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16707 81 Ave. | Elmwood Stunner!! | by Val Faucon

Monday, November 7th, 2016

16707 81 Ave

 

 

 

Venture into this Professionally renovated bungalow in the heart of Elmwood. As you walk through the main floor, each sun filled room exudes quality craftsmanship and style.  Considerable attention has been paid to all of the exquisite details including flooring, wainscoting, crown molding, and built in cabinetry.  Feel like a chef in the custom maple kitchen and the grandeur of the breakfast nook addition with 9 foot ceilings. Make family memories in your resort like backyard as you relax by the pool on the stamped concrete patio in the privacy of your luxurious, professionally landscaped yard with paving stone walkway, and deck.

 

 

 

 

This spacious ready to move in home has it all with 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, a custom office, exercise area, and family room.  The elegant main bathroom provides a spa like ambience and features a glass shower with spa panel.  Living space has been optimized with storage solutions like closet organizers, built in cabinets, and a second floor attic in the NEW double detached garage. All within a stone’s throw of several schools, shopping, transportation, and quick access to the Whitemud and Henday.

 

Listed at $469,900 CLICK FOR FULL PROPERTY DETAILS!

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Edmonton Designer Real Estate: Case Study #3 Twin Brooks Bungalow

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

 

  A Case Study in Staging..Virtual that is

By now, you’ve heard a little about our Designer Real Estate. Here is another awesome sucess story. The owner of this 4 bedroom, Twin Brooks bungalow had it listed previously with a big-box brokerage for 2.5 years. Despite price reductions,  and multiple re-lists, the property remained unsold.

KENNEDY took the listing and applied their Designer Real Estate formula. Starting with  neutralizing the property. The basement was repainted in fresh white, and the rooms were de-cluttered. The second step was to beautify the listing. Professional photography + interior styling + virtual decorating = SOLD. This home was sold for 98% of the list price.

Unstaged listing photos

 

Fresh paint + de-cluttering = ready to be staged, styled & sold!

Living room virtually decorated

Kitchen virtually decorated

Basement virtually decorated

 

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Edmonton Designer Real Estate: Case Study #2 Oliver Highrise

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

A case study in Staging…virtual that is! This downtown Edmonton 2-bedroom, 1010 square foot condo was listed during the summer season by a big-box brand name real estate brokerage. Unfortunately, the property was vacant and unstaged. The listing brought no offers and ultimately expired. KENNEDY took the listing and applied their Designer Real Estate formula: Professional photography + traditional & virtual staging + virtual decorating = SOLD. This home was on the market for just 21 days when the owner was presented with multiple offers. The successful offer was accepted for 98% of list price. This is what the condo looked like BEFORE:

Vacant and lifeless

This is what the listing looked like AFTER Designer Real Estate:

Virtually Staged Living Room

Virtually Staged Living Room

Virtually Staged Living Room Option #2

Virtually Staged Living Room Option #2

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Edmonton Designer Real Estate: Case Study #5 Inglewood Foreclosure

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

 A case study in staging…vacant homes!

Foreclosures don’t have to be sad and forlorn looking. This bank-owned property was vacant and in need of a little pick-me-up.

KENNEDY took the listing and applied their Designer Real Estate formula: Professional photography + interior styling = SOLD. This condo was on the market for less than 2 weeks and sold with multiple offers.

The condo BEFORE:

Foreclosure “as is, where is”: vacant and unstaged

Professionally staged & photographed bedroom #1

Professionally staged & photographed bedroom #2

Professionally staged & photographed bathroom

 

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Edmonton Real Estate: Title Insurance vs Real Property Report

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

Title InsuranceReal Estate Tidbits: Title Insurance

Brought to you by  KENNEDY Real Estate 

This is a great article for Realtors/Lawyers/Mortgage Brokers and of course Edmonton BUYERS and SELLERS. There is much confusion about this topic. We were fortunate enough to have the opportunity to have Bhavna Chavda from FCT (First Canadian Title) come to our office for one of our team meetings and give us the skinny on Title Insurance. This is what we learned…

 

Title Insurance: what does it mean to you? If you haven’t purchased a  home before, chances are it doesn’t mean much. If you have, Title Insurance may set off some alarms in your head. You’ve probably become convinced that a Real Property Report is the only way to go. But does Title Insurance deserve this bad rep?

Let’s start by defining these two terms.

Real Property Report: A Real Property Report (RPR) provides information such as the location of utility right-of-ways and easements.  It also shows boundary fences, the overhangs of eaves and additional improvements such as swimming pools and hot tubs.  As a seller, you need to make sure that your RPR is up to date and has municipal compliance before selling your property.  Not having this can delay the sale and cause a lot of delay when it comes to transferring title from seller to buyer. Lenders will also need to know about issues with the RPR and make sure they are resolved before lending money on the property.

Title Insurance: Title insurance is an insurance policy that protects you, the home owner, against challenges to the ownership of your home or from problems related to the title to your home. The policy provides coverage against losses due to title defects, even if the defects existed before you purchased your home. A title defect is a problem with the title which prevents free and clear ownership. There are many types of defects such as rights of way, encroachments (from neighbouring properties), unpaid liens, etc.

Are you in the process of trying to sell a home, and is the Real Property Report causing you closing delays? Here’s how a title insurance policy may help you.

Did you know that a title insurance policy:

• is accepted by most lenders in lieu of an up‐to‐date Real Property Report (RPR);
• can provide coverage over known RPR problems and offers protection from loss if the land is unmarketable as a result of defects that would have been revealed by an up‐to‐date RPR;
• provides protection against real estate title fraud and issues such as unpaid liens, title defects, encroachment issues, construction liens, and costs arising from building code violations.

It also provides coverage for purchasers:

• Unmarketablility of the title or land
• Liens, including tax liens; Builder’s liens
• Easements; Work orders; Lack of building permits
• Someone else owning or claiming to own an interest in the property
• Documents not properly signed, sealed or delivered
• Fraud, forgery or incapacity (including post‐policy coverage)
• Defective registration of documents
• Registration gap coverage
• Lack of access; Restrictive covenants
• Encroachments; Neighbour’s encroachments built after purchase
• Adverse matters that would have been disclosed by a local authority search or an up‐to‐date survey

So, if you ever find yourself in a situation where an RPR is too costly or time-consuming to obtain, you can always consider Title Insurance as a viable option.

source: www.firstcanadiantitle.com

This informative article was brought to you today by:

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Call us today…780-485-3010 and GET SOLD!
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