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SOLD Another Home in Red Deer!

Friday, April 21st, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

Excellent 2 Story in Westlake! Spacious main floor, with a soaring ceiling in the living room, and 9ft ceiling in the kitchen and dining area. Excellent kitchen with plenty of cabinet and counter space, with corner pantry, plus newer stainless steel appliances. Upgraded LED lighting fixtures add to the brightness of this home! 3 bedrooms and same level laundry, on the upper floor, make this home perfect for a family! Just off the master bedroom is a 4-piece ensuite, plus walk-in closet. Fully fenced backyard with back alley access. Heated garage. Large deck with gas hook-up for BBQ. The basement is left open for your finishing touches!

Contact me to view this awesome home, 403-396-0721!

Another Property SOLD!

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

I just sold this awesome home in the sought after subdivision of Vanier East in Red Deer & it only took 1 week!

The market is definitely picking up!

Contact me if you’re looking to buy or sell a property, 403-396-0721!

JUST SOLD in Red Deer!

Wednesday, December 28th, 2016

I just sold this amazing 2 suite home in Red Deer! Click here for information on Legal Suites in Red Deer!

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Contact me if you’re looking to buy or sell a property in Red Deer & Central Alberta, 403-396-0721!

Red Deer Home Sales for November 2016

Thursday, December 15th, 2016

Single- Family Home sales are up again, for the 3rd consecutive month! While November 2016, single- family home sales, only outperformed November 2015 by one sale, it’s still an improvement!!!!

For the rest of Central Alberta, single- family home sales, for November 2016 vs November 2015 are: Blackfalds is up 30% up, Sylvan Lake is up 46%, Innisfail stayed the same, Lacombe is down 10%, and Penhold is down 60%.
For the most part, sales are up!
Days on the market, for Red Deer single- family homes, are up from 45 days- on- the- market in November 2015, to 61 days- on- the- market.
Average sale price was $340,000, and there is currently 4.11 months of inventory on the market.
I, am excited to see what 2017 brings to the table. My wish is more employment, for all and a renewed consumer confidence!
To find out what you Red Deer home is worth, contact me here or call me at 403-396-0721.

How To Get Rid Of Or Cut Down On Mosquito Populations Around Red Deer!

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

How To Get Rid Of Or Cut Down On Mosquito Populations Around Red Deer!

Spring has sprung! Well, mostly… While we are all excited for Spring, new growth and yard clean up, the mosquitos also seem to be excited for Spring! I have definitely seen some flying around out there, especially at dusk. While you are doing your yard clean up, it is important to do your part in cutting down on mosquito breeding grounds. You can do this by making sure there isn’t any standing/stagnant water on your property, including buckets, in kids toys, rain barrels should be covered, bird baths, uncovered boats, plant pot trays, swimming pool covers, wheel barrows, sluggish drainage ditches, leaky faucets, etc. You should also check your eaves troughs (rain gutters) to make sure they are not clogged.

Photo- reddeer.ca

Photo- reddeer.ca

If you live within the City of Red Deer, there is a Mosquito Control Program that operates from April-August. Find out more about it by clicking the link above.

 

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Photo- blogs.talahassee.com

There are also natural mosquito repellants and control measures that you can use. Certain essential oils like lemongrass, citronella and eucalyptus have been known to help repel mosquitos. Click here for a homemade, all natural bug spray. You can also plant certain plants in your yard that keep the pesky buggers away, like Lemon Thyme, Lavender, Lemon Balm, Basil, Lemongrass, Catnip, Rosemary, Garlic and Marigolds.

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I love this time of year, it’s a great time of year to buy or sell a home, so please contact me if you have any real estate questions!

7 Fun Things To Do With Your Family In Red Deer & Central Alberta

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

7 Fun Things To Do With Your Family in Red Deer & Central Alberta

There are lots of thing to do in Red Deer and Central Alberta with your family.  Here are some of my favourites, click on them for more information:

1.  Cafe O’ Play where you can sit and enjoy your coffee while the kids play!

 

2.  Nova Chemicals Imagination Grove at the Kerry Wood Nature Centre is a playground which was built using mostly natural resources!

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3.  Kinsmen Club of Red Deer Indoor Place Space located in the Abbey Master Builder Centre in Blackfalds!

Kinsmen Club of Red Deer Indoor Play Space

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4.  Moonwalkers in Alix is a 3500 sq ft indoor play centre!

Photo Credit: moonwalkers.ca/gallery

Photo Credit: moonwalkers.ca/gallery

 

5.  Red Deer has many Parks throughout the city.  Here are a few of my favourites: Rotary Park, Bower Ponds, Kin Kanyon, Discovery Canyon (in summer), Blue Grass Sod Farm Central Spray and Play (in summer) and Heritage Ranch.  You really never have to drive anywhere to get to a park though as there are great parks in every neighbourhood as well as outdoor skating rinks in the winter which double as basketball or tennis courts in the summer!

Photo Credit: reddeer.ca

Photo Credit: reddeer.ca

 

6.  Swimming in Red Deer and Central Alberta is plenty.  From Sylvan Lake, Abbey Master Builder Centre outdoor water park in Blackfalds and Gull Lake in the summer to the many indoor pools you can visit year round: Collicutt Centre, Recreation Centre (has indoor and outdoor pools), Dawe Centre, Michener Centre, and Sylvan Lake’s Aquatic Centre.

Photo credit: reddeer.ca/

Photo credit: reddeer.ca/

 

7.  Hot Pot Studio in downtown Red Deer.  It’s a fun place to paint pottery for yourself or as a gift for someone special!

Photo Credit: hotpotstudio.com

Photo Credit: hotpotstudio.com

 

Contact me with any real estate questions or search MLS on my website!

 

Living in Red Deer, Alberta

Thursday, March 5th, 2015

Living in Red Deer, Alberta

There are tons of great reasons to live in Red Deer! Among them are the great parks and trail systems, recreation centres and activities, schools (both public and catholic), hospital and health care, job opportunities, libraries and museums, events, nearby lakes and easy access to both Edmonton and Calgary. Click on the photo to learn more about living in Red Deer on The City of Red Deer website.

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Photo: reddeer.com

Contact Shantel with any real estate questions!

Building a Fence in Red Deer

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

Building a Fence in Red Deer!

1. Call or Click before you dig.  Contact Alberta One Call to have the buried lines on your property flagged (at no cost to you)! Click for the Alberta One Call website or call 1-800-242-3447.

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2.  You do NOT need a permit to build a fence on your residential lot in Red Deer!

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3.  Building your fence on or within your property lines!  Use your Real Property Report (RPR) to determine your property lines and build your fence within them.  You can call the City of Red Deer’s Engineering Department (403-342-8161) before you start to verify if there are any City boulevards or Municipal Reserves that will affect where you put your fence.  

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4.  Fence Heights!  Non-corner lots may have a fence no higher than 3′ in the front yard and no higher than 6’6″ in the back yard.  You must maintain an adequate line of sight on corner lots, you may not build anything higher than 3 feet in sight line areas.

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5.  Choose a building material that is affordable to you and easy to maintain: wood, vinyl, chain link, composite, iron, etc.  The following are NOT permitted as fencing materials in Red Deer: electrified, barbed wire and protruding sharpened spikes or broken glass.

Allowed:      vinyl fence  wood fence

Not Allowed:electric fence barbed fence  spiked fence

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

 

 

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Building a Detached Garage, Carport or Shed in Red Deer

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

Building a Detached Garage, Carport or Shed in Red Deer!

1. Call or Click before you dig.  Contact Alberta One Call to have the buried lines on your property flagged (at no cost to you)! Click for the Alberta One Call website or call 1-800-242-3447.

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2. Permits:  Any garage, carport or shed over 10 meters² (10m x 10m) will require a building permit to make sure their placement complies with the Land Use Bylaw and Alberta Building Code.  Sheds that are not permanently attached to a foundation and are under 10 meters² do not require a permit, but must follow the City Land Use Bylaw.  You will also need electrical, plumbing and gas fitting permits if you have any of those services in your garage, carport or shed.

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3.  Location:  Garages, carports or sheds are not allowed in front yards or on City boulevards.  The structure must be at least 3 feet from the side of your property line.  It must be 20 feet from the rear property line if you will park behind it or 3 feet if you don’t plan on parking behind.  If there is an easement on your rear property line, your building must be 1.64 feet  from the easement.  You cannot build over a sewer or water line unless you enter into a caveat agreement with the City of Red Deer.  You cannot build over gas, electrical, phone or cable lines.

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4.  Size: The maximum height of any detached garage, carport or shed must not exceed 4.5 metres or take up more than two-thirds the width of your yard. Your house and any other buildings must not take up more than 40% of your yard in an R1 location. Other zonings may allow more or less percentage. Contact The City of Red Deer’s Inspections and Licensing to confirm zoning and to check to see exactly what size  and where you can build.

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5.  Getting a permit:   Visit the City of Red Deer’s Inspections and Licensing Department.  You will need 2 copies of your site plan showing the location you would like to build your garage, carport or shed.  Your site plan should be neatly drawn and reasonably to scale.  It should also describe the location of the building, site dimensions, easements, service locations and other buildings.  You will need to fill out a detailed spec sheet.

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

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