Backwater Valves & EPCORs Subsidy Program

We know it’s been a long hot summer, and summer floods are the last thing from our minds, but those summer storms can sneak up on us here in Edmonton. Is your home ready for it? One way to protect your home from flooding is having a backwater valve on your main sanitary sewer pipe. […]

What is Home Staging and is it Necessary?

If you’ve recently looked at listing your home or spent any amount of time watching HGTV, you’ve likely heard of home staging, but is it necessary? The short answer is yes. Why Should You Stage Your Home? Staging showcases your home in its very best light, using furniture and decor to highlight your home’s best […]

Actual Costs of Buying a Home Across Canada

A friend of mine recently moved to a Vancouver suburb and I was shocked to hear how much it really costs to buy a home there. I think everyone has an idea how expensive homes are in and around Vancouver and Toronto right now, but many people aren’t aware of the additional closing costs buyers […]

5 Tips for Moving with Children

Moving is a huge adjustment that impacts the whole family, including children. Whether you are moving down the street, to a new neighbourhood, or to a new city, province or country altogether, your children will need support during this transition. We are sharing our top 5 tips for making the transition as smooth and positive […]

4 Easy Ways to Refresh Your Outdoor Living Space

With the weather finally warming up, and the days getting longer, it’s time to move the party outside. But is your outdoor living space ready? Here are 4 quick and easy ways to refresh your outdoor living space – and you won’t have to break the bank to do it. 1. Add an outdoor area […]

Spring Cleaning Part 3: Cleaning and Maintaining the Exterior of Your Home

Welcome to the final segment of our 3-part spring cleaning series. So far we have covered decluttering and deep cleaning your home – linked if you missed them and want to check them out. In this post, we are going to cover everything you need to do to get the exterior of your home ready […]

Top 5 Reasons to Plant a Victory Garden

With winter’s last big hurrah finally behind us (cross fingers, knock on wood, say the rosary), homeowners in Edmonton can finally start dreaming about summertime, and planning all the ways they’re going to soak up the few months of warmth we’re about to have. But wait… we’re still in the middle of a global pandemic. […]

How to Win in Multiple Offer Situations

Last week Sheldon and Sara were joined by two amazing Liv agents for a Facebook Live to discuss multiple offer situations. Deidre Harrison and Tonya Brown have helped many clients successfully navigate through multiple offer situations and they shared their strategies with us. Check out the replay here and read on for more details in […]

Spring Cleaning Part 2: Deep Cleaning Your Home

Welcome to the second segment of our three-part Spring Cleaning series: Deep Cleaning. Hopefully, you went through the decluttering with us last week and are now ready to get scrubbing, if not you can check out that post here.  Deep cleaning your whole house can seem daunting at first, but if you break it into […]

Moving to the Country – Advice for Buying an Acreage Near Edmonton

Sheldon and Sara were recently joined for a Facebook Live by some of Liv’s resident experts on purchasing and living in a rural home. Tameka Ross, Lindsay Parsons and Allison Meston all had amazing information to share, and we’ve compiled it all into the blog post below. Watch the replay here:   Covid has seriously […]

Spring Cleaning Part 1: Decluttering Your Home

Spring is in the air! Somehow this muddy and mucky season screams fresh and clean and new. Anyone else curious how the smell of snow-mould is so refreshing? Somehow it works, and with the days getting longer and warmer, we are here for it.  Spring also means time for spring cleaning. Join us for our […]

New Website! EdmontonRealEstate.pro gets Major Upgrade

It’s not broken, we just moved your cheese. It’s been just over five years since we’ve done any major updates to our very popular home search website EdmontonRealEstate.pro. Last time, on December 15, 2015, we had about 5,500 user sessions a day. Lately, we’ve been averaging about 17,000 user sessions a day. The most traffic […]

2020 Liv Real Estate Awards

We recently gathered virtually for our annual awards night to celebrate our amazing team. Things looked a little different this year, but everything came together for a pretty amazing night. Care packages including a delicious 3-course ready-to-heat meal expertly executed by our friends at Rebel Food & Drink and an exceptional wine pairing (or mocktail […]

Luv Local Eats $10,000 Giveaway

Week 10 Update: Welcome to the final week of our Luv Local Eats $10K Giveaway! We’ve given away $9,000 dollars in gift cards from 9 different local restaurants to 90 amazing people. We are so grateful for the positive response to this giveaway and for all of the nominations you have shared. For the 10th […]

What to do When you Have a Bad Home Inspection Result

Buyers almost always include a home inspection condition when they make an offer on a house. The purpose of a home inspection is for the buyer to have a clear picture of what they’re buying, so they are aware of the home’s condition and get a good idea of what expenses they will face for […]

2021 REALTORS® Housing Forecast Seminar Live with Sara MacLennan

Good morning! The REALTORS® Forecast is back and I’m liveblogging the event. Things moved really quickly so I’ve edited the disaster I created during the event. The forecast takes place every year and features guest speakers who give forecasts on the local, national and global economy. There always seems to be a blizzard during the […]

Consumers Choice Award Winners 2021

Consumer Choice Award results are in! Much like everything else, they looked a little bit different this year without the gala. While we missed celebrating with our team, we are honoured to receive the Consumer Choice Award for Real Estate Broker Residential in Edmonton and Northern Alberta Area for the 2nd year in a row. […]

Radon in Alberta: What is Radon Gas and Why Should I Care?

It’s fall, and that means it’s time to test your home for radon gas. If you’ve never tested your home before, Health Canada recommends that we should all should test our homes for radon gas at least once during the winter heating months (October to April). Why should I care about radon?  Exposure to high […]

How We are Helping our Clients Stay Safe During COVID-19

We are open and ready to help; whether you need a totally contact-free experience, would like to limit contact, or are comfortable with physically distant meetings, we can and have done it all, and will happily adapt our process to meet your needs. The city of Edmonton mandated the use of masks in public spaces […]

New “Pending Sale” Rule Changes Real Estate Marketing

A small rule change has lead to big changes for buying and selling real estate in Alberta. The new rule requires that REALTORS® report pending sales to their Association’s MLS® system database unless the sellers complete a form instructing their agent not to report the pending sale. When a property is reported pending, it will […]