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What to Do Before Buying Homes with a Septic TankA home with a septic tank in Canada can be a smart choice for any homeowner looking to cut down on their environmental impact. The odds of a raw sewage spill are lower than that of other plumbing systems. Still, there are a few things that homeowners should understand prior to buying a property with a septic system. The most important one is to research the specific building codes in the area to better understand the homeowner's responsibilities to the community.

Septic Tanks 101

Buyers should start with the most important facts to know about septic tanks:

  • Lifetime: Septic systems rarely last for longer than 25 years. If the tank is starting to edge closer to its expiration date, the buyer may need to negotiate with the seller.
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How Virtual Reality Can Affect You As a Home SellerReal estate marketing is changing quickly, especially given how much technology has changed in the last few years. With inventions like virtual reality, homeowners can market their homes in new and surprising ways. If you're a homeowner who would like to market your home to all different kinds of buyers, or if you would like your home to stand out more from the other homes in your area, here's what you need to know about VR.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed real estate professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

Why Virtual Reality?

Virtual reality has many benefits, for the right home seller.

Attract Attention from Buyers

Virtual reality is still unusual enough that many home buyers

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Selling Your Home? What to Know, How to Know ItHome selling, even for first-time home sellers, is a matter of strategy. Knowing what other sellers are doing in your area and what's happening in the market can help you sell your home more quickly. Before listing your home for sale, do some research. Below are some questions you should know the answers to, and what you need to do to find out the answers.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed real estate professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

What to Know

Before listing a home for sale, sellers should ask themselves the following four questions.

1. Is it a Seller's or Buyer's Market?

A buyer's market is a condition that occurs when there are more homes for sale than buyers who want

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How and When to Maintain Your GuttersGutters are typically damaged by anything from foliage to water to the wear and tear of time. These important home components are there to keep excess moisture away from the home and maintain the potency of the soil, which is why it's so important to get them ready for the worst of Mother Nature. To protect the foundation, resale value, and integrity of the structure, homeowners should make gutter maintenance a routine practice.

Use Gutter Sealants

A gutter sealant is a common way to fix these attachments, and they’re highly recommended to avoid a more costly replacement. The actual sealant is little more than specialized epoxy that can be picked up at any hardware store for less than $10. If the gutters are really starting to tear away from the

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The Best December Events in Edmonton, ABDecember is a bright and merry month in Edmonton, as everyone works to celebrate the holiday season as a community. Both local residents and tourists who are visiting from other cities find that there are many enjoyable events throughout the entire month.

These are the best December events to plan on enjoying in Edmonton AB:

Christmas Glow

The holiday season is all about magic, and the Christmas Glow event is where that magic truly comes to life. Christmas Glow in Edmonton will take place from November 28, 2019 until January 4, 2020 at the Edmonton Expo Center, making it the premier holiday event throughout the entire month of December. At Glow, people of all ages will delight at the millions of twinkling lights that wind around interactive

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Garage Organization Information for HomeownersGarages can be very cluttered, very disorganized places. The more disorganized and cluttered a garage is, the harder it is for the homeowner to make good use of their space. If your garage is overflowing with too much stuff, a garage re-organization can help you make the space more functional. These tips can help.

Give Yourself Extra Time

Garage organization is a lengthy and involved project, but it's a great home improvement for sprucing up your home. To organize your garage properly, you'll likely have to sort through old boxes of personal items, tools you no longer use and other random objects. It's easy to underestimate the amount of time it will take to reorganize your garage, which can lead to the job being only partially done. To ensure

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Are You a Difficult Home Buyer?Edmonton has plenty of different types of home buyers. When you seek out a real estate agent, it's not a bad idea to know what type of home buyer you are before you call an agent and get to shopping. Here are a few of the most common types of home buyers found in Edmonton.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed real estate professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

Types of Home Buyers

There are a number of different home buying styles depending upon the personality of the buyer. Which one of these home buyers are you?

The Skeptic

A skeptic thinks everything is too good to be true and would want to know about every single detail of the home. If this is the type of buyer you are, you may

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What to Know About Open HousesWhether you’re buying a home or selling a home in Edmonton, open houses are a great tool to either find the home of your dreams or market your home to prospective buyers. Learn more about Edmonton open houses today to find out about marketing strategies, buying strategies, and etiquette for both buyers and sellers.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed real estate professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

Going to Open Houses to Buy a New Home

Are you in the market to buy a home in the Edmonton area? Attending open houses are a great way to view a home, and see if it is right for you. Spring happens to be one of the busiest times in the home buying market.

Many buyers actively begin their

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The Best November Events in Edmonton, ABNovember is the month of the harvest, when families in Edmonton reflect on the bounty of the past year and express their gratitude for the blessings they have enjoyed. With a spirit of gratitude in mind, Edmonton residents and visitors can enjoy the atmosphere of the city at many wonderful events throughout the month.

The best November events to enjoy this year in Edmonton AB include:

Edmonton Rum Festival

The month of November kicks off in Edmonton with the Edmonton Rum Festival, which is scheduled to take place from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on November 1 at the Delta Edmonton South. This festival is the leading rum event in the city throughout the year, and is one of the only opportunities for rum lovers in the city to connect with the leading

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Buying a Home in an Age-Restricted CommunityBuying a home in an age-restricted community is much different from buying a normal single-family home. Knowing what to expect can help you prepare for the purchase process and what comes after. If you're a home buyer, here's what you need to know.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed real estate professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

Buyers Must Budget for HOA Fees

Most age-restricted communities have homeowner's associations (HOA). Buyers who are looking to buy in one of these communities must budget for the HOA fees, which can go up depending on the property amenities and the kind of work that needs to be done.

There is Likely an Application Process

The HOA may have an application

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