GREG STEELE

"Not All REALTORS® Are Alike"©

It's back to school month so make your kids’ homework space fun and exciting by simply adding any of these cool desk lamp ideas.


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Planning for a home renovation is like any big project — the idea is exciting, but getting it done can be stressful.


When it comes to improving parts of your home, from the kitchen to the bathroom, and everything in between, there are several steps you can take to ease the process, saving both time and money.


1. Figure out the scope of your project.
What exactly do you want to accomplish and what’s your budget? If it’s a huge undertaking and more money than you have on hand in cash, look into applying for a home equity loan or reverse mortgage.

When creating your budget, be mindful of the full set of costs: labour, materials and equipment. If you’re painting a room, for example, don’t forget to take stock of any brushes and buckets you’ll need to buy on top of the paint.


2. Decide whether it’s possible to live at home while you execute your renovation.
Renovations can be a dusty, noisy, and inconvenient business. If necessary, stay with family or friends — or, if someone else is doing the work, this might be a good time to go away on holiday.

If you do choose to stay at home while the renovations are underway, make sure to have a plan in place for children and pets. Both are curious by nature and it’s important to set up the necessary safety protections ahead of time to keep them safe. Also, keep in mind where you will sleep and cook while the work is being completed.


3. Hire the right people.
To avoid delays, make sure to be in close contact with the right people from the start and get a written record of all requests and expected deadlines. Be decisive in your decisions, and make sure to select whatever materials and products you need well enough in advance to avoid backlogs.

Also, be realistic about what parts of the project are do-it-yourself. This is where many people overestimate their abilities and end up taking on more than they can chew. Certain tasks like painting, cabinets, and other small fixtures are easily done but things like plumbing or electrical work should be left to professionals, unless you have a very strong background in it.


4. Prepare yourself mentally.
It’s okay to feel stressed during a home renovation but knowing that you’ve readied everything as much as possible will help ease some of the burden. Stick to your plan but try to be flexible if anything unexpected happens like delays.


At the end, you’ll have a beautifully remodelled home.

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I have listed a new property at 675 HENDERSON ST in Edmonton.
Welcome to Henderson Estates! You'll love this greatly sought after upscale family neighbourhood skirting the river valley where you can enjoy peaceful nature walks, Terwillegar Dog Park, the beautiful river valley only step away. Elegant 2,940 sq ft, 4 bdrm, two storey in a key hole crescent. Spacious foyer with curved sweeping staircase, soaring ceilings in living room & formal dining room trayed ceiling. Spacious & well planned kitchen with additional private spice kitchen, Granite Counters, Large island, sunny breakfast nook overlooking the back yard & stunning family room with custom fireplace. Den/Bdrm, 4pc guest bath & main floor laundry. 4 Bdrms upstairs with a MASSIVE master suite with his & hers closets & Jacuzzi ensuite. IMPRESSIVE basement development with rec room, 2nd kitchen, bedroom, den, 4pc bath, cold room, storage. Private fully fenced yard, large deck, shed, central Air, schools, shopping, parks, public transportation, Anthony Henday & Whitemud close by...a prefect family home!!!
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I have listed a new property at 1221 WERSHOF RD in Edmonton.
Beautiful 1,808 sq ft EXECUTIVE BUNGALOW located in prestigious Wedgewood. You are greeted with a spacious tiled foyer with glass block side lighting. A main floor flex rm with double French doors is convenient for an office, den or bdrm. Enjoy the gourmet kitchen with gas stove, abundance of cupboards & gleaming h/w floors throughout main. The living room features a gas f/p, built-in entertainment center and vaulted ceilings. The master bedroom boasts a spacious w/i closet & 4pc Jacuzzi ensuite retreat. A convenient 4pc bath & laundry/mud room complete this level. Downstairs features 9 ft ceilings, a huge rec room great for a gaming table & perfect for relaxing or entertaining. Two spacious bedrooms & large 3pc bath, furnace & storage area finish it all off. Other features NEWER HARDWOOD ON MAIN, BRAND NEW LANDSCAPING with STONE PATIO, DECK, TREES, SHRUBS, OVERSIZED DOUBLE GARAGE & Newer FIBERGLASS shingles. Close to river valley trails, play ground, ravine, tennis courts, shopping & schools.
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Edmonton Folk Music Festival (Aug. 8 – 11)
Four days of lovely music and food in a stellar setting.

Animethon 26 (Aug. 9 – 11)
A threeday festival for fans of anime, gaming and Japanese pop culture.

Cariwest Caribbean Arts Festival (Aug. 9 – 11)
This festival offers a glimpse into the culture of the Caribbean.

Feast on the Field (Aug. 14)
A long-table event featuring a true Albertan feast.

Edmonton Fringe Festival (Aug. 15 – 25)
There’s no festival quite like the theatrics on show at the Fringe.


Edmonton Rock Music Festival (Aug. 16 – 17)
A weekend of music and a live party.


International Cat Show (Aug. 24 – 25)
Similar to a dog show, except the cats don’t need to be purebred to compete.

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I have listed a new property at 333 BERINGER CRES in Edmonton.
Here's a beautifully upgraded family bungalow on a quiet no through cul-de-sac. Features an open concept living room with vaulted ceiling, new laminate flooring & a cozy gas fireplace. The kitchen is very large with ample cupboard space and a walk-in pantry. There are 3 bedrooms on the main and the Master boasts a 3 piece ensuite and his/hers closets. There is also a 4 piece main bath, and mud room area with convenient main floor laundry facilities. Downstairs you will find a professionally finished basement with sprawling recreational room, oversized bedroom, a 3 piece bath and large storage room. Outside you will enjoy a large fenced south facing back yard with huge deck running the full length of the home. The fully finished oversized double garage will fit a full length truck. Close to multiple shopping centers, Costco, River Cree Entertainment, Lewis Estates golf course, Parks, Walkways, Schools, Anthony Henday and Whitemud!!!
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I have listed a new property at 415 1004 ROSENTHAL BLVD in Edmonton.
This Beautiful 2 BEDROOM, 2 BATHROOM, TOP FLOOR condo has a spectacular west view from the bedrooms and private balcony. A well laid out floor plan has the bedrooms & baths on opposite sides and a wonderful entertaining space in between. Rich Chocolate Maple kitchen features GRANITE COUNTERTOPS an OVERSIZED ISLAND w/EATING BAR, Stainless Steel Appliances & ample counter/cupboard space. Upgraded Engineered WIDE-PLANK flooring in the kitchen & living areas. The spacious master bdrm features a double sided WALK-THRU closet w/organizers & mirrored doors to the 3PC ENSUITE. The spacious SECOND BDRM is adjacent to a 4PC BATH. IN-SUITE LAUNDRY, an OVERSIZED BALCONY w/natural gas BBQ outlet, Titled UNDERGROUND PARKING STALL W/STORAGE CAGE. Jade Condos offer a SOCIAL ROOM w/POOL TABLE & WET BAR, FITNESS ROOM & GUEST SUITE at $50/day for family/friends. Next door to parks, walking & bike trails around multiple lakes, close proximity to Anthony Henday, Whitemud, Costco, River Cree, shopping & many restaurants.
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