Buying

Finding Space for Multigenerational Living

Choosing a housing option for multiple generations of one family can be a challenging task, but it's certainly possible to find a solution that works for everyone. Here are some tips for young couples with children who also need to accommodate another generation: Assess your needs The first step is to assess the needs of each family member. Consider the physical requirements of the elderly relative,...

When Is The Best Time to Buy?

When deciding on the optimal timing for buying or selling your home in Edmonton, several factors come into play. While any stage of the property cycle can present opportunities, your personal circumstances should ultimately guide your decision-making process. Consider the following checklist to help assess if the timing aligns with your needs: Evaluate Your Circumstances: Prioritize your current...

Top Mistakes for First-Time Buyers

First off, failing to secure a pre-approval ranks as the number one misstep for newbie home buyers. It's essential to obtain pre-approval to understand your purchasing power upfront. Why venture into the market without the peace of mind of knowing what you can afford? Plus, it also helps you realize what might be out of your financial reach. Sellers invest time and effort into presenting their homes...

Everyone Wants a Bungalow

If I had a dollar for every time a potential client said to me "keep an eye out for a nice bungalow fur us, we're thinking of downsizing in the next few years", I'd be able to buy that bungalow.  Okay, maybe not, but it does get mentioned a lot.  Here's the down-low with bungalows:  A detached bungalow needs a bigger lot to build and therefore is going to be more expensive than its 2-storey...

Let it Grow!

Dying Trees  I hired an arborist last year to prune our giant schubert tree and he said that the last few years have not been easy on our trees.  Maybe you’ve noticed a few dead trees in your neighbourhood.   Swedish Columnar Aspens - Often referred to as towering poplars and are very popular to create privacy because they grow fast.  The cons are that...

Purchasing a Home – Put it in Writing

When you bought your home, were you surprised the appliances didn't look the same as when you made the offer?You’re making an offer on a home. The first section of the standard Alberta Real Estate Association (AREA) Residential Purchase contract has sections 1.1 (b) “these unattached goods” and 1.1 (c)  “these attached goods”  What’s attached and what’s unattached?  What happens if...

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