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I have listed a new property at 10 Centre ST in Strathmore.
Unique! When the ordinary won't do this 2400 sqft 2 Storey boasts a layout like no other.5 bedrooms in total. On the main floor you'll be impressed by the spacious foyer with grand staircase leading to the upper floor, large family room with french doors, 2 bedrooms; one with an exit, laundry room, and full bathroom. Upstairs includes a spacious oak kitchen complete with a built in table, island, pantry,and skylight. A spacious living room with wood burning fireplace open to a formal dining area. The master bedroom has a full ensuite, his & hers closets and a make up center. 3 bedrooms in total upstairs, and a full bathroom. Neutral earth tones through out. Large fenced yard is very private and includes a deck, dog run, firepit, mature trees and more...Back Alley
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I have listed a new property at 13 Greenview CR in Strathmore.
Welcome HOME! This bi-level is immaculate and surrounded by a mature amazing yard that can be enjoyed from the spacious custom deck - complete with back alley access, and extra parking! The vaulted living room and dining room are fancied up with a gas fireplace and tones of space- the kitchen is complete with stainless steel appliances and a huge island- you will WANT to eat in! 2 bedrooms and a master with an ensuite finish the main floor- Then venture downstairs to a newly developed huge family room with a custom bar that is any entertainers dream-A 4th big bedroom, half bath, and a HUGE laundry room are defiantly going to check the boxes!
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I have listed a new property at 5 Doubletree WY in Strathmore.
CALLING ALL EMPTY NESTERS, RETIREES, SNOW BIRDS... What a BEAUTIFUL Park to Call Home!! This IMMACULATE Kept Beautiful Home offers TONS of SPACE and LIGHT ...3 Bedrooms, 2 Full Baths, Dining Room, Breakfast Nook, HUGE Living Room, Back Mud Room and Laundry Room. Large STORAGE SHED, HOTTUB & Wrap Around Deck. Beautiful Flower Garden complete with perennials as well as raspberry bush, rhubarb & Crap apple tree! This is an Adult Community in a Central Location with easy access and Walking Distance to Parks, Shopping, Bakery, Banks etc.. QUICK POSSESSION Ready just in time to enjoy Summer! Call today to view this great home. Lot Rent $639.00 Monthly
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I have listed a new property at 101 Thornburn PL in Strathmore.
This beautiful homes features over 2400 sq ft off living space, not including basement .The main floor offers vaulted 10ft ceilings, tons of huge Roof , siding and Deck (12'x25') recently done ,4 spacious bedrooms 3 washrooms, vaulted ceiling ,Huge Kitchen with lot's of cupboards. walkout, Lot's of windows This home has been up dated .Flooring ceramic tile Carpet and Hardwood .RV parking on the side. Central air. Huge walk in closet in master bedroom .Master bath has 2 person jetter tub. Main floor Laundry .Wood burning Fireplace Fully fenced Yard.Lots of Trees.Back Alley Media Room in Basement
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I have listed a new property at 23 Thomas DR in Strathmore.
4 Bedrooms Very spacious home across the street to the canal . Tots park 1 block away. 5 minute walk to downtown Close to the Schools as well as Hospital Yes Walking distance to the Strathmore Golf course. Landscaped recent renovations and upgraded lighting , furnace hot water tank , shingles RV PARKING also
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I have listed a new property at 711 Edgefield CR in Strathmore.
Brand New Home!! In Edgefield Close to the New School opening Sept 2018.Close to CO-OP,WalMart Also Close to Hospital. Best Location in Strathmore 1658 SQ FT 2 storey home with double attached garage! This home features 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, Hardwood floors Large walk through Pantry. Double front attached garage, deck, and more! The master bedroom has a full en-suite bath and walk-in closet. The remaining 2 bedrooms and upper floor laundry. The main floor is open with a bright kitchen, eating area, and spacious living room with Mantel Fireplace . Great home, ready for immediate occupancy.Big Back Yard Front Sod Back yard will be Graded When Weather permits . 10 Day Posession
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I have listed a new property at 110 2 AV in Drumheller.
Guest House . This property has two Linc Numbers room for second house 1 facing 1st and second facing 2 Ave. Film crews and tourists are repeat visitors since 2010. Short term leases and daily rentals are ongoing with the provision available for a fully furnished immediate possession. Local attractions Hoodoos 5 minutes. Atlas UNESCO site 5 minutes. Royal Tyrrell Museum 20 minutes. Report done on Area in Exit Strategy
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I have listed a new property at 261 1 st AV in Drumheller.
2 small homes 196 sq ft 2 bedroom in smaller house. Bigger house is 760 sq ft Local attractions Hoodoos 5 minutes. Atlas UNESCO site 5 minutes. Royal Tyrrell Museum 20 minutes. The original 1940’s cottages at this location were family miner homes in the “ boom years”. A complete Reno was completed in 2016. Film crews and tourists are repeat visitors since 2010. Short term leases and daily rentals are ongoing with the provision available for a fully furnished immediate possession. The utility tax and insurance overhead is well under $500 per month year round. Four lots and 6 parking spaces make this an ideal vacation place or a retirement home close to all amenities within 10 to 15 minutes . Artical in Exit Stragtegy 2 small homes
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I have listed a new property at 419 Strathford BV in Strathmore.
Close to schools as well as Hospital and Rec center.3 bedroom bung, 2 full baths,large living room features a vaulted ceiling & round top bow window,kitchen features a small pantry & along with space savers additions to lower cabinets,has main floor laundry area.oak trim is featured throughout as well as cabinets.Double attached garage is lined & insulated with 220 volt outlet.Additional off street parking.Basement fully open for development Back alley Very clean home. RMS is Done
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I have listed a new property at 828 Bayview RD in Strathmore.
Many UPGRADES,Roof plus roof on garage ,newer windows, drywalled throughout. DOUBLE GARAGE(22X20.1). Front drive access. As you enter A 3 SIDED SUN ROOM for the entrance to your home. Massive living room with bright sunny double therm vinyl windows. kitchen has ample cabinets and PANTRY with separate dining room. BI china cabinet for extra storage. Kitchen also houses a BI SHOWCASE CABINET. Newer counter tops and back splash. All 1 year EXTERIOR DOORS. SEPARATE LAUNDRY ROOM. Loads of storage space and cabinets. 2 full bathrooms. MASTER bedroom is large and will accommodate a KING BED and furniture, 3 pce ensuite bath with newer DUEL FLUSH toilet and LARGE SOAKER TUB. SECOND BEDROOM is roomy. fenced and gated front and back. 5 yr furnace, 3 exit doors, HWT apx. 10 yrs. Newer OVERHEAD 9' GARAGE DOOR WITH GAS LINE. Under home is a crawl space with ladder to access it. All this and backs onto view of pond, canal and walkways. Newer garage shingles 1 month ago, Lifetime shingles on house
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People are still Buying and Selling Homes  in Strathmore.  1/3 are the only ones are complaining are the ones who don't want to work. 1/3 are listing properties at high in price just to get listing. The other 1/3 are listing properties to SELL . Some Clients fall for the trap of listing their homes at a high price hoping to sell their Property in Strathmore because the Realtor doesn't want to loose the listing. When trying to sell your home in a small town  in Strathmore or surrounding area Buyers can do their research on the internet and know you are over priced. Would you buy a house that is over priced. Or do you ask your Realtor MLS comparison so you can make you own judgement Or you Trust your Agent to tell the truth.
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Chapter 13
Selling your Home in a Divorce


The two most valuable tools for finding ready buyers are an online marketing plan that is aggressive and the previously covered strategic pricing.

You now understand the importance of pricing and how real estate is mostly technology-driven, so how do you find buyers?

According to recent National Association of Realtors® surveys, 36% of home buyers found the home they purchased on the Internet FIRST.

Real estate agents were consulted at the same rate as the Internet, but they were not the first choice of buyers.

A mere 2% found homes in the local newspaper.

Nine out of ten home shoppers use the Internet to search for properties using syndicated realty websites.

Your home can be seen from anywhere, but don't rely on exposure alone.

Smart agents will feature your home on websites directed at buyers.

The websites' search functions should be able to filter results by using criteria such as schools,neighborhoods, and subdivisions.

Not only do buyers look for a house, they also search for a place that fits their lifestyle.

The dedicated website should provide a wealth of information to buyers regarding proximity to schools, shopping centers, restaurants, and entertainment.

This is an excellent way to find interested buyers.

When a buyer is deciding where to live, you want your home included in the search results.

A neighborhood consisting of senior citizens and retired people, without a designated school bus stop close by, would not suit a family with school-age children, even though the house might meet their other criteria

. A bachelor may not be interested in living near children and pets running around in the yards even though a two-story home with a garage was what he was looking for.

By design, websites should direct buyers to homes that meet their lifestyle, thus eliminating uninterested shoppers.

Your best option is to discuss aggressive online marketing with a real estate agent who would like to list your home.

You want to maximize your exposure as well as generate interest from your target market.

The CMA will help you price your home strategically, and your online presentation should bring you interested buyers.

Once you have an offer for your home, you must know how to negotiate.

The next section of this book covers power negotiating and avoiding mistakes during the sale process.

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Selling your house in a Divorce

Chapter 12


How do you avoid selling your house for less than it is worth?

How do you avoid losing money on your sale?

The first thing that you need to do is find out what other people have done wrong.

Here are some examples of costly mistakes, including mistakes made by banks.

The final story demonstrates how pricing your home right the first time is crucial in a changing market.

Under Pricing Is the Easiest Way to Lose Money on Your

Home Sale

The number one reason people lose money on their home sale is underpricing.

They think their home is worth 'x' dollars without researching the value.

They put their house on the market, sell it for less than it's worth, and never realize their mistake.
That is why it is so critical you have a real understanding of the value of your home in today's market.

A perfect example is the sellers who sold three acres -worth about $800,000 - for $580,000.

⦁ They lived about 30 miles away and didn't realize the development potential the property had.

⦁ They hired an agent who wasn't familiar with the area.

⦁ Their agent didn't realize the development potential


Their buyer was knowledgeable and experienced with developments.

He researched the zoning and discovered the three acres were zoned for high-density condos.

The sellers did not know about the zoning, neither did they know the county was planning to build a new road right past their property.

Bank Mistake

Banks know if a buyer makes an unsolicited offer, most of the time the offer is below fair market value.

In one case, a bank lost more than $30,000 on a mistake based on that assumption.

Two people were interested in buying a particular piece of property.

It was in an excellent location and unique among properties available in the area.

Both buyers were anxious to make an offer before someone else could offer more.

Either one of them would have been willing to pay the fair market value of $600,000 for the property.

Money was no problem; both buyers had the ability to pay in cash.

Unfortunately, the bank refused to take any offers on the property.

They would not budge until it was listed on the open market. For some reason, possibly an oversight, they put the property on the market for $567,000.

First, the bank underpriced the property by $33,000.

Second, the hired agent did not market it properly.

Errors were made in the MLS listing.

As a result, it didn't show up in search results for other agents who had buyers looking for that type of property.

The address was incorrect.

As a result, the listing did not show up on any of the real estate websites that use a map display.

Finally, he neglected to put a sign on the property. (The person who eventually bought it lived down the road and drove past the property every day.)

After the bank refused to work with the buyers, each waited for the listing to appear.

When it did not show up in searches, they gave up.

Ultimately, both buyers moved on to find other pieces of land.

Meanwhile, the property sat on the market, unnoticed.

Because of the agent's errors, no interest was generated, and the property went into foreclosure.

The man who lived nearby knew the bank had been trying to foreclose on the property.

He did some research on the foreclosure at the courthouse. He found out the bank had successfully foreclosed on it.

Knowing it had to be listed somewhere, he went online and searched through all of the properties for sale until he found the listing.

To his surprise, it was priced well below the market.

Had the bank and agent not made mistakes, the two initially interested buyers would have made offers and likely started a bidding war.

There is a good chance the two buyers would have driven the price up to the fair market value.

Most bank-owned properties are priced below market for a reason.

Banks will discount homes they sell because they sit empty for months, and the banks typically have no knowledge of their condition.

The bank missed a full-price sale and lost $33,000! The property was acres of raw pasture.

There were no unseen problems with it.

The buyer had lived down the road from it for years and was very familiar with it

. He submitted their asking price, and the bank accepted it.

He saved $33,000 because the bank's agent didn't perform well and substantially underpriced the property.

The bank suffered a significant loss.

Errors in Price Adjustments Are Costly

There are times when pricing adjustments may need to be considered.

For instance, let's look at Tim and Sue's situation.

Comparable Home A: $768,000

Comparable Home B: $749,000

Tim and Sue's Home: $745,000

Comparable Home C$745,000

Comparable Home D: $733,000

Comparable Home E: $729,000

Tim and Sue appear to have priced their home competitively for the market Over the next month, the market changed.

Comparable Home A: Expired

Tim and Sue's Home: $745,000

Comparable Home B: $739,000 (Reduced Price)

Comparable Home C: $735,000 (Reduced Price)

Comparable Home D: Sold

Comparable Home E: Pending

Comparable Home F: $726,000 (New Listing)

Comparable Home G: $725,000 (New Listing)

Comparable Home H: $719,000 (New Listing)

Tim and Sue now have the highest price home in the area in their price range.

When a buyer looks at the comparable home prices, it is now the worst value proposition in the marketplace.

Most sellers, like Tim and Sue, do not know the market can shift so far and so quickly.

It cannot be stressed enough how important it is for you to price your home right the first time.

House D sold, and House E had a pending sale.

Why Do These Stories Matter to You?

Strathmore real estate

Moral of the story:

Anyone can lose money in the real estate market.

Any seller unfamiliar with the market risks selling their home for less than it is worth or losing a sale because of incorrect pricing at listing.

In most cases, sellers never even realize it.

See how important it is to know the true value of your home?

But pricing errors happen to private sellers.

Knowing the true value of your home protects you from settling for less money than you deserve.


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