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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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5 Bad Trees You Need to AvoidA tree can be a great addition to a Central Edmonton homeowner's yard or garden, but planting a tree at random can be a big mistake. A tree may be pretty, but it can potentially have problems, which can negatively affect the value of a home. There are many of these bad trees homeowners plant in their yards without realizing it. Here are some of the most common problem trees homeowners plant in their yards.

Chinese Tallow Trees

Chinese tallow trees, sometimes called popcorn trees because of their flowers, look like popcorn kernels. The Chinese tallow tree is an invasive species, but they became popular ornamental trees because the grow to be an average of 20 feet tall. Chinese tallow trees threaten native species because they’re resistant to

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Choosing a Fence for Your Home? Here's What To KnowFencing is more than just functional - it can also be aesthetically attractive. Northeast Edmonton homeowners who would like to install a fence around their property should consider how the fence looks, how it is maintained, how long it will last, and what purpose it needs to serve. If you're thinking about installing a fence around your home, here's what you need to know.

Wood

Wood fencing is made up of pickets, which can be placed close together or spaced farther apart. Wood pickets with no space between them will create total privacy for the homeowner. Spaced farther apart, wood pickets keep out wandering pets but do not offer much privacy. Wood must be re-stained or painted periodically. Well-maintained wood is attractive.

Wood fencing is

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How Does an Earnest Money Deposit Work?When home buyers are interested in purchasing a property, they need to make an offer to the seller. In the purchase contract, buyers typically offer to make an earnest money deposit in good faith. There are rules and conventions concerning how deposits are handled, and both buyers and sellers must abide by them. With this information, Northwest home buyers will have a better understanding of the amount they will pay in a deposit, and what happens to it once they put the money down.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a financial advisor before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

What Is an Earnest Money Deposit?

A purchase offer is an offer to buy property, but almost anyone can make one. Sellers want to be sure the

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