How and Why to Buy a Home in a Changing Market

Right now is a great time to buy a home or investment property. But there’s also a lot of misinformation being spread by the media. This report sets the record straight to help you avoid costly mistakes and make the most of today’s changing market conditions.

A Special Report Prepared by Realtor® Shantel Campbell Realty Group

Economic times have changed. The real estate marketplace has changed … and there’s a world of opportunity out there for home buyers and real estate investors looking to purchase property. But to truly make the most of your investment dollar, you need to know what to expect from this changing marketplace.

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Spring is almost here and with it, spring cleaning! This season marks a fantastic opportunity to clear the clutter from your home and get a fresh start on the rest of the year. Take this chance to get a jumpstart on your spring cleaning so that when those warmer temperatures and longer days come, you will have more time to enjoy them! These three commonly cluttered spots are a great place to get started on your spring cleaning.

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Short Drive From Red Deer!

Beautiful homes for sale within a short drive from Red Deer, the hub of Central Alberta! Conveniently located and close to excellent amenities of Blackfalds. The drive has been clocked to be approximately 20 minutes to the downtown core of Red Deer, and 10 minutes to Red Deer’s Northern edge. Make the short commute to one of the Meadowlarks or one of the 2-Story Kingfishers. Close to schools, the fitness and recreational center (The Abbey Centre), and restaurants.

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Exterior Home Staging: A Checklist To Prepare Your Home For Sale: Improving Your Home’s Saleability

Front Door

  • Replace or repaint worn front door to create a good impression.
  • Polish or add brass knocker.
  • Make sure front door has a working peephole.
  • Check doorbell and repair or replace as necessary.
  • Replace worn mailbox.
  • Make sure house number is clearly visible and attractive.
  • Polish, repair and/or replace all door handles and locks.  Make sure all outside doors have deadbolts or other safety locks.

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Things To Consider When Investing In A Rental Property in Red Deer!

Purchasing a rental property is a great investment, if you buy the right one(s)! There is a lot to consider when purchasing a rental property. Consider things like the neighbourhood it’s in and the type of tenants it will attract. Is it near schools (being close to the college will attract college students as renters)? Is it a high crime area? Is it close to amenities, like shopping, recreation facilities, transit, etc? What is the amount of vacancies and/or listings in the area? If it is quite high, there may be problems with attracting tenants to this area. Read this article for Top 10 Features Of A Profitable Rental Property. Continue reading

Your House Hunting Wish List

As I’ve mentioned more than a few times, you need to be clear on your WANTS and NEEDS when house hunting!  What you NEED in a home and cannot live without is different from what you WANT in a home and isn’t completely necessary.  It is smart to compose such a list when you are ready to start house hunting, keeping in mind that the list may change from time to time after looking at different homes. Continue reading