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January 4, 2017

The REALTORS Association of Edmonton released its annual housing forecast.  The report indicates that single family homes performed well in 2016, with a slight drop in unit sales and average prices. Unit sales are predicted to continue to decline until the middle of 2017, ending  the year approximately 1.7% under 2016 numbers. Single family Edmonton homes prices are expected to decrease by 2.2%. Inventory is expected to remain higher then in previous years. Continued strength in the $350,000 to $450,000 single family home prices category is expected.

Chair of REALTORS Association James Mabey said ,, Edmonton  had a positive 2016 despite ongoing economic uncertainty. Buyers are continuing to remain cautious, and sellers are having to

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Soon winter will be here. That means it's time to take care of tasks that are yet undone to get your home ready for the season. As you do, keep home safety in mind in addition to preparing your home to winter weather conditions. Here are five key tips to compare to your checklist as you complete your winter-readiness routine.

Seek out and seal air leaks

Check the caulking and weather-stripping around windows and doors and make sure that gaps are sealed. And don't forget to check for and seal air leaks in places that are often overlooked such as gaps around the dryer vent, fireplace hearth, attic access door, plumbing in the kitchen and bathrooms, and the openings where utility lines enter your home.

Prevent and prepare for plumbing problems

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Sometimes sellers ask me of ideas how to improve the saleability of the home, and the advise usually varies in each individual case. But in general it can be all summarized into a short list of things to do.

So, if you 're listing your home for sale, then of course you'll want to make the best impression possible on potential home buyers- and sell your home faster, for more money. But, just to have a little fun, say you don't want to sell your property. What could you do to discourage those who are viewing your home?

Well, you could have your pets in the home during viewings. Dogs, cats, or better yet - snakes and iguanas. That will certainly make it uncomfortable for some buyers. Especially, if they have certain types of pet allergies. You and

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Avenue magazine conducts a survey every year to determine which neighbourhoods people think are the best.

1. Strathona

2. Glenora

3.Richie

4.Westmount

5.Oliver

6.Garneau

7.Highlands

8. Downtown

9.Bonnie Doon

10. Crestwood

Is your neighbourhood on this list?

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If you have decided that now is the time to sell your home, you might be thinking: should I hire a Real Estate Sales Representative or do it alone. Have you ever considered repairing your own car? Anyone can buy the tools and parts. However, most of us just do not have the knowledge, training, experience or expertise and commitment of time to do the job properly. Besides, there are plenty of experienced professionals to do the work for you.








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Pricing a home for sale is very important specially in Buyer's market. * Fair market value attracts buyers, overpricing never does. * The first two weeks of marketing are crucial. Fair market value is what a willing buyer and a willing seller agree by contract is a fair price for the home. Values can be impacted by wide range of reasons but two main once are LOCATION and CONDITION. Generally, fair market value can be determined by comparables - other similar homes that have sold or are currently for sale in the same area. Sellers often view their homes as special which temps them to put a higher price on the home, believing they can always come down later, but that's a serious mistake. 
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Let me help you sell your home FAST: make your home more valuable and sell faster PT 1 of 2

My clients often ask me what they can do to help ensure their home sells faster here are some tips and tricks I often tell them!

De-cluttering is KEY

  • Get rid of all the excess stuff that has accumulated over the years- believe me, it’s a nice refresher
  • Buyers need to be able to see what the property would look like if they were living there.
  • Show buyers the attractive side of your lifestyle (It will help them want your home that much more)
  • Removing bulky furniture that makes the room feel smaller and replace it with plants- it will add lightness and a modern touch to any room.

Fresh Paint

  • Give the walls a fresh coat of paint;
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Hello Readers,

My clients often ask me what I think they should do- upsize? Downsize? Rent? Here are some deciding factors I often resort to when helping them decide!

Why Upsize?

Family: A growing family often requires more living space as kids get older, which makes for a perfect excuse to upsize your home.

Investing: Buying a larger home will often bring you a greater return for your money.

Finally found that Dream Home: Your dream home most likely has some luxurious qualities that often comes with a bigger home. Once you are ready or you come into some money or finally receive that long overdue job promotion, having your fabulous home may rate very highly on your list!

Why Downsize?

Travel: If you travel a lot, especially for work,

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