Belgravia has always been one of the most exclusive communities in Edmonton to live. 

You won’t find cookie cutter homes in Belgravia, but rather a neighbourhood full of diverse and uniquely designed luxury homes sitting on top of some of the largest lots in Edmonton.

New developments have continued to breathe new life into the neighbourhood and even today there is redevelopment happening in both commercial and condominium spaces and as well in the renewal of residential properties and infills. 

“We’re seeing a lot of development in Belgravia,” says Jason Holland, with Holland and Associates. “There is some subdivision of lots happening with some really beautiful infill properties being built. A lot of the older bungalows are being renovated…

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Our homes should be beautiful reflections of our personalities, fill our growing needs and offering comfort to our families as a safe spot to spend our days. Now that spring is here and we’re all spending more time in our spaces than usual we wanted to connect with Designer Lauren Kyle of Kyle & Co. Design Studio to offer some great style inspiration to all of you! Here’s what she had to share: 

Tell us a little bit about some of the design trends we're seeing this year? 

2020 is going to be the year to be bold with interiors. 

Bold colours:

Painting trim, baseboards, and crown moulding all one colour will be the new norm. Playing with colours will help exaggerate spaces and create a melded flow.

Dark Doors and Trim: 

Out with…

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COVID-19 is impacting all areas of our lives right now, including mortgages and the current lending environment. We’ve teamed up with Mortgage Associate Michelle Lapierre of Mortgage Tailors to share a breakdown of some of the mortgage questions that are popping up in recent weeks. Here’s her advice: 

Is Real Estate Open?

Yes, real estate is still considered an essential service in Alberta and realtors, mortgage lenders, appraisers, and lawyers are allowed to be working right now. And, YES, people are still buying and selling homes right now. Wherever possible our industry members are meeting and working remotely and when in-person work is required, there have been adaptations to make it as safe as possible. Recent changes in real estate include…

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We’re so excited to have partnered with The DIY Mommy herself - Christina Dennis for a little spring design inspiration to get you started on refreshing your home now that you’re spending so much time there! Here are her top tips for decorating this spring:

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Hi everyone! Christina here :) Creating a cozy and beautiful home for Spring doesn’t have to cost a lot, and by creatively using things you already have on hand your space can be transformed for the new season. I find creating a lovely home on a budget a fun challenge, and these 5 ways to decorate your home for Spring each cost $20 or less! 

Play “musical furniture”

Cost: free

Swapping furniture between rooms might sound silly, but it can make a huge difference in how your…

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Are you dreaming of a European getaway, but the 8-hour flight might be a little too long for your taste? Good news! Now you can get a taste of the stunning European architecture that the continent is so well known for mere minutes outside of Edmonton’s downtown core.

The beautiful new development is called Manchester Square and it’s located on the northwest corner of 120 Street and 107 Avenue in Queen Mary Park. This one of a kind building replaces an old brick warehouse and will now be home to 20 locally owned shops and businesses.  

“The project is trying to emanate Europe and the European lifestyle. The whole strategy behind the design is to entice tenants and patrons to enjoy the design and style," said Anton Morgulis, the developer from 76…

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Edmonton has some incredible local chefs who turn out even more incredible dishes, making  Edmonton’s food scene one of the best in Canada. We’ve had some really amazing dining experiences all over YEG, and we couldn’t help but share our top five favourite spots to grab a bite. Whether it’s a special occasion, a night out with friends or a quick cocktail after a long day, these local restaurants have you covered! Here’s our favourites in no particular order. 

Braven RestaurantJW 

Tucked away beyond the lobby of the new JW Marriott in Edmonton’s ICE District is the incredibly intimate and equally as tasty Braven Restaurant. The upscale steak house is a blend of leather, forest green walls, expertly crafted cocktails and of course steak. At the…

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Edmonton Basement Rentals Guide

How often do you use your basement? Once a week? Once a month? If you can’t remember the last time you used your basement for anything except storage you might want to consider the potential of turning your space into extra income. Basement suites are surging in popularity  and offer homeowners the financial flexibility to pay off their mortgages sooner, save for the future or even travel more often.  

From offering your space for longer term 12-month leases or even exploring the potential of turning your basement into an Airbnb rental there are plenty of attainable options out there. “The biggest thing is making all of the available space in your home usable,” says Realtor Kerri-lyn Holland. “Whether that’s turning your basement into more living…

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What better way to kick off the New Year!  This month we're excited to have guest contributor and astrological style expert Greg Polkosnik dish on your fabulous year ahead. So get cozy, grab a latte and see what your 2020 Horoscope has in store:

Aries (March 21 - April 19)

The focus is on your workplace throughout 2020, so why not turn your gaze elsewhere when you’re not at work? Creating a space to get away from it all will be a wise move in the upcoming year. Whether that’s a spa, a home yoga studio or an outdoor room where you can decompress, try to make room in your life for a little rest and relaxation. With Mars retrograde in your sign through much of autumn, escape will be a necessary part of your routine. It may take some discipline to…

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It’s no secret that beautiful nature-blessed St. Albert is a favourite destination in this neck of the woods.  Ranked by Maclean’s Magazine as the best city to live in Alberta, the friendly community is a top draw for families in warm weather with the famous St. Albert Farmers’ Market, International Children’s Festival and numerous arts, culture and sporting events.  But when the snow falls, the northern city shines during the darkest days of winter, with plenty of fun, interesting winter activities for all ages and especially those young at heart.

One of the must-see holiday attractions that kicks off the season in late November, is the popular St. Albert Snowflake Festival.  Started in 1997, the festival has grown over the years with an…

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With the holiday season in full swing, it seemed only fitting to bring some ‘holly’ to Holland & Associates. Thank you to our guest contributor, Holly Hunka with the home decor and lifestyle blog Chandeliers and Champagne, for sharing five easy tips to create a swoon-worthy Christmas table setting. 

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Can you believe it: only 20 days remain until Christmas! I’m in full-on festive mode over here, baking up a storm, blasting Wham!’s Last Christmas and enjoying the twinkling lights of our tree each night.

I love the ambience of our home over the holidays, making it my favourite time of year to entertain. While my husband is in charge of the turkey, I like to think I have an equally important job: preparing the cocktails and setting a table that…

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