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What Sets Bungalows Apart From Other Architecture Styles?

Thinking of buying a new home and not quite sure what style, size, and property type perfectly suit your needs? There are many choices even amid the single-family home category, and bungalow homes are worth considering when shopping for potential investment properties. These charming homes dominate many neighbourhoods, but there are several architectural styles. Keep reading to learn about some of the most common exterior and interior elements of bungalow homes in the Edmonton community to help decide if this type of abode is the right choice.

History & Stylistic Influences of Bungalows

What is now known as bungalow-style is an adaptation of the single-story huts typical in 19th century India. As the style modernized, the first version most

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Styling Ideas for Your Edmonton Bungalow

Of all the home styles available to Canadians, the bungalow style has remained a favourite for many years. This is likely due to their practical design and attractive features. To achieve the perfect interior style, people need to be mindful of the common characteristics of bungalows and how they impact design. There are many styles of bungalow houses, but these decoration tips apply to almost all of them. Anyone looking to switch up their bungalow décor or start designing from scratch can get some inspiration from this post. Keep reading to learn about the top design tips for Edmonton bungalow-style homes.

Learn the Bungalow Layout

Bungalows are single-storey houses with one room at the front and two rooms at the back. A bungalow's aesthetic is

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Edmonton Best Neighborhoods

Located on the North Saskatchewan River, Edmonton is the capital city of Alberta. It's the centre of the Edmonton metropolitan region, with a population of approximately 1.4 million people.

Edmonton is considered a cultural, educational, and government hub. In addition to affordable housing, the city offers a lively arts community, natural beauty, and outdoor recreation. Edmonton is known as "Canada's Festival City" due to its many celebrations year-round.

Edmonton is divided into 375 neighbourhoods located within seven geographic sectors. Its mature area sector, which includes neighbourhoods built out before 1970, is surrounded by six suburban sectors.

There are many reasons for selecting one neighbourhood over another. When people consider

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Edmonton Most Expensive Neighborhoods

Edmonton is the capital of Alberta, Canada, and the second-largest city in this province. It is considered a cultural and economic hub of Canada and hosts many festivals and cultural events throughout the year.

The cultural appeal of the city paired with the many businesses that call Alberta home makes Edmonton a popular place to live. For potential home buyers looking at real estate in Edmonton, the options can be a little overwhelming. The following information about four of the most expensive neighbourhoods in Edmonton may make finding the ideal community a bit easier.

Wedgewood Heights

Wedgewood Heights Amenities

  • Beautiful central park
  • Only one entrance into community
  • Quick access to Edmonton International Airport
  • Walking
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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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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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4 Things to Know About Floor PlansMany prospective homeowners look at the floor plan of a home before making a purchase. This can help them to determine if it will meet their needs, as well as the general layout of the house. Reading a floor plan can be complicated, particularly since the small size often requires abbreviation. With this information, prospective home buyers in Stony Plain or elsewhere will understand how to read a floor plan, what to look for as they browse, and how to compare different options.

1. What Buyers Should Look For on the First Read

The floor plan is intended to give people a rough representation of how the property looks or will look once completed. Once buyers get used to reading plans, it can be easier to get a sense for what is included. At first,

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What You Need to Know About Renting Before Becoming a LandlordWhether a Spruce Grove property is purchased specifically as a rental property or a home previously lived in will be rented out, there's a lot more to being a successful landlord than one might initially conceive. Properties utilized as investments require much more than securing tenants and collecting rents, and here are five key ingredients landlords should have on hand.

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

1. A Solid Understanding of Tenancy and Rental Laws

Even if only one home is being rented, the law requires the fiscal beneficiary of proceeds to conduct their business in accordance with all applicable laws. By far, one of the most

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