Hopefully, this will never happen to you. But, there are circumstances – a fire, for example – when you and your family would need to exit through a window.

It pays to be prepared for that eventuality.

Your first step is to determine which windows are safe to use as an exit. There should be at least one on each level.

The windows you select will need to provide enough space for a person to climb through (at least a 20 inch opening). Make sure everyone knows which windows are “safe exit” windows, and how to open them. Keep in mind that windows may have screens, so ensure everyone knows how to remove those as well.

For a second floor window, consider purchasing a portable escape ladder. These are compact and easily stowed in a closet or under a…

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The Calgary and area market is finishing the year on a stable note with prices up very slightly in the residential marketplace.  Condominiums are still selling but with new development at it's peak there is a significant amount of properties to look at.  Pricing in both residential and condominium markets is key.

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2017 is almost in the books and another year is upon us. The Edmonton Real Estate board has just released their November Sales Data and there is definitely valuable information in the there for anyone investing, getting in the market for the first time, or even sellers looking to sell their home. 

2017 Story Line. Prices Flat, minimal % up / down in certain property types depending on where you are in the city. ( Some outliers ) 

This is exactly why you need to be hyper-focused in an area and know the analysis of historical & current data. 

Largest increases in value across Edmonton:

CITY OF EDMONTON Single Family Homes $403,000 median 2017 price. Down from 2015 median price of $405,000

WEST EDMONTON: 9.6 % 2 year gain overall. ( good job if your holding…

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I just finished uploading this Townhouse for sale, 14624 52 Street, Edmonton, Alberta

Newly Renovated 3 bed townhouse with single attached garage close to schools and shopping. This property has been very well taken care of with laminate throughout the main floor and carpet upstairs. Kitchen has been updated with newer countertops, and backsplash. Large bedrooms on upper floor and an equally large bathroom! This property is move in ready and is an amazing value for what you actually get. The back yard is professionally landscaped and has a new low maintenance vinyl fence.

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make your home pet-friendly
If you are a pet owner, you’d love to make your home pet-friendly. Cats, dogs, and other pets can be very messy due to their curious and hyperactive traits. But no matter what, you still love your pet and don't want anything in and around your house to hurt them. For pet-lovers like you, we have created a list to make your home pet-friendly.

Have Pet-Safe Plants

Let's start from the outside. Some plants may look beautiful and enhance the value of your home, but they can be dangerous for your furry friends. Houseplants such as lilies, tulips, daffodils, oleanders, yes, chrysanthemums, and English ivy can be bad for your pets. If ingested or swallowed, these plants can cause irritation, diarrhea, vomiting, and other problems in your pets. Hence,…

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buying a house without a real estate agent in Calgary
Buying a home is an important decision to make. Another big decision you make in the process is the decision of buying a house without a real estate agent in Calgary. While it may seem like a cost-effective option, you may end up paying more in the process of saving some. There are various risks involved when you buy a house without an estate agent. Here are a few of them.

Lack of Expertise

You may be new to the realty market, but a real estate agent is someone who has been working in the market for years. They work with a number of clients on a regular basis and are aware of business nuances. Such level of expertise is a must when it comes to buying a house in Calgary as it’s a matter of lots of money.

Not Knowing the Neighborhood

Real estate…

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Edmonton home staging tips
When you put your house up for sale, getting a good number of offers to choose from is what you hope for. While hoping won’t get you anywhere, taking a few small steps in improving the condition of your house will help. To help you with this, here are some Edmonton home staging tips that you can make use of:

De-clutter and Deep Clean

When buyers look for a dream house, they have an ideal image in mind. The image may be of a clean and shiny new home. To make your house this perfect image for a potential buyer, it is crucial that you clear out the clutter. The more disorder you have, the less spacious your house would look. While you are at it, make sure you clean the house and make it spotless and shiny. A dirty house leaves a negative impact on the…

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increase your kitchen’s value
Your kitchen is an important part of your house. A dull and boring ambiance in your kitchen can make you feel lethargic and uninterested in cooking. In order to spice up your mood as well as the food you cook, you must upgrade your kitchen. Buying new kitchen appliances isn't the only way to increase kitchen's value. To increase your kitchen's value, you can follow these simple steps and smile every time you enter your kitchen.

Upgrade the Countertops

While granite and marble countertops always look classic, newer materials and designs such as quartz and colorful laminates are becoming more popular. These materials are easy to clean, not very expensive and they instantly add appeal to the kitchen. Consider upgrading your scratched and wearing off…

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I just finished uploading this House for sale, 6908 130 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta

CLEARANCE! The cheapest renovated LEGAL SUITE in Edmonton. 2 Kitchens, 5 total bedrooms, TOTALLY RENOVATED from top to bottom. 2 new furnaces, New Shingles, New bathrooms, New Kitchens, All new lighting and electrical. Everything has been upgraded in this home to very high standards. Tons of parking with an Extra parking pad in the back yard. Open concept design with Granite countertops! This property would rent for no less than $2800 per month! This home is beautiful and close to schools and shopping. All material used is high end must see to appreciate the quality of this home.

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