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Should you do a home inspection on a brand-new home?

This is a question I hear literally every time I sell a new construction property. "Since this house is brand new and covered under Alberta New Home Warranty, do I really need to do a home inspection?

My answer is always the same. I recommend a home inspection even if the property is new and covered under new home warranty for a few different reasons. But before I get started on why I think its a good idea to get the inspection done, I'd like to make it clear that I completely understand why someone may not want to do it. Though I regularly hear a wide variety of reasons, here are just a few of them:

 

  1.     Cost. Obviously, the cost of a home inspection is always the biggest reason why
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Summerside Grand Boulevard Halloween DecorationsSummerside Grande Boulevard in South Edmonton


Anyone who lives in Edmonton can confirm that this city sure knows how to do Christmas. From the Festival of Trees to the Valley Zoo’s Zoominescence, there are so many things to do around the city to get you in the spirit. But what about Halloween?

For those of us who have a fondness for all things spooky, or for those of us just looking for a family-friendly way to enjoy Halloween- look no further than Summerside Grande Boulevard. Halloween’s answer to Candy Cane Lane, this south Edmonton street has everything. From unique eye-catchers like Ursula the sea witch and ghostly window specters, to pumpkins and minions and other sure-to-be favourites of the little ones, to ghoulish demons and guillotines and

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Moving to your new home doesn't need to be an overwhelming and stressful experience. Even if you are selling a previous home as well as purchasing a new one. The key is to be as organized as possible, and to have everything prioritized to ensure a stress free transition to your new home. There are many moving parts in this process and missing or forgetting one, can cause a chain-reaction that leads to stress and anxiety! We have created a list to help you keep some of the important items top of mind. There are many other issues that may come up depending on your personal situation (moving to a new city, province or country for example) that may not be listed here, but this list should certainly get the ball rolling for you.

                           

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The month of May was quite busy for the community of Windermere. With 19 single family detached  home sales, 2 of which were over 1 million! Down just slightly from this time last year, but still nice and busy for the spring market. It's still a great time to buy out there with good inventory, less buyer competition and low interest rates.

If you're thinking of selling this year, it is still a great time to list your home. We are well in to our spring market, and it's a great time to list and sell before you start thinking summer vacation! If you would like to know what your home is worth, feel free to use our online Home Evaluation tool, or contact us to schedule an in-person evaluation. 

Windermere Market Statistics For May 2017

 

If you are interested in searching homes for sale

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Southwest Farmers Market Entrance

Yesterday (May 17, 2017) kicked off this year’s Southwest Edmonton Farmers’ Market! The clouds seemed to part after a couple days of rain and cooler weather just in time, and the market was full of people. We had shown up about an hour after the market opened and some of the vendors were already sold out of many of their hot ticket items.

There were food trucks, a variety of vendors offering fresh organic fruit, vegetables, meats, fish, as well as baked goods, crafts, and an eclectic mix of delicious heat & eat dishes from all over the word. Live music and kettle corn added to the fun community atmosphere, making it a great way to spend a Wednesday evening with the family.

The Southwest Edmonton Farmers’ Market is held every Wednesday from

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Row of houses in the spring

Edmonton Spring Market

 

As I write this, snow is flying. Looking outside you would think you were stuck in a snow globe. You would never guess that spring is approaching. The clocks have all “sprung forward,” and we have seen a couple bursts of warm weather, but it’s all been followed by freezing temperatures and massive amounts of snow. Just last week the East coast has had one of the biggest snowstorms they have seen in a long time. None-the-less, spring is officially here. Eventually the weather will warm, snow will melt and before you know it, Edmonton will become a sandy, slush-covered mess, and Edmontonians will be gearing up to enjoy our beautiful river valley, golf courses, camping, fishing, biking, and everything other outdoor activity

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Windermere Community Market Stat - February 2017

The month of February was quite busy for the community of Windermere. With 11 single family home sales and 3 homes over 1 million selling, it was a huge increase from last year. As the weather warms and we approach our spring market, homes sales and buyer activity will increase, as well as inventory. If you're thinking of selling this year, now is the time start getting ready. If you would like to know what your home is worth, feel free to use our online Home Evaluation tool, or call us to schedule an in-person evaluation.

Windermere Sales Charts for February 2017

 

~ Corey Sylvester, REALTOR®

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golf bag overlooking beautiful golf course

 

There are actually many reasons why someone would want to live in the community of Windermere, but I’m going to give a quick list of 5 of the top reasons to get you started! Please keep in mind they are not in any order ;)

 

1)     Do you like golfing? If you do, it is a fantastic reason to move to Windermere. There are two courses in the neighbourhood, and one just outside. They are beautiful courses along the river. You have Windermere Golf & Country Club (membership), River Ridge Golf & Country Club, and just a minute outside the community of Windermere is Jagare Ridge Golf Club.

2)     Shopping, restaurants and entertainment. Yep, they are all in this community! Currents of Windermere is a local commercial hub with all the amenities

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Looking up at a condominium building

 

 Condo living is a fantastic choice for many people, in many different stages of life. For young people who want out of renting and are entering the world of home ownership, it’s a great option! And, on the other end of the spectrum, it is ideal for empty nesters who want to downsize and keep a “home-base” close to the family while they travel. No matter what the reason, condominium ownership could be the right choice for you.

 When buying a condominium, there are many different factors that need to be considered. Firstly, you need to acknowledge the fact that you are not only buying the condo, but you are also buying into a condominium corporation. Condo buildings and complexes are all run and maintained by a “condo board.” Typically, board

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 Children running to school

Moving to get in the right school?

One of the most common reasons for a family to move to a new location is that their preferred school is in that community, or to be in the catchment area for a specific school. Maybe your child is a future pro athlete and there is a school with a fantastic sports program, or maybe you want them to go to French emersion, or be involved in a science program. What ever the reason, you want to do your homework before committing to the move.

These days the clear majority of the research can be done online. With just about everything at our fingertips, you can see most of the information you need from the comfort of your own home. But once you are just about ready to commit, you want to visit the school in person,

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