By: Patrick Fields

Real Estate Buyers’ Tools and Resources

Tags: Buying a home in Edmonton, YEG Home Buyer

    The Canadian real estate industry is highly organized and regulated by different government bodies. There are several real estate organizations tasked to serve consumers and regulate realtor and broker licenses. The main objective is to ensure real estate professionals are serving consumers well. A huge amount of resources are spent to create useful guides, tools, and content t...Read More

By: Patrick Fields

March 2016 Events in Edmonton

Tags: March 2016 Events in Edmonton

There is so much to see and do in Edmonton this month, here are a few of the things happening:   - Edmonton French Film Festival – Saturday, March 5 – Tuesday, March 22 - Edmonton Boat and Sportsmen's Show – Thursday, March 10 – Sunday, March 13 - Adopt a Block Program Registration – Saturday, March 12 - St.Patrick's Day Trail Run – Sunday, Mar...Read More

By: Patrick Fields

Housing prices hold steady as inventory grows

Tags: Edmonton Real estate Statistics March 2015

Edmonton, March 2, 2016: Residential inventory saw another significant increase in February, surpassing 6,000 listings on the market, ending the month with 6,681 properties for sale on the MLS® System for the Edmonton Census Metropolitan Area (CMA). That’s a 16.17% increase over last month, and 33.41% more homes listed for sale than February 2015. Sales for February were up 36.54% mont...Read More

By: Patrick Fields

Purrfect Cat Furniture for Conservative Cat Homes

Tags: Cat furniture, pets, YEG Cats

Fun cat furniture your cats would adore, and it still looks stylish in your home. ...Read More

By: Patrick Fields

Making Sense of your Property Tax Assessment

Tags: Making Sense of your Property Tax Assessment

  You should have received your Annual Assessment Notices from the City of Edmonton by now. This is the assessed value of your property, which substantiates how much tax you have to pay on it. Simply speaking, the assessment places a dollar value on your home for tax reasons. It is not possible for the City of Edmonton to physically appraise each house, so assessments are based...Read More

By: Patrick Fields

Home buyers persist to carefully watch market

Tags: Edmonton Market Update, Edmonton Real Estate Statistics, Edmonton Home Value

Edmonton, February 2, 2016: Residential inventory continues to remain strong, as January closed out with 5,751 properties for sale on the MLS® System for the Edmonton Census Metropolitan Area (CMA). That’s an increase of 39.2% over this time last year, and 13.03% up over last month. Sales for January were down however, with 618 properties selling in the first month of 2016, down 13.32%...Read More

By: Patrick Fields

Want to Start a Home-Based Business?

Tags: Work from home, Home based business

  Forget that long commute and the structured 9-5 work day. Make it a thing of the past by starting up your own home-based business, where you can work at home and be your own boss. More and more people are leaving the office setting behind for the comfort of their own home.     Two types of home-based businesses allowed in Edmonton. Minor Home-Based Businesses are those that...Read More

By: Patrick Fields

A DIY Backyard Ice Rink

Tags: BUILD YOUR OWN Backyard Ice Rink

  Nothing is more Canadian than passing the time of a long, cold winter on a backyard ice rink. Sadly, there is a perception homemade rinks are difficult to make and even harder to maintain. Now with an array of products and how to videos available online, now it can be a simple project well worth a little effort for a ton of fun.       Before you begin, you’ll need...Read More

By: Patrick Fields

Prices and inventory are up in 2015, sales decline

Tags: Edmonton Market Update, Edmonton real estate stats, Edmonton home value

    Edmonton, January 5, 2016: Sales of residential property through the Edmonton Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) System in 2015 in the Edmonton CMA were down 9% from 2014 but up over 1% from 2013. This decrease was reflected across all property types except duplex and rowhouse sales which were up 6%. Single family homes were down 9% over last year and condos were down 13%. T...Read More

By: Patrick Fields

JANUARY 2016 EVENTS in EDMONTON

Tags: JANUARY 2016 EVENTS in EDMONTON

  Welcome 2016 with these January Edmonton Events!        - Ice Castles – Friday, January 1 – Monday, March 14 2016 - Swing 'n Skate Sundays at City Hall – Friday, January – Monday, February 29 - The Motorcycle and ATV Show - Edmonton – Friday, January 15 – Sunday, January 17 - Ice on W...Read More