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Thursday, January 30, 2014 - Edmonton's luxury housing market has spiked 81% since 2009; price point starts at $750,000

EDMONTON  - Edmonton?s luxury housing market is booming, according to a new Re/Max Canada report. The RE/MAX Upper End Report shows luxury house sales in Edmonton rose 32% in 2013, with an astonishing 81% spike since 2009. It?s a trend that is sweeping the nation, as over two-thirds of markets set new records for high-end sales in 2013. ?Canada?s luxury market is rising to an entirely unprecedented level,? said Elton Ash, regional executive vice president, RE/MAX of Western Canada. ?As ...
posted in General at Thu, 30 Jan 2014 09:56:00 -0700

Monday, January 27, 2014 - The History of Rock and Roll - Now Happening

Few more days to experience history! ?I don?t care what people say, rock ?n roll is here to stay!? This is a line from the 1958 hit by Danny and the Juniors and at the time no one could have guessed how prophetic this simple lyric would be! Join us for a jam-packed musical evening as we explore the origins of rock ?n roll from its infancy, which saw jazz and gospel transform into the undeniably infectious sound that became known as rock ?n roll. This All-American music review highlights it?s ... Full Article...
posted in General at Mon, 27 Jan 2014 13:03:05 -0700

Thursday, January 23, 2014 - Modern ElectricFireplaces

posted in General at Thu, 23 Jan 2014 14:08:12 -0700

Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - Add renovation costs to your mortgage

You find the perfect neighbourhood you want to live in and everything you need is close by, but you just can?t find the perfect home. One has an awful looking bathroom, another has an outdated kitchen, and a third home has no garage. Enter the Purchase- plus- improvements mortgage product. This type of mortgage allows you to not only get a mortgage to purchase the home, but also to include any upgrades you want to make in order to turn a ?so-so? house into an ideal home by including the costs ... Full Article...
posted in General at Tue, 21 Jan 2014 08:30:00 -0700

Thursday, January 16, 2014 - The Wonders of Electric Fireplaces

Electric fireplaces are a great alternative for homeowners who want to enjoy the warmth, comfort and ambiance of a fireplace without all of the hassle associated with wood burning fireplaces, or worrying about expensive hookups for gas fireplaces. There are four main designs of electric fireplaces, ranging in look, convenience, and price, that provide several options for prospective consumers.Wall-Mounted FireplacesThese plasma-style fireplaces take up no floor space, making them great for ...
posted in General at Thu, 16 Jan 2014 09:38:37 -0700

Monday, January 13, 2014 - From rent payments to a mortgage, Edmontonians take the plunge into real estate

Edmontonian Lindsay Fitcher opted for a mortgage instead of monthly rent payments. ?Right now, to rent and buy it is basically the same thing,? said Fitcher, who recently inked a deal to purchase a new home and will be paying less in mortgage than she was in rent. Local real-estate marketing expert Sara MacLennan explained that, like Fitcher, people are looking to buy as the city?s average price of rent continues to rise and the vacancy rate continues to decrease. ?Mortgage rates are ...
posted in General at Mon, 13 Jan 2014 13:24:22 -0700

Thursday, January 9, 2014 - How to Avoid Mold in Your Home during Winter Months

Both mold and mildew cause many problems for homeowners: structural damage to the house, bad for health, and creates a foul smell in your home. If left untreated, mold and mildew will only get worse so it is best to get rid of it as soon as possible.Mold and mildew develop in homes because of moisture and mold spores gravitate towards areas with excess moisture or water build ups in your home. Moisture can come from a leaky roof, flooding, bad drainage, poor ventilation, high humidity and ...
posted in General at Thu, 09 Jan 2014 14:04:02 -0700

Monday, January 6, 2014 - Edmonton Market Update January 2014

Edmonton, January 6, 2014: Sales of residential property through the Edmonton Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) System in 2013 in the Edmonton CMA were almost eight percent higher than in 2012. From 2011 to 2012 the number of sales increased 6.2%. There were 17,055 residential sales reported in 2013 as compared to just 15,812 in 2012. Sales were up in all residential categories with 10,487 SFDs sold in 2013 (up 3.4%) along with 5,059 condominiums (up 14.7%) and 1,144 duplex/rowhouses (up 18.2%). ... Full Article...
posted in General at Mon, 06 Jan 2014 04:01:39 -0700

Friday, January 3, 2014 - Curb Appeal: Taming fussy design creates elegant home

Often enough, a parent intercedes on behalf of a son or daughter to submit to Housewarming the home of their progeny. This time, a son sent me the photo of this 1993 attached dwelling in Lachine. I finally had the pleasure of communicating with his mother, who shared with me her loathing of the light pink surfaces decorated with a low relief lozenge, a circle and rectangles as well as a stained seam right in the middle. I would have this aluminum surface completely ripped out and refaced with ... Full Article...
posted in General at Fri, 03 Jan 2014 06:09:42 -0700

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