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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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Monday, May 25, 2015 - Just Sold - E3415036

Just sold this listing:"You walk up the wide drive way of this 1200 Sqft Half Duplex in Callaghan. You step foot on the gorgeous dark hardwood floor that is throughout the main floor. Come on in, to your left is the modern kitchen with dark cabinets, pot and pan drawers, large powered island, stainless appliances & a great sized eating nook that opens up to a beautiful yard. To your right a comfortable living room completes this open concept main floor. Up the stairs, to your left is the 2nd ... Full Article...
  
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Thursday, May 14, 2015 - New Listing - E3415299

Just added this listing:"Wow!! Best priced unit in this complex! Need to be close to schools, & shopping? This 1665 Sqft, 3 Bedroom South Terwillegar townhouse located conveniently close to Anthony Henday & Windermere, you have access to everything!! When first you come in the entrance from your garage you head up stairs and get ready to fall in love. The bright, clean open concept main floor, invites you in to enjoy. A huge island in the kitchen will make cooking & entertaining a breeze. Step ... Full Article...
  
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Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - New Listing - E3415036

Just added this listing:"You walk up the wide drive way of this 1200 Sqft Half Duplex in Callaghan. You step foot on the gorgeous dark hardwood floor that is throughout the main floor. Come on in, to your left is the modern kitchen with dark cabinets, pot and pan drawers, large powered island, stainless appliances & a great sized eating nook that opens up to a beautiful yard. To your right a comfortable living room completes this open concept main floor. Up the stairs, to your left is the 2nd ... Full Article...
  
posted in Listings at Wed, 13 May 2015 06:00:00 -0600



Friday, May 1, 2015 - Just Sold - E3407986

Just sold this listing:"Realize your dream of having your kids walk to school with this 2 story in the Hamptons. This 2230 Sqft fully finished house sits on large pie shaped lot, walking trail on one side, nestled in the back of a quiet cul-de-sac, a mere 5 minute walk to Bessie Nichols School. The front porch invites you into the large entry way. To left a flex room, perfect for an office or formal dining rm. With just the right amount of separation, this open concept main floor is perfect for ... Full Article...
  
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