January 2017

Found 4 blog entries for January 2017.

Edmonton real estate is blessed with an outstanding network of cross country ski trails. They stretch out across the city, snaking through the North Saskatchewan River Valley — meticulously groomed and used by cross-country enthusiasts from all over Edmonton. The day may soon come when cross-country skiing your way to work or school will be a way of life, similar to what's done in some Scandinavian cities. Some folks ski to the nearest public transit depot as part of their daily winter commute.

In the meantime, this sport is accessible, requires minimal equipment which can be rented and has a pretty low injury rate relative to other sports. Edmontonians can take lessons from a variety of ski clubs such as St. Albert Nordic or the Edmonton Nordic Ski

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Relocating to Edmonton?  When Canadians move to another Canadian city, they want to know where to shop, where the schools are and where the nearest curling rink is located. 

Curling is one of Canada’s favourite past times.  It’s a game of strategy enjoyed by folks of all ages.  Curling allows you to meet new people when you move to a new community and helps you stay healthy and active especially during the long, dark winter months.

In Edmonton, there are several knock-out rinks to check out and here are just three.

Shamrock Curling Club

This 60-year-old club in Edmonton’s Bonnie Doon district is located at 9330 – 80 Avenue next to the Mill Creek Ravine Park.   It was started back in 1955 when a dozen people met at Hart’s Drug Store to discuss

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When it comes to new theories about how to plan great residential communities, it was once thought that people of similar ages and stages of life should all be in the same place.

Think suburban neighbourhoods with 30-something adults with kids.  Active living communities with the 60-plus crowd. 

But a wiser approach according to experts is to bring people together who share common interests and goals, no matter what their age.

David Allison and Eric Termuende have global experience in real estate and the pair undertook a massive research project with the assistance of a team from a university in New Zealand.  The team surveyed 26,000 people in Canada and the U.S., examining a variety of criteria involving living in a particular type of

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Just like a helium balloon with an ever-so-tiny leak, investment experts warn that real estate prices in the City of Edmonton may start losing air.

In a CBC radio report last week, Edmonton investment manager Hilliard MacBeth discussed the state of the Alberta economy and said he doesn't believe that the worst is over. He acknowledged that other experts have publicly stated that 2017 could possibly be when the economy in our province hits bottom. He noted that real estate prices could fall further even when economic conditions appear to be improving.

Housing prices in Edmonton have fallen but not as steeply or sharply as unemployment rates. Approximately 120,000 jobs in Alberta have disappeared since oil prices started to sag in 2015. Edmonton has

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