Come Home To: 6831 – 159A Avenue

6831 - 159A AvenueLocated on a large pie lot in Ozerna and steps from Ozerna Park, this 1,225 square foot 2-storey half-duplex features 2-bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms.

The main floor hosts the great room with corner gas fireplace, kitchen with stainless steel appliances, dining area, and 2-piece powder room.

The upper level features a massive master suite with 4-piece ensuite that includes a corner soaker tub and separate corner shower. The master bedroom also offers a generous walk-in closet. Rounding out the upper level is another large bedroom with his-and-her closets and a 4-piece main bath.

The basement level is undeveloped.

Additional features include an inviting front veranda, single-attached garage, large, fenced, southwest-facing rear yard with massive deck and garden shed.

Come home!


Buy With Confidence

Here’s another post from my “News You Can Use” Client newsletter…

The lack of housing inventory and the resulting anxiety that comes with wondering if they will ever find the right home is making some homebuyers jump onto any available property on impulse, without considering some of the basic home-buying guidelines. Take a moment – and a deep breath – to remind yourself of the following buying parameters:

buywithconfidenceDon’t bite off more than you can chew.
Your monthly housing costs – including mortgage payments, property taxes, homeowner’s insurance, heating costs etcetera – shouldn’t take up more than about a third of your gross monthly income. Work with your bank or mortgage broker to figure out what you can afford, then stick to that budget.

Know the neighbourhood.
Look beyond the property itself and consider if the area will work for you.
Check out transportation, amenities, safety issues, distance from work and family, and if the style of the neighbourhood is one you can see yourself assimilating into.

Inspect and reflect.
It’s easy to get excited about finding what is possibly your “perfect” new home, but to make sure it’s more than just a pretty presentation, have a home inspection done before you sign on the final dotted line. If there are structural issues or other large problems that will prove to be expensive to fix later, you’ll want to know about them up front.

Work with a great real estate representative.
Please call today for both selling and buying assistance. The right house for you is out there, and we’ll work together until we find it!


Come Home To: 11564 – 167A Avenue

011Located in Canossa and minutes from shopping, this well-maintained 1,400 square foot 2-storey home has it all.

Soaring foyer ceilings greet you upon entry and as you proceed through the main floor you’ll find the great room with corner fireplace, large functional kitchen with corner pantry, and generous breakfast nook with garden doors leading to the beautifully landscaped back yard. There’s also a 2-piece powder room for added convenience.

The upper level features the master bedroom with walk-in closet and 3-piece ensuite bath featuring a corner shower, two additional bedrooms, 4-piece main bath, and laundry room.

The fully developed basement level offers a family room, flex area serving as an office, a fourth bedroom, and another 3-piece bath.

This 4-bedroom 2-storey home features fresh paint, hardwood floors, and shows beautifully.

Come home!


Come Home To: 319 Evergreen Park

P1210634Located in Evergreen Park in northeast Edmonton, this 1,152 square foot 3-bedroom, 2 bath mobile home welcomes you with an inviting front deck and newly constructed rear deck and sits on a tidy fenced lot.

Built in 1978, this double-wide mobile home measures 48′x24′. The generous layout provides 3 bedrooms, a four-piece main bath, 3-piece ensuite bath, large eat-in kitchen, and large living room.

Recent upgrades include windows, laminate flooring, paint, and renovated main bath with soaker tub.

Evergreen Park is a mobile home park nestled in northeast Edmonton and is a thriving community with approximately 1,500 people and 640 homes.

Come home!


The Gist: July 2014

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

PilgrimSoldSignThe average*** single family detached price in the service area of the Edmonton Multiple Listing Service® was down 0.7% to $435,534.
The average condominium price was up 0.6% to $254,182.
The average duplex/ row house price was down 1.7% to $343,198.
The average days-on-market in June was  41-days.

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)

June 2014

Change from

Change from
June 2013

SFDaverage selling price – month




SFD median4 selling price




Condominium average selling price




Condominium median selling price




All-residential5 average selling price




All-residential median selling price




# residential listings this month




# residential sales this month




# residential inventory at month end




# Total6 MLS® System sales this month




$ Value residential sales this month

$836 Million



$ Value of total MLS® System sales – month

$992 Billion



$ Value of total MLS® System sales – YTD

$4.90 Billion



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