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.

May 19, 2022

When you buy a brand-new home, the yard is typically unfinished except for the rough grade needed to ensure proper drainage. You may wonder if the home builder is responsible for building a fence along the property line. In most cases, the answer is “no.” Building a fence is a homeowner’s responsibility and is not included in the general construction process of your home.

You as the homeowner are responsible for building the fence on your property after you take possession of the home.

There is an exception, however.

On specific lots bordering a public area such as a park, playground, stormwater pond, or collector roads, the land developer will build the fence along the shared property line. They’ll only build the fence along the shared part of the property line, so you may choose a lot that has a partial fence constructed. You’ll be responsible for completing the fence along your own property lines and those shared with neighbours. There’s no additional cost for the completed portion of the fence; it’s included in the lot price. Read More

March 21, 2022

You were ready to choose a home and found the one you adored. But over time, the home you once loved has started to lose its appeal. The floor plan no longer works for your lifestyle and you’re ready for a change…

Your lifestyle is evolving and so should your home. Read More

December 9, 2021

Once you’ve begun your home buying journey, one of the most important stages is to visit a variety of showhomes to find the perfect model in the perfect neighbourhood. This is also a great opportunity to speak to an Area Manager and ask them any questions you have about the model you’re touring or any specific steps in the home buying process. 

While touring a showhome gives you a feel for the builder, the layout of the model, and a good idea of the finishing options you have, there’s nothing like talking with a real person to get the answers you’re looking for.

But what sort of questions should you be asking to make sure you get the best information possible?

Let’s take a look at some of the questions you should be asking an Area Manager in your search for the right new home for your needs. Read More

November 25, 2021

Our customers often ask us, “How long does it take to build a new home?”

Naturally, this is an important question to have because you want to be able to plan accordingly and find a home that fits within your timeframe. It does take longer to build a new home than it does to move into a resale home. Sometimes, there can be a bit of uncertainty around the move-in date. This can make it hard to know when to time the sale of your current home or plan a move. Read More

November 11, 2021

Price per square foot is a well-known measure of the value of a home, but how is that calculated? It’s more complicated than you might think – 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? 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?

The answer to these questions might surprise you. Read More

October 20, 2021

If you want a brand new home, you need to know how to find the best home builder. Finding a builder that offers a quality and affordable product to meet your needs is a good start. With so many builders to choose from,… Read More

August 24, 2021

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

August 19, 2021

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

July 15, 2021

So you’ve decided you want to build a new home – congratulations! Now you have a lot of decisions to make, including who you’re going to trust to bring your dream home to life. But how do you actually choose a home builder? Read More

June 24, 2021

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