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.

April 19, 2022

A home is much more than just four walls and a roof – it’s a place where your family will live, grow and spend many of their most important moments. That’s 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 just that. Read More

April 5, 2022

Buying a new home is an exciting time. It feels like a fresh start with new spaces to fill and more modern features to enjoy. Choosing the right home, however, means considering your needs both for today and for the future. A home is a major investment and it isn’t intended to be for the short term, but that doesn’t mean the home you choose today will necessarily suit your needs forever.

Ideally, you’ll want to stay in your home for at least three to five years to recuperate the initial purchase price and closing costs. Of course, merely recuperating costs is not the point! You’ll also want to build equity that can help you put a larger down payment on your next house or meet your financial goals. Read More

February 1, 2022

While buying your first home is an extremely exciting time, it can also be difficult to know where to begin. We’re here to help! We’ve put together this detailed guide and it’s full of useful information designed to help 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

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

November 10, 2021

Thinking about buying a brand-new home? Perfect! Now all you need to do is start shopping around for the actual property you want to buy. This is where an MLS – a Multiple Listing Service – comes in handy. And you want to make sure you find the best MLS listings in Edmonton!

In case you aren’t sure, an MLS is a listing service in which a group of REALTORS® agree to share their databases and work together to try and sell properties more efficiently than they could on their own. In other words, rather than going to each individual builder or realtor’s site to see what they’re offering, you can access all available properties through a single site. Finding a good MLS site can greatly increase your chances of finding your perfect home, and it could greatly speed up the process.

Let’s take a look at why MLS listings are so popular, and how you can find a good one. Read More

October 28, 2021

To those who are new to Canada, the idea of a Home Owners Association may be a completely new concept. Even some natural-born Canadians are a little confused by what it means.

A Home Owners Association, or HOA, is an elected group of people from the neighbourhood who are in charge of things related to community standards. If the neighbourhood you live in has an HOA, normally you’ll be required to pay an annual fee to the group so make sure to factor this into your budget.

Is the extra cost worth it or should you look for communities that don’t have an HOA? We’ll break down some of the benefits to help you decide. 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

September 15, 2021

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

September 2, 2021

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

August 26, 2021

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