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Just Price Reduced to $336,900 - Large and Lovely Bungalow in Glengarry

Read more about this Home for Sale or watch the video tour here!

Just Reduced! Summer is Sensational with this Big Bungalow. The main level offers a large Living Room and Master Bedroom, 2nd Bedroom, Den, Dinette Kitchen with formal Dining area. Handy Kitchen, featuring a lovely view above double sinks surrounded by cupboards. Entertaining is a breeze with the 2nd stove, fridge, freezer and Dry Bar just downstairs. Play your movies loud in the Recreation Room with cozy gas fireplace. 3 Pc Bath and another large bedroom add to the comforts of the lower level. Lower level Workshop and Laundry area including utility sink and gas dryer. Double Detached, heated garage, plenty of

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EDMONTON HOME SALES REPORT for June 2017

The sun is out, the clouds are gone and summer is finally upon us, a much needed reprieve from winter! Check out our guide for the hottest, most upbeat summertime events that you can’t miss. Check out recent developments in our local real estate market and the latest market reports. As always I am at your call, to help. If you or your clients are looking to buy or sell real estate, please keep me in mind.  Your referral is the best compliment I can receive.

Last May (2016) we had 3,195 new listings come on the market and a total of 8,018 properties for sale.  This May 3,677 new listings appeared for a total of 8,385 homes on market. This is continuing last years trend with an abundance of properties for sale,

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THE PRICE IS RIGHT! $169,900 AGE RESTRICTED CONDO FOR SALE IN CALIFORNIAN MANOR

 Just the purrfect size in this recently updated one bedroom home at Californian Manor (Adult Living 50+) conveniently located across from Westmount Shopping Centre. Air Conditioning, new flooring and fresh paint add to the charm of this affordable home.

Create a lifestyle by joining the activities on-site including craft room, exercise room and social room.

This well planned property offers you the luxury of in-suite laundry, heated underground parking, storage locker and guest suite for your visitors.

Enjoy the view, lots of windows with bright light and the luxury of a bus stop at your front door; now that's the Cats' Meow in Real Estate.

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NOW only $274,900!

 

BUILT FOR COMFORT in pedestrian friendly Callaghan.

Enter this 2 BED, 3 BATH Home through the cheery front landing or attached garage.

The smart kitchen makes every inch count including; dinette, breakfast bar peninsula and pantry. South facing balcony near the kitchen.

Beyond the great room overlooking the lake, up the wide stairwell is a master bedroom featuring 3Pc-Bath with walk-in shower.

Upstairs laundry for convenience.

2nd master features a 4Pc-Bath and sitting area.

Guests will be happy with extra street parking.

1 cat & 1 small dog allowed! City transit and shopping nearby.

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5 High Return Updates for the Home

5 Projects That Add Instant Value to a Home

Do you have a list of changes you'd like to make to your home this year? Completing cosmetic updates is easiest when the weather's in your favor. In honor of May's National Home Improvement Month, here are five projects ranging from simple curb appeal projects to large-scale expansions that real estate pros love for having high returns.

  1. Replacing doors and windows: Real estate pros praise projects that boost overall curb appeal. Swapping out a wooden front door for a steel model or replacing front-facing windows can pack more of an ROI punch than renovations made inside the home.
  2. Constructing a deck: Create a beautiful transition from your back door to the outdoors by building a deck. The update turns
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YOURS TRULY and Edmonton, were just featured in an interview by Point2Homes.com. Check out the  interview and what we discussed.

If you’re looking to buy real estate, we advise you to sit down with a passionate agent, for a long talk. The information and perspective you’ll learn is simply invaluable. We did just that, with expert agent Jeanine Osborne (and her gorgeous cat). Read her excellent insights into the Edmonton real estate market, from condominiums to foreclosures, and everything in between.

Expert agent interview Edmonton real estate

Expert agent Jeanine Osborne talks Edmonton real estate.

Tell us a few words about your job as a real estate professional? What do you love most about your job?

We all work to support our families and put food on our tables. That said,

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Six ways Edmonton Realtors add vale to a home sale

 
 
Just because you can buy and sell property on your own, it doesn't mean you should. Real estate agents remain essential when making these pivotal financial transactions.

There are many ways agents add value during the purchase or sale of a home:

  • Handle the technical nuances -- Whether you're the buyer or the seller, a home sale includes a dizzying amount of paperwork. Skilled agents know how to fill out what documents and when, saving you time and helping you avoid mistakes.
  • Speak the lingo -- The industry uses an astonishing number of acronyms. Working with a real estate agent gives you the opportunity to better understand the conversation.
  • Can negotiate without emotion -- It's easy to get triggered when
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House and neighborhood characteristics can positively influence the sale of your home, but what about the words used in the listing? The right turn of phrase could help your property sell quickly, but choose less descriptive terms and you may find it on the market indefinitely. Write an effective listing with the following tips:

Choose Your Words Wisely
One analytics firm reviewed the word choices of a million listings that closed in 2016. Phrases like "open concept" and "natural light" closed more quickly, while listings with "ceramic tile" and "two story" stayed on the market longer. Analysts also found that four word pairs associated with quick closings included "fence" references, indicating that privacy may

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