REMAX Barometer Report for Edmonton April 2 2011

Fantastic 9.25% average return on real estate!

Looking to be an Edmonton, Alberta Landlord? Educate Yourself on the Rules March 23, 2011

This link has all the information that you need.

If you need an example of a rental or lease agreement, please send me an email through my site or call me directly at 780-487-4847.

Excellent Opportunity and Investment in Glenora Edmonton! March 21, 2011

The below are all 51 sold properties in Glenora on the MLS going back 12 months.
You can see that even the lowest price a house sold for was $360-380k, depending on location and size. Most have sold around the $400k plus range if they have a good location and lot size like my listing at 10319-139 Street.
*Note when you are looking through these sold listings. The asking price is in the upper right hand corner and the sold price is at the bottom by the sold date.
In regards to active listings in Glenora. There are currently 17 listings ranging from $419k (my listing) all the way to $4.4 million.
The next highest is listed at $429k and is one house away from Stony Plain road.
You can view all 17 listings below.
This won’t last long!

Roof Ice Damming and Snow Removal Service From Roofs by General Roofing Systems Canada

Roof Ice Dam Removal, Roof Snow Removal

Our roofing crews have been very busy as of late with roof ice dam removal and roof top snow removal in Edmonton, Calgary, and various other locations over the last few weeks due to recent storms. This winter has been extreme and difficult for many roofs in Western Canada.

Our services are represented in; Vancouver, Whistler, Kelowna, Canmore, Calgary, Red Deer, Edmonton, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Lloydminster, Saskatoon, Regina and points between. Call our toll free 24 hour service line at 1.877.497.3528.

Roof Top Snow Removal For Commercial and Residential Roofs

General Roofing Systems Canada can handle any Roof Snow Removal requirement you may have with our 24 hour 7 day roofing services.

Rooftop snow removal is very dangerous! Leave it up to the professionals at General Roofing Systems to take care of your rooftop snow removal challenges.

For most of our roofing services, our roofers work primarily in Western Canada in the centres listed below, however, for extreme roof snow removal and ice dam management our crews will travel pretty much anywhere in the world! Whether it’s to an industrial building in northern Canada, a Whistler BC hotel, a residence in Edmonton, AB, a remote mountain cabin or mountain resort or a commercial building in an urban centre city core, our roof snow removal and ice dam management crews will come.

We supply a comprehensive range of Roof Snow Removal and Ice Dam Services:

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Top 5% of Edmonton Realtors Feb 2, 2011

I am officially 1 of 152 Realtors in the top 5% for 2010! A total of 3040 Realtors belong to the board. I would like to send out a huge thank you to all my clients for their support! THANK YOU! It is an honor being an Edmonton Realtor and I look forward to serving you and Edmonton in the years to come.

Save Tons of Interest and Pay Off Your Mortgage Faster!

Ever wonder how you can pay off your home faster, save on tons of interest, and barely change your monthly payment amount?! For a quick excercise, Google “Canadian Mortgage Calculator”. Once you find one, enter in all your mortgage details. Upon completion, calculate it with a monthly payment. The output will tell you how long it will take to pay off your mortgage. Now, go back and leave everythign else the same and enter “bi-weekly or weekly Accelerated payments” as your payment type. How much did it knock off in total interest and years of your mortgage?
This is explained simply by the way lenders calculate their interest on your mortgage. By simply cutting your monthly payment into two and declaring it an accelerated payment you will gain the benefits of paying your mortgage down quicker, and keep more of your hard earned money in your jeans versus paying it to interest!
Save tons of interest & pay your mortgage off faster. Call your lender & make your mortgage payments “Bi-Weekly or Weekly Accelerated”

Should I Get Mortgage Insurance in Edmonton, Alberta? Jan 30 2011

When it comes to accepted or rejecting any insurance premium, be sure to do your due diligence as you would with anything. Some factors to consider in the process are the following…
1. Talk to a financial planner. (If you don’t have one, I can refer you to some. Always shop around, and see which one has the best product(s) for you)
2. Compare the various products. For example: Would you be better off to buy a universal life policy instead of mortgage insurance?
A universal life policy grows as an investment over time becoming higher in value. Majority of all mortgage insurance payout value declines over time as you pay down your mortgage. The premium for the mortgage insurance always stays the same, but the value declines over time as you pay down the mortgage. When you sell your property or pay off the mortgage, your mortgage insurance expires.
3. Do a cash-flow and ROI (return on investment) analysis. What is your plan with the property? How long are you going to stay in it. What investments do I need to make to ensure the future financial security of my family.
4. What are the options for beneficiaries for the insurance policy?
In the end, always make an informed decision. Talk to professionals in the industry including Financial Planners, and Mortgage Brokers.

Edmonton Snow Removal Schedule 2011 Jan 29, 2011

I must say it is so great to see the support in neighbourhoods across Edmonton with neighbours helping one another with getting vehicles unstuck and lending a hand in anyway they can. Mayor Mandel apologized for the delays in snow removal across the city and is working on improving the plans for 2011. In the mean time here is a link to the snow removal schedule in Edmonton.

Open House – Lewis Estates Bungalo. Must See! Sept 10, 2009

This remarkable bungalow boosts everything you
can ask for, a definite must see.
Open House Saturday, September 12, 2009
11:00 am – 4:00 pm
for more information please contact 780.487.4847

Declutter and Organize Your Home July 9, 2009

Preparing a home for sale requires more than an everyday cleaning. Most understand that their home must be kept neat and tidy in order to attract potential buyers, but it’s easy be overwhelmed or sidetracked when faced with the removal of clutter. Beyond the dusting and scrubbing, a de-cluttered home shows off its spaciousness and allows potential buyers to imagine themselves living there. People collect an amazing quantity of stuff. If you haven’t used it in over a year, you probably don’t need it immediately or consider donating it, recycling it or throwing it away. Organize or put away all books, Magazines, Movies & CD’s from bookcases, Pack up those knickknacks & unique collectables. Clear all shoes from entrance & exits. Clean off everything on kitchen & bathroom counters. Put essential items used daily in a small box that can be stored in a closet or cabinet when not in use. Treat this as a head-start on the packing you will eventually need to do anyway. Store any unnecessary furniture or accessories, open spaces appear larger. Place remaining furniture in each room to highlight obvious focal points that show off the home’s best selling features as well as the clear function of each room. Organize kitchen cabinets, refrigerator & bedroom closets, Think of the message it sends if items fall out, look disorganized or smell! Now imagine what a buyer thinks if they see everything in impeccable order. Consider the following: Neatly stack dishes & turn coffee cup handles facing the same way. Hang pressed clothes together, buttoned and facing the same direction. Line up shoes.

Contact me any time for suggestions on how to efficiently ready your home for sale at 780.487.4847. Be sure to check the blog for further suggestions in the weeks to come.