With warmer weather slowly moving in, now is the time to start readying your home for the plus temperatures to come. Have your home spring and summer-ready with the help of these outdoor AND indoor maintenance tips.

Outside Your Home 

1. Clean Gutters and Downspouts

Even if you’ve already checked your gutters and downspouts according to our Fall Maintenance Checklist, snow and ice can create an additional build-up of dirt and debris. With spring rain and runoff, especially, you’ll want to make sure water can move freely from the roof and away from your home.

2. Take a Closer Look at Your Shingles and Chimney

As you’re investigating your gutters, take the time to visually inspect your roof and chimney. Look for any shingles that may…

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Situated less than 10-minutes from the city’s vibrant downtown core, Virginia Park remains one of Edmonton’s oldest and most celebrated communities. Nestled snuggly between beautiful Borden Park and Kinnaird Park, this quiet, family-friendly neighbourhood is characterized by tree-lined streets, affordable homes, countless amenities and breathtaking views of both Rat Creek and the North Saskatchewan River Valley.

Did you know? Though the origin of the neighbourhood’s name is not officially known, the community was once home to the Virginia Park Greenhouse, which operated within the heart of the area from 1912 to 1981. The greenhouse has since been moved to southwest Edmonton. (Source: City of Edmonton)

Virginia Park Home Styles 

Although…

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Despite any uncertainties over the last 12 months, Edmonton’s real estate market continues to thrive with more activity than the month of January has seen in over a decade.

According to new numbers released by the REALTORS® Association of Edmonton (RAE), the city’s total residential sales for January 2021 were up 5.9% from December and 47.1% from January 2020. New residential listings also saw a healthy boost, with a year-over-year increase of 8% and a month-over-month climb of 87.9%. Although overall inventory in the capital region decreased by 17% from last year, the number of available homes on the market saw a 5% boost from December of 2020.

Edmonton Condominium Sales Up 44% 

Edmonton condo sales, in particular, saw record numbers in…

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Despite any transitional ups and downs, 2020 was a record year for real estate in Canada. As a result, Edmonton’s healthy buyer’s market conditions (combined with record-low mortgage rates) have created favourable opportunities for budding real estate investors looking to secure a fantastic deal on their first investment property.

That is, of course, if they know what to look for.

If you’ve been thinking of investing in Edmonton’s lucrative real estate market, here are four things to consider when choosing the right property.

See our previous post: Why Now Is the Best Time to Buy an Edmonton Home and Take Advantage of the Lowest Mortgage Interest Rates in Decades

The Right Neighbourhood 

We’ve said this before – but we think it…

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Historic Queen Mary Park is an established community located in central Edmonton, just minutes away from the city’s vibrant downtown core. Formerly owned by the Hudson Bay Company (HBC) in the late 1800s, Queen Mary Park became the site of several different land uses (including farmland and an HBC owned golf course) until Edmonton’s population exploded shortly after the Second World War.

Did you know? Queen Mary Park is also home to the Edmonton Cemetery. Not only does the cemetery contain the city’s oldest and most architecturally diverse monuments, but it also houses the Field of Honour – a resting place for over 600 Edmonton veterans. (source: City of Edmonton)

Queen Mary Park Home Styles 

With so many soldiers returning to Edmonton…

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Whether you’re new to the market and looking to purchase your first home or an experienced homeowner considering downsizing (or somewhere in between), our city features a vast number of diverse home styles (across countless amazing Edmonton neighbourhoods) suitable for every lifestyle, taste and budget.

If you’ve been thinking about buying a new home in the capital region but unsure which style may be right for your unique wants and needs, here are Edmonton’s top home styles revealed.

Single-Family Homes 

A single-family home is a stand-alone property, maintained and used as a single dwelling unit. Unlike, say, an apartment-style condo or townhome (outlined below), single-family homes don’t share walls, or a roof, with any other structure.…

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Beautifully mature, easily accessible and extremely amenity-friendly, the Southwest Edmonton community of Pleasantview became part of the greater City of Edmonton in the early 1900s. Despite its established status, the area did not undergo significant development until after the Second World War, where much of the land was sold to Canadian soldiers returning from overseas (under the Veteran’s Land Act).

As a result of its diverse real estate opportunities and excellent location, Pleasantview has rapidly become one of south side Edmonton’s most popular neighbourhoods.

Did you know? Passed in 1942, The Veterans Land Act provided eligible Veterans with low-interest loans to purchase land, livestock and equipment. (source: Veteran Affairs…

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