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6 Bedroom Beauty in Beaumaris! | by Christy Van Dyke

Thursday, April 13th, 2017

Welcome to your happily ever after

Beauty in Beaumaris

 

This immaculate custom built 2 storey home boast over 4100 sq ft of living space. 6 bedrooms upstairs, 4 full bathroom and a master bedroom fit for a  king and his queen with walk in closet and full ensuite with jetted tub.

A Grand curved staircase greets you upon entering the home with a formal  living room and dining room off to one side and a huge eat in kitchen with family room to your left.

Downstairs is impeccably finished with custom bar, full kitchen, bathroom and separate entrance. The backyard is filled with fruit trees, a huge deck, gazebo and garden and a bonus 500 sq foot workshop with heat!!

Offered at $629,900

www.BeautyinBeaumaris.com

Call: Christy Van Dyke 780-904-2544

A Designer Real Estate Property
KENNEDY Real Estate
Area Specialists | Lifestyle Marketing

“Get the Pick of the Crop!”

 

 

 

Welcome to your very own Work of Art in Pollard Meadows.

Saturday, April 20th, 2013

Welcome to your very own

Work of Art

in Pollard Meadows.

Large, airy, exquisite, this condo is all of the above and more. A massive top floor unit, central location, master suite and tons of space! Lovingly cared for and upgraded to the nines, to reflect a sophisticated eclectic flair 1287 sq. ft. of top floor living. The immense master suite pampers you with a custom built shower, double sinks and marble countertop/backsplash. The open concept kitchen, dining and living room allows an abundance of natural light. The beautifully redone kitchen, complete with marble countertop and backsplash, stainless steel appliances and under cabinet lighting begs you to spend hours creating gourmet meals. Two additional bedrooms easily accommodate a queen bed or a home office. New floating bamboo flooring and porcelain tile finish off this truly stunning condo. Adding to your peace of mind all utilities are included (N/I electricity $50/mo), exterior maintenance, no snow to shovel or grass to cut. All windows and patio doors, flooring in common areas have been upgraded this year. This home just needs a special family to fill its rooms with treasured memories for years to come.

Call: Christy Van Dyke 780-904-2544

A Designer Real Estate Property
KENNEDY Real Estate
Area Specialists | Lifestyle Marketing

“Get the Pick of the Crop!”

Website: http://www.4064810millwoodsrdsouth.com/

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Edmonton Realtor: Blaze In SE Edmonton

Friday, January 20th, 2012

Edmonton SE Fire January 19th 2012

As a resident of Edmonton SE – Our hearts and prayers go out to all those who lost their home is SE Edmonton last night. Keep watch on the news for ways to help those who were displaced.

See link here for details:

http://goo.gl/qNkLI


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Christy Van Dyke
Associate | REALTOR®
Your Greenview | Hillview Area Specialist
Search Homes For Sale in Greenview | Hillview 

KENNEDY Real Estate
Your Edmonton REALTOR® | Edmonton Home Stager
Call us today…780-485-3010 and GET SOLD!
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Try and Sell These Houses!

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

Check out these Unique house’s from around the world

 

Additional “Christy’s Confidentials” Articles…

 

Christy Van Dyke
Associate | REALTOR®
Your Greenview | Hillview Area Specialist
Search Homes For Sale in Greenview | Hillview 

KENNEDY Real Estate
Your Edmonton REALTOR® | Edmonton Home Stager
Call us today…780-485-3010 and GET SOLD!
Area Specialists | Lifestyle Marketing

REALTORS® : Looking for a great Team environment to grow your business…see our Brokerage Model for info on how to make that happen!

 

 

Frequestly Asked Seller Questions

Saturday, December 3rd, 2011

Frequently Asked Questions - Sellers

 

Frequently Asked Questions – Sellers

 

1. Can I cancel my listing at any time? No. The Listing Contract is between you and the Brokerage and is intended to create legal and binding obligations on both parties.

2. After my listing expires, how long do I have to wait until I can sell my house? You can sell at any time but you may still have to pay commission. Please check with your REALTOR® to clarify any ‘holdover’ clause in your listing contract.

3. If I find my own buyer during the listing, do I only pay half the commission? You pay the commission agreed to in your Listing Contract.

4. What is the commission rate? Commission rates are negotiated at the time of the Listing Contract.

5. Do I have to pay GST when I sell my home? Not on private previously-owned primary residential property. All other types, please contact Revenue Canada. Note: there will be GST on any goods and services that you buy/employ in relation to your sale.

6. What is MLS®? The Multiple Listing Service®, a co-operative real estate listing service used by REALTORS® is a  computer based information network combining current market information with historical data. In the Edmonton region, MLS® provides over 3000b REALTORS with up to the minute market information seven days a week, 24hrs a day.

7. If I get an offer I don’t like, do I have to counter it? No. You have the choice of accepting, rejecting or making a counter-offer.

8. What is an RPR? Real Property Report. This is the relatively new name for a survey certificate.

9. Do I have to use a lawyer? While highly recommended, the final decision is yours.

10. If the buyer does not remove his conditions, who gets the deposit? If the buyer has not otherwise breached the contract, the buyer usually gets it all. Check with your REALTOR®  or lawyer regarding the specifics of your contract.

11. If the buyer does not ‘complete’ the transaction after removing conditions, who gets the deposit? If you have not otherwise breached the contract, you usually get it all as liquidated damages. Check with your REALTOR® or lawyer regarding the specifics of your contract. Based on your listing contract, you may be required to split any forfeited deposit with your brokerage.

12. What is the difference between condition day and possession day? Condition day is the day the buyer has to remove the conditions on the property. The house is then sold. Possession day is the day that the keys are handed over to the new owner – and they take possession.

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Christy Van Dyke
Associate | REALTOR®
Your Greenview | Hillview Area Specialist
Search Homes For Sale in Greenview | Hillview 

KENNEDY Real Estate
Your Edmonton REALTOR® | Edmonton Home Stager
Call us today…780-485-3010 and GET SOLD!
Area Specialists | Lifestyle Marketing

REALTORS® : Looking for a great Team environment to grow your business…see our Brokerage Model for info on how to make that happen!

 

 

Frequently Asked Buyer Questions

Saturday, December 3rd, 2011

Frequently Asked Questions - Buyers

Frequently Asked Questions – Buyers

 1. What does it cost as a buyer to use an agent? The compensation that a sales agent receives typically comes from the seller’s proceeds. In other words, there is no cost for a buyer to use an agent in a traditional agent/buyer relationship.

2. Can my agent give me information regarding properties from other companies? Yes, if that other company is a member of the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) – which most real estate companies belong. We have access to all MLS listed properties.

3. How can I find out about new properties? Your agent should be able to accommodate your particular situation whether it be via e-mail, phone calls etc. Clients with e-mail capability can receive automatic updates from the MLS system as soon
as new listings are entered.

4. Who holds the deposit cheque when I make an offer to purchase? Typically the seller’s brokerage (real estate company) holds the deposit ‘in trust’ fro both you and the seller.

5. What is the minimum deposit? This is negotiable. Discuss with your Realtor the implications of various options regarding the size
of deposit that will best assist you in your negotiations with the seller.

6. What’s the difference between chattels and fixtures? Chattels are unattached goods that go with the seller; fixtures are attached goods that stay with the property. Any chattels that you want included must be written into the purchase contract and agreed to by the seller.

7. Who does the appraiser work for? The appraiser works for whomever contracts for his services. If you are taking out a mortgage and the lender orders an appraisal, the appraiser works for the lender.

8. Who pays the appraiser? The appraiser is paid by whomever contracts for his services. If that was the lender, the lender
may pass on those charges to you.

9. Do I have to use a lawyer? It is highly recommended. If you are getting a mortgage, your lender will probably require that
the transaction be handled by a lawyer.

10. Do I have to pay GST when I buy a home? Not on private previously-owned primary residential
property. All other types, please contact Revenue Canada. Note: there will be no GST on any goods and services that you buy or employ in relation to your purchase.

11. Do I have to have an inspection? No. The decision to have an inspection is up to you. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages
with your REALTOR® prior to making your decision.

12. Can I withdraw my offer before it is accepted? In most cases, yes. Check with your REALTOR®
or lawyer regarding the specifics of your offer.

13. Can I withdraw my offer after it is accepted? In most cases, no. Check with your REALTOR® or lawyer regarding the specifics of your contract.

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Christy Van Dyke
Associate | REALTOR®
Your Greenview | Hillview Area Specialist
Search Homes For Sale in Greenview | Hillview 

KENNEDY Real Estate
Your Edmonton REALTOR® | Edmonton Home Stager
Call us today…780-485-3010 and GET SOLD!
Area Specialists | Lifestyle Marketing

REALTORS® : Looking for a great Team environment to grow your business…see our Brokerage Model for info on how to make that happen!

 

 

Buyer’s Checklist

Saturday, December 3rd, 2011

Search

•Contact your bank and get a pre-approval letter as well as a guaranteed interest rate (60-120 day rate hold).

•Contact your REALTOR® and get set up with an autosearch getting you and your REALTOR® familiar at what you are looking for.

•Set up a budget and a timeline for viewing properties with your REALTOR®. It is in this process that you will determine your wants from needs. You may have to give and take on some things and you may end up with something a little different from what you had in mind, but in the end you will have found the right home.

Offer

•Put in an offer on a property, always include conditions of finance and home inspection.

•Be sure to give your REALTOR®  your Lawyer/Mortgage Broker informationdirect to them when your offer is accepted. (If you don’t have a lawyer – ask us for a list of real estate lawyers)

Acceptance

(pending period)

•Once offer is accepted, initial deposit cheque is cashed and will be applied toward your down payment. You will have 5 – 10 days to satisfy conditions

•Arrange appt. with and fax purchase papers to Mortgage Broker/ Lender

•Lender will arrange for appraiser

•Arrange for home inspection, if an older home, have the sewage line tested.

•Finalize finances with bank

•Ensure all conditions are satisfactory and sign a form stating conditions are removed

 

Sold

•Give second deposit cheque (if required) once conditions are removed

•Our office will send purchase documents directly to your lawyer and mortgage broker Lawyer deals with all legal matters and ensures monies are transferred and will call you to come in and sign papers

•Arrange for all utilities to commence on your possession date.

•Reserve a moving company/truck and reserve the elevator from the management company if it is a condo purchase

•Arrange for insurance.

•Arrange for utilities hook up.

•Notify the post office of your change in address.

•Several weeks before possession, meet with your lawyer to sign the documents…bring in cash to close.

•Keys are released to you on possession day by your REALTOR® – usually around 12noon -2pm

•Enjoy your new pad!!

We have a list of real estate lawyers, mortgage brokers and home inspectors available to you at your request.

Additional “Christy’s Credentials” Articles…

 

Christy Van Dyke
Associate | REALTOR®
Your Greenview | Hillview Area Specialist
Search Homes For Sale in Greenview | Hillview 

KENNEDY Real Estate
Your Edmonton REALTOR® | Edmonton Home Stager
Call us today…780-485-3010 and GET SOLD!
Area Specialists | Lifestyle Marketing

REALTORS® : Looking for a great Team environment to grow your business…see our Brokerage Model for info on how to make that happen!

 

 

The Pro’s and Con’s of Mutliple Offers in a Buyer’s Market

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

You are probably thinking …what possible con’s could there be in a multiple offer situation? Surprisingly there are a few things on both sides of the fence to consider…

 

Starting with the Pros:

  1. You are in a good position to get your asking price.
  2. Negotiations are usually quick and uneventful or unemotional.
  3. You will be able to pick the offer that best suits all of your terms: price and possession date.

However, in buyer’s market there are some things to consider ..now the Con’s:

  1. In a buyer’s market, buyer’s are averse to getting into bidding war – they see it as an unnecessary evil. Especially at a time when they should be getting a deal – not giving a deal to a seller. Often times buyer’s will walk away from a deal in order to find a home that they do not have to compete for.
  2. If you come back with an over confident (counter) offer – you may risk offending or alienating your buyer. This is a tricky one to navigate. Proceed with caution and rely on your REALTOR®

Additional “Christy’s Credentials” Articles…

Additional “Edmonton Realtor: KENNEDY Real Estate” Articles…

 

Christy Van Dyke
Associate | REALTOR®
Your Greenview | Hillview Area Specialist
Search Homes For Sale in Greenview | Hillview 

KENNEDY Real Estate
Your Edmonton REALTOR® | Edmonton Home Stager
Call us today…780-485-3010 and GET SOLD!
Area Specialists | Lifestyle Marketing

REALTORS® : Looking for a great Team environment to grow your business…see our Brokerage Model for info on how to make that happen!

 

 

Kennedy Real Estate

Suite 100, 8615 149 Street Edmonton, Alberta, T5R 1B3
Office: 780-485-3010 Fax: 780-481-3021
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