256 Ridge Road, an outstanding 3 bedroom home for sale in Ridgeway/Crystal Beach, Ontario Canada. Contact D. W. Howard Realty now for experienced advice on finding the right home for you in Fort Erie, Niagara Falls, Ridgeway, Crystal Beach.


OPEN HOUSE hosted by D. W. Howard Realty this Sunday December 2nd, 2012, from 2-4 pm  at  3038 Hyman Ave. a NEW bi-level in the Thunder Bay area of Ridgeway, Fort Erie Ontario. Next to the Friendship Trail and near park, a short walk to Lake Erie.  Check out the following virtual tour to view a very similar neighbouring home, 3042 Hyman, which D. W. Howard Realty is also offering for sale:


Also join us at 422 Lakeside Fort Erie ON this Sunday December 2nd for an open house from 2-4 pm:

This spacious Crescent Park home would be perfect for a growing family, has many recent updates, and would be very low maintenance to maintain. Contact D. W. Howard Realty now for a private viewing appointment if you are unable to make it to 422 Lakeside for the open house on Dec. 2nd. We have many other beautiful homes for sale as well! Search Fort Erie, Niagara Falls, Ridgeway, Crystal Beach homes for sale now to find the right one for you!



D. W. Howard Realty is the most experienced and knowledgeable real estate brokerage in buying or selling Point Abino property. Since its beginnings, D. W. Howard Realty has closed more Point Abino real estate transactions than all other brokerages combined, so we know the history and have the best guess of what the future holds for this enchanting piece of paradise. Contact us now to discuss the purchase of your dream home/cottage, or search Point Abino listings here.

Why choose property within a gated community? Security, as well as peace and quiet. In cottage country, you never know who might be renting the neighbouring house for the weekend, but within a gated community only those authorized by property owners or the gate keeper can get in.   There is also a level of prestige to owning property within Point Abino, as this area was traditionally known as the exclusive retreat of Buffalo’s wealthiest and most successful professionals.  You can fully escape from the hustle and bustle, and yet be within 30 minutes of Buffalo, Niagara Falls, Fort Erie, Port Colborne and Welland. Minutes from excellent boating clubs and golf courses.

Take a virtual tour of 1453 Point Abino by clicking here.

Concerned about common fees? The association fee covers gate security, street maintenance, snow removal, deeded private beach access, and ranges from $800-$1,400 per year depending on the assessed value of the house. Note that Point Abino homes are freehold homes, this is not a condominium corporation, so the association fee is much lower than a typical condo fee.  Internet access is not a problem anymore even in this rural location: WiFi is available from a transmitter located at the top of the lighthouse.

Point Abino Lighthouse Reflections

Originally constructed in 1918 by the Canadian Government the Point Abino Lighthouse stands 95 feet tall and has just undergone a major facelift. The Point Abino Lighthouse is located behind the gates, but is open for public tours at certain times on certain days. Contact D. W. Howard Realty now to find out more about Point Abino and the lighthouse.


Fort Erie is full of delightful hidden gems!  Here’s another reason to move to the Niagara area, and Fort Erie in particular: Garrison Little Theatre is a community group that has been entertaining Niagara and Buffalo audiences since 1986. Excellent live dinner theatre entertainment takes place at the beautiful Italo-Canadian Club, 1101 DiPietro Street, Fort Erie Ontario. This spacious hall seats 150 people, and features chandeliers, marble lobby, bar, free parking and full accessibility.

Garrison Little Theatre, Fort Erie Ontario

And the price is right! Evening dinner theatre shows include a full course dinner by Maria’s Catering for under $40.00. Lunch matinees are around $20.00.

For information on upcoming shows, location, menu, reviews, and more, please contact D. W. Howard Realty now, and we would love to help you find out all about this and other community attractions. Considering buying real estate in Fort Erie, Niagara Falls, Port Colborne, or Crystal Beach Ontario? Search D. W. Howard Realty’s listings to see Niagara homes for sale or contact an agent today to discuss when and where is right for you and your unique situation.

Please contact D. W. Howard Realty now for advice on choosing the best location to rent or purchase a home for the best access to the amenities you use and enjoy most – beaches, shopping, parks, etc.  Fort Erie Ontario is very accessible, and has a bus service that extends from Fort Erie to Ridgeway and Crystal Beach, and there is also public transit to and from Niagara Falls allowing access to communities beyond.

Bus Fare:
Adults/ Seniors/Students & Children $2.50

Discount 5 Strip of Tickets $11.25
Discount 10 Strip of Tickets $21.00
Monthly Passes $80.00
(Children under 5 years old are FREE)

Please note Fort Erie offers no bus service on Sunday and on the following holidays:  New Year’s Day, Family Day, Good Friday, Victoria Day, Canada Day, Civic Holiday, Labour Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

Getting out of Fort Erie:
Town of Fort Erie provides public transit to and from Niagara Falls and beyond. This service makes connections with Niagara Transit’s buses within Niagara Falls for no extra charge to Fort Erie passengers and onto Regional NRT buses travelling into the Niagara region. Catch the bus at the Walmart on Garrison Road, Fort Erie between September 4, 2012 until April 27, 2013, to Niagara Falls, to both campuses of Niagara College and to Brock University with their U-Passes. Regular fares for a one-way trip and into Niagara Falls is $3.50. Transfers onto a Regional bus going beyond Niagara Falls requires a pre-paid fare of $6.00. Tickets/ Passes are available by Cash, Debit or Credit Card from your Driver or at the Customer Service desk at Canadian Tire on Garrison Road, Fort Erie. Contact D. W. Howard Realty now for more assistance finding information on times and days that these services will be available.

At D. W. Howard Realty, we want to help you find a place to live! Whether buying or renting, we have the local knowledge to help you make an informed decision on where to live, and the home best suited to your needs and desires. Contact us now to chat with an agent, or to search Niagara Falls, Fort Erie, Port Colborne, Crystal Beach, Ridgeway, or Stevensville Ontario real estate listings.

D. W. Howard Realty Office – A part of the community, happy to assist you with your home search needs

D. W. Howard Realty is a real estate brokerage that is top in the industry in all things Fort Erie Waterfront. Contact us today for up-to-date information on developments and new builds, as well as information on the quality of each of these beaches and bays, which range from pristine white sand to rocky.  Take advantage of our extensive local knowledge before investing in that waterfront home you’ve been dreaming of!  Don’t miss out on some of our wonderful hidden gems. Here is a beautiful Lake Erie waterfront property for sale on Waverley Beach:

Tour the fabulous 2491 Windmill Point Lane, Fort Erie, along the gorgeous Lake Erie waterfront, presented by D. W. Howard Realty Real Estate Brokerage.

Contact D. W. Howard Realty today for current status and more information, as well as to arrange a private tour of this and other outstanding Fort Erie homes, and Ontario CA Waterfront property for sale.

Nov 16, 2012

1700 Royal York

Here is an excellent country home for sale at 1700 Royal York Rd.  in Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada. $319,000. Please contact D. W. Howard Realty for current updates and to book a tour of the home.

Thinking of buying or selling Niagara Falls, Fort Erie, or Port Colborne ON Canada homes? Contact D. W. Howard Realty now for all your real estate needs.

Nov 16, 2012

How to Choose an Agent

So you’ve decided to sell your house. Or maybe you’ve decided now’s time to buy. With so many agents competing for your business, who do you trust?

There are over 50,000 Realtors and brokers in Ontario, Canada. Of these, only a few have the expertise and knowledge that fits your needs and can help you understand your home’s value.  Here are some questions you can ask agents to help determine which one is right for you:

1. What’s your track record for getting the list price? How long does it take for you to sell a property?

2. How will you market my home? (eg. ads, open houses)

3. What services do you provide? (eg. Appraisals, staging, recommending other professionals, etc.)

4.What do you know about my area/neighbourhood? Agents often specialize in specific areas and should know about the amenities that attract buyers, and also will be able to caution buyers on localproblems such as contaminated groundwater.

5. Can you provide references? Speak to past clients. How well did they work with the agent, and were they happy with the service?


Also please read our blog post on the advantages of choosing to work with an agent rather than sell or buy privately, so that you make an informed decision.

We at D. W. Howard Realty are committed to providing experienced, professional service to all of our clients whether buying or selling Niagara Falls, Fort Erie, Ridgeway Crystal Beach Stevensville or Port Colborne Ontario real estate.  We have had more lakefront real estate closings along the Lake Erie, Fort Erie waterfront for the last several years, than all other brokerages combined, and 2012 has been our record year for sales. We would love the opportunity to serve you as well, and help you achieve your real estate dreams! Contact D. W. Howard Realty today.

Please contact us at D. W. Howard Realty Ltd. Brokerage, your source for buying and selling Niagara Falls, Fort Erie, Crystal Beach, Ridgeway, and Port Colborne Ontario homes, cottages, and investment property.

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