Jamieson Place is in the west of Edmonton, bounded to the north by Callingwood Road, to the east by 184th Street, and to the southeast by Lessard Road. It’s a relatively new area with construction beginning a few decades ago in the early 1980s and steadily continuing since then. Jamieson Place was named after Frederick Charles Jamieson (1875–1966), a prominent lawyer and politician who arrived in the Edmonton area in 1895.

Nearly 95% of the residential units here are single-detached homes, with a series of loops and cul-de-sacs linking it all together. Almost all of those units are owner-occupied, with only about 3% being rental units. It’s a lovely place to settle down and raise a family.

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I have listed a new property at 305 10006 83 AVE in Edmonton.
Welcome to Arbor 83 where elegance is redefined in this beautiful CORNER "MAPLE" model, 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom condo in the heart of Old Strathcona. Rich, engineered wood floors & 9' 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 with an eating bar. Large windows allow natural light to fill your home. In suite laundry. Primary Bedroom with a beautifully attached Primary Bathroom. Enjoy your private balcony with BBQ gas hook up and power outlet or you can venture to the residents-only ROOF TOP PATIO with incredible VIEWS of Edmonton's SKYLINE. Special features of Arbor83 include same floor Titled Storage Locker, Titled secured Underground Parking, secured Bike Storage, green living wall at entrance, lobby, etc. 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 18508 97A AVE in Edmonton.
Beautifully REMODLLED fully finished 4 Level Split in La Perle. EXPANSIVE LOT directly across from a PARK. Numerous UPGRADES include triple pane WNDOWS, flooring, paint, kitchen, bathrooms, STAINLESS STEEL Appliances, GRANITE countertops, central AIR CONDITIONING, Furnace & Hot Water Tank. Main Floor includes HARDWOOD Flooring, Living Room, Dining Room, Kitchen with breakfast nook. 4 BEDROOMS, 3 on the upper level & 1 on the lower level. 2 full BATHROOMS. Lower Level has a large Family Room with a WET BAR, a brick WOOD BURNING FIREPLACE. The Basement has a vast open REC ROOM. Exterior of the home features TYNDALL STONE on the front, raised stone planter beds. Backyard is complete with a large concrete patio, mature cedar trees, flat grassed area, a storage shed and parking for your RV or TRAILER. MASSIVE HEATED OVERSIZED Detached Double Garage is 28' x 26', ample LED lighting with large concrete parking pad. Close to schools, parks, playgrounds, shopping & public transportation. The perfect family home.
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When you are busy packing and planning for your holiday, burglars are preparing for one of their busiest seasons, too: the long summer months when residents leave their homes empty for extended periods of time while on vacation.

Don’t be the next target. And don’t do these tell-tale things that signal to burglars that your home is empty.

Don't draw all the curtains tightly closed. Instead, leave your home looking natural and as it would usually on a summer afternoon. If you live on a ground floor and are concerned about burglars peering in, consider using privacy curtains instead of full blinds.
Mow the lawn and have someone collect your mail. In the same vein, don’t let an overgrown garden or pile of mail on the porch indicate that no one has been around in days.
Don't leave extra keys outside. Anywhere that you hide an extra key, a burglar can find it. Every year in Canada, thousands of burglaries happen because the thief has easy access to a home from a spare key. Leave it with a neighbour, if you must have a spare.
Fix weak doors and windows. Replace or reinforce any entrances that are easy to break in through – like a weak door or an unsecure window – to make sure that a desperate burglar can’t easily enter.
Set up an alarm system. If you have an alarm system, make sure you set it before you leave. If you don’t yet have one, now is a good time to get a system. A quality alarm system is one of the best defenses against burglaries.
Be cautious with social media. Don’t post about your holiday plans and updates until you are back. If you must share daily photos of your trip, do so only with a select group of family and friends that you trust. Save the public photos for later.

The biggest take-away is to make sure your home is secured, with no easy ways to break in, and that you have not announced to the world that you’re not home. Rest easy on your vacation without worrying about what’s happening at home!

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I have listed a new property at 3016 WATSON LANDING in Edmonton.
Welcome to Bella Vista in Prestigious Upper Windermere! This maintenance free bungalow w/FULLY FINISHED WALK-OUT BASEMENT boasts 3400+ sqft of exceptional craftsmanship and quality finishing! The open main floor features a grand living area w/stunning stone fireplace, ample dining area, chef's kitchen w/huge island, master retreat w/2-sided fireplace, 5-pc ensuite/walk-in closet, spacious den, laundry room, and additional bathroom. The lower level features a huge rec area, full wet bar, temperature controlled glassed wine room, 2 additional bedrooms, full bath, and flex area. Additional features of the home include: premium cabinetry, granite counters, s.s. appliances, irrigation system, central A/C, 9'/10' ceilings throughout, built-in speakers, acrylic stucco/stone exterior, and more. Located close to all amenities, and full access to the community leisure centre, the Bella Vista community offers a maintenance free lifestyle (snow/lawn) for those wanting to live without snow shoveling or grass cutting!
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I have listed a new property at 1 HOWARD CRES in St. Albert.
SPECTACULAR Custom Built BUNGALOW on a HUGE CORNER LOT in Heritage Lakes!!!! Stucco exterior with Cedar Shake Roof. Angled front entrance with private walk way. Over 3600 Square Feet of LIVING SPACE with a total of 5 BEDROOMS and 3.5 BATHROOMS. Open Foyer, Large DINING ROOM and DEN. Open concept with the Kitchen, Nook & Sunroom complete with 2 GAS FIREPLACES!!! Ample WINDOWS fill your home with SUNSHINE all day long. Large Primary Bedroom with Ensuite and Walk In Closet. 2 additional bedrooms, Mudroom and a Full Bathroom round out the main floor. The Basement has a Large REC ROOM, a freshly renovated Bathroom, Large storage area with shelving, cold storage plus 2 ADDITIONAL bedrooms. The backyard is PRIVATE and SECLUDED with a large DECK, MATURE trees, WATER FEATURE, storage shed and an underground sprinkler system. This amazing property includes Central AIR CONDITIONING and an OVERSIZED Double Attached Garage with shelving. Close to walking trails, schools, playgrounds, public transport & shopping.
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A “walk score” is a numerical value that is assigned to neighbourhoods or areas based on how easily assessible amenities are by foot. It’s an important consideration because it has ties to public health, community building and urban planning, environmental concerns and personal happiness.

The most commonly referenced organization that looks at walkability in Canadian cities in Walk Score, which is now owned by the real estate company RedFin. Walk Score assigns a number between 0 to 100 as a measure of walkability, with the following breakdown:

• 90-100 = Walker’s Paradise (Daily errands do not require a car)
• 70-89 = Very Walkable (Most errands can be accomplished on foot)
• 50-69 = Somewhat walkable (Some amenities within walking distance)
• 25 – 49 = Car-dependent (A few amenities within walking distance)
• 0-24 = Car-dependent (Almost all errands require a car)

Walkability is tied to better health, with the average resident who lives in a walkable area weighing up to 10 pounds less than those who live in car-dependent neighbourhoods and having better cardiovascular health. It’s also good for the environment, as more than 85% of CO2 emissions come from burning fossil fuels – walking is the perfect zero-pollution transportation! An area that’s known to be walkable also tends to have a great sense of community and is linked to higher levels of arts and culture organizations.

So, what does this mean for the value of your home?

One point of Walk Score is worth up to $3,250 of value for your property, according to recent research. That’s because the homes are considered more desirable, based on the aforementioned reasons. Around two per cent of active listings in major cities are considered the highest level “walker’s paradise” but more than half of millennials and 46% of baby boomers indicate that they prefer to live in a walkable area.

If you are curious about the walk score your neighbourhood or area you are looking to purchase in, you can type the address into Walk Score’s search bar and find out the number.

The most walkable neighbourhoods in Edmonton are: McCauley, Downtown and Alberta Avenue.

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Athlone is a residential neighbourhood in north west Edmonton, with a majority single-family dwellings as well as row houses and duplexes.
Athlone had been a large parcel of land north of the Canadian National Rail Line but was annexed to the City of Edmonton in 1913. The neighbourhood was named after Alexander Augustus, Earl of Athlone, who was Canada’s Governor General from 1940 to 1946.

Now, it’s a quiet and family-friendly area to live with plenty of community facilities such as a community league, an elementary school, and two junior high schools.

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Spring has sprung and gardening plans are all the rage. You’ve got the seeds, you’ve got visions of a bountiful harvest … now it’s just a matter of finding enough room for all those plants.

For those of us without backyard and full-size gardens, it can seem tricky to figure out where to squeeze in those hydrangeas and fresh herbs. But, with a little creativity, that won’t be a problem. Check out some of these ideas for a vertical garden!

Vertical gardens come in many different shapes, sizes and prices but are becoming increasingly popular. As the name suggests, they are multi-tiered gardens that have an upright format and can be put either indoors or outdoors, depending on the plants.

The benefit is that the gardens take up much less space than a traditional garden because they go up, instead of spreading out! Vertical gardens can be a beautiful feature to add to any living space and there are countless different ways to do-it-yourself as well as purchasing pre-made structures.

Traditional Vertical Garden
Some people hang their vertical gardens on a wall whereas others have them as freestanding structures. The most traditional way is to have a simple shelving unit to hold the various plants.

Hanging Planters
If you have lots of dead space in a room, a hanging planter may be the way to go. These plants can be hung up at any height from the ceiling to showcase a vast array of colours. Keep in mind that you will need to have relatively easy access in order to water the plants.

Floating Shelves
This is a great option if you have an empty wall that needs sprucing up. The shelves get fixed to the wall in a spaced-out fashion and gives a very clean, modern look to household plants.

Wire Garden
For plants that naturally tend to grow upwards, a wire garden is perfect. When you lay the seedlings, plop in some wires or cages – the plant will creep up the wire as it grows.

Tin Can Fence Garden
Spray recycled tin cans and hang them on a side of your fence with some seeds – an adorable and affordable way of doing it! Don’t forget to punch a hole at the bottom of the can for drainage.

Canvas Wall Pocket Garden
In it’s most basic form, a wall pocket garden essentially looks like a hanging shoe organizer – a large piece of fabric with various pockets where, instead of shoes, you put soil and seeds. Just make sure that the surface behind the canvas doesn’t get damaged from moisture.

Let the type of sun exposure determine what kinds of plants you grow and, if you want to get really sophisticated, set up a drip system for irrigation. Vertical gardens are a great way to maximize space!

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