lnkd.in/euK7Wv7

Your support  will change little lives. 

Thank you. 

The TwoMoveYou Team… servicing Durham Region 
and Northumberland Region! 

Kirk Rickman and Victoria Carter
TwoMoveYou Real Estate Century 21 Brighton
6 Ironwood Cres, Brighton, ON K0K 1H0
Phone: 647-697-7709

Great Cycle Challenge To Fight Cancer

 

Your Referrals make a difference to help fight 
kids’ cancer. TwoMoveYou Guaranteed Real Estate.

We are on a mission to raise $2,500 this year! This August, TwoMoveYou Guaranteed Real Estate Team is taking part in the Great Cycle Challenge to fight kids’ cancer!

Why?
Because right now, over 1,400 children are diagnosed with cancer every year, and it’s the biggest killer of children from disease in Canada.

Kids should be living life, not fighting for it.

So we are raising funds through this challenge to help these kids and support Sick Kids Foundation to allow them to continue their work in developing treatments and finding a cure for childhood cancer.

Please support TwoMoveYou in one or more of the following ways…

1. Refer TwoMoveYou Real Estate, and a donation will be made toward SickKids Foundation! https://lnkd.in/eCi_yDA

2. Join our team… Bike as many kilometers in August that you can, and help us fundraise for the cause! https://lnkd.in/eNbwZCM

3. Donate to one of our team members! Your support will change little lives. https://lnkd.in/euK7Wv7

Your support  will change little lives. 

Thank you. 

The TwoMoveYou Team… servicing Durham Region and Northumberland Region! 

Kirk Rickman and Victoria Carter
TwoMoveYou Real Estate Century 21 Brighton
6 Ironwood Cres, Brighton, ON K0K 1H0
Phone: (647) 697-7413

Don’t Be Fooled by These Must-Have Home Amenities You Don’t Really Need

 

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This article is shared with you, compliments of Victoria Carter, Broker, Century 21 Percy Fulton Ltd., Brokerage in Brighton, Ontario

Victoria Carter, GUARANTEES the you will LOVE your home, or she will buy it back!  Call 647-697-7413, or visit her website at www.TwoMoveYou.com

Written by Jodi Gonzales

We have all seen homebuyers on any number of television shows with a laundry list of amenities they absolutely insist on for their new home. From the size of the house to the finishings, people on the TV can seem pretty particular. 

People in real life can be just as dead set on certain features, too. But are they all really necessary? Some real estate professionals offer insight into what most homebuyers could do without.

1. Media Rooms

Not long ago, having a room dedicated to watching movies or television on a grand theater-style screen was a big status symbol coveted by many. Everybody wanted a place for a couple of rows of comfortable lounge chairs, a top-notch sound system, and maybe a little kitchenette for their favorite snacks.

These specialty rooms are still on some buyers’ wish lists, but don’t let the lack of one stop you from selecting an otherwise perfect home. These days, technology can turn any room you choose into a media room.

“A pre-wired setup or a very specific room for just media is rather posh,” says, Tim Zabawa, a broker associate with Rogers Healy and Associates Real Estate in Dallas. ”So many wireless options are available that hard wiring is not necessary anymore.”

2. Open Concept Floor Plans

Fewer walls can definitely make a home look larger than its actual footprint, and that makes this layout very popular. Erin Coker, a Realtor with Johnny Walker Realty in Atlanta, cautions people shopping for a new home to think through what an open plan means.

“While everyone is going to open concept (owners who are remodeling, builders, and flippers), I think people will eventually get sick of this layout,” she says. “With open concept homes, it is difficult to create separate living spaces and decorate them as such. Also, with open floor plans, it can be a challenge when entertaining. Think of it this way: If you are hosting guests, you are always staring at dishes in the sink, stuff on the countertops, and clutter is always in sight! So unless you tend to keep things neat and tidy, this can become a pain. Also, all the homes with this floor plan are starting to look the same – there is no uniqueness or character to these homes.”

Zabawa also sees the trend waning. “Some hallways and room delineations are suitable in this market,” he says.

The open concept trend many times aligns with a buyer’s desire for open shelving in the kitchen. It looks good on TV, right? But maybe not in a real home with real people. “Instagram makes open shelving look beautiful, but in reality, you get less storage and can only display decorative dishes on them. This is no place for your plastic cups from the ballgame,” says Coker.

3. Marble Counters

Buyers spend a lot of time thinking about their kitchen counters. Builders generally used regular laminate for these and called it done, but then came granite, marble, and quartz. Once found only in mansions and chic condos favored by the wealthy, these stony materials have become more mainstream as the supply chain has opened up over the years.

Granite is still king of counters, but marble definitely has an ardent following and, for some buyers, nothing else will do. Yes, these stone countertops are beautiful and durable, but, with marble, there are a few factors to consider before you get your heart set. First, there is the cost. Marble is pricey, and these days you can get a similar look for much less. 

And then there is the maintenance. “They stain easily–not the best choice for families with children (or messy adults),” says Coker. “They are beautiful but fussy to maintain.”

4. Bathtubs for Everyone

A good, hot, soaking bath does wonders for the soul, so it might be tempting to want one in every bathroom in the house. But should you cross a place off your list if it’s showers only?

“Certainly, a tub is necessary in at least one bathroom,” says Zabawa.

If you have small children, yes, tubs are a requirement. But, if not, think about how often you really take the time for one. Showers are standard for most people, so try not to get hung up on a feature you might not even use very often. 

5. Telephone Landlines

Another amenity that is becoming less important is multiple dedicated phone lines. Having a phone in every bedroom used to be a luxury—especially if you have teenagers—but, these days, it shouldn’t be a deal-breaker.

“Telephone landlines are basically obsolete these days or only installed in the kitchen and maybe primary bedroom,” says Zabawa. More and more people use their mobile phones exclusively. Unless you need a landline for your Internet service, don’t sweat a single outlet.

So if you are in the market for a new home, write down your must-haves, and then give them another look. Consider why you have your heart set on each feature. Does it provide a function that your family needs and will use? Is it a personal preference that you could add later if you choose? You might be surprised by how many “absolute must” become the “nice to have” amenities, which widens up your home search to all new possibilities. 

Kirk Rickman and Victoria Carter
TwoMoveYou Guaranteed Real Estate Systems
Century 21 Percy Fulton Ltd., Brokerage

Ranking The Zodiac Signs Based on How Polite They Are

 

 

This article is shared with you, compliments of Victoria Carter, Broker, Century 21 Percy Fulton Ltd., Brokerage in Brighton, Ontario

Victoria Carter, GUARANTEES the you will LOVE your home, or she will buy it back! 

Call 647-697-7413, or visit her website at www.TwoMoveYou.com

Written by Lacey Ramburger

 Manners and politeness were some of the first values most of us learned growing up, but we all have our individual strengths and weaknesses. Depending on the situation, it can be a little more obvious who is honestly very polite and who might have other priorities that they hold to a higher regard. Though politeness can manifest itself in different ways—saying a kind thought at an appropriate moment, listening intently to what someone else is saying, demonstrating proper social etiquette in timely situations—there are still some people who seem to have a stronger politeness streak than others.

Zodiac signs can give us a glimpse into which personalities naturally lean toward politeness, and which do not. The signs tend to show us what personality traits we are known for and how we react in certain situations. Take a look below to find out where you rank when it comes to being polite.

Cancer (June 21 to July 22)

It’s not much of a surprise that you would top the list in being polite, Cancer. You’re always going out of your way to put others’ needs above your own, but what’s more, you just genuinely exude a polite and sweet persona. You want everyone to be comfortable and happy, and even if it might benefit you to speak up from time to time, you’d much rather be polite and be the bigger person than risk being rude.

Pisces (February 19 to March 20)

You have a soft spot for others and their feelings, Pisces. You like to keep things relaxed, and when it comes to manners and knowing how to dissolve unsettling moments, you know exactly what to do. Though you don’t like to follow a strict set of do’s and don’ts, your ultimate goal is to let people know how much you care for them and how important they are to you. You have no qualms intently listening to others’ opinions, thanking them for anything they do for you, and making the atmosphere comfortable for everyone. No one leaves you feeling undervalued or unappreciated.

Libra (September 23 to October 22)

You’re already known as a stellar hostess, Libra. You know how to put events together and make everything work with ease. You let other people share their thoughts and opinions with you, you’ll always make sure you’ve done all you can to truly make others feel comfortable, and you won’t hesitate to smooth over any potential conflicts that may try to arise. Though you aren’t afraid to tell it like it is, you also have an image you like to uphold. Ultimately, you know it’s always in your best interest to smile and go out of your way to be gracious and polite, rather than come off as ill-mannered or arrogant.

Leo (July 23 to August 22)

You certainly are confident and a force to be reckoned with, but that’s just part of being a Leo. Though you can come off as intimidating and aren’t afraid to speak your mind, you also truly have a giant heart full of compassion and admiration for others, and you want the people in your life to know how much you appreciate them, even if it’s simply sending a thank you message to loved ones for supporting you or really pulling out the stops at an event. Leos are bold and have a strong presence, but their politeness truly goes a long way.

Virgo (August 23 to September 22)

You’ve read all the books on etiquette, Virgo. You know the ins and outs on what should and shouldn’t be done. Though you can get a reputation for being a stickler and a little too intent on following things to the letter, no one can say that you aren’t polite or kind in your efforts. Despite that most might not consider you the most warm or friendly right off the bat, you still aren’t one to be arrogant or rude for the sake of it. People will know your thankfulness regarding any situations, and you’ll go out of your way to make sure every thank you note is mailed, every person who came to an event is acknowledged, and that everything is taken care of to the best of your ability.

Gemini (May 21 to June 20)

You don’t intend to be rude, and sometimes, even if it seems you’re trying to be, you truly aren’t. If you’re present in the moment and are thoughtfully involved in it, then you have no problem being polite and truly follow culturally appropriate etiquette down to a T. On the other hand, you can also be so caught up in other moments, like what you want to talk about or what you’re going to do next, that you may let the more polite things slip from time to time. Honestly, it’s a toss-up coming from you.

Capricorn (December 22 to January 19)

You have a blunt streak, and that’s for sure, Capricorn. People know you aren’t afraid to tell it like it is. Yet, you also live by a strong idea of treating others the way you would want to be treated, so some might be surprised at how polite you can be in your efforts. You will do whatever is considered appropriate in a given situation. Your attention to detail and strong admiration of tradition give you an edge at being proper and polite when it comes to getting things taken care of and respecting others. However, you won’t be polite merely for its own sake—if someone is rude to you, you’ll return the favor right back. 

Aquarius (January 20 to February 18)

You aren’t exactly concerned with the proper do’s and don’ts of etiquette, but that doesn’t mean you’re an impolite person. You care very much for people and the world around you, and you want to make it a better place, so your politeness may not look the way others expect. You have a tendency to come off as a little cold and rigid, which may throw others off. You have your own way of being polite, and you’ll only be rude if someone gets bent out of shape that you didn’t do things their way or if someone makes a big deal about things you just can’t see the point in.

Aries (March 21 to April 19)

Aries, you don’t intend to be rude, but that doesn’t mean you always know your limits. You have a lot of thoughts and opinions, and you aren’t afraid to share them—even if it means talking over others to get there. You usually are more excited than intentionally rude, but because you’re action-oriented and a bit clumsy or not self-aware (you’ve been known to spill drinks at parties), you may not come off as polite to most at first. Only once they get to know you will they recognize that you’re just more excitable and used to leading the moment rather than just simply listening.

Taurus (April 20 to May 20)

To most, you wouldn’t seem rude at all, but it’s only because people never see it at first glance. You will be kind and polite when you’re unbothered, but if someone gets a little under your skin, the claws can come out. You certainly won’t strive to make a scene, but you also tend to bite your tongue when things bother you. Once you reach a boiling point, you won’t feel remorseful about setting people straight, no matter how it may look on you. You’re proper, but you’re not going to be walked on, either.

Scorpio (October 23 to November 21)

Though you are a kind heart, Scorpio, you’re also very private. While privacy doesn’t immediately translate to rudeness, it does put a wall up right from the start. You don’t see the point in doing things for people just to look polite—your kindness is extremely intentional and reserved. Those who know you well will benefit from your politeness and thoughtfulness, but when it comes to the majority? You tend to keep to yourself and give off a strong vibe of “leave me alone.”

 Sagittarius (November 22 to December 21)

You’re incredibly laid back, so this might surprise some people. But the truth is, Saggitarius’ tend to be more concerned with living life to the fullest, so to them, what’s the point of going through all the hassle? They want to share their thoughts with the world, and they’re always ready to fly by the seat of their pants. Often, they don’t understand or realize that they are being rude, but if they are made aware of it, they’ll take it seriously.

Kirk Rickman and Victoria Carter
TwoMoveYou Guaranteed Real Estate Systems
Century 21 Percy Fulton Ltd., Brokerage

Love the Home You Buy In Brighton Under $790K Or We’ll Buy It Back!

Are you looking for a home in Brighton, Ontario?  Are you a home buyer looking in Northumberland?  Look no further!

LOVE THE HOME YOU BUY IN BRIGHTON, OR WE’LL BUY IT BACK.  GUARANTEED.

TwoMoveYou Realtors, Victoria Carter and Kirk Rickman, Century 21 Percy Fulton Ltd., Brokerage in Northumberland have lists of homes  available under $790,000.  They also protect their buyers by offering a guarantee that if you don’t love your home within 24 months of owning it, they will buy it back from you!

Obvious Pride of Ownership in this 4 Bedroom, 3 Full Bath Side Split Located in Smithfield. Stone & vinyl side split home set well back from the road on an approximately 1.6 acre lot with gardens & mature trees, fenced yard, no backyard neighbours! Foyer with ceramic tile flooring, large entrance closet, & direct access to the attached 2-car garage w/automatic door as well as direct access to the back deck and fully fenced back yard. Open concept main living w/vaulted ceilings, large windows, premium laminate flooring.kitchen features beautiful maple cabinets built-in stainless appliances (included) and custom storage too! 2 Bedrooms on main level, master with 4-piece ensuite private deck and walk-in closet. Fully finished basement with huge rec room, 2 more bedrooms, laundry room, and the third 4-piece bathroom. Move in and enjoy!

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TwoMoveYou Guaranteed Real Estate Systems
647-697-7413

7 Small Updates to Completely Transform Your Living Room

This article is shared with you, compliments of Victoria Carter, Broker, Century 21 Percy Fulton Ltd., Brokerage in Brighton, Ontario

Victoria Carter, GUARANTEES the you will LOVE your home, or she will buy it back!

Call 647-697-7413, or visit her website at www. TwoMoveYou. com

Written by Staff Author

For most of us, there comes a time when we look around our living room design and it no longer has the luster that we want it to. Maybe you adopted a trend a few years ago that now feels stale and outdated, or perhaps you added someone to your household who brought some less-than-ideal furnishings along with them. Regardless of your reasoning, most people are ready for a style refresher at some point or another.

But knowing that you want a living room update is a lot different than achieving it. Fortunately, there are quite a few small changes you can make to your space to completely transform your look without needing to invest in expensive furniture or paint jobs. The following simple updates are a cinch to apply and will have you falling in love with your space all over again.

Switch Up Your Throw Pillows

One of the fastest and easiest ways to transform your living room design is to update your throw pillows. These accents are often the first things people notice when they enter a space, and they have the power to infuse your look with more color, style, and personality.

If you’re currently rocking monochrome pillows, consider picking up some compelling patterns. You can also play with different textures, like fringe and leather, to add more dimension to your design.

Change Your Rug

Rugs have a knack for tying a design together, so whether you’re adding a rug where there wasn’t one or swapping yours out for a new one, it’s a no-fail way to infuse your look with new life.

And the beauty of this idea is that there are endless varieties to choose from. A shaggy patterned rug, will add warmth and intrigue to your look while a flat, monochrome rug brings definition.

Update Your Walls

Your walls pack a lot of power when it comes to defining your design. But that doesn’t mean you have to repaint the whole room to make an impact; simply switching up your wall decor is enough to create a big change.

If you have a gallery wall at present, consider replacing it with one big piece of statement art. Or, if you’re working with a mirror, swap it out with a sophisticated ledge gallery.

Rearrange Your Furniture

What’s especially great about this idea is that you don’t need to add anything new to your space. By simply rearranging your furniture, you can completely transform the look and feel of your living room.

When you’re rearranging, be sure to pay mind to visual weight. For instance, if you have one large item on one side of the room, balance it out with a similarly large item or a cluster of small items on the other.

Update Your Coffee Table Vignette

Your coffee table is essentially the centerpiece of your living room, so updating your coffee table look—or creating one in the first place—is a great way to refresh your look.

Your look, or the things you put on it, doesn’t need to be elaborate to make an impact. Simply arranging a few thoughtful items, like candles and fresh flowers on a nice tray, is all it takes to uplift your design.

Mount Some Shelving

Shelves are a stellar addition to your living room because they don’t take up any square footage while they showcase your favorite items to reflect your personality and style sensibility.

You can stagger small shelves to display little knick-knacks and add movement to your look. Or, you can place a set of floating shelves in the corner to showcase a cohesive collection of your favorite decor.

Add Some Greenery

A lot of people overlook the ability of plants to make a stylish impact, but greenery never fails to add life (both literal and figurative) to a design. Plus, it’s one of the few decor options that can truly work with any aesthetic.

One of the awesome aspects of this idea is that there are limitless ways to style your plant friends. Minimalists benefit from just a few artfully arranged plants on a table or hanging in the window while those who adhere to a more is more aesthetic can add ‘em in abundance.

https://www.thespruce.com/small-living-room-upgrades-4176541

Kirk Rickman and Victoria Carter
TwoMoveYou Guaranteed Real Estate Systems
Century 21 Percy Fulton Ltd., Brokerage. 647-697-7413

 

Love the Home You Buy In The Esplanade Or We’ll Buy It Buy

25 The Esplanade has a fantastic unit for SALE!  Buy This Condo, and if you don’t LOVE it… we’ll buy it back!  GUARANTEED!  Kirk Rickman and Victoria Carter, Century 21 Percy Fulton Ltd., Brokerage, www.TwoMoveYou.com

This 987 Square Foot, Corner Unit, Open Concept Loft-Like Suite On The Fourth Floor Of This Sought After Building Is At The Height Of Sophistication and Luxury In The Financial District, and Waterfront.  Gorgeous! Quality Laminate Flooring Runs Through This Condo.  Functional Layout!  Kitchen Island!  Spa Like Bath! Fantastic Amenities In This Building.

As An Owner of this fabulous unit, you will have access to:

Rooftop Deck; Concierge; Party Room; Meeting Room; Sauna; Security Guard; Security System; Steam Room; Whirlpool

Your Unit Includes The Following:

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25 The Esplanade Is Located On The V-shaped corner of The Esplanade near Front Street and Yonge Street, this Toronto condo has a classic downtown skyscraper look and vibe, reminiscent of the nearby Flatiron Building.

It is close to the St. Lawrence Market and all kinds of restaurants, and Toronto highlights to visit.  It is also within walking distance of Yonge Street, the Eaton Centre, and Union Station.  TTC Subway is two blocks away.  There are buses along Wellington, and the King Streetcar is within walking distance.

If you like the idea of living in a timeless-looking downtown building, matched well within the antique charm of the St. Lawrence Market area, you should check out this building.

The Flatiron Esplanade Condo Is Located Just Steps From The St Lawrence Market, The Financial District, The Waterfront And Much More. This 1 Bedroom Unit Has A Spacious Layout With Lovely Views.  Laminate Flooring Throughout The Unit And Ensuite Laundry.

This condo used to be a 2 bedroom, but it was converted into a one bedroom to keep it OPEN CONCEPT!  It’s a very open space!

The condo comes with the Fridge, Stove, Washer, Dryer, Dishwasher, All Existing Window Coverings.

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TwoMoveYou Guaranteed Real Estate Systems
Century 21 Percy Fulton Ltd., Brokerage

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TwoMoveYou, Kirk Rickman and Victoria Carter of Century 21 Percy Fulton Ltd are two realtors who move you in Durham Region and Northumberland.

Thank you for giving us reasons to be the best that we can be to help you with your real estate needs.

Making our clients happy gives us the  motivation to make our services more client oriented aiming for customer satisfaction and excellent service.

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TwoMoveYou Guaranteed Real Estate Systems
Century 21 Percy Fulton Ltd., Brokerage. 647-697-7413

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TwoMoveYou Realtors, Victoria Carter and Kirk Rickman, Century 21 Percy Fulton Ltd., Brokerage in Northumberland have lists of homes  available under $770,000.  They also protect their buyers by offering a guarantee that if you don’t love your home within 24 months of owning it, they will buy it back from you!

Introducing a sprawling ranch style bungalow with impeccable curb appeal set on 1.67 acres. Built by Voskamp homes in 2017 this property offers 4 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, a fully finished basement and over 3,000 sq ft of finished living space. The main floor is bright and open and leads out to a large back deck. Spacious master with walk-in closet and ensuite. Basement has walk-up to garage with separate entrance, offering great in-law potential. The double car garage and oversized driveway provide lots of space. This home shows great craftsmanship and detail throughout!

BOOK YOUR SHOWING NOW!

We look forward to helping you find the real estate property/ies of your dreams.

Victoria Carter and Kirk Rickman
TwoMoveYou Guaranteed Real Estate Systems
647-697-7413