March 2019

Found 21 blog entries for March 2019.

The Best Historic Tours in EdmontonThere's plenty of history found through Edmonton and if you want to travel back in time, you can. Finding the right places to visit will help you see how Edmonton used to be and get a sense of how far the city has come. Here are a few places to visit for a look at the Edmonton of old.

Fort Edmonton Park

The city started at Fort Edmonton Park and this should be your first stop on your trip back in time. You can visit the streetcar, steam train and buggy here with settings recreated from 1846, 1885, 1905 and 1920. Visitors can even barter with a merchant, ride an antique midway attraction and talk with costumed interpreters about the old times.

Alberta Aviation Museum

Your next stop will show you a different side of history. At

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Bad Home Decoration Mistakes Homeowners MakeIn the excitement to decorate your home, it is easy to misstep along the way and make a mistake that will cause the finished room to not look as spectacular as you would have liked. Fortunately, there are a few common mistakes that most homeowners make when decorating that you can avoid simply by being aware of them and planning ahead.

Color Scheme

Paint is a very important part of the design of your home. Yet, you shouldn't start with it as most people may believe. Choose your furniture, accessories, and other elements of the room before you decide on the paint. You can narrow it down based on what will be in the room and pick your favorite color this way.

Too Many Accessories

Accessories are a good way to pull the décor together and

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The Best Summer Events in EdmontonWith spring in full bloom and summer right around the corner, it's time to create your must-do list of fun activities. Edmonton is full of great things to enjoy in the summer from events to attractions and so much more. Here are a few of the must-do activities to add to your list.

Alberta Beach

Developed at a vacation spot, this beach provides plenty of fun for everybody. It's a popular choice for company picnics and residents gain easy access from the train. It's found west of Edmonton on the shores of Lac Ste. Anne. This is a tourist destination and the popular surges over the weekends and holidays throughout the summer.

This beach is perfect for families with shallow water and provides plenty of great water activities. You can build a

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A Step-By-Step Guide to Buying a HomeIf you're ready to start moving towards purchasing a home instead of renting, it's important to know how to make this a smooth process. There are a few steps to take first. Here are some of the things that will make your home buying process easier.

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

Check your Credit

Your credit score will make a huge difference in what you need to put down and what you can get preapproved for. Many first-time homebuyers forget this step and go right to looking at homes. This is a formula for disaster. Start by checking your credit and finding out what it looks like.

Figure out What you can Afford

Not everyone is…
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The Best Delivery Restaurants in Edmonton, ABEdmonton is full of great restaurants, but not all of them actually deliver. Some will deliver to a certain area of the city, but not the entire city. If you want a hot meal delivered to your door, these are some of the best choices throughout Edmonton.

Funky Pickle Pizza Company – 10441 82 Ave NW, Edmonton

The Funky Pickle was voted Edmonton’s Best Pizza place, so it is something that all residents should try. The restaurant delivers to home and office locations in the area and even offers catering services for events.

Blue Willow - 11107 103 Avenue NW

Maybe you don't feel like ordering a pizza, but you don't want to leave the house, either. Another delivery option in Edmonton is Blue Willow. This Chinese restaurant has been serving up

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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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