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Live Near the Edmonton LRT
1 GOOD REASON you might want to sell your home if you live near an LRT Station

If you are planning to move out of the neighbourhood anyway then you are more likely to get top dollar if an LRT station is scheduled to arrive near where you live. Multiple studies have shown that housing values go up when you are located within 1/2 mile near an LRT station. Price increases have been seen to range between 3% and 40%, depending on the different types of housing and socio-economic levels of the neighbourhood. If you want to rent your premise the same studies show,that the rents would be higher, than those farther from the LRT station.

Even announcements of improvements, which will shorten and ease commutes, have resulted, historically, in high-valued

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Moving with Children in Edmonton

Moving can be difficult for both children and parents. While the challenge for parents is more in the workload and making all the necessary arrangements, for the kids it’s more simply about the distress that comes from moving away from the familiarity and comfort of their home and all that comes along with it. Edmonton is an increasingly popular destination for young families these days, and there are plenty of Edmonton homes for sale.

Experts suggest it takes 6 months on average for children to acclimate to life in a new home, and there’s plenty you can do to both make moving less traumatic for your children AND smooth their transition into the new home.

The first tip is to inform them of the coming move WELL in advance. At least one month

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Best Blogs in Edmonton

Blogs are a great way for Edmontonians to get their information. More casual than your average news site with niche topics that appeal to your unique tastes and interests, most people could name at least one or two blogs they like to follow. Also, bloggers tend to become our “internet friends” that we can trust for a great recommendation or honest review. 

When it comes to the top Edmonton blogs, here are a few of the best ones you should check out (besides this one!) 

Explore Edmonton 

This is the quintessential blog for all things fun in Edmonton. Covering past events and promoting upcoming events, Explore Edmonton is the best place to get all your news for what’s going on in the city. It’s the perfect resource for planning a date or

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Smart Grid is a money saver for the city and a way you can get Utilities to pay you. Soon we will be able to measure the overall energy use of your home by the second and by the penny even on a per appliance basis. It may even be possible to hook a home up with its own smart grid which will make reducing energy consumption more effective by storing saved energy as a commodity which can be used at peak times, or sold back to the utility company.

In 2010 EPCOR filed their (smart grid) design and architecture with the Alberta Utilities Commission to put this in place. As of June 2017, the smart grid is up and running! This system will monitor your usage by the hour and be able to educate you on when the peak times are so you can change your usage habits.

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Edmonton Ice Castle

There's no question that when winter hits Edmonton, it can hit hard and cold. We Edmontonians are constantly looking for ways to make the most of the season and this winter, Hawrelak Park in South Central Edmonton will be turned into a frosty fantasy land with the construction of an ice castle of epic proportions.

Hand crafted using water, icicles, and snow; the ice castle will feature full-sized rooms and corridors where Edmonton families can wander and explore the frosty fortification. Featuring a throne room, internal waterfall, ice maze and a working ice slide; the castle is a walkable attraction that is sure to become a memorable and mesmerizing winter experience.

 Called “Narnia-like” by the castle creators, the ice palace will feature

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From Poke to Pets—Restaurants in Edmonton are Becoming a Cut Above the Rest

The food scene in Edmonton has certainly come a long way. Gone are the dreary days of the early 2000s when questionably authentic Asian noodle bars, such as Wok Box, were considered the pinnacle of the restaurants in Edmonton. Now, thanks to a rise in talented and creative chefs, Edmontonians are inundated with options. The only difficult choice to make now is what to eat. Here are three of the most exciting trends that are about to make a splash with food trucks and restaurants in Edmonton.

Fab Fusion from Edmonton Food Trucks

The 2017 Edmonton food truck season kick-started in epic fashion in early May 2017. Foodies from across YEG flocked to the Northlands Expo

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2017 Kitchen Trends

At Ryan Dutka Real Estate Solutions, one of the first things we notice when showing Edmonton homes for sale is that prospective buyers often start touring by looking at the kitchen. While you might spend most of your time in the living room or den, the kitchen seems to have a special role in how we think about our domestic spaces, maybe because so much that's crucial to family life happens there. So it shouldn't be a surprise to learn that, if approached carefully, remodeling a kitchen can often be a good way to add value to a home. 

Whether you want to upgrade the kitchen in your newly purchased home, are considering giving your kitchen a face-lift before hitting the market, or are just looking to make your space more liveable, here are five 2017

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While it may seem like there's plenty of time to prepare your Edmonton home for winter, all too soon those cold dark days of winter will be upon us as we'll be focusing on making it through to another warm Edmonton summer. Making sure that you prepare your home for winter ahead of time ensures that you’re not scrambling in the middle of a blizzard to fix a burst pipe or having to get someone out to fix a faltering furnace. Here are a few things you should be doing to prepare for the coming cold months.

Outdoor Preparation

Raking Fall LeavesNow’s the time to get all that outdoor items sorted before old man winter shows up and puts a blanket of cold white snow all over your backyard. Clean and store any outdoor furniture you may have and bring in all the cushions and

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Glenora school celebrates 75 years in educationIt’s hard to believe, but the picturesque Glenora School that sits at 13520 102 Avenue NW will be celebrating 75 years of educating Edmonton’s children this year. On Saturday, September 26th, 2015, the school will be hosting a public event to celebrate the diamond anniversary of its existence. The day’s festivities will include games that school children would have played on the grounds throughout the decades that the school has existed, a guided tour of the school including the history of the structure and a peak into the life of a Glenora student. Other fun activities that usually accompany a birthday celebration will be available like face painting, activity stations, photo booths and an inflatable obstacle course for local kids to bounce around in. A

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Taste of Edmonton

Ready to indulge your appetite in the city's biggest food fair? The Taste Of Edmonton starts tomorrow and will feature local cuisine with dishes from acclaimed eateries, food trucks, chefs and more. Performances and entertainment will be on hand as well, from culinary workshops to a feisty food fight, live music and DJs.

This 10-day extravaganza begins July 16 and runs until July 25. The theme is "fresh, local and new" and will be a great way to spend the day trying goodies with the family or learning the craft of cooking! Local fare will include Kactus Chips and Dill Dip from Our Truck Is Your Truck, and Tequila-Lime Chicken Tacos from The Three Amigos.

Hungry yet?

Festival Highlights

Local Cuisine

Edmonton Food Fight: A one-night-only fierce

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