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
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
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
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So, you’ve decided to renovate your outdated kitchen in the hopes of improving their property value and accelerating your sale.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
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 Use Comparative Market Analysis When Buying or Selling a Home
When you're buying a new home, you look for all kinds of things. You want to find out about the neighbourhood the house is in, the amenities nearby, and any structural issues, to name a few. When you're selling your home, there are just as many ...
Posted by Gerard Hagan on May 4, 2021 in Edmonton Real Estate
Top Tips for How to Paint Over Ceramic Tile in a Bathroom
It seems a shame to tear out perfectly good tile from a bathroom just because you don't like the colour, doesn't it? So, what's the alternative? Can you paint over ceramic tile?
Painting Over Ceramic Tile
You can paint over ceramic tile walls in a ...
Posted by Gerard Hagan on April 27, 2021 in Edmonton Real Estate Selling Tips
Tips For Buying A Home In Edmonton
So, you are seriously considering taking the big step. You want to join the great community of proud Edmonton homeowners. Well, congratulations! While buying a brand-new home comes with lots of benefits for you and your family, thinking of buying a ...
Posted by Gerard Hagan on March 14, 2021 in Edmonton Real Estate Buying Tips
The Cost of Hiring an Electrician in Edmonton
Doing your own minor repairs around the house is a great way to save money and learn new skills.
As a homeowner, you want the opportunity to put some love into your house with your own two hands.
So, go ahead and beam with pride after conquering a ...
Posted by Gerard Hagan on January 3, 2021 in Edmonton Real Estate
The Only Moving Checklist You Need in Edmonton
Moving is a lot of work. If you’ve already found your new home in Edmonton, then you’re entering a busy time as you prepare for your move.
We’ve got you covered. Welcome to the only moving checklist you need for a smooth and ...
Posted by Gerard Hagan on December 18, 2020 in Edmonton Real Estate Buying Tips
What to Know About Edmonton Condos for Sale: Condominium Insurance
After months spent planning your finances, visiting condos for sale in Edmonton, and talking to real estate agents, you've finally zeroed in on the condominium of your dreams. All you need to do now is purchase insurance to keep your dream home ...
Posted by Gerard Hagan on December 11, 2020 in Edmonton Real Estate
3 Tips to Improve Your Health and Wellness at Home
Have you ever wondered if your home is a healthy environment? Did you know that it’s possible that your home may be contributing negatively to your health and wellness? Lately, many of us are spending a lot more time in our homes and even for ...
Posted by Gerard Hagan on July 31, 2020 in Edmonton Real Estate
Buying or Selling During the COVID-19 Pandemic
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread, economies across the world are taking a hit, and Canada is no exception. Stocks are trending down, interest rates are at lows not seen since the 2008 financial crises, and consumers are anxious about ...
Posted by Gerard Hagan on May 4, 2020 in Edmonton Real Estate Buying Tips
Real Estate Supply And Demand
Just like any other good or service, the price of real estate is affected by the law of supply and demand. At its most basic level, when demand for homes is high and supply is low, prices tend to higher, and when demand is low, prices tend to be ...
Posted by Gerard Hagan on February 17, 2020 in Edmonton Real Estate
How the 50-30-20 Rule Can Help You Save for a down Payment
Getting the cash together for a down payment is no easy task. In Canada, a minimum of 5% of the purchase price of a home is required for a down payment. For most people, this translates to a substantial chunk of cash, and one that will be ...
Posted by Gerard Hagan on August 22, 2019 in Edmonton Real Estate Buying Tips
How to Save for a Down Payment When Purchasing A Home
If purchasing a home is one of your goals in the next few years, planning to save money for a down payment should be your top priority. In order to qualify for a mortgage in Canada, banks require a minimum of 5% of the sale price of a home. ...
Posted by Gerard Hagan on February 20, 2019 in Edmonton Real Estate Buying Tips
Benefits Of Buying A Home In The Winter
For many people, Winter is the least favorite season. The roads are slippery, dressing up takes longer, and leisurely strolls to the local cafe become a hassle, especially when its 30 below with the windchill. And let's not forget having to put on ...
Posted by Gerard Hagan on January 22, 2019 in Edmonton Real Estate Buying Tips