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31 Trailview Road Kelvin Grove C0B1M0

31 Trailview Road
Kelvin Grove C0B1M0

2 bedrooms
$ 169,900

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11 Heritage Park Summerside C1N4H7

11 Heritage Park
Summerside C1N4H7

1 bedrooms
$ 6,000

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1370 Burlington Road Burlington C0B1M0

1370 Burlington Road
Burlington C0B1M0

6 bedrooms
$ 369,700

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773 Osbourne Street Summerside C1N4N1

773 Osbourne Street
Summerside C1N4N1

2 bedrooms
$ 169,900

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156 Crozier Drive Summerside C1N6C3

156 Crozier Drive
Summerside C1N6C3

3 bedrooms
$ 279,500

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15 Cameron Avenue Summerside C1N6P5

15 Cameron Avenue
Summerside C1N6P5

2 bedrooms
$ 67,500

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41388 Western Road Woodvale C0B1K0

41388 Western Road
Woodvale C0B1K0

4 bedrooms
$ 239,000

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385 Clark Road St. Roch C0B1K0

385 Clark Road
St. Roch C0B1K0

4 bedrooms
$ 119,000

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6915 TYNE VALLEY RTE 12 Tyne Valley C0B2C0

6915 TYNE VALLEY RTE 12
Tyne Valley C0B2C0

3 bedrooms
$ 108,000

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187 Howlan Road Woodstock C0B1V0

187 Howlan Road
Woodstock C0B1V0

3 bedrooms
$ 175,000

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27 Malpeque Road|Route 20 Malpeque C0B1M0

27 Malpeque Road|Route 20
Malpeque C0B1M0

2 bedrooms
$ 145,000

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2514 Maplewood Road Stanchel C0A1Y0

2514 Maplewood Road
Stanchel C0A1Y0

3 bedrooms
$ 385,000

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7926 MAXIMEVILLE RTE 11 Maximeville C0B2E0

7926 MAXIMEVILLE RTE 11
Maximeville C0B2E0

1 bedrooms
$ 76,000

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9 Hillside Drive Summerside C1N4X7

9 Hillside Drive
Summerside C1N4X7

3 bedrooms
$ 189,000

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201 Maple Street Summerside C1N1H2

201 Maple Street
Summerside C1N1H2

3 bedrooms
$ 154,900

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4999 Route 14 West Cape C0B1V0

4999 Route 14
West Cape C0B1V0

4 bedrooms
$ 119,900

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20 Cahill Lane Kildare C0B1B0

20 Cahill Lane
Kildare C0B1B0

3 bedrooms
$ 224,900

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32 McCardle Road Chelton C0B1N0

32 McCardle Road
Chelton C0B1N0

3 bedrooms
$ 120,000

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5533 Route 11 Union Corner C0B2E0

5533 Route 11
Union Corner C0B2E0

3 bedrooms
$ 159,000

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468 CHURCH Street Alberton C0B1B0

468 CHURCH Street
Alberton C0B1B0

4 bedrooms
$ 177,500

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253 Church Street Summerside C1N1K5

253 Church Street
Summerside C1N1K5

4 bedrooms
$ 259,900

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79 Lady Slipper Drive Miscouche C0B1T0

79 Lady Slipper Drive
Miscouche C0B1T0

3 bedrooms
$ 175,000

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20 First Street Cascumpec C0B1V0

20 First Street
Cascumpec C0B1V0

4 bedrooms
$ 229,900

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63 Broadway Street Kensington C0B1M0

63 Broadway Street
Kensington C0B1M0

3 bedrooms
$ 119,000

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Brenda Green

I am a mature individual with many life experiences. I like to put myself in my client's shoes whether your buying a home, investing in property or selling your home. Having lived in Prince Edward Island all my life, I know the area very well, so I can make sure that it will be a right fit for your needs. I pride myself in serving my clients with honesty, professionalism, confidence and will give you my undivided attention to make your buying or selling experience stress free. I welcome the opportunity to serve you in all your real estate needs.


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Email: brendagreen@royallepage.ca
Direct: (902) 432.4689
Office: (902) 436.9251
Fax: (902) 436.2734


Real Estate Info

Learn about the market and how to buy your new dream home or sell your existing home (or perhaps both). Just click below on the subject that you are interested in.



Knowing What you are Looking For

Choosing the right neighborhood is an important part of finding a home. If you love the house but hate the neighbors, or have the perfect kitchen but have an agonizing two-hour commute, you’re never going to feel completely comfortable living there. Your best bet is to figure out if your neighborhood is a good fit with your family before you start looking for a home there (or certainly before you put in an offer). Spend some time there; take a walk through the streets, visit local shops and restaurants, and pick up a community paper to get a sense of the area’s personality.

Determining if the neighbourhood is right for you

What does the area look like? Do homes look cared for? Even in moderately-priced areas, pride of ownership helps keep property values up. Keep an eye out for signs of neglect like overgrown laws, houses in need of paint and vacant lots (which can be zoned for commercial use, or end up getting used as dumps). On the other hand, if an area has a lot of neglected-looking homes but you notice that a number look like they’ve been recently renovated, that may be a sign that the neighborhood is becoming gentrified; buying a home there and fixing it up can be a good long-term investment.

What types of people live there? Families? Retirees? First-time homeowners? Professionals with no kids? An area populated mainly by young families, for example, will feel very different from one with lots of college and university students

How convenient is it? Figure out how far you’ll have to travel to do everyday stuff like grocery shopping. Where’s the closest gym? Dry cleaner? Post office? What about parks and recreational facilities? Being close to amenities isn’t important to everyone, but it’s a real day-to-day time saver, and can make the difference in the feel of a neighborhood; a place where people walk to the store and the library has a very different flavor than an area where people have to drive everywhere they need to go.

Is it a safe place to live? Vandalism and deterrents like “Beware of dog” signs or bars on windows can mean there’s a high crime rate in the area. Keep an eye out for graffiti, too – it could be a sign of gang activity. Check with local police for info about crimes in the area; they’ll also be able to tell you about how active area residents are in terms of crime prevention and community policing.

Are there schools nearby? If you have kids, proximity and quality of schools is a major consideration. Talk with people who live in the area, and call local schools or check online to get test scores and ratings. Figure out exactly where schools are located to see if your kids can walk or if they’ll have to be driven or bussed.

How long will it take to get to work? Do a dry run of your commute in rush hour. Figure out how often buses run past your house or how far you are from a major highway. If you need access to the airport, is it easy to get there by car, bus or taxi?

What are the property values like? Your home is an investment, so it pays to buy in an area where properties will increase in value. Ask your REALTOR® for info on property values in the area for the last 10 years so you can get a sense of how much they have gone up over time.

What’s in store for the area? Development can change the personality of a neighborhood, and increase taxes and traffic. Look for new construction in the area and check with city hall or the local chamber of commerce for planned housing developments, new facilities, new retailers, etc.

Is it quiet or noisy? Visit the area at different times of day to get a sense of the noise level. A quiet street may be party central once the sun goes down, and an area near a highway may be fine at most times, but noisy at rush hour. Listen for barking dogs, traffic noise, overhead planes, and loud music.

Finding a neighborhood you like is just as important as living in a home you love. Good neighbors, great amenities, nice schools and cool shops can make or break how you feel about your house or condo. So talk to a REALTOR® who specializes in the area you’re interested in, do your research, and you should be able to find a community that fits your needs and your lifestyle.

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8 Tips to a Faster Sale

1. De-personalize.

Put away family photos, trophies, and cute little name plates by the front door. When prospective buyers see things like that, they have trouble picturing themselves living there.


2. Lose the clutter.

Buyers want to see space, not jammed closets and crammed countertops. Clutter makes them think there won't be enough room for their stuff.

• Put away knick-knacks and photos. Leave tabletops, dressers and kitchen counters clear.
• Store extra clothes to make closets look spacious.
• Get rid of the junk in the garage and the attic so buyers can really see the storage space. Get rid of what you don't want, and put the rest in storage.
• If you want to keep your grandmother's heirloom chandelier or your expensive window coverings, replace them with something you don't mind leaving behind. If buyers don't see it, they won't ask for it.

3. Clean, Clean, Clean.

Show your house at its best with sparkling windows, spotless carpets and shining bathrooms. In bathrooms, re-caulk tubs, bleach dingy grout, polish faucets, and clean mirrors and glass. Clean the kitchen from floor to ceiling, including walls, cabinets (inside and out), stovetop, backsplash, range hood and appliances. Keep things show-ready by hiring a service to come in a few times a week until the house is sold, or give every family member specific duties so you can get the house in shape fast for showings.

4. Freshen up.

Odors are an instant turnoff; they make buyers think the house isn't clean. Open up the windows, clean the carpets, use air fresheners, change cat boxes every day, use a dehumidifier in the basement, and stop smoking inside.

5. Stage it.

Make your space look bright, spacious and modern with a few simple touches:

• Make up the guest room with fluffy pillows and a pretty comforter.
• Hang your nicest towels in the bathrooms.
• Paint the main rooms in a fresh, neutral colour.
• Put new hardware on outdated kitchen cabinets.
• Wash your curtains or hang new ones.
• Arrange your furniture to maximize space, then store whatever doesn't fit.

6. Fix it.

Make sure taps are easy to turn and don't leak, check for leaks or dampness in the basement, ensure windows and doors open and close easily, fix broken appliances and replace burned-out light bulbs. If you don't fix the small stuff, buyers will assume it's a sign that you haven't taken care of your home, and the big stuff isn't in good shape either.

7. Up the curb appeal.

Cross the street and take a good look. How does your house look when you compare it to your neighbors? What needs to be done to give it that "wow" factor?

• Nice landscaping can really sell a house. Trim the bushes, and keep your lawn green, evenly cut and freshly edged.
• Refresh the front door. Clean it, polish the hardware, and give it a coat of glossy paint.
• Rent a power washer and clean the exterior. Replace damaged shingles, loose siding and old caulking.
• Paint the house if you need to - a few hundred dollars worth of paint could add thousands to your selling price.
• If you have a pool, keep it clean and well-maintained.
• Got kids? Put away outdoor toys, and if you have a play structure, take it down so your yard looks roomier.

8. Set a fair price.

If you set your price too high, then drop it, your house will be "old news" and will end up being much harder to sell, even at the lower price. Talk to your REALTOR® about a realistic asking price that will help your place sell quickly - and help you maximize your investment.

Buyers like houses that are clean, well taken care of and up-to-date. Don't break the bank on big fixes, but remember that small improvements can make a big difference. You may have some work ahead of you, but every bit of "elbow grease" you put into your place will pay for itself.

Need more help making your house sale-ready? Your REALTOR® knows what buyers want and can help you figure out exactly what needs to be done.




Check your credit

Get a copy of your credit report from Equifax.com (or a similar service). Double-check every item listed and if there are any errors or omissions, contact your credit bureau to change them. How's your score? One way to improve your rating is to pay off any outstanding credit card debt.

Do the math

Now that you have an idea of how much you owe, gather up all of your information on your assets (your current home, investments, stocks, bonds, other properties) and add them up. Hint: it's best when you own more than you owe. There are plenty of calculators online that will help you make sense of the numbers and give you a preliminary idea of the mortgage amount you qualify for.

Prequalify

Meet with a bank or lender. They'll ask you some questions that may point out some things you missed in your initial estimate, like liabilities - or assets you didn't realize you had. Using all this information, they'll give you a rough estimate of how much you can borrow. However, this informal process isn't a guarantee or a pre-approval. It's simply a way to help you gauge the properties you can afford and figure out if you're ready to make this type of financial commitment.

Learn the lingo

Familiarize yourself with mortgage terms and options by doing your homework. Talk to your REALTOR®, ask friends and family and check out all the websites and articles that have this info about amortization periods, the benefits of fixed or variable rates and more - there are lots of them.

Choose a lender

A mortgage is one of the biggest financial commitments you can make, so it pays to shop around. Even if you have an excellent relationship with your bank, there's no harm in exploring the option of obtaining financing from another company.

Many homebuyers have found financing online, whether it's through a mortgage finding service or a bricks-and-mortar institution. You don't have to leave your home to do it, and you can shop 24/7. The downside of doing it online is that lacks a personal touch - you may miss out on an option that you might have come across by talking to someone in person.

If you're pressed for time, a mortgage broker can do your "shopping around" for you, and find the best rate available. Before choosing a broker, make sure he or she isn't affiliated with a specific bank or lending institution.

Get pre-approved

Getting mortgage pre-approval is similar to pre-qualifying, but the result is an approval from a lender for a specific amount, locked into an interest rate for a period of time (normally 90 to 120 days). So there you have it - the simple steps to get you closer to a mortgage that not only works for you but also gets you into the home of your dreams.




A Stress-Free Moving Day

• Pack a moving day "survival kit".
• Have a box or backpack with everything you'll need the day of the move, and the night and morning after, and bring it with you in the car or as checked luggage on the plane. Include items like toiletries, a change of clothes, sheets, towels, shampoo, soap, paper towels, coffee mugs and paper plates. Include important papers like insurance policies, birth certificates, etc. And don't forget a big blanket or sheet to sit on so you can have a "picnic" and not worry about dirty floors.
• Set aside special boxes for your kids' important stuff, too.
• Clothes, special toys and blankets, books, photos, toothbrushes and pyjamas - ensure they have easy access to everything they need to feel at home in their new space.
• Colour code boxes. Assign each room in your new place a colour. (Red for the kitchen, blue for the master bedroom, etc.) Put a sticker of the appropriate colour on each box - and a corresponding sticker on the door of each room. It's a great way to avoid confusion, especially if movers can't tell which is "Max's room" and which is "Emily's room." Assign boxes "load last" which includes vital kitchen stuff, linens, kids' items and other things you'll need right away should be loaded last and unloaded first. Mark them clearly.
• Get a sitter.
• Have someone you trust take care of kids and/or pets for the day. That way they won't get stressed out by the upheaval, and you won't have to worry about them getting underfoot.
• Clear a path.
• Make sure there's a spot for the moving truck to park, and that there are no plants, boxes or furniture blocking doorways and walkways. Remove rugs, disconnect the spring from the screen door and prop open doors than swing shut.
• Get rid of last-minute garbage.
• Ask your neighbours if you can use their containers to toss any remaining trash. Make sure any hazardous or flammable waste is disposed of properly.
• Check the meters.
• Take note of your utility meter readings so you don't end up paying for someone else's use.
• Do a final check.
• Do one last walk-through to make sure you haven't missed anything. Don't forget closets, cupboards and crawl spaces.
• Turn the furnace/AC .
• Turn off all the lights, shut all the windows and lock the doors. • Hand over the keys. Leave them with the landlord or new owner.

At your new home

• Unload the "load last/unload first" boxes.
• Make sure they can be easily accessed once they're inside.
• Supervise the rest of the unloading.
• See that the right boxes are going to the right rooms.
• Set up beds first. Before unpacking or setting up anything else, ensure everyone has a comfortable place to sleep.
• Kitchen essentials next. After sleep comes food. Pull out the coffee maker, the toaster and maybe a frying pan for scrambled eggs so you can have breakfast in the AM.
• Enjoy your new home

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