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May 23, 2017
Clean the Front Door Before Listing

 

One of the first, and the last thing a potential home-buyer sees before they enter your home is...

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Okotoks Real Estate Market Snapshot for April 2017

Okotoks Real Estate Market Stats April 2017, Meagen Mackenzie Real Estate

 

Okotoks saw an increase in the number of sales as well as the Days on Market in April. There were...

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REAL ESTATE TIDBIT: Remove Pets for Showings

 

If you have your home listed, it's best to remove your pets when you have a showing. 

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Adjust the Temperature for Showings: REAL ESTATE TIDBIT

 

If you're home is listed, you want to ensure that you adjust the temperature whenever there is...

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Beginner's Guide to Home Buying - Point2 Homes Interview

 

Home Buying Tips for Beginners, Meagen Mackenzie, Okotoks Real Estate, Homes for Sale in Okotoks, Okotoks REALTOR®

 

I was recently asked by Point2 Homes to be interviewed for an article they were writing...

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Okotoks Real Estate Market Statistics for March 2017

 

March 2017 Okotoks Real Estate Market Statistics,  OKOTOKS REALTOR, HOMES FOR SALE IN OKOTOKS, OKOTOKS REAL ESTATE

 

Okotoks real estate market activity is increasing as we ease into the spring market...just...

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Thank You March

 


Thank You March, Meagen Mackenzie, Okotoks Real Estate


Another busy month of adventures in real estate.

 

I'm so grateful for all the amazing people...

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De-Clutter Under Bathroom Vanities Before Listing

 

Often times home sellers think they can hide away all their 'junk' in cupboards and closets to...

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How Will Increased CMHC Premiums Impact You

How will increased CMHC fees impact you, Meagen Mackenzie, Okotoks Realtor

 

CMHC premiums are increasing as of March 17, 2017. So who does this affect and how will it impact...

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5 Ways To Protect Your Home From Snow Melt

5 Ways to Protect Your Home from Snow Melt, Meagen Mackenzie, Okotoks Homes For Sale

 

Spring is just around the corner, which means melting snow...LOTS of melting snow. Our landscape...

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Okotoks Real Estate Market Snapshot for Feb 2017

Okotoks Real Estate Market Stats Feb 2017, Meagen Mackenzie Real Estate

 

As we near the spring real estate market, we're seeing an increase in sale prices, number of sales...

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Thank You February

Meagen Mackenzie February Activity, Okotoks Realtor, Okotoks Real Estate, Homes for sale in Okotoks, Realtors in Okotoks

I love my clients and I love to stay busy, and February was no exception.


Thank you to all my wonderful...

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Use Fresh Flowers When Staging Your Home

 

I've said it over and over, but that's because it's such a great tip. Using fresh flowers when...

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Stage the Dining Room for Showings - Real Estate Tidbit


The dining room is a room that is often forgotten about when it comes to staging your home for a showing....

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Okotoks Has Grown

Town of Okotoks, Meagen Mackenzie Okotoks Realtor, Okotoks Real Estate, Homes for sale in Okotoks

 

 

The town of Okotoks has grown..not surprising, since as a community, it offers so many diverse...

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Okotoks Real Estate Market Stats for January 2017

Okotoks Real Estate Market Stats for January 2017, Meagen Mackenzie realtor, realtors in Okotoks


The Median Sale price for residential detached homes in Okotoks decreased in January with a Median Sale...

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Thank You January

 

Meagen Mackenzie, Okotoks Real Estate

 

I feel so grateful for my wonderful clients who allow me the opportunity to do what I love....

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Easy Staging Centrepieces: REAL ESATE TIDBIT

 

One of the easiest and inexpensive items you can use for a centrepiece is a bowl of fruit. These...

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Brighten Your Home for Showings - REAL ESTATE TIDBIT

 

One tip I always advise my clients to do is to leave all the lights on for showings, as I talk...

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Looking Ahead to Calgary's 2017 Housing Market

Calgary's 2017 Real Estate Outlook, Meagen Makenzie, Okotoks Real Estate, Homes for sale in Okototks


This passed week, the Calgary Real Estate Board (CREB®), released it's annual economic and housing...

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Okotoks Real Estate Market Snapshot for Dec 2016

Okotoks Real Estate Market Stats for December 2016, Meagen Mackenzie realtor, realtors in Okotoks


The close of the year brought a decrease in activity, which is to be expected given the Christmas holidays....

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Okotoks Real Estate Market Snapshot for Nov 2016

Okotoks Real Estate Market Stats for November 2016, Meagen Mackenzie realtor, realtors in Okotoks

We saw a slight decrease in sale prices, not surprising given the time of year.

 

Median sale price...

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Okotoks Real Estate Market Snapshot for September 2016

Okotoks Real Estate Market Stats for September 2016, Meagen Mackenzie realtor, realtors in Okotoks

Here are the Okotoks Real Estate Market Statistics for September 2016.

 

The Average Days on Market...

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BIG Mortgage Qualifications Coming in Canada

Mortgage qualification changes coming

 

What this means for homebuyers: If you're putting less than 20% down & you've been pre-approved...

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Get the Best Backyard on the Block

Meagen Mackenzie, Okotoks Real Estate - stage your yard to sell


Your backyard is a huge selling feature.


Potential buyers consider a great yard to be one of the most...

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Okotoks Real Estate Market Snapshot for June 2016

Okotoks Real Estate Market Stats June 2016, Meagen Mackenzie Real Estate


Okotoks Market Stats for June 2016.


Number of sales is up 10.8% compared to June 2015 & Median Sale...

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DIY Pottery Barn Inspired Rope Lantern

 


While not officially summer yet, you're probably getting your outdoor space ready for the warm...

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Stencilled Cushion Cover - Another fun DIY Home Decor Project


This week's post is a continuation of my last post where I made my own cushion covers. But this time I'm...

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DIY Drop Cloth Cushion Cover


This week's project is a homemade cushion cover. I love these kinds of projects because they're easy ways...

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How To Control Pet Hair

 

Do you have fur-babies? Do they shed? 

 

I have two...one of them doesn't really shed,...

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How To Clean Your Iron

 

I'm not a fan of ironing. In fact, it's one of those things I just don't have time for. I try to...

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How To Fake A Clean House

 

 

Okay, I have to admit it...my house isn't always spotless. As much as I wish it was, it...

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New Canadian Mortgage Rules in Effect

Mortgage Changes Coming, Meagen Mackenzie, Okotoks Real Estate, Homes for sale in Okotoks


As of yesterday, Feb 15, 2016 Canada's new mortgage rules went into effect. This means homebuyers must...

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Organize Your Pantry


I have a walk-in corner pantry in my kitchen. I love having the extra storage space, but I find it's the...

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How to Easily Clean the Inside of Your Microwave


Well I don't know about you, but my house can get pretty messy over the holidays. Especially with the...

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Organize your Home (and Life)

It's the middle of January already, the new year is in full swing.

For many people, this is the time to...

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Homemade Stovetop Christmas Potpourri


My house is all decorated and ready for Christmas. It looks wonderful; very festive.

 

But, it wouldn't...

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Easy Christmas Table Centerpiece

 

 

Who doesn't love decorating their table for Christmas? 

 

As much as I do, I don't...

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Mason Jar Christmas Candle Holders

Mason Jar Christmas Candle Holder, meagen mackenzie, okotoks realtor, homes for sale in okotoks, okotoks real estate


Hello Homebodies!!!! 

 

This week I'm making cute little candle holders out of mason jars. These...

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DIY Rusty Looking Christmas Bells


DIY Rusty Looking Christmas bell, meagen mackenzie, okotoks realtor, homes for sale in okotoks


It's the most wonderful time of the year - Christmas. And I've been busy decorating my house with Christmas...

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How To Manage Your Time

 

 

Well hello there, long time no see! Yes, I know....it's been a while since I posted something....

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DIY Fabric Softener

 


 

It's time for DIY again...and this time making my own fabric softener using items from my...

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DIY Faux Mercury Glass

 

 

It's time for another DIY project...Do-It-Yourself Faux Mercury Glass. 

 

If you've...

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How to Mulch Flower Beds Correctly - Gardening Tips

 

 

I love how flower beds look when they're mulched - so manicured and clean.


I went crazy...

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DIY Composter - Gardening Tips

 


 

Composting is something I've been wanting to try for a long time, but have you seen the...

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Re-Purpose with Spray Paint - Home Decor Tips

 

 

We all know how much I love home decor and home staging. This along with selling real estate...

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Homemade Insecticidal Soap - Gardening Tips

 

 

I love gardening. Living in Alberta, Canada, we have a short summer. So when the warm weather...

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DIY Manure Tea to Fertilize Plants - Gardening Tips

 

 

The gardening season is here so it's time to get our hands dirty. 

 

Every gardener...

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How to Lighten & Brighten Your Home

How to lighten and brighten your home, Meagen Mackenzie, Okotoks Realtor, Homes for sale in Okotoks


My home is my happy place...my sanctuary away from it all. My little piece of 'real estate' in this big...

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DIY Moss Letters - Spring Home Decor Project

 

 

I love the look of moss covered letters or monograms...I'm all about monograms these days....

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