If you’ve already retired, you may have more than one reason to make the switch to a seniors’ home.  Here are a few of the benefits that could await when you decide to step over to the senior side of the housing industry.

1) Senior living isn’t just about mobility.

You don’t have to experience a loss of mobility to make the switch to seniors’ housing; there are a lot more benefits to choosing a condo over a house than just the lack of stairs.  Senior housing will provide you with easier mobility—both for now and in the future—but it also comes with a lot of other perks.  Are you tired of shoveling snow, mowing the lawn, and performing maintenance duties on your home?  You’ve already done your share of these chores.  Now you have a bit more free time…

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The real estate industry has been through a few changes recently in terms of how it is organized and orchestrated.  New technology is not only speeding up the process, it’s also making it a lot more efficient and a lot more user friendly.

Here are a few technological advances that are changing the way we see and use the real estate industry:

1) Web Searches

One of the biggest innovations for the real estate industry was the internet.  With web access, the accessibility of real estate listings climbed exponentially.  Now everyone has access to listings of homes for sale in any neighbourhood—even on the other side of the world.

2) Virtual Imaging

Back in the day, you would have to go to an open house to get an accurate idea of what the layout…

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No matter how short or far the distance, moving is a big job.  Fortunately, there are a few things you can do leading up to moving day that can help make your move to St. Albert, Alberta go a lot more smoothly.  These five moving tips can make a big difference in your move.

1)      Organize!

Don’t just throw everything you own in boxes.  Follow an organizational system to make your move to St. Albert a lot less complicated.  Pack the things you use all the time and will be needing right away last, and pack them in clear plastic bins so you can find them quickly.  Labeling is also an essential component of making the move to Alberta a lot less stressful.  Label what is in the box as well as what room the box is going in.  This will make it a lot…

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Buying a new home is an exciting experience.  It’s a fresh start, for one, but you also get a fresh opportunity to make your home yours—and this is especially exciting when you are buying your very first home.  The decorating process can get a bit pricey, though, and this can be a challenge, especially when you’ve just budgeted out all your funds to purchase your new home.  Here are a few tips for how to make your new home yours—without having to break the bank to do it.

1) Prepare for the move.

Whether you are moving out of an apartment or rental home, you probably have a lot of stuff already.  You’re going to want to take some of this with you, but you’re also going to want to buy new furniture and decorating accessories once you get into your new…

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There is quite a bit of debate out there over whether or not holding an open house can help you sell your home.  When held properly, they can provide a few benefits to the home sale process, like increasing awareness and bringing people into your home where they may just fall in love with it.  However, there are also a few drawbacks to consider when deciding whether or not to incorporate an open house into your selling process.

 1) Dawdlers.

 The fact of the matter is that the majority of the people who are willing, able, and ready to buy a new home will make an appointment to view the home.  A lot of times, open houses attract bored folk who are curious and want to take a look, but who may not be serious about buying.  This can still be good for…

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Are you planning to sell your Edmonton home?  Putting your Edmonton home up for sale may seem a bit daunting, especially given today’s real estate market; however, there are things you can do that can help you improve your home’s chances of selling, no matter what real estate looks like.  For instance, staging your home can help a lot when putting your Edmonton home up for sale.

What are the benefits of staging your Edmonton home?

1) Staging lets your home speak to your buyer, not just to you.

You’ve spent a lot of time in your home, and your choices of furniture and decor have all be selected to make your home feel like a home—to you.  The reason it feels like your home is because you don’t have the same tastes as everyone else.  It’s important…

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When you are purchasing a new home, you are going to receive a few offers for home warranty—but is this something you should be incorporating into your purchase?

For starters, home warranty is not the same thing as home owner insurance—nor should  you consider it a replacement for homeowners insurance.  Homeowners insurance covers large-scale perils that affect the entire structure of your home, or all of your possessions.  This could include protection from fire, flood, inclement weather, and property crime.  Home warranty is much more specifically focused. 

 Home warranty represents a contract between the home owner and the home warranty company that ensures discounted replacement and repair services on the home’s major components.  These include…

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Purchasing a new home is one of the biggest financial investments you are going to make, and as such, taking a few precautions to protect that investment before you sign the paperwork is crucial to both your financial investment and your peace of mind.  But what exactly is covered by that home inspection?

A home inspection will point out possible safety issues—those that could endanger you or your children, or which could create liability issues when you have guests.

A home inspector will inspect the basement for water intrusion and proper construction.  The last thing you want is to find out your home has foundation problems after you’ve made the purchase.  That is one expensive fix you’ll want to avoid.

Your home inspector will check the…

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There is a lot of debate about whether holding an open house works or not.  Whether or not you choose to hold one is entirely up to you and your realtor, but holding a St. Albert open house can be a smart move when it comes to accelerating the selling process—but only if it is done correctly.

 What benefits can an open house offer you?

 Marketing.

 When done correctly, holding a St. Albert open house can draw a lot of attention to your home.  This takes a bit of effort, though.  You can’t just slap an open house sign on your lawn and expect a flock of people to come running inside to check your house out and make offers.  You need to ensure you spread the word about your open house to the right places, placing ads with enough time to create a…

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The closing process refers to the final stage of buying/selling, when the title of the property, along with its ‘deed of trust’ or mortgage, is transferred to the buyer.  The closing process may seem complicated, but here are the basics of what you can expect to happen on closing day.

 1) Gather up the documents

 Closing day actually starts the day before you sign those final papers.  At this point, you need to gather up all the paperwork you’ve received: your good faith estimate, contract, proof of title search, and any necessary insurance, including flood certification, proof of homeowner’s insurance, and mortgage insurance, along with your home appraisal and home inspection reports.

 2) Perform a walk-through inspection

 Your home sale…

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Listing information last updated on June 26th, 2022 at 10:01am CDT.