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Baby Boomer Generation – What to Look for When You’re Downsizing

The baby boomer generation in Sherwood Park and Edmonton is getting to the point in their lives that the larger home they have may too much. It may be too much space, or they may find that the upkeep is just too much. Many of those in this generation prefer to downsize in order to […]

Fixed vs. Variable Mortgage – What is the Difference?

For those who are shopping for a home in Sherwood Park or Edmonton, whether this is their first home or their third home, the mortgage options you have can make it even harder to make a decision. So, once you have found the home of your dreams, what type of mortgage do you need? Well, […]

Closing Costs When Buying – How Much More Should I Save?

When you buy a home, part of the buying process is the closing costs. These closing costs can be a significant chunk of your total amount owed. And it is important that people who are buying a home are taking their closing costs into consideration when it comes time to save for their home. What […]

5 Sherwood Park Restaurants You Want to Try

For those who may be in the Sherwood Park area, there are tons of places to eat at! Having lived in Sherwood Park for many years, I have accumulated a wealth of knowledge not only about the real estate market, but of the community, things to do, and places to go! There are cuisines that […]

Tips for Childproofing Your Sherwood Park Home

Sherwood Park is a wonderful community for raising your family, and when a baby is born, most first-time parents are eager to get their home baby proofed. They buy all the most expensive gadgets and tools that they can find in order to make their home one that is completely safe. However, babies are not […]

Top 10 Things Millennials are Looking For in a Home

Millennials are in the job market and they are buying homes in Edmonton and Sherwood Park! But, what type of homes are millennials looking for? Knowing this can make all the difference for those who are trying to sell their home as the market is packed with millennials looking to buy. As one of RE/MAX’s […]

Having Fun at Your Local Strathcona County Library

When you think of a library you most often think of a librarian sitting at a desk shushing those who walk by. You think of a dark room with fluorescent lighting and the smell of super old books surrounding you. You may envision people sitting around, barely speaking a word for fear of being told […]

The Importance of Getting Pre-Approved

What does it mean to get pre-approved for a home loan? Is this helpful? Is it something that everyone should do? These are just a few of the questions that people ask when they are starting their search for their first home or their third home. Anytime that you are looking to buy, having pre-approval […]

Home Staging with Plants – Add Life to your Space

Staging is a term that is often used by those who are ready to sell their home, as they want to ensure that they are making their home look as attractive as possible to those who are in the market to buy. Staging can be a difficult process, or it could mean making a few […]

Special Wishes for 2018

Every new year brings excitement, challenges and new relationships to look forward to. I always get a big burst of energy in January! It’s almost as though I know I’m in for a big surprise and thankfully it’s always been a happy one. This year I wish everyone lots of happy surprises, excitement, love, and […]