A Simple Guide for Condo Inspections: What, Why, How, and How Much?
Let's get straight to the point: if you're investing in a condo, a condo inspection is non-negotiable. Why? Because this simple yet critical process can save you from nasty surprises (and expenses) down the line.
But what exactly is a condo ...
Posted by Gerard Hagan on May 21, 2023 in Edmonton Real Estate Buying Tips
Elevating Outdoor Living: Unlock the Many Advantages of Composite Decking
As spring unfolds and summer draws near, it's the perfect time to rethink your outdoor living spaces. Transforming your backyard into a charming, low-maintenance sanctuary for relaxation, entertainment, and memory-making is more achievable than you ...
Posted by Gerard Hagan on May 14, 2023 in Edmonton Home Renovations
What Is A Heat Pump Cooling System?
A heat pump cooling system, also known as a reversible heat pump, is a device that can provide both heating and cooling to a building. It works by transferring heat from one place to another, rather than by generating heat or cold directly.
Here's a ...
Posted by Gerard Hagan on May 12, 2023 in Edmonton Home Renovations
Cockroaches In Your Home? ????
Well, well, well, if it isn't the pesky cockroaches and their charming taste for invading our humble abodes. So, what's the secret recipe that attracts these little critters to our homes? Let me spill the beans, or should I say crumbs?
First things ...
Posted by Gerard Hagan on May 6, 2023 in Edmonton Real Estate
Canadian Home Ownership Rates from 2016 to 2022
Back in 2017, we shared how, for the first time in forty-five years, Canada experienced a fall in home ownership rates in 2016. Today, we'll revisit that news, along with an update to see where things stand in 2022.
Are you put off from home ...
Posted by Gerard Hagan on February 18, 2022 in Edmonton Communities
Edmonton Infill: What is it and Why Do We Need it?
The urban environment is constantly changing, affecting the lifestyle of all residents of Edmonton. One of the major projects undertaken by the City is the Edmonton infill Roadmap which has been in effect since 2010. Since then, considerable ...
Posted by Gerard Hagan on February 11, 2022 in Edmonton Communities
Edmonton Neighbourhoods: Guide To Choosing The One For You
If you're starting your search for a new home in Edmonton, you want to be sure you're choosing a home in a neighbourhood that has everything you're looking for. For example, good schools and lots of playgrounds could be at the top of your list of ...
Posted by Gerard Hagan on January 28, 2022 in Edmonton Communities
Backyard Office: Creating One At Home
Have you heard? The backyard office is the new way to go about your workday. Sitting in an office all day, many of us dream about grabbing our work and heading outside. Especially when the spring and summer months roll around. Since working from ...
Posted by Gerard Hagan on January 21, 2022 in Edmonton Home Renovations
Investing vs Mortgage Payments: What's Your Priority?
Not sure whether to put more of your resources toward investing or whether you should pay off your mortgage faster? This "investing vs mortgage payments" dilemma is common for many Canadians.
Investing or paying off a mortgage faster is one of the ...
Posted by Gerard Hagan on January 14, 2022 in Edmonton Real Estate Investing
5 Reasons Investing In Real Estate Is A Smart Move
There are more investment opportunities than ever before. But if you're like most of us, you need to pick and choose which opportunities you take advantage of carefully. If one of those opportunities you've been considering is investing in real ...
Posted by Gerard Hagan on December 24, 2021 in Edmonton Real Estate Investing
10 Budget-Friendly Home Improvements to Try Today
Looking for ways to improve your home without breaking the bank? Whether you're getting ready to sell your home or want to give your home a fresh new look for your own enjoyment, we've got ten simple ideas for home improvements on a budget to get ...
Posted by Gerard Hagan on December 17, 2021 in Edmonton Real Estate Selling Tips
Study the REIT Market Before Taking the Plunge
So you’re looking into investing in a REIT. Just as in any financial enterprise, doing a bit of investigation into the REIT market before taking the plunge could help you get the maximum return. One decision you’ll face is whether to ...
Posted by Gerard Hagan on December 10, 2021 in Edmonton Real Estate Investing
Why You Should Use A Realtor To Sell Your Home
Why You Should Use a Realtor to Sell Your Home
A can-do attitude is an admirable trait. Maybe you apply this attitude to learning a new hobby, mastering a new skill, or perhaps you're even thinking of trying to sell your home by yourself.
Posted by Gerard Hagan on November 26, 2021 in Edmonton Real Estate Selling Tips
Looking for a New Home? Here are the Benefits of Buying in Winter
Many people list winter as their least favourite season. And when you live somewhere with bitter winters like Edmonton, this is understandable. The roads are slippery, and it takes longer to get everywhere. Not to mention, leisurely strolls to the ...
Posted by Gerard Hagan on November 19, 2021 in Edmonton Real Estate Buying Tips
Edmonton Tax Assessment vs Market Value
Have you ever wondered about Edmonton tax assessment vs market value? What do these terms mean, and how are they different? You'll find out in today's post! Paying property taxes, some say, is the beauty of owning real estate. At times, we meet ...
Posted by Gerard Hagan on November 12, 2021 in Edmonton Real Estate
How to Determine the Market Value of a Home in Edmonton
There are several reasons you might want to determine the market value of a home. Perhaps you're planning to sell your home, and you're wondering what to list it for. Or maybe you're looking into buying a home, and you want to ensure the property is ...
Posted by Gerard Hagan on October 22, 2021 in Edmonton Real Estate
Can a Man Cave Really Boost Resale Value?
Basement builders are seeing rising popularity in “the man cave.” In fact, more basement renovations in Edmonton include transforming the home’s lower level into a room custom-built for recreation than ever before. And although ...
Posted by Gerard Hagan on October 15, 2021 in Edmonton Real Estate Selling Tips
Discussing Renovation Plans with a Contractor? Ask These Questions
Renovating your home is fun and exciting. It allows you to bring to life those renovation plans you've had stashed away—a vision to make your home truly your own.
While you may not lack the enthusiasm, you may not have the time or ...
Posted by Gerard Hagan on October 8, 2021 in Edmonton Home Renovations
Steps To Apply For A Mortgage For The First Time
Are you preparing to apply for a mortgage for the first time? This is an incredibly exciting time in your life and undoubtedly a big step! As exciting as it can be, it's also a step that can come with a lot of stress. And when you're not entirely ...
Posted by Gerard Hagan on September 24, 2021 in Edmonton Real Estate Buying Tips
Tips for Energy Efficiency & Adding Value to Your Home
Energy efficiency is on everyone's minds these days. Many of us are more concerned with our environmental impact than ever before, and we also know our efforts start at home. But we also know you don't want to make changes to your home that could ...
Posted by Gerard Hagan on September 17, 2021 in Edmonton Home Renovations