May 2017

Found 3 blog entries for May 2017.

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The nicer weather in Edmonton makes it easier to renovate your home.  No worries about insulation, swapping out windows, leaving the door open and venting those paint fumes.  Edmontonians are reveling in home renos and using the equity in their homes as probably the cheapest way to borrow money to do it.

Hello HELOC 

A cute anacronym – HELOC – which stands for Home Equity Line of Credit.  It’s an interesting thing because the equity in your home is kind of yours and it kind of isn’t.  You’re borrowing money from the bank but you’re sort of borrowing your money.  Yet you must pay interest on it.  It’s actually the preferred way by countless Canadians home owners to pay for those big-ticket home reno projects and for good reason.  It can be the

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Once upon a time, a walk-in closet was the hallmark of a luxury home in Edmonton. As part of a master ensuite or its own space with a window, walk-in closets provide that much needed his-and-hers space.   They were the envy of many, an amenity for Hollywood stars.  But now, an organized closet with room for shoes is pretty much normal.

This popularity for walk-in closets has almost developed overnight thanks to Social Media and speciality cable channels. Think of Carrie Bradshaw’s shoe collection in Sex in the City or Mariah Carey’s ultra-decadent closet in the MTV show Cribs. Design-inspired apps and websites especially Pinterest have really pushed the practical aspects of huge closets.

It’s funny to think that the clothes hanger wasn’t even

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If the kind of home you've been dreaming about in Edmonton just isn't affordable, think about the short drive south to Leduc, population 30,000.

For every kilometre than you travel out of the Edmonton city limits, home prices drop by thousands of dollars. You might find yourself saving more then $60,000 on the kind of home you've been looking for.

It might make that daily commute worth it. It's all on four-lane highway and from the Anthony Henday it's only 10-minutes.

Check resale prices in a nice family-friendly community or consider a new neighbourhood like Southfork. It's on the east side of the highway in the south part of Leduc. Choose your lot and choose your builder and get into a single-family home for much less than you would in the

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