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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.
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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Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - Just Sold - E3386606

Just sold this listing:"Your kids can safely play out your front door in the common property that almost seems private. Nestled into the South Western most corner of the popular West End, well run complex of Erin Place, this 3 Bedroom, 1.5 bath, 1120 sqft townhouse has a unique open concept kitchen, large dining room, and living room perfect for the growing family. Up the bright staircase to the large master, clean 4 piece bath, & 2 perfect kids rooms. Down the stairs there is a landing with a ... Full Article...
  
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Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - Just Sold - E3388966

Just sold this listing:"Not just another pretty face. This 1173 sqft, 2 bdrm, 2 story, fully finished West end condo is upgraded in all the right ways. 1st thing you notice driving up is room to park 2 vehicles on the wide drive way. Walking in, greeted by natural light streaming in the west windows of the living room you'll enjoy the heat from the corner fireplace, while the modern kitchen with touch faucet, deep sink, water & ice in the fridge & more will draw you in to entertain your guests ... Full Article...
  
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Saturday, September 13, 2014 - Just Sold - E3378274

Just sold 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...
  
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Thursday, September 4, 2014 - New Listing - E3388966

Just added this listing:"Not just another pretty face. This 1173 sqft, 2 bdrm, 2 story, fully finished West end condo is upgraded in all the right ways. 1st thing you notice driving up is room to park 2 vehicles on the wide drive way. Walking in, greeted by natural light streaming in the west windows of the living room you'll enjoy the heat from the corner fireplace, while the modern kitchen with touch faucet, deep sink, water & ice in the fridge & more will draw you in to entertain your guests ... Full Article...
  
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