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New Home Upgrades Worth Paying For, Part 4: Lot features

New Home Upgrades Worth Paying For, Part 4: Lot features

There are 5 main factors that affect the value of your home: location, the home itself, the market conditions, your pricing strategy, and how well its marketed. Of course, the most important factor is location, and this means the lot itself, the neighbourhood, the city and the province. What can be tricky is deciding if a “premium” lot offered by [...]

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Farmers Market Brings “Community” to Terwillegar, Riverbend

Farmers Market Brings “Community” to Terwillegar, Riverbend

 ”It’s like the heart of Terwillegar-Riverbend finally came alive.” Edmonton Journal.

The Terwillegar Riverbend Farmer’s Market opened in May and has run every Wednesday night since from 5:30-8pm. It’s the culmination of years of effort from many volunteers, and brings a real community feeling to a sub-urban part of our city. According to their web site:

The Southwest Edmonton Farmers’ Market is [...]

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The Buzz Around Sustainability

In the 20 plus years I have been in real estate I have seen various buzz words come and go. VTB’s (Vendor Take Back Mortgage), energy efficient, R2000 (an energy efficiency rating), green and many more, and now the latest belle to the ball is “sustainable.”
If you listen closely you can hear it in the ads of some of the newer [...]

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Edmonton City Centre Airport Redevelopment Designs Revealed

Edmonton City Centre Airport Redevelopment Designs Revealed

Yesterday the city of Edmonton revealed 5 designs to redevelop the city centre airport lands that have been submitted from teams around the world. The proposed designs are on display at City Hall for the next two weeks, and the city is asking for feedback on the plans.

It’s a green project unprecedented in Canada for its size, scale and proximity [...]

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Alberta School Rankings

With all the talk about values and what’s driving them (and are they sustainable?) I just want to throw in that most people buy home for a number of reasons. One of the major reasons buyers select an area are the schools in the area and the quality of education their kids will receive.  There is no question that certain [...]

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Unique Edmonton MLS® Searches

As many of you know we have introduced a new MLS® search site – www.EdmontonRealEstate.pro In a previous post we demonstrated the unique neighborhood search functions of this site.  This week we've added a new search for "new listings." This allows you to see all the listings that have been added to the Edmonton MLS® system in the past day [...]

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Search Edmonton MLS® Listings with Google Streetview

Search Edmonton MLS® Listings with Google Streetview

Google launched "Streeview" in Edmonton yesterday and as promised we have launched streetview on our Edmonton MLS® search site www.edmontonrealestate.pro. Now you can virtually walk up and down the streets of homes that you are interested in, and really get a feel for the neighbourhood without even leaving your home.   Here is an example of a current home listed for [...]

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Keeping an eye on the Jones’s has never been easier!

When we launched our new home buyers search for the Edmonton area we were surprised by the response.  In one month we got over 250,000 page views! Wow! A lot of people are using this new MLS® search. One of the common questions from clients and friends is: "what is the easiest way to see what’s for sale in my neighbourhood?"Prior to [...]

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Hot and Cold Condos in Edmonton… It’s not just the weather

Hot and Cold Condos in Edmonton… It’s not just the weather

We received a question in response to our "you asked us" post from another reader (Kendal).  The question related to a comment I made about types of condos and areas that are performing better than others.Kendal asked me to elaborate, and since this information may be relevant to other blog readers who own condos in Edmonton we're posting a response.  So let's start [...]

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New “Crime Mapping” Site – See Crime Stats in Edmonton Neighbourhoods

The Edmonton Police Service has launched a "crime map" web site. It allows you to see the number of crimes committed in Edmonton's neighbourhoods. The site is extremely interesting and very relevant to anyone considering moving to a certain neighbourhood. The site states:The Edmonton Police Service is committed to innovative and responsive community policing, which is why we have developed this [...]

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