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
Remodeling a House? 5 Upgrades That Might Not Add Resale Value
Are you planning on remodelling a house? Whether you plan to live in the house after or sell it right away, chances are part of your focus is on adding upgrades that will boost its resale value.
As a homeowner you know you should be spending money ...
Posted by Gerard Hagan on September 10, 2021 in Edmonton Home Renovations
What Are Real Estate Closing Costs for Home Buyers?
Closing costs are a hot topic in the real estate world. They're also one that can cause a lot of stress for home buyers, particularly when they don't know what to expect with who pays what and how much they'll have to pay in the first place. But ...
Posted by Blog Works on September 3, 2021 in Edmonton Real Estate Buying Tips
Tips for Running an Airbnb Property in Edmonton
Since it was founded in 2008, Airbnb has seen exponential growth in the vacation rental industry. The innovative company is not without its controversy. But, regardless, it remains the easiest way for virtually anyone to list their property for ...
Posted by Gerard Hagan on August 27, 2021 in Edmonton Real Estate
Concrete Countertops: Are they worth the investment?
So, you’ve decided to renovate your outdated kitchen in the hopes of improving their property value and accelerating your sale. Of course, you’ve always wanted to try out customized concrete countertops. But now you're left wondering if ...
Posted by Gerard Hagan on August 13, 2021 in Main
3 Signs You are Overpaying for a House
You find your dream house that ticks all of your boxes. It has just the right amount of bedrooms and bathrooms, that perfect office space for your remote job, and a yard your kids and pets will enjoy for years to come. There's just one problem: ...
Posted by Gerard Hagan on July 23, 2021 in Edmonton Real Estate Buying Tips
Tips For Buying and Selling a Home at the Same Time
Selling your home can take up a lot of time and energy. Showcasing your home to prospective buyers, advertising, negotiating, preparing a mountain of paperwork, etc. Now try doing that and buying a new home at the same time! Although buying and ...
Posted by Gerard Hagan on July 16, 2021 in Edmonton Real Estate Buying Tips
The Art of Making the Lowball Offer for a Property
Are you looking to buy a piece of Edmonton real estate in the near future? Then you’re probably planning out strategies you can use to get the best possible price on your ideal home. And if one of those strategies you're considering is a ...
Posted by Gerard Hagan on July 12, 2021 in Edmonton Real Estate Buying Tips
How to Find the Best Real Estate Agent For You
It's easy to find a real estate agent in Edmonton. But finding a great one is a whole different ball game. That's why, in this post, we'll share our top tips for choosing the best real estate agent for your unique needs to help you buy the home of ...
Posted by Gerard Hagan on July 6, 2021 in Edmonton Real Estate
Answers to the Most Common Mortgage Questions
Purchasing a home may be the largest and most complex transaction you'll make during your lifetime. It's not an easy process, with many things to consider, the most notable of which is the mortgage. It's no wonder we get all kinds of mortgage ...
Posted by Gerard Hagan on June 23, 2021 in Edmonton Mortgages
How to Turn a House into a Rental Property: Ask These Questions First
Have you been preparing to move into a new home but aren’t sure what to do with your old property? You have three options: sell, keep, or rent. In this post, we're going to focus on that last option: how to turn your house into a rental ...
Posted by Gerard Hagan on June 15, 2021 in Edmonton Real Estate Selling Tips
How to Sell Your Home Fast: 5 Tricks You Can’t-Miss
More often than not, homeowners come to us wanting to know, "How can I sell my home fast?" Of course, they also want to get a great deal, but the speed of this deal matters to them as well. As real estate experts in Edmonton, we have seen and done ...
Posted by Gerard Hagan on June 4, 2021 in Edmonton Real Estate Selling Tips
Better Than Purplebricks: A Flat Fee Listing
When you’re selling your home, it’s obvious the first priority is that you keep as much of your equity as possible. Sometimes the high commissions paid to REALTOR®S® might seem a bit much for you. Although without doubt, the commissions ...
Posted by Gerard Hagan on May 26, 2021 in Edmonton Real Estate Selling Tips
What Is The Best Season To Sell A Home In Edmonton?
The real estate market is different this year than at any time throughout history. However, some things remain the same, including the best time of year to sell a house.
What is the Best Time of Year to Sell a House in Edmonton?
Talk to any real ...
Posted by Gerard Hagan on May 18, 2021 in Edmonton Real Estate Buying Tips