Tips for Successful House Hunting During the Pandemic

By: Looey Tremblay

Tips for Successful House Hunting During the Pandemic

Tags: House Hunting, Tips, virtual home tours, buying a home

Photo via Pexels Buying a home during the pandemic may look a little different than normal, but it’s far from impossible. There are plenty of digital tools that make house hunting possible while social distancing. From online guides to virtual home tours, take advantage of all the digital resources that are available to make your house-hunting process as smooth as possible.   The tips ...Read More

By: Looey Tremblay

ADVANTAGES OF WORKING WITH A REAL ESTATE BUYER’S AGENT

Tags: real estate, agent, buyer

  Services Provided Traditional Agent Buyer’s Agent Protects your best interests No or Maybe YES Negotiates best price for you No or Maybe YES Points out reasons not to buy No or Maybe YES Assist in writing the offer to promote your best interests, not the Seller No or Maybe YES Works 100% for Buyer, no...Read More

By: Looey Tremblay

Halloumi and Roasted Veggie Buddha Bowl

Tags: Buddha bowl, recipe

Chef Looey says: “This is a delicious vegetarian meal which can be switched up for meat eaters by adding some roasted chicken to the recipe. If you’ve never tried halloumi, you’ll fall in love with this thick Mediterranean cheese – perfect for frying and grilling.” Ingredients (Double for 4 servings) 250g President’s Choice Halloumi (Halloom Semi-Soft Unripene...Read More

By: Looey Tremblay

Lasagna

Tags: lasagna, recipe

1 1/2 to 2 pounds ground beef 1/2 cup diced onion 1 clove garlic minced 1 tablespoon parsley flakes 1 tablespoon basil 1 tsp. oregano 1 1/2 tsp. salt 1 can diced tomatoes 1 bottle passata tomato sauce 1 can tomato paste 1 package fresh lasagna noodles (Do a little bit of cutting and one package will do.) 2 cups ricotta and 2 cups cottage cheese (one container of each) 3 beaten eggs 1 tsp. salt 1...Read More

By: Looey Tremblay

Recent real estate and property sales stats in Kitchener-Waterloo

Tags: Sale Stats, News, Kitchener-Waterloo

Here are the real estate and property sales stats for April 2020 including the stats for Residential Homes in Kitchener Waterloo, Condominiums in Kitchener-Waterloo, Town Houses in Kitchener-Waterloo, Semi-Detached Homes in Kitchener-Waterloo.           ...Read More

By: Looey Tremblay

Thinking of Buying Vacation Property, Think Belize

Tags: Buy a Lot in Belize, Low Down Payment, Low Monthly Payments

Thinking of Buying Vacation Property, Think Belize.   Buy a Lot in Belize for $25,000   Low Down Payment, Low Monthly Payments.   Visit www.BetterinBelize.com    Set in a 132-Acre Tropical Oasis in Cayo, Belize. Lakeside Community with 3 waterfalls flowing into the lake.   Nice-sized Lots: Our Belize lots range in size from ¼-acre (approx. 90 f...Read More

By: Looey Tremblay

Refreshed Walper Hotel a symbol of downtown Kitchener’s resurgence

Tags: Walper Hotel,Kitchener,Downtown

  The hotel sector in the region is poised for future growth, if supply can meet the apparent demand. A $10-million investment has not only restored the historic gem but it has also given the rebounding city a missing amenity – upscale, boutique lodging. The Walper Hotel was built in 1893 but was refreshed a couple of years ago under the new ownership of Perimeter Development, i...Read More

By: Looey Tremblay

Lost Words from our childhood

Tags: Lost Words from our childhood

Mergatroyd! Do you remember that word? Would you believe the spell-checker did not recognize the word Mergatroyd? Heavens to Mergatroyd!  The other day a not so elderly (I say 75) lady said something to her son about driving a Jalopy; and he looked at her quizzically and said, "What the heck is a Jalopy?" He had never heard of the word jalopy! She knew she was old ... But not that ...Read More

By: Looey Tremblay

"We must remember those from our current wars too!"

Tags: We must remember those from our current wars too!

Today I saw a man who was selling poppies, stop a lady, and asked if he could re position her poppy.  While doing so he told that lady she should wear the poppy on their left side;  the red represents the blood of all those who gave their lives,  The black represents the mourning of those who didn't have their loved ones return home,  and the green leaf represents the gra...Read More

By: Looey Tremblay

Pina Colada Thai Crepes

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Pina Colada Thai Crepes With Mascarpone, Butter Rum Maple Syrup, Toasted Coconut & Pineapple     INGREDIENTS Crepe ½-cup unbleached all-purpose flour ½-cup white whole wheat flour 1 tbsp. cane sugar ½-tsp. sea salt 1 ½-cup whole milk 4 large eggs 3 tbsp. unsalted butter, melted Filling 1 cup (8 oz.) mascarpone 1 tbsp. orange zest 1 tbsp. ...Read More