7 Things to Negotiate When Buying a Home (Beyond Price)
When it comes to buying a home, did you know there are several things you can negotiate with a seller other than price? And that many of these negotiable items can save you time and money (potentially hundreds or thousands of dollars) on your ...
Posted by Paul Paiva on July 23, 2020 in Buying a Home
Featured Listing: 8811 152B Ave
8811 152B Ave is a bright and beautiful four-bedroom, two-bathroom bungalow located in the quiet community of Evansdale. Offering over 1,000 square feet of living space (not including the professionally finished basement), a double detached ...
Posted by Robert Hasek on July 16, 2020 in Buying a Home
New CMHC Mortgage Rules: What Do They Mean For Home Buyers?
The Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) has announced tighter rules for mortgage applicants, effective July 1st, 2020. How will these changes affect your ability to buy a home? Here’s what you need to know:
New Limits on Debt ...
Posted by Paul Paiva on June 25, 2020 in Buying a Home
Featured Listing: 2718 Kirkland Way
Luxury living in one of Edmonton’s newest river valley communities! Located in the up and coming southwest neighbourhood of Keswick, 2718 Kirkland Way represents nothing short of high-end family living at it’s finest. Modern, spacious ...
Posted by Paul Paiva on June 9, 2020 in Buying a Home
Featured Listing: 3260 130A Avenue
A one-of-a-kind find in Edmonton’s northeast Clareview District, 3260 130A Avenue is a recently-renovated, two-storey townhome featuring three bedrooms and one and a half bathrooms. Generously sized at over 1,200 square feet, this ...
Posted by Robert Hasek on March 5, 2020 in Buying a Home
Featured Listing: 25 Norwood Close
Welcome to 25 Norwood Close - a must-see for anyone looking for an affordable, single-family home in the welcoming City of St. Albert. Located in the amenity-friendly North Ridge neighbourhood, 25 Norwood Close is a double ...
Posted by Robert Hasek on February 27, 2020 in Buying a Home
Featured Listing: 4779 Crabapple Run
Are you looking for affordable, amenity-friendly living in a great new neighbourhood? Look no further than 4779 Crabapple Run. Located in The Orchards at Ellerslie, this 1,356 square foot half-duplex features three bedrooms, three bathrooms and ...
Posted by Robert Hasek on January 20, 2020 in Buying a Home
6 Reasons to Work With a REALTOR® When Buying a New Construction Home
Are you considering purchasing a new construction home? Here are six great reasons why you’ll want to partner with an expert REALTOR® beforehand:
1. They Know the Best Builders
A good REALTOR® will be able to refer you to a variety of ...
Posted by Robert Hasek on December 20, 2019 in Buying a Home
Condo Fees In Edmonton: What You Need to Know
Affordable and low-maintenance, Edmonton condos make a great home choice for first-time buyers, working professionals, downsizers and everything in between. They’re also extremely amenity-friendly, with entertainment venues, recreation areas, ...
Posted by Paul Paiva on December 12, 2019 in Buying a Home
Alberta’s New Home Warranty Explained
Are you thinking about buying a new construction home? Did you know that under Alberta’s New Home Buyer Protection Act, all new builds are required to have a minimum 10-year warranty?
While coverage terms may vary from builder to ...
Posted by Robert Hasek on November 18, 2019 in Buying a Home
Featured Listing: 1401 Twp Rd 540, Rural Parkland County
If you’ve been dreaming of a quiet, lakeside lifestyle that ISN’T far removed from big-city amenities, 1401 Twp Rd 540 is the perfect home for you. Situated just 10 mins from Stony Plain, this 1,300+ sq. ft., double-wide modular boasts ...
Posted by Paul Paiva on September 19, 2019 in Buying a Home
Top Tips for Saving Your Down Payment
Trying to save for your dream home but finding yourself a little strapped for cash? These top tips will make saving for your down payment a whole lot easier.
Determine Your New Home Wants vs. Needs
First things first, you’ll need ...
Posted by Paul Paiva on September 12, 2019 in Buying a Home
Featured Listing: 13812 143 Ave NW
13812 143 Ave is a modern, two-storey home boasting beautiful features and plenty of charm. Located in Hudson, a family-friendly neighbourhood in popular Castle Downs, this amazing home comes with three bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms and over ...
Posted by Paul Paiva on August 22, 2019 in Buying a Home
Featured Listing: 252070A Township Road 304
If you’re looking for lucrative, country living, look no further than this one-of-a-kind real estate opportunity in rural Kneehill County. Located at 252070A Township Road 304, this five bedroom, three and half bath bungalow sits on over ten ...
Posted by Paul Paiva on July 18, 2019 in Buying a Home
Featured Listing: 4009 158th Avenue
Welcome to beautiful Brintnell! A vibrant family-friendly community in northeast Edmonton, Brintnell is ultra-accessible and surrounded by great amenities (schools, shopping districts, entertainment venues and a whole lot ...
Posted by Paul Paiva on June 20, 2019 in Buying a Home
7 Mistakes To Avoid When Making an Offer on a Home
Making the right offer is a crucial final step in the home buying process and even the simplest of oversights can cause you to miss out. Here are the top 7 mistakes to avoid when making an offer on a home.
1) Not Getting ...
Posted by Robert Hasek on June 18, 2019 in Buying a Home
Featured Listing: 8 Nadia Place, St. Albert
Tucked away in the family-friendly community of North Ridge, St. Albert, 8 Nadia Place is every luxury home buyer’s dream. Custom-built in 2014, this four-bed, four-bath, 2,804 square home offers everything your family needs to live ...
Posted by Paul Paiva on May 10, 2019 in Buying a Home
Why Spring 2019 is a Great Time to Buy a Home
As you may already know, spring is a great time to sell a home in Edmonton. After all, the snow has (mostly) melted, the grass is greener and it’s finally time to enjoy being outside. But what about BUYING a home? ...
Posted by Paul Paiva on April 18, 2019 in Buying a Home
Buying a Home in Edmonton is Easy With These Four Tips
No doubt, you’ve heard buying a home in Edmonton is a huge undertaking. After all, you have a lot to think about when it comes to coming up with your down payment, navigating the Edmonton housing market, finding the ...
Posted by Paul Paiva on April 16, 2019 in Buying a Home
Three (or More) Great Reasons to Use a Realtor When Buying a Home
Buying a home in Edmonton isn’t cheap. Aside from a down payment, home insurance, mortgage insurance and closing costs, you may also need to take time off work, pay for moving expenses, new furniture and more. Because these costs can really ...
Posted by Paul Paiva on March 28, 2019 in Buying a Home