Real Estate Marketing Myths Every Home Seller Should Know Featured Image

Real estate marketing is critical to selling your home quickly and for the most money possible. After all, without it, how will buyers be able to find your home? More importantly, without the right marketing, how will the right buyers be able to see your home at the right time to attract the best offers?

Simply put, not all real estate marketing is created equal. And knowing the difference will make you a much more savvy (and profitable) home seller overall. That’s why we’ve compiled this list of real estate marketing myths so you can make strategic, informed decisions when it comes to choosing the best REALTOR® and marketing strategy for your home.

Here are the top real estate marketing myths every home seller should know.

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Edmonton Community Spotlight: Jasper Park in West Edmonton Featured Image

Jasper Park remains one of the most desirable neighbourhoods in West Edmonton. This established community was once a part of the former Town of Jasper Place, annexed by the City of Edmonton in the mid-1960s. With roots dating back to 1912, this beautiful tree-lined area has much to offer Edmonton home buyers, including varied high-end home styles, plenty of recreational opportunities and fantastic commercial amenities. 

Did you know? Several West and Northeast Edmonton neighbourhoods once comprised the Town of Jasper Place, including Britannia Youngstown, Canora, Elmwood, Glenwood, High Park, Mayfield, Meadowlark Park, Rio Terrace and Sherwood. 

Real Estate and Homes For Sale in Jasper Park

Just under half of all homes in Jasper Park…

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How to Create a Spring Garden: Tips for a Beautiful Outdoor Space Featured Image

Indulge your green thumb AND create a gorgeous spring garden with these easy-to-follow tips.

1. Organize Your Shed (or Outdoor Storage Space) 

A great gardener is only as good as their tools. Start by cleaning and sharpening tools like shears and hedge clippers. Now is also a good time to inspect and gas up your lawn mower and refill any supplies you’ll need for the season ahead, such as fertilizer, seed and soil. If you’re an ultra-beginner, basic gardening supplies should include the following: 

  • Gloves
  • Pruning Shears 
  • Hedge Clippers 
  • Hand Trowel 
  • Garden Fork 
  • Spade 
  • Hoe
  • Rake 
  • Garden Hose 

2. Remove Weeds, Old Mulch and Other Debris 

Give your garden a fresh start by removing unsightly weeds (including…

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Edmonton Community Brander Gardens in Southwest Edmonton Featured Image

Formally known as the community of Glamorgan, the land comprising Brander Gardens was annexed by the City of Edmonton in the 1960s. Part of the larger Riverbend-Terwillegar Heights Neighbourhood Structure Plan, this desirable area is outdoor-recreation friendly and within proximity of fantastic amenities. A mature community, Brander Gardens boasts quiet streets and wooded areas, as well as local parks and green spaces. From luxury estate homes to affordable apartment-style condos, Brander Gardens has something to offer every taste, lifestyle and budget. 

Did you know? Brander Gardens was named in honour of Edmonton resident George Brander. Brander came to the city in the early 1920s and established a spectacular peony garden near the Bonnie Doon…

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Luxury Living in Edmonton: Quesnell Heights Featured Image

Quesnell Heights’ small size, mature trees and proximity to the river valley make it one of the most desirable neighbourhoods in Edmonton. Quiet and semi-secluded, Quesnell Heights is known for its high-end homes, oversized lots and recreation-friendly atmosphere. Residents of this affluent neighbourhood also enjoy having many of West Edmonton’s best amenities within arm’s reach, including popular shops and services, schools and major arterial roads. 

Community Profile 

Quesnell Heights was established in the late 1950s. Nearly 80% of homes in the community were constructed during the 1960s, consisting of only single-family homes. As one of Edmonton’s smallest neighbourhoods, there are approximately 120 properties in the area, many…

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Edmonton Community Spotlight: Ottewell in Southeast Edmonton Featured Image

Ottewell is one of the largest neighbourhoods in Edmonton. It is also one of city’s most mature communities, first established in the 1950s. The area boasts a welcoming, family-friendly atmosphere, in addition to quiet, tree-lined streets and established amenities. Ottewell is also well known for its detached homes, ideal for families searching for an upgraded home in a neighbourhood near it all.  

Did you know? Ottewell was formerly called East Glenora and East Edmonton Park in the 1910s. Finally, the community was named after the Ottewell family, who settled in the Cloverbar area in the late 1800s. The Ottewell’s historic log cabin is on display in Fort Edmonton Park. (Source: City of Edmonton)

Real Estate and Homes For Sale in Ottewell

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The Top 15 Mortgage Mistakes to Avoid Featured Image

Buying a home is the one of the greatest investments you will ever make. For this reason, it’s important to avoid expensive errors, especially when applying for a mortgage. Here are 15 common (and costly) mortgage mistakes to avoid. 

Mistake 1: Not Improving Your Credit Score 

Lenders consider you more creditworthy when you have a high credit score. With a good credit history, you can qualify for a larger loan, a lower interest rate, and a lower monthly payment, so be sure to do everything you can to improve your credit score before shopping for a home loan:

  • Payment history can account for up to 35 percent of your credit score, according to Equifax. You are more likely to improve your credit score if you pay your bills on time. Make sure…

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Thanks to their affordability and versatility, “mobile” or manufactured homes are becoming an increasingly popular choice among Edmonton home buyers. Whether you’re a first-time buyer, downsizer, a growing family (or you fall somewhere in between), these prefabricated structures are a great choice for any age, lifestyle and budget.

But that’s not all.

Here are eight benefits of living in a manufactured home:

Affordable Homeownership

As we mentioned above, manufactured homes are highly affordable – giving Edmonton home buyers the chance to own their own homes at a fraction of the cost of a traditional site-built home. According to experts, the average 1,800 square foot manufactured home costs around $180,000 to $360,000 to build (or…

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