home buying: Why I Just Talked You Out of the House You Wanted to Buy - 06/21/13 07:25 AM
Why I Just Talked You Out of the House You Wanted to Buy You and I have been looking at lots of homes in the Spruce Grove, Stony Plain, Parkland County and Edmonton region, and we finally found one that you decided was just right.  You know I’ll work hard to get you into the house of your dreams so why am I suddenly throwing cold water on your enthusiasm? 
There are several reasons why I might suggest to clients that they step away from a deal: 
 I think the asking price is much too high for the condition and location … (0 comments)

home buying: Murder, Mayhem and Seller's Disclosure - 03/26/13 06:56 AM
Murder, Mayhem and Seller’s Disclosure 
You found your dream home in Spruce Grove, Stony Plain, Parkland County or the Edmonton area, agreed to buy it, and received a glowing report from your home inspector.  After concluding the deal and moving in, you learn to your horror that your dream home was the scene of a violent murder!  This was not disclosed by the seller or the real estate agent who listed the home.  What now? 
A recent broadcast on CBC Radio’s The Current with Anna Maria Tremonti got me thinking about problem properties.  Entitled “Stigmatized Real Estate and What Sellers Must … (0 comments)

home buying: That Perfect House - 09/12/12 07:24 AM
That Perfect House
Looking for a home, whether in Spruce Grove, Stony Plain, Parkland County, the Edmonton region or elsewhere, is a lot like looking for a mate. Each specimen you find has its own unique features, some great, some not so great – and the trick is to find one you can live with!
When clients give me a long list of things they absolutely have to have in a home, I know we might be looking for a long time, unless those clients have deep pockets! This is equally true if clients are looking for a particular feature that … (1 comments)

home buying: The Reality of "Location, Location, Location" - 01/25/12 09:09 AM
The Reality of “Location, Location, Location” Why do we realtors state that word three times?  To emphasize its importance, and when you ignore that, you will likely regret it.
As a buyer myself, I ignored it twice in the last 30 years.  One of those times was when I remustered to a Structural Technician (changed trades) while serving in the Canadian Armed Forces.  My first posting was to Wainwright, Alberta where housing was pretty pricey, so we decided to purchase a major fixer upper in Czar, Alberta (200 people and 10,000 head of cattle), 50 km south of Wainwright.  My thinking … (34 comments)

home buying: Hobbies and Your Home - 11/30/11 09:37 AM
Wherever we live, Spruce Grove, Stony Plain, Parkland County, or elsewhere, most of us have things we collect or activities we like to do in our leisure time.  These collections and activities often spill over into our homes, even if they are usually done elsewhere.  Without proper planning, this can sometimes be disastrous.  Think, for example, of current popular television programs on hoarding and decluttering. 
If you have any sort of hobby, and you are in the market for a new home, it’s a good idea to give some thought about how that hobby will fit into the physical … (2 comments)

Barry Twynam (Realty Executives Leading)

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