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Observations about life, living and real estate in Spruce Grove, Stony Plain, Parkland County and the Edmonton region of Alberta, Canada
Buying Green   Most of us have too much stuff.  In our consumer-oriented society, whether we live in the city of Spruce Grove, a smaller community like Stony Plain, or on an acreage or country estate in the County of Parkland, or elsewhere, it’s too easy to accumulate “stuff”.  We might not even ...
Funny, isn't it, how when the weather warms up and we throw open the windows to let in the great spring air, we automatically start thinking of ways to spruce up our living quarters.  A blog article I wrote a year ago on ditching chemical cleaners in favor of alternatives that are just as effecti...
Maintaining Your Biggest Investment Most Canadians look forward to owning their own home, whether that’s a house, a condo, or an acreage in Spruce Grove, Stony Plain, Parkland County, the Edmonton area or elsewhere.  In the excitement of taking possession of a new home, moving in and settling dow...
Well Water Testing in Alberta If you live on an acreage in Parkland County near Spruce Grove or Stony Plain in Alberta, you may get your drinking water from a well on your property, and you know how critical maintaining the health of that well can be.  But did you know that you can (and should) g...
Should I Get a Home Inspected Before Purchasing It? If you are asking the question, then the answer should probably be, Yes.  No one should ever advise you not to get a home inspected.   If you do decide to go ahead, make sure the home inspector has experience, training and a broad understanding ...
  Things That Could Go Wrong With a Real Estate Sale You’ve just sold your house or acreage in Spruce Grove, Stony Plain or Parkland County in Alberta.  That is, you’ve accepted the Offer to Purchase, and now all you have to do is wait for the proceeds to be deposited into your account, right?  N...
Lost and Alone in Spruce Grove Finding homes in Spruce Grove, Stony Plain, Parkland County and the Edmonton region of Alberta is what I do for a living.  I think of myself as pretty good at it, but I learned a few new things about the process recently.  The being in need of a home was not a perso...
Be Your Own Home Stager The phrase “Dress for Success” has a different meaning in real estate than it does in other businesses.  You know that before you put your home on the market, it’s important to clean it thoroughly, get rid of clutter, and make minor repairs.  But these days, in order to se...
The Reality of “Location, Location, Location” Why do we realtors state that word three times?  To emphasize its importance, and when you ignore that, you will likely regret it. As a buyer myself, I ignored it twice in the last 30 years.  One of those times was when I remustered to a Structural Te...
SELLER’S MOVING OUT CHECKLIST You’ve sold your house, and you’re moving out.  What should you do for your home’s new owners? ___ “Unattached goods” or chattels:  Your purchase contract may specify some of the things that you are leaving behind such as kitchen and laundry appliances, window coveri...

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