How to get the best deals on St Albert real estate.

Depending on if you are buying or selling a property in St Albert, I have a few strategies I would like to share on how to get the best deals in town!
St Albert has become a hugely sought after community in the Edmonton vicinity, and a lot of people want to know how to get a good deal here.

If you are buying...
If you are buying in St Albert, it is really good to know that the competition for property can be fierce here and it is very important to hire an agent that will be actively looking for new listings every day multiple times a day. I have had many situation where clients have told me about missing a house by a day. This can happen easily in St Albert as there are a lot of agents that are on top of…

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Edmonton house flipping update.

This week I have identified 6 great deals in Edmonton for a house flip. I research these properties extensively from the sellers purchase price, to current market values and all of the current comparable properties.

You can still make a huge profit in Edmonton on a house flip! The 6 properties I have identified all have over $40,000 in profit in them. You just need to hire the right crew, pay the right price and sell for the most profit!

How do I decide what I should be paying for a flip property? That is not an easy answer.... You must hire an agent that knows the flipping business. When you deal with you will be paired with an agent that understands your goals. The agent will know approximate values…

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You don’t have to freeze in the winter or start reading by candlelight to reduce your electricity bill. There are many simple ways to use less power with little, if any, impact on your lifestyle.

A good place to start is with your electronics.

According to the David Suzuki Foundation, “Any gizmo that has a clock, digital timer, remote control or standby mode is sucking energy when it's not being used (it's called 'phantom electricity' — and it's scary how much of it there is).” So keep them unplugged as much as possible. Also, unplug charger cords for phone and computers when not in use. Even when not connected to the device, they still suck power. 

Another easy change to make involves your lights. Switching to compact fluorescent (CFL) or LED…

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I just finished uploading this House for sale, 15924 88B Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta

Renovated from top to bottom! All new huge custom windows, soundproof high end hardwood, Bright beautiful ceramic tile and much more. This property is custom designed and renovated, unique features include custom electrical, glow in the dark countertops, high end stained doors, a spa bathroom with built-in bluetooth and rainfall shower, high end fixtures and separate entrance to basement. 3 bed up, 1 down, 2 full bathrooms, fully finished basement and large laundry space. Outside this property has curb appeal and is beautifully landscaped, large covered deck and double detached garage.

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I just finished uploading this Duplex for sale, 11419 82 Street NW, Edmonton, Alberta

Beautifully finished brand new half duplex close to all ammenities! This newly finished unit has an open concept main floor design with island kitchen and quality fixtures. Gas fireplace on main floor and large living room. Basement is fully finished with a full bathroom, large living room and a large bedroom. Upper floor has 3 bedrooms and a large master suite with an ensuite bath and large walk in closet. New fencing, laminate flooring throughout, a single car garage and lots of storage space complete this perfect unit. Total of 4 bedrooms and fully finished basement in this price range is rare! Laminate on all floors. This is the back unit

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It is freezing cold in Edmonton right now, does this affect real estate in Edmonton?

The answer is yes of course it does.... A lot of buyers want to stay home and cozy, but you can bet money that the ones that are still out shopping are most likely very qualified and good quality buyers. 

If you are selling your home when it is this cold out, please continue to show it. You are in constant competition with other sellers, whether you are selling a condo, townhouse or single family home in Edmonton get as many showings as you can. The more people that step foot into your property, the better the chance of that one person that will love everything about it will step in and pay you top dollar for your home.

I wanted to mention this to the sellers in…

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Imagine finding a home you love, making an offer, and then finding out there are other competing offers on the table. Ouch. If you’re looking for a property in a competitive market, it is likely that there will be multiple offers. 

Even just one can create the risk that you’ll lose the home. So how do you make sure your offer is enticing enough to win over the buyer? Here are some ideas: 

  • Don’t make a low-ball offer. If you do, it might be dismissed and you probably won’t get another chance to bid — especially if the other competing offers are near the listing price.
  • Have a pre-arranged mortgage and include that with your offer. This reassures the buyer there won’t be any money issues. (Most lenders will provide you with a pre-arranged…

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