June 2019

Found 19 blog entries for June 2019.

What to Know About Buying Luxury Real Estate in EdmontonLuxury real estate is a very strong part of the market found in Edmonton. These are outstanding homes built and bought by those looking to live an incredible lifestyle. Maybe you're ready to start shopping for your dream home or you just have the need for five or more bedrooms, either way, a luxury home is a great choice in Edmonton.

What to Expect

Many of the luxury homes in Edmonton feature gourmet kitchens, over four bedrooms multiple bathrooms, outdoor pools, mini movie theaters and more. The fixtures found in these homes are all brand name and the designs are some of the most lavish in the city. Most of the luxury homes are custom designed and built specifically for the owner.

Homes Over $1 Million

Luxury Homes in EdmontonLuxury homes are often defined by the

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Famous Authors in Edmonton ABEdmonton has seen many local authors create best-selling books. Some of the authors are known across the world, while others are only known throughout Canada or North America. Here are some of the most famous authors from Edmonton and some of the most popular books written by authors from the city.

Famous Edmonton Authors

Many famous people have called Edmonton home including some well-known authors. Some of the most famous authors from the city include:

  • Ted Bishop - Riding with Rilke
  • Brion Gysin - Artist and a Writer
  • Carl Honore - Praise of Slowness
  • Mel Hurtig - Politician, author and publisher
  • W.P. Kinsella - Shoeless Joe later turned into the film Field of Dreams
  • Myrna Kostash - Author of All of Baba's Children and seven
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How to Buy a Home in a Seller's MarketWhen the real estate market is hot and there are more buyers than sellers, this is called a seller's market. It's hard to buy a home in a seller's market. When sellers have all the power, negotiating becomes next to impossible and buyers must act quickly to get what they want. If you're a buyer in a seller's market, knowing what to do and how to successfully negotiate a home purchase is important. These tips can help you buy a home even when the competition is fierce.

Get Your Finances in Order First

Don't assume that you'll have time to get paperwork in order after finding the house you want. Finding financing can take time, and if you don't have financing when you see the house of your dreams, it might be sold by the time you're ready to make

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How to Set Up a Home OfficeA good home office puts people in the mood to start crossing off their to-do list, making it a handy room for anyone to have. For homeowners to get the best possible design for them, they have to take into account how they work, and what exactly they'll be doing. A better office can even help homeowners can feel productive rather than overwhelmed by all the things they need to finish. And having a home office when selling a home is often an added advantage.

Back to Work

Not every office needs a bulletin board or a desk-size calendar. Some offices need little more than a chair, desk, and computer. These items don't take up very much space, which is why some homeowners will covert a corner or walk-in closet as their office rather than devoting

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Energy-Efficient Window UpgradesWindows, you normally do not worry about these as a home owner, but you probably should. They can make a huge difference in your pocketbook at the end of the year in heating and wear and tear on your furniture and flooring. When you live in Edmonton, it gets mighty cold, and heat loss through windows adds quite a bit of money to your heating bill every month.

Which Type of Windows Should You Consider?

Look for Triple Pane windows containing argon gas and a low thermal emissivity coating. Many home builders in Edmonton prefer to put in lesser quality double pane windows lacking the low thermal emissivity coating as they save money on their bottom line, but seek out a window company in Edmonton that you can trust and make these triple pane

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Where Are the Best Lounges in Edmonton?With many lounges coming onto the scene, providing a great place for fun, and then closing their doors, it's hard to find a great lounge in Edmonton. However, some of the best choices have become staples and have stayed open through the good and the bad. Here are some of the best lounges found throughout the city.

Fluid Lounge - 10888 Jasper Avenue

Found on the ground floor of an office building that was turned into upscale condominium units, Fluid Lounge is a place for the well-dressed. It's great for enjoying a little fun and a few cocktails. They do provide a good dance floor, plenty of excellent cocktails and a few choices for food, as well.

Rouge Lounge - 10111 117 Street

Also known as the Rose Bowl, this is a top pizza joint in

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How to Read a Real Estate ListingA real estate listing is the most important aspect of buying a home. If you've never bought a home before you might find yourself in a position where you are not super familiar with what they are or how you read them. Fortunately, reading a real estate listing is not that hard of a skill to learn.

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

There Are Different Types of Listings

The most important thing to keep in mind is that there are several different kinds of listings. Just 15 or 20 years ago, all the listings were the same and they were in a home buying catalogue you could get for free at the grocery store. Today, there are tons of

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Everything Canadian Homebuyers Need to Know About TaxesWhen buying a home in Canada, prospective homeowners must learn all they can about property taxes to move forward with confidence. Knowing just what to expect when it comes to property taxes can help these home buyers avoid surprise expenses and other pitfalls. Canadian home buyers can get started by using this guide to better understand property taxes.

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

Tax Rates Vary Across the Country

Homeowners are subject to the tax rate assigned to the city where they buy their residence. This tax rate varies considerably across the nation. In areas with a high tax rate, such as Winnipeg, homeowners can expect to pay $12 on

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The Best Canada Day Events in EdmontonCanada Day is coming very soon and it's important for all Canadians to find the right type of way to celebrate. Many events will be going on, Monday, July 1st in celebration of this great day. Here are some of the popular things going on around Edmonton on Canada Day.

Legislature Open House

If you've ever wanted to walk the Chamber floor, you get the opportunity on Canada Day. Tour the building and enjoy the many food vendors on site. The opening ceremony will start at Noon on the front steps with The Royal Canadian Artillery Band and Nuela Charles. Closing ceremonies will start at 4:45pm on the front steps with the Clan MacNaughton Pipe Band.

Various Performances throughout the City

Many different stages will feature performances from

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