Here is our update on the Edmonton real estate market. (Previous week’s numbers are in brackets). For the past 7 days: New Listings: 447 (491, 574, 539) # Sales: 345 (291, 373, 284) Ratio: 77% (59%, 65%, 53%) # Price Changes: 427 (341, 447, 444) Expired/Off-Market Listings: 237 (197, 584, 577) Net loss/gain in listings this week: -135 (3, -383, -322) Active single-family home listings: 3089 (3139, 3122, 3172) Active condo listings: 2625 (2672, 2658, 2657) Homes 4-week running average: $452 ($457, $458, $457) Condos 4-week running average: $225 ($221, $221, $216)  

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Building a fence around your property has many benefits. A solid fence is both decorative and practical as it adds visual appeal, security and privacy to your yard. A fence will provide your family with a safe and secluded outdoor living space for entertaining, relaxing, gardening and for your children to play in. An attractive fence will also increase your property value and make your home more marketable when it comes time to sell. Hiring a fence contractor in Edmonton will ensure that your fence is built properly, that all local regulations are met, and that building permits are obtained. Alternatively, you could choose to build the fence yourself. Here are some DIY tips on how to build a fence:

Obtain a building permit.

In most municipalities,…

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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: 491 (574, 539, 567) # Sales: 291 (373, 284, 353) Ratio: 59% (65%, 53%, 62%) # Price Changes: 341 (447, 444, 457) Expired/Off-Market Listings: 197 (584, 577, 239) Net loss/gain in listings this week: 3 (-383, -322, -25) Active single-family home listings: 3139 (3122, 3172, 3266) Active condo listings: 2672 (2658, 2657, 2832) Homes 4-week running average: $457 ($458, $457, $456) Condos 4-week running average: $221 ($221, $216, $216)          

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What is radon gas?

Radon is an invisible, odourless, cancer-causing, radioactive gas that comes from the ground. When inhaled, radon breaks down into radioactive particles, releasing bursts of radioactivity that can cause injury to lung tissue. Exposure to high levels of radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer after tobacco smoking. Radon enters homes where the house comes into contact with the ground and can accumulate into high levels, posing health risks to the occupants. The health implications of radon exposure depend on both the level and length of exposure, and the risk of developing lung cancer is especially high for smokers. The only way to find out if your home has high radon levels is to have your home tested. A reading of 200…

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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: 574 (539, 567, 606) # Sales: 373 (284, 353, 382) Ratio: 65% (53%, 62%, 63%) # Price Changes: 447 (444, 457, 484) Expired/Off-Market Listings: 584 (577, 239, 269) Net loss/gain in listings this week: -383 (-322, -25, -45) Active single-family home listings: 3122 (3172, 3266, 3259) Active condo listings: 2658 (2657, 2832, 2824) Homes 4-week running average: $458 ($457, $456, $448) Condos 4-week running average: $221 ($216, $216, $214)    

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There’s nothing like natural light to brighten up your home; that is until the sun’s rays start to highlight all of the dirt, spider webs and fingerprints built up on your windows. Don’t start wishing for clouds and rain just yet, though; we’ve got seven simple tips to keep your screens and window glass clean year-round. Read on, so you too can look forward to sunny days and open windows.

Save Yesterday’s News

This one might come as a surprise, but it turns out yesterday’s newspaper can come in handy when it’s time to wash and dry your windows. A black-and-white sheet of newspaper is sure to give you a streak-free finish! Of course, you could also use a squeegee if you don’t have a paper handy.

Screen Queens

Window screens are vital for keeping the…

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Sales cooled off in September in the Greater Edmonton area but we're still well above normal. 1883 homes sold, roughly equal to last year. More listings are coming on than normal for this time of year, which has pushed us almost to a balanced market with 3.9 months of supply. Luxury sales remain strong, with one bungalow selling for almost $4million and more sales over the million-dollar mark than normal. Demand for apartment-style condos remains low, only 5% of realtor.ca users searched for apartments in the Edmonton area last month.

City of Edmonton Stats

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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: 539 (567, 606, 570) # Sales: 284 (353, 382, 279) Ratio: 53% (62%, 63%, 49%) # Price Changes: 444 (457, 484, 440) Expired/Off-Market Listings: 577 (239, 269, 238) Net loss/gain in listings this week: -322 (-25, -45, 53) Active single-family home listings: 3172 (3266, 3259, 3252) Active condo listings: 2657 (2832, 2824, 2823) Homes 4-week running average: $457 ($456, $448, $449) Condos 4-week running average: $216 ($216, $214, $218)  

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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: 567 (606, 570, 542) # Sales: 353 (382, 279, 341) Ratio: 62% (63%, 49%, 63%) # Price Changes: 457 (484, 440, 446) Expired/Off-Market Listings: 239 (269, 238, 566) Net loss/gain in listings this week: -25 (-45, 53, -365) Active single-family home listings: 3266 (3259, 3252, 3213) Active condo listings: 2832 (2824, 2823, 2806) Homes 4-week running average: $456 ($448, $449, $451) Condos 4-week running average: $216 ($214, $218, $219)    

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We love the crisp air and warm colours fall brings, but it also comes along with a hefty list of maintenance jobs to get your home and yard ready for the changing weather. We've compiled a comprehensive list of jobs to ensure your home is prepared for winter and your yard is set up for a successful spring.

Exterior Home Maintenance

  • Clean gutters
  • Check your roof
  • Make exterior repairs
  • Check the weather stripping on doors and windows
  • Seal gaps where critters can enter: Steel wool is great for keeping mice out. Fill cracks and small holes with steel wool, then use caulk or expanding foam filler to fully close up the area.
  • Clean out dryer vents

Lawn & Yard Maintenance

  • Prune Trees & Shrubs
  • Clean out your garden beds

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