Small nest egg, big dreams? 5 Tips for buying your retirement home

By: Bev O’Shea-Thomas

Small nest egg, big dreams? 5 Tips for buying your retirement home

Tags: Edmonton Real Estate

Planning for retirement means making a lot of decisions, including when you’ll stop working, how much you’ll withdraw from your savings each year, and where you’ll live. Many North Americans view retirement as an opportunity to move into a new home; in fact, 64 percent of retirees either have moved or plan to move. Ready to begin planning for your golden years? Here are five tip...Read More

Do’s and Don’ts of Lawn Care

By: By Rebekah White

Do’s and Don’ts of Lawn Care

Tags: Edmonton Real Estate

While the arrival of summer heralds great rejoicing by outdoor enthusiasts around the country, warm-weather lawn care can be a bit of a daunting task. This is especially true if you are a first-time homeowner or novice landscaper. Fortunately, maintaining a healthy lawn isn’t challenging – heed this simple list of do’s and don’ts to keep your lawn looking fresh and green. ...Read More

4 Home Fixes for Father's Day

By: Bev O’Shea-Thomas

4 Home Fixes for Father's Day

Tags: Edmonton Real Estate

This Father’s Day, help your dad knock a few items off his “Honey-Do” list. Here are four household tasks you can easily hire out to allow him a day of fishing, golf or grilling out for a very special Father’s Day. Gutter Cleaning and Repair – Full of leaves and who knows what else, gutters require constant maintenance. It’s not a hard job but one that takes ...Read More

4 Gardening Tips for the Lazy Landscaper

By: Kat Johnson

4 Gardening Tips for the Lazy Landscaper

Tags: Edmonton Real Estate Landscaping iIdeas

4 Gardening Tips for the Lazy Landscaper Keeping up with landscaping can take a lot of time and energy. Between weekly mowing, picking weeds, and tending to all of the plants it can be a lot of work for those who are busy. Check out these easy gardening tips for those who simply don’t have a lot of extra time for a jungle inspired garden. 1. Plant a Xeriscape If you live near a metro area...Read More

3 Tips for the Ultimate Staycation

By: Bev O’Shea-Thomas

3 Tips for the Ultimate Staycation

Tags: Edmonton Real Estate Holiday Ideas

The temperature is warming up, the kids are finishing school and plans for what's next this summer are being made. Are you dreaming of unplugging from work and other responsibilities and, at the same time, looking to save up to make your next home purchase? You can do it all with a well-planned staycation that allows you to relax, recharge and enjoy some down time in the comfort of your own ho...Read More

4 Responsible Pet Tips for Condo or Apartment Living

By: Bev O’Shea-Thomas

4 Responsible Pet Tips for Condo or Apartment Living

Tags: Edmonton Real Estate Condo living for pets

You've finally found an condo or apartment for rent for you and your pet  – now how do you stay in your pet-friendly community's good graces? Badly behaved pets are a liability and result in no-pet policies, so make a good name for owners everywhere with these pet tips. 1. Pick up after your pets Common areas are there for everyone to enjoy. Imagine stepping in some dog doo w...Read More

3 Tips for Avoiding Homebuyer’s Remorse

By: Re/max Real Estate

3 Tips for Avoiding Homebuyer’s Remorse

Tags: Edmonton Real Estate

According to an HSH.com survey of 2,000 homeowners, nearly 80 percent of homebuyers have at least one major regret about their new home. Here are a few tips to avoid being one of them. 1. Keep your focus When you began house hunting, you likely drafted a "wants/needs" list, prioritizing the "must-have" features and noting the "would like to have" features. Don't ...Read More

Re/max Western Canada

By: Bev O’Shea-Thomas

Re/max Western Canada

Tags: Edmonton Real Estate

RE/MAX agents know staging is one of the best ways to turn an ordinary house into an extraordinary home. Recently, RE/MAX called on design lovers everywhere to enter the RE/MAX ReStage Challenge to show off their best home-staging skills. We received a ton of fabulous submissions, but in the end, it was @PolishedHabitat who took home the grand prize of a $2,000 gift certificiate to West Elm. R...Read More

Sellers: It's Risky Pricing High to 'See What Happens'

By: Bev O’Shea-Thomas

Sellers: It's Risky Pricing High to 'See What Happens'

Tags: Edmonton Real Estate

Every seller wants to get the best deal for their house—especially when you consider that as much as $500,000 in profit can be earned tax-free. So why not just price your house to the moon? After all, you can just bring it down later, right? Well, there are a few problems with that. If you price high and then slowly start bringing it down…and down…and down…buyers are go...Read More

Four Ways for Diehard Fans to Celebrate March Madness

By: Re/max

Four Ways for Diehard Fans to Celebrate March Madness

Tags: Edmonton Real Estate

If you or someone you know plans the month of March around a college basketball tournament every year — you're not alone. Many hoop fans around the country don't just love college basketball, they pour their hearts and souls into the game. Certain fans are even part of a multi-generational family legacy of sporting their alma mater's colors and foam-fingers while singing the s...Read More