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 It’s no wonder that those outdated kitchen cabinets, the dog pee stains on the carpet, the lack of office space, the scratches in the hardwood, the dents in the living room walls, and the lack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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A golden opportunity to build dream home on one of Edmonton’s most historic sites.

For urban city dwellers looking to put down roots in a community filled with an interesting past and a bright future, Sylvancroft Estates is a hidden gem waiting to be discovered.  Nestled between the boundaries of Westmount and Glenora, the picturesque parcel of land surrounded in trees is a quick step to the bustling 124 st. and downtown area, and serenely overlooks the Groat Road Ravine.

Once the spot of an elegant mansion built by Edmonton Mayor, Harry Evans in 1911, the beautiful grounds were the site of celebrity parties and large social gatherings, with horseback riding and tennis in the summer and ice skating in the winter. The Evans family lived at…

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The hustle and bustle of family life is usually like a constant hum for many Alberta families. They run from school to hockey practice, packing up for road trips and out-of-town games, switching out bags for swimming lessons and throwing pocket snacks from the pantry into coats, before hopping into the car to get to gymnastics lessons on time.

That was life in a nut-shell, for Kristen and Trevor Ackerman and their family of 3 kids, before COVID-19 changed it all.

“We could not have ever predicted what this year would do in terms of locking down our social and extra-curricular lives,” says Kristen Ackerman.

The Ackerman’s two boys are serious about hockey. But with a head injury this year for their oldest son that pushed his hockey season…

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Born in Vernon, British Columbia, Krista Ference recounts her early encounters with fashion, with a definite sense of fondness and nostalgia in her voice. 

“Down the road there was Orchard Park Mall. We didn't really have a lot of access but I would go to Aldo or Le Chateau, other stores like that. I always really loved back to school shopping,” says Ference. 

From Snowboarder To Style Savant 

Now Owner and Founder of life/styled, Ference offers a professional styling, wardrobe curation, and white glove concierge service. She’s always had a love for style, even during her time as a national Snowboarder. Krista competed in four X-games but always enjoyed expressing herself through her wardrobe off the slopes. 

“I lived in mostly snowboard…

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Jason and Kerri-lyn put themselves in the line of fire for this latest edition of the Holland Seat with a look back at the year that was and a look ahead to 2021


Wishing everyone a Happy New Year! Stay tuned for more episodes of the Holland Hot Seat in 2021.

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It’s a neighbourhood that comes with a built in dose of holiday spirit. Crestwood, home to the famous Candy Cane Lane, enjoys an extremely active real estate market. Homes in this family friendly neighbourhood range from $400,000 all the way up to multi-million dollar properties according to Realtor Jason Holland.

“You will have homes all the way from small 1100 SQFT bungalows built in the 1950s to large infill properties,” says Holland. 

“From schools to outdoor rinks to parks, cafes, little shops, support local you get a little bit of everything it’s kind of it’s own little city. From grocery stores to the blackbird café it’s the perfect little community,” says Realtor Kerri-lyn Holland.

“We live in Crestwood as well and it’s a great place…

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This month on the blog we head over to a stunning listing in the Bonnie Doon sub-division of River Heights to check in with Designer Cory Christopher for his tips on Holiday Tablescaping done two ways. This segment was created in partnership with Cory and his team as part of ‘A Very Cory Christmas’. The virtual on demand event includes 4 hours of workshops, DIY projects and Christmas decor inspiration, to check out the entire selection of workshops available click here.


Mix & Match

Use a variety of different festive plating options to add visual interest and texture. Using your regular dinner plates as a base and stacking on top a mix of appetizers plates will help you utilize what you already have while still adding an extra festive…

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Very excited to launch our first ever Holland Hot Seat session with Mortgage Broker Michelle Lapierre of Mortgage Tailors. After a similar session with our own office we wanted to start a series reaching out to colleagues and friends for their take on real estate, industry and life. In this episode Kerri-lynn and Michelle discuss the historically low mortgage interest rates, how they should affect your purchasing decisions and what we might be seeing come 2021. 


Michelle Lapierre is a Mortgage Broker with Mortgage Tailors and she is passionate about making the mortgage process a pleasant and empowered experience. She brings skills from a 10 year career in finance and professional sales to provide clients with top notch service.…

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