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Looking for the latest trends in outdoor holiday décor to boost the appeal of your home? Check out the list below to stand out in the real estate market this holiday:

  1. Chalet-inspired Décor
  2. Rope Lights
  3. Festive Planters
  4. Firewood Charm
  5. Swooping Garland

Chalet-inspired Décor

Chalet-inspired décor is all the rage this season. Whether you are into winter recreation or enjoy staying on trend, simply incorporating your retired outdoor equipment into your exterior decorations can make all the difference in creating up-to-date holiday curb appeal that potential buyers will notice.

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Rope Lights

Usually when we think of the holiday season, we picture single light bulbs of bright colours. This year is all about rope lights.

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If you receive a parking ticket between November 1 and 30, you can choose to donate a toy instead of paying the ticket! All donations go to the Red Deer Christmas Bureau. 

The early payment rate will remain in effect when the ticket is paid for with a toy. Other details:

Toys must be:

  • new and unwrapped in their original packaging
  • of equal or greater value than the amount owed on the parking ticket
  • accompanied by receipt

Gifts for kids aged 10 to 16 are in high demand!

Consider donating:

  • Craft sets
  • Art supplies
  • Science kits
  • Books
  • Sports equipment
  • Jewelry sets
  • Electronics and headphones
  • Movie passes
  • Gift cards

Please take your toy donations to the first floor of City Hall on November 29 or

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Whether your taste in centerpieces is traditional or modern, formal or fuss-free, we've got you covered with these 5 Thanksgiving table centerpieces.

Put Vintage Pieces to Work

An old dough bowl or wood trencher makes a great low centerpiece when filled with seasonal pumpkins, gourds, pinecones and flowering branches. Our step-by-step instructions make it easy to recreate this oh-so-trendy, rustic look. 

Embrace Symmetry

If your centerpiece will consist of more than one arrangement, position them symmetrically for a balanced look. Here, designer Marian Parsons created an edible centerpiece with two stacked cake plates in the center flanked by two slightly shorter floral arrangements in white stoneware pitchers that have a similar shape but

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Looking for a quick & YUMMY fall treat? Look no further! Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins...

Ingredients:   1 Cup all purpose flour 1/2 Cup old fashioned rolled oats 3/4 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice 3/4 Cup sugar 3/4 Cup brown sugar * packed 2 eggs 1/2 Cup coconut oil * melted 1 Cup pumpkin puree 1 Cup semi-sweet chocolate chips   Instructions:   Preheat your oven to 350°F.   Grease a standard muffin tin or use paper liners.   Combine the flour, oats, baking soda, baking powder, salt, pumpkin pie…
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In Case You Missed It, Here's a Look at Future Residential and Commercial Develpments are Planned For Red Deer the Next Few Years.   Coming Later This Year the New Neighborhood of Evergreen Will See Families Move In.   Clearview Market Will Be Expanding to the North Side of 67th Street, With Stores and Brands New to Red Deer Moving In.
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While we dedicate most our time towards placing individual and family units into the perfect home, we also like to follow up with tips to help our happy residents “optimize” their household experience well after the moving boxes have been recycled. On this bright and sunny Central Alberta summer week our real estate team has delivered a list of six tips to make your home even more vibrant through the strategic use of color.

6 Fun Tips to Adding Color to the Rooms of Your Home

1. The Golden 60-30-10 Rule of Color

The 60-30-10 rule of color comes straight from the professional interior design world. Basically, the methodology dictates that any room in the home be decorated with 60% in a dominating color, followed by 30% in a secondary hue,

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How Did Central Alberta's Real Estate Market Shape Up in June 2018?   Red Deer's Numbers Were Actually Quite Similar to June 2017! There Were 316 New Listings and 144 Sales With an Average of 58 Days on Market and an Average Sale Price of $330,082   Whereas 2017 Saw 9 Fewer Listings, 3 More Sales, and the Same Days on Market.   Homes are Selling Much Quicker in Red Deer's Surrounding Communities Like Blackfalds, and Sylvan Lake. Days on Market in Those Towns Dropped 30 Days!
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Who Doesn't Love a Little Ice Cream?!    Agent Samantha Prosser Treated the Families at Red Deer's Rotary Park To Some Cool Treats!   6 Families Also Won a Free Photography Session With to Take Some Beautiful Candids in the Park   She Also Had Some Help From FXC Inspections Jesse Fox, and Jacqueline White with Regional Mortgage Group.   If You Missed the Samantha's Ice Cream Social Don't Worry! Keep an Eye on Her Page, or Keep Checking Back Here to Find Out When the Next One's Happening.
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How Do You Plan to Celebrate Canada Day This Weekend?   The Town of Sylvan Lake Has a Ton of Events Planned For You and Your Family.   Starting at 10am Sunday, the Sylvan Lake Rotary Club Will Have Bouncy Castles, Balloon Animals, Face Painting & Glitter Tattoos Set Up At The Pier.   Help Sing O'Canada, and Grab Yourself a Slice of the GIANT Canada Birthday Cake Being Served at the Pier at 2pm.   Just Across the Street From the Pier You Can Catch Karaoke, a Hypnotist, and Other Musical Acts at The Stage!   The Sylvan Lake Sailing Club Will Race For Charity From 1-2pm. Purchase Your Raffle Tickets For The Chance to Win a Caribbean Cruise. Proceeds Go to…
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The Training Continues!   Our Agents are Dedicated to Improving Their Skills to Better Serve YOU Our Clients.   This Weeks Training Focused on Cold Calls. How Can Our Agents Break the Ice and Start Developing Relationships With the Clients They're Calling For the First Time?   Team Leader Kevin Lapp Says Making A Personal Connection and Treating Clients Like Friends in Family Will Make All the Difference.   Agent Nathan Wilkins Also Did Some Examples of How to Break the Ice and Start Identifying Each Clients Wish-List From First Contact.
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