March 2016

Found 32 blog entries for March 2016.

Houzz, an online resource for people who want to design or remodel their own homes from the foundation up, has named a local Edmonton company the best design company in Canada. Effect Homes, an Edmonton home builder that specializes in energy-efficient home design, received the award earlier this month. The annual awards are handed out in just three categories, design, customer service, and photography, and winners receive a badge that they can display on their website and promotional materials.

Houzz and its clients look carefully at a number of factors when choosing the winners, including their commitment to quality, innovation, and staying ahead of the curve when it comes to their projects. Effect Homes, who try to balance style and energy

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When it comes to renovations and makeovers, many people don’t understand that only certain renovations can actually increase the asking price of your home. In fact, many of the projects that people commit to before even listing their home, even the expensive ones, won’t actually get the rate of return they expect. It can be a difficult surprise for many people, which is why it’s important to research what renovations and makeovers on your home will actually increase its worth. Here are three such projects in your kitchen and why they make people willing to pay a little more.

1. Water Filtration Systems

Quality drinking water is not a big problem in Edmonton, but many people still want top quality water filtration systems in their homes. The reasons

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So you’ve found a place you love. It has everything, or most everything on your wish list. It’s in the right price range, is a good investment for now and the future, and it’s in a part of the city you love. You’ve decided it’s the place for you and now you’re ready to make an offer. But what exactly is an offer to purchase? How does that process work? And how can you make sure you do it right? Here is some essential information on making an offer to purchase so that you do it right and get the price and move-in date you want.

Offer to Purchase Essentials

An offer to purchase is a legal and binding contract between two parties, a buyer and a seller, often made for large purchases like homes or other real estate. It is colloquially known as “making

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In a strange set of circumstances, Edmonton is in a rare moment where there are an abundance of rental properties, and maybe not enough bodies to fill them all. The discovery came this month from Edmonton’s chief economist, John Rose, who pointed to a number of factors that have led to the interesting situation. Here are some of the causes of the recent rental issue in Edmonton and how it could affect you or your future real estate purchases.

One of the major reasons that Edmonton is going to have a rental property abundance actually has little to do with the present and everything to do with the past. Last year, the announcement of The Oliver, a downtown rental apartment block that’s dedicated to “luxury” living, was noted as being the first

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