September 2015

Found 7 blog entries for September 2015.

The only similarity between Edmonton and Calgary’s housing market is the fact that both cities are in Alberta.  

One might think the provincial Capital and its rival to the south would experience similar trends in real estate, since both centres ride the up and down oil and gas market roller coaster. But, that doesn’t seem to be the case. 

Edmonton has experienced a boom in new construction, single-family housing, and Calgary has not.  Calgary home prices are higher, while Edmonton’s are not.  Let’s examine the differences. 

New Home Starts 

In the first eight months of 2015, Edmonton new home starts were nearly double those of Calgary.  Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp (CMHC) reports that ground broke on 4,043 single-family units in the

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Uncle Ed’s Restaurant is a part of the Stawnichy’s family owned business. They are a Ukrainian food provider that has been in business for decades. They are well known for their sausage, but offer over 80 different kinds of meats and other Ukrainian foods.

The Menu

All products contain high quality, and are listed at affordable prices. Keeping it local is one thing that the Stawnichy’s believe in. Uncle Ed’s offers a variety of combo platters. These include the following.

  • Mundare Sausage Plate – Sausage, 4 Perogies, 4 Cabbage Rolls (Sweet Or Sour), 2 Baked Cheese Buns And 2 Cheese Crepes.
  • Western Cheese Wiener Plate – Western Cheese Wiener, 4 Perogies, 4 Cabbage Rolls (Sweet or Sour), 2 Baked Cheese Buns and 2 Cheese Crepes.
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The week would not be complete unless you go out and enjoy a fabulous brunch at one of Edmonton's finest restaurants.

The Sugar Bowl 

The Sugar Bowl provides ambiance in this historical brick building. Dive into a light meal, pastries, or a healthy muffin and enjoy one of the awesome aromatic teas. You may also like to test the cappuccinos or expressos. Added pleasure is provided during mild weather when you observe the content patrons sitting on the front steps enjoying the grandeur of it all. Give the Sugar Bowl a call at (780-433-8369).

Capitals

Capitals is part of the Sutton Place Hotel and offers an array of gourmet sandwiches, creative salads, and warming soups for those chilly days. But do not despair, brunch is also offered on

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You will find Pottery by Heather in Bon Accord, which is only twenty minutes from Edmonton. You will get a unique experience when visiting, as you can tour the pottery studio and take home a new treasure. The studio is beautifully landscaped with gardens that you can walk through and enjoy.

About The Pottery by Heather Studio

The Pottery by Heather studio is located at Heather Edwards home, which is the creator of all the pottery. She began her career nearly 45 years ago. Heather worked for many years on a wheel that her father made.

You can watch Heather as she works the clay into functional art. There are plenty of finished pieces for sell, which includes porcelain serving dishes, tea sets, plates, bowls, and so much more. Heather was

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Dining

Tzin Wine and Tapas offer an intimate setting, that is perfect for a date night with that special someone. They are located at 10115-104 Street in Edmonton. They are a small establishment and tables book up fast, so you will want to make a reservation online or by calling 780-428-8946.

They are open Tuesday through Thursday from 4pm to 11pm, Friday and Saturday from 4pm to 12pm, and closed on Sunday and Monday. They offer outstanding service, which includes delicious cuisines paired with wine.

The Menu

You will find some unique offerings at Tzin Wine and Tapas, and it is a great place to celebrate a special occasion, such as an anniversary or job promotion.

Menu Options Include:

  • Cojondongo - Grape Tomatoes, Peppers, Castelvetrano
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Looking for a great buffet in Edmonton? If so you have come to the right place. Below you will find 3 of the best buffet style restaurants in the area.

New Asian Village

Hotel Restaurant Magazine voted New Asian Village as one of the top 5 ethnic restaurants in all of Canada. That’s a huge compliment. At New Asian Village you will find a wide range of delicious Indian dishes. They serve Tandoor cooked meats including lamb, goat, chicken and beef. All of which are very flavourful and very tender.

If you are a vegetarian no problem, they have plenty of meatless options. Lunch time is the best time to check out the restaurant. Be warned. It is a little pricey. However, with some much variety, you are sure to get your money’s worth. If you want

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Finding a condo in Edmonton instead of a home isn't for everybody, but it's a good idea for some. Before you start hunting for your new home, you will want to understand if a condo is right for you. Here are some signs you may want to find a condo in Edmonton.

Budget

In some cases, your budget will allow you to afford more of a condo than a house. You may be able to get a larger place to live for a lower price compared to a single-family home. If your budget allows for more space in a condo, it may be a good idea.

Not into Maintenance

A home will require maintenance, such as mowing the lawn and shovelling the driveway. However, a condo will not require the same type of maintenance. You won't have to do much of anything, which means you

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