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Why Sellers Remove Their Listings from MLS

Why Sellers Remove Their Listings from MLS: Understanding the Reasons and Implications In the world of real estate, it's not uncommon for sellers to make the decision to remove their listings from the MLS (Multiple Listing Service) before their homes are sold. But have you ever wondered why this happens? ...

Posted by The Pike Group on Jan 15, 2024

Is the Real Estate Market in Halifax, NS Really Slowing Down?

Is the Real Estate Market in Halifax, NS Really Slowing Down? A Closer Look at the 2023 Stats What a whirlwind 2023 was. Much slower than we all anticipated. However not surprising. In 2023, the real estate market in Halifax, Nova Scotia, took a turn that caught many by surprise. After witnessing a booming ...

Posted by The Pike Group on Jan 12, 2024

The Numbers Don’t Lie when it comes to Real Estate Stats in Halifax

In the world of real estate, it's impossible to escape the constant chatter about the market. If I hear one more time that the market is still crazy, I think I will SCREAM. But here's the thing – our stats tell a different story. NSAR Stats from Jan - Dec 2023 The Numbers Don't Lie In 2023, a total of ...

Posted by The Pike Group on Jan 10, 2024

Discover Kinloch Subdivision in Fall River: A Hidden Gem

Location and Connectivity Situated in the picturesque Fall River, the Kinloch Subdivision is positioned just above the prominent Lockview Road. This strategic location not only offers residents a serene environment but also ensures they stay connected. Its proximity to St. Andrew's Village and Lake Fletcher ...

Posted by The Pike Group on Dec 21, 2023

Goldridge Estates Subdivision: A Jewel in Waverley, Nova Scotia

Goldridge Estates Subdivision is a pristine neighborhood nestled in the heart of Waverley, just a stone's throw from the vibrant cities of Dartmouth and Halifax, Nova Scotia. This community seamlessly blends the charm of nature with modern-day amenities, making it an ideal location for families, couples, ...

Posted by The Pike Group on Dec 18, 2023

Discover the Charm of Capilano Estates: A Homeowner's Paradise

The Unbeatable Location of Capilano Estates Nestled next to the pristine landscapes of the Ashburn Golf Course, the Capilano Estates subdivision is ideally situated in Fall River, just off the Windsor Junction Road. For those seeking a tranquil environment that's still within proximity to key amenities, ...

Posted by The Pike Group on Dec 15, 2023

Why Choose Lake Fletcher Resort Estates Subdivision in Fall River?

A move can be a big decision, but what if you're about to make the best one of your life? Fall River's Lake Fletcher Resort Estates beckon with promises of unparalleled comfort, convenience, and community spirit. Unbeatable Location Lake Fletcher Resort Estates Subdivision is nestled in Fall River, making ...

Posted by The Pike Group on Dec 14, 2023

Discover Fall River: Miller Lake West Subdivision

Nestled amidst the scenic landscapes of Fall River is the charming Miller Lake West Subdivision, a community that promises a serene living experience. Located conveniently off Perrin Road (previously known as Old Guysborough Rd), this subdivision paints a picture of tranquillity, natural beauty, and ...

Posted by The Pike Group on Dec 12, 2023

Discover the Charm of Perry Lake Subdivision in Fall River Village

Nestled in the heart of Fall River Village, the Perry Lake subdivision boasts an ideal location. It can be conveniently accessed either via the Windsor Junction Cross Rd or the Fall River Road. This prime positioning allows residents to enjoy the serene atmosphere of the community while being within ...

Posted by The Pike Group on Dec 07, 2023

Discover Silversides Subdivision: A Hidden Gem in Waverley

Nestled in the heart of Waverley, just off the Waverley Road towards Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, lies the captivating Silversides Subdivision. Positioned a mere 25 kms from the bustling downtown Halifax and just 10 kms from Dartmouth, this community is perfectly situated for those seeking tranquility without ...

Posted by The Pike Group on Dec 06, 2023

Discover Spider Lake Country Estates

Fall River, particularly in the charming enclave of Spider Lake Country Estates, is undoubtedly one of the best places to live in the Dartmouth area. Why do we think so? Nestled off the Waverley Road, right on the fringe of Dartmouth, Spider Lake Country Estates provides easy access to Hwy #118. This ...

Posted by The Pike Group on Dec 03, 2023

Discover the Charm of St Andrews Village Subdivision

If you're searching for the perfect blend of serenity and convenience, look no further than the St Andrews Village Subdivision. Nestled in the picturesque Fall River just off the Lockview Road, this thriving community offers the ideal balance of nature's tranquillity and urban accessibility. Why Choose ...

Posted by The Pike Group on Dec 01, 2023

Discover Perry Lake Estates The Idyllic Haven of Fall River

Fall River's Gem Nestled off the scenic Fall River Road, Perry Lake Estates is strategically positioned approximately 25 kms from Halifax and a mere 20 kms from Dartmouth. A key facet of its charm is its direct connection to the vibrant Fall River Village. From Vintage to Contemporary Diving into the ...

Posted by The Pike Group on Nov 29, 2023

Discover Schwartzwald Subdivision: Your Ideal Home Destination

Schwartzwald Subdivision: A Perfect Blend of Location and Architecture Location: Nestled in the charming Fletcher's Lake area, just a hop away from the #2 highway, Schwartzwald Subdivision boasts of a strategic location that's perfect for every commuter. With just a 10-minute drive to Bedford, the airport, ...

Posted by The Pike Group on Nov 27, 2023

Halifax Baby Boomers are Choosing to Age in Place

Halifax Baby Boomers are Choosing to Age in Place. Is this Impacting our Real Estate Market? As a seasoned real estate agent with years of experience in Halifax, Nova Scotia, I've been closely monitoring a fascinating trend that's been reshaping the local real estate landscape. The Baby Boomer generation, ...

Posted by The Pike Group on Nov 23, 2023

How often should divorcing couples communicate with their real estate agent?

How often should divorcing couples communicate with their real estate agent? Amidst the storm of papers, emotions, and memories that divorce often whirls up, a guiding hand becomes not just beneficial, but vital. That guiding hand, especially when the sale of a cherished home is involved, is often the ...

Posted by The Pike Group on Nov 22, 2023

Why trust Sandra to sell your home

Selling Senior Homes with Compassion Guiding You Through a Smooth Transition Selling a senior home is not merely a transaction; it's a journey that involves emotions, memories, and life transitions. at The Pike Group we understand the intricacies of this process. With a more than a decade of experience ...

Posted by The Pike Group on Nov 20, 2023

Lessons Learned

My Lessons Learned during Divorce Life, with all its unpredictable turns and ebbs, teaches us lessons that no classroom ever can. It’s in the quiet nights, gazing at the vast starry expanse, or in the loud clamor of a busy Halifax marketplace, that life subtly whispers its lessons. I've walked through ...

Posted by The Pike Group on Nov 17, 2023

When should a senior sell their home

When Should Seniors Sell their House? As you get older, you might be considering making changes to your living situation and selling your house. No matter if you're thinking about heading for warmer weather, moving in with family, or taking up residence at an assisted living facility, there's still the ...

Posted by The Pike Group on Nov 16, 2023

Navagating your way through divorce

Navigating the Emotional Labyrinth of Halifax's Real Estate Market Amidst Divorce Halifax, a city whose streets echo with the whispers of history and waves crashing on its shores, is not just another city in Canada. It's a tightly-knit community where everyone might know someone who knows you. Now, imagine ...

Posted by The Pike Group on Nov 14, 2023

Why Seniors Are Not Downsizing in Halifax

Why Seniors Are Not Downsizing in Halifax In Nova Scotia, the lack of affordable rental properties has emerged as a significant obstacle for senior homeowners who are seeking to downsize their homes. This issue has garnered the attention of the Canadian Association of Retired Persons (CARP), whose spokesman, ...

Posted by The Pike Group on Nov 06, 2023

What I Bring to the Table as a Real Estate Agent in Halifax

Blending Expertise and Empathy for a Seamless Home-Selling Experience: What I Bring to the Table as a Real Estate Agent in Halifax Selling a home isn't just a transaction. It's a journey - one paved with memories, hopes, dreams, and emotions. As a real estate agent in the beautiful city of Halifax, I ...

Posted by The Pike Group on Nov 03, 2023

Why Work with an SRES®?

Why Work with an SRES®? Exploring the Benefits of Seniors Real Estate Specialists Are you a senior citizen looking to sell your long-held family home? Or perhaps you're someone who wants to assist a loved one in navigating the complex process of selling their property? In either case, working with a ...

Posted by The Pike Group on Nov 01, 2023

Understanding Tiny Homes in Halifax : The Ins & Outs

Unlock the potential of your property with up to $25,000 in forgivable loans for secondary and backyard suites in Halifax, NS. Learn the ins and outs of mortgage qualifications, tenant restrictions, and more. Make your property work for you today!

Posted by Sandra Pike on Nov 01, 2023

How does a divorce coach real estate agent differ from a regular real estate agent?

At the intersection of life's most poignant turns and the walls that echo our most cherished memories, stands a figure who understands the delicate dance of emotions and transactions: the divorce coach real estate agent. This unique professional combines the intricacies of human relationships with the ...

Posted by The Pike Group on Oct 30, 2023

Bedford Village - Bedford

BEDFORD VILLAGE Exploring the Charming Residential Area of Bedford Village Are you looking for a serene residential area with beautiful tree-lined streets and convenient access to amenities? Look no further than Bedford Village, located off the Hammonds Plains Road next to Basinview Estates on the Halifax ...

Posted by The Pike Group on Oct 25, 2023

Oakridge Subdivision - Bedford

Exploring Oakridge Subdivision: A Convenient Residential Haven in Bedford Are you looking for a tranquil and convenient place to call home in Bedford? Look no further than Oakridge Subdivision. Nestled off the Rocky Lake Road, behind Oakmount Subdivision and in close proximity to Sunnyside Mall, Oakridge ...

Posted by The Pike Group on Oct 23, 2023

Keystone Village - Dartmouth

Exploring Keystone Village: A Dartmouth Gem Introduction Keystone Village, nestled off the Waverly Road across from Micmac Lake in Dartmouth, is a charming and sought-after residential area offering a blend of convenience and natural beauty. This article delves into the neighborhood's location, the age ...

Posted by The Pike Group on Oct 20, 2023

Selling your home during divorce

Selling a Family Home Amidst Divorce in Halifax A Journey of Emotions and Practicalities Divorce, a word that carries with it an ocean of emotions - pain, loss, uncertainty, but also, for some, a sense of release, new beginnings, and hope. In the midst of this emotional tempest, selling a family home, ...

Posted by The Pike Group on Oct 19, 2023

Strategies to Ensure Emotional Wellness

Strategies to Ensure Emotional Well-being During a Sale: The Compassionate Approach of a Divorce Coach Real Estate Agent in Halifax Navigating the sale of a shared home during a divorce can be an emotional whirlwind. Memories are tethered to every corner, every room, and every brick. As a divorce coach ...

Posted by The Pike Group on Oct 19, 2023

Merging Divorce Coaching and Real Estate Expertise Why Choose Me

Selling a home isn't just a transaction; it's an emotional journey. When the threads of marriage unravel, the place you once called home can become a web of memories, questions, and uncertainties. Here, in the heart of Halifax, where every brick might hold a memory, I've merged my skills to provide a ...

Posted by The Pike Group on Oct 19, 2023

Olde Bedford - Bedford

Location: Exploring the Olde Bedford Area The Olde Bedford area is a charming neighborhood situated in the heart of Bedford. Known for its unique character and diverse housing options, this area offers a mix of old-world charm and modern amenities. 1. Introduction: Discovering the Olde Bedford Area The ...

Posted by The Pike Group on Oct 18, 2023

Colby Village - Dartmouth

Exploring Colby Village: A Desirable Neighborhood in Dartmouth Introduction When it comes to finding the perfect place to call home, location plays a crucial role. Colby Village, nestled on the outer edge of Dartmouth in an area called Cole Harbour, offers an enticing prospect for potential residents. ...

Posted by The Pike Group on Oct 17, 2023

Oakmount - Bedford

Exploring Oakmount Subdivision: A Charming Neighborhood in Bedford Are you searching for a friendly and well-established neighborhood in Bedford? Look no further than Oakmount subdivision, situated on the Sackville end of Bedford, just beyond Sunnyside Mall. With its prime location and range of housing ...

Posted by The Pike Group on Oct 13, 2023

The Crucial Role of Pre-Home Inspections

"Explore the significance of pre-home inspections in the Halifax real estate market. Understand how this practice ensures transparency, trust, and smooth transactions in an ever-evolving property landscape."

Posted by Sandra Pike on Oct 12, 2023

Montebello Subdivision - Dartmouth

Montebello Subdivision: A Quaint Residential Haven in Dartmouth Introduction Montebello Subdivision, nestled in the charming neighborhood of Dartmouth just off the Waverly Road, presents an idyllic residential haven for those seeking a tranquil yet convenient living experience. This article explores ...

Posted by The Pike Group on Oct 10, 2023

Stonington Subdivision - Bedford

Location: Stonington Park - A Family-Friendly Community in West Bedford Introduction Welcome to Stonington Park, a charming neighborhood nestled in the heart of West Bedford. With its convenient location, excellent amenities, and diverse housing options, Stonington Park has become a sought-after community ...

Posted by The Pike Group on Oct 03, 2023

8 Ways Home Sellers Can Overcome Challenges in Halifax

In Halifax's real estate market, many potential sellers are hesitating to list their homes due to various concerns such as rising interest rates, insurance premiums, tax implications, and more. However, as a top realtor in Halifax, I believe that homeowners should not let these challenges deter them ...

Posted by The Pike Group on Sep 25, 2023

Forest Hills - Dartmouth

Exploring Forest Hills: A Tranquil Dartmouth Neighborhood 1. Introduction Welcome to Forest Hills, a charming neighborhood located on the outer edge of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, close to Colby Village. This delightful area offers a serene environment, a mix of housing styles, excellent community spirit, ...

Posted by The Pike Group on Sep 21, 2023

Papermill Lake - Bedford

Exploring Papermill Lake Subdivision in Bedford: A Beautiful Lakeside Community Are you looking for a picturesque place to settle down in Bedford, Halifax? Look no further than the charming Papermill Lake Subdivision. Nestled on the shores of Papermill Lake, this community offers a serene and convenient ...

Posted by The Pike Group on Sep 19, 2023

Pawesome Halifax Parks for Doggy Adventures

Woof, woof, fellow fur friends! It's your barktastic buddy here BUTTONS, ready to take you on a tail-wagging adventure through the pawsome parks of Halifax, Nova Scotia. Are you ready to put on your best leash and join me for some paw-some escapades in these amazing green havens? Let's dive right in! ...

Posted by Buttons Pike on Sep 15, 2023

Crichton Park - Dartmouth

Exploring Crichton Park: A Convenient and Charming Dartmouth Neighborhood Introduction Nestled in the picturesque North end of Dartmouth, Crichton Park is a charming and well-established neighborhood offering a delightful mix of convenience and serenity. In this article, we will explore the key features ...

Posted by The Pike Group on Sep 14, 2023

Ridgevale Subdivision - Bedford

Location, Advantages, and Housing in the Ridgevale Subdivision: A Hidden Gem near Bedford The Ridgevale subdivision, nestled on the outskirts of Bedford and on the road to Dartmouth, is a hidden gem of a neighborhood. With its proximity to Dartmouth and the Burnside Industrial Park, the area offers convenience ...

Posted by The Pike Group on Sep 12, 2023

Portland Estates - Dartmouth

Exploring the Charm of Portland Estates: A Beautiful Dartmouth Community Introduction Welcome to Portland Estates, a picturesque community located just off Portland Street in the heart of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. With its diverse housing options, excellent amenities, and a strong sense of community, Portland ...

Posted by The Pike Group on Sep 07, 2023

Halifax Baby Boomers are Choosing to Age in Place. Is this Impacting our Real Estate Market?

"Discover the implications of Baby Boomers staying in their Halifax homes and the effects on Halifax's real estate landscape."

Posted by Sandra Pike on Sep 06, 2023

Shoreview - Bedford

Location: The Shoreview Subdivision - A Quaint and Family-Friendly Neighborhood If you're searching for a charming and family-friendly neighborhood in the heart of Bedford, look no further than the Shoreview subdivision. Nestled at the top of Bedford near the Bi-Centennial Hwy (#102), this community ...

Posted by The Pike Group on Sep 05, 2023

Morris Lake - Dartmouth

Exploring Morris Lake Estates: A Hidden Gem in Dartmouth Introduction Morris Lake Estates, nestled on the outer edge of Dartmouth in an area called Cole Harbour, is a hidden gem waiting to be discovered. This serene and welcoming neighborhood offers a range of advantages, making it a sought-after location ...

Posted by The Pike Group on Sep 01, 2023

Nottingham Subdivision - Bedford

Location: Nottingham Subdivision in Bedford, Nova Scotia If you're looking for a convenient and family-friendly neighborhood in Bedford, Nova Scotia, Nottingham Subdivision is an excellent choice. Situated on the Sackville end of Bedford, just behind the Bedford Place Mall, this community offers a great ...

Posted by The Pike Group on Aug 30, 2023

Portland Hills - Dartmouth

Exploring Portland Hills: A Vibrant Community in the Heart of Dartmouth Introduction Portland Hills is a charming residential community nestled just off Portland Street in the center of Dartmouth. This neighborhood, along with Portland Estates and Russell Lake West, forms a well-connected and thriving ...

Posted by The Pike Group on Aug 25, 2023

Bedford South The Ravines

Bedford South & The Ravines Location: The Ravines - A Subdivision Offering Convenience and Charm When it comes to finding the perfect place to settle down, the location plays a crucial role. In the beautiful city of Bedford, situated on the Halifax end, you'll find a welcoming and vibrant subdivision ...

Posted by The Pike Group on Aug 23, 2023

Why Use An SRES?

Why Work with an SRES®? Exploring the Benefits of Seniors Real Estate Specialists Are you a senior citizen looking to sell your long-held family home? Or perhaps you're someone who wants to assist a loved one in navigating the complex process of selling their property? In either case, working with a ...

Posted by The Pike Group on Aug 21, 2023

When Should a Seniors Sell Their Home?

As you get older, you might be considering making changes to your living situation and selling your house. No matter if you're thinking about heading for warmer weather, moving in with family, or taking up residence at an assisted living facility, there's still the topic of what you should do with your ...

Posted by The Pike Group on Aug 21, 2023

Retirment Living Home Ownership or Rent

Retirement Living: Renting vs. Homeownership in Halifax Owning a home has long been considered a cornerstone of the Canadian dream. It offers stability, a sense of permanence, and the potential for building equity over time. However, as people approach retirement, the decision of whether to continue ...

Posted by The Pike Group on Aug 21, 2023

Fires and Floods in Halifax

Halifax Stands United: Rebuilding Stronger Through Fires and Floods In the face of adversity, the resilient community of Halifax has exemplified the true spirit of unity and strength. Through the challenges posed by fires and floods, the people of Halifax have come together to rebuild their city stronger ...

Posted by The Pike Group on Aug 16, 2023

Shore Drive - Bedford

Exploring the Shore Drive Area: A Hidden Gem in Bedford If you're looking for a picturesque neighborhood close to downtown Bedford, the Shore Drive area is an ideal choice. Nestled between Dartmouth and Halifax, this charming community offers a tranquil setting with easy access to both cities. 1. Introduction: ...

Posted by The Pike Group on Aug 15, 2023

Lancaster Ridge - Dartmouth

Location Spotlight: Lancaster Ridge - A Hidden Gem in North Dartmouth Introduction Nestled in the north end of Dartmouth, Lancaster Ridge is a charming and relatively new area that offers residents easy access to both the Burnside Industrial Park and downtown Halifax. This location is a mix of semi-detached ...

Posted by The Pike Group on Aug 14, 2023

Torrington - Bedford

Exploring the Charming Subdivision of Torrington in Bedford Introduction Torrington, located in the Papermill Lake area on the Halifax end of Bedford, is a charming subdivision known for its comfortable living and convenient amenities. With its abundance of one-floor houses and beautiful parkland at ...

Posted by The Pike Group on Aug 09, 2023

Waterbury Park - Bedford

Exploring Waterbury Park: A Family-Oriented Subdivision in West Bedford If you're looking for a family-friendly community with easy access to amenities and a peaceful ambiance, Waterbury Park in West Bedford is the ideal place for you. Situated just off Larry Uteck, approximately 12 kilometers from Halifax, ...

Posted by The Pike Group on Aug 07, 2023

Craigwood Estates - Dartmouth

Introduction When it comes to finding the perfect place to call home, the location, age of houses, and available housing styles are crucial factors to consider. Craigwood Estates, nestled on the edge of Waverley, offers a serene residential community with a range of attractive features. In this article, ...

Posted by The Pike Group on Aug 07, 2023

Russell Lake West - Dartmouth

Russell Lake West is a community located in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada. It is a residential neighborhood known for its beautiful surroundings, including Russell Lake and nearby parks. The area offers a mix of single-family homes, townhouses, and condominiums, making it an attractive place to live ...

Posted by The Pike Group on Aug 04, 2023

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Halifax Real Estate: The New Deed Transfer Tax Will It Help With the Housing Crisis?

Are we still the friendly province? Our commercials certainly tell the tale that we are. However, as of April 01, 2022, we proudly state that we are not. Thank you to all of those who purchased locally our beautiful summer homes, here is a new tax bill.

New Mortgage Rates and our Market

Today I am interviewing Ian Angus of Royal Lepage Atlantic and Leanne Myles of the Clinton Wilkins Mortgage Team.  The talk on the street is that people should not purchase any types of homes only if necessary. Rates have gone through the roof and home prices keep increasing.  Some state that we are headed for a recession.  Are these the thoughts of all local industry members?

Halifax Real Estate: It's All On The Table

We decided to have an open session today on any topic we could think of. Will open bidding work in our market? Should we be able to discuss pricing in an open forum? And much more. Join me, Sandra Pike as I host Adam Hennigar [Sutton] and Chandler Haliburton [Remax] as we put it all on the table for discussion.

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