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4 Must-See Valentine's Day Events in Edmonton, ABValentine's Day will soon be here, and for many, this means a night on the town is in order. There's plenty to do and see in and around Edmonton on Valentine's Day, and it may be hard to find the ideal event. Here are four events taking place Valentine's Day weekend, whether you're looking for a party, a date, or a creative outlet.

Valentine's Paint Night

Date: February 13 at 6 p.m.

Address: Art Gallery of St. Albert, 19 Perron St, St. Albert, AB T8N 1E4, Canada

Unleash your artistic side this Valentine's Day at Valentine's Paint Night. In this class taught by the Art Gallery's talented painting instructor Carmella Haykowsky, participants will get together and learn to paint a dramatic floral still life. All the materials you need will be

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How to Take Care of Your HVAC SystemHVAC stands for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. Nearly every home has an HVAC system, and like any home appliance, HVAC systems need maintenance every so often. While homeowners can hire a professional to come out to the home to do a regular tune-up, it’s more cost effective for them to learn how to do it on their own. Here’s some information homeowners need to know about their HVAC systems and some easy ways they can maintain them.

The Importance of Maintaining HVAC Systems

An HVAC system can do up to three important things: heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. However, there are some systems that will only do one or two of these things. If an HVAC system isn’t taken care of, it can break down. This can lead to being without

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5 Bad Trees You Need to AvoidA tree can be a great addition to a Central Edmonton homeowner's yard or garden, but planting a tree at random can be a big mistake. A tree may be pretty, but it can potentially have problems, which can negatively affect the value of a home. There are many of these bad trees homeowners plant in their yards without realizing it. Here are some of the most common problem trees homeowners plant in their yards.

Chinese Tallow Trees

Chinese tallow trees, sometimes called popcorn trees because of their flowers, look like popcorn kernels. The Chinese tallow tree is an invasive species, but they became popular ornamental trees because the grow to be an average of 20 feet tall. Chinese tallow trees threaten native species because they’re resistant to

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Choosing a Fence for Your Home? Here's What To KnowFencing is more than just functional - it can also be aesthetically attractive. Northeast Edmonton homeowners who would like to install a fence around their property should consider how the fence looks, how it is maintained, how long it will last, and what purpose it needs to serve. If you're thinking about installing a fence around your home, here's what you need to know.

Wood

Wood fencing is made up of pickets, which can be placed close together or spaced farther apart. Wood pickets with no space between them will create total privacy for the homeowner. Spaced farther apart, wood pickets keep out wandering pets but do not offer much privacy. Wood must be re-stained or painted periodically. Well-maintained wood is attractive.

Wood fencing is

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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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New Vinyl Window MaintenanceA homeowner who has had new windows installed should be aware of the need for proper maintenance. Improper use and human negligence can result in breaks that would not be covered under the standard warranty.

Long lasting vinyl is susceptible to damage over time. Canadian homeowners who properly maintain their vinyl windows can help them last their expected lifetime. Great windows can be a great marketing idea to help sell homes faster and possibly for more money. Understand more about vinyl window maintenance fundamentals for optimal performance today.

Correct Operation of Windows

There are nuances involved with opening and closing vinyl windows. Many common problems like cracking and bowing of window frames or sashes occur due to mishandling.

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Garage OrganizationThe snow has been gone for a little while and the summer is really here. It is time to start thinking of how to reorganize that garage that you have been putting off since last summer.

Summer is the time that your garage is going to be used the most. The mountain bikes are in and out as are the golf clubs, the soccer gear and quite a bit of other outdoor items.

Develop a Structured Organization Plan

Take a good look at the layout of your garage in order to develop a plan of organization. Categorize your belongings based on how often you use the items, how accessible it needs to be, or by the type of item it is. You can use categories, such as lawn care items, sports equipment, and tools, or you can place your most used items in a convenient

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How to Market Your Rental PropertyAs a property owner or manager, you can offer all kinds of incentives to lure in prospective renters. With Edmonton's rising vacancy rate, it's not uncommon to see Edmonton investors landlords offering the first month free or free cable or other utilities when tenants sign a long lease. But, it takes more than perks to get good, quality candidates through the door.

Your property has to shine and shine brighter than everyone else's property. The amount of rent you charge has to be fair and appropriate. If you have a home for rent and its sitting idle and costing you money, take a look at what might bring your property some action.

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

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The ROI of Installing a Deck On Your HomeThe ultimate goal of reselling a home is always to try to sell it for more than you paid for it. At the very least, you want to sell it for what you paid for it so you can get your money back. Unfortunately, it is very hard to sell a home for what you paid for it or to sell it for more than you paid for it after you've lived in it.

The value of your home declines as you live in it. Things start to become worn out and the home begins to need work done. The longer you live in the home, the more the value declines. There are, however, things you can do to increase the value of your home. This way you can make some money out of it after living in it. The question is: can you increase the value if you add a deck or a patio to your property?

Yes, a New

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Selling a Home With Unpermitted Work

Unpermitted work is often a headache for new homeowners when it is uncovered. Arising when home improvements are done without seeking proper permitting and documentation, unpermitted work may lie behind the walls of a home, making it hard for a home inspector to see indicators of this issue. A new homeowner who uncovers such a problem may then be responsible for such work if it continues to go unaddressed while they reside in a home and when they may decide to list a home for sale. Unpermitted work is a problem. What should homeowners who find unpermitted work do about it?

There are times when unpermitted work may need to be removed. However, it may be possible to get a permit after such work is performed or even have certain responsible parties

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