Edmonton Real Estate Blog

Updates to Make Your Home More Energy EfficientWhen it comes to selling a home, there are a lot of considerations. Finding out what buyers want and working to give them what they need are both very important, but there is more to the issue than that. Sellers will also want to focus on updating their home to increase its market value and improve the chances that buyers will purchase it. What kinds of updates should be done? Many sellers start with a focus on energy efficiency.

What Types of Updates Are Common?

When making a home energy efficient, sellers commonly choose new windows and insulation as good protection from the Canadian winters. They may also want to consider upgrading their heating system, and that can include thermostats on timers and other features that allow more control

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The Best Fitness Gyms in EdmontonIf you work strange hours and you need to be able to stay fit, you may need a 24-hour fitness facility. Plenty of these types of facilities are found throughout the Edmonton area. Here's a look at a few of the best 24-hour fitness facilities within the city.

The Best 24-Hour Fitness Gyms in Edmonton

Gold's Gym - North Town Mall, West Edmonton Mall, Westmount Centre

Gold's is a huge name in the fitness industry and provides three locations in Edmonton. This company is also in the process of opening a fourth Edmonton location, along with others.

Gold's Gym provides 24/7 access so that you can get your workout in anytime you want. They even provide an endless pool, hot tubs and a ladies-only area. Whether you need to workout late or early,

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The Best Edmonton Art GalleriesIf you are looking to witness some stunning art in the Edmonton area, then you are in luck. There are several art galleries that will satisfy your need for art. Edmonton was actually named the cultural capital of Canada in  2007, but many feel this city should be given this title every year.

A good portion of the art galleries in Edmonton can be found on High Street, as this is close to downtown. Here are some art galleries that you should check out when your in the Edmonton area.

Lando Gallery

Started in 1990, this gallery provides the largest commercial gallery in Edmonton. Many pieces from the contemporary art scene are on display. They also provide appraisal, leasing and collection management services.

Peter Robertson Gallery

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Kid-Friendly Attractions in EdmontonFinding family fun in Edmonton isn't that hard. There are plenty of great places to enjoy fun, no matter your age. You will find all kinds of fun here in and around the city.

West Edmonton Mall

While you enjoy shopping, you can allow your children to enjoy plenty of great attractions at the mall. Taking your children to the West Edmonton Mall can provide plenty of fun. They can enjoy the Marine Life, World Waterpark and Build-A-Bear Workshop. These are three of the excellent activities at the mall for preschoolers.

Of course, if you're a big kid yourself, you may want to ditch the shopping and join your children for one of the following:

  • Galaxyland
  • Ice Palace
  • Santa Maria
  • Professor WEM's Adventure Golf
  • Deep Sea Derby
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Is Selling a Short Sale in Alberta Right for You?Some people find that they cannot keep up with their home mortgage payments. Rather than head into foreclosure, they want to take the route of selling their property as a short sale. Sellers may pursue this option, no matter the state of the market, when they find they are underwater on a mortgage or may be in the initial stages of the foreclosure process.

Short sales may not be common to a specific area. Short sales were prevalent when there many foreclosures in the Calgary market, but short sales do arise when there are few foreclosures. However, this may not be a choice for everyone faced with foreclosure in Alberta, as the final decision is made by a cooperating lender.

Short sales can benefit homeowners, the lender and the buyer. Learn

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The Best Home Improvements for Your Edmonton HomeProperty owners should always be concerned with the value of their home, whether they are hoping to sell in the near future or they are looking for long-term investment growth. One of the best ways to boost the value of a property in competitive markets like Glenora is to complete home improvement projects that offer a good return on investment.

5 Home Improvements With the Best ROI

Here are 5 home improvement projects that offer the best ROI for residential homeowners or property investors:

Kitchen and Bathroom Renovations

These are tried-and-true home improvements, and nearly everyone knows that they will add value to a property. However, it's become a home improvement cliche because it works. Many buyers today are looking for a home

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The Best Activities in EdmontonEdmonton is full of great places to see and things to do. If you're looking for the best of Edmonton, here are some of the places you should see.

Den of Antiquity

The Den of Antiquity is housed in a 1910 single room Amelia schoolhouse. This one of a kind shop focuses on countryside antiques and other collectibles. You will find an array of home decorations and furniture. The Den of Antiquity made its debut on May 2, 2009.

The shop is only open on weekends from 10 to 5, or call to set up a time to view all the Den’s offerings. Antiques that are available will vary, as their goods come from auctions and other picking resources. They have had vintage fixtures, rustic signs, and restored wood furniture. You never know what you are going to

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The Edmonton Oilers Hockey Team: A HistoryThe Edmonton Oilers are a National Hockey League team playing in Edmonton, Alberta. They were founded in 1971 and the first season they played was the 1972-1973 season. Originally, they were part of the founding group of the World Hockey Association. Another Alberta team was supposed to be a part of the WHA, but they folded before the first season started.

When the Calgary Broncos folded, the name of the Edmonton Oilers was changed to the Alberta Oilers. This only lasted for one season before they returned to the name, Edmonton Oilers. The Oilers didn't become a part of the NHL until 1979 when the NHL and the WHA merged.

After becoming a part of the NHL, the Edmonton Oilers became Stanley Cup winners five times: 1984, 1985, 1987, 1988 and

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The Best Fine Dining Restaurants in EdmontonThere's nothing better to celebrate a night out or a big event than to go out to a fine dining restaurant in Edmonton. No matter what style of food you like, there's sure to be a great luxurious restaurant perfect for your special night.

Here are a few great fine dining restaurants in Edmonton:

La Ronde at the Chateau Lacombe

When you step into La Ronde, you will be treated to the only revolving restaurant in the city. It opened in 1967 and has been very popular ever since. They provide Sunday brunch with plenty of great choices, along with regular lunch and dinner service.

Characters Fine Dining

Characters Fine Dining is a full service restaurant featuring Canadian continental, Asian and French cuisine. The creation of Chef Shonn

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A Guide to the Foreclosure Process in AlbertaPeople may be forced to go into foreclosure for many reasons. From divorce, to job loss or medical emergencies, financial circumstances can change making it hard to make those mortgage payments to a lender. While contacting a lender at an early stage may reduce the possibility of going into foreclosure on a home, it is still possible to have to go through the foreclosure process on a home in Alberta. And foreclosure can happen regardless of the type of Canadian home mortgage they may have. Get a better idea of what to expect from the foreclosure process.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with an attorney or certified tax expert before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

Understand More About Foreclosure

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