Of course, you can’t believe everything you hear, especially regarding REALTORS® and one of the most significant transactions of your life. In fact, when it comes to your Edmonton home purchase or sale, it’s essential to separate fact from fiction if you hope to save money, time and stress in the process.

Here are our top 4 REALTOR® myths exposed.

1. You’ll Save Money If You Sell On Your Own 

While it’s true you COULD save by opting to sell your home without the help of an Edmonton REALTOR®; it’s a pretty risky undertaking. Here are just a few of the many reasons why selling on your own may cost you more in the long run:

Market Knowledge – If you hope to sell fast and for top dollar, you need to have a keen understanding of…

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When it comes to placing an offer, financial unpreparedness won’t just cost you time and money – it may cost you the home of your dreams. Be ready ahead of time with the help of these four essential steps.

Step 1: Decide on a Down Payment  

Chances are, you already know you need to have a down payment ready before putting in an offer. Of course, HOW MUCH you’ll need to put down will depend on the following:

What is the Average Listing Price?

Your down payment amount will vary depending on the style of home you’re interested in. For instance, in Edmonton, the 5% minimum for a single-family home vs. a duplex can differ by thousands of dollars. 

Are You Willing to Pay Mortgage Insurance? 

Mortgage insurance allows home buyers to…

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After enlisting the help of an expert Edmonton REALTOR®, it’s time to get your home ready for potential buyers. Our essential home-showing list of do’s and don’ts will tell you everything you need to know.

Don’t: Put Off the Inspection 

Be sure to have an inspection before putting your home on the market. Not only will this give you the opportunity to fix any noticeable issues (i.e. damaged siding or leaky plumbing), but it will allow you to maintain (or boost) your home’s value at sale time.

Do: Sale-Friendly Renovations 

Depending on the condition of your home, a few changes can go a long way – and they don’t have to cost an arm and a leg. A simple coat of paint and a few minor upgrades can make all the difference in selling your…

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In addition to less maintenance, lower utility bills and affordable mortgage payments, those considering downsizing also have a wealth of unique Edmonton home styles to choose from. In this article, we’ll cover the top-recommended property types for downsizers, their benefits and why they might be the right choice for you.

Apartment-Style Condos 

If your retirement dreams include escaping Edmonton’s harsh winters or travelling the world, an apartment-style condo may be the way to go. Ideal for those seeking a “lock it and leave it” lifestyle, this type of home is about as low maintenance as you can get (not to mention, very affordable). But don’t let the word “apartment” fool you, these units come in a variety of sizes and shapes, offering…

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From little trick or treaters to adult-sized thrill-seekers, Edmonton hosts a wide range of Halloween-related events for boys and ghouls of all ages.

Little Scares (All Ages)

Haunted Pumpkin Festival

The Haunted Pumpkin Festival is one of the most popular Halloween events in the capital region. Every year, the folks at Prairie Gardens Adventure Farm put on a month-long Spooktacular – featuring everything from pumpkin cannons and haunted houses (no gore) to hayrides and corn mazes.

When: Every weekend throughout October

Imax Theatre Costume Party 

All aboard! Join Dracula and the rest of the gang for the ultimate cruise and costume party! Held at the Telus World of Science, this all-morning event features an optional hot breakfast,…

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