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4 Things To Consider Before Buying a Tiny HomeTiny homes are the newest fad that homeowners are falling in love with. A tiny home is exactly what it sounds like: a home that is tiny. In order for a home to be considered tiny, it needs to be less than 600 square feet. Most tiny homes are 400-600 square feet, but some can be as small as just 160 square feet. While tiny homes may sound great to some Auburn Bay home buyers, tiny homes come with a lot of risks. Here are some of the most important factors buyers should consider before deciding if a tiny home is right for them.

Tiny Homes are a Fad

While being a fad isn’t necessarily a bad thing, for tiny homes, it means no one can be sure of the future market for tiny homes. However, there’s a chance tiny homes could become more and more popular

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Backyard Designs for Homeowners Who Want a Backyard RetreatThe backyard is like the home's retreat. Backyards are places where Coventry Hills homeowners go to relax, enjoy nature, and spend time with loved ones. The way the backyard is laid out will affect the way a homeowner enjoys their property. If you're trying to decide what sort of backyard design to install, this article will help you consider the possibilities.

1. Outdoor Living Spaces

Outdoor living spaces are very popular because they enable the homeowner to spend time outside while enjoying the kind of activities they would normally do indoors. Outdoor living spaces can include an outdoor kitchen and dining area, or an outdoor living room and lounge.

Homeowners considering this for themselves should work with an experienced contractor to

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Tips for Selling a Home in Fall

As the summer turns to fall, the behaviors of many home buyers change. Understanding home buyers when you list your home for sale can help you sell your home more quickly and for more money. You may also benefit from understanding how the changing season can affect home buyer's perception of your home. Having this information can help you prepare your home for sale. If you're thinking about selling your home soon, here's what you need to know..

What is the Real Estate Market Like for Fall?

People hoping to buy a home often start looking for property in spring and buy in summer. In winter and fall, most home buyers settle in to wait for better weather. The people left looking for a home during these months are people switching jobs and people who

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4 Reasons You Need a Professional PhotographerWhen preparing to sell a Panorama Hills home, all real estate agents are going to advise their clients to hire a professional photographer to take photos for their home’s listing. Sellers often think they can save a few hundred dollars by taking the photos themselves, but unless a seller has experience as a photographer, there’s a good chance their photos are going to end up sub-par. Sellers who don’t know the art of photography should seriously consider hiring a professional photographer to take their home’s pictures. Here are some of the most important reasons why.

Good Photos Help Draw In Buyers

Online listings are now one of the most common ways that buyers are finding homes for sale. Because of this, sellers need to ensure that they’re

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Your Home Maintenance Checklist for the YearScheduling home maintenance for the year begins with taking more of an interest in the changes that occur in the home. When it's all too easy to neglect the corners of the basement or the floorboards in the attic, it's not difficult to see why homeowners end up with major repair bills for problems that could have easily been avoided. Better home maintenance means improved safety in the home, a higher resale value, and a personal sense of pride in one's property. Start by making a list of monthly and seasonal tasks before tackling the to-do list.

Understanding the Property

Walking through a property is the best way for homeowners to begin understanding the patterns that govern their home. Is there too much pressure being put on a certain part of

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What to Consider in a Retirement CommunityCanada may have restrictions against age-related discrimination for housing, but lawmakers make the exception for senior living. This exception essentially allows HOAs to design their grounds to meet the needs of seniors and promote meaningful relationships between the people who live there. When it comes to retirement lifestyles, these communities represent the largest trends across the country, whether homeowners are looking to downsize their home or make new friends. Once Springbank Hill homebuyers learn about the advantages of this option, it's easy to see why it's so popular. However, there are a few things that residents should learn before making an offer.

Age Limits

Not every community technically restricts the ages of its residents, but

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Man holding piggy bankIt's time to move out and move on with your life and before you start your house shopping it's important to get your financial picture straightened out first. When you know exactly what you're dealing with financially it makes it a lot easier to do the house shopping without having any doubts on your mind about your savings and ability to pay the mortgage every month.

If you're a budget-minded person that is good with money and knows where every penny goes, you're probably thinking right now that this is a basic fundamental that everybody would be aware of. Unfortunately, if you are one of these people, you are actually one of the few that is on top of their finances. Most people aren't able to handle money properly, stick to a budget or even know

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The Best Events in Calgary this NovemberThose looking for November events in Calgary, AB will be pleasantly surprised at the available options. Whether people want to celebrate the upcoming holiday season or indulge in their passions, the people of Calgary, AB have organized some interesting activities that are sure to bring people together.

World of Whisky Festival

Whisky isn't just another type of liquor to many people in Calgary, AB. The distillation techniques were thought to have first been developed as early as 1100 AD by monks in Ireland and Scotland where wine wasn't widely available. Even the name comes from Gaelic word that means 'water of life'. Whether a person loves whisky or just wants to learn more about how far this beverage has come in the last 1,000 years, the World

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15 Marketing Tips For Realtors For @015Taking your business to the next level is never easy, but it can be done. We asked some of the best real estate experts in the world to share their top tips for marketing real estate in 2015. Check out their responses alongside our own, below!

Set Your Goals

The first step to success is knowing what you want to accomplish. Setting goals will give you direction and help organize your efforts. Ensure your goals are tangible and set smaller milestones for those big goals, to keep you motivated along the way. Set Daily, Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly and yearly goals for both personal and business goals. Once your goals are in place, you'll be ready to take them on in full force!

-JustinHavre.com, Justin Havre

Ask For What You Want

You can get

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Christmas MarketThis is the time of year when it's fun to try arts and crafts. Holiday markets are starting to pop up around town and it's the season to start buying holiday items you'll need for the season. Stock up on Christmas gifts at these arts and crafts markets around Calgary before December.

Okotoks Christmas Festival

At the Foothills Centennial Centre this November 7th and 8th, you can enjoy Christmas shopping while listening to the Foothills Philharmonic Chorus. You can get old fashioned pictures with Santa, try kids' crafts at Santa's workshop and all donations for the day will go to the Okotoks Food Bank.

Enjoy shopping from over 100 local boutique businesses and artists featuring handmade, upcycled and unique products. The event will go from

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