February 2017

Found 5 blog entries for February 2017.

Every home, whether it be new or old, needs to have its plumbing inspected from time to time. In some unfortunate circumstances during the sale of a home, home inspectors can gloss over potentially big issues. In other cases, some buyers simply are a little too trusting and have not had a proper home inspection performed on their own accord. In either case, the new buyer must deal with whatever underlying issues are present. Here are the most important things for you to look for and a bit of advice on how to solve each, in your locality these issues may differ slightly:

edmonton real estateGalvanized Pipes

In yesteryear, galvanized piping was a godsend – by covering steel piping with a protective layer of zinc the pipes were safer and easier to work with than lead

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Preparing your home for sale is one step that many people spend a lot of time considering, one of the most important parts of this process is to acquire stunning photographs. The reason should be quite obvious in our modern times; everyone is using a smartphone, and those who have yet to make the leap to smartphones are definitely have access to a desktop or laptop. The ability to effectively showcase your property online depends solely on the quality of your photography. So rather than leave this aspect of your home sale up to chance, you need to take a pro-active step in ensuring you have the best possible imagery you can muster. Here are a few tips on how to prepare your home for a real estate photoshoot.

Edmonton real estatePreparation Is Key

The more effort you

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When you set out to sell your home, you have one sole purpose in mind – find a buyer. When you agree to work with a real estate agent the discussion will inevitably turn to whether or not you should have an open house. While there is quite a number of opinions that state to the contrary, open houses inevitably help sell homes. Inviting would-be buyers into your home to poke around and have a close look can make a huge impact on the time it takes to make a sale. However, there are some important aspects to holding a successful open house:

Clean The Clutter

It’s really important that your home is cleared of clutter and looks it’s best. You should also do your best to depersonalize your home as much as possible by removing family photos, or other

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When you’re looking to buy a condo, it’s a good idea to have all the advice you can get. Here are a few insider tips that could help you find the right condo for you.

1: Go Shopping

You’re buying a condo, which is no insignificant purchase, so why not look around a little before settling on something? Shopping around lets you see what people are selling and at what prices, which means you’ll be able to recognize a deal (and a rip-off) much more easily. Shopping around also lets you check out different neighbourhoods and get a feel for some different places that you may like to live.

2: Ask About Fees

Condo fees are often more than you may imagine, and if they aren’t offering up that information up front, they will be even higher. Always ask

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1. Leave The Closets Half-Empty

Want to give the illusion of much-bigger closets? Take half the stuff out of them, at least. Overstuffed closets hide their true size, while half-filled closets make them look a lot bigger. By taking out the items in all of your closets, pantries included, you can appeal to people with big wardrobes or a love of cooking.

edmonton real estate2. Move Your Pets

Pets are lovable and amazing for the people who know and love them. For other people, the presence of pets can be unsettling, an indication of uncleanliness or, more simply, induce an allergic reaction. When you are selling your home, take the pets to somewhere else, be it a family of friend’s place or a kennel. That way, they can’t dirty the house or turn of prospective buyers

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