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Property Photo: 15403 138 ST in EDMONTON
I have listed a new property at 15403 138 ST in EDMONTON.
Beautiful 1400 sq foot, 3-bedroom, 2.5 bath, 2-storey home. With a cozy covered front verandah located on a quiet cul-de-sac in the sought after community of Carlton. Enjoy several custom upgrades including central air conditioning, designer paint tones, dark laminate flooring on the main level, water purifying system, main floor laundry with brand new high efficiency washer/dryer, and a basement that is 90% complete with a office, home theatre, storage room, and roughed in bathroom. The spacious master suite compliments the upstairs with a walk-in closet and onsuite with an oversized Jacuzzi tub. 2 more bedrooms and a main 4pc bath complete the upstairs. The kitchen boasts an abundance of cabinetry with an eat in area. Located across the street from the lake with quick access to major shopping, schools, playground, and bus routes call this home today!
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Property Photo: 11255 96 ST in EDMONTON
I have sold a property at 11255 96 ST in EDMONTON.
Come and view before its gone!!! Investors and first time home buyers take a look at all this value. Just under 1400 SQFT this 2 story home within walking distance to NAIT and Kingsway offers 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Inside you will find a large kitchen and breakfast nook, formal dinning area, large living room with bay windows, all with new laminate flooring. Upstairs host 3 full sized bedrooms with new ceramic tile. The basement has an added bonus of a full suite with a separate entrance. Add an additional renter to increase cash flow or help cover your mortgage! Outside you will find a fully fenced professionally landscaped yard with deck and garage. So much value for only $219,000!!!
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Property Photo: 1229 GILLESPIE CRES in EDMONTON
I have sold a property at 1229 GILLESPIE CRES in EDMONTON.
Take pride in ownership of this absolutely beautiful 4 level split on the biggest lot on the block (655.9 Meters Square). This custom built home in the community of Glastonbury has over 1600 sq ft of living space on 3 levels! The open concept with vaulted ceilings and brand new hardwood show cases a formal living room, kitchen, and loft area for an office or lounge area. Off the kitchen is direct access to the two tier deck, perfect for hosting summer BBQ's. Upstairs you will find 2 fully finished bedrooms with the master bedroom containing a full closet organizer. Within the huge bathroom, a Jacuzzi tub complemented with brilliant fixtures. On the lower level you will find an additional fully finished bedroom, a living room with gas fireplace, another full bathroom, and laundry room with direct access to the backyard. The central air keeps this house cool all year long. In the oversized double garage the Infrared Heaters keep the cars/workshop toasty all winter long. Steps away from lake
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Some Great tips we can all use when things are slow in the real estate market:
 
 
Whether you're in a bone-dry market or a sizzling selling season, if you haven't received any offers on your home you're probably facing the question of whether to take it off the market. A house that goes too long without selling begins to appear "stale" and can actually damage your future chances of a sale.

How long is too long? It's not an exact science, but there are some helpful indicators. In a dry market, a sales period of six months to one year isn't unusual. Look at recent sales reports of similar homes nearby to determine a reasonable selling interval. In a hot seller's market, a house that hasn't sold within one month indicates a problem. In either case, there are several steps you can take before putting up the white flag.

 
 
10 tips to improve your selling karma
1. Videotape your house, inside and out, and watch the tape as if you were a prospective buyer. Is the lawn weedy or the garden bare? Is your home uncluttered and spotlessly scrubbed? Sparkling-clean houses sell faster than those that look too lived-in or show an abundance of the owner's personality.
 
2. Take a second look at your listing price. Visit open houses in your neighborhood. Are similar homes priced lower? Selling prices may have dropped since your first comparative market analysis.
In a hot market, if you haven't sold your home within one month, chances are good that you've overpriced it. If you do lower your asking price, consider a figure slightly below those of other comparable homes if you are interested in a speedy sale.
 
3. Do whatever it takes to be away from your home during showings and open houses. The presence of sellers makes it difficult for prospective buyers to take their time or talk openly with their partner and agent. Leave some treats out to make potential buyers more comfortable: beverages, nuts, cookies -- anything that won't lose freshness or be too messy.
 
4. Ask your listing agent to talk to buyer agents in his or her firm who have shown your home. The feedback from their clients can guide you in making home repairs, toning down your décor, making landscaping improvements and the like.
 
5. Hold an open house on a weeknight. Competition is lower, and you'll attract the interest of buyers who can't make weekend appointments because of other commitments.

 

6. Take out some extra online ads or print ads, even if your agent is doing a good job with promotions. Look for out-of-the-ordinary places to advertise, such as trade magazines, company newsletters and other alternative resources. You can even offer perks to buyers, such as a cash bonus or a season ski pass.

 
7. Neutralize your color scheme. Most buyers prefer pale, neutral colors that make it easier to imagine a new home as their own. Houses with white exteriors are the highest sellers; for interiors, try whites, off-whites or pale grays.
 
8. If you've had offers but you considered them too "lowball," try readjusting your sights. Determine the lowest price you find acceptable, and consider anything more as icing on the cake. In a longstanding dry market you may even have to sell at a loss, so it's important to take every offer seriously. You don't want to alienate a potential buyer who has solid financing because you've set your sights unrealistically high.

 

9. Is your listing agent giving your house adequate attention? If not, start by having a candid talk. If there's no change, discuss the problem with the firm's broker. As a last resort, wait until your listing agreement expires and find an agent with a proven track record in your area. On the other hand, if you have a fabulous agent but the market is underwater, consider offering an increased commission or a bonus for your listing agent as extra incentive. If you do sweeten the pot for your agent, amend your listing contract to reflect the change, and be sure it's added to the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) book -- buyer agents will also be inspired to give your house extra attention.

 
10. Relist your house to give it a kick-start. When it was listed on the MLS, it was assigned a number reflecting the date and year of the listing. By now it may appear outdated to buyer agents; relisting will provide you with a new number. Check into the policies of your local MLS: You may need to make a change to qualify for relisting, such as temporarily taking your home off the market, adjusting its price or changing listing agents or firms.

 

If you've tried the tips above, you're confident that your asking price is competitive, you have an ace agent and you're still not getting any action, it's probably time to take your house off the market. Here are some ways to make the most of it:

 

Choose your selling season. If you can afford to do so, relist during a more dependable selling season. After warming up in late winter, the market typically starts to peak from the ides of April (yep, tax season makes a difference) until June, when longer days and splashes of garden color make homes look their best. In summer, the market slows to a crawl, followed by a second peak from September to Thanksgiving. From then until January, the market tends to be as cold as a Midwestern winter, but it can also be advantageous to list while the competition is sleeping. Research the trends in your area: If you live near a winter resort, for example, winter may be the savviest time to sell.

 
If you're a senior, consider a reverse mortgage. Designed to help seniors who have more home equity than they do cash, a reverse mortgage is a loan against your home. The money is disbursed as either a single payment or a monthly sum, and the loan comes due (with interest, of course) only when the house is sold or upon the death of the owner.
 
Rent out your home until the market bounces back. If you must leave your home because of a job transfer or other extenuating circumstance, renting is an excellent option as you wait for the market to regain some heat. If you don't have the time or the talent it takes to be a good landlord, contact a reputable company that specializes in screening applicants and managing properties.
 
 
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Urban spoon offers a page that shows all the free wifi resturants. Great for doing some work on the old ipad durning lunch. Follow link below:
 
 
 
 
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An Amazing Listing Worth Seeing in Glastonbury
 
 
 
 
Take pride in ownership of this absolutely beautiful 4 level split on the biggest lot on the block (655.9 Meters Square). This custom built home in the community of Glastonbury has over 1600 sq ft of living space on 3 levels! The open concept with vaulted ceilings and brand new hardwood show cases a formal living room, kitchen, and loft area for an office or lounge area. Off the kitchen is direct access to the two tier deck, perfect for hosting summer BBQ's. Upstairs you will find 2 fully finished bedrooms with the master bedroom containing a full closet organizer. Within the huge bathroom, a Jacuzzi tub complemented with brilliant fixtures. On the lower level you will find an additional fully finished bedroom, a living room with gas fireplace, another full bathroom, and laundry room with direct access to the backyard. The central air keeps this house cool all year long. In the oversized double garage the Infrared Heaters keep the cars/workshop toasty all winter long. Steps away from lake.
 
MLS # E3271620
 
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Property Photo: # 301 10746 80 AV in EDMONTON
I have listed a new property at # 301 10746 80 AV in EDMONTON.
Steps from the UofA and Whyte Ave! This absolutely stunning TOP FLOOR executive condo has been transformed entirely. This remarkable condo comes complete with hardwood floors, granite counters, dark rich cabinets and all stainless steel appliances. The large insuite storage room is fit for storing all your possessions. The large 4 piece bath features tile, granite, lovely glass vessel sink and all new fixtures. Relax in the living room with wall to wall hardwood, or enjoy the comfort of your massive bedroom with more closet space. All neutral decor makes this upscale condo ready for any designers selection of furniture and accessories. Best unit in the building as its top floor and faces the beautiful tree lined street.
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Although they can be stated in different ways there are only six factors that affect the sale of a home.

It is important for you, as the seller, to understand who or what has control over them and how they impact on each other.

  • You control 3 of the 6
  • The Market controls 2 of the 6
  • Your REALTOR® controls 1 of the 6




YOU Control

1. Price - You determine list price for your home. However, a list price above the market for homes similar to yours will impact negatively on buyer interest in making an offer. Your REALTOR® will review price history with you to assist you in making a list price determination.

2. Terms - Buyers have requirements just as sellers do. Your willingness to respect them and be willing to negotiate which terms will be acceptable to both parties can have a very positive impact. Price and Terms will usually be negotiated at the same time.

3. Condition - How well you have maintained the home will influence both your price and length of time to sell. The pool of buyers who are willing to make major repairs is much smaller than the pool of buyers who want a home that has been well maintained.

THE MARKET Controls

4. Timing - Economic conditions operate independently of price, terms and property condition. Similarly, seasons and weather factors can affect the time it takes to sell a home.

5. Competition - The number of homes on the market most certainly bears heavily on your ability to sell your home on a timely basis.

YOUR REALTOR® Controls

6. Promotion - From entry into the Multiple Listing System, to internet marketing and any other programs your agent will have an impact on your home sale.

CONCLUSION

No one of the six factors alone controls the timely sale of your home. Your agent should provide you with
  • Feedback from prospects who have visited your home
  • Changes in market conditions
Your willingness or ability to make adjustments in price, terms or condition based on the information provided will be the final determinant as to how quickly your home will sell.
 
 
 
 
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