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PLATINUM PROPERTY! Enjoy the convenience of living in a condo AND the privilege of having a park area right next to your property. This beautiful 1700 sq ft condo welcomes anyone with their grand main floor that showcases the gorgeous cathedral ceiling. The massive upstairs loft area is completed with beautiful vaulted ceiling and a large window. From the loft, you have a view to the open concept main floor that invites a ton of natural lights with big windows. The main living area holds a kitchen with island and dining area, a living room with gas fireplace, and hardwood floor throughout. From the dining area, you can access to a great size corner balcony where you can relax in sun and light breeze. Both rooms boast 9ft ceilings with a master ensuite. The attached garage is big enough for your car and bicycles plus guest parking spaces in the complex. This family-oriented community is loaded with parks, walking trails, public transits, and schools. Easy access to Anthony Henday is a bonus!
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 Dear Friends,

Signs of spring are finally peeking around the corner with cherry blossoms coming out and the sounds of birds singing in the morning to be heard again. 

If changing the look of your home is on your to-do list this season, why not try painting the rooms of the house first? If you are stuck for colours, look no further than our guide to the hottest paint trends of 2018.

We’ve also included an update on recent developments in the local real estate market and a look at what is happening in the major cities around the country.

On a more fun side, check our list of activities that are happening around the city – many of them are spring-related and a great way to get into the groove of the warmer temperatures.

If you, your friends or family are looking to buy or sell real estate, please keep me in mind. I am happy to answer any questions and look forward to guiding you on your housing search.
Platinum Team
Ph: (780) 271-8326
Email: Sales@PlatinumTeam.ca
Web: www.PlatinumTeam.ca
Glenrose Foundation Courage Gala (April 13)
Enjoy an exclusive chef-prepared meal, cocktails, special entertainment and dancing in support of patient care at the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital.
Family Meals In a Flash (April 19)
Learn tips and tricks to prepare meals in 30 minutes or less.
Amanda Lindhout talk (April 20)
The Alberta journalist shares her story of spending 460 days as a hostage in southern Somalia.
Progress: Thinking through (until April 21)
An exhibit that showcases the behind-the-scenes of art.
Kamikaze FireFlies (April 21)
A crazy show of daredevils and hard-to-believe feats.
Tattoo and Arts Festival (April 27 – 29)
The best way to check out the ink with both local and international artists showcasing their work.

Calgary
Prices in Calgary have remained constant but the rate of turnover has fallen slightly this past month — sales were about 18 per cent lower compared to this time last year. The new listings in part played a role in keeping prices steady.

The average home sold for $502k this past month and there have been 3,240 new listings since this time last month while 874 homes have sold. Homes are spending an average of 38 days on the market before being sold.

Vancouver
Home buyers were less active than usual last month and home sales dipped to a historic low in February, compared to previous years — there was a nine per cent decrease compared to February 2017.

The average home sold for $1.2 million this past month and there have been 1,350 new listings since this time last month while 612 homes have sold.

Toronto
Growth has continued to pick up as we move into the spring market and selling prices are expected to follow suit soon.

More than 4,400 homes have been listed in the past month on the Toronto market and a whopping 2,531 sold in that same time period. Homes are spending an average of 17 days on the market, far below the average in other cities like Vancouver or Calgary. The average home is being sold for $850K.

A rose by another name wouldn’t smell as sweet, as the old adage goes, and the same can be said about homes. A wall by any other colour just wouldn’t suffice.

Choose the right shade for your brush can be tricky, and like anything in life, paints go through ups and downs of popularity from the burgundy oranges of the ‘70s to the darker tones of the ‘90s.

In order to decide on the most up-and-coming colours, experts delve into what’s popular in the world of fashion, arts, pop culture, and even the automotive industry to create a palate of popular paints.

Consumer Reports, a non-profit organization providing unbiased product ratings and reviews, took a look ahead at the hottest colours of 2018 to paint a home.

Using their research, we’ve compiled a list of the top five trends of paint for your home this year:

Caliente (AF-290)
A vivid, lively red that creates impressions of strength and character. Some might find it too bold for an entire room but it’s the perfect shade for details — a door, a trimming or a window frame. Reds work especially well in the kitchen.

Oceanside (SW6496)
If you can’t escape to the seaside, why not bring the vibe of the sea to you? This mysterious blue hue, with a touch of green, will bring to mind images of mermaids and seashells. Works particularly well in a bedroom or bathroom, combined with creams or whites.

In The Moment (T18-15)
A much more subtle shade of blue-green, this colour is both calming and restorative. Slightly paler than a mint green, it can be used to paint an entire room to open it up and give a feeling of more space.

Honeycomb (HGSW2133)
A rich golden yellow that is halfway between sunshine and egg yolk, this colour is energetic and cheerful. It’s best used to accent an otherwise plain room or as a backdrop to a wall that is otherwise covered behind shelves or plants.

River Rapids (29B-3)
A sea foam green that lightens up a room while not being overwhelming. Perfect for a living room that has either cream-coloured or deep, dark furniture. It adds a touch of sophistication to any room.

Acknowledgments

We want to send a special thank you to Joe and Jesslyn Michel and Chhaya Pandya for their recent referrals. Our business depends on people just like them and it is extremely appreciated!

 
 
 
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 Dear Friends,

The sounds and smells of spring are just around the corner — March 20 and spring will have sprung once again.

We are all familiar with the idea of spring-cleaning but why not take it one step further with spring-fixing.

Spring is a great season to tackle some home-improvement projects. We’ve got some suggestions of projects to tackle that will not only improve the aesthetics of your home, but will also increase the value without breaking the bank.

Also in this month’s newsletter, we’ve included the latest market report and some news explainers to keep you up to date on all that is going on.

Although the weather might not seem quite warm enough to want to leave home just yet, we’ve got a list of events that will encourage you to get out and explore the city.

If you, your friends or family are looking to buy or sell real estate please keep me in mind. I am happy to answer any questions and look forward to guiding you on housing search.
The Romeo Initiative (March 1 – 11)
Based on a true story about an East German spy, this production is half romantic comedy and half spy thriller.
International Women’s Day Celebration and Screening (March 8)
Screening of Embrace, a film about body positivity and empowerment, in celebration of International Women’s Day
Snowshoe and stargaze (March 10)
Trek in the snow and gaze at the stars from Elk Island National Park, all in the safety and fun of a guided tour.
SkirtsAfire Festival (March 8 – 11)
This women-focused arts festival spans four days and showcases work from all the different disciplines.
Lindi Ortega (March 16)
Canadian Country Music Award winner, she has worked with musicians like k.d. lang and Carrie Underwood before. Her raw vocal power and roots rhythm is not to miss.
Northern Lights Folk Club (March 24)
Featuring singer, songwriter and guitarist Roy Forbes.
Anneke’s Antique Sale (March 30 – 31)
More than 130 collections of antiques and old glories from vintage jewellery to furniture are for sale.

This month, for the first time since 2001, a NDP government delivered a budget to British Columbians for the coming year.

The name of the game in the new budget is affordability — huge investments were promised in everything from childcare to healthcare to housing. 

With pledges of money, though, comes a need to generate revenue to fund it. With that came a plethora of new regulations and taxes in the property market, outlined the budget

The main take-aways for real estate in B.C. are:

1. Speculation Tax
This new annual tax will apply to foreign and domestic property owners who are not residents of B.C.

Some exemptions may be made for principal residences or long-term rental properties but it will include properties that are left vacant.

The tax will be introduced this fall and apply initially apply to homes in Metro Vancouver, the Fraser Valley and some other capital regional districts like Victoria, Nanaimo, and Kelowna.

It will start at tax rate of 0.5 per cent of the assessed value in 2018 and increase to 2 per cent of assessed value next year.

2. Enhanced Foreign Buyers Tax
Starting this month, the previously-introduced foreign buyers tax will be increased from 15 per cent to 20 per cent. It will extend to other areas across the province and no longer cover just Metro Vancouver.

3. Property Transfer Tax on Homes Above $3M
An additional 2 per cent property transfer tax will be applied to homes above $3 million, on top of the previous transfer taxes.

4. Pre-sale Condos
The government will be cracking down on the pre-sale condo market, requiring developers to collect and report comprehensive information and building build a database on pre-sale condo assignments.

5. First Time Buyer Program
Details have not been finalized but the previous home partnership loan that matched first-time buyers with down payments up to 5 per cent will be replaced with a different program to support the development of affordable housing options.

6.  Affordable Housing
The province promised $6 billion over the next decade to build 114,000 affordable homes units including modular, student and social housing.

1. Doors and Windows
The cost of a new door is almost entirely recouped when it comes to selling and greatly improves both look and security. A steel door costs an average of $1,162 and would recoup nearly 97 per cent of that cost, according to a survey by Cost vs. Value Report.

The same is true for windows. Dual pane windows in particular are popular and, in addition to improving attractiveness, can cut heating costs in the winter.

2. Landscaping
With warmer weather come fresh flowers and plenty of yard work. “Curb appeal” is hugely important when it comes to selling. Use your garden’s size and dimensions to your advantage — cutting back overgrown bushes and planting a delicate perimeter of flowers can do wonders for a small garden. Even for large gardens though, don’t overcrowd it.

3. Kitchen Remodel
This is a costlier upgrade than some of the others but one that will spike your home’s value. Kitchens are one of the rooms that can most obviously date a house and one of the biggest selling points for a prospective buyer.

If major renovations are not on your to-do list, consider smaller upgrades: new appliances, a fresh coat of paint on the cupboards or more storage space.

4. Bathroom Remodel
Similar to the kitchen, bathroom remodelling is an extremely valuable project albeit it can be costly. New fixtures, shelving and shower head are easy additions that can quickly improve the look. Fresh paint and fixing any water-stained marks are also must-dos.

5. Paint and Other Small Tasks
Small hardware changes – burnt out light bulbs, broken cabinet fixtures, squeaky cupboards and leaks are all little fixes that don’t take long but make all the difference.

A fresh coat of paint, particularly in a neutral colour like cream or pale yellow, can immediately brighten a room and make a home appear much more current.
 
 
 
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I have listed a new property at 301 9815 96A ST NW in Edmonton.
PLATINUM PROPERTY! Living in one of Edmonton's finest neighborhoods! This CORNER UNIT in The Landing has been gracefully upgraded. Imagine yourself reading a book by the beautiful ravine view and snuggle with your dog by warm fireplace. Are you a jogger? You can enjoy the fully equipped exercise room, or run one of the many walking trails near by! This 1452 sq ft unit offers oak hardwood floor throughout with NO CARPET, 9 ft ceilings, updated kitchen with granite counters and plenty of storage spaces, 2 spacious bedrooms plus 1 open concept office/den with french doors. The main living space is bathed in natural light and flows through to the large balcony overlooking the ravine. The over sized master bedroom provides a large walk-in closet, 4pc ensuite with deep soaker tub, and a big south-west faced window. Spacious second bedroom and 4pc main bath, and a large closet is down the hall. This unit is complete with in-suite laundry and storage, two titled underground stalls, and extra storage locker.
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