GREG STEELE

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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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I have listed a new property at 4652 151 ST in Edmonton.
EXECUTIVE END UNIT TOWNHOUSE in DESIREABLE RAMSEY HEIGHTS. This PRIVATE GATED COMPLEX is directly across from a green space and offers beautiful curb appeal with its stucco exterior, clay tile roof, exposed aggregate walk ways, 25' heated driveway & oversized heated double garage. This beautiful home has been substantially renovated boasting gorgeous hardwood floors, new baseboard, granite counter-tops, freshly painted throughout, new LED lighting, new fireplace, newer appliances including an induction cook top, washer, dryer, fully finished basement includes a rec room or 3rd bedroom. This is a one of a kind unit at over 1700 s.f. with soaring vaulted ceilings, loft, beautiful master with luxurious jacuzzi ensuite and walk-in closet. Enjoy the hot summers comfortably with central A/C or relax on your private deck overlooking the green-space. Close to multiple schools, shopping, public transportation, the Whitemud, Terwillegar Rec Centre, the Majestic North Saskatchewan and the Anthony Henday!!!
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I have listed a new property at 204 1520 HAMMOND GATE in Edmonton.
Welcome to one of West Edmonton's Finest Condo Complexes "Park Place South Hamptons". This OPEN CONCEPT 2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom unit is WEST facing and boasts loads of natural sunlight. This split bedroom layout is one of the most popular, as the bedrooms are separated by the living room - Ideal for Privacy. This Condo has A Bright - Large Living Room with Garden Door to the BBQ friendly Balcony, A Spacious Corner kitchen that can accommodate a dining table - Perfect for Entertaining! The Master Bedroom has a large walk through closet and tasteful En Suite Bathroom. The Second Bdrm is also quite Generous. Other features include - All Upgraded Mirrored Closet Doors, In Floor heating & Newer high end flooring - Ultra convenient IN SUITE laundry & Storage Room - Underground Parking. Easy access to the Anthony Henday and Whitemud Drive, Public Transportation, Schools, Parks, Shopping are all nearby as well. A Great Find! Move In Ready
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It’s a fun new way to tour multiple properties or your entire city in one afternoon!


If you’ve continued to look for a property in recent weeks, you’ve probably self-toured some homes in 360 degrees and watched some agent-guided video walk-throughs. Neither of these qualifies as a Live Virtual Open House. Both, however, can be included as part of the event (which is the operative word).


Live Virtual Open Houses are scheduled events. They start at specific times. They can be added to -- and launched from – your online calendar. They get streamed via ZOOM (or another platform) and feature a host who is live on location. The host presents the property to multiple remote viewers whose cameras are usually off and mics muted. This is so everyone sees only the host and the home. Viewers ask questions via Chat. The host walks through the home, answers questions and can cut to slideshows and video segments.


Live Virtual Open Houses are brand new to most of us, although they’ve been used to sell luxury properties across oceans and continents for a few years. Who knows what they’ll look like in the months to come!

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Good staging can help sell your home faster for a higher price! Check out these eight tips we researched on how to stage your backyard for the best return when selling.


1. Stage it so they linger
Set up your backyard and deck as you would to entertain visitors: Clean, cozy and inviting! Don’t clutter it, but keep some comfortable, stylish patio furniture in place so prospects can relax for a moment here. You want them to linger.


2. Paint!
Fresh paint on your deck and fence are going to pay dividends! Even if the new owners prefer other colours, it doesn’t matter. Brand new paint is the cleanest, most up-to-date statement you can make in your backyard. Anything else says “we’re not ready to sell.”


3. Zone it
Remove everything from your yard. Yes, everything. Next, put your best outdoor furniture and accessories back out there, but create several zones for suggestive lifestyle vignettes.


4. Grow something
Buy some plants and flowers to suit your space and get them out on display. Flowers add colour and plants -- more than anything else -- bring vitality to outdoor spaces.


5. Cover the patio
Those patio lanterns! In attached homes, you’re often staging a small patio space not a full-size yard. Optimize it for romantic sunset dinners or casual entertaining. A roof-style cover can add intimacy and define a comfortable space.


6. De-clutter the balcony
The best balconies are about the view. Don’t get in the way with too much staging. Help buyers imagine themselves relaxing on a lounge chair with a book or sharing a bottle of wine across a small table for two. If the view is amazing, show off the balcony as much as possible from inside.


7. Install new lighting
During late evening showings, your backyard can look spectacular with the right lighting. During the day, it won’t shine so bright, but brand new, contemporary lighting fixtures are still going to impress buyers and show off the yard.


8. Stage for active lifestyles
If you’re moving somewhere you can use it, buy a high-end BBQ and stage a gleaming outdoor kitchen concept with the grill, a food prep island and a bar. Or, if your ideal buyers are certain to be young families with kids, leave swings in place or set up a brand new volleyball net.

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I have listed a new property at 427 BYRNE CRES in Edmonton.
Here's a beautifully appointed 2,150 s.f. custom 2 storey home built by Landmark Master Builders. Just a few of the unique features are vaulted ceilings on the main with 3 large SKYLIGHTS that allow warm sunlight from the south exposure, vaulted ceilings on the second floor bonus room as well, RICH MAPLE CABINETRY in kitchen and baths, Stainless Steel Appliances, MAPLE HARDWOOD FLOORING throughout the main, GORGEOUS GRANITE counter tops, CUSTOM CERAMIC TILE BACK SPLASH AND FLOOR TILES, WROUGHT IRON SPINDLES, BUILT IN SPEAKERS, VIDEO SECURITY SYSTEM, Newer HIGH EFFICIENCY Furnace & Hot Water Tank, Central Air, Radiant Heating, flor drain and electical panel in fully finished garage. Spacious and sunny south facing deck overlooking the fully fenced private yard, Gas BBQ Hook up, COBBLE STONE ACCENTS, etc, etc. Great crescent location close to schools, shopping, public transportation, Anthony Henday and Calgary Trail for easy access to EIA.
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Many of the homes in Edmonton’s Laurier Heights neighbourhood are on large lots and set well back from the street. Almost all of them are single family homes.


It’s a small, well-kept community and – when it was developing during the 1950s and ’60s – it was one of the first in Edmonton not planned on a grid. Instead, it features winding, well-treed streets and avenues. Some of the views of the nearby North Saskatchewan River Valley from the west bank of the river – especially from homes in the Buena Vista area – are spectacular. It has several very beautiful parks, some that are part of the river valley network.


Laurier Heights is situated to the southwest of downtown, a short drive away. It is south of 87 Avenue and Buena Vista Road and north of Whitemud Drive.

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Seemingly overnight, the world has changed. Some people are still meeting with agents and attending showings in person, but many aren’t.


If you want to sell your home or buy a new property right now, check out these new tech-powered ways to

1) stay safely connected and

2) list and tour properties virtually.


Connect with your agent live, online!
If you’re serious about buying or selling, please reach out to us! We send you this email newsletter every month to keep you on top of what’s happening. For conversations about listing and viewing properties, try video conferencing! On your computer or smartphone, go to Facebook Live, Skype, WhatsApp, Zoom or Teams and you’ll find easy instructions to get started. It’s the new normal for most real estate agents.


Once we’ve had a chance to chat, it’s easy for us to send you links to property listings and contact information for other professionals like mortgage brokers and lawyers. They, too, are staying connected online. And, yes, it’s all e-documents and sign-offs now to get the deal done when the time is right. Let’s stay safely connected. Please don’t hesitate to ask for assistance.


Tour properties virtually in cyberspace
The pandemic has increased the popularity of virtual tours exponentially and there probably won’t be any turning back. That’s because

1) They let you view many properties online (virtual tours are becoming standard) before you zero in on the very best ones to visit in person (cutting down on driving time) and,

2) They’re getting better and better in terms of quality.


Basic 360s shot on smartphones look ok, but not great (lighting is often an issue and the views can seem weirdly stretched and distorted), but they can give you an idea of a space.


Virtual tours using more advanced software from companies like Matterport and RoOomy offer a premium user experience that’s entertaining and even addictive. Using advanced 3D modelling, the very best online tours now feature “virtual staging” where you can see how the same property might look with several different interior designs, furniture and accessories.


In some cases today, you can even click to buy the latest furnishings via e-commerce! With high resolution imagery and even background music, the best of the virtual tours really have become the future of real estate.

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I have listed a new property at 1002 9923 103 ST in Edmonton.
SPECTACULAR RIVER VALLEY VIEWS from this 1318 sq.ft. 2 bedroom + den, 2 bathroom unit in PRESTIGIOUS VALLEY TOWERS. Recent upgrades & renovations include a beautiful open kitchen with ample Maple cabinetry, Large walk in pantry, raised eating bar, under-mount lighting, ceramic back splash, stainless steel appliances, Engineered hardwood flooring, new fixtures, doors, baseboards, tiled floors in the bathrooms, laundry room & balconies. Modern paint tones, led lighting, 2 BALCONIES, one off the LIVINGROOM & an enclosed balcony off of the MASTER BEDROOM, both facing south with SPECTACULAR RIVER VALLEY VIEWS. Walk through closet in the master bedroom with custom organizers & 3 piece ensuite. Underground parking, NEWLY RENOVATED AMENITIES AREA including pool, jacuzzi, sauna, steam room, exercise room, games room, social room, workshop, patio, visitor parking. Convenient location steps to, ICE DISTRICT, shopping, coffee shops, restaurants, transportation & quick access to the U of A & RIVER VALLEY PARKS...
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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. You are greeted with a spacious tiled foyer with glass block side lighting. A main floor flex rm with double French doors is convenient for an 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 and 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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I have listed a new property at 520 EBBERS WAY in Edmonton.
Welcome home to the wonderful community of EBBERS. Conveniently located close to parks, lakes, play grounds, shopping, restaurants, theaters, transit, and the Anthony Henday. This beautiful 2 storey home is loaded with extras. The open concept main floor boasts a front office/den, a spacious living/dining area, and gourmet kitchen featuring custom Maple Cabinets and a large centre island. Enjoy GRANITE COUNTERTOPS, STAINLESS STEEL APPLIANCES and GORGEOUS HARDWOOD FLOORS, handy 2pc powder room. The FULLY FINISHED BASEMENT has an additional spacious Familyroom, full 4pc bath, a large oversized bedroom and storage room. Upstairs your master retreat includes a walk-in closet and 4pc ensuite. Two equally sized additional bedrooms share the main 4pc bath and CONVENIENT SECOND FLOOR LAUNDRY. All this and a LARGE CONCRETE PATIO in the west facing back yard & DOUBLE DETACHED GARAGE thrown in to the deal! PRICED FAR BELOW REPLACEMENT and TAX ASSESSMENT!!! DON'T DELAY!!
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I have listed a new property at 13528 104 ST in Edmonton.
LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION...for this BEAUTIFULLY RENOVATED bungalow situated on a massive SW facing PIE SHAPED LOT facing a park with Children's play ground. Gorgeous NEW KITCHEN with soft close drawers & doors, quartz counter-top, glass back-splash, New Oak Hardwood Floors, Barnyard Wood Feature Wall, New Vinyl Windows and Entry Doors, 2 Bedrooms on the main with the 3rd converted to a walk through closet with entry to a renovated 4PC Jacuzzi bath/ensuite. Freshly painted, upgraded light fixtures, custom window coverings. 2nd Kitchen, large family room with wood burning stove, 2 additional bedrooms, renovated 3pc bath, newer furnace, 2 hot water tanks round out the lower level. New Composite Sun Deck for entertaining, Oversized Double Heated Garage with New Windows & Doors, New Garden Shed, Newer Shingles, Extra Insulation under Vinyl siding. Close to schools, shopping, restaurants, parks, public transportation and seniors residence.
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Did you know you can defer monthly mortgage payments for up to six months? Unpaid interest will get added to your principal and accumulate more interest (potentially lengthening your amortization), but it’s a great option.


According to recent media reports, the Canadian Mortgage & Housing Corporation (CMHC) is currently buying mortgages from Canadian banks, paying them hard cash to keep them in the black. It’s looking like a very Canadian way of saying, “Hey, we’re all in this together and the CMHC is standing behind Canadian real estate and the financial industry.” What does this mean for you and your mortgage at one of Canada’s major banks? In most cases, absolutely nothing. You’ll still visit your local branch – not a CMHC office -- to renew your mortgage when your term’s up and it’ll be business as usual.

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I have listed a new property at 415 1004 ROSENTHAL BLVD in Edmonton.
This Beautiful 2 BEDROOM, 2 BATHROOM, TOP FLOOR, PET FRIENDLY condo has a spectacular SUNNY west view. A well laid out floor plan has the bedrooms & baths on opposing sides & a wonderful entertaining space in between. Rich Chocolate Maple kitchen features GRANITE COUNTERTOPS, an OVERSIZED ISLAND w/EATING BAR, Stainless Steel Appliances, pantry & ample counter/cupboard space. Upgraded Engineered WIDE-PLANK flooring in the kitchen & living areas. The spacious master bdrm features a double sided WALK-THRU closet w/organizers & mirrored doors to the 3PC ENSUITE. The spacious SECOND BDRM is adjacent to a 4PC BATH. IN-SUITE LAUNDRY, storage, an OVERSIZED BALCONY w/natural gas BBQ outlet, Titled UNDERGROUND PARKING STALL W/STORAGE CAGE. Jade Condos offer a SOCIAL ROOM w/POOL TABLE & WET BAR, FITNESS ROOM & GUEST SUITE at $50/day for family/friends. Next door to parks, walking & bike trails around multiple lakes, close to Anthony Henday, Whitemud, Costco, River Cree, shopping & many restaurants.
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Downtown Edmonton is loved by residents and visitors alike for its forests, pathways and parks along the banks of the North Saskatchewan River.


Most downtown Edmonton condo properties come in under $1 Million, with some entry level units in older buildings in the low six figures. Living here, you’ll find quick access to exciting night spots, world class cuisine, coffee shops and bars galore, arts, fashion, culture and more.


There are five districts in the zone: Commercial Core, Government Centre, Warehouse District, McKay Avenue and Rice Howard Way.


There’s also an exciting new arrival on the skyline: The Pearl. It’s topped by a condo with this description: “On the market at $2,295,000, this 3,476-square-foot Edmonton penthouse is situated at the top of a 36-storey masterpiece offering breathtaking panoramic views of the city."

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Keep watching the news for updates on Canada’s mortgage regulations.


On February 18, Bill Morneau, Canada’s Minister of Finance, unveiled changes to the “stress test” that were scheduled to come into effect on April 6. “The new benchmark rate will be the weekly median 5-year fixed insured mortgage rate from mortgage insurance applications, plus 2%,” he announced at the time. These changes are now on hold, pending further review as a result of the current COVID-19 situation.


Industry experts had recently suggested the “stress test rate” be adjusted to make it easier for people qualifying for mortgages. The Canadian government heard them and had initially acted on their recommendations. The basic idea behind the stress test? Even if interest rates rise or you run into financial difficulties, you’re approved for an amount you’d still have a good shot at paying back.


For information on federal and provincial financial support right now if you need it, please visit Canada.ca (Government of Canada) and alberta.ca (Government of Alberta) websites where you’ll find information regarding COVID-19 on each home page.

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I have listed a new property at 14243 117 ST in Edmonton.
Exceptionally well cared for 1,216 S.F. 3 bedroom bungalow. Original owner built this "NU-WEST" Westfield model in 1975 situated across the street from Carlisle community centre and sports fields. Upgrades include newer shingles on house & Garage (2015), Newer High Efficiency furnace (2010) Hot Water tank, Ceramic facing on wood burning Fireplace with gas log lighter. 3 good sized bedrooms with the master boasting a large closet with built in shelving and 2 pc ensuite. The undeveloped basement is studded, insulated, vapor barriered and ready for someones imagination to develop. There's an oversized double garage (24'x22') and a private fully fenced yard to enjoy. Located across the street from an Elementary School, Parks, shopping, restaurants and public transportation are mere steps away.
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