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About the Author Sara MacLennan

Sara MacLennan is the Director of Marketing at Liv Real Estate and a licensed Real Estate Associate. The bulk of Sara’s experience and wealth of expertise lies in on-line technology and marketing both for agents and consumers. Sara is the former National Director for Interactive Marketing for Coldwell Banker Canada where she was responsible for an extensive training program traveling to offices across the country training agents and brokers on marketing and technology. Find Sara on Twitter @edmontonblogger.

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Weekly Market Update

Weekly Market Update

Here is our update on the Edmonton real estate market. (Previous week’s numbers are in brackets). For the past 7 days:
New Listings: 436 (486, 495, 447)
# Sales: 318 (346, 272, 316)
Ratio: 73% (71%, 55%, 71%)
# Price Changes: 252 (281, 250, 249)
# Expired/Off Market Listings: 147 (140, 230, 268)
Net loss/gain in listings this week: -29 (0, -7, -137)
Active single family home [...]

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Deck It Out: Why a Patio Might Be the Upgrade That Causes Your Resale Value to Jump

Deck It Out: Why a Patio Might Be the Upgrade That Causes Your Resale Value to Jump

When it comes time to sell your home, even the most minor renovations can boost your home’s value, if they’re done right. You may want to consider adding a deck to your home for your own enjoyment, or to add value if you’re thinking of selling.

How Does a Deck Add Value?
Adding a deck to your property can have [...]

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Weekly Market Update, Aug. 15/14

Weekly Market Update, Aug. 15/14

Here is our update on the Edmonton real estate market. (Previous week’s numbers are in brackets). For the past 7 days:
New Listings: 486 (495, 447, 419)
# Sales: 346 (272, 316, 346)
Ratio: 71% (55%, 71%, 83%)
# Price Changes: 281 (250, 249, 285)
# Expired/Off Market Listings: 140 (230, 268, 110)
Net loss/gain in listings this week: 0 (-7, -137, -37)
Active single family home [...]

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How Aerial Photos and Videos can help sell your home

How Aerial Photos and Videos can help sell your home

 Have you seen one of these flying around your neighbourhood yet?

If you haven’t yet, you probably will soon. The cost of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles – better known as UAV’s or drones – has rapidly decreased, making everyday arial photography and videography a reality. Drones with cameras attached can hover inches off the ground, and soar up several hundred feet in [...]

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Weekly Market Update, Aug. 8/14

Weekly Market Update, Aug. 8/14

Here is our update on the Edmonton real estate market. (Previous week’s numbers are in brackets). For the past 7 days:
New Listings: 495 (447, 419, 527)
# Sales: 272 (316, 346, 391)
Ratio: 55% (71%, 83%, 74%)
# Price Changes: 250 (249, 285, 268)
# Expired/Off Market Listings: 230 (268, 110, 139)
Net loss/gain in listings this week: -7 (-137, -37, -3)
Active single family home [...]

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Real Estate Sales Surpass Previous 6 Years in July

Real Estate Sales Surpass Previous 6 Years in July

According to a report released by the REALTORS® Association of Edmonton yesterday, residential real estate sales last month totalled 2013 sales in July, up 9.7% over last July. In fact, they were ahead of the past 6 July’s in the Greater Edmonton Area. As we reported last week, there was a large increase in condo sales in July, which obviously had an impact [...]

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Condo Sales Take Off in Edmonton

Condo Sales Take Off in Edmonton

” In Canada there’s Alberta, and there’s everywhere else.” Financial Post, July 23 2014
“Alberta Highest Vacancy Rate of Unfilled Jobs. 63,000 Positions Available in the Province.” Calgary Herald, July 28, 2014
“Alberta Leads Country in Job Creation Thanks to ‘Perfect Storm’ of Economic Facts.” Edmonton Journal, July 11, 2014

Those three headlines pretty much sum up what’s been going on with the [...]

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Weekly Market Update, Aug. 1/14

Weekly Market Update, Aug. 1/14

Here is our update on the Edmonton real estate market. (Previous week’s numbers are in brackets). For the past 7 days:
New Listings: 447 (419, 527, 548)
# Sales: 316 (346, 391, 367)
Ratio: 71% (83%, 74%, 67%)
# Price Changes: 249 (285, 268, 282)
# Expired/Off Market Listings: 268 (110, 139, 126)
Net loss/gain in listings this week: -137 (-37, -3, 55)
Active single family home [...]

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Weekly Market Update, July 25/14

Weekly Market Update, July 25/14

Here is our update on the Edmonton real estate market. (Previous week’s numbers are in brackets). For the past 7 days:
New Listings: 419 (527, 548, 470)
# Sales: 346 (391, 367, 334)
Ratio: 83% (74%, 67%, 71%)
# Price Changes: 285 (268, 282, 266)
# Expired/Off Market Listings: 110 (139, 126, 270)
Net loss/gain in listings this week: -37 (-3, 55, -134)
Active single family home [...]

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Weekly Market Update, July 18/14

Weekly Market Update, July 18/14

Here is our update on the Edmonton real estate market. (Previous week’s numbers are in brackets). For the past 7 days:
New Listings: 527 (548, 470, 518)
# Sales: 391 (367, 334, 358)
Ratio: 74% (67%, 71%, 69%)
# Price Changes: 268 (282, 266, 320)
# Expired/Off Market Listings: 139 (126, 270, 118)
Net loss/gain in listings this week: -3 (55, -134, 42)
Active single family home [...]

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