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Clairwood Connection November 2023

Clairwood Connection

November 2023

In this issue of the Clairwood Connection, you’ll find the October Market Snapshots; Landscape Architect Kent Ford’s best tips for Successful Outdoor Living; a great seasonal recipe for Cheeseburger Soup; a link to our latest blog “Mastering the Art of Staging: Your Key to a Swift Home Sale”; a look at one of our fabulous current listings; and the latest real estate news about the new Trust in Real Estate Services Act.

You can also link to our website to check out our Featured Listings, Open HousesCommunity Profiles and Our Clairwood Team!

If you are thinking of making a new beginning with a property purchase in the Southern Georgian Bay area, you will benefit from working with one of our amazing REALTORS®. Give us a call at 705.445.7085 to connect today!

Market Statistics 

Here are our Market Snapshots for October 2023 for the Lakelands and Toronto real estate boards. Have questions? Give us a call to connect with one of our REALTORS® who can help you interpret the current market trends. 705.445.7085. To see the detailed Market Statistics for the Southern Georgian Bay and Toronto Real Estate Markets, click here.

Home Landscape Design for Ski Country

 

Rear terrace is made of precast concrete textured unit slabs. Locally quarried stone monolith steps (foreground), span the rear of the house and eliminate the need for a raised deck. Wood columns contain recessed lighting and light the way to the condo common trail (background).

Landscape Architect Kent Ford’s best tips for Successful Outdoor Living

Hardscaping choices:

  • Avoid the use of wood decks. Whether they are cedar, pressure treated spruce or manufactured wood composite, decks in winter are slippery and difficult to keep clear. Choose a pre-cast concrete unit slab or dry laid natural stone. These materials can be chosen with surfaces that afford better traction and can be easily fitted with an electric cable heating system beneath to keep them clear of snow.

Softscaping (Planting Choices):

  • Winter shrub interest can be achieved with colorful evergreens such as Gold Threadleaf Cypress and deciduous shrubs such as Red Twig Dogwood, Kerria and Bayberry. Evergreen perennials such as Coral bells, Hellebores and Lamium look great in the garden or in containers.

Site Accessories:

  • Night lighting is essential to capture the effect of snow laden trees and to provide safety for pedestrian and vehicle activity.
  • Portable patio heaters and outdoor gas fireplaces are easy to source and will extend the season at both ends.

Approvals:

  • If you live in a condominium townhouse development, consult with your property manager and abide by the rules by submitting professionally drafted plans for review and approval by the condo corporation.

Kent Ford is founder of KFDG Inc. an award winning landscape architecture firm. 

www.kentforddesign.com

Featured Listing – 283 Birch Street

Century Home with a Modern Twist!

Fabulous home in one of Collingwood’s most desirable areas. This renovated beauty is a fusion of modern convenience with century home charm. The main floor has a fabulous kitchen with stainless appliances and quartz countertops. The open concept allows the kitchen to flow into the living room creating a great space for entertaining. The primary bedroom is also located on the main floor and features a 4 piece ensuite. Upstairs you will find 2 more bedrooms and an additional 4 piece bathroom. The location of the property puts you in walking distance of all the shops and restaurants that Collingwood’s downtown area has to offer. Don’t miss this opportunity to make this “tree” street property yours. Primary bedroom and living room have been virtually staged.

More info and photos at: bit.ly/283birchst

Call Chris Moffat-Lynch, Sales Representative at 705-606-0850 for more details! chris@lynchhomes.ca

Seasonal Recipe

Cheeseburger Soup

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 4 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 3/4 cup chopped onion
  • 3/4 cup shredded carrots
  • 3/4 cup diced celery
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1-3/4 pounds (about 4 cups) cubed peeled potatoes
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 8 to 16 ounces Velveeta, cubed
  • 1-1/2 cups whole milk
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • Optional: Onion rings and thinly sliced green onions

    Instructions:

    1. In a large saucepan over medium heat, cook and crumble beef until no longer pink, 6-8 minutes; drain and set aside. In same saucepan, melt 1 tablespoon butter over medium heat. Saute onion, carrots, celery, basil and parsley until vegetables are tender, about 10 minutes. Add potatoes, broth and ground beef; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, until potatoes are tender, 10-12 minutes.
    2. Meanwhile, in a small skillet, melt remaining 3 tablespoons butter. Add flour; cook and stir until bubbly, 3-5 minutes. Add to soup; bring to a boil. Cook and stir 2 minutes. Reduce heat to low. Stir in cheese, milk, salt and pepper; cook until cheese melts. Remove from heat; blend in sour cream. If desired, serve with onion rings and green onions

    Prep Time: 30 minutes

    Total Time: 55 minutes

    Yield: 8 servings

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      Mastering the Art of Staging: Your Key to a Swift Home Sale

      Selling your home isn’t just about presenting bricks and mortar; it’s about forging an emotional connection with prospective buyers.

      This is where the art of staging takes centre stage. According to Zoocasa, staging is a strategic process that revolves around arranging and decorating your home to accentuate its finest attributes, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere, and boosting its market desirability.

      Read more

      Real Estate News

      TRESA – Trust in Real Estate Services Act

      Since 2002, real estate sales persons, brokers and brokerages have been governed by REBBA, the Real Estate and Business Brokers Act, 2002. This legislation has been reformed and renamed, and on December 1, 2023, Phase 2 of TRESA, the Trust in Real Estate Services Act, 2002 will come into effect.

      The reforms to the legislation bring important changes for consumers and those trading in real estate in Ontario:

            • Brokerages will be permitted to enter designated representation agreements with clients
            • Clients and self-represented parties will continue, but customer relationships will be eliminated. This means that a party to a trade will be either a client or a self-represented party
            • Sharing contents of offers will be permitted with the seller’s written direction
            • Adjustments to information and disclosure obligations to promote clarity in communication – most notably, a new RECO Information Guide will be shared by registrants with those they engage with
            • New powers and tools to help RECO operate more efficiently and focus its compliance and enforcement efforts where they are most effective
            • A revamped Code of Ethics that focuses on ethical obligations including provisions around conflicts of interest and confidentiality
            • Revisions to RECO’s Discipline Committee, composition and procedures

      If you have been involved in a real estate transaction since 2002, you will see several changes to the forms and processes that your REALTOR® will follow after December 1, 2023.

      You can read more about TRESA and the coming changes on the RECO website at www.reco.on.ca/real-estate-professionals/tresa-explained/.

      Together we make up a group of enthusiastic professionals eager to show you the possibilities of the Southern Georgian Bay real estate market. We use the most current tools and technology so we can meet your needs, whether they be investments or a dream home. With years of experience in real estate and the Georgian Bay area, we value our clients because we care about this area and the people who live in it. Click here to connect. We look forward to meeting you.

      We love where we live and work and we know that you will love it too! Click here to check out the Community Profiles of the Southern Georgian Bay communities that we think are great places to live.

      Click on the calendar to go to our listing of upcoming Open Houses

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      Clairwood Connection October 2023

      Clairwood Connection

      October 2023

      In this issue of the Clairwood Connection, you’ll find the September Market Snapshots; a Local Business Profile of Livery Lane Wines; a great seasonal recipe for Pumpkin Bread; a link to our latest blog “Crunching the Numbers: Closing Costs & What You Need to Know”; a look at one of our fabulous current listings; and the latest real estate news.

      You can also link to our website to check out our Featured Listings, Open HousesCommunity Profiles and Our Clairwood Team!

      If you are thinking of making a new beginning with a property purchase in the Southern Georgian Bay area, you will benefit from working with one of our amazing REALTORS®. Give us a call at 705.445.7085 to connect today!

      Market Statistics 

      Here are our Market Snapshots for September 2023 for the Lakelands and Toronto real estate boards. Have questions? Give us a call to connect with one of our REALTORS® who can help you interpret the current market trends. 705.445.7085. To see the detailed Market Statistics for the Southern Georgian Bay and Toronto Real Estate Markets, click here.

      Local Business Profile

      Livery Lane Wines

      Livery Lane Wines has been serving Collingwood and the Georgian Triangle area since 1992, and is one of the longest running brew on premise wineries in the area. Having recently moved to 864 Hurontario St, Unit #3, Collingwood, they are now conveniently located just north of Poplar Sideroad. Livery Lane Wines specializes in high quality wines made from juices sourced from around the world at affordable prices. They offer automated bottling service which uses an automatic bottle filler, automatic corker, and no fuss shrink machine for the foil shrink tops and synthetic corks available for longevity when storing and aging wine. Once your wine is ready to bottle, the personalized labels are the perfect finishing touch for any occasion, like weddings, personal collections, or simply as a thank you.

      10 Reasons to make your own Craft Wine:

      1. It’s inexpensive – Making your own wine is much cheaper than buying bottles from the grocery or liquor store. Making can cost as little as $5.00 per bottle. That’s a deal!
      2. You’ll always have enough wine to share – One batch from a craft winemaking yields at least 30 bottles of wine. You’ll always have bottles of your own choice to enjoy with family and to share with friends. Now, you’ll always have a unique gift to give to the host when you attend parties and other social gatherings.
      3. You’ll get to experiment with new-to-you flavours – When you buy wine from the store, you probably go for the varieties you know and trust. But honestly, how many more bottles of your favorite California Red Blend can you buy until you’re sick and tired of it? You can start experimenting with different flavors and blends.
      4. It’s Eco-Friendly! – Instead of throwing away or recycling your store-bought wine bottles, you can reuse them to bottle your new craft wine.
      5. You’ll make new friends – Making wine is a great way to make some new friends. Whether in person or online, you won’t be able to help yourself from connecting with others who also love the craft of winemaking.
      6. You’ll have fun doing it! – Making wine is just fun- Bottling, personal labels and colour combos and great to give as a gift for someone else to try.
      7. You can choose how you want it – Bagged or bottle size.
      8. It’s a great conversation starter – “What’s new?” Now, you finally have an answer to that annoying, frequently-asked-question. Instead of replying with a boring “nothing” or, “oh, you know, same old,” you’ll have an exciting new topic to talk about.
      9. You get to drink it! – One of the main reasons making your own wine is so great is because when it’s done making it, you get to drink it! Invite the neighborhood over, it’s time for a wine-tasting party
      10. IT IS REALLY GOOD!! And it’s a no-brainer if your beverage of choice is wine. You have to try it to believe it….and you will!

      SO, ARE YOU READY TO GET STARTED?

      Livery Lane Wines, Collingwood
      864 Hurontario Street, Unit #3, Collingwood

      (705) 444-8282

      info@liverylanewines.com
      https://www.liverylanewines.com/

      Featured Listing – 139 Beech Street

      Beautiful Custom Home on Collingwood Treed Street

      This stunning 6 bedroom, 4 bathroom home is just waiting for you and your family to make four seasons memories in Southern Georgian Bay. A short walk to the restaurants and shopping of downtown Collingwood, the home is maintenance free with perennial front garden and back yard with large deck with hot tub, built in gas fireplace and gas BBQ hookup for entertaining. On the main floor is a beautiful primary suite with 4pc ensuite and walk in closet, open living space with beautiful kitchen and gas fireplace. Upstairs, a large family room with cathedral ceiling and 2 additional bedrooms and 4 piece bath. The lower level features separate entrance to a 3 bedroom suite with kitchen and living space. 

      More info and photos at: bit.ly/139BeechStreet.

      Call Rhonda Ronson, Sales Representative at 705-888-8700 for more details! Rhonda@RonsonRealtor.ca

      Seasonal Recipe

      Pumpkin Bread

      Ingredients:

      • 1   15-ounce can unsweetened pumpkin puree
      • 1 1/4 c. packed light brown sugar
      • 1 c. granulated sugar
      • 1 c. vegetable oil 
      • large eggs 
      • 1/2 c. buttermilk 
      • 1 tsp. vanilla extract 
      • 3 c. all-purpose flour 
      • 2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice 
      • 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder 
      • 1 tsp. baking soda 
      • 1 tsp. kosher salt 
      • Baking spray with flour 
      • 1/4 c. pumpkin seeds 
      • 3/4 c. semisweet chocolate chips 

      Instructions:

      1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. 
      2. In a large bowl, whisk together the pumpkin, light brown sugar, granulated sugar, oil, eggs, buttermilk, and vanilla until well combined. Add the flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking powder, baking soda, and salt, stirring until just combined. 
      3. Spray 2 (9-by-5-inch) loaf pans with baking spray with flour. Pour half the batter into one pan, smooth with a spatula, and sprinkle with the pumpkin seeds. Fold the chocolate chips into the second half of the batter and pour into the other prepared pan, smoothing the top with a spatula. 
      4. Bake for 60 to 65 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted into the centers comes out clean. Let cool in the pan for 10 minutes then place a wire cooling rack over the pan and flip to remove the bread. Let cool completely.

      Prep Time; 10 minutes

      Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes

      Yield: 16-20 servings

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      Crunching the Numbers: Closing Costs & What You Need to Know

      Looking for a new home, recreational property or condo? It’s a great time of year to do so, with serious sellers out there. While you’re on the hunt for that perfect property, don’t forget to look ahead to the closing, which, well…you guessed it – includes closing costs. When buying real estate (especially for the first time) it’s important to keep in mind that there are additional expenses involved when closing that deal that need to be budgeted for in advance. Here are the top closing costs to be aware of so that you don’t encounter any unexpected bills you weren’t prepared for.

      Read more

      Real Estate News

      Together we make up a group of enthusiastic professionals eager to show you the possibilities of the Southern Georgian Bay real estate market. We use the most current tools and technology so we can meet your needs, whether they be investments or a dream home. With years of experience in real estate and the Georgian Bay area, we value our clients because we care about this area and the people who live in it. Click here to connect. We look forward to meeting you.

      We love where we live and work and we know that you will love it too! Click here to check out the Community Profiles of the Southern Georgian Bay communities that we think are great places to live.

      Click on the calendar to go to our listing of upcoming Open Houses

      Follow us on Social Media!

      If you would like to receive the Clairwood Connection Newsletter in your inbox each month, fill out the form here.

      Crunching the Numbers: Closing Costs & What You Need to Know

      Crunching the Numbers: Closing Costs & What You Need to Know

      Looking for a new home, recreational property or condo? It’s a great time of year to do so, with serious sellers out there. While you’re on the hunt for that perfect property, don’t forget to look ahead to the closing, which, well…you guessed it – includes closing costs. When buying real estate (especially for the first time) it’s important to keep in mind that there are additional expenses involved when closing that deal that need to be budgeted for in advance. Here are the top closing costs to be aware of so that you don’t encounter any unexpected bills you weren’t prepared for: 

      Land Transfer Taxes

      Anyone who buys property in Ontario (or when it’s a gift) must pay land transfer taxes to the Province on closing day, and the amounts can be substantial. The tax is calculated as a percentage of what you paid for the property. For example, if you buy a home worth $625,000 in the Collingwood area, you will pay approximately $8,975 in land transfer taxes, and if you are buying in the Toronto area, that may be double. If you’re a first-time homebuyer, we have good news: you may be eligible for a refund on all or most of those taxes, so be sure to talk to your REALTOR® or lender about your options. 

      REALTOR® Fees

      If you are purchasing a home (and not selling one) we have more good news: You don’t have to pay sales commissions or fees to your REALTOR. How it works is that from the total amount you paid for the home, the seller is on the hook to pay the real estate fees, which are usually 3% – 5% of the purchase price. This gets split between the listing and buying agents. If you are selling a property, you will need to pay the commission, so be sure to negotiate your fees in advance with your REALTOR® when you sign your   agreement. 

      Insurance 

      For those who don’t have a 20% down payment saved up, you will have pay for mortgage insurance to help cover any risks should you default on your mortgage without having built up equity in the home. There is also content and liability insurance required, and, for some people, they purchase title insurance when concerned about liens or related issues with the home. Be sure to factor these insurance expenses in with your total budget each month after purchasing the home. 

      Legal Fees 

      Finally, if you’re buying a home, condo or even a vacant lot, it’s advisable to consider using the services of a real estate lawyer. It’s a lawyer’s job to carefully inspect your purchase agreement, insurance forms, inspection reports, and all other documents to make sure nothing falls through the cracks. They also work to ensure the closing is executed carefully and that all closing costs are paid out. 

      Moving into a new home is an exciting adventure, and there’s a lot to know. At Clairwood Real Estate, we are here to help you along each step of the way, and we want everything to run as smoothly as possible – with no surprises. Be sure to give us a call at 705-445-7085. Our experienced REALTORS® are here to make the process of buying or selling your Grey Highlands, Meaford, Wasaga Beach, Collingwood, Clearview or Blue Mountain home easy and enjoyable.

      8 Ontario Pumpkin Patches Worth Visiting This Fall

      8 Ontario Pumpkin Patches Worth Visiting This Fall

      Ontario’s most popular pumpkin patches offer a whole world of entertainment with everything from hayrides, intricate corn mazes, scavenger hunts, and live entertainment—creating unforgettable experiences for visitors of all ages. Be sure to visit Morrison Pumpkin Farm, right here in Collingwood, but if you’re travelling farther afield, here are our eight more great pumpkin patches to visit in Ontario this fall.

      Downey’s Farm Market (Caledon)

      Selfie your way through a sea of vibrant pumpkins, brave the challenging corn maze, and take a scenic wagon ride at Downey’s Farm Market and Pumpkin Patch this fall. Be sure to catch their legendary “Pumpkinfest,” which transforms the farm into a pumpkin paradise with live entertainment and pumpkin-themed activities.

      • Highlights: Extensive pumpkin selection, corn maze, and wagon rides
      • Address: 13682 Heart Lake Road, Caledon

      Hanes Corn Maze and Tiny Shop Bakery (Dundas)

      Pick any pumpkin for just $5 and then head over to the elaborate corn and sunflower mazes or indulge your taste buds with freshly baked treats from the Tiny Shop Bakery. They’ve even added escape rooms to their selection of activities to do at Hanes.

      • Highlights: Impressive corn and sunflower mazes that change yearly, bakery, escape rooms and pumpkin patch
      • Address: #1001 HWY 5, Dundas

      Springridge Farm (Milton)

      Come for the pumpkin picking and stay longer for the fun farmyard and an indulgent stop at the Barn Market for mouthwatering butter tarts, pies fresh from the bakery, and much more. Springridge also has a new Pavilion Patio where you can kick back and enjoy lunch.

      • Highlights: Pumpkin picking, bakery, and farmyard activities
      • Address: 7256 Bell School Line, Milton

      Dixie Orchards (Inglewood)

      Dixie Orchards has something to dazzle everyone in your group. Frolic through the expansive sunflower fields, pick your own apples or hazelnuts and get lost roaming the seemingly endless pumpkin patch. Cap it off with a scenic wagon ride before you stock up on goodies to take home at their on-site market.

      • Highlights: Pumpkin patch, apple picking, hazelnut picking, and wagon rides
      • Address: 14309 Dixie Road, Inglewood

      Pingle’s Farm Market (Hampton)

      True crime junkies, we’ve found the pumpkin patch for you. Let your inner detective shine with a delightful “Scarecrow Scavenger Hunt” amidst acres of pumpkin fun and a farm-themed playground. Much more than just a pumpkin patch, Pingle’s Farm Market hosts their Harvest Festival all September and October that packs in everything from farm animals, wagon rides, food stations, a bar, ice cream, coffee, live music, and more! See the full schedule and grab tickets on their website.

      • Highlights: An action-packed Harvest Festival all September and October long.
      • Address: 1805 Taunton Road East, Hampton

      Brooks Farms (Mount Albert)

      Over a decade in the making, Brooks Farms Fall Fun Festival continues to get bigger and better every year, and now on top of pumpkin picking and all your usual pumpkin patch attractions like adorable farm animals, you can zip-line, catch a pig race or explore the two pirate ships on site. With plenty to eat and do, this fall festival is a great choice for the whole family. 

      • Highlights: Large pumpkin patch, zip-lining, giant jumping pillows, and pirate ships
      • Address: 122 Ashworth Road, Mount Albert

      Albion Orchards (Caledon)

      Sip on refreshing fresh-pressed cider while touring the grounds in search of the perfect pumpkins or while picking your own apples. When the fall season wraps up, plan a return trip to come and find your perfect Christmas tree—you can even cut your own!

      • Highlights: Pumpkin and apple picking in one location, plus Christmas trees come winter
      • Address: 14800 Innis Lake Road, Caledon

      Strom’s Farm & Bakery (Guelph)

      Strom’s is another fall wonderland boasting thousands of pumpkins, 6km in corn mazes, sand pits, pedal carts, wagon rides, and ‘pumpkin chuckin’ competitions. On weekends you can sit around fire pits for some nibbles and drinks and catch live performances from local talent.

      • Highlights: Pumpkin picking, fire pits, food trucks, corn maze, and pumpkin chuckin’
      • Address: 5089 Wellington RD. 32 Guelph

      Be sure to check each farm’s website for their current hours of operation and plan your visit around any special events that pique your interest most!

      Information from Village Life.

      Clairwood Connection September 2023

      Clairwood Connection

      September 2023

      In this issue of the Clairwood Connection, you’ll find the August Market Snapshots; a look at the Town of Collingwood’s Heritage Conservation District; a great seasonal recipe for Oven Roasted Carrots; a link to our latest blog “Top Fall Decorating Trends of 2023″; a look at some of our fabulous current listings; and the latest real estate news.You can also link to our website to check out our Featured Listings, Open HousesCommunity Profiles and Our Clairwood Team!If you are thinking of making a new beginning with a property purchase in the Southern Georgian Bay area, you will benefit from working with one of our amazing REALTORS®. Give us a call at 705.445.7085 to connect today!

      Market Statistics 

      Here are our Market Snapshots for August 2023 for the Lakelands and Toronto real estate boards. Have questions? Give us a call to connect with one of our REALTORS® who can help you interpret the current market trends. 705.445.7085. To see the detailed Market Statistics for the Southern Georgian Bay and Toronto Real Estate Markets, click here.

      Collingwood Heritage Conservation District

      The Town of Collingwood was the first municipality in Canada to have a Heritage Conservation District included on the prestigious list of Canada’s Historic Places.

      There are many beautiful historical homes in Collingwood that give insight into the past. The Collingwood Heritage Conservation District, designated in 2002, covers a large portion of the traditional town, including the main street of 1880 -1910 commercial and public buildings and areas of historic residential, institutional, and public buildings and park spaces. Homes and heritage buildings are found on many of Collingwood’s main streets including First Street, Fourth Street, Fourth Street East, Elgin Street, Hume Street and Huron Street, among others. There are also site specific heritage buildings throughout the town. Information about all of Collingwood’s heritage buildings, and maps showing the location of the buildings, can be found on the Heritage Collingwood website.

      The Heritage Conservation District has value in its representation of the history and development of the town of Collingwood from its founding in 1853 as a railway and shipping terminus on Georgian Bay, to a period of economic prosperity in the early 20th century. The District preserves the historic street plan with its duo-orientation to the shipping and shipbuilding activity at the shoreline, as well as the railway line. The centre street, Hurontario Street, is wider (99′) than the standard (66′) and is among the best preserved 19th century grand main streets in Ontario. It is unique in maintaining the angled parking designed to accommodate the first automobiles in the town. Radiating from Hurontario Street is an important historic grid of streets, pedestrian laneways, and pathways. The area has a variety of residential neighbourhoods and enclaves of public and institutional structures and parks that are important in chronicling the evolution of the town’s development and economy. (Source: Collingwood Bylaw 02-112 and Collingwood Downtown HCD Study and Plan, Inventory of Buildings by Phillip H. Carter Architect and Planner, 2002.)

      When purchasing a property in Collingwood, it is important to check the Heritage Collingwood designations, to determine any possible impact on changes to a property or building. Our Clairwood REALTORS® can assist you in your research. Give us a call at 705-445-7085 to connect.

      Featured Listings – Winter Rentals

      For more information about our fabulous Winter Seasonal Rentals, visit our Listings at ClairwoodRealEstate.com.

       

       

       

      Seasonal Recipe

      Easy Oven Roasted Carrots

      Ingredients:

      • 2 pounds carrots washed, peeled and cut if large
      • 2 tablespoons olive oil
      • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
      • ¼ teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper plus additional to taste, as needed
      • chopped parsley for garnish, optional

      Instructions:

      1. Preheat oven to 425°F and line a baking sheet pan with parchment paper (for easy clean-up).
      2. Toss carrots with oil and seasoning.
      3. Pour onto prepared baking sheet. Arrange carrots in a single layer.
      4. Bake 18-20 minutes for baby or garden carrots, 25-30 minutes for larger store bought carrots. Ensure carrots are tender when pierced with a fork.
      5. Serve warm, garnished with parsley if desired.

      Notes:

      Young fresh carrots or baby Carrots can be left whole and will require less time. If using store-bought larger carrots (even if you cut them) they may need an extra 10-15 minutes. 

      Larger carrots can be cut into 1 ½” chunks and may need a few minutes extra. 

      For a sweeter glazed carrot, add 1 tablespoon honey or brown sugar before cooking.

      Prep Time:  10minutes  Cook Time: 30minutes

      Servings: 6

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      Top Fall Decorating Trends of 2023

      While gourds and pumpkins make excellent fall decorating staples, designers share a few unexpected ways to welcome this cozy season.

      Whether you’re a traditionalist or not, if you’re eager to set an autumnal mood, we have fall decorating ideas that run the gamut from classic to quirky. We’ve polled pro interior designers who highlight this year’s top fall decorating trends to keep on your radar for 2023.

      Read more

      Real Estate News

      Together we make up a group of enthusiastic professionals eager to show you the possibilities of the Southern Georgian Bay real estate market. We use the most current tools and technology so we can meet your needs, whether they be investments or a dream home. With years of experience in real estate and the Georgian Bay area, we value our clients because we care about this area and the people who live in it. Click here to connect. We look forward to meeting you.

      We love where we live and work and we know that you will love it too! Click here to check out the Community Profiles of the Southern Georgian Bay communities that we think are great places to live.

      Click on the calendar to go to our listing of upcoming Open Houses

      Follow us on Social Media!

      If you would like to receive the Clairwood Connection Newsletter in your inbox each month, fill out the form here.