The Edmonton Real Estate Blog

Common Misconceptions About Real Estate

The Real Estate Council of Ontario (RECO, similar to RECA in Alberta & regulates the real estate industry) recently surveyed Ontario homeowners and found some surprising results; the average homeowner doesn’t know very much about the process of buying and selling a home. Ok, maybe it’s not that surprising, but there are definitely some basic […]

Edmonton Real Estate Forecast: 2015 and Beyond

The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. (CMHC) held it’s annual Edmonton Housing Outlook conference yesterday. I find their forecasts are always on the conservative side, so I’m not surprised their opinion is that the real estate market in the Greater Edmonton area will remain robust for the next two years, but not as robust as […]

New Downtown Edmonton Condos: How many condos are too many?

Image Credit: There is a lot of excitement going on in downtown Edmonton, with billions of dollars of projects underway like the Arena and the Museum. Along with that comes a wave of new condo projects, from developers locally and across the country. Our skyline is undergoing a major upgrade. “It all amounts to an […]

Send the Clutter Packing: How to Put an End to Your Packrat Habits

Image credit:BradensGrace via Etsy Every home is plagued with clutter in some form or another. If you have a packed house and a busy family, your home will hardly ever be pristine—however, if you have packrat tendencies, it can seem impossible to ever achieve any kind of order in the house. If your stuff is starting […]

Emerging Trends in Real Estate, 2015: Edmonton’s on Top

PwC released their Emerging Trends in Real Estate this week, with a thorough analysis of Canada’s major cities. Edmonton and Calgary came out on top, scoring very well for investment, development and housing. The report discusses urbanization as the “new norm” with people flooding into city cores to live close to both work and the […]

Four Legal Forms Every Landlord Needs

With Edmonton having the lowest tax rate in Canada and a steady increase in wages, it is no wonder investors are looking toward Edmonton’s lucrative real estate market. Unfortunately being a landlord is not as easy as one may think. Many actions have to be followed in accordance to the Residential Tenancies Act. Failure to […]

Buying a new home? Here’s how to make sure all the work gets done

Construction in Edmonton is booming. Dealing with builders in Edmonton in a market environment like this can be tricky business. As I reflect on my own personal experience there are builders you can trust with a handshake and their word is gold, and then there are others… How do you know you are dealing with […]

Six Questions You Need to Ask Your Listing Agent in 2014

So you’re ready to list your property and jump into the Edmonton real estate market? Congratulations! Nothing is more exciting than making a change or heading down the road to selling a property. One of the most important steps you can make in this process is choosing the right listing agent as they can make […]

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 […]

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 […]

Sprucing Up the Kitchen: Try These Simple DIY Upgrades

The kitchen is one of the most functional rooms of a home. It is the place where food is prepared and families gather. If you are looking to spruce up your kitchen, try some of these simple do-it-yourself projects. Add Value and Personality by Tiling Your Backsplash The backsplash refers to the wall space above […]

Blog Comments Working Again

We discovered a glitch with our commenting system this week, but everything is back to normal – you can now have your say and leave comments on Liv’s Edmonton Real Estate Blog. I’m so sorry to those that tried to leave comments only to have the “submit” button not work. I hope you’ll forgive us and […]

Three Reasons the Nest Thermostat Is the Perfect Introduction to Home Automation

The ability to control your appliances from your smartphone can seem like an unnecessary luxury, but in this case it’s a luxury that can save you time and money. To experience the major benefits of home automation, consider testing out the Nest thermostat. Below are a few reasons why it’s a great gateway appliance. Smart […]

Subtle Painting Tricks to Help Give Your House a Little Color without Serious Clashing

If your home’s interior or exterior needs a little pick-me-up, it can be tough to add a pop of colour without clashing with your current décor, furniture, and paint colours. However, you can subtly add a little color around the home by sneaking bright colors into less noticeable areas—the colors with breathe a little life […]

Edmonton’s Best Elementary Schools

The Fraser Institute shows a ranking of all Alberta schools on its web site: 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 […]

Edmonton Real Estate Blog Gets a Facelift

Were you looking for something that looked more like the image above? Don’t worry, you’ve come to the right place, we’ve just updated a few things. In honour of our 9th anniversary, coming up in less than a month, we’ve got a fresh new look and feel that we hope our readers will love as much […]

The Pros of Renovating Your Loft Before You Sell in the Edmonton Market

Lofts in Edmonton are some of the most sought-after and unique pieces of property,and have the tendency – when marketed professionally – to sell rather quickly. If you’re the owner of a loft in Edmonton, and are preparing to sell your space, you might start thinking about a common question: Is it worth it to […]

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 […]