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Fall Prep for Spring Listings

When people are looking for a house to buy, regardless of their criteria and how long they’ve been searching, the one that knocks their socks off at the curb is the one they know is right. It doesn’t matter if it’s the first or the fiftieth house they’ve seen, it’s just a gut feeling that […]

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Weekly Market Update, Sep. 23/16

Here is our update on the Edmonton real estate market. (Previous week’s numbers are in brackets). For the past 7 days: New Listings: 453 (553, 513, 511) # Sales: 269 (267, 220, 294) Ratio: 59% (48%, 43%, 58%) # Price Changes: 414 (458, 380, 419) # Expired/Off Market Listings: 235 (226, 208, 497) Net loss/gain […]

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Edmonton Secondary, Garage and Garden Suite Grants

Did you know the City of Edmonton offers grants to build secondary suites? The city will match up to $20,000 in money spent upgrading and creating new Secondary Suites in compliance with health and safety standards. This is an excellent incentive for those interested in becoming landlords in Edmonton. There are of course some restrictions: The […]

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Cleaning House: Should You Hire a House Cleaner for your Recently Renovated Property?

Photo Credit: Messy Maid Many Edmonton home sellers turn to professional renovations and improvements as a tool to improve their home equity, asking price, interest in the property, and time on the market. While renovations can increase the sticker price and do often draw in buyers that may not have been attracted to a property […]

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5 Tips to Make Your Units Stand Out for Top Rent

As demand for condos in Edmonton has been cooling off for the past couple of years and vacancy rates for rental properties rising, property managers need to go the extra mile to fill empty units. Rental spaces don’t just sell themselves, you have to make sure that when prospective tenants come knocking that you’ve done […]

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Weekly Market Update, Sep. 9/16

Here is our update on the Edmonton real estate market. (Previous week’s numbers are in brackets). For the past 7 days: New Listings: 513 (511, 468, 499) # Sales: 220 (294, 255, 301) Ratio: 43% (58%, 54%, 60%) # Price Changes: 380 (419, 374, 378) # Expired/Off Market Listings: 208 (497, 174, 216) Net loss/gain […]

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Important Considerations When Buying a Vacation Property

Home buyers often buy a second home with a view to enjoying its use during holidays and possibly renting the home out during other times of the year (usually peak season). Purchasing a home is nearly always a good investment, especially if you select a home in the right location. Whether you grew up in […]

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Greater Edmonton Real Estate Market Stable in August

The REALTORS® Association of Edmonton released their monthly report on the Greater Edmonton Real Estate Market today showing sales in the normal range for this time of year, but lower than the past few years. “Alberta’s economy has been under enormous pressure for some time, but the residential real estate market in the Edmonton Census […]

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Weekly Market Update, Sep. 2/16

Here is our update on the Edmonton real estate market. (Previous week’s numbers are in brackets). For the past 7 days: New Listings: 511 (468, 499, 555) # Sales: 294 (255, 301, 282) Ratio: 58% (54%, 60%, 51%) # Price Changes: 419 (374, 378, 413) # Expired/Off Market Listings: 497 (174, 216, 208) Net loss/gain […]

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Real Estate Market Typical in August, Albeit Slower than the Past Few Years

The single family home market in Edmonton is performing a bit better than the condo market, all things considered. With a high inventory of resale apartment condos competing with glitzy new downtown highrises, where many sales are not reported through the MLS® system (builders often sell directly), selling a condo in Edmonton can be a bit […]

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Weekly Market Update, Aug. 26/16

Here is our update on the Edmonton real estate market. (Previous week’s numbers are in brackets). For the past 7 days: New Listings: 468 (499, 555, 528) # Sales: 255 (301, 282, 245) Ratio: 54% (60%, 51%, 46%) # Price Changes: 374 (378, 413, 365) # Expired/Off Market Listings: 174 (216, 208, 437) Net loss/gain […]

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How to Compare Moving Companies

It’s so vital to choose the right resources for an event as big as moving to your new home. All of us cringe just at the thought of moving our entire life within the time frame of a couple of hours. Although it is not going to take all the stresses out of your actual move, hiring […]

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Weekly Market Update, Aug. 19/16

Here is our update on the Edmonton real estate market. (Previous week’s numbers are in brackets). For the past 7 days: New Listings: 499 (555, 528, 473) # Sales: 301 (282, 245, 318) Ratio: 60% (51%, 46%, 67%) # Price Changes: 378 (413, 365, 388) # Expired/Off Market Listings: 216 (208, 437, 179) Net loss/gain […]

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Weekly Market Update, Aug 12/16

Here is our update on the Edmonton real estate market. (Previous week’s numbers are in brackets). For the past 7 days: New Listings: 555 (528, 473, 541) # Sales: 282 (245, 318, 298) Ratio: 51% (46%, 67%, 55%) # Price Changes: 413 (365, 388, 365) # Expired/Off Market Listings: 208 (437, 179, 211) Net loss/gain […]

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There’s a Ghost in the Room: Do we have to tell anyone?

Do you believe in ghosts? Would you buy a house if you thought it was haunted? What if someone was murdered in the property? What if the former owner was a convicted criminal? The Edmonton Journal posted a great article about stigmatized properties this week that’s definitely worth a read if you’re thinking of buying […]

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Greater Edmonton Real Estate Prices Remain High Despite Sluggish Sales

The REALTORS® Association of Edmonton released their monthly report on the greater Edmonton real estate market this week with some unexpected results. The overall average residential price continued to rise to a new record high in July, while sales decreased, and inventory increased on a year over year basis. Here’s our snapshot on the market […]

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Weekly Update, August 5/16

Here is our update on the Edmonton real estate market. (Previous week’s numbers are in brackets). For the past 7 days: New Listings: 528 (473, 541, 561) # Sales: 245 (318, 298, 307) Ratio: 46% (67%, 55%, 55%) # Price Changes: 365 (388, 365, 399) # Expired/Off Market Listings: 437 (179, 211, 242) Net loss/gain […]

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Real Estate Prices Hang Tight in Edmonton in July Amidst Lower Sales

We continue to see buyers getting more house for their buck in Edmonton in July, along with slower sales and higher inventory than last year. It’s starting to look a bit like 2009, when the first half of the year was pretty normal in terms of sales, and the second half slowed down quite bit. […]

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Weekly Update, July 29/16

Here is our update on the Edmonton real estate market. (Previous week’s numbers are in brackets). For the past 7 days: New Listings: 473 (541, 561, 526) # Sales: 318 (298, 307, 258) Ratio: 67% (55%, 55%, 49%) # Price Changes: 388 (365, 399, 338) # Expired/Off Market Listings: 179 (211, 242, 479) Net loss/gain […]

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Do You Need a Home Security System?

If you’ve just purchased a new home, you might be wondering if investing in a home security system is really worth it. Though you might live in very safe neighbourhood, home security is still an important consideration. Home security systems can be monitored by home security companies in Edmonton, ensuring your home is deterring criminals, monitored for emergencies […]