Edmonton Real Estate Advice

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Common Condo Questions

It doesn't matter whether you are a first-time home buyer or if you're an empty nester that has decided to downsize, buying a home can be a nerve-wracking experience. It's only natural that, as you meander your way through the complexities of the Edmonton real estate market, you'll have questions. Here are a few things you need to know when viewing condos for sale in Edmonton.

What other fees should I be aware of when searching condos for sale in Edmonton?

Strata Fees

Strata fees (or condo contributions) can vary from development to development. They are financial payments that are put toward the costs of repairing and maintaining common areas (ie: plumbing, HVAC systems, and landscaping.) Condo contributions can also be put towards a reserve

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why millenials want oliver real estate

It's no secret that more and more millennials—people born in the '80s and '90s—are choosing to live in Edmonton. In fact, Edmonton has one of the highest millennial populations in Canada, thanks to lower real estate prices and higher incomes for young professionals than cities like Vancouver and Toronto. But this up-and-coming generation is proving to have different needs than previous ones when it comes to lifestyle. So where should recent graduates and young professionals be looking when they move to Edmonton?

People in their 20s and early 30s are less interested than their parents when it comes to the suburban dream—owning a detached single family home and having to drive to and from work for an hour every day just doesn't resonate with

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Best Neighbourhoods for Retirees

It's hard to believe, but it wasn't that long ago that "retirement" was a dirty word among hard-working Edmontonians, who've always seen the value of keeping busy and scoff at the idea of settling down. Today's seniors, though, are an energetic bunch, the kind of people who might be seen volunteering on Monday, playing hockey or basketball on Tuesday, and then packing their bags for a months-long European tour by the weekend.

But whether you're looking for a launch pad to start your worldly adventures or just a garden to call your own, you've got many options when it comes to the Edmonton real estate market. To help make retirement the best years of your life, it's important that you choose the right neighbourhood. With that in mind, here is a list

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“Home is the nicest word there is,” wrote Little House on the Prairie author, Laura Ingalls Wilder. For many first-time home buyers in Edmonton, though, home is more than a word—it’s a hope and a dream, a place where you’ll be investing not only your hard-earned money but your future as well. For some, a first-home may be a stepping stone to greater things, while for others it becomes a place to start a family or a new job. Regardless, though, it’s easy to get swept away.

Young home buyersRemember—alongside the long list of exciting features that you’ll find in the Dutka Team’s real estate listings—all first homes come with pitfalls. When you’re just starting out, it can be difficult to know what’s required of you, and it’s definitely tempting to follow your heart

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It’s an open secret in real estate that springtime inspires homebuyers—especially first timers—to come out of hibernation. While copious sunlight and chirping birds might seem very far away right now, savvy home sellers in Edmonton will definitely want to start taking advantage of these long winter months to prepare for the busy season. What’s the best way to prepare to sell a home during winter? How can you be ready when the spring market thaws? Here are a few tips to get you started.

Renovate During Winter

Minor improvements in springtimeMany sellers make the mistake of waiting for finer weather to begin improving their home, leaving a mess during the first vital months of the spring Edmonton real estate market. Since your property won’t be looking its best in the muck and gloom

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Edmonton low rise condosThere are plenty of reasons why you could choose a condo over a more traditional home purchase like a detached, townhome or duplex and also just as many pitfalls to be aware of. When looking at purchasing a condo, there’s one question you should ask yourself before you start: Is a condo the right real estate choice for me?

Let’s take a quick look at some of the pros and cons of purchasing an Edmonton condo and hopefully we can determine if the condo lifestyle is right for you. Whether you’re a first time home buyer, seasoned homeowner or just curious about condo ownership, you need to know a few of the ins and outs of living the condominium lifestyle.

The Pros of Condo Ownership

Condos are relatively maintenance free. That is someone else usually

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When it comes to wear and tear in our homes, it’s typically the flooring that takes the biggest beating. Having the right flooring in the correct room can make all the difference on our comfort level and although the selection of today’s flooring can be a little overwhelming, there’s a few things that can make your choices a little easier and help you to decide what the best solution is for your home.

Whether you’re building your dream home from the ground up or renovating your existing house, choosing the right flooring material can help improve your comfort level and increase the resale value. Here’s a few of today’s most popular flooring choices with the pros and cons of each and the best rooms to use them.

Hardwood

Hardwood Flooring EdmontonOne of the most popular

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renovating a foreclosureWhile it may seem like a great investment to purchase a property that has been, or is in the process of being, foreclosed on, there are some things that potential buyers need to be aware of. The thought of purchasing a house for pennies on the dollar seems like a wise investment, but there can be potential pitfalls with purchasing a house in foreclosure. There can also be, however, fantastic gains to be had by being educated about foreclosures and the foreclosure process and knowing what to look for in and Edmonton foreclosure. Here’s a few things that you need to be aware of if you’re thinking of a purchasing a property that’s been foreclosed on.

What is Foreclosure?

Basically, foreclosure means that the bank or mortgage lender has taken back a

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