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Moving to Edmonton? What to Know About Cost of LivingEdmonton, Alberta is one of two major cities in Alberta. Because it's a city center, people are drawn to Edmonton for the entertainment, industry and culture. If you're thinking about moving to Edmonton, it can be very helpful to know about the cost of living. Maintaining awareness of cost of living can help you decide whether Edmonton is the right place for you.

What's the Cost of Housing in Edmonton?

The average rental prices in Edmonton vary by size and number of bedrooms. Generally, most people pay between $1,000 and $3,000 per month for a two- or three-bedroom dwelling. Cost of housing also depends on whether you're renting a townhouse or a standard apartment.

Most landlords expect their tenants to pay a security deposit of about one

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4 Must-See Valentine's Day Events in Edmonton, ABValentine's Day will soon be here, and for many, this means a night on the town is in order. There's plenty to do and see in and around Edmonton on Valentine's Day, and it may be hard to find the ideal event. Here are four events taking place Valentine's Day weekend, whether you're looking for a party, a date, or a creative outlet.

Valentine's Paint Night

Date: February 13 at 6 p.m.

Address: Art Gallery of St. Albert, 19 Perron St, St. Albert, AB T8N 1E4, Canada

Unleash your artistic side this Valentine's Day at Valentine's Paint Night. In this class taught by the Art Gallery's talented painting instructor Carmella Haykowsky, participants will get together and learn to paint a dramatic floral still life. All the materials you need will be

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4 Must-See February Events in EdmontonFebruary is a busy time of year in Edmonton! If you're looking for something to do in the middle of winter, here's a list of events happening locally, from a showcase of women artists to the return of Winefest.

Afro Latin Festival YEG

Date: February 1, 2020

Address: The Starlite Room, 10030 102 St NW

The Afro Latin Festival YEG is the biggest get-together from La Connexional, and this year it's back—bigger and better than ever! This “Winter Cancellation” festival creates a tropical celebration of what makes African, Caribbean, and Latino cultures so unique and diverse, featuring dancing, arts, education, and much more. The afrobeats and Latin horns of the live local and international talent will take you to a place far away from the harsh

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Edmonton History Facts You Should KnowModern-day Edmonton is a metropolitan city bursting with life and teeming with culture. Its skyline is defined by towering buildings, yet it has still maintained the charm of its early roots. With a population of about 981,000 people, it comes as no surprise that Alberta's capital city is much different today than it was during the early years of its settlement.

Native Tribes Were Edmonton's First Residents

Like much of Canada and North America, the first residents in the Edmonton region were tribes from the First Nations. In the area that would become Edmonton, the native people consisted mostly of aboriginal hunting tribes. They migrated across the region, moving from place to place along with the herds they were hunting. It was a rough terrain

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What Are the Best Schools in Edmonton, AB?The main school districts in Edmonton, AB are Edmonton Public Schools and Edmonton Catholic School District. As the second-largest district in all of Alberta, Edmonton Public Schools serves 104,000 students across 213 schools. The Catholic district serves 42,000 students across 100 schools. Families who want to send their children to a proactive and inclusive learning institution should keep the following facts in mind.

How It Works

Every address in Edmonton will have a variety of public schools attached to it, and parents may have several options to consider (depending on where they live). For example, they may have two junior high schools within their designated address. Parents are guaranteed a spot for their children at the designated

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How to Take Care of Your HVAC SystemHVAC stands for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. Nearly every home has an HVAC system, and like any home appliance, HVAC systems need maintenance every so often. While homeowners can hire a professional to come out to the home to do a regular tune-up, it’s more cost effective for them to learn how to do it on their own. Here’s some information homeowners need to know about their HVAC systems and some easy ways they can maintain them.

The Importance of Maintaining HVAC Systems

An HVAC system can do up to three important things: heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. However, there are some systems that will only do one or two of these things. If an HVAC system isn’t taken care of, it can break down. This can lead to being without

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UK Property InvestmentIf you’re a property investor setting your sights beyond Canada, you may wish to consider the UK as your first overseas base.

Perhaps with the exception of Central London – which can command extremely high amounts – property prices in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland are pretty similar to those in Canada. 

The UK is a popular destination for both long-term and short term overseas residents who choose to study or work in another country. The native population is also one of the densest in Europe.

For these reasons, there is always a need for new rental properties across the country.

So why invest in property in the UK? In this article, the specialists at Property Solvers – experts in helping homeowners that need to sell fast –

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What is Involved in the Home Closing Process?Buying a West Edmonton home can be a complex experience in and of itself, even when things roll smoothly. While the term ‘closing' would seem to be the easiest part of the process, there's quite a bit of paperwork and back-and-forth negotiations that take time and experience to streamline. As a buyer, here are a few aspects of the home closing process that should be expected.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed real estate professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

Know Your Home Closing Team

Be prepared to work with a number of individuals throughout both the home buying and closing procedures. Specific parties typically involved will include:

  • Real estate agents or solicitors for both
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How to Choose the Best Home for YouWhen it comes to buying a home, most Central home buyers know to keep some degree of flexibility when they're on the hunt. However, just because a buyer is open to different types of properties, doesn't mean they don't have preferences to help guide their search. For buyers just getting started, here's how to create the ultimate wishlist for a home.

Region, Price, Style

To a certain extent, the lender dictates many of the wishlist components. Lenders essentially tell buyers how much they can afford, which also tells them the areas where they can afford to live and the school systems they're likely to access. But just because a wishlist is limited doesn't mean buyers don't have some degree of control. Here are a few questions to ask when sketching

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Tiny Home Information for Future InvestorsAre you thinking about purchasing a tiny home? If so, you have much to think about. While there can be many advantages to owning a tiny home, there can also be disadvantages. Understanding the advantages and disadvantages can help you decide whether this kind of investment is right for Stony Plain homeowners.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed real estate professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

What is a Tiny Home?

A tiny home is a smaller-than-normal home, usually delivered on site by a trailer. Tiny homes are similar to mobile homes, but smaller, with barely more than an open living area, a lofted bedroom area, and a bathroom. People who live in tiny homes often choose to do so because

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