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Hello!

 

Just a friendly reminder that the 2017 Trade Show & Sale starts today at the Dow Centennial Centre. Supported by many local sponsors, this year's annual Trade Show promises to be one of the best yet, and will feature a ton of local businesses and services. For more information on who will be there, see here.

 

Running today through Sunday, look for me at the Royal LePage booth today to open the show, from 5-7 pm! Hope to see you there!

 

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In the world of real estate, Easter means the busy spring market is in full swing and this year is no exception! Inventory is moving quickly, and whether its new beginnings, upsizing or downsizing, everyone is out and about searching for new opportunities and possibilities. If you are thinking about buying or selling, now is the time! 

 

Despite the little (*ahem) hiccup in weather this weekend, spring time brings sunshine, fresh air, and showers. Use this motivation to tackle some spring cleaning and home staging. It will attract buyers, and can absolutely improve the sale price.

 

Happy Easter to all, and I hope you enjoy your long weekend with family. And if buying or selling is on your mind, give me a call for your free home market evaluation. I'd love to help!

 

Spring Cleaning and Staging Tips

 

1. Whip your yard into shape.

If you didn't rake or mulch the leaves last fall, do it now. Clean up any clutter, drag out the lawn furniture, and remove any of Fido's leftover 'easter eggs' from winter!

 

2. While you're at it....a little spring cleaning inside the home.

If your home looks and smells like a million bucks, you WILL sell faster and for more money. De-clutter, clean baseboards and other forgotten areas, and consider getting your air ducts vacuumed.

 

3. Box up the winter clothes.

They are bulky and can create the illusion of clutter. You (hopefully!) won't need those things for another 6 months.

 

4. Spruce up the entryway.

If your welcome mat is dirty, clean it....or get a new one. First impressions are so important. You never get a second chance at a first impression.

 

5. Bring spring aromas indoors.

Open some windows to allow the fresh spring air into your home. If you do use air fresheners, use natural products that are not overwhelming. You don't want buyers to think you are hiding a bad odour, or to be put off by scents that they don't enjoy.

 

6. Bust out bright colors.

Tuck away the comfy flannels, and brighten up with pops of fresh color. Accent pillows are inexpensive and great for adding style and comfort!

 

 

 

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I have listed a new property at 24 54569 RR 215 in Rural Strathcona County.
This 1 Acre property is located in the town of Josephburg and has a lot of potential. The parcel is located across the street from the baseball park & just steps to the Moyer Recreation Centre. As per the Area Structure Plan, the land could accommodate medium density housing. The other option is building your dream home in a quiet community, with a quick commute to Fort Saskatchewan & Sherwood Park.
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Well, it's been an interesting first quarter to say the least. To date, in 2017, there have been 107 homes that have SOLD in Fort Saskatchewan (pretty much the same pace as last year whereas 113 homes SOLD at this time). Of these homes, the average list price was $368,557 and sale price was $360,151 (97.7% of list price) with an average days on market being 67.

 

 

Currently there are a total of 238 homes listed in Fort Saskatchewan (including all single family, duplex and condos) with an average list price of just over $385,000. The average days on the market is currently 79. In the last 30 days, there have been 87 new listings compared to the 38 that have SOLD (more of a buyers market) in the last 3o days and reflective of the year.

 

For more detail regarding this information, or if you're looking for more specific information, don't hesitate to email or call me. Welcome home.

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I have listed a new property at 235 WESTMEWS DR in Fort Saskatchewan.
Welcome to the perfect family home! This 2122sf 1.5 storey home is located on a quiet cul de sac and steps to Pryce Alderson spray park. Fully finished, this home boasts 5 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, and 3 separate sitting/living areas. The main floor includes ample living spaces, two dining areas, 2-piece guest bath, a den (or 6th bedroom) and a very large kitchen. The kitchen has an abundance of cabinets, counter space, large island for food prep/entertaining, corner pantry and stainless steel appliances. The second floor has three bedrooms, 4-piece guest bath and laundry room. The spacious master bedroom has a beautiful feature wall with gas fireplace, large walk-in closet and 4-piece ensuite. In the basement, you will find a rec room, two bedrooms and two 3-piece baths! Exterior features include a 24x24 garage, drivewaywith RV parking, exposed aggregate concrete patio, a large two tier deck (partly covered) and firepit area. Central vac and 2 hot water tanks only make it sweeter. Welcome home.
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Please visit our Open House at 261 53016 R 222 RD in Rural Strathcona County.
Open House on Thursday, April 6, 2017 10:00AM - 12:00PM Realtor Open House. Bring a client if you'd like. Coffee, water and doughnuts will be provided.
Welcome to the prestigious Four Ridges estates, located 5 minutes east of Sherwood Park. This 2 storey WALKOUT boasts over 3500 sf of living space! Main floor features: hardwood and ceramic tile flooring, gas fireplace, large mud room with lots of storage, walk through pantry, large dining area, and a beautiful bright kitchen with granite counter-tops, soft close cabinetry, built in microwave, and Kitchen Aid stainless steel appliances (gas stove). Upstairs, you'll find the bonus room (second gas fireplace), laundry room (high end washer/dryer), 4 piece guest bath and 3 large bedrooms. The master bedroom is HUGE and the attached 5 piece ensuite is spa-like! The WALKOUT basement is fully developed with 2 bedrooms, 4 piece bath, rec area and dry bar. The yard has been nicely landscaped with trees, shrubs, grass, decorative rock and the "piece de resistance" is the hardscaped, oasis/resort-like patio. Your summer nights just got better. Did I mention the attached 4 car garage, central AC/Vac? Welcome home.
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Please visit our Open House at 182 CRANBERRY BEND in Fort Saskatchewan.
Open House on Saturday, April 8, 2017 1:00PM - 3:00PM .
Welcome to Westpark!! This 2688 sq ft home is sure to please...upstaged only by the 3 car fully finished HEATED garage (with floor drain and hot/cold taps) measuring 32' wide and as long as 32' deep!! Inside you'll find a move-in ready beautiful home...the main floor has a large kitchen with two tone cabinets/island, soft close cabinetry, mud room with built ins, den/dining room, dinette, large walk thru pantry with amazing storage, 2 piece guest bathroom & living room. Upstairs, your dream layout continues...large bonus room, 4 bedrooms (2 bedrooms share a Jack/Jill bathroom), laundry room with sink, another 4 piece bathroom, and master bedroom with 5 piece ensuite and large walk in closet. Upgrades in this house include crown moldings upstairs, hand scraped hardwood floors, granite throughout the entire home, stainless steel appliances, AC rough in, 2 zone furnace for better temperature control, and the deck is included - with plenty of summer left to enjoy! Welcome Home.
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