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Prime Edmonton Real Estate - I often have to apologize when entering a home that is not for sale - whether it be for a visit or a house party I have been invited to. My natural instinct after doing it for almost 20 years is to instantly scan the home for red flags, features, added bonuses, and items that take away from and/or add value to the home. One problem, though - I am not there for that! Similarly, home buyers often look at the wrong things when they go to view a potential home to buy. They will look at pictures, furniture, mementos, items in the garage - all things that have nothing to do with whether or not the home is worth the asking price and b) if it's something they are interested in.

Homes For Sale - What To Look For

Here a few key

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Prime Edmonton Real Estate - Just like a first date - the first impressions of an in person home viewing can make a lasting impressions on how you like or don't like a property. There are a few very important things to look for when entering a home that will help guide you to a decision whether it is the home for you!

It is important to be pragmatic, so look for basic 'deal breakers' as soon as you walk in. These could include some of the following:

  • dank and/or bad smells
  • staining on ceiling (caused by water staining)
  • cracks in near windows
  • foundation excessive cracking
  • other non-cosmetic damage that would be a great cost to remedy
  • exposed plumbing/electrical
  • safety hazards

When homes have multiple floors, I always

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The 3 most important things when buying real estate is time, energy, and money. They often roll into each other in one way or another. It is important for home buyers to know how they can save their time when viewing properties - and how saving this time will save you energy and money in the long run! It reduces stress, increases It allows you to make a better decision for you and your family when it comes time to buy a home!

Top 5 Ways To Save Time When Viewing Homes

  1. Be pre-qualified for a mortgage - There is no bigger waste of time than to look at numerous homes and spend time, energy and money on viewings only to find out that you are approved for a lesser amount than what you have been looking at. Make sure that you have an approval from a
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Everybody is aware of the 5 senses - taste, touch, smell, sight, and hearing, but are surprised to learn that smell is often the sense that is most overlooked sense when viewing a home. Humans' sense of smell are not our primary sense like a dogs, but can be a great guide to issues that may be in the home. By paying attention to your sense of smell when you go through a home may help you select that perfect home!

Your sense of smell can be vital in the following areas:

Dank Smells in the Basement - this is can be an indicator of water issues in the basement, sewer drainage issues. These smells magnify in the summer as the weather warms and smells waft a little stronger. The smell is similar to that or a washing machine that has had a wet load in

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