E4074453 : Just Listed

By on Thursday, July 20th, 2017 in Uncategorized. No Comments

Calling first time buyers & investors to this 1283 sq ft 2 bedroom, 2 full bathroom executive style townhouse located in the highly sought after neighborhood of Southfork. You’ll love the open main floor with trendy stressed hardwood, gourmet kitchen with granite counters, gorgeous cabinets & stainless steel appliances. Upper floor has 2 good sized bedrooms, both with walk in closets. Master complete with 3pc ensuite (granite), while guest room has a huge window. Main full bath also w/granite. Convenient upper floor laundry (love it!). And you also get a spacious, clean, painted single garage that is 23ft deep, allowing plenty of space for added storage. All appliances & window coverings included. Perfect for anyone who desires high quality finishing without the high price tag. Southfork is home to 5 playgrounds, new K-9 school (K-7 for 2017-18 yr, K-8 – 2018-2019 yr), walking trails & pond. Quick highway access, saving you commute time & only 10min to the airport. See it today! View Listing Details …


E4074157 : Just Listed

By on Monday, July 17th, 2017 in Uncategorized. No Comments

First time home buyers and young families look no further! Situated on a great sized CORNER LOT with ample parking. Walking up you are greeted by an inviting front veranda for your morning coffee. Tons of potential in this 1322 sq ft, 4 bed/2 bath in popular Tribute! FRESH PAINT throughout. The main floor features an open floor plan with a spacious living room with gas fireplace, and a large kitchen with lots of counter space and a convenient 2 pc bath! Upstairs you will find a bright master bedroom with modern colors, two more bedrooms in the rear, as well as a 4 pc bath. The master even has a 4 pc ensuite!! The FINISHED BASEMENT includes a living room and 4th bedroom to accomodate the rest of your family. The well maintained back yard has a 2 tiered deck and even space to build a future garage with back lane access. All appliances and window coverings are included. Great price, great location being close to playgrounds, parks many walking trails and schools. Great value for $309,900!! View Listing Details …


E4073951 : Just Listed

By on Thursday, July 13th, 2017 in Uncategorized. No Comments

One of a kind character home! This custom built 2 storey on 2.71 acres, 10 min to Millet/20 min to Leduc was built in 2013 & has the uniqueness & quality you have been waiting for! 1960 sq ft with 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bath with unique features! Outstanding details with birch hardwood throughout, handmade wrought iron features such as custom made cupboard handles, curtain rods, towel bars, mantle and a 1 of a kind kitchen island expertly crafted! An abundance of large windows & country landscape make this home an exquisite place of retreat after a long day at work, whether you curl up in the main living room by the fireplace, or in the bright sun room to soak up the rays! The large main floor master bedroom is warm and inviting & the large corner Jacuzzi tub will call your name! The second floor has a country loft type feel with two more rooms & a second full bathroom. The detached triple garage is perfect for multiple vehicles, your toys & even leaves room for you to have a workshop or man cave space! View Listing Details …


Getting Your Property Ready to be Professionally Photographed

By 179479 on Wednesday, July 12th, 2017 in Uncategorized. No Comments

 

We’ve talked lots about the value of having your property professionally photographed when selling. We’ve all heard that first impressions last, therefore we want potential buyers to receive the best first impression possible when viewing your property online.

 

(The photo above is one of our newest listings, click here to view) 

 

Before a photographer can do his or her best work, there’s an essential step you need to take to ensure your home is properly prepared for them.

Today we’re sharing our tips before our photographer

Jessica with

J Penner Photo Co. comes on by to showcase our listings.

  1. Declutter all kitchen cabinets and counter surfaces. Slide coffee makers and other small appliances in front of the plugs to hide wires.
  2. Take tea towels off oven doors and rags out of sinks
  3. Take magnets, photos and papers off of fridge.
  4. Depersonalize by removing excess personal photos
  5. Clean up any evidence of pets (including outdoors)
  6. Take all items off of bathroom counters, including tooth brushes, hair products etc.
  7. Declutter bathroom cabinets and drawers.
  8. Clean shower doors and tubs, make faucets shine
  9. Spot clean and vacuum carpets
  10. Wash and polish floors
  11. Open blinds and curtains allowing an abundance of natural light in.
  12. Make beds, cover exposed box-springs and under bed clutter with bed skirts. Use fresh and simple linens.
  13. Declutter closets by removing excess clothing and additional items
  14. Wash walls, baseboards and all mirror surfaces
  15. Ensure storage spaces are neat and tidy. Totes go a long way!
  16. Turn on all lights in house and replace burnt out bulbs
  17. Declutter garage, shelving, and storage surfaces, sweep floors (if applicable)
  18. Clean up rakes, garbage bins, shovels etc. from yard
  19. Make your home exterior look welcoming IE: Potted plants, clean edges, mowed lawn, shoveled walkways (seasonal)
  20. Remove vehicles from drive way
  21. Notify us if there’s anything you don’t want photographed

Depending on the home, we often have additional suggestions, however these are the most common ones we see. Following these tips ensures your photos are more ‘showcase friendly’, allowing the buyer to see your home, rather than your belongings.

If you’re considering selling your home, give us a call. We’d be most happy to offer a free evaluation and suggestions on what you can do to get top dollar for your property.

 

And if you’re in the market to buy, we can help you there too. No matter what kind of home, size of home and price range it’s our honor and our pleasure to serve you!

Jason Rustand with RE/MAX Real Estate serves with the highest level of integrity and excellence every time.  For more info on this topic or others related to real estate contact LIKE our Jason Rustand Team Facebook page, call Jason direct at 780.919.0004, email jrteam@shaw.ca or visit WeSellLeduc.com

 

 

 

 

 


E4073107 : Just Listed

By on Tuesday, July 11th, 2017 in Uncategorized. No Comments

This exquisite 1593 sq ft, 3 bed/2.5 bath home in Calmar is filled to the brim with upgrades and extras! The fully landscaped yard is massive and includes stamped concrete walkways, a maintenance free and gorgeous back deck, lovely fence and perennials galore! Once inside, the beauty continues with trendy paint colours, crisp trim and doors, and eye popping flooring including tile and laminate. The kitchen includes high end SS appliances, granite countertops, corner pantry and access to the deck! It is open concept to the stunning living room/dining room where you will find knockdown ceilings, softline corners, stone fireplace and an abundance of natural light! The upper level has three bedrooms including a delightful master with 3pc ensuite and walk in closet. There is also a bonus room, laundry area and 4pc bath to complete the upper floor. The basement is unfinished and ready for you to bring your unique creation to it! Theater room, toy room, games room, you name it! This home has it all! View Listing Details …


E4073151 : Just Listed

By on Tuesday, July 11th, 2017 in Uncategorized. No Comments

First time home buyers look no further! Tons of potential in this 1634 sq ft, 3 bed/2.5 bath in popular Southfork! The main floor features an open floor plan with a spacious living room, family sized dinette and a large kitchen with over sized island and SS appliances and a convenient 2 pc bath! Upstairs you will find a centrally placed bonus room with the master bedroom in the front of the house, two more bedrooms in the rear, as well as a 4 pc bath. The master has a walk in closet and a roomy 4 pc ensuite. The unfinished basement is ready for you to create something perfect for your needs! The back yard has a huge parking pad ready for a garage or can accommodate your RV with back lane access. All appliances are included. Great price, great location being close to 5 playgrounds, parks and many walking trails. Great value! View Listing Details …


What You Need to Know About Home Insurance – Part 2

By 179479 on Wednesday, July 5th, 2017 in Uncategorized. No Comments

 

Welcome to part 2 of our insurance interview with our friend and insurance agent Kim Demchuk with Allstate Insurance. If you missed part 1, you can find it on our blog at www.WeSellLeduc.com/blog

 

Your homeowner’s policy is one of the most important pieces of insurance that you can purchase. The purpose of insurance to put the homeowner back in the same position prior to a loss, it provides coverage for sudden and accidental losses. Insurance is not a warrantee or maintenance package as it does not provide coverage for wear and tear or a maintenance issue.

 

As an Allstate Insurance Agent Kim encourages her customers to review the packages that may be available but recommend the All Risk, also known as Comprehensive coverage. By purchasing an All Risk package, you are provided with a package that is well rounded and provides for the unexpected. The policy is set up to cover you for everything which is why it is named “All Perils” with a list of exclusions where coverage is not provided and usually not available in the industry. Coverage that you would not have considered will be provided under this type of policy such as Ice Damning, Accidental Damage and mysterious disappearance.

 

A named perils policy provides basic coverage for only a limited listed of items – so essentially if you don’t find it on the list it is not covered. Perils such as theft can be very restricted where there must be visible signs of break and entry.

 

There are also special limits on certain items within a home policy. This may include jewelry, money, a collection and much more.

 

Insurance coverage will vary by Insurance carrier so we encourage you contact your agent to complete an annual review to ensure that your home is insured to the correct value, that you are getting all of the discounts available and that you have the proper insurance package. Ask your agent to review your home package – is it the All Risk Package? What are the exclusions to my policy?

 

Last week we also shared that a few years ago when we switched all of our insurance over to Kim, she was able to save us over 25% from our last company. We have been so thankful for her as she always is a quick text or phone call away. If you’d like to see how her rates compare, contact her at 780-800-0642.

 

Jason Rustand with RE/MAX Real Estate serves with the highest level of integrity and excellence every time.  For more info on this topic or others related to real estate contact LIKE our Jason Rustand Team Facebook page, call Jason direct at 780.919.0004, email jrteam@shaw.ca or visit WeSellLeduc.com

 


E4072369 : Just Listed

By on Wednesday, July 5th, 2017 in Uncategorized. No Comments

Unique 1743 sq ft, 4 bed & 3 bath bungalow in a prime area on a quiet street across from a green space and a 5 min walk to Fred John’s. A+ curb appeal with a large driveway, huge 8500 sq ft lot with mature trees and new backyard sod in 2015. There is a double attached garage that is insulated & dry walled. Inside you find vaulted ceilings with many upgrades such as new flooring & paint, some windows, doors in/out! A brick feature wall with fireplace is enchanting! There is a bright front sitting room that steps up into the wide open dining/living room area and the brand new kitchen will knock your socks off! There are three bedrooms on the main floor with the large master having a 3pc ensuite with gorgeous new tiled shower. Finishing up the main floor is a sunroom with skylight off of the kitchen, that is currently being used as an office. In the basement you will find 2 family areas that can be used for theater space, home gym, playroom, etc. A 4th bedroom and a third 3pc bathroom complete that space. View Listing Details …


E4065743 : Just Sold

By on Wednesday, June 28th, 2017 in Uncategorized. No Comments

This lovely 1646 sq ft, 2 bed 2 bath home in Devon is unique in it’s layout, and is perfect for a young family or first time home buyer! Updates include paint, trim and doors, stainless steel appliances, beautiful tile back splash, laminate flooring and bathrooms! Bright open kitchen with plenty of light, opening out to the dining room/living room area. There is a second, nice sized family room off the back of the home with sliding glass doors to the patio, currently being used as a third bedroom. The upper floor has a generous master bedroom with lots of natural light and a great closet space, an additional bedroom and four piece bathroom. The lot/yard is huge and is nicely landscaped with a beautiful patio, fire pit, and shed. The oversized 24×32 garage has back lane access with plenty of space for your hobbies and/or vehicles. View Listing Details …


What You Need to Know About Home Insurance – Part 1

By 179479 on Tuesday, June 27th, 2017 in Uncategorized. No Comments

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One of the many benefits about being a local Realtor is that I get to know many other business owners in the community. This past week we spent some time speaking with our Insurance Agent Kim Demchuk with Allstate Insurance as we wanted to discover more about what you need to know when getting home insurance. Kim has been a good friend for years and we are thankful to share her expertise with you all.

 

When you first call your insurance agent, you want to have your MLS sheet available. This provides you with all of the basic information about the property such as size, age, number of bedrooms, bathrooms, etc. There may be specific information asked that is not available on the MLS sheet. Specifically, with older properties, these may include type of electrical wiring, plumbing, age of shingles, hot water tank, furnace etc.

 

Insurance companies want to see above items be within a certain age limit. For example, most insurance companies don’t want to see asphalt shingles older than 20 years old or a hot water tank no more than 15 years old. Furnaces may be ok up to 30+ years old as long as the home owner has yearly professional inspections with reports sent to confirm the unit is still safe. If these items are older, an insurance company could provide you with insurance, while asking that the items be replaced within a specific time frame. It’s important once they are replaced that you follow up to let your company know. They may also request photos and receipts.
Your Electrical is an important factor when determining acceptability of insurance.  Aluminum wiring is often an area of discussion and concern. For example Allstate Insurance will insure you as long as the wiring has been brought up to code, by having it pigtailed. Galvanized plumbing is a concern and often difficult to insure. Over the years galvanized plumbing can cause the inside of the pipe to erode which increases your risk of water claims.

 

Condo Insurance is widely misunderstood. As per our trusted advisor Kim Demchuk “People don’t think they need insurance when purchasing a condo and that the condo board will ensure there is coverage.” This is true in regards to the building and the base items such as cabinets and flooring of the building, however interior insurance and any upgrades to the unit need to be covered under the condo unit owner’s insurance policy. The coverage provides for your personal belongings, betterments and improvements (upgraded countertops, flooring etc.) and personal liability.

 

Allstate Insurance has many discounts that you could qualify for: alarm system, years of insurance claims free, age of home for a new home discount as well as discounts for combining home and auto insurance. In addition Allstate offer’s many group and occupational discounts. Be sure to ask if there are any professional group discounts as well such as being union or a Chamber member. By combining your insurance you have an opportunity to save up to 20%+ off your annual premium.

 

There are many items that go into determining your rates, basic information such as location, postal code area and fire hydrant protection. There are other factors that you may not have considered such as age of your roof, electrical, and furnace. In addition basic yearly inflation increase to the value of your home changes the cost of your insurance. Claims in the industry and personally can also cause you to see an increase in your annual premium. It would also apply to a property that has a wood or pellet stove, whether it be located in the house, garage or shop. Rural property that is outside of town limits will also see an increased premium due to the delay in fire department response and availability to access a hydrant.  Properties located in the storm belt between Millet and Calgary are also likely to face an increase.

 

Next week, we’ll continue with part 2 as we talk about different types of coverage. A few years ago when we switched all of our insurance over to Kim, she was able to save us over 25% from our last company. We have been so thankful for her as she always is a quick text or phone call away. If you’d like to see how her rates compare, contact her at 780-800-0642.

 

Jason Rustand with RE/MAX Real Estate serves with the highest level of integrity and excellence every time.  For more info on this topic or others related to real estate contact LIKE our Jason Rustand Team Facebook page, call Jason direct at 780.919.0004, email jrteam@shaw.ca or visit WeSellLeduc.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jason Rustand with RE/MAX Real Estate serves with the highest level of integrity and excellence every time.  For more info on this topic or others related to real estate contact LIKE our Jason Rustand Team Facebook page, call Jason direct at 780.919.0004, email jrteam@shaw.ca or visit WeSellLeduc.com