Hopefully, this will never happen to you. But, there are circumstances – a fire, for example – when you and your family would need to exit through a window.

It pays to be prepared for that eventuality.

Your first step is to determine which windows are safe to use as an exit. There should be at least one on each level.

The windows you select will need to provide enough space for a person to climb through (at least a 20 inch opening). Make sure everyone knows which windows are “safe exit” windows, and how to open them. Keep in mind that windows may have screens, so ensure everyone knows how to remove those as well.

For a second floor window, consider purchasing a portable escape ladder. These are compact and easily stowed in a closet or under a…

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The Calgary and area market is finishing the year on a stable note with prices up very slightly in the residential marketplace.  Condominiums are still selling but with new development at it's peak there is a significant amount of properties to look at.  Pricing in both residential and condominium markets is key.

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2017 is almost in the books and another year is upon us. The Edmonton Real Estate board has just released their November Sales Data and there is definitely valuable information in the there for anyone investing, getting in the market for the first time, or even sellers looking to sell their home. 

2017 Story Line. Prices Flat, minimal % up / down in certain property types depending on where you are in the city. ( Some outliers ) 

This is exactly why you need to be hyper-focused in an area and know the analysis of historical & current data. 

Largest increases in value across Edmonton:

CITY OF EDMONTON Single Family Homes $403,000 median 2017 price. Down from 2015 median price of $405,000

WEST EDMONTON: 9.6 % 2 year gain overall. ( good job if your holding…

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I just finished uploading this Townhouse for sale, 14624 52 Street, Edmonton, Alberta

Newly Renovated 3 bed townhouse with single attached garage close to schools and shopping. This property has been very well taken care of with laminate throughout the main floor and carpet upstairs. Kitchen has been updated with newer countertops, and backsplash. Large bedrooms on upper floor and an equally large bathroom! This property is move in ready and is an amazing value for what you actually get. The back yard is professionally landscaped and has a new low maintenance vinyl fence.

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I just finished uploading this House for sale, 6908 130 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta

CLEARANCE! The cheapest renovated LEGAL SUITE in Edmonton. 2 Kitchens, 5 total bedrooms, TOTALLY RENOVATED from top to bottom. 2 new furnaces, New Shingles, New bathrooms, New Kitchens, All new lighting and electrical. Everything has been upgraded in this home to very high standards. Tons of parking with an Extra parking pad in the back yard. Open concept design with Granite countertops! This property would rent for no less than $2800 per month! This home is beautiful and close to schools and shopping. All material used is high end must see to appreciate the quality of this home.

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Imagine you were selling your car, and a prospective buyer was on the way over to see it. What would you do? You would probably make your vehicle look as clean and shiny as possible, inside and out. 

The same holds true if you’re selling your home and there’s a potential buyer on the way. You want the buyer to be wow’d by your property. Here’s a handy checklist to follow: 

  • Clean every room. Make your entire house look as “guest ready” as possible.
  • As much as is feasible given the time, reduce clutter. Consider packing some items into boxes and storing them in the basement or garage.
  • Get pets out of the house. You can take them for a walk, have a neighbour watch them, or take them to a good kennel.
  • Turn on the lights, even during the…

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