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4 Things to Know About Floor Plans

Many Stony Plain homebuyers look at a floor plan of a home before they buy it. This can help them to determine if it will meet their needs, as well as the general layout of the house. Reading a floor plan can be complicated, particularly since the small size often requires abbreviation. With this information, homeowners will understand how to read a floor plan, what to look for as they browse, and how to compare different options.

1. What Buyers Should Look For on the First Read

The floor plan is intended to give people a rough representation of how the property looks or will look once completed. Once buyers get used to reading plans, it can be easier to get a sense for what is included. At first, people should quickly identify:

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What You Need to Know About Renting Before Becoming a LandlordWhether a Spruce Grove property is purchased specifically as a rental property or a home previously lived in will be rented out, there's a lot more to being a successful landlord than one might initially conceive. Properties utilized as investments require much more than securing tenants and collecting rents, and here are five key ingredients landlords should have on hand.

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1. A Solid Understanding of Tenancy and Rental Laws

Even if only one home is being rented, the law requires the fiscal beneficiary of proceeds to conduct their business in accordance with all applicable laws. By far, one of the most

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What Do Home Sellers Need to Tell the BuyerFrom the damp patch in the basement to the asbestos in the insulation, sellers may wonder what exactly they're required to disclose to the buyers. The general rule of thumb is to tell buyers everything. It not only limits liability, but it can also boost a Sherwood Park buyer's trust in the property they want—which may encourage them to offer a little more or to bend on their contingencies. However, for those who want a more technical explanation of their exact responsibilities, find out more about how the specifics should affect the answers that sellers give and the information they need to provide on their own.

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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.

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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.

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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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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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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.

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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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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.

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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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