The Terry Paranych Real Estate Group Ultimate Home Viewing Guide Featured Image

Searching for your dream home can be an exciting but overwhelming experience. With so many factors to consider, gathering all the necessary information when viewing a property is crucial. To help you make an informed decision, we’ve put together this handy guide outlining what questions to ask when considering a home, red flags to watch out for, how to negotiate effectively and how to find the perfect REALTOR® for your new home needs. 

Let’s dive in!

Questions to Ask When Viewing a Home

By asking the right questions, you'll gain valuable insights into the property whether or not it will meet your wants and needs. Here are a few questions to ask to make a well-informed purchase.

How long has the property been on the market?

Knowing the…

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Luxury Living in Edmonton: Richford Featured Image

Tucked alongside the scenic Blackmud Creek Ravine, Richford is an affluent community situated within Southwest Edmonton’s larger Heritage Valley district. First established in the mid-1990s, Richford encompasses all real estate located east of 111th Street, south of Blackburn Drive, west of the ravine and north of the neighbouring community of Blackmud Creek.

A modern neighbourhood known for its vast selection of luxury estate properties, Richford offers discerning buyers a broad selection of high-end homes in an exceptional amenity-friendly location.

Community Profile 

Though the neighbourhood was established in the mid to late 1990s, it is still largely under development. As a result, all homes within the Richford Area Structure Plan…

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How Long Will It Take To Sell My Home? Featured Image

 

 

How long will it take to sell your Edmonton home? As per the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA), most residential listings average less than two months on the market (44 days in Summer 2023), with that number slowly decreasing year over year. However, how long it takes to sell your home can vary greatly depending on a few key factors, all of which can affect your sale timeline.

Here’s what you need to know:

Asking Price 

Listing price is the most significant determining factor in how long it takes a home to sell. Keep in mind, this doesn’t mean pricing your home higher to get more money, nor does it mean pricing so low you shortchange your home’s true value. The key is pricing to sell – in which case you’ll need to a) get…

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Edmonton Community Spotlight: Crystallina Nera in Northeast Edmonton Featured Image

Crystallina Nera is a thriving new community in Northeast Edmonton’s pristine Lake District. Still under construction, the Crystallina Nera Neighbourhood Structure Plan was approved in 2007. Developers in the area have emphasized natural beauty and quiet, family-friendly living with forested areas, walking trails and a scenic stormwater pond. Despite the community’s peaceful vibe, however, it remains within short distance of countless convenient amenities, including shops, services, schools, and commuter roads.

If you’re looking for a modern, single-family home in a peaceful new neighbourhood near it all, Crystallina Nera may be what you’ve been searching for. 

Did you know? In acknowledgement of the many diverse cultures that make up Edmonton,…

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7 Smart Tips for Getting the Most Money For Your Home Featured Image

Your home’s initial impression on potential home buyers often guides their decision-making process. Edmonton REALTORS® emphasize that even the smallest details can significantly impact a buyer’s perception, especially in a competitive market. So, how can you make your home stand out among the crowd? By creating a memorable viewing experience that’s sure to stick.

Here’s what you need to know about showcasing your home for a great sale.

1. Curb Appeal 

While you have no control over your home’s location, you can still make it the most impressive home on the block. As the front yard will be the first thing potential buyers see, it ultimately sets the tone for their entire visit. Be sure to create a positive impression by boosting your curb…

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These easy home decorating tips will have you channelling your inner interior designer in no time.

Mirrors Make Rooms Look Bigger 

Mirrors reflect light around the room and create an illusion of depth, making even the smallest spaces feel more expansive. By strategically placing mirrors opposite windows or natural light sources, you can instantly brighten up the area and create the illusion of added square footage. 

Don’t Be Too Trendy 

While decorating in the latest style is tempting, it’s wise to avoid going too trendy. Instead, opt for timeless pieces and classic styles that will stand the test of time, ensuring that your home remains appealing for years to come.

Use Something You Love for Inspiration

If you have a painting or…

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Luxury Living in Edmonton: Crestwood Featured Image

Crestwood is an esteemed neighbourhood in West Edmonton that holds a reputation for one the most stunning communities in the capital region. With panoramic river valley views, mature tree-lined streets, and immaculately maintained single-family homes, this overwhelming appeal is easily understood! In addition to beautiful homes, Crestwood boasts exceptional amenities and a convenient location, making it ideal for active families looking for the ideal high-end neighbourhood to call home. 

 Crestwood Community Profile 

Crestwood came into existence towards the end of the Second World War, during a time when there was an unprecedented demand for single-family homes in Edmonton. Consequently, most real estate opportunities within the community…

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Edmonton Community Spotlight: Carlton in Northwest Edmonton Featured Image

The land comprising Carlton was predominantly used for agricultural and industrial purposes before residential development in the 1990s. Today, Carlton is an amenity-friendly neighbourhood located in modern Northwest Edmonton. Like all homes in the Palisades, the community was named after a famous fur trade fort or post, in this case, Fort Carlton. Established by the Hudson Bay Company in 1798, Fort Carlton was located along the junction of the North and South Saskatchewan Rivers.                                                                                                                             

Did you know? Initially referred to as Carlton House, multiple Fort Carlton houses were in operation across three locations between 1795 and 1810.

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Tips For Selling Your Home Fast and For Top Dollar Featured Image

Get the most out of the sale of your home with these top tips.

Tip 1: Determine Your Reason for Selling 

Your motives to sell play a crucial role in the overall selling process. Not only will they affect pricing, but they’ll also impact the time and money needed to prepare your home for listing, how you vet and negotiate with buyers, and much more. For instance, you need to consider which is more important: the money you walk away with or how long your home sits on the market. If you’re hoping for a quick sale, the amount you get for your home may come secondary. Conversely, if maximizing profit is your goal, the process may be longer.

Keep in mind it’s important not to disclose your motivations to the buyer. Sharing too much information,…

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Edmonton Community Spotlight: Bonnie Doon in Southeast Central Edmonton Featured Image

Welcome to beautiful Bonnie Doon, an established community located in central Southeast Edmonton, next to the Mill Creek Ravine and North Saskatchewan River Valley. First annexed by the City of Strathcona in 1907, Bonnie Doon didn’t become a part of Edmonton until 1912, when the two cities amalgamated.

While several homes were constructed along the ravine and river valley before the Second World War, most of Bonnie Doon’s residential development occurred in the 1950s. With the discovery of oil in the neighbouring county of Leduc, Edmonton’s population exploded, leading to the rapid expansion of many popular communities, including Bonnie Doon.

Did you know? Bonnie Doon was named in honour of Alberta’s first Premier Alexander Rutherford (also a…

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