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The downtown area of Burlington was originally a land grant given to Joseph Brant by which king? How large was the grant?

The grant was presented to the Mohawk war chief for his services during the American Revolutionary War by George III. It consisted of 1,380 hectares (3,450 acres) on the lakeshore overlooking Lake Geneva (Hamilton Harbour), Lake Ontario and the Beach Strip. The tract of land became know as Brant's Block.

- courtesy of The Hamilton Spectator

February 2014


Selling a home; it's personal

Feb, 7 2014 1:55 PM
Leslie Bullock

In October 2013, I did something that I have never done during my career in real estate.

I listed my own house for sale.  I now have a great deal of empathy for all of my clients, past, present and future.  I’ll apologize now, to all of you.  [...]

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Getting ready for a showing

Feb, 7 2014 1:53 PM
Leslie Bullock

In early January, I had a phone call from a potential buyer of my own personal house.  The buyer asked some good questions about the house including updates and potential zoning for commercial usage.  Then she wanted to book a showing to see it in a few hours that [...]

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When things go right

Feb, 7 2014 1:46 PM
Leslie Bullock

The perfect listing, with the perfect sellers.

It's a thing of beauty when all the planning and work that precedes a new listing, ends up with a quick sale. In December 2013, I met with my seller clientsand began the process to have their home ready to list [...]

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Perfect deal!

Feb, 7 2014 1:33 PM
Leslie Bullock

It’s always exciting when more than one offer comes in for a newly listed house.  Of course as a Realtor, we love it when this happens. It usually means (but not always), that our seller clients will get exactly what they wanted, and then some.  The important part for [...]

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March 2012


Yard Sale for The Cure 2012

Mar, 8 2012 12:27 PM
Leslie Bullock

The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation YARD SALE FOR THE CURE is taking place on May 26, 2012 beginning at 5:30 AM till noon. The sale takes place at 241 and 242 Plains Rd East as well as the Holy Rosary School parking lot and the adjacent field to the east. [...]

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Strange Facts

Mar, 8 2012 12:25 PM
Leslie Bullock

1. Did you know??  A kangaroo can't jump unless its tail is touching the ground.

2. Did you know?? A group of owls is called a parliament.

3. Did you know?? A group of larks is called an exhaltation.

Hmmmm.

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Working with City Hall

Mar, 8 2012 12:18 PM
Leslie Bullock

Zoning
You’ve likely heard of Zoning By-laws. In the US, they’re called zoning “ordinance’s”. Zoning By-laws are the teeth that give force to a municipality’s land use plans.
For most people buying a new home, Zoning holds little relevance. However, for those who are expanding their [...]

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Do It Yourself

Mar, 8 2012 12:16 PM
Leslie Bullock

Here's Patsy Graham's (Leslie's assistant) latest project on her new house:

Things to consider when you opt out of hiring a painter
Approaching the FIFTH month of painting in our brand new "blended families" home. Construction started in February and I'm sitting here realizing there are probably still [...]

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November 2011


Yard Sale for The Cure

Nov, 30 2011 1:07 PM
Leslie Bullock

Every year for the past 5 years, we’ve hosted a yard Sale for the Cure, to benefit breast Cancer research. We raised $15,527 in one day!!! It’s grown from a small sale in my front lawn, as I emptied some of my own personal junk, to the most recent sale, [...]

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