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Should your Goals for 2016 Include Real Estate?

As 2016 begins, we often reflect on the successes and failures of the past year and look forward to new beginnings by creating Resolutions as a fresh year unfolds. Typically most people’s goals include getting healthy, travelling more and getting more fun out of life. Sometimes these goals can be financial ones, such as eliminating […]

Understanding Absorption Rate – How Does it Affect You When Selling Your Home?

In Real Estate, statistics are examined monthly, yearly, even daily, in order to determine overall trends and general health of the Real Estate Market. For those of you who know me, I rely a great deal on numbers and statistical data to do my job. Numbers are an objective measure to help determine a house’s value, […]

The Importance of Curb Appeal

The old adage, “You can’t judge a book by its cover” does NOT ring true in Real Estate! I have had, on occasion, pulled up to a property to show to prospective Buyer clients only to hear, “Sorry, let’s skip this one – I don’t like how it looks on the outside”. While this happens […]

Lessons I Learned by Selling my House This Spring

This year, my husband and I decided to put our Sherwood Park house on the market. Now, you would think this would be a piece of cake for me, After all, I have been trading in Real Estate as a Realtor (R) for almost 10 years now, so you would think I would have this […]

Why You Should List Your Home in the Fall!

I often get asked, “When is the BEST time to sell my home?” To me, that question is a bit like asking, “When should I start raising a family?  The answer is, “When you are ready!”  Sellers have all kind of reasons for selling, and these can occur throughout the Year! Most people choose to […]

Looking To Buy? Sherwood Park Is the Place To Be!

Learn More About Why you Should Buy in Sherwood Park Sherwood Park is growing in popularity with more and more families. Here’s why: Family – oriented community. This community was ranked as the Number One place to raise kids (MoneySense magazine, 2012) out of a whopping 190 Canadian communities!   Great recreational opportunities. Sherwood Park has […]