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January 17, 2018
Did Your "Edmonton Street Name" Change?
Did Your "Edmonton Street Name" Change?
Do You Live on a Historical Street?
Right after 1910, Edmonton's real estate growth started to boom and in West Ingle, many of the streets had be renamed in order to accommadate the growth on both sides of the saskatchewan river.
The following is a list of the historic names of streets and avenues in West-Ingle. With support and funding by residents streets names could be re-introduced in West-Ingle at mid block or engraved in the sidewalk at intersections. Adding street names in West-Ingle particularly in the Architectural Heritage Area bounded by 110 Avenue (Albany Avenue) on the north, 125 Street (St. Catherine Street) on the east, 107 Avenue (Short Avenue) on the south and 126 Street (Groat Street) on the west will contribute to preserving the older character of West-Ingle.
122 Street = Notre Dame Street
123 Street = Saint James Street
124 Street = Edward Street
125 Street = Saint Catherine Street
126 Street = Groat Street
127 Street = Park Street
128 Street = First Street
129 Street = Second Street
130 Street = Third Street
131 Street = Fourth Street
132 Street = Fifth Street
107 Avenue = Short Avenue
108 Avenue = Coot Avenue
109 Avenue = Green Avenue
109A Avenue = Saint Lawrence Avenue
110 Avenue = Albany Avenue
111 Avenue = Muskoka Avenue
112 Avenue = Nipigon Avenue
113 Avenue = Brazeau Avenue
114 Avenue = Stikeen Avenue
115 Avenue = Okanogan Avenue
116 Avenue = Yukon Avenue
117 Avenue = Pembina Avenue
118 Avenue = Alberta Avenue
January 17, 2018
We Have a New Property Listed in Zone 12, Edmonton
Audrey and Mike have listed a new property at 417 10311 111 ST NW in Edmonton.
Welcome to Railtown, a highly sought-after condominium complex with a fantastic downtown location! This bright, top floor one bedroom plus den unit includes a titled underground parking and a large storage cage. The well laid-out floor plan includes a spacious living-dining room and an open kitchen with tons of cupboards and a great functional kitchen island. The spacious master bedroom offers a walk through closet and cheater door to the 4 piece bathroom. The den is also a very good size, and easily serves as a home office or a guest room! This home also has a spacious in-suite laundry/storage area. The large west facing balcony features a perfectly retro downtown Edmonton view with a gas line hookup for summer BBQ's. Building amenities include fitness room, social room, guest suite and loads of visitor parking. Condo fee includes heat and water. Fantastic location! Walking distance to City Centre, Grandin LRT Station, restaurants, shopping, River Valley and MacEwan University is right across the street!
January 15, 2018
PETS REDUCE YOUR HOMES VALUE
Real Estate Cost of Owning Pets
No matter how much we love our pets, they cost us money and real estate is no exception. Even if you have the best behaved animal, they still make an impact when it comes to selling your home. There are 2 main triggers which can reduce the value of your home.
First is pet odors. If you have ever owned a cat, you know how often they use that kitty box. But did you know the scent from plastic kitty boxes can linger for years. Using a litter which forms clumps when moistened with urine is great for odor control. As soon as you remove the clump, the odor is usually gone. Adding a layer of odor absorbing additive, such as baking soda will also help. For all you dog lovers, remember when buyers are viewing your home, they also look outside. Clean up the doggie bombs, replace those yellow grass stains, wash all pet bedding and put away the pet toys.
Second concern is all that pet hair. Many buyers have allergies to animals and even though your home smells good, the lingering pieces of hair can cause stuffiness and not attract that "Home Sweet Home" ambiance. It’s estimated that 20% to 30% of young adults will react to an airborne allergen, such as pet dander. It is impossible to completely eliminate all evidence of pets, but by having your carpets and furniture professionally cleaned, it will make an impact. Animal allergies are a common concern, and buyers who have them can be easily turned off if a house has pets.
Don't forget the basics. .
- Please, please remove pets during showings
- Keep your animals smelling fresh
- Remove all pet owning evidence including pet beds, pet dishes, crates, treats, leashes, etc
- Replace any torn carpets or furniture previously used as scratching posts, chewed baseboards, etc
- Air out your home an hour before showing
Our pets are part of our families and we love them, but when it comes to selling your Edmonton home, they will cost us both time and money. Clean, Vacuun, steam clean and vacuun again. Don't try to cover up pet smells with air fresheners or fabreeze - Buyers will notice.
More money saving tips on making your Edmonton Home more saleable
January 13, 2018
5 Ways To Increase The Value of Your Home on a Budget
Maximum the Value of your Edmonton Home.
The easiest and cheapest way to improve your home's value whether you're getting ready to sell your home or want to give your home a fresh new look for your own enjoyment. We have several inexpensive tips which will make your home more attractive. If you have major renovations, there are several places in Edmonton to purchase materials, such as Habitat for Humanity Edmonton - ReStore North, for a fraction of the price the big retailers charge.
Spruce up your front yard - Creating curb appeal will make your home more appealing to buyers.
Pay attention to bathrooms - Make your bathrooms as inviting as possible. If a buyer happens to use your toilet, they are looking at every detail in your powder room and are contiplating whether or not your home has made thier house buying short list.
Give your walls a fresh coat of paint - Adding a fresh coat of paint, especially on an older home can make the inside of your home feel completely different. Choose your colors carefully.
Pets are not that precious - If you own a pet, this is a must to read.
Match your appliances! PLEASE! When a buyer is looking at your kitchen and there is one mis-matched appliance, they will be thinking all of the appliances will need to be replaced, thus bringing in lower offers.
January 9, 2018
2018 TRENDING PAINT COLORS
ADD SOME MAGIC PAINT TO YOUR HOME!
We saw a shift with paint colors in 2017 towards more pigment choices. When ever you paint a wall in your home, it can change the whole feeling of the room. Paint connoisseurs are saying "move over greys and blues. Sage is taking over." Personally, I am not a fan of green walls, but am a fan of feng shui. Below is a list of colors to paint your home via feng shui to create a more inviting place to live.
Yellow is the color of sunlight, cheerful and uplifting yellow will always brighten any home or office. Yellow color also creates cozy, welcoming feng shui energy in your kitchen, living room or children's rooms. From hot sunflower yellow to pale buttery yellow color tones, the use of yellow colour is identical to the feng shui use of orange colour, as both are a gentle expression of the fire feng shui element.
Red is the color that carries the energy of the Fire feng shui element. Fire has always been a symbol of divine energy and can be both destructive and creative. Fire represents the energy of sun and life. A balanced feng shui fire element in your home will bring joy, excitement, and strong sexual desire. An imbalance of the same element will bring either fiery arguments, restlessness and even aggression (too much Fire) or a lack of energy and enthusiasm for life (too little Fire).
Green is the color of renewal, fresh energy, and new beginnings. Green is very nourishing to your health, as it calms your nerves and balances your whole body by bringing healing feng shui vibrations from Mother Nature. If you find a beautiful green color paint and decide on a green room in your Health & Family area, do not stop at just the wall color, but be sure to bring at least two more decor details in a green that is somewhat different from your wall color. These details can be pillows, vibrant art, a sofa throw in a fresh spring green, a side table, etc.
Light blue is considered the feng shui color of harmonious expansion and gentle growth, while darker blue evokes the feng shui energy of deep calm, wisdom, and serenity. Great for Bathrooms and childrens bedrooms.
Deep blue colors should be used sparingly in the feng shui areas of South, Northwest and West areas of your home or office, and freely in the North, East, and Southeast. One of the most calming feng shui combinations is the combination of the blue and white color. It brings the happy energy of clear skies and crisp fresh energy of new beginnings.
Purple should be used with moderation. It is a very strong, high vibration color, the color of connection to the spiritual realms. In terms of energy centers of the human body, the purple color is connected to the higher energy center. Great for bedrooms.
If once you have painted your walls and things don't quite seem right, Add a few home accessories with a darker shade than the walls.
Looking for a REALTOR® with an eye for staging, contact us!
January 6, 2018
We Sold a House at 67 Birch Dr Gibbons
We Sold a House at 67 Birch Dr Gibbons T0A1N0
Modern Upgrades! At 1225 sq ft, this beautiful 3+1 bed, 1.5 bath, 2 storey home has so much to offer. Impressive kitchen features newer cabinets, decorative back splash, pantry, includes all appliances w/microwave hoodfan & big dining area. Large sized living room offers plenty of natural light. Convenient 2 piece washroom finishes this level. Master bedroom offers ceiling fan & closet with built-in shelving. Other 2 bedrooms are also a good size. Fully finished downstairs w/4th bedroom & family room. Includes washer & dryer, newer HWT & high efficiency furnace. Other upgrades are newer windows, decor switches/plugs & baseboards. Out back is private deck, fenced yard & firepit. Oversized heated single car garage plus RV parking. Short walk to neighbourhood playground & splash park. With a super quick possession, short drive to Edmonton & Fort Saskatchewan but has small town charm, this Gibbons family home should be ranked number 1 on your must see list!
If you have a Gibbons home to sell, please go to our Seller Profile and we'll shortly get back to you.
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