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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Types of Roofing

Asphalt shingles are by far the most common type of roofing material used, but you will find a variety of roofing materials used on Edmonton homes including metal, wood and tile. If you have a low-pitched or flat roof, you’ll need a special roofing system altogether. Here is some information on different types of roofing, […]

5 Signs There’s Something Wrong with Your Plumbing

You probably don’t think about your plumbing system very often, until there is a problem! Once you do detect an issue, it should get your immediate attention. Putting off repairing your plumbing could result in expensive water damage and even more costly repairs. It’s also important to look for plumbing issues in a home you […]

Buying a Home With Help From Your Parents

Over the years I’ve been involved in hundreds of sales where parents were helping their kids buy a property, and I’ve seen that “help” come in many different forms. There are some good ways for parents to help their kids by a home, and some things that should definitely be avoided. So, here are my tips for the best ways […]

How do you know if your agent is licensed?

So we have an interesting situation happening at our office at the moment… someone has created a fraudulent company that shares a name with one of our agents. We’ve been contacted by a number of people over the past week about “Mobey Real Estate” or “Moby Real Estate” because one of our associates is named Angel […]

Alberta Building Code Protects New Homes from Radon Gas

What is radon gas? Radon is a cancer-causing, radioactive gas that comes from the ground. You cannot see or smell it. When inhaled, radon breaks down into further radioactive particles, releasing burst of radioactivity that can cause injury to lung tissue. Exposure to high levels of radon causes lung cancer, the second leading cause after […]

Tips for Saving Money on Your Home Insurance

When you’re buying a home, you’re probably thinking about how to best protect your new investment without breaking the bank. A good home insurance policy will not only protect your home. It will also cover damage to the building, your belongings, and your financial wellbeing, should someone suffer an injury on your property. We spoke […]

How to Compare Moving Companies

It’s so vital to choose the right resources for an event as big as moving to your new home. All of us cringe just at the thought of moving our entire life within the time frame of a couple of hours. Although it is not going to take all the stresses out of your actual move, hiring […]

There’s a Ghost in the Room: Do we have to tell anyone?

Do you believe in ghosts? Would you buy a house if you thought it was haunted? What if someone was murdered in the property? What if the former owner was a convicted criminal? The Edmonton Journal posted a great article about stigmatized properties this week that’s definitely worth a read if you’re thinking of buying […]

Bonuses, Kickbacks, and Other Things We Don’t Take

Liv Real Estate agents do not take bonuses from builders or sellers. If a bonus or incentive is offered, we discuss it with our client up front, find out how they want it handled, and either negotiate it off the price or give it to our clients after closing. If you’re not familiar with what […]

7 things you should do when moving into a new home to improve energy efficiency

Congratulations on your new home! Now that you’re all moved in, there are some things you can do to improve your home’s efficiency, save energy and save money on your monthly bills. 1. Inspect your windows and doors for leaks. Your windows are the main culprit for energy loss in your home. Check all the seals […]

The Big Real Estate Debate

I bet you’re thinking the renting vs owning debate, but that’s not the one I’m talking about. I’m talking about the debate within the real estate industry (I can’t even believe it’s a debate) about forced registrations. Forced what??? It refers to websites that require you to register before you get to see what you want […]

Real Estate Prices Stable in Greater Edmonton Area, Despite High Supply & Low Demand

  Based on year over year comparisons, we’ve seen lower sales and higher inventory every month for over a year, and yet, prices are holding relatively stable in the greater Edmonton area. The REALTORS® Association of Edmonton released their monthly report on the real estate market in the Greater Edmonton area today, pointing out the substantial increase […]

How to Protect Yourself from Shoddy New Home Construction

A recent article in the Calgary Herald brought up a rather scary situation for some Calgary homeowners. The couple in the article bought a new home, from a builder, and moved in last spring. They decided to move to a new home, on “higher ground” because they were hit by the 2013 floods in Calgary and didn’t […]

If it Seems Too Good to be True, it Probably is

We’ve all heard the old adage a million times, and it’s particularly true when it comes to real estate. If you see a home that’s priced waaaay below everything else that seems “comparable” on the market, there’s a reason; probably a “very expensive” reason. It’s also true when you see unbelievable claims about investments. I […]