Come Home To: 2 Escada Close


Welcome home to this 1,819 sqft, 4-bedroom, 3.5-bath, fully developed, air-conditioned, 2-storey home located on a quiet cul de sac in Erin Ridge.

MAIN LEVEL
The main floor has been upgraded with engineered hardwood floors, tile, and fresh paint throughout. The kitchen features stainless steel appliances, centre island, granite counter tops, oak cabinetry, and trendy backsplash. The kitchen is open to the dining area and spacious family room with dark stone feature wall and gas fireplace. Main floor laundry and a 2-piece bathroom round out the main floor.

UPPER LEVEL
Upstairs you will find a large bonus room with vaulted ceilings and corner gas fireplace. The master bedroom features his-and-hers closets and a 4-piece ensuite bath with soaker tub. Two additional bedrooms and a 4-piece main bath complete the upper level.

LOWER LEVEL
The basement is fully developed with a large family room, a bedroom, and 3-piece bathroom.

ADDITIONAL
Enjoy your evening sunsets on the large cedar deck or in the hot tub or next to the fire pit. The attached double garage comes equipped with a lift for your toys and is insulated dry-walled.

Come home!

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Address: 2 Escada Close, St. Albert, AB  T8N 6X5
Style: 2-Storey
Built: 2002
Size: 1,819 square feet
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 3.5
Taxes: $4,461 (2016)
Municipality:
 City of St. Albert
Public School: St. Albert Public Schools
Catholic School: Greater St. Albert Catholic Schools
Recreational Facility: Servus Place

Contact us today for more information about this property or to schedule a viewing.

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The Gist: December 2016

“The Gist” is adapted from the REALTORS® Association of Edmonton Monthly MLS® Report and Press Release. Every month I summarize and post “the gist” of the MLS® data for Edmonton and area real estate activity.

The average*** single family detached price in the service area of the Edmonton Multiple Listing Service® was down 4.43% to $420,962.
The average condominium price was up 2.52% to $247,647
The average duplex/ rowhouse price was up 0.25% to $354,665
The average days-on-market in December was 62-days for single-family, 80-days for condos, and 78-days for duplexes..
There were 716 reported residential sales and 5,208 residential units for sale at month end.

The REALTORS® Association of Edmonton releases month-end and year-end results for sales through the local Multiple Listing Service® and includes all residential sales for the City of Edmonton and surrounding communities and counties. ***Average prices indicate market trends only. They do not reflect actual prices, which vary from house to house and area to area. Prior period figures have been adjusted to include late reported sales and cancellations and therefore reflect a more accurate view of the period than previously reported at month end. For information on a specific area, contact me directly***
Activity (for all residential sales on Edmonton MLS® System)

December
2016

Change from
November

Change from December 2015

SFDaverage selling price – month

$420,962

-4.43%

-0.86%

SFD median4 selling price

$392,250

-0.44%

1.88%

Condominium average selling price

$247,647

2.52%

-0.53%

Condominium median selling price

$228,000

6.05%

-5.00%

Duplex/ rowhouse average selling price

$354,665

0.25%

-4.80%

Duplex/ rowhouse median selling price

$330,000

-1.30%

-2.60%

All-residential5 average selling price

$357,916

-4.09%

-2.27%

All-residential median selling price

$340,944

-1.82%

-1.18%

# residential listings this month

1,067

-41.5%

-16.5%

# residential sales this month

716

-26.8%

0.42%

# residential inventory at month end

5,208

-19.8%

2.40%

# Total6 MLS® System sales this month

931

-26.6%

0.22%

$ Value total residential sales this month

$287 Million

-30.2%

-2.78%

$ Value of total MLS® System sales – month

$329 Million

-29.6%

-4.03%

$ Value of total MLS® System sales – YTD

$7.83 Billion

4.71%

-7.38%

1 Census Metropolitan Area (Edmonton and surrounding municipalities)
2 Single Family Dwelling
3 The total value of sales in a category divided by the number of properties sold
4 The middle figure in a list of all sales prices
5 Residential includes SFD, condos and duplex/row houses.
6 Includes residential, rural and commercial sales

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All About Your Heating and Staying Warm

Extend the Life of Your Heating Systemstaywarm
A well-maintained heating system will not only last a long time, it’ll also help minimize efficiency loss. Here are a few things you can do to extend the life of your heating system(2):

1. Clean your filters every month and replace them on a regular basis.
2. Make sure the air ducts and heating pipes are properly sealed.
3. Check for and remove dirt or corrosion if you see it.
4. Keep the heat exchanger clean to maintain heating levels.
5. Keep your air vents clear. If you have curtains or furniture in front of your air vents, move them away to ensure that heat is able to enter the room.

How Efficient is Your Furnace?
The more efficient your combustion heating appliance (e.g., furnace or boiler) is at converting fuel to heat, the more heat you’ll retain in your home. Efficiency is measured by its AFUE — Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency. The AFUE is found when you divide the annual fossil fuel energy your appliance consumes by how efficient it is at converting energy from its fuel to heat(2).
When you know your heater’s AFUE, you can assess whether or not it’s time to upgrade your system. Typically, you can search the manufacturer’s website by model or serial number to find your furnace or boiler’s efficiency rating.
56-70% AFUE: Older, low-efficiency heating systems fall within this range. If this sounds like your system, consider upgrading.
80-83% AFUE: This is a mid-efficiency heating system.
90-98.5% AFUE: This is a high-efficiency heating system.

Keep Energy Costs Down All Year
Did you know many of the things you can do to keep your home warm in the winter also keep your home comfortable all year, even in the summer? Tasks such as cleaning your system’s filters, using a programmable thermostat and fixing drafts are all ways to ensure your home remains comfortable in any season.
Here are some more tips:
– Install a high-efficiency heating and cooling system to reduce your energy usage by 20-50%(2)
– Clean or replace your unit’s filters once a month to lower consumption by 5-15%(2)
– Turn your thermostat switch to “auto.” This will help you save energy and prevent your system from running constantly.

Contact us before undertaking any renovation or improvement project to prepare your home for sale; we’d be happy to provide advice and guidance on how to get the most resale benefit.

**Sources:
1. PG&E   2. Energy.gov   3. Natural Resources Canada   4. Energy Star

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8 Tips to Save Money and Stay Warm This Winter

As we head into the winter months, you may notice one thing: an increase in your energy bill. The reduced amount of daylight drives us to turn on our lights sooner, while the cooler temperatures cause us to crank up the heat inside. The winter and summer months tend to be the most energy-intensive times of the year, as we try to maintain a comfortable indoor temperature, despite what the thermometer says.

Set the thermostat to 20° C (68°F) when you’re home.
Studies show you use 3-5% more energy for each degree the thermostat is set above this number(1). Instead of increasing the heat, put on a sweater to stay warm.

When you leave the house, lower the thermostat.
Why heat your house if no one is home? Lowering your thermostat 10 -15 degrees can save 5-15% a year on your energy bill(1).
HINT: A programmable thermostat will save up to 10% a year on heating and cooling costs(2).

Close your curtains or blinds at night and when you’re not home to keep warm air from escaping.
Go the extra mile and invest in thermal blackout curtains, which can help keep warm air where it belongs—in your home.

Check for drafts around windows and doors.saveenergy
Caulk gaps and cracks when you see them to prevent heat from escaping.

Close the damper of your fireplace when you’re not using it.
Being mindful of this small action can keep your house noticeably warmer.
HINT: Space heating is the largest energy expense in a home, accounting for 63% of energy bills(3).

Insulate.
Up to 25% of heat is lost through the small cracks and holes around the house(2). Properly insulating your walls, floors and attic can save you up to 10% on your total energy costs(1).

Replace old windows.
Depending on the climate, windows can account for 25-50% of a home’s heating and cooling needs(2). Make sure you’re not losing precious heat in the winter by replacing your old windows with high performance, energy-efficient windows. The added bonus? These windows not only regulate the amount of heat that is absorbed, they also help block outside noise(4).

Maintain your heating and cooling duct system.
By keeping your HVAC system in great shape, you can avoid costly and sudden repairs that might leave your home without heat, plus save money on your energy bills.

Contact us before undertaking any renovation or improvement project to prepare your home for sale; we’d be happy to provide advice and guidance on how to get the most resale benefit.

**Sources:
1. PG&E   2. Energy.gov   3. Natural Resources Canada   4. Energy Star

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© 2016 Buffini & Company. All Rights Reserved. Used by Permission.

The Gist: November 2016

“The Gist” is adapted from the REALTORS® Association of Edmonton Monthly MLS® Report and Press Release. Every month I summarize and post “the gist” of the MLS® data for Edmonton and area real estate activity.

The average*** single family detached price in the service area of the Edmonton Multiple Listing Service® was up 3.95% to $440,496.
The average condominium price was down 1.68% to $241,569
The average duplex/ rowhouse price was up 6.39% to $353,818
The average days-on-market in November was 52-days for single-family, 79-days for condos, and 74-days for duplexes..
There were 978 reported residential sales and 6,493 residential units for sale at month end.

The REALTORS® Association of Edmonton releases month-end and year-end results for sales through the local Multiple Listing Service® and includes all residential sales for the City of Edmonton and surrounding communities and counties. ***Average prices indicate market trends only. They do not reflect actual prices, which vary from house to house and area to area. Prior period figures have been adjusted to include late reported sales and cancellations and therefore reflect a more accurate view of the period than previously reported at month end. For information on a specific area, contact me directly***
Activity (for all residential sales on Edmonton MLS® System)

November
2016

Change from
October

Change from November 2015

SFDaverage selling price – month

$440,496

3.95%

-1.76%

SFD median4 selling price

$394,000

0.45%

-1.90%

Condominium average selling price

$241,569

-1.68%

-4.75%

Condominium median selling price

$215,000

-6.52%

-8.34%

Duplex/ rowhouse average selling price

$353,818

6.39%

4.23%

Duplex/ rowhouse median selling price

$334,450

4.84%

-2.21%

All-residential5 average selling price

$373,174

2.52%

0.98%

All-residential median selling price

$347,250

-0.22%

-1.00%

# residential listings this month

1,825

-15.0%

-4.65%

# residential sales this month

978

-22.7%

-11.4%

# residential inventory at month end

6,493

-10.0%

7.45%

# Total6 MLS® System sales this month

1,269

-23.6%

-10.2%

$ Value total residential sales this month

$411.6 Million

-21.4%

-9.59%

$ Value of total MLS® System sales – month

$466.9 Million

-22.5%

-11.1%

$ Value of total MLS® System sales – YTD

$7.5 Billion

7.15%

-7.44%

1 Census Metropolitan Area (Edmonton and surrounding municipalities)
2 Single Family Dwelling
3 The total value of sales in a category divided by the number of properties sold
4 The middle figure in a list of all sales prices
5 Residential includes SFD, condos and duplex/row houses.
6 Includes residential, rural and commercial sales

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