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.

January 27, 2022

Having a checklist for moving into your newly built home is a surefire way to make moving day less stressful and ensure that costs are kept under control. There are many pieces to consider when organizing your move, including how to pack for a smoother transition, finding a mover, planning furniture layouts, and finding a temporary home for pets during your move. 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 13, 2022

Moving into a new home is an exciting time, but sometimes there can be some additional expenses you want to prepare for. For these circumstances, lenders can offer a specific type of mortgage – a cash back mortgage – to provide you… 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 30, 2021

Buying your first home can be a very daunting process. There are a lot of things to consider, such as style, location, and home features, and a lot of money will be changing hands. You’ll be making payments on this home for years to come, so you naturally want everything to go smoothly. 

As a first-time homebuyer, you need all the help you can get. That’s why we’ve put together this selection of helpful tips for first-time home buyers to make your purchase as stress-free as possible. 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 17, 2021

Through the gathering of unbiased consumer opinions, calculated and vetted by some of North America’s leading market research firms, Consumer Choice Award (CCA) has awarded Sterling Homes as Edmonton & Northern Alberta Area’s BEST Home Builder company in 2022. 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

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

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