Edmonton Real Estate Blog

(NC) Whether it’s in your backyard or a nearby park, lawns provide more than just aesthetic benefits, they contribute to happier and healthier communities. Here’s how:
1. Providing oxygen that we breathe.

15 square metres of grass produces enough oxygen for a family of four every day.

2. Reducing the warming effect of hard surfaces.

Urban areas sprawling with buildings and concrete tend to be significantly warmer than areas with lush greenspaces.

3. Acting as water filtration systems.

A healthy lawn will slow runoff and allow time for the water to seep back into the groundwater system, rather than overworking municipal storm sewer systems and creating a flood. A lawn the size of 900 square metres can absorb more than 22,000 litres of water.

To provide these benefits, lawns require care. Pesticides are one tool that help protect lawns by keeping weeds and other pests under control. Health Canada regulates every pesticide sold in the country to ensure they can be used safely. A...

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I have listed a property at 270 50247 Range Road 232 in Rural Leduc County.
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Nestled privately amongst an ABUNDANCE OF TREES, this EXCEPTIONALLY RENOVATED 5 BDRM is complete with A/C, WALKOUT BASEMENT & DETACHED SHOP! The NEW KITCHEN with UPGRADED APPLIANCES, QUARTZ & EXTRA CABINETRY, is a showstopper! The dining & living area features LARGE WINDOWS, WOOD BURNING STOVE & access to the LARGE DECK. The primary suite is a retreat, and you'll love the ENSUITE with DOUBLE SINKS & GLASS SHOWER. Every bathroom and the LAUNDRY ROOM has been RENOVATED. The UPDATED WALKOUT BASEMENT has a SPACIOUS FAMILY ROOM, EXERCISE SPACE, office area, a 4-pc bath, plus 2 bedrooms! The entire home has been upgraded, including FRESH PAINT with CEILING REFINISH, NEW FLOORING, FURNACE, HOT WATER TANK, BASEMENT SPRAY FOAM INSULATION, INSULATED SUBFLOOR, UPGRADED PLUMBING, CISTERN, TRIPLE-PANE WINDOWS and more. You'll relax on the COVERED...
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Sellers are motivated to get the best price for their homes, but they don't always know what that entails. Real estate agents often meet with sellers who think they need to spend thousands of dollars remodelling in order to market their home, or at the other extreme, sellers who expect a high price but don't want to put in the work. 

While the amount of work you should put into your home before selling depends on your local market, in general, the truth lies somewhere in between these two extremes. To demystify the process, here are answers to five questions that we often hear from sellers, presented by Jason Hafso of MaxWell Challenge Realty.

What Should I Repair?

Begin with any deferred maintenance such as the water heater, a roof tune-up, and crawl space insulation. Most buyers are shopping for a move-in-ready home and don't want to spend time and money on major repairs before occupying the house. That's why it's often recommended to handle major repairs before selling. If you don't,...

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(NC) The return of warmer weather doesn't just mean the start of summer, it's also the kickoff to home improvement season. Every home deserves a light, airy refresh to embrace a brighter season ahead. Fortunately, transforming your space doesn't mean you need a big budget or a lot of time.

Elevate your home in just one weekend with these easy DIY projects inspired by Sharon Grech, Benjamin Moore colour and design expert.

Go for faux wallpaper
From painting one wall a bold colour or adding interest with a stylish painted arch, there are endless options for creating a focal point in your space with colour. This season, accent walls are going graphic and taking inspiration from wallpaper — with a lot less fuss.

"Whether you choose polka dots, thin lines or an intricate pattern, this transformation is an easy way to give any space personality," shares Grech. "This project is perfect for those looking to get creative — use a stencil for flawless results in no time."

Make a statement...

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I have listed a property at 29 Stanley DR in St. Albert.
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Welcome to this great home loaded with upgrades and nestled in the highly desirable neighbourhood of Sturgeon Heights with beautiful mature trees and steps to nature and amenities. Just some of the reno's over the past 3 or 4 years include: doors and frames (2019), high efficiency furnace (2018), garage and house shingles (2019), triple pane windows (2018), hot water tank (2018), plumbing and more. The main floor is complete with 3 bedrooms, living room with large picture window, dining room and kitchen. Downstairs is mostly unfinished, just waiting for your finishing touch, but there is a 4th bedroom and laundry located here. Outside there is a private and spacious fenced yard. And no more scraping windows in the winter... the large oversized double garage is heated and insulated. Don't miss this fantastic opportunity.
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I have listed a property at 214 Poplar ST in Rural Sturgeon County.
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What do you get when you mix a modern, updated, spacious, almost-new home with the quiet tranquility of a relaxing lakeside community? This fantastic home at Sandy Lake, just north of Stony Plain and less than 1/2 hr from Edmonton or St. Albert. This triple attached garage home with nearly 2600 sq ft of finished space is ready to move in and enjoy. Walk in and discover a bright, open floor plan with large windows, vinyl plank flooring, chef's kitchen with gas stove, side-by-side full size fridge/freezer, large island, quartz countertops, corner pantry and plenty of cabinet space. A spacious living room on the main as well as massive family room downstairs and a total of 5 bedrooms provides room for the whole family. Upstairs you'll find the primary bedroom with walk-in closet and ensuite with his/hers sinks and rain shower. Outside, discover...
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(NC) The pandemic is causing many of us to re-evaluate our finances. If you are thinking of renegotiating your mortgage to take advantage of a lower interest rate, be aware that this could mean having to break your mortgage contract.

If you break your mortgage contract you may have to pay a fee, called a prepayment penalty.

Before breaking your mortgage, make sure the benefits outweigh the costs. Far too many homeowners who have broken their mortgage contracts have been shocked by penalties amounting to tens of thousands of dollars, or other fees required to complete the transaction.

Know the costs

Every mortgage contract contains different terms and conditions. Federally regulated financial institutions must provide you with key information in a box at the beginning of the mortgage agreement, including information about any penalties and fees that will apply if you break your mortgage contract.

As a consumer, you have the responsibility to read your mortgage agreement and understand the...

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I have listed a property at 37 Catalina CRT in Fort Saskatchewan.
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Welcome to this gorgeous home in desirable Sienna. This spacious bi-level duplex is move-in ready. The open-concept main floor features beautiful vinyl plank flooring. The kitchen offers an island with sit-up breakfast bar, corner pantry, classy tile backsplash and plenty of cabinet/counter space. The dining room is spacious enough for entertaining and provides access to the fenced yard and impressive two-tiered deck. Cozy up in front of the living room’s corner gas fireplace. A 2nd bedroom and full bathroom complete the main floor. Upstairs boasts a massive primary bedroom with walk-in closet and full ensuite. Downstairs, the finished basement holds a large family/flex room, warm carpeting, large windows, 3rd bedroom & 3rd full bathroom, ideal for your guests. And no more scraping windows with an insulated attached garage. Escape the big city....
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