April 2019

Found 22 blog entries for April 2019.

How First-Time Homeowners Can Sell Their HomesSelling a home is a multi-step process that involves marketing and a lot of preparation. Getting your home ready to be seen by buyers can help make the sale process go more quickly and can also help your home sell for more money. These tips will help you get started, so your home selling experience will be more satisfying all around.

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

Don't Do It Yourself

For sale by owner isn't easy and it can take longer than you'd like. It can also eat up your free time as selling a home is a large amount of work. It's better to hire a professional agent with the proper experience in selling homes. This person will

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Deferred Maintenance Remediation: Everything You Need to KnowOwning a home is a responsibility. And part of that responsibility is keeping up with regular home maintanance. It's said annual home maintenance costs typically come to an amount between 1% and 4% of a home's market value. Homeowners on a tight budget sometimes find home maintenance difficult to manage, especially if their maintenance is on the higher end of the range.

Deferred maintenance can make many problems for homeowners, so remediating it as soon as possible is very important. This is especially important if you are considering selling your home, with or without the assistance of a real estate agent. If you're a homeowner with a property that has a lot of deferred maintenance, here's what you need to know.

Why Remediate Deferred

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Tips for Choosing the Best Flooring Within Every Room in the HouseHome flooring options today are more innovative and functional than ever before. No longer do homeowners have to make a decision between form and function when choosing the best flooring for various rooms in the home. Technology has allowed manufacturers to create just about any look an owner desires using an array of materials. Check out this short flooring buyer's guide to learn more about popular home flooring options so they can install it or hire a professional to do it for them..

Hardwood Flooring

Homeowners who enjoy the natural classic beauty of hardwood flooring will also appreciate its durability that makes it an exceptional option for just about any room in the home. With numerous regional varieties and exotic hardwood species

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The Best Desserts in St. Albert, AlbertaDessert is a great reward and comforter when you need it the most. Sometimes, the perfect dessert can help you feel better or help you celebrate. Here's a look at a few of the top places to go in St. Albert for dessert.

Geppetto's Gelato - 18 Muir Drive

Geppetto's is a great spot to get gelato. This dessert restaurant provides some of the best flavors in ice cream, gelato and sorbet. They carry plenty of gourmet flavours you certainly won't find anywhere else. Not only can you get some gelato to eat while at Geppetto's, but you can also take some home with you.

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory - 5015 111 Street NW and 1343-8882 170th Street

If you love chocolate, finding the right spot is necessary. The Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory

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The Best German Restaurants in EdmontonIt's a shame to wait for Oktoberfest to enjoy fine German cuisine when Edmonton has some great German eateries just waiting for you to discover.

As identified by Avenue Magazine in Edmonton, here are five great German restaurants in the Capital city.

Otto Food and Drink

This time of year, patrons will want to visit this establishment when the big garage doors are wide open for Happy Hour. Otto's is known for sausage and beer and fills up quickly after 5:00 pm. The sausages are very gourmet – above and beyond your typical bratwurst. Get them with a side of garlic fries which apparently are outstanding and of course, you're sure to get some sauerkraut and mustard. The other dishes at Otto are inspired by other European neighbours with a

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The Best Happy Hours in Edmonton, ABHappy hour may be one of your favourite times of day or just something you enjoy occasionally with friends. Finding the best happy hours in Edmonton can provide plenty of fun, at a discounted price. Here are some of the top choices for happy hour fun within the city.

The Common

Happy hour at The Common varies, but they do provide a two-ounce cocktail special on Tuesdays and they also have $4 pints on Thursdays.

Hundred Bar & Kitchen

Actually called "Social Hour," Hundred Bar *& Kitchen provides drink specials from 3pm to 7pm daily. You can enjoy Beringer Wine, craft beer and premium cocktails for $5 each during "Social Hour" here.

Kelly's Pub

Daily happy hour at Kelly's Pub runs from 11am to 7pm with highball, house wine and

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The Best Fries in EdmontonThe best fries is a debated topic that could have a number of restaurants in Edmonton at the top of the list. It's a bit of a preference thing, but there are some places that stand above others when it comes to fries. Here are a few great choices in Edmonton for the best fries.

Herb Aioli House Fries from Canteen

These fries are some of the best you will find. They are not greasy, yet they have the perfect salty flavour. You could order these as your meal and be quite satisfied. They have a very crispy exterior with a soft inside. The homemade aioli dipping sauce makes these fries one of the top choices.

Garlic Fries from Meat

A great choice to accommodate barbecue at Meat is the garlic fries. These fries are made with a garlic powder

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The Best Dive Bars in EdmontonAs the second largest city in Alberta, Edmonton is home to a number of dive bars. Some are not worth mentioning at all, while other are so incredible, you may not even think of them as a dive. Here are some of the top dive bars found throughout Edmonton.

Garneau Pub

This isn't the traditional pub, but it is worth visiting. This small-town pub provides plenty of great drinks and an atmosphere perfect for meeting up with friends. They make many signature drinks and have some excellent pizza to enjoy, as well.

Cook County Saloon

If you love country music this is the place for you. It's been voted as the Country Music Club of the Year in Canada ten times by the Canadian Country Music Association. Every Saturday and Sunday, students can get

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The Best Buffet Restaurants in EdmontonSometimes you want to take the family out to a buffet and enjoy endless possibilities. Finding a buffet in Edmonton isn't difficult. However, finding the best one may be a bit harder. Here are some of the top restaurants with buffets throughout the city.

Haweli - 10220 103 Street NW

This Indian restaurant is known as one of the best choices in Edmonton for Indian cuisine. They provide a massive lunch buffet with plenty of traditional choices. If you've never had Indian food or you just enjoy a variety of choices, this is the place for you.

Empire Ballroom - 10065 100 Street NW

The Sunday brunch buffet at the Empire Ballroom in the Fairmont Hotel is one of the best choices in the city. This ritzy event provides plenty of great brunch

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What Are the Best Features of Edmonton?Edmonton is the capital of Alberta. The city is a governmental, cultural, and educational center. Every year, there are numerous festivals that are held in the area. Thus, it is usually described as the ‘Festival City.’ There are many other features that will draw interest. Edmonton is home to the biggest mall in North America (West Edmonton Mall), the first ever shopping mall in Canada (Westmount Centre), and the biggest existing history museum in the country (Fort Edmonton Park).

No one will doubt that Edmonton is one of the best places to live in. The landscape is flat. The continental climate has significant seasonal variations in temperature. December, January, and February are the only winter months. All year round, the weather and climate

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