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Understanding Absorption Rate – How Does it Affect You When Selling Your Home?

In Real Estate, statistics are examined monthly, yearly, even daily, in order to determine overall trends and general health of the Real Estate Market. For those of you who know me, I rely a great deal on numbers and statistical data to do my job. Numbers are an objective measure to help determine a house’s value, […]

Are YOUR Financial Ducks in a Row?

Your home is quite likely your most valuable asset. We live in a time where Interest Rates are low, and inventory is (relatively!) high. You might be thinking of buying a home in Edmonton or Sherwood Park for various reasons. It might be due to change in lifestyle, such as the kids moving out of […]

Questions to ask the Realtor BEFORE Listing Your Home!

Now, more than ever, Home Sellers are interviewing agents – sometimes as many as 4- before choosing to list their home. Many agents offer similar services, but what sets apart the excellent from the good? Here are some questions you should ask your prospective Listing Agent BEFORE hiring! 1.) What is your Sales-to-Listing Ratio? Simply […]

Forecasting the 2015 Housing Market

Forecasting what will happen in the Housing Market in Edmonton and Sherwood Park is a bit like trying to predict the weather.  There are so many variables to consider that affect real estate values.  But, like the weather, we can make some well-educated guesses based on statistical data and the opinions of Economists, real estate […]

Why You Should List Your Home in the Fall!

I often get asked, “When is the BEST time to sell my home?” To me, that question is a bit like asking, “When should I start raising a family?  The answer is, “When you are ready!”  Sellers have all kind of reasons for selling, and these can occur throughout the Year! Most people choose to […]

What Does the Future Hold for Real Estate in 2014?

  The NUMBER ONE QUESTION I get asked as a Realtor(R) is, “What is the market going to be like?” To me, that question translates into “I am thinking of selling my home this year. Is this really a good time to do it?”   While I don’t have a crystal ball ( I wish […]