The Edmonton Real Estate Blog

Sustainable Living in Edmonton: Steps You Can Take to Turn Your House Into a Homestead

Sustainable living is all about reducing your carbon footprint and taking care not to waste precious natural resources. One big way you can tread more lightly on the planet is to take steps to convert your property into a self-sufficient homestead. If the idea of homesteading conjures up images of giving up cable and living […]

Instant Deal Breakers: 5 Things that turn away buyers

When trying to sell your home, it is imperative that you keep the buyer in mind. This does sometimes mean that you may have to live uncomfortably or invest your own money into a property that you hope to sell. When preparing to sell your home, keep the following deal breakers in mind to sell […]

Top 5 Signs of Foundation Problems on a Home You’re Buying

After looking for what feels like an eternity, you’ve finally found the perfect home, in the perfect neighbourhood and at a surprisingly low price. You feel like the luckiest person on earth until that little voice inside reminds you that “if it seems too good to be true, it probably is.” It’s very easy to get caught up […]

Want to Improve Your Home’s Curb Appeal? Think Concrete!

When you think of improving your home’s curb appeal, what comes to mind? Most homeowners immediately think of trimmed hedges, a fresh coat of paint and strategically placed potted plants or flowers. But did you know that an inspired concrete project can dramatically improve the value and curb appeal of your home? Here are three creative ways […]

How to Achieve Your Dreams with a Custom Home

You’ve owned homes. You’ve lived in them and even loved them, well parts of them. But it’s time to upgrade your surroundings and that means building your dream home. What are your dream home must-haves? Have you thought about what it would be like to have a personal game room or basketball court in your […]

4 Easy Ways to Instantly Make Your House Look More Expensive

You don’t have to pay a pretty penny for your home to make it look like you did. There are plenty of upgrades you can make on your own that’ll give your pad that upscale touch without breaking the bank. Some of them are easy to implement, too, which means you could dedicate a weekend […]

9 Must-Have Moving & Packing Tips That Are Needed for Every Move

A successful move has everything and everyone settled within just a day or two. Because moving is such an intricate, stressful process, here are a few tips that will make the situation much easier, whether you’re moving to a new home or packing up a whole office full of furniture. Moving to a New House, Apartment, or […]

Hard-To-Finance Homes

From time to time we come across properties that are difficult, if not impossible, to finance – even for very well qualified buyers. This is often a source of frustration for home buyers who have great, well-paying jobs, excellent credit, plenty of equity for a down payment and all of their ducks in a row. […]

Canadian Dollar Evaporates Florida Real Estate Deals

While the weather is starting to get better and real estate season is upon us, Canadians that have been buying up real estate deals in the US, largely in Florida and Arizona, have started to think twice due to the Canadian dollar. It is estimated that over 500,000 Canadians own homes in Florida and about 1 in […]

Calling All Classics – Five Classic, Time-Honored Home Decor Looks that aren’t Boring

When it comes to home décor, there’s a reason that some time-honored designs continue to have longevity, making their way into modern homes and enduring over the years. While some older home designs are outdated and boring, you can still implement classic designs in order to have a look that never goes out of style. […]

7 Easy Tips on How to Clean Screens and Window Glass

There’s nothing like natural light to illuminate your home … until the sun’s rays start to highlight all of the dirt, spider webs and fingerprints built up on your windows. Don’t start wishing for clouds and rain just yet, though — it’s easy to keep your screens and window glass clean year-round. Read on to learn […]

The Pros and Cons of Concrete Countertops

Photo Credit: Builder Jacob Bell With a variety of factors to consider when selecting your next countertop material, having some background on the endless amount of choices out there can help you focus on what really matters to you. If you’re considering concrete countertops, you’ll benefit from: Color Options — While other materials (granite, tile, laminate) […]

Moving into an Old House? The First Five Improvements You’ll Need to Make

Whether you enjoy antique architecture, vintage design, or historic neighbourhoods, you might find yourself buying an older home at some point. Old homes have plenty of romance and charm, but it will take a little work to make them comfortable and functional. If you are moving into an old house, and need to prepare the area for living, […]

Five Easy Solutions to Make Your Tiny Kitchen More Family Friendly

The kitchen is often viewed as the heart of the home. For a lot of families, the kitchen is one of the most highly populated areas where meals concocted and devoured, company comes to visit, and memories are made. Consequently, it can also be the place with the most traffic. If you have a tiny kitchen, it […]

How to Evict a Tenant in Alberta

While owning investment property has its share of benefits, including stable income to pay your mortgage, some aspects of being a landlord can be challenging, especially when you encounter problems with a tenant. Whether the tenant has breached the tenancy agreement, or conducted illegal activity on the premises—you may be confronted with a situation where you need to […]

5 Things Millennials Look for in Home Design

Millennials are now between the ages of 14 and 34; this puts more than half of them at an age to purchase a home. In fact, according to the Census Bureau, 36 percent of Americans under the age of 35 own a home. Although that figure is smaller than previous generations of home buyers, the […]

Done with Dull Doors? Smart Tips for Painting Old Doors to Look Like New

You’ve probably caught on to the DIY painting craze as you see Pinterest projects and YouTube tutorials in which homeowners easily transform their furniture, cabinetry, and old doors by applying a DIY paint job. But is it really as easy as it looks? Well, while these projects are relatively inexpensive and easy, it takes more […]

Five Weekend Projects That Can Transform Any Bathroom And Increase Your Home’s Value

The bathroom is often said to be the hardest working room in your house. It is used multiple times a day and must strike a balance between beauty and function. Since it is a relatively small room, making changes that will transform the space and improve the value of your home can often be done […]

5 Common Renovation Problems and Solutions

Whether you’re remodelling to enhance your family’s treasured home it’s bound to be a vast undertaking. To adequately prepare yourself for the project that lies ahead, consider the following common renovation problems and the best solutions to fix them. Beware of Hidden Issues Sometimes, once the renovation project is underway, problems surface that require further […]

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 […]