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Bill Bowers
Realty Executives ENCORE
6256 - 75 Street, Edmonton, Alberta
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F: 866-258-6858

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.
Blog Article 2
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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Thursday, June 26, 2014 - New Listing - E3380975

Just added this listing:"Sun is shining & birds are singing as you drive into #18 Patricia Hills Estates. This 1475 sqft 3 bdrm, 3 bath walk out bungalow sits on a beautifully treed 3 acre lot with the perfect combination of privacy & open space featuring a huge veg garden, dog run, fenced area for a horse, & a large secluded fire pit area with water & electrical line. A little imagination & it will be amazing. In the front door, to your right you can sit & enjoy the fire or just read a book ... Full Article...
posted in Listings at Thu, 26 Jun 2014 06:00:00 -0600

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 - New Listing - E3379528

Just added this listing:"You can't help but appreciate the curb appeal offered by the well kept flower beds & hedges as you walk up to this 5 bedroom, 1047 fully finished bungalow in the central yet quiet neighborhood of Empire Park. Open the newer front doors & step into this perfect family home. To your left the original hardwood welcomes you to enjoy the bright living room. You will love cooking in this kitchen that features a gas range, ample counter space and storage and a large dining ... Full Article...
posted in Listings at Tue, 17 Jun 2014 06:00:00 -0600

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - Just Sold - E3376444

Just sold this listing:"Want a terrific value in Oliver? This 1 bdrm condo is perfect for you. Located on the 2nd floor in this well run, self managed complex you can sit on the balcony and sip your coffee while enjoying the sun coming in from the west. Condo fee is $304 per mo including your heat. Only one block away from 124 street said to be one of Edmonton's most vibrant shopping, fine food & arts district. Combined with a little TLC and some minor updates already done this condo will ...
posted in Listings at Tue, 10 Jun 2014 06:00:00 -0600

Sunday, June 8, 2014 - New Listing - E3378274

Just added this listing:"Looking for a great value within a family friendly, west end neighborhood? Want something within walking distance to everything? Look no further. Walking up the front walk the first thing you should notice are newer shingles, eves, and living room window. Walking in onto the older, yet clean carpet, you enjoy how bright and open the living room & dining room are. Step into the neat & clean eat-in kitchen you can watch the kids in the fenced backyard while getting lunch ... Full Article...
posted in Listings at Sun, 08 Jun 2014 06:00:00 -0600

Thursday, June 5, 2014 - New Listing - E3377890

Just added this listing:"When first you walk in to this very well priced 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo in the convenient and desirable location of Terra Losa, you can't help but be impressed by the great layout and modern color scheme. As you step foot on laminate flooring in the entrance way to your right you see a good size storage room and to your left the bright passthrough kitchen and loads of cabinet / counter space. On the other side of kitchen there is a good sized dining room, complete with ... Full Article...

posted in Listings at Thu, 05 Jun 2014 06:00:00 -0600

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