GREG STEELE

"Not All REALTORS® Are Alike"©

The Highlands neighbourhood in north east Edmonton is a popular residential area and, a few years ago in 2012, it was named one of Canada's top ten neighbourhoods of old homes by the magazine “This Old House.”


The neighbourhood was annexed to the city in 1912 and got its name from a contest that offered a $50 dollar prize for the best suggestion – and Highlands it became!


Highlands is surrounded on the north by 118 Avenue, on the east by 50 Street, on the west by 67 Street, and on the south by the North Saskatchewan River valley. Residents have easy access to the University of Alberta and Whyte Avenue, as well as wonderful views of the North Saskatchewan River Valley. It is the perfect place for anyone looking to settle down.

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Cherrydale Park
7524 139 Avenue
There are a variety of stretching and strength stations at this park, which are found along a walking trail. There is also signage about healthy eating and living for additional tips.


Gateway Fitness Park (The Village at Blackmud Creek)
1006 103A Street SW
At this park, you will find pods along a walking trail and equipment that includes strength, balance and stretching stations.


Grandview
124 Street and 63 Avenue
This park has a grouped circuit which includes cardio equipment, like elliptical and strength-based equipment like leg and body lifts.


John J. Olinyk Park (Beverly Heights Park)
4626 115 Avenue
You’ll find a variety of stretching and strength stations along a walking path. There is also a playground nearby and a chess tables.

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I have listed a new property at 20823 55 AVE in Edmonton.
Unique and One of a kind 4 bedroom bi-level in The Hamptons!! This beautifully finished home boasts an ELEVATOR at the front entrance leading to the main and lower level, ideal for a special needs family member. Featuring HARDWOOD flooring on the main, ceramic tiles, STAINLESS STEEL appliances & GRANITE countertops in the beautiful kitchen. Nearly 2300sf of living space from the private master suite to the bright raised basement with oversized windows. The main floor features vaulted ceilings in the great room, kitchen and the dining area. A generous primary suite features vaulted ceilings, a walk in closet and a 4-piece ensuite featuring a Jacuzzi tub. The builder professionally developed basement has a huge family room, rec room, an oversized laundry room, 4th bedroom and a 4-piece bathroom. Private sunny south facing yard with composite deck and storage shed underneath. Close to schools, transit, West Edmonton Mall, shopping, the Whitemud & Henday freeways, you won't find another home like this!
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Here’s how to create a home gym that you’ll actually want to work out in – without breaking the bank or dedicating half your living room to unnecessary fancy gym gadgets.


1) Set your fitness goals
What do your goals have to do with your home gym? Everything. Having a clear goal in mind will inform what kind of set up you need. Are you focusing on cardio, strength, endurance, flexibility or a mixture? Have a clear picture in your mind of what you will be aiming for before you begin – and it’ll help you achieve those goals, too! 


2) Select a space
Which space you decide to use for your workouts is a personal decision based on your specific circumstances. If you have a basement, a garage or a spare room – fantastic! For smaller-space dwellers, a spot in the living room or bedroom will work just as well. All you really need is a yoga mat-sized space. On warmer and dry days, don’t forget to utilize the outdoor space you have access to (and keep reading for a list of the best parks for workouts in your city!)


3) Modify your space
Make sure there is adequate lighting and airflow. You may also want to set up a full-length mirror to keep an eye on your form. If you live above other residents in an apartment, make sure the floor is sufficiently padded to avoid potential noise complaints from jumping or dropping weights. If your set-up up is in a basement, double check there is no mould to avoid health problems. 


4) Stock your gym

Buying gym equipment can range anywhere from a few dollars up to the thousands. Indoor cycling bikes and treadmills are hugely popular options for those with a bit more space (especially during COVID-19, items like Peloton bikes sold out!). For a more minimalist set-up, we recommend the following items:
a. A jump rope for warming up and cardio
b. A single kettle bell between 10-40 kg, depending on your strength and goals
c. A set of resistance bands
d. A door-mounted pull-up bar
e. A yoga mat for bodyweight movements and stretching


5) Put it to good use
You have your goals, you have your work out space, and now all you need is to get started. There are countless apps and online workout routines available (popular YouTube follow-alongs, for example, include Yoga With Adrienne and Tom Merrick). 


It’s best to exercise at the same time every day to follow a routine and, if you can, team up with a friend virtually to have an accountability buddy! 

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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 & 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. 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 hock up & power outlet) 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 Arbor83 include same floor storage lockers, 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 5631 201 ST in Edmonton.
Spacious 2,165SF custom built Daytona 4 bedroom, 3 bath family home located in the Hamptons. Great floor plan has a flex room off the front entrance - ideal for home office or formal dining room. Open concept design features a functional kitchen with raised eating bar, corner pantry and Stainless steel appliances. Spacious living room with cozy fireplace, huge mantel area nestled between 4 windows overlooking the back yard. Dining area leads to a newer composite deck and private fully fenced yard. Main floor laundry, 2 piece bath and mudroom to double attached garage. Upstairs you’ll find a bonus room, family bath, and four generous bedrooms including the master suite with huge soaker tub, separate shower and walk-in closet. Central Air, Multi Camera Security, Nest Thermostat and beautiful Hardwoods. Well located close schools, shopping, bike and walking trails around multiple ponds, easy access to Anthony Henday and Whitemud...a perfect family home!!!
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I have listed a new property at 312 1520 HAMMOND GATE in Edmonton.
Carefree living awaits you in this beautiful and spacious condo in the desirable Park Place South Hamptons. Upgraded cabinets and loads of counterspace, backsplash and bright interior paint tones. Huge Chefs Kitchen with abundance of cabinets, massive peninsula and stainless steel appliances. Bright open Living room with garden door to the covered balcony. Large Master Suite, huge 4 piece bathroom, oversized Den/bedroom with walk in closet. Loads of room to store your belongings in the Laundry/storage room. Sunny Southeast exposure. Underground parking stall. Super easy access to the Anthony Henday, Whitemud Freeway, public transportation, shopping, parks, lakes, walking trails and restaurants. Beautifully maintained - Just move in and enjoy!
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I have listed a new property at 10545 150 ST in Edmonton.
REDEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY!!! Here is a very large 7,306 SF rectangular corner lot with RF2 Zoning. Incredible location siding onto a bike path and park system close to schools, shopping and public transportation. Many infills all over the neighbourhood. Paved lane on the east boundary allowing for a large garage application, duplex, triplex, etc.
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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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West of downtown Edmonton, Crestwood is a calm, residential area with large lots and mature trees on land that’s in between two ravines with views from multiple directions over the North Saskatchewan River.


It’s a beautiful location, ideal for families who want to live relatively close to the centre of the city but with all kinds of bike paths, hiking trails and other river valley recreational opportunities. The real estate here starts in the mid-six figures and runs into the millions. Although the average number of people per household is less than three, it’s almost all single-family homes (nine out of 10 properties), with some apartments. There are many original, renovated homes (first built after WWII) as well as plenty of brand-new builds.


Crestwood runs east-west from the Edmonton River Valley to 149 Street and north-south from the MacKinnon Ravine to the MacKenzie Ravine. Stoney Plain Road takes you downtown and 149 St runs south to Whitemud Drive.

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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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The self-employed among us have being writing off home office expenses for decades. Now, the Government of Canada is letting work-from-home employees do the same. If that’s you, why not claim as many home office expenses as possible on your personal income tax return! As our federal government points out, “deductions reduce the amount of income you pay tax on, so they reduce your overall income tax liability.” Who ever thought we’d be saying: “Thanks, CRA!”


You’ll find full information at Canada.ca, where it states: “All salaried employees and commission employees can claim: electricity, heat, water, utilities portion (electricity, heat, and water) of your condominium fees, home internet access fees, maintenance and minor repair costs and rent paid for a house or apartment where you live. Commission employees can also claim home insurance, property taxes, lease of a cell phone, computer, laptop, tablet, fax machine, etc. that reasonably relate to earning commission income.”


Hope that helps!

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Many analysts currently believe the Government of Canada is going to keep interest rates ultra low until 2023. Why? Because, to have a healthy Canadian economy during these challenging times, we need to keep spending, investing and, yes, borrowing money in the form of loans and mortgages. A low interest rate makes it easier for everyone to do just that.


If you’re buying your principal residence, a low rate can mean an easier approval on your first-time or new mortgage as well as significant savings over a fixed term. If you’re an investor, a rock-bottom rate can save you interest on your loans and mortgages, helping you invest even more and keep the economy going! For sellers, low interest rates can mean more potential buyers because more people can get approved for mortgages. That, in turn, can sometimes mean higher prices. If you’re selling, it presents an improved opportunity to move up to a more expensive property with a bigger yard and more square footage for the home gym and office. Moving up like that is very popular at the moment, with many Canadians looking for more space.


As your realtor, when interest rates are low, we can cast a wider marketing net, pitching your for sale property to more people because it’s easier for them to get bank financing. Even if you’re not ready to sell, 2021 might be a great year to re-finance your debt and improve your cash flow. You might want to renovate your home for a higher level of comfort during the next months and years, knowing there’s a good chance you’ll be working from home at least some of the time.


Is there any downside to lower interest rates? Not really, except: Buyers sometimes get into trouble when they acquire a low-interest mortgage without locking it in. If the rate goes up, you might not see a major monthly payment increase, but there will typically be an adjustment of your terms. The interest over that extended term can add-up, big-time. To counter this, opt for a medium term with a fixed, not floating, rate.

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If you want to surround yourself with the natural beauty of Edmonton’s river valley, take a look at Riverdale. This neighbourhood is often described as being one of the city’s most attractive.


Enclosed by the North Saskatchewan River to the east and south, and by the high cliffs of the valley on the west and north, it is a well-established community on a large, flat area about a mile away from the downtown core. Originally settled more than 100 years ago, it was the site of heavy industry, with coal mining, brick manufacturing and a lumber mill. Today, many character homes remain, along with a small church and brick school in a setting full of mature trees.


Parks near Riverdale include Allan Stein, Dawson, and Louise McKinney Riverfront Park. The nicely-landscaped Riverside Golf Club is here, too. Like other close-to-the-core communities, Riverdale real estate ranges from entry level condos and half-duplexes (still very stylish and comfortable) to luxurious single-family homes on multi-acre lots, many with great views.

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I have listed a new property at 5631 201 ST in Edmonton.
Spacious 2,165SF custom built Daytona 4 bedroom, 3 bath family home located in the Hamptons. Great floor plan has a flex room off the front entrance - ideal for home office or formal dining room. Open concept design features a functional kitchen with raised eating bar, corner pantry and Stainless steel appliances. Spacious living room with cozy fireplace, huge mantel area nestled between 4 windows overlooking the back yard. Dining area leads to a newer composite deck and private fully fenced yard. Main floor laundry, 2 piece bath and mudroom to double attached garage. Upstairs you’ll find a bonus room, family bath, and four generous bedrooms including the master suite with huge soaker tub, separate shower and walk-in closet. Central Air, Multi Camera Security, Nest Thermostat and beautiful Hardwoods. Well located close schools, shopping, bike and walking trails around multiple ponds, easy access to Anthony Henday and Whitemud...a perfect family home!!!
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I have listed a new property at 813 HODGINS RD in Edmonton.
Beautifully upgraded and meticulously maintained FORMER SHOW HOME! This Gorgeous 4 bedroom, 3 full bath, fully finished home is situated on quiet street in The Hamptons. Open concept main floor w/ vaulted ceilings. Floor to ceiling windows on sunny south facing back wall. Open galley style kitchen, stainless steel appliances, GRANITE counters, mocha colour cabinetry, large pantry, island w/raised eating bar. Front & rear staircases for convenient access to lower level. 2 bedrooms & full bath on the main floor. Primary has walk in closet, Full 4pc ensuite with soaker tub & separate shower stall. Fully finished basement features a spacious family room, bedroom, 4pc full bathroom & laundry room. Central Air, whole home speaker system, Security system & Vacuum system. Oversized 24 x 21 insulated & dry walled garage w/internet hook up. Beautifully landscaped private yard with flag stones, no maintenance composite deck, tempered glass & retractable sun shade awning with drop down privacy screen, storage shed.
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I have listed a new property at 609 REYNALDS WAY in Leduc.
Former WESTERN LIVING SHOWHOME!!! This STUNNING 1846 S.F. boasts an open concept floor plan perfect for entertaining family and friends. The SPACIOUS KITCHEN has ample RICH CHOCOLATE COLOURED MAPLE CABINETRY with Centre island breakfast bar, STAINLESS STEEL APPLIANCES, GRANITE COUNTERTOPS, custom glass tile backsplash, large living area with beautiful custom feature wall TV nook and gas fireplace combo, the dinette overlooks the DECK, FULLY FENCED YARD with a GATE TO NEW PLAYGROUND, WALKING TRAILS AND LAKE. gorgeous DARK HARDWOOD FLOORS, a beautiful powder room with tile feature wall, spacious mud room with built in bench and storage round out the main floor. Upstairs is home to a lovely bonus room with vaulted ceilings, office niche & laundry room. 2 fantastic children's bedrooms, a full bath and a LUXURIOUS MASTER SUITE with walk-in closet and 5 piece ensuite with his & hers sinks, a deep soaker tub and separate double shower. Bonus Features are CENTRAL A/C, HEATED GARAGE, GAS hook up on deck...
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