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The Truth About Staging Your Home 

(May 30, 2017)

                                                                                                              

THE TRUTH ABOUT STAGING YOUR HOME 

Written by Natasha Parks 

Can staging your property help improve the sale of your home? On personal experience I would say yes but remember my background is showhomes and as most of us know when we walk into a showhome we all start to dream; the idea of a spotless home that showcases gorgeous furniture and not a spec of dirt is alluring. 

But let's not just rely on... read more.

Personal Journey 

(May 18, 2017)

 
Personal Journey
May 18, 2017 

I came to Canada and did not speak english. My family and friends back home were not super enthusiastic about me leaving China. One of my first purchases back then was two english dictionaries; one small dictionary for when I left my place and one large dictionary so I could study at home. I would purposely go to a bus stop and try to talk to people coming and going. I... read more.

Building a House

(May 15, 2017)



Building a House 
May 15, 2017

Building a house was hard. Most people would think it's an easy process but it's not, you have to imagine you are getting hammered through the process. For example we picked our interior colour selection in three hours, granite, tile, hardwood, railing, paint and lights. We had to hope that it looked good while only looking at these small size samples. Another stressfu... read more.

The Do's & Dont's for First Time Home Buyers

(May 13, 2017)


THE DO’S  & DONT’S FOR FIRST TIME HOME BUYERS

Written by Natasha Parks 

I remember being a first time home buyer and it can feel very overwhelming and exciting at the same time. I did not know if I should tell people what I was approved for, I was concerned about the market and I simply had a lot of unanswered questions. I look back now and after being in real estate for many years, I w... read more.

Power of Attraction 

(May 12, 2017)


Power of Attraction
May 12, 2017 

I was living with a buddy of mine in Hollick Kenyon and I kept passing by this new apartment building that was being built a few blocks away. I said to myself and a few other friends, when this building is done I would like to buy an apartment there. One day, my friend tells me that his girlfriend is moving in and I needed to eventually move out. I was having the con... read more.

Moving back to Ontario 

(May 08, 2017)


Moving back to Ontario 
May 08, 2017

I moved from Ontario to Edmonton, Alberta was the place for work. When I bought my home the market was hot! I thought I got a steal of a deal because I saved $20k on my duplex but then the market went down and I will be happy to break even. My great friend bought at the same time I did in Ontario and we talk a lot about our first homes together but in different pl... read more.