By: Patrick Fields

SIX THINGS EVERY HOMEOWNER SHOULD DO THIS SPRING

Tags: Homeowner tips

The first signs of warmer weather and spring are starting to appear. For homeowners, that means bringing out the home maintenance to-do list.  Fear not, we have some tips on what you need to do this season to get your house in the best condition. All these things can help preserve the value of your property and save you money down the line. 1. Go high Examine the state of your roof to make ...Read More

By: Patrick Fields

What We Know So Far About the New First Time Home Buyer Incentive

Tags: First Time Home Buyer Incentive, Mortgage, CMHC

First-time homebuyers have something to look forward to in the new 2019 federal budget: Canada's housing agency is offering to pitch in towards the purchase price.   Exact details of how this "shared equity mortgage” will work still need to be hashed out by the government and are expected to be released in the fall.   In the meantime, this is what we know so far abou...Read More

By: Patrick Fields

April 2019 - Edmonton Market Update

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By: Patrick Fields

Things to do in Edmonton this April

Tags: Edmonton Local events

Walk in Her Shoes (April 6) Women and girls in developing countries must walk an average of 10,000 steps every day to collect the basics their families need to survive –water, food and firewood. This event helps raise awareness and funds to end the cycle of poverty.  AVENTURA Live Salsa Bachata Series (April 6 – 7) A Latin dance series playing a mix of Salsa, Bachata and Kizomba...Read More

By: Patrick Fields

Latest Smart Home Trends featured at CES 2019

Tags: Homeowner tips, CES 2019

From home safety devices to toilets, checkout some of the latest and best smart home products featured at CES 2019. ...Read More

By: Patrick Fields

The latest home design trends that help influence buyer decisions

Tags: Homeowner tips

Home designs, though more permanent than the fast fashion of catwalks, still follow the ebbs and flows of trends.  What homebuyers look for and want in a home is partially dependent on what is popular and trending at the time of purchase. Gone are the days of orange carpets, patterned curtains, and burgundy furniture of our parents’ generation.  Currently, the latest home trends...Read More

By: Patrick Fields

March 2019 - Edmonton Market Update

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By: Patrick Fields

Things to do in Edmonton this March

Tags: Edmonton Local Events

Swing into Spring: Witches Market (March 9) The Original Witches Market brings in spring with more than 40 vendors selling everything from herbs to soul stones.  Floral Education Week (March 11 – 15) Florists come together for a week of information sessions all about plants, aimed at anyone looking to start a career in the industry or simply learn more about flowers.  Edmonton B...Read More

By: Patrick Fields

CREATIVE STORAGE AND DECORATING IDEAS FOR SMALL SPACES

Tags: Homeowner tips

Who doesn’t dream of a multi-room house with a large garden and picket fence? But sometimes, your palace might be a bit smaller than you hoped and you’ll have to get creative with the space.   Tiny homes, which are less than 400 square feet, are becoming increasingly popular in big cities like Calgary, Edmonton, and Vancouver.  Despite their size, tiny homes are subject to t...Read More

By: Patrick Fields

Edmonton Tax assessment

Tags: Homeowner Tips

Every January, Edmonton mails out property assessments for both municipal and provincial taxation purposes. The assessment reflects the estimate market value — essentially how much it would sell on an open market.   The tax rate is calculated by dividing the city’s budgetary needs by the number of properties assessed. As an individual homeowner, you then pay a share of that tax ba...Read More