Edmonton Real Estate Blog

This month we are super excited to be teaming up with the talented Designer Cory Christopher for a little spring decor inspiration. Cory was kind enough to make a house-call and share some great tips for boosting the curb appeal of your home with a spring planter and a colourful wreath for your front door.

 

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Cory Christopher has dedicated his life to the business of creating. As a designer, artist, florist and event planner Cory is known for transforming spaces and homes with his truly one-of-a-kind creations. Cory was born into a hard-working family of farmers in Sturgeon County, Alberta. He spent his childhood planting trees and helping with the harvest before and after school,  but as he grew, so did his dreams,

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Spring has officially sprung and right along with it - the spring housing market is in full swing. Whether you’re preparing to sell your home or you just want to clear out the cobwebs and freshen up the place, the outside is a great place to start. Your home’s curb appeal can greatly impact the first impressions of potential buyers, so it’s important to put a little TLC into it. We’ve put together a quick and simple guide to help you boost your home’s curb appeal and leave a lasting impression.

  1. Work that green thumb - adding greenery and flower accents to the outside of your home will go along way to freshen up the look. You don’t need to spend a tonne to make a big impact.  A few standing planters and flower boxes to accent key features

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Bright, Bold & with an Entrepreneurial Spirit.  That’s the perfect definition of Edmonton’s popular urban centric Westmount neighbourhood.   Located off Groat Road and minutes from the university and downtown, it includes the popular 124th Street area shops and restaurants with a mix of character homes that blends history with modern charm.

A community that consistently places in the top 5 neighbourhoods to live in the city, it’s where Ryan Lister calls home, and where he crafts specialty soaps on the side.  Ryan launched Westmount Soap Company a few years back and cleverly names each one after Edmonton neighbourhoods, like Oliver, Glenora and Summerside. His most popular bar of course happens to be the neighbourhood he lives in – Westmount – and

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A big thank-you to plant lover and guest contributor this month Kimberly Wynn for partnering with us and sharing her top tips for creating an indoor house plant oasis.

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"Kim my plant is dying! How do I save it?"

"Kim, the leaves on my _________ are turning yellow - what do I do?"

"Kim, I have a black (or brown) thumb. Please help."

"Kim, what's the best plant for someone who forgets to water all the time?"

Messages I get all too often on Instagram DM. Although I don't call myself a plant doctor by any means, I have through trial and error, become somewhat of a plant whisperer. I truly believe everyone has a green thumb, but only some have unlocked the natural powers within! What's the secret? It's all about choosing the right

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Tucked away between tree-lined ravines, wide winding roads and gorgeous green spaces, lies a tranquil west end neighbourhood made up of dreams for a well-lived life. This lovely community defined by the picturesque Buena Vista Road, bordered by Sir Wilfred Laurier Park, the Edmonton Valley Zoo and dotted by paths that lead to River Valley trails, is an adventure waiting to be discovered by locals.  Yet with beautiful nature at their doorsteps, the over 2,800 residents of Laurier Heights have plenty more to experience in a friendly community brewing with modern amenities for all homeowners to enjoy.

See you at Sweet Pea Café & Playhouse

For Olympic figure skating medalist Jamie Salé, launching the new Sweet Pea Café & Playhouse in Laurier

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A big thank-you to coffee lover and guest contributor this month Hannah from Honey & Betts for partnering with us and sharing her favourite top spots for a high quality caffeine jolt!

Coffee is essential for people - it doesn't matter if you work full-time, or are a stay-at-home mom, or are somewhere in between - coffee fuels us, and good coffee excites us! And if you're looking for some amazing Edmonton coffee shops in your neighbourhood, good coffee is not that far away!

These 5 Edmonton coffee shops hold a special place in my heart because not only are you drinking a delicious cup of coffee, you're also supporting small businesses where your impact matters greatly.

My list of the top 5 Edmonton coffee shops you must try:

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Whether it’s about feeling connected to the community or finding the best finishes to suit your style - building a new home is a great option if you’re looking for a turn key home that’s  perfectly tailored to your lifestyle. We’ve partnered with Daytona Homes to bring you a few top tips to keep in mind while embarking on the construction of your new home.

Choosing the Community

The neighbourhood where you choose to live and build your home is one of the first decisions you’ll need to make along the way - and one of the most important. It’s all about research. Consider what commute times will be like, what schools are in the area and if amenities that are important to you are close by. Daytona Homes Associate Sales Manager Tania Nash

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Early each morning, you’ll find Kerri-Lyn Holland brewing up two morning lattes at her built-in Miele coffee machine - getting ready to start the day. It’s a routine that sheds light on exactly where she chooses to focus her time and energy. “I don’t go to coffee shops, I’m too cheap,” says Kerri-lyn smiling. “I’m Scottish and I’m an investor, so I will never spend my money at a Starbucks.”

According to Kerri-lyn, investing needs to be the number one priority for any of her clients. “What keeps me going is trying to break the mould of how realtors are perceived and also of what properties people can invest their money in,” says Kerri-lyn. “Whatever price range they’re in, we help them understand what they can expect.”

 Although she grew up in

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Parkview Infill Home Edmonton - Holland & Associates

The benefits of choosing an infill property are almost too many to list. Choosing a mature neighbourhood can mean creating more time and space for what really matters - LIFE. Mature neighbourhoods in the heart of a city mean less travel time with short commutes to a downtown office, quick walk to schools, coffee shops and nightlife with plenty of easy transit options if you want to park the car and go! They come with beautiful tree lined boulevards or are poised on the edge of Edmonton’s river valley jewel. It’s a home that comes with life built in!

 

This home, right between Scona Road and the North Saskatchewan, is a pristine example of how successful infill development has been and why it’s picking up steam in Edmonton’s core

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Meeting up with friends, hitting the gym, relaxing at home with your feet up after a hard day at work.  What would you do with the extra hours you could save travelling to and from the office?  The next time you're stuck in a traffic jam envisioning better possibilities, many happy downtown dwellers are already living out the dream.   

"From the time I leave out the door and walk to work it takes ten minutes."  For Sarah Kelly, who works in Finance at Manulife Place, it's a life well lived.  Her relocation to Edmonton's core just made sense.

"I was living south side and got a new job downtown - it would have taken me an hour to get home at the end of the day.  Instead I sold my place and moved closer to work. That was 13 years ago and it's

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