Here is our update on the Edmonton real estate market. (Previous week’s numbers are in brackets). For the past 7 days: New Listings: 332 (399, 469, 464) # Sales: 318 (325, 304, 298) Ratio: 96% (81%, 65%, 64%) # Price Changes: 225 (275, 357, 363) Expired/Off-Market Listings: 195 (240, 263, 528) Net loss/gain in listings this week: -181 (-166, -98, -362) Active single-family home listings: 2626 (2745, 2814, 2861) Active condo listings: 2355 (2385, 2427, 2463) Homes 4-week running average: $447 ($450, $447, $439) Condos 4-week running average: $215 ($217, $220, $223)          

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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: 399 (469, 464, 429) # Sales: 325 (304, 298, 327) Ratio: 81% (65%, 64%, 76%) # Price Changes: 275 (357, 363, 399) Expired/Off-Market Listings: 240 (263, 528, 216) Net loss/gain in listings this week: -166 (-98, -362, -114) Active single-family home listings: 2745 (2814, 2861, 3043) Active condo listings: 2385 (2427, 2463, 2607) Homes 4-week running average: $450 ($447, $439, $449) Condos 4-week running average: $217 ($220, $223, $220)    

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Whether you’re remodelling to enhance your family’s treasured home for your own enjoyment or to increase resale value, it is bound to be a vast undertaking. To adequately prepare yourself for the project that lies ahead, consider the following common renovation problems and the best solutions to fix them.

Being Caught Off-Guard by Hidden Issues

Sometimes, once the renovation project is underway, problems surface that require further attention, time and money. Be aware of the following issues that could pose extra work during your remodel process:
  • Carpentry – When a floorboard is removed, other surprises often lurk, such as rotten framing or unleveled areas.
  • Glazing on windows is often thin in older homes and can break easily.
  • Asbestos…

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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: 469 (464, 429, 447) # Sales: 304 (298, 327, 345) Ratio: 65% (64%, 76%, 77%) # Price Changes: 357 (363, 399, 427) Expired/Off-Market Listings: 263 (528, 216, 237) Net loss/gain in listings this week: -98 (-362, -114, -135) Active single-family home listings: 2814 (2861, 3043, 3089) Active condo listings: 2427 (2463, 2607, 2625) Homes 4-week running average: $447 ($439, $449, $452) Condos 4-week running average: $220 ($223, $220, $225)        

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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: 464 (429, 447, 491) # Sales: 298 (327, 345, 291) Ratio: 64% (76%, 77%, 59%) # Price Changes: 363 (399, 427, 341) Expired/Off-Market Listings: 528 (216, 237, 197) Net loss/gain in listings this week: -362 (-114, -135, 3) Active single-family home listings: 2861 (3043, 3089, 3139) Active condo listings: 2463 (2607, 2625, 2672) Homes 4-week running average: $439 ($449, $452, $457) Condos 4-week running average: $223 ($220, $225, $221)  

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You know, some things just seem so simple… Take the following question, for example; Does GST apply to the sale of your home? You’d assume the answer would be a simple and straightforward “No, there’s no GST on a resale home.” LOL…Assumptions are dangerous. (I’m sure I’ve said this before.) The actual answer is a much more complex “Maybe. Actually, generally no, but possibly.” You must be thinking, “wait, what?” The fact of the matter is the only one who can answer this is you or your accountant. It’s all based on how you’ve filed your taxes, so every case is different. For example, if you own an acreage and run a business on it or lease a portion of to, let’s say, a cell tower or an oil well, you may have obligations to pay GST on the sale of your…

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