Friday, July 19, 2013

Public Swimming Pools

"We're having a heat wave, a tropical heat wave"

It's summer time in the city and we are melting AND it's okay!  Unfortunately, we can't get out to enjoy it.  We're all hiding in our air conditioned homes.  Those of us fortunate to have a swimming pool in our backyards ARE out there enjoying the dog days of summer!  Just putting your feet in cooling water is helpful.

If you live in Mississauga, you have probably heard that they are closing South Common Pool for sprucing up.  It is one of the more popular public pools for swimming lessons, aquatic exercise, and recreational swimming.  Now that it's not available to the general public until approximately mid-September all you have to do is go south on Erin Mills Parkway for the closest alternative and that's David Ramsay Outdoor Pool at 2470 Thornlodge Drive and it's only about a 5 minute drive away.

David Ramsay Pool has extended their "OPEN" hours to accommodate many, especially during this heat wave, they are open a little longer.

Get in there and use the facility.  It has had a HUGE renovation completed 2 summers ago.  You will enjoy the outdoors, no need to be indoors this time of year.  You will hear the laughter of children AND adults alike.  It's in a beautiful neighbourhood of Sheridan Homelands.

Get out there an learn to swim, get some exercise, or just enjoy the outdoors during this short summer season.

Compliments of:

Betty Bartusevicius, Sales Representative  ASA
RE/MAX Realty Specialists Inc., Brokerage
905 828 3434
DIRECT/TEXT: 416 427 1875

Thursday, July 11, 2013

After The Storm

I guess the summer of 2013 will go down in record books.  Being that Toronto survived a gruelling rain storm that caused havoc throughout the city and surrounding areas.  The last blackout we had, we didn't have to deal with flooding.  We just had no power.  The residents of Etobicoke suffered a little longer than most (at least what I heard) as they were without power for about 2 days.

At this point, we have ALL looked over our Home Insurance Policies and, if needed, we called our carriers and had someone come out and look at the damage if there was any.  We were very fortunate on my street in the Sheridan Homelands as no one had a flooded basement.  I can't speak for anyone else, but I didn't see much damaged goods placed out to dry or to be picked up by trash the following day.  We had power within four hours.  Others were a little longer in Mississauga, and then there were those who were fortunate to have power back sooner.

We are being asked to help preserve power usage so that we don't have a blackout due to sudden surges of power once it has come back on.  I imagine most, including myself, charged up all their phones, mobile devices, etc. as soon as the  power comes on.  Maybe it's time to think about to use our energy a little differently.  Oh, and don't forget to start backing up the information on your computers!

Most of our energy is used for heating and cooling the home, with hot water coming in a close second place.   Good energy habits help you save money and the way we use energy plays a big role in how much we’re paying for it.  Simple choices we make every day can go a long way to help us manage our energy use, cut costs and protect the environment around the year.

You have probably heard about how to lower energy costs:

1.  Choose off-peak hours.  Of course these hours vary from household to household.  If you are shift work, your hours will be different from the 'typical' off peak hours.  Weekends and evenings are typically when electricity rates are the lowest.

2.  Use a programmable thermostat to reduce energy use. 

3.  Consider caulking and weather stripping.  Plugging up air leaks is pretty inexpensive and helps save during the winter and summer months.  While the weather is warm, perhaps this is a good time to check out your caulking and weather stripping around all your doors and windows.

These are just 3.  Do you have some that you possibly could add?  Make your own list.  Then, when you have a few minutes, try to complete the list while the weather is warm.

This storm took us all by surprise.  It certainly proved to many of us how much we depend on our electronic devices, and on technology, to function.  I heard someone say yesterday: "I got angry, I cried, I started clearing out the basement, I looked at all the memories that were lost, I was hot...then, after all the emotions were spent, I knew that my family was safe and no one could take away our memories." 

It's going to take a few days until we stop talking about this, but we will continue.  It will be stored in our memories.  Things will be fixed.  All in all, our families are safe!

Just a point of view from me!

Betty Bartusevicius, Sales Representative  ASA
RE/MAX Realty Specialists Inc., Brokerage
905 828 3434
DIRECT: 416 427 1875



Saturday, July 6, 2013

Betty's Pic Of The Week in Lorne Park

The residential neighbourhood of Lorne Park is located at the south end of Mississauga. 

The principal streets and roads in Lorne Park are Lakeshore Road and Lorne Park Road. The QEW (Queen Elizabeth Way) is the northern border of the neighbourhood.

My web site is a sought after resource for the weekly postings of available Lorne Park properties.  By accessing Betty's Pic of the Week and signing up for the instantly downloadable report, you can receive up to date information of some of the homes that are available in this elegant community.

Here is a list of Homes for Sale in the Lorne ParkCommunity of Mississauga.   I will be updating this list on a regular basis, so please feel free to come back several times and see what's new.

Click here to view Properties of Interest

If you are thinking of selling your house or if you are a buyer looking for that Dream Home, feel free to phone or text me directly at 416 427 1875. 

Betty Bartusevicius, Sales Representative ASA
Re/Max Realty Specialists Inc., Brokerage
Fine Homes In Nine Oh Five

Office: 905-828-3434
Direct: 416-427-1875

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