Spring is FINALLY Here! April's Real Estate Market Report.

Edmonton April 2016

Dear Friends, 

Spring is finally here and with it comes all the magic and lively atmosphere that only Spring can bring! We can now look forward to lush greenery, bright blue skies, fragrant flowers in bloom, and the longer and warmer days that we’ve been missing so much. Not only that, with Spring comes the end of the winter chill that hampered even the real estate market. Last month, we started to see sales and prices bounce back up and continue on a positive trend while also seeing the days on the market time decrease.

There is no better time than Spring for sellers to spruce up their properties for quicker and faster sales – freshen up the home, improve curb appeal, and even consider renovations for better pricing! The still high volume of inventory affords both buyers and sellers a lot of great opportunities.

If you, your friends or family are looking to buy or sell real estate please keep me in mind. Your referral is the best compliment I can receive.


April 2016

Edmonton Statistics - March 2016

MEC Edmonton Race TWO: 5K/10K/15K – Sunday, April 10

Gluten Free Living 101 – Wednesday, April 13

Comedy for a Cause in support of SCARS – Ongoing through Thursday, Apr 21, 2016

Bell Joy Ride Premier Event – Saturday, April 16

Rhythmic Gymnastics Western Regional Championships – Wed, April 20 - Sat, April 23

Run Walk Ride for Vision Zero – Saturday, April 23


Interest Rates

Secondary Suites
Secondary Suites
The prices of real estate in Edmonton can make it a challenge for first time homebuyers to afford single-family homes, and for owners of investment properties to generate positive cash flow from their investments.

A secondary suite, also known as a basement suite, mother-in-law suite, or granny suite, could be the perfect solution. It is a self-contained living space within a house or on the same property as a house, and it comes with a complete with a kitchen, bathroom, and sleeping areas. New homes owners can help balance their costs by collecting rent from this suite and investors can double their return when both units are rented out.

The City of Edmonton is one of progressive municipalities that allows secondary suites citywide for single detached homes. It even has a secondary suite grant program, which you can read more about by following the link that is listed under resource number 1 below. However, it is necessary to keep in mind that some factors such as size and width of the lot, the home layout and neighborhood may not allow a secondary suite to be approved.

Listed are several other resources down below that will help you determine if the home you own or are planning to buy will allow for a secondary suite. To save you both time and money, make sure to do your homework* before starting any construction!

Secondary Suites

If you are considering investing in Edmonton or if you are looking for a home with the intention to develop a basement suite, then do not hesitate to get in touch with us. We have in-depth knowledge of local zoning rules, developing, owning and managing basement suites. Professional and expert advice will help you avoid expensive mistakes and get you started in the prosperous world of property investing in Edmonton!

1) City of Edmonton Secondary Suite Grant Program
2) Guide To Developing Secondary Suites PDF Brochure
3) Overview Of Secondary Suite
4) Secondary Suites FAQ

*If you do not have the time to do your own research, you may call 311 for information regarding your property.

You can also chat with a planning and development officer by visiting the Sustainable Development Office. It is located at 10250 – 101 Street and it is open from 8 A.M to 4:30 P.MMonday to Friday. Once you are inside, you need to go to the 5th floor of the building. The officers will be able to provide you with details and printouts that are specific to the address you are inquiring about.

Cinder Precision Grill
Cinder is an electric contact grill. Its precision allows a cooking revolution. First, Cinder heats its cooking plates to the temperature that you want your steak.  Then, the entire steak warms up to exactly that temperature, no more, no less. Two metal cooking surfaces contact and heat the top and bottom of the food. The air in the cooking chamber will heat up and warm the sides of the food, which are also cooked by radiant heat from the cooking surface.

Cinder's patent-pending algorithm can tell when your food is done by measuring power usage and several sensors. You tell Cinder what you want and it takes care of the cooking so you don't need to hover over the stove.

Space Saving Mud Room Ideas

Mud Rooms


We want to send a special thank you to Pierre & Denise PapineauMayra Avalos, and also John Carter for their recent referral. Our business depends on people just like you and it and it is extremely appreciated!

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