The Edmonton Real Estate Blog

Legal Suites Coming to Duplexes and Skinny Homes in Edmonton

Many people are not aware that suites in duplexes and townhomes are not legal in Edmonton, and this week City Council voted to prepare the bylaw amendments to allow secondary suites in duplex units and skinny homes. It’s going to take a long time though, don’t expect to see legal suites in duplexes and skinny homes […]

Inman Innovator Awards Finalist

We’re very honoured to be a finalist for “Most Innovative Brokerage” for this year’s Inman Innovator Awards! The are given each year to recognize and celebrate industry innovation and accomplishments. Liv Real Estate is the only Canadian brokerage nominated for most innovative brokerage this year! Finalists can include a specific app, technology or business process or a company as a whole […]

And the winner is…

Every now and again we have to share some news with our blog readers and since it was in the Edmonton Journal last weekend why not? Recently the REALTORS® Association of Edmonton held its annual gala to recognize outstanding contributions to the industry and community. Our broker, Sheldon Johnston walked away with two awards. The broker […]

Luxury Homes in Windermere Edmonton

If you are looking to buy a luxury home in Edmonton, then Windermere is a neighborhood that needs to be on your checklist. As one of Edmonton’s newest neighbourhoods, Windermere is tucked away in a quiet little corner in southwest Edmonton that feels well away from the noise and bustle of the city. As far away from it all […]

Update: New Edmonton MLS® Listing Search Site is Here!

Our Edmonton area MLS® Listing Search web site just got a major upgrade. Along with a completely new look and feel, visitors to the site will experience the most powerful MLS® listing search available in the Edmonton area. The new search bar, which appears on almost every page, offers many more detailed search options than were […]

Construction is Underway at Blatchford

As many are aware, the former downtown Edmonton airport is being transformed into one of the largest sustainable developments in the world. The city of Edmonton recently broke ground in Blatchford, and has begun the first phase of residential development and a section of the central park. Once site grading and excavation for the first stormwater […]

Fun Things You Can Do on the Edmonton Maps Web Site

The City of Edmonton has an amazing maps web site, where you can find out all kinds of information about your property, or properties you may be interested in. For example, did you know you can see the assessed values of every property in a neighbourhood with just a few clicks? Just go to maps.edmonton.ca click […]

Connect with the Business Community at the Spring After Business Mixer and Tradeshow

There are some things in life that you simply can never cross off of your to-do list, and networking is one of them. Professional networking is a necessity, and it requires regular effort in order for you to enjoy on-going results. It is a good idea to update your professional calendar with new networking events […]

What features would you like in a new MLS® Search website?

Our MLS® Search web site, EdmontonRealEstate.pro, is the most popular brokerage run web site in Edmonton. Hundreds of thousands of people visit it each month, to search for homes in the greater Edmonton area. We are in the midst of a major redesign of the site, and while we’re still planning new features and functionality, […]

3D Egg Hunt Contest – Win a $1000 Shopping Spree!!

Until April 6, 2015 at noon (MDT), find and unscramble all 7 Easter eggs hidden in the beautiful 3D listing below, then, enter the contest for a chance to win a $1000 Southgate Centre gift card. It’s as simple as that! Plus… if you tell friends on Facebook and Twitter you get bonus entries when they […]

REALTORS® Association of Edmonton Awards go to Two Liv Real Estate Agents

What an exciting time for Liv real estate. As many of you are aware we recently launched our Liv REAL 3D models which are extremely popular, but we have also had some very exciting news. Our very own Sara MacLennan won the “Marketing Excellence Award” for 2014 from the REALTORS® Association of Edmonton. “This is given to a person demonstrates […]

Engage with the City of Edmonton and Share Your Ideas Via the New Edmonton Insight Community

Living in a major city centre like Edmonton can sometimes leave you feeling disconnected. With so many people living in such a large area, it can be hard to foster a sense of community. That’s why the City of Edmonton is establishing the Edmonton Insight Community, an online platform where residents can engage with each other […]

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 […]

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 […]

Search MLS® listings by date listed

A few years ago our Association rules forced us to remove a much loved feature from our MLS® listings search site, edmontonrealestate.pro. We heard complaints about the removal of this feature for months (and in some cases for years). Well, this week we successfully got it back! Back by popular demand, you can once again search […]

Moving Specialty Items: Tips & Tricks for Popular Possessions

It’s the special things that make a house a home. But it’s those same special things – like your grandmother’s piano or a prized painting – that can be tricky to package and even trickier to move. Professional movers know a thing or two about moving what matters. However, if you’re inclined to complete your […]

How To Organize An Effective Garage Sale: A Practical Guide

Regardless of whether you have already sold your house and want to cut down on your moving expenses or you’re still waiting for your future buyers and want your home to look spick and span, and not cluttered by unnecessary household items, the best way to get rid of any unwanted possession is to organize […]

Startup Meetups in Edmonton for the New Breed of Entrepreneurs

For new, aspiring entrepreneurs looking to begin their journey in the world of technology and innovation, a local startup meetup is a great way to learn all the latest skills and meet with potential collaborators for future projects. In Edmonton, there are a number of meetups that occur once a month, throughout the year, for […]

How to Choose the Right Neighborhood for Your New Home

Image by Cubosh via Flickr Buying a new home is exciting, but the neighbourhood you choose is just as important as the actual house. If your dream house is in a terrible neighbourhood, it won’t be your dream home for long. In order to make sure you choose the right neighbourhood for you and your family, ask specific […]

How to Avoid a Flood in Edmonton

It’s that time of year again, when basements flood. What can you do to avoid an unplanned basement renovation? The first steps are quite simple, and everyone should take these steps to protect themselves each spring in Edmonton: 1. Make sure your sump pump is working, is free from blockages, and its hoses are not […]