The polar ice caps are melting at an alarming rate. A new study suggests that from 2005 to 2015, the surface melt of glaciers found in the Queen Elizabeth Islands rose by 900%, dumping over 30 gigatons of water into the Arctic, annually.


Warming temperature and melting ice caps contribute to rising sea levels. Experts publish that every 2.5 centimeters of sea-level rise could lead to 2.4 meters of horizontal retreat of sandy beaches. Over the past 100 years, the sea-level has risen by 4 to 8 inches....

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Summer is here, and we couldn't be more excited! With summer comes hotter weather, patio season and of course, FESTIVALS. 
If you're looking for something to do in Edmonton over the next few months take a look at our list of 5 Festivals happening in the YEG area!  

1. The Royal Candian Family Circus Specta! - June 21-24, 2018

The Royal Canadian Family Circus Spectac! 2018 is coming to Western Canada and Ontario throughout the summer to amaze audiences with this time honoured family...
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The annual RE/MAX Quest for Excellence program encourages graduating students from British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Yukon and Northwest Territories to submit an essay detailing the contributions they have made to their communities. The bursary winners have all demonstrated exceptional motivation, leadership and communication skills.
 
“This year’s Quest for Excellence winners have all shown leadership qualities far beyond their age,” says Marie Sheppy,...
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Demand for recreational properties in the Prairies is being propelled primarily by young families, followed by young couples and retirees. Retirees are commonly seen selling their recreational properties south of the border in favour of buying closer to home, due to the strong US dollar. The most sought-after recreational amenities are boating, fishing and beaches.



 

The recreational property market in British Columbia is being driven primarily by retirees. Other emerging trends include couples...

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The 2018 RE/MAX Spring Market Report is in, and this is what they have to say about Edmonton:
 

Edmonton’s housing market continues to recover from the recession, and it’s starting to see positive signs.

Activity in Edmonton’s housing market was driven primarily by first-time buyers due to affordability and move-up buyers who were interested in flat sales prices. Prices are expected to remain consistent throughout the year with a healthy inventory of six-...

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You own your own place, but have no tools for basic repairs. Where does one begin? Well, Overview Property Inspection has given us an awesome list of the 15 Tools Every Homeowner Should Own.

 

1. Plunger 


A clogged sink or toilet is one of the most inconvenient household problems that you will face. With a plunger on hand, however, you can usually remedy these plumbing issues relatively quickly. It is best to have two plungers -- one for the sink and one for the toilet.

 

2. C...

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We recently attended a panel forum seminar put on by the REALTORS® Association of Edmonton. The panelists included experts from the Alberta government, fire department, police, safe housing and communities, insurance and several others.

 

We wanted to summarize the impacts on the real estate market in the greater Edmonton area for our many real estate clients including home owners, home buyers and real estate investors/landlords.

 

 

Levels of government and what they mandate:...

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It's been said, “Edmonton is ugly.”  Well, it’s not.

 

Under the backdrop of winter, spring, summer, and fall, these 10 YEG photographers set out to prove the detractors wrong.  Check out their works below and see for yourself the beauty that Edmonton and its people have to offer.

 

 

1.       Yeggers 

Pointing her camera to the city’s beautiful landscapes, Brittney launched her Yeggers Instagram page which...

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Hello everyone,

 

When preparing your home for sale, you need to focus on key areas to attract not only buyers, but the right buyers. Below are the main areas to declutter when selling.

  1. Closets: Many homeowners try to stuff their closets as full as they can. This is the wrong thing to do; closets should be open and spacious. To do this, make sure to clear the bottom of the closet and remove any unused hangers. Another great way to organize closets is to replace all hangers so they match.

  2. Kitchen...

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The RE/MAX 2018 average residential sale price expectation for Canada is an increase of 2.5 per cent as the desire for home ownership remains strong, particularly among Canadian millennials.

As oil prices continue to stabilize, both Calgary and Edmonton have experienced modest average residential sale price increases in 2017

 

First-Time Buyers:

The first-time buyer demographic are single millenials, young families and young couples with a typical purchase range from $300,000 - $400,000....

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