174 North Ridge Drive, St. Albert AB


Coming to Market Monday April 19, 2021
You will have to see to believe this stunning former show home located in the highly sought after community of North Ridge, St. Albert. The quality of workmanship is apparent throughout, w/hand-scraped hardwood flooring throughout main flr great-room, kitchen/dining rms and den/flex-rm. The kitchen offers a large breakfast bar island with beautiful granite counter-tops, maple cabinets, S/S appliances and is stylishly finished from top to bottom. The spacious dinette with coved ceiling above and many windows is a fantastic place to share meals. The great-room has ceramic feature wall gas fireplace w /continued windows overlooking the back yrd. A garden door off…

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11104 74 Street Edmonton AB

NEW LISTING IN Virginia Park Edmonton 

You will absolutely fall in love with this well-maintained and beautifully upgraded bungalow in the picturesque community of Virginia Park. Located right across the field from Virginia Park School, and steps to Concordia University, this is a wonderful home for families of all ages and stages. It is also less than two blocks from the River Valley, so nature lovers should make sure not to pass up the opportunity to check this beautiful home out before it’s gone!

The community of Virginia Park is quiet, and its streets are lined with mature trees that open into lovely parks, including Borden Park, which is just steps away from this awesome property. 

There is a total of four…

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Riverbend Real Estate Market March 2021

Hello Everyone! As we enter our spring market, I wanted to give a quick update as to what we've seen so far in Riverbend for homes sales. I'm sure you've all heard about how busy the real estate market is, and maybe you've considered making your move and striking while the iron is hot! And this might very well just be the right move... depending on what you're selling. The market is very active, and certain demographics and price points are incredibly active right now. While others... not so much.  I'll give a quick version of where we are seeing our highest activity, as well as which markets are struggling. 

The reality is most of the real estate news you hear is Canada wide. The reality is, there are two…

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edmonton real estate market forecast 2021

In part 4 of our series on the RAE Housing Forecast Seminar 2021, we drill down on the purpose of the seminar: forecasting the year ahead. A bold thing to do in light of the uncertainty we all faced last year, and the aftershocks that a global pandemic has the potential to send into 2021. 

“As you can imagine, putting a forecast together for 2021 has had unique challenges,” said Realtors Association of Edmonton Chair Tom Shearer. “We have witnessed varying degrees of confidence for what 2021 has in store, and economic perspectives on what may happen next vary considerably.”

Last year many economists were forecasting a drop in year-over-year and unit sales, volumes, and prices of homes. But, Shearer says, in the majority of major markets,…

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Opportunity In Crisis

With all of the uncertainty in Alberta surrounding the Keystone Pipeline and the oil industry, part three in our series on the RAE Housing Forecast Seminar 2021 is a welcome look forward into 2021 with an eye on trends that are keeping existing businesses in growth-mode, and why Edmonton has an incredible amount of potential to become an economic powerhouse for a wide variety of emerging and established industries many of us have never even considered.

“Over the past year, I’ve seen a lot of uncertainty, hardship and loss, definitely,” admitted Lynette Tremblay, Vice President, Strategy & Innovation, at Edmonton Global (the economic development organization, not the local news outlet). “But I’ve also seen triumph and…

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Edmonton Real Estate Market Forecast 2021 - Part 2

A Sense Of Hope

With the trajectory of the Covid-19 understandably dictating people’s comfort level when it comes to entering a stranger’s home, not to mention the effect it has on their work, this winter has, unsurprisingly, slowed things down a bit with the current rise in virus cases, but this slow-down will not last, Benjamin Tal, CIBC World Markets’ Deputy Chief Economist suggested during his presentation for the Realtor’s Association of Edmonton’s 2021 housing forecast. 

“There is reason to believe that the situation will improve,” Tal said, “In fact, it might improve much faster than people expect, and it will be stronger than people expect.” 

Some of the things that give us an advantage during this phase of lockdowns is that most…

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Edmonton housing forecast blog - part 1 A look back at 2020

A look back at the year that was 2020

Earlier this month the Edmonton Real Estate Association held their annual Real Estate Market Forecast where they bring in economists from various levels to share their thoughts about what is happening in our city, province and even across the country. Today, I will share about the year past. What was expected, and what turned out to be a curve-ball of a year that took just about everyone by surprise. 
Wow! What a year 2020 turned out to be. From the panic of the early days of the pandemic, to the economic upswing of the summer, things this year in real estate could hardly be described as “predictable.” In fact, the word used so often this year was “unprecedented,” as pointed out by the past board chair of…

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A look back at 2020

A little while ago, a friend of mine shared one of those Facebook memories from four years ago. Oh, those pesky Facebook memories. We’ve all seen and shared them this year; snapshots of birthday parties or family dinners or concerts or tropical vacations. Photos of ourselves that seem to be from another world, doing things we miss terribly with people we miss even more. Those have been hard to see.

But this memory was a bit different.

This was a video of two women who had composed a hilarious song about how terrible of a year 2016 had been and how happy they were that it was finally coming to an end. And, I suppose, 2016 was bad wasn’t it? The polarization of people’s world views had escalated to a degree that no one could…

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Trick-or-treating in a pandemic?

How many of us have been back and forth with that over the past week? These poor kids have been through quarantine, missed birthday parties and much-loved family vacations this year, but do we put them through the risk of Halloween? 

For those of us who’ve decided to brave the cold and potential cold symptoms to give their kids a bit of Halloween joy this year, here are a few tips:

1)    Sanitizer. Bring it with you! Douse the kids in it each time you go to a house. As potent as the stuff can be, it can make all the difference when it comes to carting germs between houses and spreading the COVID risk around the neighbourhood.

2)    Lights out- don’t approach! If one of your neighbours doesn’t have so much…

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