By: Front Door Real Estate

Budgeting For Renovations: Kitchen And Bath 

Tags: Home Updates, Resale Value, Edmonton homes

If you are a homeowner who has been living for several years in their home, you have probably noticed that things don’t look as polished up and fresh anymore as they used to. The carpets and the furniture may look worn out; the kitchen cabinets may be squeaking and everything points that it’s time for a change. Whether you want a completely new kitchen, turn a room into an office or up...Read More

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Frustrating Situations Sellers Have To Deal With

Tags: Sellers, mishaps, real estate, sales transaction

You have finally prepared your home for sale, you cleaned, organized your stuff, fixed and repaired things, and now you are excited to open your home to curious buyers and let the show begin. You are aware that every buyer could be the one and you hope to find them as soon as possible. But, sellers sometimes forget that it can get frustrating at times during the home showing period. Not all buyers...Read More

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Why Should You Prefer Buying A Home Over Renting?

Tags: Renters Vs. Homeowners, real estate

In the recent years, we have seen a number of millennials questioning the well-rooted thesis of home ownership. Could they be right? It probably depends on the perspective, but the benefits home ownership brings along cannot be denied. Even if sometimes some circumstances speak for extending the rental lease for another year or two, homeownership is still the dream of the majority of today's b...Read More

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Landing Your Dream Home

Tags: Dream Home, Tips for Buyers

Even if the market is much quieter now and things probably won't go crazy as last year, it's still good to know how to beat other buyers when looking for a home. To land the home of your dreams in a good area requires having finances worked out, a good real estate agent and several other tricks to become the seller’s favorite. Aim To Get Mortgage-Preapproved And Not Just Pre-Qualifi...Read More

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Selling Your Home? These Things Can Devalue Your Home

Tags: Things that lower the value of your home, sellers, real estate

Sellers are often aware that preparing for a sale increases their odds of selling at a higher price, and while a clean and staged home usually leads to such an outcome, there are also certain things that are often overlooked by sellers. Maybe a minor scratch on the floor behind the sofa may remain unnoticed, but a damp patch on the ceiling probably won’t. Moreover, it could be a deal breaker...Read More

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Looking For A New Neighborhood? How To Find the Right One For You?

Tags: Moving, neighborhood, what is right for you

Finding the right type of neighborhood plays a crucial role in finding a happy home. Homebuyers have different preferences, and while some families or individuals want to live near a water body, others prefer to live surrounded by excellent amenities. Whether you are moving or looking for your first home, you should first have an idea of what kind of neighborhood meets your needs and what are your...Read More

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Home Prices in Edmonton in 2018

Tags: EDMONTON, PRICE DECREASE, REAL ESTATE, 2018

Canada’s prospects for 2018 look promising regarding the real estate market. A slight price increase is expected in the larger part of Canada, but not in Edmonton. For Edmonton, experts predict a drop in home prices. According to Royal LePage, prices will go down by 1.5% in the city which means that the average home price in 2018 will be around $382,000 while in 2017 it was $388,000. There ...Read More

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Why Do People Downsize?

Tags: DOWNSIZING, REASONS, BENEFITS

Downsizing is mostly associated with retirement, but there is a series of other reasons why people decide to take on a smaller house or apartment. Sometimes, people realize that their home is simply too big and hard to maintain. Other times, they are tired of the hefty bills and high mortgage costs that come with bigger properties. Divorced people also often opt for downsizing whereby they hope to...Read More

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Benefits Of Selling Your Home In The Winter Season

Tags: winter Season, Holidays, SELL YOUR HOME, WINTER TIPS

We have already entered the jolly holiday season, and most of us have forgotten about the real estate market, for now, juggling between decorating our homes and buying Christmas presents. Even in times like this, the real estate market doesn’t really sleep, and there is a fair number of sellers and buyers out there trying to buy/sell their home. If you are one of the sellers whose home is ri...Read More

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Renovating Your Home? Do It Right!

Tags: Real estate, Home renovation, tools, materials, contractor,

It’s always exciting when homeowners decide to renovate their place whether it’s a detached house or condo apartment, but there is also a lot of to be taken into account before tearing the walls down. It’s a big investment, so it’s important to do it right. If it’s your first time, don’t make the rookie mistakes that could significantly increase or yet double yo...Read More