August 2022

Found 4 blog entries for August 2022.

What Do You Own When You Buy a Condo?

Buyers looking for a place to call home often find condo living offers the lifestyle they seek. Aside from being an affordable option, owning a condo also comes with great amenities and community appeal that don't typically come with homes in other neighbourhoods. Before buying a condo, home seekers need to know exactly what they own and what they don't before signing their name on the dotted line. This way, there is no confusion or surprise regarding rights and responsibilities once the home is purchased. Read on to learn about what homebuyers own when they buy a condo.

Why Choose a Condo?

For many people, the decision of whether to buy a condo or a single-family home comes down to lifestyle and budget. Condos are often more affordable than

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Edmonton Most Walkable Neighbourhoods

While Edmonton is Canada's fifth-largest city and Alberta's provincial capital, its neighbourhoods boast tremendous walkability for residents. With just under 990,000 residents, the city of Edmonton—known as North America's northernmost large city—has so much to offer. Energetic and multifaceted, Edmonton is a growing cultural and culinary arts centre. It's also a city steeped in history that yearns to be explored; one of the best ways to explore this culturally rich city is on foot, and where better to start than one of Edmonton's most walkable neighbourhoods?

Garneau: Stroll Into Edmonton's Past

Located in south-central Edmonton, Garneau is a well-known and highly-walkable neighbourhood outside Downtown Edmonton, overlooking the River Valley.

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Design Ideas for Split-Level Homes

Split-level homes are unique in architectural style inside and out. First brought to the forefront of the real estate scene in the United States and Canada in the 1950s, split-level homes are variants of ranch-style homes and share common features. However, split-level homes differ because they tend to have three or four stories connected with short, half stairways. They also have dominating characteristics that include:

  • Low-sloped roofing
  • Large living areas
  • Sunken rooms
  • Integrated garages
  • Multiple attics
  • Basements
  • Natural materials for Interiors and exteriors

Keeping these concepts in mind, there are a few unique factors to consider when decorating one of these spacious yet interconnected homes. Be on top of the latest

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Design Ideas for a Bungalow

Bungalows are popular all across Canada, although their history can be traced back to India when they were used to house British troops. The style truly began to gain North American popularity around the late 1880s and was most popularized in California in the early 19th century. Bungalow style homes caught on with builders in Canada post-1910.

While there are many ways to design and decorate bungalows, there are a few tried and true tricks of the trade to maintain their authentic, charming feel. Keep reading to learn about a few bungalow design tips that will make any bungalow home feel cozy and authentic.

Look to the Craftsman Aesthetic

The terms "bungalow" and "craftsman" are often used interchangeably when referencing architecture and

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