October 2016

Found 4 blog entries for October 2016.

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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