As a homeowner, you know that there always seems to be a somewhat endless to-do list of home repairs, improvements, maintenance and other tasks. From odd jobs to home projects that could include things like fixing a leaky faucet, painting the trim, building a shed or even small home renovations. Even if you’re able to do some of these tasks yourself - do you have the time? Photo Credit: German Handymann & Renovation - Laundry Room Renovation

Skilled Jack-Of-All-Trades

The term handyman seems old fashioned, but these jacks-of-all-trades are in business to help homeowners like you with that endless list of odd jobs that don’t seem to get done. When you hire a handyman in Calgary, you’ll be bringing in a person that is skilled with a wide range of home…

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Here is our update on the Edmonton real estate market. (Previous week’s numbers are in brackets). For the past 7 days: New Listings: 500 (571, 549, 596) # Sales: 267 (252, 236, 290) Ratio: 53% (44%, 43%, 49%) # Price Changes: 510 (485, 402, 502) # Expired/Off Market Listings: 224 (272, 235, 458) Net loss/gain in listings this week: 9 (47, 78, -152) Active single family home listings: 3780 (3776, 3728, 3662) Active condo listings: 3012 (2984, 2956, 2942) Homes 4-week running average: $437k ($441k, $443k, $438k) Condos 4-week running average: $245k ($247k, $253k, $261k) Looks like single family home inventory may hit a new record high in the coming weeks. Inventory is a leading indicator for prices, numbers this high suggests prices will be coming down…

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Most interior walls are finished with drywall. Because it is a softer material, it can easily be dinged, dented and damaged. Fortunately, minor drywall repair is a DIY job most homeowners can manage. Major drywall projects, however, should be left to the pros. Photo Credit: Dakota Interior Ltd. The first thing you’ll need to do is pick up some supplies. Everything you need can be found at your local building supply store. The most important supply you’ll need is a quality joint compound, also known as drywall mud. Compounds come in different sized containers, but if it’s not a huge repair you won’t need that much. Thankfully, this material can keep for a very long time when sealed properly, so if you buy more than you need, you’ll likely use it again…

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Here is our update on the Edmonton real estate market. (Previous week’s numbers are in brackets). For the past 7 days: New Listings: 571 (549, 596, 528) # Sales: 252 (236, 290, 309) Ratio: 44% (43%, 49%, 59%) # Price Changes: 485 (402, 502, 468) # Expired/Off Market Listings: 272 (235, 458, 227) Net loss/gain in listings this week: 47 (78, -152, -8) Active single family home listings: 3776 (3728, 3662, 3702) Active condo listings: 2984 (2956, 2942, 3062) Homes 4-week running average: $441k ($443k, $438k, $443k) Condos 4-week running average: $247k ($253k, $261k, $270k) Here's some interesting predictions on Edmonton and Calgary's real estate markets, citing increased demand and good opportunites for investment in both cities. Have a great weekend!

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Here is our update on the Edmonton real estate market. (Previous week’s numbers are in brackets). For the past 7 days: New Listings: 549 (596, 528, 570) # Sales: 236 (290, 309, 317) Ratio: 43% (49%, 59%, 56%) # Price Changes: 402 (502, 468, 424) # Expired/Off Market Listings: 235 (458, 227, 197) Net loss/gain in listings this week: 78 (-152, -8, 56) Active single family home listings: 3728 (3662, 3702, 3664) Active condo listings: 2956 (2942, 3062, 3078) Homes 4-week running average: $443k ($438k, $443k, $443k) Condos 4-week running average: $253k ($261k, $270k, $267k) Inventory normally comes down at this time of year, and while condo inventory appears to have started a downward trend, it's still at a record high, and single family inventory continues…

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Here is our update on the Edmonton real estate market. (Previous week’s numbers are in brackets). For the past 7 days: New Listings: 596 (528, 570, 693) # Sales: 290 (309, 317, 322) Ratio: 49% (59%, 56%, 46%) # Price Changes: 502 (468, 424, 530) # Expired/Off Market Listings: 458 (227, 197, 233) Net loss/gain in listings this week: -152 (-8, 56, 138) Active single family home listings: 3662 (3702, 3664, 3627) Active condo listings: 2942 (3062, 3078, 3,045) Homes 4-week running average: $438k ($443k, $443k, $445k) Condos 4-week running average: $261k ($270k, $267k, $270) Have a great weekend!

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