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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Edmonton Community Spotlight: Casselman in Northeast Edmonton Featured Image

Casselman is one of four neighbourhoods located in Northeast Edmonton’s Casselman-Steele Heights, sits within short distance of the north Anthony Henday, the Yellowhead Freeway and Manning Drive. Boasting a broad array of home styles and close proximity to shops, services, schools, restaurants and recreation venues, Casselman is well-suited for every taste, lifestyle and budget. 

Did you know? Other neighbourhoods comprising the greater Casselman-Steele Hights district include Ebbers, McLeod and Miller.

Real Estate and Homes For Sale in Casselman

Most residential development tin Casselman occurred during the 1970s, with most homes constructed between 1971 and 1980. Roughly 25% of residences were built after 1980. Affordable townhomes…

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Edmonton Community Spotlight: Dunluce in Northwest Edmonton Featured Image

The land comprising Dunluce, along with the rest of Castle Downs, was annexed by the greater City of Edmonton in the early 1970s. The community’s area plan was approved in 1974, with development essentially complete by the 1980s. Dunluce is focused on families and features two schools, plenty of park and recreation space, and proximity to great amenities. The neighbourhood is also known for its affordable starter homes, townhomes, duplexes and even manufactured homes, making it a great fit for all lifestyles and budgets. 

Did you know? Like all communities in Castle Downs, Dunluce takes its name from a famous castle. In this case, Dunluce Castle in Northern Ireland, built in the early 1500s. 

Real Estate and Homes For Sale in Dunluce 

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Luxury Living in Edmonton: Aspen Gardens Featured Image

Aspen Gardens is a prestigious neighbourhood located in beautiful Southwest Edmonton. Surrounded by natural amenities, Aspen Gardens is bounded by the Whitemud Creek Ravine to the west and north, as well as several community park spaces to the east and south. The area was originally designed as an urban escape, striking the perfect balance between a semi-secluded atmosphere and proximity to amenities.

If you’ve been dreaming of a high-end home in one of Edmonton’s most unique, nature-friendly neighbourhoods, Aspen Gardens may be exactly what you’ve been searching for. 

 Community Profile 

The land comprising Aspen Gardens was annexed by the City of Edmonton in 1960. The neighbourhood continued was out over the next 30 years, with…

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