Debunking Real Estate Buyer Myths: How Real Estate Professionals Can Help You Find Your Dream Home
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by Keith Fortin
5M ago
Buying a home is a significant life decision that can be both exciting and daunting. With the wealth of information available online, some potential homebuyers believe they can save money and time by conducting their own home search. However, there are several misunderstandings about how real estate professionals can assist you in your quest for the perfect property. In this blog post, we'll explore and debunk these common real estate buyer myths.     Myth 1: "Buyers can save money by doing their own home search without working with a real estate professional." Reality: Contrary to ..read more
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The Best of Edmonton's South and West
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by Tracy Fortin
9M ago
Hey there, fellow Edmontonians and curious souls! Today, we're embarking on an exciting journey through some of our favourite neighbourhoods on the west and south side of our beloved city. From scenic beauty to top-notch education, we've got it covered. So, let's lace up our walking shoes and explore the incredible communities that make Edmonton truly flawless! Glenora - The Epitome of Elegance Let's begin our adventure in the enchanting neighborhood of Glenora, where sophistication knows no bounds. With its majestic historic homes and tree-lined streets, Glenora exudes an aura of eleganc ..read more
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How Do I Make My Home Brighter?
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by Tracy Fortin
11M ago
We get asked this question all the time! The conversation usually begins with a home owner who has either been living in their existing home for awhile or someone who has just purchased a new home, and they find it too dark and want help to brighten things up. There are some key things to look at to assess why your home feels dark. Sun Exposure If your home has lots of windows, but they are on the north or east sides of your home, this could affect the amount of natural light available to come into your space. Sometimes this can be solved by adding windows, but often building/fire codes str ..read more
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How to Pick your Designer or Realtor
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by Tracy Fortin
1y ago
It can be a tricky thing - deciding on which design team or which real estate team to work with. There are some key skills and attributes you should want in your interior designer or realtor. These suggestions come from not only our 15 years of running a busy interior design firm, but from our personal experiences as we’ve moved from house to house (9 and counting!), renovating, building new, living inner city, living in the burbs - you name it, we have done it. Being able to offer both design and real estate services, we offer clients a unique experience that blends skill sets into an amazin ..read more
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VIDEO - Permits, When Do I Need Them?
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by Keith Fortin
1y ago
  Permits - When Do I Need Them? This short video should help you understand why permits are important, when the are necessary, and when they are not. First off, what are construction related permits and why should I care about getting them or not? Well permits are issued to ensure home construction and alterations meet City Bylaws and that the construction techniques used meet City & Provincial building standards, such as the Alberta Building Code and Electrical & Plumbing Codes. These bylaws and building codes are designed to look out for the health and safety of the occ ..read more
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VIDEO - Draperies and What You Need to Know!
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by Tracy Fortin
1y ago
Hey everyone! Thanks so much for clicking on this week’s video. Today we are diving deep into the world of draperies. Now I have met a lot of people in my time who say they are just not drapery people. But I often think that’s only because they have never had the right draperies in their life. When you have the right window treatments for your space, they should do the following. 1. Control light and glare. There is nothing worse than having friends or family over for a meal and your guest having to dodge sunlight hitting them right in their eyes while they are trying to eat or join in on the ..read more
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What is Light Reflectance Value (LRV)?
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by Tracy Fortin
1y ago
Simply put, light can dramatically change the way you read colours in your home. Light reflectance value (LRV) is a measure of visible and usable light reflected from a surface when it is hit with light. Every colour has it’s own light reflectance value and that value can make or break whether a colour provides the look and feel you were after or not. Both natural and artificial light will affect the way your colours read, and these can also change dramatically throughout the day. For example, first thing in the morning, you may have a kitchen that receives a ton of natural light from an east ..read more
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VIDEO - 5 Tips on How to Shop Online the Right Way
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by Keith Fortin
1y ago
Hey everyone! Thanks so much for checking out this week’s video! With all the extra time some of us are spending at home these days, I know there are at least a few of you who have been spending a little more time than usual window shopping and maybe even adding to your online shopping carts. But what are some ways you can reduce your chances of making mistakes with your online home décor purchase? In today’s video, I am going to share with you 5 things you MUST think about before entering your credit card number.   #1 Measure and Measure Again Number one is measure and then measure again ..read more
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Virtual Interior Design
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by Tracy Fortin
1y ago
What is virtual interior design and how do you know if it’s the right option for you? For years, I resisted the notion of designing spaces virtually. I was convinced that my clients could not get the same level of care, attention and project satisfaction if I was not meeting them in person, completing all my own measurements and dazzling them with my in person personality. But the last two years have forced us to step outside our comfort zones and develop new skills and practices, that allow us to offer the same amazing service to our clients, while keeping them and us as safe as possible. Wh ..read more
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VIDEO - Front Entry Envy
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by Keith Fortin
1y ago
CLICK HERE FOR HELP WITH YOUR FRONT DOOR Hey there! In this week’s video I am going to walk you through some super easy ways to dress up your front entry way that will make you the envy of your neighborhood. These days, a lot of neighborhoods are designed with very similar looking houses lining the streets. There are often restrictions on the colors and materials you use on the exterior of your home and sometimes there are even rules about the trees and landscaping you install. So, it can feel challenging to create an exterior that has any of your personality or added interest. So today I want ..read more
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