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Just A Car

It’s becoming a more common thing for Jody and I to find ourselves helping clients and family members figure out how to say goodbye to homes they’ve loved: how to downsize, let go of things, and move on. We’ve had to do it too, in many different forms, and I was recently reminded how hard that decision can be. Sometimes a thing is not just a thing.

This time around, it was my car I had to part with. My Honda CR-V that I had owned, maintained, and loved for 13 of its 14 years needed $4,500 of repairs, and we couldn’t justify that expense. The fact that it seemed destined to end up as parts is what wrenched my heart.

I bought it in 2005, tired of being stranded by my 9-year-old Saturn sedan, and tired of hauling around my two big dogs on cloth seats that soaked up every molecule of wet dog smell. I bought the Honda SUV for reliability, safety, and space, but the dogs disagreed with my plan for keeping them in the cargo area. They were used to lounging on the seats and hanging their heads out the window, and that’s just how it was going to be. I bought a seat cover.

The day I picked up my new Honda, August 2005 © Jane Hunter

Georgia excited to see the world © Allyson Scott

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Sweet Semi in Oshawa

Our clients have put their heart and soul into tastefully updating this lovely 3-bedroom semi. There is nothing for you to do but move in and enjoy! The updated kitchen has a beautiful centre island for entertaining, meal prep, or for use as a breakfast bar. Walk out to your wood deck and large fenced yard with mature trees and garden shed! (more…)

Central Loft Conversion

This open-concept, oversized authentic loft conversion offers a functional layout with perfect use of living space. Located near Church and Dundas, this 1-bedroom suite has soaring 12 ft ceilings, exposed ductwork, polished concrete floors, granite counters, and an amazing soaker tub. (more…)

Riverdale Century Home

Welcome to this upgraded century 3-bedroom townhouse in the prestigious North Riverdale area. The stylish, open-concept main floor has exposed brick accents, newer hardwood floors, modern kitchen, and a walk-out to a lovely deck and yard. (more…)