Secondary Suites now Legal in More Property Types in Edmonton

On Monday Edmonton city council unanimously voted to approve changes to zoning bylaws allowing suites in semi-detached, duplex and row housing. There is no longer a minimum lot size requirement for secondary suites, which opens up the opportunity to add suites on smaller lots. They also loosened restrictions on the size and location of secondary […]

City Council to Vote on Secondary Suite Bylaws August 20

On Monday, August 20, City Council will be voting on whether to approve changes to the Zoning Bylaw to make building secondary suites (basement suites) easier in Edmonton. The proposed changes are extensive and would allow secondary suites to built: on small lots in semi-detached, duplex and row housing In addition, the regulations overall are being […]

MLS® Home Price Index Now Available in Edmonton

You may have seen reports in the past referencing the MLS® Home Price Index (HPI) in other parts of Canada and noticed Edmonton was not included, well, the tool is now available in Edmonton! This means will be able to include “benchmark” prices and trends with our monthly stats, giving greater insight into what is happening […]

The Best Places to Live in Edmonton

People looooovve making lists – best this, top that – and I’ve seen a lot of lists of the best places to live in Edmonton. Many are based on surveys, some are based on market stats, and some are just based on personal opinion. A number of these lists have been released in the past few […]

Legal Suites Coming to Duplexes and Skinny Homes in Edmonton

Many people are not aware that suites in duplexes and townhomes are not legal in Edmonton, and this week City Council voted to prepare the bylaw amendments to allow secondary suites in duplex units and skinny homes. It’s going to take a long time though, don’t expect to see legal suites in duplexes and skinny homes […]

Restrictive Covenants: A Good way to Prevent Skinny Homes?

Last year the City of Edmonton changed zoning by-laws to allow the sub-division of any residential lot that is at least 50′ wide, with the goal of increasing population density in the centre of the city and reducing urban sprawl. Some people were thrilled by the decision while others… well let’s just say they were less […]

Luxury Homes in Windermere Edmonton

If you are looking to buy a luxury home in Edmonton, then Windermere is a neighborhood that needs to be on your checklist. As one of Edmonton’s newest neighbourhoods, Windermere is tucked away in a quiet little corner in southwest Edmonton that feels well away from the noise and bustle of the city. As far away from it all […]

Update: New Edmonton MLS® Listing Search Site is Here!

Our Edmonton area MLS® Listing Search web site just got a major upgrade. Along with a completely new look and feel, visitors to the site will experience the most powerful MLS® listing search available in the Edmonton area. The new search bar, which appears on almost every page, offers many more detailed search options than were […]

The New Arena Will Bump the Value of Nearby Homes

*Image source: Rogers Place Web Site I found an article in the Calgary Herald this week about the construction of new stadiums, and how they affect real estate values that was very interesting. The article discusses research done by REIN (Real Estate Investment Network). With the new arena (Rogers Place) coming closer to completion every day, this […]

Construction is Underway at Blatchford

As many are aware, the former downtown Edmonton airport is being transformed into one of the largest sustainable developments in the world. The city of Edmonton recently broke ground in Blatchford, and has begun the first phase of residential development and a section of the central park. Once site grading and excavation for the first stormwater […]

Fun Things You Can Do on the Edmonton Maps Web Site

The City of Edmonton has an amazing maps web site, where you can find out all kinds of information about your property, or properties you may be interested in. For example, did you know you can see the assessed values of every property in a neighbourhood with just a few clicks? Just go to maps.edmonton.ca click […]

Engage with the City of Edmonton and Share Your Ideas Via the New Edmonton Insight Community

Living in a major city centre like Edmonton can sometimes leave you feeling disconnected. With so many people living in such a large area, it can be hard to foster a sense of community. That’s why the City of Edmonton is establishing the Edmonton Insight Community, an online platform where residents can engage with each other […]

Liv Gives Hope: Hope Mission Radiothon Today

Part of our Mission at Liv Real Estate is to help people in the Edmonton area Liv better. We understand as a local real estate company that there are many people who go hungry and who need hope.  The agents at Liv Real Estate donate a portion of every sale to a local charity. This […]

Edmonton’s Best Elementary Schools

The Fraser Institute shows a ranking of all Alberta schools on its web site: http://www.fraserinstitute.org. It’s a searchable ranking that shows how well schools performed on grade 3 and 6 provincial academic tests over a number of years. It allows you to compare the academic performance of individual schools based on a number of different […]

How to Choose the Right Neighborhood for Your New Home

Image by Cubosh via Flickr Buying a new home is exciting, but the neighbourhood you choose is just as important as the actual house. If your dream house is in a terrible neighbourhood, it won’t be your dream home for long. In order to make sure you choose the right neighbourhood for you and your family, ask specific […]

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 […]

Evolving Infill in Edmonton

The City of Edmonton is undertaking a new project called “Evolving Infill” where they are looking for input from residents to advance residential infill in the city. Infill essentially means new homes, in old neighbourhoods, but it can be taken a step further to mean increasing population density in old neighbourhoods. Photo Source: Edmonton.ca The […]

Edmonton’s Off Leash Dog Parks

Dogs Playing at Laurier Park Edmonton has over 40 areas that are designated as “off-leash” areas, where dog owners can let their furry friends run free. Many Edmonton residents love taking their dogs to these parks, trails and other green spaces around the city. There are plenty of rules about taking your dog out in […]

City Introduces New Mixed Residential Zone

The new neighbourhood of Paisley, in South Edmonton is being developed under a new zone called Residential Mixed Dwelling. Essentially, this new category allows a mix of styles of homes on the same street, so a single family home could be next to a duplex or a row of houses. The maximum height for all […]

New Edmonton Neighbourhoods

We like to create custom MLS® searches to make it easier for people to find the types of homes they’re looking for. In the past we’ve created custom searches like Lofts for sale, and homes for sale near LRT stations. The beauty of these custom search pages is that they automatically update with any new listings that […]