8 Ways to Improve Your Home’s Resale Value
Sell your home quickly and for top dollar with the help of these eight value-boosting tips.
1. Clean and Declutter
Nothing turns Edmonton buyers off faster than a dirty home. For this reason, one of the easiest (and most affordable) ...
Posted by Robert Hasek on January 14, 2021 in Selling Your Home
8 Real Estate Investment Tips For Beginners
Real estate investing can be a lucrative way to generate a steady income, build long-term wealth and secure a comfortable retirement. If you’re thinking about purchasing your first real estate investment property in Edmonton, these eight ...
Posted by Paul Paiva on January 7, 2021 in Real Estate investing
3 Affordable Homes in Edmonton for First Time Home Buyers
Despite ongoing problems associated with the pandemic worldwide, Canada's housing market remains strong.
House prices have risen by 9% compared to last year, leaving the prospect of a new home out of reach for many first-time buyers. ...
Posted by Paul Paiva on December 28, 2020 in Home Buying Tips
Key Reasons to Invest in an Edmonton Income Suite
According to the City of Edmonton, an investment suite (sometimes referred to as a secondary suite) is a separate dwelling located within a home (single or multi-family) that contains its own living, sleeping, cooking and sanitary facilities, as ...
Posted by Robert Hasek on December 24, 2020 in Real Estate investing
9 Fun and Festive Christmas Quarantine Ideas
Like so many other things this year, the holiday season has been impacted by the ongoing pandemic. While Christmas 2020 may look a little different, the good news is there are still plenty of things you can do at home to keep up with cherished ...
Posted by Paul Paiva on December 17, 2020 in Lifestyle
12 Helpful Tips for First-Time Home Buyers
Follow these top 12 tips to make buying your first home as easy and stress-free as possible.
1. Clean Up Your Finances
Your financial health will determine your eligibility for a mortgage loan. It will also impact your interest rate and monthly ...
Posted by Robert Hasek on December 10, 2020 in Home Buying Tips
Canada’s First-Time Home Buyer Programs Explained
For first-time buyers especially, scraping together even the minimum down payment required to purchase a home in Canada can be difficult. But the good news is, there are several programs and incentives available to help ...
Posted by Paul Paiva on December 3, 2020 in Home Buying Tips
11 Questions to Ask Your Mortgage Broker
Whether you’re a first-time buyer or a seasoned homeowner looking to renew your mortgage, working with the banks can be both stressful (and costly) without the right information at hand.
That’s where a mortgage broker comes in.
Posted by Robert Hasek on November 26, 2020 in Mortgages
6 Tips For Buying and Selling a Home at the Same Time
Buying a new home before selling your current one isn’t always easy but, with the right information and approach, it can be done (even enjoyably!).
Here are our top tips:
1. Buy With a Contingency to Sell
One of the easiest ways to ...
Posted by Paul Paiva on November 19, 2020 in Buying a Home
11 Things People With Ultra-Clean Homes Do Every Single Day
Sick of feeling like you’re always tidying up with nothing to show for it? Clean your home once and for all (and keep it that way!) by incorporating these helpful habits into your daily routine.
1. Make the Bed
This is easily one of the ...
Posted by Robert Hasek on November 12, 2020 in Lifestyle
Hunting For a New Home: Our Top Do’s and Don’ts
Enjoy a seamless house-hunting experience and avoid (costly) mistakes by observing these key Do’s and Don’ts.
DO: Determine How Much Home You Can Afford In Advance
It’s important to get a handle on what you can reasonably afford ...
Posted by Paul Paiva on November 5, 2020 in Buying a Home
9 Tips For Choosing Your Perfect Edmonton Neighbourhood
Did you know: Choosing the right neighbourhood is almost, if not every bit, as important as choosing the right home? Here are nine key things to consider when it comes to picking the quintessential (Edmonton) community:
1. Think About Budget
Posted by Robert Hasek on October 29, 2020 in Communities
Home Sellers: 4 Reasons to Get a Free Market Evaluation
Whether you’re ready to put your Edmonton home on the market or just curious about how much your property is worth, a free market evaluation is the perfect place to start.
What is a Market Evaluation?
Sometimes referred to as ...
Posted by Paul Paiva on October 22, 2020 in Selling Your Home
10 Spooky Things to Do In Edmonton This Halloween
1. Deadmonton Haunted House
September 25th, 2020 – November 13th, 2020
Admission: $34.99 - $49.99
Ages 12+ recommended
Deadmonton Haunted House has quickly become one of the best (and scariest) haunted house experiences Alberta has ...
Posted by Robert Hasek on October 15, 2020 in Lifestyle
All In the Family: 5 Tips For Multi-Generational Living
Multi-generational homes are a popular choice among homeowners looking to maintain a close relationship with their loved ones while saving money on rent, daycare, senior care and mortgage payments. In fact, roughly 2.2 million people (or 6% of the ...
Posted by Paul Paiva on October 8, 2020 in Home Buying Tips
5 Benefits of Buying a Home With a Secondary Suite
Whether you’re looking to minimize your mortgage payments, boost your monthly income, or break into the world of real estate investing, there are numerous advantages to buying a home with a secondary suite.
What is a Secondary ...
Posted by Robert Hasek on September 24, 2020 in Buying a Home
8 Tips For Relieving Doggy Boredom at Home
Tired of coming home to find shoes chewed, garbage upended, furniture destroyed, and your unmentionables scattered throughout the house? Admittedly, it can be frustrating when your dog regularly leaves a trail of destruction in their wake; however, ...
Posted by Paul Paiva on September 17, 2020 in Home Tips
9 Freezer-Friendly Recipes For Fall
Keep warm on cool autumn days with these tasty, freezer-friendly meals.
1. Autumn Vegetable Stuffed Squash
A healthy (flavourful) vegetarian delight!
2 sweet potato squash
2 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup onion, diced
Posted by Robert Hasek on September 10, 2020 in Recipes
9 DIY Life Hacks Every Homeowner Should Know
Our top tips, tricks and how-tos for tackling everyday tasks around your home.
1. Unclog a Sink (in three parts)
Part 1: Use a Plunger
Not just for toilets! After filling the clogged sink with water, use a plunger to help dislodge ...
Posted by Paul Paiva on September 3, 2020 in Home Tips
7 Great Things to Do With a Finished Basement
Finished basements don’t just deliver a healthy return on your investment come sale time – they’re also proven to boost your overall enjoyment of your home. Even better, your basement-finishing options are endless. From income ...
Posted by Robert Hasek on August 27, 2020 in Home Tips