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With no change in the economic climate, Sylvan Lake’s sales activity totaled just 22 units in September, bringing the total number of homes sold to 239 year to date, a mirror image of 2017. There was a pullback in sales across all product types, leaving supply levels high, resulting in persistent oversupply & price reductions. The average selling price comes in at just $286,727 an 11 per cent decline over the previous year.

Potential buyers may want to take advantage of the market conditions. However, some face difficulties selling their existing home based on their expectations, preventing them from purchasing something else & moving on. It looks as if the buyer's advantage will continue for the remainder of this season. Let's just have a

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With no change in the economic climate, Red Deer’s sales activity totaled 106 units in September, a 16 per cent decline over the previous year & well below long-term averages. There was a pullback in sales across all product types, leaving supply levels high, resulting in persistent oversupply & price reductions. The average selling price comes in at just $309,304 an 10 per cent decline over the previous year.

Potential buyers may want to take advantage of the market conditions. However, some face difficulties selling their existing home based on their expectations, preventing them from purchasing something else & moving on. It looks as if the buyer's advantage will continue for the remainder of this season. Let's just have a Happy

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The recent court decision against the Transmountain Pipeline has re-raised frustration levels & likely a whole lot of anger from many Albertans. It's a significant blow not only to the province, it's a direct punch in the face to the entire country.

As for Sylvan Lake real estate the number of sales has increased nicely for the month of August. However, the number of listings seems to also be on the rise, likely those trying to sell during the final rush after the summer months. Real estate activity seems to be rising as children return to school & the weather has began to cool. Families looking for larger homes may now have the time to get out there, find their new homes & write some offers. Sellers who have been patiently waiting all summer

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The recent court decision against the Transmountain Pipeline has re-raised frustration levels & likely a whole lot of anger from many Albertans. It's a significant blow not only to the province, it's a direct punch in the face to the entire country.

As for Red Deer real estate, the average selling price has increased nicely for the end of summer. However, the number of listings seems to also be on the rise, likely those trying to sell during the final rush after the summer months. Real estate activity seems to be rising as children return to school & the weather has began to cool. Families looking for larger homes may now have the time to get out there, find their new homes & write some offers. Sellers who have been patiently waiting all

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By Jamie Wiebe | Jan 19, 2017   kitchen-reno-takelaughingmango/iStock

You've lived in your home for years, and it's time: No more laminate countertops. Say adieu to that oh-so-'70s backsplash. You've got the cash to make it happen, but do you have the time? Given that a kitchen remodel complicates access to the area where you cook your meals, you might be wondering: How long does a kitchen renovation take?

There are two ways to answer that question. One, if you're wondering how long the entire process takes from the moment you start picking out faucets to the day you're sliding a roast into your new Viking oven, the answer is about six months.

And yes, six months may seem like forever, but keep in mind that you should still be able

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There are several big picture issues that are influencing the real estate market in Alberta, positive and negative.  On the positive side, oil prices are up again and there appears to be some good news on the pipeline front – Kinder Morgan still in progress rather than stopped completely, Enbridge’s Line 9 has received further approvals in the U.S (although there are still some regulatory hurdles) and even the long-delayed Keystone appears to be making headway.  And, for the first time in three years, Alberta experienced a positive net interprovincial population increase in the first quarter of 2018.

On the negative side, the escalating trade war between Canada and the U.S. is causing some real financial stress for some, but more importantly,

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There are several big picture issues that are influencing the real estate market in Alberta, positive and negative.  On the positive side, oil prices are up again and there appears to be some good news on the pipeline front – Kinder Morgan still in progress rather than stopped completely, Enbridge’s Line 9 has received further approvals in the U.S (although there are still some regulatory hurdles) and even the long-delayed Keystone appears to be making headway.  And, for the first time in three years, Alberta experienced a positive net interprovincial population increase in the first quarter of 2018.

On the negative side, the escalating trade war between Canada and the U.S. is causing some real financial stress for some, but more importantly,

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Can we say plateau.. I'll let the charts describe the market this month. This is supposed to be the peak of the season for sales & that doesn't say much for the rest of the year.. It is in the writer's opinion that there are a number of political factors causing both frustration & anxiety throughout the Western Canadian provinces.

Information Based on Red Deer Real Estate Board MLS® Stats 2014-2018

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I'll let the charts explain this month! This is supposed to be the peak of the season & we're at an all time low for sales... It is in the writer's opinion that there are a number of political factors causing both frustration & anxiety throughout the Western Canadian provinces.

Information Based on Red Deer Real Estate Board MLS® Stats 2014-2018

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By Jennifer Geddes | Sep 30, 2016   staged-bedroom

If you're selling your home and want to use some tried-and-true home staging ideas to make it stand out, you can work some major magic in the bedroom. At their best, bedrooms can make buyers dream of drifting off under the sheets. At their worst, they can wake them up to an idea that they could never, ever feel at peace in your home.

So here's how to stage your bedroom so it feels calm, cozy, and ultimately irresistible to anyone who sets foot inside.

Keep it single-use

With the exception of master suites with separate sitting areas, bedrooms should be staged as a single-function room, recommends Amy Bell, an interior decorator with Red Chair Home Interiors in Cary, NC.

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