Posted by Gerard Hagan on Monday, December 29, 2014 at 1:20 PMBy Gerard Hagan / December 29, 2014Comment
Every year when January rolls around New Years Resolutions are set with a whole new resolve. We vow to lose weight, save money , spend more time with family and friends, reduce our waste. Did you know goals you set for your home can help you realize the resolutions you’ve set for your personal life as well? Here’s how that works.
1. Streamline the stuff
A few years ago on a flight home, I did what most travellers do and purchased a book called “Clear the Clutter With Feng Shui.” I had no idea what Feng Shui was but I did know about clutter. I completed the book on that five hour flight. When I walked in the door of my home, I realized cleaning the clutter was going to make my life simpler, and my home more enjoyable.
Each year most of us acquire a mountain of stuff. Without some regular purging,...
Posted by Gerard Hagan on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at 8:20 AMBy Gerard Hagan / December 16, 20141 Comment
For many years now, the Edmonton real estate markets have been highly competitive, often this creates a battle ground for first time buyers and seasoned veterans alike. Everyone is vying for the best money can buy in any every range.
This is why we’ve gathered the 5 biggest advantages for buying a home in Edmonton in the winter. Typically, Real Estate sales are slower in December and January when compared to the rest of the year. This slow-down in sales could be a great opportunity for you.
1. Less competition: It’s very noticeable that there are simply less buyers and therefore less competition from other buyers. Who really wants go house...
Posted by Gerard Hagan on Monday, December 15, 2014 at 1:01 PMBy Gerard Hagan / December 15, 2014Comment
Do you often wonder what there is to do in Edmonton in winter? The easy answer is PLENTY!
Edmonton has a full slate of activities taking place throughout the winter months. Everything winter sport is available in this city. All you need to do is bundle up in your warmest winter clothes and head out the door.
Here’s a list of some of our favorites. I’m sure you’ll find something in this mix to help get you outdoors this winter. Be brave and adventurous; try something that you’ve never done before! Fill this winter with memorable experiences your whole family will cherish.
1. Jump in your car and head over to Elk Island Park and spend a day with the animals. The Animals all come out in the winter months to forage for food. It’s only...
Posted by Gerard Hagan on Monday, December 15, 2014 at 10:30 AMBy Gerard Hagan / December 15, 2014Comment
If you ever hear anyone lamenting that there is nothing to do in the Edmonton in the winter, hand them this list and ask them to pick. There are many things to do and see in this city in the winter. From Art Galleries to Fantasy Land, if you run out of ideas, start from the beginning again.
1. Alberta Legislature Building.Surprisingly, there are many people who’ve lived in this city for many years; some even born and raised here that have never been Inside the Legislature Building. Go on a guided tour and learn the history...
Posted by Gerard Hagan on Monday, December 15, 2014 at 1:01 AMBy Gerard Hagan / December 15, 2014Comment
Living in a northern climate where the winters are long and cold, it’s best to learn to celebrate the season. The City of Edmonton is much farther north than Montreal, but certainly does not take second place to any city when it comes to winter festivals. If you think there isn’t anything fun to do in Edmonton in the winter, you’re in for a huge surprise. All that’s required is that you have the willingness to pull on some warm clothing and head outdoors. The weather is not dreadful; it’s delightful once you get out with your family and friends to enjoy the festivities.
Posted by Gerard Hagan on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at 1:01 AMBy Gerard Hagan / December 10, 20141 Comment
You can attract home buyers even during the Christmas Season!
From November through January is sometimes considered the worst time to put a home on the market. You might be thinking that selling your home the winter months might put a kink in your holiday celebrations but, the season does have its advantages: buyers looking at homes over the holiday season tend to be more serious and they know the competition is less since fewer homes are being actively marketed. You should first decide if you really want to sell. If you’ve decided you do, then don your holiday apparel and follow these tips from TheBestEdmontonRealEstate.com .