GREG STEELE

"Not All REALTORS® Are Alike"©

You are probably feeling excited and overwhelmed as you go through the steps in purchasing a new home especially if you are a first-time buyer. Going to an open house and checking out your potential home is an essential step. Don't worry, we have provided a list of potential home pitfalls that you should watch out for.


1. The roof
This can be a major source of headaches if there are leaks and costly if there are repairs needed. A newer roof can even mean a lower homeowners insurance rate.


2. Plumbing
Don’t forget to check what’s happening underneath your future house. Check the pipes for leaks, damage and mold for both the sake of your health and your wallet.


3. Basement walls
Along that same note, when you’re looking down below, check out the state of the basement. The walls can tell you a lot about the state of the house from its foundation to humidity levels.


4. Electronics
Bring a phone charger to check that the outlets all work and take a peek at the electrical panel.


5. Take the temperature
If it’s unusually warm or cool, that might be a reflection of the insulation. Heating and cooling systems are a must in our climates and expensive to fix.


6. Windows and doors
Make sure they all open, close and latch properly – not just entryways but also cupboards and pantries.


7. Check out the land
Go beyond the garden and see what kind of natural disasters might have an impact. For example, check if the house is in the flood zone area.


8. Home inspection
For full peace of mind before you buy, hire someone to do a comprehensive home inspection from top to bottom.

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I have listed a new property at 15715 77 ST in Edmonton.
LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION!!! RARE FIND!!! This spacious 2 storey executive WALKOUT property BACKS ONTO A LAKE. 3 BIG bedrooms up including a wonderful master suite with it own private balcony overlooking the private landscaped yard and expansive lake view. The main floor features a living/dining combination, large white kitchen with centre island and built-in appliances, dinette, familyroom, bath and office/den/bedroom and laundry. The walk out basement has been designed for entertaining with a bar, games area, private cold room, huge family room with wood stove and built in HOT TUB and full bath. Exposed aggregate concrete walks, driveway and patio. Upraded balcony and deck with aluminum railings, tempered glass inserts and composite deck panels for long life and easy maintenance. Original OAK HARDWOOD floors in the living and dining rooms and an impressive curved oak feature wall at the entrance leading to the top floor. Close to schools, transportation, shopping and of course GREAT LAKE VIEWS!!!
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I have listed a new property at 25 13615 34 ST in Edmonton.
The VILLAS in Chelsea Greene is a spectacular 50+ half duplex bungalow style condo community. This lovely 2 bedroom, 2 bath, 1,167 S.F. home boasts numerous upgrades and is decorated in bright neutral tones throughout. Loads of natural sunlight flow through the main floor. A well planned and open design features a living and dining area overlooked by a spacious kitchen boasting ample cabinetry, a walk in pantry, centre island with breakfast bar and stainless steel appliances. The large master bedroom can easily accommodate a king sized bedroom suite and includes a walk in closet and 3 piece ensuite. There's a second well sized bedroom/den for guests with a large double closet and huge window. Main floor laundry features newer stacked LG washer and dryer unit. There's a terrace door off the dining area leading to a private west facing deck with gas BBQ hook up. Located in a quiet neighbourhood yet close to transit, shopping, restaurants, parks and walking trails!!
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I have listed a new property at 921 ARMITAGE CRT in Edmonton.
INCREDIBLE WALKOUT BUNGALOW Located on a quiet and very private cul de sac. Entering the foyer you are greeted with rich hardwood floors which are found through most of your home. The master suite will provide a sanctuary with a generous sized room, walk in closet and gorgeous en suite where you can relax in your luxurious soaker tub. The common living areas are modern, spacious and open planned, allowing for amazing opportunity to entertain. A gourmet kitchen with large pantry, stainless steel appliances and elegant granite counter tops. An inviting fireplace will keep you cozy and warm while enjoying a good book on a chilly winter day. The dining room opens onto a lovely deck with a gas outlet for a BBQ. Descending into the walkout basement you have an open plan recreation room and family room that opens to a covered patio and open green spaces. The cherry on top is the fabulous location just a brief walk to a number of green spaces, parks, shopping, transportation, Anthony Henday, etc.
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I have listed a new property at 13011 156 ST in Edmonton.
Perfect location for this Condo Warehouse located on 156 street and 130 Ave. Easy access to Yellowhead Trail and the Anthony Henday. Main floor and mezzanine fixtured with reception, offices, boardroom, storage and kitchen and bath. Rooftop HVAC, video security, warehouse has a 16' door and overhead heater. Industrial business (IB) zoning is great for a broad range of uses. Parking at the front door.
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Dinosaurs Unearthed: Down to the Bone (August 8 – November 4)
Visit this featured exhibit at TELUS World of Science where you can find life-sized animatronic dinosaurs, full-scale skeletons, and many more.

Animethon 25 (August 10 – 12)
Featuring musical talents and cosplayers from Japan as well as an interactive panel.


Sri Lankan Folk Dance Workshop (August 17)
Learn the different forms of Sri Lankan dance with Anjalee Wijewardan, who has been dancing nearly as long as she’s been walking.


Edmonton Career Fair and Training Expo (August 21)
Perfect for those actively looking for employment or who simply want to network.


Edmonton Metaphysical Market (August 25 – 26)
Free admission for psychic readers, unique vendors, special healers, speakers and a tour of the Freemasons’ Hall.


Eats on 118 (August 29)
A culinary tour de force that guides you on along the avenue for a variety of flavours and foods.

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I have listed a new property at 609 REYNALDS WAY in Leduc.
Former WESTERN LIVING SHOWHOME!!! This STUNNING 1846 S.F. boasts an open concept floor plan perfect for entertaining family and friends. The SPACIOUS KITCHEN has ample RICH CHOCOLATE COLOURED MAPLE CABINETRY with Centre island breakfast bar, STAINLESS STEEL APPLIANCES, GRANITE COUNTERTOPS, custom glass tile backsplash, large living area with beautiful custom feature wall TV nook and gas fireplace combo, the dinette overlooks the DECK, FULLY FENCED YARD with a GATE TO NEW PLAYGROUND, WALKING TRAILS AND LAKE. gorgeous DARK HARDWOOD FLOORS, a beautiful powder room with tile feature wall, spacious mud room with built in bench and storage round out the main floor. Upstairs is home to a lovely bonus room with vaulted ceilings, office niche & laundry room. 2 fantastic children's bedrooms, a full bath and a LUXURIOUS MASTER SUITE with walk-in closet and 5 piece ensuite with his & hers sinks, a deep soaker tub and separate double shower. Bonus Features are CENTRAL A/C, HEATED GARAGE, GAS hook up on deck...
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I have listed a new property at 350 13441 127 ST NW in Edmonton.
Welcome to Shepherd's Place Kensington an AGE RESTRICTED 55 Plus Community! This bright and clean 753 s.f. 1 bedroom condo has everything one needs for comfort and security! The large entryway leads into the main living area with gracious sunny south facing bay window that open up the home to lots of natural light and air! A comfortable open concept that offers generous closet space and convenient in-suite laundry! Enjoy sunny days on the south facing balcony, walking along the path in the courtyard oasis, or join in at the lounge for socializing. The perfect home for a senior wanting to join a flexible and welcoming community, Shepherd's Place offers Long Term Care, Supportive Living, and Independent Living in a faith based setting. Conveniently located next to Kensington shopping centre, Kensington Bingo Hall, nearby 137th ave shopping, restaurants, grocery stores, and a bus stop right at your front door!
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Have the chance to really relax and soak in the summer rays during this lovely season. Check out these coolest and stylish camping tents you can find out there, either for yourself or for family.
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