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I have listed a new property at 203 GALLAND CLOSE.
Here is a Beautiful Parkwood Master Built home with many upgrades. The private yard has custom landscaping and flower gardens, super deck (freshly stained) with natural gas hookup, stone + iron developers fence on 2 sides. The main floor features an open concept with loads of natural sunlight. The spacious and open kitchen has ample cabinets, large corner pantry, breakfast bar and island. There's a main floor office/den and a cozy gas fireplace in the living room, custom art niches. The Foyer is open to second floor with curved staircase leading to the bonus room and balcony style hallway at the top overlooking main. The second floor laundry room has plenty of storage, a window, sink, and fold out ironing board. Master bedroom features large walk in closet and stunning 5 piece ensuite with separate his and her sides and large jacuzzi tub. Custom Hunter Douglas blinds throughout, upgraded fixtures, a huge mudroom to garage and the basement has been professionally finished very nicely...a perfect home!!
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Cleaning Article #2

 

Keep it Green while you Spring Clean

 

It’s that time when many of us do a thorough clean of our home after a long winter. A few of our basic pantry items can do the job just as well or better than the heavy duty supermarket cleaners. Here’s five great tips that don’t need more than four ingredients: Vinegar, baking soda, rubbing alcohol and lemon.


Mattress: Sprinkle baking soda on mattress. Leave for 1 hour and then use upholstery attachment and vacuum. Spray mattress with rubbing alcohol. Let it dry. Remake bed with fresh sheets (see tip below).


Mildew towels or clothes: Wash your load of towels on the hot cycle and add 1 cup of vinegar to the load. Let the washer do its job.


Dishwasher: Place two cups of vinegar in a container in the top rack. Sprinkle baking soda on the bottom and sides. Run on the hottest cycle.


Microwave: Place one cup of vinegar with one cup of water in an uncovered container and microwave to a boil to let it steam and clean. Use microfiber cloth to wipe clean.


Homemade all purpose cleaner: ¼ cup of vinegar, 4 cups of HOT water, 2 tbsp of baking soda, juice of 1 lemon. Combine all ingredients in a spray or squeeze bottle. Use liberally throughout the house.

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I have listed a new property at 12132 102 ST.
Located in a beautiful mature neighborhood is this 1,181 sq. ft. open beam bungalow. As you enter you are greeted with a large living room boasting new laminate flooring & huge picture window for an abundance of natural light. Open to the formal dining room with continuing laminate flooring and built-in feature wall cabinets is perfect for entertaining. The very open vaulted floor plan takes you into the kitchen with tons of walnut cabinets and lino flooring. The master bedroom is spacious & a second bedroom and 4 pce bathroom complete the main level. Downstairs to the fully finished basement boasting a large family room perfect for relaxing & large enough for a games table, 2 additional bedrooms and convenient bathroom finish it all off. Enjoy the fully fenced & landscaped yard with patio, mature trees & the convenience of an o/s single & an o/s double garage with alley access. Close to all amenities makes this the perfect location for your new home.
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I have listed a new property at 6 6815 112 ST.
Here's a wonderful 2 bedroom character condo in majestic Parkallen!! This beautiful unit boasts a contemporary look while retaining the classic characteristics of the "ORIGINAL OAK HARDWOOD FLOORS". Kitchen is renovated with plenty of cabinets, modern mosaic backsplash, newer dishwasher & fridge and a bright, sunny dinette. New & modern paint tones thru-out. The spacious living room is perfect for entertaining or just a quiet oasis to relax or study. The newly renovated 4 piece bathroom features a deep soaker tub and warm terracotta tiles. Both bdrms are spacious enough to accommodate bedroom suites. This condo has ample storage with many closets. Recent upgrades: new parking lot/sidewalks, secure bike sheds, garden & soon a new heating system. Parkallen is a quiet, safe & healthy community with a daycare, elementary school, parks & community garden. Walking distance to shopping, restaurants, transit & South Campus LRT. Convenient Bike paths directly to U of A. A Perfect Investment or Starter Property!
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Are you Sure you Can do That??


Before you begin on any major projects in your yard this year, make sure you have an up to date Real Property Report (RPR) and that you obtain the proper development permit. If your improvements do not comply with the City rules or real property lines, it could be quite costly in fees, fines or even lawsuits down the road.


A general rule, all of the following must be met in order to meet the City bylaw requirements (m = meters):


1. A shed that is not attached to the house and is less than 10 sq.m. does not require a building permit if it meets all zoning requirements. Be careful not to build too close to your neighbors. It needs to be located at least 0.9 m (3 ft) from a side lot line, 0.6 m (2 ft) from a rear lot line and 0.9 m (3 ft) from the house.


2. A Deck - You will need a development and building permit if the deck floor is over 0.6 meters (m) or 2 feet (ft) above grade. If the deck will be built on a corner lot or in the front yard, you will need to talk to a Development Officer about the regulations, by either calling 311 or visiting the City with a site plan.


3. A detached rear garage - must be set back at least 2.75 metres from the rear property line. If the height of the garage exceeds 1.85 metres, it must be set back at least 0.6 metres from the side property line. Otherwise, it must be at least 0.9 metres from the side property.


These are general by bylaw rules for City of Edmonton. These rules may vary for different land zoning. Always make sure you consult the city before starting your project. Click here for more details.


http://www.edmonton.ca/bylaws_licences/service-residential-construction-permits.aspx

 

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I have listed a new property at 1640 JAMHA RD.
Welcome to this beautiful end unit townhouse boasting 1,141 sq. ft. in pristine condition! You will enjoy cooking in the bright & sunny kitchen with skylight, abundance of white cabinets, hardwood flooring and newer appliances. The eating area is spacious and has a garden door to access the back yard area. The living room feature a large window for tons of natural sunlight, gleaming hardwood floors, perfect for family gatherings or entertaining friends. The spacious master bedroom features a walk-in closet & a Jacuzzi ensuite for some relaxing quiet time. One other good sized bedroom & 4 pce bathroom complete the main level. Downstairs you will find a fully finished basement boasting a large family room, 2 bedrooms, laundry area & 3 pce bathroom. Other features of this home include a very private secluded & quiet location, open floor plan with numerous large windows, gas fireplace, vaulted ceilings and nicely maintained grounds. Close to all amenities & the best location in the complex!
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Upcoming Edmonton Events
Edmonton Community Events - May 2015


- Dinosaurs Unearthed – Friday, May 15 – Sunday, Oct 11


- The Shean Strings & Piano Competition – Friday, May 15 and Saturday,     May 16


- May Madness Car Show and Shine – Saturday, May 23


- Alberta Provincial Music Festival – Wednesday, May 27 – Saturday, May  30


- Edmonton International Cat Festival – Saturday, May 30

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I have listed a new property at 2208 11214 80 ST.
This bright and sunny 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom condo is located in a fantastic central location. A short walking distance to the Stadium LRT Station, Public Transportation at your door, Grocery, restaurants, conveniently next door, East Edmonton Health Centre across the street, Borden Park, Northlands Park, Commonwealth Stadium and Recreation Centre, The Majestic North Saskatchewan River Valley Trail System, Concordia University (1km away)...it's all here!!! This unit has a beautiful and open concept, bright and sunny south exposure, ample kitchen cabinets with separate dining area, large master bedroom with a walk through closet into the 4 piece ensuite. the second bedroom is located across the living room for privacy and adjacent to the second 4 piece bath. there's a large storage room with in-suite Laundry, mirrored closet doors, a Cozy GAS FIREPLACE, and large balcony conveniently overlooking the parking stall for this unit. Condo fee includes ALL utilities!!! A perfect investment or starter property!!
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I have listed a new property at 50 ALDERWOOD BLVD.
Come on in to this immaculate 1,306 sq. ft. 4 level split located in the mature neighborhood of Akinsdale. As you enter this home you are greeted with a spacious entry way and closet, open to the formal living room/dining room with plush carpet and huge windows for tons of light. ....great for family times or entertaining. Continuing into the huge oak kitchen with abundance of cabinets and counter space, window overlooking the back yard, lino flooring and good sized breakfast nook with garden door to deck. Down a few steps to the family room boasting 2 large windows for natural light and a beautiful oak/tile gas fireplace. The master bedroom is spacious and features plush carpet and convenient 3 pce ensuite. The other 3 bedrooms are perfect for the rest of the family or convert into a home office/den! The basement is unfinished and has plenty of storage. You will enjoy relaxing on the huge deck with adjoining patio in the fully fenced and landscaped back yard. Close to all amenities.
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I have listed a new property at 130 HERITAGE TERR.
Welcome to this perfect 2 storey family home offering 1,927 sq. ft. and fully finished basement. Enter the spacious foyer with hardwood floors that continue into the kitchen with custom cabinets, granite counters, stainless steel appliances, corner pantry and breakfast bar island. Continuing into the living room with gas fireplace and large picture window overlooking the spacious back yard. A 2 pce bath and laundry room complete the main floor. Up the glass railing staircase to the second level featuring a fabulous master suite with 4 pce Jacuzzi ensuite and large walk in closet, 3 other spacious bedrooms and 4 pce bath with ceramic tile flooring. The basement is fully finished and features a large open family room, perfect for entertaining or relaxing, convenient office, flex room, roughed in bathroom, and furnace/mechanical room. Enjoy the fully fenced and landscaped yard with large deck perfect for relaxing and family BBQs. All this and great curb appeal makes this your last stop!
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I have listed a new property at 9901 161 ST.
Welcome to this beautifully upgraded 2,150 sq. ft. 1 1/2 storey. This property offers a stunning living room with floor to ceiling stacked stone f/p, vaulted ceilings, gleaming h/w floors & huge picture window allowing for an abundance of natural light. The kitchen boasts ceramic tile flooring and tons of oak cabinets, large island with counter top stove & eating bar. Step up to the formal dining room where you can entertain family or friends & cozy up to the 2 sided gas f/p featuring a redwood mantle & ceramic hearth. Two good sized bdrms, a den, & 4 pce bathroom complete the main level. Take the oak staircase to the loft overlooking the main floor. The huge master bdrm boasts a w/i closet, 2 pce en suite & patio doors with access to the garage roof deck. Downstairs you will find the rec room with bar area, a 4th bdrm, 3 pce bath & tons of storage. Enjoy the fenced & landscaped yard with patio, pagoda & great wood burning stone fireplace... perfect for those cool evenings & toasting marshmallows.
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I have listed a new property at 43 26106 TWP RD 532A.
Exceptional bright and sunny CUSTOM BUILT 2,168 s.f. Bungalow with an OVERSIZED TRIPLE HEATED GARAGE. There's over 4,200 s.f. of developed living space, 3 spacious bedrooms up and 1 down and 4 baths including a luxurious JACUZZI ENSUITE in the MASTER. The Main floor features an impressive front entrance with vaulted ceilings front to back allowing loads of natural sunlight to flow through from dusk til dawn. Rich hardwood and ceramic floors on the main and a beautiful see through gas fireplace as a central feature. The CHEFS KITCHEN has ample cupboards with GRANITE COUNTERTOPS, and features a raised breakfast bar/island overlooking the dining area. There's a multilevel low maintenance composite deck with powder coated railings, tempered privacy glass and a HOT TUB overlooking the meticulous and private fully fenced yard. This is one beautiful EXECUTIVE country residential retreat only a five minute drive to Edmonton... GST may be applicable.
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