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.

March 30, 2022

Radon gas is an invisible radioactive gas that can’t be seen, tasted, or smelled, and many homes in Alberta can be at risk. Radon can be found in rocks, natural gas, water, some building materials, and most commonly in the soil underneath your home. This gas is also the second leading cause of lung cancer in Canadians and requires special attention from homeowners and builders to avoid long-term health issues.

Here is everything you need to know about radon gas in Edmonton so you can mitigate risk and keep your family safe at home. Read More

March 22, 2022

Buying or building a new home is a major investment, which is why choosing the right home for your family often goes beyond floor plans and colour schemes. Many show home features can spark your imagination, plus show homes are always just so beautiful!

But you want to be sure your new home is also built for longevity in terms of building quality, how the home’s design and function will fit your needs for many years, and how the purchase price works within your long-term financial goals. 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

March 17, 2022

The overall benefits of homeownership are huge. Of course, there’s the main one of building equity, but another significant benefit to homeownership is in its income potential. By renting out your basement, you can turn your home investment into a profitable asset. Read More

March 10, 2022

Finding the right mortgage for your new home purchase can save you thousands of dollars in interest. There are many types of mortgages available, including fixed and variable interest rates, that give you the flexibility to choose the right solution for your needs. But did you know there’s an option to mix the two, giving you what’s called a hybrid mortgage? Read More

March 3, 2022

Buying a new home when you have an existing home to sell can create some financial challenges if you don’t have bridge financing in place.

Perhaps your down payment is locked in equity on your current home—how do you unlock that equity to apply the funds to your new home purchase? A bridge loan literally “bridges the gap” between the sale of your existing home and the purchase of your new one. Read More

February 10, 2022

When it comes to buying a home, you actually have a variety of choices in your mortgage – it’s not one-size-fits-all. We recently talked about a cash back mortgage, and today we’d like to take a look at a blended rate mortgage.

When you purchase your home, signing up for that five-year fixed-rate mortgage may seem like the right decision, especially if the interest rate is low. However, you may encounter opportunities to take advantage of even lower rates or wish to access your home equity during the term of your current mortgage. 

This is what blended rate mortgages are for. Read More

February 9, 2022

The CHBA Awards for Housing Excellence competition celebrates the best in Canadian new homes, renovations, community development, and residential marketing. Sterling Homes is honoured to be a finalist for the Canadian Home Builders’ Association-Edmonton Region Awards of Excellence in Housing in the following categories: 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

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

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