All Blog Entries by Kerri-lyn Holland

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Parkview is a community where everyone knows your name! 

Named for its close proximity to multiple parks, ravines and its breathtaking views of Edmonton’s vast river valley, the mature west-end residential neighbourhood is located about 10 minutes from downtown Edmonton. It is bound on the north by the MacKenzie Ravine, on the east by the North Saskatchewan River valley, on the west by 149th Street, and on the south by 87 Avenue and Buena Vista Road.

 

Developed in the mid-to-late 1950s, the majority of the original homes were single-detached bungalows. However, a few long-lost hundred year old farmhouses can still be found dotted in the neighbourhood. 

It’s that diversity in Parkview that resident Deanna Jackson loves most about her

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A big thank-you to super mom, blogger and guest contributor this month, Christine Bruckmann from Just Another Edmonton Mommy, for partnering with us and for sharing her top tips for taking your own back to school photos this September.

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It’s back to school season and that also means that school photos are just around the corner! Not only are school photos a great way to capture the memory of the start of your child’s school year, but they are also a tradition for many families. 

The reality however is that within the last 6 months many family budgets have been negatively impacted leaving barely anything for extras. It has also been reported that up to 30% of students have chosen at-home learning for the first semester, according to Edmonton

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Surrounded in natural beauty, the small cozy neighbourhood of Cloverdale stands out as one of Edmonton’s hidden gems that must be seen to be believed. Spanning only a handful of blocks, it boasts some of the city’s most stunning character homes, modern infills and condos surrounded by gorgeous trees, hills and trails that seem to be tucked in at every turn.  

 

Known as “The Flats,” the Cloverdale neighbourhood sits just south of the banks of the North Saskatchewan River, nestled beside Gallagher Hill and the lovely Muttart Conservatory to the west.  The area has grown from its historical roots as a commercial and industrial hub at the turn of the century into today’s modern community.  Home of the Edmonton Folk Fest, Edmonton Ski & Bike

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Walking down a curved cement pathway, with the white gleaming form of the Walterdale bridge overhead, the Rossdale Power Plant emerges with it’s seven stacks jutting high into the air. It’s form is reminiscent of a 1930’s ocean liner ready to depart along the sparkling North Saskatchewan River. The plant is part of a series of public tours being hosted by Big E Tours. 

According to our tour guide, with the exception of one event hosted as part of the Singularity U Summit in April of 2019, the tours are the first opportunity for the public to gain entry into the building in three decades.

“This power plant provided power not only to all of Edmonton, but also to surrounding communities and other parts of Alberta,” says David Johnston, the

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Vibrant jewel tones laced with pops of metallic, luxurious layers of texture, pattern and punch. These are just a few ways to describe Designer Amanda Lwanga’s bold and intentional designs with plenty of mid-century influences mixed in with her own signature style. With over 12 years of experience in design and project management, Lwanga completed her Bachelor of Applied Science in Environmental Systems Engineering in 2007 before gaining her Masters of Advanced Studies in Architecture in 2016. After a decade in her field she left her industry position to pursue her passion: opening her design firm Linger Design Studio in 2017.

“I decided there was no time like the present to just jump with two feet and really build my own firm,” says Lwanga. 

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With stunning river valley views, a rapidly evolving downtown core and exceptional examples of architecture rising up across the city, Edmonton is emerging as a leader in the national real estate market. With unparalleled investment strength, breathtaking scenery and world-class amenities Edmonton is home to cultured, contemporary and deep rooted residents with a love for their city.

We’ve put together a collection of highlights from some of Edmonton’s top neighbourhoods. To view this digital magazine PLEASE CLICK HERE.

 

EXPERIENCE LIFE IN EDMONTON’S ESTABLISHED COMMUNITIES

With the North Saskatchewan River chiseling it’s way from the north east corner of the city straight through to the south west, Edmonton’s mature neighbourhoods

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Surrounded by beauty and glowing in character, the elegant community of Glenora is one of Edmonton’s most desirable areas to live in.  The historic west side neighbourhood flourishes with appeal! Known for its lush trees and gardens, mix of architectural styles and abundant modern amenities, here you will find exceptional homes, a fabulous urban lifestyle and solid real estate investments.  

“The Glenora community offers a wide variety of housing, whether it’s modern, traditional or historical,” explains Jason Holland of Holland and Associates with RE/MAX River City. “People like the proximity of the location, being close to downtown, the River Valley and the west end; there are good schools, shops and parks in the neighbourhood  and  all that is

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First-time homebuyers often face a dilemma: buy a modest home with a tiny backyard in order to live close to downtown or invest in more square footage in suburbia but expect a lengthy commute. It’s the kind of compromise homeowners in Edmonton’s central oasis of Blatchford don’t need to worry about. The unique neighbourhood just northwest of downtown has it all: residential diversity, affordability, walkability and a village culture. 

Blatchford is putting down roots on the former site of Canada’s first licensed airfield - the Edmonton City Centre Airport - which closed in 2013. Developing such a large, urban parcel of land for a community of 30,000 people has been a dream for development manager Tom Lumsden.

- Energy Centre One - Stormwater

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It feels like you can see the whole world from any rooftop patio in the Community of Laurier Heights. 

Tucked away at the end of 142 street, Laurier Heights boasts abundant river valley trails, North Saskatchewan River Valley access and mature trees as far as the eye can see, with captivating views of the Edmonton downtown skyline.

   

“It’s a quiet, almost island like community,” says Kerri-lyn Holland of Holland and Associates with RE/MAX River City. “Once you’re here you really feel protected and private. There’s trails everywhere! You can jump into the river valley from so many different vantage points, with the Edmonton Valley Zoo, the Edmonton Rowing Club and pathways to Hawrelak Park, it is a river valley oasis. And the views, you just

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On June 3rd, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) took the mortgage industry by surprise when they announced significant changes to their underwriting guidelines, effective July 1st. We’ve teamed up with Mortgage Associate Michelle Lapierre of Mortgage Tailors to share a breakdown of some of the changes and how they’re impacting buyers. Here’s her advice:

These will impact buyers with less than 20% down. The following week the other two mortgage default insurers in Canada, Genworth and Canada Guaranty, announced they would not be following the same tightening measures. This has taken most of the impact out of CMHC's changes, as lenders will just send files that do not fit CMHC's tighter measures to the two insurers that allow them. That

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