The Northwest Edmonton community of Griesbach holds a truly unique history in that it was first developed as a Canadian Forces Base (CFB Griesbach) in the early 1950s. The area remained home to military personal and their families until the early 2000s, when the army base was relocated north of the city to Sturgeon County.

Despite its established status, boasting mature trees and plenty of “old neighbourhood” charm, residential development didn’t begin in this Castle Downs community until the early 1990s – when the former military land was transferred to the Canada Lands Company. As such, Griesbach remains one of Edmonton’s “oldest new communities,” which continues to see new homes cropping up within its boundaries today.

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Are you thinking about selling your Edmonton home, or are you simply curious about how much your property is worth under current market conditions? Here are five key reasons to get an expert Edmonton home evaluation.

Property Evaluations Defined 

A home evaluation (sometimes referred to as a market evaluation or property valuation) is the process by which a qualified Edmonton REALTOR® assesses the current market value of your home. Based on several factors (which we discuss in further detail below), the evaluation estimates how much your home is truly worth within a 30–90-day period. In other words, right now.

A home evaluation is different (and generally more accurate) than your home’s “assessed value,” which doesn’t necessarily indicate how…

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Are you a current real estate investor that owns one or more rental properties in Edmonton? Here are seven simple tips for making your property stand out in our city’s lucrative rental market.

1. Improve Your Property’s Curb Appeal 

First impressions are everything; be sure to make a good one on prospective tenants by improving your property’s curb appeal. A few easy and affordable ideas include:

  • Removing weeds and debris from the property.
  • Ensuring the lawn and surrounding greenery are healthy and well maintained.
  • Pressure washing the home’s exterior.
  • Removing any chipped or cracked paint, repaint as needed.
  • Fixing broken screens.
  • Updating outdoor hardware (light fixtures, door locks and handles, mailbox, house numbers,…

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One of five communities located in northeast Edmonton’s Pilot Sound area, Hollick-Kenyon sits nestled near the north Anthony Henday and Manning Drive. Extremely amenity-friendly, this diverse all-in-one neighbourhood was developed with families in mind, offering a broad range of single-family homes in all styles and price points, ample nearby shops and services, several local schools and vast amounts of outdoor space.

Did you know? As a nod to Edmonton’s aviation history, the Pilot Sound district is comprised of five residential neighbourhoods – each taking its name after a brave Canadian pilot, including Brintnell, Matt Berry, Cy Becker, McConachie and, of course, Hollick-Kenyon. 

Hollick-Kenyon Home Styles 

Though Hollick-Kenyon was…

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Welcome to The Best Places to Live in Edmonton, a multi-part series in which we take a deep dive into some of the best communities our diverse and vibrant city has to offer. If you’ve been thinking of purchasing a new home in the capital region, we hope this information will help you zero-in on the right neighbourhood for your unique needs.

South Central Edmonton 

Windsor Park 

Windsor Park is defined by Groat Road to the west, Saskatchewan Drive to the north, 116th Street to the east and University Ave to the south. Offering close proximity to the river valley (and the potential for some truly astounding views), this ultra-desirable neighbourhood sits just a stone’s throw away from William Hawrelak Park, the University of Alberta and…

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A highly sought-after community known for its mature landscape, scenic river valley setting and proximity to downtown, Parkview represents one of Edmonton’s largest residential neighbourhoods. But tree-lined streets, manicured lots and breathtaking cityscape views aren’t the only qualities drawing Edmonton home buyers to this charming, family-friendly community. Parkview remains in high demand thanks to its vibrant amenities and some of the most beautiful luxury homes west Edmonton has to offer.

Did you know? Parkview was created as a result of two subdivided neighbourhoods, Valleyview and Buena Vista. All three communities were named for the area’s scenic river valley vantage points. 

Eclectic Single-Family Homes 

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