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    Friday, June 30, 2017   /   by Melanie Lanteigne

    Activities in #Yeg for #Canada150

    Hooorayy Canada Day falls on a Saturday this year! And I am sure over the last couples of days you’ve been asked if you have any exciting plans for the long weekend.. If your answer was “No” well, now you do! Here is a list of the events & activities happening around the Capital City for Canada’s Big 150th Birthday.
    Family Fun Activities during the day:
    Of Course, the Legislature will have a full day of Activities starting with an early morning pancake breakfast at 7:00 am. Other activities at the Leg include:

    Family Fun Zone
    Leg Open House – take a tour of the Legislature
    Live Performances
    Indigenous Showcase
    Food Trucks (!)


    Photo Cred: Edmonton Sun
    Similar to the Legislature City Hall will also be hosting a full day of fun for the Family including:

    Beach Party
    Photo Booth
    BBQ
    Live Music & Performances
    For More Info Click Here


    Photo Cred: Twitter Maryanne W (@uptown_one)
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    Tuesday, May 16, 2017   /   by Melanie Lanteigne

    Spring Cleaning: Efficiently

    Spring Cleaning: Optimize Your Time
    Spring is here and that means it is time to start opening some windows to get some fresh air in after locked shut for those long winter months we get here in Edmonton. Is there anything better than those first breezes to blow away the musty winter air? The fresh air is a great way to start the spring cleaning process and offers inspiration for deeper cleaning. The minute that window opens and the breeze hits you, you instantly feel revitalized.
    With spring also comes a lot  of other activities that quickly file your schedule, the list is seemingly endless: soccer, softball, camping, hikes, sunbathing, BBQs, family events, weddings, etc.. We've scoured websites & blogs looking for the best check-lists, APPs, and tips to help you optimize your  time when it comes to spring cleaning.

    Use a check-list to create a room-by-room plan.


    2. Download a "Spring Cleaning App" to help you keep track of what has been clea ...

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    Monday, March 20, 2017   /   by Melanie Lanteigne

    How List Price Effects Your Days on Market

    Did you know not pricing your home right the first time can have a detrimental effect on the sale of your home?


    *data from paragon. SF homes,zone 29, sold within the last 60days*


    In the above graph you can clearly see the homes that sold the quickest sold for, or close to, asking price. Whereas the homes that sold for significantly less than asking (even after multiple price reductions) sat on the market for a longer period of time.


    Without a doubt, pricing your home right is one of the most important tools in real estate. Here's why:





    The first 3-4 weeks your home is on the market are the most crucial to a successful sale.  Active buyers have already seen everything currently on the market and are just waiting for the perfect house to hit their inbox. If you are priced right, right from the beginning you are going to maximize the number of buyers seeing your home.






     If your home is overpriced buyers will ...

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    Monday, March 13, 2017   /   by Melanie Lanteigne

    What Does "Top Producer" Mean to You

    Award season has ended for Hollywood but is just starting for Real Estate. We are proud to say the Gebran & Associates of Search Home in Edmonton team achieved the Medallion Award for being in the TOP 10% of Sales in Edmonton & surrounding areas. But, this post isn't to brag or pat ourselves on the back but to explain to you how a top producing agent can benefit you.


    Firstly, you're probably wondering what a "Top Producing Agent" is. It sounds good, it sounds successful, but it simply means that we sold among the highest total dollar amounts over the year of 2016. In the grand scheme of things, our total Sold Dollars don't effect you as a buyer or seller but the qualities that help us achieve this title, do. If we weren't good at our job it would be pretty unlikely we would reach the level of sales to qualify for TOP 10%. As a team we pride ourselves on offering top quality customer services to all our clients which in turn we a ...

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    Friday, February 10, 2017   /   by Melanie Lanteigne

    The Best of the Average

    The Best of the Average

    We have search all MLS for our 3 favorite available properties in Edmonton that fit into the 3 category, all BELOW the average sell price.




    CONDOS
    NO1. #301 1070 McConachie Blvd NW (MLS: E4049057) $240,000 

    UPGRADED CORNER UNIT! This 3rd floor unit is the largest in the building at 1031sqft and holds a large master bedroom with walk threw closet to a 3 piece en suite. The second bedroom generously sized and situated on the opposite side of the unit, perfect for
    roommate living. Kitchen has beautiful dark cabinetry and SS appliances. This unit is fully upgraded! GRANITE counters throughout, The main living area flooring is new laminate and ceramic tile. The west facing balcony gets all the evening sun and there's AIR CONDITIONER built in for those hot summer days. This unit also has UNDERGROUND parking. Pride in ownership is evident in this unit you will not be disappointed.

    NO2. #48 13825 155 AV NW (MLS: ...

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