You will want to make the process of shopping for an Edmonton home as productive and enjoyable as possible. After all, you'll be on a quest to find your next dream home. That's why it's important to take the right items with you:
• Digital camera, so you can take pictures of the features you like in the properties you see. Note, you can only take these photos of the outside unless you have permission from the home owner for those interior pictures.
• Notepad, so you can take detailed notes. A clipboard is also useful if you have property feature sheets to write on.
• Measurements of your largest pieces of furniture, so you can confirm they'll fit in the rooms of properties you like. Important for those large bedroom suites, sectional couch or even the height of your monster truck (will it fit into the garage?).
• Measuring tape to check those measurements.
• Some healthy snacks and beverages, (especially important if you're taking the kids along). Bottled water should be on this list.
• Map of the area, so you can check out local parks and other neighbourhood features.
• Clear driving directions to each of the properties you want to see. A GPS could be useful, too.
• Your cheque book. If you find your perfect home, you want to write an offer before someone else snaps it up.
One of the best ways to shop for a home, and actually enjoy the experience, is to work with a great REALTOR® like me. Give me a call 780-242-5229 or reach out through my contact page and we can go over the buying process to get you moving into your dream home.
Its time to pack up your rental apartment and move to your new Edmonton home. Here's a helpful list of 12 items to pack last and keep handy (a.k.a. they're the things you'll need to get to first and frequently)
If you can add anything to this list, please let me know thru my contact page.
If you're thinking of making a move within the next 3-6 months, there are two important things you need to know.
The first is the market value of your current property. That's the amount your home will likely sell for on today's Edmonton market. When you know its market value, you'll have a better idea of how much money will be available to invest in a new home.
The second is an overview of what's available on the market. Which of the homes currently available for sale meet your criteria with respect to type of home, special features (such as a big kitchen or garage), neighborhood, etc? How much are these homes selling for?
With those two pieces of information, you'll be able to make a better decision.
I can get that information for you. Let me help by first calling me direct 780-242-5229 or thru my contact page. We can set up a time to mutually go thru the details including different scenarios. I look forward to your call.
It's the most wonderful time of the year… to sell a house? There’s always that question whether or not you should keep your house on the market for Christmas holidays. You figure potential home buyers will be preoccupied with buying gifts, planning parties, cooking meals and visiting relatives; the last thing on their mind is searching for and buying a new home, right? For this very reason, many sellers choose to temporarily remove their home from the market, then wait until the new year to relist.
Before you hold off on listing your Edmonton home until the new year, consider these 10 benefits of selling your home during the Christmas holidays with Mike, such as:
Just because it’s cold outside doesn’t mean the whole housing market comes to a freeze during the holidays! Buyers.. start a new year in a new home!
If you are thinking about selling your home during the Christmas holidays, please call Mike 780-242-5229 or thru his contact page. Ask & he will even bring over the eggnog!