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4 Steps for a Successful Move Out Clean

4 Steps for a Successful Move Out Clean

The following is a guest post submitted by Scrubbi Home Cleaning Services. 

As a house cleaning service we’ve done hundreds of Move Out cleans and have seen all kinds of mistakes that others have made before you. To help you avoid those same mistakes and make sure your Move Out clean stays a stress reducing event, here are 4 Steps for [...]

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Sellers Market Grabs Hold in Edmonton

Sellers Market Grabs Hold in Edmonton

I was looking at the market stats today, and I noticed things seem to have slowed down a bit. We’re almost half way through the month and sales of single family homes and condos are both less than half of the totals we reached for last month; we typically see increasing sales month over month until May or June each [...]

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How to Avoid a Flood in Edmonton

How to Avoid a Flood in Edmonton

It’s that time of year again, when basements flood. What can you do to avoid an unplanned basement renovation? The first steps are quite simple, and everyone should take these steps to protect themselves each spring in Edmonton:
1. Make sure your sump pump is working, is free from blockages, and its hoses are not frozen (if you have one). 
2. Check [...]

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Sales Surge in Energetic Edmonton Real Estate Market

Sales Surge in Energetic Edmonton Real Estate Market

Real Estate sales in the Greater Edmonton area were up 9.8% from last March. 1647* residential listings sold in the Greater Edmonton Area in March - the most sales we’ve seen in March in at least 7 years.

The average residential sale price was up 2% from last March at $361,870, for the second month in a row we’ve set a new [...]

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It worked for me

It worked for me

In 1992, I had plenty of advice when I bought my first property. Especially prominent in that advice was my father (also my broker at the time), who was not too particular about me buying a condo for my first property. The sage advice he gave me was that resale was better on single family homes, and at that time it was. [...]

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Top 5 Things to Ignore When Looking for a Home

Top 5 Things to Ignore When Looking for a Home

We stage our listings, because it works. When we’re listing a property it often takes a few weeks from our original meeting with the home owner, for the listing to go online. This is because our stager needs to view the home and make recommendations, the work has to be done, the photos and video have to be shot and [...]

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BMO Predicts Real Estate Boom in Alberta

BMO Predicts Real Estate Boom in Alberta

 There has been a ton of talk about a recent report from BMO about the housing market in Alberta. “Alberta Bound… For Another Housing Boom” lays out all the reasons we should see a very strong real estate market in Alberta this year. Some of the facts in the report are staggering:

Every province in Canada is [...]

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Listing Inventory Lowest We’ve Seen in 5 Years in Edmonton in January

Listing Inventory Lowest We’ve Seen in 5 Years in Edmonton in January

The REALTORS® Association of Edmonton released their monthly report on the housing market in the Greater Edmonton Area today with the headline “Local housing sales and inventory up in stable market.”
I very rarely do this, but I have to disagree with our Association’s take on the housing market today. In their release (and their headline), they make a lot of [...]

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New Real Estate Forms Mandatory in Alberta Today

Alberta has new real estate forms. As of today all of Alberta’s licensed industry members are required to use new plain language forms with mandatory content, as mandated by the Real Estate Council of Alberta.  This is certainly no picnic for the industry and the consumer but for the most part the pain is logistical (The forms are mandatory [...]

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Single Family Home Prices up 7.2% Over Last January in Edmonton

Single Family Home Prices up 7.2% Over Last January in Edmonton

Sales of single family homes were slightly lower in January than a year previous. There were 441 sales in January in Edmonton compared to 470 last January. This is the first time single family home sales were lower than the previous year in 6 months. 
The inventory of single family homes on the market is about the same as it was [...]

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