The Gist: June 2015

CraigandKellySOLD“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.

The average*** single family detached price in the service area of the Edmonton Multiple Listing Service® was down 1.43% to $444,862.
The average condominium price was down 0.19% to $255,662
The average duplex/ row house price was up 1.6% to $351,171.
The average days-on-market in June was up 3-days to 46-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 2015

Change from
May

Change from
June 2014

SFDaverage selling price – month

$444,862

-1.43%

2.12%

SFD median4 selling price

$415,000

-0.94%

0.61%

Condominium average selling price

$255,662

-0.19%

0.12%

Condominium median selling price

$238,250

1.28%

-0.31%

All-residential5 average selling price

$378,050

-0.80%

1.73%

All-residential median selling price

$365,000

1.39%

1.67%

# residential listings this month

3,192

-3.68%

7.73%

# residential sales this month

2,008

12.6%

2.40%

# residential inventory at month end

7,177

-1.73%

25.8%

# Total6 MLS® System sales this month

2,580

11.9%

-1.56%

$ Value residential sales this month

$846 Million

13.4%

2.13%

$ Value of total MLS® System sales – month

$983 Million

12.4%

-0.92%

$ Value of total MLS® System sales – YTD

$4.40 Billion

32.8%

-10.5%

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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Come Home To: 17608 – 59 Street


This 1,432 square foot Innovations by Jayman 2-storey has it all!

MAIN LEVEL
The open concept family room, dining room, and large kitchen will appeal to any buyer. Dark hardwood floors, neutral colors, and upgraded blinds with large windows throughout. The kitchen features a breakfast bar and large island with additional seating, white shaker cabinets, stainless appliances, and a generous dining nook overlooking the large backyard and detached double-garage with a custom loft area. There’s also a 2-piece powder room.

UPPER LEVEL
Upstairs offers a large master bedroom with his-and-hers closets and 4-piece ensuite bath. Two additional bedrooms and a 4-piece main bath complete the upper level.

LOWER LEVEL
The basement is unfinished with roughed in plumbing and the laundry area. This home has central A/C and landscaping is being completed this week!

Come Home!

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Address: 17608 – 59 Street, Edmonton, AB  T5Y 0W8
Style: 2-Storey
Built: 2013
Size: 1,432 square feet
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2.5
Taxes: $2,788 (2014)
Municipality:
 City of Edmonton
Public School: Edmonton Public Schools
Catholic School: Edmonton Catholic Schools
Recreational Facility: Clareview Community Rec Centre
Transit: ETS

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

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Greener Pastures

Want a yard that’s green in more ways than one? Follow these eco-friendly tips for creating and maintaining an outdoor area that’s easier on the environment.

Go Native
Reduce – or even eliminate – the need for watering, fertilizing, and pesticides by planting species of trees, shrubs, flowers, vines, and grasses that grow naturally in your region’s climate conditions. There are more choices than you think!

greenerpasturesGo Chemical-free
If you’re going to use fertilizers and pesticides, buy natural alternatives or make your own. Turn organic yard and kitchen waste into compost, for example, or mix pesticides using ingredients you likely already have in your kitchen.

Go Natural
For your yard’s landscaping elements, opt for natural, sustainable materials. Think patios and pathways made of a natural stone, like slate, and decks made of reclaimed wood, bamboo or a composite of wood and post-consumer recycled plastics.

Go Solar
Solar energy is renewable energy, and it powers landscape lighting for every application you could want: floodlights, string lights, steak lights, deck lights, or lamp posts. You can even incorporate solar-powered water features into your landscaping.

Go Old School
Hand-powered gardening tools like push mowers (which are now much lighter and easier to use), rakes (as opposed to leaf blowers), and pruning saws are not only eco-friendly, they’re cheaper and give you a bit of a workout, too!

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Come Home To: 407, 10707 – 102 Avenue

Welcome home to this 958 square foot 2-bedroom, 2-bath condo unit in the Monaco!

Located in the heart of downtown Edmonton and very close to MacEwan University and NorQuest College, this fourth floor corner unit has a very functional floor plan.

The open-concept kitchen with breakfast bar, white appliances, and lots of counter space overlooks the dining area. The dining area opens to the spacious living room with its many windows, corner gas fireplace, and access to the covered balcony. There’s also a 3-piece main bathroom with corner shower and pedestal sink and insuite laundry room with extra shelving that’s great for storage.

The master bedroom is spacious with a walk in closet, 4-piece ensuite bath, and an abundance of windows with views of the city. The second bedroom is on the opposite side of the unit and serves as extra room for guests or a home office/ den.

This unit is decorated in neutral colors with 9-foot ceilings, comes with one underground parking stall, and is close to all downtown amenities.

Come home!

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Address: 407, 10707 – 102 Avenue, Edmonton, AB  T5J 5E4
Style: Apartment
Built: 2002
Size: 958 square feet
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Taxes: $2,062 (2015)
Condo Fees:
$507/ month
Municipality:
 City of Edmonton
Public School: Edmonton Public Schools
Catholic School: Edmonton Catholic Schools
Transit: ETS

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

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Come Home To: 7 Olivier Close


Boasting over 3,000 square feet of living space, this fully developed 4-bedroom, 3.5-bath, 2-storey home on Olivier Close in Oakmont awaits you.

MAIN LEVEL
The main floor offers a grand entrance with soaring cathedral ceilings, hardwood and tile floors, den, and living room. The kitchen is spacious with an abundance of maple cabinets and counter top space, center island, corner pantry, and a large dining nook with access to the beautiful backyard. The kitchen is open to the large sunken family room with a gas fireplace. The laundry room and 2-piece powder room round out the main level.

UPPER LEVEL
Upstairs you will find three large bedrooms and 4-piece main bath. The large master bedroom features a vaulted ceiling, big windows, walk-in closet, and a 4-piece ensuite bath with jetted corner tub and a corner shower.

LOWER LEVEL
The basement is fully finished with 9-foot ceilings, custom built-ins and gas fireplace in the large media room, dry bar, a games area, an additional bedroom, and another 4-piece bath.

ADDITIONAL
This home has been meticulously maintained and comes with central air-conditioning and tile and hardwood floors on the main and upper levels; including the stairs. There’s also an inviting front veranda, southeast facing backyard, and oversized double front-attached garage.

Come home!

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Address: 7 Olivier Close, St. Albert, AB  T8N 8Z8
Style: 2-Storey
Built: 2001
Size: 2,060 square feet
Bedrooms: 3 + 1
Bathrooms: 3.5
Taxes: 5,202 (2015)
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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