August 2017

Found 12 blog entries for August 2017.

Edmonton local events

The month of September is ideal for you if you are interested in real estate investment and the market. If you are planning to buy or sell a property, looking for a new house, or wishing to make your career in this sector, here is a list of real estate Edmonton local events.

13th September - Edmonton Real Estate Investors Association Monthly Meetup

You simply cannot miss out on this monthly meeting organized by the Real Estate Investors Association! In this meetup, you can meet more than 1,550 like-minded people, landlords, investors, and real estate agents. Here, you’ll get an opportunity to get answers to all your real estate-related queries and find suitable deals. Just for your information, this is Edmonton's longest running Real Estate

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renting an apartment in Edmonton

If you cannot afford to buy a new home in Edmonton, don’t worry. You can rent one without feeling sad. There are abundant apartment options available here. If you are already planning to rent an apartment, the process is going to be exciting for you. Whether this is your first time in renting an apartment in Edmonton or you are a seasoned and renter, here are a few things that you should know before renting an apartment.

A Renter’s Resume Exists

You must have a renter’s resume and it must contain all the information to make you different, appealing, and more convincing than other applicants. Along with your personal and professional information, personal references, past addresses and the landlord phone numbers, your monthly income, and a copy

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resale value of home

Planning to sell your home in the near future? Take a look at some smart tips that can easily multiply the resale value of your home.

1. Create A Lasting First Impression

Make this the first task on your to-do list. Ensure your house looks appealing from the outside. For this, you must paint your house on the outside, replace the broken signboard, gate, and even the mailbox, keep your lawn well-maintained, and have an attractive and inviting pathway.

2. Clean And Declutter

Along with the outside spaces of your home such as the lawn, patio, and the home deck, you must also keep the entire home clean and clutter-free. A homebuyer should be appealed to walk into all the rooms of your house. Use your vacuum cleaner often and clean your house.

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renew rental lease

The landlords are not the only authorities that have the benefit of making decisions and terminating or extending the lease. You, as a tenant, also have a significant role in taking decisions related to the lease agreement and tenure. If you think you no more wish to stay in the house that you are currently staying in, you can opt for not renewing your rental lease. Here are a few scenarios when you should not renew your rental lease.

1. Issues With The Landlord

While most tenants are blessed with understanding and accommodating landlords, some aren’t. If you have a landlord that doesn’t cooperate with you, behaves rudely or inappropriately, misbehaves with your kids and spouse, or is way too nosy, you can consider not renewing your rental lease

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buying your first duplex

When individuals and families plan to buy their first house, they often consider a single-family detached home or a condominium. Another option worth considering is a multi-family house or commonly known as a duplex. Buying a duplex may offer a number of advantages if planned properly.

If you are already planning to buy a duplex, here are a few things that you must know and consider before making the purchase and signing any document.

1. Your Need For Space

Buying a duplex provides the ability to gain two units in one transaction. While buying your first duplex you must understand that you can either occupy the entire property or only use a part of it. In either case, you are the owner of the entire duplex. Even if you don’t use the entire

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Buying a new home isn’t a cake walk. Right from finding the right type of home to reading through the ownership contract, to getting the real estate buying finances in place, the entire process can be time-consuming and difficult. The finances related to buying a new home not only include the purchase price of the house but also has other costs such as the hard costs (repairs, upgrades, renovations, remodeling) and soft costs (leasing commissions, legal fees, broker commissions, loan acquisition costs).

Let’s take a look at some available sources of real estate buying finances.

real estate buying finances

Real Estate Loans

The most common source of real estate buying finances is the loans. The loans granted by various lenders, banks, Real Estate Investment Trusts

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apartment for rent in Edmonton

Moving to a new city and living there is an exciting yet challenging thing. It is exciting because you get to experience an altogether new lifestyle, food, climate, etc. And finding the right home can be difficult and may get exhausting for distant home-buyers.

When you have to undergo a long distance home-hunting, the chances of missing out on a few things like thorough inspection and making mistakes are high. But don't worry, we are here to guide you so that you make the most of your long distance home-hunting. Just keep in mind the following things:

Do Your Research Thoroughly

Online research is the best present day tool. Make sure you research thoroughly about the real estate costs, types of homes, various neighborhoods and the facilities

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Edmonton real estate professionals

Finding the right house with all suitable amenities and features is not a cakewalk. But, you can save yourself from getting into troubles and confusions if you keep the following things in mind.

Hidden Costs

If you think renting a house in Edmonton only involves the monthly rent and one-time deposit, then you are mistaken. There may turn out to be some extra hidden costs. Also, if you wish to get reference checks of the property done, you will have to pay extra fees for that as well. Various costs differ from place to place, so you should always check all the fees and expenses with the agent and landlord before renting a house in Edmonton.

Know What You’ll Be Responsible For

Renting a house in Edmonton means that you will surely be

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Edmonton is a great place to live in, thanks to its geographical location and different kinds of events, celebrations, and concerts that take place here. Take a look at the list of Edmonton local events in August that you may want to attend:

15th August - Alberta Indigenous Games Career Fair

Alberta Indigenous and DECSA are jointly hosting a career fair focusing on indigenous youth. They’ll be hosting this FREE networking opportunity in the form of a career fair for youth from all over Edmonton to explore the wide range of employers, educational institutions, and community organizations. They plan to create a fun environment with the help of attractive features which include music, local food, and craft vendors. If you are a job seeker or an

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Edmonton real estate agents

Are you planning to buy a new house? If you have never bought a home before, the entire process of finding the right house and moving into a new neighborhood can be daunting. But, we have listed a few tips below that can help first-time home buyers. Take a look at these tips before beginning your house-hunting in Central Edmonton.

1. Have A Budget And Look For Options

Check your finances before you start looking for appropriate houses. Determine how much are you ready to spend to buy a new house. If you fall short on finances, you can consider taking a loan or a mortgage. Research and find out the interest rates and policies of the loans and mortgage options available in the neighborhood.

2. Hire A Real Estate Agent

As a first-time home

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