January 21, 2017
New Listing! 210 11915 106 AVE in Edmonton
I have listed a new property at 210 11915 106 AVE in Edmonton.
STYLISHLY UPDATED 1,076 SQFT 2 BEDROOM, 2 BATH condo STEPS from the BREWERY DISTRICT with so much to offer. An open plan with an impressive kitchen, GRANITE COUNTERS, huge peninsula ISLAND W/ EATING BAR & UPGRADED STAINLESS STEEL APPLIANCES. A SIZABLE EATING AREA overlooks the large living rm with patio doors that leads to a WEST FACING BALCONY. KING-SIZED Master bdrm has a FRESH CARPET, a WALK-THRU CLOSET to the COMPLETELY NEW & GORGEOUS ENSUITE with DOUBLE SINK VANITY, GRANITE COUNTERS & a STUNNING SHOWER. The 2ND BDRM & ANOTHER FULL COMPLETELY RENOVATED BATH is located on the opposite side making this perfect for roommates or guests. Enjoy the NEW FRONT LOADING WASHER & DRYER, extra storage & HEATED UNDERGROUND PARKING. Oliver shopping area is steps away & quick access to MACEWAN UNIV & U of A. 18+ building with REASONABLE CONDE FEES that INCLUDE HEAT/WATER & amenities like a CAR WASH, WELL EQUIPED GYM, plus party room with POOL TABLE. Beautiful COURTYARD AREA with pond and plenty of VISITOR PARKING!
December 22, 2016
Make Your Holiday Wishes Come True!
This year for Christmas why not get yourself the best gift of all... The PERFECT HOME!
We've got one that is sure to fit the bill! Come home to one of the nicest condos in this complex! At 1194 SqFt, with 3 beds & 2 baths, this spacious & cheerful property boasts great natural light & amazing views, plus a SW facing deck! With plenty of storage throughout the unit & ample sized bedrooms, Lancaster Terrace is truly the perfect home for you!
227 Lancaster Terrace, Edmonton, AB T5X 5T4
December 15, 2016
Give Yourself The Best Gift Of All!
Come home this holiday season to the perfect end unit townhome in Abbotts Grove! This fantastic 1,319 SqFt condo is 4 full bedrooms, 2 baths & a great open concept!! Boasting upgrades throughout, a wood burning fireplace & a completely fenced yard, reap the benefits of a low condo fee for the amazing amenities provided! With quick access to Rundle Park, the Yellowhead & Anthony Henday, you can’t beat the location!
December 15, 2016
Take In The Holiday View!!
Take in all the amazing downtown lights from your own private balcony overlooking the treetops! This spacious 678 SqFt, 1 bed, 1 bath condo boasts great natural light, comes with great amenities like a pool/sauna & your HEAT, WATER & ELECTRICITY are included in the low condo fees! With ample counter space, great storage & perfect proximity to tons of shopping & restaurants, spend the holidays in Oakwood Towers!
December 7, 2016
4 Tips for selling a tenant-occupied property
There is a lot to think about when you’re in the process of selling your property. There are moments of uncertainty as you hope to sell for the best possible price within a reasonable amount of time.
The process can also be stressful for your tenant, who may be concerned about where he/she will be living after the sale. Here is some key advice to give to your tenants as you are attempting to sell your investment property.
It is suggested that it’s a kind gesture to offer some sort of incentive to tenants during the time while the house is being listed.
A slight reduction in rent could mean a lot to your tenant if you’re in a financial position to offer the discount. Other options may include offering maid/cleaning services free of charge, giving your renter gift cards for restaurants, local shops or movie theatres, or even throwing in a nice bottle of wine. These gestures may be of minimal cost to you, but can go a long way to making the process smoother.
A happy tenant is far more likely to be cooperative and helpful during the listing process.
Respect their time
Until your property is sold, it is important to respect the fact that it is still the place your tenant calls “home.” It’s important to be open and honest with showing timelines and schedules.
One tip is to determine days and times of the week for showings that are most convenient for your tenant. Once those times are determined, advise your real estate agent to book during that schedule.
“When people feel heard, and are a part of the process, they are much more likely to work with you, rather than against you.”
Work together and communicate
By working together, the situation may end up being a win-win for both yourself and your tenant.
Coach them through how to show potential buyers they are great tenants so that the new buyers may want to keep renting to them. The more cooperative, clean and tidy the tenant is, the more likely they won’t have to move if an investor is purchasing the home.
It’s a good idea to have your real estate agent introduce him/herself to your tenant early in the process so that they can explain what will be happening and how the renter may be impacted. In some cases, real estate agents may be able to act as an intermediary, to keep the flow of conversation going.
“Try to make your tenant feel part of the team. Have all documentation available regarding the legal positions of all involved. Manage expectations proactively.”
Help them out
Do your best to find someone who will either continue to be a landlord for your tenant, or, be sure to give your tenant more than the minimum notice required by law. Some sellers take this a step further by waiving the rent payment for the final month of the renter’s occupancy if they are helpful during the selling process.
In situations where the tenant is forced to move out following the sale, you may want to offer assistance in helping them locate a new place to live.
By helping your tenant, he/she will feel more positively about the situation, and will likely return the favour by being more cooperative throughout the time your property is listed.
Courtesy of Remax.ca
December 7, 2016
How To Stage Your Home During The Holidays
The holidays are all about giving (even when you’re hunting for an offer), so take the time to give your house a mini seasonal makeover for festive home viewings.
Light It Up - First, make sure all the year-round outdoor lights are functioning — winter days are shorter so having the walkway and front door lit up for evening viewings is a must. Second, when it comes to seasonal light displays, keep it simple. String white lights to highlight an architectural feature or a splendid fir tree in the front yard…and make sure the light-up reindeer display stays in the garage.
Festive Front Door - Any home stager worth their salt will tell you first impressions are most important — and since the front door is often the first thing a potential buyer will see, better make it count. Give that dull door a done-in-minutes holiday makeover by hanging a tasteful wreath or swag. Placing a seasonal arrangement in the entryway or on a hall table also makes it feel like they’re coming home for the holidays, rather than coming into your home for an open house.
Holiday Flare - Even though year-round home staging is all about a less-is-more philosophy, when the holidays roll around ramping up your ornament game is a must. But don’t go totally overboard: a bowl of fragrant pinecones, some strategically placed sprigs of holly, or a bowl of shiny glass baubles should do the trick. Oh, and stay away from overtly religious displays as it might put off some people — remember it’s about them, not you.
Pretty Palette - Your eclectic collection of Christmas tree ornaments may hold great sentimental value to you and your family, but they may clash horribly with your home décor and need to remain securely packed away. Think about your living room’s colour palette and find ornaments that fit within it. If the walls are white, maybe opt for a faux white tree, or if the room is decorated in darker tones, consider gold or green holiday accents.
Warm Up - Stepping out of the biting cold and into a warm and cozy home is one of the few pleasures of wintertime. Enhance the corporeal experience of your potential buyers by making sure the thermostat is turned up a couple of extra degrees. If there is a fireplace, always have it lit, either when showing the house or when taking staged photos.
Seasonal Fragrance - Thanks to human physiology, the quickest way to access memories is through the sensation of smell — so make sure your potential buyers are getting good ones the moment they walk through the door. Simmering apple cider or baking a batch of ginger cookies are good standbys, but take it a step further and sparingly spritz a winter-scented home fragrance throughout and breathe deeply.
Courtesy of Remax.ca
December 7, 2016
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December 7, 2016
Your Credit Bureau Report
When applying for any type of loan, a lender requests a copy of a client’s credit bureau report, which gives them a picture of how well outstanding debts are being paid.
Here are the factors that go into determining a credit score:
- Payment history – This accounts for about 35% of the credit score. Carrying balances from month-to-month and missing payments are two factors. Other factors include the number of missed payments – one in eight to 10 months is not bad, and how long ago the payment was missed. Tip: Pay the minimum by the due date.
- How much is owed – This looks at the total outstanding balance in relationship to the total of all credit limits and accounts for 30% of the credit score. Tip: Pay down debt to at least 30% of the global loan limits.
- Account history – The length of time credit account has been active accounts for 15% of the score. The older the credit, the higher the value.
- Recent inquiries – This accounts for 10% of the score. Too many inquiries can send a message that a client may need money, which has a negative impact on the score. A client ordering his or her own credit report has no impact.
- Type of credit – This accounts for 10% of the credit score. Credit is either revolving as in credit cards or installment as in car loans. Higher scores are given to people with a blend of credit from various sources.
- Collection or bankruptcy – This, of course, has a negative impact on the score. Once discharged from bankruptcy or a consumer proposal, clients can rebuild credit.
Since both Equifax and Trans Union deal with millions of pieces of information on a monthly basis, sometimes mistakes can happen, which can result in false credit scores. In most cases, consumers are not aware of the negative information in their reports. Consumers can address errors on their credit report by calling the creditor in question or writing to the credit-reporting bureau.
Courtesy of Genworth Canada
December 1, 2016
9 Tips to Avoid Holiday Safety Hazards
Christmas is a time to celebrate, spend time with family and friends, and to relax. But, it's also a time when safety should be on your mind because the holiday season brings a unique combination of hazards into the home.
Christmas Light Safety
1. Make sure the holiday lights are meant for outdoor use. Lights made for outdoor use are designed to withstand cold and wet conditions. The tag near the plug will specify whether lights are made for indoor or outdoor use.
2. Make sure all cords and lights are intact. Frayed cords and cracked light bulbs are more likely to cause a fire.
3. Never leave lights on overnight. Be sure to turn off the lights before retiring for the night.
Christmas Tree Safety
1. If using a real tree, water often. A tree that dries out causes a fire hazard. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) reports that one of every 31 reported home fires in the holidays is caused by a Christmas tree fire and results in death.
2. Keep the tree away from heat. Trees, unlike humans and animals, don't need to be kept warm during the winter months. This only dries the tree out and increases the risk of fire. Keep it away from the fireplace, space heaters, even living room lamps.
3. Use lights specifically created for indoor use. Although indoor and outdoor lights can look similar, they are very different. It may be tempting to use them interchangeably, but that is a bad idea.
1. Use battery operated window or tree candles.
2. If traditional candles are a must, be very careful about placement. Place them on sturdy, non-flammable surfaces, away from decorations, curtains, the Christmas tree and anything else that could catch fire.
3. Do not allow candles to burn when no one is in the room.
Courtesy of Executive Home Inspections LTD
November 30, 2016
Open House. Open House on Sunday, December 4, 2016 2:00PM - 4:00PM No
Please visit our Open House at 3388 116A AVE in Edmonton.
Open House on Sunday, December 4, 2016 2:00PM - 4:00PM
With 4 FULL BEDROOMS UPSTAIRS this is a PERFECT FAMILY HOME or great for generating AMAZING RENTAL INCOME! This fantastic 1319 SqFt END UNIT condo has everything you could want & more! Multiple upgrades in this OPEN CONCEPT home include: NEW KITCHEN CABINETRY, APPLIANCES, TILED BACKSPLASH, LIGHTING, FLOORING & FRESHLY PAINTED throughout! The UPDATED HALF BATH is perfect for guests, while the 4 PCE BATH UPSTAIRS has a NEW VANITY, FLOORING, LIGHTING & TILED TUB SURROUND! Upstairs you will find a KING-SIZED MASTER BDRM w/ WALK-THRU CLOSET to the bathroom & 3 MORE GENEROUS SIZED BEDROOMS. Relax by the WOOD BURNING FIREPLACE or spend your time out on the deck in a COMPLETELY FENCED PRIVATE WEST FACING YARD! NEW WINDOWS, DOORS & FENCING throughout the complex, reap the benefits of many great features for a LOW CONDO FEE! NEWER FURNACE & WATER TANK! Fantastic amenities in the area, schools, RUNDLE PARK, golf courses, restaurants, EASY ACCESS to the Yellowhead HWY & ONLY A FEW MIUNTES FROM THE ANTHONY HENDAY!
November 25, 2016
I have sold a property at 75 11255 31 AVE in Edmonton
I have sold a property at 75 11255 31 AVE in Edmonton.
Take advantage of this AMAZING LOCATION, only a FEW BLOCKS FROM LRT, shopping, PARKS & SCHOOLS! Come home today to a FANTASTIC 807 SqFt, 2 BDRM, 1 BATH, TOP FLOOR condo with TONS OF IN-SUITE STORAGE & an IN-SUITE WASHER! This unit has many UPGRADES boasting some NEWER KITCHEN APPLIANCES, a bright 4pce bath & NEWER CARPETS. 1 PARKING STALL JUST OUTSIDE THE NE DOOR. The building has updated siding, NEW ROOF, monitored security cameras & FANTASTIC AMENITIES like an INDOOR POOL, WORKOUT ROOM, ON-SITE DAYCARE, tennis courts & basketball hoops that are all EXCLUSIVE TO THE COMPLEX! HEAT, WATER & ELECTRICITY ARE INCLUDED in the reasonable condo fee! A NEWER BALCONY DOOR leads to a SPACIOUS EAST FACING DECK to enjoy! BUS SERVICE OUT THE FRONT DOOR & ONLY A FEW MINUTES WALK TO THE CENTURY LRT, you can get anywhere you need w/ QUICK ACCESS to Calgary Trail, THE ANTHONY HENDAY & WHITEMUD! South Edmonton Common is just minutes away w/ all the stores you could need! There are tons of great schools & parks in the area!
November 24, 2016
Your Guide To A Great Showing
You have now got your home listed on the market and soon the showing requests will begin. Not everyone wants to, or has the ability to, leave their home as others come to view their next potential purchase, so there are certain things you want to consider in this circumstance. Remember that you've worked hard to make your home look perfect and you wouldnt want to jeopardize a buyers thoughts with anything you may do personally.
Things to AVOID during a showing:
Talking on the phone
Sleeping or napping
Following the clients around your home and making comments as they go
Getting in the way as they look around your home
Doing laundry or dishes
Things that will POSITIVELY affect a showing:
Invite them in
Dress in clean and appropriate clothing
Sit quitely and read a book or magazine
Stay out of the way
Smile and be polite
November 18, 2016
Prepare Your Gas Fireplace for Winter
It is recommended that you have your gas fireplace inspected at least once a year. Since winter is approaching and you’ll be using your gas fireplace to keep your home warm and cozy through the colder months, the fall is the best time to get an inspection and take care of any required repairs or maintenance. Here are some tips:
Cleaning your gas fireplace.
Along with an inspection, your gas fireplace needs to be cleaned annually. Debris is likely to clog around the vents, flue and inside the chimney. This debris can be caused by deteriorating ceramic or faux log inserts and residue from burning. Check the outside of your chimney for black marks or scorching. This is an indication that your ceramic logs are dirty and will need to be cleaned. You can read the manufacturers instructions and use the appropriate products for cleaning or check with a specialist who can complete a professional cleaning of your gas fireplace.
Gas fireplace inspections.
During an inspection of your gas fireplace, the technician will take a look at the exterior. This includes looking at the glass plate and making sure it’s not cracked, chipped or too dirty. They will also make sure the framework is holding up and there is no build up of debris.
Your interior gas ignition under the pile of faux logs will be inspected, making sure it lights well and safely and ensuring your logs are not deteriorating. A professional fireplace company will also check the valves and connections underneath your fireplace or insert and make sure your heat output is correct. Your ports and vents will also be checked and cleared of any debris or build up.
After a routine check the technician will let you know of any gas fireplace repairs you might need to continue to safely operate the appliance.
Benefits of Gas Fireplace Maintenance
The first and most obvious benefit of investing in an annual fireplace inspection, cleaning and maintenance is the enhanced safety of your fireplace and home. It will ensure everything is burning correctly and that your home is not getting any access carbon monoxide emitting from the appliance.
A properly working fireplace will also be more efficient. This will reduce your impact on the environment, the amount of energy you use and can lower your monthly gas bills.
Courtesy of RenovationFind
November 17, 2016
Open House. Open House on Sunday, November 20, 2016 2:00PM - 4:00PM Open House Sunday November 20th, 2-4pm! Come and see this fantastic one bed, one bath condo with amazing views and a great location!! Ryan Sellers 780-994-4663 No
Please visit our Open House at 704 10150 117 ST in Edmonton.
Open House on Sunday, November 20, 2016 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Open House Sunday November 20th, 2-4pm! Come and see this fantastic one bed, one bath condo with amazing views and a great location!! Ryan Sellers 780-994-4663
Beautiful Downtown CITY SKYLINE VIEWS from a spacious 678 SqFt 1 bedroom condo in a nicely UPDATED CONCRETE HI-RISE building, Oakwood Towers. Just north of Jasper Ave, STEPS AWAY from VICTORIA PROMENADE & the SERENITY of the RIVER VALLEY, tons of restaurants, cafes & shopping nearby & only a FEW BLOCKS from the new BREWERY DISTRICT gives this property a FANTASTIC LOCATION! East & South exposure in the bedroom provides AMAZING NATURAL LIGHT to enjoy. AMPLE COUNTER SPACE, DISHWASHER & a dining nook complete the kitchen. A very roomy full bath, various STORAGE CLOSETS & a SEPARATE STORAGE ROOM offers plenty of space to call home. From the SIZEABLE LIVING ROOM take a step through the HUGE PATIO DOORS open to an expansive EAST FACING BALCONY OVERLOOKING the TREETOPS of the streets below & ENJOY VIEWS of the ENTIRE DOWNTOWN CORE & ROGERS PLACE! 1 UNDERGROUND STALL, A FABULOUS INDOOR POOL, SAUNA, EXERCISE RM & BBQ AREA, a LOW CONDO FEE only $437/MONTH includes HEAT, WATER & even ELECTRICITY! Don’t miss this one!
November 17, 2016
Open House. Open House on Sunday, November 20, 2016 2:00PM - 4:00PM Open House Sunday November 20th, 2-4pm! Come and see this fantastic two bed, one bath home with amazing upgrades throughout!! Adrian Michelutti 587-340-6338 No
Please visit our Open House at 11438 92 ST in Edmonton.
Open House on Sunday, November 20, 2016 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Open House Sunday November 20th, 2-4pm! Come and see this fantastic two bed, one bath home with amazing upgrades throughout!! Adrian Michelutti 587-340-6338
Find great value in this EXTENSIVELY UPGRADED CHARACTER HOME located just minutes from downtown! This newly finished 882 SqFt Bungalow w/ its WARM CURB APPEAL will welcome you to a new front porch leading into a cozy & functional mudroom. Through the entrance, the main living & dining area have new LAMINATE flooring, UPGRADED FIXTURES & an inviting open concept for guests & family alike! The 2 bdrms in this fantastic home are accompanied by a 4pc bath upgraded with NEW TUB/SHOWER unit, vanity, toilet, fixtures & fan! From here, move into the extensively REMODELED KITCHEN w/ new STAINLESS STEEL appliances, CABINETRY, flooring & fixtures. Find the laundry & 2 storage areas located in the bsmt, while the spacious backyard has a landing to the yard! This home is MOVE IN READY & available for IMMEDIATE POSSESSION! Upgrades in this home include: new hot water tank-2014, newer shingles, new paint inside & out, new kitchen, new windows, new bath, new flooring, updated electrical and plumbing. The list goes on!
November 16, 2016
I have sold a property at 311 4312 139 AVE in Edmonton
I have sold a property at 311 4312 139 AVE in Edmonton.
RARELY FOR SALE - A 3 BDRM CONDO, 1 OF ONLY A FEW BUILT in the ENTIRE COMPLEX! 3rd FLR in Estates of Clareview, 1442 SqFt, 3 BDRM, 2 full baths, w/ EXQUISTE UPGRADES throughout. S/S APPLIANCES, WATER/ICE MAKER refrigerator, CEILING HEIGHT SHAKER cabinets, PENINUSLA W/ EATING BAR, REVERSE OSMOSIS system, ARCHITECTURAL CURVED walls, HARDWOOD FLRS, GAS FIREPLACE, BALCONY w/ NAT.GAS BBQ OUTLET & views overlooking GREEN SPACE & the NEW $100,000,000+ Clareview Rec Centre! Plenty of windows let in TONS OF NATURAL LIGHT, ENORMOUS MASTER ENSUITE W/ SOAKER TUB, GIANT VANITY & WALK-IN CLOSET. The recreation building has a HUGE FITNESS area w/LOCKERS/SHOWERS, social/rec rms w/ POOL TABLE & PING PONG, & EVEN A CHIP/PUTTING GREEN! Located just steps away from the NEW MANNING SHOPPING COMMON & CINEPLEX Theatre, Clareview LRT/BUS STATION & tons of fantastic amenities. A HUGE IN-SUITE STORAGE/LAUNDRY RM, 1 UNDERGROUND parking stall, CARWASH BAY & w/HEAT/WATER included in the condo fees, you are guaranteed to FALL IN LOVE!
November 8, 2016
227 Lancaster Terrace ~ $152,450 ~ Available Immediately
Come home to one of the nicest condos in Lancaster Terrace! This 1194 SqFt, 3 bedrooms, 2 bath home is SPACIOUS & CHEERFUL, boasting amazing NATURAL LIGHT & a great OPEN CONCEPT layout! Relax in this upper unit with AMAZING VIEWS from all directions! Overlook the parks, green space & trees located in a great area just minutes to the closest school! The galley style kitchen has plenty of STORAGE & the living room leads to patio doors opening to a concrete tiled roomy deck, adding additional living space, capturing AMAZING SUNLIGHT throughout the entire day with its SW EXPOSURE! This unit is also equipped with a great sized storage/laundry room on the main level. With NEWER LAMINATE throughout the living area & all of upstairs, you are sure to love this condo! Boasting a 2 PIECE ENSUITE in the master & 2 more AMPLE SIZED bedrooms upstairs, giving you full access to a RECREATION AREA, exterior maintenance & landscaping/snow removal completed for you, these reasonable condo fees make Lancaster Terrace THE PERFECT HOME!
November 8, 2016
12 Tips To Moving with PODS
Moving from one house to another is exciting and stressful at the same time. Having some sound advice can make the process a whole lot easier. PODS’ tried-and-true tips below can help ensure your move is as successful and seamless as possible.
- Pack basic essentials, such as a change of clothes and toiletries, in a carry-on-sized bag to keep with you, instead of loading them onto your PODS container.
- Use clear plastic bins for priority items.
- Consider hiring packers and loaders.
- Sell unwanted valuables online or have a yard sale.
- Take pictures of your old and new home.
- Organize your boxes by numbers.
- Label box sides with room destination.
- Use the right-sized boxes.
- Get your new home ready.
- Reduce the amount of boxes for the movers.
- It’s a good idea to make sure that the power is on and working at your new house before you leave the old one.
- If your budget allows, consider springing for a cleaning crew to clean up your old home after you leave.
Courtesy of PODS Enterprises
November 8, 2016
New property listed in Zone 27, Edmonton
I have listed a new property at 227 LANCASTER TERR in Edmonton.
Come home to one of the nicest condos in Lancaster Terrace! This 1194 SqFt, 3 bdrms, 2 bath home is SPACIOUS & CHEERFUL, boasting amazing NATURAL LIGHT & a great OPEN CONCEPT layout! Relax in this upper unit w/ AMAZING VIEWS from all directions! Overlook the parks, green space & trees located in a great area just minutes to the closest school! The galley style kitchen has plenty of STORAGE & the living room leads to patio doors opening to a concrete tiled roomy deck, adding additional living space, capturing AMAZING SUNLIGHT throughout the entire day w/ its SW EXPOSURE! This unit is also equipped w/ a great sized storage/laundry room on the main level. W/ NEWER LAMINATE throughout the living area & all of upstairs, you are sure to love this condo! Boasting a 2PCE ENSUITE in the master & 2 more AMPLE SIZED bdrms upstairs, giving you full access to a RECREATION AREA, exterior maintenance & landscaping/snow removal completed for you, these reasonable condo fees make Lancaster Terrace THE PERFECT HOME!
October 31, 2016
Congratulations to Angela for closing on her new condo at Tower On The Park!!
She now has an amazing view of the Legislative Building and Parks from her end unit condo!!
Let the RyanSellers.com Team make your next dream home a reality! Call us today at 780-782-3122 and we guarantee we can help find exactly what you are looking for!!