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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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Friday, September 25, 2015 - Just Sold - E3432044

Just sold this listing:"Welcome to Holland Gardens! Built in 2006, this modern, 4 story complex is conveniently located inside of the mature NE neighbourhood of Belvedere. As you set foot inside the main floor condo, the large windows, 9 foot ceilings, and open concept living & kitchen area make you feel right at home. Entertaining, or simply feeding the family will be a breeze in this kitchen featuring loads of counters and cabinets, along with 5 great appliances and with the dining space on ... Full Article...
  
posted in Listings at Fri, 25 Sep 2015 06:00:00 -0600



Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - New Listing - E3432243

Just added this listing:"Would you like to be able to walk to the U of A & to Whyte Ave? Have you been waiting for the right combination of renovated, & classic charm? Well my friend you have found it here in McKernan! This is no ordinary 1948 bungalow. As you walk in the heated front entrance way, you hang your coat, step inside & you are welcomed in the large bright living room open to a perfect dining area & a renovated kitchen featuring a stainless steel fridge, gas stove, & kitchen craft ... Full Article...
  
posted in Listings at Tue, 15 Sep 2015 06:00:00 -0600



Monday, September 14, 2015 - New Listing - E3432044

Just added this listing:"Welcome to Holland Gardens! Built in 2006, this modern, 4 story complex is conveniently located inside of the mature NE neighbourhood of Belvedere. As you set foot inside the main floor condo, the large windows, 9 foot ceilings, and open concept living & kitchen area make you feel right at home. Entertaining, or simply feeding the family will be a breeze in this kitchen featuring loads of counters and cabinets, along with 5 great appliances and with the dining space on ... Full Article...
  
posted in Listings at Mon, 14 Sep 2015 06:00:00 -0600



Wednesday, September 2, 2015 - Just Sold - E3424961

Just sold this listing:"As you walk up to this home sitting on a quiet wide street in the mature neighborhood of Mayfield, you are not sure what to expect from this 1358 sqft basementless house. The tile of the entry welcomes you into the large living room, complete with a corner wood stove and bright bay window. Step foot into the large dining area open to the bright, updated kitchen that opens to a large outdoor space you can just imagine the meals your family will share here. Down the hall ... Full Article...
  
posted in Listings at Wed, 02 Sep 2015 06:00:00 -0600



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