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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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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.

Photo: reddeer.com

Photo: reddeer.com

Contact Shantel with any real estate questions!

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!

 

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!


SOLD: The Impressive & Incredible “Kensington” in Blackfalds by New Rock Developments!

Friday, November 14th, 2014

SOLD:

The Impressive & Incredible “Kensington” in

Blackfalds

by New Rock Developments!

4928 Aspen Lakes Boulevard, Blackfalds

 

The “Kensington” by New Rock Developments is a stunning and impressive 2122 sq ft, 2 story home with 3 bedrooms + bonus room and 2 1/2 bathrooms in Blackfalds’ premiere subdivision of  Aspen Lakes.  This show home is highlighted with excellent functionality and superb upgrades and is listed at only $499,900!  The spacious front entrance smartly has a generous and attractive built-in bench (with storage), walk-in coat closet, 2-piece bathroom and easy access to the front door plus garage man door!  The upgraded trim-package includes 5 inch baseboards with extra detailed work around the doors and custom fireplace mantle.  It has an open-concept on the main floor with attractive kitchen featuring granite countertops, gorgeous island with eating bar, large corner pantry, under-cabinet lighting and stainless steel appliances (all 5 appliances are included), roomy dining area plus a good-sized living room.  Upper floor boasts of an abundantly-sized bonus room, 3 bedrooms (2 of which have their own walk-in closets & master has his & hers walk-in), laundry room with built-in shelves and tray ceilings in the master bedroom and bonus room.  Extra-large double garage with 13ft ceiling, 9ft garage door, drain, 220V, wired for TV, internet & phone, Jack Shaft garage door opener, high-lift track, heated and is fully finished.  There is a large 10×11 front step with “Flex Coating”.  The yard is fully sodded and partially fenced.  It sides onto a walking-path and has a 10×18 deck with natural gas for your BBQ!  Click on the “Kensington” to view the property video!

Photo Credit: newrockinaspen.com

Photo Credit: newrockinaspen.com

In the Aspen Lakes community, you’ll find yourself close to the schools available in the Wolf Creek School Division, Downtown Blackfalds and just a few blocks away from the brand new Abbey Centre which has an aquatic centre, fitness centre, indoor play space, running track, meeting room, field house and child minding.  

For more information on this property, contact me or visit my Blackfalds page on my website!

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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