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 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

February 3, 2022

Qualifying for a mortgage in Canada can feel like a daunting process, but it doesn’t have to be. When you create a mortgage document checklist, it’s much easier to gather all the required information before you start the application process. The end result gives you a smoother home buying experience.  Read More

January 20, 2022

There are many great reasons to move from British Columbia to Alberta. Some of these include the more affordable cost of living – including housing prices, lower taxes, and shorter commute times. 

Edmonton, specifically, is a family-friendly, multi-cultural city that’s known for its various festivals and celebrations every year. If you’re considering a move from BC to Alberta, here’s a list of things to consider to ensure your move is a smooth one. Read More

January 17, 2022

If you’ve been thinking about owning your own home for a while, now is the time to act. With increased inventory and new builds cropping up left and right, there are plenty of options for the first-time or seasoned homebuyer. Read More

January 6, 2022

In recent months, a trend has emerged in Edmonton’s housing market: homeowners from Toronto are leaving stress and excessive commute times behind to move to Edmonton in search of a more balanced lifestyle.

If you’re currently living in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and are also contemplating relocation, we offer you these top tips on a) why Edmonton is an ideal destination and b) how to get started in your move. Read More

December 23, 2021

As you start to think about buying a new home, one of the most important things to consider is the style of home you want to live in. With that in mind, we’ve put together this new home style guide to help you on your way.

After all, without careful planning and consideration, you could end up in a home that just isn’t right for your family. You could end up paying too much for extra space and features you’ll never use or you wind up in a home that’s too small or doesn’t have everything you need.

At Sterling Homes, we offer home styles to suit any kind of buyer, from young couples or individuals looking for their first homes to large properties with multiple bedrooms that are ideal for growing families and even multi-generational families. No matter what stage of life you’re in, we have something for you.

So! Let’s take a closer look at this style guide, and check out the home styles we offer so you can find the perfect one for you. Read More

December 15, 2021

Here at Sterling Homes, we understand that sometimes buying a new home can be a stressful process. That’s why we like to ensure there are no surprises here. When you buy with us, once the purchase agreement is accepted by Sterling Homes we’ll guarantee the price of your home.

Once you sign a real estate contract, your price is set in stone. Right? Depending on the builder, this isn’t always true. Some builders add what is known as an escalation clause to their contracts to protect themselves against any unforeseen spikes in the cost of building materials between contract signing and closing.

We don’t want that for our clients. As you work on the budget for your new home, we want to make sure you can stay on track. We guarantee the price of your home at the time of contract.  Read More

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