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Thursday, July 26, 2012 - Features of Your Home That Attract Buyers

Selling your home isn't just about putting a sign on the front lawn. You need to consider what buyer's are looking for in their next home. Your re/max agent will help you determine who your target buyers are and will help you prepare your property for them. Discuss these simple questions with your re/max agent:     Who is moving in and out of your neighborhood? What is the main attraction of your neighborhood? Are there any schools or parks nearby? What about convenient shopping areas? How ...
posted in General at Thu, 26 Jul 2012 20:35:50 -0600

Friday, July 20, 2012 - The smart bed that makes itself

Making the bed after getting up is a daily chore. Although it might seem a minor one, it has the character of a ritual that must be carried out, so much so that many people are simply unable to leave the home without having made their bed and this often gives rise to conflicts and arguments between parents and children. It?s a proven fact that for many people making their bed after getting up can be a tiresome, even painful task; sometimes out of sheer habit, other times because one is in a ... Full Article...
posted in General at Fri, 20 Jul 2012 06:59:39 -0600

Wednesday, July 18, 2012 - Edmonton mayor on new Oilers arena: 'The time is now to move ahead'

Edmonton mayor Mandel drills city council with impassioned message to focus on overall downtown improvement, not just a new hockey arenaBY JOHN MACKINNON, EDMONTONJOURNAL.COM JULY 18, 2012 7:05 AM EDMONTON - The subject was the downtown arena yet again, but Edmonton Mayor Stephen Mandel, the ol? ballplayer, wanted to deliver a high, hard one. He sure did that, drilling the city councillors with a message that was equal parts carpe diem and keep your eye on the freakin? ball. In an impassioned ... Full Article...
posted in General at Wed, 18 Jul 2012 08:16:27 -0600

Friday, July 13, 2012 - The Future Has Arrived

Home innovations are certainly no stranger to the changing times. It was not long ago that some of the most innovative items for the home would have seemed like they came directly from a science fiction movie. That is no longer the case. There are some smart home gadgets out there that can make your life easier.  Let's take a look at three of them. Intelligent thermostats There are thermostats out there that actually learn from user behavior.  What does that mean for you? You do not have to ... Full Article...
posted in General at Fri, 13 Jul 2012 08:18:32 -0600

Tuesday, July 10, 2012 - Top 5 Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Agent

With today's technology, it's not uncommon for people to think they can buy or sell a home on their own until they try. Selling on your own or choosing the wrong agent can be a recipe for disaster. But, choosing the right real estate agent will give you the desired outcome. Here are the top 5 reasons why you should work with a re/max agent: First, you need proper representation. A re/max agent is a professional who can provide insight and value through every step of the transaction. They work ... Full Article...
posted in General at Tue, 10 Jul 2012 18:20:20 -0600

Saturday, July 7, 2012 - Edmonton Market Update July 2012

Little effect on local market anticipated by new mortgage policies Edmonton, July 4, 2012: At the end of the first half of the year, housing prices in all residential categories are up from the same time last year. On average1, residential prices are 3.2% higher than June of last year. The all-residential average price was $342,014 in June while single-family detached homes sold for $393,471, up 3.7% year-over-year. ?Our market continues to be robust and housing prices are higher than they ... Full Article...
posted in News at Sat, 07 Jul 2012 10:48:47 -0600

Wednesday, July 4, 2012 - Fit to Sell - Painting

Painting is by far the easiest and most cost-effective way to give your home a fresh , new look. When it comes to preparing your home for sale, you want to appeal the widest selection of buyers, so think neutral. If your house is painted in very bright or unusual colors, then potential buyers may be turned off or at least feel that this is a starting point for them to negotiate on price, because they are going to have to point as soon as they move in. by going to neutral colors that are ...
posted in Sellers' Advice at Wed, 04 Jul 2012 12:27:01 -0600

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