The Edmonton Real Estate Blog

Landscape to Sell Your Home

Photo credit: Total Touch Contracting Professional landscaping can create a beautiful and functional outdoor living space. If you are planning to sell your home, hiring a landscaper in Edmonton to give your yard a facelift can help you increase your property’s resale value and might even shorten the amount of time your home is on […]

Concrete vs. Asphalt Driveways

Photo credit: Con-Tile Industries A brand new driveway will improve the curb appeal of your home, extend your outdoor living space, increase property value and even help with resale. If you’re installing a new driveway for a brand new home or want to replace your current damaged and cracked driveway, there are a few materials […]

3 Signs Your Parging Needs to be Replaced

Whether or not you’re planning to sell your Edmonton home, the care and attention you pay to the exterior finishes tell the world a story. This guest post from Edmonton parging experts, J and J Coatings, gives you three clear signs that it’s time to replace at least one of those finishes. We all know that Edmonton winters […]

Signs a home needs a new roof

A properly installed and well-maintained roof can last for over 25 years, but bad installation and low-quality shingles might mean you’ll need to replace your roof much sooner. If you’re interested in buying a home, investigate the condition of the roof and ask the seller how old it is. An Edmonton roofing company might have to repair […]

Choosing Kitchen Countertops

Homeowners now have so many great options to choose from when it comes to kitchen countertops. You can get creative with colour, texture and patterns and choose between laminate, natural stone and even glass, wood, concrete or stainless steel! It’s important to choose a kitchen countertop that will best suit how you use the kitchen based on how […]

7 things you should do when moving into a new home to improve energy efficiency

Congratulations on your new home! Now that you’re all moved in, there are some things you can do to improve your home’s efficiency, save energy and save money on your monthly bills. 1. Inspect your windows and doors for leaks. Your windows are the main culprit for energy loss in your home. Check all the seals […]

3 Tips to Functional and Stylish Garage Organization

Garage organization is often the last thing on our to-do list. Although it is frequently the first part of our home we enter or exit as we are coming or going, we use it most often to throw our tools and junk into. Our garages can become dark and unwelcoming. However, why not make this […]

Why a House Cracks: When to Be Concerned and What to Do

Wait… What’s that on the ceiling? Is that a crack? Is the ceiling about to cave in? What does it mean? Cracks in the foundation, ceiling or walls are worrying. Sometimes they’re signs of trouble, while often they’re just cosmetic issues. The simple ones are do-it-yourself projects. However, in certain cases you’ll need professionals to […]

7 Steps for Water Damage Cleanup

Your basement is flooded. Your bedroom is swimming in rainwater. Your child’s playroom has two inches of water on the floor. Water damage can certainly do a number your home, but these 7 steps will help you mitigate the headache. 1. Call Your Insurance Company Depending on how your water damage occurred, most insurance policies will cover cleanup, but […]

Design Ideas for Modern Living

We live in a weird world of interior design ideas. In the push to be “modern”, boundaries are being pushed further than ever. Furniture that doubles as a radiator? Check. Fireplaces in bathrooms? Check. Mirrors walls, ceilings and floors? Check! These and many more attention grabbing modern ideas can make it intimidating to get into interior design in […]

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 […]

Choosing The Best Window Coverings For Your Condo

Condo life in many ways represents a unique way of urban living. Condo owners have a considerable advantage over suburbanites in terms of always being mere steps away from where the action is; residing where the pulse of the city can be taken regularly and the notion of “too short notice” has no impact on one’s social scene. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Creative Ways to Decorate a Home With Chalkboard Paint

Chalkboard paint is all the rage now. It comes in a variety of colors, so you aren’t stuck with plain old black. It’s become such a popular choice partially because it is so easy to work with. It requires virtually no preparation, since it adheres to almost any surface – including glossy paints. With almost […]

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. […]

2015 Design Trends in Edmonton New Home Construction

After years of increase, new home construction has generally slowed throughout Canada. The Financial Post estimates that home building will slow in 2015 by about 30%. However, while other Canadian cities’ real estate prices can make new home construction unattainable, many homebuyers find that Edmonton makes the ideal place to build their dream houses. In […]

Alternative Solutions for Leaky Basements

It’s that time of year, when basement problems come to light, and water shows up where it doesn’t belong. Nothing scares people away from a home more frequently than water and cracks in basements. Water can cause incalculable damage to a home, but it’s bound to show up sometime if precautions aren’t taken. Typical preventative measures […]

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, […]