Keeping your lawn, flowerbeds and shrubs looking great enhances the ‘curb appeal’ of your property, presenting a clean, tidy, and attractive appearance to your property for potential buyers. However, it can also be a lot of work, so here are a few do-it-yourself tips that may help to make these tasks easier and less time-consuming:

  • Add bark mulch around trees and shrubs. That way, you won’t have to cut the grass in those areas and you’ll avoid having to use shears or a trimmer to do the job properly. Plus, bark mulch around you trees can alleviate stress to the roots, making your trees and shrubs healthier!
  • Consider applying mulch in flower beds too. It will reduce weeds, and also help to retain moisture so you won’t...
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I have listed a new property at 230 Shuswap Street Southeast in Salmon Arm.
Welcome to the "Reader House". Established in 1922, this home offers the perfect blend of heritage and charm with the modern comforts of today. Let the classic look of roof dormers, the wrap around veranda and stained glass windows invite you into this beautiful home. The original staircase and a perfect mix of old and new hardwood floors are timeless. Updated kitchen with granite counters, an eating bar and breakfast nook wrapped in windows and skylights flood this area in natural light. Spacious living area with wood fireplace for winter comfort and ambiance and a separate sitting area for reading, reflecting and catching up with family. Large formal...
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I have listed a new property at 1570 16 Avenue Southeast in Salmon Arm.
Lake and mountain views from this updated family home. Located at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac and only a short walk for the kids to Hillcrest school. 3 bedrooms on the main floor and another on the lower level. Spacious, renovated kitchen, Bosch appliances, island eating bar, dining area and patio doors that open onto your covered, private view deck. Vaulted ceilings in the living and formal dining area or sitting room bring a spacious open feel and the wall of windows flood this area with natural light. The basement has a huge family room for games, watching TV or just hanging out together. Separate kitchenette, currently an in law suite, a 4th bedroom...
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Finding out how much you can afford on your mortgage is ideally something you should do before you start looking for a home. That way, you don’t spend time looking at homes that are out of your price range, and you avoid disappointment when you realize that you need to be looking at lower priced properties.

When figuring out your budget, keep these things in mind:

  • The amount of your down payment
  • Your household income
  • Your current debts and the monthly payments
  • Your monthly bills, such as your property taxes, insurances, utilities, home care costs, and your current mortgage, if you have one.
  • Your closing costs
  • The spending habits of your household

Examine all of your expenses.

Remember that outside of your mortgage, you need to feed and...

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