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Closing Costs When Buying – How Much More Should I Save?

When you buy a home, part of the buying process is the closing costs. These closing costs can be a significant chunk of your total amount owed. And it is important that people who are buying a home are taking their closing costs into consideration when it comes time to save for their home. What […]

Having Fun at Your Local Strathcona County Library

When you think of a library you most often think of a librarian sitting at a desk shushing those who walk by. You think of a dark room with fluorescent lighting and the smell of super old books surrounding you. You may envision people sitting around, barely speaking a word for fear of being told […]

The Importance of Getting Pre-Approved

What does it mean to get pre-approved for a home loan? Is this helpful? Is it something that everyone should do? These are just a few of the questions that people ask when they are starting their search for their first home or their third home. Anytime that you are looking to buy, having pre-approval […]

Home Staging with Plants – Add Life to your Space

Staging is a term that is often used by those who are ready to sell their home, as they want to ensure that they are making their home look as attractive as possible to those who are in the market to buy. Staging can be a difficult process, or it could mean making a few […]

Special Wishes for 2018

Every new year brings excitement, challenges and new relationships to look forward to. I always get a big burst of energy in January! It’s almost as though I know I’m in for a big surprise and thankfully it’s always been a happy one. This year I wish everyone lots of happy surprises, excitement, love, and […]

In Remembrance of Our Veterans

In Remembrance and as an act of gratitude for Veterans, we honour those who have served, and in respect for this day. Wear your poppy with pride. If you haven’t gotten one already, you can get a poppy just about anywhere, at any business. The poppy is a symbol of respect for the greatest of […]

FAVOURITE THINGS TO ENJOY ABOUT FALL!

It’s a new season! It’s my FAVOURITE season! There are so many wonderful things to enjoy about fall. It’s so beautiful with the stunning colours or red, yellow and orange. Just watch the sunsets and you’ll see these brilliant shades! Here in Sherwood Park, I see the pretty fall leaves everywhere and I swear the […]

“Back to School” and how it affects our real estate market

    One of the busiest times of the year for many families is back to school time. This year most of the Sherwood Park schools are starting between August 30th –Sept 1st. Many families hear “back to school” and it brings many mixed emotions especially if you are currently selling your home. When it […]

Summer fun in Sherwood Park!

It’s official! Summer is here! If you’re like me, you love to make the best of our fabulous summers because, as we all no, they always seem to be much too short. Here’s a top 10 list of great things to do in Sherwood Park! 10. Play sportball, try your hand at gardening or crafts […]

Honoured in Las Vegas

  As the saying usually goes – what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. But I’m making an exception! I just got back from an amazing three day trip and have some great news to share. I was extremely honoured to receive both the Remax Diamond Club Award and the Remax Lifetime Achievement Award. The […]