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August 2016

Found 18 blog entries for August 2016.

 Edmonton For Sale By Owner v Realtor

All right, that title just randomly came to our mind so we’ll go along with it. Sounds clever, eh?

Today, we’ll discuss the top 3 main facts that will show which is the better option; selling a property on your own or working with a Realtor.

1. MARKET VALUE

FOR SALE BY OWNER: In a typical transaction, owners striking it on their own sell for $40,000 less than a property being handled by a Realtor.

REALTOR: Average selling price of Edmonton properties being sold by a Realtor is $200,000 while a For Sale By Owner would be at $175,000.  A Realtor will provide 14% more value.

2. PERIOD OF TIME BEING LISTED

FOR SALE BY OWNER: Properties gets listed +20 days longer since most owners only rely on 1 or 2 websites like Kijiji or

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Striking it on your own isn’t really the smartest move when you’re trying to buy or sell an Edmonton property. It’s like a patient trying to self medicate, chances are the patient will make matters worst.

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Working with real life professionals is still the best solution this 2016. Here are 5 of the most interesting facts that you should know.

1. REALTORS HAVE TRAINING & KNOWLEDGE: It’s not like real estate licenses were just handed out to Realtors. No. They have studied, reviewed and passed exams to get the honor of being a full-time real estate professional.

All that training and knowledge gained from working day and night is what makes working with a Realtor the most effective and efficient choice for Edmontonians who wants to buy or

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Edmonton first time home buying

This month, your beloved Realtors from Team Leading Edge through FindMyHouse.ca launched its sister site EdmontonFirstTimeHomeBuyers.com.

Edmonton first time homebuyers 

The site aims to specialize in helping individuals and couples who want to move and relocate to Edmonton or simply wish to finally own a property & live in their dream home. (No more renting, yay!)
With the site, first time homebuyer have the chance to:

  1.      Go on workshops
  2.      Learn down payment programs
  3.      Know first hand all the new hot listings in Edmonton

These are just 3 of the many incredible things first time homebuyers can do when they visit.

For best results, follow EdmontonFirstimeHomeBuyers.com on Facebook & Twitter.

To go along with this latest venture, the team has

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 edmonton real estate for sale mls listings

 

  1.      UPHOLD CLEANLINESS: Sure, this might sound easy but because most Edmontonians have a very busy lifestyle (maybe including yours), keeping things neat and tidy is slowly becoming a pain in the arse.

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    We at Team Leading Edge hope this serves a soft reminder to keep on track. As they say… 

    Cleanliness is next to Godliness.
  1.     ADD DÉCOR: Have the mentality that you’ll have that Edmonton dream home of yours forever. Once you’re in that state of mind, you must begin putting personal touches to it. See, you may have a sprawling 3000 sq ft property, but if you’re personally “detached” to that home, you’d soon pretty much get tired of it.

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    Have fun! It’s yours. Fall in love with it. Go crazy in splashing your favorite shades in the living
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Increase the charm of your Edmonton house and get it sold fast by accessorizing it with these items.

1. RUGS – Add style and personality to a room by placing a large, beautiful rug in it. You don’t need to buy an expensive one; there are low-cost rugs at Sears & Costco hat you can choose from.

2. FLORAL & FRUIT TABLE DÉCOR – Flowers and fruits can be powerful accessories that can transform an ordinary living room into a 5-star hotel lobby and a boring kitchen into an Iron Chef’s playground, even Gordon Ramsey might like it! 

3. CUSHIONS – easily modernize your living area with fashionable cushions!

4. SCENTED CANDLES & LAMPS – Do understand that potential homebuyers that go to your house might have seen several other properties. One way to

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Here's what went down last week in the Edmonton real estate market:

New Listings: 328
Average List Price: $439,504.00
Average Sale Price: $427,059.00
Average Sale Price / Sq Ft: $291.00
Average Days on Market: 47
Total Sales: 174

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Except for Total Sales, all our market indicators are in the red zone.

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For more from Team Leading Edge, follow the team on Twitter at @teamleadingedge. Make sure to subscribe to Team Leading Edge to get newsletters on the Edmonton Real Estate market.

Note: Remember, you can access all our available Homes For Sale in Edmonton through our Edmonton MLS Listings page.

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Edmonton Home Sellers

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The July Alberta real estate market report has just been released. We have included some of the highlights / charts below. But before we do, PLEASE understand how important it is to realize  that real estate markets are LOCAL. Your home's value and  the length of time it would take to sell it is UNIQUE to your home and YOUR neighbourhood. 

So before reading the graphs below PLEASE do your self a favor and call us. We are HAPPY to assist you with professional information about your specific case. We can answer questions like:

  • What is my home worth?
  • What is the best way to market it?
  • Is now a good time to buy a home in my situation?
  • I need to sell my home quickly and money is tight...what are the best solutions for me?

Give us a call

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Smart homes are the future, there’s no stopping mankind in creating the ultimate automated dream home. Everyday, we get a step closer to living like The Jetsons….

or to make it cooler, like Tony Stark.

 

We published a post last August 12 showing our appreciation for the smart home revolution all thanks to our friends at Product Hunt.

You can read the article here: “MAKE YOUR EDMONTON HOME SMART THIS 2016”.

This Wednesday, we at Team Leading Edge are ecstatic to give you part 2 of our smart Edmonton home craze!
Yes, we too didn’t know there would be part 2.

Here are Top 5 picks of products that’ll make your Edmonton smart, courtesy of Product Hunt.

1. eero - $499

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eero is basically a 3-piece router that blankets

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Edmonton homes for sale MLS Listings 

Fixer-uppers are a good form of real estate investment if you have the time, patience and resources available.  This weekend, we at Team Leading Edge would like to share with you 5 Must-Know and understand facts before you purchase that fixer-upper home.

1. UNDERSTAND ANCIENT ARCHITECTURE

Old Edmonton houses dating back 30 to 50 years doesn’t have the standard architectural and engineering designs as we have today so better be prepared to create custom-made dry-walls and replace aged wirings, plumbing, ventilation, etc.

2. STRETCHED TIME FRAME

Fixing old or run down houses aren’t as easy as you think so you have to allot a flexible time frame for your project. A lot of things could go wrong; permits might be rejected, your supply store

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Our friends at Product Hunt sent this amazing list of technology that can make your home smarter and more effecient. We love it here at Team Leading Edge so we thought of spreading the love and sharing this info to all our readers.

Its 2016, its time for your home to be smart! 

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Make your home smarter by befriending Alexa and getting a Nest, Dropcam, and some Philips Hues. You know, the typical smart home companions. Here are some lesser known, handy gadgets for the home:

Brilliance brings the outside world to your home with Philips Hue lights

Houndify adds a voice-enabled conversational interface to anything

Reset Plug automatically resets your router & modem when the WiFi fails (while eero and Plume will make sure it never drops in

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