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Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - Will new PM stick to housing promises?

Will new PM stick to housing promises? Canada?s new federal government will now be expected to deliver on a raft of election promises, including those on affordable housing.Justin Trudeau made this promise a month ago: ?Safe, adequate, and affordable housing is essential to building strong families, strong communities, and a strong economy."We have a plan to make housing more affordable for those who need it most ? seniors, persons with disabilities, lower-income families, and Canadians ...

posted in National News at Tue, 20 Oct 2015 14:37:23 -0600



Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - Construction decline expected across Canada

Construction decline expected across Canada   HomeNewsby Jennifer Paterson13 May 2015   Overall construction across Canada is expected to be two per cent lower this year than if the oil price had not fallen, though Ontario remains in an optimistic position, according to a new survey.More than two-thirds (68 per cent) of respondents to the latest RICS Canadian Construction Market Survey reported that the price decline has been responsible for the cancellation of projects in areas predominantly ... Full Article...

posted in Market Update at Wed, 13 May 2015 10:22:58 -0600



Sunday, May 10, 2015 - Investing in your kids real estate

Investing in your kid?s real estate   Investing in Alberta Real Estate ? Tips for Home Buyers   It?s that time of year again, when parents start looking for homes for their children to live in while attending a college or university in the Edmonton area. TD Canada Trust recently released a report showing that 10% of Canadian parents would consider buying a condo for their adult children, and our experience shows that many parents in the Edmonton area are interested in this type of investment. ... Full Article...

posted in Edmonton Real Estate at Sun, 10 May 2015 15:20:16 -0600



Saturday, May 9, 2015 - New Alberta government could introduce rent controls

New Alberta government could introduce rent controls   The premier-elect of Alberta could introduce rent controls across the province.The Financial Post is reporting that yesterday?s win for the NDPs could lead to Rachel Notley implementing these controls as she has previously stated her support for the measure.It cites a Calgary Herald report in October last year quoting Notley when she criticized Jim Prentice for leaving the market to regulate rents and suggested that rent control would be a ... Full Article...

posted in Alberta Market Update at Sat, 09 May 2015 00:45:52 -0600



Saturday, May 9, 2015 - Why interest rates wonâ??t rise

Why interest rates won?t rise   Homebuyers and investors have yet another reason to rejoice: one more economist has suggested that the Bank of Canada is unlikely in increase interest rates. Speaking at RealtorQuest in Toronto this week, Warren Jestin, the chief economist for Scotiabank, said Canada?s central bank likely won?t raise interest rates, possibly until the end of next year. Jestin pointed to several reasons behind his forecast, each of which he said led to the Bank of Canada?s concern ... Full Article...

posted in Mortgage Rates at Sat, 09 May 2015 00:42:58 -0600



Saturday, May 9, 2015 - Lighter Side: Canadas priciest vacation property

Canada?s priciest vacation property     It could be Canada?s most expensive vacation property ? if it sells for asking ? but this Whistler home is unlikely to cash flow as an investment.Listed for $22 million, the 9,800 square foot, 10-bedroom luxury home is one of 10 properties in the popular B.C. resort town that is priced higher than $10 million.It?s significantly more expensive than the previous highest priced recreation property, an 11-bedroom home that was listed at $13.5 million.The ... Full Article...

posted in Vacation Homes at Sat, 09 May 2015 00:37:31 -0600



Saturday, May 9, 2015 - How to ensure your property is a diamond not a dud

How to ensure your property is a diamond not a dud   With reality television shows and famous celebrities highlighting the rewards of ?flipping? property, more and more Canadian investors are on the hunt for these diamonds in the rough. Although theoretically the buy-fix-flip strategy is one that appears to provide the greatest returns in the shortest period of time, there are many factors that a landlord needs to consider before jumping in.   Even the smallest of oversights in this strategy ... Full Article...

posted in Getting the House Ready to Sell at Sat, 09 May 2015 00:30:34 -0600



Saturday, May 9, 2015 - How to choose a Realtor to work with

How to choose a Realtor to work with   Amazing! You?ve decided to sell your home and/or buy one. That?s very exciting. Now it?s time to hire a Realtor, but what's the best method for choosing one who will support your interests?   It?s no secret that virtually every market in Canada is saturated with licensed Realtors, so deciding on who to use can sometimes be a tricky task. Here are some simple tips to follow when determining what Realtor best suits your unique needs.   1. Don?t feel pressure ... Full Article...

posted in Edmonton Real Estate at Sat, 09 May 2015 00:17:59 -0600



Saturday, May 9, 2015 - 5 ways to increase rental income

5 ways to increase rental income   Landlords, don?t be so quick to throw in those amenities for free. There are five key ways to generate additional income beyond standard monthly rents, while at the same time developing better, more responsible tenants.  1. LaundryI like the flexibility that laundry offers because in some buildings, you can offer it in a coin-operated form. Or, if you prefer not to lease or buy machines, you can offer it as an a-la-carte service.If tenants choose laundry, it ... Full Article...

posted in Edmonton Real Estate at Sat, 09 May 2015 00:11:25 -0600



Wednesday, May 6, 2015 - Disney's The Lion King - Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium

Disney's The Lion King Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, 11455 - 87 Avenue, Edmonton, AlbertaT: 1-780-427-2760July 14 2015 to August 9 2015     More than 70 million people around the world have experienced the phenomenon of Disney?s The Lion King, and now you can, too, when Edmonton?s best-loved musical returns to the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium. Winner of six Tony Awards®, including Best Musical, this landmark musical event brings together one of the most imaginative creative teams ... Full Article...

posted in Edmonton Events at Wed, 06 May 2015 10:21:37 -0600



Wednesday, May 6, 2015 - FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015 - Edmonton

FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015 Commonwealth Stadium, 11000 Stadium Road, Edmonton, AlbertaJune 6 2015 to July 5 2015     The FIFA Women?s World Cup Canada 2015 will be a 30 day, 24-nation, 52-match tournament featuring the best women?s soccer players in the world. For the first time in history, a sporting competition the scale of a FIFA Women's World Cup will be hosted across five time zones in Official Host Cities from west to east of Canada that include Vancouver, British Columbia; ...

posted in Edmonton Events at Wed, 06 May 2015 10:14:01 -0600



Wednesday, May 6, 2015 - Hawrelak Park

Hawrelak Park 9930 Groat Rd, Edmonton, Alberta   The perfect place for picnic or to take in a festival, Hawrelak Park is one of the jewels of Edmonton's beautiful river valley. Explore the many trails by foot, bicycle or even cross-country skis. Sit back and enjoy one of the amazing festivals that take place all year round in Hawrelak Park. From the Heritage Festival in the summer to Silver Skate in the winter, there's never a boring weekend down in Hawrelak Park! CostFree ...

posted in Edmonton Attractions at Wed, 06 May 2015 10:04:38 -0600



Tuesday, May 5, 2015 - Edmonton Market at Low Risk

Edmonton, May 4, 2015: Canadian Home and Mortgage Corporation (CMHC) released the Updated Results of its House Price Analysis and Assessment Framework for Canada and 12 Markets last week. The report focused on housing market risk factors such as overheating, acceleration in house prices, overvaluation, and overbuilding. Their conclusion about the Edmonton market was that it presented a low risk in all these factors.   ?While price growth has increased slightly since 2011, price increases remain ... Full Article...

posted in Edmonton Real Estate at Tue, 05 May 2015 19:12:11 -0600



Monday, May 4, 2015 - City Market Downtown Edmonton

City Market Downtown   The City Market is an easy find.Just follow the stilt walkers. Over 100 years can?t lie. It?s true, the market has been here for over 100 years ? since 1903 to be exact. The honest to goodness mentality from way back when still resonates through all the vendors and buskers today. A simple conversation with any of them is all you?ll need to get a feel for the genuinely good people they are. That also makes them really easy to buy from, so don?t forget your wallet. Or maybe ... Full Article...

posted in Edmonton Attractions at Mon, 04 May 2015 21:16:00 -0600



Monday, May 4, 2015 - Things to do in Edmonton in May

Things to do in Edmonton in May   by Lauren IrvingApril 29th, 2015   We?ve seen you folks in your shorts and flip flops embracing the sunshine and we want to see more where that came from! It?s time to celebrate the warm weather so grab your calendar and mark off these upcoming events.   International Children?s Festival   Bring the family to the Tim Horton?s International Children?s Festival for five days filled with music, theatre, circus and puppetry. Let your inner child shine as you join ... Full Article...

posted in Edmonton Events at Mon, 04 May 2015 21:04:32 -0600



Monday, May 4, 2015 - 48 Hours In Edmonton

48 Hours In Edmonton   After experiencing some of the best vibrant urban experiences in the 24 hour itinerary, it?s time to start day two by heading to the edge of the city and exploring a couple of ?must sees? for any visitor to Edmonton.   Less than an hour?s drive from downtown Edmonton, Elk Island National Park boasts incredible experiences that will remain with you long after you leave. Take a load of your shoulders, escape the city noise, and reconnect with nature! Make sure your camera ... Full Article...

posted in Edmonton Attractions at Mon, 04 May 2015 20:55:05 -0600



Monday, May 4, 2015 - Old Strathcona and Garneau Culinary Crawl

Old Strathcona and Garneau Culinary Crawl   Breakfast and Brunch   Under the High Wheel serves old world comfort food in a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Breakfast options range from savoury to sweet with locally sourced ingredients and seasonal products. To satisfy your sweet tooth, try their Belgian waffle drizzled with chocolate sauce and fresh Chantilly cream. Your diet can start tomorrow. The Sugar Bowl has some of the best cinnamon buns in the city?and quite possibly the world. If you ... Full Article...

posted in Edmonton Attractions at Mon, 04 May 2015 20:52:24 -0600



Monday, May 4, 2015 - Downtown Culinary Crawl

Downtown Culinary Crawl Breakfast and Brunch You won?t find a more beautiful breakfast spot than Culina Café at the Muttart Conservatory. Nestled in the heart of the downtown river valley, these iconic pyramids define the Edmonton skyline and are home to a variety of gardens. As part of their ambition to bring the freshest ingredients to your table, Culina has partnered with the Muttart to provide fresh greenhouse-grown herbs and greens all year round! Be the early bird and get there before ... Full Article...

posted in Edmonton Attractions at Mon, 04 May 2015 20:48:43 -0600



Monday, May 4, 2015 - Edmonton Valley Zoo

Edmonton Valley Zoo 13315 Buena Vista Road (87th Avenue), Edmonton, AlbertaT: 1-780-422-5311 Nestled in Sir Wilfrid Laurier Park, in the heart of the sweeping Edmonton River Valley, the Edmonton Valley Zoo is home to more than 350 animals. Bring along the kids for a chance to see the endangered peregrine falcon, native prairie dogs, a zebra, fox, and bighorn sheep. Bird lovers can catch the snowy owl, bald eagle, and great-horned owl. Hoot twice if you love owls! Check out the new Polar ...

posted in Edmonton Attractions at Mon, 04 May 2015 20:42:43 -0600



Monday, May 4, 2015 - Breakout Entertainment Edmonton

Breakout Entertainment Edmonton 16604 - 109 Ave NW, Edmonton, AlbertaT: 1-780-444-4416 | E: info@breakout-ent.com Are you prepared to prevent a global virus outbreak? Would you know what to do if you woke up after a weekend of fun in an unfamiliar place with only one thing on your mind - escape? Breakout Entertainment brings Edmonton its first live action escape game, and it's a whirlwind of suspense, cunning and working with your companions. Locked in a room for only 45 minutes, will you be ... Full Article...

posted in Edmonton Events at Mon, 04 May 2015 20:39:45 -0600



Saturday, April 5, 2014 - E3364880, # 908 10303 111 ST Edmonton, Alberta

# 908 10303 111 ST  Edmonton, Alberta 9th floor wonderful! Ample 1 bdrm + den with a great view of downtown (101.73 M2 as per builder). Dark cabinetry, stainless appliances, raised breakfast bar and more. Hardwood, granite and tile are included in the list of WOW features. Includes 2 bathrooms, including a 3 piece with a double shower and a full 4 piece. Have a home office! Your den is perfect for an executive! A/C, underground parking, and a balcony with natural gas hook up means no ...

posted in New Listings at Sat, 05 Apr 2014 10:15:23 -0600



Saturday, April 5, 2014 - E3366790, 7111 140 AV Edmonton, Alberta

7111 140 AV  Edmonton, Alberta It's like moving into a brand new home! Beautiful open design from the large living room & dining area to the gourmet kitchen with granite counter, large island with breakfast bar, stunning hood fan & loads of cabinets. Three good size bedrooms on the main floor. The master bedroom has a gorgeous ensuite with granite counter & jetted tub & an unbelievable walk-in closet. The new lower level is completely finished with two bedrooms each with a walk-in closet, a ... Full Article...

posted in New Listings at Sat, 05 Apr 2014 10:09:22 -0600



Saturday, April 5, 2014 - E3364127, 8904 169 ST Edmonton, Alberta

8904 169 ST  Edmonton, Alberta Stunning!! Professionally renovated with nearly 2000 sq.ft. of developed living space. Comes with 4 bedrooms, 2 full baths and fully finished basement. Perfect location steps to all levels of schools, West Edmonton Mall and the Misecordia Hospital. Completely redesigned open concept floor plan, totally functional with unbelievable natural light and space. Open living room, kitchen and dining room with white shaker kitchen cabinets, custom concrete counter tops, ... Full Article...

posted in New Listings at Sat, 05 Apr 2014 10:04:01 -0600



Saturday, April 5, 2014 - E3367660, # 311 10717 83 AV Edmonton, Alberta

There is nothing ordinary about this 1260 square foot 2-storey apartment in Garneau Lofts. The condo features an open design, 2 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, large island maple kitchen with breakfast bar, corner pantry, hardwood flooring, gas fireplace, A/C and an underground parking stall with storage cage. The large owner's suite has its own den or storage room plus a walk-in closet and a 5 piece ensuite including a jetted tub and his & her sinks. Other extra include a new hot water tank (June ... Full Article...

posted in New Listings at Sat, 05 Apr 2014 09:54:39 -0600



Saturday, April 5, 2014 - 7936 85 Ave, Idylwylde, Edmonton, Alberta

Description This great semi-bungalow is located on a quiet street, is close to all amenities and is less than 10 minutes from downtown! The main floor consists of a bright living room, kitchen with eat in nook, dining room, large bedroom, spacious mudroom and a 4 piece bath. All of the windows are large flooding the living space with natural light. The upper level has two generous bedrooms and a 2 piece bathroom. The fully finished basement offers a recreation room with bar, a 3 piece bath and ... Full Article...

posted in Listings at Sat, 05 Apr 2014 09:41:12 -0600



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Will new PM stick to housing promises? - Oct 20, 2015

Will new PM stick to housing promises? Canada?s new federal government will now be expected to ...

Construction decline expected across Canada - May 13, 2015

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Investing in your kids real estate - May 10, 2015

Investing in your kid?s real estate   Investing in Alberta Real Estate ? Tips for Home ...

New Alberta government could introduce rent controls - May 9, 2015

New Alberta government could introduce rent controls   The premier-elect of Alberta could introduce ...

Why interest rates wonâ??t rise - May 9, 2015

Why interest rates won?t rise   Homebuyers and investors have yet another reason to rejoice: one ...

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