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Friday, June 27, 2014 - Edmonton house prices climb to record highs

The average price for a single family home is near its all time high. Greg Steele, president of the Realtors Association of Edmonton, said competition is fierce for entry-level single family homes. For some first-time homebuyers, the market is pushing them to condo ownership, or to learn some patience. ?We?re in an active real estate market which is balanced and well-behaved,? Steele said. The average single-family detached home was $432,458 in March 2014, down 0.2% from month to month, but up ... Full Article...
posted in General at Fri, 27 Jun 2014 05:54:16 -0600

Monday, June 23, 2014 - Blend the old with the new

Flea market finds, along with new pieces, can add personality to your home away from home. A bungalow on the beach. A cabin for weekend getaways. Second homes, designed for relaxation, are often decorated with hand-me-down furniture and other castoffs from the owner's main living space. But, say interior designers, a bit of creativity can transform a small vacation home into the perfect haven - a place to combine family heirlooms, funky flea-market purchases and a few new pieces, with style and ... Full Article...
posted in General at Mon, 23 Jun 2014 10:22:25 -0600

Friday, June 20, 2014 - Rezoning farmland to build condos will boost crime, traffic and lower property values, McConachi

EDMONTON - Citing traffic and crime concerns, one McConachie resident will be heading to city hall on Monday afternoon to speak out against the possible development of another condo complex in the area. Patricia Hope, who is working to organize her neighbhours, said they will air a number of grievances to the city. ?If they put this other one in, we?ll be completely surrounded on three sides by condominium complexes,? Hope said. ?We?re trying to fight this.? Read more: ...
posted in General at Fri, 20 Jun 2014 14:10:21 -0600

Monday, June 16, 2014 - When is the Best Time to Sell?

Spring is undoubtedly the most agreeable of all seasons. It is also the most active season for real estate. Buyers take advantage of longer days to look around and view homes and sellers are better able to showcase the best assets of their house. But it is the end of spring that shows optimum selling. Here are reasons why the end of spring is the best time to sell:- Enough time to recover from winter. By late spring, muddy sloshes, withered lawns, and musty smells in the house are gone. Sellers ... Full Article...
posted in General at Mon, 16 Jun 2014 15:20:22 -0600

Friday, June 13, 2014 - Fun Backyard Play Sets

        
posted in General at Fri, 13 Jun 2014 15:17:37 -0600

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - Covert Costs in Home Purchase

The actual cost of purchasing a home is not equal to its listing price.  Buyers should be aware of and be prepare for other home purchase costs. Here are some of the most common home buying expenses that are not included in the price tag:Interest / Lender?s Fee ? In average, lenders ask from 1% to 2% of the purchase cost in the closing expenses.Lawyer ? Every home purchase needs a lawyer to process documentation. Some real estate lawyers ask a fixed professional fee, while others will first ... Full Article...
posted in General at Tue, 10 Jun 2014 15:33:14 -0600

Friday, June 6, 2014 - Things to Consider when Building your Kids' Backyard Playset

Summer's a-coming and with it, the school break. Keep your kids entertained with their own backyard play space.Safety ? Above anything, make sure that play equipment is safe for kids? rough play. Anticipate falls, bumps, and scratches and design their play set to prevent these hazards. Age of users ? Create a play set that matches the age of your kids. Toddlers enjoy a sandpit, while monkey bars, slides, and swings could keep pre-teens busy and engaged in play. Location ? To easily check on the ... Full Article...
posted in General at Fri, 06 Jun 2014 07:37:19 -0600

Tuesday, June 3, 2014 - Edmonton Market Update June 2014

Edmonton, June 3, 2014: Members of the REALTORS® Association of Edmonton list and sell homes on the local Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) from dozens of towns and counties in the local area. REALTORS® are active in every community from Wetaskiwin to Westlock and from Wabamun to Cold Lake. This month we report on average prices in some of the larger centres as well as Edmonton; but first the Census Metropolitan Area (CMA) numbers.  In May, the average price of a single-family detached (SFD) ... Full Article...
posted in General at Tue, 03 Jun 2014 12:21:41 -0600

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