Sterling Homes Edmonton will observe the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. To show our support, all Sterling show homes in Edmonton will be closed on September 30, 2021. The Government of Canada officially designated the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation as a statutory holiday in 2021 to honor… Read More
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.
Homebuyers know that if they’re able to time their purchase correctly, they’ll be able to get a great deal on the home they’ve decided on. But the hard part is figuring out exactly when to make that purchase. This can be especially difficult if you’re planning to buy a home in Canada but aren’t familiar with the process.
If you’ve been holding off on buying your home, it’s time to start shopping! Several market factors are coming together to make now the perfect time to buy your new home in Canada. Let’s take a closer look at some of the reasons why. Read More
When you decide to start building a brand-new home, you’ll soon realize there are a lot of decisions to make – from the community you build in, to the lot location and size, to floor plan layouts, and even right down to the type of cabinets in the kitchen and the style of carpets. It definitely gets overwhelming.
But all of this starts with the most important decision: finding the right builder to work with. Choosing a custom home builder in Edmonton for your home makes all of the other decisions a lot easier, but how do you know if you’ve found the right one? Read More
It’s easy to win! Enter to win by visiting our Kinglet or McConachie showhomes in Edonton before October 31st 2021. Each showhome has a unique QR code that takes you to the giveaway’s submission form. Increase your chances of winning by visiting both showhomes and scanning more QR… Read More
Settling into a new country can be a big challenge, and if you have kids, you have even more to think about. Canada has one of the best school systems in the world, but it may be quite different from what you’re used to. Don’t worry, this guide to schooling in Edmonton is here to help!
We’ve put this article together to help you learn all about schooling in Canada and your options here in Edmonton. Pay attention because where you live will play a role in where your kids go to school. Read More
When you think about buying a brand-new home, it’s common to picture building that home from scratch. It’s a lengthy process, and the time it takes might be what’s keeping you from buying new construction, even though that’s what you really want. Read More
You’re ready to buy a new home in Canada – it’s an exciting time! One major decision to consider is your first Canadian neighbourhood. You have to decide which neighbourhood you want to build in. Read More
You’ve already decided that a brand-new home is the right choice for your family, but now it’s time to think about whether you should build a home to your exact specifications or whether you should buy an existing home – either a quick possession option or a resale.
Buying a home is a big commitment, and you’ll be living in that home for many years to come, so you don’t want to have any regrets about your purchase. Read More
Planning to build your first home in Canada? That’s perfect because it gives you the ability to design everything just the way you like it!
New homes in Canada may be slightly different than what you’re used to. That’s why we’ve put together this list of home features you should definitely think about including in your home’s design. They will make your life easier and help you get the most out of each space. Read More
As you start your new life here in Canada, one of the key things you need is a place to live! You’re going to need to think carefully about what type of home you want to buy. While you may not be ready for the actual purchase yet, knowing what you want will give you a starting point for determining your down payment and mortgage options to make the home affordable. Read More
What are the benefits of 10G Connectivity? How awesome would it be if you could simultaneously stream or download a 4K movie while your spouse is on a video conference call and not experience any interruption to both services? With a 10 Gbps connection, users would be able to experience:… Read More
Getting ready to start shopping for your first home in Canada? Navigating the home buying process can be difficult for anyone, but new Canadians can face more challenges than others. Despite these hardships, it’s definitely worth it! Read More
As you look at your different options for buying a brand-new home, you’ll find you have two major choices: pre-sale homes and quick possession homes. A quick possession home is already built or nearing completion, while a pre-sale home hasn’t been built yet. Read More
An increasing number of families are starting to live in multigenerational households, where older relatives live in the same home as their kids and grandkids. This leads to some unique requirements when it comes to finding a home. Read More
Those who are new to Canada often look at buying their first home here as a way of putting down real roots in the country. Owning your home gives you a sense of permanency that will make you truly feel like you’re part of the country. Read More
As the population of Edmonton continues to expand, homebuilders are looking for ways to get the most out of their communities. In the past, regulations have specified a home must have a definite amount of space on either side – creating awkward side yards that often don’t get a lot of use. Read More
No matter what type of homeowner you are, one of the key factors to enjoying your home is having a relatively easy commute to work. While working from home is becoming more common, most of us still have to head into the office frequently. That’s why it’s so important to build your home in a community that offers a reasonable commute time. Read More
Trying to figure out how to buy a house can also be one of the most confusing or challenging purchases of your life if you don’t understand the process.
But a home is something everyone needs, somewhere to rest and build memories. To enjoy family and friends, to create something that is uniquely yours. Read More
Buying a new home is an important decision, and most people start by focusing on some of the more obvious factors: the building itself, the community it’s in, and so on.
But how much thought is given to choosing the right Realtor® to work with? Read More
Downsizing is the perfect move for those whose kids have flown the coop. You no longer need the space, so why should you have to spend all that time and money maintaining it? The first step in finding the most comfortable home for your retirement years is determining what type of floor plan best suits your needs. There are certain things you’ll need to consider, which we’ve put together for you. Read More
Home Maintenance. Maintenance usually needs to be done on a yearly, monthly, or sometimes daily basis. For instance, with any type of countertop you’ll want to wipe up spills immediately and give them a good cleaning at the end of the day. Your floors should be… Read More
If you’re currently thinking of buying a home, you’re probably wondering if now’s a smart time to do so.
Buying a new home can seem like an overwhelming prospect at first, especially when the real estate market is moving quickly. First-time buyers are often left wondering if they should buy now, if homes will be cheaper in a year’s time, or if they’ve already missed an opportunity. Read More
At Sterling, we know every family’s needs are different, and when you’re buying a home you need to find the perfect floor plan for your unique situation. Whether you’re looking for an affordable starter home, a roomier model for a big family, or a model that will suit a multi-generational family, we have something for everyone. Read More
Looking for a relaxed lifestyle? Convenience? Plenty of space for your family to spread out?
These are the types of things you’ll find when you build your home in Jesperdale, one of Sterling’s newest communities. It’s located in the quiet suburb of Spruce Grove, and we think you’ll find it has a lot to offer your family. Read More
There’s no doubt about it: Alberta is a great place to live. Whether you’re thinking about moving to one of its vibrant cities like Edmonton or Calgary, or whether you prefer the quiet, rural life in one of its smaller towns, there’s a little something for everyone.
But what do you need to know before making this big move? Read More
Through the gathering of unbiased consumer opinions, calculated and vetted by some of North America’s leading market research firms, Consumer Choice Award (CCA) has awarded Sterling Homes as Edmonton & Northern Alberta Area’s BEST Home Builder company in 2021. For over 30 years, Consumer Choice Award has been… Read More
Many families choose to create extra living space in their homes by finishing the basement. It’s a popular option for those who need more space in their current home. Those building a new home can choose to have the basement finished as part of the build, or even turn it into a legal suite.
The big question, of course, is whether or not a finished basement adds value to the home. The short answer? Yes, it does. Let’s break it down a little further to better explain that answer. Read More
You’ve already decided that building your new home is the right choice for your family, but now you need to think carefully about the design of that home. What features do you need to give your family the comfortable lifestyle you’ve been dreaming about? What features could add value to your home in the future? Read More
When you’re downsizing, you know that you’re moving into the house you’ll spend a long time in. That means it’s especially important for you to get everything you’ve ever dreamed about. Read More
From pre-approval to closing day, the entire mortgage process can be a stressful experience, even when everything goes to plan. But while everyone will always do their best to make sure the process goes smoothly, there’s always room for error. Read More
If you’re tired of the hectic lifestyle that comes from living close to a major city, it’s time for you to start thinking about moving elsewhere. Sterling Homes is currently building in the community of Silverstone, located west of Edmonton in Stony Plain. It’s a great choice for families who are looking to put down their roots. Read More
No, really, who are the best home builders in Edmonton?
When building a new home, one of the most important decisions you can make is who you choose to build with. Building a home is a big decision, and one that can cost you a fair bit of time and money, so it’s only natural that you’ll want to find a builder that’s the perfect fit for you. Read More
Here are 11+ Ideas to Try
An important but sometimes-overlooked part of selling your home is the curb appeal. Essentially, this means the way your home looks from the street, but it’s about the first impression that people make of your home. Read More
A home purchase is likely one of the biggest purchases you will make in your lifetime, so we believe homebuyers should take the time to learn about the details of their home buying journey and to perform their due diligence before the big move. To demystify the process, we have provided a rundown of what we think you should consider when buying and what you can expect from the buying process itself, plus tips to make life easier. Read More
A home is more than just four walls and a roof, it’s a place for your family to grow, change and laugh together – all great reasons why it’s extremely important to find the right home for your family. Choosing the right home means you can look forward to bringing your family closer together. Let’s take a look at the ways a new home can help you do that. Read More
If you’re looking for a comfortable and quiet community to put down your roots, you’ll want to take a look at the brand-new community of Le Reve in Beaumont, which is just a few minutes outside of Edmonton, south of Ellerslie. Read More
Whether it’s your first home or you’re looking to move up into something a little roomier, duplexes are an excellent choice for Edmontonians of all ages and lifestyles. Similar to a single-family home, these models are sometimes confused with townhomes (which refers to multiple residences side by side).
A duplex, on the other hand, is one unit with two adjoining residences.
Have you been thinking about a duplex as your next new home? Unsure if this style is right for you? We can help! The following information will help you understand the benefits of duplex living. Read More
When buying a home, one of the most common dilemmas people face is whether to buy a resale or a brand-new home. Naturally, new homes will look more modern and offer a ton of upgraded features, but resale homes can have a lot of character and tend to be a little more affordable. Which is better? Read More
We know that we’re probably more than a little bit biased, but we think Edmonton is absolutely the best city in Canada. With beautiful natural scenery, a thriving downtown area, and comfortable suburban homes, we’re sure you’re going to love it here. Read More
Are you looking for a great community to build your home in? Someplace that’s away from the hustle and bustle of the downtown Edmonton area but still close to all of the amenities you need? Read More
Your family home has served you well. It’s been the site of many Thanksgiving dinners, birthday parties, and summer barbecues. It’s where your kids learned to take their first steps, laughed until they cried, and spent many nights studying for the next big test. It’s been everything you ever hoped your home could be.
But it’s not what you need it to be anymore…
Many couples decide to downsize in their retirement years. If this sounds like an attractive option to you, it’s time to think about how you can make the most of your move. Read More
You’ve made the decision – it is time to buy a home. Maybe you are a first- time buyer looking for an affordable option that fits your lifestyle. Or maybe your family is expanding and you need some more room. Or, maybe the nest is now empty and it’s time to downsize.
Whatever stage of life you are in, no matter if it’s your first home or your fifth, there’s a process to buying a home.
So where do you start? Read More
We’ve designed the homes in our Evolve series to be both attractive and affordable, and there’s perhaps no home that exemplifies this more than our new Assurance model. With 2,263 square feet of living space and the possibility of up to 7(!) bedrooms, the Assurance offers everything your family could want in a home with a starting price that’s well below $500,000. Read More
The price of a home is usually one of the main concerns when it comes to buying. Naturally, those who are looking for a good deal on a brand-new home are going to be seeking out the best deals. You’ll quickly find that builders offer… Read More
Are you considering buying your first home? Congratulations! While this is a hugely exciting time, we understand it can be a challenge to figure out where to go from here. We’re here to help! Our handy guide includes a ton of helpful information to assist you through the first-time home buying process. Armed with this knowledge, you’ll be able to move forward with confidence, knowing your dream home is just around the corner. Read More
Is it time to choose a new home? As your lifestyle evolves, so should your home. Maybe you’ve outgrown your current home and need something bigger. You may need more room for the kids, more storage space or a bigger yard. Or, maybe you’re just looking for a more modern (or smaller) version of what you already have with less maintenance and better amenities.
If any of the above sounds familiar, it’s time to find a new home. Here are a few tips to help you choose the home that’s perfectly suited to your unique life circumstance. Read More
Price per square foot is a well-known measure of a home’s value, but it’s more complicated than it seems at first glance. Does the home with the lowest price per square foot offer the best value? Does a high price per square foot mean that a home is out of your price range? And can you estimate the cost of the home you want by simply multiplying the average price per square foot by the size of the house you want? Read More
You’re planning on putting your home on the market, and of course, you want to sell for as much as possible. But how do you do this without breaking
the bank on extensive renovations? What changes can you make to better influence buyers?
If these questions are weighing on your mind, take a look at the following tips for sprucing up your home below. Most are pretty inexpensive, and some ideas are for those with a slightly larger budget. Read More
Sterling’s latest Evolve line of homes makes owning a brand-new home more affordable than ever. We’ve simplified the design and building process by focusing on building homes on spec using the most popular design options. Read More
Homeownership is one of the smartest investments you’ll ever make. We understand that buying a new home is a big decision and the process can sometimes seem a little overwhelming.
But, in addition to being an investment in your financial future and security, it’s also a huge investment in your happiness. And it’s a decision you can feel good about, take pride in, and be excited for!
Do you think you might be ready for a new home? Read through these nine signs and work through the handy checklist to see if you’re right. Read More
Whether you’re thinking about buying a new-to-you home or building a brand-new home, it’s a good idea to think about where your new home would fall on the 10-minute fire response map. Read More
With the easy availability of credit these days, it’s rare to have to save up a significant amount of money to make a purchase. For most, the one exception to this rule is the down payment on a home. Canadian mortgage rules require you to… Read More
When you build your home, you want a community that’s perfect for your family, and we think that’s what you’ll find in the community of Tonewood. Set in the small(ish) town of Spruce Grove to the west of Edmonton, you’ll get to enjoy the quiet you want while being able to take advantage of the fast-paced lifestyle found in a big city like Edmonton. Read More
Whether you’re thinking about purchasing a brand-new home or buying a resale one – or whether you haven’t decided yet – you’re going to go to a lot of showings. These showings will tell you a lot of things. Read More
Set in the city of Fort Saskatchewan, the up-and-coming Sienna community is a great choice for families looking for lots of space, affordability, and convenience. In fact, we think Sienna has everything you could be looking for in a neighbourhood for your new home, especially if you enjoy a quieter lifestyle. Read More
Are you feeling like your current home just isn’t meeting your needs anymore? Perhaps it’s feeling too small, you want to move closer to work or you’re just feeling like it’s time for a change? Whatever your reasons for wanting to move up to a bigger and better home, we’ve got you covered! Here are a few of the most important things to be aware of as a move-up buyer: Read More
Cost is definitely one of the first things people think about when they’re shopping for a home, but not everyone realizes quite how much nuance there can be to the question “How Much Is My Home Going to Cost?” Read More
When you’re purchasing a home as an investment, your credit score is going to play a huge role in the home buying process, so it’s worth devoting some time to. In this article, we’ll break down everything you absolutely need to know about your credit score so you’ll have an easier time getting started on your investing journey. Read More
If you’ve been looking for a way to get away from the hectic life of the city, the community of Westerra may be just what you need. Located in Stony Plain to the west of Edmonton, this up-and-coming community has just about everything you could want, including convenience and affordability. Read More
When it comes to investing your money, most people tend to think of options like the stock market or high-interest accounts rather than real estate. But buying property can be one of the safest and most profitable long-term investments you can make. Let’s take a look at some of the main benefits of investing in real estate. Read More
Everybody wants to get a good deal on a home, but sometimes a deal can seem too good to be true. And while everything may appear fine on the surface, there can sometimes be problems with a resale home that are not immediately apparent, or might seem minor at first but can cause big problems in the long-term. Read More
Wouldn’t it be nice if you could make money using someone else’s money?
You can! That’s what happens when you take out a mortgage to purchase an investment property. Sure, you need to put some of your own money down for the down payment, but the bulk of your purchase is borrowed. You can then use the income you earn from tenants to pay down the principal balance and build up your equity. Read More
Many people love watching TV shows that feature a full home renovation being completed in just 30 minutes. These shows make it look so easy, it’s tempting to think you could do the same for any cheap home you find on the market. The reality, though, is quite different. Read More
When you’re choosing a community to build your family’s home, you want a place where you can feel comfortable. You want a place where the kids can play with friends; where the family can safely go on a walk or bike ride after dinner; where the schools are great; and where you can truly put down your roots for good. Read More
There are many different types of investment properties that appeal to new and experienced investors alike. We’ve already talked about a few of them here on this blog. Today we’re going to talk about the popular duplex style. Read More
You’ve already achieved your dream of homeownership, and now you’re starting to think about a second home now. Maybe it’s a nice vacation home so that your family can spend the summers relaxing by the beach or the winters hitting the slopes. Maybe you’re looking for a new place to live but realize that your current place is the perfect rental unit. Read More
Buying a new home naturally comes with a lot of decisions to be made…
What community do you want to live in?
What style of home suits you best?
What kind of budget do you have?
But there is one additional item on the list that many homeowners consider for both buying and selling… Read More
As you’re shopping for your brand new home and considering all your options, you’re likely keeping an eye on your budget as well. You know what kind of home you want, and you’re in search of the perfect fit for all of your needs and wants. Read More
Not every home buyer’s needs are the same, and so neither should every home be. Having a choice when selecting your perfect home empowers you to make the right decision for your needs, your wishes, and your budget. Read More
When you hear about investing in rental properties, images of apartment complexes naturally come to mind. That’s likely the type of place you rented when you first moved out of your parent’s home. Read More
Edmonton is a city on the way up, and with some of the best neighbourhoods in Alberta, it could be on the way to becoming Canada’s next great city!
Whether you’re new to the area or have lived here your whole life, you want your family to put down its roots in a great community perfectly suited to your needs. Let’s take a look at some of Edmonton’s most popular neighbourhoods and find out why they make Edmonton such a great place to live. Read More
There are two primary types of real estate investors: those who buy homes for a good price, make necessary updates or repairs, and “flip” them by selling them for more money just a few months after the initial purchase; and those who buy the property and hold it for a long time, earning their money through rental income. Read More
Townhomes are a great investment property for new investors and seasoned professionals alike. With their affordable pricing, it’s easy to get into the investment game and start building your real estate empire.
Learn more about what makes this home-style unique and such a great choice. Read More
The southwest part of Edmonton — particularly the Heritage Valley area — has been popular for such a long time that it’s hard to believe that you could find land to build a new home there. However, that’s exactly what you get when you build your home in the community of Desrochers. Read More
In recent years, more and more people have been turning to investment properties as a way of making some extra income or paying off their mortgages faster. Some are taking it even further and making their investment properties their primary source of income. It’s certainly an attractive prospect – with the right property manager you can earn entirely passive income, or only be as involved as you want to be. What’s more, if you buy a new construction home you won’t have to worry about things breaking down, and you’ll be able to get the highest prices for the rental units. Read More
With its convenient location on the northwest side of Edmonton, just outside the Anthony Henday perimeter, Secord Heights is one of the best up-and-coming neighbourhoods in the city. If you’ve been struggling to find the right community for your family, you’ll find that Secord Heights offers the perfect blend of convenience, affordability, and luxury that you’ve always dreamed about. Read More
Whether you’re buying your first investment property or your tenth, it’s smart to consider the types of homes available. We think that laned homes are one of the best choices out there. Homes like this are an easy investment because they come with a low cost and a high rental rate. Even if you’ve preferred investing in other types of homes, now’s the time to give laned homes a closer look. Read More
As you get ready to buy your home, you’ll likely start to hear about various additional costs that you’ll have to pay as part of your mortgage, such as mortgage insurance. Read More
Every family wants to live in a community that has everything they need, including things like the right home styles, nearby amenities, and beautiful surroundings. If you’re wanting to build a new home in Edmonton, McConachie Heights is a great community to consider. Read More
Set in central Alberta near the North Saskatchewan River, Edmonton is a thriving city and is also the capital of Alberta. It has a lively atmosphere that makes it the perfect place for all kinds of people, from young professionals getting their start in life, to retired couples looking to relax and make the most out of their golden years. Read More
Perhaps the biggest advantage of buying a new build home is the feeling of security that comes from knowing things won’t break down – and it will most likely be covered by your home warranty in the unlikely event that they do. However, you’ll still want to be proactive when it comes to maintaining your home. While you won’t have much to worry about when it comes to maintenance in your new home, you should still do the following things to keep your home in top condition. Read More
Real estate investing is generally depicted as a safe investment with a convenient process that is beneficial to all. This is often misconstrued by investors who begin to think that the entire process is ridiculously simple and profitable. More people are jumping into the market without realizing what they are doing. People tend to take a gamble and then end up getting in over their heads. Read More
Property is a physical asset that will always be worth something. However, since it requires a larger amount of capital to get started, it is essential to consider how safe this investment is. People are usually more cautious before making such investments and rightly so. Smart investors need to understand all the risks before they make such decisions. Read More
Real estate is always known as a safe bet for investors. This is because it has some tangible value that you can see with your own eyes. It is something that everyone needs and is a great option to earn some passive income without much hassle. However, tempting it might sound, before you decide to invest your money in real estate, there are specific considerations that you must make before you invest a considerable chunk of your money. Read More
Real estate investment is an excellent opportunity for people to gain financial freedom. There are no limits on how much profit you can earn from this business. Beginners, as well as expert real estate investors, have the capability of building wealth and securing their financial futures. However, the business can become overly complicated, and there are certain basic principles that everyone must know to build a strong foundation for their investment activities. Read More
When you’re choosing where to build your home, you want a community that has it all: the convenience of nearby shopping; green spaces to help you feel connected to nature; and great schools for your kids. There are a lot of communities that might fit the bill, but we think it’s time for you to consider Aster. Read More
Purchasing a rental property is one of the biggest milestones of your life, and it is no easy feat to accomplish. It can often feel overwhelming, especially if you are a real-estate novice.
However, don’t break a sweat just yet. Here is a comprehensive guideline on everything you need to know before making a real-estate asset purchase. Read More
Real estate can be a big investment and is seldom done without a full panel of researchers and advisors. If you are interested in venturing into the illustrious world of property asset management, you need to first build a formidable real estate investing team.
Key members you need to have on your real estate investing team are: Read More
Are you looking for a property that is safe to invest and yields stable returns? Are you worried you might not be able to afford properties in metropolitan giants such as Montreal or Toronto?
If you answered yes to either of these questions, then Edmonton could be the solution!
Home to the magnificent River Valley, Edmonton is the capital city of the province, Alberta. With a population of about a million, Edmonton is often referred to as the “City of Festivals” because it hosts numerous festivals on various themes all year round. Read More
Real estate is one of the main streams of income for many of the wealthiest in the world. To understand the importance of credit scores when seeking a mortgage, we first need to understand what the phrase “credit score” actually means. Read More
Income properties are all the rage these days, and it’s easy to see why. Mortgage rates are low and the demand for high-quality properties is high, so if you have a nice place to rent out, you can easily supplement… Read More
When you start to think about downsizing, there’s a lot to consider. However, few things are as important as choosing the right home style and floor plan. This is the foundation of how your home feels and functions, and without the right floor plan, your home is never going to feel ‘right’ for you.
You’re going to want to consider your options carefully, so where should you start? Here are a few home styles that offer great floor plans for those looking to downsize. Read More
Before you can commit to building your home, you need to find the perfect community. If you haven’t found it yet, then you’re going to want to give our newest neighbourhood, Kinglet a chance. It’s an absolutely gorgeous setting that’s perfect for those who want to be close to nature without having to sacrifice all of the amenities you’ll find in urban areas. Read More
The Home Buyers’ Plan was created by the government to help Canadians get over the big hurdle of saving up a down payment for their home. It allows qualified individuals to borrow up to $35,000 from their registered retirement savings plans (RRSPs) to use toward the down payment. The money needs to be repaid within 15 years to avoid having it count as taxable income. Read More
No, Home Builders do not typically build fences for homeowners. Read More
A sump pump’s purpose is to remove water that has accumulated from flooding your house, from sources such as rain, melting snow, or groundwater in areas which have a high water table. Unfortunately, sump pumps run the risk of failing, due to many reasons. Read More
Sterling’s newest Evolve series makes it easier than ever for your family to move into the home you’ve been dreaming about. By streamlining the building process, we’ve made our homes more affordable, and we’ve shortened the building timeline. Read More
When it comes to real estate investing, more and more people are choosing to invest in brand-new homes to try and attract tenants. As well as being more desirable to renters, new construction homes also save you money as they need fewer repairs and are all covered by the Alberta New Home Warranty by default. Here are the top home models for real estate investors. Read More
The COVID-19 crisis has impacted almost every area of our lives, and there’s no way to tell for certain what the lasting effects will be. Naturally, the uncertainty of the future creates a lot of worry in our lives, including the housing market and what we should prepare for. Read More
The 3 Different Types of Property Ownership in Alberta Include: Sole owner – one person or company owns the land Joint Tenancy or Joint Tenants – if one owner passes away, their share goes to the remaining owner(s) Tenancy In Common or Tenants in Common – if one owner passes… Read More
For rear detached garage home products (Laned Homes), we do not allow any changes to be made. For our laned home Evolve product, Sterling provides customers the opportunity to select the interior colour chart, depending on where the home has arrived in it’s construction. Read More
There’s been a lot of excitement about our newest Evolve line of homes, and for good reason. These homes offer many of the things that home buyers are looking for in a brand-new home without the inconveniences that might tear them away. Read More
The interest rate on your mortgage has a big effect on your monthly payment. Naturally, you want to get the lowest rate possible. Since it can take some time to finalize the sale of the home – especially when you’re building a home instead of buying a resale home – it’s normal to worry about what rate you’ll end up with. Will interest rates go up while you’re shopping? If so, will you still be able to afford the home that you want? Read More
Early last year, as the world woke up to the COVID-19 outbreak, its negative consequences were felt across the globe. To cope with the far-reaching effects of the raging pandemic, several organizations and businesses, big and small, implemented changes to reduce the colossal loss to human life as well… Read More
There’s a lot to think about when it comes to buying a new home, but one of the first things you’ll need to figure out is the down payment. You’ll need to come up with this before the home-buying process can begin. Read More
Trying to predict the future of the housing market is never an exact science, and that’s especially true for 2020. Back at the beginning of the year, nobody could have foreseen the arrival of COVID-19 and the huge effect it had (and continues to have) on our economy. Read More
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed life as we know it. Most of us are hunkering down in our homes in an effort to stop the spread of the virus. Read More
Landlords can earn a significant income from rental properties. However, the job also entails many responsibilities and expenses, such as secure insurances, and pay property taxes as well. The Canada Revenue Agency has allowed several deductible expenses that are generally associated with the rental business. It can significantly help landlords in managing their personal tax situations. This article will take you through some tax deductions that are eligible for rental properties that every landlord should know. Read More
The COVID-19 crisis has changed so much of everyday life that it’s hard to believe some things are carrying on as normal. You’re concerned about everything going on in the world around you, but the bills still need to be paid. Read More
If you’re thinking of building a new home, one of the main things that gives you pause is probably knowing that it will take some time to finish, and you don’t want to feel uncertain about when you’ll be able to move in. Understanding the home-building process can help you to get a better sense of when your new home could be ready, and while there are definitely a lot of factors involved, we think that the following information can help relieve some of those concerns. Read More
Paying monthly mortgage might be a tough task for many individuals. With the prices of real estate, there are instances where people are unable to qualify for mortgage payments, and they are left deprived of buying their dream house. Read More
Real estate investment requires active and professional management to make it more lucrative. After all, your property is a valuable asset and needs to be protected. Therefore, finding the right property manager who is responsible and transparent is essential. Read More
Real estate investing can be an easy way to earn some passive income. However, there are many aspects of the real estate business that you must consider before diving into the real estate investor role.
The amount of time you have to dedicate to your properties are dependent on several factors. Read More
Real estate is a long-term game. Investing in real estate can prove to be very lucrative if you follow smart principles while financing your investment property. Read More
Life as we once knew it has completely changed and businesses have needed to make some big adjustments. To prevent the spread of COVID-19, most people have been staying home as often as they can, and many businesses are open but have measures in place that protect you from contracting the virus, but if you are more comfortable … at least for the time being, you can actually buy on-line. Read More
Investment properties are a great way to earn passive income. However, it is important to determine which type of investment property can give you good income. There are several styles of houses to choose from, but not all provide the same return on your investment. Read More
Real estate investors have to take care of many expenses – one such expense is capital gains tax. Besides the income, payroll, excise, sales, and property taxes, investors must also pay some tax on their capital gains when they sell the property. Read More
Investors buy investment properties as they provide a way to secure their financial future. Investment properties should contribute towards increasing your personal wealth. However, this is not always the case. If done correctly, investing in property can be a very wise investment choice. Read More
More people are looking to buy new construction homes to turn them into rental properties. There has been a growing trend in the last five years of newly constructed properties, as real estate investors have identified the problems associated with older houses. Read More
With the COVID-19 crisis, many industries have come to a halt. While the real estate market hasn’t shut down, it is one that’s seen a considerable slowdown. Read More
At Sterling, we know COVID-19 has meant that many people have put shopping for a new home on the back burner. However, there are still families who either need to buy right now or who had already begun the homebuying process before this crisis began. Now, they’re wondering how they’re going to buy a home where their family can stay safe. Read More
We’ve been in the home building business for decades, so we’ve learned a few things about what people want in a new home. They’re looking for things like affordability, location, convenience, and style. Read More
Typically, when you’re building a new home, you make the down payment and take out at least a partial mortgage while the home is being built. If you own your current home, this means carrying two mortgages – could be for up to a year. Read More
Over the past year, we’ve been listening to families throughout Edmonton tell us how hard it is to find a home with everything they’ve been looking for at a price they can afford. The mortgage stress test introduced by the government last year made it harder than ever for families to get a new home. Read More
From the minute you put on a headset, you’ll enjoy a virtual experience like no other. Take a personal tour of each plan at your own pace, and discover the home that is right for you. And when you’re ready to take the next step in your homebuying… Read More
A Letter From Our Vice President…
The current COVID-19 crisis has blind-sided everyone. As countries around the world struggle to contain the outbreak, many people have been forced to change their whole lifestyle very abruptly. Read More
Canada’s big banks announced this week that those struggling due to the COVID-19 crisis will be able to defer their mortgage payments for up to six months. The deferral will be granted on a case-by-case basis to assist those disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Every situation will be quickly assessed by customer service representatives to come up with a solution that works for each borrower, which may include deferring mortgage payments up to six months. Read More
Moving into a brand-new home isn’t just about the home itself – the community you live in is just as important. You don’t want to move into your dream home, only to find yourself underwhelmed every time you step outside of it. Since you’ll ideally be planning to live in your new home for many years, choosing a community to live in shouldn’t be a decision you rush through. Read More
The process of choosing the design for building a new home is exciting but can also be overwhelming. There are lots of decisions to make that will have a lasting impact. As you browse the home designs, here are some tips for choosing the right floor plan. Read More
Moving to a new home is exciting, whether you’re moving into your first home across town or a bigger home across the country. But moving can also be stressful, and it can seem like there are a million things to do before you pack. One of the most important things to plan is the cost of moving. More importantly, how much will it cost to hire movers? We put together a short guide to help you understand what goes into the high cost of moving, how much to budget for professional movers, and other considerations. Read More
Summer’s finally rolling around, and we all know what that means: crazy high energy bills from blasting the A/C. But if you’re living in a home built within the last few years, those costs may not actually be so high. Did you know that newer homes tend… Read More
Stony Plain is a quiet town about a 40-minute drive from downtown Edmonton. Since it’s a fair distance from the hustle and bustle of the city, people mistakenly assume there’s nothing to do – this couldn’t be further from the truth! In fact,… Read More
Some things are better left in the ’70s, like vinyl jumpsuits and shag carpeting. But patterned wallpaper should not be added to that list. When picturing your dream house, consider adding wallpaper to mix in new design elements and style. Wallpaper isn’t the lifetime commitment you may think. In fact, you can purchase sticker-like removable wallpaper. Wallpaper comes in all forms – bold and subtle patterns, loud and neutral colours, and even in textures like faux fur or crocodile skin. But there are some things to consider about bringing wallpaper into your home. Here are some basic Do’s and Don’ts. Read More
Strategy #1: Sell First The “Sell First” strategy is ideal for the move-up buyer who can’t afford to pay two mortgages simultaneously. Selling your property first eliminates the risk of having to carry two mortgages if you don’t sell your existing home in time. It also reduces the chances of… Read More
When you’re choosing the perfect home for you and your family, your children are naturally going to be one of your main concerns. In the house itself, you want comfortable bedrooms and a nice big backyard, and outside you’ll want lots of parks and green spaces and plenty of shops nearby. But perhaps the most important thing you’ll need to think about the nearby school options. Read More
During the cold winter season, many Canadians find themselves longing to spend time snuggled up in their warm homes. Unfortunately, the higher energy bills in these months can pack a bigger punch than the holiday shopping bill. Read More
Upgrading your home is exciting, but it can also be stressful to think about buying a new home and selling your current home at the same time. This is especially true for those who are buying brand-new homes because it can take up to a year for the new home to be built. Read More
If you’ve just moved to Canada, you probably still have a bank account with money in it back in your home country. Once you’ve settled down, you want to bring that money with you. There are a few options for doing this, and some of them can be expensive. Learn more about your options and what you need to watch out for. Read More
When you’re shopping for a brand-new home, it seems like the sky is the limit. New homes seem to have almost unlimited configurations, and there are many upgrades you can make to have the home look just the way you want it. Of course, the more upgrades you choose, the higher the price of the home. The cost can quickly add up. Read More
The up-and-coming community of Manning Village offers residents the perfect blend of a convenient location, peaceful atmosphere, and affordable price tag. Read More
Winter is on its way, and there are several things you should do to properly prepare your home for the coming cold weather even if your home is brand-new. Take a look at our handy checklist to make sure you don’t have any nasty surprises during the colder months. Read More
Applying for a mortgage can be a lesson in patience. To get approval, you need to dot all of your I’s and cross your T’s. If you want your application to go smoothly, it’s best to be sure that you’re coming with everything the lender needs to make a decision. To make it easier for you, we’ve put together this list of the basics. Most of them are required whether you’re applying for a pre-approval or for the actual mortgage. If you already have the pre-approval, you may only need to bring some updated versions of the things that you’ve already submitted. Read More
The world keeps getting closer and closer to the technological world you dreamed about when you were a child. It seems that we’re still pretty far from having flying cars, but there are a lot of modern conveniences when it comes to smart home tech. Whether you’re looking to try things out with your first piece of smart home tech or you want to get all of the latest and greatest, we think you’ll like some of our suggestions for 2020. Read More
Brand-new communities offer buyers a great opportunity to be a part of the neighbourhood from the start. If you’d like the chance to shape the feel of your new community and to see your property value increase over time, you’ll want to check out everything that Edgemont East has to offer. Read More
Investing in real estate is the hot new trend, but people can make a lot of mistakes if they jump right in without a lot of knowledge about the process. Read More
Whether they’re thinking about upgrading or downsizing, most of the people who are thinking about getting a new home are planning to sell their current home. Usually, they know that the equity in that home will turn into a nice down payment on their next property, allowing them to reduce monthly payments or make the new home more affordable. Read More
The popularity of Airbnb has shown us that many travellers want a more personalized experience than they can get by staying at more traditional hotels… and everyday people can make quite a bit of extra money by renting out their homes to travellers. Read More
To successfully invest in real estate, you need to pay careful attention to the numbers. Is a particular property affordable? Will you make money or lose money once you’re able to rent it out? Some people overestimate how easy it is to make money through real estate, and you don’t want to get in over your head. Read More
If you’re retired or are approaching retirement age, you’ve undoubtedly seen quite a few advertisements about reverse mortgages. Perhaps you’ve been thinking about whether it would be a good idea for you to access some of your equity to use toward everyday bills. Read More
This Fall might just be the perfect time to buy your home. We are offering one of our best promotional offers yet, and this program could save you tens of thousands of dollars! If you’ve been holding back because you want to wait until you have enough money to purchase the home of your dreams, it’s time to come get a quote. Your perfect home could be more affordable than you realize. Read More
Still looking for the best community for your family to put down its roots? It’s time to consider the lovely new community of College Woods at Secord. It’s the latest part of the popular Secord Heights neighbourhood, and it has a lot of advantages for families. Set on the western side of Edmonton, you’ll find all of the amenities you’ve been looking for in a quiet, peaceful place. Read More
What exactly is equity?
Equity is the value of your home minus the amount you still owe on your mortgage. It’s the amount of money you’d get if you were to sell your home today, but you can also usually borrow against your home’s equity if you’re in a pinch. You’ll have at least 5 percent equity on your home when you first buy it (from the down payment), but the more you can do to increase the equity, the better. Read More
Saving up a down payment can be one of the biggest challenges keeping you from achieving your goal of home ownership – but we have good news! There is a new program recently introduced by the Government of Canada, First Time Home Buyer Incentive Program (link to official website), or FTHBI, that will assist you and others looking to buy their first home! Read More
The thought of moving into your new home is exciting, but truly getting settled into that home can take a lot of time and effort. While you don’t want to be living your life out of boxes, you do want to take the time you need to do things in a conscientious way so the end result leaves you feeling right at home. Read More
As you set out on your search for the perfect match in a new home, you’re also looking for a partnership with an experienced mortgage lender. As we all know, mortgages last a long time so you want to choose a lender that will suit your needs, both now and for the years to come. Read More
Your perfect home starts with finding the perfect neighbourhood, and we think that’s what you’ll find when you choose Newcastle. Set in the northwest part of Edmonton, this family-friendly community is a great solution for those who are seeking that perfect balance between living a quiet life and having easy access to the conveniences of modern life. Read More
Comfort, beauty and efficiency come together in our latest model – The Siren – packs a pretty big punch for your money. It’s a three-bedroom, two-storey home with almost 1,200 square feet. That sounds small compared to some larger models, but it’s the perfect size for retired couples or families just starting out. Even better is the price tag. Starting at just $289,900, this is by far our most affordable single-family home. Read More
Think that a brand-new traditional two-storey home is out of your price range? Think again! Sterling’s Sansa model is a large laned home with a price tag that starts at just $322,900. We’ve designed this home to be a bit bigger than most other laned homes — almost 1,500 square feet — and to feature everything that you’ve been looking for in your new home. Read More
Downsizing can be an emotional, yet practical, step after your kids have moved into their own places. You no longer need all of the space in your large family home, so it’s smart to move into something more manageable. Read More
The media is always talking about whether it’s a good time to buy or sell a home, and the news tends to offer a lot of doom and gloom. These reports couldn’t be further from the truth. Read More
One of the last steps of buying your new home is getting the homeowners’ insurance coverage you need. Banks require you to hold insurance, but even if they didn’t, it’s simply a good idea. You want to be able to protect your investment, should anything happen to it. Read More
These days, it’s not uncommon for couples to decide not to officially tie the knot, even if they’re in a serious, committed relationship. If you’ve been living with your partner for several years, it’s only natural to think about taking the next step by buying a home together. Read More
There’s a lot of information out there for move-up home buyers, but if you’re thinking about moving up into a bigger or better home, it’s hard to find information that’s specific to you. People seem to assume that after you’ve gone through the home buying process once, you’re an expert. Read More
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 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
The perfect family home you’ve been looking for could be right in front of you… It’s time we introduced you to our lovely Harmony model! With four bedrooms and almost 2,400 square feet of living space, it’s easy to see why this is one of our top-selling designs. Whether you love entertaining or just like to have a bit of space to yourself, you can find what you’re looking for in the Harmony. Read More
To be a successful real estate investor, you need to buy properties that are able to quickly turn a profit. Investors are often attracted by the low cost of resale properties. They know that they’ll easily be able to charge enough rent to start earning right away. What not everyone realizes, though, is that all of the problems that come with older properties can quickly eat away at those profits. Read More
If you’re looking for the perfect community for your family, it’s hard to beat Cy Becker. Set in the northeast part of Edmonton with easy access to the Anthony Henday, this lovely community has a dazzling array of things to offer. We think that once you learn more about it, you’ll want to make Cy Becker your home. Read More
More and more people are realizing that Edmonton is a great place to live. It has all the advantages of a thriving metropolitan area alongside opportunities to enjoy a quieter lifestyle. You can enjoy a night out at the opera one night, then hike along a ravine the next day. Read More
If you’re having trouble getting a mortgage in Canada, you do have options. One of the most popular is to have someone co-sign for the loan with you. Basically, this means that while you are still responsible for making payments on the home and you’re still the owner of the home, the co-signer becomes responsible for making payments if you don’t meet your commitment. Read More
Condos are often touted as a more affordable alternative to traditional homes. They’re a great option for young professionals who want to get started building up some equity or for retirees that don’t want to take on a lot of extra maintenance. On the surface, condos tend to come with really attractive prices. Read More
There are a lot of people that will tell you downsizing is more hassle than it’s worth. You’re forced to go through your belongings and get rid of the things that won’t fit in the new place. You have to shop for a new home and deal with the stress of moving. What if we told you it doesn’t have to be this way? Read More
Convenience, comfort, and unbelievable style are just a few of the things that you get when you choose Langdale in Windermere as your home. Set in the desirable Southwest Edmonton area, Langdale is quickly becoming one of the most popular choices for those who want to build a new home. Read More
As you get ready to sell your home, it’s exciting to see that your home has increased in value, allowing you to collect a tidy profit once you finalize the sale. Naturally, you might be getting a bit worried about how much you’ll have to pay in taxes, though. Read More
People make it sound so easy to be a real estate investor. You simply find a great property, rent it out, and you’re one step closer to being a millionaire.
Of course, the realities are a bit more complicated than this. Whether you’re renting out a suite in the basement of the home you live in or you have several multi-unit buildings, you have certain rights and responsibilities as a landlord. Knowing these can keep you out of hot water, so be sure to learn as much as you can before you take the plunge. Read More
Staging your home – making it look better to prospective buyers – is a great way to sell your home faster. In fact, it’s so important that people often pay big bucks to professional home stagers to create the perfect look for their home. The great news is that you don’t have to pay someone else to take care of the staging. There are a lot of small things you can do that could make a big difference. We list some of them here. Read More
These days, it’s easier than ever to own investment properties, and many people are taking advantage of this relatively easy way to earn additional income. Sure, being a landlord can have its downsides, but there are plenty of advantages as well. Read More
If you’ve always thought that a brand new house was out of your price range, it’s time to think about packing your bags. Sterling’s newest home model, the Streetwise, is designed for efficiency and affordability. At around 1,300 square feet, you might worry that it will be too small to meet your needs, but you’ll quickly see how spacious a well-planned home can be. Read More
Serenity is what you’ll find when you tour Sterling’s latest quick possession home, which is based on the Serenity B model. With over 2,000 square feet, your family can spread out and have their space. This is one of our newer models, too, so you can take advantage of some of the latest design updates. Read More
When you picture your dream home, it probably includes a beautiful yard in both the front and back. After all the construction trucks leave your lot, you’re starting with a pretty blank slate. In some ways, that can feel overwhelming. You may only have the rough grade completed in the yard when you move in. On the other hand, it’s an opportunity to create landscaping that’s perfect for your family. Read More
You’ve gotten so excited at the prospect of buying your first home, so it may come as a big surprise when a bank rejects your mortgage application. Lenders have to be careful about who they lend their money to, and they often have strict criteria that you must meet to qualify. Read More
Many people choose to buy a home as an investment property, and it’s easy to see why – if managed well, an investment property could not only pay for itself in the rent that it brings in from tenants, but once it’s fully paid off it can also be sold again for a profit! Read More
Practically everyone has heard the rumour that the best time to sell a home is in the spring, but that doesn’t mean you can’t sell your home any other time of year. In fact, the laid-back feeling and ability to let a lot of sunlight into your home during these months can make your home seem even more attractive. Read More
You deserve to live in a great neighbourhood, and the simple truth is that it’s hard to beat what you’ll find in Glenridding Heights. Set in the popular Windermere area of Southwest Edmonton, Glenridding Heights has a little something to offer everyone. Whether you’re looking for the perfect spot to raise a family or a place where you can enjoy your retirement years, you’ll find it here. Read More
When you buy a family home, you’re buying for the benefit of everyone in your family. But when you downsize, you want a home specifically for your own dreams and ambitions. Downsizing doesn’t mean getting a less quality home, it just means getting a better-suited home for your current needs. Needs that are different from what you had the last time you bought a house. Read More
Before you start shopping for homes in earnest, you should get a mortgage pre-approval from the bank. This is more than just a quick assessment of your financial situation based on your stated income. The bank actually verifies your financial information before they make their decision. Read More
While it’s a completely normal part of the home construction process, house settling can still seem a little, well… unsettling while it’s happening. However, it’s a lot less scary once you understand the full process, so let’s take a look at what house settling actually is and how it’s likely to affect your new home. Read More
Spring is the time when we shake off those winter doldrums and start looking at everything around us with fresh eyes. That makes it the perfect time to give your home a little bit of extra love. Read More
Being debt-free has a number of benefits, especially when you’re trying to buy a home. Lower debt tends to increase your credit score, which means that you’ll qualify for better mortgage rates. Reduced debt payments can increase the amount of money the bank will lend you for your home. And eliminating your debt gives you more financial freedom with your budget. Read More
Great promos don’t come around often, so you have to act quickly when they do. At Sterling Homes, we want to get spring off to a great start, so we’re offering one of our best promotions yet. (It’s so good that we can only offer it to the first 15 buyers in May!) If you’ve been thinking about buying a new home, now is the time to come in and get started. Read More
Every month you pay your mortgage, you increase the equity in your home. Over time, this means that you have tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars in equity. Ultimately, you will get that money when you sell your home, but most people are also able to access up to 65 percent of the equity they have in their home through a home equity loan or a home equity line of credit (HELOC). Read More
Are you and your family thinking about buying a new home? Have you made it out visit any showhomes? Maybe you just want to get inspired by some beautiful interior design!
Then head on over to our Instagram profile and take a look through some of our most Instagram-able Sterling Showhomes! Read More
Banks aren’t going to lend hundreds of thousands of dollars to someone they’re not certain will pay the money back, so they look carefully at credit scores when making their decisions. Including data on how much debt you have, what type of debt you have, and whether or not you pay your bills on time, your credit score offers lenders a quick snapshot of how creditworthy you are. Read More
As you think about getting your first home, you’re probably hearing a lot of advice from your friends and family. Anyone who’s been through the process knows just how stressful it can be, and they want you to avoid all of the pitfalls. Read More
We’re constantly bombarded with messages about how important it is to get out of debt, yet you’ll probably also hear people talk about having “good debt.” And while you’ve probably heard about the benefits of saving up for large purchases, it’s almost impossible to save up for something as large as a house or a car. Read More
If you want to buy a home in Canada, you’re going to need to take out a mortgage. You’ll probably find that the process of applying for a mortgage is quite similar to what you’re used to in your home country, but there may be some differences. As a new Canadian, there are a few extra hurdles to jump over, but with the right knowledge, you could be moving into your home in no time at all. Read More
Married couples can have a distinct advantage when it comes to buying a home. The bank looks at their combined income to determine the amount that they’ll loan, so it’s often easier to qualify for a higher mortgage. Read More
Whether you’re looking for a nice place to go on a date or you just don’t feel like cooking one night, it’s nice to have a variety of great restaurants near your home. Those in Edmonton know that the city has a lot of famous places to eat, but what about the outskirts of town?
If you’re thinking about one of our Southeast Edmonton communities – Tamarack Common, Laurel Crossing, and The Orchards at Ellerslie – you must check out some of these delightful eateries. Read More
There comes a time when your current home starts to lose a little of its shine. Maybe you’re constantly having to make repairs. Maybe you don’t really like the style. Maybe you’re jealous of all the space your friends have in their homes. Whatever the reason, it’s time to think about moving into a new home. Read More
If you’ve been looking for a quiet, family-friendly community for your new home, Crimson in Creekwood Chappelle might be the perfect choice for you. Set in the Heritage Valley of Southwest Edmonton, it offers families convenience and comfort.
Check out this growing community and learn more about how you can make Crimson your home. Read More
Living with roommates in a dorm room or in an apartment building has always seemed like a rite of passage for college and university students.
These days, though, many parents — and even some students — are looking into ways that buying a brand-new home can be a better investment. Doing this requires a down payment, but if you can get past this hurdle, there are some great advantages. Read More
In all of the excitement of choosing the details for your new home, it’s easy to forget about the most essential (if somewhat boring) part: hiring the moving company that will bring all of your belongings to the new home. Forgetting this important step could be a big mistake, especially if you’ll be moving during peak season. Read More
In order to qualify for a mortgage, Canadians have to prove they have the steady income to cover their monthly payments. It’s a bit harder for self-employed people to make this happen. Read More
There’s no doubt that the process of buying a home can be overwhelming. If you try to go through it alone, there’s a good chance that you’ll feel incredibly stressed. You may even make a few mistakes along the way. Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be that way! There is help available to make the process as easy as possible. Read More
When you’re getting ready to buy a home, it’s more important than ever to pay careful attention to your credit score. Banks use this measurement of “creditworthiness” to determine the interest rates on your mortgage and whether or not they’ll even loan you money. Read More
You want your home to have easy access to a variety of things that will make your life more comfortable. Naturally, you’re probably looking for things like playgrounds and walking trails right in your community, but you also want the convenience of having things like restaurants and stores within a short driving distance. Read More
If you go into the home buying process without a solid plan, you’re likely to find yourself distracted by all of the beautiful options that builders have to offer. Your path to the right home for your family starts by determining which type of floor plan you need. Read More
When you’re spending the money to build a new home, you want it to be in a community that’s absolutely perfect. It’s smart to carefully consider all of your options, but we think that Cavanagh is one of the best new communities out there. Read More
On the path towards buying your first home, it’s often overwhelming to see all of the features available for you to choose from. You’re in a great position to customize your options to meet your needs, but you also need to take care with making the right types of selections. You’ll want to stretch your budget as much as possible so you can get everything you need while still living comfortably. Read More
Valentine’s Day is coming up, so it’s time to start thinking about what you’re going to do with your sweetie. Some of the most popular — and expensive — restaurants are probably already booked, but hasn’t that super-traditional date started to feel a bit blah anyway?
Liven things up this year with some of our less traditional ideas. Read More
When deciding on a neighbourhood to settle down in, amenities play a huge role for most homebuyers. Not only do they add value to your everyday living, but they also add to the overall value of your home. New developments especially have a lot to offer those in search of these extras. Here are just a few of the many amenities you can expect in a new community. Read More
Are you thinking about buying a brand-new home in 2019? While most people tend to wait until the summer months to buy a home and don’t often consider the winter if you’re ready to buy right now you could get some amazing savings in February with Sterling’s Pick Your Promo sales event! Read More
Edmonton has a strong public and private school system, and most families in the city are pleased with the options they have for their children. If you’re looking at Sterling’s communities in the Southeast Edmonton area, though, you’ll want to read up on the offerings. Read More
You know that owning your own home gives you some freedom. You’re able to decorate the way you want, have pets, and do all the other things your apartment lease forbids. You also get to build up some equity every time you make a monthly payment. These are all great reasons to think about buying your first home. Read More
Many people overlook the importance of having good restaurants in the area in which they live. Whether you go to restaurants for the convenience of not having to cook or the thrill of trying delicious new foods, Southwest Edmonton has some of the best restaurants in the area. We think that once you taste the top dishes at these places, you’ll want to go back for more. Read More
Many home buyers think resales are more affordable and just as suitable as a brand new home.
If this sounds like you, you may want to consider a few of the following points before you opt for any older home options. Read More
For most people, coming up with your down payment can be one of the most challenging parts of buying a new home. You’ve heard all of the typical advice about budgeting your money , cutting back on your expenses, and adding a “savings” category to your budget. Of course, these are all helpful, but there are a few other things you can do to help realize your new home dream sooner. Read More
Your family deserves the best, and that’s exactly what you’ll find in Sterling’s latest show home in the Crimson in Creekwood Chappelle community. With almost 2,400 square feet – and the option to add even more living space with a finished basement – this home based on the Harmony floor plan feels absolutely massive. It likely has all of the features you’ve been looking for in a family home, and there are probably even a few things that you didn’t even realize you needed. Read More
Predicting what the Edmonton housing market will look like in 2019 isn’t an exact science. Of course, no-one can be 100% accurate in their predictions, and there are always unexpected external factors that can affect the market, but it’s possible to take a look at some of the current trends in the market and make some pretty good predictions about what the next year will hold. Read More
Have you been exploring communities throughout the Edmonton area to find the one that’s right for you? It’s time to check out the Southeast Edmonton area! As a developing area, you’ll find that prices here tend to be a bit more affordable, but you’re not skimping out on amenities. The communities Sterling builds in this area are close to the things you need, and many have additional features you might not have thought about. Read More
When you choose to make Southeast Edmonton your home, you certainly won’t be at a loss for things to do. You already know that the Anthony Henday makes it easy to take advantage of all the entertainment options throughout the city, but there are also a few choices right in this area. Let’s take a look at what Southeast Edmonton has to offer. Read More
Christmas is quickly approaching, and you need to get your shopping wrapped up. You may have already picked up some gifts at the mall or big box stores, but some of your family and friends deserve something a little more special. By shopping at any of these Christmas markets throughout the month, you’ll be able to pick up some unique items while helping to support small local businesses. It’s a win-win situation for everyone. Read More
When you’re looking for both affordability and convenience, the Southeast Edmonton area is a great choice. Sterling is pleased to offer homes in three communities in this area, and we’re confident you’re going to like your options after reading more about the showhomes you’ll find there! Read More
The weather outside may be frightful, but the December events throughout Edmonton are absolutely delightful. We’ve put together a list of some of the best events for both families and couples. Naturally, there’s a lot to do at the beginning of the month, and things start slowing down as we get closer to Christmas and New Years, when people want to spend more time with their family and friends. Check our list to see if there’s anything you want to add to your calendar. Read More
There are many reasons to make North Edmonton your home, but one of them is the large number of fun things there are to do in this area! While you’ll undoubtedly want to spend a lot of time in your new home, we’ve put together a list of some of the things you might want to do when you’re feeling like going out and about. Whether you’re looking to commune with nature or want to learn something new, we think you’ll like our suggestions. Read More
Since Canada’s new mortgage rules allow you to include income earned from an income suite to qualify for your mortgage, it’s never been easier to get into the home of your dreams. At Sterling, we’re prepared to include an income suite with the build of your new home, and grant money through the Cornerstones program will make it even more affordable to do this. Read More
Those who live in the north part of Edmonton know there are plenty of great restaurants throughout the area. Best of all, you’ll find a lot of cuisine styles, so it’s easy to try something new if that’s what you’re in the mood for. Break the habit of going out to the same old restaurants by trying one (or all!) of these tasty north Edmonton gems. Read More
Mortgages for brand new homes in Edmonton aren’t always as straightforward as mortgages for resale homes. Builders need funding to get started on a home build, but lenders are taking on a bigger risk when there’s no physical home to act as collateral. If the buyer backs out of the loan or the builder doesn’t finish the property, the lender is out a lot of money. Read More
The Uplands at Riverview offers residents a setting of unparalleled beauty for building their home. Of course, before you choose a new Edmonton neighbourhood, you want to be confident there’s plenty to do nearby. Our list will show you many of the fun things that are close to this incredible community. Read More
Now that you’ve decided to purchase a brand new home, it’s time to narrow down your options. You already know you want to be in the Edmonton area, but where do you start? Which homes and neighbourhoods will give you the most for your hard earned first-home dollars? What else do you need to take into consideration when it comes to affording your first new home? Read More
Whether you currently have children or are thinking about having them in the future, you want to choose a location where your children can get the best education possible. And, if you’ve been considering North Edmonton as an area you’d like to settle in and call home, you’ll be pleased to know it has a lot to offer students! No matter what type of educational style you prefer and what your child’s unique needs are, there’s a school in the North Edmonton area that will meet those needs. Read More
One of the nicest things about the city of Edmonton is there’s been a long tradition of maintaining and creating natural areas even as there has been a lot of commercial and residential development. This means there’s never a park too far away. Read More
Touring Sterling’s showhomes in North Edmonton can give you a sense of the type of quality we offer. You also get the chance to check out our communities and how close they are to all of the amenities you want and need. Read More
It’s important to choose a neighbourhood that’s close to the amenities you need. You don’t want to travel 30 minutes or more just to get to a doctor or to pick up some more milk from the grocery store. You need convenience.
The great thing about the Southwest Edmonton area is it offers residents plenty of amenities. In fact, there are so many essentials located around our Southwest Edmonton communities it would be impossible to list them all! Read More
You want a neighbourhood that has it all, and we think you’ll find it in Laurel Crossing, one of Edmonton’s best new developing communities. It’s set in the southeast part of the city, and residents can enjoy a variety of amenities within the community and just a short drive away. Read More
The North Edmonton area is growing in popularity, and it’s easy to see why. It’s the perfect location for people who work at the Canadian Forces base, local schools, and major retailers in the area. At the same time, there’s a short commute to downtown, so it’s also a popular choice for those who work in the city. Read More
Many people outgrow their homes and find themselves wanting something a bit bigger. And we understand trying to buy and sell your home at the same time can feel like a juggling act; you can’t sell your current home until the new home is ready, but you have to figure out a way to finance the new home purchase. Read More
When you’re building a new home, your lot choice is almost as important as the design of the home itself. Once you’ve decided on a community and home model, it’s time to select a lot and place a hold to secure it. As you consider your lot choices, here are a few tips: Read More
Closing costs are the fees you have to pay just before you take possession of your new home. Many first-time homebuyers forget about them and find themselves scrambling to get enough money as closing day approaches. Read More
Imagine buying a home and immediately moving in, no waiting for paint to dry or for the builders to finish up final touches. For people buying ready-to-move-in inventory homes, this is a wonderful benefit. Read More
If you’re looking for a place to live in Edmonton, you’ll quickly see Southwest Edmonton is one of your best options. It’s a thriving area with plenty of things to do with easy access to the most fun activities! Take a quick peek below and you’ll see exactly what we mean. Read More
Edmonton’s Secord Heights is a burgeoning new community in West Edmonton. It’s just behind Lewis Estates, and it’s a popular choice for families. Learn more about what you can do around this community, and we think you’ll see it might be one of the best choices in Edmonton. Read More
We all know that moving is stressful. Between coordinating moving trucks to organizing belongings and tracking details (did you submit a change of address form?), it’s easy to get lost in the chaos. As adults, we can see the light at the end of the tunnel: soon, we’ll be settled into a new home, in a new neighbourhood, full of exciting opportunities. It’s harder for kids to see the big picture. Read More
If you choose to call Southwest Edmonton home, you’re sure to be pleased with the sheer variety of schools available for your children. Whether you’re focused on finding a strong academic program, fluency in a second language, or something special to meet your child’s unique needs, you can find it among Southwest Edmonton’s fine schools. Read More
Earlier this year, the government implemented new stress test rules for Canadians looking to get a mortgage. The goal is to make sure people are buying affordable homes to prevent housing market issues, but the result is now some Edmontonians can afford a little less than if they had bought last year. Read More
Whether you’re moving into a new home or simply feeling like redecorating, finding a great furniture layout can be challenging. Nobody wants to play a real-life game of Tetris, moving bulky pieces of furniture around to find the best fit. Read More
Through the Cornerstones program, people in Edmonton are able to receive grants in an effort to increase the number of affordable housing options in the area. At Sterling, we’ve seen that many of our customers are taking advantage of this grant program to include an income suite in their new home build. Read More
In an effort to provide more affordable rental units in Edmonton, the government has been promoting income suites. Typically, these are basement suites, above-garage suites, or separate building structures in the backyard called garden suites. There’s such a large demand for these types of rental units, there are even grants to help Edmonton homeowners build a suite or renovate an old one. Read More
There’s no better way to get a sense of what type of home is right for you than to tour a builder’s showhomes. In many of Edmonton’s southwest communities, you’ll find showhomes by Sterling that meet the needs of people at all stages of life. Learn more about what’s out there, then stop by to visit the ones that sound like they’d be the best match. Read More
As summer winds down, you know it’s time to get the kids ready for school.
And that means back-to-school shopping. Getting everything on the teacher’s list can be a hassle, and if you have more than one child, you’re juggling multiple supply lists. You’re also starting to notice the kids have grown a few inches over the past few months, and there’s no way they’ll be able to fit in last year’s clothes. Read More
With popular attractions like West Edmonton Mall, the Edmonton Valley Zoo, Whitemud Park, and of course a VIP movie theatre, it’s easy to see why many people want to make Southwest Edmonton area their home. There’s simply so much to do, whether you’re looking for recreation or shopping. As a bonus, you get to enjoy an easy commute to anywhere in the city. Read More
Welcome to the Sanctuary- one of our latest show homes newly opened in the heart of Secord Heights. If you’re looking for inspiration for the ultimate family home, this eye-catching front-attached show home offers over 1,600 square feet of open living space with 9′ ceilings on both the main and upper floors, and beautiful features that can’t be beat! Let us tell you more… Read More
Have you ever wondered why sophisticated investors know exactly when to buy and most of us seem to miss this opportunity?
Let’s consider how investors evaluate the market to spot the best time to buy. First of all, real estate is rarely a short term game for investors and there are many factors that influence the real estate market and pricing fluctuations. This article will deal with a few of those key influencing factors that have proven to be reliable indicators over the years. Read More
Your monthly income plays a huge role in how much you can get when you apply for a mortgage. The higher your income, the more home you can afford and without a major promotion or taking a second job, it’s hard to increase your monthly earnings. But, if you decide to add an income suite in your new home, you can put that rental income towards the bank’s calculations – helping you qualify for a larger mortgage. Read More
If you’ve been searching for a brand-new home in Edmonton, you know there are a lot of builders out there. Most of them either offer custom homes or production homes, but Sterling Homes is the only builder in Edmonton to offer pre-planned options.
The differences between these types of builders might be subtle, but we think you’ll soon see why the pre-planned option may be the best choice for you and your family. Read More
Edmonton’s Orchards community has been perfectly designed for family life. If you choose to make this spot your home, you’ll find there are plenty of things you can do without even getting in your car. Of course, there are also many attractions a short drive away. Once you see all of the amenities you can have near Orchards, we think you’ll have found the perfect neighbourhood to call home. Read More
As the summer starts to heat up here in Edmonton, it’s time to start thinking about which patios you’ll want to be hitting up this year. There are so many to choose from, all you need to do is decide what you’re in the mood for, grab a few friends, and go! Read More
When it comes to affordability and living a maintenance-free lifestyle, people often find themselves choosing between a new condominium or a new townhome. In many ways, the two are quite similar, so it’s hard to see what the big deal is. Read More
When making selections for the design of a new home, many buyers are focused on the obvious. Things like kitchen cabinets, countertops, flooring, and wall colours get most of the attention, but the lighting in the home is what will bring it all to life. At Sterling Homes, we understand the importance of good lighting – that’s why we’ve partnered with Chateau Lighting. Read More
When you build your home, you have the opportunity to design a kitchen that completely meets your needs. Some of the best features of today’s kitchens are built into the basic design, but you can always add extra options that appeal most to you. As you look over our suggestions of must-haves, you’ll start to get a complete picture of what your new kitchen could look like. Choose the things that make sense for your family’s lifestyle. Read More
Some home builders offer a special homeowner portal so that their customers can easily stay in touch and access important data. While anyone can access much of the company’s information through their website, the homeowner portal is a password-protected site that only customers can access. It’s an incredibly useful feature. Read More
Almost all new Edmonton communities have some form of guidelines. These are rules everyone in the community must follow. As you think about where you want to build your new home, you’ll want to get an idea of what the guidelines are and if they appeal to you. You don’t want to start the process of building a home only to find out there’s a rule that’s a deal breaker. Read More
The quality of your new home comes from using quality materials installed by experienced professionals. That’s why Sterling Homes has focused so strongly on finding the right suppliers for our homes. Read More
You’ve probably noticed a lot of modern floor plans include a few extra rooms. They’re usually called dens or flex rooms and you might see them staged in a show home as a home office or bedroom. Versatile and adaptable, here are the many great uses for a den or flex room. Read More
As you get ready to buy a new home, it’s important to realize looks aren’t everything. You want a home that has a layout perfectly suited for your new home needs. Once you have that, you can add almost any design details you want to make the space yours. Read More
Unless you’re one of the few people who enjoy winter camping, the upcoming May long weekend is your first chance of the year to break out the camping gear and have some fun. Unfortunately, the weather is still a bit unpredictable. You might get lucky with warm, sunny weather, but you should also be prepared for cold temperatures and rain. Read More
If your growing family is starting to feel a little cramped in your current home, it’s time to start looking at some of the best options for families who want more space.
Sterling Homes’ Trista Bling is over 1,900 square feet of luxury. Your family will have the space it needs to spread out, but the home’s design also encourages a sense of togetherness. Read More
Getting a mortgage pre-qualification is one of the first steps you should take when you want to buy a home. When the bank pre-qualifies you for a mortgage, they take a look at your stated income and debts, then tell you how much they’d be willing to loan you. It gives you a great starting point to shop for a home. Read More
Every spring, homeowners put their homes on the market, and buyers come out in droves to see what’s available. If you’re planning to purchase a brand-new home, though, you may think it doesn’t really matter what season it is because you’re not always competing with other buyers. While this may be true in a limited sense, there are still plenty of reasons why you should consider buying your home in the spring. Read More
At Sterling, we pride ourselves on the quality functionality of our homes – especially when it comes to what’s hidden behind the walls.
That’s why we’ve chosen Star Mechanical for plumbing and HVAC systems. With almost 20 years in the industry, this company has quickly risen to become the top plumbing and heating company in the Edmonton area. Read More
As you think about building your new home, you’re probably focused on how nice it will be to finally have the space you need to entertain friends and family. Whether you’re hoping your home becomes the hub of your social circle or just want to have people over for the occasional barbeque, it’s smart to think carefully about a floor plan meant for socializing. These features work really well for families who love entertaining, and you’ll find them throughout many of Sterling’s home designs. Read More
With its prime location inside the perimeter of the Anthony Henday, Manning Village is a great location for those who want to buy a new home close to the centre of it all. It’s a lively suburban area with a distinct city-like feel. If you make Manning Village your home, you’ll easily be able to participate in the following activities. Read More
Most modern homebuyers are looking for an ensuite in the master bedroom. If you’re building your home, you won’t have any trouble finding a floor plan that includes this must-have feature. However, while builders are realizing it’s important to include ensuites, some are cutting corners with cramped spaces or very basic elements. If you want your ensuite to feel like a spa getaway, be sure to ask for some of these additional features. Read More
A home equity line of credit (HELOC) is one way homeowners can take advantage of the equity they have in their home without having to sell the home. It’s often referred to as a second mortgage. They’re appealing because they tend to have lower interest rates than more traditional types of loans, but the devil is in the details. Learn more about them to find out if a HELOC is right for you. Read More
When you’re building a new home, you want to find the perfect community for your family. There’s no doubt Edmonton has a large number of awesome new neighbourhoods – Sterling currently builds in 17 of them – but each family needs to carefully examine all of their options. Read More
There’s something to be said about the timeless look of a 100-year-old home. Hardwood floors, intricate trim, and distinctive windows can make a home feel lived-in and loved. Unfortunately, older homes tend to come with more problems whereas a new home has little maintenance. Additionally, those beautiful windows are far from energy efficient, and cold winter drafts can drive your heating bill up. Read More
Too often, home buyers discount the idea of purchasing any type of home that isn’t a detached, single-family model. But have you ever thought about owning a new Edmonton duplex? Not only do they offer a ton of privacy, but you’ll discover they also include all the home features you’ve been looking for. Read More
Getting a mortgage pre-approval is a good first step when you’re starting to get serious about buying a home. It lets you know whether you’ll qualify for a mortgage and how much the bank is willing to lend you. Applying for pre-approval isn’t a commitment to work with a bank, so there aren’t any downsides to applying. Read More
The windows in your home let the light in and keep the cold out. They can simply be functional, or they can make a big design statement. At Sterling Homes, we know home buyers aren’t necessarily choosing a builder based on a single supplier, but we’ve made a point of seeking out suppliers that offer the type of quality we know our customers want. Read More
As the snow starts to melt, you probably feel like you can finally take a breath of fresh air. However, the melting snow can cause a lot of problems for homeowners, particularly those who live in older homes. For this reason, you’ll want to take some time to inspect your home for damage from the winter months to avoid any problems down the road. Read More
When you’re trying to choose a builder, you want detailed information about every little detail that will go into your home. Some builders try to hide this information, but at Sterling Homes, we understand how important it is for you to use this knowledge to guide your decision. Read More
With the wide variety of new Edmonton communities, residents are certainly able to view many different showhomes. The hardest part for those who want to buy a new home is finding an affordable option at the right size in a community that fits their family’s needs. With Sterling’s Sahara model in Laurel Crossing, you may just find the perfect blend. Read More
As the snow thaws and you start to think about moving into your brand-new home, you know it’s time to get your current place ready to sell. The Edmonton housing market is expected to see a slight drop in Edmonton home prices in 2018, according to the Edmonton Journal, but when your home looks great and has the right price, you’ll be able to sell it. Read More
Once you move into your new home, you want to have a bit of fun with the decorations. If you don’t have a lot of money leftover to spend on fancy new furnishings, DIY projects can offer you affordable solutions, especially when it comes to the bathroom. Read More
If you want a brand-new home, you need to start by finding a builder that offers a quality product to meet your needs at a price you can afford. With so many builders to choose from offering a wide range of models, styles and price points, you’ll want to enter the process with a strong sense of what you’re looking for. Read More
Home design is constantly changing, and family command centres are quickly becoming one of the most popular features in a family home. This is a space where you can take control of the family’s activities – stash important papers, keep track of kids’ activity schedules, and organize a wide variety of other things. Read More
At Sterling Homes, we’re committed to providing our customers with high-quality products and craftsmanship. That’s just one of the reasons why we’ve selected Wood & Energy as our go-to company for fireplaces and installation. Read More
Finishing the basement is an easy way to add living space and value to a home. It’s such a popular option, many families include a finished basement in the original building plans. Others may not want to pay the extra cost now but want the option for the future. Is a finished basement the right choice for your family? Read More
With fantastic shopping centres, great schools, and an easy commute to the downtown area, West Edmonton has long been a popular choice for those looking for a new place to live. In fact, it’s so popular that some of the developments are already full. Read More
Sterling’s Sanctuary model is a new model we would like to introduce that can be placed on a variety of lot sizes. Sitting at 1,600 square feet, the Sanctuary boasts unique, modern exterior – you’ll love the angular style, the stone detail, and the additional windows for extra natural light. Read More
Most people sell their current home before they move into a new one, but it’s important to thoroughly consider all of your options before making that decision. No matter how long you’ve owned your home, you’ve worked hard to build up home equity and you deserve to reap the benefits of those efforts. Learn more about your options and decide which path is right for you. Read More
At Sterling Homes, we pride ourselves on selecting the best suppliers Edmonton has to offer. We know our customers value the quality of the products in their homes and using high-quality supplies in the homes we build makes Sterling stand out. Read More
Choosing whether to build a new home or purchase a resale is one of the biggest decisions home shoppers need to make. While each choice has distinct advantages and disadvantages, we think you’ll soon see why the following perks make a new build a better decision for you and your family. Read More
Since paying off your mortgage is likely to take a little while, choosing a mortgage that works for your needs is important. Fortunately, there are plenty of options available to suit your specific situation. Read More
Getting information from some builders about how they build their homes can be like pulling teeth. Fortunately, when you build with Sterling Homes, you never have to wonder what’s behind the walls. Read More
When you purchase a brand-new home, it’s comforting to know your purchase comes with a number of warranties that protect your investment. However, it’s important to make sure you fully understand what the warranty means for you. Read More
When things get busy, it’s normal for things to fall behind at home and, of course, this can start to feel a little overwhelming. If this sounds all too familiar, remember that the New Year is the perfect time to make some changes – and these resolutions can help put you on the right track. Read More
New Year’s Eve is coming up, and for most people, this means a big celebration. Whether you’re planning to host a large gathering in your new home or just have a quiet night with the family, this is the perfect time to try a few new recipes. Read More
You can often tell a lot about a builder’s quality through the suppliers they choose. Sterling Homes is proud to source from Trail Appliances, one of the largest appliance sellers throughout Western Canada. Read More
Throughout Edmonton, you can find a large number of new communities with beautifully designed show homes. If you’ve been looking for a large family home in a convenient neighbourhood, it’s time to check out the Tanner in Cavanagh. Read More
It’s common knowledge spring and summer are the most popular times to buy a home, so many mistakenly assume that’s the best time to get a good deal. This isn’t necessarily the case. Read More
If you’ve been thinking about getting a new home, you know there are so many choices – townhomes and detached homes; resale and brand-new homes; and a wide variety of different communities. The first step is to really think about what you want in a home. Read More
Found in the bustling Heritage Valley section of southwest Edmonton, the community of Allard is becoming an increasingly popular choice. Part of the appeal is developers have worked especially hard to be sure there are a wide variety of nearby amenities. Read More
As you look at Sterling floor plans, you’ll probably notice the garage placement can vary. Many of our homes have front attached garages. This means the garage is visible from the front of the home – allowing residents to enter directly into the home from the garage. Read More
Holiday presents can eat up a lot of your budget. Many people don’t even realize how much they’re spending until the credit card bills come in January. If you’re trying to cut back on your spending, making a few of your holiday gifts can help you save money. Read More
Those looking for the perfect first home would do well to take a deeper look at laned homes. These models have everything you like about detached homes with a garage just a short walk across the back lane. Read More
As we get closer to the end of 2017, those interested in purchasing new homes anxiously wonder what the housing market might hold in 2018. Throughout Canada, there’s a general sense the housing market is starting to level off, but these trends are largely due to changing regulations that affect foreign buyers in Vancouver and Toronto. Read More
The idea behind feng shui is that the way the energy flows in your home can have good or bad consequences in your life. By designing your home with feng shui principals in mind, you can create a more relaxing environment, improve your relationships, and even increase your wealth. Read More
Christmas is coming up, and it’s time to start planning some quality family time together. These crafts are easy enough to do with your children, but pretty enough that you won’t mind proudly displaying them in your home year after year. Read More
You always considered your pet to be a part of the family, and it’s becoming easier to find places that allow you to get a photo of your pet with Santa. We’ve compiled a list of a few of the places throughout Edmonton that offer some pawsitively great photo opportunities. Read More
While you might like the rustic appeal of an old log cabin, to actually own one might mean enduring drafty windows and high heating bills. The good news is you don’t have to settle for contemporary or modern styles when purchasing a brand-new home (and you don’t have to live in a rickety old cabin either). With a few simple choices, you can create the feel of living in a rustic home with all the new home advantages. Read More
Set in the southeast part of Edmonton, there is a lovely neighbourhood, and it’s called Tamarack Common has a little something to meet everyone’s needs. It has a solid suburban feel with easy access to all of modern life’s conveniences. If you’ve been looking for a tight-knit community for your family to put down its roots, it’s time to take a good look at this area. Read More
You can choose your friends, but you can’t always choose your neighbours. Most people make it through life with neighbours that are friendly and kind, but there’s always a few bad apples in the bunch. For this reason, we’ve identified a few different types of bad neighbours you might encounter and how to deal with them. Read More
As you look at the options for buying a new home in the Edmonton area, make sure to consider the possibility of a new townhome. Older styles may have felt cramped, but the modern versions offer almost all of the advantages of a single-family home. In fact, you’ll soon see why a brand new townhome may be even better. Read More
A lot of people are becoming interested in purchasing income properties. We’re seeing this trend in the new construction market, with more and more customers deciding to add an income suite to their new home. Read More
When you move into your home, you can’t wait to make it look just the way you’ve always dreamed about. Most people, though, find that after paying the down payment, closing costs, and charges for the moving van, they’d rather not splurge on a ton of new decor.
Fortunately, you don’t have to spend big bucks to give your home the perfect look. These DIY ideas for living room décor are the perfect place to start. Read More
Set in the popular southwestern part of Edmonton, the Uplands at Riverview offers residents the chance to experience a life surrounded by natural beauty without having to sacrifice the convenience of living near the city. Sterling builds a variety of homes in this up-and-coming neighbourhood, but you’re going to absolutely love the Westeros model. With over 2,300 square feet and plenty of upgrades available, your family is certainly going to have space to spread out. Read More
Halloween is tomorrow! Surely want to impress with a fun and fabulous costume. But with so many to choose from, where do you start? Never fear, we’re here to help!
Here are a few of the most popular Halloween costumes of 2017 to give you a little inspiration, and a lot of them are easy to do last minute. Read More
Now that you’re ready to buy a new home, you’ll want to shop around for the best mortgage rates and offers from a variety of different lenders – including your builder’s. Because most builders have mutually beneficial relationships with the lenders they recommend, there are numerous perks available to you as a new home buyer. Read More
Congratulations! Now that you’re the proud owner of a new home, it’s time to make some fun decisions about how you want it to look. But before you start shopping for furniture, accessories, and the right artwork, choosing the right paint colours for your new home is essential. Read More
One of the best things about building your own home is being able to pick and choose the finishes and features you want. That being said, it can be a lot to think about, especially if you don’t think you have the vision to create the home of your dreams. Fortunately, Sterling Homes makes this easy with the designQ design centre. Read More
The hunt for the perfect new home can take you all over the Edmonton area. If you’ve been looking for the perfect blend of quality, convenience, and affordability, it’s time to stop by and see Sterling Homes’ gorgeous showhomes, both sides of a Sequel duplex, in the Allard community. Read More
Earlier this month we talked about some of the things to consider when trading in your old home for a new one, and one of those items was the timing in which you sell your current home. We understand this can seem a little daunting at first but with a little finesse and a small leap of faith, this transition can be smooth and painless. Read More
When it comes time to look for your new dream home, it’s easy to get caught up in the look and feel. With the diverse array of home models, floor plans, features, and finishes available, it’s hard not to! But, it’s also important to keep the more functional components in mind. Read More
Hosting a big Thanksgiving dinner this year? Looking to decorate your table in style? We’ve got you covered! From autumn leaves and pumpkins to cornucopias and rustic candle holders, these DIY Thanksgiving centrepieces are sure to impress. Read More
When exploring new Edmonton communities, few will catch your eye like the Uplands at Riverview. This new west side Edmonton neighbourhood will capture your heart with its beautiful location and close proximity to every amenity imaginable. Read on to learn more about what this amazing new community has to offer. Read More
Taking possession of your new home is exciting, but having to move all your stuff? Not so much. Don’t fret! There are plenty of things you can do to make your move easy and even enjoyable. Here is a simple checklist to follow that will help take the stress out of your move and get you into your new home that much faster. Read More
Creating a tranquil environment in the bathroom is important to many home owners. After all, it’s one of the best places to get away and relax! Because feng shui is meant to create harmony within your home and your surroundings, applying a few of these concepts can really make your commode a place to unwind and find some inner balance. Here are some of the key things you can do to boost your bathroom’s feng shui. Read More
If you’re worried about the potential problems that could arise after you purchase a new home – don’t worry. Alongside working with a reputable builder, each and every new home buyer in Alberta can look forward to new home warranty. In addition to peace of mind and a beautiful home, here’s exactly what you can expect from your warranty program: Read More
Because buying a new home is an exciting (and sometimes confusing) process for first-time home buyers podcasts are a great way to get helpful and useful information on the subject. So, if you’re thinking about buying your first home but are unsure of where to start, the following podcasts may be perfect for you. Read More
So you don’t visit many art galleries, but you want to showcase artwork in your home? We understand! It can be hard to decide exactly what you want. Need help picking the right pieces for your home? Keep these tips in mind when you start looking around. Read More
Making a more generous down payment has many benefits – especially over the long term. We understand you don’t want to put off your dream home any longer than you have to, but here a few great reasons to wait a little longer and come up with a larger down payment. Read More
Welcome to Spruce Grove! In this scenic bedroom suburb we have Springate at Spruce Ridge. This is a community known for its great amenities and easy living. What’s more, this neighbourhood offers a small town feel with the big city amenities we’ve all grown to love. Read More
You want to sell your old house and purchase new. and you want the process to be quick and easy.
But where do you start?
It just so happens we have a few excellent expert tips guaranteed to help you sell your home fast and for top dollar. Read More
You finally found the new home of your dreams… Read More
Standard features and upgrades vary from builder to builder. Read More
New homes offer floor plan concepts to suit everyone, no matter what stage of life you’re in. We can guarantee there is a home out there for you. So, when it comes to choosing your perfect floor plan, here are a few things to consider. Read More
There is a home for just about everyone’s budget when it comes to buying brand new. This is because there are many things to consider in terms of a home’s model, location, and style. Below are a few of the biggest influencers when it comes to the overall cost of a new home. Read More
Don’t let the fact that you can’t go on vacation get you down this summer. There are many ways to enjoy your very own staycation, right here in Edmonton! Here are a few ideas if you’re finding yourself wanting to have a little fun, rest and relaxation over the next few weeks. Read More
The mortgage approval process can be very straightforward if you know what to expect. Read More
When looking for a new home in Edmonton, educational facilities play an important role in your decision. Read More