Edmonton Market Update May 2019

 


Dear Friends,

I hope the somewhat wet start to spring hasn’t gotten you too down but don’t worry, there are sunny days ahead!

In this upcoming month, we have Mother’s Day to look forward to and a celebration of all the women in our life. Our photo gallery features some of the unique and luxurious gift ideas so you can give to your loved ones.

Take a moment to appreciate the people around you and spend time with loved ones this spring. Don’t just stop to smell the flowers, bring a bouquet home to share. 

If you are looking for something to do this month, go no further than our monthly events list – we have plenty of fun activities.

As gas prices rise, electric cars are becoming increasingly popular. Before you switch in your gas-guzzler, find out more about how your home might be holding you back when it comes to charging.

This May, keep in mind that having a strong support system around you is fundamental to success and happiness.

That is why I’d like to gently remind you that I am here to guide and support you on your real estate journey, whether buying or selling or just looking.

I look forward to helping you.
 
Happy Easter
 
Platinum Team
Ph: (780) 271-8326
Email: Sales@PlatinumTeam.ca
Web: www.PlatinumTeam.ca
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
She’s All That (May 9)
A talk by Rotary International about inspiring leadership and achieving action for women.
Great Love Stories (May 10 – 11)
See all the greatest love stories from Romeo And Juliet to Jack and Rose.
Zero Gravity International Performance Art Summit (May 10 – 19)
Ten internationally-renowned performance artists grapple with the question of how to perform in the modern world.
DARK MATTERS: GAME ON! (May 16)
It’s the return of the fan favourite event at TELUS World of Science. Where the science is served on the rocks & the adults come out to play.
Celebration of Spring (May 20)
Celebrate the beginning of a new season the Ukrainian way.
Edmonton Jewish Film Festival (May 21 – 30)
Nine different screenings across the city.
 
 
 
 

Interest in electric cars is growing as prices at the pump surge and Canadian society in general turns away from fossil fuels.

In British Columbia, for example, the government recently announced a new law requiring that all cars and trucks sold in the province be zero emission by 2040. In addition, the federal government is offering buyer’s incentives for newly purchased or leased electric vehicles on or after May 1, 2019. Click this link to find the list of eligible vehicles.

This may seem all fine and dandy — who doesn’t like the idea of no longer paying high gas prices to commute? — but a lot of questions still remain about the infrastructure surrounding electric vehicles.

In particular, charging them is a concern.

It can take anywhere from 30 minutes to 12 hours to charge an electric car, depending on the vehicle and the type of charger.

In an ideal situation, you plug in your electric car when you pull into the garage at home and let it charge overnight. Come morning, you’re all topped up and good to go.

But it’s not always that easy.

The cars can charge with a variety of different charge points, including a standard 120-volt outlet. That’s the option that takes the longest to charge, though, and still ideally requires access to a garage or somewhere covered to park your car.

Most electric car owners opt for a 240-volt charging station – but that needs to be installed at home and can cost several hundred dollars.

If you rent or live in an apartment with building policies, it can be tricky to install the charger you want. That’s why it’s crucial to look into your options before buying an electric car.

If you can’t charge it at home, though, not all is lost.

Many apartment buildings are opting to install charging stations – bring it up with your building manager. The same is true at workplaces where, increasingly, charging stations are being installed in parking lots. Then you can simply charge it while you work.

If none of those are options, look into what is around you in your neighbourhood. Oftentimes, malls and other public places will have free charging. There are also hundreds of paid super-chargers around the city, as well.


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