I have listed a new property at 223 4304 139 AVE in Edmonton.
PLATINUM PROPERTY! Priced to Sell! Spacious and updated 848 sq ft 1 bedroom + den in the Estates of Clareview. This beautiful condo comes with a large open concept kitchen with a ton of cabinet space and upgraded appliances, laminate flooring, underground heated parking and much more. The condo fee includes use of common gym and games room for pool and table tennis. Underground parking and assigned storage unit as well. This condo is situated in a perfect location close to all amenities such as grocery stores, new Edmonton Public Library and Clareview Recreation Centre, and Clareview LRT station is just a short walk away. Sizable balcony allows for a BBQ and includes a gas line hookup. Perfect place for a family looking for their first home.
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I have listed a new property at 4525 150 AVE in Edmonton.
PLATINUM PROPERTY! Come check out this great well kept bungalow in the community of Miller. Bright and well laid out this home is sure to please! Walk on in and be treated to lovely vaulted ceilings and an open floor plan. Laminate floors through the main level with ceramic tile entrance and bath. U-shaped kitchen with large pantry and spacious dining area with french doors outside. The master bedroom has a large walk in closet and is a great size. The 4 piece bath on the main floor is fresh & tidy. The basement is mostly untouched but is partially finished with another room for a great 3rd bedroom option (no closet). Double detached garage with a RARELY found parking pad for two more vehicles or RV PARKING! Excellent value in this lovely community.
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 Dear Friends,

Summer is here and with the warm weather, many of our worries wash away in the sunshine and more relaxed days.

But there is one thing we shouldn't be lax about — insurance policies for your home. Take a moment to make sure that you are adequately protected in case the unexpected happens. We’ve included an overview of insurance for condo owners, particularly when it comes to special assessments.

On a more light-hearted note, we’ve also included a list of fun and free activities happening around the city this month for when you are looking for something to do. Check out our photo feature of decorative wall planters that are not only functional but stylish as well.

As always, I enjoy providing you with both the information and the support you need to make the right decisions.

If you, your friends or family are looking to buy or sell real estate, I am delighted to help.  
Platinum Team
Ph: (780) 271-8326
Email: Sales@PlatinumTeam.ca
Web: www.PlatinumTeam.ca
Foodie Bike Tour (all summer)
Enjoy a bike ride and hitting all the hottest spots to eat in the city.
FUR: The Fabric of Our Nation (until July 3)
An exhibition all about the fur trade and how it ties into Canada’s history.
Elves 2018 Golf Tournament fundraiser (June 7)
A massive fundraiser event that brings more than 100 golfers together.
Edmonton Pride Festival (June 8 – 17)
Very colourful and entertaining, the festival lasts more than a week and is one of Western Canada's largest LGBTQ festivals.
Eats on 118 (June 13)
Discover a variety of dishes from some of Alberta Avenue's best restaurants on this culinary tour.
Freewill Shakespeare Festival (June 19 – July 15)
The Bard is brought to life for everyone from children to scholars at these plays.
The Ultimate Race (June 23)
Two teams race around the city in costumes, looking for clues in this contest.
Condominiums typically have an overall insurance policy covering the building but it’s nonetheless still important for individual condo owners to look into their own policies. Shared insurance doesn’t cover personal belongings, for example, or other costs that an owner could incur in the case of an emergency.

Insurance is particularly noteworthy when it comes to special assessments, a levy or financial contribution that can be imposed on condo unit owners.

Usually, special assessments and other costs like strata fees are explained and disclosed at the time of purchase. In the case of an emergency though, a special levy can be announced — usually after a strata vote.

This money is collected in instances, for example, where the shared insurance policy doesn’t cover the full cost of the damage and can add up quickly for condo owners.

Loss of assessment coverage can mitigate this.

Types of insurance:

1. Title insurance
It’s not unheard of to hear horror stories of condo buyers getting stuck with special assessments after they’ve bought their unit.

Title insurance protects buyers against several risks, including situations like this where special assessments crop up that were not disclosed at the time of purchase.

This kind of insurance covers the condo owners’ portion of any special assessment.

2. Special assessment insurance
It’s also possible to get insurance that specifically covers special assessments.

Problems can come up where this is needed, for example, when a condominium corporation faces a crisis where its own insurance policy isn’t sufficient enough to cover the costs and so a levy is collected.

Special assessment insurance covers the owner in this case.

These are just two examples of insurance that can cover an unexpected special assessment. Dozens of other policies exist to cover personal items and other costs, sometimes even moving costs or unexpected living costs.

Other types of condo insurances
  • All-risk insurance
  • Personal liability
  • Contents insurance 
  • Replacement cost
  • Additional living expenses coverage
  • Improvement and betterments protection
  • Loss assessment
Know how you are covered by your insurance so you can fill in any gaps as needed for full protection and peace of mind.

Acknowledgments

We want to send a special thank you to the following amazing clients for their recent referrals. Our business depends on it and it's very much appreciated.

Thank you,
Ken Quintanilla, Liberty Padilla, Avideh Parent, Chetan Jajadiya.

Featured Business

Peter B Mason | Barrister and Solicitor
peterm@pbmlaw.ca
780-908-6721
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I have listed a new property at 15867 13 AVE in Edmonton.
PLATINUM PROPERTY! This newer home in Glenridding is move-in ready! All upgrades are done for you! Hardwood floor, granite kitchen counter top, wrought iron railings, tons of open space, fully landscaped and fenced backyard, and so much more! The large foyer gives you enough space to hug all guests with a welcome. As you are invited in, you'll find a den that's perfect for an office or kids play area. Continuing through the home is a large living space w/fireplace, kitchen w/stainless steel appliances and massive eat-up island, and a huge dining area with access to the oversized deck for your summer BBQ's! Upstairs you'll find a massive bonus room that can be utilized as a family room or an entertainment room, 4 piece bathroom, remarkable master retreat (ensuite w/double sinks and walk-in closet included!), plus two additional spacious bedrooms. You'll never worry about storage again with the unfinished basement and double garage! Close to walking trails, pond, and grocery stores!
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I have listed a new property at 5932 149 AVE in Edmonton.
PLATINUM PROPERTY! This home got the full haul in the last decade w/ updates that incl. new floors, new windows, newer furnace & HWT, updated bathrooms, central air conditioning and MORE! The love put in this home & pride of ownership shows. From the inviting living room space laced w/ rich henna oak hardwood flooring to the spacious dining area, you get natural light that carries perfectly throughout. Recessed, updated potlights keep the home smartly lit in the evenings. The country kitchen has only quality cabinetry w/ rustic features & crisp, clean white appliances. Alongside the 3 main floor beds, you have a renovated 4pc bath. Downstairs has a FULL 2nd KITCHEN for income potential or additional family members worth keeping close (but not right in your space). You get a huge family room down there, additional bed, & 3pc bath. One of the best things about this home is the massive well kept backyard w/ lawn sprinkler system. Garage is heated w/ 8ft clearance & driveway has security gates. It's ALL HERE!
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I have listed a new property at 8503 / 8505 123 AVE in Edmonton.
PLATINUM PROPERTY! Full Side x Side DUPLEX with good set up for future basement suite. Handy man special with great potential. Building and appliances sold "as is-where is" Both sides are 1320 sq ft Bi-Levels with spacious layouts, 3 bedrooms up and 2 down with 4 pc bath on the main floor and 3 pc in the basement. Open floor plans with Large sunken living rooms and spacious Kitchen and dining rooms. Raised main floor helps give the basement huge windows and lots of light. There are 2 front attached garages and situated in a high rental area with Schools, Transit, and shopping near by.
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I have listed a new property at 9019 164 AVE in Edmonton.
PLATINUM PROPERTY! Beautifully upgraded 5 beds family home with walkout basement backing onto a pond and walking trail!! The main floor features office space, living room area, and kitchen w/new paint and laminate flooring. The kitchen features upgraded light colour cabinets for all your pots and pans, walk-in pantry for all your groceries, stainless appliances, and south facing window that you can enjoy the view of the pond. From the dining area, you can step out to a large balcony w/glass panel so that you can enjoy the absolutely gorgeous view without any neighbor behind you. A huge master bedroom w/cute 4pc ensuite and walk-in closet is in upstairs along with 3 good size beds and full bath. Additional bedrm, full bath, and a large living space is in the walk-out basement for your family or friends to stay in. From the basement, you can go out to the large backyard facing the pond and walking trail. Very close to 97street and Anthony Henday! Central A/C, trampoline, and the kitchen island are included!
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I have listed a new property at 420 Ravine CRT in Devon.
PLATINUM PROPERTY! Welcome to this beautiful home with 3 car garage and huge fenced yard in Devon! 4 Beds + 4 baths with 3 fully finished levels of living space is perfect for a growing family. Upon entering, you will find the welcoming foyer with the high ceilings and tile flooring. The open concept main floor invites tons of natural lights with large windows all around the year. The dazzling kitchen is completed with island, pantry, stainless steel appliances, and loads of cabinet spaces for all your pots and pans. The living room is completed with hardwood floor and gas fireplace. Upstairs is home to 1 giant master bedroom w/ 5pc ensuite, 2 large bedrooms as well as a conveniently located laundry room. Downstairs is fully finished(w/surround sound) with a great family room, extra bedroom, and 4th bathroom. Take a step out to the fully finished deck, you'll find no neighbor behind your very large fenced backyard but only ravine and walking path. Underground sprinkler & Central A/C is a bonus!
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Please visit our Open House at 14044 149 AVE in Edmonton.
Open House on Sunday, May 20, 2018 12:00PM - 3:00PM Come check out a perfect family home in a great location. This Sunday, May 20, from 12-3PM. n/a
PLATINUM PROPERTY! Welcome home! This 3 bed + 2.5 bath single family home w/detached 2 car garage is located in the family-oriented community of Cumberland! As you walk in, you'll find the open concept main floor w/beautiful laminate floor throughout. South facing windows allow tons of natural lights in the living room where enough space for a family with young children can play in. You'll see the island w/breakfast bar and plenty of storage space in the kitchen. Passing the dandelion-yellow wall and large window in the kitchen, you'll have the door to the backyard. The backyard comes with a fully fenced yard, nicely built deck, and the garage. The master bedroom upstairs fits king size bed, and comes with 4pc ensuite and walk-in closet. There are 2 more bedrooms upstairs with closets, a full bathroom, and extra linen closet. The finished basement can be used as an entertainment room and comes with a storage and laundry. The house is located in the quiet & safe neighborhood with lots of walking trails!
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 Dear Friends,

The sun is out and the days are looking brighter.

In this upcoming month, we have Mother’s Day to look forward to and a celebration of all the women in our life. For tech-savvy Moms, check out our photo feature of cool gadgets for women.

This is a great time to appreciate the people around you and spend time with loved ones — and if you’re looking for ideas of what to do, we’ve got you covered with a list of activities happening around the city this month.

We’ve also included the latest market trends and developments in the real estate world, to enlighten and inform you of all that is going on.

They say the best things in life are free and, while that’s definitely true, carrying a load of debt can make those things less pleasant. We talked to a credit advisor and have some advice on how to improve and protect your credit score.

That score will come in handy when getting a mortgage, once you find the perfect house. And if you’re still looking for the perfect home? Please feel free to reach out and I will gladly help you in your search.

I look forward to being in touch.
Platinum Team
Ph: (780) 271-8326
Email: Sales@PlatinumTeam.ca
Web: www.PlatinumTeam.ca
Art and Sole (May 10)
A foot-forward fashion fundraiser to get getting ballerinas dancing.
Teddy Bear Fun Run (May 12)
Have fun, exercise and support the local children’s hospital.
Dutch Spring Market (May 12)
A European-style market with vendors of all kinds.
Mother’s Day (May 13)
There are lots of ways to celebrate mothers this Sunday, like taking her to brunch.
Cat Pop Up Shop (May 19)
Bring your cat and get ready to indulge in all things cat-related. 
Foodie Bike Tour (all summer)
Enjoy a bike ride and hitting all the hottest spots to eat in the city.
NextFest (May 31 – June 10)
A glimpse at upcoming talent in the area.
Your credit score affects many areas of your life from your spending abilities to your stress levels.

Missing a couple of payments on a credit card can dramatically drop your score, even after years of consistently meeting payment deadlines.

Your credit report tracks your spending history for the past six years and a bad credit (FICO score) makes it nearly impossible to get financing for a home, car, credit card or even cell phone.

So if, for whatever reason, your score has plummeted — there are a few things you can do to repair it.

1. Know your score
Finding out your credit score and history is the first step to knowing what went wrong and how to fix it.

You can get a copy from two main credit bureaus in Canada: Equifax (the most highly recognized) and Trans Union. If you send it in by mail, you can receive a copy for free or you can pay for a digital version for the benefit getting it faster.

2. Review your history
Make sure that there are no errors. It’s not likely but not impossible either.

Check that no late payments have been erroneously added to your account, all the charges made are accurate and that your payments went through correctly.

3. Start making payments
This may be easier said than done but it really is the key to improving your credit score.

Set up a reminder schedule and make sure you are paying off your debt bit by bit each month — and on time. If you want, you can set up payment reminders or automatic withdrawals.

The general rule is to keep debt within 65% of your credit limit. When it comes to paying off debt, start with the one with the highest interest rate first.

It may seem overwhelming but, chunk by chunk, it is possible to pay off debt if you stay consistent with it.

4. Avoid more debt
Be aware of the credit limit on your card and don’t go over that limit. Also keep in mind that having too many credit cards, especially newly open accounts, can also negatively impact your rating.

5. Pay off debt as soon as possible
Although it seems strange to go into debt to pay off debt, and contrary to the previous step, sometimes taking out a loan or borrowing money is the best way to save your credit score.

Balance what the interest looks like, how quickly you can pay it off and whether a loan will ease your credit history.

Sometimes, borrowing money with a low interest rate can help pay off high-interest credit card debt. Repaying debt on a credit card will help speed repairs to your credit history.

6. Take the initiative
Check your credit at least a few months before you need to make a big purchase or re-finance something so you have time to improve your score if needed. This will help give you the best interest rates when you most need them.

Lenders make a lot of their financing decisions by looking at your history. If you pay off debt the day before, you score and reputation is much less credible.

If you absolutely cannot make the minimum payment on your card, consider calling the lender and explaining the situation.

They may have advice or ways to help you; people often look favourably at those who reach out with honesty and initiative and are therefore more willing to help in return.

7. Protect your credit score
If you have bad credit, don’t panic — it’s easy enough to repair it by paying off the highest interest rates first and being consistent with debt management.

If you have good credit, make sure you protect it — set up payment reminders and don’t fall into debt if you can avoid it.

Keep old accounts, even if you are not using them very often, and don’t open too many accounts too soon because the age of an account positively impacts your score. Use fraud alert services and be careful of who you give your information to in order to avoid identify theft.

Acknowledgments

We want to send a special thank you to the following amazing clients for their recent referrals. Our business depends on it and it's very much appreciated.

Thank you,
Chhaya Pandya, Terra and Bryan Cameron, Hugh and Jill Willis.

Featured Business

David Bier
Buyer's Choice Home Inspections
www.abuyerschoice.com
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I have listed a new property at 14044 149 AVE in Edmonton.
PLATINUM PROPERTY! Welcome home! This 3 bed + 2.5 bath single family home w/detached 2 car garage is located in the family-oriented community of Cumberland! As you walk in, you'll find the open concept main floor w/beautiful laminate floor throughout. South facing windows allow tons of natural lights in the living room where enough space for a family with young children can play in. You'll see the island w/breakfast bar and plenty of storage space in the kitchen. Passing the dandelion-yellow wall and large window in the kitchen, you'll have the door to the backyard. The backyard comes with a fully fenced yard, nicely built deck, and the garage. The master bedroom upstairs fits king size bed, and comes with 4pc ensuite and walk-in closet. There are 2 more bedrooms upstairs with closets, a full bathroom, and extra linen closet. The finished basement can be used as an entertainment room and comes with a storage and laundry. The house is located in the quiet & safe neighborhood with lots of walking trails!
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I have listed a new property at 105 10040 154 ST in Edmonton.
PLATINUM PROPERTY! East facing 1 bedroom one bathroom suite. Great opportunity for investors. Unit is spacious and offers convenient location and hassle-free lifestyle. Maintained building with card laundry on same floor and comes with additional storage unit. Current tenant has been there since 2010 and would like to stay, Although you could self-manage, This unit is part of a rental pool with no current vacancies in this building if you wanted to have this unit managed for you.
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Please visit our Open House at 1851 51 ST in Edmonton.
Open House on Sunday, May 13, 2018 2:00PM - 4:00PM Come join Allison for an OPEN HOUSE this Sunday, May 13 from 2 - 4 pm at this well-maintained family home in Meyokumin community! For all mothers visiting us at the event will be given a rose to celebrate Mother's Day!
Platinum Property! Super starter home in SE Edmonton. Room for the whole family, 5 Bedrooms + Den. This 4 level split home is move in ready and has some recent work done including some flooring, new roof, furnace, and Hot water tank. Could benefit from a bit of updating to the kitchen and bathrooms but everything is in great shape as it is. Nice fully fenced yard with patio and double over-sized detached garage. Very convenient access to Anthony Henday and all other amenities you could need.
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I have listed a new property at 1851 51 ST in Edmonton.
Platinum Property! Super starter home in SE Edmonton. Room for the whole family, 5 Bedrooms + Den. This 4 level split home is move in ready and has some recent work done including some flooring, new roof, furnace, and Hot water tank. Could benefit from a bit of updating to the kitchen and bathrooms but everything is in great shape as it is. Nice fully fenced yard with patio and double over-sized detached garage. Very convenient access to Anthony Henday and all other amenities you could need.
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I have listed a new property at 6 WOODVALE VILLGE in Edmonton.
PLATINUM PROPERTY! This 3 bedroom / 2 bath townhouse is ready to go for a family looking for class and comfort. Newly painted from top to bottom, you get a great canvas for making this home your very own. The spacious living room radiates natural sunlight from the east facing walk out patio. The kitchen is clean & crisp with all white appliances & cabinetry. You also have a brand new dishwasher, updated fixtures, & a built in desk nook. The finished basement has a very cool stone accent wall that would highlight a man cave worth boasting about or a family room for the kids to watch TV. The new high efficiency furnace keeps the space warm even in the winter. Upstairs is your master bedroom that can fit a bed for a king, 2 additional bedrooms, & your 4pc updated bathroom. Lastly you have ample storage and a low maintenance, private backyard that is perfect for those family BBQs. Great schools nearby and amazing proximity to public transportation. Need I say more? This is home.
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I have listed a new property at 12316 82 ST in Edmonton.
PLATINUM PROPERTY! PRE-INSPECTED! BEST PRICE for BRAND NEW HOUSE between 1800-1900 sqft in the city. Brand new home minutes from downtown. With just under 1900sq ft, this 2 storey has everything for your growing family. Main floor has a powder room and den as well as an open concept great-room with 9' ceilings, gas fireplace, huge kitchen island, and amazing pantry. Upstairs is complete with 3 bedrooms as well as a laundry room. The master has a walk-in closet and 5 pc ensuite including duel sinks and separate shower/soaker tub. Basement is unspoiled with an easy set up for in-law suite or basement suite rental with separate side entrance.
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I have listed a new property at 74 3311 58 ST in Edmonton.
PLATINUM PROPERTY! Home sweet home is the first feeling you'll get walking into this well loved 3 bedroom townhouse in Tawa. There is no shortage of space in this angelic beauty. Walk into an inviting front den with gorgeous vaulted ceilings and luminous bay windows. A formal dining room is perfect for entertaining guests across from your perfectly quaint country kitchen. The split level open concept adds to the airiness of this home. The living room is large enough to give you limitless decor options and the gas fireplace adds the finishing touch. A sizable office is tucked away just around the corner. You have 3 beds & a 4pc bath upstairs & an extra room in the fully finished basement. Oh and also the amount of storage down there...!!! This home was loved for 15 years by the past owner and now it's in search for its next family. It is also priced well below the assessed value to ensure a speedy sale. Seller is offering a $5000 incentive upon closing for paint and new flooring for bedrooms and office.
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I have listed a new property at 407 10125 109 ST NW in Edmonton.
PLATINUM PROPERTY! First time Buyers and Investors!! 1 Bedroom Condo Steps from The Downtown Ice District, the Restaurants and Nightlife of Jasper Avenue, MacEwan University, and the LRT!! Step Inside this Unit to find a Large Open Floor Plan, Including Carpet and Lino Flooring throughout. Enjoy the Summer Evenings on your huge Balcony complete with Private Outside Storage. The Building Also Features a Massive Rooftop Patio and Spacious Rec/Games Room as well as a Large Exercise Room and Sauna. This Unit also comes with Titled Heated Underground Parking Stall, Oak Kitchen Cabinets, and In-Suite Washer and Dryer. Perfect for an Investor, A Student, or a First Time Buyer looking to get into the Downtown Market. while it’s still affordable, this Unit is ideal for all Three!!
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Please visit our Open House at 12316 82 ST NW in Edmonton.
Open House on Sunday, April 29, 2018 1:00PM - 3:00PM Come join Dragic for our open house on Sunday (Apr 29) between 1 - 3 pm! Yes!
PLATINUM PROPERTY! PRE-INSPECTED! BEST PRICE for BRAND NEW HOUSE between 1800-1900 sqft in the city. Brand new home minutes from downtown. With just under 1900sq ft, this 2 storey has everything for your growing family. Main floor has a powder room and den as well as an open concept great-room with 9' ceilings, gas fireplace, huge kitchen island, and amazing pantry. Upstairs is complete with 3 bedrooms as well as a laundry room. The master has a walk-in closet and 5 pc ensuite including duel sinks and separate shower/soaker tub. Basement is unspoiled with an easy set up for in-law suite or basement suite rental with separate side entrance.
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I have listed a new property at 2-207 4245 139 AVE in Edmonton.
If I was looking for a home that was stylish & trendy, gave me a convenient commute to work, was close to amenities, had underground parking & in-suite laundry, was securely above ground level, but low enough to easily evacuate, allowed me to have a pet, AND had a spare room for an office or guests... THAN THIS IS IT! What more could you need than this absolutely perfect 1 bed/+den uptown condo in Clareview. This home features clean neutral tones keeping it classic yet chic. The kitchen has tons of cabinet space & enough room for you & your lover to dance around while cooking. The eat up peninsula island has room to seat 4 which is IDEAL for entertaining. Your living room gives you a large picture window to let in that natural light & a doorway out to the balcony retreat, complete w/gas line hook ups for your grill & partial shade for summer time lounging. You have a 4pc cheater ensuite, ample sized office/den & a laundry room! Furniture all negotiable too! PLATINUM PROPERTY!
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