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A big shout out to our clients....Thank you for being so AWESOME & helping our business grow. We really do appreciate the referral of family & friends, entrusting us with their real estate needs. If you know of anyone looking to buy or sell, please don't hesitate to pass on our details, we would be happy to help them.
Thank you,
Julie & Eddie
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Want to know what's happening in your local housing market? Want to know what your home is worth in todays market? Get in touch & we will be happy to have a (no pressure) chat about your housing needs & how we can assist you!
 
 
 
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On my travels around photographing real estate for Julie, I especially enjoy driving in the country and often see old barns and trucks...I love it! 
Yesterday on the way to photograph an acreage just outside of Carseland I passed this lovely old building and snapped a picture!

UPDATE this building is actually the old Mossleigh Post Office.....I have attched some information regarding the building & thanks to Jeff Nattress & Michael Gardener for finding the information.

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We strive to make life less stressful when selling your home! We will make your home look as fabulous and appealing as possible when we market it, will ensure you are fully updated and supported along the way and will work hard to get you the best possible price :)
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Don't hesitate to contact us if you want information on the local real estate market or any other expert real estate advise.......It will be great to hear from you :)
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It's easy to just turn up the dial on the thermometer in the living room and forget about what's powering the heat.....Until it all goes wrong! When it gets really cold out, furnaces are put through their paces, working overtime to keep homes warm. You should clean out the furnace filter — once a year for larger ones and once a month for smaller filters during the winter months. Another tip is to make sure snow is cleared away from vents and pipes on the exterior of your house. Those pipes connect to the furnace. If snow or ice gets inside, the furnace is going to shut down! Most furnace parts require a professional experienced repair person, but basic regular maintenance can keep the heat on.
Stay warm during the freeze.

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Thank you so much to all our clients for entrusting your real estate needs to us. We are honored to have to opportunity to serve you & really appreciate your loyalty & the referral of friends & family.

Thanks to you I am the #1 (residential Realtor) in the office again this year at MaxWell Capital Realty!

Due to the economic downturn it was certainly a tough year, but thanks to hard work & your support we made it through!

Please remember that if you have a family member, friend or work colleague looking to buy or sell, it would be our privilege to serve them!

Thank you, you guys are awesome!

Julie (403) 614 3455
www.julieparry.com
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1. WINTER TIRES

When the temperature drops below 7⁰C, winter tires perform the best. Although, all season tires marked as M+S (Mud & Snow) can legally be used in winter in most provinces, winter tires are specifically made for harsh winter conditions, have more traction, and will stop quicker in an emergency. In addition, ensure the air pressure is at recommended levels. Check air pressure on a monthly basis and adjust as required.

2. OIL CHANGE

If you have not had an oil change done, now is the time to do so! There are specific oil types recommended for winter conditions because they have less viscosity (thinner) and will help the engine work more efficiently.

3. BATTERY CHECK

Have your battery tested and ensure it has enough power to start your engine on a frigid -35⁰C morning.

Additionally, check the cable connections, remove corrosion, and tighten to ensure good contact.

4. WINDSHIELD WIPER BLADES

Wiper blades break down over time and should be regularly examined for wear and tear. There are also wiper blades specifically designed for handling snow, ice, and other stresses of the winter months.

5. WASHER FLUID

If you are in the habit of using water as your windshield washer during the summer months, beware! For winter, you need a washer fluid that can withstand extreme cold conditions, ideally down to -40⁰C.

6. BLOCK HEATER

Check that your car’s block heater is working before winter comes. If you park within a well-insulated or heated garage, plugging in your car may not be required. However, outside parking in temperatures below -15⁰C for extended periods require that you warm up your car engine for a few hours. This will ensure the engine starts up and warms up faster. Plug in the car for about 4 hours before starting up. A block heater timer can help you save on the amount of electricity used.

7. COOLANT CHECK

Ensure the coolant in your car is at appropriate levels and in good condition.

8. CAR FLOOR MATS

Rubber mats designed for your car’s make and model can help to hold the snow that you transfer into your car and which melts when the car is in use. They are easy to clean up and should be cleaned/drained often.

9. GENERAL TUNE-UP

Fall is a good time to tune-up your car in general. Check the brakes, belts, filters, ignition system, heater/defrosting systems, lights, etc.

10. EMERGENCY KIT

Emergencies happen! Always be prepared for getting stuck in a snow storm or your car breaking down when you are out in the middle of nowhere. Carry an emergency kit stocked with first aid supplies, flash light, thick blanket, booster cables, ice scraper, small shovel, snow brush, emergency reflectors, candles, matches/lighter, etc. & a fully charged cell phone of course...

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1) Stake and tie up any young trees or shrubs that may break under the weight of wet snow or ice. Use soft (but strong) ties around the bark of trees, as wire or twine can cut into the bark and cause serious damage. Consider old T-shirts cut into strips.
2) Water newly planted conifers and broad-leaved evergreens (such as rhododendrons) until the ground freezes.
3) Wrap the stems of young and newly planted trees with white cloth or white plastic tree wraps. This will help to prevent sun scald on their bark and will also help to protect young plants from damage by rabbits and voles.
4) Dump snow away from shrubs and young trees. Dumping large amounts of snow on trees and shrubs can cause serious damage. In the spring the mounds of snow melt and gradually sink, pulling at branches and leaving salt behind. Alternatively, snow on top of a perennial bed can be a good insulating layer.
5) Don't forget the birds! If you have a bird feeder, make sure that you are dedicated to keeping it filled throughout the winter. Many wintering birds become dependent on bird feeders during extremely cold or stormy weather.
6) Mulch gardens if you didn't get a chance to do so earlier. When using leaves, do not apply a thickness of more than about 10 centimetres (four inches). Any deeper will smother bulbs and perennials trying to grow in the spring.
7) Find out who has visited your garden this winter. Have some fun and learn to identify animal tracks after a fresh snowfall. In some cases, if you follow their paths in the snow, you may notice shrubs or other plants that they may be eating and can take early steps to protect your garden.
8) Once deciduous trees drop their leaves check them for pests (e.g. scale) or diseases that may have been hidden by summer foliage. It is also a great time to examine the tree to determine if some spring pruning will be needed.
9) As you wind down the garden season, make notes on what worked and what didn't work, to help you plan for a successful garden next year. You are more likely to remember key points now rather than next April or May!
10) Join a local garden or horticultural society. Many organizations meet over the winter on a monthly basis and provide interesting speakers who can help chase away the winter blues and provide you with great ideas for your upcoming garden season.
We hope that you find this advice helpful? Please don't hesitate to contact us if we can be of any assistance with your real estate requirements.
Julie & Eddie.
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HEATING
A routine maintenance check each autumn will help ensure your furnace is running properly and efficiently. Also, if you have an older thermostat, consider replacing it with a programmable one to save money on heating costs. 
WINDOWS & DOORS
In order to prevent heat loss, make sure your windows and doors are properly sealed. Check the weather-stripping around windows and door frames, and replace where necessary. Also check for drafts and caulk both inside and out where necessary, to keep the heat in and the cold out.  
EAVESTROUGHS
It’s important your eaves are free of any debris such as leaves, dirt and sticks. Clogged gutters prevent the draining of rain and melting snow which could result in household leaks. Also, make sure your downspouts extend away from your house by at least five feet to ensure that water runs away from your house and not towards it. 
ROOF
While cleaning your eaves, inspect your roof for any missing, loose or damaged shingles. If your roof needs attention call a roofer to help you with the repairs or maintenance. Also ask them to look at the caulking around the chimney and air vents. 
OUTSIDE TAPS
Water left undrained can freeze, which can cause the pipes to burst. Disconnect your garden house and drain the remaining water. In most homes you can find a bleeder valve in the water line (inside the mechical room). Close off the water supply taps (normally in the mechanical room), open the outside taps then open the bleeder valve (in the mechanical room) with a container underneath to catch the water. This will ensure the water line to the tap is empty.
TREES/BUSHES
Make sure any overgrown bushes or trees are trimmed back away from your house and electrical wires. This will help decrease your risk of property damage and power problems.  
We hope that you find this advice helpful? Please don't hesitate to contact us if we can be of any assistance with your real estate requirements.
Julie & Eddie.
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