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How to Be a Savvy Home Viewer
If you're planning on finding your next dream home, then you're probably
going to view several homes on the market that meet your criteria.
You will want to make the right purchasing decision for you and your family.
So, it's wise to be savvy when viewing properties for sale. Here are some
ideas on how to do that.

• Bring a notepad. Take notes, not only of the home's characteristics,
but also of how you feel. For example, can you imagine yourself
happily cooking up a storm in the kitchen? Do you see yourself
entertaining family on the back deck?

• Bring a measuring tape. Will the furniture you plan to bring fit? Your
dining room suite? Your home fitness equipment?
• Ask about maintenance. Is the property in a good state of repair?
Will anything need to be replaced soon, such as the windows?

• Bring a camera. Take lots of pictures of the home's exterior
features. Don't make the mistake of thinking you'll remember how
everything looked.

• Check out the area. Do other homeowners take good care of their
properties? This shows pride of ownership. How is the noise level? Is
there a playground, or another area feature nearby?

• Make a list of compromises. For example, are there only two
bathrooms instead of three and, if so, can you live with that?

• Make a list of bonuses. What features does the home have that, are
not a necessity, but would be nice to have? For example, an
entertainment bar in the basement recreation room.

• Remember your budget. Is the price within your range? Can you
afford to buy this home?

The savvier you are when viewing properties on the market, the more likely
you will be to find your next dream home.
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Magnificent Makeovers on a Budget
Have you ever watched those TV shows where some lucky homeowner
gets a room redecorated by a professional? To have something similar done
in your own home you would have to make a serious investment, or become
a TV show guest!
However, there are ways to re-decorate a room and make it look great –
even spectacular – on a budget.
Say, for example, you want a living room makeover. If your sofa is worn you
can buy a fitted sofa cover that will make it look almost new. Table cloths on
worn end-tables and other surfaces can have a similar affect.
Don't forget the most economical redecorating trick of them all: Paint! A
fresh coat of paint can bring a room to life!
Hanging a few new pictures can also have a dramatic impact on the look of
a room. You don't have to buy a Rembrandt. Attractive, simply framed
pictures will also add interest and colour.
With a little imagination, it's amazing how much you can improve a room on
a little or even no budget.

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Monday, March 25, 2013 - New Listing - E3330422

Just added this listing:"From the minute you walk in this bright 2 story in Bannerman you will feel right at home. Never worry about warming up your car again with the convenient attached single garage. You will love all the space from the bright kitchen, the sunken dining room, with brand new flooring, and big living room warmed by the corner wood fireplace overlooking a private yard with a view of the school field out your back door. Step up the grand staircase and you will enjoy the great ... Full Article...
  
posted in Listings at Mon, 25 Mar 2013 06:00:00 -0600



Tuesday, March 19, 2013 - New Listing - E3329895

Just added this listing:"Open the new door, step foot on the tile floor of the large entry in this large 4level split in Aldergrove. It might say only 1333 sqft but this is deceiving. Walking in the living room & spacious dining room you'll love the "No Squeek" hardwood floor. Enjoy the natural light from the open-able bay windows. In fact you will notice that many of the windows are newer. Walking on the Heated floor in the kitchen you will be wowed by the Corian island, loads of cupboards, ... Full Article...
  
posted in Listings at Tue, 19 Mar 2013 06:00:00 -0600



Wednesday, March 13, 2013 - Just Sold - E3328916

Just sold this listing:"This upgraded almost 2000 sqft house will wow you! The red oak hardwood throughout the main floor invites you in to the living room warmed by a glass tile fireplace, granite, large island kitchen, built in soft water & filter system, glass tile back splash, frosted corner pantry, ample counter space, pot drawers, 40" cupboards deep enough for your big plates, time to entertain. Step out onto the stamped concrete patio and enjoy your cup of MaxWell coffee sitting in the ... Full Article...
  
posted in Listings at Wed, 13 Mar 2013 06:00:00 -0600



Wednesday, March 6, 2013 - New Listing - E3328916

Just added this listing:"This upgraded almost 2000 sqft house will wow you! The red oak hardwood throughout the main floor invites you in to the living room warmed by a glass tile fireplace, granite, large island kitchen, built in soft water & filter system, glass tile back splash, frosted corner pantry, ample counter space, pot drawers, 40" cupboards deep enough for your big plates, time to entertain. Step out onto the stamped concrete patio and enjoy your cup of MaxWell coffee sitting in the ... Full Article...
  
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