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Daniel & Janet S.
Mike & Audrey were very knowledgeable and helpful in getting our house sold. They both worked hard in getting the price we needed to sell our house. The helpful ideas in staging the house was a bonus. We would definitely recommend Audrey and Mike.
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Richard and Julie C.
Just wanted to say thank-you for all your hard work, in helping us sell our home.Your advice and direction made it all a breeze. Thank-you for the referral for a real estate agent in NB. She was awesome. If we ever have to move back to Alberta we will be sure to give you a call. Thank-you again.
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The Edmonton Real Estate Blog, Market Information, Advise & Opinion

 
I just sold a property at 330 16311 95 ST in EDMONTON.
729 sq ft fully furnished 1 bedroom luxury condo in Eaux Claires Promenade, a highly desirable complex just behind Namao shopping centre. Located on third floor for security, features of this non-smoking home include modern open concept floor plan, large bedroom, corner gas fireplace, insuite laundry with large storage room, gas BBQ & forced air heating/cooling with included central air conditioning. Good size kitchen has plenty of cabinets & counters including a large working island. Includes all furniture, TV, Blu-Ray, full cooking set, etc. Condo contributions include water, heat & gas utilities. Complex amenities include fitness room, games room & guest suite for your visiting family. Energized parking stall can be seen from south facing balcony for vehicle remote start. Plenty of overnight visitor parking right in front of building. Available with a quick possession, this home shows excellent, is picture perfect & priced right. Check out the virtual tour here. Call Mike at 780-242-5229 or email me to set up a private showing.
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What to Take With You When Edmonton Home Shopping

 

You will want to make the process of shopping for an Edmonton home as productive and enjoyable as possible. After all, you'll be on a quest to find your next dream home. That's why it's important to take the right items with you:


• Digital camera, so you can take pictures of the features you like in the properties you see. Note, you can only take these photos of the outside unless you have permission from the home owner for those interior pictures.
Notepad on clipboard used for shopping for Edmonton homes image• Notepad, so you can take detailed notes. A clipboard is also useful if you have property feature sheets to write on.
• Measurements of your largest pieces of furniture, so you can confirm they'll fit in the rooms of properties you like. Important for those large bedroom suites, sectional couch or even the height of your monster truck (will it fit into the garage?).
• Measuring tape to check those measurements.
Some healthy snacks and beverages, (especially important if you're taking the kids along). Bottled water should be on this list.
Map of the area, so you can check out local parks and other neighbourhood features.
Clear driving directions to each of the properties you want to see. A GPS could Chequebook used for deposit for offer on Edmonton proprty for sale imagebe useful, too.

• Your cheque book. If you find your perfect home, you want to write an offer before someone else snaps it up.


One of the best ways to shop for a home, and actually enjoy the experience, is to work with a great REALTOR® like me. Give me a call 780-242-5229 or reach out through my contact page and we can go over the buying process to get you moving into your dream home.

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How to Tell if an Edmonton Neighbourhood is Improving

When you’re looking for a new Edmonton home, you want to find one in a great neighbourhood – or, at least, in a neighbourhood that is on the upswing. How can you tell if a particular area is improving? Here are some common indicators:


Pride of ownership. Take a walk around the neighbourhood. Do you get a sense that people take good care of their homes? Are Edmonton lawn after being nicely mowed imagethe lawns mowed? Is the landscaping trimmed? Are flowers planted? Are the sidewalks & walkways shoveled from snow? Homeowners are more likely to look after their properties when they like where they are living.
Home improvements. Are people investing in their homes? Are they getting their driveways re-done? Their windows replaced? Are there signs of home improvement projects? If so, this is a clear indication that homeowners like the area enough to invest in their properties.
Real estate sales activity. Do homes tend to sell quickly in the area? Do they sell for a good price? If so, the neighbourhood is probably in demand. If people want to live there, it's a desirable area.
Business investment. Are businesses investing in the surrounding area? Is there an increase in the number of upscale shops, health clubs, restaurants, and other commercial enterprises that often locate near desirable neighbourhoods?
Community involvement. Are there signs that the community plays an active role in the look and lifestyle of the neighbourhood? Are there neighbourhood picnics, yard sales and other get-togethers? Check Facebook.com to see if the neighbourhood has a community page.

City plans. Find out what Pouring concrete to improve an Edmonton neighbourhood imageplans the city of Edmonton has for the area. Will there be road improvements done in the near future? Are there any major construction projects on the schedule, such as LRT, new school or community centre. Although such projects can be disruptive in the short term, they may improve the neighbourhood – and, as a result, boost the value of any home you buy – in the long-term.


Of course, the best way to find out the desirability of a neighbourhood is to talk to me, a good REALTOR® who knows the area. Contact me today.

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I just sold a property at 6 14110 80 ST in EDMONTON.
Located in a family complex, this 2 bedroom end unit condo has so much to offer. Features of the home include a totally new kitchen with pantry, newer laminate flooring, fresh paint, all kitchen appliances stay, upstairs storage room and fully finished basement. Outside, the fenced yard has raised flower beds & the energized parking stall is just steps away. With new vinyl windows throughout, Norshire Gardens is a fantastic, well managed and pet friendly complex with low condo fees of only $175 per month. With a flexible possession, close to major through ways, public transit, schools & all shopping, this home shows great and is priced perfect. Check out the virtual tour here. Call Mike at 780-242-5229 or email me to set up a private showing.
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I have listed a new property at 111 16348 109 ST in EDMONTON.
This totally upgraded FOUR BEDROOMS UPSTAIRS, 1270 sq ft, 2 storey condo is perfect for a big family. This home has gone thru substantial renos where all you do move in & enjoy. Upgrades include new main level laminate flooring, new 2 piece bathroom, all new doors, fresh paint, trim and baseboards. Kitchen includes new cabinets, counters, backsplash, plumbing, electrical & mostly new stainless steel appliances. Upstairs is brand new carpet, most light fixtures, main bathroom with new vanity, toilet & bathtub. Large master bedroom is big enough for king size bed & features walk-in closet. Full basement for storage has laundry room & includes washer & dryer. Hot water heated, no furnace to maintain while condo contributions look after heat and all water. Complex includes newer windows, siding, fencing & extra parking is available. Quiet location, the oversized private yard, backs onto a walking trail. Close to public transit, a day care & schools, this home should be ranked number one on your must see list! Check out the virtual tour here. Call Mike at 780-242-5229 or email me to set up a private showing.
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I just sold a property at 11730 89 ST NW in EDMONTON.
With plenty of renovations, this 3 bedroom semi-bungalow shows fantastic. Upgraded in 2008, the custom kitchen has maple cabinets with pot drawers, pantry and beautiful backsplash. Bright & sunny, the living room has large window and features hardwood which flows into the large formal dining room. The bathroom is totally modernized with ceramic flooring, all plumbing fixtures, new tub, granite vanity & eco friendly toilet. Partly finished basement offers the third bedroom & large storage room. Other features are new 100 amp panel, newer hot water tank & furnace, new plumbing with modern pex piping, eavestrough and shingles. No winter scrapping in the detached single garage with garage opener. Close to NAIT, public transit, all shopping & centrally located within the city, don't miss out on this must see home. Check out the virtual tour here. Call Mike at 780-242-5229 or email me to set up a private showing.
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I just sold a property at 10138 71 ST in EDMONTON.
Looking for a possible rental or a place to put the parents? This 5 bedroom, 1180 sq foot bungalow with separate front basement entrance may be your answer. Very clean throughout, the upstairs is spacious & has 3 bedrooms, with original hardwood throughout this level. Downstairs has large windows all around, huge living room, kitchen, 2 more bedrooms, 3 piece bath and shared laundry. This level is very warm with separate furnace & own thermostat then enhanced with basement heat vents coming thru the floor, not the ceiling. Other house features is newer vinyl siding, soffit, capped windows, newer exterior doors, some windows with shutters, frost free exterior taps and newer furnaces with hot water tank. Backyard has some chain link fencing, newer 2 tiered deck & double car garage also with newer vinyl siding. Close to all shopping, public transit and quick possession. This is an excellent home with an excellent price! Check out the virtual tour here. Call Mike at 780-242-5229 or email me to set up a private showing.
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I just sold a property at 1127 37 AVE in EDMONTON.
Everything you ever wanted awaits you in this amazing two storey home in Tamarack. This three bedroom home features a large foyer and a private back entrance with sitting nook, a flex room with large windows for maximum sunlight exposure opening to the spacious living room with gorgeous hardwood running through and a gas fireplace with mantle. The open kitchen features full height maple cabinets, a garburator, stand up breakfast bar, full sized pantry and patio doors to the backyard deck. Other features include a jacuzzi in master ensuite, top floor laundry, central vacuum with all attachments, water softener reverse osmosis system and a built in home audio system with separate sound systems in various areas through this home. All custom designed (Hunter Douglas) window coverings are included. The insulated, oversized, double car garage is 24' x 24' includes 240 V power and is awesome - perfect for your workshop. View the virtual tour here. Call Mike at 780-242-5229 or email me to set up a private showing and give you the exact address.
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I have listed a new property at 11730 89 ST NW in EDMONTON.
With plenty of renovations, this 3 bedroom semi-bungalow shows fantastic. Upgraded in 2008, the custom kitchen has maple cabinets with pot drawers, pantry and beautiful backsplash. Bright & sunny, the living room has large window and features hardwood which flows into the large formal dining room. The bathroom is totally modernized with ceramic flooring, all plumbing fixtures, new tub, granite vanity & eco friendly toilet. Partly finished basement offers the third bedroom & large storage room. Other features are new 100 amp panel, newer hot water tank & furnace, new plumbing with modern pex piping, eavestrough and shingles. No winter scrapping in the detached single garage with garage opener. Close to NAIT, public transit, all shopping & centrally located within the city, don't miss out on this must see home.
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