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Saturday, November 13, 2010 - Get Your Property Ready for Winter

I came across an article today posted in October from the Edmonton Journal, and with winter approaching, I thought this would be helpful for you.  You can read this below or view it on the Edmonton Journals website. Get Your Property Ready for Winter Operating and maintaining a home can be a tough balancing act. Seasonal maintenance is a must, but it can be easy to neglect everything from small repairs to larger projects if they don't fit within the budget. Here are 10 projects to get your home ... Full Article...
posted in General at Sat, 13 Nov 2010 23:55:32 -0700

Wednesday, November 3, 2010 - Edmonton's Real Estate Market Activity for October 2010

The REALTORS® Association of Edmonton released September's real estate market activity. You can view this on line at http://www.ereb.com/MarketActivity/LatestMarketAnalysis.html or read the article below: Month-over-month price drop brings properties to 2009 housing price levels Edmonton, November 2, 2010: Although the all-residential average price dropped 3% in October, average prices are almost exactly what they were a year ago. Single family dwellings were sold on average for $365,691 which ... Full Article...
posted in General at Wed, 03 Nov 2010 15:40:19 -0600

Monday, November 1, 2010 - YourEdmontonHomes.com has gone Mobile!

 Do you want easy access to the MLS® for when you are on the go? Now you can on your iPhones, iPads and Android systems! Use your iPhone and on your browser go to YourEdmontonHomes.com/m/index.html to check it out!  This is a great tool to access the MLS® listings quickly and if you need any help or have any questions, don?t hesitate to contact me! 
posted in General at Mon, 01 Nov 2010 12:41:27 -0600

Friday, October 22, 2010 - To Buy or Not to Buy? Is it Now or Later?

If you have been thinking about buying a home for awhile, waiting for just the right time, then you could not have asked for a better market to finally take the leap. If the time is right and you have the money to move ahead, then here is why I say now is a great time to buy!1.) Low Interest Rates! - This is one of the most important and best ways to save yourself some money in the long run. Interest rates are at historic lows and are expected to increase in the future. So why not take ...
posted in General at Fri, 22 Oct 2010 12:49:18 -0600

Tuesday, October 19, 2010 - CMHC 3rd Quarter Housing Market Conditions and Outlook Report

I was reviewing the Housing Market and Outlook report that CMHC has recently released for their 3rd quarter update and I wanted to share this with you. Following is a point form overview of what was in the articles:Canadian Market & Outlook The first review is the one for all of Canada and you can listen to the full report at: 2010 Housing Market Conditions and Outlook ? Recorded Webinar ? Canada has experienced growth in the last 4 Quarters which includes consumer spending, income growth, ...
posted in General at Tue, 19 Oct 2010 12:27:37 -0600

Thursday, October 14, 2010 - Fun Facts About Edmonton, Alberta

Edmonton is the capital of Alberta and its growing population is more than one million people. It is known as Canada?s Festival City and residents enjoy an endless number of activities throughout the year. Edmonton?s booming economy has helped to propel the city?s growth. It is often referred to as a "gateway to the north," where much of the recent oil exploration has been taking place. The following information is from the Edmonton Economic Development Corporation. Feel free to click on these ... Full Article...
posted in General at Thu, 14 Oct 2010 12:30:12 -0600

Thursday, October 7, 2010 - Ergil & Jackson Appraisals HOME RENOVATION GUIDE

Ergil & Jackson Appraisals', previously known as Henderson and Butt Appraisal Consultants, offers a Home Renovation Guide each year that provides you with information on doing home renovations.  This includes, the approximate costs associated and what you can expect for a return on your investment.  This is a fantastic guide for any home owner and I find it to be a great resource to assist you with your home improvements.   You can view their Home Renovation Guide by clicking on this ...
posted in General at Thu, 07 Oct 2010 11:46:59 -0600

Tuesday, October 5, 2010 - Edmonton sees 26% spike in luxury-home sales

The Edmonton Journal has released an article today regarding the surge in Luxury Home sales in Edmonton, despite a slowing market.  You can view the article below or view it here: Edmonton Journal Article Edmonton sees 26% spike in luxury-home salesHigh-end houses defy real estate cooling trendBy Bill Mah, edmontonjournal.com October 5, 2010 12:06 PM EDMONTON ? While homebuying activity is cooling in Edmonton, luxury-home sales are picking up, says a new national report by ReMax. (view report ... Full Article...
posted in News at Tue, 05 Oct 2010 12:43:32 -0600

Monday, October 4, 2010 - Edmonton's Real Estate Market Activity for September 2010

The REALTORS® Association of Edmonton released September's real estate market activity. You can view this on line at http://www.ereb.com/MarketActivity/LatestMarketAnalysis.html  or read the article below: Lack of consumer activity holds housing market steady Edmonton, October 4, 2010: Housing prices in the Edmonton area remained stable as we enter the final quarter of the year. Single family dwelling prices in September mirrored prices in August and condo prices rose slightly after four months ... Full Article...
posted in General at Mon, 04 Oct 2010 14:52:05 -0600

Monday, October 4, 2010 - Edmonton's Real Estate Market Activity for August 2010

The REALTORS® Association of Edmonton released August's real estate market activity. You can view this on line at http://www.ereb.com/MarketActivity/LatestMarketAnalysis.html or read the article below: August housing market quietens Edmonton, September 2, 2010: The REALTORS® Association of Edmonton reports that the average price of single family property in the Edmonton area has softened with a small drop for the second consecutive month. Prices were plateaued at just over $388,000 from March ... Full Article...
posted in General at Mon, 04 Oct 2010 14:47:53 -0600

Wednesday, September 29, 2010 - No downpayment? Here are 4 ways around it!

Natalie Wellings, a Mortgage Broker with Mortgage Success, has posted an article that I think is great!  Many people are not aware of the options that are available to them when trying to come up with a down payment to purchase a home and her article points out the different ways that may be available to you.  You can read her article below, or visit her website at: www.youredmontonmortgage.com No downpayment? Here are 4 ways around it! Posted: 28 Sep 2010 02:15 PM PDT So, you have a great ...
posted in General at Wed, 29 Sep 2010 13:04:24 -0600

Monday, August 9, 2010 - Real Estate Question of the Week

Question from a Client: I am just debating whether I should get a one bedroom or two condo, does it really make that much of a difference for resale? What are your thoughts? Also, since you have more experience then I do with condos, what is the sound proofing like? What types of things can I expect to hear? Answer: It?s really up to you and your needs which makes the difference for buying a one or two bedroom. If you can afford the two bedrooms, I would recommend purchasing this as there is ... Full Article...
posted in General at Mon, 09 Aug 2010 23:05:07 -0600

Saturday, August 7, 2010 - Edmonton's Real Estate Market Activity for July 2010

The REALTORS® Association of Edmonton released July's real estate market activity. You can view this on line at http://www.ereb.com/MarketActivity/LatestMarketAnalysis.html or read the article below. "Cooler prices in July are still up 1.5% from last year Edmonton, August 4, 2010: While the summer temperatures rose in July, housing prices cooled and prices for all types of residential properties dipped slightly according to figures released by the REALTORS® Association of Edmonton. Single ...
posted in General at Sat, 07 Aug 2010 00:26:20 -0600

Monday, July 5, 2010 - Edmonton's Real Estate Market Activity for June 2010

The REALTORS® Association of Edmonton released May's real estate market activity. You can view this on line at http://www.ereb.com/MarketActivity/LatestMarketAnalysis.html or read the article below. "Edmonton Housing Market marked by high inventory Edmonton, July 5, 2010: REALTORS® report normal client activity in the Edmonton real estate market with listings, showings and sales. The residential inventory is approaching record levels set in 2007 but prices held steady in the second quarter ... Full Article...
posted in General at Mon, 05 Jul 2010 11:38:34 -0600

Friday, June 25, 2010 - New House For Sale In North Edmonton: 6224 162 B Ave - $368,800

 Great new listing in North Edmonton! Welcome to this beautiful home in Matt Berry. The main floor greets you with a sitting room that is open to the dining room with bay windows, vaulted ceilings & newer laminate flooring. Your large kitchen feautures oak cabinets with more than enough space for an additional table. Upstairs is your huge master bedroom with a 3 piece Ensuite & a Walk-In Closet, 2 additional bedrooms & a full bathroom. Downstairs there is your large family room that features a ... Full Article...
posted in Listings at Fri, 25 Jun 2010 14:01:53 -0600

Wednesday, June 16, 2010 - Things to Consider when Upgrading to a New Home in Today's Market

Buying and selling properties at the same time in today?s market can be tricky and stressful, however there are steps that you can take that will help. Here are some things to consider when you find yourself in this situation. Lose from Both Ends of the Transaction: Most of my clients cannot afford to hold two mortgages, so when you find the right house, we will have to include a clause that allows you to sell your property as a condition of your purchase. This condition alone is less appealing ... Full Article...
posted in General at Wed, 16 Jun 2010 11:03:22 -0600

Friday, June 4, 2010 - Edmonton's Real Estate Market Activity for May 2010

The REALTORS® Association of Edmonton released May's real estate market activity. You can view this on line at http://www.ereb.com/MarketActivity/LatestMarketAnalysis.html or read the article below. "REALTORS® face relaxed housing market with stable pricing Edmonton, June 2, 2010: The housing market was relaxed in May with slightly lower sales than last year and prices generally stable. Despite the sales drop, the current sales figures compare favourably with levels set in 2008. ?Financial ...
posted in General at Fri, 04 Jun 2010 10:54:12 -0600

Tuesday, June 1, 2010 - Bank of Canada Increases Prime Lending Rate

Well, the banks have been doing it, and now the Bank of Canada have increased it's primes lending rate.  The Bank of Canada released today the following article which can be read here, or read online at http://www.bankofcanada.ca/en/fixed-dates/2010/rate_010610.html "Bank of Canada increases overnight rate target to 1/2 per cent and re-establishes normal functioning of the overnight market OTTAWA ? The Bank of Canada today announced that it is raising its target for the overnight rate by ...
posted in General at Tue, 01 Jun 2010 17:04:42 -0600

Monday, May 17, 2010 - AREA Article: Bursting the Alberta Housing Myth

The Alberta Real Estate Association (A.R.E.A.) released an article today that I thought you would like. The specific author is unknown and unfortunately I do not have a link for you to view through, but here is the article for you to read: ?Bursting the Alberta Housing Myth The 2009 real estate market started out slow and ended with a bang. With prices and interest rates plummeting, many consumers took advantage and became homeowners. 2010, however, has been shrouded with whispers of a housing ... Full Article...
posted in General at Mon, 17 May 2010 09:08:55 -0600

Thursday, May 13, 2010 - New Website Tool - RE/MAX Space Planner - Design Your Edmonton Home

If you are like me, I love designing the floor plans of my home and RE/MAX has a great tool for you to use!  I wanted to share this with everyone and you can access this by clicking on the Interactive Floor Plans Button on my main page, or visit http://www.remax-western.ca/remax-space-planner . If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to contact me!   RE/MAX of Western Canada - Space Planner: "Become your own interior designer with the help of the RE/MAX Space Planner. Thanks to ... Full Article...
posted in General at Thu, 13 May 2010 14:13:13 -0600

Wednesday, May 5, 2010 - Edmonton's Real Estate Market Activity for April 2010

Yesterday, the REALTORS® Association of Edmonton released April's real estate market activity.  You can view this on line at http://www.ereb.com/MarketActivity/LatestMarketAnalysis.html or read the article below.  Mortgage changes do not dramatically affect local housing market Edmonton, May 4, 2010: April is the start of the busy second quarter for real estate, and resale housing sales were down over the same month last year according to a report issued by the REALTORS® Association of ...
posted in General at Wed, 05 May 2010 11:31:44 -0600

Sunday, May 2, 2010 - Mortgage Change Update

Natalie Wellings, a mortgage broker with Mortgage Success in Edmonton, Alberta, recently wrote about the changes to the mortgage industry which have occurred over the last little bit. The mortgage industry obviously has such a huge impact on anyone looking to purchase a home and I hope that this helps clarify what has happened for everyone. You can view her article below, or visit www.EdmontonMortgageBlog.ca Change; It's Inevitable... It is true. The only constant is change! The mortgage world ... Full Article...
posted in General at Sun, 02 May 2010 22:52:40 -0600

Wednesday, April 28, 2010 - For Sale: Great Half Duplex for $289,900 - 5, 14803 Miller Blvd (North Edmonton) - Video Tour

Here is a video tour that I have created for one of my listings for a Fantastic Half Duplex Style, Bareland condo that backs on to a Park in Miller! Miller is located in North Edmonton with easy access to Manning Freeway, Yellowhead Trail, Anthony Henday and the Edmonton LRT.  Walk in to your bright main floor that offers an Open Floor Plan and a Large Kitchen with plenty of cabinet space, updated backsplash and all appliances are included. Your living room features a Gas Fireplace and your ... Full Article...
posted in Listings at Wed, 28 Apr 2010 11:47:56 -0600

Wednesday, April 28, 2010 - Go RE/MAX!! RE/MAX voted as having the Most Trusted Residential REALTOR®!!

RE/MAX of Western Canada announced today that readers of Reader's Digest Magazine voted RE/MAX as having the Most Trusted Residential REALTOR®! Great job to all the RE/MAX sales associates; Keep up the good work!  Read the press release below or view it at http://remax-western.ca/newsroom .  You can also view Reader's Digest 2010's Most Trusted Brand's at www.readersdigest.ca/trustedbrand/html/winners.html .      (Kelowna, BC) ? RE/MAX has been awarded Most Trusted Residential REALTOR® as voted ... Full Article...
posted in General at Wed, 28 Apr 2010 10:25:53 -0600

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