Happy Holidays everyone! Although you might have plans to relax with your friends and family over a cup of hot chocolate, there's a chance that your home isn't prepared for the cold. In order to save you some money in the long term, here are 5 small tips that can lead to big changes when it comes to maintaining your home during the winter.

Insulate Your Pipes 

Burst pipes are perhaps one of the greatest fears of any homeowner. Besides the cost of replacing the pipes, there is also the potential for water damage via flooding. Depending on the damage, you could be looking at several thousands of dollars in repairs. But there's an easy way to avoid this. By using a foam-rubber based insulation to protect your pipes, you can lessen the effects of…

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I absolutely love living in Edmonton. As someone who was born and raised in this city, I have a special relationship with these neighbourhoods, especially when it comes to taking people on a tour of their dream homes. If you're not convinced that Edmonton is the best city on the planet, here are five reasons worth mentioning.

1. What many Edmontonians sometimes forget is that we're surrounded by natural beauty. Our River Valley, Canada's largest urban park, is a year-round favourite thanks to its trails and the long list of recreational activities. Edmonton is also just a short trip away from Elk Island National Park, Canada's largest fully enclosed national park and home to a variety of wildlife. Whether you end up camping with your friends and family…

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For those of you who haven't been paying attention to Alberta's economy, the oil industry is currently facing a decline. Oil has always been a major factor in Edmonton's economy and coupled with the winter season, the common assumption is that real estate in Edmonton is in a dire situation. Although many of us know someone who is feeling the changes within the market, I want to assure you that Edmonton's real estate activity is going strong despite the fluctuations. 

According to a November 2015 report from the Realtors Association of Edmonton, overall real estate is only down by 3% from last November. Thanks to the amazing weather and the amount of properties that were available, Edmonton buyers' efforts counteracted the expected downturn that…

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It's almost time for the holidays! Although this time of year means we have to bundle up, it also means that we get to celebrate with our friends and family! As a homeowner, one of my greatest fears is coming home, rested and relaxed, only to find out that my house has been damaged and ransacked while I was away. Whether you're heading leaving to Mexico to dodge the upcoming Edmonton snow or you plan on meeting up with the family for a holiday get together, these 5 tips will give you peace of mind during your much deserved R&R.

Shovel That Snow

Driveways, walkways, and steps covered in fresh snow can only mean two things: you're either binge watching a show on Netflix or you're away from home. If it's the latter, a crook might see that as an…

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From modest, quaint properties to expansive, multi-room homes, Edmonton has a diverse amount of neighbourhoods fit for every person. If you're looking to upgrade your current living situation into something more more upscale, I've got 7 fantastic opportunities for you to check out.


Rio Terrace

  • Number of Active Listings: 4
  • Price Range for Active Listings: $464,900 - $1,750,000
  • Average Price for Active Listings: $915,950
  • Average Days on Market: 93
  • Price Momentum: $88,210 ($827,740 last Monday)

Windsor Park

  • Number of Active Listings: 5
  • Price Range for Active Listings: $629,200 - $1,695,000
  • Average Price for Active Listings: $936,540
  • Average Days on Market: 152
  • Price Momentum: $223,940


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