The Edmonton Real Estate Blog

Why You Should Build a Deck

Building a deck will enhance your outdoor living space by giving you a place to relax, dine, entertain and spend time as a family. Building a deck will increase your own personal enjoyment of your yard and will also enhance the value of your home. Photo credit: Alberta Vinyl Decking & Railing Ltd. Here are […]

Organizing the Garage in Zones

Most of the time, few of us actually know where to put and where we have put things in the garage. This makes it even harder to find things after the organizing is done. Implementing specific zones in the garage can make finding your items and tools easier. Here are few ideas and simple steps […]

Live in Luxury & Convenience with Home Automation

Home automation allows you to control systems in your home with a touch of a button. Where the first home automation systems were controlled only by a central panel, the latest in automation and mobile technology now allows homeowners to control their system from anywhere using a smartphone, tablet or computer. Home automation in Edmonton […]

Improve Your Landscape – Increase Your Property Value

It’s all about curb appeal. Making that first good impression on potential home buyers starts with how your home looks like from the street. A well-designed landscape, green lawn, beautiful trees and maintained walkways will make it more aesthetically pleasing and could boost your resale value. In the same way that good landscaping can attract […]

Is it time to replace your windows?

If you have older windows or if they are damaged, you could be losing a lot of energy and should consider a window replacement. Some tell-tale signs that your windows need replacing include: fog or condensation build up rot or mould on wooden window frames obvious warping or damage to the frame drafts cracked or […]

Should I Re-Roof In Winter: Snowmen vs. Shingles

Winter is best spent drinking hot chocolate and building snowmen, not re-roofing your house. Benoit Gosselin, operating manager at Safe Roofing Edmonton lists three main reasons why you should postpone your re-roofing project until springtime: Asphalt shingles become brittle when the temperature drops below 10 degrees centigrade. As such, bending, throwing and nailing shingles during […]

Cabinet Refacing Can Help Sell Your Home

What your kitchen looks like will play a major role in how fast you sell your home. An experienced real estate agent will tell you that the kitchen is the first room a potential buyer will look at when they are investigating your home, either online or during a showing. Photo Credit: Gem Cabinets Kitchen […]

The Importance of Regular Furnace Maintenance

Your heating system works hard during the winter to keep your home warm and comfortable. The last thing you want is for your furnace to break down in the middle of winter. Just like caring for anything mechanical, you should check and maintain your heating system, at least once a year, to keep it running […]

How to Get a Good Return on Investment with a Bathroom Renovation

Photo Credit: D-Trac Construction Any experienced real estate agent will tell you that the two rooms a home buyer will look at first when interested in a home for sale are the kitchen and the bathroom. If your bathroom is outdated and you want to improve your home’s resale value you should consider a minor […]

An Expert’s View Through Homeowners’ Windows

When Edmonton residents consider replacing or adding new windows to their home, they often struggle with finding the best place to start. Matan Korin, project manager at Ecoline Windows offers his expert advice on finding the right window company to help homeowners save time, avoid frustration and stay within budget. Ecoline Windows opened in 2001, […]

Alberta Building Code Protects New Homes from Radon Gas

What is radon gas? Radon is a cancer-causing, radioactive gas that comes from the ground. You cannot see or smell it. When inhaled, radon breaks down into further radioactive particles, releasing burst of radioactivity that can cause injury to lung tissue. Exposure to high levels of radon causes lung cancer, the second leading cause after […]

When your dream home needs an electrical upgrade

You’ve been searching for a new home for you and your family and you’ve finally found the perfect fit! You’re able to check off all your must-haves including number of bedrooms and bathroom, style and layout, outdoor space and it’s in an ideal neighbourhood. When you had the home inspected you discovered that your dream […]

7 Home Improvements Your Friends Will Want to Copy

With historically low mortgage interest rates encouraging many Edmonton homeowners to refinance their mortgages, many are taking advantage of the substantial savings they’ve earned to reinvest in their homes. If you’re one of those forward-thinking owners who is considering a home renovation project but isn’t sure what to do, you’ll want to choose something that […]

Tips for Saving Money on Your Home Insurance

When you’re buying a home, you’re probably thinking about how to best protect your new investment without breaking the bank. A good home insurance policy will not only protect your home. It will also cover damage to the building, your belongings, and your financial wellbeing, should someone suffer an injury on your property. We spoke […]

Window Replacement 101: Energy Efficiency, Window Options & Cost

Are you an Edmonton homeowner considering replacing windows in your residence? Whether you’ve just started the process or have been putting it off because you think it’s too complicated or expensive, this window replacement guide will help. This comprehensive outline will identify in simple terms the methods for attaining various levels of energy efficiency, compare […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Have you checked your home for radon?

Your home is a safe haven for you and your family. That is why you take precautions to make it safe –   smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, furnace cleaning, and so forth. However, like many Canadian homeowners, you may not be aware of a danger that may be lurking unnoticed in your home.  One that […]