Anita Van Rootselaar's Blog Posts

Picturesque Fergus

Why Does the Guelph Area Living Real Estate Team Love Fergus?Like a lot of Ontario towns, Fergus is growing fast! It comes as no surprise that the Fergus real estate market is also growing, and we

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Appeal to Buyers with Outdoor Space Updates!

Top outdoor features that home buyers find particularly attractive and will give you a great return on investment!Are you doing what I'm doing? I'm already dreaming about summer evenings spent out

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Moving Day Tips

Moving to a New Home? Moving to a new home can be overwhelming. You may be feeling excited and ready begin life in your new home, but moving day can seem like a lifetime away with a long list

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Beautiful Elora

Elora is no longer one of Ontario’s best kept secrets! Straddling the banks of the twisty Grand River, Elora is no longer one of Ontario’s best kept secrets.Historic buildings,

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Charming Puslinch

Surrounding the south end of Guelph is a township in Wellington County called Puslinch. Its mission statement is "Progressing together to provide reliable and sustainable services to our residents,

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How to Move to Guelph...

... why you need the help of the Guelph Real Estate Team at Guelph Area LivingYou have been reading our blog for a while and we have finally convinced you that Guelph is the place to be!

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Helping Seniors With Their Move to a New Home

Anita Van Rootselaar, Real Estate Agent with Guelph Area Living Specializes in Helping Seniors with Real Estate TransactionsMoving to a new home at any stage of your life brings forth a whole bundle

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Vibrant Rockwood

A historic and vibrant town! There is a little village you may have heard of on Highway 7 between Acton and Guelph.This historic and vibrant town is filled with limestone and has the Eramosa

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5 Winter Activities that Guelph has to Offer

Enjoy the snow while it lasts with these 5 Guelph activities:Skate at Market Square.  Cliche? Yes.  But also fun and very pretty after dark!  If you're not prepared to brave the cold

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Winter Car Care

Tips to help you get through the snowy and slushy cold weather with the least car trouble possibleWe all know that getting into a cold car in the morning is one of the least joyous parts of the

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Making the Future Brighter for Kids

Anita Van Rootselaar, Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Hallmark, is proud to be a top RE/MAX donor to her local Children’s Miracle Network hospital.I believe in making the future brighter for

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Guelph Area Shops

Are you searching for the perfect gift? Guelph has some amazing stores where you can buy gifts for those who seem to have everything.Are you searching for the perfect gift for any occasion? Guelph

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7 Guelph Locations for Valentine's Day Dates

Valentine's Day is fast approaching, and it's **supposed** to be quite nice out! Guelph has many places that can be turned into date locations, both indoors and outdoors.Play with Clay - 42

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Black Friday Mania in Guelph

As we enter the Holiday season and begin the search for the perfect gift for our loved ones there is one day in November that can help us keep our budget in check: Black Friday! (AKA November 29)

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Guelph During the War Years

Remembrance Day in Guelph: A look at what Guelph looked like during World War IWe are so blessed that we live in a country and in a city where our ancestors stood up and fought for our freedom. The

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Get in the Game in Guelph!

Canada is obsessed with hockey… and Guelph is no different!It is a common belief that there is no nation on this Earth that is more obsessed with hockey than Canada…. and Guelph is no

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Fun Ways to Get Fit in Guelph

Guelph has a number of fitness studios where we can work on our physical fitness and get back in shape!For Guelph residents, we have a number of places to go where we can work on our physical

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Thrifty Shopping in Guelph

You can often find little treasures in consignment shops and thrift stores in Guelph!In fashion, the constant need to keep your wardrobe in with the season's styles mean there must be a place where

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The U of G makes Guelph a Great Place to Invest in Real Estate

The City of Guelph comes alive after a quiet summer as thousands of students swarm back into the city.The City of Guelph was founded in 1827 and just 35 short years later, the Ontario Veterinary

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Fun Fall Activities in Guelph and Surrounding Area!

Autumn in Guelph is simply stunning and there are many activities for families and people who want to enjoy FallIt's Fall yall! It's sweater weather, there's a nip in the air, and the leaves are

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Check Out Our Favorite Guelph Coffee Shops!

There are many indicators that Fall is upon us. The kids are back in school, the University is suddenly alive with residents new and old, and as the leaves begin to change, we will pull our sweaters

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Fall Fairs in Wellington County!

Wellington County has several fairs that take place throughout the FallSummer vacation is over, you're finishing up the back to school shopping, the kids had a successful first day and finally, you

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No Car? No Problem!

A Look at Transit Options in GuelphHelping people purchase a home in Guelph often involves a conversation about transit. So, we at Guelph Area Living, are sharing the following research City

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Beat the Heat with These Guelph Swimming Holes

Our Favourite Spots to Cool Off During Hot Summer Days in GuelphThe temperatures in Ontario this summer have been HOT, HOT, HOT and we hope you are enjoying it like we are!  How are you beating

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Attention all Bookworms in Guelph!

Check out these Reading Nooks in Guelph!Guelph's first library was established in 1832, which makes it one of the oldest public libraries in all of Ontario. Since then, the Guelph Public Library has

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Get Back to Nature in Guelph!

Guelph residents are blessed to have wonderful places to walk, hike, bike, picnic, or just relax and take in the beauty of the surrounding nature.Did you read our last blog? It was about all the

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Guelph Area Parks get a Facelift!

Guelph parks have had some major renovations and are ready to be enjoyed!Spring is an exciting time of year in Guelph, the weather is warming up and residents are beginning to emerge from their

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Guelph Parks: Revamped

Guelph's parks are currently under constructionYou may have noticed that a few of Guelph's parks are currently under construction. Mico Valeriote Park on Elizabeth Street is getting revamped this

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Where's the Scoop?

Where's the Scoop?Very few of us can turn down a creamy ice cream cone in the summer! Here's a quick reference for where to grab a scoop in Guelph.Ice Cream Shops in Guelph:Baskin Robbins, 328

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What Women Want! (Real Estate Edition)

What Does a Woman Look for in a Property?Did you know that historically lenders did not lend money to women? Even a woman with a good career needed a man to co-sign before a bank would lend them

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Celebrate the Arts in Guelph with these Summer Festivals!

It's just a short drive across the City of Guelph and it is soon evident that our city is rich in artistic culture. Driving past the Gryphon sculpture at the University of Guelph is a strong

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Staying Calm During Spring Cleaning

Decluttering and mass cleaning can be overwhelming. See tips to avoid getting stressed out.This spring-like weather is a not-so-friendly reminder that it's almost that time of year again! It's time

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Warm Up and Brighten Up Your Indoor Space!

Implementing one or two of these ideas will help brighten up your winter! It's been winter for a couple of months now and surely we are getting sick of being cooped up inside! If you can't be

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