Home Buying: New versus Re-sale

(September 21, 2017)

Why buy a new home?

1. Avoid having to renovate or make repairs
Since everything is brand-new, it may be years before you have to update or repair major features or systems.

2. Opportunity to customize the home
With a new home, you can ensure yours has the style and features you want.

3. Amenities of living in a new community
Newer neighbourhoods may offer community benefits, such as playgrounds, pools... read more.

The Buying Process

(September 15, 2017)

Buckle up - this is a long one :)

Are you in the market for a home? If it’s your first time purchasing a home, you may wonder what to expect during the buying process. Even if you’ve purchased a home before, the process has many variables and may not be the same every time.

Do your homework
When you know what you want, you’ll have an easier time finding it.
• Where do you want to live? Drive around th... read more.

The Gist: August 2017

(September 05, 2017)

“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 1.92% to $438,325.
The average condominium price was down 6.37% to $245,184.
Th... read more.

Avoid These Common Mistakes Sellers Make When They List

(August 30, 2017)

Getting caught up in emotions

Selling a home may be an emotional process. It helps to remember it’s a financial transaction; you’re selling your home, not the memories you made in it.

Overpricing the home
It may be tempting to overprice the home, especially if you’ve made improvements. However, overpriced homes tend to sit on the market longer than those priced right.

Expecting buyers to pay the askin... read more.

Home Selling 101 (Part 2 of 2)

(August 21, 2017)

Selling a home may be a stressful experience, especially for first-time sellers. One of the best ways to ease anxiety and reduce stress is to know what to expect. Here’s a general overview of the selling process. While everyone’s experience may be different, these steps tend to be universal. Of course, once you’ve decided to sell your home, give us a call and we’ll help you every step of the way.

S... read more.