edmonton: Spectacular condo with an outstanding private location $306,900 - 06/08/14 09:26 AM

The great open concept design allows many furniture options and is great for entertaining. The master bedroom has a high vaulted ceiling, lots of space and a nice ensuite to boot.
The large double garage allows entry in the lower level with a handy closet and shoe area. A real nice bonus is the self contained lower area perfect for the teenager or roommate.
Some other features are the 3 bathrooms, gas fireplace hookup, main floor laundry, fireplace and well kept grounds. Just one look is all it will take to make it yours!!
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edmonton: Minutes Away from Cougar Creek Golf Course $589,900 - 06/03/14 02:48 PM

Golf lover? Then you will love this beautiful custom built two story home. Only minutes away from Cougar Creek golf course, plus it boasts its own par 3 hole.

With over 2700 square feet of living space, this home features 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, including a lovely master suite with its own jetted tub.  You will be impressed with the detail and colour scheme of the home.

A bright kitchen with maple cabinetry, tile backsplash, unique lighting - the list goes on and on. There is a breakfast bar/island and corner pantry for plenty of extra storage. … (2 comments)

edmonton: Enjoy the Serenity of a Small Town $308,900 - 02/28/14 05:16 AM

This small town community that has so much to offer. This outstanding home has over 1500 sq feet on each level with a kitchenette in the walkout basement.

There is a large private yard and is very close to the lake with all its amenities. With a single and double attached garage, plenty of RV parking and two cozy fireplaces it is surely a home that its new buyers will love.
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edmonton: Homeowner's Halloween Horrors? Not if you follow these Safety Tips - 10/26/13 11:13 AM

As Halloween creakingly creeps around the cobwebbedcorner, many of our thoughts will be on decorating, pumpkincarving and costumemaking. But, before the parade of ghosts and witches comes knocking on your door, here's a helpful list of things that you can do to keep your home and yard safe for all those anxious trick-or-treaters.
Clear your yard of ladders, hoses, leashes, flower pots, low tree limbs, support wires and anything that could cause someone to trip. Be sure to keep your outdoor steps, porch and walkways welllit. If you do use candles, keep them away from where trickortreaters will be walking … (0 comments)

edmonton: Top 10 Reasons Why You and Your Business Can Thrive In Edmonton: - 06/08/13 09:24 AM

Top 10 reasons why you and your business can thrive in Edmonton:
1.       Natural resources. The foundation of Edmonton’s economy is its proximity to the Athabasca oil sands, the third-largest oil reserve in the world.  
2.       Major investments. Major investments worth $191 billion are planned or under way in northern Alberta.  
3.       Diverse economy. Edmonton has the second-most diversified economy of Canada’s largest cities. It is a centre for energy, manufacturing, government, financial services, education, transportation, and much more.  
4.       Culture of innovation. Edmonton is a leading centre for research in sustainable resource development, nanotechnology, … (0 comments)

edmonton: To The Wild Wild West 2013! - 02/05/13 04:24 AM
Man I love living in Canada, specifically Western Canada.  There is a chance that I'm just extra happy because hockey's back on.
None the less we constantly get told it's the best place to live in and also to invest in.  the fact is that it's true, we have good paying jobs and have an environment where entrepeneurs can propsper.  With all that the results are opportunities to enjoy and  spend money.  I'm pretty sure the next 10 years are going to be fascinating.  We have a new airport, billions spent on a downtown entertainment area including a new … (1 comments)

edmonton: Edmonton winning economic battle with Calgary EDMONTON JOURNAL - 12/05/12 06:16 AM

EDMONTON - Edmonton’s economy and housing market have been improving and are outperforming Calgary on several fronts, according to an analysis from the Conference Board of Canada.
These yardsticks include faster economic and house price growth this year, along with more housing starts in four of the past five months. The city’s housing markets should remain buoyant, fuelled by healthy population advances, said Robin Wiebe, senior economist with the board’s Centre for Municipal Studies.
Edmonton’s relatively large public administration sector — twice the size of Calgary’s as a share of total output — helps balance the local economy and has … (7 comments)

edmonton: Nothing Scary in Halloween Housing Market - 11/26/12 02:41 AM
Edmonton, November 2, 2012: Even with ghosts, ghouls, and goblins running through the streets, homeowners could find refuge in the local housing market. The REALTORS® Association of Edmonton reports that housing prices in October were up compared to a year ago and are the highest in October in the past five years. The all residential average price for the Edmonton Multiple Listing Service® was up 0.6% at $324,924 when compared to October 2011. The average price of a single family detached home was $372,061 up 2.1% over a year ago. Condos were priced on average at $234,177 which was an uptick … (0 comments)

edmonton: 2012 Edmonton Indy Schedule - 07/18/12 11:06 AM

Friday, July 20
7:00 a.m. Venue opens to public 8:15 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. NASCC Eurasia Cup Practice Session (30 min) 9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Star Mazda Championship 1st Practice Session (30 min) 9:45 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Firestone Indy Lights® Series 1st Practice Session (45 min) 10:50 a.m. to 11:20 a.m. IZOD IndyCar® Series 1st Practice Session – A (30 min) 11:20 a.m. to 11:50 p.m. IZOD IndyCar® Series 1st Practice Session – B (30 min) 12:45 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Firestone Indy Lights® Series 2nd Practice Session (45 min) 1:45 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. Star Mazda Championship … (0 comments)

edmonton: Edmonton real estate heats up with weather - 06/06/12 04:55 AM
Median price of detached home reaches highest point in five years By Lewis Kelly, edmontonjournal.comJune 4, 20121. Single family dwelling average selling price for the month: May 2012: $388,762; April 2012 $382,384; May 2011 $378,246; Month-over-month percentage change: 1.7%; Year-over-year percentage change: 2.8%.
Photograph by: Greg Southam
EDMONTON - The median price of a single-detached home in the city reached its highest point in five years in May, numbers from the Realtors Association of Edmonton released Monday show. The figure of $370,000 is up almost four per cent year-over-year.
“While housing prices are higher in Edmonton than last month, they are … (2 comments)

edmonton: Housing sales and prices stable at the end of the first quarter - REALTORS® - 04/15/12 06:31 AM
Edmonton, April 2, 2012: At the end of the first quarter, the REALTORS® Association of Edmonton reports that the average residential price in the Edmonton area is up 2.2% when compared to a year ago. The all-residential average1 price, at $335,187 compared to $328,094 in March of last year. Single family detached (SFD) and condominium average prices were stable year-over-year with SFD prices up 0.2% and condos down 0.7%. 
“Other markets, such as Toronto, are reporting feverish real estate activity involving multiple offers and unconditional offers but our market is calm, orderly and slowly evolving,” said REALTORS® Association of Edmonton President … (2 comments)

edmonton: Everyone Has a Fever - 02/01/12 03:53 PM
It sure feels like Spring Fever has hit early this year. I think it’s due to two major factors, one being the weather, and the other is just pent up pressure that the market has. How can you not feel good when you spent the last 3 months mentally preparing yourself for minus 30°C of bone chilling cold and it doesn’t even come close.
Its February now and March is often thought of as the first month of spring. I don’t know about you but knowing that spring is only a month away makes me feel warm inside. … (4 comments)

edmonton: Lamphier: Developer envisions The Pearl as jewel of Edmonton condo towers - 11/17/11 04:34 AM

Prices up to $2 million expected in 35-storey downtown building aimed at affluent buyers with taste for city living By Gary Lamphier November 16, 2011
EDMONTON — Is there a market for $2 million condos in a city where the average unit currently sells for about $224,000?
Regency Developments thinks so, and the low-profile, family-run Edmonton firm is putting its money where its mouth is.
Regency’s 35-storey Pearl condo project — on the south side of Jasper Avenue at 120th Street — is expected to be the tallest, most luxurious condo tower in the city by the time it’s completed in … (1 comments)

edmonton: Local housing market figures make homeowners smile - 10/18/11 07:20 AM
Edmonton, October 4, 2011:
The owners of single family homes in Edmonton and area have seen the value of their property increase more than many other investments. While the stock market and dollar have plunged recently and interest on savings accounts is minimal, local homeowners are seeing a five percent increase in the value of their residential property this year. Compared to prices on December 31, 2010, a single family dwelling has increased on average* 5.1% and a condo has increased 4.7%."REALTORS® remain optimistic about the future of the local market," said REALTORS® Association of Edmonton President Chris Mooney. "In January, … (1 comments)

edmonton: Edmonton housing affordable when compared to national figures - 09/29/11 05:40 AM
The Canadian Real Estate Association released national housing figures today and show that Canadian home sales hold steady in August.Compared to national housing prices released by CREA today, the Edmonton market is affordable. While the average price for a home nationally is $349,916, the local homebuyer will find an average priced home for just $324,217. Of course prices will vary from neighbourhood to neighbourhood. Nationally housing prices have jumped up 7.7% over a year ago, while locally prices have dipped about a third of a percent from August 2010.According to the REALTORS® Association of Edmonton the local market is balanced with … (0 comments)

edmonton: August figures show that local real estate prices remain stable over the years - 09/13/11 05:22 PM
Edmonton, September 2, 2011: The average* price of a single family home has remained remarkably stable for the past four years according to figures released by the REALTORS® Association of Edmonton. The average selling price in August has varied from a high of $372,000 in 2008 to the low of $367,700 in 2009. Last month SFDs sold on average for $370,438. Prices have varied within a range of just over one percent.
“Consumers are wary in the face of uncertainty in the global economic markets and they receive constant reminders from federal officials about the dangers of carrying too much debt. … (0 comments)

edmonton: Living is good in the 'burbs - 06/22/11 09:10 AM
With another building boom predicted, city will add 40 new neighbourhoods By Elise Stolte, Edmonton Journal June 21, 2011

Michelle Ruediger and her son Tyler, 8, enjoy the surroundings near 119 Street and 169 Avenue in the unfinished neighbourhood of Castlewood.Photograph by: Ed Kaiser, edmontonjournal.com EDMONTON - When evenings grow quiet, Michelle Ruediger walks with her son to the stormwater lake where the red-winged blackbirds whistle in the wind.
In the still half-empty Castlewood community this spring, she and eight-year-old Tyler watched goslings grow up and leave the nest.
But if Tyler wants to shoot hoops or find a playground, … (0 comments)

edmonton: Challenges remain, but momentum building in Alberta economy - 06/16/11 05:14 AM
Not a boom, but maybe a decade or more of prosperity
By Gary Lamphier, edmontonjournal.com June 15, 2011
EDMONTON - Two years after the Great Recession ended, Alberta's energy-fuelled economy is again flexing its muscles.
With oil prices tripling from their 2009 lows, drilling activity on the upswing, unemployment falling and oilsands investment surging, Alberta looks poised for a new growth supercycle.
In fact, compared with the beleaguered U.S., the debt-ridden economies of Europe or the sluggish growth in Ontario and Quebec, Canada's energy superpower looks like a rising star once again.
Just don't call this new growth … (1 comments)

edmonton: First Quarter Housing Sales on Normal Track; Prices Up - 04/13/11 04:23 AM
Edmonton, April 5, 2011: REALTORS® expect the local real estate market to follow a well-worn annual sales track. However, like the stock market, large external forces can skew the market. In 2010, the threat of increased mortgage rates and a change to mortgage qualification rules accelerated sales in the first quarter and caused a sales slump in the following months that took all summer to work through. This year there are no external influences on the market and it is operating normally again.
According to the REALTORS® Association of Edmonton, residential sales in the first quarter are normal for this … (0 comments)

edmonton: BUSINESS ACCELERATION - 04/07/11 06:46 AM
Yesterday was a really great day!  Approximately 200 of my fellow Executives got together to present some awards to our top people and learn from a great speaker.
In the last 10 years gatherings like this have been dwindling with the number of agents showing up, and this is for all Real Estate flagships across the board, but this one was different.  Maybe it’s because it’s spring, maybe it’s because the market is showing many good signs of recovery, or maybe it just might be because there was extra effort put into this event and there was superb information available … (0 comments)