Archive for September, 2013

Home Sweet Home Team Homes & Land Calgary

Friday, September 27th, 2013

The October edition of Homes & Land Calgary is now on stands. Grab a copy or take a look at the Online Magazine and check out our ad.

If you are interested in more information on any of our Calgary properties for sale please Contact Us today and we would be more than happy to send you additional information and take you on a private showing of the home.

If you are thinking it is time to sell your home please contact us and we will provide you with a Free Market Evaluation of your home and explain to you why you should sell with the Home Sweet Home Team.

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Price Reduction – Glamorgan Home For Sale

Friday, September 20th, 2013

The price has been reduced on our recently updated Calgary home for sale in Glamorgan. The home is located at #24 4810 40 Av SW and features an amazing kitchen and hardwood floors throughout. The new price of the home is now $299,800.

Price Drop - # 24 4810 40 AV SW

Please Click Here if you would like more details on this Calgary property for sale. If you are interested in buying or selling another Calgary property please Contact Us today!

OPEN HOUSE Saturday & Sunday In Silver Springs

Friday, September 20th, 2013

We will be hosting an open house this Saturday, September 21st from 11 AM – 1 PM and Sunday, September 22nd from 1 PM – 3 PM at our well maintained house for sale in Silver Springs. See you all there!

Please Click Here if you would like more details on this great Calgary property for sale. If you are interested in buying or selling another Calgary property please Contact Us today!

OPEN HOUSE- 628 Silvergrove NW

10 of the Things Buyers Hate About Your Home

Friday, September 13th, 2013


You’re in the market for a new home, whether you need more space or less, you must first sell your present residence. Houses are selling these days, but how quickly they sell is really up to you, the seller, and your agent. The houses that move are those that are priced well. Today’s buyer is savvy and has done his research. Buyers also want a turn-key home that is immediately ready for them to move in and unpack. What they don’t want are…

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1. Bad Smells

Nothing is more of a turn-off than walking into a house that has a smell. Before you sell your home walk through with a friend, a Realtor, or someone you can rely on to give you an unbiased opinion. You will want to get rid of the source of any bad odor as soon as possible. Pets are big culprits, especially cats. If you have a cat, kitty litters need to be cleaned as often as possible and kept, if possible, in a remote or out of sight location. Wall to wall carpeting can harbor bad smells as well, especially if pets are present in the home. Clean all carpets professionally prior to listing your home. If you have a fan above your stove get in the habit of using it regularly to keep from cooking foods with particularly strong odors, such as fish, the evening before an open house or a showing. If your basement smells dank and musty consider purchasing a dehumidifier to clear the air of moisture and odors. If you can pop some chocolate chip cookies in the oven, or maybe an apple pie now that it’s fall. While some smells are offensive to home buyers, some are very inviting!

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2. Dirty house, especially bathrooms and kitchens

Having a house on the market is tough and hard work, especially when you have young children at home. If you don’t have time to clean your house daily, and really, nobody does, concentrate on your kitchen and bathrooms. Make sure floors are vacuumed and devoid of spills, crumbs and dirt. Make sure counters are wiped clean and that there are no dirty dishes in the sink. Don’t hide them in the oven for a quick remedy, house buyers are nosy and will look in your oven and any drawer or cabinet that can be opened! Keep a set of clean, dry towels on hand for the kitchen and bathroom for showing purposes. pinterest living room tidy to sell home 10 Things Home Buyers Hate About Your Home!

3. Messy house

This is really an extension of the last point. The average home buyer has a hard time looking past your clutter and mess. Simple, easy tasks, can make all the difference. If you have children you know that clutter happens. I am a huge fan of wicker baskets. They are inexpensive, efficient and look nice in your home. Invest in a few wicker baskets as a quick way to stash toys when you don’t have time for an overhaul. Laundry is perhaps the hardest thing to keep on top of and is the most time consuming. If you don’t have time to wash, fold and put away your laundry on a daily basis, pick up a couple more wicker baskets to stow away clean, folded laundry so it doesn’t look like an eyesore. In the kitchen and in the bathroom clear away bottles and containers. Bowls of fresh fruit and vases or pitchers of fresh flowers not only look pretty but often make a room smell lovely.

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4. Poorly lit rooms

No one wants to enter a dark house, especially someone who wants to buy your home. If a house is too poorly lit they may tend to wonder what you are trying to hide. Replace dim or burnt out light bulbs with high efficiency, bright bulbs to brighten up your space. If need be, pick up a few stylish lamps that will not only brighten your home but can add to your home decor. If you have big windows, take advantage of them. Make sure they are clean and make sure that drapes and curtains are not blocking the natural sunlight. When it comes to selling your room, lighting really can be everything. no wall paper when trying to sell home 10 Things Home Buyers Hate About Your Home!

5. Loud Walls and Busy Wallpaper

Shhhhhh!! Most likely the person who ends up buying your home will not have the same taste and style you do. They say one decorates their home for living, and one should re-decorate their home for selling. When you sell your home, you must remove yourself and your history from the overall picture. A home buyer wants to be able to envision him or herself in your home, not wonder about you, your lifestyle and your family. You don’t want to distract from the task at hand which is to sell your home. Tone down those bright and cheery colors and save them for your next home. Instead, use softer, more neutral tones like creams and off-whites that can make spaces like lighter, airier and brighter. If your home is covered in brightly patterned wallpaper you ought to give serious consideration to removing that as well. Potential buyers may be deterred by the paper knowing what a colossal a nuisance it is to remove it.

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6. Unkempt yards, untrimmed bushes

Nothing is more unwelcoming than pulling up to a potentially Haunted House! Make sure your yard is well mowed, all bushes and hedges are trimmed. If you can add or fix up your landscaping with fresh or potted plants. The outside of your home is the first thing that will be seen. Let it be a great reflection of you and a great indication of what’s yet to be seen on the inside.

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7. Wall to wall carpeting

If you can, please remove them. These days home buyers are looking for hardwood floors throughout. Even if they aren’t in the best of shape, hardwood floors are much more appealing than wall to wall carpeting. If you can’t rip out the wall to wall, please have it professionally steam cleaned.

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8. Neglected entryways

This is the first room everyone sees as soon as they pass through the front door. This is your greeting card. Let it be warm, friendly and welcoming. A simple bouquet of flowers, it need not necessarily be elaborate, makes a lovely statement. Clear out closets, and make sure that stray shoes and other items are neatly put away.

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9. Your pets

May people are allergic. Many children are scared. Please keep your pets away from your home whenever possible.

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10. You!

I’m sure you are lovely and you know your home like no one else, but a potential home buyer simply does not want you there, or anywhere nearby. If you remain at home they won’t stay, they won’t linger and they won’t take their time to look around to get a proper look and feel. You will not be doing yourself any favors by remaining at home. Leave the selling to us, your Realtors, that’s why you hired us after all!

For more information about selling your home, please visit our webpage at with more tips under the Selling tab.


Price Reduction – 244 Hawkmere Way Chestermere

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

The price on our 3 bed, 2.5 bath Chestermere home has been reduced to $565,900. GREAT VALUE!!

This home features a great open concept main floor with cherry hardwood and cabinets. The mountain views from this home are absolutely breath-taking! Don’t miss your chance on this home.

Price Drop - 244 Hawkmere WY

Click here for more details on this great Chestermere property for sale. If you are interested in buying or selling a Calgary property please Contact Us at the Home Sweet Home Team and we would be more than happy to help you find you your HOME SWEET HOME!

Century 21 Canadian Conference Kelowna

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

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We just wanted to say how extremely excited we are that the Century 21 Canadian Conference in Kelowna has finally arrived. We want to wish all those that are coming to conference a very safe travel and a happy conference. There’s going to be so many amazing events happening and we can’t wait to see our fellow century 21 agents at all of them!

Don’t forget to stop by the Home Sweet Home booth to receive a special prize that you will get much use out of at the Conference. Make sure you bring a business card to our booth so you can enter our draw and have a chance to win a sunny escape from the Home Sweet Home Team. Spoiler, if you are the lucky winner we will be sending you the land of tequila and sombreros.

Make sure to download the official Century 21 Canadian Conference Kelowna 2013 App or visit the conference website at for further details.

Below is our itinerary so far for this week in Kelowna. We hope to see you all there!

· Bike tour on Tuesday
· Wine tour on Tuesday
· Blues brothers networking on Tuesday
· Flashbacks Party (Don’t forget to wear your hippest 70’s costume!)
· Golf Tournament on Monday
· Boat tours Friday

For all things Calgary Real Estate, please visit our Home Sweet Home Team website.


Friday, September 6th, 2013

We have a new listing to announce just in time for the weekend. Our new listing is a character 3 bed, 2.5 bath home situated in one of NW Calgary’s most desirable communities, Silver Springs! Contact Us today if you would like more details on this property or to schedule your own private viewing!

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Come view this lovingly maintained bungalow for sale in the desirable community of Silver Springs! This bright and inviting home offers two spacious living rooms with a wood burning fireplace, a dining area and a luxurious sun room with hottub. There are three good sized main floor bedrooms, including the master bed with a 2 piece ensuite. Downstairs you will find a huge family room with a wood burning stove, a 3 piece bath with a sauna, laundry room, and lots of storage. Located across from a school and park, walking distance to all amenities and Crowfoot LRT. Upgrades and features in this home include new furnace, upgraded windows and patio doors, updated light fixtures, stainless steel appliances, Vacu-flo system, Trex composite deck, and RV parking. Come view this amazing home today!

For more details on this fantastic Calgary property for sale please Click Here.


Thursday, September 5th, 2013

Check out our new listing! This huge 4 bed, 2.5 bath home is situated in the desirable Calgary community of the Hamptons! Our sellers are very motivated to sell their home and have recently invested over $150,000 in upgrades. This one won’t be on the market for long so Contact Us today!

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Wow!  Over $150,000 recent upgrades in this extremely well loved Hamptons home! You will feel like you are somewhere special the minute you walk in. This traditional Hamptons home has all the modern touches!  The main floor has a living room, dining room, family room, HUGE kitchen, nook, 2pce bath and a den.  Upstairs there are 3 large bedrooms, a 4pce bath and a 5pce dream en-suite! The huge basement is waiting for your special touch. Upgrades include birch hardwood and travertine flooring, gas fireplace, granite counters, stainless steel appliances, travertine backsplash, crown moldings, orange peel ceilings, 6″ baseboards and trim,  dark cabinets with glass build-ins, Hunter Douglas blinds, new lighting fixtures, European walk-in closet, soaker jet tub, skylight and a triple car garage!  This property is fully landscaped with a fence and a deck and is walking distance to all major amenities. No details were missed!  This home shows very  well! Don’t miss out on this one!

Click Here for more details on this exceptional Hamptons property!

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