January 2018

Found 35 blog entries for January 2018.

You know it’s time to move when…

 Hemming and hawing about whether or not to make a move? You have to know how to read the signs that it may be time to consider moving.  Here are 11 signs that a move may be in your future.

You’re packed in like sardines

If you’ve got three kids, three tiny bedrooms, a dog, a cat, and a drum kit that’s squished into the corner of your music room/dining room/homework area…it might be time to move. Whether you have a newborn and you’ve discovered just how much stuff comes with this tiny little bundle of joy, or whether you simply want your house to be the place where your kids’ friends hang out, remember that house-hunting is free.

You’re ready for House 2.o


Maybe you’ve lived in your first home for a

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It’s a no-brainer that a clean home is a sellable home, but, as most of us know all too well, life can often get in the way of a picture-perfect looking home. Here are five simple housekeeping tricks that are easy and will help you maintain a tidy home before and after your house hits the market.

1. Make Way for Mats



A simple mat placed at each entry to your home will save time and energy on floor cleaning. Make sure they are large enough for someone to remain on it when they close the door behind them. The mat will gather the weather from their shoes or boots reducing the amount of time you spend washing the floors. Place a few pairs of flip flops or slippers in a basket for visitors to use and make them feel welcome. These are easy to

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The Town of Sylvan Lake is moving to a monthly utility billing system - a monthly system is more common throughout Alberta communities.

When does monthly utility billing begin?

Because of the current bimonthly system, half of the community will start monthly billing before the other. In the map below, the neighbourhoods in green will switch to a monthly billing system in February 2018.

The neighbourhoods indicated in yellow in the below map, will receive a two-month bill in February 2018, and begin monthly billing in March 2018. 


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14 Rosewood Rise in sylvan lake is what everyone wants and NEEDS in a 2 storey home,

3 bedrooms up with amazing ensuite, Bonus room for extra living space.

Walkout Basement, in-slab heating roughed in, 

Quartz countertops, bright windows with open concept for entertaining.

Gas fireplace, custom blinds, alley access, oversized driveway for Seasonal RV parking. 


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Here is Waylon doing the draw for a FREE HAIRCUT!!

Thank-You again to my very talented friend @boomerz13 for this awesome donation! 

Congratulations @yaqannukiychiquiet you have won!! I will PM you for pick up arrangements! Thank-you to everyone who liked & shared my FB business page! I really do appreciate it! 

Also-Stay tuned!! I have a couple more of these to Give-a-Way!! So if you didn’t win this time, there will be more chances! 

T. 587.447.1441

E. Samantha@LappRealty.ca

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cozy setting around brick and stone fireplace

Real estate agents and home buyers list fireplaces as one of their most sought-after features.

As fireplaces bring a luxurious feel to a house, they often appear on a home buyer’s wanted-features list. They can also increase a home’s value. The National Association of Realtors conducted a 2013 survey of homeowners’ desire for a fireplace. Participants listed fireplaces as one of their most sought-after features, with 40 percent stating that they would pay extra if the home had one. Likewise, the National Center for Real Estate Research discovered in its study that “fireplaces have a strong, positive effect on selling price with each fireplace adding about 12 percent.”

Our real estate agents revealed a similar sentiment. Most agreed that a

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