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Monday, October 22, 2012 - Feature of your home that attract buyers

  Your RE/MAX agent Lisa will help determine who your target buyer is and how to prepare your home for them. Questions such as who is moving in and out of your neighbourhood, the location of nearby schools and parks and the distance to transit and highway access, can all help entice your target buyer.
posted in General at Mon, 22 Oct 2012 19:55:56 -0600

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - City space crunch could spur downtown's tallest building

EDMONTON - A plan to consolidate civic staff downtown could spur the construction of Edmonton?s largest office tower, a commercial real estate agent says. The city put out a formal request this week for interested building owners to outline what space they could provide, what it would cost and other details. It?s looking for an initial 350,000 square feet near City Hall, the equivalent of up to 20 storeys, with the potential to more than double that amount over the course of the lease. ?There ... Full Article...
posted in General at Wed, 17 Oct 2012 10:03:55 -0600

Friday, October 12, 2012 - Choosing Water Efficient Options At Home

We're lucky to have some of the best drinking water in North America. However; our water supply is limited and demand is increasing with our growing population.  Water-smart choices lower the environmental impact and your utility bill: Smarter Machines: Choose Energy Star rated washing machines and dishwashers which cut energy and water consumption by more than 40%. Front-loading washers can use up to 50% less water. Smarter Toilets: Adapt your toilet by installing a water-saving device (like a ... Full Article...
posted in General at Fri, 12 Oct 2012 07:47:03 -0600

Thursday, October 4, 2012 - Edmonton Market Update October 2012

Residential Housing Market cools in third quarter Edmonton, October 2, 2012: The REALTORS® Association of Edmonton reports that residential listings and sales have trended lower in the third quarter after an active start to the year. In September, there were 1,269 residential sales in the greater Edmonton market as compared to 1,442 in September 2011. Despite the recent cooling trend, residential sales year-to-date are still up 7.2% as compared to last year at this time. There have been 14,565 ... Full Article...
posted in General at Thu, 04 Oct 2012 12:26:11 -0600

Monday, October 1, 2012 - Exposing the dirty little secret?

It?s a funny thing, buying a newly constructed home. From the advertisements you see in papers such as this one to the presentation centres you eventually visit, everything about a new home appears perfect. No blemishes, scuffs, dings or dents ? and, of course, with brand-new products installed and the home being built to strict codes, a new home will be perfect when you take possession, right? Probably not. Builders will make things as close to perfect as they can reasonably achieve, some of ... Full Article...
posted in General at Mon, 01 Oct 2012 10:42:36 -0600

Friday, September 28, 2012 - Fit to Sell - Updates and Repairs

When it comes to preparing your home for sale, you need to take an objective look at your house and determine what updates and repairs are needed. Create a list and decide what you can do to improve the overall presentation of your home that fits into your timeline and budget. People today are looking to buy homes and not work, so when a buyer sees a house that they like but it requires repairs and maintenance, this means they needed to invest money. When a buyer invests money into a potential ... Full Article...
posted in General at Fri, 28 Sep 2012 10:57:38 -0600

Monday, September 24, 2012 - Condo Culture: Occupy the condo, but first read the document

Q: What is a disclosure statement and how important is it regarding my new condo purchase? There is so much to learn, and I don?t want to make any mistakes when making my final decision. A: The purpose and contents of a disclosure statement are set out in Section 72(1) of the Condominium Act. This statement is essential and your sale is not binding without it. The contents will inform you if the condo is freehold or leasehold, describe the property and amenities, tell you whether the project is ... Full Article...
posted in General at Mon, 24 Sep 2012 12:12:35 -0600

Friday, September 7, 2012 - Edmonton Market Update September 2012

Edmonton?s slower market activity matches national trend Edmonton, September 5, 2012: Residential property sales in August slowed both month-to-month and year-to-year, mirroring a trend that has evolved nationally all summer. Sales of all types of residential properties in August (1,430) were down 17.4% from July and down 10.7% from a year ago. The number of people offering their properties for sale also slowed but not as sharply as sales. There were 2,732 residential properties listed on the ... Full Article...
posted in General at Fri, 07 Sep 2012 15:30:13 -0600

Friday, September 7, 2012 - The Main Selling Rooms

When selling your house, it takes thoughtful planning and expertise.  You can assist the process by taking matters into your own hands.  Tackle each room of your house, but go for the important rooms first. The main entrance, living room, master bedroom, bathroom, kitchen and dining rooms should be your main priority. You want to consider how buyers will view the rooms when they walk in.  Try doing a walk-through of your whole house as if you were buying it.  See each space as if from their ... Full Article...
posted in General at Fri, 07 Sep 2012 15:27:44 -0600

Friday, September 7, 2012 - Hanging Your Artwork

It?s important to know your walls when planning on how to hang artwork.  Drywall is attached to studs which run vertically behind your wall.  Drywall is the standard wall material used in North America since after the 2nd World War.  It comes in 4x8 foot sheets and is made of gypsum plaster which is sandwiched between two thick outer layers of paper.   When hanging heavy pieces of art, you will need to find the studs, or use the appropriate drywall anchor.  Your local hardware store will be ... Full Article...
posted in General at Fri, 07 Sep 2012 15:26:14 -0600

Friday, September 7, 2012 - Putting Your Garden to Bed

It?s always hard to say goodbye to summer.  But, alas, here we are - the fall weather is moving in and we have to prepare our yard for colder weather to come.  It is really important to prepare your garden for the snowy season.  You want to protect your perennials so you can enjoy them again in the spring.   Here are some suggestions: Mulching is important for protecting trees and shrubs through the winter.  Spread small tree leaves under your trees and shrubs and over all exposed soil. This ... Full Article...
posted in General at Fri, 07 Sep 2012 15:24:21 -0600

Tuesday, August 28, 2012 - RE/MAX: Fit To Sell - Updates and Repairs

When a buyer needs to invest money into a potential property, they will definitely reduce their offer price which is lost equity to you, the home owner. The majority of buyers are willing to pay more for a house that has been well looked after so show the buyers that your home is in turn key condition.
posted in General at Tue, 28 Aug 2012 07:47:45 -0600

Friday, August 17, 2012 - Rockin' Coolers

The water-resistant coolers are popping up at cottages and on river rafts all over the country.  They are powered by 12 volt sealed batteries and are compatible with iPods, iPhones, and most MP3 players.  Depending on which cooler model you get, your water adventures will be blessed with between 300 and 600 watts of pulse-pounding tunes.  www.aquaticav.com
posted in General at Fri, 17 Aug 2012 08:20:27 -0600

Tuesday, August 14, 2012 - Edmonton Market Update August 2012

Consumer confidence results in higher unit sales in July Edmonton, August 2, 2012: The average* price of resale residential property softened in July according to figures released by the REALTORS® Association of Edmonton today. The all-residential average price dropped from $342,014 in June to $335,501 in July (down 1.9%). The average single family detached price in the service area of the Edmonton Multiple Listing Service® was down 2.3%, the average condominium price was down 2.1% and the ...
posted in General at Tue, 14 Aug 2012 08:38:43 -0600

Friday, August 3, 2012 - Extend the Life of Your Barbecue

  If you want your grill to last as long as possible, take steps to keep it in tip-top shape.  ? Spend a few bucks to get a decent waterproof cover for your grill; this is the most effective way to keep it from deteriorating during our wild Alberta seasons.  ? If you don?t use your grill during the winter months, consider storing it in the garage or shed. ? Paint your grill with a heat-resistant spray paint to keep rust from forming and help it last longer.  ? If you have a propane BBQ, check ... Full Article...
posted in General at Fri, 03 Aug 2012 08:53:10 -0600

Wednesday, August 1, 2012 - Upcoming Edmonton Events & Festivals:

Movies on the Square  - Aug 3 - 5, 2012Servus Heritage Festival - Aug 4 - 6, 2012Edmonton Folk Music Festival - Aug  9 - 12, 2012Edmonton Fringe Theatre Festival - Aug 16 - 26, 2012Edmonton Dragon Boat Festival - Aug 17 - 19, 2012 For more detail information - Click here
posted in General at Wed, 01 Aug 2012 08:11:05 -0600

Wednesday, August 1, 2012 - New generation Camp Stove

If you?re looking for a camping stove that does more than heat your water and boil your pasta, the BioLite CampStove may be the solution.  The BioLite CampStove doesn?t use traditional fuel for meal preparation; twigs and other natural resources power the stove, saving you from lugging canisters of fuel on your adventures.  The device is effortless to start and you can cook as easily with it as regular camp stoves.  As a bonus, while you make dinner, the heat is converted into electricity, ...
posted in General at Wed, 01 Aug 2012 08:07:31 -0600

Thursday, July 26, 2012 - Features of Your Home That Attract Buyers

Selling your home isn't just about putting a sign on the front lawn. You need to consider what buyer's are looking for in their next home. Your re/max agent will help you determine who your target buyers are and will help you prepare your property for them. Discuss these simple questions with your re/max agent:     Who is moving in and out of your neighborhood? What is the main attraction of your neighborhood? Are there any schools or parks nearby? What about convenient shopping areas? How ...
posted in General at Thu, 26 Jul 2012 20:35:50 -0600

Friday, July 20, 2012 - The smart bed that makes itself

Making the bed after getting up is a daily chore. Although it might seem a minor one, it has the character of a ritual that must be carried out, so much so that many people are simply unable to leave the home without having made their bed and this often gives rise to conflicts and arguments between parents and children. It?s a proven fact that for many people making their bed after getting up can be a tiresome, even painful task; sometimes out of sheer habit, other times because one is in a ... Full Article...
posted in General at Fri, 20 Jul 2012 06:59:39 -0600

Wednesday, July 18, 2012 - Edmonton mayor on new Oilers arena: 'The time is now to move ahead'

Edmonton mayor Mandel drills city council with impassioned message to focus on overall downtown improvement, not just a new hockey arenaBY JOHN MACKINNON, EDMONTONJOURNAL.COM JULY 18, 2012 7:05 AM EDMONTON - The subject was the downtown arena yet again, but Edmonton Mayor Stephen Mandel, the ol? ballplayer, wanted to deliver a high, hard one. He sure did that, drilling the city councillors with a message that was equal parts carpe diem and keep your eye on the freakin? ball. In an impassioned ... Full Article...
posted in General at Wed, 18 Jul 2012 08:16:27 -0600

Friday, July 13, 2012 - The Future Has Arrived

Home innovations are certainly no stranger to the changing times. It was not long ago that some of the most innovative items for the home would have seemed like they came directly from a science fiction movie. That is no longer the case. There are some smart home gadgets out there that can make your life easier.  Let's take a look at three of them. Intelligent thermostats There are thermostats out there that actually learn from user behavior.  What does that mean for you? You do not have to ... Full Article...
posted in General at Fri, 13 Jul 2012 08:18:32 -0600

Tuesday, July 10, 2012 - Top 5 Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Agent

With today's technology, it's not uncommon for people to think they can buy or sell a home on their own until they try. Selling on your own or choosing the wrong agent can be a recipe for disaster. But, choosing the right real estate agent will give you the desired outcome. Here are the top 5 reasons why you should work with a re/max agent: First, you need proper representation. A re/max agent is a professional who can provide insight and value through every step of the transaction. They work ... Full Article...
posted in General at Tue, 10 Jul 2012 18:20:20 -0600

Friday, June 29, 2012 - Last Chance for Edmonton's Capital Ex!

Don't worry, Edmonton's biggest and longest-running fair isn't going anywhere?but its current name is being relegated to the history books after this year! Known formerly (and by many, fondly) as Klondike Days, Capital Ex is getting a new name?again! Northlands has partnered with the Edmonton Journal and Global Edmonton on the Name Your Fair Contest, asking for suggestions on what the future name should be. After all the submissions have been collected, the public will be able to vote on their ... Full Article...
posted in General at Fri, 29 Jun 2012 15:17:05 -0600

Tuesday, June 26, 2012 - Buyers Strategies in Sellers Market

In recent months of May and Jun the our real estate market has shifted towards sellers market. We seen an increased sales activity however listing levels remains the same. This especially applies to single family homes. It has been a while since we seen sellers having upper hand in our market. We would like to provide you some tips and negotiating strategies for you when the perfect well price comes to market and are facing fast decision or even competing offers. Get pre approved - Shorter ...
posted in General at Tue, 26 Jun 2012 09:07:29 -0600

Tuesday, June 19, 2012 - Edmonton's Old Scona still No.1: Fraser Institute

Edmonton?s Old Scona is once again the No. 1 school in the province, according to the Fraser Institute?s annual rankings of Alberta?s 276 high schools, released over the weekend.   Old Scona and Archbishop MacDonald (6th) are the only Edmonton schools in the institute?s Top 10; St. Albert?s Ste Marguerite d?Youville ranked seventh. The three lowest-ranked city schools were J. Percy Page (257th), Eastglen (263rd) and Queen Elizabeth (265th). The Fraser Institute, a right-wing think tank from ... Full Article...
posted in General at Tue, 19 Jun 2012 08:21:19 -0600

Thursday, June 14, 2012 - RE/MAX Facts - Did you know?

RE/MAX is the acronym for Real Estate Maximums and it was established in 1973 in the United States and was moved north to Canada in 1977 In 1987, RE/MAX took the number one position in Canada's market  Outstanding Production Quebec ? $ 13, 241, 546, 418.00 Ontario Atlantic ? $ 45, 587, 177, 852.41 Western Canada ? $ 47, 405, 729, 458.00 Total - $ 98, 857, 798, 260.63 Sales volumes sold in Canada in 2011  Most Productive Agents in Canada 2011 Closed Transactions CREA and RE/MAX internal ...
posted in General at Thu, 14 Jun 2012 23:57:30 -0600

Tuesday, June 5, 2012 - Fathers Day Edmonton Style

With Father?s Day looming on June 17th, many folks rack their brains each year for an original gift idea.  Gone are the days of the ?Father?s Day ties?- as many older fathers can attest to having a drawer full of them.  Nowadays, the Capital Region has many unique places to shop for original gifts.  Why not check out the Old Strathcona Farmers Market?  They have everything from home spun and homemade crafts, to some unique preserves and baking goods.  Maybe Dad?s gift can be edible this year?  ... Full Article...
posted in General at Tue, 05 Jun 2012 22:06:43 -0600

Sunday, November 13, 2011 - Edmonton & Area Real Estate Market Activity for October 2011

The REALTORS® Association of Edmonton released their monthly report on the real estate activity in Edmonton and the surrounding areas. You can view this below or check it out online by Clicking Here. October real estate market slower but not at all scary Edmonton, November 2, 2011: In October the streets are overrun with ghoulish figures and scary characters but homeowners had no reason to fear the local housing market. Average prices for all types of residential property softened in October as ... Full Article...
posted in General at Sun, 13 Nov 2011 19:06:16 -0700

Tuesday, November 8, 2011 - New Listing: Great House For Sale in Wildrose - $464,800

I have a new listing to share with everyone!  If you, or anyone you know, would be interested have them check out the video below and contact me for more information.  562 Wiseman Lane - $464,800 One of a kind, Fully-Finished Walkout 2-Storey in Wildrose! The main floor greets you with a large entrance & an open floor plan. Your bright kitchen offers plenty of cabinet & counter space, a raised eating bar, stainless steel appliances & a huge walk-in pantry. Your living room features a ...
posted in General at Tue, 08 Nov 2011 20:49:22 -0700

Wednesday, October 5, 2011 - Edmonton & Area Real Estate Market Activity for September 2011

The REALTORS® Association of Edmonton released their monthly report on the real estate activity in Edmonton and the surrounding areas. You can view this below or check it out online by Clicking Here. Local housing market figures make homeowners smile Edmonton, October 4, 2011: The owners of single family homes in Edmonton and area have seen the value of their property increase more than many other investments. While the stock market and dollar have plunged recently and interest on savings ...
posted in General at Wed, 05 Oct 2011 10:26:08 -0600

Wednesday, October 5, 2011 - Edmonton & Area Real Estate Market Activity for August 2011

The REALTORS® Association of Edmonton released their monthly report on the real estate activity in Edmonton and the surrounding areas. You can view this below or check it out online by Clicking Here. August figures show that local real estate prices remain stable over the years  Edmonton, September 2, 2011: The average* price of a single family home has remained remarkably stable for the past four years according to figures released by the REALTORS® Association of Edmonton. The average selling ... Full Article...
posted in General at Wed, 05 Oct 2011 10:17:59 -0600

Wednesday, October 5, 2011 - Edmonton & Area Real Estate Market Activity for July 2011

The REALTORS® Association of Edmonton released their monthly report on the real estate activity in Edmonton and the surrounding areas. You can view this below or check it out online by Clicking Here. Local Housing Market continues upward trend Edmonton, August 3, 2011: According to the REALTORS® Association of Edmonton, the average price of housing increased through July as compared to the previous month. The all-residential average price increased 1.1% to $334,054; up from $330,298 in June. ... Full Article...
posted in General at Wed, 05 Oct 2011 10:03:58 -0600

Sunday, July 10, 2011 - Open House 3:00 - 5:00: 4819 212 St - Copperwood

Sunday, July 10 from 3:00 - 5:00 Come out today to see this beautiful 2-Storey in Copperwood!  Asking Price: $634,800 3 Bedrooms * 3 Bathrooms - Large Ensuite * Main Floor Laundry * Triple Car Garage  *  Huge Bonus Room  * Fully Landscaped & Fenced  www.YourEdmontonHome.com If you have any questions, call Lisa at (780) 886-9166 
posted in General at Sun, 10 Jul 2011 10:02:08 -0600

Sunday, July 10, 2011 - Open House 12:00 - 2:00 : 527, 7511 - 171 St - The Westridge

Sunday, July 10 from 12:00 - 2:00 Come out today and check out this great one bedroom condo in Callingwood!     Asking Price: $189,800 1 Bedroom  *  1 Bathroom  *  In-suite Laundry  *  Underground Parking www.West-EdmontonCondo.com If you have any questions, call Lisa at (780) 886-9166
posted in General at Sun, 10 Jul 2011 09:51:56 -0600

Wednesday, July 6, 2011 - Edmonton & Area Real Estate Market Activity for June 2011

The REALTORS® Association of Edmonton released their monthly report on the real estate activity in Edmonton and the surrounding areas. You can view this below or check it out online by Clicking Here. REALTORS® Optimistic About Strength in the Local Housing Market Edmonton, July 5, 2011: Economic and other external indicators point to a strengthening of the local real estate market according to the REALTORS® Association of Edmonton. ?Statistics Canada reported that Alberta boasted the highest ... Full Article...
posted in General at Wed, 06 Jul 2011 10:41:42 -0600

Thursday, June 30, 2011 - Happy 144th Birthday Canada!

Can you believe that Canada is 144 years old!  To help you celebrate and enjoy this upcoming long weekend, here is a list of activites and events going on around the city.  I hope you all have a fantastic long weekend and Happy Canada Day! The information below was obtained from the REALTORS® Association of Edmonton and you can also get more information by visiting the City of Edmonton's website. City Hall & Plazao Time: 11:30am ? 4:00pmo Free Canada Day activities at City Hall. Enjoy live ...
posted in General at Thu, 30 Jun 2011 13:26:39 -0600

Thursday, June 9, 2011 - Edmonton & Area Real Estate Market Activity for May 2011

The REALTORS® Association of Edmonton released their monthly report on the real estate activity in Edmonton and the surrounding areas. You can view this below or check it out online by Clicking Here. Local Housing Market in one word: Up Edmonton, June 2, 2011: The local real estate market is looking up according to the current statistics released by the REALTORS® Association of Edmonton. The average residential sales price is up, the price of a single family detached home or a condo is up, ...
posted in General at Thu, 09 Jun 2011 12:56:21 -0600

Saturday, April 30, 2011 - Buying a "fixer-upper" but don't have enough cash to do the fixing?

Natalie Wellings, a mortgage broker with Mortgage Success, released an article that I thought would interest you.  You can view it on her website or read the article below: Buying a ?fixer-upper? but don?t have enough cash to do the fixing? Have you searched high and low for the perfect home but can?t find one with all the upgrades you want? Maybe you?ve just saved enough for your down payment but don?t have the extra cash to change the furnace, replace the flooring, windows or whatever...let ... Full Article...
posted in General at Sat, 30 Apr 2011 12:51:08 -0600

Thursday, April 7, 2011 - The calm before the storm! Is another real estate boom headed our way?

At the start of this year, I attended the Edmonton Housing forecast seminar where we heard from a number of speakers with their real estate predictions for the upcoming year.  All speakers had a postive outlook with growth predicted by all, but over the last few months, I have heard over and over again that yet another boom could be on its way to Edmonton!  Could it be true?  Is it possible?  When will it happen? How much? How long?  Oh how I wish I had a crystal ball that could give me the ... Full Article...
posted in General at Thu, 07 Apr 2011 18:42:48 -0600

Wednesday, April 6, 2011 - Edmonton & Area Real Estate Market Activity for March 2011

The REALTORS® Association of Edmonton released their monthly report on the real estate activity in Edmonton and the surrounding areas. You can view this below or check it out online by Clicking Here. First Quarter Housing Sales on Normal Track; Prices Up Edmonton, April 5, 2011: REALTORS® expect the local real estate market to follow a well-worn annual sales track. However, like the stock market, large external forces can skew the market. In 2010, the threat of increased mortgage rates and a ... Full Article...
posted in General at Wed, 06 Apr 2011 14:03:25 -0600

Friday, April 1, 2011 - New Listing! Fabulous 2-Storey built by Classic Landmarks Master Builder in Copperwood

4819 - 212 St: $649,800 *Bright & open floor plan * Neutral colors throughout *Kitchen offers granite counters, corner pantry, stainless steel appliances, a garburator, dark cabinetry & a large center island *Large dining nook *Living room with natural gas fireplace *Rich birch hardwood floors, ceramic tiles & modern day shag carpeting *Main floor den can be used as an office or formal dining room *Main floor laundry/mud room *2 piece bathroom on main floor *Large master bedroom with a walk-in ... Full Article...
posted in General at Fri, 01 Apr 2011 12:58:54 -0600

Monday, March 14, 2011 - RE/MAX is Wack

A friend of mine sent this video to me and I thought it was pretty funny!  RE/MAX International did up a rap video, if you can believe, check it out and let me know what you think.

posted in General at Mon, 14 Mar 2011 10:50:24 -0600

Friday, March 4, 2011 - Edmonton & Area Real Estate Market Activity for February 2011

The REALTORS® Association of Edmonton released their monthly report on the real estate activity in Edmonton and the surrounding areas.  You can view this below or check it out online by Clicking Here. February Housing Prices mirror 2009 after increasing from January Edmonton, March 2, 2011: It was 2009 all over again if the housing figures released by the REALTORS® Association of Edmonton are any indication. Prices for all categories of residential property sold in February mirrored prices in ... Full Article...
posted in General at Fri, 04 Mar 2011 11:17:48 -0700

Monday, February 28, 2011 - Your Edmonton & Area Real Estate Market Update

Here is your real estate update for the Edmonton area. This includes the number of sales, average residential sales price and active listings so far for the month of February.  Within the next few days, we will have the news release from the REALTORS® Association of Edmonton with the final numbers for February 2011. Following is a chart that shows the month to date activity in greater detail, along with a breakdown of sales based on the prices they occurred in. *Data above is for residential ... Full Article...
posted in General at Mon, 28 Feb 2011 17:23:19 -0700

Wednesday, February 16, 2011 - Your Weekly Edmonton & Area Real Estate Market Update

Here is your weekly real estate update for the Edmonton area. This includes the number of sales, average residential sale price and active listings so far for the month of February. Following is a chart that shows the month to date activity in greater detail, along with a breakdown of sales based on the prices they occurred in. *Data above is for residential activity only.**Data has been obtained from the REALTORS® Association of Edmonton. Includes Edmonton & the Surrounding Areas. Sign Up ... Full Article...
posted in General at Wed, 16 Feb 2011 12:32:36 -0700

Friday, February 11, 2011 - Foreclosures & Distress Sales!

Are you looking for a deal? Then a foreclosure or distress sale could be what you want! With the increased supply of these types of properties, there are some great opportunities that are out there for you. Don't miss them, sign up today! You will be notified each day there is a new Foreclosure or Distress Sale Listing that hits the market. If you have any questions or want to schedule a viewing, I am just a quick call or email away! If you'd like to perform your own searches on this website, ... Full Article...
posted in General at Fri, 11 Feb 2011 14:01:47 -0700

Wednesday, February 9, 2011 - RE/MAX Housing Barometer Report

RE/MAX of Western Canada released their Housing Barometer Report yesterday and you can read the report below or view the full report by Clicking Here. View the RE/MAX Barometer Report for Edmonton below:   Kelowna, BC (February 8, 2011) -- Tighter inventory levels helped to make the last decade one of the healthiest periods on record for Canadian real estate, insulating markets in major centres from the peaks and valleys characteristic of past decades, according to a report released today by ... Full Article...
posted in General at Wed, 09 Feb 2011 15:36:53 -0700

Tuesday, February 8, 2011 - Your Weekly Edmonton & Area Real Estate Market Update

Here is your weekly real estate update for the Edmonton area. This includes the number of sales, average residential sale price and active listings so far for the month of February. Following is a chart that shows the month to date activity in greater detail, along with a breakdown of sales based on the prices they occurred in. *Data above is for residential activity only.**Data has been obtained from the REALTORS® Association of Edmonton. Includes Edmonton & the Surrounding Areas. Sign Up ... Full Article...
posted in General at Tue, 08 Feb 2011 11:47:00 -0700

Monday, February 7, 2011 - Sherwood Park Real Estate Activity

Here is an update on Sherwood Park?s real estate market activity for you.  If you would like to view a larger image, just click on the table below.  If you would you like to search for properties on your own in Sherwood Park Sign up for VIP Access Here  Do you have any questions about buying, or selling, in Sherwood Park, call me and I would be happy to help you! Lisa BrownREALTOR® with RE/MAX Real EstateCell: (780) 886-9166 Email: lisa@youredmontonhomes.com 
posted in General at Mon, 07 Feb 2011 16:19:59 -0700

Friday, February 4, 2011 - Foreclosures & Distress Sales!

Are you looking for a deal? Then a foreclosure or distress sale could be what you want! With the increased supply of these types of properties, there are some great opportunities that are out there for you. Don't miss them, sign up today! You will be notified each day there is a new Foreclosure or Distress Sale Listing that hits the market. If you have any questions or want to schedule a viewing, I am just a quick call or email away! If you'd like to perform your own searches on this website, ... Full Article...
posted in General at Fri, 04 Feb 2011 13:52:58 -0700

Friday, January 28, 2011 - Edmonton & Sherwood Park Foreclosures!

Are you looking for a deal? Then a foreclosure or distress sale could be what you want! With the increased supply of these types of properties, there are some great opportunities that are out there for you. Don't miss them, sign up today! Edmonton currently has 150 foreclosures listed, ranging in price from $60,000 - $1,185,000. Sherwood Park currently has 9 foreclosures listed, ranging in price from $169,900 - $489,900. No Obligations! No Hassles! Convenient & Fast Access! You will be notified ... Full Article...
posted in General at Fri, 28 Jan 2011 13:15:06 -0700

Wednesday, January 26, 2011 - VIP Access! No Obligations & No Hassles!

Do you want access to great real estate information whenever you want? Register for VIP Access on YourEdmontonHomes.com and take control of your searching today! Sign Up for Instant VIP Access There are tonne of great tools such as: ? MLS® Statistics ? pricing & property stats, pricing history, days on market, market turnover rates & more? Personalized Browsing ? save your favourite listings, get automatic updates when new listings hit the market, calculate mortgage payments? Foreclosures ? ... Full Article...
posted in General at Wed, 26 Jan 2011 11:01:43 -0700

Tuesday, January 25, 2011 - Top 10 Most Expensive Properties in Edmonton & Sherwood Park

Every now and then I like to look at the most pricey properties that are on the market in our area. It?s amazing to see that in Edmonton alone, there are 75 listings that are priced at over $1,000,000! Instead of showing you all 75, I have pulled the top 10 most expensive listings in Edmonton, plus the top 10 most expensive listings in Sherwood Park.  Have a look by clicking on the links below.  Edmonton Top 10: Price range from $2,495,000 - $15,000,000Sherwood Park Top 10: Price Range from ... Full Article...
posted in General at Tue, 25 Jan 2011 15:38:46 -0700

Monday, January 24, 2011 - Your Weekly Edmonton & Area Real Estate Market Report

Here is your weekly real estate update for the Edmonton area. This includes the number of sales, average residential sale price and active listings so far for the month of January. Following is a chart that shows the month to date activity in greater detail, along with a breakdown of sales based on the prices they occurred in. *Data above is for residential activity only.**Data has been obtained from the REALTORS® Association of Edmonton. Includes Edmonton & the Surrounding Areas. If you have ... Full Article...
posted in General at Mon, 24 Jan 2011 21:07:59 -0700

Saturday, January 22, 2011 - Edmonton & Sherwood Park Foreclosures!

Here is your list of the foreclosure properties that are currently available in Edmonton and Sherwood Park. Click on Edmonton to view the 154 Foreclosure listings Click on Sherwood Park to view the 10 Foreclosure listings If you have any questions about purchasing a foreclosure property, please do not hesitate to contact me! Lisa BrownREALTOR® with RE/MAX Real EstateCell: (780) 886-9166 Email: lisa@youredmontonhomes.com
posted in General at Sat, 22 Jan 2011 11:26:52 -0700

Thursday, January 20, 2011 - Free DVD - Are You Fit to Sell?

RE/MAX has some great information on getting your home ready to sell with their "Fit To Sell" DVD's. There is a tonne of advice from experts in the home improvement and staging industries for you! If you would like your own free DVD of the following information, contact me today and I would be happy to send one to you with no obligation! You can also view this online by Clicking Here. Home Staging & Other Home Improvements Tips from Real Estate & Home Staging Experts "What?s the secret to ...
posted in General at Thu, 20 Jan 2011 13:00:36 -0700

Wednesday, January 19, 2011 - Sherwood Park Real Estate Market Update

Another addition to Your Edmonton Homes Blog!  If you are interested in the Sherwood Park Real Estate Market, here is a breakdown of the residential activity for you. If you have any questions, suggestions, or need a REALTOR® to help you with your real estate needs, Call me Today and I would be happy to help! Lisa BrownREALTOR® with RE/MAX Real EstateCell: (780) 886-9166 Email: lisa@youredmontonhomes.com 
posted in General at Wed, 19 Jan 2011 13:31:14 -0700

Tuesday, January 18, 2011 - More changes to getting a mortgage in Canada!

Yesterday, the Federal Finance Minister, Jim Flaherty announced that they will be making even more changes to the finance rules in Canada.   Last year CMHC had announced changes to the lending guidelines which created an early surge in the housing market.  It will be interesting to see, and I would not be surprised, if these changes have a similar affect this year!  With affordable prices, lots of selection and a small amount of time to take advantage of a 35 year mortgage, those buyers that ... Full Article...
posted in General at Tue, 18 Jan 2011 10:45:42 -0700

Monday, January 17, 2011 - Your Weekly Edmonton & Area Real Estate Market Report

Here is your weekly real estate update for the Edmonton area. This includes the number of sales, average residential sale price and active listings so far for the month of January. Following is a chart that shows the month to date activity in greater detail, along with a breakdown of sales based on the prices they occurred in. *Data above is for residential activity only.**Data has been obtained from the REALTORS® Association of Edmonton.  Includes Edmonton & the Surrounding Areas. If you ... Full Article...
posted in General at Mon, 17 Jan 2011 13:01:48 -0700

Friday, January 14, 2011 - Edmonton & Sherwood Park Foreclosures!

Here is a list of the foreclosure properties that are currently available in Edmonton and Sherwood Park. If you have any questions about purchasing a foreclosure property, please do not hesitate to contact me! Edmonton ? 147 TotalSherwood Park ? 8 Total 
posted in General at Fri, 14 Jan 2011 18:46:49 -0700

Wednesday, January 12, 2011 - 'Boring is Good!' At least when it comes to Real Estate & the Economy.

To start off the year of predictions and forecasts, I attended the 2011 Housing Forecast seminar at the Shaw Conference center this morning. The seminar features a number of speakers that give us a peak into what may come in the upcoming year with regards to the economy and, of course, real estate. As you can imagine, this can be a tricky thing to do and many of these predictions strongly depend on a number of ?ifs?, but these guys know better than I do with what?s to come. The overall message ... Full Article...
posted in General at Wed, 12 Jan 2011 22:32:39 -0700

Tuesday, January 11, 2011 - Your Weekly Edmonton & Area Real Estate Market Report

Here is your weekly real estate update for the Edmonton area. This includes the number of sales, average residential sale price and active listings so far for the month of January 2011. Following is a chart that shows the month to date activity in greater detail, along with a breakdown of sales based on the prices they occurred in. *Data above is for residential activity only.**Data has been obtained from the REALTORS® Association of Edmonton. Includes Edmonton & the Surrounding Areas. If you ... Full Article...
posted in General at Tue, 11 Jan 2011 19:53:21 -0700

Friday, January 7, 2011 - City vs REALTORS® consumers confused about conflicting reports of housing price changes

 Are you confused with the recent reports of the market activity in Edmonton? You're not alone if you are!  The REALTORS® Association of Edmonton has released a great follow up article that clarifies the recent news reports of what seems as contradicting information on the housing market.  The City is saying that property values have increased while the REALTORS® Association says it has decreased, and this article helps to explain why both of the reports are actually correct.  You can view this ... Full Article...
posted in General at Fri, 07 Jan 2011 18:13:41 -0700

Friday, January 7, 2011 - Global News Interview from January 5, 2011

On January 5, I was interviewed by Erin Chalmers with Global News in Edmonton with regards to the recent announcement from the city that property prices were approximately 9% above the city's assessed value. The concern is that those wanting to sell their home will automatically assume that prices can be set 9% higher than what their assessed value shows. I do expect that there will be some uneducated sellers that will think that they can do this, however your market value is not the same as ... Full Article...
posted in General at Fri, 07 Jan 2011 15:24:51 -0700

Wednesday, January 5, 2011 - Edmonton & Area Market Activity for December 2010

To complete the real estate activity for 2010, the REALTORS® Association of Edmonton has released their final 2010 monthly report on real estate for Edmonton and the surrounding areas. You can see December's report below or view online at the REALTORS® Association of Edmonton. Single Family and Condo Prices Slightly Lower in December Edmonton, January 5, 2011: The average price for a single family detached home in December was $355,270, down about $10,000 as compared to the price in November. ... Full Article...
posted in General at Wed, 05 Jan 2011 21:36:07 -0700

Tuesday, January 4, 2011 - Do you have any questions or suggestions?

It's been a busy start to the new year and over the next few days I will be posting updates on how the real estate market has been doing.  In the meantime, I wanted to check to see if you have any questions about the real estate market in the Edmonton area?  Or is there anything that you would like to see me add to the blog in the new year?  If you do, let me know!  Just send me an email, lisa@youredmontonhomes.com , and I will be sure to get back to you!
posted in General at Tue, 04 Jan 2011 15:25:07 -0700

Sunday, January 2, 2011 - Will housing prices go up or down: it depends on how you look at it.

Another good article that was posted by the REALTORS® Association of Edmonton.  You can read the article below, or view it online by Clicking Here. Will housing prices go up or down: it depends on how you look at it. They say that figures never lie. Mark Twain also commented that there are lies, damn lies and statistics. Where will housing prices go in the next year. The best indication of future performance is past performance. As we look at the year end figures it is helpful to plot a trend ... Full Article...
posted in General at Sun, 02 Jan 2011 21:27:36 -0700

Friday, December 31, 2010 - Happy New Year! All the Best in 2011

It's hard to believe that the first decade of the millenium has come and gone!  Time truly does fly by!  With the last evening of 2010 upon us, I just wanted to take a moment to wish you all a Happy New Year!  Have fun and please be safe!
posted in General at Fri, 31 Dec 2010 17:24:07 -0700

Thursday, December 30, 2010 - Edmonton & Sherwood Park Foreclosures!

Here is a new addition to Your Edmonton Homes Blog! For those of you that are interested in foreclosure properties in Edmonton or Sherwood Park, here?s your chance to view them with no strings attached.  Foreclosures are not what everybody thinks they are and it doesn?t take the faint of heart to buy them but if you have questions about purchasing a foreclosure property, contact me today and I would be happy to help!  Feel free to click on the following links to view. Edmonton Foreclosures - ... Full Article...
posted in General at Thu, 30 Dec 2010 21:50:46 -0700

Wednesday, December 29, 2010 - Getting an offer is just the first step in selling your home....

 Here is an article the I found from the REALTORS® Association of Edmonton.  You can read the article below or read it online by Clicking Here. Getting an offer is just the first step in selling your home - what the unrepresented seller does not know It should be easy to sell your home yourself. You put a sign on the lawn, advertise on some internet sites and wait for the buyers to knock on your door. Most unrepresented sellers assume that all the work of selling their home is done once they ... Full Article...
posted in General at Wed, 29 Dec 2010 17:26:04 -0700

Tuesday, December 28, 2010 - Your Weekly Edmonton Real Estate Market Report

Here is your weekly real estate update for the Edmonton area. This includes the sales, average residential sale price and active listings so far for the month of December. Following is a chart that shows the month to date activity in greater detail, along with a breakdown of sales based on the prices they occurred in. *Data above is for residential activity only.**Data has been obtained from the REALTORS® Association of Edmonton. Includes Edmonton & the Surrounding Areas. If you have any ...
posted in General at Tue, 28 Dec 2010 10:30:01 -0700

Thursday, December 23, 2010 - Seasons Greetings!

posted in General at Thu, 23 Dec 2010 17:21:26 -0700

Wednesday, December 22, 2010 - Attractions in Strathcona County

Just a few minutes east of Edmonton is the hamlet of Sherwood Park, a community that saw its first few residents in the winter of 1955 and has grown to over 61,000 in 2009. Take a look at what Strathcona has to offer you and if you are thinking of buying or selling in Sherwood Park, contact me today! The following has been obtained from Strathcona County?s website, visit them online by Clicking Here.  Attractions in Strathcona County Strathcona County offers a variety of unique experiences for ... Full Article...
posted in General at Wed, 22 Dec 2010 22:09:13 -0700

Tuesday, December 21, 2010 - Christmas is the hardest time to sell and the best time to buy

Here is an article that I found posted by the Financial Post which gives some advice to those of you that have their home listed during the holidays. You can view it below or read it online by Clicking Here. Christmas is the hardest time to sell ? and the best time to buy Garry Marr, Financial Post ? Friday, Dec. 17, 2010 Don?t overdo it this Christmas, if you want to sell your house, that is.Royal LePage Real Estate Services says it?s time to start thinking about a smaller tree this year if ... Full Article...
posted in General at Tue, 21 Dec 2010 17:02:18 -0700

Monday, December 20, 2010 - Your Weekly Edmonton Real Estate Market Report

Here is your weekly real estate update for the Edmonton area. This includes the sales, average residential sale price and active listings so far for the month of December. Following is a chart that shows the month to date activity in greater detail, along with a breakdown of sales based on the prices they occurred in. *Data above is for residential activity only.**Data has been obtained from the REALTORS® Association of Edmonton. Includes Edmonton & the Surrounding Areas. If you have any ...
posted in General at Mon, 20 Dec 2010 17:59:27 -0700

Friday, December 17, 2010 - When to Buy? When to Sell?

After my post yesterday, I wanted to do something that would show when the best times to buy and sell are. One of the biggest questions I get asked is when is the best time? For sellers, they want to know when they will get the most money for their property and for buyers, well you guessed it, when will be the cheapest time to buy. We all hear the arguments for when these times are, but I wanted to put the data into a graph and see when these times really are from a data point of view. Both ... Full Article...
posted in General at Fri, 17 Dec 2010 17:35:00 -0700

Thursday, December 16, 2010 - Just because it's winter, it doesn't mean it isn't a good time to buy a house

The REALTORS® Association of Edmonton released an article about the benefits of buying a home in the winter time.  Many people put their house shopping on hold during the winter months, mainly because of the unfavourable weather.  Doing so may just end up costing you more money in the end though! Read the story below or view it online by Clicking Here. Just because it's winter, it doesn't mean it isn't a good time to buy a house By Jim Knox The following are 10 great reasons to buy in ...
posted in General at Thu, 16 Dec 2010 10:18:03 -0700

Wednesday, December 15, 2010 - 5 Reasons Why You Still Need A Real Estate Agent

I came across an article today that I thought summed up the need for a REALTOR® fairly well.  With all of the private sale companies and discount brokerages, there is a world of options out there for anyone wanting to sell their home.  If you're thinking of selling your home on your own, consider the following and at the very least, speak with a professional so that you know all of your options.  You can read the article below, or view it online by Clicking Here.  5 Reasons Why You Still Need A ... Full Article...
posted in General at Wed, 15 Dec 2010 13:11:19 -0700

Tuesday, December 14, 2010 - Your Weekly Edmonton Real Estate Market Report

Here is your weekly real estate update for the Edmonton area.  This includes the sales, average residential sale price and active listings so far for the month of December.   Following is a chart that shows the month to date activity in greater detail, along with a breakdown of sales based on the prices they occurred in. *Data above is for residential activity only.**Data has been obtained from the REALTORS® Association of Edmonton. Includes Edmonton & the Surrounding Areas. If you have any ... Full Article...
posted in General at Tue, 14 Dec 2010 16:11:15 -0700

Friday, December 10, 2010 - Apartment Vacancies Edge Downward in 2010 - CMHC

For those of you that are interested in the rental market in Edmonton, CMHC, Canada Mortgage & Housing Corporation, has released their Fall 2010 Rental Market Report. I have copied a portion of the report below for you and you can also read the full report by Clicking Here. Apartment Vacancies Edge Downward in 2010 Edmonton, December 9, 2010: Following three years of consecutive increases, Edmonton?s October apartment vacancy rate edged downward in 2010. According to Canada Mortgage and Housing ... Full Article...
posted in General at Fri, 10 Dec 2010 11:16:35 -0700

Thursday, December 9, 2010 - Residential values expected to climb further in 2011 as housing sales stabilize in most major centre

RE/MAX has released their Housing Outlook report for 2011.  Like most predict, the housing market will continue to climb and recover in the upcoming year for most of Canada.  You can read RE/MAX's news release below or Click Here to view online.  You can also view their full report Here. I have taken an excerpt out of their full report which deals with Edmonton alone.  This can be found by viewing the full report above and going to page7. Edmonton at a Glance While renewed concerns over ...
posted in General at Thu, 09 Dec 2010 09:53:03 -0700

Wednesday, December 8, 2010 - Bank of Canada holds interest rate at 1%

CBC News has released an article yesterday, based on the announcement that was made by the Bank of Canada stating that they will be holding interest rates at the current 1%.  This is great news for anyone with a variable mortgage as your interest rates will not change.  Read more below or view the article ONLINE. Bank of Canada holds interest rate at 1%Carney cites worsened economic conditions  Last Updated: Tuesday, December 7, 2010 | 8:01 PM ET The Bank of Canada said Tuesday it is holding ... Full Article...
posted in General at Wed, 08 Dec 2010 11:43:25 -0700

Tuesday, December 7, 2010 - Ready to take the plunge? Written by: Gail Vaz-Oxlade, host of Til Debt Do Us Part

Here is an article that I found on Slice networks website from the television series Til Debt Do Us Part.  Host, Gail Vaz-Oxlade has written an article on making home ownership a possibility for those that are wanting to purchase their first home.  You can view the article below, or read it ONLINE . Ready to take the plunge?Til Debt Do Us Part host Gail Vaz-Oxlade tells you just how much house you can really afford. If you?re considering buying your first home, you may feel fear, or even dread, ... Full Article...
posted in General at Tue, 07 Dec 2010 10:06:05 -0700

Monday, December 6, 2010 - Your Weekly Edmonton Real Estate Market Report

Here is your weekly update for the real estate market in Edmonton and the surrounding areas.  This includes the sales, average residential sale price and active listings so far for the month of December.   You can see that from November to December, we have lost 459 properties on the market and we will likely see a steady drop of active listings as we move in to the holiday season.    Following is a chart that shows the month to date activity in greater detail, along with a breakdown of sales ... Full Article...
posted in General at Mon, 06 Dec 2010 11:11:35 -0700

Friday, December 3, 2010 - Edmonton's Real Estate Market Activity for November 2010

The REALTORS® Association of Edmonton released their monthly report on real estate for Edmonton and the surrounding areas.  You can see the update below or view online at the REALTORS® Association of Edmonton.  Housing prices soften as sales bump up Edmonton, December 2, 2010: The average price of a single family detached property in the Edmonton area continued to soften in November. According to the REALTORS® Association of Edmonton, at $362,657, the average* SFD price was half a percent lower ... Full Article...
posted in General at Fri, 03 Dec 2010 11:21:28 -0700

Wednesday, December 1, 2010 - ALBERTA'S HOUSING AMONG THE MOST AFFORDABLE IN CANADA: RBC ECONOMICS

One of Canada's largest banks released an Economic Outlook on Novmeber 29, stating that Alberta's housing market is one of the most affordable in Canada.  I have copied a portion of the article below and you can read the remaining by clicking on the link: ALBERTA?S HOUSING AMONG THE MOST AFFORDABLE IN CANADA: RBC ECONOMICS TORONTO, November 29, 2010 ? Despite recording substantial affordabilityimprovements since early 2008, housing demand in Alberta is still a shadow of itsformer self from just ... Full Article...
posted in General at Wed, 01 Dec 2010 10:30:08 -0700

Tuesday, November 30, 2010 - Your Weekly Edmonton Real Estate Market Report

 Here is your weekly update on the Real Estate Market in Edmonton and the surrounding areas.  Within a few days we should have the official figures for November to see how we are fairing before the Christmas season.  From what I can see, there is not going to be a significant difference from October, but it looks like we will probably be up in sales and prices! Stay tuned for another update!   October 2010 Nov1-24 Nov1-30 Total Sales 1077 857 1071 Average ...
posted in General at Tue, 30 Nov 2010 11:44:51 -0700

Friday, November 26, 2010 - HGTV's - Ten Home Improvement Projects That Add Value

A great website I came across is www.HGTV.ca, the website for Home & Garden Television.  We've all watched their shows, from Holmes on Homes to Property Virgins, and their website is a great resource for do-it-yourself projects, advice and articles.  Check out their article, Ten Home Improvement Projects That Add Value,   from Holmes on Homes Advice & Tips online, or view it below:  Ten Home Improvement Projects That Add Value Can't stand your scary, cobwebby basement one more minute? Is it ... Full Article...
posted in General at Fri, 26 Nov 2010 15:15:25 -0700

Wednesday, November 24, 2010 - Your Weekly Edmonton Real Estate Market Report

New to Your Edmonton Homes Blog is a weekly real estate update for you!  For now this is a basic table that I have obtained from the REALTORS® Association of Edmonton, but stay tuned for additional information that I will be adding. Should you have any questions, or need a realtor to help you buy or sell a property in Edmonton, Sherwood Park or the surrounding areas, contact me and I am happy to help! *Data has been obtained from the REALTORS® Association of Edmonton. Includes Edmonton & the ... Full Article...
posted in General at Wed, 24 Nov 2010 12:20:31 -0700

Friday, November 19, 2010 - SEE Magazine's Best of Edmonton 2010

For any of you who have been wondering what are the best places and events around Edmonton, here is the answer for you!  I came across SEE Magazines Best of Edmonton 2010 and there is tonne of ideas for what Edmonton has at its best!  They are broken into 4 categories; Edmontonia, Getting Out, Eats & Drinks & Shopping. So if you want to know who's the best of the best, check out their article at SEE Magazines: Best of Edmonton 2010
posted in General at Fri, 19 Nov 2010 18:54:51 -0700

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

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

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