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With an ideal central-west location and flourishing business centre, Westmount is quickly becoming one of Edmonton’s most coveted destinations to call home. Situated on the doorstep of the downtown core, this neighbourhood offers an ideal balance of scenic natural amenities and first-class city conveniences.

You’ll find a wide variety of home styles throughout Westmount, including detached homes, duplexes, and condos. An appealing mixture of character-filled older homes and contemporary-style infill projects offer major curb appeal along the neighbourhood’s tree-lined streets.

Explore this gorgeous home that showcases this sought-after community’s infill developments at their finest!

Featuring three bedrooms and four bathrooms, this 1,864

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Are you a fan of the classic Old Fashioned? Or perhaps you fancy something a little sweeter, like a citrus-based cocktail with a Mexican twist? The good news is: Central Edmonton offers plenty of delicious cocktail options, so there's something for everyone (even for the coffee lover!). 

Whether you're looking to impress a first date, or are hitting the town with a group of friends, below are some of the Proctor Team's picks for six sip-worthy cocktails in Central Edmonton.

What are your favourite watering holes in Edmonton? Let me know on Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn!

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With the days of summer officially behind us, we know that it’s only a matter of time before temperatures take a dip and our energy bills begin to rise. Keeping our homes functioning efficiently and effectively is important year-round, but even more so throughout the winter months. To maximize the heat your home produces, and to help keep your bills from skyrocketing, our realtor team at Proctor put together a list of simple ways to save energy in your home. 

Adjust your thermostat

Making some easy adjustments to your thermostat can save more energy than you think. If you have a programmable thermostat, schedule your heat to be higher during the day when you’re at home and lower when you plan to go to sleep. Invest in some warm bed covers to

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Consistency is the name of the game when it comes to Edmonton’s real estate market in October. 

A single family home in the Edmonton Census Metropolitan Area (CMA) sold for an average of $423,755, which is down 1.8% year-over-year (y/y). Condo prices were up slightly by 0.5% y/y at $245,698. All residential property prices remained mostly unchanged, down 0.6% from October, 2015. 

“The housing market in Edmonton continues to experience relative stability, with increased sales and steady prices year-over-year for October,” said Steve Sedgwick, Chair of the REALTORS® Association of Edmonton. “We typically see the market slow during the colder months, so it is encouraging to see us moving into late fall with strong numbers.” 

“We’re seeing buyers

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The spookiest season has arrived! Getting your home ready for Halloween can seem a little scary for your bank account, but there are plenty of ways to create a haunting effect on a budget. Check out the Proctor real estate team's five favourite tips to transform your home into a ghoulish masterpiece this Halloween.

The pumpkin is king 

Jack-o’-lanterns are a Halloween staple; however, don’t limit yourself to just carving a single pumpkin in a customary way! Take advantage of this cost-effective gourd and use as many pumpkins as you can in a variety of styles. Try using an array of sizes and painting them black or white for a non-traditional look. The more the better! There’s nothing that screams Halloween more than a front yard filled with

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Edmonton and area has contributed its fair share of talent to Hollywood, sports, history, and music. From hockey legends, to movie stars, to singer-songwriters and men and women who have made a significant impact on history, there's no shortage of incredible talent, passion, and determination in our city and surrounding area. 

Just how many of Edmonton and area's most famous do you know? Take the quiz to find out! 

Did you get all 15? Let me know on Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn!

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If you’ve decided to purchase real estate in Edmonton for rental purposes, you may be wondering how to make your unit stand out from the competition. Our realtor team at Proctor did some research to find the best ways to make your real estate investment more desirable to prospective renters.

Below are a few of our top tips that will help get you the best return on your rental property investment.

Don’t underestimate curb appeal

First impressions are a big deal, so if your rental property has an exposed exterior do your best to make it look as appealing as possible. If you’re looking for a tenant in the warmer months, be sure that your yard is clean and kept. Make your property even more attractive by adding flowerpots near the front

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Last month, Edmonton’s housing market continued to remain stable amid economic uncertainty in the province.  

September’s all residential average sale price in the Edmonton Census Metropolitan Area (CMA) increased by 1.5% year-over-year (y/y). The average price of single family dwellings remained fairly consistent at $430,461 y/y (down 0.2%), while average condo prices also remained flat at $251,365 (down 0.5% y/y).

According to Steve Sedgwick, Chair of the REALTORS® Association of Edmonton, “We are moving into the quieter real estate months with a healthy inventory, strong prices and slower listings and sales.”

“It continues to be a good time to buy. We usually see less inventory coming into winter months, so it is beneficial for buyers to

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Garneau is one of Edmonton’s most celebrated and historically rich communities. Located on the south side of the city, and home to the University of Alberta, this vibrant neighbourhood features plenty of unique homes and amenities. Location is key, and in Garneau you’ll find everything you need within walking distance.

Nestled between University Avenue and Saskatchewan Drive, Garneau boasts a great mix of low-rise and high-rise apartments, bungalows, and even some 1920s Arts and Crafts houses. The charming community presents inviting tree-lined streets and green spaces for residents to enjoy. If you’re hunting for a new home in Garneau, you’ll find plenty of unique options to explore.

Check out this gorgeous three-bedroom townhouse situated in

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Whether you're an introvert, extrovert, minimalist or free spirit, there are different home design hacks that'll get your home in tune with your personality.

Your home is your sanctuary. It’s the biggest investment you’ll make in your life and also where you spend the majority of your time. You should feel most at ease when you’re at home, so make sure you have a space that truly reflects your personality and individual style. Not sure what your personality is defined as? Check out the Myers-Briggs assessment – in 15 minutes you’ll have a detailed personality report! 

The Extrovert

Known for being outgoing and the life of the party, extroverts thrive in social settings. If you identify yourself with these characteristics, then creating an

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I am very pleased with Patti Proctor and her team for their professional approach in listing, showing and negotiating the sale of my house. They kept me up-to-date almost daily. I would highly recommend The Proctor Team if you are thinking of selling your home quickly and for top dollar...

- Guy Anderson

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