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I have listed a new property at 1 HORNER DR in Rural Sturgeon County.
LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION!!! The 3 best attributes in Real Estate investment. This is a RARE Opportunity for for someone looking at the best of country living on the border of the City of Edmonton. This special 3.05 Acres parcel features a spacious (1,900S.F.) 4+1 bedroom, 3 Full Bath Bungalow with an oversized (26'x24') double garage and a HUGE (40'x40') heated shop. The drive isle is all concrete from entrance, to house, garage and shop. There's also a massive garden, multiple fruit trees, and tons of privacy backing onto a creek and only minutes to Edmonton & Fort Saskatchewan. Perfect for a growing family that needs access to schools, shopping, work and the great outdoors.
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Affluent buyers seeking more land and more privacy.

Western Canada’s 2020 luxury property market continues to exceed expectations with all kinds of activity, ironically, as a result of the times we’re in. Yes, it’s a financially challenging year for most of us. But with the call for social distancing and the work-from-home trend, people who can afford it are buying larger homes in the suburbs, away from the urban density. Mortgage rates are low at the moment in Canada and these affluent buyers usually have no problem qualifying.

Across the country this summer and fall, there has been increased demand for expensive vacation homes and large, suburban properties with more land and more privacy. Properties in the “luxury” category sell at about three times the average home price in the market. Calgary and Edmonton luxury properties start at about $1.5 Million right now. What does that get you?

In any of these markets a detached, single family home in the “entry-level luxury category” has at least twice the square footage, extra space for gyms and spas, home offices and sprawling, restaurant-grade kitchens with (for example) Molteni, Sub-Zero, Wolf or Gaggenau appliances. The kitchen will almost certainly feature an island, possibly topped with Italian Carrara marble and a sink boasting crystal faucet handles (or no handles at all). Your bathroom might feature a tub carved by Japanese company Stone Forest from a block of granite! For the luxury price, you’ll get an expansive, open floorplan with beautiful hardwood, tile or marble floors, standalone indoor fire features, soaring ceilings, modern chandeliers and massive, high-end windows with tint control or automated blinds. In Edmonton, luxury property views feature might be the North Saskatchewan River Valley. All of the above is pretty much a given at the low end of the luxury category! If you’ve got the cash, you might like a spec-built mega mansion with wraparound deck and infinity pool plus two-lane tunnel to the underground supercar garage with elevator to the rooftop helicopter pad.

These abodes do exist in Western Canada. They’re priced in the tens of millions of dollars. Worldwide, in the hottest markets, that price skyrockets into the hundreds of millions!

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There’s a nice curve in the North Saskatchewan River that runs through southeast Edmonton, close to ravines. On the south shore of the bend, you’ll find Gold Bar, a residential area named after gravel bars where prospectors panned for gold in the 1800s. Beautiful Gold Bar Park is on the east side of this community, connecting further south with another gorgeous greenspace called Goldstick.

The community runs east from 50th St. to the ravines of these parks and south to 101 Ave. It boasts off-leash areas for dogs, networks of urban trails and cross-country skiing in the winter. Single-family homes -- many built during the 1950s when the area developed rapidly -- typically run from the 300’s to the 600’s, averaging out somewhere in the middle. It’s peaceful and full of beautiful views.

For shopping, there are businesses at 50th St and 101 Ave and Capilano Mall is nearby, in the community of Ottewell. There are two schools here: Gold Bar Elementary (run by the Edmonton Public Schools Division) and Mount Carmel Bible School, a private Catholic post-secondary school.

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Selling a home is not always easy if you have pets. In fact, some experts warn that owning a pet can reduce your home's value. Not if you’re proactive. Here are five tips on making the sale while you and your pet are out for walk in the park!

Always leave – with your pets – during showings. Let your agent make the sale and then return with all people and pets refreshed and relaxed.

Hire a handyman to replace structural elements of your home that your pets might have trashed. Start by inspecting baseboards, floors and doors for scratches and bite damage.

Bring in the movers! You might not have sold yet, but you need to get any chewed-up furniture out the door and into storage… pronto!

Replace carpets and subfloors if they’ve been soaked by your pet. Talk to a carpet retailer about replacement solutions.

Paint the place neutral with odor-free primer. Make it look and smell like new, free of any offensive stench!

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I have listed a new property at 207 10006 83 AVE in Edmonton.
Welcome to Arbor 83 where elegance is redefined in this beautiful "ASPEN" model, 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, plus den condo in the heart of Old Strathcona. Rich, engineered wood floors & 10' ceilings greet you as you enter your home and flow throughout the spacious, open-floor plan. In your kitchen you will find modern & Bright Italian cabinets, stainless steel appliances & warm quartz counter-tops. Large windows allow natural light to fill your home & provide an opportunity for you to enjoy the outdoors from within your castle. Should you wish to venture out you can enjoy time on your private balcony (with BBQ gas lines and water valves) or venture to the residents-only roof-top patio with incredible views of Edmonton's skyline. Same floor Titled Storage locker & titled parking are huge bonuses. Special features of this condo include 16' vaulted ceilings, plush carpet in bedrooms and upgraded closets. Arbor 83 is a superior built building in an amazing community close to many amenities!!!
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I have listed a new property at 66 53302 RGE RD 261 in Rural Parkland County.
Executive Bungalow retreat only 5 minutes to Edmonton. This beautiful home in Lakeshore Estates is situated next to Lois Hole Provincial Park and Big Lake. This open concept bungalow features vaulted ceilings from front to back on the main floor and multiple built in art niches and shelves. Beautiful hardwood flooring on the main and new laminated in the basement. Upgraded kitchen cabinets, quartz countertops and stainless steel appliances. Large master bedroom can easily accommodate a King Size bedroom suite, walk-in closet and 4 pc jacuzzi ensuite. For the hobbyist or car enthusiast there is an oversized heated triple attached garage and a double detached at the back of the property. The sunny south facing yard features a large patio firepit, large garden area, massive deck and a swim spa inside the secured gazebo.
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If your list of essentials for your next Edmonton neighbourhood includes “close to downtown” plus access to public transit, the Commonwealth Stadium, a top library and many restaurants, take a closer look at Alberta Avenue, one of the city’s older areas (dating back to 1894). It’s currently undergoing a revitalization.

Property prices here are still reasonable and the neighbourhood has recently been ranked very high for investment by local real estate writers. What types of properties are here? In terms of single family detached homes, there’s everything from small “starter” bungalows to enormous two-storey character houses. The lots might be small (the community was developed shortly after WWII), but the trees aren’t (they’re huge), so it feels calm and private.

The Community of Alberta Avenue is bordered by 122 Ave (north), 111 Ave (south), 89 St (east) and 97 St (west). It’s a great community for families with children. There are two local schools here and it’s easy to get to just about anywhere, especially the 111 Ave, 118 Ave and 95 St retail corridors.

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I have listed a new property at 6919 137 AVE in Edmonton.
Perfect investment or starter property close to schools, shopping, public transportation, parks and many more amenities. Recent upgrades in Newer Kitchen, Laminate flooring on main, Updated bathrooms, Forced Air Furnace, Shingles and 6' privacy fence around the south facing yard. The oversized corner lot (65'x120') allows for numerous future redevelopment opportunities.
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The 5K+ William Hawrelak (WH) Park Riverside Walk takes you around a beautiful, North Saskatchewan riverbend. It starts in the WH Park, named after the former mayor of Edmonton and the site of many festivals. Park at Picnic Site #2, then cut across to Emily Murphy Park, crossing a few roads (be careful).

Once there, follow the trail under the bridge. It weaves through the trees and brush. There are some great views of the river. As you return to Picnic Site #2, you’ll pass the WH Park’s lake.

Visit this site for more info.

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I have listed a new property at 1221 WERSHOF RD in Edmonton.
Beautiful 1,820 sq ft EXECUTIVE BUNGALOW located in prestigious Wedgewood Heights. A perfect family home for teenagers that want privacy & room to entertain friends. Main floor flex rm with double French doors is convenient for office, den or bdrm. Enjoy the gourmet kitchen with gas stove, abundance of cupboards & gleaming h/w floors throughout main. The living room features a gas f/p, built-in entertainment center & vaulted ceilings. The master bedroom boasts a spacious w/i closet & 4pc Jacuzzi ensuite retreat. A convenient 4pc bath & laundry/mud room complete this level. Downstairs features 9 ft ceilings, a huge rec room great for a gaming table & perfect for relaxing or entertaining. Two spacious bedrooms & large 3pc bath, furnace & storage area finish it all off. Other features NEWER HARDWOOD ON MAIN, BRAND NEW LANDSCAPING with STONE PATIO, DECK, TREES, SHRUBS, OVERSIZED DOUBLE GARAGE & Newer FIBERGLASS shingles. Close to river valley trails, play ground, ravine, tennis courts, shopping & schools.
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To quickly sell your home for a good price in a hot market, out-prep your competitors. Here's how:

1. It’s Been Deep Cleaned
Now more than ever, every room in your house has to look pristine. Don’t over-do it, though, with strong-smelling industrial-strength chemicals.

2. You Staged it like a Pro (or hired one)
Rent new furniture if you have to. Upgrade window coverings, buy new rugs and place fresh, white towels in the bathrooms. Put family photos in albums and then in storage.

3. It Appeals and Excites from the Curb
Buyers often tell you they were “sold” as they caught their first glimpse of your property. The flip side is this: You’ll lose the sale quickly if you don’t optimize curb appeal.

4. The New Paint Just Dried
The ROI on paint is high. Even if prospects have other colours in mind, a fresh coat of neutral paint on everything can help you close the sale.

5. The Kitchen Gleams
Some say the kitchen sells the house. It’s a top contributor. Stainless steel? Make it gleam. Older appliances? Consider buying one new one. It’ll give the full lineup a lift.

6. The Bathrooms Beckon
Stepping into spotless, well-organized bathrooms is always a nice surprise. When your home is on the market, consider it a must!

7. The Bedroom is a Sanctuary
Your space is competing with master bedrooms that boast spa-like ensuites, spacious walk-in closets and an overall feeling of retreat-style comfort. Win the competition.

8. You’re Out for Coffee
Not to be rude, but: Get out! It doesn’t matter how charming you are or what mood you’re in. Go for a drive or a long walk and find out later how everything went.

9. It Looked Great Online and Better for Real
It has to look great online. Approve the photos and hire a pro if need be. During showings, prep your home with great lighting and like new, “buy now” appeal.

10. You Made the Windows Laugh!
No streaks. No anything. Remember the TV commercial? “Mommy, you’re making the windows laugh!” Wipe them until they squeak (or laugh). Bring the outside in.

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I have listed a new property at 82 7503 GETTY GATE in Edmonton.
Beautiful Townhome with all the Upgrades. Features 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, Spacious & Open Living Room, & extended Dining Area. Beautiful Kitchen with Granite Countertops, Extended Eating Bar, Custom Tile Backsplash, Corner Pantry, & Ceiling Height Cabinetry. Gorgeous Laminate Floor, ceramic & carpet flooring. Stainless Steel Appliances, Upgraded Faucets throughout, Banjo Counter Tops in the Bathrooms, upgraded LED Lighting, this home is a dream to walk through. This is ONE OF SIX LARGER EXTENDED UNITS IN COMPLEX. The Master Bedroom has a Bright Walk-In Closet with large window & 3PC Ensuite. 2 additional bdrms & 4PC bath round out upper level. Extended 23' FULLY FINISHED Double Attached Garage with water tap. CENTRAL AIR, F/Fin bsmt & Window Coverings Complete this amazing Home. Awesome front south facing fenced yard with Gas BBQ Hookup looks out onto the Courtyard. Close to all amenities, Costco, River Cree, Whitemud, Anthony Henday, Lakes & Walking trails, this home is Modern and Ready to Move In!
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The Garneau area of Edmonton has been described as “melting into the University of Alberta grounds” that border it.

The busy High Level Bridge connects it to downtown Edmonton. The LRT and major city bus routes run right through the neighbourhood, whisking you quickly to Whyte Avenue and 109 Street for shopping.

And this leafy, mature treed community, one of Edmonton’s oldest, also has one of its most diverse and funky assortments of coffee shops, restaurants and craft beer pubs anywhere in Alberta!

Looking for a property here? You’re not alone, although the majority of the community’s inhabitants are actually renters, living in character houses or walk-up apartments. If you’re buying, you can choose between new condo towers or one of the many 1950s era houses. Whatever you choose, you’ll benefit from the neighbourhood’s good schools, access to the University of Alberta Hospital and proximity to the river valley for world class scenery and recreation.

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I have listed a new property at 639 CANTOR LANDING in Edmonton.
Incredible luxury duplex!!! Many upgrades & features including large great room w/gas fireplace, massive kitchen w/walk-in pantry, large island, lots of cupboard space, granite countertops w/undermount sink & Lighting. Spacious master bedroom, 5 pc luxury ensuite, granite tops & walk-in closet. Main floor flex room can be used as an office, library, formal dining room or bedroom. Open plan boasts rich earthy tones & 2 1/4" hardwood flooring, 10' ceilings, sunny south exposure. Additional 2 pc bath on main w/adjacent washer/dryer. Professionally finished basement has extra large family room w/cultured stone gas fireplace, 1 bedroom and 4 pc bath w/granite countertops. There is an additional unfinished area that can be used for storage or future bedroom, games room, etc. Home has central air, high E furnace & hot water tank, underground sprinkler system. Cul-de-sac location. Man-made lake nearby. Excellent access to Hwy 2 S & airport. Motivated seller. A must to show! Priced well! A nonsmoking, no pet home
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