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Details on Edmonton Carpet Stain Removal

Carpet stain removal can be a daunting task. It should also be done with much care and precaution to prevent damage on the carpet. While using the vacuum cleaner will do fine, it will only remove the dirt. Stains are different, thus, they should be treated differently.

Regardless of the approach employed in removing the stains, it is best to act immediately and quickly. If you wait in doing the cleaning, you risk ruining your carpet for good. Whether oil, wax, solid or liquid substances are spilled on the carpet, you need to grab a clean cloth to remove the solid substances or what can be removed from the stain.

Then you have to blot out as much of the stain as possible. If a liquid substance spilled the carpet, there might occur wicking. Wicking means that the liquid substances have pooled at the bottom of your carpet. Hence, it will weaken the fiber of your carpet, causing the stain to spread and resurface; and eventually, serious damage is done on your carpet.

To prevent wicking, you need to cover the area with a thick dry cloth, and weigh it down with thick books or something that is heavy. Leave it overnight and remove the stain as normal in the following day.

In the morning, when you are certain that no more liquid or staining material will come out, blot out the stain using a dampen cloth or sponge. Avoid scrubbing the carpet as it would weaken the fiber and cause the stain to spread to other areas.

Blotting the stain gently will remove the stain without causing further damage to the carpet. If the stain remains after blotting it with water, you may want to squirt mild dish washing liquid onto it to clean. Blot the stain gently and let it sit for an hour before you blot again with a cool damp sponge or cloth until the stain is totally removed.

There are many carpet stain removal products available in the market in case you do not like to use dishwashing liquid detergent. Commercial products designed for removing stains vary based on what types of stains on your carpet.

For them to be effective, you need to figure out what type of stains your carpet has. If it is greasy like oils for cooking, body, automotive or moisturizing, use grease-based stain removal products.

If the stains are acid-based like coffee or urine, your choices are oil-based or acid-based products. In oil-based, the stains are dissolved, while in acid-based, the chemical quality of the spots are changed in order to make them easy to remove.

If you are not certain on the type of stain your carpet has, choose the all-purpose type of carpet stain removal product.

In all your undertakings, it is best to test the carpet stain removal product in a corner of the carpet or in any out-of-the-way area of the carpet, lest, you may risk creating a faded spot that may look more hideous than the stain itself.

If you have great tips to share about removing carpet stains, please share below or thru my contact page.

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Four Ways to be More Green at Your Edmonton Home

It doesn't take much effort to run your household in a more eco-friendly way. You might even be surprised by how much money you can save.

"A small change can make a big difference," says Charles Valinotti, senior vice president of an insurance company which recently implemented a series of small environmental changes and the savings are adding up. "These are changes anyone could make in their own home. We just did it on a larger scale."

Here are four simple green changes inspired by the company that could benefit any homeowner:

1. Recycle - and not just the obvious stuff.
Chances are, you're already recycling glass bottles and aluminum cans. But why stop there? Consider recycling before you throw anything away. You might also consider collecting aluminum cans and bringing them to your local recycling facility where you may get some cash for your efforts.

One business recycles electrical wire, cabinets, shelving, scrap metals and light fixtures. In two years, not only did the company collect $4,000 for non-traditional recyclables, it also avoided fees for disposing of them.

2. Switch to high-efficiency lighting.
For years we've heard that high-efficiency lighting is the way to go. But did you know the magnitude of difference this one change could make? Experts report that each compact florescent light bulb can save up to $40 in energy costs over its lifetime.

Another company's site converted from halogen to fluorescent light fixtures in its parking garage. This one change is saving 378,554 kilowatt hours per year in electrical usage, totaling $26,575 in annual utility expense.

3. When it's not in use, turn it off.
Moms all over the world can be heard reminding their brood, "Turn the lights off!" While there's no doubt it makes sense to turn off lights, some may question when and if a computer should be turned off since it takes a bit more energy to power up than to leave it running.

The experts report that for energy savings and convenience, consider turning off your monitor if you aren't going to use your computer for more than 20 minutes. Turn off your computer if you're not going to use it in the next two hours.

A lot of people don't always shut down their computers at the end of the day. Last year, the company began automatic shutdowns at 9 p.m. local time - saving about $55,000 in energy costs each year. The system gives a prompt 60 minutes prior to the automatic shutdown, allowing employees who are actively working to bypass the shut-off.

4. Paper - who needs it?
Valinotti suggests that taking baby steps toward a paperless existence can be natural and painless. For example, many homeowners already do their banking online - so why not also switch to paperless bank statements? Many utilities, credit card companies and municipalities also offer online billing.

By just moving a portion of its monthly reports online, the company saves 2.5 reams of paper and $11 per day, totaling $2,000 in savings last year.

As you can see, just a few small changes can help you go green - and help you build financial strength as well.

Can you think of any more? If so, please comment below or thru my contact page.

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Please visit my new public Open House at 7279 152C AVE in EDMONTON.
Open House on Saturday, November 2, 2013 2:00 pm Excellent first time home
Excellent 3+2 bedroom family home with numerous quality upgrades. Inviting curb appeal, front landscaping is tastefully finished with established flower beds & shrubbery. Entering the home, you're greeted by the warming living room with cozy wood fireplace. Kitchen has new back splash, oak cabinetry and all appliances stay including convection oven. 3 bedrooms and professionally upgraded bathroom finish the main level. Heading downstairs, opens up to huge family room with 2 more bedrooms, 3 piece bathroom & laundry area with storage cabinets. Upgrades include newer furnace, central air conditioner 2009, all windows, house & garage shingles in 2010, eavestrough 2012, hot water tank 2013 & more. Entertain family & friends on large covered back deck with natural gas BBQ line. No winter scraping in the oversize double car garage with 75,000 BTU heater, work bench, storage shelves & 8' high vehicle door. Located on quiet street and close to schools & parks, this is a fantastic house for a family to call home. Check out the virtual tour here. Call Mike at 780-242-5229 or email me to set up a private showing.
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How to Flip an Edmonton House Using Project Managers

With framing subcontractors coming in as scheduled, I all of a sudden realized that the floor that they would be framing over had some very serious issues.
Pounding on my cell phone to find someone... Anyone to help me on literally zero notice, I realized the only person I had that could do it... Was me.

So I dusted off the flooring toolbox, started pulling out the old flooring tools and began ripping up floorboards with my trusty Wonderbar.

Not having done this kind of work in a few years, one of the boards I ripped up broke loose and smashed me square in the jaw.

Dazed and bloodied... And luckily not having to call the emergency crew... I realized something...

When you're first learning how to flip an Edmonton house, there's lots of different ways to do it.

Especially when it comes to the rehab, there are a number of different paths to take:

Some like to do all the rehab work themselves.
Some don't want to do any of the rehab work themselves.
And some pick the middle path, doing some work and then having others do the rest.

Which way is best?
How to Flip an Edmonton House – Do It Yourself?

Personally, I don't mind doing some of the rehab work...just as long as I don't have to do all of it.

Unless I feel the overwhelming need to pound a sledgehammer through a few walls in the demo... I'd much rather pay someone else to do it.

Personally, I'd rather spend my time looking for the next deal.

I used to be a flooring guy for years, so if I have to do some of the work on a rehab, I will. And if my experience this past week tells me anything, I think its best to stick to overseeing the rehab work instead of doing the rehab work.

However, when you're learning the basics of how to flip a house, there's no doubt that getting your hands dirty on your first house flip is a great way of really getting to know the business.

Doing at least some of the rehab work yourself to start off isn't a bad idea... But then getting others to do it for you afterward is a great way to scale things... As well as limit potential trips to the Emergency Room.

The Pros and Cons of Hiring a GC to Do Your Flips

In an ideal world, hiring a general contractor (or "GC") to do all your rehab work is the best possible way to go when you're Edmonton house flipping.

But that's only if you can make the numbers work.

It's certainly nice to have one single point of contact to do all the dirty work for your Edmonton house flips and rehabs while you're out looking for the next deal or rounding up potential buyers.

This way is far easier on you (and your chin), especially if you're doing it part time or have other real estate deals to tend to (like me!).

On the flip side (no pun intended), in many areas of the country it's extremely difficult to get a contractor to do the work for you and still stick to your 70% Rule in hopes of getting the ARV and profit margin to make the deal work.

The issue is that the really good general contractors out there tend to use the same subcontractors and don't bid out each job they do. They have "their guys" who do the subcontracting and they're oftentimes reluctant to try to negotiate with them.

On top of that, remember that a GC adds on 10-20% over what his subcontractors charge him. There's nothing wrong with that because everyone needs to make a profit here.

And believe me, on many jobs, your GC really earns that wage!

A good tip here is if you are dead set on using a specific contractor, you might be able to negotiate a lower management percent or even none at all for a percentage of the profits on the deal. General contractors also can be good sources of potential funding as well.

If you are just learning how to flip an Edmonton house...everything is negotiable in house flipping!

Should I Do The Rehab Myself?

To answer this question, it's going to depend on a lot of different factors, but the biggest factor of all is you.

For me, it was a logical step to do the rehab on my first few Edmonton house flips. As I said before, I was in the building trades full time and was used to being on job sites. I love construction and to me, turning a run-down shack into a beautiful place to live is one of the coolest things around.

So I went out and got my provincial contractor's license, ready to GC my first Edmonton house flip all on my own.

As I look back on it, despite the challenges, it was great experience. Primarily because I could see firsthand how the whole operation runs. This on the job experience has really helped me in my house flipping career - so much so that when I hired the job out in the future, I knew exactly how to set the rules and how to follow the whole Edmonton house flipping process.

There's nothing like firsthand experience to teach you that.

In House Flipping...Know Thyself

Do you absolutely need to do it this way?

I don't think so. But think of general contracting your first house flip as a bit of "on the job training". It's not necessary – but it's surely an experience you'll refer back to many times in your Edmonton house flipping and real estate investing career.

If you have a full time job and are rehabbing one house at a time, then you may very well have the time, but this largely depends on the kind of job you have as well.

If you have a fair amount of flexibility with your job hours, then perhaps it may work.

If you're tied to a desk all day and an hour commute away from the geographic area you do your flip in, then perhaps not.

However, only you can answer that.

Do understand this though; in order to effectively manage any real estate investing rehab, you will have to be available to manage the sub-contractors by phone, early in the mornings or in the evenings. And if you have other things on your plate, like a job, a wife, kids... This gets tiresome and is work!

There will be times when you'll need to go on site and if you are on a business trip a thousand miles away at the time, it might be tough to pull this off.

For me, my flooring business allowed me the flexibility to stop in on the job site and check on things whenever I needed so I was fortunate enough to have the flexibility.

You on the other hand, may not.

Ideally, if you have enough money saved up to quit your day job and become a full time Real Estate Investor then this will be much easier for you to manage. Plus at that point, it IS your job!

So if you're not sure if being the general contractor is right for you, then you may want to try it to see if you like it.

But if you'd rather play it a bit safer, then there is another choice that may be right for you.

Behind Door Number 3: The Project Manager

Short of hiring a full blown general contractor, you could use a project manager instead. We've found this to be a very effective way to rehab house flips, especially where hiring a GC is cost prohibitive.

For example, you could approach a smaller, hands-on type of licensed carpenter who has experience working with other subcontractors. You could then negotiate a fee based on his involvement in the project.

I've found carpenters and other subs very receptive to this arrangement. On top of the money they make doing the other work on the property, he's getting paid an override on how well he manages others.

Like I said before, everything is negotiable in real estate investing and Edmonton house flipping, so be creative here. And remember it's about "win-win".

For example, you could do any number of these financial arrangements:

Flat Fee: Simple enough. Pay a flat fee to oversee the job. No real creativity here.

Partnership: Work out a partnership or an equity stake in the property. This is a very creative way to handle things. I wouldn't suggest this strategy on your first flip, but its one to consider.

Percentage: Pay a percentage of the overall job that may be smaller than a typical general contractors cut. If he's good, this could really save you.

Flat Fee and Performance Bonus: Pay the project manager a project management fee of around $2,000 and then assign bonuses for meeting timelines and budgets. The bonuses really keep the project manager motivated because he has a skin in the game. You pay some money upfront, but even more when they hit performance metrics.

Whatever you do though, do your best to establish a fee that works for the both of you. The fee you pay is largely dependent on your location and the going rates that project managers are typically paid.

You can get this kind of information from your real estate investment mentors, from other real estate investors in the area, or at your local REIA meetings.

Where to Find Project Managers

We've found that finding someone young, hungry and motivated is the best profile for success. It may differ for you, but these are the kind of guys (it's usually guys here ladies) who will put in the extra hours and get things moving in the right direction. Young, ambitious and smart is always a good profile to look for.

There may be some ideal project manager candidates in our backyard at technical colleges. These newly graduated students are typically hungry and have a good background that could be ideal for your project. In some cases, if you find a good one and your budget allows it, put them on your payroll and keep them working for you full time.

More often than not, freshly minted students for what they may lack in "real world experience" may more than make up for it with all the background knowledge from school in addition to the computer and technical knowledge for running budgets and keeping things humming smoothly.

Of course, before you go and hire a full time person to manage your flips, make sure you're in the position to afford it as well as have enough projects going on to keep him or her busy on a regular basis.

So whether you do the rehab on your own, hire a general contractor or get a project manager, you can do well and make money any of these three ways.

 

If you have further tips about flipping an Edmonton house, please comment below or thru my contact page.

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Check it out! I have listed a new property at 7279 152C AVE in EDMONTON.
Excellent 3+2 bedroom family home with numerous quality upgrades. Inviting curb appeal, front landscaping is tastefully finished with established flower beds & shrubbery. Entering the home, you're greeted by the warming living room with cozy wood fireplace. Kitchen has new back splash, oak cabinetry and all appliances stay including convection oven. 3 bedrooms and professionally upgraded bathroom finish the main level. Heading downstairs, opens up to huge family room with 2 more bedrooms, 3 piece bathroom & laundry area with storage cabinets. Upgrades include newer furnace, central air conditioner 2009, all windows, house & garage shingles in 2010, eavestrough 2012, hot water tank 2013 & more. Entertain family & friends on large covered back deck with natural gas BBQ line. No winter scraping in the oversize double car garage with 75,000 BTU heater, work bench, storage shelves & 8' high vehicle door. Located on quiet street and close to schools & parks, this is a fantastic house for a family to call home. Check out the virtual tour here. Call Mike at 780-242-5229 or email me to set up a private showing.
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Yahoo! I just sold a property at 10007 173 AVE in EDMONTON.
Your search is over! This amazing half duplex family bungalow features 3 + 1 bedrooms & 2 full baths. The good sized living room is brightly lite with multiple windows while the spacious kitchen has plenty of cabinets, new counter tops and all kitchen appliances stay including microwave hood fan. Hardwood flooring flows from the separate dining room, thru the kitchen then hallway leading to the ample sized bedrooms. The fully developed basement features huge 4th bedroom, 3 piece bathroom & sprawling family room ideal for your home theatre or kids play area. Park out front with oversized 4 car driveway, while the entire backyard is fully fenced perfect for young children or pets. Nestled on a quiet crescent while close to parks, schools and public transit, this multi-bedroom home is perfect for a young growing family. Check out the virtual tour here. Call Mike at 780-242-5229 or email me to set up a private showing.
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Bring New Life to Your Edmonton Kitchen on any Budget

Kitchens are a reflection of personal style. Just as you add new pieces to your wardrobe when the seasons change, kitchen updates keep spaces fresh and current. The following three tips, inspired by fall/winter interior design trends from design duo Blazys Gerard, offer splurge versus save ideas to bring a unique flair to your kitchen and entertaining space.

1. Go glam

Splurge: Streamline your layout to evoke a sleek and sophisticated vibe. Integrating built-in appliances, such as a Jenn-Air(®) 30" single wall oven in Floating White Glass, adds polish and maximizes under-counter space. For entertainers, an open-concept living space with an over-sized island creates a central hub at parties. The addition of an under-counter beverage center is always a hit with guests and wine lovers alike. For texture and elegant contrast, select a high-gloss stone countertop and dark-stained floors.

Save: Back splashes are a blank canvas and offer the opportunity to create a big impact. Whether you embellish the space with mosaic tile, glass, or even stylish marble, a show stopping backsplash creates a feature wall that is as beautiful as it is functional. Another option is to install a statement light fixture, whether architectural or ornate, to shine new light onto the space.

2: Turn up the heat

Splurge: Take inspiration from a modern gastropub and incorporate a fireplace into your kitchen. While this is a significant design commitment, a fireplace is a modern addition to the kitchen and unites living spaces, particularly in open concept homes. Richly stained cabinets exude further warmth and provide a restaurant-at-home feel. Keep the lines of the cabinets and countertops slick and you'll have a contemporary, eclectic space.

Save: If you live in a condo where the addition of a fireplace isn't an option, bring in warmth through accessories. Cookbooks, cozy throw pillows, and banquette seating will soften the space and create a relaxed atmosphere. A vintage settee in place of two chairs at the table is another way to add a touch of luxury and comfort.

3. Add rustic charm

Splurge: Create a chic space with rustic touches: butcher-block countertops, a reclaimed wood dining table, and wide wood plank floors. Clean cabinetry with built-in stainless steel appliances provide the ultimate base and maintain the focus on your overall design.

Save: Adore the look of a built-in fridge but not ready to splurge? Jenn-Air(®) offers cabinet depth refrigerators that appear built-in and are mounted flush with the cabinets; custom overlay panels can even be added to further blend with surrounding cabinetry. Bring in additional rustic elements through thoughtful accessories: a reclaimed wood plank is a beautiful table runner, especially when stained to compliment your kitchen, and a vintage milk jug doubles as a statement vase.

As a final tip (and the quickest and most simple of all), stop by your local farmer's market or flower shop-fresh blooms add visual interest and bring instant life to any space.

So whether you choose to do a major renovation or some quick revitalizing, keep these design trends in mind as you update your kitchen this fall to bring new energy, warmth, and style to your home.

 

If you have further tips about upgrading and bring new life to your Edmonton kitchen, please comment below or thru my contact page.

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10 Tips to Help You Save Edmonton Home Energy

Before you spend money on the latest energy-efficient gizmo that's supposed to save you money, let's look at some energy saving ideas that will really help you save home energy. The strategies that we will look at will maximize the effort you put in, and help reduce your home energy consumption.

First sit down and think about all the different ways your family uses energy around the house. Now put an approximate type and cost of energy used. You may have trouble breaking down the cost but try to do it. Now all you have to do is find ways to save on your resources at the same time cut your costs. You may have to think creatively but it can be done.

So here are some tips to get you started:

  •  Turn the lights off when you're not using them. This is really simple and easy to do. Do you really need your bedroom light on when you're in the living room? Do you leave lights on when you leave the house? Do you even need more than one light on in a room for what you are doing? Believe it or not it makes a big difference. 
  • Turn all electronics and other appliances off when you're not using them. No one can do everything at the same time. Can you really listen to a radio, watch television, and use your computer all at the same time?
  • Set your thermostat down a couple of degrees in winter, or up in summer, to conserve energy. And dress appropriately indoors for the time of year it is. For instance in winter, put on a sweater or some extra clothing, or may snuggle under a blanket to stay warm. In the summer, wear less and stay cooler naturally. 
  • Only turn an appliance on when you have a full load. This is true especially for the washing machine, dryer and even the dishwasher. It is amazing how much extra energy is used doing multiple small loads in comparison to one full load.
  • Do regular maintenance on your appliances. Keeping them clean means they don't have to work as hard. Changing filters reduces the energy needed to accomplish a task. Regular care will also mean any maintenance bills that you might come up against may well be cheaper.
  • Be careful how you use your water. Like when brushing your teeth or washing your hands, use only the water you need. Don't let the water run the entire time. Also, try and use less water if you take a bath, or control your shower times. 
  • Simply let your hair air dry, instead of using a blow drier every day. 
  • Lower the temperature on your water heater to 120 degrees F. 

Don't forget the bigger projects as well.

  • Seal the cracks around your doors and windows. You are paying for your hot air that escapes through cracks all around your house. You need to make sure you are doing all you can to keep the warm air you're paying for inside your house. 
  • You also need to check your house's insulation. Though this has been done by many homeowners nevertheless you still need to do it before you pass it over. It is probably the biggest thing in reducing heating costs. 

Now some of these things may seem trivial to you but let me assure you that even the small things add up over time. And really most of them you won't even notice the difference to your life except your bills.

These tips and suggestions will make your home more affordable, and take some strain off of our world's resources. Just think if all of us would make a few of these changes, it would make a huge difference.

If you have further tips about saving Edmonton home engergy, please comment below or thru my contact page.

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Please visit my new public Open House at 12431 79 ST in EDMONTON.
Open House on Saturday, October 12, 2013 2:00 pm Call Mike Muranetz 780-242-5229 for more details
Totally renovated home with TWO separately titled lots of 40'x150' EACH. As you step in, you will be greeted with beautifully refinished hardwood flooring, remodeled bay window & warming gas fireplace. Luxury kitchen, it has been totally redone & includes gas countertop stove w/electric convection oven. Convenient 2 piece washroom w/heated floor, laundry & office space finish the mainfloor. Upstairs, both bedrooms have same quality hardwood flooring while bathroom has jetted 2 person tub, body spray & antique sink. Basement has third bedroom, family room with gas fireplace and roughed in for your wet bar. 3 piece bath ALSO has body spray shower AND steam generator PLUS heated floor. Other high quality upgrades include all windows, elegant light fixtures, air conditioner, tankless hot water on demand, all pex water lines, water softener & basement utility sink. Treed yard has huge storage shed, established garden, firepit, double car garage & RV parking. Awesome features, excellent location, perfect price. Check out the virtual tour here. Call Mike at 780-242-5229 or email me to set up a private showing.
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I have listed a new property at 9843 87 ST in MORINVILLE.
This elegant bi-level greats you with it's open designed concept as you step inside to the spacious foyer. This bright three bedroom home features a 4 pc. ensuite in master bedroom, vaulted ceilings, modern kitchen with island and walk in pantry and plenty of nooks throughout to display your collectables. Downstairs offers a fully finished basement with a second family room, recreation/games room, large laundry room and a 4th bedroom. Outside this beautiful home features a large covered back deck, a very large low maintenance back yard (plenty of room to build a garage) with a fire pit and a storage shed to store all of your gardening tools. Check out the virtual tour here. Call Mike at 780-242-5229 or email me to set up a private showing.
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Easy Tips for a Manicured Lawn For Your Edmonton Home

Edmonton home owner manicuring his lawn imageThe days are getting longer, the grass is growing and yard work season has begun. Many Edmonton homeowners strive to have the best lawn in the neighborhood, but the task ahead can often feel daunting and time-consuming. 

Although yard work can be overwhelming at times, the steps to a great-looking lawn are easier than you think. To get started, here are a few tips for giving your Edmonton yard that finished look:

 

 

  • Keep grass approximately 2 inches in length and only take off 1/3 inch of new growth.
  • Alternate the direction you mow each session. If you mow in the same direction every time, the wheels will create a rut in the grass.
  • Plant flowers around the yard for a pop of color. Using mulch in flower beds will also add detail to your landscape.
  • Use string trimmers around trees, rocks, fences and other obstacles to give your lawn a polished look.
  • Use a broom to clean grass clippings and soil from pavement and walkways.

Yard work can feel easier and even enjoyable when using the right lawn care tools for the job. One of the quickest ways to give your lawn a manicured look is using a string trimmer. It can handle everything from cutting down weeds to trimming around trees to cleaning up grass under decks. String trimmers are the most versatile tool every Edmonton homeowner should have in their shed.

Lawn mowers can maneuver around obstacles and larger plants, but it's usually hard to get into tight spaces. A string trimmer can get into places a lawn mower can't reach and really give your lawn that polished look.

A really good gas string trimmer can help make life in the yard that much easier. There's no need to mix oil and gas, and some trimmers can quickly convert into multiple tools with the attachments.

Making your lawn stand out as the beauty of the block will take some work, but the end result will be worth the effort. Your neighbours will be green with envy!

 

If you have further tips about manicuring your Edmonton lawn, please share below or thru my contact page.

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I just sold a property at 208 10933 124 ST in EDMONTON.
Relax in air conditioned comfort in this mint condition 1000 square ft, 2 bedroom, 2 full bathroom apartment condo. As you enter the home, you will notice the generous kitchen with plenty of cabinets, counter space & included breakfast bar plus separate pantry. The large living room has a cozy natural gas fireplace and sliding doors to the balcony which overlooks the inner courtyard with fountain. Other features in this pet friendly complex are 18+ and older adults only, gleaming hardwood flooring throughout, insuite laundry & roughed in central vacuum. Store your extra belongings in the lockable storage cage close to the titled underground parking stall. With a quick possession, close to downtown, restaurants & public transit, this home should be ranked number one on your must see list! Check out the virtual tour here. Call Mike at 780-242-5229 or email me to set up a private showing.
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I have listed a new property at 111 16348 109 ST in EDMONTON.
Totally upgraded FOUR BEDROOMS ABOVE GRADE, 1270 sq ft, 2 storey condo is perfect for big family. Home has gone thru substantial renos where all you do move in & enjoy. Upgrades include new main level laminate flooring, new 2 piece bathroom, all new doors, fresh paint, trim & baseboards. BRAND NEW kitchen includes new cabinets, counters, backsplash, plumbing, electrical & mostly new stainless steel appliances. Upstairs is brand new carpet, most light fixtures, main bathroom with new vanity, toilet & bathtub. Large master bedroom big enough for king size bed & features a walk-in closet. Full basement has laundry room & includes washer & dryer. Hot water heated, no furnace to maintain while CONDO FEES INCLUDE ALL HEAT & WATER. Complex includes newer windows, siding, fencing & extra parking available. Quiet location, with oversized private yard (BIGGEST in the complex) backs onto walking trail. Short walk to public transit, day care & schools, this home should be ranked number one on your must see list! Check out the virtual tour here. Call Mike at 780-242-5229 or email me to set up a private showing.
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I just sold a property at #11, 14105 - 82 ST in EDMONTON.
Located in a pet friendly family complex, this TOTALLY RENOVATED 3 bedroom townhouse condo has much to offer. Features of this home include new carpet, LUXURY water proof vinyl laminate flooring, new baseboards, light fixtures, decor plugs & switches and is professionally painted throughout. Kitchen has new cabinets, counters, classy mosaic back splash & brand new stainless steel appliances including dishwasher. Upstairs, the bedrooms are all good sized while the bathroom has new vanity & toilet. Finished basement is perfect for family room while laundry/storage room includes newer front loading washer & dryer. Bonus upgrade is BRAND NEW hot water tank & HIGH efficient furnace. Outside are newer vinyl windows, fenced yard & energized parking stall. Super low condo fees of only $181 per month, Norshire Gardens is a fantastic, well managed complex. With a quick possession, close to major through ways, public transit, schools & all shopping, this upgraded home shows fantastic and is priced perfect. Check out the virtual tour here. Call Mike at 780-242-5229 or email me to set up a private showing.
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