Kelly L. Macdonald, Calgary real estate: Blog

Unexpected and Simple Open House Ideas

These days, hosting an open house event is a must-do task for anyone selling a home. You might believe you need to invest thousands of dollars overhauling it first. Instead, you should focus your budget on creative updates that entice visitors to want to see more.

 

Home Preparations Sellers Commonly Overlook

 

Start by planning in advance for your open house. Here are some key preparatio ...

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Benefits of hiring a pro floor contractor to sell your home

Benefits of hiring a pro floor contractor to sell your home

There are indeed many floors that can be easily DIYed by homeowners to help save a little extra money. That being said, sometimes the investment into professional work is worthwhile, especially if you plan to sell. Even if the result is flawless, not all potential buyers will be as thrilled as you by a DIY job. A pro floor contracto ...

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Building a secondary suite in Calgary

Building a secondary suite in Calgary

If you’re searching for your next home, consider purchasing a home with a secondary suite or finding a property that can have a secondary suite built into it. Having a legal basement or backyard suite is a great investment. You can earn regular rental income to help pay down the cost of it’s initial construction and use it to assist with mortgage payment ...

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Why DIY drywall is bad for resale value

 

 

 

There are some DIY projects and jobs that can help improve your resale value, but then there are also some that can harm it. A DIY drywall job is one such job that can harm your resale value if not done perfectly. If you are planning to sell your home, it’s always worth investing in professional work from Calgary drywall contractors.

 

Bad drywall sanding means a lousy paint job.

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From Storehouse to Headquarters: 6 Steps to Converting Your Garage into an Inspiring Home Office

One of the biggest challenges of working from home is separating work and home life. That’s when creating a home office can prove so beneficial. Having a dedicated space that’s set apart from the rest of your household can help you maintain the motivation and focus required to do your work at a high level. While a home renovation or addition is always an option, there’s a much more cost- and ...

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A Nice Home Or A Nice Neighborhood: Which Matters More?

A Nice Home Or A Nice Neighborhood: Which Matters More?

When you start shopping for a home, you probably have a very specific image of what you would like that home to look like. You probably also see the perfect neighborhood surrounding that perfect home. Every buyer sets out with an image of the house they want to own, but in reality compromises are often necessary in order to stay within ...

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A Home For All Seasons: Year-Round Considerations

A Home For All Seasons: Year-Round Considerations

Whatever time of year you find yourself shopping for a new home, it’s important to give some thought to what that home will be like throughout the rest of the year. Be on the lookout for things that could affect the access and comfort of your home through all the months of the year.

Winter Considerations

If you live in an area with heavy sn ...

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How to Choose the Right Neighborhood for You and Your Family

How to Choose the Right Neighborhood for You and Your Family

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Where we choose to settle down and plant our roots is just as important as the home in which we cultivate our lives. A happy home is often so because of where the home is physically located.  As homebuyers it is therefore equally as importan ...

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Designing for Calmness

Designing for Calmness

In the day-to-day craziness of life, balancing the needs of family, work and self can often create a high-stress schedule that keeps the ...

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Impress Home Buyers with your HVAC System

HVAC systems are a major expense for home owners.  New or newer furnaces are something home buyers look for when they’re considering a home for purchase.  They are hoping to avoid costly furnace repairs and want to make sure the furnace in their new home is efficient and safe.

What impression will your furnace make on potential home buyers? If it rattles and roars when it kicks in, showing o ...

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