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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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Thursday, February 23, 2017 - Just Sold - E4049141

Just sold this listing:"Walking up the aggregate drive way, greeted by the 8x10 double doors of the garage, & big west facing veranda, the curb appeal is undeniable in this 3000 sqft home built by Canyon Spring Homes. Step inside, the 9ft ceilings, & 8 ft doors, welcome you in. On your left, the flex rm / library, moving forward your eyes are drawn to the to the floor to ceiling stacked stone fireplace that anchors this vast living room. The breathtaking kitchen features ample cabinets & ...
  
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Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - New Listing - E4051107

Just added this listing:"To say this Elmwood 1100 sqft bungalow is clean & well kept would be an understatement. Nestled into a quiet corner on a big pie lot in this west end community, this will impress you. Walking in, to your left the sun streams in through the triple pane bay windows into the large living room. The kitchen, with ample counter space, & attached dining room, you can see yourself starting to plan your family entertaining. Down the hall a 4 piece bathroom, and 3 good sized ...
  
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Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - New Listing - E4050443

Just added this listing:"Unbelievable river valley view from this 7th floor condo in River Ridge! Located conveniently on Jasper Ave, you will be close to everything. Walking into the lobby, you will appreciate how clean and well kept the building is due to the onsite manager. On the 7th floor, step foot onto dark engineered hardwood floors. You will appreciate how bright and spacious this 1000+ sq ft 1 bedroom, 2 bathroom condo truly is. While the kitchen has kept much of its original ...
  
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Friday, February 3, 2017 - Just Sold - E4043459

Just sold this listing:"Tired of seeing the same floor plans with the same galley kitchen? Welcome to 16417 115 Street. Walking in, to your right is a convenient half bath and to your left the large eating nook attached to a generously sized kitchen, with loads of counters and cupboards that greet you with modern colours, and appliances. Step down the hall, imagine sitting on your dream sectional in this oversized living room, while appreciating the private yard backing a convenient greenspace. ... Full Article...
  
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