New property listed in Fort Saskatchewan, Fort Saskatchewan

I have listed a new property at 26 Wallace in Fort Saskatchewan. See details here

Located in the scenic subdivision of Windsor Pointe. Walking distance to our beautiful River Valley recreational area, including dog park, family fishing hole with club house, boat launch and vast walking and bicycle trail system. This is a straight up two storey so the main floor is very open and spacious. 9’ main floor and basement ceiling. Soft close kitchen cabinets. Family island. Corner pantry. Large dinette. Vinyl plank and ceramic tile flooring. Granite counter tops through out. Three bathrooms. Three bedrooms. Separate side entry for future possible legal suite. (Seller will entertain finishing legal basement suite for an additional charge) Upper level laundry room. Master bedroom has 5 piece ensuite and large walk in closet. Comes with 25’ x 28’ OVERSIZED GARAGE/ WORKSHOP. All this in a quite family cul-de-sac with no through road. Last of the large rear garage lots.


New property listed in Fort Saskatchewan, Fort Saskatchewan

I have listed a new property at 46 Starling WAY in Fort Saskatchewan. See details here

Brand new 2298 square foot two storey featuring main floor den, spacious foyer and mud room with walk through pantry to functional family kitchen with 7’ island. Great room has stylish fireplace surround, with 17’ ceiling and huge windows that let in an abundance of natural light. Upper level sports a huge bonus room with coffered ceiling. Master bedroom also has coffered ceiling with five piece ensuite and large walk in closet. Centrally located large upper laundry with sink. 9’ x 15’ rear deck Oversized 22’ x 30’ attached garage. Completes this beautiful home


New property listed in Fort Saskatchewan, Fort Saskatchewan

I have listed a new property at 210 70 WOODSMERE CLOSE in Fort Saskatchewan. See details here

Nice clean home, great location, very well maintained complex. Secured building. Just take elevator to the second floor. Great for the first time buyers, retirees or investment property. Open style living area, full of natural sunlight. Living room, kitchen, hallway and bathroom has been freshly painted. All baseboards have been replaced. Master bedroom plus large den. In suite laundry! Oak kitchen cabinets. This unit includes fridge, stove and B/I Dishwasher. Sunshine beats through patio doors to balcony. Ceramic tile, laminate floors have been replaced within the past 2 years. Close to walking trails, parks, playgrounds and all amenities. Easy access to Hwy 21. Parking stall is powered.


New property listed in Fort Saskatchewan, Fort Saskatchewan

I have listed a new property at 13 Partridge CLOSE in Fort Saskatchewan. See details here

60 day possession executive 2491 Square foot two storey in family friendly cul-de-sac with no houses being you. Spacious front foyer. Functional rear mud room. Gourmet style kitchen with adjoining butler kitchen. Large family sized island next to huge dinette big enough to handle any sized kitchen table, with sliding patio doors to 10’ x 15’ rear deck to pie shaped south facing lot. Huge great room with electric fireplace with stone floor to 17’ ceiling. Main floor den. Upper level features large master bedroom with 5 piece ensuite with double shower and jet tub. Over sized master bedroom closet. Separate upper level laundry. Two additional bedrooms and four piece bath. Large bonus room. Coffered ceiling in bonus room master bedroom and dinette. Separate side entry for possible future suite. 32’ wide triple with 33’ foot deep third bay. Both front and back of third bay has 10’ doors. Home similar to the Super Homes show Home located at 558 Meadowview Drive


New property listed in Fort Saskatchewan, Fort Saskatchewan

I have listed a new property at 214 BRIDGEVIEW DR in Fort Saskatchewan. See details here

HERE IT IS! Your fully finished 1,614 sq ft Bi-Level Super Clean home, move in ready! Huge .20 of an acre PIE LOT. Long driveway for the RV and extra parking. WOW just entering into the front foyer you wont be disappointed. Bight with natural light with the huge window in living room, gas fireplace and gleaming hardwood floors throughout main floor. Front formal dining/den. Chef kitchen with plenty of cabinets, large island with beautiful quartz countertops and garden door to deck. Completing the main floor is a good size bedroom & 4pc bath. Upper level Master bedroom retreat includes vaulted ceilings with 4 pc ensuite. Super large walk-in closet with washer & dryer. Lower level has 3rd bedroom and 3pc bath. Family rec room has your 2nd corner gas fireplace and plenty of room for that pool table. Small den has 2nd hook ups for laundry. Upgraded furnace and hot water tank. Central air conditioning for those warm days. Garage has poxy floor, heated and freshly painted. Here it is your New Home!


New property listed in Fort Saskatchewan, Fort Saskatchewan

I have listed a new property at 86 Medowview DR in Fort Saskatchewan. See details here

Brand New 5 TO 6 BEDROOM HOME boasting 2496 square feet. FULLY FINISHED WALKOUT BASEMENT. BACKING ONTO POND. Large family sized rear mud room. Walk through Butler kitchen pantry to full sized kitchen with 7’ island. Great room with 17 foot open ceiling and decorative electric fireplace. Main floor has nanny / guest suite with closet and three piece bath. Upper level has 4 bedrooms up. Master has 5 piece ensuite. Centralized upper laundry. Large upper bonus room. 34’ wide x 24’ / 22’ triple attached garage with one 10' main garage door. Separate entry to fully finished basement with one bedroom large family area and four piece bath. Home similar to the Super Homes show Home located at 558 Meadowview Drive


New property listed in Morinville, Morinville

I have listed a new property at 9810 103 AVE in Morinville. See details here

Location, Location, Location quiet cul-da-sac in the friendly town of Morinville. Move in Ready! This charming 4 bedroom home awaits your family. Front veranda sets the mood for this home. Spacious front foyer leads you to the living room. Functional family kitchen with island, gas stove, microwave hood fan and corner pantry. Plenty of white cabinets with large window over the sink and sliding patio doors, letting in loads of natural light. Back entrance has half bath, broom closet. Upper level primary bedroom suite with oversized window, walk in closet. Sneaker door to the main 4 pc bath. 2 extra bedrooms and a small computer/study area. Basement is finished with 4th small bedroom and rec room. Relax at your family BBQ in your own landscaped backyard. Sizable two tier deck for all your friends. Fenced back yard with shed. Double insulated, heated detached garage. Back ally access. Close to playgrounds, green space and nearby golf. Welcome to your new HOME!


What New Home Owners should know.

What you should know when you purchase your new Home.

You’ve just unloaded the last box from the moving truck and the excitement of being in your new home is palpable, but what now? While you’ll no doubt want to kick your feet up and relax, it’s not over just yet, and there’s still a lot to do beyond unpacking. With some help from the experts, we’ve pulled together a checklist of the first things to do when you move into a new home. 

Take a look at your new space

Inspect your new space

u’ve likely already had a home inspection done during the sale process, but once you’re in your new home you should be doing your own inspection to make sure everything is in working order.

“Inspect the property thoroughly,” Richling stresses. “I often see new homeowners bring up issues days or weeks after closing day, which makes it much harder for the lawyers to argue if the damage happened before closing or after closing. Start outside, take a walk around the house, and inspect for any damages or issues that need to be addressed. 

“Make sure you test all of the plugs, appliances, and lights, and don’t forget to check the floors, walls and ceilings.

If you’re in a house (as opposed to a condo), “familiarize yourself with the circuit breakers and shut off valves for water and gas,” Richling says. In the event of an emergency, knowing exactly where these are will save time and be crucial to limiting any damage. It’s also best practice to ensure all of the other occupants are aware of the locations too, in case you’re not home. 

“I always suggest labeling everything so if there is a guest or family member they can also find them.

Don’t be afraid to hire a home inspector to conduct a post move-in walk-around, either. 

Make sure your smoke detectors are working

Check your smoke detectors

Whether in a house or condo, checking smoke and carbon monoxide detectors should be a high priority when you move into a new home.

“Generally speaking, the lifespan of a smoke detector is about seven or eight years.

If you’ve ever noticed smoke detectors are looking a little bit yellow in colour, that’s not an accident. Smoke detectors are made out of a type of plastic that will change colour over time, on purpose, and to tell you the smoke detector has expired and is requiring replacement.

Sweet proposes clients “take an existing [smoke detector] to the hardware store and see if you can swap it out for the identical one. Doing this will make the reinstall very easy because you can leave the base attached and just replace the main part of the smoke detector.”

Upgrade your home with simple tech upgrades, such as security systems and cameras

Securing your home

Once you’re in your new home, you want it to feel safe. Considering simple tech upgrades, such as security systems and cameras, and perhaps keyless lock.

Changing the locks is strongly encouraged.

Depending on the type of change or upgrade, “it’s a relatively small cost for a tremendous increase in security and safety,” adds Sweet. “Some of these [technologies] can get a little bit expensive, but can be worth it, and many of them come with smart locks where you can actually re-key the lock yourself with a very simple process.”

While it’s not necessarily a security measure, Kee also suggests upgrading to a smart thermostat, which not only conveniently controls the temperature in your home,  it can help you save on heating and cooling your home.

Here are some tips to help you settle in

Getting comfortable in your condo

Moving into a condo will usually require less maintenance than a freehold home. However, there are still things you can do to help settle into your new place. 

Actions to take in advance

"Getting your address changed is super important,”  In fact you should do this well in advance. In some cases, it can take years for all of your mail to be properly moved over to your new address.

new homeowners give themselves sufficient time to get their home insurance set up well in advance. While most insurers won’t put insurance on a home more than 90 days out, it’s encouraged to use the 90-day window to get your home insurance organized.

Moving into a new home is overwhelming, no doubt, and it can be hard to know how to prioritize things. These are some starting points to help you feel at home in your new space. Don’t forget, we can help even after the deal closes! Reach out to them for support and ideas on what to focus on when moving in. 

Jeff & Sandy Johnson 

Realty Executives Focus



New property listed in Fort Saskatchewan, Fort Saskatchewan

I have listed a new property at 22 SONORA CRES in Fort Saskatchewan. See details here

Affordable family home. Fully finished 2 storey. 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath! 24x24 oversized heated attached garage. Close to schools and playgrounds! Sterling built home. Large front entrance with access to the garage. Home is full of natural light. Functional family kitchen with large corner pantry, ceramic tile floor, plenty of cabinets overlooking the kitchen nook with garden doors to your backyard. Landscaped with pergola over the deck and gas line for BBQ. Fully fenced flat back yard. Large living room with tile surround mantel gas fireplace. Main floor 2 pc bath. Upper level master bedroom suite boasting large walk-in closet with built in custom shelves. 4 pc ensuite. Two nice size kids bedrooms. Basement is fully finished with 4th bedroom, 4 pc bath and large rec. room. Plenty of storage in basement. Central air conditioning for those warm days. Welcome to your new Family Home!

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