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

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

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 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

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 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 12, 2021

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

July 1, 2021

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

June 17, 2021

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

June 14, 2021

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