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In Need of Mortgage Advice?

5 Tips for Finding the Right Mortgage Professional for Your Needs Finding the perfect Edmonton home is only the first step in the journey towards home ownership. The next step is a financial one and comes with many questions: Is the home being bought with cash or is a mortgage needed? Will the buyer be […]

Getting to Know the Types of Condos… Yes there’s more than one!

Bare Land vs Conventional Condos The term “bare land condo” may be unfamiliar to you, so first let’s break the two definitions down, as defined by the Condominium Property Act. Conventional Condos are what come to mind when most people think of a condominium. It’s an apartment-style structure where each unit is the private domain […]

How to Craft an Offer That Will Ensure You’re the Winning Buyer

Buying an Edmonton Home? With today’s Edmonton real estate market, it’s not uncommon for a family to find the perfect home only to find out that their offer was not selected. It can be devastating, but especially frustrating if there is no way to discover why the offer wasn’t accepted. What was it that made […]

The Pros and Cons of Home Warranties

How to Assess Whether or Not You Need One Home warranties are used to protect new owners from the costs associated with unforeseen repairs in their new house or condo. Like most costs associated with buying a new home, a warranty is one people don’t discuss until afterwards and is one nobody can agree on […]

You Ask, We Answer: When is the Right Time to Upgrade to a Larger Home

Upgrading to a Larger Home – Are you ready? Many homebuyers face the question of size when looking for their next home. Do they downsize, stay the same, or upgrade to a larger home? To help answer this question, here are some factors to take into consideration when determining if you should upgrade to a […]

Space Saving Upgrades

Giving a Smaller Home a More Roomy Feel Smaller rooms can create a decorating challenge for homeowners. While some may be dealing with a space that is smaller overall – such as an condo or apartment – others may have just a couple of smaller rooms that look and feel cramped. While enlarging these rooms […]

The Scoop on Home Inspections

What a Home Inspection Entails A home inspector will provide a thorough inspection of the home’s interior and exterior to alert you to any damage that may cause potential problems in the future. He or she will look at the house as a whole and evaluate how the different components work together and affect each […]

Why Use a REALTOR®?

Why a Realtor Streamlines the Process of Selling Your Home So, it is time to move onwards and upwards in life and move house! Moving is a dynamic process that involves much more than a simple transaction. From marketing to proper evaluations and inspections, it is advisable to use the services of an experienced professional […]

Are Edmonton Homes Becoming More Affordable?

This week, RBC Economics released a report that states that overall, Canada’s real estate has become slightly more affordable. Even with the fast-rising prices in Vancouver and Toronto (and to a degree Calgary), the country is still in relatively good shape. RBC Economics says that rising household incomes, lowered utility costs and low interest rates […]

2014 Canada Avg Home Prices and Edmonton Real Estate

It’s been a big year for many of Canada’s hottest housing markets. The average buying price of a home jumped up over 7% compared to the same time last year, according to the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA). At the same time, the actual number of homes sold is almost identical in growth (7%). With […]