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.

Tour the following Fort Erie home for sale at the Open House this Sunday November 18th between 2 and 4 p.m.

422 Lakeside – Spacious, maintenance-free family home $194,000

D. W. Howard Realty

At the corner of Ridge & Dominion roads, the D. W. Howard Realty office hosts an incredible ice sculptor at the Spirit of Christmas festival in picturesque downtown Ridgeway, Fort Erie, Ontario.

Friday November 30th and Saturday December 1st, 2012, meet Ridgeway ON friends and neighbours while listening to local school choirs singing all your favourite Christmas carols.  Also join in the candlelight walk through downtown Ridgeway to the Museum for the lighting of the tree and enjoy a horse & carriage ride down the main street, Ridge Road. Keep warm with some hot chocolate and go from shop to shop taking care of your Christmas list. New this year is the Spirit of Christmas’ first annual Tractor Parade, with prizes offered for best decorated tractor.

The Spirit of Christmas is free admission. Please contact D. W. Howard Realty for up-to-date event information on this and other community events. There are plenty of reasons to consider buying property in our Ridgeway, Fort Erie, Niagara region paradise.  We would also be happy to provide you with an opinion of value of your current Fort Erie, Ridgeway, Crystal Beach, Niagara Falls, or Port Colborne Ontario property.


Nov 7, 2012

Fort Erie Speedway

Fort Erie ON real estate news brought to you by D. W. Howard Realty:

The Ontario Municipal Board gave the Canadian Motor Speedway project the green light, allowing project development to continue.
This world class facility located in Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada is expected to attract visitors from all over North America.  Fort Erie’s Canadian Motor Speedway will consist of a one-mile oval speedway with a 65,000 person capacity, and is proposed to host additional facilities as well, such as motocross and snowmobile races along the inside of the road coarse, and camping and parking.

The Canadian Motor Speedway site is 180+ acres in Fort Erie adjacent to the QEW and running along the southwest corner of Gilmore and Laur Roads.

How does the track affect Fort Erie real estate values and your property taxes?

The Canadian Motor Speedway is not expected to reduce property values – just the opposite:  Average land values on CMS property and surrounding areas after last year’s rezoning are yielding 9X multiples and are anticipated to increase after ground breaking.

Municipal and regional benefits, in the form of tax receipts from the project’s annualized taxes and increased receipts from property value increases, as well as the addition of businesses, infrastructures, and social services would occur locally.

Improvements to the speedway site’s environment will be a combined effort of vested interest groups, government agencies, and environmental professionals working from a comprehensive biodiversity plan.

Close to one thousand construction jobs would be created for the Speedway build-out alone, and this will be complemented by an increase in jobs for infrastructure, the R&D Park and commercial area. Permanent jobs within the total development would number around 1,000, as well as 2500 part time jobs around the Speedway. Existing local service businesses would have increased staffing requirements.

Please contact us at D. W. Howard Realty for up-to-the-minute news and insights.

We are an established real estate brokerage and would be happy to provide an opinion of value of your current property, as well as help you find Fort Erie homes, Niagara homes for sale, and Ontario CA property rentals.

Sunday November 11th, 2012
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

4174 Chippawa Pkwy Exceptional Niagara Falls semi near Chippawa river $159,900

2109 MacDonald Dr. Over 100′ frontage on Lake Erie waterfront! $739,000

145 Schooley Exceptional bungalow, a short walk to beach $224,900

1053 Edgemere  5+ bedrooms and lake views $399,000

4151 Rebstock 3 bed, 2 bath brick bungalow $199,000

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