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Family Day Things to Do⛄️

You've heard us talk about how much we love helping first-time buyers find homes.  We get very attached to our clients and love getting updates from them.  Check out Lynn's video to hear about a text she received this week.

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Congratulations to our clients

Have you heard about the Mazinaw Lake monster? 🐍

Do you know someone who's thinking of buying their first home this year?  We've packed this newsletter with valuable info for first-time buyers.  Please share with the future homeowners in your life.

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exploring condos by lorna willis

Fiixed or variable rate? 💰

The good news is that the Bank of Canada held interest rates for the sixth month!  No sign of reduced rates yet but economists expect some relief by the end of 2024.

We were so excited to receive a silver award from Kingston Community Votes.  Thank you to everyone who supported us with your vote.

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See you at the Home & Lifestyle Show?❄️

With these frigid temperatures, It's hard to imagine that spring is coming.  However, if you are thinking of selling your home this spring, now is a good time to start planning.  Check out our blog that offers some helpful (at least we think so) advice.

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What is your favourite Kingston restaurant? 🍽️

We are so excited about Kingstonlicious and looking forward to visiting some new restaurants.  Which is your favourite?

Lynn's still decluttering her house.  This week her husband joined in - take a look at what he did in the basement!

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“Lorna went above and beyond our expectations! We could not be more thrilled with the closing of our house! We are first time home buyers and the process couldn't have gone smoother. Lorna was never hard to reach and always had an answer for our questions and concerns. She gave us solid advice, lining us up with an excellent mortgage broker and home inspector, and made us feel no pressure whatsoever. We truly felt the whole time she had our best interests at heart.” — Craig A.

Thrilled to have exceeded your expectations, Craig! Making your first home buying experience smooth and stress-free was our goal. Thanks for trusting us with such an important milestone!

With expertise, respect, integrity, and compassion, we will guide you through one of life's most important personal and financial decisions - buying or selling a home. To us, you are family and as your real estate agents, we have your back! Contact us at 📞 (343) 989-1550 or (613) 389-1005. We'll be happy to answer your real estate questions.

#LynnAndLorna #ygk #ClientTestimonial #ygkrealtor #ygkrealestate #kingstonrealestate #kingstonrealtor #kingstonhomes #kingstonliving #5starreview “Lorna went above and beyond our expectations! We could not be more thrilled with the closing of our house! We are first time home buyers and the process couldn't have gone smoother. Lorna was never hard to reach and always had an answer for our questions and concerns. She gave us solid advice, lining us up with an exc… BLOG POST: What are some of the mistakes that buyers make when looking for a home? We take a look at: money; bones; location; and forever-home syndrome.

Find out more on lwrealty.ca

Want to learn more? Contact us for a no-obligation Seller Consultation. Click the link in our bio to book a call or appointment.

#LynnAndLorna #ygk #ygkrealtor #ygkrealestate #kingstonrealestate #kingstonrealtor #kingstonhomes #blogpost #buyertips #homebuyertips BLOG POST: What are some of the mistakes that buyers make when looking for a home? We take a look at: money; bones; location; and forever-home syndrome. Find out more on lwrealty.ca Want to learn more? Contact us for a no-obligation Seller Consultation. Click the link in our bio to book a call or appointment. #LynnA… Craving a treat in Stone Mills? Here are our top 3 spots you shouldn't miss:

1️⃣ Stone Corner Cafe, Camden East (@stone_corner_coffee): Relax in a welcoming environment while enjoying delicious tea, coffee, and baked delicacies. Enjoy a leisurely sit-down and indulge in their assortment of croissants and other goodies.

2️⃣ A1 Corner Restaurant and Variety, Tamworth: Experience the charm of this diner-style eatery offering a full menu, but do save room for their mouthwatering pies, cookies, and other baking. Bonus: they have a small grocery section!

3️⃣ Abrams Bakery, Newburgh (@abramsbakery): For a true bakery experience, head to Abrams Bakery. Although there's no seating available, you'll be greeted with a tantalizing array of bread, delicious squares, and other treats. Check out their unique finds (jellies, jams, local honey, beeswax wraps, etc) and seasonal offerings like ice cream, too. 

Whether you're in the mood for a leisurely coffee break or a quick sweet fix, these spots in Stone Mills have you covered. Treat yourself to some local goodness in Stones Mills today! 🍪 🍰☕🍦

#LynnAndLorna #ygk #ygkrealtor #ygkrealestate #stonemills #localtreats #supportlocal Craving a treat in Stone Mills? Here are our top 3 spots you shouldn't miss: 1️⃣ Stone Corner Cafe, Camden East (@stone_corner_coffee): Relax in a welcoming environment while enjoying delicious tea, coffee, and baked delicacies. Enjoy a leisurely sit-down and indulge in their assortment of croissants and other goodies… PSA for folks living Bath and surrounding area, including Amherst Island! Need a reliable pharmacy with exceptional service? Pharmasave Bath and their friendly and helpful team goes above and beyond, offering delivery and proactive prescription refills. If you're travelling further for your prescriptions and general drug store needs, look no further than Bath Family Pharmasave!

#LynnAndLorna #ygk #ygkrealtor #ygkrealestate #kingstonrealestate #kingstonrealtor #kingstonhomes #kingstonliving #localpharmacy #communitycare 2 PSA for folks living Bath and surrounding area, including Amherst Island! Need a reliable pharmacy with exceptional service? Pharmasave Bath and their friendly and helpful team goes above and beyond, offering delivery and proactive prescription refills. If you're travelling further for your prescriptions and general dr… “Both Lynn and Lorna were very personable and professional. Took their time to understand our situation, formulated a plan and strategy to sell the house, worked within our timelines, were open to discussions around suggested pricing, listed the house and sold over listing price by 50K+ within a week. Also assisted with contacts related to movers, junk removal etc.” — Rob S.

"Rob, it was a pleasure working with you! 🏡 So glad we could exceed your expectations and achieve a fantastic result. Thank you for trusting us with the sale of your home. Wishing you all the best in your next chapter!

With expertise, respect, integrity, and compassion, we will guide you through one of life's most important personal and financial decisions - buying or selling a home. To us, you are family and as your real estate agents, we have your back! Contact us at 📞 (343) 989-1550 or (613) 389-1005. We'll be happy to answer your real estate questions.

#LynnAndLorna #ygk #ClientTestimonial #ygkrealtor #ygkrealestate #kingstonrealestate #kingstonrealtor #kingstonhomes #kingstonliving #5starreview “Both Lynn and Lorna were very personable and professional. Took their time to understand our situation, formulated a plan and strategy to sell the house, worked within our timelines, were open to discussions around suggested pricing, listed the house and sold over listing price by 50K+ within a week. Also assisted wit… Top 3 places to cross country ski or snowshoe in Lennox & Addington County:
For cross-country skiing enthusiasts, L&A County in Ontario offers picturesque options to explore the snowy landscapes:

➡️ L&A Forest Trails, Flinton: The L&A Forest Trails provide a rugged and natural setting for cross-country skiing, offering over 10 kilometres of logging roads and single-track trails. covering over 120 acres. Challenging and scenic!

➡️ Bon Echo Provincial Park: Known for summer activities, Bon Echo Provincial Park is also a winter wonderland with its scenic trails. The park has breathtaking natural features, including the majestic Mazinaw Rock with Indigenous pictographs and varied terrain, providing an ideal setting for cross-country skiing.

➡️ The Cataraqui Trail runs from Strathcona to Smiths Falls and is part of the Trans Canada Trail system. The trail offers a diverse landscape, passing through various types of terrain such as wetlands, forests, and farmland, which makes it a scenic option for skiers looking for variety and beauty in their surroundings and is well-suited to both beginners and experienced skiers.

Now that the snow is here, let's get out there and enjoy it! 

#lynnandlorna #ygk #ygkrealtor #ygkrealestate #laforesttrails #bonechowinter #cataraquitrail #explorelacounty #winterwonderland #ontariotrails Top 3 places to cross country ski or snowshoe in Lennox & Addington County: For cross-country skiing enthusiasts, L&A County in Ontario offers picturesque options to explore the snowy landscapes: ➡️ L&A Forest Trails, Flinton: The L&A Forest Trails provide a rugged and natural setting for cross-country skiing, offerin… BLOG POST: As the spring season starts, the real estate market picks up pace. To sell your property, prepare it to attract potential buyers. Follow these five tips to get your home ready for the spring real estate market and fetch the best price.

Find out more on lwrealty.ca

Want to learn more? Contact us for a no-obligation Seller Consultation. Click the link in our bio to book a call or appointment.

#LynnAndLorna #ygk #ygkrealtor #ygkrealestate #kingstonrealestate #kingstonrealtor #kingstonhomes #blogpost #sellertips #homesellertips #homeselling #springmarket BLOG POST: As the spring season starts, the real estate market picks up pace. To sell your property, prepare it to attract potential buyers. Follow these five tips to get your home ready for the spring real estate market and fetch the best price. Find out more on lwrealty.ca Want to learn more? Contact us for a no-ob… Here's this week's market update📊

#LynnAndLorna #ygk #ygkrealtor #ygkrealestate #kingstonrealestate #kingstonrealtor #kingstonhomes #kingstonliving #marketstats #marketupdate Here's this week's market update📊 #LynnAndLorna #ygk #ygkrealtor #ygkrealestate #kingstonrealestate #kingstonrealtor #kingstonhomes #kingstonliving #marketstats #marketupdate “As a young family that just immigrated to Canada, we found Lorna and Lynn invaluable in helping us purchase our first home. We didn't know Kingston, so we had thousands of questions. Lorna resolved all these doubts with a lot of patience and empathy; they accompanied us at every step, from the search for the house, the offer and negotiation, to the closing of the business and delivery of the house. Even though our first language is not English, it was never a barrier to resolving any concerns. Their accompaniment goes beyond expectations, and we will always be very grateful to have found them on our way. They became our family in this place.” ― Eliana M.

Eliana, your journey to your first home in Canada was truly special, and I'm so grateful to have been a part of it! 🏡 It was a pleasure assisting your family and making sure you felt at home every step of the way. Thrilled to have you as part of our extended family!

With expertise, respect, integrity, and compassion, we will guide you through one of life's most important personal and financial decisions - buying or selling a home. To us, you are family and as your real estate agents, we have your back! Contact us at 📞 (343) 989-1550 or (613) 389-1005. We'll be happy to answer your real estate questions.

#LynnAndLorna #ClientTestimonial #ygkrealtor #ygkrealestate #kingstonrealestate #kingstonrealtor #kingstonrealestatemarket #kingstonliving #5starreview “As a young family that just immigrated to Canada, we found Lorna and Lynn invaluable in helping us purchase our first home. We didn't know Kingston, so we had thousands of questions. Lorna resolved all these doubts with a lot of patience and empathy; they accompanied us at every step, from the search for the house, th… BLOG POST: Home staging is a crucial strategy for selling your home quickly and at a higher price. By highlighting your property’s best features and creating an appealing atmosphere, potential buyers will be more likely to envision themselves living in the space. This blog will share top home staging tips to help you achieve these goals.

Find out more on lwrealty.ca

Want to learn more? Contact us for a no-obligation Seller Consultation. Click the link in our bio to book a call or appointment.

#LynnAndLorna #ygk #ygkrealtor #ygkrealestate #kingstonrealestate #kingstonrealtor #kingstonhomes #blogpost #sellertips #homesellertips #buyertips #homebuyertips BLOG POST: Home staging is a crucial strategy for selling your home quickly and at a higher price. By highlighting your property’s best features and creating an appealing atmosphere, potential buyers will be more likely to envision themselves living in the space. This blog will share top home staging tips to help you a… Looking for an unforgettable culinary experience in Kingston? Here are our top 3 fine dining pick spots that promise to tantalize your taste buds and leave you craving for more…

➡️ The Everly (@theeverlykingston): Indulge in an exceptional dining experience at The Everly. With its intimate setting and customer-focused service, every visit promises to be unforgettable. From the creative menu to the impeccable service, this restaurant exceeds expectations every time. Join us for an exquisite culinary journey that will leave you wanting more!

➡️ Olivea (@olivearestaurant): Craving mouthwatering flavours? Olivea has you covered. Whether you're in the mood for their tantalizing hamburgers with delicious tomato chutney or their pear salad special, there's something for everyone. Even the pickiest eaters will fall in love with their penne pasta served with basil pomodara sauce. Plus, their pet-friendly patio ensures that everyone in the family can enjoy a delightful meal together!

➡️ Days on Front (@daysonfront): Get ready for an unforgettable experience at Days on Front. From the delectable food to the friendly and attentive service, every aspect of your visit will leave you smiling. And the best part? You won't break the bank! Enjoy incredible value for the amazing quality of food you'll find here. Don't miss out on the chance to dine at this beloved bistro!

📸 Tag your dining companions and make reservations now to embark on a culinary adventure like no other! 🍽️✨

#lynnandlorna #ygk #ygkrealtor #ygkrealestate #localflavors #foodieadventure #kingstonfinedining #foodieparadise #culinarydelights 3 Looking for an unforgettable culinary experience in Kingston? Here are our top 3 fine dining pick spots that promise to tantalize your taste buds and leave you craving for more… ➡️ The Everly (@theeverlykingston): Indulge in an exceptional dining experience at The Everly. With its intimate setting and customer-focused… Congratulations to our clients - we are so excited for you! ❤❤❤

#LynnAndLorna #ygk #ygkrealtor #ygkrealestate #kingstonrealestate #kingstonrealtor #congratulations Congratulations to our clients - we are so excited for you! ❤❤❤ #LynnAndLorna #ygk #ygkrealtor #ygkrealestate #kingstonrealestate #kingstonrealtor #congratulations
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lynnlornaygkhomes “Lorna went above and beyond our expectations! We could not be more thrilled with the closing of our house! We are first time home buyers and the process couldn't have gone smoother. Lorna was never hard to reach and always had an answer for our questions and concerns. She gave us solid advice, lining us up with an excellent mortgage broker and home inspector, and made us feel no pressure whatsoever. We truly felt the whole time she had our best interests at heart.” — Craig A. Thrilled to have exceeded your expectations, Craig! Making your first home buying experience smooth and stress-free was our goal. Thanks for trusting us with such an important milestone! With expertise, respect, integrity, and compassion, we will guide you through one of life's most important personal and financial decisions - buying or selling a home. To us, you are family and as your real estate agents, we have your back! Contact us at 📞 (343) 989-1550 or (613) 389-1005. We'll be happy to answer your real estate questions. #LynnAndLorna #ygk #ClientTestimonial #ygkrealtor #ygkrealestate #kingstonrealestate #kingstonrealtor #kingstonhomes #kingstonliving #5starreview
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lynnlornaygkhomes BLOG POST: What are some of the mistakes that buyers make when looking for a home? We take a look at: money; bones; location; and forever-home syndrome. Find out more on lwrealty.ca Want to learn more? Contact us for a no-obligation Seller Consultation. Click the link in our bio to book a call or appointment. #LynnAndLorna #ygk #ygkrealtor #ygkrealestate #kingstonrealestate #kingstonrealtor #kingstonhomes #blogpost #buyertips #homebuyertips
lynnlornaygkhomes Craving a treat in Stone Mills? Here are our top 3 spots you shouldn't miss: 1️⃣ Stone Corner Cafe, Camden East ( @stone_corner_coffee): Relax in a welcoming environment while enjoying delicious tea, coffee, and baked delicacies. Enjoy a leisurely sit-down and indulge in their assortment of croissants and other goodies. 2️⃣ A1 Corner Restaurant and Variety, Tamworth: Experience the charm of this diner-style eatery offering a full menu, but do save room for their mouthwatering pies, cookies, and other baking. Bonus: they have a small grocery section! 3️⃣ Abrams Bakery, Newburgh ( @abramsbakery): For a true bakery experience, head to Abrams Bakery. Although there's no seating available, you'll be greeted with a tantalizing array of bread, delicious squares, and other treats. Check out their unique finds (jellies, jams, local honey, beeswax wraps, etc) and seasonal offerings like ice cream, too. Whether you're in the mood for a leisurely coffee break or a quick sweet fix, these spots in Stone Mills have you covered. Treat yourself to some local goodness in Stones Mills today! 🍪 🍰☕🍦 #LynnAndLorna #ygk #ygkrealtor #ygkrealestate #stonemills #localtreats #supportlocal
lynnlornaygkhomes PSA for folks living Bath and surrounding area, including Amherst Island! Need a reliable pharmacy with exceptional service? Pharmasave Bath and their friendly and helpful team goes above and beyond, offering delivery and proactive prescription refills. If you're travelling further for your prescriptions and general drug store needs, look no further than Bath Family Pharmasave! #LynnAndLorna #ygk #ygkrealtor #ygkrealestate #kingstonrealestate #kingstonrealtor #kingstonhomes #kingstonliving #localpharmacy #communitycare
normalynncolso 100 % AGREE that Bath, Pharamsave is the BEST!
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lynnlornaygkhomes “Both Lynn and Lorna were very personable and professional. Took their time to understand our situation, formulated a plan and strategy to sell the house, worked within our timelines, were open to discussions around suggested pricing, listed the house and sold over listing price by 50K+ within a week. Also assisted with contacts related to movers, junk removal etc.” — Rob S. "Rob, it was a pleasure working with you! 🏡 So glad we could exceed your expectations and achieve a fantastic result. Thank you for trusting us with the sale of your home. Wishing you all the best in your next chapter! With expertise, respect, integrity, and compassion, we will guide you through one of life's most important personal and financial decisions - buying or selling a home. To us, you are family and as your real estate agents, we have your back! Contact us at 📞 (343) 989-1550 or (613) 389-1005. We'll be happy to answer your real estate questions. #LynnAndLorna #ygk #ClientTestimonial #ygkrealtor #ygkrealestate #kingstonrealestate #kingstonrealtor #kingstonhomes #kingstonliving #5starreview
lynnlornaygkhomes Top 3 places to cross country ski or snowshoe in Lennox & Addington County: For cross-country skiing enthusiasts, L&A County in Ontario offers picturesque options to explore the snowy landscapes: ➡️ L&A Forest Trails, Flinton: The L&A Forest Trails provide a rugged and natural setting for cross-country skiing, offering over 10 kilometres of logging roads and single-track trails. covering over 120 acres. Challenging and scenic! ➡️ Bon Echo Provincial Park: Known for summer activities, Bon Echo Provincial Park is also a winter wonderland with its scenic trails. The park has breathtaking natural features, including the majestic Mazinaw Rock with Indigenous pictographs and varied terrain, providing an ideal setting for cross-country skiing. ➡️ The Cataraqui Trail runs from Strathcona to Smiths Falls and is part of the Trans Canada Trail system. The trail offers a diverse landscape, passing through various types of terrain such as wetlands, forests, and farmland, which makes it a scenic option for skiers looking for variety and beauty in their surroundings and is well-suited to both beginners and experienced skiers. Now that the snow is here, let's get out there and enjoy it! #lynnandlorna #ygk #ygkrealtor #ygkrealestate #laforesttrails #bonechowinter #cataraquitrail #explorelacounty #winterwonderland #ontariotrails
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lynnlornaygkhomes BLOG POST: As the spring season starts, the real estate market picks up pace. To sell your property, prepare it to attract potential buyers. Follow these five tips to get your home ready for the spring real estate market and fetch the best price. Find out more on lwrealty.ca Want to learn more? Contact us for a no-obligation Seller Consultation. Click the link in our bio to book a call or appointment. #LynnAndLorna #ygk #ygkrealtor #ygkrealestate #kingstonrealestate #kingstonrealtor #kingstonhomes #blogpost #sellertips #homesellertips #homeselling #springmarket
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lynnlornaygkhomes “As a young family that just immigrated to Canada, we found Lorna and Lynn invaluable in helping us purchase our first home. We didn't know Kingston, so we had thousands of questions. Lorna resolved all these doubts with a lot of patience and empathy; they accompanied us at every step, from the search for the house, the offer and negotiation, to the closing of the business and delivery of the house. Even though our first language is not English, it was never a barrier to resolving any concerns. Their accompaniment goes beyond expectations, and we will always be very grateful to have found them on our way. They became our family in this place.” ― Eliana M. Eliana, your journey to your first home in Canada was truly special, and I'm so grateful to have been a part of it! 🏡 It was a pleasure assisting your family and making sure you felt at home every step of the way. Thrilled to have you as part of our extended family! With expertise, respect, integrity, and compassion, we will guide you through one of life's most important personal and financial decisions - buying or selling a home. To us, you are family and as your real estate agents, we have your back! Contact us at 📞 (343) 989-1550 or (613) 389-1005. We'll be happy to answer your real estate questions. #LynnAndLorna #ClientTestimonial #ygkrealtor #ygkrealestate #kingstonrealestate #kingstonrealtor #kingstonrealestatemarket #kingstonliving #5starreview
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lynnlornaygkhomes BLOG POST: Home staging is a crucial strategy for selling your home quickly and at a higher price. By highlighting your property’s best features and creating an appealing atmosphere, potential buyers will be more likely to envision themselves living in the space. This blog will share top home staging tips to help you achieve these goals. Find out more on lwrealty.ca Want to learn more? Contact us for a no-obligation Seller Consultation. Click the link in our bio to book a call or appointment. #LynnAndLorna #ygk #ygkrealtor #ygkrealestate #kingstonrealestate #kingstonrealtor #kingstonhomes #blogpost #sellertips #homesellertips #buyertips #homebuyertips
lynnlornaygkhomes Looking for an unforgettable culinary experience in Kingston? Here are our top 3 fine dining pick spots that promise to tantalize your taste buds and leave you craving for more… ➡️ The Everly ( @theeverlykingston): Indulge in an exceptional dining experience at The Everly. With its intimate setting and customer-focused service, every visit promises to be unforgettable. From the creative menu to the impeccable service, this restaurant exceeds expectations every time. Join us for an exquisite culinary journey that will leave you wanting more! ➡️ Olivea ( @olivearestaurant): Craving mouthwatering flavours? Olivea has you covered. Whether you're in the mood for their tantalizing hamburgers with delicious tomato chutney or their pear salad special, there's something for everyone. Even the pickiest eaters will fall in love with their penne pasta served with basil pomodara sauce. Plus, their pet-friendly patio ensures that everyone in the family can enjoy a delightful meal together! ➡️ Days on Front ( @daysonfront): Get ready for an unforgettable experience at Days on Front. From the delectable food to the friendly and attentive service, every aspect of your visit will leave you smiling. And the best part? You won't break the bank! Enjoy incredible value for the amazing quality of food you'll find here. Don't miss out on the chance to dine at this beloved bistro! 📸 Tag your dining companions and make reservations now to embark on a culinary adventure like no other! 🍽️✨ #lynnandlorna #ygk #ygkrealtor #ygkrealestate #localflavors #foodieadventure #kingstonfinedining #foodieparadise #culinarydelights
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lynnlornaygkhomes @theeverlykingston and my fave is the beef tartare! -Lynn 😁
lynnlornaygkhomes @theeverlykingston love love love your steak frites - can’t figure out how you make those amazing fries!
lynnlornaygkhomes Congratulations to our clients - we are so excited for you! ❤❤❤ #LynnAndLorna #ygk #ygkrealtor #ygkrealestate #kingstonrealestate #kingstonrealtor #congratulations