5 Common Renovations Problems and Solutions

Whether you’re remodelling to enhance your family’s treasured home for your own enjoyment or to increase resale value, it is bound to be a vast undertaking. To adequately prepare yourself for the project that lies ahead, consider the following common renovation problems and the best solutions to fix them. Being Caught Off-Guard by Hidden Issues […]

How to Build a Fence

Building a fence around your property has many benefits. A solid fence is both decorative and practical as it adds visual appeal, security and privacy to your yard. A fence will provide your family with a safe and secluded outdoor living space for entertaining, relaxing, gardening and for your children to play in. An attractive […]

Alberta Building Code Protects New Homes from Radon Gas

What is radon gas? Radon is an invisible, odourless, cancer-causing, radioactive gas that comes from the ground. When inhaled, radon breaks down into radioactive particles, releasing bursts of radioactivity that can cause injury to lung tissue. Exposure to high levels of radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer after tobacco smoking. Radon enters […]

7 Easy Tips on How to Clean Window Screens and Glass

There’s nothing like natural light to brighten up your home; that is until the sun’s rays start to highlight all of the dirt, spider webs and fingerprints built up on your windows. Don’t start wishing for clouds and rain just yet, though; we’ve got seven simple tips to keep your screens and window glass clean […]

Fall Home & Yard Maintenance Checklist

We love the crisp air and warm colours fall brings, but it also comes along with a hefty list of maintenance jobs to get your home and yard ready for the changing weather. We’ve compiled a comprehensive list of jobs to ensure your home is prepared for winter and your yard is set up for […]

Concrete vs. Asphalt Driveways

A brand new driveway will improve the curb appeal of your home, extend your outdoor living space, increase property value and even help with resale. If you’re installing a new driveway for a brand new home or want to replace your current damaged and cracked driveway, there are two main materials to consider: concrete and […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]