Found 14 blog entries tagged as #For Home Buyers.

What’s It Like to Live in the Kinglet Community?

Kinglet by Big Lake often referred to as ‘Kinglet’ is a new community developed by Anthem Properties Group and situated to the northwest of Edmonton and just southwest of St Albert. Kinglet Gardens is an adjacent community to the south of Kinglet itself and this community was developed by Rohit.

Kinglet residents will enjoy handy access to facilities such as the Edmonton Springs Golf Course and Lois Hole Centennial Provincial Park. Highway 16 is just minutes away and I am told there will be some ‘informal’ access and boat launch points through the woodland preserve to Big Lake itself.

This is a great location for families that want to take advantage of all that Edmonton and St Albert offers.…

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What’s It Like to Live in the Blatchford Community?

Are you familiar with the Blatchford community?

Do you know anything about the history of the site?

On both counts its fascinating.

Back in 1927 the then Mayor of Edmonton Kenneth Blatchford convinced the managers of Edmonton development to build ‘an air harbour’. It wasn’t long before the facility literally put Edmonton on the map.

In 1931, Wiley Post was greeted by large crowds when he landed at the airfield as part of his successful attempt to become the first person to fly around the world. From 1940 to 1944 the airfield was known as RCAF Edmonton & functioned as part of the Northwest Staging Route whereby Russia’s defenses were reinforced. At one point it’s been claimed that the…

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What’s It Like to Live in the Glenridding Ravine Community?

Not far from the North Saskatchewan River and tucked away in the south west portion of Edmonton, Glenridding Ravine is noted for being close to facilities many of us desire including several golf courses for example the Windermere Golf and Country Club, Jagare Ridge Golf course plus shopping, off leash trails, 2 ski hills, several rec centres and playgrounds are close by.

As the community matures alongside its neighbour Glenridding Heights, this may change. The community is slated to enjoy a future K-6 school, a future transit centre and a future district park campus.

I interviewed some of the sales people that work for the new home builders in community. They suggested several…

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3 Things We Like About Anthem Home Builders


Established by Eric Carlson back in 1991, Anthem started out as a land developer and creator of retail buildings and we believe multifamily products also.

Over the years they have moved into condo and single-family construction. According to their website, Anthem is the fastest growing home builder in the province.

The mission statement posted on Anthem’s corporate website resonates with me. Its clean and strong. I suspect it will also resonate with many of my fellow Albertans too.

“Great Space. Great People. Great Results. Integrated through a Bold Culture”

Anthem has been developing land for residential construction in and around Edmonton for some time. It’s my understanding that they…

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3 Things We Like About Morrison Homes


Morrison Homes started out with humble beginnings. Mr. Frank Morrison, a cabinet maker by trade, started the company from his kitchen table. Building first in Calgary. Today the company is serving the metro Edmonton market too.

In 1983, Mr. Al Morrison took over the reins of the company and today Morrison Homes is proud to build several hundred homes a year. Perhaps a company that is big enough to offer you economies of scale, but at the same time provide you with a sense of personal service?

What are the 3 things we like about Morrison Homes?

1. Small Company Values

Take a visit to the Morrison Homes website and you will find a page featuring the company’s management team. We like this as it…

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3 Things We Like About Encore Master Builders

Encore Master Builders was first established in 1985 by Linda and Doug Hoffman.

In 1996 Encore Master Builders and Lincolnberg homes merged and was managed by Mr. Hoffman. During this period, the company experienced rapid growth and constructed around 300 homes. In 1998 the company de-merged and Mr. Hoffman resumed management of Encore Master Builders Inc.

According to the Encore website, in 2011 the Hoffman children purchased 50% of the company shares. In 2017, the balance of the shares was sold and today the company is entirely run by Doug’s children.

Encore Master Builders has successfully constructed over 2000 homes in and around the Edmonton market. And for many years, it was Encore…

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3 Ways to Avoid Confusion & Overwhelm When Buying a Home in 2024

When looking for a home its easy to get excited and overwhelmed. Follow these steps for best results:

1. Prioritize and Maintain a Rolling Top 3: - Limit your top choices to three homes at a time. - After seeing four homes, eliminate one with your agent's help. - Rank your top three choices, designating one as your first pick to stay focused.

2. Embrace Imperfection: - Understand there's no perfect home. - Rate each home on a scale of 1 to 100. - Consider any home scoring 85 or higher as a strong contender.

3. Recognize Cream Puff Homes: - Be aware of exceptionally appealing homes. - Act quickly if you find a Cream Puff home that scores above 85 on your scale. - Don't wait…

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5 Ways to Win Your Dream Home in a Multiple Offer Situation

In the competitive hot spring market of 2024, lacking a proven strategy to succeed in multiple offer situations can lead to recurring disappointment and concern. Our team has crafted a meticulous 5-step method to bolster your offer's chances of triumph. Here's an overview of our process. We encourage you to discuss this approach with your REALTOR® to ensure a successful outcome.

1. Forge a Relationship with the Listing Agent:

It's surprising how many REALTORS® overlook this pivotal step. Instead of simply submitting an offer based on client instructions, your REALTOR®  should take the initiative to establish rapport with the listing agent. Building this connection can set your offer…

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3 Things We Like About Daytona Homes

Daytona Homes is a division of the family owned Tacada real estate company with strong Alberta roots. It was the Daytona brand established over 30 years ago that launched Tacada into the market leading to other brands and product offerings including City Homes, Accent Infills and Carriage Signature Homes.

We especially love the mission of the Tacada real estate company. Tally Hutchinson, the CEO and son of the founder Ralph Hutchinson puts it this way. “We enable the memories that only shelter, safety and stability can bring. We can never take for granted the immense impact of what we do every day.”

Daytona homes is a volume builder competing in the mid price- to higher end of the market. We believe that…

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3 Strategies for Success in the Hot Spring Real Estate Market of 2024

If you're eager to navigate the dynamic Edmonton spring housing market in 2024, whether it's for your first home, an upgrade, or downsizing, the intense competition & rising prices might pose challenges. Here are three effective ways to come out on top:

1. Act Promptly & Assertively

Move swiftly when a new property hits the market. Request your REALTOR®  to schedule a showing immediately. Be proactive by making an offer promptly; waiting for discounts might not be viable in the current scenario. Consider offering at or above the asking price for newly listed properties. Align with the seller's preferences on possession date, fixtures, fittings, & keep your condition dates…

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