Edmonton Real Estate Blog | Royal LePage Noralta

We get asked all the time about what is happening in the market. This past March has been one like no other. The Real Estate business was showing signs of optimism at the beginning of this year after a number of years of challenges. While prices were down, sales activity was going up.

This past March, we experienced a major readjustment due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. While business continues, we felt the effects in sales. Prices came down from just under 2% last month and % 3.78 from last year. The total number of sales was off pace by 3%.

We can't say what will happen over the next few months, but what we can say is this:
There are still people out there that have the ability to purchase a home. Now more than ever houses are well represented on line,

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Edmonton is home to some of the most exquisite houses in Alberta. Here are ten of the most luxurious homes on the market in Edmonton and the surrounding areas.

1. 7559 May Common NW

$3,200,000
Courtesy of Doug Singleton

This stunning home was a finalist at the CHBA National New Home awards in 2017. Situated in Larch Park and built on the protected ravine, the goal was to achieve balance & connection between the interior of the home and its surroundings. It boasts 6900 sq. ft. of space, complete with 5 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, and a walk out basement that features a home theatre, gym, sauna, wine room and a bar area. The house also has a heated triple garage with a double car lift, allowing you to store up to 5 vehicles.

2. 21424 25 Avenue SW

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Our Agents are working hard to help their clients view and show their homes through these challenging times. We are following Guidelines recommended by our Regulator, Royal LePage and the Alberta Real Estate Association as well as recommendations set out by Alberta Health. If you're curious where they are from please see the following links:

  • RECA Covid-19 Recommended Practice Page

  • Seller Checklist

  • Buyer Checklist

  • Brokerage Covid-19 Policies

  • Alberta Health COVID Self Assessment

  • AREA COVID -19 Tips for Alberta Realtors

  • Government of Alberta Coronavirus Page

  • How to Prevent the Spread

  • Alberta Health FAQ

 

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Recommendations from the CDC for taking care of loved one’s who have contracted COVID-19

 

The following was copied from the CDC website at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/guidance-prevent-spread.html#precautions

 Preventing the Spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 in Homes and Residential Communities

 Interim Guidance

 (This guidance provides clarification regarding evaluation for home isolation and a new section with information regarding preventative steps for household members, intimate partners, and caregivers in a nonhealthcare setting of a person with symptomatic, laboratory-confirmed COVID-19.)

 This interim guidance is based on what is currently known about the epidemiology of COVID-19 and the transmission of other

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PostponedWe're sorry to announce that our Open House promotion this weekend must be cancelled. Best practices for this time is to view our great listings on line or through a private appointment. 

We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience to our sellers, prospective buyers, and Agents alike.

These are challenging times with new information presented hourly.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Tom Shearer, Broker/Owner Royal LePage Noralta Real Estate

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Jerry Aulenbach (also known as @zoomjer on Twitter) is currently embarking on his fifth annual cross-country Beards on Ice tour, with a goal of raising $20,000 for the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation. This year, he’s “Taking Care of Business” and will be making 20 stops across Canada.

If you’ve been living in Edmonton for a substantial amount of time, you’ve likely already heard of Jerry Aulenbach.  From volunteering at his church to being a judge at the coveted Rock Skip Open, Jerry loves to give back to his community, and if there’s an initiative happening in the city you’re bound to see him there.

He’s well-known in the local foodie community and is a bonafide bacon enthusiast. Before Beards on Ice, he gained a reputation as Edmonton’s “Bacon

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N-Hance Wood Refinishing South Edmonton

Whether you’re renovating your house with the intent to sell, or you simply want to modernize the look of your home, a kitchen renovation can bring immense value to your property. There’s a reason it’s often referred to as “the heart of the home.” A newly renovated kitchen can rejuvenate your space and make an older home look modern, fresh and vibrant. On the other hand, an outdated kitchen can be an eyesore for potential buyers even if the rest of the house has been updated and well-maintained.

According to a 2018 survey of over 750 Royal LePage real estate experts, a kitchen renovation has the potential to boost a property’s value by more than 12.5 per cent. It’s the most valuable renovation you can invest in, but it can also be the most costly.

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  Q & A With Nicole Cooper

              

 

Hi Nicole, Thank you for taking the time to sit with me and answer some questions.

You are mother of two boys, aged 6 and 7. You work full time and are very active in your community. How do you balance your work life with your home life?

Nicole: Sometimes I barely manage (laughs). I have a weekly schedule defining my work time, family commitments and community involvement. I start my day one hour earlier than last year to ensure that I had time to drink and enjoy my coffee, and to give gratitude and organize family unit for the day ahead.

What made you decide to become a real estate agent?

Nicole: Real estate is deeply rooted in me. My mother was a real estate agent for

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