Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

That nip in the air means it’s time to batten down the hatches against cool, wet and windy weather; my checklist can help protect your homes.

Exterior Maintenance

  • Inspect roof and clean out gutters
  • Stop leaks at the source by checking your roof for broken shingles or holes. Replace problem areas and seal with watertight caulk. While you’re up there, scoop out leaves and debris from the gutters.
  • Winterize exterior faucets and sprinkler systems
  • Insulate outdoor faucets with foam or towels held tight with a bungee cord. Drain water from irrigation or sprinkler systems and garden hoses to prevent freezing and cracking.
  • Check snow and ice removal tools
  • Make sure you have the necessary supplies to keep your properties safe, including salt for making sidewalks and paths walkable and a snowblower or shovel for clearing driveways.
  • Secure snow-removal services
  • Sometimes a shovel isn’t enough: If you live in an area that generally gets a lot of snow, line up a plow service. Look for a service that lets you pay as you go in case you don’t get the expected snowfall.

Landscaping

  • Fertilize grass and mulch beds
  • Mow and dethatch your lawn with a rake, aerate and fertilize. Apply fertilizer to beds as well, and then spread mulch. Water well to get the fertilizer into the soil to do its work. This is a good time to plant spring bulbs, like tulips and hyacinths, for added appeal,
  • Trim flowers, plants and trees
  • Cut back dead flowers and seed heads, and prune bushes and plants. Be on the lookout for trees that need trimming. Remove dead branches, and take out unstable trees.
  • Check the water drainage in your yard
  • Check outside areas for disconnected drain spouts and landscaping that slopes toward your foundation. Add sand or gravel to improve draining in low areas.

Interior

  • Check window and door seals
  • Check for drafts and air leaks to prevent heat escaping and cold air coming in. Caulk over trouble areas or call in a professional to replace a window or two if they are beyond repair.
  • Make sure the furnace is working (and replace filters)
  • Replace furnace filters, and check the connection between the furnace and the thermostat.
  • Clean out air ducts
  • Hire an HVAC professional to use negative pressure to clean out your ducts at least once a year.
  • Have your fireplace and chimney checked
  • If your properties have fireplaces, check for buildup and make sure the damper and flue are functioning properly. If needed, call a professional chimney sweep to come and clear soot and creosote to avoid accidental fires.
  • Replace batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
  • Make sure your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are in tip-top shape by replacing the batteries every six months and testing them monthly.
  • Check the dryer’s lint trap and ductwork, and clean out any built-up lint or debris.
  • Wrap pipes to prevent freezing
  • If you have pipes in chilly basements, exposed crawlspaces or accessible attics, insulate them with foam covers or towels.
  • Add insulation to the attic and basement
  • Add extra insulation to your attic ceiling and basement walls. You can use traditional insulation or spray-foam that acts as an instant barrier against freezing temperatures.

JUST LISTED- 528 Willacy Drive SE

Amazing opportunity to live on a quiet, tree-lined street in one of the best neighbourhoods! This sprawling home has over 2700 sqft of developed space, with 7 bedrooms & 4 bathrooms. Loads of “elbow room” for your large, growing or multi-generational family. Entering the home, you are greeted by vaulted ceilings, stunning staircase, an eye catching stone fireplace & gleaming hardwood floors throughout. The kitchen was opened & redone with a huge quartz island & a gas range. Entertaining would be a joy in this home. The upper level has three bedrooms & a main 4pc bathroom, the large master has it’s own 3pc ensuite. The lower level was freshly painted & features a great rec room, an updated 3pc bathroom with steam shower & a large bedroom. The basement level has 3 more bedrooms, all with egress windows, another family room & a small kitchenette. Gorgeous landscaping, interlocking brick walkways, new composite deck, & a heated double detached garage. This home is everything you have been waiting for!

 

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Oakridge Townhouse

JUST LISTED : #402, 9803 24 Street SW

Renovated townhouse in Oakridge with the all the modern finishes and space that you want at the price you need!

This functional three bedroom, 1 and a half bathroom townhouse is exactly what you have been dreaming of. Everything is brand new!! This townhouse is timeless and on trend! There is an open concept kitchen with Samsung S/S appliances, stone countertops and modern cabinets with striking pops of black hardware. Both bathrooms have new vanities, fixtures and toilets. The main bath also has a new bathtub. There is a large master bedroom with an oversized closet and two other good-sized bedrooms.

Wait, there is more… a finished basement family room, new laundry pair and even more storage. Fresh new carpet and luxury vinyl plank flooring throughout. Professionally painted in muted neutrals, with all new ceiling texture. And every “big ticket” item has been done – roof, windows, exterior, and furnace. This home has a sunny west facing backyard and a parking spot steps from your entrance.

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Oakridge Townhouse Oakridge Townhouse

Oakridge Townhouse Oakridge Townhouse

Country Hills

JUST LISTED : 108, 26 Country Hills View NW

Affordable stylish living in a cleverly designed, functional condominium in Country Hills! This property is well-planned, perfect for home buyers seeking a maintenance-free lifestyle. This two bedroom and two bathroom property has been designed for entertaining with its large square footage. It also provides you the livability option of having a roommate. There are all the high-end finishings that you would expect in this condo: including a well appointed kitchen featuring stainless steel appliances; new modern laminate flooring; master en-suite with a walk-through closet and a cozy corner gas fireplace. This home has a comfortable yet contemporary ambiance ideal for those seeking versatility to make the space their own.

Country Hills  Country Hills

Sun bathes the entire home with huge south and west facing windows. There is an abundance of storage both in-suite and in a secure enclosed area situated off the large patio. This unit features a unique elevated patio that is adjacent to the living room. Includes one underground heated titled parking.

This is a well-built and well-managed condo. Low condo fees include everything except electricity. This condominium complex is expertly planned to be rich in character, with thoughtful layouts and livability. Located in the community of Country Hills which has charm, character and continues to flourish and grow. It is the perfect location when it comes to convenience and accessibility with all essential amenities nearby. The perfect retreat from your busy lifestyle, away from the hustle and bustle of everyday. Welcome Home.

  

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Varsity townhouse

JUST LISTED : #45, 3519 49 ST NW

Location! Location! Location! Immaculate and beautifully renovated multi-level, 875 sqft, 2-bed townhouse in Varsity.

This home features an open living space with bright windows, a warm colour palette & gleaming new floors. The open dining area leads to a private sunny balcony with personal access to the courtyard! The kitchen offers an attractive newer white kitchen with updated glass mosaic tiles. The main floor also has a spacious family room with large windows providing an abundance of natural sunlight.

The lower level offers a large master bedroom with walk-in-closet plus another good-sized bedroom, with big windows. There is also a huge 4-pc bathroom, that is white and bright. This property is complete with in-suite laundry, a large storage room, plus an assigned parking stall close to the entrance.

Condominium amenities include a sauna/fitness room. And condo fees include heat and water/sewer. Perfect for first time buyers and a fantastic opportunity to get into the real estate market, don’t miss out!

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JUST LISTED : 1204, 2200 Woodview Drive SW

Welcome Home to 1204, 2200 Woodview Drive SW, Calgary!

Quartz Counter tops. Check! Brand new kitchen. Check! Brand new GE Stainless Steel Appliances. Check! Trendy vinyl plank floor. Check! In-suite new laundry. Check! Low condo fees. Check! This place checks all your boxes, and for under $250,000? WOW!

This fully remodeled single-level townhouse is perfect for first time home buyers or the savvy investor. Open the front door and fall in love with the warm and welcoming feel of this home. The open concept living room is beautifully lit with natural light, and the kitchen is a showstopper. White shaker style cabinets, large subway tiles and under mount sink.

The bathroom has faux marble tile surrounding the deep tub and plenty of storage in the vanity.

The master bedroom is huge with a walk-in closet, motion-sensor light and custom built-ins. The 2nd bedroom also has a generous closet with built-ins!

Storage not a problem here, with a pantry and extra space in the furnace room. Did I mention a newer furnace/hot water tank? You’ll be the envy of your friends!

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Glamis Green Townhouse Glamorgan

JUST LISTED : #275, 77 Glamis Green SW

This two-bedroom executive townhome in Glamis Green has an open and modern floorplan offering over 1,000 sq.ft. of living space. Perfect for first time home buyers with discerning taste as it features high-end finishes throughout!

The main level features a large master bedroom, a generous sized second bedroom and a 4 piece bathroom. This floor also features in-suite laundry, with shelving and loads of storage space.

The wide open upper floor is warm and welcoming. Showcasing an elegant kitchen with granite counter tops and a raised breakfast bar. The great room layout is beautifully designed with considerable space for both dining and living. It even boasts a gas fireplace for cozy evenings in curled up with a book. There is also a powder room for your guests.

The windows and patio entrance deliver an abundance of natural light. Being on the top floor allows for your own private patio with a private feeling, perfect for bbq-ing in the summer.

If you are looking for a home that is a quick commute to downtown (only 8kms)? And do you delight in being surrounded by almost every amenity you can think of? Than look no further….Glamis Green is for you! Welcome Home.

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Glamis Green Glamorgan   Glamis Green Glamorgan

Glamis Green Glamorgan    Glamis Green Glamorgan

 

About Glamorgan:
Glamorgan is located in SW Calgary, only 8kms from downtown Calgary.  Glamorgan is close to several shopping malls and contains a number of restaurants. There are both public and separate schools in the area. Glamorgan Community Centre offers before and after school care in a comfortable setting, complete with homework tables and computer stations. There is an outdoor ice rink for community shinny games as well as an adjoining pleasure rink. There are a variety of activities such as yoga, Guides, Adult Fitness classes and Karate. The community also offers outdoor soccer, family softball as well as other recreational sports. GCA has a new building situated next to the outdoor rink, called GlamShack and it is the central meeting spot for Grassroots Hockey and Soccer.

JUST LISTED : 88 Prominence View SW

This bright & well-kept San Francisco-style end unit town house with double turrets is located in the beautiful community of Patterson. This home is surrounded and backing on to a green belt, it is uniquely situated in the Capilano Gardens condominium complex. The features include a tiled foyer with mirrored entry closet, gorgeous cherry oak built-ins and cabinetry. There is rich oak flooring throughout the main floor and neutral carpeting upstairs. There is a desirable large south-facing deck that has an expansive and private view. It allows for a wonderful summer retreat for BBQing or hosting friends and family.

This two-storey townhouse offers a grade-level foyer with access to double tandem attached garage. The kitchen includes a wall pantry and island, turret-style breakfast nook with a magnificent view. Don’t forget about the granite countertops and stainless-steel appliances. The open concept living/dining room has a marble-faced gas fireplace and built in bookcases. The main floor also has a 1/2 bath and in-suite laundry.

The upper floor has open hall plan with built-in cabinetry and a den with more large windows. The spacious master bedroom retreat features a mirrored by-pass doors into a semi walk-in closet. There is also an ample second bedroom. And a large 5-piece bathroom with a corner jetted tub.

This is one of the most sought after locations and town house in the area. Be sure to call your favourite REALTOR for a tour today.

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Patterson 88 Prominence View SW Townhouse   Patterson 88 Prominence View SW Townhouse

Patterson 88 Prominence View SW Townhouse   Patterson 88 Prominence View SW Townhouse

 

About Coach Hill Patterson Heights:

Coach Hill Patterson Heights is a well established community in the city of Calgary. It is located in close proximity to downtown, Canada’ Olympic Park and one of the most geographically unique areas of the city.  Whether it is the rolling hills, bubbling waterfalls, sloped ravines, or natural fauna – this community is beautiful. There are also interesting bike paths and friendly people that make Coach Hill Patterson Heights their home, our community has a lot to be thankful for.

JUST LISTED : 167 Douglas Woods Hill SE

Welcome to this show stopping family home in sought after Douglasdale.

This open concept home has been recently updated for a polished, modern look. You’ll be impressed as soon as you step inside this gorgeous home. It features hardwood floors, a spacious living & dining room, main floor laundry & a discrete half bathroom. The home opens up into a family room with huge windows and a corner fireplace. Once in the kitchen your eyes are drawn to the details which includes high end cabinets, stainless steel appliances & shining granite countertops.

Upstairs is your extra large dream master suite – a large 4 pc ensuite with corner jacuzzi tub & a walk in closet. There are 2 additional bedrooms & a kids/guest bath up.

The fully finished lower level is ideal for family entertainment. Space includes a supersized recreation room, built in office space, a 4th bedroom & storage space!

The backyard is enormous, did we mention there’s a POOL? The property is well manicured with a large multi-tiered deck. Welcome Home.

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JUST LISTED : 212, 30 Royal Oak Plaza NW

This layout! Welcome to the vibrant community of Royal Oak, where your extraordinary double-master suite awaits. This two-bedroom is uniquely arranged to offer privacy and amenities to two parties, while offering a central living/dining area for entertaining in style, and hanging out in comfort.

The elegant dark maple kitchen features Boshe/LG stainless steel appliances, and the under cabinet lighting complements the glassy black granite counter finish. A full ensuite on one side and a 4-pc bath on the other are both accessed through spacious, walk-through closets.

The in-suite laundry sits discreetly just beside the kitchen/foyer. Along with access to the building’s built in gym and party room, you get an oversize titled parking stall in the heated underground parkade, titled storage locker, and underground bike storage area.

Stroll across the way to find a plaza with ample shopping opportunities, quickly arrive at the LRT and be the first to enjoy the Rocky Ridge Recreation Facility opening in 2018!

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