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Not many neighbourhoods can claim that they are both hip and historical, but Strathcona certainly can. It’s history dates back to the late 1800s and while there are many buildings that reflect its past, new construction and economic growth has been occurring in the neighbourhood for the last several years and is expected to continue. In addition to the incredible tales that can be told and the stunning aesthetic value, Strathcona is conveniently close to many essential amenities that attract everyone from musicians to entrepreneurs. There is no end to the sight-seeing opportunities either, and the neighbourhood itself is well-known for its friendly, welcoming people.

About Strathcona

Strathcona, Edmonton real estate is situated in a lovely area just

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7 Reasons to Live in Strathcona

The charming, residential neighbourhood of Strathcona is one of the most sought-after Edmonton communities for buyers looking for a great home for sale. The community is well-known throughout the city for its artistic flair, safe streets, friendly residents, and amazing amenities. Although, not to be confused with Old Strathcona, this community has a lot to offer and is a great choice for a variety of buyers. However, Old Strathcona is located in Strathcona proper, making it one of the top reasons to explore real estate in the area. 

Here are some of the great reasons to live in Strathcona: 

1 - Old Strathcona 

Although they are technically different, much of Strathcona is located in Old Strathcona. This is a historic neighbourhood with over

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Selling Your Edmonton Home

1. How much is my home worth?

Chances are this is a question you’ve already asked yourself—it may even be your motivation for selling if you happened to have discovered you are sitting on a gold mine. But if you haven’t, you should make sure that you determine the value of your home as accurately as possible. 

To begin, we recommend trying out a comparable market analysis tool, which will give you an estimated value based on comparable homes (“comps” for short) in your neighbourhood. By comparing your home type, the number of beds and baths, and total square footage, it can give you an accurate assessment of your home. 

Of course, an experienced agent can do more than just look at these “comps,” so we always recommend talking to somebody who

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Edmonton Dragon Boat Festival

It’s the time of year when dragons are once again free to swim the waters of the North Saskatchewan River. We’re talking dragon boats of course and this year’s Edmonton Dragon Boat Festival is shaping up to be another winner on the water.  Now in its 22nd year, the festival attracts boaters from all over the globe looking to paddle their way to victory on Edmonton’s waterway.  

Founded in 1996, the Edmonton Dragon Boat Festival Association(EDBFA) has organized and hosted this spectacular event each year during the third weekend in august, rain or shine.  The Edmonton festival is just one of many that take place across Canada and the world and many teams will travel to, or have already participated in, other Dragon Boat Festivals including Calgary,

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7 Reasons to Move to St. Albert

Located mere minutes from Edmonton, St. Albert is known as “The Botanical City,” and for good reason. The city is awash in beautiful colours, lush scenery and fantastic amenities. Currently, the St. Albert real estate market is booming with buyers wanting to make the transition out of the big city and into a city with a wonderful small-town charm. There are countless great reasons to live in St. Albert, but today, we’re going to look at # of them. Here are our top reasons to live in St. Albert:

1 - The Farmer’s Market 

If you dream of spending a weekend day strolling through a market with your reusable bags in tow, soaking up the sun, St. Albert is a great spot to realize that fantasy. The St. Albert Farmer’s Market is not only a city-wide

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If you’re entering the real estate market for the first time or even if you are a seasoned pro at buying and selling homes, the different job titles and categories for real estate professionals can seem a bit confusing. While there’s a more definite difference between real estate brokers and real estate agents, once we drive down a little further, we start to notice even more categories that can get people hung up. 

For example, did you know there’s a difference between a REALTOR® and a regular real estate agent? Today we’re going to look at the differences and find out which one you should choose when entering the Edmonton real estate market: 

First of All, What is a Real Estate Agent 

A real estate agent is a licensed professional who is

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Glossary of Real Estate Terms

The number of years it takes to repay the entire amount of a mortgage.

An estimate of a property's market value, used by lenders in determining the amount of the mortgage.

The increase of a property's value over time.

A lending institution authorized by the Government of Canada to make loans under the terms of the National Housing Act. Only Approved Lenders can negotiate mortgages that require mortgage insurance.

The value of a property, set by the local municipality, for the purposes of calculating property tax.

A mortgage held on a property by the seller that can be taken over by the buyer, who then accepts responsibility for making the mortgage

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What Can $1m Buy You on the Edmonton Real Estate Market?

Are you looking to buy a home or condo in Edmonton? Not sure how far your budget can stretch? In many cities across Canada, $1 million is a robust budget that can buy a whole lot of house. This is especially true in Edmonton, where many prices are lower than the rest of the country and the value is high. 

So what can you get for $1 million in Edmonton? Let’s take a closer look: 

What is the Average Price? 

In Edmonton, the average price for a home is climbing. Although it’s a slow climb, we’re seeing a slight increase over last year and it’s expected to continue. The average price for a two-story home in Edmonton is $449,234, which is lower than the Canadian average of $748,049. 

Knowing this, let’s take a look at some of the details for

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5 Tips For Making Your Edmonton Home More Eco-Friendly

Edmonton homeowners are always looking for ways to make their homes more eco-friendly. Going green has serious benefits. Not only could you save money on utilities, but you could also reduce your carbon footprint, waste less, and enjoy that wonderful tingling feeling when you do something good for someone else. In this case, the “someone else” is Mother Nature.

Here are 5 tips for making your Edmonton home more eco-friendly:

1 – Invest in a New Furnace or AC Unit

 Ever hear the saying, “you have to spend money to make money?” That rings true when it comes to your HVAC systems. Modern furnaces, heaters, and air conditioners are high-efficiency units that use less fuel and produce more energy. Using less fuel means you’re spending less on your

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If you have ever been a landlord, are currently a landlord, or are thinking about Edmonton investment properties for sale, you'll be glad you reviewed our latest tips and tricks of the trade! Some people think owning a rental property is all about finding a good condo or house in an area that renters will love. This is just the beginning! You have to interview tenants, create contracts, monitor your property, be on call for property repairs, and evict tenants if needed. Of course, the pay off is that the tenant gives you enough money each month to more than cover costs and eventually help you pay off the property in its entirety. Through all the pros and cons of owning a rental property, how are you to keep your head on straight and find some

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