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The Gist: November 2018

Posted on Nov 03, 2018

“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 1.30% to $425,864.
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5 Ways to Relax

Posted on Oct 29, 2018

Write away your worries
Write down what’s on your mind and return to the topic another day when you have more clarity and resolve.

Focus on your breath
Take slow, deep breaths to help lower your heart rate and create calm in the body.

Do a body scan
Starting with the top of your head, focus on relaxing your muscles one area at a time. Work through each...

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The Unplug Zone

Posted on Oct 19, 2018

Although technology makes it easier to communicate and be informed, it may also make us feel disconnected from one another and drained. We’re addicted to checking our texts, email, and social media. Studies show we check our phones every six minutes.* Instead of making us happier, our gadgets may make us feel worse. Take a break from technology and...

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Create a Relaxation Retreat in Your Home

Posted on Oct 09, 2018

When you create a space that promotes relaxation and stress recovery, your home can be a refuge from the fast pace of life. Even if it is a small area in a larger room, it is important to have a place specifically created for you to unwind.

Focus on comfort
Choose furniture you love that evokes feelings of relaxation, including roomy sofas and chair...

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The Gist: October 2018

Posted on Oct 03, 2018

“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 1.71% to $431,745.
The avera...

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3 Renovation Tips for the Best ROI

Posted on Sep 28, 2018

1. Keep updates in line with the style of the neighbourhood
Expensive upgrades may not pay off if they’re not the norm of the neighbourhood. If you plan to sell soon, choose materials and appliances that are on par with the style of the average home in your area. 

2. Don’t over-improve the room; you’re unlikely to get a return on your investment.
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