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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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Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - New Listing - E3367273

Just added this listing:"ATTENTION! Looking for an affordable, modern, spacious home in Spruce Grove? Your new home has just been listed! Walk in the large entry of this Lakewood bi-level, step upstairs and enjoy the light streaming into the vaulted living room through the large openable bay window. Cross the threshold into the renovated eat in kitchen & you will be impressed with all the space while enjoying everything from the glass tile backsplash, granite sink, stainless appliances, corner ... Full Article...
  
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Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - Just Sold - E3365604

Just sold this listing:"Once upon a time, the west end neighborhood of Summerlea had a new home for sale. It was the perfect family home! Arriving at the foyer either from the garage or front door, you will appreciate the space for backpacks, hanging your coats & getting your shoes off. Down the hardwood hall to the left is the family room featuring a brick fireplace, perfect for cold winter day's relaxing on the couch. Continue to your left is a sparkling kitchen perfect for preparing the ...
  
posted in Listings at Wed, 26 Mar 2014 06:00:00 -0600



Thursday, March 20, 2014 - Just Sold - E3364420

Just sold this listing:"All the modern conveniences with all the character you look for in this 1065 Bonnie Doon semi bungalow. Nothing left to do and no expense spared. When first you walk up you will notice the new roof, windows & siding. Walk in the brand new front door onto the gorgeous hardwood flooring you will be wowed by the granite counter tops, chocolate cabinets, and new appliances including a dishwasher that this renovated kitchen has to offer. There is even room to sit down as a ... Full Article...

posted in Listings at Thu, 20 Mar 2014 06:00:00 -0600



Thursday, March 13, 2014 - New Listing - E3365604

Just added this listing:"Once upon a time, the west end neighborhood of Summerlea had a new home for sale. It was the perfect family home! Arriving at the foyer either from the garage or front door, you will appreciate the space for backpacks, hanging your coats & getting your shoes off. Down the hardwood hall to the left is the family room featuring a brick fireplace, perfect for cold winter day's relaxing on the couch. Continue to your left is a sparkling kitchen perfect for preparing the ... Full Article...
  
posted in Listings at Thu, 13 Mar 2014 06:00:00 -0600



Thursday, March 6, 2014 - Just Sold - E3363476

Just sold this listing:"Attention young professionals & Savvy Investors! Want an Oliver Turnkey, fully renovated, 2 bedroom condo with insuite laundry? Here it is. Walking in you will instantly fall in love. Cook in style in the 2009 renovated kitchen with tall cabinets, big counters, 4 appliances. From the dining nook step onto the chocolate laminate floors of the bright living room through the hallway, past the fresh & modern 4 piece tiled bathroom with rain shower head and soaker tub. Past ... Full Article...
  
posted in Listings at Thu, 06 Mar 2014 05:00:00 -0700



Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - Just Sold - E3363504

Just sold this listing:"Looking for your first home or a great investment property? Look no further. When first you walk up the aggregate path you notice the new roof, complete with new insulation. As you walk in & step foot on the gorgeous hardwood of the living rm you feel the warmth provided by the newer furnace (08). On your right there are 2 good sized bedrooms & a brand new 4 piece bathroom. On the other side of the house the kitchen / dining area has newer appliances, & cabinets with ... Full Article...
  
posted in Listings at Wed, 05 Mar 2014 05:00:00 -0700



Monday, March 3, 2014 - New Listing - E3364420

Just added this listing:"All the modern conveniences with all the character you look for in this 1065 Bonnie Doon semi bungalow. Nothing left to do and no expense spared. When first you walk up you will notice the new roof, windows & siding. Walk in the brand new front door onto the gorgeous hardwood flooring you will be wowed by the granite counter tops, chocolate cabinets, and new appliances including a dishwasher that this renovated kitchen has to offer. There is even room to sit down as a ... Full Article...

posted in Listings at Mon, 03 Mar 2014 05:00:00 -0700



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