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Edmonton Real Estate Soon to Fill Up with Babies

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Did that title catch your attention? Who doesn’t want to read about babies, right? No, we’re not luring you in with a catchy title to trick you into reading about Edmonton mortgage rates as we are indeed here to talk about babies on this week’s Team Love blog entry from Edmonton Properties.

Recent reports continue to show that Alberta has the highest birth rate in the country. Apparently all of the young professional couples and families that move here to take advantage of the economic boom are pretty busy during their “leisurely” hours. Love is in the air and with it comes bundles of joy. Nowhere is this more true than right here in our ever-growing metropolis of Edmonton.

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Edmonton Realtors Recommend Getting a Taste of Edmonton

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One of the biggest bragging rights Edmonton has (and we have many!) is our ownership of the title as Canada’s official Edmonton City. We imagine that real estate website blogs across the country are compiling their lists of the season’s events taking place in their own city but in Edmonton such a task in no easy feat. With so many festivals and events on deck for Edmonton in the summer we’d have to step aside from our Edmonton realty gig and become full time bloggers. Not gonna happen. Instead, we’ll chime in to inform both our valued residents and those considering moving to and buying a home in Edmonton about those “can’t miss” affairs that simply make our city such an alluring place to live amongst all Central Alberta area alternatives. Today, we’d like to draw your attention to one of our favorites – a Taste of Edmonton.

A Taste of Edmonton is an annual celebration of all things culinary in the city. Entering its 29th year, the event playfully takes a shot at its only summer rival with the tag line “Putting picnics to shame for 29 years” and we can agree that during that week long stretch between July 18-27 you’d be crazy not to venture over to a Taste of Edmonton for your daily main course, whether your “main course” involves a late breakfast, lunch, dinner, or in between snack.

As the largest festival of its kind in the country (of course) a Taste of Edmonton delivers something for everyone, regardless how discerning the taste bud. From gourmet foods and international fusion to food trucks, carts, BBQ & comfort foods both budgets and tastes are accommodated. Beverages too take the stage with beer and wine tasting selections abound. Also, don’t let dietary restriction keep you from visiting a Taste of Edmonton as there plenty of gluten free and allergy conscious alternatives available to patrons. This multi-day gathering at Sir Winston Churchill Square in downtown Edmonton will be accented with performances from artists and musicians from across the country so even when your belly is content and full there will be plenty to keep you engaged at this festival.

To view a complete list of activities, vendors, and menus on site for a Taste of Edmonton visit their website at http://www.tasteofedm.ca/

Our entire Edmonton real estate office will be visiting a Taste of Edmonton so be sure to keep an eye out for us and say hello if you see the brother and sister Realtor team of Jay and Shari Love, even if they’re in the middle of stuffing their faces 😉

Multi Family Homes for Sale in Edmonton are in Demand

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This week the Journal reported on multi-family housing being back “in vogue” here in Edmonton. For those not as versed in real estate speak the term “multi-family housing” simply refers to property developments such as condominiums, duplexes, townhouses and the like – places of residence that can accommodate more than one family unit. While we find it amusing that the Journal mentions this Edmonton real estate trend as being “in vogue” we can agree that there is a bounce-back pattern developing to compete with the single-detached home sales that have been prevalent for so long in the burgeoning Edmonton realty market.

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Edmonton Home Renovations Grow with Rise in Re-sales

Edmonton-real-estate-home-renovationThe Edmonton Journal reported on an interesting statistic coming from a CIBC survey released earlier this week. Apparently Alberta homeowners have big plans for home renovations in the year ahead. Our Edmonton real estate office was not too surprised.

Not to brag about our city and province (wait, yes, let’s brag) but Edmonton (and the province) continues to post higher results for many positive economic indicators than the national average. When we hear that Alberta homeowners planning renovations are investing an average of $22,900 for the year (compared to the national average of $15,300) our Edmonton real estate team is quick to point out that this trend is reflected in another trend evident in Alberta – the rise in sales of existing homes.

While anyone driving through Edmonton can see that new construction homes are popping up in a feverish pace in residential developments throughout the city, the resale market remains strong. The weekly Economic Review from Finance Alberta reports on this continuing trend and as Edmonton Realtors we are quick to take notice. While many Edmonton real estate agents jump on the new construction bandwagon Edmonton Properties remembers where our bread & butter comes from – the beloved homeowners of Edmonton that decide on their terms when it’s time for an upgrade (e.g. for young families) or a transition into something more practical (e.g. empty nesters). Sure, we also accommodate residents and new households moving into the region looking for new construction Edmonton homes but we will always serve to represent our city as the go-to Edmonton real estate team for those looking to sell their existing home, matching them with the perfect buyer at a fair market price.

We’re happy to see homeowners investing in their existing homes with these increases in home renovations. Anything to make your home more enjoyable and livable for generations to come the better. If you do end up selling your home in the near or far off future you will have added to the resale value and increased your chances of turning a nice profit on your home sale, making it that much easier to transition into the next one that then better accommodates your lifestyle.

Again, Edmonton Properties is the real estate team of the entire Edmonton community, so if you are looking for a real estate team to represent you and your home you’ve come to the right place. Contact our Edmonton real estate team today and let’s add you to the existing economic trend of Albertans successfully selling their homes for a fair market value.