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.

November 10, 2022

There are many good reasons to want to move to Alberta –  the province boasts a strong economy, beautiful scenery, and friendly people. But when it comes to choosing between its two biggest cities, Edmonton versus Calgary, which is the better option? Read More

October 27, 2022

According to recent housing reports, the average home prices in Edmonton have increased over last year, and the demand for inventory is up. So does this mean now is the right time to buy a new home? It’s a question many potential home buyers are asking. But the answer to that question depends on a variety of factors, including your current financial situation and the state of the housing market.

In this article, we’ll take a closer look at both of those, plus some other factors, to help you decide whether or not now is a good time to buy a house in Edmonton. Read More

July 21, 2022

The Evolve Series is a unique collection of homes built by Sterling Homes, offering affordability and modern living for you and your family. We’ve designed these homes in a way that streamlines the construction process, and those cost savings are then passed on to the homeowner for a quality home you can afford, plus a design you will love for many years.

But there’s so much more to these homes than just their cost efficiency! We select only the most in-demand finishes and design the floor plans to create a home that suits today’s lifestyles and design trends. Every Evolve home comes with luxury vinyl plank flooring, quartz countertops, tile backsplash in the kitchen, and so much more.

Let’s take a look at some of our best Evolve Series home designs. Read More

June 21, 2022

The title of your home is a legal document outlining the details pertaining to the ownership of your home. It includes its legal description, registered owner, type of land ownership, and any applicable liens and encumbrances. This document is one of the most critical documents in a real estate purchase transaction. This is why it’s important to understand its role and why you need title insurance to protect your transaction. Read More

June 14, 2022

It’s common knowledge that in Canada we pay Goods and Services Tax (GST) on virtually everything we buy, from clothing to vehicles to some food items. But when it comes to the largest purchase we can make in our lifetime – our home – it may come into question whether this purchase is taxable. 

The simple answer is yes, the purchase of a newly built home is subject to GST. However, the Government of Canada offers a GST rebate program to make homeownership more affordable. Read More

June 9, 2022

Finding the right home to suit your needs can be both exciting and challenging. When housing is in high demand it can drive prices up, leaving many home buyers frustrated. Combine this with the government’s mortgage stress test and increasing interest rates, and you may start wondering whether a new home is in your future at all. 

At Sterling Homes, we understand the challenges of buying a home, and we’re constantly innovating our product to meet the needs of today’s home buyers. We want home buyers like you to be able to purchase a home that fits your needs at a price within your budget. This was the motivation, and what lead our team to create our Evolve Homes, a line of homes aimed to drive our mission of affordable homeownership, without compromise. 

Read on to learn more about everything that the Evolve line has to offer. Read More

May 26, 2022

Shopping for a new home is an exciting time, filled with anticipation and possibilities. While finding exactly the right home for your family’s needs is the main goal, you do need to look at the process overall. One of the key components of the home buying process is making the offer, which means you need a mortgage pre-approval and with that comes the mortgage commitment letter.

A mortgage pre-approval reviews your credit history, credit score, current employment and income, and any outstanding debts you have. At this stage, lenders preliminarily determine your qualification for a loan and the amount you’d qualify for in your current situation. From this, they issue you a mortgage commitment letter.

Let’s find out more about this important document and what part it plays when it comes to buying your new home. Read More

May 17, 2022

Buying a brand-new home is a big commitment, and ideally, you’ll be in your new home for many years. That’s why it’s important to get it right, and you’ll want to be sure you’re in good hands throughout the whole process. 

At Sterling Homes, we’ve made it our mission to provide our customers with the widest selection of top-quality, affordable homes in the best communities Edmonton has to offer.

Let’s take a look at a few of the reasons why Sterling Homes is more than your average home builder.  Read More

May 5, 2022

So you currently own a house and want to buy a new home. That means you need to sell your current one. There are a few things to consider when buying and selling a home at the same time.

The timeline of buying a new home when you have a current one to sell can be daunting to balance. Selling your old home too soon can result in having to move out before your new home is ready, and selling too late can mean taking possession of your new home while still paying the mortgage on your old one. 

However, there are solutions out there that will help you to handle the task! 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

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