On January 31st, 1988 we moved into our brand new house at 11 Diana Grace Avenue. It proved to be an excellent decision with a wonderful location. We raised five children and now have two Moosehead billets. We have debated upgrading to get a better price but decided that by selling as a fixer-up allows the buyer can choose upgrades that are more consistent with their preferences. We will miss the neighbourhood but we’re ready for a change.

Details

  • 2 storeys
  • 3 bedrooms on 2nd floor
  • 2 bathrooms on 2nd floor
  • Half bath and laundry room on the main floor
  • 3 bedrooms, sitting room, and furnace room in the basement
  • Roughed in bathroom space in the basement
  • All electric heating originally – most baseboards still active – oil-fired furnace forced air and water heater added about 25 years ago – oil tank outside
  • Heat exchange unit turns the air over in eight hours – the unit needs a drive belt
  • Back half of roof shined in 2019
  • Great bones but in need of upgrades
  • The fireplace in an insert and has a fan to distribute heat
  • Wonderful location at 11 Diana Grace in a cul-de-sac
  • A street-side veranda is a major plus and we have spent many hours watching the world pass by particularly when our children were younger and playing soccer and hockey and shooting basketball
  • Terrific neighbours and we are seeing the second wave of younger families buying in the cul-de-sac
  • Neighbours have fences on two sides of the back yard
  • Deck was renovated in 2019 to be fully supported on concrete pillars below the frost line
  • Plan to list in June
  • Our realtor is my wife’s sister who already lists in the neighbourhood
  • We are the only people who have ever lived in this house
  • Our realtor’s plan is to list at $389,900
  • Tax assessment is $285,000 with taxes of $3,437
  • Water meter and electrical meter both recently upgraded
  • Wired for fiber-opticĀ and standard cable
  • It is move-in ready as you plan for upgrades
  • We do not plan to take any appliances as we transition to retirement living in an apartment
  • Phil O’Hara – text/voice (902) 497-6056 or email w.philip.ohara@gmail.com
  • NOTE: March 5, 2020 – I am on week 4 of radiation and chemotherapy so my immune system is compromised.

About Our location

Our home is in a wonderful location and perfect for a large family. Here are a few comments on why we’ve loved this location over the years:

  • Portland Estates is a wonderful neighbourhood with a mixture of detached homes, townhouses and apartments.
  • People care about their home and gardens.
  • The lake, woods and trails are wonderful recreational areas.
  • The Residents Association is active and engaged in neighbourhood improvements.
  • There are multiple playgrounds.
  • Everyone has access to the lake.
  • The elementary school is an easy walk from our location and has active after school programs.
  • The tennis courts are well used as is the basketball court.
  • The Superstore is within walking distance of our home in a strip mall with multiple services.
  • There is a public library in the Superstore complex.
  • Our house has great bones and has been well lived in.
    • I shingled the back half of the roof in 2019. The front half was planned for the spring.
    • The windows seal well but need to have the hardware replaced.
    • The only remaining carpets are in the master bedroom and the stair to the second floor.
    • The hot water heater is only a few years old; the furnace is in great shape but not as efficient as newer models.
    • The heat exchange system needs a drive belt.
    • All three toilets are low/high flow.
    • The kitchen is the original so needs to be refreshed.
    • The kitchen floor is original and needs to be replaced.