52 Redwood Ave, Halifax NS

52 Redwood Ave is perfect for a growing family who wants great schools, parks, and proximity to the downtown core.

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This well maintained 4 + 1 bedroom family home has been cherished by the original owners for the last 40 years!

Main floor features large living room with functioning wood burning fireplace, separate dining area, leading to lovely back deck with morning sun and fully matured landscaping.

The kitchen is warn and inviting with ample storage and classic design. Main level includes master bedroom with powder room and his and her clothes. Three other bedrooms and a 4 piece bathroom complete this level. Lower level offers a 5th bedroom, large rec room, (with room for an additional bathroom, already roughed-in), plus an office/den.

Large furnace room could double as a workroom and houses a brand new furnace, installed in 2015! The laundry room, with functioning bath tub has been used to bath dogs, and would be perfect for dog grooming business. More storage and a cold room complete this level.

Home has enjoyed many upgrades including, new windows and doors, engineered hardwood flooring, decking, as well as a large, heated, aggregate driveway. Other upgrades include roof shingles and oil tank within the past 5 years.

The fully fenced back yard, is perfect for a family with kids and dogs. This homes offers lots of space for a growing family.

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52 Redwood Ave is located in the popular Fleming Heights Subdivision.  Off Purcell’s Cove Road, in the beautiful city of Halifax, 52 Redwood Ave is approximately 5 kms to the Armdale Rotary and 15 kms to downtown, making it an easy commute.  This is a well established subdivision with a great reputation.  The properties are full of  character, mature landscaping, and on good sized lots.  There are great schools in the area, the Royal Canadian Yacht Squadron, and Ashbun Golf Course are all close by.  Public parks including the Dingle Park, Sir Stanford Flemming Park and the Frog Pond are all in close proximity to the residents of this neighbourhood.

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Curb Appeal Counts

When it comes to selling your home, curb appeal counts.  The outside of your home is your first opportunity to make a great first impression with potential buyers.  It’s important to spend some time on curb appeal to draw in all the potential buyers you can.  An unkempt yard or peeling paint will scare some buyers away entirely.

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Consider this…

If you were shopping for a new blender and there were two blenders side by side, with virtually identical features and price, but one of the boxes had been opened and had a big hole in the front of it, while the other box was unopened and undamaged, what blender do you think you would buy?  My bet is on the blender with the undamaged packaging.  Sure the blender inside the damaged box may be perfectly fine, but this is an example of a bad first impression. 

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You already believe that someone may have returned it, because it was defective, or the item was damaged during shipping.  If you do consider buying it, you most likely will ask the vendor for a discount.  See where I’m going with this?

When selling your home you need to prepare your homes curb appeal to establish a great first impression.  Once you put your home on the market it becomes a product available for purchase just like the blender.  Also, the outside of your home is most often the first picture seen in a real estate search by potential buyers.  This is the picture that gets them to click through to see other pictures and eventually book a showing. 

Here are my top “TO DO’S” when it comes to maximizing curb appeal prior to listing your home:

  • Freshen up the landscaping to reinforce the impression that your home is well cared for.  This includes mowing the lawn, weeding, re-edging and mulching flower beds.  If you have planters, make sure they are manicured as well.  Planting a few annuals to add colour and vibrancy can make a world of difference, making the yard look inviting.  If selling in the fall or spring, rake leaves to keep the yard tidy looking and in the winter make sure drive and walkways are clear of snow for easy passage. 

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  • Declutter the outside of your home as you would the inside.  This includes anything from taking down a trampoline to make the yard look larger, putting away kids toys, or throwing out old tires that may be laying around.  Christmas in July?  Are you Christmas lights still up?  If so take them down.  Take a look at your lawn/deck furniture and decide if it looks overcrowded.  You want things to appear spacious.  I’m a believer in the adage, “Less is More”.trampoline
  • Touching up paint is a great way to freshen up the exterior of a home.  It may not be practical to repaint the entire exterior, so focus on decks, front steps, trim and doors.  While on this topic, choosing neutral paint colours will be appealing to more homebuyers.  Select colours in keeping with current trends.  These might not necessarily be to your taste, but remember you are trying to appeal to the masses and get your home SOLD.

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I always try to remind my sellers that once they decide to sell their home, they need to start looking at it differently.  It’s now a HOUSE for sale on the market.  Today’s buyers  are savvy and they are making a big investment.  Your home is in competition and you want TOP DOLLAR!  Invest a little time and money now and reap the rewards at the time of sale.   

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It’s In the Details

When it comes to home decor, it’s in the details.  The living room is often the area in a home where family gathers and guests are entertained.  Therefore, it needs to be as warm and inviting as possible.  Part of making the room feel welcoming is through proper accessorizing.

This ocean front condo holds breathtaking views of the Halifax Waterfront but unfortunately, the living room lacked a certain luxury look and feel.  Here are some tips to help create a well put together living room.

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Plan First – Shop Later:  Don’t make the mistake of going to your local home decor shop and spending a ton of money on a pile of accessories before you make a plan.  I find going on houzz.com is a great way to search thousands of photos to find your inspiration.  Remember, imitation is the highest form of flattery!  Before you head out the door to shop, take some photos of your room at various angles with your smart phone and refer to them often. 

Accent Your Floor:  You can place carpets or rugs on the floor to give the room a softer, lighter feel.  Use a rug that is large enough to support the size of the room.  In a large open concept area, rugs will help to define the space and anchor the room.  The rug in the above photo is too small for the space and layout of the condo.  Choosing a solid, neutral colour rug, will give you more options when it comes to accessorizing with accent pillows and art work. 

Lamps and Other Lighting:  In addition to giving off good light, the right lamps will enhance you living room decor and add interest to the space.  Depending on your room design, you may even want to consider a chandelier or pendent accent lighting. 

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Tables & Storage:  Use tables and other storage areas to accessorize your living room. You can place displays in cabinets, on open shelving, or on consoles and coffee tables.  Be strategic and try not to be too nicknack-y.

Wall Art:  I often choose my art work first then build my accessory plan around it.  However, this is not a hard and fast rule.  The right piece of wall art can transform a space, and should be a complement to your decorating scheme. 

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A Splash of Colour:  Let your personality shine through when it comes to colour.  My own taste is to choose a neutral wall colour and furnishings so that I can accent with any colour that suits me.  From there, I’ll find a striking throw pillow, wall art, or accent rug, and build my accessory melange around that.  I like to choose a hue of colour from the same family then add one (or two) contrasting, yet complementary colours to add depth to the space.

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Why Choose One Percent Realty East Inc.

At One Percent Realty East Inc we sell for LESS!  We know when hiring a REALTOR®, you want someone to help you sell your property for the highest price attainable, within a reasonable time frame, and to make things as efficient and stress-free as possible.  We also know you’d like to keep more of your hard earned equity!  My goal is to help you achieve all these objectives. Working for you, with your goals and needs in the forefront, I will help sell your home and ensure a fluid process.

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What you can expect from me and One Percent Realty East Inc:

  • Full MLS® exposure 
  • 1% +$900 total commission for homes over $600,000
  • $6,900 total commission for homes under $600,000
  • no upfront or hidden fees
  • high quality digital photography
  • progressive marketing strategy
  • listing and negotiation experience
  • dealing with all showings & other sales representatives
  • sales history of saving sellers thousands of dollars on commission
  • registered service provider with Brookfield Relocation 
  • a SOLD sign on your property

Yes…we are a full service brokerage. We just offer full service at a discounted commission!

Yes…sales representatives from other brokerages will show and sell your home! In fact, statistics show a whopping 70% of our listings are sold by outside brokerages!

Yes…you will save thousands of dollars in commission!  That means more of your hard earned equity will stay in your pocket!

Yes…buyers will see your home! All One Percent Realty listings are displayed EVERYWHERE other listings are.  Your listing will have the full exposure of MLS®, Realtor.ca, and a plethora of 3rd party real estate sites.  Buyers are going to see your home.  

Don’t let someone else tell you about our system. Let me tell you exactly what I can do to sell your home. I hope you will be delighted with my services and I am excited to start this home selling journey with you.