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THE FESTIVAL OF TREES, STILL A HOLIDAY FAVOURITE

Walking into the Festival of Trees is like a Christmas-y trip down a twinkling memory lane for anyone who grew up in this city. I remember as a kid wandering through the Shaw Conference Centre trying to decide which tree was going to win my vote. Impossible task. And speaking of impossible tasks, how do they make those gingerbread houses look like something I’d like to live in andeat at the same time?

It’s no wonder this event stirs up the nostalgia for those of us who grew up here, because it has been fundraising for the University Hospital and kicking off the Christmas season in Edmonton for an impressive 34 years in a row.  

The festival runs from Thursday November 29th– Sunday December

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Edmonton is known as the festival city. We know how to party. And when it comes to Halloween, it is no exception. If you’re looking for somethings to do this Halloween with the family, or without, here is a quick list of some of the goolish festivities.

Family Frights

  

Boo at the Zoo – Head down to the Valley Zoo for some freakish festivities. Dress the kids in their costumes, and get ready for some Halloween fun! Sunday October 28th, 2018 from 11 to 4PM. Cost is general admission.Celebration of the Day of the

Day of the Dead At the Muttart Conservatory, the feature pyramid will host the Day of the Dead exhibit from September 22 through November 18. On October 28th, 2018,dress up for the Ghoulish garden Party for some family friendly

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Summerside Grand Boulevard Halloween DecorationsSummerside Grande Boulevard in South Edmonton

I think we can all agree that this year those of us living in Edmonton who love the fall have been feeling a bit cheated. It’s one of the most beautiful times of year in this city, and how many times did it snow? Fifty? Felt like it. Makes it kind of tough to really soak in the season with snow on the ground. 

But sweet reprieve! This final weekend before Halloween promises to be bearable, and dare I say… maybe even a bit warm? So for those of us looking to squeak in some spooky fun with the kids, Summerside Grande Boulevard might be something to consider! 

As Halloween’s answer to Candy Cane Lane, this southeast Edmonton street has it all. From unique eye-catchers like Ursula the sea witch and

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home inspection for new construction homes edmonton

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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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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