Selling your Home? Get a Great Price through Home Staging!

By: James Cummings

Selling your Home? Get a Great Price through Home Staging!

Tags: Edmonton Real Estate Staging

Within minutes of setting foot on a property, potential buyers can feel taken in or taken aback by what a home looks like. The beginnings of an impression start to form when they first clap eyes on a piece of property. Given the large number of homes waiting to be sold in today’s challenging housing market, it has become more necessary than ever to properly position your property to gain suc...Read More

4 Tips for a Surprise Room Makeover

By: Cory Vasquez, Director, PR & Social Media, at RE/MAX Word Headquarters.

4 Tips for a Surprise Room Makeover

Tags: Edmonton Real Estate Ideas

It could be a bad idea – surprising a loved one with a room makeover, especially when that loved one is your 12-year-old. For parents of preteens, you know this is an age of uncertainty, which is precisely why we decided to surprise our daughter with a new bedroom. We want our new middle schooler to feel confident and we believe confidence begins at home. So we decided to upgrade her room f...Read More

4 Spring Lawn Care Tips to Grow Curb Appeal

By: Bev O’Shea-Thomas

4 Spring Lawn Care Tips to Grow Curb Appeal

Tags: Edmonton Real Estate Lawn Tips

A great lawn can serve as a green calling card for your home. Here are a few things you can do this spring to help your lawn – and curb appeal – flourish. 1. Test before you invest Find out the acid and alkaline levels of your soil with a testing kit from the hardware store before you shell out bucks for fertilizer and seed. The test will help you determine the right products to help ...Read More

Finding Time for Fun in Real Estate

By: Bev O’Shea-Thomas

Finding Time for Fun in Real Estate

Tags: Edmonton Real Estate

When you hire a real estate agent to help buy or sell a home, they can help free up time you would otherwise spend on sorting through listings, scheduling showings, or trying to figure out paperwork. You might even have time to focus on the fun parts of moving, such as: 1. Building a Pinterest board of décor inspiration Don't have a particular design style in mind? No problem. Check...Read More

From for Sale to Sold: Your Wish List Is Our Checklist

By: Bev O’Shea-Thomas

From for Sale to Sold: Your Wish List Is Our Checklist

Tags: Edmonton Real Estate Wish List for Buyers

Most people have an idea of what their dream home would look like (and if you need inspiration, we've created several Pinterest boards). You can't always get everything you want in a home – but how do you make sure your new home will come close? Work with an experienced professional – like a RE/MAX agent. Among other things that make your home hunt successful, RE/MAX agents kno...Read More

What is an Interest-Saving Mortgage?

By: Mary Poburan Calibre Mortgage

What is an Interest-Saving Mortgage?

Tags: Edmonton Real Estate Mortgage Advise

           Mary Poburan , AMP Senior Mortgage Consultant 780.758.5000     What is an interest-saving mortgage? One of the problems in the mortg...Read More

3 Things to Consider Before Registering Your Home on a Short-Term Rental Site

By: Bev O’Shea-Thomas

3 Things to Consider Before Registering Your Home on a Short-Term Rental Site

Tags: Edmonton Real Estate Short Term Rentals

Once upon a time, the idea of renting out your home to a stranger while you left for vacation was considered quite odd. Enter changing consumer attitudes, the "sharing economy" and online services such as Airbnb, FlipKey (owned by TripAdvisor) and VRBO (owned by HomeAway, which is now owned by Expedia). Today, renting a room in your house (or the entire house) to unknown travelers isn&...Read More

Top 5 Home Maintenance Tips

By: Bev O’Shea-Thomas

Top 5 Home Maintenance Tips

Tags: Edmonton Real Estate Home Maintenance Tips

Trying to save money? Home maintenance is so much more affordable than emergency repairs. Here are five routine maintenance projects that can help prevent unexpected costs and save you money year round. 1. Clear out gutters Water from clogged gutters can overflow and leak into your home. Heavy, ice-packed gutters can tear away from your house in the winter. Grab a ladder, gloves and hose and cle...Read More

Top 4 Financial Tips for Buyers

By: Bev O’Shea-Thomas

Top 4 Financial Tips for Buyers

Tags: Edmonton Real Estate Financing Tips for Buyers

Getting ready to buy a house? Before you head out on your first home tour with your agent, arm yourself with the following advice. 1. Double check your credit If you're thinking about buying, you should already be "keeping score." Know your credit score, and make sure to rectify any credit reporting errors before lenders take a look. Read more in 4 Ways to Set Yourself Up for Succe...Read More

Showing Your Home? Here are 6 Tips to Keep It Tidy

By: Bev O’Shea-Thomas

Showing Your Home? Here are 6 Tips to Keep It Tidy

Tags: Edmonton Real Estate Home Selling Ideas

Keeping your home looking like a furniture showroom for long stretches isn't easy. Here are a few tips to keep your house ready for showings while you're still living in it. 1. Attack the clutter As you prepare your home for showing, start with a major decluttering. Throw out, recycle or give away things you don't use. Getting rid of junk will make your home more appealing to prospect...Read More