With Careful Creative Design A Home Can Truly Be Transformed into a Work of Art: The Story of 12511 Grand View Drive

As you drive into the picturesque community of Grandview Heights you’re surrounded by beautiful mature trees. The community is like an island, bordered by the North Saskatchewan River valley to the north, Whitemud Creek Ravine on the south, and the University of Alberta’s farm. Grand View Drive itself takes you down along the north edge of the community which overlooks the stunning river valley, and that’s where you’ll find 12511 Grand View Drive. 

The house you see today is absolutely nothing like the original. Yet to stand back from it and really look, you would think that this beautiful modern luxury home - with its mix of…

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On a prominent street, in one of Edmonton’s most sought after west-end neighbourhoods, is a funky little house right out of the 60’s. The home would be perfect to film an episode of Mad Men or even That 70’s Show. But while retro may be interesting, it’s not so easy to sell in today’s market. So what does one do?

It begs the question – what’s more valuable? The home or the lot? When you’re talking about an area of the city like Crestwood, Parkview or even the desirable Valleyview Drive, with its incredible view of the city’s downtown skyline overlooking the North Saskatchewan River valley, having a home from an older time period sitting on land like that – makes a demolition worth it. The land value alone coupled with the exclusivity and…

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As you walk down into the newly renovated family entertainment area of Kerri-lyn and Jason Holland's home, you’ll be welcomed by a beautiful full bar area with a dark moody feel. In fact, you might expect Jon Hamm's whisky-drinking Mad Men character, Don Draper, to walk in any minute and mix himself a stiff old fashioned and light a cigar. 

The black bartop is framed in with comfy bar stools where the Holland’s are sure to spend hours entertaining friends and clients.The back of the bar is mirrored with sleek glass shelves filled with some of Jason Holland’s favourite sippers. 

As a former NHL hockey player and one of Edmonton’s top real estate agents, many know of Jason’s passions for real estate and hockey - but less known is his love of…

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A Home Built Out of Love: A Mid-Century Modern Home Made Fully Accessible to Beauty and Comfort

On a beautiful tree lined street just steps from Glenora’s beloved Community League and school, you’ll find a one-of-a-kind home built from scratch –  out of love, devotion and necessity.

10506-137 Avenue is a throwback to the mid-century modern era of clean lines, graphic shapes, vibrant colours, with an integration of indoor and outdoor motifs. It has a clean, minimalist aesthetic, with incredible natural light that comes in through floor to ceiling windows on both the main floor and basement.  

It was built by a couple who married all their favourite things together and approached the build with a passion for beauty, a strong sense of design and…

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There’s only one way to describe Edmonton’s real estate market: it’s fast and furious. 

It truly is a sellers market - so if you are thinking of waiting to list your home in the spring - don’t wait! Spring is already here. There is currently incredibly high demand for homes which is further complicated by extremely low inventory in the Edmonton market. 

“There truly just aren’t enough homes on the market to satisfy the number of buyers we have looking, at all price points,” says Jason Holland of Holland and Associates. 

“It means we have maybe 24-48 hours from the time a house hits the market, to show it and get an offer in. We’re seeing homes go above asking price because of multiple offers. We’ve even seen up to 6 or 7 multiple offers on a…

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When you hear the phrase luxury living, many people think New York, California, Toronto and Vancouver – even Calgary. They don’t often think of Edmonton. 

But think again!

Most of this luxury moving and shaking is happening inside Edmonton’s mature neighbourhoods on the city’s west-side, where new luxury infills are rejuvenating these mature neighbourhoods and elevating them with high-class design that takes advantage of their epic river valley views. 

“Edmonton has quiet wealth. It’s not flashy. There is a lot of wealth in this city but it is understated. It’s not like Calgary or Vancouver or even Toronto,” says realtor Kerri-lyn Holland. 

In the last year, Edmonton’s luxury market has exploded. Over the last 12 months it has…

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St. Albert is a bustling city of activity. With new communities being constructed in Jensen Lakes, Erin Ridge North, Easton, and Riverside – it’s an incredible time to build a brand new home in St. Albert!

With equally high demand for single family homes, Kerri-lyn and Jason Holland get a lot of opportunity to return to their hometown roots of St. Albert while showing homes and meeting with the many builders working on new construction in St. Albert.

“It is shocking to see St. Albert’s growth. We’ve definitely watched it change – from the evolution of the downtown to the growth of the city’s borders west and north. St. Albert is always a place where both developers and people in general want to invest,” says Kerri-lyn Holland. “With all the…

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Tucked behind the Edmonton Country club along the edge of the North Saskatchewan river in Edmonton’s west end is the neighbourhood of Oleskiw. With a population of more than 2,800 residents the community is bordered by 170th street, just blocks away from access to whitemud drive. Driving into the community you’ll find beautiful homes surrounded by the picturesque river valley parks system with trails meandering down the banks of the Wolf Willow Ravine. Walking through the area you’re likely to catch the distant sound of a woodpecker tapping away at a poplar, a rustling of the leaves and the echo of a basketball hitting the pavement of a driveway during a quick father son pickup game. 

Surrounded by trees in the subdivision of Wolf Willow…

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The Edmonton real estate market has never been hotter. With so much inventory on the market how do you make your home stand-out from the rest?

Home staging is one of the tools Kerri-lyn and Jason Holland have come to rely on for making a great first impression with buyers.

“Home staging is extremely important in painting your home in the best possible light to prospective buyers, and it’s proven to sell a home faster and for a better price, says Kerri-lyn Holland with Holland and Associates. “It’s one of our proven strategies in selling a home. We want to ensure the home looks pristine and move-in-ready. We work with professional stagers and then get the home photographed, we take video, and we capture the home in all its staged glory so we can…

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It’s officially been one year since we all started spending the majority of our time at home. It’s no wonder that those outdated kitchen cabinets, the dog pee stains on the carpet, the lack of office space, the scratches in the hardwood, the dents in the living room walls, and the lack of storage space, is all you can see when you look around your home, at the same walls, day-in and day-out.

If you want to remodel every square inch of your home, you’re not alone. How much longer can you possibly stare at the same four walls of inadequate space design?  

But before you pull out the measuring tape, there are lots of things to consider before you start swinging the sledgehammer.

Most people want to start their renovation beautifying the…

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