Edmonton Real Estate Blog

Sterling Homes Real Estate Blog brings you the latest market news and property listings, as well as tips for buying or selling a home in Edmonton.

January 12, 2023

Getting a mortgage can be difficult for many Canadians, especially those with a low credit score. If you’re in this situation, you may consider having someone co-sign the loan with you, which could potentially make it easier to get approved. In this article, we’ll explore what co-signing is and discuss some of the benefits and considerations that come along with it when obtaining a mortgage in Canada.  Read More

January 5, 2023

A house’s quality is the number one determinant of its long-term value. When one is well built, you find it easier to stay and turn it into a proper home. That’s precisely why Sterling Homes has been an industry leader for the past 70 years. We specialize in building… Read More

January 1, 2023

You’ve been through the home buying process, found your perfect home and now you’re all set to move in. But maybe you know someone else who’s looking for their perfect home too.? If so, now is the ideal time to recommend Sterling Homes!

We’re always running our Refer-A-Friend promotion. If you bought from Sterling and love the quality and design of your new home, why not share the love with a friend? Read More

December 22, 2022

Mortgages are a crucial part of Canadian life, and getting one can be complicated if you don’t know what to expect. One of the many documents you may be required to provide to your lender is an employment letter. But what is a mortgage employment letter, and what information does it contain?

In this article, we’ll take a closer look at mortgage employment letters (also called a letter of employment or a job letter) and explain what they’re used for and how to get one. So if you’re planning on buying a home in Canada, be sure to read this! Read More

December 15, 2022

When looking for a brand-new home, one of the most common questions home buyers have when they begin house hunting is “when is the best time to buy a house?” In this article, we’ll take a look at some of the factors that affect the housing market throughout the year so you can make an informed decision. Read More

December 8, 2022

If you’re in Canada, and you’re looking for a mortgage, you may have heard the term “B lender.” What is a B lender, and what does it mean for your mortgage? In this article, we’ll answer those questions and more. Keep reading to learn everything you need to know about B lenders in Canada! Read More

December 7, 2022

Moving to Canada has been your dream, and while it’s incredibly exciting to finally get your chance, you know that it’s going to be a big process. Getting your permanent residence or citizenship can take some time, and it’s a big drain on your finances. 

When you first move to Canada, you’ll usually end up renting at first. Rental units are affordable and easy to find. This also gives you a chance to feel comfortable in your new surroundings before you spend a lot of money on a house. 

Eventually, though, you’ll want to put down some roots and buy a place that’s a bit more permanent.  Read More

December 1, 2022

Many travellers today are looking for more personalized experiences than they can find at traditional hotels, and Airbnb has become extremely popular as a result. In this article, we’ll cover the basics of Airbnb in Edmonton, from what it is to how much you can make. We’ll also give you some tips on getting started and making it easier to run your Airbnb once it’s set up.

Whether you’re looking to run an Airbnb for extra income or as a full-time business, there are a few things you need to know (and you can make good money by renting out your home to travellers through Airbnb!) So if you’re just curious about Airbnb or ready to dive in, keep reading! Read More

November 28, 2022

You’ve found your perfect home in the right location, navigated the home-buying journey successfully and now all that’s left is the big moving day itself!  To help make your move as smooth as possible, we’ve compiled a handy moving checklist of things to do before, during and after your big day.

With careful planning, organizing and some packing tips (and maybe a little bit of help from friends or professional movers) you’ll be sitting pretty in your new home before you know it. You might even save some money along the way!

So… what exactly do you need to do to get prepared for moving day?  Read More

November 24, 2022

Housing affordability is an important factor that’s on the minds of a lot of home buyers, particularly when market prices are on the rise and the economy is more unpredictable than usual.  But what exactly do we mean by housing affordability and how can it affect you when it comes to buying your dream home? Let’s take a look at some of the key factors. Read More

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