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The decision to buy a house in Edmonton is a big one. When you decide to buy a home, you are choosing a place where you will be living for years to come. What matters in such a decision is the kind of home you choose to buy. There are various types, styles, and designs of homes available for sale in Edmonton. When selecting beautiful houses, one often gets confused between a porch, patio, veranda and a home deck. While they all are outdoor additions to homes, there is a difference between porch and patio and similarly, between veranda and home deck.
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Porch



  • Location – A porch, also referred to as front porch is an outdoor extension at the entrance of the house, covered with a complete or partial roof.

  • Built – A porch, though

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Real Estate Agent in Edmonton
What many people do not consider when looking for a house for rent, is the need to hire a real estate agent. Real estate agents are only considered when buying or selling a house. But why not consider them when renting? There are various benefits of hiring a real estate agent in Edmonton when renting a house too. Have a look at some of the benefits and decide for yourself.

Provides a Professional Approach

The major drawback when you select a house for rent on your own is the communication you have with the landlord. Since you have not worked in the realty market previously, you may lack the professional approach and skill to close the deal. Furthermore, if you are not careful, you may end up getting a bad deal due to your lack of experience. A

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Your neighbourhood has a lot of features that can help sell your home faster. Unfortunately, buyers don’t usually notice those features just by driving around. So, you need to make sure they get all the information they need about your neighbourhood.

 
For example, say homes don’t go on the market often in your area. That’s an indication that the quality of life in the neighbourhood is so good that no one wants to leave! In real estate we measure the area’s “turnover rate”, and it’s handy data to have when listing your home.

 

Another bit of data that buyers can’t simply see is the local crime rate. But, most police departments keep those statistics. If your neighbourhood has a low crime rate, that’s an obvious plus to sellers.


Demographic data

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Investing in real estate property and putting it out for rent is one of the many ways of earning income. A lot of planning and execution is required before renting a property in Alberta. Right from the initial choice to finalization of your purchase, you must keep a few things in mind. The geographic location of your land and accessibility to basic facilities such as markets and schools are important factors to consider before purchasing a rental property. Here are a few dos and don’ts of renting a property in Alberta:

Do’s

1. Do keep your budget and rental amount in mind

There are numerous costs incurred while buying rental property. The overall market value of the property keeps fluctuating as per demand and supply. Conduct an in-depth

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Is your basement space unused and you wish to utilize it to make the most of it? If yes, then you have landed at the right place. In this article, we have listed a few basement remodeling ideas, apart from a boring secondary living room, that can help you use your basement for the best-suited purpose.


  1. Laundry Room

    If you aren’t sure where to keep your washing machines and laundry chargers, you can consider putting them in your basement. Your unused basement space can be an amazing laundry room with ample space for your electronics as well as your laundry tasks.

  2. Home Theater

    Always wanted a home theater of your own but couldn’t have one due to space constraints? Don’t live without a home theater anymore. You can convert your

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Is your home lease due to end in the near future? If yes, you surely must be confused whether you should renew your home lease or not. To guide you through this confusing phase, we have listed a few reasons why you must renew your home lease.

  1. Easier than New Home-Hunting

There is no question to this that renewing your home lease is a lot easier than searching for a new home and moving there. Finding a new house in Edmonton and moving into it is challenging, time-consuming, and you will have to undergo several processes. Whereas, for renewing the lease, in most cases, all you have to do is sign another lease.

  1. Saves You Money

Moving to a new house is an expensive affair altogether. From security deposits and downpayments

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When you put your house for sale in the Calgary real estate market, receiving a low-ball home offer is disappointing. While you may have a certain price in mind for your home, potential home buyers tend to quote their price in the process of negotiation. A low-ball home offer is typically a price quoted way below the price quoted by the seller. Whether you like it or not, you have to reply to a low-ball home offer. Here are a few tips to help deal with a low-ball home offer.

home offer

Keep Calm

The first reaction to a low-ball home offer is anger and disappointment. Having spent so much for your house and putting it up for sale in the best condition, you might expect the best offers and buyers to agree to the price set by you. However, a low-ball home offer

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attract home buyers
Are you planning to sell your Calgary home? If yes, you must be aware of various ways to attract home buyers and close a good deal. Here are a few tips for you to market your home effectively and attract potential home-hunters.

Market On Online Listings

Online listings today is generally the first tool that most home-hunters consider. Make sure you list your home on all the local real estate online listing websites in Calgary. While listing your home on these websites, make sure you enter correct contact details, explain the features and facilities in and around your home, and most importantly, upload good quality pictures. Your online listing copy can make or break the first impression of your house.

Make Use Of Word-Of-Mouth

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owning a property in Calgary
Having a rental property apart from your home is something everyone considers investing in. The whole idea of having more money making assets is enthralling. But owning a property in Calgary and letting it out on rent isn’t easy. Before you go ahead and spend your savings on a rental property, here are a few pros and cons you should be aware of.

Pros

A Steady Income

The major benefit of having a rental property is the income you receive from the tenants on a monthly basis. Apart from the job you have, the rent money received is an added steady income, which you get without doing much. If you own more than one property, the rent money accumulated can amount to a good income. The rent money also helps you to pay the mortgage on the house without…
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