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4 Easy Ways to Save Money on Your Winter Bills

As most of us already know, the hydro prices have continued to soar in Canada. While we’re all feeling the pinch, the winter season adds even more strain with heating bills to worry about as well. To help ease the burden a bit, check out these 4 tips on reducing your winter bills. We’ve given […]

November in YEG: Remembrance Day

Honour Our Veterans with Edmonton’s Remembrance Day Events When you live in Edmonton, you know you’re among people who appreciate the sacrifice of those who gave their lives for their country. No time does this community spirit show more than the wide range of activities the city and local businesses provide to commemorate Remembrance Day. […]

Spooktacular Things to Do in Edmonton

YEG Halloween Activities Halloween is the time for all things spooky and scary. Here in Edmonton, there are a variety of activities for the whole family to enjoy. When you are looking for some fun things to do around here this Halloween, you have so many options to choose from. Here are some of the […]

CMHC Raises Red Warning About Housing Market in Canada

For the first time, the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. (CMHC) is raising the level of risk in the country’s real estate market from moderate (yellow) to strong (red). This is the result of rapidly rising prices in Toronto and Vancouver, Canada’s two most expensive cities. The high prices in these areas are spilling out […]

Real Estate Tips: Infills

Making the Most Out of Infill Spaces Infill Housing has continued to gain remarkable traction across the Canadian real estate market. As neighborhoods are revitalized and demand continues to rise, the need for ongoing infill housing construction and renovations is only surging higher. With this much demand, the challenge many builders and renovators face comes […]

Dog Days of Summer

Edmonton’s Off-Leash Dog Parks: Where to go and what to do   Perhaps you’re looking to buy a property in the Edmonton area and you need to find a great spot for dog walks. Maybe you live in Edmonton already and are interested in buying a dog, or it could be that you and your […]

YEG Happenings: August Festivals

Summer is in full swing; the kids are off from school and the sun is doing its thing. It’s time to look forward to the month that lies ahead of us and to make a plan for how best to enjoy this time of year before it gives way to autumn once again. Fortunately, there […]

Landscaping Tips for Summer

7 Never-Fail Outdoor Landscaping Tips for Summer Your home’s landscaping is often the first thing potential buyers—and guests, for that matter—see when they pull up to your home. Summertime gives you a natural stage to show off your property with well-placed outdoor landscaping. Here are seven summer landscaping tips that will boost your home’s curb […]

Edmonton Events for Seniors: Canada Day

What to Do on Canada Day 2016 Our great country of Canada is celebrating its 148th anniversary this year! Why not celebrate by taking part in some of the wonderful Canada Day festivities here in Edmonton? You can enjoy an authentic Canada Day parade, participate in a toast to the queen and other royal activities, […]

Real Estate Investment: Student Housing

While it may not be the first thing to come to mind when you think about investing in real estate, student housing can actually be a very profitable investment. As with any real estate investment, there is some financial risk involved, so be sure to research any investment you are considering before making a purchase. […]