January 2019

Found 10 blog entries for January 2019.

Stuart and his advisors at Ambergate are the ultimate professionals. Answered any questions or concerns we had promptly either by phone calls emails. I would highly recommend them for all your real estate needs.

Jan & Bob Lewis

Want more information about our home buying services? Please feel free to call our broker owner Stuart Neal at: 780-760-2014 or visit our website www.FlatFeeRealtyAdvisors.ca or www.AmbergateHomes.ca

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When we decided to sell our condo, a friend recommended Stuart Neal of Ambergate Realty Advisors because of their flat fee commission. We knew up front what we would pay and could budget accordingly. Stuart was very realistic with us from the beginning on the listing price of our condo, and very helpful in navigating us through the process when looking at alternatives. When negotiations became aggressive and somewhat negative, he told us to remain calm and he would respond in our best interests. Stuart was most professional in all aspects of our sale, and always available for advice and direction. We highly recommend approaching Stuart Neal if you are looking for a realtor.

Pam & Cec King

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I found Ambergate Realty to be professional with reasonable fees. They were able to close the deal on my home in a very poor market. Completely satisfied and would deal with this firm again.

Janet Babic

Want more information about our home buying services? Please feel free to call our broker owner Stuart Neal at: 780-760-2014 or visit our website http://www.flatfeerealtyadvisors.ca/ or www.AmbergateHomes.ca

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Situation

Isabella and Fred are both in their eighties. They built their home and were very attached to it. However, ongoing health and mobility concerns made it increasingly important for them to move into specialist accommodation. The big question in their minds was how they were going to go about selling their house and downsize effectively. They wanted full support from a local realty company, but begrudged paying expensive traditional real estate commissions. One of our former clients Moe Mahendran referred them to us. They soon discovered that the flat fee program offered by Ambergate Realty Advisors was an obvious choice.

Result

During our marketing program Ambergate Realty Advisors created a good number of showings and several offers.

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Stuart Neal is the most senior member of the Ambergate Realty Advisors team. Over the last few years he has noticed many of his clients are older people considering downsizing. Because consumers have many choices, specialist knowledge is required.

Stuart has recently earned the only formal qualification available to REALORS® who serve downsizers. The Seniors Real Estate Specialist® (SRES®) designation requires many hours of study and demonstrates that Stuart understands and is ready to provide guidance as you consider all of your options including: aging in place, selling, buying, renting, relocating, or refinancing residential and investment properties. By earning the SRES® designation, Stuart has proven he is prepared to approach your unique

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Ambergate Realty Advisors was recommended to us by a friend. Stuart Neal and staff were able to sell our home in these difficult market conditions. Stuart is very knowledgeable and knows the market well to give good advice. We give Ambergate two thumbs up would not hesitate to use them again. Well done Stuart and staff.

Isabella Wellner

Want more information about our services? Please feel free to call our broker owner Stuart Neal at: 780-760-2014 or visit our website www.FlatFeeRealtyAdvisors.ca or www.AmbergateHomes.ca

 

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Situation

Kris and Garth decided to move to the United States to be near elderly parents. Their initial decision was to list with a traditional REALTOR® but that did not work. Next, they tried Kijiji. That failed too.

Kris and Garth started to look around for alternative service providers. They considered Comfree (now Purple Brick) but ruled it out as they wanted a higher level of service and local expertise than was offered by this company. After learning about Ambergate Realty Advisors, our FLAT FEE program was the obvious choice.

Result

In 2018 the sales market was tough and this included the Mayliewan community. The Ambergate Realty Advisors team got to work and made sure Kris and Garths home was advertised everywhere that mattered.

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This home would be perfect for downsizers. Sunrise Park is a sought-after 45 plus place to live in Sherwood Park. Only 2 units have sold in the last 2 years. We are pleased to present this very nice unit for sale.

To see ALL half duplex condos for sale in Sherwood Park today please click on this link: Sherwood Park Half Duplex Condos for Sale.

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The process of downsizing can be an exciting time. It can also be a time for contemplation and worry about what lies ahead. John Tidridge wrote this wonderful poem to describe his initial feelings and thoughts as Maureen and he contemplate the next stage of their lives. 

WE ARE DOWNSIZING...YES! 

To Stuart B I say ‘Attention’

About things I aforementioned...

We are going to downsize!

 

Our present home has been just right,

In fact, it’s quite a pretty site...

We are going to downsize!

 

We have raised four kids,

From who very little is hid...

We are going to downsize!

 

A deposit we have already placed...

It’s a lot of money to be replaced...

We are going to downsize!

 

The new place is all brand

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Summary:

December 2018 saw the Edmonton homes sales market slow but values held.

Sales Values:

As home buyers competed for homes in December and against the backdrop of lower supply, sales values rallied. On average, home buyers paid about 3% MORE than did home buyers in December 2017. Average sales prices were just over $367,000 in 2018, compared to approximately $357,000 in 2017.

Numbers Sold:

534 homes were sold in December down by 182 units sold in 2017. This suggests that despite the many very good deals on offer many buyers are sitting on their hands and waiting for a better time. This may be flawed thinking and they are likely to pay the same or more for homes in the mid to long term.

Days on Market:

As might be

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