Year-over-year average prices and sales were up for most types of residential property in the Edmonton Census Metropolitan Area (CMA) in January. Single Family Dwelling (SFD) average prices were down 1.93% from December but up 7.7% when compared to January 2012. Condominium prices were also down (-3.1%) month-over-month but up 1.7% year-over-year. The all-residential price was up year-over-year at $328,525 (up 2.5%). The average price for an SFD was $399,832. An average condo was priced at $216,139, while a duplex/row house was priced at $328,351 on average. The all-residential average price in the Edmonton CMA was $328,525 as compared to $320,482 in January 2012. Additional details here.
The space inside:
We often look around our homes and wonder, "why do we have so much stuff"! I think the main reason, is that we just don't take enough time to put stuff away on a regular basis. Here are some tips from Shell Busey to assist with the de-cluttering your home!
Water damage Prevention:
In and around the home, there are some easy steps you can take to help prevent water damage from occurring.
Regular care and maintenance of any water related sites in the home is the key…check out this blog for more information.
Interest rate reduction or hike?
I came across an interesting article by a Toronto based Mortgage planner and he's of the opinion that mortgage rates will continue to remain low for quite some time. Full details are here
Family day weekend is coming up next week and here are two great and free happenings. The 1st one “Illuminite” is a new kid on the block, having just started last year. Located in a pocket park just behind Sobey's on Jasper Ave and with the cooperation of many area business, this is just ione more example of some of the unique events going on in our city.
The 2nd one is the Dutch inspired “Silverskate” festival at Hawrelak Park and this festiavl is the grand daddy of Edmonto's winter festivals and it is much more of an all day type of event.
Coming up in March will be the 2013 Edmonton Home & Garden show. I will have a limited number of complimentary tickets for this event. If you are interested, just let me know & I'll put you on the list! More details in March's newsletter.
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