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Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - How Do You Choose Your Neighbourhood? Tips, Tricks and Things to Keep in Mind

When you are buying a new home, choosing the right neighbourhood can be just as crucial to consider as the house itself.In general, people tend to be creatures of habit and, when moving, will look at the neighbourhoods they know best first and opt to stay in the same part of the city that they are accustomed to whenever possible.But sometimes circumstances like family, work relocation, school or other life events push us into unfamiliar territory and so the search for a new neighbourhood must ... Full Article...
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Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - New Listing - E4082873

Just added this listing:"Fantastic 2-Storey with a Huge Yard & Bonus Room in Foxboro! With over 1800 sq ft to call home, there is plenty of space for whatever your needs may be. The main floor offers an open concept that is great for entertaining with a sitting area that features a cozy Gas Fireplace & newer carpets. Your kitchen has beautiful Maple cabinets with black appliances, including a Gas stove that's perfect for the budding chef, a pantry & a dining room that gives easy access to enjoy ... Full Article...
   posted in Listings at Wed, 20 Sep 2017 06:00:00 -0600

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - September- Edmonton Market Update

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Friday, August 25, 2017 - Design of Home Gates

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Friday, August 25, 2017 - New Listing - E4079457

Just added this listing:"2-Storey Half Duplex with No Condo Fee?s In Pineview! The main floor offers a large living room, kitchen with updated cabinets & an eat-in dining space, a half bathroom & a second entrance to your side yard. Upstairs are 3 good sized bedrooms with a master that can easily fit a king plus a full bathroom. The basement is unfinished & has plenty of space to create another family room and lots of storage space. Upgrades include a High Efficiency Furnace in 2011, Shingles ... Full Article...
   posted in Listings at Fri, 25 Aug 2017 06:00:00 -0600

Friday, August 25, 2017 - New Listing - E4079466

Just added this listing:"Bi-Level Half Duplex with No Condo Fee?s In Pineview! The main floor offers a large living room, kitchen with updated cabinets & an eat-in dining space, 2 large bedrooms & a full bathroom. Downstairs is a finished living room space with newer vinyl tiles and could be used as a 3rd bedroom, an upgraded bathroom & large storage area that could have an additional bedroom added. Upgrades include a High Efficiency Furnace in 2011, Hot Water Tank in 2009, Shingles in 2011, ... Full Article...
   posted in Listings at Fri, 25 Aug 2017 06:00:00 -0600

Monday, August 21, 2017 - New Listing - E4079038

Just added this listing:"Gorgeous 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom End Unit with Den & 2 TITLED PARKING STALLS in Ambleside! You are welcomed with a bright, spacious, open floor plan, with gleaming hardwood throughout the main living area. The large kitchen is perfect for entertaining with loads of cupboard space, stainless steel appliances, large eat-up island, granite counter-tops, and gorgeous backsplash. Large, bright living and dining area with sliding glass doors that lead to your balcony that over ... Full Article...
   posted in Listings at Mon, 21 Aug 2017 06:00:00 -0600

Friday, August 11, 2017 - August - Edmonton Market Update

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Thursday, July 27, 2017 - CREA Quarterly Forecast - June 2017

"The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) has updated its forecast for home sales activity via the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) Systems of Canadian real estate Boards and Associations in 2017 and 2018."  To read the entire forecast, CLICK HERE.
posted in News at Thu, 27 Jul 2017 10:16:32 -0600

Friday, July 21, 2017 - New Listing - E4074703

Just added this listing:"Welcome home to your fabulous 1 bdrm top-floor condo, close to all amenities, shopping, restaurants, public transit and so much more. The open concept living area is warm and inviting, offering a large kitchen with loads of crisp white cabinets and ample counter space, as well as newer stainless steel appliances. Your large living room comes with a cozy electric fireplace, and sliding glass doors leading to your south-facing balcony. Perfect for bbq?s with friends this ... Full Article...
   posted in Listings at Fri, 21 Jul 2017 06:00:00 -0600

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - Small garden? No problem â?? hereâ??s how to maximize your outdoor space

Summer barbeque season and outdoor patio gatherings are upon us. Whether you have an expansive garden, a cute nook patio or an overhanging balcony, there are always ways to make the most out of what you have. Hidden storage There is no getting around it ? you need space to keep items you are not using but, in limited areas, that can be tricky. One of the best ways around storage issues is to have hidden places to keep things that are out of the way but easily accessible. One of the most common ... Full Article...
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Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - July - Edmonton Market Update

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Monday, July 10, 2017 - New Listing - E4073108

Just added this listing:"Opportunity awaits you in the desirable community of Woodcroft! Located on a large lot, this home is mixed with original charm & many upgrades over the years. The main floor offers a great floor plan with original features such as a coved ceiling & fireplace mantle in the living room, built-in ironing board & phone nook. The bedrooms are a good size with the master easily accommodating a king size bed & the renovated bathroom completes the upstairs. The basement is ...
   posted in Listings at Mon, 10 Jul 2017 06:00:00 -0600

Monday, July 3, 2017 - Trendy Picnic Baskets for Summer

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - Just Sold - E4061439

Just sold this listing:"Gorgeous, Fully-finished 4-level split in Cumberland! So many upgrades have been done for you that you can just move right in! Where to start! Updated Roof, Furnace, HWT, Sump Pump, Lighting, Switches, Flooring, Paint, Kitchen, Appliances, Backsplashes, Countertops, Bathrooms & Baseboards throughout! The main floor offers a Vaulted Ceiling with a Large Eat-In Kitchen that has Newer Appliances, a separate dining room that opens to your living room. Upstairs are your 3 ... Full Article...
   posted in Listings at Tue, 20 Jun 2017 06:00:00 -0600

Friday, June 16, 2017 - New Listing - E4069645

Just added this listing:"Gorgeous 2-Storey in Chappelle Gardens Backing on to Park! With over 2000 sq ft this home is sure to please. The Main level welcomes you with a front Den/Flex room, open concept Kitchen, Dining & Living Room. The Kitchen has Stainless Steel Appliances, Granite Countertops, Raised Eating Bar & Corner Pantry. The Living Room features an amazing Vaulted Ceiling & beautiful Stone Front Fireplace with built-in Shelves. This floor also offers a half bathroom, main floor ...
   posted in Listings at Fri, 16 Jun 2017 06:00:00 -0600

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - Jun - Edmonton Market Update

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Friday, June 9, 2017 - New Listing - E4068546

Just added this listing:"Adorable 4-level split in Kiniski Gardens cul-de-sac awaits you! You're welcomed into your large living room area that has a bright & open floor plan, dining room area & kitchen with a Brand New Neutral Countertop, Sink & Tap. Upstairs is your massive master bedroom with a huge walk-in closet, another good sized bedroom & an updated full bathroom with a jetted tub. On the third level is another large family room & updated full bathroom with jetted tub! The basement has ... Full Article...
   posted in Listings at Fri, 09 Jun 2017 06:00:00 -0600

Monday, June 5, 2017 - Working from home, coffee shop or rent-a-desk?

Who hasn?t dreamt of working from home ? no more alarm clocks beeping, lengthy commutes at rush hour or having to choose fancy office attire over pyjama pants, so the vision goes. It?s a life that many freelancers, remote workers and other independent professionals choose. But many of those who have traded corporate for coffee shops are now turning to a new environment: coworking spaces. Sharing workspace and renting a desk in a flexible office has taken off in popularity in recent years ...
posted in General at Mon, 05 Jun 2017 19:35:34 -0600

Sunday, May 28, 2017 - New Listing - E4066268

Just added this listing:"Gorgeous 1354 sq ft Fully-Finished Bi-level with Short walk to the Ravine! Upstairs offers an open floor plan with large windows, vaulted ceilings & newer flooring. Your kitchen has been upgraded w/ Stainless Steel appliances, Granite Countertops, Undermount Sink & faucet, plus there is a large corner pantry! Your dining room offers plenty of space & your living room features a Gas Fireplace & Includes the Large Wall Mounted Television! Your large master bedroom has a ... Full Article...
   posted in Listings at Sun, 28 May 2017 06:00:00 -0600

Sunday, May 28, 2017 - Just Sold - E4045636

Just sold this listing:"Titled Underground Parking Stall For Sale in Renaissance Place. Located on the Upper level parkade. Buyer must be an owner of a property in Renaissance Place to purchase stalls."
   posted in Listings at Sun, 28 May 2017 06:00:00 -0600

Monday, May 15, 2017 - New Listing - E4064217

Just added this listing:"Low Maintenance Living in this Fantastic End Unit! Over $14,000 in upgrades, this home with a Double Attached Garage is sure to please. The main floor has your gorgeous kitchen with granite countertops, under mount sink, gas stove, fridge with water line & upgraded hood fan. The dining area overlooks your deck that has a gas line for a BBQ & the Living Room features an electric fireplace. Plus there is a 2 piece bathroom & access to your double attached garage. Upstairs ... Full Article...
   posted in Listings at Mon, 15 May 2017 06:00:00 -0600

Saturday, May 13, 2017 - Just Sold - E4061323

Just sold this listing:"Great opportunity in Carlisle backing onto Park & Pond! This Bi-level has Many updates done over the years including Lighting, Laminate Flooring, Carpets, Updated Kitchen, Countertops & Backsplash, Furnace, HWT, Siding, Eavestroughs, Windows on the upper level, exterior doors & a renovated bathroom upstairs. Upstairs has a large living room with a wood burning fireplace, a large dining room space with an updated Kitchen & Kitchen nook. There are 2 bedrooms upstairs & a ... Full Article...
   posted in Listings at Sat, 13 May 2017 06:00:00 -0600

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - May - Edmonton Market Update

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Sunday, April 30, 2017 - Just Sold - E4045634

Just sold this listing:"Titled Underground Parking Stall For Sale in Renaissance Place. Located on the Upper level parkade. Buyer must be an owner of a property in Renaissance Place to purchase stalls."
   posted in Listings at Sun, 30 Apr 2017 06:00:00 -0600

Saturday, April 29, 2017 - New Listing - E4061439

Just added this listing:"Gorgeous, Fully-finished 4-level split in Cumberland! So many upgrades have been done for you that you can just move right in! Where to start! Updated Roof, Furnace, HWT, Sump Pump, Lighting, Switches, Flooring, Paint, Kitchen, Appliances, Backsplashes, Countertops, Bathrooms & Baseboards throughout! The main floor offers a Vaulted Ceiling with a Large Eat-In Kitchen that has Newer Appliances, a separate dining room that opens to your living room. Upstairs are your 3 ... Full Article...
   posted in Listings at Sat, 29 Apr 2017 06:00:00 -0600

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - New Listing - E4061323

Just added this listing:"Great opportunity in Carlisle backing onto Park & Pond! This Bi-level has Many updates done over the years including Lighting, Laminate Flooring, Carpets, Updated Kitchen, Countertops & Backsplash, Furnace, HWT, Siding, Eavestroughs, Windows on the upper level, exterior doors & a renovated bathroom upstairs. Upstairs has a large living room with a wood burning fireplace, a large dining room space with an updated Kitchen & Kitchen nook. There are 2 bedrooms upstairs & a ... Full Article...
   posted in Listings at Wed, 26 Apr 2017 06:00:00 -0600

Thursday, April 20, 2017 - April - Edmonton Market Update

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Friday, March 31, 2017 - Real Estate Industry Facing Major Changes After B.C. Ruling

A recent B.C. Supreme Court ruling has been gaining a lot of attention right now as it will hugely impact Canada's real estate market today. The ruling specifically targets tax exemptions given to foreign nationals who bought and sold houses. Check out the article below for more details: http://www.timescolonist.com/news/b-c/landmark-b-c-court-ruling-will-shake-real-estate-industry-lawyers-say-1.13029717
posted in General at Fri, 31 Mar 2017 00:12:02 -0600

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - Six Modern Backyard Studios and Office Sheds

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Thursday, March 16, 2017 - Modern Office Shed

In recent years, the number of business owners who run their businesses from home has increased for several reasons. The most important one is to be available for their kids or be near family. However, working from home brings a lot of distractions even with a temporary office set up within the house. A solution to this could be to build an office in your backyard, or a ?Shedquarter?. Shedquarters, a cube room, or a garden room are becoming a rage these days. It offers the privacy and ...
posted in General at Thu, 16 Mar 2017 19:41:01 -0600

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - March - Edmonton Market Update

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Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - Just Sold - E4044184

Just sold this listing:"Updated Bi-Level on 2.34 Acres with a Separate Entrance! Upstairs you have a Gorgeous renovated kitchen with Newer Cabinets, Quartz countertops, Under mount Sink & Stainless Steel Appliances with a Gas Stove. The dining area is just off the kitchen & has a pass through window to your living room, that features large windows and a cozy wood burning stove. The main level also has 2 large bedrooms, with the master that could fit a king size bed & a renovated bathroom. ...
   posted in Listings at Wed, 08 Mar 2017 05:00:00 -0700

Monday, March 6, 2017 - Just Sold - E4051155

Just sold this listing:"Fantastic Fully-Finished Bungalow at a Great Price in Delwood! This great home features a large living room with original hardwood flooring, an updated kitchen that opens to your dining room area with a huge pantry & plenty of space to expand the kitchen if needed. The master bedroom is large enough to fit a king size bed & there are 2 additional bedrooms, all with Parquet flooring & the main bathroom has been renovated! The basement offers a huge family room with a wet ... Full Article...
   posted in Listings at Mon, 06 Mar 2017 05:00:00 -0700

Thursday, March 2, 2017 - Modern refrigerators for your home

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - FRIDGECAM: The Smarter Solution For Food Shopping

We?ve all been guilty of buying more groceries than we need and oftentimes throwing away food because it?s spoiled or expired. There is now a high-tech solution to this problem called the FridgeCam? by Smarter. This new home gadget presented at the CES 2017 in Las Vegas, is the first wireless camera that can be placed inside the fridge to keep track of the contents, item expiration dates, and other relevant information. The device connects to the Smarter Chef app, which provides recipe ...
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Monday, February 13, 2017 - February - Edmonton Market Update

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Monday, February 13, 2017 - New Listing - E4051155

Just added this listing:"Fantastic Fully-Finished Bungalow at a Great Price in Delwood! This great home features a large living room with original hardwood flooring, an updated kitchen that opens to your dining room area with a huge pantry & plenty of space to expand the kitchen if needed. The master bedroom is large enough to fit a king size bed & there are 2 additional bedrooms, all with Parquet flooring & the main bathroom has been renovated! The basement offers a huge family room with a wet ... Full Article...
   posted in Listings at Mon, 13 Feb 2017 05:00:00 -0700

Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 2016 Real Estate Review In Numbers

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - The Micro Condo Global Trend: The Future Of Real Estate

Micro apartments or condominiums have become a popular trend in huge urban cities like Vancouver, Toronto, New York, Los Angeles, London, Tokyo, Hong Kong, etc. The roots of this ?Tiny House Movement? has started in Japan, where the residential land area is limited. Nowadays, limited land space is not the only reason why people are shifting to ?living small?, other reasons such as financial concerns, environmental concerns, and the desire to live simply and experience freedom have encouraged ... Full Article...
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Tuesday, January 3, 2017 - Feature Multifunctional Kitchen

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Tuesday, December 20, 2016 - Christmas Tree Decorations Ideas

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Friday, December 9, 2016 - New Listing - E4045636

Just added this listing:"Titled Underground Parking Stall For Sale in Renaissance Place. Located on the Upper level parkade. Buyer must be an owner of a property in Renaissance Place to purchase stalls."
   posted in Listings at Fri, 09 Dec 2016 05:00:00 -0700

Friday, December 9, 2016 - New Listing - E4045634

Just added this listing:"Titled Underground Parking Stall For Sale in Renaissance Place. Located on the Upper level parkade. Buyer must be an owner of a property in Renaissance Place to purchase stalls."
   posted in Listings at Fri, 09 Dec 2016 05:00:00 -0700

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - Edmonton Real Estate Market Update

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Thursday, December 1, 2016 - Things you need to know about Canadaâ??s new mortgage rules

On October 3rd, 2016, Minister of Finance Bill Morneau announced four major changes to Canada?s housing rules. These changes mainly address concerns of foreign buyers investing in the Canadian market and middle class families carrying high debt ratios. Both have an impact on housing affordability and economic stability. Below are the said changes:Change #1: Effective October 17, first-time buyers with mortgages insured by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation will now undergo a more ...
posted in General at Thu, 01 Dec 2016 05:59:47 -0700

Thursday, December 1, 2016 - Just Sold - E4043770

Just sold this listing:"Meticulously maintained Bi-level in Sakaw! There is nothing for you to do but move in. Upstairs you are welcomed to an open concept floor plan, with a fully Renovated kitchen with newer Stainless Steel Appliances, cabinets, countertops, backsplash, sink & tap. Gorgeous hardwood floors in the living room & ceramic tile through the dining, kitchen and bathrooms. Your master bedroom can accommodate your king size bed & you have your own 3 piece ensuite. 2 additional ...
   posted in Listings at Thu, 01 Dec 2016 05:00:00 -0700

Friday, November 18, 2016 - New Listing - E4044184

Just added this listing:"Updated Bi-Level on 2.34 Acres with a Separate Entrance! Upstairs you have a Gorgeous renovated kitchen with Newer Cabinets, Quartz countertops, Under mount Sink & Stainless Steel Appliances with a Gas Stove. The dining area is just off the kitchen & has a pass through window to your living room, that features large windows and a cozy wood burning stove. The main level also has 2 large bedrooms, with the master that could fit a king size bed & a renovated bathroom. ...
   posted in Listings at Fri, 18 Nov 2016 05:00:00 -0700

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - Pet Furniture

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Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - Edmonton Real Estate Market Update

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Monday, November 14, 2016 - New Listing - E4043770

Just added this listing:"Meticulously maintained Bi-level in Sakaw! There is nothing for you to do but move in. Upstairs you are welcomed to an open concept floor plan, with a fully Renovated kitchen with newer Stainless Steel Appliances, cabinets, countertops, backsplash, sink & tap. Gorgeous hardwood floors in the living room & ceramic tile through the dining, kitchen and bathrooms. Your master bedroom can accommodate your king size bed & you have your own 3 piece ensuite. 2 additional ...
   posted in Listings at Mon, 14 Nov 2016 05:00:00 -0700

Monday, October 31, 2016 - Home Maintenance Checklist For Winter

Fall is the perfect time to start winter proofing your home so you can enjoy the cold weather with zero worries. Whether you choose to have a professional handle them or do it yourself, here?s a checklist of things you need to go over your house before winter. Attic Insulation ?12-15 inches? minimum of even insulation is needed to keep heat in the house and money in your pocket. Have your R-value checked by a professional if needed.Furnace Cleaning ? A dirty furnace is less efficient so have ... Full Article...
posted in General at Mon, 31 Oct 2016 04:27:48 -0600

Friday, October 28, 2016 - Tips To Avoid Moving Disasters

Moving to a new home needs a lot of careful planning to avoid pitfalls along the way. Whether it?s a local or a long distance move, use these helpful tips when hiring your moving company. 1. Get Quotes or EstimatesMake a detailed list of what items you have and the condition. If possible, get your movers to check your items before booking them to ensure you get the right estimate. Quotes are based on weights and moving companies tend to quote on lower weight to make the price attractive. Once ... Full Article...
posted in General at Fri, 28 Oct 2016 19:33:17 -0600

Monday, October 3, 2016 - Photo Gallery Feature

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Monday, September 12, 2016 - Edmonton Real Estate Market Update

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Friday, August 19, 2016 - Just Sold - E4026465

Just sold this listing:"Beautiful 2 bedroom Condo with Underground Parking & In-Suite Laundry in a Great Location! You are welcomed by an open floor plan with amazing 10 foot ceilings with loads of natural light. The kitchen is huge with plenty of cabinet & countertop space, and has enough room for an island if you want. There is also ample space in the dining room and living room. The master bedroom has your own ensuite & walk-in closet, and there is an additional bedroom & bathroom. The ...
   posted in Listings at Fri, 19 Aug 2016 06:00:00 -0600

Friday, August 12, 2016 - Just Sold - E4026269

Just sold this listing:"Rare 3 bedroom condo for a great price!! This fantastic main floor, corner unit offers an open floor plan with lots of space. The newly renovated kitchen has brand new stainless steel appliances, countertops, sink and lighting which is open to your living room and flows to your dining room. Off the dining room is your own in-suite laundry and storage room. Walk down the hall and there are 2 additional bedrooms, plus a full bathroom that has a new sink, toilet & tap. Then ... Full Article...
   posted in Listings at Fri, 12 Aug 2016 06:00:00 -0600

Friday, August 12, 2016 - Edmonton Market Update

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Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - YEG Mid-Year Market Review

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Monday, June 27, 2016 - Unique Roofing Ideas

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Friday, June 17, 2016 - New Listing - E4026465

Just added this listing:"Beautiful 2 bedroom Condo with Underground Parking & In-Suite Laundry in a Great Location! You are welcomed by an open floor plan with amazing 10 foot ceilings with loads of natural light. The kitchen is huge with plenty of cabinet & countertop space, and has enough room for an island if you want. There is also ample space in the dining room and living room. The master bedroom has your own ensuite & walk-in closet, and there is an additional bedroom & bathroom. The ...
   posted in Listings at Fri, 17 Jun 2016 06:00:00 -0600

Thursday, June 16, 2016 - New Listing - E4026269

Just added this listing:"Rare 3 bedroom condo for a great price!! This fantastic main floor, corner unit offers an open floor plan with lots of space. The newly renovated kitchen has brand new stainless steel appliances, countertops, sink and lighting which is open to your living room and flows to your dining room. Off the dining room is your own in-suite laundry and storage room. Walk down the hall and there are 2 additional bedrooms, plus a full bathroom that has a new sink, toilet & tap. ... Full Article...
   posted in Listings at Thu, 16 Jun 2016 06:00:00 -0600

Wednesday, June 15, 2016 - Father's Day

Father?s Day gifts that are for the home can be a constant reminder of your love for dad! Here are some ideas for this year:   Storage ­ After the spring cleaning is done, you need a way to keep everything organized for the rest of the year. This can be especially helpful in the garage or the basement where a ton of seasonal items and tools tend to reside.   BBQ supplies ­ whether it?s a grill or patio furniture to enjoy the meal, or tongs and an apron to keep his clothes intact, if your dad ... Full Article...
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Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - Garden Faucets Ideas

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Thursday, April 7, 2016 - Spring sales begin to pick up as prices hold steady

Edmonton, April 4, 2016: 1,364 properties were sold in the Edmonton Census Metropolitan Area (CMA) in March, up nearly 63% from the 837 homes sold last month, but down 6.13% from the 1,453 relative to March 2015. There were 863 single family detached homes sold in the Edmonton CMA, a 67% percent increase month-over-month, and down only 1.5% from the same time last year. March saw the sale of 335 condos and 144 duplex/rowhouses, up 44% and 82% from February, respectively.   ?Sales, relative to ... Full Article...
posted in General at Thu, 07 Apr 2016 14:06:59 -0600

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - Alternative Barn Door Designs

Barn doors bring an interesting rustic touch to your home. The sliding door is a space-saving alternative to traditional doors and is perfect for your home office, laundry, or bathrooms. Here are some creative barn door designs;
posted in General at Wed, 30 Mar 2016 12:27:55 -0600

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - Steps to Improve your Indoor Air Quality

Poor indoor air quality can lead to serious health problems for you and your family. Your home air quality matches the cleanliness of your house. Keeping your home clean and tidy goes a long way to improving your indoor air quality. Aside from regular dusting, washing, and cleaning, here are some tips that will help improve the air in your home: Keep Pollutants Out ? It's easier to keep your home air clean by keeping the pollutants out. Remove outdoor shoes at the door, repair air leaks, put ... Full Article...
posted in General at Tue, 22 Mar 2016 18:40:31 -0600

Monday, March 21, 2016 - Real Estate Buyers Tools and Resources

The Canadian real estate industry is highly organized and regulated by different government bodies. There are several real estate organizations tasked to serve consumers  and regulate realtor and broker licenses. The main objective is to ensure real estate professionals are serving consumers well. A huge amount of resources are spent to create useful guides, tools, and content to educate the public about the process of buying and selling a home, but they are often overlooked. Here are some ...
posted in General at Mon, 21 Mar 2016 00:14:04 -0600

Thursday, March 10, 2016 - Events in Edmonton

- Edmonton French Film Festival ? Saturday, March 5 ? Tuesday, March 22 - Edmonton Boat and Sportsmen's Show ? Thursday, March 10 ? Sunday, March 13 - Adopt a Block Program Registration ? Saturday, March 12 - St.Patrick's Day Trail Run ? Sunday, March 13 - Edmonton Cat Show ? Saturday, March 19 ? Sunday, March 20 - Hop to it! Easter Monday at the Edmonton Valley Zoo ? Monday, March 28 - The Sustainable Living Show ? Wednesday, March 30   Links - Edmonton French Film ...
posted in General at Thu, 10 Mar 2016 13:27:20 -0700

Sunday, March 6, 2016 - Housing prices hold steady as inventory grows

Edmonton, March 2, 2016: Residential inventory saw another significant increase in February, surpassing 6,000 listings on the market, ending the month with 6,681 properties for sale on the MLS® System for the Edmonton Census Metropolitan Area (CMA). That?s a 16.17% increase over last month, and 33.41% more homes listed for sale than February 2015. Sales for February were up 36.54% month-over-month at 837 compared to 618 in January, but 10.1% lower than the 931 properties that sold during the ... Full Article...
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Friday, March 4, 2016 - Just Sold - E4005594

Just sold this listing:"Renovated & Updated bungalow in Caernarvon with an Oversized Double car garage! The main floor offers a large living & dining room area with a Great Kitchen that offers plenty of cabinet & countertop space with stainless steel appliances. The master bedroom has your own ensuite & fits a king size bed, plus there are 2 additional bedrooms & another upgraded bathroom. The basement was renovated in 2011 with a huge family room area, another bedroom, full bathroom, large ... Full Article...
   posted in Listings at Fri, 04 Mar 2016 05:00:00 -0700

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - Purrfect Cat Furniture for Conservative Cat Homes

Fun cat furniture your cats would adore, and it still looks stylish in your home.
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Monday, February 15, 2016 - Making Sense of your Property Tax Assessment

You should have received your Annual Assessment Notices from the City of Edmonton by now. This is the assessed value of your property, which substantiates how much tax you have to pay on it. Simply speaking, the assessment places a dollar value on your home for tax reasons.It is not possible for the City of Edmonton to physically appraise each house, so assessments are based on the fair market value of the property. A number of key factors such as age, size, layout, traffic noise, proximity to ... Full Article...
posted in General at Mon, 15 Feb 2016 09:19:00 -0700

Thursday, February 4, 2016 - Market is cautiously watched by home buyers

Edmonton, February 2, 2016: Residential inventory continues to remain strong, as January closed out with 5,751 properties for sale on the MLS® System for the Edmonton Census Metropolitan Area (CMA). That?s an increase of 39.2% over this time last year, and 13.03% up over last month. Sales for January were down however, with 618 properties selling in the first month of 2016, down 13.32% month-over-month, and 7.21% lower year-over-year (YoY). ?Sales volumes are down, relative to the same time ... Full Article...
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Wednesday, January 27, 2016 - Thinking of a Home-Based Business?

Forget that long commute and the structured 9-5 work day.  Make it a thing of the past by starting up your own home-based business, where you can work at home and be your own boss. More and more people are leaving the office setting behind for the comfort of their own home.  Two types of home-based businesses allowed in Edmonton. Minor Home-Based Businesses are those that are considered to have no impact on the neighbours and are basically invisible. Typical businesses would be consultants, ... Full Article...
posted in General at Wed, 27 Jan 2016 08:27:59 -0700

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - New Listing - E4005594

Just added this listing:"Renovated & Updated bungalow in Caernarvon with an Oversized Double car garage! The main floor offers a large living & dining room area with a Great Kitchen that offers plenty of cabinet & countertop space with stainless steel appliances. The master bedroom has your own ensuite & fits a king size bed, plus there are 2 additional bedrooms & another upgraded bathroom. The basement was renovated in 2011 with a huge family room area, another bedroom, full bathroom, large ... Full Article...
   posted in Listings at Tue, 26 Jan 2016 05:00:00 -0700

Monday, January 18, 2016 - Backyard Ice Rink - Do It Yourself!

Nothing is more Canadian than passing the time of a long, cold winter on a backyard ice rink.  Sadly, there is a perception homemade rinks are difficult to make and even harder to maintain.  Now with an array of products and how to videos available online, now it can be a simple project well worth a little effort for a ton of fun. Before you begin, you?ll need to consider a few things: How big of a rink do you want and where will you put it?The bigger the rink, the more the materials and ...
posted in General at Mon, 18 Jan 2016 09:13:21 -0700

Wednesday, January 13, 2016 - Sales declined in 2015 - prices and inventory are up

Edmonton, January 5, 2016: Sales of residential property through the Edmonton Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) System in 2015 in the Edmonton CMA were down 9% from 2014 but up over 1% from 2013. This decrease was reflected across all property types except duplex and rowhouse sales which were up 6%. Single family homes were down 9% over last year and condos were down 13%. There were 17,298 residential sales reported in 2015 as compared to 18,991 in 2014. Although sales were down, prices are up ... Full Article...
posted in General at Wed, 13 Jan 2016 07:42:20 -0700

Monday, January 4, 2016 - Edmonton January 2016 Events

Let?s welcome 2016 and be merry!  - Ice Castles ? Friday, January 1 ? Monday, March 14 2016 - Swing 'n Skate Sundays at City Hall ? Friday, January ? Monday, February 29 - The Motorcycle and ATV Show - Edmonton ? Friday, January 15 ? Sunday, January 17 - Ice on Whyte Festival ? Thursday, January 21 ? Sunday, January 31 - Snowshoe Adventure ? Saturday, January 23 - The Lunar New Year Extravaganza 2016 ? Saturday, January 30 & Sunday, Jan 31    
posted in General at Mon, 04 Jan 2016 10:47:51 -0700

Wednesday, December 23, 2015 - New Year Celebrations in Edmonton

Celebrating New Year impressively!  - 2016 Edmonton International New Year?s Eve Gala - New Year's Eve - New Year's Eve Downtown - World Waterpark's New Year's Eve Beach Ball - Strathcona County New Year's Festival 
posted in General at Wed, 23 Dec 2015 12:37:27 -0700

Monday, December 14, 2015 - It's the season to make your home standout

The holiday season is joyous but also teeming of school concerts, parties, visits to Santa and shopping trips to the mall.  However, if your home is on the market at this time of the year you can know the courageous buyers out there are serious. Seeing your home decked for the holidays just might make them want to ring in the New Year there as their own home. Try these tips to get buyers in the buying spirit:Pure and Simple.  Adding reindeer and snowmen figurines to an already cluttered home, ... Full Article...
posted in General at Mon, 14 Dec 2015 08:48:16 -0700

Friday, December 11, 2015 - Holiday Events in Edmonton

- Festival of Light - Saturday, December 5 to Monday, December 14   - Candy Cane Lane - Friday, December 11 to Sunday, January 3, 2016  - Southeast Winter Fun Festival - Saturday, December 12   - Hay Rides + Santa Photos - Saturday, December 12 & Saturday, December 19  - Edmonton Singing Christmas Tree - Thursday, December 17 - Sunday, December 20   - Miracle on 34th Street Food Bank Fundraiser - Wednesday, December 23  
posted in General at Fri, 11 Dec 2015 22:13:25 -0700

Thursday, December 3, 2015 - November sales down a lesser amount than 3% from last year

Edmonton, December 2, 2015: Edmonton?s housing market saw strong sales numbers in November. November?s all residential reported sales were down only 2.9% year-over-year (YoY), a notable improvement compared to October 2015 numbers which saw a 15% drop compared to October 2014. The average residential sales price in November for the Edmonton Census Metropolitan Area (CMA) dipped slightly by 3.1% YoY, however average year-to-date prices in November 2015 remain strong year-to-date (YTD) and are ... Full Article...
posted in General at Thu, 03 Dec 2015 20:01:33 -0700

Thursday, November 19, 2015 - Just Sold - E3424017

Just sold this listing:"Gorgeous view & amazing location with 2 Title Parking stalls! The unit features a galley style kitchen, good size dining area and large living room. The den is currently being used for storage, but can be converted to an office depending on your needs, plus there is plenty of additional storage with another large closet in your entry. The master bedroom is a good size and offers a large walk-in closet and access to your balcony. Oh your balcony! It's huge and has an ...
   posted in Listings at Thu, 19 Nov 2015 05:00:00 -0700

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - Just Sold - E3437304

Just sold this listing:"Great Half-Duplex in Overlanders, steps from Kinnedale Ravine with quick access to the River Valley. The main floor offers an open floor plan with a Spacious Kitchen, Living Room with Corner Fireplace & a Dining area. There is also a 2 piece bathroom & access to your Single Attached Garage that has a Newer Garage Door with 2 controls. Upstairs you will find your Large Master Bedroom with plenty of closet space, 2 additional bedrooms that are a great size & a 4 piece ...
   posted in Listings at Wed, 18 Nov 2015 05:00:00 -0700

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - Year-over-year prices fixed, up over 1%

    Edmonton, November 3, 2015: The outlook for Edmonton?s housing market remains stable. The average residential price in October for the Edmonton Census Metropolitan Area (CMA) is up 1.72% year-over-year (YoY) despite reported sales being down 15%. Single family sales are down 14%, with prices up 3% YoY. Condo sales are down 17% YoY and prices are down almost 6% from October of 2014.   ?The average recorded selling price of single family homes in October was bolstered by the sale of two ...
posted in General at Wed, 11 Nov 2015 09:48:43 -0700

Wednesday, November 4, 2015 - Edmonton - November 2015 Events

You?ll have to come and join us!  Beyond Rubik's Cube Exhibition - Saturday, November 7 to Monday, February 15, 2016   Roots, Shoots and Winter Squash Long Table Dinner - Sunday, November 8  Canadian Finals Rodeo - Wednesday, November 11 to Sunday, November 15  Farmfair International - Wednesday, November 11 to Sunday, November 15 Christmas on the Square Holiday Light Up - Saturday, November 14  Santa's Parade of Lights 2015 - Saturday, November 21   The Festival of Trees - Thursday, November ... Full Article...
posted in General at Wed, 04 Nov 2015 05:17:21 -0700

Wednesday, November 4, 2015 - New Listing - E3437304

Just added this listing:"Great Half-Duplex in Overlanders, steps from Kinnedale Ravine with quick access to the River Valley. The main floor offers an open floor plan with a Spacious Kitchen, Living Room with Corner Fireplace & a Dining area. There is also a 2 piece bathroom & access to your Single Attached Garage that has a Newer Garage Door with 2 controls. Upstairs you will find your Large Master Bedroom with plenty of closet space, 2 additional bedrooms that are a great size & a 4 piece ... Full Article...
   posted in Listings at Wed, 04 Nov 2015 05:00:00 -0700

Friday, October 30, 2015 - Vital Winterizing List

Attic Insulation ? 12-15 inches minimum of even insulation is needed to keep heat in the house and money in your pocket. Have your R-value checked by a professional if needed. Change Air Filter ? For healthy, indoor air, change your air filter once a month in the winter months. Your furnace has to work twice as hard with an air-borne allergen clogged filter. Vacuum Vents ? Take off the covers and hoses to your dryer, bathroom and stove vents and suction out lint and debris. This will increase ... Full Article...
posted in General at Fri, 30 Oct 2015 07:11:39 -0600

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - So far the Lowest and Highest Price Paid for Homes in 2015

These data are based on MLS Sales in Year 2015 so far for the lowest and highest price paid for homes so far in 2015 give you a sense of the wide range of possibilities in the city. Indeed, our local housing market is diverse and constantly evolving.   - Apartment Condos - Least expensive - $49,999 - Size: 190.52 sq. ft. in Inglewood Most Expensive - $1,299,000 - Size: 2,447.73 sq. ft. in Downtown Edmonton - Townhouses - Least expensive - $119,900 - Size: 990.29 sq. ft. in Rundle Heights Most ... Full Article...
posted in General at Wed, 21 Oct 2015 07:57:21 -0600

Thursday, October 15, 2015 - Edmonton October 2015 Events - Come and join us!

    Late Night Clarinet ? Friday, October 16 Fall Edmonton Woman's Show ? Saturday, October 17 and Sunday, October 18 Dedfest ? Wednesday, October 21 to Monday, October 26 Edmonton Fall Home Show ? Friday, October 23 to Sunday, October 25 Spooktacular Grave Discoveries ? Friday, Oct 23, Saturday, Oct 24, and Friday, October 30 
posted in General at Thu, 15 Oct 2015 09:47:51 -0600

Friday, October 9, 2015 - Prices continue to be Virtually Unaffected by Dip in Sales

  Edmonton, October 2, 2015: The average residential price in September for the Edmonton Census Metropolitan Area (CMA) is down less than 1% year-over-year (YoY) despite reported sales being down 6.76%. Single family sales (down 9.72% YoY) and condo sales (down 9.07%) continue to be down over levels reported in September of 2014, while duplex/rowhouses (up 17.21% YoY) buck the trend.   ?The strength of prices in the Edmonton market is an excellent indication that we are maintaining stability,? ... Full Article...
posted in General at Fri, 09 Oct 2015 15:50:11 -0600

Friday, October 2, 2015 - Sell First or Buy First?

  As a current homeowner, you might be planning you next move to a new home. You are now stuck with the dilemma of whether to buy or sell your existing home first.  You could try to buy a home with a condition that says the purchase is subject to the sale of your existing home but in most markets that will give you a huge disadvantage when competing with other buyers.  Truth be told, there are rewards and drawbacks with either choice. It is in your best interest to keep the following in mind ... Full Article...
posted in General at Fri, 02 Oct 2015 14:43:55 -0600

Friday, September 25, 2015 - Ultimate Home Staging Checklist

Staging a home to sell is a conscious effort to prepare your home a step above  the competing listings on the market. You want a potential buyer to walk into  your home and feel like they have to have it! Staging is not easy to do but with  some effort the results could truly pay off. Here?s a checklist on how to  impress from curb to closet: ? Cut and water the lawn, and trim and prune all trees and shrubs? Remove pet waste, leaves, and weeds from the yard along with tools, toys and  other ... Full Article...
posted in General at Fri, 25 Sep 2015 12:33:49 -0600

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - September 2015 Edmonton Events

Western Canada Fashion Week ? Thursday, September 17 ? Saturday, September 26  U.N. International Day of Peace Celebration ? Monday, September 21  Edmonton Comic & Entertainment Expo ? Friday, September 25 ? Sunday, September  27 
posted in General at Tue, 15 Sep 2015 11:49:50 -0600

Wednesday, September 9, 2015 - Average residential prices post modest gain of 1% over August of last year

Edmonton, September 2, 2015:  The average residential price in August for the Edmonton Census Metropolitan Area (CMA) is up 1% year-over-year (YoY) and down slightly by 0.2% relative to last month. A single family home in the Edmonton Census Metropolitan Area (CMA) sold for an average of $439,829; up 0.7% from July and up 1.0% YoY. The average for all residential properties sat at $372,256; down 0.2% from July and up 1.0% over last August.  ?Edmonton continues to experience a relatively stable ... Full Article...
posted in General at Wed, 09 Sep 2015 14:22:20 -0600

Monday, August 24, 2015 - EDMONTON'S MOVING RESOURCE AND DIRECTORY

If you are moving or have ever moved, you know there are several calls to make in order to coordinate your change of address and services.   We?ve put together a list you can use as a quick reference for moving, or for any other reason:  UTILITIES:ATCO GAS     780-424-5222 www.atcogas.com DIRECT ENERGY     1- 866-374-6299 www.directenergy.com EPCOR      780-310-4300  www.epcor.ca  PHONE AND CABLE:TELUS       1-888-811-2323 www.telus.net SHAW CABLE & INTERNET  780-490-3555 www.shaw.ca  BELL     ... Full Article...
posted in General at Mon, 24 Aug 2015 11:29:39 -0600

Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - Edmonton Events - August 2015

?    The 23rd annual Edmonton Marathon ? Wednesday, August 22nd and Thursday, August 23rd ?    Edmonton Blues Festival Music ? Tuesday, August 21st to Thursday, August 23rd ?    Wanderlust 108 ? Saturday, August 29th ?    Sonic Boom Festival ? Saturday, September 5th and Sunday, September 6th
posted in News at Tue, 18 Aug 2015 09:50:49 -0600

Friday, August 14, 2015 - Prices dip as result of higher inventory

Edmonton, August 4, 2015: Prices for all residential properties in the Edmonton Census Metropolitan Area (CMA) for July were down from the previous month according to the REALTOR Association of Edmonton. The average all residential price was $372,910 (down 1.4% from June) due mostly to the drop in price of single family homes to $436,948 (down 1.8%). The drop was not felt across all categories with condo prices up 0.4% at an average of $256,708 and duplex/rowhouse prices up 1.4% from June at ... Full Article...
posted in News at Fri, 14 Aug 2015 07:42:03 -0600

Thursday, July 30, 2015 - Edmonton's Summer Festival Scene

Edmonton?s Summer Festival Scene rivals any other, with performers and artists embarking on our city each year to put on a great time.  It wouldn?t be summer without checking out at least a couple of the events, and the sights, sounds and culinary adventures they have to offer.   The Servus Heritage Festival Aug 2nd ? 4thThis year marks the 40th annual showcase of Canada?s vibrant multicultural heritage. Located at Hawrelak Park. Sixty pavilions representing more than 85 cultures from around ... Full Article...
posted in General at Thu, 30 Jul 2015 10:41:48 -0600

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