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Personal Message

Dear friends,

December… the happy and festive month is here! It’s time to getting ready for the holidays with gift-buying, holiday decorating, baking, and home preparations for guests.  The next couple of weeks will be busy while we connect with old friends, visit with family, and do some good for those in need. Just like other businesses, real estate investment in Alberta is going for a strong close this year. The real estate market is alive and well and shows no signs of slowing down. Sellers are taking advantage of the winter charm in showcasing their homes, while buyers look forward to finding the best deals of the season.

On behalf of my family, we extend our warmest holiday greetings to you and your family.


If you, your friends or family are looking to buy or sell real estate please keep me in mind. Your referral is the best compliment I can receive.

Table of Contents

  • Personal Message
  • Market Update - December 2013
  • November 2013 Market Stats
  • Real Estate News Rundown
  • Real Estate News
  • Events & Festivals
  • Preparing your Home for Holiday Guests
  • Make Christmas your selling feature – Holiday decorating tips to help you get the best offer
  • Featured Listings
Holidays 2013


Edmonton Market Update

November home sales not affected by Old Man Winter - Edmonton, December 2, 2013: The sudden onslaught of winter did not slow real estate sales in November according to figures released by the REALTORS® Association of Edmonton. One month sales in November were the highest in five years. The figures are based on sales through the Multiple Listing Service® System in the Edmonton CMA. . . . Read More
Up 3.49% from $334,702 in Nov 2012. This represents average sale price of all SOLD residential listings in Nov 2013. Average DOM Days on Market as of Nov 31 2013. It takes on average 57 days for listings to sell. On Nov 30 2013 we had residential listing inventory
of 
4,047. Nov  2013 sales were 1,033.

Listings vs Sales 2012 - 2013

Average SOLD Price 2012 - 2013

# of New Listings Nov 12 vs. Nov 13
Type Nov 12 Nov 13 Movement  
Houses 769 815 6.0%
Condos 424 414 -2.4%
Townhomes 77 117 51.9
Average SOLD Price Nov 12 vs. Nov 13 
Type Nov 12 Nov 13 Movement  
Houses $394,707 $405,826 2.8%
Condos $225,135 $240,630 6.9%
Townhomes $310,769 $327,027 5.2%
# of Properties SOLD in Nov 12 vs. Nov 13
Type Nov 12 Nov 13 Movement  
Houses 623 622 0.2%
Condos 307 323 5.2%
Townhomes 68 77 13.2%


Information herein deemed reliable but not guaranteed. 

News
Upcoming Events & Festivals:

Upcoming Edmonton Events & Festivals:

Walterdale Theatre presents: Proof – December 4 – 14
Devonian Botanic Garden presents: Luminaria – December 7 and 8
Hay Rides & Photos with Santa – December 14
Celebrate the Season at Alberta Legislature – December 05 – 24

Welcoming Holiday Guests


Preparing your Home for Holiday Guests

Visiting is an established tradition during the holidays. People gather from far and wide to spend this special time of the year with their family. If you are not visiting, it is more likely that you are the host. Here are some ideas to help you prepare for that joyous gathering:

Sleeping Provisions – Most home owners can only afford one extra bedroom. If you’re expecting ten people on Christmas Eve, you may have to provide extra sleeping areas. Make your guests comfortable by turning your den or the basement into makeshift bedrooms. Stowaway mattresses and convertible sofa beds can provide extra beds when you need them.

Clean out Cabinets – It’s common for visitors such as parents or offspring & family to stay for a few days.  Remember to provide ample closet and cabinet space for their clothes and things.

Stock up the Pantry – It seems the holidays are all about cooking. Expect if your mother is visiting, she may want to whip up a family favorite, so make sure that you have all the ingredients. Are children coming? Stock up on kid favorite treats.

Spruce up the Kitchen – You, and some of your guests, will be spending a lot of time in the kitchen preparing for that special dinner. Make sure that everything is working. Check the drain, the garbage disposal, the dishwasher, the freezer, refrigerator, oven, the coffeemaker, the juicer, the blender, knives, and everything else you will be using.

Crank up the Pipes – If it’s in your budget, maybe you could have a bathroom installed in the basement.  If not, you might want to call a plumber to check the pipes and be sure there won’t be any unexpected “traffic holdups” while your guests are around. Call your plumber as early as November. This will give you ample time to make any necessary repairs.

Check on the Fireplace – Bring on the holiday spirit full force with gifts, food, and a crackling fire. Open the flue, clean it out, and stock up on firewood. Test fireplaces, especially if you haven’t used it since last winter. If the stack hasn’t been cleaned in a while, you may want to call a chimney sweep.  A chimney fire can really put a damper on any festivities!  Let your guests arrive to a warm radiating fire, complete with marshmallows, eggnog and hot apple cider.

Christmas Decor

Make Christmas your selling feature – Holiday decorating tips to help you get the best offer

1. Keep religious decorations to a minimum.  People carry prejudices for almost everything so if your home is as neutral as possible in terms of religious decorations then the buyer can imagine their own decorations in place of what you haven’t put up. You can decorate with lights but try not to put up overtly religious symbols in your house. If the main goal is to sell your house during the holiday season, then you will have to sacrifice some of your holiday traditions.

2. Make sure your decorations don’t obscure the selling features of the house.  Don't block or cover up important selling features such as fireplace mantels, stairs, and stained-glass windows. Use decorations that will compliment your house but will not distract the potential buyer. Make sure to use more red than green decorations because red is an energizing color.

3. Create a cozy atmosphere.  Put out a plate of cookies on the table, have a hot pot of cider simmering on the stove, fire burning in the fireplace, and decorate your space with an evergreen wreath and/or a bowl of pinecones. All of these special touches can create a warm and welcoming feeling in your home.


Featured Listings

Investment alert!

Investors and First time buyers expect to be very impressed with this 1 bedroom 3rd floor renovated condo. New upgrades include maple cabinets, laminate floor throughout, stainless steel backsplash and 4 stainless steel appliances; fridge, stove, microwave and dishwasher, The bathroom has been completely renovated with a new vanity, and tile surround bathtub. Very walk-able location, 1 block to the LRT system, 2 blocks to shopping and restaurants. Own all this for less then you would pay for rent. Rivergate is a well-managed, quiet and clean building. Very low condo fee of $317 per month, which includes all utilities except for electricity. This unit has been set up as a service condo to allow for out of town workers to simply bring a suit case and have all the amenity's of living in their own home. The unit is out fitted with all the essentials to ensure a turnkey home away from home and is included in the sale. Currently rented for $1300 per month!

Nestled on the ravine, in the City of Leduc.

Expect to be impressed with this 1084 sq. ft dual master layout. Two large bedrooms both with ensuite’s on either side of the property provide the idea living arrangement for efficiency of sq. footage. Large open concept living area flows from the kitchen to the dinning area and living room. The kitchen with upgraded cabinets has an abundance of counter top space for food preparation. Dinning room area has plenty of space for a full sized dinning room table for those family get together. Living room with gas fireplace and balcony doors to access generous deck with gas BBQ line. This property over looks a natural creek with wild life. One of the best views in Leduc. Two parking stalls are offered with this property; one underground heated stall and one energized surface parking stall. Storage also included with property. The Springs offers amenities within the development such as a guest suite, exercise room, library, party room, and visitor parking.

Just SOLD! 97% of asking price

Located in Edmonton's premier west end community The Hampton's. This 2 bedroom 2 bathroom 2 parking stall (1 UNDERGROUND 1 SURFACE) condo provides HUGE value for a low price. Inside this unique layout you will find that this property has been kept in SHOWROOM condition and is MOVE IN READY. This 938 sq ft open concept layout is perfect for the entertainer. The kitchen has all stainless steel appliances, breakfast bar, loads of counter top space, and tons of storage. The large master bedroom hosts a walk in closet and a 4 piece ensuite. The second bedroom is a great size and has a large closet.

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Great condo buying guide for Edmonton

 

Enjoy!

 

Condo Buyers Guide

Should I Buy a Condo? 

As single family home prices have risen, many consumers have been looking to condominiums as an alternative. First time buyers like the lower prices, which makes entry into the real estate ownership market easier. Seniors like the low maintenance aspect and the ability to be in a community catering to their lifestyle. Others like the security advantages that the building provides, especially for those who travel frequently.


Condo Concept

When you purchase a condominium, you purchase and have title to your individual unit in a multi-unit property, and share in the ownership of the land and other common property with all the other unit owners.  The type of common property varies depending on the type of condominium - high rise or townhouse for example - and would include hallways, elevators, heating system, parking structures, landscaped areas, recreation areas etc.

A condominium is a specific form of ownership and does not describe a type of building.

One of the great advantages to owning a condominium is that in most cases, it is owner-occupied and owner run.  Owners ensure their investment is maintained and regard improvements as an investment which increases the value of their individual unit.


Advantages and Disadvantages of Owning a Condo

If a winter holiday is part of your lifestyle, you can leave with your mind at ease, without the worry of a driveway to clear. In the summer the grass will be cut, you won't have any exterior painting projects or fence repairs to look after.

Condo projects are now part of most communities which means being able to stay in the same location where you were a homeowner.  Some condo projects are more successful than others in terms of capital appreciation and length of time to sell. Here are some of the advantages and disadvantages of condo ownership:

Advantages 

 

  • protection from rent increases
  • monthly cost of owning is often less than renting
  • easy financing
  • wide range of property types, prices, locations, sizes and amenities available
  • availability of amenities such as swimming pool, tennis courts, hot tubs, saunas, whirlpools, exercise facilities, health spas, sun decks, community rooms (the cost of which may otherwise not be affordable)
  • you are investing in your own home and build equity
  • appreciation of capital value
  • pride of ownership
  • freedom to make interior changes and enhancements to your unit
  • enhanced security availability and peace of mind when leaving unit unattended
  • maintenance and upkeep is kept down or eliminated
  • security of tenure and permanent occupancy
  • cost is often less than single family home due to efficient use of land and economies of scale
  • very marketable
  • wide range of prices depending on features, luxury and location
  • sense of community due to permanence of residents and resulting social activity
  • developments available geared to a specific lifestyle (restrictions on age, pets, children etc.)
  • participation of owners in operation of development including budgeting, decision making, determination of rules and by-laws.

 

Disadvantages

 

  • some loss of freedom may be experienced due to rules and by-laws e.g. type of pets allowed, right to rent unit etc.
  • due to a larger concentration of people you may experience problems with the "5  p's”, pets, parties, parking, personality and people.
  • money is tied up in equity
  • you may be paying for some amenities you never use
  • boards of directors vary in terms of skill and effectiveness

 

 

Common Element Fees 

As a unit owner you will be responsible for your share of expenses known as common element fees or common expenses. These are set out in the condo declaration. It describes what expenses are to be shared and in what proportion. This can be equal or unequal in cases where they are based on the comparative size of the units.

The exterior and common area maintenance of your condo is covered by your common element fee. The fees are usually paid monthly in accordance with the budgeted expenses. Of course if your condo has more amenities such as a swimming pool, on-site security personnel etc. your fees will reflect the extra services.

 

Reserve Fund 

Reserve or contingency funds are set up by the condominium corporation to cover major or unexpected expenses. The developer of a new condominium usually sets up a fund which is then turned over to the condo corp. The fund becomes an asset of the corporation and each year the unit owners decide on what the level should be. The individual owner does not have any rights to the Reserve Fund.

 

Questions You Should Ask When Buying a Condo

Pricing

 

  • Is the unit competitively priced with others currently on the market?
  • Have you taken into account the amenities offered?
  • What is the resale potential?
  • Have the units appreciated?
  • Are other unit owners in your financial bracket? If higher they may vote for services you can not afford, if lower they may vote down changes you would like to see.

 

 

Condo Security

 

  • Security is a key factor in choosing a condominium. The type of security will vary depending on the type of condo you choose and special care must be taken to ensure it meets your lifestyle requirements. What security features exist or are planned - suite alarms, TV surveillance, controlled access? Here are the factors you should consider or the questions you should get answers to.
  • Doors - Are they solid wood or metal and equipped with dead-bolts and peepholes? Do patio doors have effective locks?
  • Parking - how is access controlled? Electronically?
  • Intercom - is there a good working system?
  • Lighting - is property well lit in all areas - hallways, parking, fire escapes entrances and exits?
  • Balconies - are they accessible from the ground or adjacent units?
  • Mailbox - are numbers different from apartment and parking spaces?
  • Alarms - is there wiring for home security alarms in every unit or suite?
  • If possible check on the condo’s record for break-ins and vandalism by asking local authorities or current residents.

 

Common Elements and Facilities

 

  • What amenities are offered, what are the hours of use, is there a separate cost?
  • What is common element fee and what is included? History of increases?
  • Are there any exclusive use common elements (reserved for one or more unit holders)?

 

Parking and Storage Facilities

 

  • What is included in the purchase? Some parking and storage may be separate and legally defined units you own, others are common property allocated to the owner and subject to reallocation by the Board, others are exclusive use elements designated for the use of a unit, pursuant to provisions in the Declaration.
  • What parking/storage is required and can you rent or buy additional spots/space?
  • Is there visitors parking available?

 

Quality of Construction

 

  • What types of materials were used in construction? Are the facilities in good condition? How old is the building?
  • Find out if the corporation has done a reserve fund study (estimate of the remaining life of the various components, cost of replacement, and contributions needed to ensure funds are available for anticipated repairs and replacements)
  • What is the reputation of the developer?

 

Design and Layout

 

  • Size of suite and rooms - adequate for furniture?
  • What exterior changes can you make?
  • Can you add solarium to balcony?

 

Owner Occupied vs. Tenants

 

  • How many units are owner occupied vs. tenant occupied? Is there a maximum? Are there rental policies and what are they?

 

Management/Appearance

 

  • Is project managed by a professional company, resident manager or self-managed?
  • How well has the building been maintained?
  • Does it fit your personality/lifestyle?

 

Restrictions

Ask your RE/MAX agent for the complete set of building rules and regulations. Are there any restrictions you require/don't want - pets, children, age, number of people per suite, carrying on business in a suite? Most condos have a long list of association rules and regulations by which you'll have to agree to abide if you purchase in the building. These rules may limit the number, type, and weight of pets; how many visitors you can have at any one time; how often - and for how long - you can rent out your unit (if at all); when and how you can reserve common facilities like the party room; when you can have work done in your unit; and, what day you can move.

Expenses

 

  • What will be your monthly operating cost?
  • Have there been any special assessments in the last two years and are any planned?
  • Which utilities are common and which are individually metered?
  • What are the property taxes?
  • What insurance do you need and what is covered by the corporation?

  • Ask to see the past two years worth of condo board meeting minutes, as well as the last two years' of budgets and the current year's projected budget. What are the owners concerns?
  • Are there any large-scale improvement projects planned? How much will they cost and how are they to be funded?
  • Has there been a review of the reserve fund to ensure it is adequate? Is the building fiscally responsible? Are any fees/owners in arrears?

 

New Condominiums

 

  • Check the reputation of the developer with people living in other projects they have done or project you are looking at.
  • What is the cost for set up of a reserve fund (one time up front fee)?
  • What are the landscaping plans?
  • What warranties are being offered - is the project covered by a New Home Warranty Program? What are the terms of this warranty? Contact the organization offering the warranty and find out exactly what is covered and what restrictions are involved. What specific timelines builders must work to and what dispute resolution services are offered? What clout does the warranty organization have with builders in settling a dispute?
  • How many elevators are there and how fast are they?
  • Are units wired for cable TV and telephone at the developers cost?
  • Does the corporation have a proposed operating budget? - If so, obtain a copy.
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  1. Get rid of clutter. Throw out or file stacks of newspapers and magazines. Pack away most of your small decorative items. Store out-of-season clothing to make closets seem roomier. Clean out the garage.

  2. Wash your windows and screens to let more light into the interior.

  3. Keep everything extra clean. Wash fingerprints from light switch plates. Mop and wax floors. Clean the stove and refrigerator. A clean house makes a better first impression and convinces buyers that the home has been well cared for.

  4. Get rid of smells. Clean carpeting and drapes to eliminate cooking odors, smoke, and pet smells. Open the windows.

  5. Put higher wattage bulbs in light sockets to make rooms seem brighter, especially basements and other dark rooms. Replace any burnt-out bulbs.

  6. Make minor repairs that can create a bad impression. Small problems, such as sticky doors, torn screens, cracked caulking, or a dripping faucet, may seem trivial, but they’ll give buyers the impression that the house isn’t well maintained.

  7. Tidy your yard. Cut the grass, rake the leaves, trim the bushes, and edge the walks. Put a pot or two of bright flowers near the entryway.

  8. Patch holes in your driveway and reapply sealant, if applicable.

  9. Clean your gutters.

  10. Polish your front doorknob and door numbers. 



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    Ryan Gillen 


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Edmonton's Monthly Rental Market Report

Edmonton, October 11, 2012: A steady, upward trend continued in September as the average rent in Edmonton was $1203. That's up from August and July.

On top of the major criteria such as location and property type, pet-friendly listings continue to be a hot search item for prospective renters.

Average Rental Price for Edmonton & Area: $1203

LocationSeptember 2012 (Change from previous month)August 2012
Edmonton - North West$1072 (-3%)$1105
Edmonton - North East$1166 (+1.7%)$1147
Edmonton - West$1285 (+2.8%)$1250
Edmonton - Central$1087 (-1.4%)$1102
Edmonton - South West$1365 (+2.4%)$1333
Edmonton - South East$1379 (-1.1%)$1395
Millwoods$1122 (+3.3%)$1086

To view the complete Rental Statistics report, please click here. This report includes detailed statistics for your property type, location, size, and number of bedrooms.

Top Searches Performed by Renters

LocationTop Searches Performed
Apartment/Apartment Style Condo61,829
Edmonton - Central54,262
House41,345
Edmonton - South West39,623
Yes-Pets35,043
Edmonton - North West29,631
Edmonton - South East29,218
Two Bedrooms24,716
Edmonton - West27,343
Edmonton - North East27,201
Rent: $900-$119922,421
Rent: $700-$89922,403

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Edmonton, September 5, 2012: We're heading toward autumn and the Edmonton rental market shows no sign of falling.

In August the average rent in Edmonton was $1192. That's up almost a hundred dollars compared to July.

Averages in all regions of Edmonton are on the rise! South East and South West had the strongest average increases while Central Edmonton was the region which saw the highest interest from renters.

Average Rental Price for Edmonton & Area: $1192

LocationAugust 2012 (Change from previous month)July 2012
Edmonton - North West$1105 (+1.3%)$1091
Edmonton - North East$1147 (+0.6%)$1140
Edmonton - West$1250 (+3.7%)$1205
Edmonton - Central$1102 (+2.3%)$1077
Edmonton - South West$1333 (+3.9%)$1283
Edmonton - South East$1395 (+5.1%)$1327
Millwoods$1086 (+1.8%)$1067

To view the complete Rental Statistics report, please click here. This report includes detailed statistics for your property type, location, size, and number of bedrooms.

Top Searches Performed by Renters

LocationTop Searches Performed
Apartment/Apartment Style Condo84,876
Edmonton - Central74,279
House58,317
Yes-Pets53,731
Edmonton - South West47,505
Edmonton - North West46,234
Edmonton - South East41,899
Two Bedrooms41,212
Edmonton - North East38,259
Edmonton - West36,079
Rent: $900-$119931,442
Rent: $700-$89926,217

View the full report here for all searches made by renters that were looking for a home in the previous month.


Via Rentersonline.com 


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Ryan Gillen 


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8 Ways to Improve Your Credit

Credit scores, along with your overall income and debt, are a big factor in determining if you’ll qualify for a loan and what loan terms you’ll be able to qualify for.

  1. Check for and correct errors in your credit report. Mistakes happen, and you could be paying for someone else’s poor financial management.

  2. Pay down credit card bills. If possible, pay off the entire balance every month. However, transferring credit card debt from one card to another could lower your score.

  3. Don’t charge your credit cards to the maximum limit.

  4. Wait 12 months after credit difficulties to apply for a mortgage. You’re penalized less for problems after a year.

  5. Don’t purchase big-ticket items for your new home on credit cards until after the loan is approved. The amounts will add to your debt.

  6. Don’t open new credit card accounts before applying for a mortgage. Having too much available credit can lower your score.

  7. Shop for mortgage rates all at once. Too many credit applications can lower your score, but multiple inquiries from the same type of lender are counted as one inquiry if submitted over a short period of time.

  8. Avoid finance companies. Even if you pay the loan on time, the interest is high and it will probably be considered a sign of poor credit management. 



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    Ryan Gillen

     

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Edmonton's Monthly Rental Market Report

Edmonton, August 7, 2012: It's mid-summer and the back-to-school rental market is strong. Edmonton experiencde solid average increases in many areas through July with minimal decreases in only a couple regions. 

Average rent in Edmonton through July was $1159. That is up approximately fifty dollars as compared to the spring time average. 

Central and South West Edmonton dominated with over 40% of the rental searches being done in those two regions. Apartment searches had a commanding lead over House searches in July, with a difference of 14% between the two.

Average Rental Price for Edmonton & Area: $1107

LocationJuly 2012 (Change from previous month)June 2012
Edmonton - North West$1091 (+3.8%)$1051
Edmonton - North East$1140 (+0.3%)$1137
Edmonton - West$1205 (-0.5%)$1211
Edmonton - Central$1077 (+4%)$1036
Edmonton - South East$1327 (+4.7%)$1267
Millwoods$1067 (+1.6%)$1050

To view the complete Rental Statistics report, please click here. This report includes detailed statistics for your property type, location, size, and number of bedrooms.

Top Searches Performed by Renters

LocationTop Searches Performed
Edmonton - Central84,679
Apartment/Apartment Style Condo91,933
House65,450
Edmonton - South West61,741
Yes-Pets54,165
Edmonton - North West47,284
Edmonton - South East47,025
Edmonton - North East38,041
Edmonton - West35,168
Two Bedrooms37,526
Rent: $900-$119931,810
Rent: $700-$89931,607

View the full report here for all searches made by renters that were looking for a home in the previous month.



*via www.rentersonline.com


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Ryan Gillen


www.ryangillen.com


7807008355

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Increase your chances of getting your dream house instead of losing it to another buyer, with these easy steps.

  1. Get prequalified for a mortgage. You’ll be able to make a firm commitment to buy and make your offer more desirable to the seller.

  2. Stay in close touch with your real estate sales associate to find out first about new listings that come on the market. And be ready to go see a house as soon as it goes on the market.

  3. Scout out new listings yourself. Look at Internet sites, newspaper ads, and drive by the neighborhood frequently. Maybe you’ll see a brand-new “for sale” sign before anyone else.

  4. Be ready to make a decision. Spend lots of time in advance deciding what you must have so you won’t be unsure when you have the chance to make an offer.

  5. Bid competitively. You may not want to start out offering the absolute highest price you can afford, but don’t try to go too low to get a deal. In a tight market, you’ll lose out.

  6. Keep contingencies to a minimum. Restrictions such as needing to sell your home before you move or wanting to delay the closing until a certain date can make your offer unappealing. In a tight market, you’ll probably be able to sell your house rapidly. Or talk to your lender about getting a bridge loan to cover both mortgages for a short period.

  7. Don’t get caught in a buying frenzy. Just because there’s competition doesn’t mean you should just buy anything. And even though you want to make your offer attractive, don’t neglect inspections that help ensure that your house is sound. 



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    Ryan Gillen


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Check out this university condo in the Waters Edge. Foreclosure price of $209,900. View Details below.
 
 
 
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This Executive style 2 bedroom loft comes with 10' ceilings, HUGE windows from one end of the condo wrapping around to the other end from floor to ceiling, tiled entry, sculptured plaster ceilings with perimeter coves and steps, cherry and birch hardwood floors, granite and corian countertops and maple kitchen with stainless steel appliances, MASSIVE master bedroom with jacuzzi ensuite and 2 walk-in closets.  One of the most luxurious condos in the city.
 
Check it out here!!!
 
 
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This bunglow in Sherbrooke is just waiting for an investor to update and relist. Take a look for yourself.
 
 
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A new project making some buzz in Edmonton is the Glenora Skyline.
 
I recently visted the show suite at Glenora Skyline and It was nothing short of Impressive. Finished were top of the line, features were unseen in the current high end condo market in Edmonton. This will be a milestone for high end properties in Edmonton. Feel free to give me a call if you would like to book a private book to view the show suite that has been recently opened.
 
Price Range: $350,875 to $1,943,325
 
 
 
 
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Ryan Gillen
 
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This week we have a pre foreclosure property for sale in Balwin. This 2 story has over 1400 sq ft and is ready for a fresh update. Take a look at the property below.
 
 
 
 
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Ryan Gillen
 
7807008355
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Edmonton's Monthly Rental Market Report 

 
 
Edmonton, January 26, 2012: Historically, December is a slow month for rental activity. This year was no exception as there were fewer listings available for renters to choose from compared to the previous months. As expected, there were less renters in the market searching for homes during this time, but demand picked up again shortly after Christmas.

Average rent in Edmonton through December was $1110. As compared to the previous month, the City of Champions saw only slight changes to the average rent across the region.

Demand for housing in Central and Southwest Edmonton was strong in December, with many focusing their sights on an apartment and only slightly fewer aiming for a house.

Average Rental Price for Edmonton & Area: $1110

Location December 2011 (Change from previous month) November 2011
Edmonton - North West $1050 (-1.9%) $1070
Edmonton - North East $1087 (+0.7%) $1079
Edmonton - West $1155 (+0.3%) $1152
Edmonton - Central $1015 (-0.8%) $1023
Edmonton - South West $1222 (-2.7%) $1256
Edmonton - South East $1246 (-2%) $1271
Millwoods $1095 (-5.4%) $1158

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Ryan Gillen
 
780-700-8355
 
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Check out this latest foreclosure in High Park listed at $245,900. This is a large 1.5 story with over 1500 sq ft and a double garge. Take a look for yourself here:
 
 
 
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Ryan Gillen
 
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This weeks foreclosure is ready for that savvy investor with an act for design. This little character house is ready to be moderly upgraded and re sold for profit. Take a look for your self.
 
 
 
 
 
Thanks,
 
Ryan Gillen
 
780-700-8355
 
 
 
 
 
 
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WEST EDMONTON:
ZONE 10      Crestwood, Parkview, Valleyview, Laurier Heights
ZONE 11      Glenora
ZONE 22      Emwood, Glenwood, Jasper Park, Lynwood, Meadowlark Park, Oleskiw, Patricia Heights, Quesnell Heights, Rio Terrace
ZONE20  Aldergrove, Belmead, Callingwood, Dechene, Donsdale, Gariepy, Hawthorne Hill, Jamieson Place, La Perle, Lymburn, Ormsby Place, River Valley Ctry, Sherwood, Summerlea, Terra Losa, Thorncliffe, Vistula, Westridge
ZONE 58      Breckenridge, Greens, Glastenbury. The Hamptons, Normandeau Gardens, Potter Greens. Lewis Estates, Triple A Acres
CENTRAL EDMONTON
ZONE 5      Alberta Avenue, Delton, Eastwood, Elmwood Park, Park Dale
ZONE 08    Central McDougall, Edmonton Municipal, Prince Rupert, Queen Mary Park, Spruce Avenue, Westwood, Yellowhead Corridor
ZONE 12    Downtown Edmonton, Oliver, Rossdale
ZONE 13    Boyle Street, McCauley, Riverdale
NORTHWEST EDMONTON:
ZONE 1   Athlone, Calder, Kensington, Lauderdale, Rosslyn, Wellington
ZONE 4    Dovercourt, Hagman Est Ind, Prince Charles, Sherbrooks
ZONE 07  Inglewood, North Glenora, Westmount, Woodcroft
ZONE 21   Britannia/Youngstown, Canora, Grovenor, High Park/Edm, Jasper Place, Mayfield, McQueen
ZONE 27   Baranow, Batyrn, Beaumaris, Caenarvon, Canossa, Carlisle, Carlton, Chambery, Cumberland, Dunluse, Elisnore, Hudson, Lorelei, Oxford, Palisades, Pembina, Rapperswill, Rural North West
ZONE 59   Rural West Big Lake, Westview Village, Mobile Park, Winterburn Ind East
ZONE 40
ST. ALBERT
ZONE 24
NORTHEAST EDMONTON:
ZONE 2 - Evansdale, Northmount, Glengarry, Kilkenny, Kildare, Delwood, McLeod, York, Cassleman, Miller, Balwin, Belvedere, Killarney, Elmwood Park, and Delton.
 ZONE 3 - North Swale, Matt Berry, Hollick Kenyon, and Brintnell.
 ZONE 6 - Newton and Montrose.
 ZONE 09 - Highlands, Edmonton Northlands, Virginia Park, and Cromdale.
 ZONE 23 -  Bergman, Abbotsfield, Beacon Heights, Beverly Heights, and Rundle Heights.
ZONE 28 - Ozerna, Mayliewan, Belle Rive, Eaux Claire, Schonsee, Klarvatten, Lago Lindo, Crystallina Nera, and Joviz.
 ZONE 35 - Kirkness, Fraser, Hairsine, Clareview Campus, Bannerman, Sifton Park, Belmont, Kernohan, Homesteader, Overlanders, and Canon Ridge.
ZONE 43 - Clover Bar Area, and East Edmonton.
 ZONE 50
 ZONE 51
SOUTHWEST EDMONTON:
ZONE 14   Brander Gardens, Brookside, Buylea Heights, Carter Crest, Falconer Heights, Haddow, Henderson Estates, Hodgson, Leger, Ogilvie Ridge,
ZONE 15  Allendale, Belgravia, Empire Park, Garneau, Grandview Heights, Landsdowne, Lendrum Place, Malmo Plains, McKernan, Park Allen, Pleasant View, Queen Alexandra, Strathcona, Windsor Park
ZONE 16 - Aspen Gardens, Royal Gardens, Rideau Park, Duggan, Greenfield, Westbrook Estate, Sweet Grass, Blue Quill, Blue Quill Estates, Steinhauer, Ermineskin, Skyrattler, Keheewin, Twin Brooks, and Bearspaw.
ZONE 55 - Blackburne, MacEwan, and Richford.
ZONE 56 - Windermere Estates.
ZONE 57 - Woodbend Estates.
SOUTHEAST
ZONE 17  Argyll, Avonmore, Hazeldean, King Edward Park, Ritchie,
ZONE 18   Bonnie Doon, Cloverdale, Holyrood, Idlwylde, Kenilworth, Ottwell, Strathearn
ZONE 19   Capilano, Forest AHeights, Fulton Place, Gold Bar, Terrace Heights, Millwoods
ZONE 29  Bisset, Crawford Plains, Daly Grove, Ekota, Greenview, Hillview, Jackson Heigths, Kameyosek, Kiniski Gardens, Lee Ridge, Menisa, Mayokumin, Meyonohk, Michaels Park, Millwoods Park, Minchau, Pollard Meadows, Richfield, Sakaw, Satoo, Tawa, Tipaskan, Tweddle Place, Weinlos
ZONE 30  Larkspur, The Meadows, Silver Berry, Wildrose
ZONE 41
ZONE 42
ZONE 53
ZONE 54
SHERWOOD PARK
ZONE 25
SPRUCE GROVE and STONY PLAIN
ZONE 91 Spruce Grove
ZONE 91 Stony Plain
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HOW TO FIND FORECLOSURES.
 
I get emails often on how to find foreclosures. The most efficient and easiest way to find foreclosures is to have your realtor set you up on auto property notification via email. They can set your account up with specific criteria that will allow you to only receive foreclosures. You can take that a step further and ask your realtor to only send estate sales, judicial sales, corporate relocations sales... ect. The amount of criteria is quite extensive so be sure to be specific when asking your realtor to email you via auto property notification.
 
If you have any questions or would like to be set up on auto property notification feel free to contact me via email or give me a call on my cell.
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Ryan
780-700-8355
 
 
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I love this little house, not only for the price but for the options to upgrade and build some sweat equity. Flip it or generate a revenue stream via leasing it out.Comparables in the area have gone for almost $20-30k higher. So there is definitely opportunity here for the right person.
 
Feel free to call or email me at anytime with questions you may have.
Thanks,

Ryan
 
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WEST EDMONTON:
ZONE 10      Crestwood, Parkview, Valleyview, Laurier Heights
ZONE 11      Glenora
ZONE 22      Emwood, Glenwood, Jasper Park, Lynwood, Meadowlark Park, Oleskiw, Patricia Heights, Quesnell Heights, Rio Terrace
ZONE20  Aldergrove, Belmead, Callingwood, Dechene, Donsdale, Gariepy, Hawthorne Hill, Jamieson Place, La Perle, Lymburn, Ormsby Place, River Valley Ctry, Sherwood, Summerlea, Terra Losa, Thorncliffe, Vistula, Westridge
ZONE 58      Breckenridge, Greens, Glastenbury. The Hamptons, Normandeau Gardens, Potter Greens. Lewis Estates, Triple A Acres
CENTRAL EDMONTON
ZONE 5      Alberta Avenue, Delton, Eastwood, Elmwood Park, Park Dale
ZONE 08    Central McDougall, Edmonton Municipal, Prince Rupert, Queen Mary Park, Spruce Avenue, Westwood, Yellowhead Corridor
ZONE 12    Downtown Edmonton, Oliver, Rossdale
ZONE 13    Boyle Street, McCauley, Riverdale
NORTHWEST EDMONTON:
ZONE 1   Athlone, Calder, Kensington, Lauderdale, Rosslyn, Wellington
ZONE 4    Dovercourt, Hagman Est Ind, Prince Charles, Sherbrooks
ZONE 07  Inglewood, North Glenora, Westmount, Woodcroft
ZONE 21   Britannia/Youngstown, Canora, Grovenor, High Park/Edm, Jasper Place, Mayfield, McQueen
ZONE 27   Baranow, Batyrn, Beaumaris, Caenarvon, Canossa, Carlisle, Carlton, Chambery, Cumberland, Dunluse, Elisnore, Hudson, Lorelei, Oxford, Palisades, Pembina, Rapperswill, Rural North West
ZONE 59   Rural West Big Lake, Westview Village, Mobile Park, Winterburn Ind East
ZONE 40
ST. ALBERT
ZONE 24
NORTHEAST EDMONTON:
ZONE 2 - Evansdale, Northmount, Glengarry, Kilkenny, Kildare, Delwood, McLeod, York, Cassleman, Miller, Balwin, Belvedere, Killarney, Elmwood Park, and Delton.
 ZONE 3 - North Swale, Matt Berry, Hollick Kenyon, and Brintnell.
 ZONE 6 - Newton and Montrose.
 ZONE 09 - Highlands, Edmonton Northlands, Virginia Park, and Cromdale.
 ZONE 23 -  Bergman, Abbotsfield, Beacon Heights, Beverly Heights, and Rundle Heights.
ZONE 28 - Ozerna, Mayliewan, Belle Rive, Eaux Claire, Schonsee, Klarvatten, Lago Lindo, Crystallina Nera, and Joviz.
 ZONE 35 - Kirkness, Fraser, Hairsine, Clareview Campus, Bannerman, Sifton Park, Belmont, Kernohan, Homesteader, Overlanders, and Canon Ridge.
ZONE 43 - Clover Bar Area, and East Edmonton.
 ZONE 50
 ZONE 51
SOUTHWEST EDMONTON:
ZONE 14   Brander Gardens, Brookside, Buylea Heights, Carter Crest, Falconer Heights, Haddow, Henderson Estates, Hodgson, Leger, Ogilvie Ridge,
ZONE 15  Allendale, Belgravia, Empire Park, Garneau, Grandview Heights, Landsdowne, Lendrum Place, Malmo Plains, McKernan, Park Allen, Pleasant View, Queen Alexandra, Strathcona, Windsor Park
ZONE 16 - Aspen Gardens, Royal Gardens, Rideau Park, Duggan, Greenfield, Westbrook Estate, Sweet Grass, Blue Quill, Blue Quill Estates, Steinhauer, Ermineskin, Skyrattler, Keheewin, Twin Brooks, and Bearspaw.
ZONE 55 - Blackburne, MacEwan, and Richford.
ZONE 56 - Windermere Estates.
ZONE 57 - Woodbend Estates.
SOUTHEAST
ZONE 17  Argyll, Avonmore, Hazeldean, King Edward Park, Ritchie,
ZONE 18   Bonnie Doon, Cloverdale, Holyrood, Idlwylde, Kenilworth, Ottwell, Strathearn
ZONE 19   Capilano, Forest AHeights, Fulton Place, Gold Bar, Terrace Heights, Millwoods
ZONE 29  Bisset, Crawford Plains, Daly Grove, Ekota, Greenview, Hillview, Jackson Heigths, Kameyosek, Kiniski Gardens, Lee Ridge, Menisa, Mayokumin, Meyonohk, Michaels Park, Millwoods Park, Minchau, Pollard Meadows, Richfield, Sakaw, Satoo, Tawa, Tipaskan, Tweddle Place, Weinlos
ZONE 30  Larkspur, The Meadows, Silver Berry, Wildrose
ZONE 41
ZONE 42
ZONE 53
ZONE 54
SHERWOOD PARK
ZONE 25
SPRUCE GROVE and STONY PLAIN
ZONE 91 Spruce Grove
ZONE 91 Stony Plain
 
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Here are all the communities in each real estate zone. This can help you narrow down your search with your Realtor.
 
WEST EDMONTON:

ZONE 10      Crestwood, Parkview, Valleyview, Laurier Heights
ZONE 11      Glenora
ZONE 22      Emwood, Glenwood, Jasper Park, Lynwood, Meadowlark Park, Oleskiw, Patricia Heights, Quesnell Heights, Rio Terrace
ZONE20  Aldergrove, Belmead, Callingwood, Dechene, Donsdale, Gariepy, Hawthorne Hill, Jamieson Place, La Perle, Lymburn, Ormsby Place, River Valley Ctry, Sherwood, Summerlea, Terra Losa, Thorncliffe, Vistula, Westridge
ZONE 58      Breckenridge, Greens, Glastenbury. The Hamptons, Normandeau Gardens, Potter Greens. Lewis Estates, Triple A Acres
 
CENTRAL EDMONTON
ZONE 5      Alberta Avenue, Delton, Eastwood, Elmwood Park, Park Dale
ZONE 08    Central McDougall, Edmonton Municipal, Prince Rupert, Queen Mary Park, Spruce Avenue, Westwood, Yellowhead Corridor
ZONE 12    Downtown Edmonton, Oliver, Rossdale
ZONE 13    Boyle Street, McCauley, Riverdale
 
NORTHWEST EDMONTON:
ZONE 1   Athlone, Calder, Kensington, Lauderdale, Rosslyn, Wellington
ZONE 4    Dovercourt, Hagman Est Ind, Prince Charles, Sherbrooks
ZONE 07  Inglewood, North Glenora, Westmount, Woodcroft
ZONE 21   Britannia/Youngstown, Canora, Grovenor, High Park/Edm, Jasper Place, Mayfield, McQueen
ZONE 27   Baranow, Batyrn, Beaumaris, Caenarvon, Canossa, Carlisle, Carlton, Chambery, Cumberland, Dunluse, Elisnore, Hudson, Lorelei, Oxford, Palisades, Pembina, Rapperswill, Rural
 
North West
ZONE 59   Rural West Big Lake, Westview Village, Mobile Park, Winterburn Ind East
ZONE 40
ST. ALBERT
ZONE 24
 
NORTHEAST EDMONTON:
ZONE 2 - Evansdale, Northmount, Glengarry, Kilkenny, Kildare, Delwood, McLeod, York, Cassleman, Miller, Balwin, Belvedere, Killarney, Elmwood Park, and Delton.
 ZONE 3 - North Swale, Matt Berry, Hollick Kenyon, and Brintnell.
 
ZONE 6 - Newton and Montrose.
 
ZONE 09 - Highlands, Edmonton Northlands, Virginia Park, and Cromdale.
 
ZONE 23 -  Bergman, Abbotsfield, Beacon Heights, Beverly Heights, and Rundle Heights.
ZONE 28 - Ozerna, Mayliewan, Belle Rive, Eaux Claire, Schonsee, Klarvatten, Lago Lindo, Crystallina Nera, and Joviz.
 
ZONE 35 - Kirkness, Fraser, Hairsine, Clareview Campus, Bannerman, Sifton Park, Belmont, Kernohan, Homesteader, Overlanders, and Canon Ridge.
ZONE 43 - Clover Bar Area, and East Edmonton.
 
ZONE 50
ZONE 51
 
SOUTHWEST EDMONTON:
ZONE 14   Brander Gardens, Brookside, Buylea Heights, Carter Crest, Falconer Heights, Haddow, Henderson Estates, Hodgson, Leger, Ogilvie Ridge,
ZONE 15  Allendale, Belgravia, Empire Park, Garneau, Grandview Heights, Landsdowne, Lendrum Place, Malmo Plains, McKernan, Park Allen, Pleasant View, Queen Alexandra, Strathcona, Windsor Park
ZONE 16 - Aspen Gardens, Royal Gardens, Rideau Park, Duggan, Greenfield, Westbrook Estate, Sweet Grass, Blue Quill, Blue Quill Estates, Steinhauer, Ermineskin, Skyrattler, Keheewin, Twin Brooks, and Bearspaw.
ZONE 55 - Blackburne, MacEwan, and Richford.
ZONE 56 - Windermere Estates.
ZONE 57 - Woodbend Estates.
 
SOUTHEAST
ZONE 17  Argyll, Avonmore, Hazeldean, King Edward Park, Ritchie,
ZONE 18   Bonnie Doon, Cloverdale, Holyrood, Idlwylde, Kenilworth, Ottwell, Strathearn
ZONE 19   Capilano, Forest AHeights, Fulton Place, Gold Bar, Terrace Heights, Millwoods
ZONE 29  Bisset, Crawford Plains, Daly Grove, Ekota, Greenview, Hillview, Jackson Heigths, Kameyosek, Kiniski Gardens, Lee Ridge, Menisa, Mayokumin, Meyonohk, Michaels Park, Millwoods Park, Minchau, Pollard Meadows, Richfield, Sakaw, Satoo, Tawa, Tipaskan, Tweddle Place, Weinlos
ZONE 30  Larkspur, The Meadows, Silver Berry, Wildrose
ZONE 41
ZONE 42
ZONE 53
ZONE 54
 
SHERWOOD PARK
ZONE 25
 
SPRUCE GROVE and STONY PLAIN
ZONE 91 Spruce Grove
ZONE 91 Stony Plain
 
 
Thanks,
 
Ryan Gillen
 
780-700-8355
 
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This weeks foreclosure is in Strathcona in the building of Elements Lofts. Follow the link below to view.
 
 
 
If you have any questions or would like foreclosure listings send direct to your email the second they are listed contact me and ill set it up.
 
Thanks,
 
Ryan Gillen, DipIT
Century 21 Ferrari Realty
2nd Floor -15219 Stony Plain Road
Edmonton, AB T5P 3Y4
Cell: 780-700-8355
Fax: 780-800-0050
http://ryangillen.com/
 
 
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