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 […]

Top 5 Tips for Selling Your Home During COVID-19

A lot of people are interested in how real estate is being conducted with COVID-19 restrictions in place. While the market has slowed down, there are still a lot of people buying and selling, albeit with some extra precautions in place. If you’re thinking of buying or selling real estate this spring you can also […]

COVID-19 FAQ’s for Real Estate

Do you have questions about buying and selling real estate during COVID-19? We’re certainly getting a lot of questions from clients and friends, not to mention colleagues across North America. Whether you’re thinking about buying or selling a home in the near future, or you’re just curious about what it’s like for real estate agents […]

Why you should renovate in the winter

Winter is a great time to tackle the home renovation projects you’ve been putting off. Here are some reasons why: It’s a slow time for contractors. Every trade is different, but for many renovation contractors the winter is a slower time. Therefore, they might have more availability and you won’t have to fight for their […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

How Rising Mortgage Rates Affect Renewals

Higher mortgage rates don’t just impact people in the market, for the first time in quite awhile, homeowners that need to renew their mortgages are looking at significantly higher rates than what they’ve been paying for the past five years. According to this Globe and Mail article, those who bought a house 5 years ago […]

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 […]

How much will new windows cost?

Your windows can be responsible for up to 30 to 40 per cent of energy lost in your home. When winter rolls around and you start to feel a cold draft coming from your windows, it could be a sign that it’s time for a replacement. If you have noticeably warped or damaged frames, original […]

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 […]