Prepare and protect your home from Edmonton’s sub-zero temperatures with these helpful indoor and outdoor winter maintenance tips:

Inside Your Home: 

1. Reverse Your Ceiling Fans

Using your fans reverse switch, set your fan to turn in a clockwise rotation. This will force the rising heat down and away from the ceiling, keeping your home nice and toasty (without the need to crank the heat).

2. Detect For Drafts 

Speaking of cranking the heat, get a handle on your utility bills ahead of time by checking your home for drafts. We recommend paying particular attention to your doors and windows, as they’re often the biggest culprits of cold air entry.

3. Protect Your Pipes 

Because water expands as it freezes, any remaining H2O in your…

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Greenfield is a family-friendly community bounded by 40th Avenue to the north, 111th Street to the east, 34th Avenue to the south and 119th Street to the west. Located in the southwest subdivision of Kaskitayo, this all-in-one neighbourhood first took root in the early 1960s and continues to be a popular choice among home buyers today.

Did you know? Greenfield was named after Herbert Greenfield, Alberta’s fourth Premier (1921-1925).

Greenfield Homes

Greenfield is known for its quiet cul-de-sacs and single-family homes. Most properties in the area are considered above average in size (but not in price), featuring ample square footage and large lots. And although most homes in the neighbourhood were built over fifty years ago, many have been…

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Recent numbers released by the REALTORS® Association of Edmonton have revealed that Edmonton’s housing market is nothing short of thriving. In fact, despite early market uncertainties as a result of the recent pandemic, the capital region has experienced “record-shattering” home sales over the last several months.

Healthy Market Increases

In September alone, sales were up a whopping 35.55% from September 2019. While there was slightly less inventory available (down 15.15% from last year), the number of new residential listings on market is up both year over year and month over month (10.73% from 2019 and 5.90% from August 2020).

An Uptick in Single-Family Home and Condo Sales 

September also saw single-family home sales up nearly 50% from…

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Pricing your home correctly is the single most crucial step you can take as a home seller.

Underprice your property, and you risk undercutting your home’s true value. Overprice it (which is most often the case), and you’re likely to scare away home buyers – leading to extended days on market and potentially thousands of dollars lost.

Here are the top four reasons why it’s critically important to price your home correctly, right from the start:

Reason 1 = The First Two Weeks Are Vital

The first few weeks on market are the most important as this is when your home will receive the most home showings and inquiries. However, many sellers are tempted to price their homes on the higher end as a means of “testing things out,” believing they can…

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As a mortgage borrower in Canada, you’ll inevitably be faced with the decision to either renew or refinance when your mortgage term expires. For this reason, it’s important to understand the difference between the two so you can choose which will best suit your needs and goals.

Here’s what you need to know:

Mortgage Renewal

A mortgage renewal occurs when your current term expires, yet you still have money owing on your loan. In this scenario, you’ll opt to stay with your existing lender for another term (typically under the same conditions as the one previous), at an interest rate reflective of the current market.

Keep in mind, when your mortgage is up for renewal, you don’t have to stick with your current lender. You may opt to shop…

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A clean, organized pantry doesn’t just look good. It can also save you time in the kitchen, money on groceries and stress when it comes to finding what you need (without having to launch a search party).

If you’ve been meaning to organize your problem pantry, we have nine simple (and clever) tips to help get you started.

Tip 1 = Eradicate Expired Items 

Purge your pantry first. Take everything out and place items on your counter so it’s easier to check expiry dates (this includes baking items and spices!). For items without dates, check out this shelf life of pantry foods chart. 

Pro Tip = Make a list as you go so you know what needs replacing 

Tip 2 = Storage For the Win 

Use pantry baskets and bins to group and organize items (i.e.…

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