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Take a look inside the 2012 PNE Prize Home!

I'm never a fan of waiting in that long line to take a quick look around the prize home at the fair every year.. but my curiosity always get the better of me! 

"This year’s PNE Prize Home is located on a mountain lot in Sun Peaks! Designed by "ABC"s The bachelorette & Extreme Home Makeover" Jillian Harris, it includes three bedrooms, three bathrooms, a stocked sports room and decks off the living area and master bedroom. The master offers a walk-in closet, an ensuite with a standalone tub sitting beneath a sparkly chandelier! It also features a walk-in wine cellar and designer furniture in each room.   To wind down after a day of play, the outdoor fireplace and hot tub await."

This year the home prize includes the following: 







Forget craigslist.. is the way to go if you are looking for new place to call home in the rental world!

I remember my experience with Craigslist a few years back when I was looking for my first rental apartment Downtown. It was like sifting through my spam folder trying to find real emails. I'd click and read each listing, only to find out that it was in a bad location, or it looked like a slum.

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PadMapper makes apartment hunting less awful, almost fun. It does this by plotting the apartments are on a big (google) map, and let's you filter your results till you find exactly what you want. If you’re particularly interested in a place, you can zoom in very close, see all the listings details and check out nearby restaurants, shoping etc. You can even save the specific listing to your favorites if you create a profile! There are also neat overlays to help you learn about the different areas.

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Happy apartment hunting!