When it comes to finding the perfect home, the factors to consider can often seem overwhelming. Everything from where the home is located to your future family plans need to be taken into consideration. Many buyers often have a chance to ask important questions of the people involved in their sales, but that doesn’t always mean they ask the right or most important ones. Here’s a few different questions that buyers often forget to ask, and why the answers could mean the difference between finding the home of your dreams and accidentally buying a dud.

1. What’s Coming to the Area in the Future?

While your neighbourhood may have a great little supermarket and farmer’s market that you love right now, if there’s plans to put in a space for big box stores…

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When it comes to your home’s value, there are many things that can be selling points. Some are quite obvious, like the square footage or having a garage, but there are others you may have never thought of, like being close to transit or a supermarket. The following is some insight into how some factors may increase or decrease your home’s value.

1. Being Near Important Things

If you live in a big city, you’re probably aware that being close to public transit is a good selling point, but did you know by how much? According to some results, the amount your house can increase in value by is as much as $26,000, if it’s near public transit. That is a substantial amount of money, but it isn’t the only selling point related to location. Being near a…

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The first renovation in any home, no matter how often you’ve moved, is always an extra challenge. With so many things going on at once, it can be easy to lose track of everything that matters. Here are some important tips to consider when you’re doing your first renovations. They can help you save money, get the work done right, and leave you with everything you wanted.

1. Look Up Your Prospective Contractors

Major renovations can rarely be handled by a single person, there are many things that require professionals. Bathroom and kitchen renovations almost always require professional plumbers and electricians at some point. While necessary, it doesn’t mean just anyone will do. Many municipalities require proper inspections by real, trained…

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The Edmonton Oilers played their last game at Rexall Place. The night was a sombre and celebratory evening filled with guest appearances, nostalgia and, of course, a hockey game. But with the big move comes a ripple effect through the whole city.

Dubbed Ice District, the area around the new Rogers Centre in downtown Edmonton has been helping the city manage the economic impact. Plenty of new buildings and projects are happening and, according to experts, nearly every industry and sector of the economy is poised to benefit, including the Edmonton real estate market.

Last week, the Real Estate Investment Network (REIN) published The Impact of Stadium Construction on Real Estate Values, a report that looks at the impact the Oilers’ new home is set to…

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In case you haven’t noticed by the current weather, spring has officially sprung in the Edmonton region. And while the leaves are beginning to grow back, and gardens are starting to poke out of the ground, the real estate market also begins to heat up again. But when it comes to selling your home in the spring, there are certain things you should avoid. Here are the major blunders springtime home sellers can make, and why they can end up costing you a sale or lowering the price of your home.

1. Not Seeing What’s Available

Springtime is traditionally when many homes are sold, but it’s also usually when many homes go on the market for the first time in the year. Especially in places like Edmonton, where convincing house hunters to go out in the cold…

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As the sun starts to really heat up Edmonton after the long and cold winter, the city’s events also start to come out in spades. Edmontonians love to get out of the house after a long winter, and these are some events that could make your May a more exciting and enjoyable experience.

1. Opera NUOVA’s Vocal Arts Festival

Where: Various Venues

When: May 21 - July 3
Lovers of opera , chamber music, classical music, and the very oldest in entertainment will love this festival. Featuring three main stage operas, six concerts, and four Master Classes, this festival has everything for your inner opera lover. The festival has introduced a new feature this year as well, Family Operas. These specially-tailored experiences are designed to get the whole…

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Listing information last updated on August 12th, 2022 at 6:16am CDT.