Many types of housing are available at a wide range of prices, so finding the right home for you and your family may take some effort. Like anywhere, prices depend on:

  • local economic and employment conditions
  • the number of houses and apartments available

When buying a home, you can either:

  • hire a professional real estate agent to manage the purchase for you or
  • buy the property directly from the owner yourself

You will also need to consult with professionals, including:

  • an appraiser and home inspector to assess the worth and condition of the home
  • a lawyer to protect your interests and to facilitate the transaction
  • a lender or mortgage broker to arrange for financing 

Choosing a neighbourhood
There are many non-governmental agencies that
help immigrants make the adjustment to Canada.
The agencies are familiar with your culture and the
city. They can help you find the right
neighbourhood for you.
Here are some things to keep in mind when you
choose a neighbourhood:
Doctor, dentist
Are you close to medical and dental care?
Fire department
Are firefighters nearby? Is it easy to find addresses in
the neighbourhood?
Place of worship
Is there a place of worship for your faith in the
Public transportation
Is the neighbourhood close to public transportation?
Will the public transportation system take you
where you need to go and do it quickly?

Often when homeowners customize their homes, it can be harder to sell their home because the house is set up to be functional for them and it will not appeal to a wide range of buyers. However, there are some custom touches that homeowners can make that will actually increase the amount of interest in their home. These are a few of the custom touches that buyers really love in a home:

Custom Storage

There can never be too much storage in a home. In addition, when homeowners invest in custom-built storage that fits into the home perfectly it will definitely get the attention of potential buyers. Storage built into areas like the kitchen, laundry room, and mudroom is a big selling point. So is a custom storage unit in the garage. Craft or bonus room…

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If you have worked with first time home buyers before you know that the process can be very confusing for them. Working with people who are buying their first home means that a lot of communication is necessary to make sure that they understand the process. But they will have questions. And fears. And that’s understandable because buying your first home is a very big purchase. For many people, it’s the first time in their lives that they are making a huge purchase and they will have fears that they will bring to you. Here’s how to counter the 3 most common fears that first time home buyers have:

Fear Of Not Getting The House They Want

First time home buyersOften when people decide to buy a house they get emotionally attached to a house they’ve seen online or a house…

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Working with first time home buyers can mean spending a little extra time with them to help walk them through the process of buying their first home. But investing a little time in educating them about the home buying process can pay off in the end. Here are some tips to help you reach out first time buyers and help them understand the home buying process:

Set Clear Expectations

first time home buyersWhen you’re working with first-time buyers they may come into the process with unclear or unrealistic expectations of what the home buying process is like or how long it will take. So when you’re working with first-time buyers, especially with Millennial buyers, you need to manage their expectations from the start. When you first get in touch with first-time buyers you…

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Spring and summer are on the way and that means that home buyers will be thinking about outdoor living and entertaining. One of the most popular home trends of the last few years has been indoor living spaces that give people more living space and the chance to enjoy the outdoors with all the comforts of indoors. Sellers that want to maximize interest in their Edmonton homes should consider adding some of these indoor outdoor living spaces to their homes before putting them on the market. Investing a little bit of money in creating some of these spaces can pay off in a big way when it comes to getting a higher price and getting more interest in the home:

Outdoor Fireplaces

Edmotnon FireplacesA combined indoor outdoor fireplace is a great feature for any home to have…

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More and more often these days people are starting to house hunt from another state, another city, or even the opposite side of the country from where they want to buy a new home. Sometimes people are relocating because of a new job offer, other times for educational opportunities or to move to a more affordable area. Military families move on average every 3-4 years and often need to find a new home in a place they have never been before. If you know how to work with long distance buyers that will give you a big advantage over other agents. Here’s what long distance buyers are looking for in a Edmonton  Real Estate Agent and how you can help them find the perfect home:

Advertise Your Expertise

Edmonton real estate agentOften people that are moving long distance will look…

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When a family member passes on, the difficult business of managing their estate begins. This is a complicated and overwhelming job, one that requires a wide range of knowledge on more than a few things, and it’s best to leave much of the important details to the experts. When you’re in the position of needing to sell an estate, be sure you have the following people on your team. They can help you through the process and look out for your best interests.

1. An Appraiser

The items in a home may be going to certain people, they may be left up to the discretion of the family members, and many of them will need to be sold or disposed of. When it comes to selling assets in an estate, you’ll need an appraiser. People can often over or under-value items…

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Current Market Analysis

Area No. of Listings Dollar Volume Average Price Median Price Average DOM
Edmonton 9 $4,548,350 $505,372 $525,900 2
Fort Saskatchewan 3 $1,113,700 $371,233 $339,900 2
Leduc 1 $427,000 $427,000 $427,000 0
Strathcona 2 $844,800 $422,400 $422,400 1
Sturgeon 1 $599,900 $599,900 $599,900 1
Subtotal 16 $7,533,750 $470,859 $438,450 2

MLS Blue Quill Estates Edmonton

New MLS Listings in Blue Quill Estates.

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When you’re looking for a home, there are plenty of details to keep in mind, from things like the nearby schools to the floor plan. With so many details, many people can overlook the glaring problems that should send them packing. These are just a few of the big problems you may find when looking for a home. If you see any of these, it’s probably best to turn tail and run. If you don’t, it could end up costing you a lot of time and money, either immediately or sometime in the future.

Deal Breaker #1: A Poorly Maintained or Aging Roof

A well-maintained, high quality roof can last 30 years or more, but one that’s been left to its own devices will not. It’s important to get as much information about the roof. You may be able to see cracks and damage…

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Sometimes real estate can be really tough. You don’t always get to live where you want to, especially if where you reside is dictated by your job. When you routinely move for work reasons, which is often the case for military personnel, teachers and business leaders, you often find yourself in towns or cities with struggling economies. On the bright side of this equation, you can often purchase a home for an incredible price, on the down side, when it comes time to sell you may find yourself losing money.

How do you combat this problem? Essentially what you want to do is purchase real estate that is universally desirable and really negotiate the stuffing out of the price. To this end, you don’t want to buy the most expensive home in town, or…

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In a healthy housing market such as Edmonton, you want to be sure you have a great agent working for you. Whether you are an experienced buyer or a first-timer, an Edmonton real estate agent will be working for you to get a great deal on a property you truly want. There are many ways to find a reputable agent, but word-of-mouth is usually the best. Ask your friends and family, or even co-workers, to recommend you an agent. By securing an agent in this manner, you can be sure of both their work ethic and their skills because the people you know wouldn’t have recommended anyone they didn’t like to you.
It is easy to skip this step, believe it or not. Many people begin their housing hunt online, sifting through dozens of listings just to get an idea of what…

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Data is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed accurate by the REALTORS® Association of Edmonton. Copyright 2023 by the REALTORS® Association of Edmonton. All rights reserved.

Listing information last updated on December 2nd, 2023 at 12:01am CST.