Enhance Your Outdoor Living Space with Retractable Awnings

Most homeowners would love to spend more time outdoors on the deck or patio, but sometimes the weather can keep you inside. A motorized, retractable awning in Edmonton, over your patio or deck, can enhance that outdoor living space and make it more comfortable and enjoyable for relaxing, spending time with family and entertaining. Create […]

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 […]

NEW! Search Edmonton & Calgary Open Houses Easily

Like going to open houses? There’s now an easy way to search open houses in the Edmonton area and Calgary area open houses. On EdmontonRealEstate.pro just click the “More Search Options” button beneath the search bar, then click features and “Search Open Houses.” Or, you can just bookmark our Open House search page. You can also […]

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 […]

Dealing with Asbestos

If you live in or are looking at a home for sale that was built before 1990, it might have asbestos in certain building materials like older tile and drywall compound. It was a widely used construction material because of its thermal resistance, strength and sound absorption. In those days, asbestos was commonly used in ceiling […]

Buyer Beware, Seller Be Honest

A recent B.C. Supreme Court case favoured the buyer, who backed out a deal to purchase a mansion in Vancouver. She claimed she was misled by the seller and their agent when she asked why the seller was moving. Their answer was that the seller’s daughter was switching schools. What they neglected to include in their […]

Homeowners Northeast Edmonton “Homesteader” Neighbourhood Alerted to Contamination

According to an article in the Edmonton Journal, 140 residents in homesteader received notices from the Government of Alberta warning about soil and groundwater contamination, with a “laundry list of cancer-causing substances.” The notices were posted on doors of homes in a new development called Renaissance Estates just north of Yellowhead Trail near 44th street, where […]

Troubleshooting Low Water Pressure

Have you noticed a drop in your home’s water pressure? While running multiple plumbing fixtures at the same time could cause you to lose some water pressure, a consistent and constant weakening of pressure could mean there is something wrong with your plumbing. Here are some common causes for low water pressure: Clogged shower head. […]

A Guide to Alberta’s Solar Power Rebates

Solar rebates have arrived!  On June 21, 2017, the Government of Alberta officially opened the rebate program to homes and businesses in Alberta. Alberta Residential and Commercial Solar Program Energy Efficiency Alberta, a third-party organization, has been designated to distribute multiple rebate programs, including the Residential and Commercial Solar Program and other rebates to help […]

Calgary Real Estate Forecast: Live Blog

We missed the Edmonton forecast this year, so we came to Calgary to see what’s expected to happen to the real estate market in Calgary at the #CREB2018 Economic and Housing Forecast. I’ll be updating this post as information is shared. The forecast was provided by CREB Economist: Ann-Marie Lurie, here is a summary of […]

Top 3 Things to Fix Before You Sell Your Home

You might not notice the wear and tear on your home, but potential buyers will! Make a great first impression by taking care of a few fixes and simple upgrades. Not only will this boost your curb appeal and make your home more attractive on the market, it can also help you get more qualified […]

All About Engineered Quartz Countertops

Engineered quartz countertops are a trendy choice for the style-savvy home renovator. It has all the benefits of a natural stone countertop with a few extra features that allow for creativity and versatility when it comes to style and design. Quartz countertops are durable, easy to clean and maintain and will add value to your […]

Save Money with Cabinet Refinishing

A kitchen renovation will increase your personal enjoyment of the space and increase your home’s resale value. Kitchen renovations offer one of the best returns on investment compared to other home renovations. In fact, you can expect to recoup over 80.2% of your renovation costs at resale, according to Remodelling Magazine’s Cost vs. Value Report for 2017, […]

Home Improvement Shortcuts That Are Absolutely a Bad Idea

We’re all looking for ways to save money these days and doing your own home improvement projects instead of hiring a contractor may help. Of course, taking shortcuts can absolutely be a bad idea if they turn your simple project into a complicated one or put you in a dangerous situation. While you can definitely […]

How Eavestroughs Protect Your Home

Making sure your eavestroughs are in good working order is critical to your home’s ability to ward off flooding and moisture damage. If they are not working properly, you could get water running down your walls and pooling around your home. This can eventually penetrate through the foundation or leak through windows and cause major […]

Why Hire a Handyman?

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 […]

Tips for Drywall Repair and Fixes

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 […]

Condominium Property Act Amendments

Considered long overdue by many, there are changes proposed to the condominium property act in Alberta that may arrive sometime in the not too distant future. We first wrote about the proposed changes on this blog in June, 2011. The government is looking for changes and open houses have been scheduled in the coming months as […]

Options for Building a Garage Addition

Building a detached garage has many benefits. Having a protected place to park your vehicles will reduce wear and tear and ensure your car will start during a cold Calgary winter! You can build a garage to use as a workshop and for additional storage. You can also build a secondary suite in a new […]

The Value of a Kitchen Renovation

Whether you’re planning on selling your home now or in the future, investing in home renovations will add value to your property. Kitchen renovations are one of the most popular renovations and when compared to other remodelling jobs, can give a high return on investment. Photo Credit: Bond Contracting and Construction Inc. Kitchens are considered […]