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Trevor Hotz
Re/Max Real Estate
12650 151 Ave, Edmonton, Alberta
P: 780-457 3777
F: 780-457 2194

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 -

“The best we can do is size up the chances,
calculate the risks involved, estimate our
ability to deal with them, and then make our
plans with confidence.”
Henry Ford 

“Excellence is doing ordinary things
extraordinarily well.”
John W. Gardner 

“The value of an idea lies in the using of it.”
Thomas A. Edison 

As an adult, you might be interested in a neighborhood that is
easy driving distance from a golf course, close to shopping
and fine dining restaurants, or has nearby trails suitable for
walking and jogging. 

But kids are different

To them, their entire world exists on those few streets in and
around their home. So if you have children, you’ll want to
make sure that your new home is located in a neighborhood
with amenities that will appeal to them. Those may include
nearby parks with modern playground equipment, daycare
facilities (especially important for young families), schools,
recreation centers, and sports fields.
Even a sidewalk in front of a home can be important to a
child. And, of course, it is also important for them to have
other kids in the neighborhood that could potentially become
their friends. 

Several academic studies have shown that “kid-friendly”
neighborhood features can have a significant impact on a
child’s well being, psychological growth and academic

How do you find neighborhoods that are great for your kids?
Call today and I’ll help! 

But what if you don’t have any kids?
If you’re planning a family, you’ll want a neighborhood that is
suitable for baby strollers and toddlers. 

If you’re not anticipating having children, or if your kids are
already grown, then you’ll need to carefully consider whether
or not you want to live in a kid-friendly area. You might enjoy
having the occasional street hockey game played in front of
your home. But, then again, you might not!
So, you need to think of the kids when shopping for a new
home ?? even if you don’t have any. 

Need help selecting the ideal neighborhood? Call today!
Like taxes, traffic is a fact of life.
So, when shopping for a new home,
consider how the road situation will
affect your commute to work,
access to shopping and attractions,
and the ability to conveniently
reach places you need to go.
After all, it’s difficult to enjoy your
new home if you’re constantly
sitting in traffic!
Ask your REALTOR® about known
congested streets and
intersections, school busing routes,
and access to public transit. 

Not intended to cause or induce the breach of, cancellation of, assignment of, or to interfere in any way with the existing agency agreement of another Realtor.

posted in General at Wed, 27 May 2009 11:25:35 -0600



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