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When the cat’s away the mice will play!

 

As a result of dropping temperatures, infestations usually begin in early fall. Because of their body shape mice are capable of fitting through holes that are much smaller then you may think. Places to keep your eyes on that mice may be able to enter your house from are:

  • Cracks and holes in walls, floors and foundations
  • Gaps in windows or ceilings
  • Sewer lines
  • Drainage Pipes
  • Holes around plumbing and oven gas lines

Once mice colonies enter a home and find a safe and warm place to be, they rarely leave…


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Buying a House in the Winter Season

 

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Rustic Exterior by Banner Elk Architects & Designers Christopher Kellie Design Inc.

If you’re planning on relocating to Grande Prairie or you already live here it doesn’t take long to discover that snowy cold winters are a reality. There’s plenty to do in our snow globe; excellent x country ski trails, a decent ski hill, outdoor and indoor skating rinks, toboggan hills, good hockey, sledding….I actually really enjoy winter in Grande Prairie. But is buying a house in the winter a wise choice? Let’s explore the pros and cons:

Pros

1)      Less Buyers- The volume of buyers tend…


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Selling Your Home 101 – How To Get Your Home Ready For Showings

So you’ve hired a real estate professional with an impressive marketing plan for your property and have set the price…now it’s show time!

It’s all about first impressions! Most Buyers decide within minutes of touring a home if  they’re going to make an offer. Here’s how to make those minutes count:

  • Clean it up– The most important! Get that house squeaky clean.
  • De-clutter– It’s much easier to have the house presentable for showings with less “stuff” in the home. Clear counter tops & take magnets and memo’s off the fridge. You want to show the potential buyer the features of the house,…

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Selling Your Home 101 – Price and Exposure Sell Your Home!

FACT: PRICE and EXPOSURE sell your home!

1)  Setting the PRICE: The right price for your property is up to you! It is your Realtors duty to help you make an informed decision when pricing your home by providing you with comparables:

  • Sold Listings- reveals how long the listing took to sell and at what price
  • Active Listings- reveals your current competition
  • Expired Listings- reveals what homes didn’t sell and why. This list you want to avoid!

These are the same comparables that licensed appraisers us when valuing a property and are the best tool for determining market value.

2) Exposure: It is your Real Estate Professionals duty to market your…


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Well Then, I Better Get Blogging…

Hello and welcome to my very first post! I’m nervous and a tad intimidated as I’m not really sure what I’m doing, but here I go anyway!

On my little blogging adventure, I thought I should research what I’m getting myself into.

Wikipedia describes blogging as this:

blog (a portmanteau of the term web log) is a discussion or information site published on the World Wide Web consisting of discrete entries (“posts”) typically displayed in reverse chronological order so the most recent post appears first.

Ok I can handle that. I just have to post information. Wait a sec..who’s going…


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