Good morning, dear readers! Today, we embark on a journey through the educational landscape of St. Albert, delving into school ratings and the residential real estate options in close proximity to each institution. Whether you're a prospective homebuyer, a parent, or someone curious about the local community, this guide is designed to provide valuable insights into St. Albert's schools and the neighborhoods that surround them.

Understanding St. Albert's School Ratings

St. Albert is renowned for its commitment to education, boasting a range of schools that cater to diverse learning needs. Let's explore the top-rated schools in the area, along with their respective ratings and community connections.

  1. École Secondaire Sainte Marguerite d'Youville

    • Rating: 9/10
    • Community: Erin Ridge
  2. Lorne Akins Junior High School

    • Rating: 8/10
    • Community: North Ridge
  3. Robert Rundle Elementary School

    • Rating: 7/10
    • Community: Forest Lawn
  4. St. Albert Public Outreach High School

    • Rating: 6/10
    • Community: Grandin
  5. Keenooshayo Elementary School

    • Rating: 8/10
    • Community: Kingswood

Residential Real Estate Near Top Schools

Now, let's explore the residential real estate options adjacent to these distinguished schools.

  1. Erin Ridge

    • A family-friendly neighborhood, Erin Ridge is known for its spacious homes and proximity to École Secondaire Sainte Marguerite d'Youville. Explore cozy single-family houses and well-maintained parks in this charming community.
  2. North Ridge

    • Lorne Akins Junior High School is at the heart of North Ridge. With a mix of housing options, including modern townhouses and single-family homes, this area appeals to those seeking a blend of convenience and comfort.
  3. Forest Lawn

    • Robert Rundle Elementary School anchors the welcoming community of Forest Lawn. Expect a variety of housing styles, from traditional bungalows to contemporary residences, creating a diverse and inclusive atmosphere.
  4. Grandin

    • St. Albert Public Outreach High School is surrounded by the historic community of Grandin. Explore character homes and mature tree-lined streets that exude a sense of heritage and tranquility.
  5. Kingswood

    • Keenooshayo Elementary School finds its home in the family-centric Kingswood neighborhood. Discover spacious properties with expansive yards, making it an ideal setting for growing families.


Navigating St. Albert's school ratings and residential real estate landscape is an exciting venture, and we hope this guide has provided valuable insights. As you explore the educational opportunities and housing options in St. Albert, consider the unique characteristics each community brings to the table. Whether you're drawn to the historic charm of Grandin or the family-friendly ambiance of North Ridge, St. Albert has something to offer for everyone.

For more detailed information and to start your journey into St. Albert's real estate market, feel free to follow the provided links to each school. Happy house hunting!


Discover Your Dream Home: St. Albert Homes for Sale Now Featured on

Introduction: We're excited to unveil our latest addition to – a dedicated page showcasing the finest homes for sale in the picturesque city of St. Albert. Whether you're a first-time buyer, a growing family, or someone looking to upgrade to a new chapter of life, St. Albert has something special to offer. Join us on this journey of exploration as we introduce you to the vibrant real estate landscape of St. Albert!

Why St. Albert? St. Albert isn't just a city; it's a community with a heart and soul. Nestled amidst stunning natural beauty and boasting a rich cultural heritage, St. Albert is a place where families thrive and dreams find a home. From excellent schools to lush parks and a thriving local culture, this city has it all.

Diverse Housing Options: Our new webpage brings you a diverse range of housing options, ensuring there's a perfect fit for every lifestyle. Whether you're drawn to the charm of a single-family home, the convenience of a condo, or the space offered by a townhouse, St. Albert has the ideal home for you.

Neighborhood Gems: Explore the unique neighborhoods that make St. Albert truly special. From the historic charm of Grandin to the family-friendly vibe of Erin Ridge, each area has its own distinct character and amenities. Our webpage is your gateway to discovering the hidden gems that could become your new home.

Featured Listings: Curious about what's on the market? Our featured listings showcase some of the most attractive properties currently available in St. Albert. Stunning visuals and comprehensive details make it easy for you to envision life in your potential new home.

Your Dream Home Awaits: At, we understand that a home is more than just a property; it's a reflection of your dreams and aspirations. Let us guide you through the process of finding your dream home in St. Albert, a city that combines modern living with a warm sense of community.

Connect with Us: Ready to take the next step? Contact us today for more information, to schedule viewings, or to discuss your unique requirements. Our team is dedicated to making your home-buying journey as seamless and enjoyable as possible.

Conclusion: Embark on a journey to find your dream home in St. Albert with Our new webpage is designed to be your one-stop destination for all things real estate in this charming city. Start exploring today and let us help you turn your homeownership dreams into reality.


Silver Sands lake houses for sale

Lakefront homes in Silver Sands, Alberta can be a great option for those looking for a property with beautiful views, access to recreational activities and a sense of tranquility. Silver Sands is a community located on the shore of Pigeon Lake, which is known for its clear waters and sandy beaches, making it a popular destination for water sports and fishing.

When looking for a lakefront home in Silver Sands, there are a few things to consider:

  1. Location: The location of the property can play a big role in the value and desirability of the home. Some lakefront homes may be located on a busy area of the lake while others may be in a more secluded and peaceful spot.

  2. Size and Style: Lakefront homes in Silver Sands come in a variety of sizes and styles. Some homes may be larger and feature multiple bedrooms, while others may be smaller and more cozy. You'll also find a range of architectural styles, including traditional cottages, modern homes and even luxury waterfront properties.

  3. Amenities: Many lakefront homes in Silver Sands come with amenities such as private docks, boat houses, and decks with great views of the lake. Some homes also include additional features such as hot tubs, fireplaces, and large yards, which can make them more desirable to potential buyers.

  4. Price: The price of a lakefront home in Silver Sands can vary greatly depending on the size, location, and amenities of the property. It's essential to research the market and compare prices of similar homes before making a purchase.

It's worth noting that lakefront properties can be expensive, and it's always a good idea to consult with a real estate agent and do your research before making any decisions.


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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
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. 

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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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:



  • 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.




  • 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



  • 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?




  • 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?



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.



  • 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.

  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. 


    Ryan Gillen



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
Edmonton - South West39,623
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


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
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.



Ryan Gillen 



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. 


    Ryan Gillen




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
Edmonton - South West61,741
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.



Ryan Gillen


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