“It’s just the right thing to do.” A heartfelt dialogue with builder BeHaus and their commitment to community in Edmonton.

In an industry where success can sometimes seem synonymous with profits and bottom lines, there are those remarkable businesses that remind us that true success goes beyond financial gain. We recently chatted with Gerard Baert, the President and visionary behind BeHaus Builds Ltd. A home builder with a heart as big as the homes he creates, he left us with a feeling of inspiration and admiration that lingered long after our conversation.

It's a story of more than bricks and lumber; it’s a tale of building not only exceptional houses but also stronger communities; and it’s a testament to the power of compassion and generosity in a…

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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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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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We acknowledge that we live and operate on Treaty 6 territory, a traditional meeting grounds, gathering place, and travelling route to the Cree, Saulteaux, Blackfoot, Métis, Dene and Nakota Sioux. We acknowledge all the many First Nations, Métis, and Inuit whose footsteps have marked these lands for centuries.

In an effort to educate ourselves further on treaty agreements, we wanted to gain a better understanding of how our work, our industry and our community has been impacted by the current state of partnerships with local First Nations and what we can do as realtors, neighbours and allies to move the industry in a more open and progressive direction. We would like to thank all of the individuals who took time to share their stories and their…

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From high street boutique shopping and world-class restaurants to mature neighbourhoods with 100-year old trees within 5 minutes of the downtown core, the luxury market in Edmonton is unique. Rooted along Canada’s largest urban park; the North Saskatchewan river valley - Edmonton is a city full of hidden gems, exciting new developments and an ever evolving professional sector attracting investors and buyers with diverse backgrounds.  


“Edmontonians as a whole and myself included, it’s quiet wealth. You might drive a nice car, you might dress well but there’s not a lot of flash. It’s not like Calgary or Vancouver or even Toronto,” says realtor Kerri-lyn Holland. 

“From Wolf Willow Estates, all the way through infill communities like…

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Manchester Square Flourishes with Energy, Excitement and European Flair as New Retail Development Sets to Open

The finishing touches are almost complete, and already the beautifully designed Manchester Square is a standout destination on the corner of 120 Street and 107 Avenue in Queen Mary Park. With refined European style and architecture, the unique building will be home to 19 locally owned shops and businesses, and showcases a chiming clock tower, coloured lit fountain, indoor alley way and cool outdoor patios.

“I’m from Europe and I absolutely love Europe, - the smell, the touch, the feel, the environment – everything about it” explains Anton Morgulis, the developer of Manchester Square from 76 Group Co. “There are a lot of…

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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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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 take…

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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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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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