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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, August 25, 2017 - Just Sold - E4068069

Just sold this listing:"At 4489 sqft of total space this stunning custom built 2-story home nestled in to a quiet cul-de-sac in Windermere?s WestPointe, is the definition of luxury. An aggregate driveway takes you in the tiled grand entry. The open-concept main floor boasts ash hardwood, large windows & imported ?Ona Blanco? tile feature wall. In the kitchen, with ample granite countertops, many cupboards & drawers, luxury appliances like an oversized fridge/freezer, Viking gas stovetop, dual ... Full Article...
  
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Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - New Listing - E4079047

Just added this listing:"Amazing Royal Gardens location!! This 2 Story home, sitting on a big park like corner lot, will give you the peace and tranquility of living in the country right here in the city. Walk in the entrance, hang your coat, on the left the french doors lead you to the living room. Imagine sitting here in peace, enjoying the sun. On the right down the hall the country style kitchen & dining area will make you want to entertain. Upstairs you will enjoy 3 bedrooms, one with an ... Full Article...
  
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Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - New Listing - E4078809

Just added this listing:"Want to live in a mature west end neighborhood with the security of a condo, but the space of a TownHouse? This unique, modern 1200 sqft, 2 storey condo will give you all of that & more. Conveniently located in the neighborhood of Sherwood, this condo has quick access to everything. The tiled floor of the entry invites you in. The bright open concept living room, dining, & kitchen with granite counters & modern appliances beg you stay. Imagine sitting on your north ...
  
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Thursday, August 10, 2017 - Just Sold - E4063782

Just sold this listing:"Million dollar Valleyview location!! Greeted by a large welcoming front yard on a low traffic, kid friendly street, this 3100 Sqft 2 story is waiting for you. From the spacious entry, French doors on your left lead you into a large living room & dining room. The central foyer takes you to an office big enough for two, main floor laundry & half bath. Like to entertain? The airy kitchen with heated floors has the space & conveniences you & your guests will love. Pass the ... Full Article...
  
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Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - Just Sold - E4071859

Just sold this listing:"Backing on to 2 schools in a huge field it's like having an acreage in the city right out your back yard. At almost 1100 sqft, (over 2100 sqft of developed space) this 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom Bi Level in the South East community of Hillview will be perfect for your family. As you walk up the long driveway & set foot in lino tiled entrance, you appreciate how clean & bright this home is. Up the steps the hardwood, & big windows throughout the main floor invite you to ...
  
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