Carl Phin & Kim McLeod

Spring is the perfect time to think about how you can give your home more curb appeal! Here are 10 Tips For Creating Curb Appeal to help you get started. These tips and information will show you how to make a great first impression and get the best return on your investment of time and money when creating curb appeal.



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1,364 properties were sold in the Edmonton Census Metropolitan Area (CMA) in March, up nearly 63 per cent from the 837 homes sold last month, but down 6.13 per cent from the 1,453 relative to March 2015. There were 863 single family detached homes sold in the Edmonton CMA, a 67 per cent percent increase month-over-month, and down only 1.5 per cent from the same time last year. March saw the sale of 335 condos and 144 duplex/row houses, up 44 per cent and 82 per cent from February, respectively. 

 

 

“Sales, relative to last month, were consistent with the seasonal trends that we expect,” REALTORS® Association of Edmonton Chair Steve Sedgwick explains. “Inventory is growing, with more than 3,000 properties coming onto the market last month. Despite the inventory growth, prices are holding steady, with median prices on par with last year, and average prices up slightly due to the sale of high-end luxury homes in March.”   

 

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In today’s highly competitive housing market, home staging has become an important tool to effectively sell homes and condominiums. It focuses on improving a property and transforming it into an attractive product for sale. Even beautifully decorated homes need to be turned into an environment that appeals to most buyers and enhances the home’s best features.

 Home buyers have become more savvy with regard to what they can get for their money. Staging prepares your home to attract the widest market, while making it appealing to the greatest number of prospective buyers.

 

The goal of staging is to sell quickly for a high return, appealing to a greater number of prospective buyers which will in turn lead to more offers or even multiple offers.

Staging Benefits

  • You only have one chance to impress potential buyers. Buyer’s first impressions are formed as soon as they step inside your home. Staging highlights, the full potential of your property by incorporating design...
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March 2, 2016: Residential inventory saw another significant increase in February, surpassing 6,000 listings on the market, ending the month with 6,681 properties for sale on the MLS® System for the Edmonton Census Metropolitan Area (CMA). That’s a 16.17% increase over last month, and 33.41% more homes listed for sale than February 2015. Sales for February were up 36.54% month-over-month at 837 compared to 618 in January, but 10.1% lower than the 931 properties that sold during the same time last year.

 

“Sales numbers are increasing consistent with seasonal trends,” REALTORS® Association of Edmonton Chair Steve Sedgwick explains. “Relative to 2015, potential buyers have more inventory to choose from. Despite this inventory growth, prices have moderated only slightly compared to last year, so home owners and sellers can maintain some confidence that housing prices are remaining stable.”


 

February brought strength back to the average all-r...

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