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Bill Bowers
Realty Executives ENCORE
6256 - 75 Street, Edmonton, Alberta
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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, April 29, 2016 - New Listing - E4018824

Just added this listing:"Welcome to Riverbend's Premiere Adult community of Country Gardens. Immediately you see the care that is taken here. It would be an understatement to simply say "Well Maintained & Managed building" With a full-time caretaker on staff, from the hallways, to the underground parking, to the pool facility, nothing gets missed. With personable, approachable, board members you know you are in good hands. The halls are uniquely & tastefully decorated with each owners personal ... Full Article...
posted in Listings at Fri, 29 Apr 2016 06:00:00 -0600

Thursday, April 28, 2016 - New Listing - E4018668

Just added this listing:"This 2900 Sqft 2 Story Home is perfect for all families big and small with 6 Bedrooms, (4 Up and 2 Down). When first you walk in, the Hickory hard wood floors & 16ft cathedral ceiling gives you a taste of the luxury to come. Enjoy a large living room & dining room for the largest of gatherings. You are drawn towards the the eating nook & bright, fully upgraded kitchen, featuring double ovens, oversized fridge, induction cook top, down draft exhaust fan and more. Cook in ... Full Article...
posted in Listings at Thu, 28 Apr 2016 06:00:00 -0600

Friday, April 22, 2016 - New Listing - E4017584

Just added this listing:"This 1420 Fully Finished 2 Story Half Duplex is perfectly located on a huge corner lot in Ozerna. Across the street from a great park. When first you walk in to the large entry way, you are invited to enjoy the great sized kitchen with convenient eating bar, open to a large modern hardwood floored dining room & living room with a stylish corner fireplace and then out to the fantastic yard. While the huge deck requires some TLC your summer BBQ's will be perfect out here. ... Full Article...
posted in Listings at Fri, 22 Apr 2016 06:00:00 -0600

Thursday, April 14, 2016 - Just Sold - E4013747

Just sold this listing:"At almost 1700 sqft this 5 bedroom bungalow has the space for any family. As you walk in the front door you are greeted by the ample light streaming into the spacious living room. Past the dining room perfect for any family get together you walk into the updated kitchen, with glass tile backsplash, ample cupboard and counter space brightened by the skylight. Binge watch your favorite program while you enjoy a fire in sunken family room. The king sized master bedroom with ... Full Article...
posted in Listings at Thu, 14 Apr 2016 06:00:00 -0600

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