I have listed a new property at 637 Dalhousie CRES.
Absolutely stunning custom built 4,436 sq. ft. 2 storey in desirable Donsdale. This incredible home boasts approximately 6,000 sq. ft. of total living space. Room for the whole family with 6 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms, 3 with personal ensuites! Majestic spiral staircase, elegant foyer, granite and hardwood throughout, top of the line stainless steel appliances and large breakfast bar island in gourmet kitchen. Enjoy meals in the eating area with balcony access and take in the exceptional view of the creek! Relax or entertain in the fully finished walk-out basement which backs onto creek & walking trail. Other features include vaulted ceilings, coffered ceilings, central a/c, main floor den, 2 gas fireplaces and fabulous tripe car garage. Tasteful neutral decor throughout. Fully fenced and landscaped and close to all amenities & schools. Make this your forever dream home!


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There are many costs associated with buying your first home or your dream home. There are upfront costs and ongoing costs that you need to consider when planning your home-buying budget.

Upfront costs may include:

- Down Payment – This needs to be ready at time of purchase and its source to be verifiable by the bank.
- Initial and Additional Deposits - This is part of your down payment and has to be accessible when you're placing an offer on a property.
- Home Inspection - Costs of a home inspection runs from $350 to $550 on average, but it can go up to $1500 for larger homes, acreages, and specialty houses.
- Condominium document reviews - When buying condo, having an independent professional to review your documents is really important. Costs vary from $350 to $550.
- Appraisal fees - This cost may be paid by the lender or bank, but in some cases you have to pay the cost again. Costs are between $250 and $550 and up for specialty homes.
- Mortgage Insurance fees - CMHC & Genworth fees are for mortgages with downpayments less 20%. This fee is added to your mortgage. You broker will advise you on the amount.
- Legal fees and disbursement - Legal fees vary from $1,200 to $1,500 and more. Fees are based on the price of the home and the size of your mortgage.
- Moving Costs - This is a hard one to estimate. It can range from a few hundred dollars by just renting a U-Haul to a few thousands by hiring professional movers.

Ongoing costs may include:

- Your Mortgage Payments - This can be in monthly, bi-weekly or weekly terms. The more frequent your payment is, the faster you are paying off your mortgage.
- Home insurance - Home insurance is based on the size of the house and several other factors.

Other regular fees include Property Taxes, Condo Fees, Utilities, Repairs and Maintenance.


 Klondike Days YEG AP


Enjoyed by thousands of people, K Days is 10 days, July 17th to 26th, of parades, concerts, food, and fun. In the heat of the summer, the grounds at Northlands are transformed into an arena of endless games and rides, entertainment and concerts, shopping, food and family activities.  Here’s a list of must-do’s to experience the essence of K-Days:


Schedule of Events

The Parade kicks things off at 10 a.m. on July 18. There will also be a mini parade in the midway from July 22 to 26 at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m.


The Koodonation Stage has some of North America’s premiere musical and variety acts. In the day entertainers, like hypnotists, mentalists and tribute acts will warm up the crowd for the night stage.  Koodonation Stage Lineup


The TELUS Stage has the best in local live and community entertainment. Full of rhythm, dance and cultural diversity.  TELUS Stage


Kids Town is a place where visitors are encouraged to take an active part in the community and work in the Construction Zone, Post & Doctor’s Offices, while in the city and learn the true meaning of ‘From Farm to Fork’ while at the ranch.


Klondike Park takes you back to the days of the Klondike Gold Rush and Northlands Park has thoroughbred racing and its Casino providing thrills.


South Stage Concerts

Headstones July 17, 2015
Theory of a Deadman July 19, 2015
Trooper July 21, 2015
Presidents of the Untied States of America July 25, 2015
Lindsay Ell July 26, 2015
Mackenzie Porter July 26, 2015


K Days Official Website


I have sold a property at 203 GALLAND CLOSE.
Here is a Beautiful Parkwood Master Built home with many upgrades. The private yard has custom landscaping and flower gardens, super deck (freshly stained) with natural gas hookup, stone + iron developers fence on 2 sides. The main floor features an open concept with loads of natural sunlight. The spacious and open kitchen has ample cabinets, large corner pantry, breakfast bar and island. There's a main floor office/den and a cozy gas fireplace in the living room, custom art niches. The Foyer is open to second floor with curved staircase leading to the bonus room and balcony style hallway at the top overlooking main. The second floor laundry room has plenty of storage, a window, sink, and fold out ironing board. Master bedroom features large walk in closet and stunning 5 piece ensuite with separate his and her sides and large jacuzzi tub. Custom Hunter Douglas blinds throughout, upgraded fixtures, a huge mudroom to garage and the basement has been professionally finished very nicely...a perfect home!!

I have sold a property at 7584 110 AVE NW in Edmonton.
RIVER VALLEY PROPERTY! Completely Renovated CHARACTER Semi bungalow loaded with charm and modern upgrades. BRAND NEW Gourmet Kitchen w/ granite counter tops, SS Appliances, Chefs Gas Stove, granite back splash, tons of cupboard space. Elegant Formal Dining room! 4 pc Bath w/ glass shower & claw foot tub. The grand foyer showcases incredible craftsmanship featuring a turn of the century wooden staircase leading to 3 large bdrms and full Bath with jetted tub on the second floor. Refurbished Hardware is featured throughout the main and upper level. The basement features rustic log panel walls, family room, Bath, Bdrm, Den, large laundry room. Renovations include New Roof, Windows, Large deck, Built- in- vacuum, Alarm system w/ video monitoring, HE Furnace & upgraded electrical & plumbing. This River Valley jewel is tucked away in Virginia Park & overlooks the Highlands Golf Course & Edmonton's Majestic River Valley. Only minutes to downtown, Nait, Concordia, LRT, walking trails & more.

Slower Market Beginning to Take a Turn


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Edmonton, July 3, 2015: For the first time in 2015, the REALTORS® Association of Edmonton recorded an increase in year-over-year reported sales for the month. June 2015 Census Metropolitan Area (CMA) had 2,008 reported sales for all residential properties, 2.4% over the 1,961 all residential sales reported in June 2014. This number includes 1,243 single family dwellings (2.1% more than 2014), 572 condo sales (1.6% more than from 2014) and 156 duplex/rowhouses (11.4% more than 2014). Sales were also up 13% in June from the reported sales in May 2015.

“We finally saw prices take the expected small dip month over month that we have been waiting to see due to lower sales and higher inventory. Prices still remain higher than the same time last year and with sales ramping up again and inventory starting to settle, we likely won’t see our prices drop much more than this,” explains Geneva Tetreault, President of the REALTORS® Association of Edmonton.

Single family prices were up 2% year-over-year at $444,862 for June 2015. Condo prices continue to remain static at $255,662. Duplex/rowhouse are still popular and have seen price growth of 2% year over year. June prices have dropped slightly from May by 1.4% for single family, 0.1% for Condo and 0.8% for all residential.
Inventory is still healthy at 7,177 for the Edmonton CMA at the end of June 2015, down from 7,303 in May. All residential listings were up year over year by 7.7% but down month over month from May by 3.6%. There is currently just over three and half months’ supply of inventory in the Edmonton CMA.

“The reality of what we are seeing in the market is that the slight hesitation from buyers that came with the drop in oil prices is lessening. Edmonton has not been hit nearly as bad as what many predicted and buyers are becoming more confident that our market won’t plummet. This renewed confidence coupled with low mortgage rates and a healthy selection means that people are realizing that this is still a good time to buy.” Tetreault continues, “People move when their lifestyle warrants a change. This will always be true. There are always buyers and sellers, no matter what the market looks like or what analysts predict. REALTORS® are here to help you decide what move is best for you.”

Average days on market for all residential properties was up again this month at 49. Single family average days on market was up to 46 from 43 in May, Condominiums were averaging 52 days compared to 49 in May, and Duplex/Rowhouse took an average of 50 days to sell in June.


I have sold a property at 3548 65 ST.
Here is a beautifully upgraded 3 +2 Bedroom Bi-Level situated in a quiet crescent location in the desirable community of Hillview. Recent upgrades include a GORGEOUS HICKORY KITCHEN, CERAMIC BACK SPLASH, raised center island, Newer light fixtures, Newer Appliances, NEW BIRCH HARDWOOD FLOORING, NEW MAIN FLOOR BATH WITH A BEAUTIFUL OVERSIZED CERAMIC SHOWER and glass sliding doors, Newer VINYL WINDOWS THROUGHOUT, Freshly painted in modern tones, new baseboards, new trim, NEW SHINGLES IN 2012, there's an oversized double detached garage that is insulated and drywalled, a private fully fenced yard with underground sprinklers, a vegetable garden, deck and more. Close to schools, shopping, public transportation. This is the perfect family home.

I have sold a property at 12132 102 ST.
Located in a beautiful mature neighborhood is this 1,181 sq. ft. open beam bungalow. As you enter you are greeted with a large living room boasting new laminate flooring & huge picture window for an abundance of natural light. Open to the formal dining room with continuing laminate flooring and built-in feature wall cabinets is perfect for entertaining. The very open vaulted floor plan takes you into the kitchen with tons of walnut cabinets and lino flooring. The master bedroom is spacious & a second bedroom and 4 pce bathroom complete the main level. Downstairs to the fully finished basement boasting a large family room perfect for relaxing & large enough for a games table, 2 additional bedrooms and convenient bathroom finish it all off. Enjoy the fully fenced & landscaped yard with patio, mature trees & the convenience of an o/s single & an o/s double garage with alley access. Close to all amenities makes this the perfect location for your new home.
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