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Friday, September 28, 2012 - Fit to Sell - Updates and Repairs

When it comes to preparing your home for sale, you need to take an objective look at your house and determine what updates and repairs are needed. Create a list and decide what you can do to improve the overall presentation of your home that fits into your timeline and budget. People today are looking to buy homes and not work, so when a buyer sees a house that they like but it requires repairs and maintenance, this means they needed to invest money. When a buyer invests money into a potential ... Full Article...
posted in General at Fri, 28 Sep 2012 10:57:38 -0600

Monday, September 24, 2012 - Condo Culture: Occupy the condo, but first read the document

Q: What is a disclosure statement and how important is it regarding my new condo purchase? There is so much to learn, and I don?t want to make any mistakes when making my final decision. A: The purpose and contents of a disclosure statement are set out in Section 72(1) of the Condominium Act. This statement is essential and your sale is not binding without it. The contents will inform you if the condo is freehold or leasehold, describe the property and amenities, tell you whether the project is ... Full Article...
posted in General at Mon, 24 Sep 2012 12:12:35 -0600

Friday, September 7, 2012 - Edmonton Market Update September 2012

Edmonton?s slower market activity matches national trend Edmonton, September 5, 2012: Residential property sales in August slowed both month-to-month and year-to-year, mirroring a trend that has evolved nationally all summer. Sales of all types of residential properties in August (1,430) were down 17.4% from July and down 10.7% from a year ago. The number of people offering their properties for sale also slowed but not as sharply as sales. There were 2,732 residential properties listed on the ... Full Article...
posted in General at Fri, 07 Sep 2012 15:30:13 -0600

Friday, September 7, 2012 - The Main Selling Rooms

When selling your house, it takes thoughtful planning and expertise.  You can assist the process by taking matters into your own hands.  Tackle each room of your house, but go for the important rooms first. The main entrance, living room, master bedroom, bathroom, kitchen and dining rooms should be your main priority. You want to consider how buyers will view the rooms when they walk in.  Try doing a walk-through of your whole house as if you were buying it.  See each space as if from their ... Full Article...
posted in General at Fri, 07 Sep 2012 15:27:44 -0600

Friday, September 7, 2012 - Hanging Your Artwork

It?s important to know your walls when planning on how to hang artwork.  Drywall is attached to studs which run vertically behind your wall.  Drywall is the standard wall material used in North America since after the 2nd World War.  It comes in 4x8 foot sheets and is made of gypsum plaster which is sandwiched between two thick outer layers of paper.   When hanging heavy pieces of art, you will need to find the studs, or use the appropriate drywall anchor.  Your local hardware store will be ... Full Article...
posted in General at Fri, 07 Sep 2012 15:26:14 -0600

Friday, September 7, 2012 - Putting Your Garden to Bed

It?s always hard to say goodbye to summer.  But, alas, here we are - the fall weather is moving in and we have to prepare our yard for colder weather to come.  It is really important to prepare your garden for the snowy season.  You want to protect your perennials so you can enjoy them again in the spring.   Here are some suggestions: Mulching is important for protecting trees and shrubs through the winter.  Spread small tree leaves under your trees and shrubs and over all exposed soil. This ... Full Article...
posted in General at Fri, 07 Sep 2012 15:24:21 -0600

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