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Weekly Market Update, October 17/14

Here is our update on the Edmonton real estate market. (Previous week’s numbers are in brackets). For the past 7 days: New Listings: 368 (390, 373, 447) # Sales: 258 (259, 321, 349) Ratio: 70% (66%, 86%, 78%) # Price Changes: 232 (233, 247, 248) # Expired/Off Market Listings: 161 (374, 151, 162) Net loss/gain […]

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Six Questions You Need to Ask Your Listing Agent in 2014

So you’re ready to list your property and jump into the Edmonton real estate market? Congratulations! Nothing is more exciting than making a change or heading down the road to selling a property. One of the most important steps you can make in this process is choosing the right listing agent as they can make […]

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Weekly Real Estate Market Update, Oct. 10/14

Here is our update on the Edmonton real estate market. (Previous week’s numbers are in brackets). For the past 7 days: New Listings: 368 (390, 373, 447) # Sales: 258 (259, 321, 349) Ratio: 70% (66%, 86%, 78%) # Price Changes: 232 (233, 247, 248) # Expired/Off Market Listings: 161 (374, 151, 162) Net loss/gain […]

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Liv Gives Hope: Hope Mission Radiothon Today

Part of our Mission at Liv Real Estate is to help people in the Edmonton area Liv better. We understand as a local real estate company that there are many people who go hungry and who need hope.  The agents at Liv Real Estate donate a portion of every sale to a local charity. This […]

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Get Rid Of The Allergy, Not Your Pet! 5 Simple Ways To Breathe Easier.

The following is a guest post from Joe Ratledge. Joe is a furnace cleaning professional with Britcan Furnace Cleaning, an Edmonton company with over 20 years’ experience in the industry. We love our pets. They are a source of boundless love, joy, and fulfillment in our lives. They are family. Unfortunately, our furry friends tend […]

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Weekly Real Estate Market Update, October 3/14

Here is our update on the Edmonton real estate market. (Previous week’s numbers are in brackets). For the past 7 days: New Listings: 390 (373, 447, 452) # Sales: 259 (321, 349, 291) Ratio: 66% (86%, 78%, 64%) # Price Changes: 233 (247, 248, 280) # Expired/Off Market Listings: 374 (151, 162, 143) Net loss/gain […]

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Metro Edmonton Real Estate Market Anything but Mediocre

There is quite a debate underway about our national housing situation. While some economists call the market “mediocre at best” in most cities other than Toronto, Vancouver and Calgary, Edmonton seems to be flying under their radar (as it often does). Meanwhile Federal Finance Minister Joe Oliver is down playing fears of a housing bubble in Canada, […]

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Record Single Family Home Sales in Edmonton in September

Single Family Home Sales Well, I wasn’t expecting to see an increase in single family home sales in September compared to August. September is one of the harder months to predict, but we typically see declining sales in the fall months. I especially wasn’t expecting to see a new record set for single family home […]

Sprucing Up the Kitchen Try These Simple DIY Upgrades

Sprucing Up the Kitchen: Try These Simple DIY Upgrades

The kitchen is one of the most functional rooms of a home. It is the place where food is prepared and families gather. If you are looking to spruce up your kitchen, try some of these simple do-it-yourself projects. Add Value and Personality by Tiling Your Backsplash The backsplash refers to the wall space above […]

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Weekly Market Update, Sept. 26/14

Here is our update on the Edmonton real estate market. (Previous week’s numbers are in brackets). For the past 7 days: New Listings: 373 (447, 452, 394) # Sales: 321 (349, 291, 263) Ratio: 86% (78%, 64%, 67%) # Price Changes: 247 (248, 280, 266) # Expired/Off Market Listings: 151 (162, 143, 328) Net loss/gain […]

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Blog Comments Working Again

We discovered a glitch with our commenting system this week, but everything is back to normal – you can now have your say and leave comments on Liv’s Edmonton Real Estate Blog. I’m so sorry to those that tried to leave comments only to have the “submit” button not work. I hope you’ll forgive us and […]

Three Reasons the Nest Thermostat is the Perfect Introduction to Home Automation

Three Reasons the Nest Thermostat Is the Perfect Introduction to Home Automation

The ability to control your appliances from your smartphone can seem like an unnecessary luxury, but in this case it’s a luxury that can save you time and money. To experience the major benefits of home automation, consider testing out the Nest thermostat. Below are a few reasons why it’s a great gateway appliance. Smart […]

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Weekly Market Update, Sept. 19/14

Here is our update on the Edmonton real estate market. (Previous week’s numbers are in brackets). For the past 7 days: New Listings: 452 (394, 373, 436) # Sales: 291 (263, 319, 318) Ratio: 64% (67%, 86%, 73%) # Price Changes: 280 (266, 258, 252) # Expired/Off Market Listings: 143 (328, 148, 147) Net loss/gain […]

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Subtle Painting Tricks to Help Give Your House a Little Color without Serious Clashing

If your home’s interior or exterior needs a little pick-me-up, it can be tough to add a pop of colour without clashing with your current décor, furniture, and paint colours. However, you can subtly add a little color around the home by sneaking bright colors into less noticeable areas—the colors with breathe a little life […]

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Weekly Real Estate Market Update, Sept. 12/14

Here is our update on the Edmonton real estate market. (Previous week’s numbers are in brackets). For the past 7 days: New Listings: 452 (394, 373, 436) # Sales: 291 (263, 319, 318) Ratio: 64% (67%, 86%, 73%) # Price Changes: 280 (266, 258, 252) # Expired/Off Market Listings: 143 (328, 148, 147) Net loss/gain […]

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Edmonton’s Best Elementary Schools

The Fraser Institute shows a ranking of all Alberta schools on its web site: http://www.fraserinstitute.org. It’s a searchable ranking that shows how well schools performed on grade 3 and 6 provincial academic tests over a number of years. It allows you to compare the academic performance of individual schools based on a number of different […]

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Edmonton Real Estate Blog Gets a Facelift

Were you looking for something that looked more like the image above? Don’t worry, you’ve come to the right place, we’ve just updated a few things. In honour of our 9th anniversary, coming up in less than a month, we’ve got a fresh new look and feel that we hope our readers will love as much […]

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Weekly Real Estate Market Update, Sep. 5/14

Here is our update on the Edmonton real estate market. (Previous week’s numbers are in brackets). For the past 7 days: New Listings: 394 (373, 436, 486) # Sales: 263 (319, 318, 346) Ratio: 67% (86%, 73%, 71%) # Price Changes: 266 (258, 252, 281) # Expired/Off Market Listings: 328 (148, 147, 140) Net loss/gain […]

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Population Growth Boosts Edmonton Real Estate Market

The REALTORS® Association of Edmonton released their monthly update on the real estate market in the Greater Edmonton Area today, showing rising prices and a tighter inventory of homes on the market. So far this year, the total value of residential real estate sales through the Edmonton Multiple Listing Service (MLS®) System has increased almost 14% […]

Luxury Home Sales up 33% in Edmonton

Real Estate sales in Edmonton continued to follow the expected seasonal trend in August, once again at higher levels than we’ve seen for a number of years. With the census data for Edmonton released last week, it’s no surprise sales are ahead of previous years, as the population of Edmonton grew by 60,000 people in […]