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231028 RR 245 – SOLD

Property Details

  • MLS Number: C4021292
  • Price: $895,000
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Baths: 2.1
  • Basement: Full
  • Parking: Parking Pad Gravel,Shop
  • Year Built: 1991
  • Square Footage: 1961
CHARMING CHARACTER home on 160 acres. Built in 1914 and an Eaton's catalogue home, the structure was moved to the current site in 1991 & placed on a new foundation with all new services. Completely renovated with new wiring, plumbing and heating, all 4 levels are finished with 4 bedrooms in total, a fantastic country kitchen with LOADS of cabinetry & storage, very functional floor plan & tons of natural light. A perfect home for any family looking to spend their life in the country within 45 minutes of Calgary & 20 minutes to Strathmore AND ONLY 1/2 mile of gravel to the driveway! The mature, low maintenance landscaping compliments the property while within walking distance to the house, you will find a 24x40' shop with services to the building but not installed. Irrigation rights of 50 acres is included while a limited amount of irrigation equipment is negotiable. Contact your realtor today to get additional information as the details are too numerous to list here.

#406, 50 Westland Road – SOLD!

Property Details

  • MLS Number: C4006506
  • Price: $317,900
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Baths: 2.1
  • Basement: None
  • Parking: 2 Outdoor Stalls
  • Year Built: 2015
  • Square Footage: 1132
PROMO - FREE UPGRADE TO LAMINATE & QUARTZ ON THE MAIN FLOOR + 15 MONTHS OF FREE CONDO FEES AND UTILITIES! Here is an amazing opportunity for first time buyers, investors or empty nesters to get into a fantastic new development built by the highly reputable Avalon Master Builder. With 1132 square feet, this floor plan has proved to be a very popular and boasts an open concept main floor with living room, kitchen, dining area and 2 piece ensuite. Upstairs you will find 2 large bedrooms each with their own 4 piece ensuite as well as the conveniently located laundry. An additional feature that has had rave reviews is the huge storage space in the attic accessed by a drop down ladder. The unit also comes with two outdoor parking stalls! Built with energy efficiency in mind, the result is low condo fees & utility costs. This complex is also pet friendly, comes with a fence & has ANHW! Located close to schools, restaurants, shopping & so much more.

14 Millarville Ridge – SOLD!!

Property Details

  • MLS Number: C4021304
  • Price: $775,000
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Baths: 2.1
  • Basement: Full,Walkout
  • Parking: Double Garage Attached,Insulated,Over Sized,RV Parking
  • Year Built: 1997
  • Square Footage: 1387
This fully finished walkout bungalow with spectacular views is located in the desirable Millarville Ridge development. This home will impress from the moment you enter the private paved driveway. Everything in this home has been meticulously maintained, and you will definitely feel the love the moment the front door opens and you are greeted by the "A-Frame" style, fir beam, vaulted ceiling with majestic views. The main floor offers a nice open plan with a gas fireplace, a central circular staircase, and a master suite with a bright walk in closet and a luxurious ensuite. The finished walkout level offers plenty of room with 2 additional bedrooms, a full bathroom, a finished laundry room with a sink, and a fantastic mechanical setup. The water here is high volume and top quality that can be drank right from the tap. Hot water in floor heating, an oversized double attached garage, a hot tub, and low maintenance landscaping top off this amazing offering.

25244 Tpw Rd 282 – SOLD!!!

Property Details

  • MLS Number: C3645647
  • Price: $850,000
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Baths: 2
  • Basement: Full
  • Style: Bungalow
  • Year Built: 1992
  • Square Footage: 1343
A natural wildlife lover's paradise! Just look at the photos as the Seller caught these images on the property! This 10 acre parcel includes a great quality bungalow which has recently been upgraded with new asphalt shingles, new siding, and newer deck railing. The main floor includes 3 bedrooms, 4 pc main bath, 3 pc ensuite, an open concept kitchen, dining and living room area. The vaulted ceilings and full sized windows create fantastic natural light. The walkout basement is partially finished with a mudroom/laundry room, 4th bedroom, workshop area, and family room which is currently being used as a workout room. The covered carport protects 2-3 vehicles. An abundance of trees & shrubs border the north and west areas of the yard while low maintenance landscaping surround the house. Long time tenant occupies a portion of the property, generating monthly lease revenue.

Carbon Monoxide Awareness

CO is a colourless, odorless gas that is poisonous to those who are exposed to it.

Functional CO detectors can sense the gas before it has the opportunity to affect you and your family. Due to the nature of CO, the symptoms of exposure are subtle, but these are some conditions to look out for:

-headache
-dizziness
-drowsiness
-nausea
– loss of consciousness

Regularly monitoring your smoke detector batteries will ensure the detector is working properly and can alert you before you start to feel sick.

In order to prevent that detector from going on in the first place, remember some of these simple tips to maintain your home and keep that CO out!

-Check venting from all appliances to ensure it is free and clear.
-Prior to the winter months, have your gas appliances and chimneys inspected.
-Do not run your vehicle inside your garage, even with the doors open.
-Check that you have a clear blue flame burning on fuel-burning appliances.

Keep these tips in mind and have a safe and happy winter season!

Preventing Break-Ins

Most often, break-ins are a crime of opportunity and thieves make a split-second decision to choose a home to burgle. There are a few things you can do for your home before the opportunity arises for thieves.

– Install motion-triggered lights in dark areas around your home.

– Always lock windows that are accessible, this includes when you are away or sleeping.

– Store important documents in a safety deposit box.

– An alarm system can provide added protection against intruders.

Garages are the most common point of entry into the home. Vehicles, expensive toys and equipment are stored in this space and the structure makes it an easy target.

– Always lock the overhead door and man doors when you are away or sleeping.

– Install lights outside doors, for proper exposure after sunset.

– Use blinds to cover windows, so thieves can’t look in to the space.

There are a few things to do in the event of other incidents that can affect your garage and the rest of your property.

– If your garage faces a back alley, put your house number on the garage, so it is easy to find for emergency crews.

– Document all valuables, including serial numbers of vehicles, and take photos of valuables.

Change Your Batteries!

With Daylight Savings time ending once again, it is important to check and change your batteries in your smoke detectors. Remember to test the functionality of all detectors at least once a month, using the “test button” on the device. When changing the batteries, remember, not to use reusable batteries replace with disposable ones. Keep in mind, that all smoke detectors need replacing every 10 years.

While changing those smoke detector batteries don’t forget about carbon monoxide detectors too! Check to make sure they are working properly!

It is a good time of year to not only change the batteries and ensure they are in good-functioning order, but also go through fire safety and procedures for you and your family. Review your evacuation plan, and run through the drill in case a fire breaks out in the home.

For more information follow the link:

http://www.calgary.ca/CSPS/Fire/Pages/Programs/Community-programs/Home-safety-program.aspx”

7 Ways to Win The Kitchen Staging Challenge

It is often said that the heart of the home, so when it comes to listing, your kitchen will need a little extra attention. The kitchen is probably the hardest room to stage because it is the most used room of the house. However, it is one of the most important rooms to ensure it is prepared properly to potential buyers.

Starting with a few simple tips, staging your own kitchen can be a very simple venture.

1. Declutter, don’t be afraid to be persistent. Items that don’t require regular use can be stored elsewhere in the kitchen.

2. Clear countertops, this gives the illusion of more space throughout the room.

3. Clean that sink. Make sure the sink can shine, there are specialized cleaners designed especially for sinks, even stainless steel.

4. Consider some upgrades. Cabinetry can show it’s age and make the kitchen look dated. Sometimes the fix is simple and can be inexpensive, as replacing hardware or a new countertop. Depending on the age, you may only require those small changes.

5. Cabinets, if your kitchen cabinets are showing their age it might be time to upgrade. However, if your cabinets are just outdated, but still in good shape they might just require re-painting or re-staining. This is a fast process that can save you a lot in time and money.

6. Appearance is everything. You would be surprised to see what a vase of fresh flowers on a table will do in photos.

7. Fake it until you make it. If you are limited on space for a kitchen table, try a small table with some stools, or place bar stools against an island or a counter. This can give potential buyers the ability to see that additional seating is available, even in a small space.

264230 RR 264 SOLD!

Property Details

  • MLS Number: C3628970
  • Price: $700,000
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Baths: 3
  • Basement: Full,Walkout
  • Parking: Triple Garage Detached,Over Sized,RV Parking,Shop
  • Style: Bungalow
  • Year Built: 1995
  • Square Footage: 1479
This large, fully finished, air conditioned bungalow has been thoroughly renovated and includes over 10 acres, a 32'x26' over sized triple detached garage, a 32'x50' fabric Quonset, it is set up for horses, and it offer spectacular views. The renovations include: new insulation (R50 in attic), new windows, new 50 year Malarkey shingles (transferable warranty), new high end vinyl siding, new cedar decks front and back, built in speakers, new lighting, new interior doors, updated bathrooms, new kitchen cabinets and Corian counter tops, new flooring, a high end Valor gas fireplace (doesn't need power), upgraded plumbing and more. The main floor is wide open and all of the principal living areas are west facing giving spectacular views of the countryside, amazing sunsets, and beautiful mountain views. The lower level walkout has large windows, a kitchenette, 2 large bedrooms, an upgraded 3 piece bathroom, and a massive family/recreation room. The well here is producing great volume and good quality water!

Don’t Forget to Prepare Your Home for Winter!

With the chilly weather of the last few days, there is no doubt, winter is fast approaching.

Before the big winter freeze up, it is important for the homeowner to carry out several duties to protect their home.

1. Storm / Thaw Water Management
With the freeze, then thaw type of climate that we experience in Calgary and surrounding areas, it is essential to remove debris from the roof and then thoroughly clean out the gutters and downspouts. This will ensure proper drainage and prevent damage. All of the downspout extensions should be in position to carry the roof melt away from the foundation. If water is allowed to pool next to the foundation it could seep into the basement. Cleaning stairwell and driveway drains will also prevent backups during the winter.

2. Winterize Outside Taps
Winterizing the outside hose taps is important to prevent freezing and splitting of the pipes. Failure to do this could cause leakages that may go undetected until spring. Winterizing the taps is accomplished as follows:
-shut off the outside tap from the isolating valve inside the house
-drain the outside tap by opening the drain cock on the tap on the supply valve inside the house
-lastly, close the drain cock after draining the line. Some types of outside hose bibs are frost-free and will not have an indoor shut off. This type self-drains and is not prone to freezing.

3. Chimney Caps
All chimney caps and flue covers should be checked for damage and ensure that they are properly in place.

4. Heating System
The most important part of our home during the winter is the heating system.
The furnace filter should be changed at least twice a year. A clean filter means better performance of the furnace no matter what age the furnace is. Furnace fan belts should be checked for damage and proper tension. The humidifier should be cleaned and serviced to ensure proper performance. The heating system should be serviced on a regular basis to ensure safe, reliable heating of the home.

5. Weather Stripping
Examine all window and door weather stripping for any damage and replace as necessary. This will prevent cold breezes from getting in and heat escaping out.

Stay warm out there!