Tips to Update Your Home for Spring Featured ImageSpring is in the air, and what better way to celebrate than bringing some of the sunshine inside your home? Shake off the icicles and welcome the warmth-- plus, create a sanctuary for any lingering winter days-- with these quick decorating tips!

Use What Mother Nature Gave You

Nothing says spring quite like fresh fruits and flowers. Give your home a festive feel by grabbing a clear glass vase, topping it with water, and throwing in some sliced lemons, limes, and tangerines for an instant colourful centrepiece. Up the ante by topping with fresh cut flowers. This easy trick comes with the added benefit of giving your space a fresh, clean scent! Not enough colour for you? Pick up a fruit bowl and fill with a variety of fresh fruits. This gives you the…

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Outdoor decor imageIt’s one of those evenings. You don’t sit on the back deck, you flop. It’s all about you, a beer and the great outdoors right outside your back door. You have embarked on a staycation for the weekend, all thanks to the improvements and refinements made to your little slice of heaven. Eclectic, bright and personalized describe the way homeowners are building up their landscaping and play areas this year.

It’s Home

Sure, a multi-million dollar mansion has meditation gardens, pathways and living art pieces. You have three kids, two dogs, a new house and you and the spouse would like to spend time enjoying your yard rather than always tending and building it.

Prioritizing what you want to do with your yard is the first step to making a welcome…

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First time buyers receiving keys imageBuying a home is a huge investment, so you don't want to complicate the process with errors. There are many things that can make your first home buying experience feel overwhelming, but learning how to overcome the obstacles will alleviate some stress and headaches. Here are the top five mistakes new home buyers make, and how you can avoid them.

Not Becoming Pre-Qualified

Getting pre-qualified for a mortgage allows you to understand the home prices you can afford. You won't be searching above your means. It also proves that you're a serious buyer. When you're pre-qualified, you may place a bid immediately after you find the perfect home. Also, it gives a real estate agent a negotiating edge over other bidders.

Not Understanding the Total Cost of…

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Luxury home in Edmonton imageWe probably don’t have to tell you how wonderful life can be in beautiful Alberta. Although Edmonton is Canada’s fifth-largest municipality, the city’s location in the River Valley offers plenty of outdoor adventure. Edmonton is a family-friendly city where there are numerous parks and recreation areas. Many successful entrepreneurs make their home in Cameron Heights, Wolf Willow Ridge and other upscale Edmonton neighbourhoods. 

Perhaps you've been residing in one of Edmonton’s more modest communities and are now ready to upgrade your residential lifestyle. If this is true, you’ll surely want to know more about the nicest neighbourhoods in town. 

Blackhawk Estates

If stepping out your back door and onto a world class golf course is your idea of…

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House under magnifying glass imageSo you’re getting ready to sell your home, but you want to make sure you do it right. One of the first things you should do is get a home evaluation done. This is different from a home inspection.

Most reputable Realtors will have a place right on their site where you can request a home evaluation from the comfort of your living room. A team member will contact you to set up the appointment so they can come out and take a look at your home. You can call the office directly too!

It looks like a lot of information to fill out, but there’s a purpose. The real estate agent you speak with will use that information to search online to see the comparables in your particular neighbourhood, both solds and actives. The agent then brings that info with them…

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