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How To Visually Increase Your Small Kitchen

January 9th, 2018 by purrfect-properties

Small houses may be the latest trend, but it seems as if most homeowners still want, or at least the impression of, a large kitchen. If your room is 70 square feet or less, you now know that you have a “small” kitchen.

Visually-Increase-Small-Kitchen

Visually-Increase-Small-Kitchen

You may be feeling claustrophobic in your tiny workspace, but before you tackle a major renovation, it’s time to clean out all those non-essential items that have been taking up extra space. When was the last time you used that bread maker? Time to donate it to a better cause. Do you really need three gravy ladles or five cookbooks? Purging some of under-utilized items should free up some space and make room for those things that you really can use.

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Another 5 Star Review for this REALTOR

January 3rd, 2018 by purrfect-properties
Another 5 Star Review for this Edmonton Realtor

Another 5 Star Review for this Edmonton Realtor

Jeanine recently helped us buy our first home in Edmonton and we could not have been more pleased with the process! My partner and I contacted Jeanine initially based on the positive experience I had when I accompanied a friend to look at homes (for her) in Edmonton earlier in 2017. Jeanine came to our first meeting enthusiastic and well prepared, and every interaction we had with her after that was the same. She’s the perfect balance between professionalism and complete honesty which was a real asset given we were first time home buyers.

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Caution: Selling in Winter can be tricky, YEG!

December 29th, 2017 by purrfect-properties
YEG-Real Estate Market Reports-December 2017

YEG-Real Estate Market Reports-December 2017

Hi Folks,

The holiday season is upon us with lots of cheer and time with loved ones to brighten up the winter time. December always seems to be such a busy time for having guests over and sometimes those visits can lead to a lot of stress. We are pleased to keep you updated on the latest real estate trends and market reports as well as activities for your visiting guests. From entertaining your guests to finding your dream home, it’s my pleasure to help you. Please keep in touch.

With the onset of the winter season, we start to see the seasonal drop off of listings and sales…

Inventory: November finished with another full inventory month here in Edmonton with 6.02 months of inventory for active buyers to choose from.

Total number of homes available to buy in the Greater Edmonton area: 7,030.

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2018 RE/MAX Housing Market Outlook for Canada

December 28th, 2017 by purrfect-properties


Summary:
*48% of potential homebuyers plan to purchase in the next 5 years
*Condo demand and prices spikes in Greater Toronto and Vancouver in 2017 while single family home sales and prices dropped in both of these markets
*More lateral move buyers left large urban centers in favour of lower prices and more amenities resulting in substantial price growth particularly outside of Toronto and Vancouver
*Edmonton and Calgary saw stabilizing oil prices boost housing demand and prices

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Just Reduced in Caernarvon!

December 12th, 2017 by purrfect-properties
Caernarvon Keep - 2 Storey Townhome for Sale in Edmonton - Just Reduced

Caernarvon Keep – 2 Storey Townhome for Sale in Edmonton – Just Reduced

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Is this another Ugly and Costly condo trend?

December 4th, 2017 by purrfect-properties

Reprinted From the Alberta Condo Network Newsletter

Alberta Condo Network - Redacted Condo Documents and the Costly Trend

Alberta Condo Network – Redacted Condo Documents and the Costly Trend

Here’s ANOTHER UGLY and POTENTIALLY COSTLY condo trend?
We’re hearing of condo boards, managers, lawyers, and other condo industry insiders, arbitrarily, at will, with no permission from condo owners, or approval from anyone to do so, selectively and subjectively “REDACTING” (fancy word for removing, eliminating, doctoring, sanitizing, not disclosing) information related to: events, issues, actions, and decisions made by condo boards as they represent our condo corporations which are our homes.

This redacting often takes place on condo board meeting minutes or AGM minutes although it is not limited to those documents. The rationale used for “doctoring” or sanitizing documents is that disclosing certain information might violate the Privacy Act or information that is “legal”. That rationale, on something this serious for condo owners, is nonsense because there is a way to describe sensitive issues if the political and industry will was there to do it!

This redacting trend could be particularly damaging to both NEW and EXISTING condo owners because it could cause significant legal and financial grief. Here’s what could happen…
Consider that the purpose of recording minutes, of any kind, for any entity, is to capture a TRUTHFUL and COMPLETE HISTORY OF THE ENTITY: in our case, A TRUTHFUL AND COMPLETE recording of events, issues, actions and decisions made by our condo boards on behalf of our condo corporation/our homes.
Wouldn’t you want to know if your condo board (among MANY other things):

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Edmonton Real Estate Market Reports for November 2017

November 24th, 2017 by purrfect-properties
YEG Edmonton Real Estate Market Reports for November 2017

YEG Edmonton Real Estate Market Reports for November 2017

Hi Folks,

Welcome Back. I know I have a little bit of catching up to do with regards to my blog and website, so here are those market stats you were looking for. The next reports soon to be released.

Inventory: October finished with another full inventory month here in Edmonton with 5.74 months of inventory for active buyers to choose from.

Total number of homes available to buy in Edmonton: 7,691.

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Just SOLD… how I love the sounds of that

November 24th, 2017 by purrfect-properties
Californian Manor Condo in Edmonton - Just Sold

Californian Manor Condo in Edmonton – Just Sold

Just Reduced and the Price is Right!

November 23rd, 2017 by purrfect-properties

Just Reduced Condo for sale in the Aristocrat, Edmonton

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Grand Re-Opening

November 16th, 2017 by purrfect-properties

Hi Folks,

Grand Reopening of Purrfect-Properties.com

Grand Reopening of Purrfect-Properties.com

The website turnover is almost done. It’s almost time! My new website is almost complete and I can’t wait to getting back to business as usual. Keep checking back, we’re coming along nicely!