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thanksgiving tipsThanksgiving elicits thoughts of tables filled with loved ones, plates piled high with food, and warm memories to last a lifetime. Besides the time spent with your friends and family, the highlight of the Thanksgiving holiday is that crispy, juicy, golden turkey that sits front and center on your table. Do you sit up the night before Thanksgiving, wide-eyed and caffeine-fuelled as you obsessively Google how to prep and cook a turkey or search through hundreds of pins on Pinterest for the perfect recipe? This year, shut down the computer and relax with a glass of wine or sneak a piece of pie because with these Thanksgiving tips, you won't have to worry about a thing.

Don't Set Yourself Up for Failure

One of the biggest mistakes you can make is

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edmonton parksDespite its position as one of Canada’s fastest growing urban centres, the city of Edmonton has always taken pains to preserve its beautiful natural setting, providing its residents with a wealth of lush, green escapes!

We invite you to take a tour with us through some of Edmonton’s most popular and beautiful park spaces, all conveniently located within the city itself!

The River Valley Trail System –

Not so much a single park as a network of parks that stretch across the area south of Edmonton’s downtown core, the series of interconnected trails make up the largest continuous city park in North America. The beautiful network of scenic trails are the ideal setting for a gentle walk, hike, run or even cross-country skiing in the winter. The park

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A millennial’s guide to investing in Edmonton real estate

millennials-first-time-home-buyersIf you’re a millennial or of Generation Y (typically in the 18 to 35 year old age bracket), you represent a completely different kind of home buyer than your Baby Boomer parents: you probably have exorbitant and at times seemingly unbelievable student debt, are maybe dealing with unemployment, and aren’t looking to put down roots until later in life.

For these reasons and probably others, a significant number of millennials are still renting, living with roommates or are back at home with mom and dad. The idea of homeownership is probably a bit overwhelming, and you’re putting it off for as long as possible. 

While this might be necessary for some Generation Yers while you secure a job and

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The smart guide to buying an Edmonton home on a single income

Do you dream of the days of having your allotted monthly rent dollars contribute to something with a return on investment, like the elusive mortgage? Those dreams don't have to be so far off, thanks to a strategic financial and home hunting plan. Read our quick tips on becoming an Edmonton homeowner on a single income.

Define Your Home & Community

How to buy an Edmonton home on a single incomeBefore you can realistically set financial goals, you have to define what it is you want in a home and a community. Are you an inner-city dweller, keen on living close to the action? Or do you prefer a charming block with quiet streets, such as Old Strathcona?

Write a list of what you're looking for long term and research a few

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edmonton real estate statsLets talk numbers: As the summer months—easily the busiest time of the year for real estate in Edmonton—come to an end and make way for fall, it's a good time as any to examine the behaviour of Edmonton homes and home buyers on the market thus far.

While statistics in general will typically elicit a yawn or two, the average Edmonton home buyer or seller should at least have a basic picture of the current market environment and trends (which will undoubtedly involve numbers), in order to better carry out their future plans and hopefully help them to either solidify or rethink their real estate decisions.

Edmonton Real Estate in Numbers

Looking at just the past month in August, the REALTORS® Association of Edmonton has determined that, as far as

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Home Decor Fall 2015It seems as if everyone has a certain love affair with fall. The cooler weather and crisp, colourful leaves always elicit the wonderful feelings of home, family and warmth. This celebrated season of fantastic foliage and pumpkin pie can provide a wealth of inspiration for your interior décor. A few simple updates will invite the raw beauty of autumn into your home so you can enjoy the season indoors and out.

Warm Up Your Living Room

As cooler temperatures set in, you’ll want to create a warm, inviting living space to cozy into during your free time. Substitute accents made of lightweight summer fabrics for those crafted with rich velvet or fleece in gorgeous autumn hues. Just as you layer your clothing in the fall, you’ll want to put this same idea

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Home hacks to make your life easier! Are you looking for some easy ways to organize your home? You’re in luck. Below, you’ll find nine different home hacks to make your life easier. From re-purposing your old drawers to getting pet hair out of the carpet, there’s a wealth of knowledge readily available.

​Give Your Old Dresser Drawers a New Purpose

When it’s time to replace your dresser, do you throw it out on the curb or donate it to charity? You should be doing neither! Take those old drawers, give them a fresh coat of paint, and hang them on the wall. Not only can you hang keys or dish towels from the knobs, but you can place flowers or other items inside the drawer for a trendy shelf.

​Need More Room in Your Pantry?

If you’re searching for a new way to maximize your pantry

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McEwan College, EdmontonThere are many notable post-secondary institutions spread throughout Edmonton, which acts as a testament to the city's emphasis on education and the direction of its educational agenda. A growing number of students enroll in these schools with each semester that comes, and with that also comes a rise in faculty and staff member positions within these schools. As these institutions continue to grow, they become more and more prominent employers playing a long-term role in Edmonton's local economy.

Many of these universities and colleges listed below are centrally-located at the heart of Edmonton and there are plenty of established university neighbourhoods with great home, townhouse, and condo options that cater to the needs of faculty, staff, and

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When you shop for a new home, you want to feel you're getting exactly what you pay for. Perhaps you are upgrading to a different, more affluent lifestyle. Take advantage of all the Edmonton area offers in classic good living and check out a premier location in Sturgeon Valley called Riverstone Pointe. You will discover elegant homes overlooking sterling views, combining a country feel while being only minutes away from St. Albert's urban centre. Your dreams will come true at the Riverstone Pointe neighbourhood. After seeing some of the details of this neighbourhood, you'll be on your way to your beautiful new home at Riverstone Pointe.

Scenic Lots In Natural Settings

Let's go over the location of Riverstone Pointe. As you drive through the scenic

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The Hottest New Home Design TrendsNew homes are a virtual blank slate for homeowners, and a way for them to express their individual creativity and style. There are hot new trends for homes, from stunning outdoor spaces to in-home spas and kid-friendly areas. With the hottest new trends in housing driving new design, homeowners have more options than ever before when it comes to customizing their homes.

Outdoor Design

Forget lawn chairs on the patio or a few hedges in the front yard. Today's homeowners are taking advantage of their outdoor spaces, building custom courtyards, backyards and patios. From outdoor kitchens, backyard movie theatres, waterfalls and outdoor seating, homeowners are creating their own resorts right in the comfort of their own backyards.

Outdoor fireplaces

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