Edmonton used to be afraid of its cold, dark winters, but within the last 10 years, the level of optimism within the city has changed. Previously, a list like this would have been filled, from 1 to 5, with a variety of different ways to say "hide until the sun comes back."  Now we fully embrace the snow and the cold, thanks in part to the many winter activities available to Edmontonians. 

As Explore Edmonton's winter mantra goes, "Cold? Yes. Dark? Yes. Boring? Never."

So, with a little less than 2 months left, what are the 5 things you have to do before winter ends? 

1) Ice On Whyte  

The Ice On Whyte Festival is a yearly ice carving festival that began in 2003 by local sculptors who partnered with the Old Strathcona Business Association.…

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If you have plans to buy a home this year, I've got good news for you.

Whether you're a first time buyer or you're looking to upgrade into a larger home, the latest report from the Realtors Association of Edmonton has said that we are in a buyer's market. Overall sales have decreased by 9% when compared to 2014, but that has not affected the pricing of homes in the area. Contrary to what is to be expected, homes prices have actually increased year over year to about 1.9% overall from 2014. The economic decline has impacted the market, but it seems like Edmonton hasn't been hurt by these changes.

But the big news for buyers is the fact that there's a 66% increase in inventory in the market. With more…

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Are you thinking about buying home in the near future? If so, I want to help you avoid the common pitfalls that home buyers fall victim to. Before you go house hunting with your realtor, make sure that you're aware of these crucial steps of the buying process. This is the sequel to my "5 Tips for First-Time Buyers" post, which you can read right here, if you haven't read it already.

Love at First Sight

 When it comes to moving into a new home, the last thing I want is for someone to think that they've found the perfect home, only to develop feelings of buyer's remorse later on. Buying a home is quite possibly the biggest purchase you'll ever make, so it's important that you work with your realtor to find one that is right for you. If your realtor takes…

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Have you ever wondered to yourself "what font would best represent my neighbourhood?" Luckily, I answered just that! Here's an infographic that goes over neighbourhoods and their corresponding fonts based on the neighbourhood's attributes.

Now, all the posters you put up in your neighbourhood will have the perfect font! 

If you're thinking about buying a new home or selling your current one, you're probably going to want to call someone who knows the neighbourhoods enough to match them to their perfect font! I would love help out. Feel free to contact me at 780-438-2500 or email me at chris@proctorteam.com; you can also find me on Facebook and Twitter. Hope to speak with you soon!

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