So, you’ve made the decision to buy a home and now you’re wondering what the next step is. Buying a home is a huge investment (to say the least), so taking all the right steps to make sure you choose the perfect home for you and your family is key. Here are some of the most important things to keep in mind when you are about to make the biggest purchase of your life.

Know Your Budget
A thorough understanding of your financial standing is a crucial first step in the home buying process. Determining your fixed monthly expenses and how much of a down payment you are able to set aside will guide you to defining the appropriate price range for your new home. Using a household budget calculator can help identify the size of a monthly mortgage you will be…

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If one of the telltale signs of a bustling central core is the availability of unique, local coffee shops that are hotspots for residents, artists, business meetings, catch-ups, and refuel stations, then Edmonton has definitely started to make Canada-wide waves in the last two years.

Here's my selection for the six hidden coffee gems in Central Edmonton's coffee scene. 

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Selling your home is a big task, but working with a realtor will make that task a whole lot easier. From accommodating busy lifestyles, to getting through the legalities and paperwork, here are seven reasons why hiring a realtor is the best way to sell your home.

Sell Your Home For The Right Price

There’s more than meets the eye when it comes to understanding the true value of your home. Of course, an appraisal or property value assessment can set you on the right track, but working with a realtor will tell you exactly where your home stands in comparison to the other properties in the market. With an experienced eye, a realtor will identify the key characteristics that determine the overall price, and use that, in conjunction with the best…

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The most noteworthy month-to-month change was the difference in sales in the Edmonton CMA: there was a 63% increase in sales, going from 837 homes sold in February to 1364 in March, but down slightly, from 1453 sales, when compared to March 2015. 

“Sales, relative to last month, were consistent with the seasonal trends that we expect,” REALTORS® Association of Edmonton Chair Steve Sedgwick explains. “Inventory is growing, with more than 3,000 properties coming onto the market last month. Despite the inventory growth, prices are holding steady, with median prices on par with last year, and average prices up slightly due to the sale of high-end luxury homes in March.”

The average of all residential sales was 3% higher than in February and 2%…

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