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I have listed a new property at 3305 KIDD CLOSE SW in Edmonton.
PARKWOOD MASTER BUILDER offers this STUNNING 2044 Sq ft 2 Storey, CORNER LOT in the EXCLUSIVE community of Keswick just off Edmonton's Majestic North Saskatchewan River Valley Park System. This 3 bedroom Show Home offers numerous up grades like Granite, Hardwood, Vaulted ceilings, 2nd Floor Laundry, Oversized Garage. The Chef in you will love the kitchen with its MASSIVE island and eating bar, ample cabinetry and walk through pantry. The master bedroom has a HUGE walk in closet with custom wood shelving and a 5pc ensuite that feels like you have just walked into a LUXURY spa with its air jetted tub and separate glass enclosed shower. A large bonus/media room on the upper level makes for a great movie or games night with the family.
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I have listed a new property at 3766 KIDD CRES SW in Edmonton.
PARKWOOD MASTER BUILDER offers this AMAZING CUSTOM BUILT 2119 s. f. two storey in the EXCLUSIVE community of Keswick just off Edmonton's Majestic North Saskatchewan River Valley Park System. There's a beautiful open foyer with a curved staircase leading to the families bonus room. The main floor features an open concept yet delivers privacy if desired. The chefs kitchen has ample cabinetry and counter space for meal preparation, a sizable island with eating bar and a walk-in pantry all overlooking the living area and private yard. Relax in the dream master bedroom with huge walk-in closet, custom wood shelving and a SPA like ensuite with air jetted tub and separate glass enclosed shower. This is a beautifully appointed Executive Family home with numerous upgrades like Granite, Hardwood, Vaulted Ceilings, 2nd Floor Laundry, Wood Shelving, Gas BBQ hook up, Oversized double garage, etc, etc. The home is INCREDIBLE, the OPPORTUNITY is here...could this be your families NEW HOME??
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Celebrate New Year in grand style!

 

 

- 2016 Edmonton International New Year’s Eve Gala

 

- New Year's Eve

 

- New Year's Eve Downtown

 

- World Waterpark's New Year's Eve Beach Ball

 

- Strathcona County New Year's Festival

 

 

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As the holidays are bursting of school concerts, parties, visits to Santa and shopping trips to the mall, it is also festive. However, if your home is on the market this time of the year you can know the spirited buyers out there are serious. Seeing your home decked out for the holidays just might make them want to ring in the New Year there as their own home. 

 

Try these tips to get buyers in the buying spirit:

Pure and Simple.  Adding reindeer and snowmen figurines to an already cluttered home, will not transform it to inviting.  Before you start to add festive cheer, be sure to stage and clean your home first.

A Few of My Favorite Things. The pillars of home-staging might tempt you to avoid the adornment, but a few hints of the holidays like a fresh evergreen wreath, a vase filled with ornaments and pinecones and a candy cane or cinnamon scent diffused through the home can create a warm and festive feeling. Don’t forget to add carols playing softly in the background.

Silent Night.  Remember more is not always merrier when it comes to Christmas lights. Tone down any over the top displays and instead use simple string lighting or a few sparkling LED spotlights to draw attention to your home’s landscaping or architecture.

Happy Holidays. Opt for neutral winter and holiday decorations rather than items with religious themes.  You want to attract any type of buyer and not risk causing offence.

Oh Christmas Tree. A well-decorated tree can help you show off your home, but make sure it doesn’t overwhelm by taking up too much floor space. Resist the urge to hang the homemade kid’s ornaments and everything you own on the tree.  Have a color-coordinated theme such as blue and silver or red and gold.

Deck the Halls. Before you start untangling your tinsel, make sure your holiday collection matches your current decor. If your living room is platinum or blue, skip the clashing red and opt for white and silver candles, wreaths or snowflakes. If you’ve got an earthy color scheme, accent with rich tones and natural accents like cranberries and holly, forest greens and gold ribbons and bows.

Comfort and Joy. A few decorations can stir the holiday spirit, but don’t go overboard.  Adornments that are too large, crowded or bright can distract buyers from the home itself. The accents should make the buyers want to curl up with a cup of cocoa and stay awhile, not feel like they are looking at a store display.

Limit yourself to a few splashes of the season’s spirit and keep the rest packed away for now.  If you start to feel nostalgic for all your personal holiday items collected over the years, just remember with a little luck, next year you will be decorating your new home any way you please!

 

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- Festival of Light - Saturday, December 5 to Monday, December 14

- Candy Cane Lane - Friday, December 11 to Sunday, January 3, 2016

- Southeast Winter Fun Festival - Saturday, December 12

- Hay Rides + Santa Photos - Saturday, December 12 & Saturday, December 19

- Edmonton Singing Christmas Tree - Thursday, December 17 - Sunday, December 20

- Miracle on 34th Street Food Bank Fundraiser - Wednesday, December 23

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I have sold a property at 15411 95 AVE in Edmonton.
Estate Sale. Redevelopment or Investor Opportunity!!! This 6,925 s.f. (49.5'x140') south facing lot is a rare find and perfect for a redevelopment. The property is being sold "As is" and is marketed as lot value. The Vendor discloses foundation deficiencies, cracks, water penetration and 60 amp electrical service. Perfect infill opportunity with numerous new builds in the immediate area.
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I have listed a new property at 38 Cairns CLOSE in Rural Sturgeo County.
Spectacular executive custom built walk-out bungalow in prestigious Allin Ridge Estates with over 6,000 sq. ft. of luxurious living space. This stunning home is situated on 1.06 acres of beautifully manicured and incredibly private estate property overlooking the picturesque Sturgeon Valley. Exquisitely appointed executive finishing throughout from the 27 foot vaulted ceilings in the foyer to the elegant and dramatic curved oak staircase leading to the fully developed basement. The gourmet kitchen makes entertaining/meal prep a breeze with top of the line appliances, massive island and butlers pantry. With a total of 4 large bedrooms there is room for everyone...the two lower bedrooms boasting their own private ensuite. The oversized triple garage boasts an additional roll up door inside leading to a private self contained woodworking shop and an additional garage on the lower level for more toy storage. Every mans dream garage! Expect to be impressed with every detail in this luxurious home.
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I have listed a new property at 3 Riverridge RD in Rural Sturgeon Country.
Located on .62 acres is this beautiful executive bungalow in prestigious Riverstone Pointe. Spoil yourself in the gourmet kitchen with s/s appliances, abundance of cabinets, breakfast bar island & walk-thru pantry. The eating area is spacious & bright with deck access. Open to the great rm with gleaming h/w floors & lovely floor to ceiling feature wall stone f/p with b/i entertainment centre & tons of lrg windows for cascading light thru-out. The master bdrm boasts a 5 pce spa inspired ensuite, lrg walk-in closet & garden door access to deck. A 2nd spacious bdrm, bathroom & laundry area complete the main. A great retreat or office area would be good use for the 400 sqft loft area which is spacious & open. Downstairs is the f-fin basement with lrg rec room, wet bar, theatre room, bathroom, & 3 spacious bdrms. Relax in the beautifully landscaped yard with huge deck & firepit with interlocking brick surround for those warm summer evenings. Don't forget the quad garage....room for vehicles and all your toys!
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I have listed a new property at 130 Heritage TERR in Sherwood Park.
Welcome to this perfect 2 storey family home offering 1,927 sq. ft. and fully finished basement. Enter the spacious foyer with hardwood floors that continue into the kitchen with custom cabinets, granite counters, stainless steel appliances, corner pantry and breakfast bar island. Continuing into the living room with gas fireplace and large picture window overlooking the spacious back yard. A 2 pce bath and laundry room complete the main floor. Up the glass railing staircase to the second level featuring a fabulous master suite with 4 pce Jacuzzi ensuite and large walk in closet, 3 other spacious bedrooms and 4 pce bath with ceramic tile flooring. The basement is fully finished and features a large open family room, perfect for entertaining or relaxing, convenient office, flex room, roughed in bathroom, and furnace/mechanical room. Enjoy the fully fenced and landscaped yard with large deck perfect for relaxing and family BBQs. All this and great curb appeal makes this your last stop!
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I have listed a new property at 3 12 Langley DR in Fort Saskatchewan.
AVAILABLE JANUARY 1st. 1,260 s.f. 2 bedroom, full basement and 4 appliances. Deck and Engerized parking. FANTASTIC central location, next to parks, schools, shopping and public transportation. $1,150 per month plus damge deposit. No smoking. CALL TODAY!!!
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Edmonton, December 2, 2015: Edmonton’s housing market saw strong sales numbers in November. November’s all residential reported sales were down only 2.9% year-over-year (YoY), a notable improvement compared to October 2015 numbers which saw a 15% drop compared to October 2014. The average residential sales price in November for the Edmonton Census Metropolitan Area (CMA) dipped slightly by 3.1% YoY, however average year-to-date prices in November 2015 remain strong year-to-date (YTD) and are up 1.5% compared to November 2014 YTD.

 

“The warm fall weather we saw in November, coupled with healthy inventory numbers, were key factors in keeping buyers active in the market,” explains Geneva Tetreault, Chair of the REALTORS® Association of Edmonton. “During a time of year where we generally see the market slow down, consumers demonstrated confidence in the Edmonton and Area market.”

 

Average days on market for single family homes stayed virtually stagnant at 56 days, the same as October and up only one day (55) from November 2014. Condominiums averaged 62 days on market while duplex/rowhouses took an average of 57 days to sell, an increase YoY of 7 and 10 days respectively.

 

A single family home in the Edmonton CMA sold for an average of $432,862; down 1.4% from October and down 2.62% YoY. Duplex/rowhouses also dropped to an average of $339,454 – down 5.5% from the previous month and down 3.5% from November 2014. However, the average price for condominiums ($253,618) was up 3.8% over last month. All residential properties average price sat at $369,559, down a modest 0.59% from October.

All residential active inventory remains strong with 6,043 residential properties available in the Edmonton CMA at the end of November, down from October by 9% but still up over last November by 55%.

 

“While we continue to see strong inventory numbers, there are noticeably fewer listings coming onto the market in the fall, compared to our peak in the spring when we had more than 7,300 residential properties available,” said Tetreault. “We expect to see the average price to continue to adjust itself due to the slower winter sales season and higher inventory levels, as we approach 2016.”

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