For Home Buyers

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During the Covid 19 health crisis its especially important that you watch for the latest trends as our market reacts to the crisis. Each week we will publish a market report for each of the main metro Edmonton markets for your review.

Here is our report for the last 7 days. Week ending June 12th, 2020.

Community

# Homes Sold

Days on Market

Average Price Paid

Edmonton

230

56

$328,750

St Albert

25

40

$381,920

Sherwood Park

27

37

$383,500

 

For more details and specific information about the communities that interest you, please call the office at 780-760-2014 or email us

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During the Covid 19 health crisis its especially important that you watch for the latest trends as our market reacts to the crisis. Each week we will publish a market report for each of the main metro Edmonton markets for your review.

Here is our report for the last 7 days. Week ending June 5th, 2020.

Community

# Homes Sold

Days on Market

Average Price Paid

Edmonton

234

58

$353,112

St Albert

23

39

$396,523

Sherwood Park

23

61

361,297$

 

For more details and specific information about the communities that interest you, please call the office at 780-760-2014 or email us

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During the Covid 19 health crisis its especially important that you watch for the latest trends as our market reacts to the crisis. Each week we will publish a market report for each of the main metro Edmonton markets for your review.

Here is our report for the last 7 days. Week ending May 29th, 2020.

Community

# Homes Sold

Days on Market

Average Price Paid

Edmonton

189

54

$354,617

St Albert

11

30

$418,000

Sherwood Park

12

56

$407,141

 

For more details and specific information about the communities that interest you, please call the office at 780-760-2014 or email us

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During the Covid 19 health crisis its especially important that you watch for the latest trends as our market reacts to the crisis. Each week we will publish a market report for each of the main metro Edmonton markets for your review.

Here is our report for the last 7 days. Week ending May 22nd, 2020.

Community

# Homes Sold

Days on Market

Average Price Paid

Edmonton

181

65

$371,782

St Albert

12

63

$408,125

Sherwood Park

9

45

$442,944

 

For more details and specific information about the communities that interest you, please call the office at 780-760-2014 or email us

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During the Covid 19 health crisis its especially important that you watch for the latest trends as our market reacts to the crisis. Each week we will publish a market report for each of the main metro Edmonton markets for your review.

Here is our report for the last 7 days. Week ending May 15th, 2020.

Community

# Homes Sold

Days on Market

Average Price Paid

Edmonton

152

66

$339,912

St Albert

16

49

$385,406

Sherwood Park

14

60

$436,978

 

For more details and specific information about the communities that interest you, please call the office at 780-760-2014 or email us

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5 Reasons to Engage a REALTOR® When Buying a New Home

When purchasing a new home, it’s very easy to just walk into a show home get excited about what you see and start shopping. Unfortunately, this this approach has a number of pitfalls for you.

The builder’s representative is NOT licensed and is NOT obligated to work in your best interests. The builder’s representative usually operates under one of two objectives:

  1.     To sell you a home with the lowest specification for the highest price they can get you to pay. Or
  2.     To sell you a home with the highest specification and highest price they can get you to pay.

It really depends upon the builder and their culture.

As a consumer your goal is normally the opposite. Most new home

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Finding your next home is most often a tactile experience, i.e. you will want to visit most homes to ‘try it on for size’. In normal times this is easily achieved by setting up a showing or going to an Open House. Alas we no longer live in normal times and until the Corona virus scare is over you will have to be a little more creative.

Here are some suggestions for you:

1. Forget About Open Houses

Your families health is paramount. Most industry advisories are stating a complete moratorium until further notice.

2. Look for the BEST Quality Photos You Can

Try to focus on homes that offer you professional photos. This will allow to you to select only the most suitable homes without having to visit.

3.  Look for a Virtual Tour / 3 D

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Understandably many of us may consider that trying to buy a home in the middle of the Coronavirus pandemic would be an unwise move. Whilst I acknowledge that this crisis is real. It must also be kept in perspective. Does anyone remember the SARS outbreak in 2003? Or perhaps H1N1 in 2009? Both were considered to be pandemics and yet they had little effect on our home buying market.

As of Monday March 17th, the death toll from the Coronavirus in Canada was 4 people, according to the National Post.

Based on an article in the National Post, more than 12,000 people go to hospital with the common flue and 3,500 die in Canada every year. And yet we don’t panic about that.

If you are considering buying a home in 2020, this might be the time to do

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You’ve seen those signs. They are placed on street corners and on someone’s front yard most weekends, especially during the weekends. But have you ever stopped your car and ventured in? 

Here are 5 good reasons why next time you should: 

1. It’s Fun & Low Pressure 

There’s never any obligation. Inside the home and particularly at our Open Houses, you will find a friendly, chatty and knowledgeable REALTOR® that is looking forward to answering all your questions. And who doesn’t like looking at homes? 

2. Great Way to Get Design Ideas 

Perhaps you are not quite ready to buy. In the meantime, you can use your Open House experience to get some design and decorating ideas for when you are. 

3. Great

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4 Reasons to Buy a Home in January Ambergate Realty Advisors

Don’t be like most home buyers and wait until the Spring. If you think outside of the box you may benefit in a number of ways. Heres why:

1.  Less Competition

How would you feel if you wait until Spring to find your dream home only to have it snatched away by a competing buyer? Don’t believe all that you hear about our market. The best homes still get snatched up quickly and with multiple offers. Consider being one of the fewer buyers looking now or wait until Spring and join the crowd.

If you buy a home now you will enjoy the strong possibility of being the only buyer negotiating. This gives you leverage you will not enjoy in the Spring.

2.  Lower Prices

Sales prices tend to track lower during January and February. The quickly escalate

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