Pet Tips for Buyers and Sellers: The Unseen Player in the Real Estate Game
Pets have a more prominent role in our lives than ever before. Indeed, a study by the National Association of REALTORS® reported that 70% of households have a pet, but only 40% have a child under 18. Notably, 20% of all buyers even factored ...
Posted by Gerard Hagan on June 7, 2023 in Edmonton Real Estate
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
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
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
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
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 Gerard Hagan 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