How to Get Good Sleep While Moving Into a New Home

Moving into a new home can be an exciting time, but there’s a certain amount of stress that comes with it. If you can get good sleep during the moving process, you’ll be better able to handle the issues, both predictable and unexpected, that come along with a new home. Let’s first take a look […]

An Agent’s Guide to Choosing a Brokerage

It’s astounding how many different business models exist in our highly regulated industry. As a real estate agent, how do you determine which is the best model and brokerage for you? There are two main business models for brokerages: desk fees and commission split. From there, you can find combination models, employee (salaried) models, multi-level […]

Troubleshooting your air conditioner

We haven’t had much summer in Edmonton yet this year but we’re getting a taste of it now, and if you’re like me, I’m counting on my a/c in this warm weather. Regular maintenance of your HVAC system, including the air conditioner, can prevent major breakdowns and repair costs. Review this air conditioner maintenance checklist […]

Found a property that needs work?

Estimating Edmonton renovation costs before you buy. By Camillo Esposito, Owner of Independent Bath & Renovations: https://www.independentbath.com/ You found a house or a condo in a mature neighbourhood you love but it needs some attention for you to call it home. Established neighbourhoods provide mature trees and landscaping, shopping, a central location and a ton […]

The 5 Best Smart Home Devices for Your Rental Property

We live in the digital age. It seems that everything is getting more intelligent: from phones and TVs to toasters and washing machines. And home devices are part of this technological trend. In this article, Upkeep Media Inc., after successfully working with many property managers, looks at the best smart home devices that attract new […]

Tips for Buying and Selling Real Estate in Today’s Market

The real estate market right now feels different from any market we’ve experienced in Edmonton, from the stress test to the economy, to the inventory of homes on the market, we’re seeing some unusual things happen. So, we’ve put together some tips for those looking to buy or sell a home in the Edmonton area […]

Choose cabinet painting for a cost-effective kitchen renovation

A kitchen renovation can be a massive investment, but it does have a good return. A new, modern kitchen will improve the aesthetics and personal enjoyment of the space. It can also add resale value to your home and improve marketability if you decide to sell. The most expensive part of your kitchen renovation will […]

Questions to ask before building a home addition

If your family has outgrown your current house, you might be considering a big change. Or, maybe you want that luxurious master suite, a third bathroom or an additional family room. If you need more living space, you have two options: add on to the house you already have and renovate it to make it […]

10 Tips To Make Moving Easier

Moving is often a time-consuming and stressful event, but you can make the process easier by using a variety of tips that are recommended by others. Here are 10 tips to use so that you can make the transition to your new home easier. Tip 1: Contact Professional Moving Companies Right Away  As soon as […]

Edmonton Landscape Trends For 2019

From creating a space for mindful relaxation, to cultivating your own food, landscaping trends in Edmonton in 2019 are going to be all about getting away from the everyday rush, spending time with loved ones, and getting closer to nature. The outdoor living trend will carry over and grow from 2018, to realize creating unique, […]

Top 3 Reasons to Add a Secondary Suite to Your Property in Edmonton

In August the City of Edmonton updated their Secondary Suite zoning bylaws, making it easier for property owners to add a secondary suite to their property. The city expects to see 500 new legal suites in duplex homes, 600 in row-houses and about 550 in homes on small lots around the city, which has greatly […]

Electrical Systems in Your New Home – What You Need to Know

There’s nothing quite like the incredible feeling of finding your dream home, but a dream house can quickly become a nightmare if you don’t know what’s going on behind the walls. That’s why you need to get the electrical systems checked before buying it. A home inspector can inspect many aspects of a home you’re […]

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 […]

Should you Replace your Ageing Furnace?

Everyone likes a trooper; especially when it comes to appliances. Sometimes the best ones are those we rarely have to think about: quietly standing by, doing their jobs; making us more comfortable. Occasionally, they last well beyond their normal lifespan. For the most part, these are the major appliances we want. But, this is Edmonton. […]

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 […]