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SOLD! Executive Bungalow in Rosedale Meadows, Red Deer!

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015


Executive Bungalow in Rosedale Meadows, Red Deer!

IMG_6162This is a gorgeous executive bungalow with lots of upgrades and excellent finishes! It has an open-concept with 2 bedrooms upstairs, plus an office and 2 bathrooms. There are 2 large bedrooms with walk in closets downstairs, as well as a media room with 2-tiered seating, large family room with wet-bar and another bathroom! Main floor offers 9ft ceiling highlighted with pot-lights and crown moulding accenting the perimeter! The kitchen is to die for with plenty of attractive cabinets, granite countertops, under-mount large sink, newer quiet dishwasher, gas stove and corner pantry. This home also boasts main-floor laundry, gas fireplace (with appealing rock mantle) and hardwood. The spacious master bedroom has a 4 piece ensuite (with jet-air tub) and good-sized walk-in closet. Office on the main floor has ample built-in cabinets and a built-in desk (this room can easily be converted to a bedroom). It has a newer high-efficiency furnace and high-efficiency hot water tank. Operational under-floor heat. Also, energy efficient central air conditioner. Wired for sound. It is fully landscaped with a partially covered deck, covered fire pit area and aggregate concrete. Click the video to see more on this fabulous home!


Contact me for more information or visit this listing on my website!

Your House Hunting Wish List

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

Your House Hunting Wish List!

As I’ve mentioned more than a few times, you need to be clear on your WANTS and NEEDS when house hunting!  What you NEED in a home and cannot live without is different from what you WANT in a home and isn’t completely necessary.  It is smart to compose such a list when you are ready to start house hunting, keeping in mind that the list may change from time to time after looking at different homes.  

Read this Wish List by Sandra Rinomato with HGTV for some really good ideas on how to compose your House Hunting Wish List and what you should include on it.

If you need help getting started on your house hunting wish list or are ready to start viewing properties in Red Deer & Central Alberta, please contact me or visit my website!

wish list pinellaspeach.comPhoto Credit: pinellaspeach.com


Is Your Home Ready To Sell?

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

Is Your Home Ready To Sell?

When listing your home to sell, make sure it looks it’s best to get the best price!  Here is a checklist from howrealtorshelp.ca to help you do that.  You can also read my blog on Interior  & Exterior Home Staging for more ideas to get your home ready to sell.

HomeChecklist bestcalgaryhomes.com

For more tips on selling your property in Red Deer or Central Alberta, contact me or visit my website!

10 Tips to Consider Before Buying a House

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

10 Tips to Consider Before Buying a House in Red Deer!

Buying a house isn’t just about the house hunting! There are other factors you need to consider before you start looking at houses. Click on 10 Tips to Consider Before Buying a House for some tips on getting started finding your perfect home!

Photo- hgtv.ca

Photo- hgtv.ca

Contact Shantel with any real estate questions or for recommendations for a mortgage professional in Red Deer and Central Alberta!

6 Basic Mortgage Rules to Follow

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

6 Basic Mortgage Rules to Follow

Whether you are a first time home buyer or are purchasing a second or third property, it is important to really understand your mortgage.  Here are 6 Basic Mortgage Rules to Follow when acquiring a mortgage.  Your financial advisor or mortgage broker can aid you with this process and help determine your best course of action.

Photo: hgtv.ca

Photo: hgtv.ca

Contact Shantel for information on properties in Red Deer & Central Alberta!

House Hunt With Your Head, Not Your Heart

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

House Hunt With Your Head… Not Your Heart

As the title says…. it is better to house hunt with your head….. not your heart!  Well, maybe a little bit of heart, because you do need to love it!  But, mostly use your head.  Know what you’re getting with the house (fridge, stove, window coverings, etc) and know that the inner and outer workings of the house (plumbing, insulation, electrical, shingles, siding, etc) are up to par!

Check out this blog on HGTV’s website to keep you on the right track when house hunting!


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To get started on the hunt for your next house in Red Deer &/or Central Alberta, contact me or visit my website!


Photo Credit: hgtv.ca

10 Must-Have Apps for House Hunting in Red Deer!

Thursday, February 12th, 2015

10 Must-Have Apps for House Hunting in Red Deer!

Here’s a link to 10 must-have house hunting apps! There’s everything from Realtor.ca Mobile App that keeps you up-to-date on new listings, Royal LePage Canada app that can save your neighbourhood search and give updates on fluctuating home prices and open houses in that area, AroundMe allows you to quickly learn what’s in the neighbourhood like schools, stores, hospital, etc, Canadian Mortgage instantaneously calculates your mortgage, Magic Plan creates floor plans from pictures, Houzz gives inspiring interior design ideas, and more! And they’re all FREE!

Photo- iphoneincanada.ca

Photo- iphoneincanada.ca

 Contact Shantel with your real estate questions for the Red Deer area!

What A Property Inspector Looks For!

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

What A Property Inspector Looks For

Property Inspection

Buying a home is one of the biggest investments you will ever make!  Know exactly what you are getting. That is what Property Inspectors can help  you with.  A Property Inspector will assess whether the house is structurally sound and all the systems are working.  They will tell you the overall condition of the house and any repairs that need to be done or might need to be done in the next few years.  In Red Deer and Central Alberta, there are lots of older homes.  Your property inspector will be able to tell you if it needs work or if everything is working properly.  A property inspector can also give you a “crash-course” on how the major components of a house work, ex. plumbing, electrical, etc. Here is a general home inspection checklist:

  • Structural Elements: construction of walls, ceilings, floors, roof, railings/banisters, joists and foundation
  • Exterior Evaluation: wall covering, landscaping, grading, elevation, drainage, driveways, fences, sidewalks, fascia, trim , doors, windows, lights and exterior receptacles
  • Roof & Attic: framing/trusses, ventilation, type of roof construction, flashing, gutters, leaks, insulation
  • Plumbing: type/condition of pipe materials used for potable/drain/waste/vent pipes, toilets, sinks, faucets and traps
  • Systems & Components: water heaters, furnaces, air conditioning, duct work, chimney, fireplace and sprinklers, humidifier
  • Electrical: main panel, circuit breakers, types of wiring, grounding, exhaust fans, receptacles, ceiling fans and light fixtures
  • Appliances: dishwasher, range/oven, built in microwaves, garbage disposal and smoke detectors
  • Garage:  slab, walls, ceiling, vents, firewall, garage door, openers, lights, receptacles, exterior, windows and roof
  • Moisture Build Up, Water Stains, Grout

Property Inspection

Please contact me or visit my business directory for more information or for a reputable Property Inspector in Red Deer & Central Alberta!

Photo credits: vantagewestrealty.com, plus.google.com

9 Steps to Staging Your Home!

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

9 Steps to Staging Your Home!

If you are getting your home ready to sell, here are 9 simple steps to staging your home! Click on the photo to learn about making your home more appealing to potential buyers.

Photo: hgtv.ca

Photo: hgtv.ca

Contact Shantel with any real estate questions! Please feel free to share this blog with anyone who might be interested!

10 Ways To Boost Your Home’s Winter Curb Appeal!

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

10 Ways To Boost Your Home’s Winter Curb Appeal!

Unsure about listing and selling your home during the winter? Click on the photo for 10 great ideas to boost your home’s winter curb appeal and make your home more inviting to potential buyers!

Photo- hgtv.ca

Photo- hgtv.ca

Contact Shantel with any real estate questions! Please feel free to share this blog with anyone that might be interested!


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