Edmonton Community Spotlight: Jamieson Place in West Edmonton Featured Image

Jamieson Place is an established community located in mature West Edmonton. An all-in-one neighbourhood ideal for growing families, Jamieson Place is celebrated for its affordable single-family homes, laid-back atmosphere and ultra-convenient location. The area also boasts proximity to some of West Edmonton’s best amenities, including West Edmonton Mall, Callingwood Park and the Edmonton Country Club. 

Did you know? Jamieson Place was named after Frederick Charles Jamieson. Jamieson arrived in Edmonton in the late 1800s and served as a member of the Alberta Legislature. He was also a prominent lawyer and politician who practiced law with Alberta’s first premier, A.C. Rutherford. 

Real Estate and Homes For Sale in Jamieson Place

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Blog Revamp: Edmonton Community Spotlight: Strathearn in Southeast Central Edmonton Featured Image

Located near the south banks of the North Saskatchewan River Valley, Strathearn is a historic community celebrated for its quiet, tree-lined streets, picturesque views, beautiful homes and proximity to the downtown core. First established in the early 1900s, this highly sought-after area offers the distinct character and charm that only Edmonton's most mature riverside neighbourhoods can provide.

Did you know? "Strathearn" is a Scottish term meaning "the valley of the river Earn" or "the valley of the Irish." Though unconfirmed, Strathearn is thought to take its name from Prince Arthur, the first Duke of Connaught and Strathearn (U.K) and Canada's Governor-General at the beginning of WWI.

Strathearn Homes for Sale and Real Estate 

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How to Avoid Paying Too Much For a Home in Edmonton Featured Image

Finding the right home is challenging enough, but knowing it’s one of the largest purchases you’ll ever make can be nothing short of overwhelming. The good news is, there are steps you can take to find both your dream home AND save money at the same time. 

Here are our top tips to avoid paying too much for a home in Edmonton:  

Tip 1. Establish Your Wants and Needs

When purchasing a home, buyers must often choose between features they’d like to have vs. features they actually need. For example, should you choose the two-storey home with more than enough space for your growing family, or the quaint bungalow with the backyard perfect for entertaining? Is a chef-inspired kitchen more important than a home office? Is a finished basement a…

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Edmonton Community Spotlight: Blue Quill Estates in Southwest Edmonton Featured Image

Like many communities comprising scenic Southwest Edmonton, Blue Quill Estates is a nature-friendly neighbourhood highlighted by expansive open green spaces and high-end homes. Part of the greater Kaskitayo Outline Plan Area, most development in Blue Quill Estates took place during the 1970s and 80s. The area boasts mature trees, quiet streets and proximity to fantastic amenities – including the Whitemud Creek Ravine, the Derrick Golf and Winter Club and South Edmonton Common. 

Did you know? Like all communities in the Kaskitayo Area Plan, Blue Quill takes its name from a revered Aboriginal leader. In this case, Cree Chief Blue Quill of the Saddle Lake Indian Reserve (1889). (Source: City of Edmonton)

Real Estate and Homes For Sale in Blue…

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Maple Ridge is an established, family-friendly neighbourhood located in scenic Southeast Edmonton. Consisting entirely of manufactured homes, this all-in-one community makes an excellent choice for growing families, first-time buyers, downsizers and/or anyone looking for an affordable detached home and fantastic on and offsite amenities. 

Did you know? The name “Maple Ridge” gives the nod to the many species of maple trees located in and around the capital region.

 

Real Estate and Homes For Sale in Maple Ridge 

Approximately three-quarters of Maple Ridge’s manufactured homes were built during the 1970s. Many new residences have been built in the neighbourhood over the years, including models developed during the 1980s, 1990s, and early…

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Edmonton Ranked the Most Affordable Major City in Canada Featured Image

City of Champions, Winter City, Festival City and Oil Capital of Canada are just a few of many distinctions Edmonton has picked up over the years. Recently, Alberta’s capital has earned another title: the most affordable major city in Canada. 

A recent study has revealed despite any ups and downs, the Edmonton real estate market is better than it’s been in years. In reviewing numbers from 2007 (before the real estate crash of the following year), experts have determined homes are only slightly more expensive now (2022) than they were then - with average prices compared at $361,000 and $350,000 respectively.

Though interest rates are also slightly higher than they were in 2007 (in the 6% range), average annual household incomes have leapt from…

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The 17 Worst Home Renovations You Can Spend Your Money On Featured Image

While these 17 home upgrades can certainly improve your family’s overall enjoyment of your home, they may lack on ROI when it comes time to sell.

1. Master Suite Additions

According to the experts, an upscale master suite addition (i.e. walk-in closet addition, large shower, dual vanities and soaker tub, etc.) will set you back approximately $282,062. There’s no denying that a master suite retreat can deliver endless value when it comes to homeowner convenience and comfort. Still, with an average ROI of only 51.6%, you’re not likely to recoup your initial costs. 

2. Costly Carpeting 

Since carpeting is a magnet for dust, germs and stains, many buyers prefer lower maintenance forms of flooring. Even so, if you have carpeting in your home,…

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Canon Ridge is a nature-friendly neighbourhood located in Clareview and nestled along Northeast Edmonton’s River Valley. With Hermitage Park defining the community’s entire east end, Canon Ridge residents enjoy having countless walking paths, parks, green spaces and outdoor recreational facilities at their disposal. But that’s not all. The area also boasts a broad array of affordable home styles (including everything from low-maintenance apartments to roomy single-family homes) as well as proximity to popular Northeast Edmonton shops and services. 

Overall, Canon Ridge is a diverse and amenity-friendly neighbourhood suited to Edmonton home buyers of every lifestyle and budget. 

Did you know? Canon Ridge was named after Canon William Newton, an…

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Luxury Living in Edmonton: Cameron Heights Featured Image

Cameron Heights is a scenic west-end community bordering Edmonton’s beautiful North Saskatchewan River Valley. As one of the most desirable areas in the city, Cameron Heights boasts excellent natural and commercial amenities and a broad selection of luxury home styles – including spacious single-family homes, roomy duplexes and trendy townhomes. So if you’re searching for a high-end home in a prestigious, nature-friendly neighbourhood, Cameron Heights may be the right choice for you. 

Community Profile 

Cameron Heights is a uniquely shaped neighbourhood, defined by the Anthony Henday to the west and south, the Wedgewood Ravine to the north and the North Saskatchewan River Valley to the east. A newer addition to West Edmonton, development…

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10 Edmonton Festivals to Check Out This Winter Featured Image

The holidays may be over, but there’s still plenty to do and see in Canada’s “Winter City.” If you’re looking for fun ways to beat the winter blues in 2023, here are a few festivals to look forward to: 

1. Winter City Weekends – Swing n’ Skate & Ice Grooves

When: Every weekend in January

Where: City Hall, Downtown Edmonton

Winter City Weekends: Get your groove on at City Hall! For the rest of January, visitors can throw on their skates and dance the weekend away every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Ice Grooves takes place Friday and Saturday evenings from 6pm – 9pm, featuring some of Edmonton’s best local DJs. Swing n’ Skate takes place every Sunday from 1pm – 4pm in the City Room and offers live music to the tune of swing, salsa, big band,…

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