Hardwood Flooring – DIY or Go with a Pro?

By: Bev O’Shea-Thomas

Hardwood Flooring – DIY or Go with a Pro?

Tags: Edmonton Real Estate Home Improvements

If only life were like HGTV. Rooms would be transformed in 30 minutes. Debris would magically disappear. And all the work would be done by model-quality contractors. Reality can be much different – especially when it comes to installing hardwood floor. If you're ready to update your flooring, here are some considerations to help you decide if DIY or hiring a pro is the way to go. What ...Read More

Hardwood Flooring – DIY or Go with a Pro?

By: Bev O’Shea-Thomas

Hardwood Flooring – DIY or Go with a Pro?

Tags: Edmonton Real Estate Ideas and renovations

If only life were like HGTV. Rooms would be transformed in 30 minutes. Debris would magically disappear. And all the work would be done by model-quality contractors. Reality can be much different – especially when it comes to installing hardwood floor. If you're ready to update your flooring, here are some considerations to help you decide if DIY or hiring a pro is the way to go. What ...Read More

4 Potential Surprises When Buying a Home

By: Bev O’Shea-Thomas

4 Potential Surprises When Buying a Home

Tags: Edmonton Real Estate Buyers

No. 1: Low inventory means you have to act fast ... In many cities around the U.S., inventories are tight, meaning there are too few homes on the market for potential homebuyers. Homes in good condition that are priced appropriately sell fast. The competitive market means buyers may find a home and make a serious offer in just a few days (sometimes 24 hours!). In extremely low inventory markets l...Read More

7 cool tips for backyard summertime fun

By: Bev O’Shea-Thomas

7 cool tips for backyard summertime fun

Tags: Edmonton Real Estate Back Summer Fun

Summer will soon be winding down, so make time to enjoy your yard or patio with friends while you still can! Here are a few suggestions for a stellar backyard bash.   1. Schedule around the sun High-heat lunchtime gatherings may melt guests' enthusiasm for mingling. Avoid hosting events at the hottest time of day and instead go for evening get-togethers or late-morning brunches to take a...Read More

Find a Home with the Perfect Backyard BBQ Spot

By: Bev O’Shea-Thomas

Find a Home with the Perfect Backyard BBQ Spot

Tags: Edmonton Real Estate Ideas

As you tour homes, do you stop in the backyard and visualize your friends and family fighting over the first burgers off the grill while the dogs play in the yard? If outdoor entertaining is a priority in your new home, here are four things to look for. 1. Space. You may be dreaming of an extensive outdoor kitchen, complete with weatherproof appliances and a table with a built-in cooler. Or, you...Read More

5 Tips for Getting Over “The One That Got Away”

By: Bev O’Shea-Thomas

5 Tips for Getting Over “The One That Got Away”

Tags: Edmonton Real Estate

Imagine you finally find the house of your dreams. It has everything you hoped for in a home, from the right countertops to the right landscaping. You spend hours envisioning the parties you'll throw in the backyard and the baths you'll take in the clawfoot tub. But fate intervenes. For some unfortunate reason – perhaps a fierce bidding war or a fickle owner who decides to stay put &...Read More

Drastically Improve Your Home With These DIY Projects

By: Bev O’Shea-Thomas

Drastically Improve Your Home With These DIY Projects

Tags: Edmonton Real Estate

Looking for some dramatic home improvement inspiration? A bit of strategic work can make a big difference. Here are a few suggestions for projects that won't break the bank or steal more than a weekend or two. 1. Make an entrance The entrance to your home is a focal point and a few simple changes can leverage its impact. Sand and repaint your front door or invest in a brand new one. Add some...Read More

Finding Time for Fun in Real Estate

By: Bev O’Shea-Thomas

Finding Time for Fun in Real Estate

Tags: Edmonton Real Estate

When you hire a real estate agent to help buy or sell a home, they can help free up time you would otherwise spend on sorting through listings, scheduling showings, or trying to figure out paperwork. You might even have time to focus on the fun parts of moving, such as: 1. Building a Pinterest board of décor inspiration Don't have a particular design style in mind? No problem. Check o...Read More

By: Bev O’Shea-Thomas from Re/max

Tags: Edmonton Real Estate Ideas

Moving with Your Pet? Tips for Planning Your Move Around Your Pooch RE/MAX 18 July 2017   These days, moving to a new home with your pet - whether furry, feathered, or scaled – isn't so uncommon. Many find themselves looking for pet-friendly lodging on the road to their new homes. Here are a few tips from Kim Salerno from Tripswithpets.com. Pet-Friend...Read More

Selling your Home? Get a Great Price through Home Staging!

By: James Cummings

Selling your Home? Get a Great Price through Home Staging!

Tags: Edmonton Real Estate Staging

Within minutes of setting foot on a property, potential buyers can feel taken in or taken aback by what a home looks like. The beginnings of an impression start to form when they first clap eyes on a piece of property. Given the large number of homes waiting to be sold in today’s challenging housing market, it has become more necessary than ever to properly position your property to gain suc...Read More