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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!

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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!

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!


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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!

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

14 Tips For First-Time Home Buyers!

Thursday, November 27th, 2014

14 Tips For First-Time Home Buyers!

I have sold many types of houses to many different types of clients in Red Deer over the last 9 years that I have been in Real Estate!  With that being said, here is a great article to help out first-time home buyers prepare to buy their first home and to refresh other buyers’ on what to expect when purchasing a home. Click on the photo to read the article.


Photo Credit: noahottawarealestate.com

Photo Credit: noahottawarealestate.com

Check out some of my blogs for more information and ideas on buying a home : 

Your House Hunting Wish List

Neighbourhoods in Red Deer, Alberta

What To Look For When House Hunting


Click here to find more information on Home Buying in Red Deer or contact me!

What To Look For When House Hunting

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

What To Look For When House Hunting!

House hunting is exciting!  It is good to know what you are looking for, for your sake and for your Realtor’s®, that way I can help you find the best match for your WANTS and NEEDS!  What you WANT as well as what you NEED!  Obviously NEEDS come before WANTS, but if you are clear on what both are, I will do my best to include all of them in the houses/properties you look at.

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Here is a checklist from howrealtorshelp.ca to use when house hunting to help you remember each property and to help you figure out your WANTS and NEEDS.  

Contact me or visit my website for information on properties in Red Deer & Central Alberta!

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Homebuyer’s Road Map

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

Homebuyer’s Road Map

Realtors® are experienced in everything you need to know when buying a home!  With my 9 years in Real Estate in Red Deer and Central Alberta I have gained lots of knowledge on the home buying process as well as contacts in various different industries related to Real Estate (ex. contractor, mortgage broker, lawyer, home builder, etc).

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Click here for a breakdown from CREA (Canadian Real Estate Association) of what to expect during the home buying process.

Contact me or visit my website for more details or with any questions you may have on this subject OR on properties in Red Deer & Central Alberta!


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Buying A Home In Red Deer Or Central Alberta

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Buying A Home In Red Deer Or Central Alberta!

Finding the perfect home doesn’t happen in one day. It takes careful planning and lots of work. Fortunately, there are a number of things you can do to simplify the process!  With my experience as a Realtor®, I will help you along with this process.  

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Here is some advice for buyers from CREA (Canadian Real Estate Association).  Contact me or visit my website for more information.


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Step-By-Step Home Buying

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

Step- by- Step Home Buying Guide

For those of you new to home buying, or maybe you just haven’t done it in a few years, I have found a really good guide to help you along the way.  It has everything from determining if you are financially ready to being a homeowner and everything in between. Click the Steps for CMHC‘s step-by-step guide to the home buying process.

Step 1: Is Home Ownership Right For You?

Step 2: Are You Financially Ready?

Step 3: Which Home Is Right For You?

Step 4: The Buying Process

Step 5: Now That You’re A Homeowner

Words To Know When Buying A Home


I can also help you through the home buying process in Red Deer & Central Alberta.  It gives me great job satisfaction to help a client purchase a property that is right for them.  Contact me or visit my website!

Move Up Buyers!

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

Move Up Buyers


Family Outgrowing Your Home?  Work From Home and Need an Office Now?  Looking For More Space or a Better Neighbourhood?  Is it time to “Move Up”?  The cost of moving up is within your means! The equity you have already built up in your current home can often be sufficient for the down payment for your next home.

1) Figure out why you really want/need to move!  This will help you decide on a neighbourhood/area.  Make sure the neighbourhood fits your and your families needs.

2) Decide on what kind of home will fit your wants and needs!  How many Bedroom AND Bathrooms do you need?  Size of Yard?  Do you need a garage?

3) Contact a Realtor®!  Shantel Campbell can help you with your search and help you make the right choices.

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Contact me or visit my website for more information on the best neighbourhood and property for your needs and wants in Red Deer and Central Alberta!

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